Numerical model of the Tikitere geothermal system

Melissa Baars, Theo Renaud, Jeremy Riffault, Michael J. O'Sullivan, John O'Sullivan, Michael J. Gravatt, K. Dekkers, Michel F.M. Speetjens

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The Tikitere geothermal field is one of the 21 high-enthalpy geothermal fields in the Taupo Volcanic Zone (TVZ) in New Zealand. The field is renowned for the tourist attraction Hell’s Gate, which consists of many natural geothermal surface features. Based on geoscientific data from the open-source literature, a conceptual model was set up in Leapfrog Geothermal. A corresponding natural state reservoir model was then set up and calibrated using temperature and heat flux data from fourteen thermal areas. The calibrated numerical model matches the higher temperatures at the locations of some of the surface thermal features but does not match the estimated heat flows.
Originele taal-2Engels
TitelProceedings 45th New Zealand Geothermal Workshop 15-17 November, 2023 Auckland, New Zealand
Aantal pagina's12
StatusGepubliceerd - 15 nov. 2023
Evenement45th New Zealand Geothermal Workshop - University of Auckland, Auckland, Nieuw-Zeeland
Duur: 15 nov. 202317 nov. 2023


Congres45th New Zealand Geothermal Workshop
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