Numerical simulation and production prediction assessment of Takigami geothermal reservoir

Saeid Jalilinasrabady, Toshiaki Tanaka, Ryuichi Itoi, Hiroki Goto

研究成果: ジャーナルへの寄稿学術誌査読

19 被引用数 (Scopus)


A numerical model was developed for the Takigami geothermal reservoir. A conceptual model of the field was constructed, initial and boundary conditions were defined according to available data. For the optimum model, permeability values of assigned rock types, mass flow rates, enthalpies, and locations of recharge zones were estimated according to matching between computed temperature for wells and their temperature profiles before the exploitation. Observed and calculated temperature profiles confirmed the validity of the conceptual model. The best model could successfully reproduce the initial temperature profiles of 13 wells located mainly in the production area. A developed model was used as an initial model for future prediction of the reservoir performance. The prediction simulation was conducted by assuming two different development scenarios for the Takigami geothermal power plant. Scenario I was continuing the current power production. Scenario II was to investigate producing 8.6 MWe more electricity by employing bottoming binary cycle to the currently under operation single flash plant. Effects of production and reinjection temperatures under proposed development scenarios were evaluated. Simulation results indicated that most probably there is no direct interaction between reinjection and production zones in the Takigami reservoir, and installing a binary plant will not have any severe impact on reservoir performance.

出版ステータス出版済み - 12月 1 2021

!!!All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 土木構造工学
  • 建築および建設
  • モデリングとシミュレーション
  • 再生可能エネルギー、持続可能性、環境
  • 燃料技術
  • エネルギー工学および電力技術
  • 汚染
  • エネルギー一般
  • 機械工学
  • 産業および生産工学
  • マネジメント、モニタリング、政策と法律
  • 電子工学および電気工学


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