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Geothermal structural geology in New Zealand: Innovative characterisation and micro-analytical techniques
(International Geothermal Association, 2016-11-23)
Many of New Zealand's geothermal reservoirs are hosted in rocks with low intrinsic permeability. As such, successful development of these resources relies on understanding the role subsurface structures, such as fractures ...
Processing and analysis of high temperature geothermal acoustic borehole image logs in the Taupo Volcanic Zone, New Zealand
Acoustic borehole televiewer (BHTV) logs provide direct observations of lithology, structure and in-situ stress in reservoirs, essential for successful well targeting and field management. Analyses of BHTV logs acquired ...
Exploring structure and stress from depth to surface in the Wairakei Geothermal Field, New Zealand
(International Geothermal Association, 2016-02-22)
Structures such as fractures and faults have an important role as fluid flow pathways in geothermal fields, as the reservoir rocks hosting geothermal resources can often have little to no intrinsic permeability. As such, ...
Fracture width and spacing distributions from borehole televiewer logs and cores in the Rotokawa Geothermal Field, New Zealand
(International Geothermal Association, 2015-04-19)
The successful targeting of permeable fractures in geothermal fields is aided by understanding the spatial and geometric characteristics of fracture populations. Studies of numerous outcrop, and a limited number of geothermal ...
Heterogeneity of structure and stress in the Rotokawa Geothermal Field, New Zealand
(American Geophysical Union (AGU), 2015-02-12)
Geometric characterization of a geothermal reservoir's structures, and their relation to stress field orientation, is vital for resource development. Subsurface structure and stress field orientations of the Rotokawa ...
Quantitative geometric description of fracture systems in an andesite lava flow using terrestrial laser scanner data
Permeability hosted in andesitic lava flows is dominantly controlled by fracture systems, with geometries that are often poorly constrained. This paper explores the fracture system geometry of an andesitic lava flow formed ...
Damaged beyond repair? Characterising the damage zone of a fault late in its interseismic cycle, the Alpine Fault, New Zealand
X-ray computed tomography (CT) scans of drill-core, recovered from the first phase of the Deep Fault Drilling Project (DFDP-1) through New Zealand's Alpine Fault, provide an excellent opportunity to study the damage zone ...
Discussion between a reservoir engineer and a geologist: permeability identification from completion test data and borehole image logs integration
(39th New Zealand Geothermal Workshop, 2017-11-22)
The location of permeable zones, and preliminary quantification of a geothermal well’s production or injection capacity are routinely interpreted from well pressure, temperature, and flow measurements made at different ...
Volcanic texture identification and influence on permeability using a borehole resistivity image log in the Whakamaru Group Ignimbrite, Wairakei Geothermal Field, New Zealand
(Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, 2018-02-12)
Discerning the contributions to fluid flow in a geothermal reservoir from intrinsic and structural permeability components is an important, yet difficult task. High-quality, resistivity borehole image log data (Formation ...
Interpretive review of the acoustic borehole image logs acquired to date in the Wairakei-Tauhara Geothermal Field
(Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences Limited, 2013)
[No abstract available]