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Geothermal Power Plants, 4th Edition by Ronald DiPippo

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Part 1. Resource Identification and Development

• Geology of Geothermal Regions

• Exploration Strategies and Techniques

• Geothermal Well Drilling

• Reservoir Engineering

A man must stand in fear of just those things that truly have the power to do us harm, of nothing else, for nothing else is fearsome.

Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy: The Inferno—1306–1321

The first part of the book deals with the geological aspects of geothermal resources—how the forces of nature shaped the earth in a way to create reservoirs capable of supplying energy for geothermal power plants. We discuss the means to identify and characterize geothermal prospects, and the techniques for drilling wells into geothermal formations to extract the hot fluids for use in power ...

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