Geothermal Play Fairway Analysis: Phase I Summary

Katherine Young, Alex Badgett, Laura Garchar, Angel Nieto, Eric Hass, Mike Weathers

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The United States Department of Energy Geothermal Technologies Office released a Funding Opportunity Announcement in 2014 targeting studies to collect data in unexplored or underexplored regions, generate geothermal development favorability maps, and demonstrate methodology to quantify uncertainty. Eleven projects were selected for cooperative agreement awards. After a period of performance of one year, during which only existing data could be evaluated, each awardee presented project results for a competitive Downselect following the completion of Phase I. This paper summarizes and reviews the outcomes of Phase I activities. A comparison of play definition, Risk Factor development, Common Risk Segment Map construction, uncertainty quantification, Favorability Map generation, identification of areas for follow up work, and a preliminary application of the Geothermal Resource Reporting Metric is presented.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2016
Event41st Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering - Stanford, California
Duration: 22 Feb 201624 Feb 2016


Conference41st Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering
CityStanford, California

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-6A20-73431


  • Aleutian Arc
  • Appalachian Basin
  • Basin and Range
  • Cascades
  • Common Risk Segment Maps
  • exploration
  • favorability
  • geothermal resource
  • Great Basin
  • Hawaii
  • hydrothermal
  • Modoc Plateau
  • prospectivity
  • Rio Grande Rift
  • risk
  • Snake River Plain
  • Tularosa Basin
  • uncertainty


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