Keywords and Phrases
Electricity; Geothermal; Volve
"The increase in the world population is causing a significant increase in the global demand for energy. This rise in demand is generally met with the use of fossil fuels. But there is considerable pressure to lessen the release of carbon through the combustion of fossil fuels. One way that the oil and gas industry can provide increased energy without carbon combustion is by extracting the latent heat energy contained in produced oil, gas and water from producing reservoirs, and from water which is cycled through depleted, end-of-life or abandoned reservoirs. Extracting this energy and using it to provide direct heating to various industries and homes or to generate electricity using Rankine Cycle technology have great potential as a carbon-free energy source. The potential of this technology is especially compelling because it takes advantage of already existing oil and gas well infrastructure and expertise.
The aim of this thesis is to explore the potential geothermal energy that could have been produced from the Volve Field using the coproduced fluids. The Volve Field is a deep, offshore North Sea oil reservoir at depths of around 9,500 feet. The produced fluid temperature of the Volve Field is around 80°C, which shows a potential electrical output of 1MW per well. Different wells of this field were compared with other wells from other fields, namely the Wytch Farm and Wareham Fields in the UK"--Abstract, page iii.
Flori, Ralph E.
Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering
M.S. in Petroleum Engineering
Missouri University of Science and Technology
ix, 57 pages
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Thesis - Open Access
Bhamidipati, Subrahmanya Chandra, "Power generation from waste heat during oil production" (2021). Masters Theses. 7976.