Assessment of Geothermal Resource Potential - Case Example Menengai Phase 1


Mwawasi Hilary and Suwai Janet
Geothermal Development Company


ABSTRACT

Resource assessment estimates carried out at various stages of geothermal development facilitate decision making by project stake holders. Due to a desire to have a systematic methodology in reporting exploration, resource and reserve findings the geothermal industry has developed codes aimed at facilitating this process. This paper discusses the volumetric method often used for assessment of resources at the early stages of geothermal development in Kenya by looking at a case example of Menengai phase I. ARGeo countries may adopt this methodology for assessing geothermal resources found within their borders as indeed geothermal becomes the solution to Africa’s energy needs.
Keywords: Resources, Reserves, Volumetric method, Estimate.


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