Modeling Deep Geothermal Reservoirs: Recent Advances and Future Problems

  • Due to the increasing demand of renewable energy production facilities, modeling geothermal reservoirs is a central issue in today's engineering practice. After over 40 years of study, many models have been proposed and applied to hundreds of sites worldwide. Nevertheless, with increasing computational capabilities new efficient methods are becoming available. The aim of this paper is to present recent progress on seismic processing as well as fluid and thermal flow simulations for porous and fractured subsurface systems. The commonly used methods in industrial energy exploration and production such as forward modeling, seismic migration, and inversion methods together with continuum and discrete flow models for reservoir monitoring and management are reviewed. Furthermore, for two specific features numerical examples are presented. Finally, future fields of studies are described.

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Author:Maxim Ilyasov, Isabel Ostermann, Alessandro Punzi
Serie (Series number):Schriften zur Funktionalanalysis und Geomathematik (47)
Document Type:Preprint
Language of publication:English
Year of Completion:2009
Year of Publication:2009
Publishing Institute:Technische Universität Kaiserslautern
Date of the Publication (Server):2009/12/08
Tag:Geothermal Flow; Geothermal Systems; Seismic Modeling
Source:Handbook of Geomathematics, Springer, 2010, p.679-711
Faculties / Organisational entities:Kaiserslautern - Fachbereich Mathematik
DDC-Cassification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 510 Mathematik
Licence (German):Standard gemäß KLUEDO-Leitlinien vor dem 27.05.2011