Reservoir response to tidal and barometric effects

From Open Energy Information

OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library

Conference Proceedings: Reservoir response to tidal and barometric effects

Solid earth tidal strain and surface loading due to fluctuations in barometric pressure have the effect, although extremely minute, of dilating or contracting the effective pore volume in a porous reservoir. If a well intersects the formation, the change in pore pressure can be measured with sensitive quartz pressure gauges. Mathematical models of the relevant fluid dynamics of the well-reservoir system have been generated and tested against conventional well pumping results or core data at the Salton Sea Geothermal Field (SSGF), California and at the Raft River, Geothermal Field (RRGF), Idaho. Porosity-total compressibility product evaluation based on tidal strain response compares favorably with results based on conventional pumping techniques. Analysis of reservoir response to barometric loading using Auto Regressive Integrated Moving Average (ARIMA) stochastic modeling appears also to have potential use for the evaluation of reservoir parameters.

Hanson and J. M.  

Geothermal Resource Council Transactions 1980, 5/29/1980

Not Provided
Check for DOI availability:


Hanson, J. M.  . 5/29/1980. Reservoir response to tidal and barometric effects. Proceedings of (!) ; (!) : Geothermal Resource Council Transactions 1980.

Related Geothermal Exploration Activities
Activities (2)

Areas (2)
  1. Raft River Geothermal Area

  2. Salton Sea Geothermal Area
Regions (0)