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Table 6 Parameters of the aquifer model in base-case study

From: Potential assessment of methane and heat production from geopressured–geothermal aquifers

Length and width, m 1600
Thickness, m 120
Number of grid blocks 100 × 100 × 40
Grid block size, m 16 × 16 × 3
Depth at top of formation, m 4500
Temperature, °C 150
Initial pressure, MPa 76
Salinity, ppm 105,000
Initial CH4 concentration, mole % 0.48063
Initial brine concentration, mole % 99.51937
Porosity, − 0.2084
Permeability, mD 20
k v/k h, − 0.1
Initial CH4 in place, million sm3 1633.3
Initial brine in place, million sm3 255.5
Solution gas–water ratio, m3/m3 6.39
Total pore volume, billion rm3 271.1