Numerical simulation of germencik geothermal field

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2009
Hamendi, Ahmed
The Germencik Omerbeyli geothermal field is considered to be one of the most important geothermal fields in Turkey. A numerical modeling study was carried out to simulate the response of the field to different production/injection scenarios. The reservoir performance evaluation was based on the numerical simulation of the reservoir behavior using the simulation code TOUGH2. The numerical simulation model includes a total area of 85.8 km2 and extends from the surface at +330 m msl (mean sea level) to a depth of -4581 m msl. Through a trial and error process, the natural state model was satisfactorily matched with the initial temperature and pressure data measured at the wells. The natural state model was further calibrated using the long term flow test (LTFT) data conducted in 2006, including OB-6 and OB-9 as flowing wells and OB-8 as an injection well. The model was then used to predict reservoir performance under different production/injection scenarios over the next 30 years. Forecast runs showed that the pressure declines almost equally in all areas, consistent with the high permeability and connectivity of the reservoir, which had been established from the LTFT.

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A. Hamendi, “Numerical simulation of germencik geothermal field,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2009.