Articles | Volume 45
Adv. Geosci., 45, 243–249, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/adgeo-45-243-2018
Adv. Geosci., 45, 243–249, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/adgeo-45-243-2018

  04 Sep 2018

04 Sep 2018

Surface deformation study for a geothermal operation field

Wenli Wang et al.

Model code and software

3D geomechanical & geotechnical continuum numerical modeling software Itasca Consulting Group https://www.itascacg.com/software/flac3d

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Short summary
GeoMechanics Technologies has investigated the surface deformation that occurred at a geothermal field operation located in New Zealand. An integrated 3-D geological model, geomechanical model, and fluid and heat flow model were developed for this study. A calibrated geomechanical model was then applied to simulate future scenarios to predict surface subsidence and provide a guideline to optimize field development plans.