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Diorite

Granite

Hydraulic Gradient

Vadose Zone

Geyser

Flowback

Slickwater

Interlayered Clay

Brine

Cap Rock

Fumarole

Adularia

Hot Dry Rock

Liquid Dominated Reservoir

Vapor Dominated Reservoir

Magma

Mud Pots and Mud Pools

Steaming Ground

Aquifer

Epidote

Illite

Propylitic Alteration

Slotted Linear

Casing Shoe

Peak Load Generation

Normal Fault

Dolomite

Felsic

MWD

MWD

BHA

Heat Exchanger

PDC Drill Bit

Cement Bond Log

Wairakite

Drill Cuttings

Drill Core

Baseload Power Generation

Gneiss

Rhyolite

Basalt

Packers and Plugs

THMC

Seismometer

Cooling Tower

Cyclone Separator

Wellhead

Two-Phase Flow

Magnetotelluric (MT) Geophysical Method

Helium Isotopes

Chemical Geothermometer

Stored Heat

Convection

Conduction

INSAR

DAS

DFIT

Scale

Shear Fracture

Proppant

Hydraulic Fracture

Perforation

Lost Circulation

Piezometric Surface

Well Logging

Numerical Modeling

Spudding In

Heat Mining

Directional Drilling

Well Casing

Drill Bit

Microseismicity

Unconformity

Silica Sinter

Granitoid

Zonal Isolation

Binary Cycle Power Plant

Stimulation

Enhanced Geothermal System

Renewable Energy

Watt

Enthalpy

Geothermal Reservoir

Hydrothermal System

Hot Springs

Conventional Geothermal Resource

Flash Steam Power Plant

Direct Use

Heat Pump