Numerical models of HDR geothermal reservoirs-a review of current thinking and progress

Kazuo Hayashi, Jonathan Willis-Richards, Robert J. Hopkirk, Yuichi Niibori

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Abstract

A brief review is presented of modelling and simulation of HDR geothermal reservoirs both for hydraulic fracturing/stimulation to create artificial/engineered geothermal reservoirs and for long-term heat extraction operations. Firstly, modelling of the governing factors is surveyed and coupling among mechanical, thermal, hydraulic and chemical effects is discussed. Next the structure and modelling of reservoirs are discussed. Finally, the features of a variety of simulation codes are summarized.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)507-518
Number of pages12
JournalGeothermics
Volume28
Issue number4-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999

Keywords

  • HDR
  • Hot dry rock
  • Modelling
  • Numerical simulation
  • Reservoir

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Geology

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