Accession Number : ADA102640


Title :   Geothermal Resource Verification for Air Force Bases,


Corporate Author : SANDIA NATIONAL LABS ALBUQUERQUE NM


Personal Author(s) : Grant,Philip R , Jr


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA102640


Report Date : Jun 1981


Pagination or Media Count : 53


Abstract : Geothermal energy offers a potential alternative to oil and gas for supplying the stationary energy requirements of military installations. However, because of the past dominance of oil and gas, procedures for estimating geothermal energy potential have not been well defined nor well tested. This report summarizes the various types of geothermal energy, reviews some legal uncertainties of the resource and then describes a methodology to evaluate geothermal resources for applications to U.S. Air Force bases. Estimates suggest that exploration costs will be $50-300,000, which, if favorable, would lead to drilling a $500,000 exploration well. Successful identification and development of a geothermal resource could provide all base, fixed system needs with an inexpensive, renewable energy source. (Author)


Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE FACILITIES , *GEOTHERMY , NATURAL RESOURCES , COST ESTIMATES , ENERGY CONVERSION , POTENTIAL ENERGY , ENERGY CONSUMPTION , GEOPHYSICAL PROSPECTING , DRILLING


Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
      Electric Power Production and Distribution


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE