Environmental analysis of geopressured - geothermal prospect areas, Brazoria and Kenedy Counties, Texas.

Date

1978

Authors

White, W.A.
McGraw, M.
Gustavson, T.C.

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Publisher

University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology

Abstract

Preliminary environmental data, including current land use, substrate lithology, soils, natural hazards, water resources, biological assemblages, meteorological data, and regulatory considerations have been collected and analyzed for approximately 150 km exp 2 of land: (1) near Chocolate Bayou, Brazoria County, Texas, where a geopressured/geothermal test well was drilled in 1978, and (2) near the rural community of Armstrong, Kenedy County, Texas where future geopressured/geothermal test well development may occur. The study was designed to establish an environmental data base and to determine, within spatial constraints set by subsurface reservoir conditions, environmentally suitable sites for geopressured geothermal wells.

Description

213 p.

Keywords

geothermal energy, land use, water resources, environmental effects

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