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More microseismicity – waiting to divert

November 16, 2012

Our EGS reservoir continues to grow!  Check out the satellite image below which shows the twenty seismic events (red, orange, and yellow dots) that the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network (PNSN) has located below our well (located on the tan square).  In addition to pushing cold water over 500 m from the well as indicated by these tiny earthquakes, we have improved the injectivity of the well about 1o-fold, meaning that at a given pressure we can inject 10 times as any gallons per minute as when we started.

We are preparing to inject diverter soon and start on our second stimulation zone.  We anticipate that will go fast once we get all the pieces in place.  For all of you locals wishing for skiing on Thanksgiving, please wish that Mount Bachelor hogs all the snow and leaves none for Newberry!

Microseismic events as located by Pacific Northwest Seismic Network (PNSN)

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  1. Kevin permalink
    December 8, 2012 3:53 am

    Looks like some good results in a different location today. Alright!

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