Geophysical Investigations Of The Wairakei Field

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Journal Article: Geophysical Investigations Of The Wairakei Field

Geophysical studies of the Wairakei sector of the Wairakei-Tauhara geothermal system started shortly after exploration drilling began in the early 1950s. These investigations have made a major contribution in defining the boundary of geothermal systems and understanding the changes that have occurred in the reservoir as a result of fluid production. The most successful tools have been electrical resistivity methods for delineating the field, while microgravity, heat loss and groundwater level monitoring surveys were useful to interpret production-induced changes. Seismic, gravity and magnetic surveys had only limited success.

Trevor M. Hunt, Chris J. Bromley, George F. Risk, Steve Sherburn and Suprijadi Soengkono

Published Journal 
Geothermics, 2009



Trevor M. Hunt,Chris J. Bromley,George F. Risk,Steve Sherburn,Suprijadi Soengkono. 2009. Geophysical Investigations Of The Wairakei Field. Geothermics. (!) .