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Analysis of Multiscale Porosity at the Coso Geothermal Field



Lawrence M Anovitz, David R. Cole, David D. Faulder, Julie Sheets, Gernot Rother, Matthew John Wasbrough, Rex P. Hjelm, Monika Hartl, Vitaliy Pipich, Zhensdong Fu


The multiscale pore structure of the rocks making up a geothermal reservoir and the mineralogy associated with those pores are critical factors for estimating a number of reservoir properties including fluid mass in place, permeability, and capillary pressures as well as geochemical and thermal interactions between the rock and fluid. This paper describes the results of a combined neutron scattering and imagine analysis of samples from a well on the east flank of the Coso reservoir in California and delineates the close relationship between alteration mineralogy and multiscale porosity.
Proceedings Title
Thirty-Eighth Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering
Conference Dates
February 11-13, 2013
Conference Location
Stanford, CA, US
Conference Title
Stanford Geothermal Workshop


Anovitz, L. , Cole, D. , Faulder, D. , Sheets, J. , Rother, G. , Wasbrough, M. , Hjelm, R. , Hartl, M. , Pipich, V. and Fu, Z. (2013), Analysis of Multiscale Porosity at the Coso Geothermal Field, Thirty-Eighth Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford, CA, US, [online], (Accessed February 21, 2024)
Created February 12, 2013, Updated October 12, 2021