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This is the 'GeothermalResourceArea' template. To define a new Geothermal Resource Area, please use the Geothermal Resource Area Form.

  • Map - The map of the resource area.
  • Name - The name of the resource area.
  • Place - The city or state in which the resource area is located.
  • GeothermalRegion - The geothermal exploration region in which the resource area is located.
  • GEADevelopmentPhase - The phase of plant construction, as defined by GEA (can have more than one phase if more than one project)
  • Coordinates - The coordinates (lat, lon) of the resource area.
  • MeanReservoirTemp - The USGS-defined (2008) mean temperature in degrees Celsius.
  • EstReservoirVol - The USGS-defined (2008) estimated reservoir volume in km³.
  • MeanCapacity - The USGS-defined (2008) mean capacity.
  • GrossProdCapacity - Gross production (including MW needed to run well field and site operations) [MW] of the field. In the case where outside power is purchased to run well field/site operations, Gross=Net.
  • NetProdCapacity - Average Annual Net production [MW] delivered to the grid.
  • NumOfPlants - The number of operating plants in the area (does not include plants in development)
  • Owners - List of power plant owners in the area
  • Operators - List of power plant operators in the area
  • Purchasers - List of entities purchasing geothermal power from area
  • NumProdWells - Number of production wells in an area
  • NumInjWells - Number of injection wells in an area
  • NumRepWells - Number of replacement wells in an area
  • GeofluidTemp - Average temperature of geofluid into plants
  • ReservoirTemp - Average temperature [°C] of the fluid at depth as measured by geothermometry techniques. Indicates the theoretical resource temperature.
  • SanyalTempWellhead - Classifies resource area based on wellhead temperature which reflects enthalpy of the system that is used.
  • SanyalTempReservoir - Classifies resource area based on deep reservoir temperature which reflects the enthalpy of the system that could potentially be tapped.
  • ReservoirTopDepth - Average depth to reservoir top
  • ReservoirBotDepth - Average depth to reservoir bottom
  • AvgReservoirDepth - Average depth to reservoir
  • Overview - Paragraph overview of the resource area
  • AreaGeology - A description of the area geology
  • History - A description of the history and infrastructure development in the area
  • TechProbSolutions - A description of technical problems and solutions
  • RegEnvIssues - A description of regulatory and environmental issues that have come about during development of the area
  • RDActivities - A description of Research, Development and Deployment activities (e.g. DOE-funded projects) in the geothermal area
  • FuturePlans - A description of future plans
  • ExplorationHistory - A description of the exploration history
  • WellFieldDescription - A description of the well field
  • HydroSystem - A description of the hydrothermal system in the area
  • HeatSource - A description of the resource heat source
  • Geochemistry - A description of the geofluid geochemistry
  • OtherUses - Other products being produced at the site
  • FirstWellDate - Date of completion of first well
  • FirstWellName - Name of first well
  • FirstWellCoordinates - Coordinates of first well
  • FirstWellDepth - Date of completion of first well
  • FirstWellFlowRate - Initial flow rate of first well
  • FirstWellFlowComments - first well flow test comments
  • FirstWellTemp - initial temperature of first well
  • FirstWellLog - name of uploaded well log file
  • StructuralZone - Describes the structural zone in which the field lies. (e.g. East African Rift Valley, Taupo Volcanic Zone, Walker Lane)
  • TectonicSetting - Describes tectonic process responsible for development of geothermal resource.
  • ControlStructure - Describes underlying structure that controls permeability and hydrology of the reservoir (as described in REF)
  • TopoFeatures - Describes topographic features within the vicinity of the field (e.g. volcanic features, rift valleys, extensional features) that may be significant reflections of underlying geothermal resources.
  • BrophyModel - Application of Brophy's occurrence models to each area based on its tectonic and structural setting.
  • ModernGeoFeatures - Describes modern surface manifestations present in vicinity of the resource area (e.g. hot springs, fumaroles, mudpots, geysers)
  • RelictGeoFeatures - Describes evidence of ancient surface manifestations in the vicinity of the resource area (e.g. hydrothermally altered rock, hydrothermally deposited rock)
  • VolcanicAge - Describes the time of the most recent volcanism by epoch, era, or period per available data.
  • HostRockAge - Describes the age of the reservoir rock by epoch, era, or period per available data.
  • HostRockLithology - Condensed description of the lithology of the reservoir rock.
  • CapRockAge - Describes the age of the cap rock by epoch, era, or period per available data.
  • CapRockLithology - Condensed description of the lithology of the cap rock.
  • SalinityLow - Describes lower end measurements of salinity [ppm] of the geothermal fluid.
  • SalinityHigh - Describes higher end measurements of salinity [ppm] of the geothermal fluid.
  • SalinityAverage - Mean average of the low and high end measurements of the salinity [ppm] of the fluid.
  • BrineConstituents – Describes major elements, compounds in geothermal brine
  • WaterResistivity – Resistivity (MΩ.cm) of the geothermal fluid


It should be called in the following format:


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