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Table 9 Energy balance analysis for both production strategies

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

  Disposal (no injection) Reinjection
Net methane work (Joule) +0.793E + 15 +2.635E + 15
Net geothermal work (Joule) +0.468E + 15 +1.604E + 15
Pump work (Joule) −0.036E + 15 −0.637E + 15
Net generated work (Joule) +1.225E + 15 +3.602E + 15
Average net power in 20 year (MW) +1.942 +5.711