Geothermal Resource Exploration and Definition. U.S. Department of Energy Sandia National Laboratories. GRED Program Geothermal Resource Exploration & Definition. Program Management Team Ray Fortuna, DOE/HQ Dan Sanchez, DOE/AL Jay Nathwani, DOE/GO Ed Hoover Craig Tyner, SNL
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Geothermal Resource Exploration and Definition
U.S. Department of Energy
Sandia National Laboratories
$900,000 — FY00
$2,000,000 — FY01
$1,775,000 — FY02
$3,850,000 — FY03
~$1,750,000 — FY04
Sandia Natl. Labs
Phase I :
Exploration geophysics to determine optimum location for a test well
Phase II :
Drilling of a test well to
access the reservoir and evaluate geologic features
Fourmile Hill Temperature Logs (454° Max)
Steamboat Hills Velocity Model
Phase III :
Testing of the well for
reservoir qualities, flow capacity & thermal characteristics
Potential of the new resource to provide geothermal power
Lightning Dock Temperature Contours
Rye Patch Testing
3Rye PatchPresco Energy, LLC
3Blue Mt.Noramex Corp.
3SteamboatSB Geo, Inc.
3Lightning DockLightning Dock Geothermal, Inc.
2Cove FortUtah Municipal Power Agency
1Fourmile HillCalpine Corp.
1U-BoatCoso Operating Unit (Caithness)
GRED I – Project Status
Fourmile Hill – 49 MW
Blue Mountain - ?
Rye Patch – 12 MW
Steamboat – 42 MW
Lightning Dock - ?
GRED II – Project Status
3Raft River, IDU.S. Geothermal, Inc.
2Animas Valley, NMAmericulture, Inc.
2Truckhaven, CALayman Energy Assoc.
2Lake City, CALake City Geothermal, LLC.
2Blue Mt, NVNoramex Corp.
1San Francisco Mt., AZ Northern Ariz. Univ.
?Glass Mountain, CACalpine Corp.
?Fly Ranch, NVAdvanced Thermal Systems