Microseismic monitoring of Chocolate Bayou, Texas: The Pleasant Bayou no. 2 geopressured/geothermal energy test well program. 1981 annual progress report.

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1982

Authors

Mauk, F.J.

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To investigate normal ambient seismicity as well as potentially enhance seismic activity induced by brine production, a seismic monitoring program has been conducted in the vicinity of Chocolote Bayou geopressured test well (the Pleasant Bayou No. 2) since September 1978. The Pleasant Bayou No. 2 well has been completed and perforated at depths of 14,467-14,707 feet (4464.4-44.82.7 m). The brines produce from the Pleasant Bayou No. 2 are reinjected at a depth of 6226-6538 feet (1897.7-1992.8m) in the Pleasant Bayou No. 1 well. The seismic monitoring network and results from January through November 1981 are described.

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104 p.

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geothermal energy, seismology, geology, brines

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