Speaker: Dick Benoit
Topic: Lessons Learned as the Geothermal Industry Became One of the Biggest Non-Agricultural Water Users in Nevada
Bio: Dick Benoit has a BS in geology from Western Washington University and a MS in geology from the University of Montana and has worked continuously in the geothermal industry, primarily in the Basin and Range province, since 1973.
Abstract: The geothermal industry is now injecting almost 250,000 gallons per minute of cooled brine into 15 different Nevada reservoirs. This is almost as much fluid as the Southern Nevada water system imports from the Colorado River, making the geothermal industry one of the largest water handlers in the state. It took 33 years of effort and experience to reach this point. Along the way there have been some difficult learning experiences such as at Stillwater, Bradys, and Blue Mountain. There have also been some stunning large volume injection successes at the Steamboat, McGinnis Hills, and Wildrose fields where 40,000 to 50,000 GPM are now being injected into each of these fields via a small number of injectors. A variety of injection strategies have been tested and been either discarded, utilized, or improved upon.
Date: March 7, 2019, 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Location: Tamarack Junction
Details: Cocktails at 6:30 PM, hosted by Derek Hance with Tek Star
Dinner is served at 7:15 PM
Pricing – Prepaid Registration (Feb 22, 2019 – Mar 4, 2019) and Pay at Door
NPGS Member – Prepay, $25.00
NPGS Member – Pay at Door, $28.00
Non-Member – Prepay, $30.00
Non-Member – Pay at Door, $33.00
Student – $15.00
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