Exploration Technique: Numerical Modeling
|Exploration Technique Information|
|Exploration Group:||Data and Modeling Techniques|
|Exploration Sub Group:||Modeling Techniques|
|Parent Exploration Technique:||Modeling Techniques|
|Information Provided by Technique|
|Stratigraphic/Structural:||Stress fields and magnitudes|
|Hydrological:||Visualization and prediction of the flow patterns and characteristics of geothermal fluids|
|Thermal:||Thermal conduction and convection patterns in the subsurface|
The purpose of a numerical model is to reproduce the behavior of a complex system in order to learn how each mechanism affects the others and essentially make predictions about how the system will react to different variables. Numerical models have become a useful tool for modeling many natural systems that are too complex for analytical modeling methods to be used.
- "A numerical model can be a very useful tool in geothermal reservoir engineering and utilization of the resource. Numerical models can be used in many aspects of geothermal utilization, a few example are: to predict the generating capacity of a reservoir, predict scaling rates in pipelines, show hydrothermal fluid flow patterns in the subsurface, map the distribution and magnitudes of stress in the subsurface, predict heat transfer in the reservoir, and predict power production based on different plant designs. This information is highly useful for optimizing power production while utilizing a reservoir in a sustainable manner. During the exploration phase of development numerical modeling can be very beneficial when determining where to drill the next production and injection wells and to determine the optimal well spacing.'"`UNIQ--ref-00000000-QINU`"'" cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.
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