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Improved Time-Dependent Seismic Monitoring Systems for Enhanced Geothermal…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
99281
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
94156
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
04 d
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Weston Geophysical Corp.
181 Bedford St., Suite 1 Lexington, MA 02420-4430
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Improved Time-Dependent Seismic Monitoring Systems for Enhanced Geothermal Reservoir Characterization
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-10ER85920
Award Amount: $99,761.00
 

Abstract:

Successful geothermal reservoir development requires knowledge of subsurface structures such as the location and orientation of fracture systems and possible fluid flow pathways. While techniques exist for characterizing the subsurface in oil and gas applications, technical capabilities must be augmented for the EGS application, given the strong heterogeneity and time-varying nature of the typical geothermal reservoir. The induced seismicity that occurs during the production history of a geothermal reservoir provides significant clues about the location and orientation of newly created faults and fractures. Accurate locations of the time-varying microseismicity can give field operators information about fracture location, spacing and orientation. Equally important is the seismic P and S velocity structure, since subtle changes in the Poisson

Principal Investigator:

Delaine Reiter
Dr.
7818600127
JimL@westongeophysical.com

Business Contact:

James Lewkowicz
Mr.
7818600127
jimL@westongeophysical.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Weston Geophysical Corp.
181 Bedford St., Suite 1 Lexington, MA 02420

EIN/Tax ID: 561378877
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No