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Coso Geothermal Area
AvgGeoFluidTemp 548.15 K (275 °C, 527 °F, 986.67 °R)  +
AvgReservoirDepth 2,000 m (2 km, 1.243 mi, 6,561.68 ft, 2,187.22 yd)  +
BoundingCoordinatesNE 36.2925°, -117.7281°Latitude: 36.292405351352
Longitude: -117.72810665039
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BoundingCoordinatesSW 36.0494°, -117.9369°Latitude: 36.049347445098
Longitude: -117.93681758789
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BrophyModel Type E: Extensional Tectonic, Fault-Controlled Resource +
CSC-Status Completed  +
CaseStudyApproval Approved  +
CaseStudyPriority 4 - Not Assigned  +
CaseStudyTeam CSC/NREL Interns +
ControlStructure Pull-Apart in Strike-Slip Fault Zone +
Coordinates 36.1708°, -117.8325°Latitude: 36.170876398225
Longitude: -117.83246211914
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EstReservoirVol 35,510,000,000 m³ (35.51 km³, 8.519 mi³, 1,254,023,815,262.7 ft³, 46,445,326,480.69 yd³, 35,510,000,000,000 L, 223,351,180,442.7 bbl(oil), 297,801,573,959.11 bbl(US), 9,380,749,579,232.6 gal(US))  +
FirstWellFlowComments 30 MW  +
GeothermalRegion Walker-Lane Transition Zone +
GrossProdCapacity 167.7 MW (167,700 kW, 167,700,000 W, 167,700,000,000 mW, 0.168 GW, 1.677e-4 TW, 1.677e-7 PW, 1.677e-10 EW, 1.677e-13 ZW)  +
HostRockAge Mesozoic  +
HostRockLithology granitic  +
MeanCapacity 300 MW (300,000 kW, 300,000,000 W, 300,000,000,000 mW, 0.3 GW, 3.0e-4 TW, 3.0e-7 PW, 3.0e-10 EW, 3.0e-13 ZW)  +
MeanReservoirTemp 571.15 K (298 °C, 568.4 °F, 1,028.07 °R)  +
MoeckBeardsmoreType CV-3: Extensional Domain +
Name Coso Geothermal Area  +
NetProdCapacity 229.3 MW (229,300 kW, 229,300,000 W, 229,300,000,000 mW, 0.229 GW, 2.293e-4 TW, 2.293e-7 PW, 2.293e-10 EW, 2.293e-13 ZW)  +
OpenEI/PageDescription Coso Geothermal Area is a known Geothermal Resource Area.  +
OpenEI/PageKeyword Geothermal  + , energy  + , geothermal resource  + , potential  + , area  + , California  + , Walker-Lane Transition Zone  + , Operational  +
Owners Coso Operating Co. +
PartOf Walker-Lane Transition Zone +
Place California: Energy Resources +
RDActivities Coso plans to use hydraulic fracturing tec
Coso plans to use hydraulic fracturing technology, common in oil and gas production, to enhance productivity of the existing reservoir. The project partners, the University of Utah’s Energy and Geoscience Institute (EGI) and Caithness Corporation, were funded by the US Department of Energy to reopen sealed fractures in subsurface rocks and increase the permeability of the reservoir . By pumping water under high pressure into injection wells in a less productive region on the margin of the field, the project hopes to circulate water through the fractured rocks and to the surface to drive steam turbines. As the field is not heat-limited there could be large gains in productivity if the reservoir was made more permeable and more liquid was available for production. DOE awarded a $1.875 million Geothermal Resource and Exploration grant to Caithness for use at Coso over a three-year period.
for use at Coso over a three-year period.  +
ReferenceForAdamsMooreBjornstadNorman2000 Geologic History of the Coso Geothermal System +
ReferenceForAvgGeoFluidTemp Geothermal California: California Claims the World’s Highest Geothermal Power Output with Potential for Even More Production With Advanced Techniques +
ReferenceForAvgReservoirDepth World Geothermal Power Generation in the Period 2001–2005 +
ReferenceForBEANLANDCLARK1994 The Owens Valley Fault Zone Eastern California and Surface Faulting Associated with the 1872 Earthquake +
ReferenceForBaconDuffieldNakamura1980 Distribution of Quaternary Rhyolite Dome of the Coso Range California- Implications for Extent of the Geothermal Anomaly +
ReferenceForBaconGiovannettiDuffieldDalrympleDrake1982 Age of the Coso Formation Inyo County California +
ReferenceForBrooksClementsKantnerPoirier1979 Land Use History of Coso Hot Springs, Inyo County California +
ReferenceForCombs, J.1976 Heat Flow Determinations and Implied Thermal Regime of the Coso Geothermal Area California +
ReferenceForCombs, J.1978 Geothermal Exploration Techniques a Case Study. Final Report +
ReferenceForControlStructure Assessment of Favorable Structural Settings of Geothermal Systems in the Great Basin, Western USA +
ReferenceForDilley, Lorie M.Norman, David I.McCulloch, JessWiggett, Gail2005 Fluid Inclusion Stratigraphy Interpretation of New Wells in the Coso Geothermal Field +
ReferenceForDuffield1975 Late Cenozoic Ring Faulting and Volcanism in the Coso Range Area of California +
ReferenceForEstReservoirVol New Geothermal Site Identification and Qualification +
ReferenceForFerguson, R.B.1973 Progress Report on Electrical Resistivity Studies Coso Geothermal Area Inyo County California +
ReferenceForFournier, R.O.Thompson, J.M.1982 An Isotopic Study of the Coso California Geothermal Area +
ReferenceForGary J. Nagl2009 15 Years of Successful H2S Abatement +
ReferenceForHodgesMcKennaStockKnappPageSternlofSilverbergWüstWalker1989 Evolution of Extensional Basins and Basin and Range Topography West of Death Valley California +
ReferenceForHostRockAge Geologic History of the Coso Geothermal System +
ReferenceForHostRockLithology Geologic History of the Coso Geothermal System +
ReferenceForKavenHickmanDavatzes2012 Using Micro-Seismicity and Seismic Velocities to Map Subsurface Geologic and Hydrologic Structure Within the Coso Geothermal Field California +
ReferenceForKoenig, James B.Gawarecki, Stephen J.Austin, Carl F.1972 Remote Sensing Survey of the Coso Geothermal Area Inyo County California +
ReferenceForLees2002 Three-Dimensional Anatomy of a Geothermal Field Coso Southeast-Central California +
ReferenceForLutz, S.J.Moore, J.N.Copp, J.F.1995 Lithology and Alteration Mineralogy of Reservoir Rocks at Coso Geothermal Area California +
ReferenceForMcCluskyBjomstadHagerKingMeadeMillerMonasteroSouter2001 Present Day Kinematics of the Eastern California Shear Zone from a Geodetically Constrained Block Model +
ReferenceForMckibben, M. A.1990 Volatiles in Hydrothermal Fluids- a Mass Spectrometric Study of Fluid Inclusions from Active Geothermal Systems +
ReferenceForMeanCapacity Statement of Karl Gawell, Executive Director, Geothermal Energy Association Before the Senate Select Committee on California’s Energy Independence & Assembly Select Committee on Renewable Energy Economy in Rural California +
ReferenceForMeanReservoirTemp World Geothermal Power Generation 2001-2005 +
ReferenceForModernGeoFeatures Stress and Faulting in the Coso Geothermal Field: Update and Recent Results from the East Flank and Coso Wash +
ReferenceForMonastero, F.Katzenstein, A.Miller, J.Unruh, J.Adams, M.Richards Dinger, K.2005 The Coso Geothermal Field a Nascent Metamorphic Core Complex +
ReferenceForMonastero2002 An Overview of Industry–Military Cooperation in the Development of Power Operations at the Coso Geothermal Field in Southern California +
ReferenceForMonasteroUnruh2002 Definition of the Brittle-Ductile Transition in the Coso Geothermal Field East-Central California USA +
ReferenceForRelictGeoFeatures Geologic History of the Coso Geothermal System +
ReferenceForReservoirBotDepth World Geothermal Power Generation in the Period 2001–2005 +
ReferenceForReservoirTopDepth World Geothermal Power Generation in the Period 2001–2005 +
ReferenceForRoseMcCullochAdamsMella2005 An EGS Stimulation Experiment Under Low Wellhead Pressures +
ReferenceForSalinityAverage Ethiopian Geothermal Resources and Their Characteristics +
ReferenceForSalinityHigh Ethiopian Geothermal Resources and Their Characteristics +
ReferenceForSalinityLow Ethiopian Geothermal Resources and Their Characteristics +
ReferenceForSchweig, E.S.1989 Basin-Range Tectonics in the Darwin Plateau Southwestern Great Basin California +
ReferenceForTectonicSetting Active Faulting in the Coso Geothermal Field- Eastern California +
ReferenceForUSGSEstReservoirVol Assessment of Moderate- and High-Temperature Geothermal Resources of the United States +
ReferenceForUSGSMeanCapacity Assessment of Moderate- and High-Temperature Geothermal Resources of the United States +
ReferenceForUSGSMeanReservoirTemp Assessment of Moderate- and High-Temperature Geothermal Resources of the United States +
ReferenceForUnruhHaukssonMonasteroTwissLewis2002 Seismotectonics of the Coso Range-Indian Wells Valley region, California: Transtensional deformation along the southeastern margin of the Sierra Nevada microplate +
ReferenceForVolcanicAge Geologic History of the Coso Geothermal System +
ReferenceForWernickeSpencerBurchfielGuth1982 Magnitude of Crustal Extension in the Southern Great Basin +
ReferenceForWohletzHeiken1992 Volcanology and Geothermal Energy +
ReferenceForhttp://www.gazintegral.com/sulferox/sulferox.htm The SulFerox process +
ReferenceForhttp://www.terra-genpower.com/News/Terra-Gen-Power-s-Coso-Geothermal-Facility-Obtains.aspx Terra-Gen Powers Coso Geothermal Facility Obtains Critical Federal Permit to Increase Its Renewable Energy Generation +
RelictGeoFeatures Hydrothermal Alteration +
ReservoirBotDepth 3,500 m (3.5 km, 2.175 mi, 11,482.94 ft, 3,827.635 yd)  +
ReservoirTopDepth 500 m (0.5 km, 0.311 mi, 1,640.42 ft, 546.805 yd)  +
SalinityAverage 5,900  +
SalinityHigh 6,500  +
SalinityLow 5,300  +
SanyalTempWellhead High Temperature +
TectonicSetting Extensional Tectonics +
TopoFeatures Horst and Graben +
USGSEstReservoirVol 30 km³  +
USGSMeanCapacity 518 MW  +
USGSMeanReservoirTemp 558.15 K (285 °C, 545 °F, 1,004.67 °R)  +
VolcanicAge Pleistocene  +
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