Papers & Conference Proceedings

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Nicole C. Lautze, Garrett Ito, Donald M. Thomas, Neil Frazer, Stephen Martel, Nicholas Hinz, Diamond K. Tachera, Graham Hill, Herbert A. Pierce, Philip E. Wannamaker, and Thomas Martin, 2020. Play Fairway Analysis of geothermal resources across the State of Hawai‘i: 4. Updates with new groundwater chemistry, subsurface stress analysis, and focused geophysical surveys. Geothermics 86,  doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geothermics.2019.101798.

Nicole C. Lautze, Donald M. Thomas, Nicholas Hinz, Garrett Ito, Neil Frazer, and David Waller, 2017. Play Fairway Analysis of Geothermal Resources across the State of Hawaii: 1. Geological, geophysical, and geochemical datasets, Geothermics 70: 376-392, doi: 10.1016/j.geothermics.2017.02.001.

Garrett Ito, Neil Frazer, Nicole C. Lautze, Donald M. Thomas, Nicholas Hinz, David Waller, Robert Whittier, and Erin Wallin, 2017. Play Fairway Analysis of Geothermal Resources across the State of Hawaii: 2. Resource Probability Mapping, Geothermics 70: 393-405, doi: 10.1016/j.geothermics.2016.11.004.

Nicole C. Lautze, Donald M. Thomas, David Waller, Nicholas Hinz, Neil Frazer, and Garrett Ito, 2017. Play Fairway Analysis of Geothermal Resources across the State of Hawaii: 3. Use of Development Viability as one criteria to prioritize future exploration activities, Geothermics 70: 406-413, doi: 10.1016/j.geothermics.2017.07.005.

Peer-Reviewed Conference Papers

Nicole C. Lautze, Donald M. Thomas, Colin M. Ferguson, Erin Wallin, and Daniel Dores, 2021. Hawaii Play Fairway: Phase 3 Results. World Geothermal Congress 2020.

Nicole C. Lautze, Donald M. Thomas, Garrett Ito, Nicholas Hinz, Neil Frazer, and Stephen Martel, 2021. Overview of Hawaii Play Fairway Project, Phases 1-3World Geothermal Congress 2020.

Nicole C. Lautze, Alice Kim, Daniel Dores, Theodore Brennis, Colin M. Ferguson, and Donald M. Thomas, 2021. Outreach Efforts of the Hawai‘i Groundwater and Geothermal Resources Center. World Geothermal Congress 2020.

Nicole C. Lautze and Donald M. Thomas, 2020. Geothermal Prospecting of Ko‘olau and Wai‘anae Volcanoes, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i. Geothermal Resources Council Transactions, v. 44.

Shiv Sharma, Donald M. Thomas, Przemyslaw Dera, Miles Egan, Shuai Li, and Paul Lucey, 2020. Study of Hawaii Geothermal Opaline Silica Deposits with Raman, Luminescence, NIR Reflectance and X-Ray Diffraction Instruments. Goldschmidt 2020, Geochemical Society and European Association of Geochemistry, Honolulu, HI.

Nicole C. Lautze and Donald M. Thomas, 2019. Hawai‘i Play Fairway, Phase 3 Update. Geothermal Resources Council Transactions, v. 43.

Colin M. Ferguson, Nicole C. Lautze, Donald M. Thomas, Diamond K. Tachera, and Daniel Dores, 2019. Hawaii Statewide Geothermal Play Fairway Analysis: Final Phase Aqueous Geochemistry Results and Work in Progress. Geothermal Resources Council Transactions, v. 43.

Nicole C. Lautze and Donald M. Thomas, 2019. Update to the Hawaii Play Fairway Project, Now in Phase 3. Proceedings, Stanford Geothermal Workshop, Stanford University.

Nicole C. Lautze, Donald M. Thomas, Garrett Ito, Neil Frazer, Stephen Martel, Nicholas Hinz, and Robert Whittier, 2018. Review of the Hawaii Play Fairway Phase 2 Activities. Proceedings, 43rd Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, SGP-TR-213, 9 pp.

Nicole C. Lautze, Donald M. Thomas, Robert Whittier, Stephen Martel, Garrett Ito, Neil Frazer, Graham Hill, Thomas Martin, Philip Wannamaker, and Nicholas Hinz, 2017. Improving a 2015 Map of Geothermal Resource Probability Across the State of Hawaii. Proceedings, 42nd Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, SGP-TR-212, 8 pp.

Nicole C. Lautze, Donald M. Thomas, Graham Hill, Erin Wallin, Robert Whittier, Stephen Martel, Garrett Ito, Neil Frazer, and Nicholas Hinz, 2016. Phase 2 Activities to Improve a 2015 Play Fairway Analysis of Geothermal Potential Across the State of Hawaii. Geothermal Resources Council Transactions, v. 40, Geothermal Energy Here and Now: Sustainable, Clean, Flexible, p. 559-566.

Nicole C. Lautze, Donald M. Thomas, Nicholas Hinz, Garrett Ito, Neil Frazer, and David Waller, 2016. Hawaii Play Fairway Analysis: Discussion of Phase 1 Results. Proceedings, 41st Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, SGP-TR-209, 7 pp.

Nicole C. Lautze, Donald M. Thomas, Nicholas Hinz, Neil Frazer, Garrett Ito, James Faulds, and Mark Brady, 2015.  Play Fairway Analysis of Geothermal Potential in the State of Hawaii. Proceedings, Near-Surface Asia Pacific Conference, Society of Exploration Geophysicists, p. 162-164, doi: 10.1190/nsapc2015-043.

Nicole C. Lautze, Donald M. Thomas, Nicholas Hinz, Neil Frazer, Garrett Ito, David Waller, Hannah Schuchmann, and Mark Brady, 2015, Integration of Data in a Play Fairway Analysis of Geothermal Potential Across the State of Hawaii. Geothermal Resources Council Transactions, v. 39, p. 733‑737.

Theses

Colin M. Ferguson, 2020. Exploration for Blind Geothermal Resources in the State of Hawaii Utilizing Dissolved Noble Gasses in Well Waters. Master of Science Thesis, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Hawaii at Manoa. Advisor: Nicole C. Lautze.

Theodore Brennis, 2019. Renewable Energy in Hawaii: A Comparative Analysis of Wind, Solar, and Geothermal Energy Resources. Undergraduate Thesis, Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Hawaii at Manoa. Advisor: Nicole C. Lautze.

T. Dudoit, 2019. The Use of Groundwater Geochemistry to Prospect for Blind Geothermal Resources in the State of Hawaii. Undergraduate Thesis, Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Hawaii at Manoa. Advisor: Nicole C. Lautze.

Diamond K. Tachera, 2018. A Hydrogeochemical Analysis of Geothermal Resources in the State of Hawaii. Master of Science Thesis (Plan B), Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Hawaii at Manoa. Advisor: Nicole C. Lautze.

Daniel B. Powell, 2017. A Hydrogeochemical Assessment of Geothermal Potential in the Hawaiian Islands. Undergraduate Thesis, Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Hawaii at Manoa. Advisor: Nicole C. Lautze.

David G. Waller, 2016. Identification of Geothermal Resources in Hawaii Utilizing Aqueous Geochemistry. Project Report, Master of Geosciences, Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Hawaii at Manoa. Advisor: Garrett Ito.

Hannah Schuchmann, 2015. Prospecting Geothermal Resources in Hawaii: Application of GIS Mapping and Groundwater Chemistry. Undergraduate Thesis, Global Environmental Science, Department of Oceanography, University of Hawaii at Manoa. Advisor: Nicole C. Lautze.

Geothermal Resources Council Fall Meeting 2019 Colin Ferguson Poster ConferenceConference Presentations

Bulbul Ahmmed, Nicole C. Lautze, Velimir V. Vesselinov, Daniel E. Dores, Maruti K. Mudunuru, 2020. Unsupervised Machine Learning to Extract Dominant Geothermal Attributes in Hawai‘i Island Play Fairway Data. Geothermal Resources Council meeting via video conference.

Daniel E. Dores, Nicole C. Lautze, 2020. Initial evaluation of ground-source heat exchangers for cooling applications in Hawai‘i. Geothermal Resources Council meeting via video conference.

Colin M. Ferguson and Nicole C. Lautze, 2020. Exploration for Blind Geothermal Resources in the State of Hawai‘i utilizing Dissolved Noble Gases in Well Waters. Geothermal Resources Council meeting via video conference.

Nicole C. Lautze and Donald M. Thomas, 2020. Geothermal Prospecting on O‘ahu. Geothermal Resources Council meeting via video conference.

Nicole C. Lautze and Donald M. Thomas, 2019. Hawai‘i Play Fairway, Phase 3 Update. Geothermal Resources Council Annual Meeting, Palm Spring, CA.

Colin M. Ferguson, Nicole C. Lautze, Donald M. Thomas, Diamond K. Tachera, and Daniel E. Dores, 2019. Hawai‘i Statewide Geothermal Play Fairway Analysis: Final Phase Aqueous Geochemistry Results and Work in Progress. Geothermal Resources Council Annual Meeting, Palm Spring, CA.

Colin M. Ferguson and Nicole C. Lautze, 2019. Dissolved Noble Gas Exploration for Blind Geothermal Resources in the State of Hawaii – Part of Hawaii Play Fairway Phase 3. Won Best Student Poster Award. Poster Session, Geothermal Resources Council Annual Meeting, Palm Spring, CA.

Nicole C. Lautze, Diamond K. Tachera, Honour Booth, Colin M. Ferguson, and Donald M. Thomas, 2019. What Is Known and Unknown About Hawaii’s Ocean Island Hydrology. Abstracts with Programs, GSA Annual Meeting, Geological Society of America, Portland, OR, v. 51, no. 4, paper no. 12-3, doi: 10.1130/abs/2019CD-329765.

Nicole C. Lautze and Donald M. Thomas, 2019. Update to the Hawaii Play Fairway Project, Now in Phase 3. Proceedings, Stanford Geothermal Workshop, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA.

Colin M. Ferguson, Diamond K. Tachera, and Nicole C. Lautze, 2019. A Play Fairway Exploration for Blind Geothermal Resources in the State of Hawaii, Energy Week 2019, Q-PIT Annual Symposium, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan.

Nicole C. Lautze, 2019. Hawaii Play Fairway Project. Invited presentation at Energy Week 2019, Q-PIT Annual Symposium, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan.

Nicole C. Lautze, Donald M. Thomas, Garrett Ito, Neil Frazer, Stephen Martel, and Nicholas Hinz, 2018. Overview of a New Geothermal Resource Assessment for the State of Hawaii. Cities on Volcanoes 10, Napoli, Italy.

Nicole C. Lautze, Donald M. Thomas, Garrett Ito, Stephen Martel, Nicholas Hinz, Neil Frazer, and Robert Whittier, 2018. Review of the Hawaii Play Fairway Project Phase 2 Activities, Stanford Geothermal Workshop, Palo Alto, CA [115].

Diamond K. Tachera and Nicole C. Lautze, 2018. A Hydrogeochemical Assessment of Geothermal Resources in the State of Hawaii, Kyushu University Platform of Inter/Transdisciplinary Energy Research (Q-PIT), Fukuoka, Japan [G-8].

Nicole C. Lautze, 2018. Hawaii Play Fairway Project. Invited presentation at Energy Week 2018, Q-PIT Annual Symposium, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan.

Nicole C. Lautze, 2017. An Overview of the Hawaii Play Fairway Project. Invited presentation at Abstracts with Programs, GSA Annual Meeting, Geological Society of America, Seattle, WA, vol. 49, no. 6, doi: 10.1130/abs/2017AM-306980.

Neil Frazer, Garrett Ito, Nicole C. Lautze, Donald M. Thomas, Nicholas Hinz, and Robert Whittier, 2017. Two Simple Methods in Geothermal Reconnaissance: The Voter-Veto-Confidence Method and the Back-Propagation of the Advected Geochemical Signals; Abstracts with Programs, Cordilleran Section – 113th Annual Meeting – 2017, Geological Society of America, Honolulu, HI, vol. 49, no. 4, doi: 10.1130/abs/2017CD-293007.

Diamond K. Tachera, Nicole C. Lautze, Donald M. Thomas, and Robert Whittier, 2017. A Geothermal resource assessment for the State of Hawaii using Hydrogeochemical Analysis. Abstracts with Programs, Cordilleran Section – 113th Annual Meeting – 2017, Geological Society of America, Honolulu, HI, vol. 49, no. 4, doi: 10.1130/abs/2017CD-292431.

Donald M. Thomas and Nicole C. Lautze, 2017. Geothermal Energy in Hawaii: A Historical Perspective. Abstracts with Programs, Cordilleran Section – 113th Annual Meeting – 2017, Geological Society of America, Honolulu, HI, vol. 49, no. 4, doi: 10.1130/abs/2017CD-292707.

Nicole C. Lautze, Donald M. Thomas, Robert Whittier, Stephen Martel, Garrett Ito, Neil Frazer, Graham Hill, Thomas Martin, Philip Wannamaker, and Nicholas Hinz, 2017. Improving a 2015 Map of Geothermal Resource Probability Across the State of Hawaii. Stanford Geothermal Workshop, Palo Alto, CA.

Nicole C. Lautze, 2016. Introducing Two Projects Focused on Groundwater in Hawaii. Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists (AEG), AEG 2016 Annual Meeting, Waikoloa, HI.

Nicole C. Lautze, Donald M. Thomas, Graham Hill, Erin Wallin, Robert Whittier, Stephen Martel, Garrett Ito, Neil Frazer, and Nicholas Hinz, 2016. Phase 2 Activities to Improve a 2015 Play Fairway Analysis of Geothermal Potential Across the State of Hawaii, (Geothermal Resources Council Transactions, v. 40, Geothermal Energy Here and Now: Sustainable, Clean, Flexible, p. 559-566), Geothermal Resources Council Annual Meeting, Sacramento, CA.

Nicole C. Lautze, Donald M. Thomas, Nicholas Hinz, Garrett Ito, Neil Frazer, and David Waller, 2016. Hawaii Play Fairway Analysis:  Discussion of Phase 1 Results. Stanford Geothermal Workshop, Palo Alto, CA.

Nicole C. Lautze, Donald M. Thomas, Nicholas Hinz, Neil Frazer, Garrett Ito, and David Waller, 2015. Integrating Geologic, Geochemical and Geophysical Data in a Statistical Analysis of Geothermal Resource Probability across the State of Hawaii, AGU Fall Meeting, American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA (H23A-1561).

Nicole C. Lautze, Donald M. Thomas, Nicholas Hinz, Neil Frazer, Garrett Ito, David Waller, Hannah Schuchmann, and Brady, M., 2015. Integration of Data in a Play Fairway Analysis of Geothermal Potential Across the State of Hawaii ; Geothermal Resource Council (oral and poster), Reno, NV.

Nicole C. Lautze, Donald M. Thomas, Neil Frazer, Garrett Ito, Nicholas Hinz, Mark Brady, and James Faulds, 2015. Play Fairway Analysis of Geothermal Potential in the State of Hawaii; Society of Exploration Geophysics Near Surface Asia Pacific Conference (oral), Waikaloa, HI, doi: 10.1190/nsapc2015-043.

Nicole C. Lautze, 2015. Play Fairway Analysis of Geothermal Potential across the State of Hawaii; DOE Geothermal Technologies Office Peer Review, Westminster, CO.

Nicole C. Lautze, Donald M. Thomas, Nicholas Hinz, Neil Frazer, Garrett Ito, Mark Brady, and James Faulds, 2014. Comprehensive analysis of Hawaii’s geothermal potential through Play Fairway integration of geophysical, geo-chemical, & geological data, Geothermal Resource Council General Assembly, Portland, OR.

Magazine & Newsletter Articles

Nicole C. Lautze, Donald M. Thomas, Alice Kim, and Daniel Dores, 2019. HGP-A: Hawaii’s First Successful Geothermal Well. Geothermal Resources Council Bulletin, July/August 2019, pp. 56-59.

Garrett Ito, Neil Frazer, and Nicole C. Lautze, 2015. GG and HIGP team up to Identify Hawai‘i’s Geothermal Energy Resources. Nuhou Kanaka Puka (“Alumni News”), Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Summer 2015, pp. 1-3.

Earth Sciences Seminar Nicole LautzeCommunity & University Presentations

Nicole C. Lautze, 2021. What We Know and Don’t Know about Hawaii’s Geothermal Resource. Virtual Van Tuyl Lecture (via Zoom), Department of Geology and Geological Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, March 25, 2021.

Nicole C. Lautze, 2020. Geothermal energy and potential. For undergraduate students in Professor Floyd McCoy’s course Oceanography 120 — Global Environmental Challenges, Windward Community College, February 3, 2020.

Nicole C. Lautze, 2019. Hawaii’s groundwater and geothermal resources: what we do know and don’t know. Department of Earth Sciences Seminar. POST 723, November 3, 2019.

Nicole C. Lautze and Garrett Ito, 2019. Groundhogs Lightning Talks: Everything Under the Sun. Department of Earth Sciences Seminar. POST 723, February 1, 2019.

Nicole C. Lautze and Garrett Ito, 2015. An integrated Geologic, Geochemical, and Geophysical Data Analysis of Geothermal Energy Prospects across the State of Hawaii. Department of Geology and Geophysics TGIF Seminar. POST 723, September 18, 2015.

SOEST Open House Theodore Ted Brennis StephanieCommunity Outreach

UH-School of Ocean Earth Science and Technology Open House exhibit: “What’s inside a volcano: rocks, water and geothermal heat,” 2015, 2017, and 2019

Informational meeting, “Well 10,” for the Lanai community, October 14, 2019

Informational meeting, “Drilling Open House at Lāna‘i Well 10,” for the Lanai community, June 19, 2019

Donald Thomas Veronica RochaInterviewed by Jay Fidell of TV show ThinkTech Hawaii:


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