Processing and analysis of high temperature geothermal acoustic borehole image logs in the Taupo Volcanic Zone, New Zealand
McNamara, David D.
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Massiot, C., McNamara, D. D., & Lewis, B. (2015). Processing and analysis of high temperature geothermal acoustic borehole image logs in the Taupo Volcanic Zone, New Zealand. Geothermics, 53, 190-201. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geothermics.2014.05.010
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 in twenty-three high temperature ( 288C) geothermal wells in the Taupo Volcanic Zone, New Zealand, resulted in the modification of BHTV processing techniques and the creation of a descriptive feature classification for hydrothermally altered, volcano-sedimentary-basement type reservoirs lacking other complementary information common in hydrocarbons or lower temperature geothermal systems. Lithological characteristics observed on these BHTV logs are presented, alongside an assessment of the reliability of the structural measurements and image interpretation.