Berkeley Lab (LBNL) will join Sandia (the team lead), the University of Nevada at Reno, the U.S. Geological Survey, the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Navy Geothermal Program Office, Ormat Technologies Inc., GeothermEx/ Schlumberger, and Itasca Consulting Group.
The Fallon FORGE Team will begin to prepare the site, located adjacent to the Naval Air Station Fallon starting with environmental studies and preliminary seismic monitoring then to full readiness for testing, data system development, and further characterization.
Mack Kennedy, a staff scientist in the Energy Geosciences Division is the lead point of contact for the LBNL aspect of FORGE. Contributors to date include Kennedy, Ernie Majer, Drew Siler, Pat Dobson, and Eric Sonnenthal. Moving into Phase 2, LBNL will provide expertise from the Energy Geosciences Division core capabilities in subsurface geophysics, hydrogeology, reservoir modeling, and geochemistry.