Tuesday, September 6, 2016

USA: The Fallon Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE) Team

Berkeley Lab Continues to FORGE its Way with $29 Million Investment in Enhanced Geothermal Systems Efforts (EESA)

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.