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Hydraulic Fracturing Technology | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Oil & Gas » Shale Gas » Hydraulic Oil & Gas » Shale Gas » Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Image taken from "Shale Gas: Applying Technology to Solve America's Energy Challenges," NETL, 2011. Image taken from "Shale Gas: Applying Technology to Solve America's Energy Challenges," NETL, 2011. Hydraulic fracturing is a technique in which large volumes of water and sand, and small volumes of chemical additives are injected into low-permeability subsurface formations to increase oil or natural gas flow. The injection pressure of the pumped fluid creates fractures that enhance gas and fluid flow, and the sand or other coarse material holds the fractures open. Most of the injected fluid flows back to the wellbore and is pumped to the surface.

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Fracture Characterization Technologies | Open Energy Information  

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology...  

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Categorical Exclusion Determination Development of Non-Contaminating Cryogenic Fracturing Technology CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 12202011 Location(s): California Offices(s):...

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology...  

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Categorical Exclusion Determination Development of Non-Contaminating Cryogenic Fracturing Technology CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 12202011 Location(s): Colorado Offices(s):...

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Geomechanical review of hydraulic fracturing technology  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Hydraulic fracturing as a method for recovering unconventional shale gas has been around for several decades. Significant research and improvement in field methods have been documented in literature on the subject. The ...

Arop, Julius Bankong

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Hydraulic Fracturing Technology for Unconventional Tight Gas Reservoirs  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The objectives of this project are to develop and test new techniques for creating extensive, conductive hydraulic fractures in unconventional tight gas reservoirs by statistically assessing the productivity achieved in hundreds of field treatments with a variety of current fracturing practices ranging from 'water fracs' to conventional gel fracture treatments; by laboratory measurements of the conductivity created with high rate proppant fracturing using an entirely new conductivity test - the 'dynamic fracture conductivity test'; and by developing design models to implement the optimal fracture treatments determined from the field assessment and the laboratory measurements. One of the tasks of this project is to create an 'advisor' or expert system for completion, production and stimulation of tight gas reservoirs. A central part of this study is an extensive survey of the productivity of hundreds of tight gas wells that have been hydraulically fractured. We have been doing an extensive literature search of the SPE eLibrary, DOE, Gas Technology Institute (GTI), Bureau of Economic Geology and IHS Energy, for publicly available technical reports about procedures of drilling, completion and production of the tight gas wells. We have downloaded numerous papers and read and summarized the information to build a database that will contain field treatment data, organized by geographic location, and hydraulic fracture treatment design data, organized by the treatment type. We have conducted experimental study on 'dynamic fracture conductivity' created when proppant slurries are pumped into hydraulic fractures in tight gas sands. Unlike conventional fracture conductivity tests in which proppant is loaded into the fracture artificially; we pump proppant/frac fluid slurries into a fracture cell, dynamically placing the proppant just as it occurs in the field. From such tests, we expect to gain new insights into some of the critical issues in tight gas fracturing, in particular the roles of gel damage, polymer loading (water-frac versus gel frac), and proppant concentration on the created fracture conductivity. To achieve this objective, we have designed the experimental apparatus to conduct the dynamic fracture conductivity tests. The experimental apparatus has been built and some preliminary tests have been conducted to test the apparatus.

Stephen Holditch; A. Daniel Hill; D. Zhu

2007-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

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In situ experiments of geothermal well stimulation using gas fracturing technology  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The results of an experimental study of gas fracturing technology for geothermal well stimulation demonstrated that multiple fractures could be created to link water-filled boreholes with existing fractures. The resulting fracture network and fracture interconnections were characterized by mineback as well as flow tests. Commercial oil field fracturing tools were used successfully in these experiments. Simple scaling laws for gas fracturing and a brief discussion of the application of this technique to actual geothermal well stimulation are presented. 10 refs., 42 figs., 4 tabs.

Chu, T.Y.; Warpinski, N.; Jacobson, R.D.

1988-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fractured reservoir discrete feature network technologies. Final report, March 7, 1996 to September 30, 1998  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report summarizes research conducted for the Fractured Reservoir Discrete Feature Network Technologies Project. The five areas studied are development of hierarchical fracture models; fractured reservoir compartmentalization, block size, and tributary volume analysis; development and demonstration of fractured reservoir discrete feature data analysis tools; development of tools for data integration and reservoir simulation through application of discrete feature network technologies for tertiary oil production; quantitative evaluation of the economic value of this analysis approach.

Dershowitz, William S.; Einstein, Herbert H.; LaPoint, Paul R.; Eiben, Thorsten; Wadleigh, Eugene; Ivanova, Violeta

1998-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fracture detection, mapping, and analysis of naturally fractured gas reservoirs using seismic technology. Final report, November 1995  

SciTech Connect

Many basins in the Rocky Mountains contain naturally fractured gas reservoirs. Production from these reservoirs is controlled primarily by the shape, orientation and concentration of the natural fractures. The detection of gas filled fractures prior to drilling can, therefore, greatly benefit the field development of the reservoirs. The objective of this project was to test and verify specific seismic methods to detect and characterize fractures in a naturally fractured reservoir. The Upper Green River tight gas reservoir in the Uinta Basin, Northeast Utah was chosen for the project as a suitable reservoir to test the seismic technologies. Knowledge of the structural and stratigraphic geologic setting, the fracture azimuths, and estimates of the local in-situ stress field, were used to guide the acquisition and processing of approximately ten miles of nine-component seismic reflection data and a nine-component Vertical Seismic Profile (VSP). Three sources (compressional P-wave, inline shear S-wave, and cross-line, shear S-wave) were each recorded by 3-component (3C) geophones, to yield a nine-component data set. Evidence of fractures from cores, borehole image logs, outcrop studies, and production data, were integrated with the geophysical data to develop an understanding of how the seismic data relate to the fracture network, individual well production, and ultimately the preferred flow direction in the reservoir. The multi-disciplinary approach employed in this project is viewed as essential to the overall reservoir characterization, due to the interdependency of the above factors.

NONE

1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-permeability fracturing: The evolution of a technology  

SciTech Connect

Since its introduction almost 50 years ago, hydraulic fracturing has been the prime engineering tool for improving well productivity either by bypassing near-wellbore damage or by actually stimulating performance. Historically (and in many instances erroneously), the emphasis for propped fracturing was on fracture length, culminating in massive treatments for tight-gas sands with several million pounds of proppant and design lengths in excess of 1,500 ft. More recently, the importance of fracture conductivity has become appreciated. This paper uses field examples to trace the history, development, and application of TSO fracturing to high-permeability formations, including fracturing to increase PI, as well as applications aimed at improving completions in unconsolidated sands. Potential applications of fracturing to bypass the need for sand control are explored. Finally, the use of fracturing as a reservoir-management tool is examined through use of a propped fracture to alter the vertical flow profile of a well to maximize reserves. This particular use of fracturing leads to cases where careful design of both fracture length and conductivity is required; i.e., too much conductivity is as damaging to reservoir management as too little.

Smith, M.B.; Hannah, R.R.

1996-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FIELD TESTING & OPTIMIZATION OF CO2/SAND FRACTURING TECHNOLOGY  

SciTech Connect

These contract efforts involved the demonstration of a unique liquid free stimulation technology which was, at the beginning of these efforts, in 1993 unavailable in the US. The process had been developed, and patented in Canada in 1981, and held promise for stimulating liquid sensitive reservoirs in the US. The technology differs from that conventionally used in that liquid carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}), instead of water is the base fluid. The CO{sub 2} is pumped as a liquid and then vaporizes at reservoir conditions, and because no other liquids or chemicals are used, a liquid free fracture is created. The process requires a specialized closed system blender to mix the liquid CO{sub 2} with proppant under pressure. These efforts were funded to consist of up to 21 cost-shared stimulation events. Because of the vagaries of CO{sub 2} supplies, service company support and operator interest only 19 stimulation events were performed in Montana, New Mexico, and Texas. Final reports have been prepared for each of the four demonstration groups, and the specifics of those demonstrations are summarized. A summary of the demonstrations of a novel liquid-free stimulation process which was performed in four groups of ''Candidate Wells'' situated in Crockett Co., TX; San Juan Co., NM; Phillips Co., MT; and Blaine Co., MT. The stimulation process which employs CO{sub 2} as the working fluid and the production responses were compared with those from wells treated with conventional stimulation technologies, primarily N{sub 2} foam, excepting those in Blaine Co., MT where the reservoir pressure is too low to clean up spent stimulation liquids. A total of 19 liquid-free CO{sub 2}/sand stimulations were performed in 16 wells and the production improvements were generally uneconomic.

Raymond L. Mazza

2004-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of new and novel fracture stimulation technologies to enhance the deliverability of gas storage wells  

SciTech Connect

Based on the information presented in this report, our conclusions regarding the potential for new and novel fracture stimulation technologies to enhance the deliverability of gas storage wells are as follows: New and improved gas storage well revitalization methods have the potential to save industry on the order of $20-25 million per year by mitigating deliverability decline and reducing the need for costly infill wells Fracturing technologies have the potential to fill this role, however operators have historically been reluctant to utilize this approach due to concerns with reservoir seal integrity. With advanced treatment design tools and methods, however, this risk can be minimized. Of the three major fracturing classifications, namely hydraulic, pulse and explosive, two are believed to hold potential to gas storage applications (hydraulic and pulse). Five particular fracturing technologies, namely tip-screenout fracturing, fracturing with liquid carbon dioxide, and fracturing with gaseous nitrogen, which are each hydraulic methods, and propellant and nitrogen pulse fracturing, which are both pulse methods, are believed to hold potential for gas storage applications and will possibly be tested as part of this project. Field evidence suggests that, while traditional well remediation methods such as blowing/washing, mechanical cleaning, etc. do improve well deliverability, wells are still left damaged afterwards, suggesting that considerable room for further deliverability enhancement exists. Limited recent trials of hydraulic fracturing imply that this approach does in fact provide superior deliverability results, but further RD&D work is needed to fully evaluate and demonstrate the benefits and safe application of this as well as other fracture stimulation technologies.

NONE

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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HYDRAULIC FRACTURING  

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HYDRAULIC FRACTURING In addition to the recovery processes featured in this series of drawings, hydraulic fracturing is included as an example of technologies that contribute to...

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Fracturing fluid characterization: State-of-the-art facility and advanced technology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The petroleum industry has used hydraulic fracturing technique to stimulate low and high permeability oil and gas reservoirs to enhance their potential recoveries. Nevertheless, the design and implementation of a scientifically and economically sound fracturing job, due to the lack of knowledge of theological behavior of hydraulic fracturing fluids under field conditions, remains a challenge. Furthermore, as often the case, the current level of technical knowledge with research institutes, service companies, and operators does not translate to field applications. One of the principal reasons for this technology gap, is the lack of understanding of the theological behavior of hydraulic fracturing fluids under field conditions, which primarily relates to the limitations in scaling down the field conditions to the laboratory. The Fracturing Fluid Characterization Facility (FFCF) project was therefore, proposed with the intent of providing the industry with a better understanding of the behavior of these fracturing fluids and their proppant transport characteristics under downhole fracture condition. At the FFCF, a fully operational High Pressure Simulator (HPS), as seen in Figure 1, constitutes a vertical, variable width, parallel plate flow apparatus and is capable of operating at elevated temperatures (up to 2500F) and pressures (up to 1200 psi). The HPS simulates, to the maximum degree practical, all conditions experienced by a fracturing fluid from its formulation on the surface, its flow down the wellbore, through perforations, its injection into the fracture, and its leakage into the rock formation (Figure 1). Together with the onsite auxiliary equipment (Figure 2), such as Mixing and Pumping System, Pre-conditioning System, Data Acquisition System, and Rheology Measuring System (Figure 2), the HPS is the most advanced fracture simulator available to conduct research, mimicking field conditions, in the following areas: Rheology Characterization of Fracturing Fluids, Proppant Transport Simulations, Proppant Transport Measurements, Perforation Pressure Loss, Coiled Tubing Friction Loss, Dynamic Fluid Loss, and Heat Transfer Characterizations of Polymer Solutions.

Shah, S., Asadi, M.,

1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NEW AND NOVEL FRACTURE STIMULATION TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE REVITALIZATION OF EXISTING GAS STORAGE WELLS  

SciTech Connect

Gas storage wells are prone to continued deliverability loss at a reported average rate of 5% per annum (in the U.S.). This is a result of formation damage due to the introduction of foreign materials during gas injection, scale deposition and/or fines mobilization during gas withdrawal, and even the formation and growth of bacteria. As a means to bypass this damage and sustain/enhance well deliverability, several new and novel fracture stimulation technologies were tested in gas storage fields across the U.S. as part of a joint U.S. Department of Energy and Gas Research Institute R&D program. These new technologies include tip-screenout fracturing, hydraulic fracturing with liquid CO{sub 2} and proppant, extreme overbalance fracturing, and high-energy gas fracturing. Each of these technologies in some way address concerns with fracturing on the part of gas storage operators, such as fracture height growth, high permeability formations, and fluid sensitivity. Given the historical operator concerns over hydraulic fracturing in gas storage wells, plus the many other unique characteristics and resulting stimulation requirements of gas storage reservoirs (which are described later), the specific objective of this project was to identify new and novel fracture stimulation technologies that directly address these concerns and requirements, and to demonstrate/test their potential application in gas storage wells in various reservoir settings across the country. To compare these new methods to current industry deliverability enhancement norms in a consistent manner, their application was evaluated on a cost per unit of added deliverability basis, using typical non-fracturing well remediation methods as the benchmark and considering both short-term and long-term deliverability enhancement results. Based on the success (or lack thereof) of the various fracture stimulation technologies investigated, guidelines for their application, design and implementation have been developed. A final research objective was to effectively deploy the knowledge and experience gained from the project to the gas storage industry at-large.

Unknown

1999-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

13, 2011 13, 2011 CX-007475: Categorical Exclusion Determination North Carolina Fuel Monitoring Initiative CX(s) Applied: B5.1 Date: 12/13/2011 Location(s): North Carolina Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory December 13, 2011 CX-007474: Categorical Exclusion Determination A Geomechanical Analysis of Gas Shale Fracturing and Its Containment CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 12/13/2011 Location(s): Utah Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory December 12, 2011 CX-007476: Categorical Exclusion Determination CEDF - Renewable Energy Program CX(s) Applied: B5.18 Date: 12/12/2011 Location(s): Vermont Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory December 9, 2011 CX-007487: Categorical Exclusion Determination City of Las Vegas Electric Vehicle Program CX(s) Applied: B5.23

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

18, 2010 18, 2010 CX-004473: Categorical Exclusion Determination Deepwater Subsea Test Tree and Intervention Riser System CX(s) Applied: A9, A11 Date: 11/18/2010 Location(s): Houston, Texas Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory November 18, 2010 CX-004472: Categorical Exclusion Determination Creating Fractures Past Damage More Effectively With Less Environmental Damage CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6 Date: 11/18/2010 Location(s): Houston, Texas Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory November 18, 2010 CX-004471: Categorical Exclusion Determination Creating Fractures Past Damage More Effectively With Less Environmental Damage CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6 Date: 11/18/2010 Location(s): Bainbridge, Georgia Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

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Hydraulic fracturing-1  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This book contains papers on hydraulic fracturing. Topics covered include: An overview of recent advances in hydraulic fracturing technology; Containment of massive hydraulic fracture; and Fracturing with a high-strength proppant.

Not Available

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fracture detection and mapping for geothermal reservoir definition: an assessment of current technology, research, and research needs  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The detection and mapping of fractures and other zones of high permeability, whether natural or manmade, has been a subject of considerable economic and scientific interest to the pertroleum industry and to the geothermal community. Research related to fractured geothermal reservoirs has been conducted under several past DOE geothermal energy development programs. In this paper we review the present state of technology in fracture detection and mapping. We outline the major problems and limitations of the ''conventional'' techniques, and current research in new technologies. We also present research needs.

Goldstein, N.E.

1984-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of microseismic technology to hydraulic fracture diagnostics: GRI/DOE Field Fracturing Multi-Sites Project  

SciTech Connect

The objective of the Field Fracturing Multi-Sites Project (M-Site) is to conduct field experiments and analyze data that will result in definitive determinations of hydraulic fracture dimensions using remote well and treatment well diagnostic techniques. In addition, experiments will be conducted to provide data that will resolve significant unknowns with regard to hydraulic fracture modeling, fracture fluid rheology and fracture treatment design. These experiments will be supported by a well-characterized subsurface environment as well as surface facilities and equipment conducive to acquiring high-quality data. It is anticipated that the project`s research advancements will provide a foundation for a fracture diagnostic service industry and hydraulic fracture optimization based on measured fracture response. The M-Site Project is jointly sponsored by the Gas Research Institute (GRI) and the US Department of Energy (DOE). The site developed for M-Site hydraulic fracture experimentation is the former DOE Multiwell Experiment (MWX) site located near Rifle, Colorado. The MWX project drilled three closely-spaced wells (MWX-1, MWX-2 and MWX-3) which were the basis for extensive reservoir analyses and tight gas sand characterizations in the blanket and lenticular sandstone bodies of the Mesaverde Group. The research results and background knowledge gained from the MWX project are directly applicable to research in the current M-Site Project.

Wilmer, R. [CER Corp., Las Vegas, NV (United States); Warpinski, N.R. [Sandia National Laboratories (United States); Wright, T.B. [Resources Engineering Systems (United States); Branagan, P.T. [Branagan & Associates (United States); Fix, J.E. [Fix & Associates (United States)

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fracture characterization study  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

First, the origin, nature, and significance of fractures in general are discussed. Next, discussions are directed toward the designation and classification of fractures. Some typical fracture measurement techniques are discussed. Finally, geothermal fracture systems are investigated and correlations made to determine which fracture technologies from oil field work are applicable to geothermal systems. (MHR)

Kehrman, R.F.

1978-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ADVANCED FRACTURING TECHNOLOGY FOR TIGHT GAS: AN EAST TEXAS FIELD DEMONSTRATION  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The primary objective of this research was to improve completion and fracturing practices in gas reservoirs in marginal plays in the continental United States. The Bossier Play in East Texas, a very active tight gas play, was chosen as the site to develop and test the new strategies for completion and fracturing. Figure 1 provides a general location map for the Dowdy Ranch Field, where the wells involved in this study are located. The Bossier and other tight gas formations in the continental Unites States are marginal plays in that they become uneconomical at gas prices below $2.00 MCF. It was, therefore, imperative that completion and fracturing practices be optimized so that these gas wells remain economically attractive. The economic viability of this play is strongly dependent on the cost and effectiveness of the hydraulic fracturing used in its well completions. Water-fracs consisting of proppant pumped with un-gelled fluid is the type of stimulation used in many low permeability reservoirs in East Texas and throughout the United States. The use of low viscosity Newtonian fluids allows the creation of long narrow fractures in the reservoir, without the excessive height growth that is often seen with cross-linked fluids. These low viscosity fluids have poor proppant transport properties. Pressure transient tests run on several wells that have been water-fractured indicate a long effective fracture length with very low fracture conductivity even when large amounts of proppant are placed in the formation. A modification to the water-frac stimulation design was needed to transport proppant farther out into the fracture. This requires suspending the proppant until the fracture closes without generating excessive fracture height. A review of fracture diagnostic data collected from various wells in different areas (for conventional gel and water-fracs) suggests that effective propped lengths for the fracture treatments are sometimes significantly shorter than those predicted by fracture models. There was no accepted optimal method for conducting hydraulic fracturing in the Bossier. Each operator used a different approach. Anadarko, the most active operator in the play, had tested at least four different kinds of fracture treatments. The ability to arrive at an optimal fracturing program was constrained by the lack of adequate fracture models to simulate the fracturing treatment, and an inability to completely understand the results obtained in previous fracturing programs. This research aimed at a combined theoretical, experimental and field-testing program to improve fracturing practices in the Bossier and other tight gas plays.

Mukul M. Sharma

2005-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY FOR PREDICTING THE FLUID FLOW ATTRIBUTES OF NATURALLY FRACTURED RESERVOIRS FROM QUANTITATIVE GEOLOGIC DATA AND MODELING  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report summarizes the work carried out during the period of September 29, 2000 to January 15, 2004 under DOE Research Contract No. DE-FC26-00BC15308. High temperatures and reactive fluids in sedimentary basins dictate that interplay and feedback between mechanical and geochemical processes significantly influence evolving rock and fracture properties. Not only does diagenetic mineralization fill in once open fractures either partially or completely, it modifies the rock mechanics properties that can control the mechanical aperture of natural fractures. In this study, we have evolved an integrated methodology of fractured reservoir characterization and we have demonstrated how it can be incorporated into fluid flow simulation. The research encompassed a wide range of work from geological characterization methods to rock mechanics analysis to reservoir simulation. With regard to the characterization of mineral infilling of natural fractures, the strong interplay between diagenetic and mechanical processes is documented and shown to be of vital importance to the behavior of many types of fractured reservoirs. Although most recent literature emphasizes Earth stress orientation, cementation in fractures is likely a critically important control on porosity, fluid flow attributes, and even sensitivity to effective stress changes. The diagenetic processes of dissolution and partial cementation are key controls on the creation and distribution of open natural fractures within hydrocarbon reservoirs. The continuity of fracture-porosity is fundamental to how fractures conduct fluids. In this study, we have made a number of important discoveries regarding fundamental properties of fractures, in particular related to the prevalence of kinematically significant structures (crack-seal texture) within otherwise porous, opening-mode fractures, and the presence of an aperture size threshold below which fractures are completely filled and above which porosity is preserved. These observations can be linked to models of quartz cementation. Significant progress has been made as well in theoretical fracture mechanics and geomechanical modeling, allowing prediction of spatial distributions of fractures that mimic patterns observed in nature. Geomechanical modeling shows the spatial arrangement of opening mode fractures (joints and veins) is controlled by the subcritical fracture index of the material. In particular, we have been able to identify mechanisms that control the clustering of fractures in slightly deformed rocks. Fracture mechanics testing of a wide range of clastic rocks shows that the subcritical index is sensitive to diagenetic factors. We show geomechanical simulations of fracture aperture development can be linked to diagenetic models, modifying fracture porosity as fractures grow, and affect the dynamics of fracture propagation. Fluid flow simulation of representative fracture pattern realizations shows how integrated modeling can give new insight into permeability assessment in the subsurface. Using realistic, geomechanically generated fracture patterns, we propose a methodology for permeability estimation in nonpercolating networks.

Jon E. Olson; Larry W. Lake; Steve E. Laubach

2004-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Geothermal fracture stimulation technology. Volume II. High-temperature proppant testing  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Data were obtained from a newly built proppant tester, operated at actual geothermal temperatures. The short term test results show that most proppants are temperature sensitive, particularly at the higher closure stresses. Many materials have been tested using a standard short-term test, i.e., fracture-free sand, bauxite, and a resin-coated sand retained good permeability at the high fluid temperatures in brine over a range of closure stresses. The tests were designed to simulate normal closure stress ranges for geothermal wells which are estimated to be from 2000 to 6000 psi. Although the ultra high closure stresses in oil and gas wells need not be considered with present geothermal resources, there is a definite need for chemically inert proppants that will retain high permeability for long time periods in the high temperature formations.

Not Available

1980-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling Of Hydraulic Fracture Network Propagation In Shale Gas Reservoirs.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??The most effective method for stimulating shale gas reservoirs is massive hydraulic fracture treatments. Recent fracture diagnostic technologies such as microseismic technology have shown that (more)

Ahn, Chong

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY FOR PREDICTING THE FLUID FLOW ATTRIBUTES OF NATURALLY FRACTURED RESERVOIRS FROM QUANTITATIVE GEOLOGIC DATA AND MODELING  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report summarizes the work carried out during the period of September 29, 2000 to September 28, 2001 under DOE Research Contract No. DE-FC26-00BC15308. Our goal is to establish an integrated methodology of fractured reservoir characterization and show how that can be incorporated into fluid flow simulation. We have made progress in the characterization of mineral infilling of natural fractures. The main advancement in this regard was to recognize the strong interplay between diagenetic and mechanical processes. We accomplished several firsts in documenting and quantifying these processes, including documenting the range of emergent threshold in several formations and quantifying the internal structures of crack-seal bridges in fractures. These results will be the basis for an appreciation of fracture opening and filling rates that go well beyond our original goals. Looking at geochemical modeling of fracture infilling, our theoretical analysis addressed the problem of calcite precipitation in a fracture. We have built a model for the deposition of calcite within a fracture. The diagenetic processes of dissolution and partial cementation are key controls on the creation and distribution of natural fractures within hydrocarbon reservoirs. Even with extensive data collection, fracture permeability still creates uncertainty in reservoir description and the prediction of well performance. Data on the timing and stages of diagenetic events can provide explanation as to why, when and where natural fractures will be open and permeable. We have been pursuing the fracture mechanics testing of a wide range of rocks, particularly sandstone using a key rock property test that has hitherto not been widely applied to sedimentary rocks. A major accomplishment in this first year has been to identify sample suites available in the core repository at the University of Texas that represent a wide range of diagenetic alteration and to begin to test these samples. The basis for the fluid flow simulations to be carried out in this part of the project is the adequate spatial characterization of fracture networks. Our initial focus has been on the tendency of fracture sets to cluster into highly fracture zones that are often widely separated. Our preliminary modeling work shows the extent of this clustering to be controlled by the subcritical fracture index of the material. With continued progress, we move toward an integrated fracture characterization methodology that will ultimately be applied through detailed reservoir simulation.

Jon E. Olson; Larry W. Lake; Steve E. Laubach

2003-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

CX-007474: Categorical Exclusion Determination A Geomechanical Analysis of Gas Shale Fracturing and Its Containment CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 12132011 Location(s): Utah...

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology...  

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Technology Laboratory June 3, 2010 CX-002571: Categorical Exclusion Determination Street Lighting Fixture Energy Efficiency Retrofit Project CX(s) Applied: B5.1 Date: 0603...

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology...  

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CX(s) Applied: A9 Date: 12072009 Location(s): Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory December 7, 2009 CX-000459: Categorical...

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology...  

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Laboratory June 19, 2012 CX-008450: Categorical Exclusion Determination Building 93 Heat Exchanger Removal at National Energy Technology Laboratory Pittsburgh CX(s) Applied:...

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology...  

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Smart Grid Regional Demonstration - Technology Solutions for Wind Integration - Phase I CX(s) Applied: A9 Date: 05112010 Location(s): Austin, Texas Office(s):...

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology...  

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Categorical Exclusion Determination Smart Grid Data Access Utilizing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education as a Catalyst - Phase 1 CX(s) Applied: A9,...

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology...  

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology...  

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FRACTURING FLUID CHARACTERIZATION FACILITY  

SciTech Connect

Hydraulic fracturing technology has been successfully applied for well stimulation of low and high permeability reservoirs for numerous years. Treatment optimization and improved economics have always been the key to the success and it is more so when the reservoirs under consideration are marginal. Fluids are widely used for the stimulation of wells. The Fracturing Fluid Characterization Facility (FFCF) has been established to provide the accurate prediction of the behavior of complex fracturing fluids under downhole conditions. The primary focus of the facility is to provide valuable insight into the various mechanisms that govern the flow of fracturing fluids and slurries through hydraulically created fractures. During the time between September 30, 1992, and March 31, 2000, the research efforts were devoted to the areas of fluid rheology, proppant transport, proppant flowback, dynamic fluid loss, perforation pressure losses, and frictional pressure losses. In this regard, a unique above-the-ground fracture simulator was designed and constructed at the FFCF, labeled ''The High Pressure Simulator'' (HPS). The FFCF is now available to industry for characterizing and understanding the behavior of complex fluid systems. To better reflect and encompass the broad spectrum of the petroleum industry, the FFCF now operates under a new name of ''The Well Construction Technology Center'' (WCTC). This report documents the summary of the activities performed during 1992-2000 at the FFCF.

Subhash Shah

2000-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Suspensions in hydraulic fracturing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Suspensions or slurries are widely used in well stimulation and hydraulic fracturing processes to enhance the production of oil and gas from the underground hydrocarbon-bearing formation. The success of these processes depends significantly upon having a thorough understanding of the behavior of suspensions used. Therefore, the characterization of suspensions under realistic conditions, for their rheological and hydraulic properties, is very important. This chapter deals with the state-of-the-art hydraulic fracturing suspension technology. Specifically it deals with various types of suspensions used in well stimulation and fracturing processes, their rheological characterization and hydraulic properties, behavior of suspensions in horizontal wells, review of proppant settling velocity and proppant transport in the fracture, and presently available measurement techniques for suspensions and their merits. Future industry needs for better understanding of the complex behavior of suspensions are also addressed. 74 refs., 21 figs., 1 tab.

Shah, S.N. [Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK (United States)

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Imaging, Characterizing, and Modeling of Fracture Networks and...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Los Alamos National Laboratory Other Principal Investigators Grant Bromhal, National Energy Technology Laboratory Targets Milestones - Improve image resolution for fracture...

39

Fracture Criterion of Discontinuous Carbon Fiber Dispersed SiC ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

About this Abstract. Meeting, Materials Science & Technology 2012. Symposium, Ceramic Matrix Composites. Presentation Title, Fracture Criterion of...

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Fan Blade Fracture in a Welded Assembly - Programmaster.org  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

About this Abstract. Meeting, Materials Science & Technology 2013. Symposium, Failure Analysis and Prevention. Presentation Title, Fan Blade Fracture in a...

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Geothermal: Sponsored by OSTI -- Injection through fractures  

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Injection through fractures Geothermal Technologies Legacy Collection HelpFAQ | Site Map | Contact Us | Admin Log On HomeBasic Search About Publications Advanced Search New Hot...

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Geothermal: Sponsored by OSTI -- Hydraulic fracturing: insights...  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

Hydraulic fracturing: insights from field, lab, and numerical studies Geothermal Technologies Legacy Collection HelpFAQ | Site Map | Contact Us | Admin Log On HomeBasic Search...

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Hydraulic Fracturing (Vermont)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Vermont prohibits hydraulic fracturing or the collection, storage, or treatment of wastewater from hydraulic fracturing

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

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May 1, 2012 May 1, 2012 CX-008288: Categorical Exclusion Determination Decommissioning of the Appliance Testing and Evaluation Center in Morgantown CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 05/01/2012 Location(s): West Virginia Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory May 1, 2012 CX-008287: Categorical Exclusion Determination Technology Integration Program CX(s) Applied: A9 Date: 05/01/2012 Location(s): CX: none Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory May 1, 2012 CX-008286: Categorical Exclusion Determination Technology Integration Program CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B3.6 Date: 05/01/2012 Location(s): Tennessee Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory May 1, 2012 CX-008285: Categorical Exclusion Determination E85 (Ethanol) Retail Fueling Infrastructure Installation CX(s) Applied: B5.22

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Corporation Commission Hydraulic FracturingHydraulic Fracturing  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Corporation Commission Hydraulic FracturingHydraulic Fracturing Joint Committee on Energy Commission What is Hydraulic Fracturing d H D It W k?and How Does It Work? · Stimulates a well to increase by Stanolind Oil Company. 2 #12;Kansas Corporation Commission Are Hydraulic Fracture Jobs Performed in Kansas

Peterson, Blake R.

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Technology Laboratory April 1, 2010 CX-001504: Categorical Exclusion Determination Ocean Wind Energy Analysis CX(s) Applied: B3.1, A9, A11 Date: 04012010 Location(s): Chapel...

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(Waste Management Site) CX(s) Applied: B5.1 Date: 10072011 Location(s): West Jordan, Utah Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology...

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Experiments CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.1 Date: 09292010 Location(s): Hawaii Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory September 29, 2010 CX-004156:...

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Reservoirs CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 09102010 Location(s): Austin, Texas Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory September 10, 2010 CX-003885:...

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology...  

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Exclusion Determination United States-China Advanced Coal Technologies Consortium - University of Kentucky CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B3.6 Date: 02042011 Location(s):...

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Nano- and Atomic-Scale Fracture - Programmaster.org  

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Mar 29, 2011 ... About this Symposium. Meeting, Materials Science & Technology 2011. Symposium, Nano- and Atomic-Scale Fracture. Sponsorship, MS&T...

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Stress and Fracture of Silicon Solar Cells as Revealed by ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Presentation Title, Stress and Fracture of Silicon Solar Cells as Revealed by ... thinner and thinner silicon in the solar photovoltaic (PV) technologies due to the...

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Technologies  

Technologies Materials. Aggregate Spray for Air Particulate; Actuators Made From Nanoporous Materials; Ceramic Filters; Energy Absorbing Material; Diode Arrays for ...

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Technologies  

Science & Technology. Weapons & Complex Integration. News Center. News Center. Around the Lab. Contacts. For Reporters. Livermore Lab Report. ...

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Technologies  

Technologies Energy. Advanced Carbon Aerogels for Energy Applications; Distributed Automated Demand Response; Electrostatic Generator/Motor; Modular Electromechanical ...

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Technologies  

Technologies Energy, Utilities, & Power Systems. Advanced Carbon Aerogels for Energy Applications; Distributed Automated Demand Response; Electrostatic Generator/Motor

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Technologies  

Technologies Research Tools. Cell-Free Assembly of NanoLipoprotein Particles; Chemical Prism; Lawrence Livermore Microbial Detection Array (LLMDA) ...

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Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

..., ASM International, 1996, p 371??380ASM Handbook, Vol 19, Fatigue And FractureS.D. Antolovich and B.F. Antolovich, An Introduction to Fracture

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Use of Cutting-Edge Horizontal and Underbalanced Drilling Technologies and Subsurface Seismic Techniques to Explore, Drill and Produce Reservoired Oil and Gas from the Fractured Monterey Below 10,000 ft in the Santa Maria Basin of California  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This project was undertaken to demonstrate that oil and gas can be drilled and produced safely and economically from a fractured Monterey reservoir in the Santa Maria Basin of California by employing horizontal wellbores and underbalanced drilling technologies. Two vertical wells were previously drilled in this area with heavy mud and conventional completions; neither was commercially productive. A new well was drilled by the project team in 2004 with the objective of accessing an extended length of oil-bearing, high-resistivity Monterey shale via a horizontal wellbore, while implementing managed-pressure drilling (MPD) techniques to avoid formation damage. Initial project meetings were conducted in October 2003. The team confirmed that the demonstration well would be completed open-hole to minimize productivity impairment. Following an overview of the geologic setting and local field experience, critical aspects of the application were identified. At the pre-spud meeting in January 2004, the final well design was confirmed and the well programming/service company requirements assigned. Various design elements were reduced in scope due to significant budgetary constraints. Major alterations to the original plan included: (1) a VSP seismic survey was delayed to a later phase; (2) a new (larger) surface hole would be drilled rather than re-enter an existing well; (3) a 7-in. liner would be placed into the top of the Monterey target as quickly as possible to avoid problems with hole stability; (4) evaluation activities were reduced in scope; (5) geosteering observations for fracture access would be deduced from penetration rate, cuttings description and hydrocarbon in-flow; and (6) rather than use nitrogen, a novel air-injection MPD system was to be implemented. Drilling operations, delayed from the original schedule by capital constraints and lack of rig availability, were conducted from September 12 to November 11, 2004. The vertical and upper curved sections were drilled and lined through the problematic shale member without major stability problems. The top of the targeted Monterey was thought to be seen at the expected TVD of 10,000 ft where the 7-in. liner was set at a 60{sup o} hole angle. Significant oil and gas shows suggested the fractured interval anticipated at the heel location had been penetrated. A total of 2572 ft of 6{Delta}-in. near-horizontal interval was placed in the shale section, extending planned well length by approximately 470 ft. Very little hydrocarbon in-flow was observed from fractures along the productive interval. This may be a result of the well trajectory falling underneath the Monterey fractured zone. Hydrocarbon observations, cuttings analysis and gamma-ray response indicated additional fractured intervals were accessed along the last {+-}900 ft of well length. The well was completed with a 2 and 7/8-in. tubing string set in a production packer in preparation for flow and swab tests to be conducted later by a service rig. The planned well time was estimated as 39 days and overall cost as $2.4 million. The actual results are 66 days at a total cost of $3.4 million. Well productivity responses during subsequent flow and swabbing tests were negative. The well failed to inflow and only minor amounts (a few barrels) of light oil were recovered. The lack of production may suggest that actual sustainable reservoir pressure is far less than anticipated. Temblor attempted in July, 2006, to re-enter and clean out the well and run an Array Induction log (primarily for resistivity and correlation purposes), and an FMI log (for fracture detection). Application of surfactant in the length of the horizontal hole, and acid over the fracture zone at 10,236 was also planned. This attempt was not successful in that the clean out tools became stuck and had to be abandoned.

George Witter; Robert Knoll; William Rehm; Thomas Williams

2006-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhancing in situ bioremediation with pneumatic fracturing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A major technical obstacle affecting the application of in situ bioremediation is the effective distribution of nutrients to the subsurface media. Pneumatic fracturing can increase the permeability of subsurface formations through the injection of high pressure air to create horizontal fracture planes, thus enhancing macro-scale mass-transfer processes. Pneumatic fracturing technology was demonstrated at two field sites at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Tests were performed to increase the permeability for more effective bioventing, and evaluated the potential to increase permeability and recovery of free product in low permeability soils consisting of fine grain silts, clays, and sedimentary rock. Pneumatic fracturing significantly improved formation permeability by enhancing secondary permeability and by promoting removal of excess soil moisture from the unsaturated zone. Postfracture airflows were 500% to 1,700% higher than prefracture airflows for specific fractured intervals in the formation. This corresponds to an average prefracturing permeability of 0.017 Darcy, increasing to an average of 0.32 Darcy after fracturing. Pneumatic fracturing also increased free-product recovery rates of number 2 fuel from an average of 587 L (155 gal) per month before fracturing to 1,647 L (435 gal) per month after fracturing.

Anderson, D.B.; Peyton, B.M.; Liskowitz, J.L.; Fitzgerald, C.; Schuring, J.R.

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Technologies  

High Performance Computing (HPC) Technologies; Industrial Partnerships Office P.O. Box 808, L-795 Livermore, CA 94551 Phone: (925) 422-6416 Fax: (925) ...

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Hydraulic Fracturing | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Hydraulic Fracturing Hydraulic Fracturing Jump to: navigation, search More info on OpenEI Oil and Gas Gateway Federal Environmental Statues Federal Oil and Gas Statutes Oil and Gas Companies United States Oil and Gas Boards International Oil and Gas Boards Other Information Fracking Regulations by State Wells by State Fracking Chemicals Groundwater Protection Related Reports A Perspective on Health and Natural Gas Operations: A Report for Denton City Council Just the Fracking Facts The Politics of 'Fracking': Regulating Natural Gas Drilling Practices in Colorado and Texas Addressing the Environmental Risks from Shale Gas Development Water Management Technologies Used by Marcellus Shale Gas Producers Methane contamination of drinking wateraccompanying gas-well drilling and hydraulic fracturing

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USE OF CUTTING-EDGE HORIZONTAL AND UNDERBALANCED DRILLING TECHNOLOGIES AND SUBSURFACE SEISMIC TECHNIQUES TO EXPLORE, DRILL AND PRODUCE RESERVOIRED OIL AND GAS FROM THE FRACTURED MONTEREY BELOW 10,000 FT IN THE SANTA MARIA BASIN OF CALIFORNIA  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This project was undertaken to demonstrate that oil and gas can be drilled and produced safely and economically from a fractured Monterey reservoir in the Santa Maria Basin of California by employing horizontal wellbores and underbalanced drilling technologies. Two vertical wells were previously drilled in this area by Temblor Petroleum with heavy mud and conventional completions; neither was commercially productive. A new well was drilled by the project team in 2004 with the objective of accessing an extended length of oil-bearing, high-resistivity Monterey shale via a horizontal wellbore, while implementing managed-pressure drilling (MPD) techniques to avoid formation damage. Initial project meetings were conducted in October 2003. The team confirmed that the demonstration well would be completed open-hole to minimize productivity impairment. Following an overview of the geologic setting and local field experience, critical aspects of the application were identified. At the pre-spud meeting in January 2004, the final well design was confirmed and the well programming/service company requirements assigned. Various design elements were reduced in scope due to significant budgetary constraints. Major alterations to the original plan included: (1) a VSP seismic survey was delayed to a later phase; (2) a new (larger) surface hole would be drilled rather than re-enter an existing well; (3) a 7-in. liner would be placed into the top of the Monterey target as quickly as possible to avoid problems with hole stability; (4) evaluation activities were reduced in scope; (5) geosteering observations for fracture access would be deduced from penetration rate, cuttings description and hydrocarbon in-flow; and (6) rather than use nitrogen, a novel air-injection MPD system was to be implemented. Drilling operations, delayed from the original schedule by capital constraints and lack of rig availability, were conducted from September 12 to November 11, 2004. The vertical and upper curved sections were drilled and lined through the problematic shale member without major stability problems. The top of the targeted Monterey was thought to be seen at the expected TVD of 10,000 ft where the 7-in. liner was set at a 60{sup o} hole angle. Significant oil and gas shows suggested the fractured interval anticipated at the heel location had been penetrated. A total of 2572 ft of 6.-in. near-horizontal interval was placed in the shale section, extending planned well length by approximately 470 ft. Very little hydrocarbon in-flow was observed from fractures along the productive interval. This may be a result of the well trajectory falling underneath the Monterey fractured zone. Hydrocarbon observations, cuttings analysis and gamma-ray response indicated additional fractured intervals were accessed along the last {+-}900 ft of well length. The well was completed with a 2 7/8-in. tubing string set in a production packer in preparation for flow and swab tests to be conducted later by a service rig. The planned well time was estimated as 39 days and overall cost as $2.4 million. The actual results are 66 days at a total cost of $3.4 million. Well productivity responses during subsequent flow and swabbing tests were negative. The well failed to inflow and only minor amounts (a few barrels) of light oil were recovered. The lack of production may suggest that actual sustainable reservoir pressure is far less than anticipated. Temblor is currently investigating the costs and operational viability of re-entering the well and conducting an FMI (fracture detection) log and/or an acid stimulation. No final decision or detailed plans have been made regarding these potential interventions at this time.

George Witter; Robert Knoll; William Rehm; Thomas Williams

2005-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Use of Cutting-Edge Horizontal and Underbalanced Drilling Technologies and Subsurface Seismic Techniques to Explore, Drill and Produce Reservoired Oil and Gas from the Fractured Monterey Below 10,000 ft in the Santa Maria Basin of California  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This project was undertaken to demonstrate that oil and gas can be drilled and produced safely and economically from a fractured Monterey reservoir in the Santa Maria Basin of California by employing horizontal wellbores and underbalanced drilling technologies. Two vertical wells were previously drilled in this area with heavy mud and conventional completions; neither was commercially productive. A new well was drilled by the project team in 2004 with the objective of accessing an extended length of oil-bearing, high-resistivity Monterey shale via a horizontal wellbore, while implementing managed-pressure drilling (MPD) techniques to avoid formation damage. Initial project meetings were conducted in October 2003. The team confirmed that the demonstration well would be completed open-hole to minimize productivity impairment. Following an overview of the geologic setting and local field experience, critical aspects of the application were identified. At the pre-spud meeting in January 2004, the final well design was confirmed and the well programming/service company requirements assigned. Various design elements were reduced in scope due to significant budgetary constraints. Major alterations to the original plan included: (1) a VSP seismic survey was delayed to a later phase; (2) a new (larger) surface hole would be drilled rather than re-enter an existing well; (3) a 7-in. liner would be placed into the top of the Monterey target as quickly as possible to avoid problems with hole stability; (4) evaluation activities were reduced in scope; (5) geosteering observations for fracture access would be deduced from penetration rate, cuttings description and hydrocarbon in-flow; and (6) rather than use nitrogen, a novel air-injection MPD system was to be implemented. Drilling operations, delayed from the original schedule by capital constraints and lack of rig availability, were conducted from September 12 to November 11, 2004. The vertical and upper curved sections were drilled and lined through the problematic shale member without major stability problems. The top of the targeted Monterey was thought to be seen at the expected TVD of 10,000 ft where the 7-in. liner was set at a 60{sup o} hole angle. Significant oil and gas shows suggested the fractured interval anticipated at the heel location had been penetrated. A total of 2572 ft of 6 1/8-in. near-horizontal interval was placed in the shale section, extending planned well length by approximately 470 ft. Very little hydrocarbon in-flow was observed from fractures along the productive interval. This may be a result of the well trajectory falling underneath the Monterey fractured zone. Hydrocarbon observations, cuttings analysis and gamma-ray response indicated additional fractured intervals were accessed along the last {+-}900 ft of well length. The well was completed with a 2 7/8-in. tubing string set in a production packer in preparation for flow and swab tests to be conducted later by a service rig. The planned well time was estimated as 39 days and overall cost as $2.4 million. The actual results are 66 days at a total cost of $3.4 million. Well productivity responses during subsequent flow and swabbing tests were negative. The well failed to inflow and only minor amounts (a few barrels) of light oil were recovered. The lack of production may suggest that actual sustainable reservoir pressure is far less than anticipated. Temblor is currently planning to re-enter and clean out the well and run an Array Induction log (primarily for resistivity and correlation purposes), and an FMI log (for fracture detection). Depending on the results of these logs, an acidizing or re-drill program will be planned.

George Witter; Robert Knoll; William Rehm; Thomas Williams

2005-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Interactive fracture design model  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A computer program is described that can be used to design a fracture stimulation treatment for a geothermal reservoir. The program uses state-of-the-art methods to calculate the temperature of the fracture fluid as a function of time and distance in the fracture. This information is used to determine the temperature dependent properties of the fracture fluid. These fluid properties are utilized to calculate the fracture geometry as a function of time. The fracture geometry and temperature distribution of the fracture fluid are coupled so the subroutines that calculate these distributions have been made interactive.

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1980-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Technolog  

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Research in Research in Science and Technolog y Sandia pushes frontiers of knowledge to meet the nation's needs, today and tomorrow Sandia National Laboratories' fundamental science and technology research leads to greater understanding of how and why things work and is intrinsic to technological advances. Basic research that challenges scientific assumptions enables the nation to push scientific boundaries. Innovations and breakthroughs produced at Sandia allow it to tackle critical issues, from maintaining the safety, security and effectiveness of the nation's nuclear weapons and preventing domestic and interna- tional terrorism to finding innovative clean energy solutions, develop- ing cutting-edge nanotechnology and moving the latest advances to the marketplace. Sandia's expertise includes:

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Technology  

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Technology Computers and the internet play an increasingly larger role in the lives of students. In this activity, students must use various web sites to locate specific pieces of...

83

Fracture detection and mapping  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Because the costs of drilling, completing, and testing a well can be extremely high, it is important to develop better tools and methods for locating high permeability zones prior to drilling, and to develop better tools and methods for identifying and characterizing major fracture zones during the drilling and well testing stages. At the recommendation of the LBL Industry Review Panel on Geothermal Reservoir Technology, we organized and convened a one-day workshop this past July to discuss various aspects of DOE's current and planned activities in fracture detection, to review the geothermal industry's near-term and long-term research needs, to determine the priority of those needs, to disseminate to industry the status of research in progress, and to discuss the possibility of future joint research between industry and DOE. In this paper we present a brief overview of the workshop from the perspective of those who participated in it and provided us with written comments to a questionnaire that was distributed.

Goldstein, N.E.; Iovenitti, J.L.

1986-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

January 13, 2010 January 13, 2010 CX-000726: Categorical Exclusion Determination A Novel Integrated Oxy-Combustion Flue Gas Purification Technology: A Near-Zero Emissions Pathway CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 01/13/2010 Location(s): Birmingham, Alabama Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory January 13, 2010 CX-000727: Categorical Exclusion Determination A Novel Integrated Oxy-Combustion Flue Gas Purification Technology: A Near-Zero Emissions Pathway CX(s) Applied: A9 Date: 01/13/2010 Location(s): Bridgewater, New Jersey Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory January 13, 2010 CX-000728: Categorical Exclusion Determination A Novel Integrated Oxy-Combustion Flue Gas Purification Technology: A Near-Zero Emissions Pathway CX(s) Applied: A9

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

September 9, 2011 September 9, 2011 CX-006745: Categorical Exclusion Determination Clean Coal Conference CX(s) Applied: A9 Date: 09/09/2011 Location(s): Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory September 8, 2011 CX-006742: Categorical Exclusion Determination National Energy Technology Laboratory Pittsburgh - Replace 25 Kilovolt Air Switch 920 Area CX(s) Applied: B4.6 Date: 09/08/2011 Location(s): Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory September 8, 2011 CX-006741: Categorical Exclusion Determination Information Technology Hub Relocation CX(s) Applied: B1.31 Date: 09/08/2011 Location(s): Morgantown, West Virginia Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory September 8, 2011

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

3, 2010 3, 2010 CX-003766: Categorical Exclusion Determination Development of High Rate Coating Technology for Low Cost Electrochemical Dynamic Windows CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 09/03/2010 Location(s): Berkeley, California Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory September 3, 2010 CX-003761: Categorical Exclusion Determination Ramgen Supersonic Shock Wave Compression and Engine Technology CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 09/03/2010 Location(s): Redmond, Washington Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory September 3, 2010 CX-003759: Categorical Exclusion Determination Geological Sequestration Fundamental Research Lab Move CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 09/03/2010 Location(s): Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

87

High velocity impact fracture  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

An in-depth understanding of dynamic ductile fracture is one of the most important steps to improve the survivability of critical structures such as the lost Twin Towers. In the present thesis, the macroscopic fracture ...

Teng, Xiaoqing

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

88

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

23, 2012 23, 2012 CX-008929: Categorical Exclusion Determination Fundamental Investigations and Rational Design of Durable, High-Performance Cathode Materials CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 08/23/2012 Location(s): Georgia Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory August 23, 2012 CX-008928: Categorical Exclusion Determination High Efficiency Molten-Bed Oxy-Coal Combustion with Low Flue Gas Recirculation CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 08/23/2012 Location(s): Utah Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory August 22, 2012 CX-008930: Categorical Exclusion Determination Recovery Act: Clean Cities Transportation Petroleum Reduction Technologies Program CX(s) Applied: A1 Date: 08/22/2012 Location(s): Utah Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory August 21, 2012 CX-008931: Categorical Exclusion Determination

89

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

2, 2010 2, 2010 CX-002250: Categorical Exclusion Determination North Central Texas Alternative Fuel and Advanced Technology Investments CX(s) Applied: B5.1 Date: 05/12/2010 Location(s): Southlake, Texas Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory May 12, 2010 CX-002249: Categorical Exclusion Determination North Central Texas Alternative Fuel and Advanced Technology Investments CX(s) Applied: B5.1 Date: 05/12/2010 Location(s): Southlake, Texas Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory May 12, 2010 CX-002248: Categorical Exclusion Determination Competitive Renewable Grants Program - Claflin University Solar Thermal CX(s) Applied: A1, B1.5, B5.1 Date: 05/12/2010 Location(s): Orangeburg, South Carolina

90

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

24, 2011 24, 2011 CX-005319: Categorical Exclusion Determination Alternative Fuel/Advanced Vehicle Technology - City of Raleigh CX(s) Applied: A1, B5.1 Date: 02/24/2011 Location(s): Raleigh, North Carolina Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory February 24, 2011 CX-005318: Categorical Exclusion Determination Alternative Fuel/Advanced Vehicle Technology - North Carolina State University CX(s) Applied: A1, B5.1 Date: 02/24/2011 Location(s): North Carolina Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory February 24, 2011 CX-005317: Categorical Exclusion Determination University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), District Energy Service Modifications CX(s) Applied: A1, B5.1 Date: 02/24/2011

91

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

August 14, 2013 August 14, 2013 CX-010787: Categorical Exclusion Determination Fire Loop Soil Excavation CX(s) Applied: B3.1, B6.1 Date: 08/14/2013 Location(s): Oregon Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory August 14, 2013 CX-010786: Categorical Exclusion Determination North Central Texas Alternative Fuel and Advanced Technology Investments CX(s) Applied: B5.23 Date: 08/14/2013 Location(s): Texas Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory August 14, 2013 CX-010791: Categorical Exclusion Determination Gulf of Mexico Miocene Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Site Characterization Mega Transect CX(s) Applied: A9, A11 Date: 08/14/2013 Location(s): Texas Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory August 14, 2013 CX-010792: Categorical Exclusion Determination Gulf of Mexico Miocene Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Site Characterization Mega

92

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

7, 2012 7, 2012 CX-009374: Categorical Exclusion Determination Development of a Carbon Dioxide Chemical Sensor for Downhole Carbon Dioxide Monitoring in Carbon Sequestration CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 09/17/2012 Location(s): New Mexico Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory September 17, 2012 CX-009373: Categorical Exclusion Determination Testing of an Advanced Dry Cooling Technology for Power Plants CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 09/17/2012 Location(s): North Dakota Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory September 17, 2012 CX-009372: Categorical Exclusion Determination Small Scale Coal-Biomass to Liquids Using Highly Selective Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis CX(s) Applied: A9 Date: 09/17/2012 Location(s): California Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

93

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

20, 2012 20, 2012 CX-008446: Categorical Exclusion Determination Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Operating on Alternative and Renewable Fuels CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 06/20/2012 Location(s): Missouri Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory June 20, 2012 CX-008445: Categorical Exclusion Determination Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Operating on Alternative and Renewable Fuels CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 06/20/2012 Location(s): New York Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory June 19, 2012 CX-008450: Categorical Exclusion Determination Building 93 Heat Exchanger Removal at National Energy Technology Laboratory Pittsburgh CX(s) Applied: B1.23, B1.31 Date: 06/19/2012 Location(s): Pennsylvania Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory June 19, 2012 CX-008449: Categorical Exclusion Determination

94

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

April 27, 2012 April 27, 2012 CX-008292: Categorical Exclusion Determination Waste Heat Integration with Solvent Process for More Efficient Carbon Dioxide Removal from Coal-Fired Flue Gas CX(s) Applied: A11 Date: 04/27/2012 Location(s): Texas Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory April 25, 2012 CX-008309: Categorical Exclusion Determination Evaluation of Solid Sorbents as a Retrofit Technology for Carbon Dioxide Capture CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 04/25/2012 Location(s): Colorado Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory April 25, 2012 CX-008307: Categorical Exclusion Determination Deepwater Reverse-Circulation Primary Cementing CX(s) Applied: A9 Date: 04/25/2012 Location(s): Texas Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory April 25, 2012 CX-008306: Categorical Exclusion Determination

95

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

December 5, 2011 December 5, 2011 CX-007500: Categorical Exclusion Determination Carbon Absorber Retrofit Equipment (CARE) CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 12/05/2011 Location(s): Colorado Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory October 19, 2011 CX-007063: Categorical Exclusion Determination Geothermal Incentive Program CX(s) Applied: A1, A9, B5.1 Date: 10/19/2011 Location(s): Windsor, Connecticut Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory October 18, 2011 CX-007065: Categorical Exclusion Determination Slipstream Pilot-Scale Demonstration of a Novel Amine-Based Post-Combustion Technology for Carbon Dioxide Capture CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 10/18/2011 Location(s): Wilsonville, Alabama Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

96

Self-potential observations during hydraulic fracturing  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

potential measurements during hydraulic fracturing of BunterMonitoring during hydraulic fracturing using the TG-2 well,fracture processes in hydraulic fracturing, Quarterly Report

Moore, Jeffrey R.; Glaser, Steven D.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

97

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

7, 2009 7, 2009 CX-000411: Categorical Exclusion Determination Fiber Containing Sweep Fluids for Ultra Deepwater Drilling Applications CX(s) Applied: A1, A9, B3.6 Date: 12/17/2009 Location(s): Norman, Oklahoma Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory December 17, 2009 CX-000410: Categorical Exclusion Determination Deepwater Riserless Intervention System CX(s) Applied: A1, A9 Date: 12/17/2009 Location(s): Houston, Texas Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory December 16, 2009 CX-000375: Categorical Exclusion Determination Hydrogen Separation for Clean Coal CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6 Date: 12/16/2009 Location(s): Laramie, Wyoming Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory December 15, 2009 CX-000464: Categorical Exclusion Determination

98

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

May 17, 2013 May 17, 2013 CX-010279: Categorical Exclusion Determination Clemson University's Synchrophasor Education Engineering Program CX(s) Applied: A9 Date: 05/17/2013 Location(s): South Carolina Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory May 17, 2013 CX-010278: Categorical Exclusion Determination Collaborative Industry-Academic Synchrophasor Engineering Program CX(s) Applied: A9 Date: 05/17/2013 Location(s): Texas Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory May 14, 2013 CX-010282: Categorical Exclusion Determination Low Temperature Nitrous Oxide Storage and Reduction Using Engineered Materials CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 05/14/2013 Location(s): New Jersey Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory May 14, 2013 CX-010281: Categorical Exclusion Determination

99

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

0, 2012 0, 2012 CX-009271: Categorical Exclusion Determination National Governors Association Energy Project - Phase II CX(s) Applied: A9, A11 Date: 09/10/2012 Location(s): CX: none Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory September 10, 2012 CX-009270: Categorical Exclusion Determination Basin-Scale Produced Water Management Tools and Options CX(s) Applied: A9 Date: 09/10/2012 Location(s): Utah Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory September 7, 2012 CX-009290: Categorical Exclusion Determination Interagency Study on the Implementation of Integrated Computational Materials Engineering... CX(s) Applied: A9, A11 Date: 09/07/2012 Location(s): Pennsylvania Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory September 7, 2012 CX-009289: Categorical Exclusion Determination

100

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

June 28, 2010 June 28, 2010 CX-002841: Categorical Exclusion Determination Texas Propane Fleet Pilot Program (Summary Categorical Exclusion) CX(s) Applied: A7, B5.1 Date: 06/28/2010 Location(s): Texas Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory June 25, 2010 CX-002795: Categorical Exclusion Determination Market Transformation and Technology Deployment - Renewable Energy Projects CX(s) Applied: B5.1 Date: 06/25/2010 Location(s): Perkinston, Mississippi Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory June 25, 2010 CX-002794: Categorical Exclusion Determination Advanced Implementation of A123's Community Energy Storage (CES) System for Grid Support CX(s) Applied: B4.6, B5.1 Date: 06/25/2010 Location(s): Detroit, Michigan

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101

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

25, 2012 25, 2012 CX-008305: Categorical Exclusion Determination Carolina Blue Skies Initiative CX(s) Applied: B5.22 Date: 04/25/2012 Location(s): North Carolina Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory April 25, 2012 CX-008304: Categorical Exclusion Determination Installation of Retail Biofuel Infrastructure Supporting I-75 Green Corridor Project CX(s) Applied: A1, B5.22 Date: 04/25/2012 Location(s): Michigan Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory April 25, 2012 CX-008303: Categorical Exclusion Determination Interstate Electrification Improvement CX(s) Applied: B5.1, B5.23 Date: 04/25/2012 Location(s): Ohio Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory April 25, 2012 CX-008302: Categorical Exclusion Determination Interstate Electrification Improvement

102

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

18, 2011 18, 2011 CX-005626: Categorical Exclusion Determination North Carolina Green Business Fund ? Kyma Technologies CX(s) Applied: A1, B1.4, B1.5, B5.1 Date: 04/18/2011 Location(s): North Carolina Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory April 18, 2011 CX-005625: Categorical Exclusion Determination Grants for State-Sponsored Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects - New Jersey Transit Solar CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B5.1 Date: 04/18/2011 Location(s): Kearny, New Jersey Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory April 15, 2011 CX-005629: Categorical Exclusion Determination North Carolina Green Business Fund ? Storms Farms CX(s) Applied: A1, B1.15, B4.11, B5.1 Date: 04/15/2011

103

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

8, 2010 8, 2010 CX-002514: Categorical Exclusion Determination State Energy Program - Clean Energy Property Rebate Program CX(s) Applied: A9, B5.1 Date: 05/28/2010 Location(s): Georgia Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory May 28, 2010 CX-002513: Categorical Exclusion Determination Ohio Advanced Transportation Partnership CX(s) Applied: B5.1 Date: 05/28/2010 Location(s): Ohio Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory May 28, 2010 CX-002511: Categorical Exclusion Determination Rhode Island Green Public Buildings Initiative CX(s) Applied: A9, B5.1 Date: 05/28/2010 Location(s): Rhode Island Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory May 28, 2010

104

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

10, 2010 10, 2010 CX-003879: Categorical Exclusion Determination Recovery Act ? Clean Energy Coalition Michigan Green Fleets CX(s) Applied: A7 Date: 09/10/2010 Location(s): Michigan Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory September 10, 2010 CX-003878: Categorical Exclusion Determination Recovery Act ? Clean Energy Coalition Michigan Green Fleets CX(s) Applied: B5.1 Date: 09/10/2010 Location(s): Melvindale, Michigan Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory September 10, 2010 CX-003877: Categorical Exclusion Determination Hybrid Membrane/Absorption Process for Post-Combustion Carbon Dioxide Capture CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 09/10/2010 Location(s): Des Plaines, Illinois Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

105

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

29, 2011 29, 2011 CX-005666: Categorical Exclusion Determination DeKalb County/Metropolitan Atlanta Alternative Fuel and Advanced Technology Vehicle Project CX(s) Applied: A1, B5.1 Date: 04/29/2011 Location(s): Marrow, Georgia Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory April 29, 2011 CX-005664: Categorical Exclusion Determination Development and Testing of Compact Heat Exchange Reactors (CHER) for Synthesis of Liquid Fuels CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 04/29/2011 Location(s): Laramie, Wyoming Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory April 29, 2011 CX-005663: Categorical Exclusion Determination Vortex Tube Project Decommissioning Project CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 04/29/2011 Location(s): Morgantown, West Virginia

106

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

June 3, 2013 June 3, 2013 CX-010470: Categorical Exclusion Determination Boulder Smart Grid City - Plug-In Electric Hybrid CX(s) Applied: B5.1, B5.16 Date: 06/03/2013 Location(s): Colorado Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory June 3, 2013 CX-010468: Categorical Exclusion Determination Evaluation of High Capacity Cells for Electric Vehicle Applications CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 06/03/2013 Location(s): California Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory June 3, 2013 CX-010467: Categorical Exclusion Determination Metal Oxide/Nitride Heterostructured Nanowire Arrays for Ultra-Sensitive and Selective Sensors CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 06/03/2013 Location(s): Connecticut Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory May 31, 2013 CX-010478: Categorical Exclusion Determination

107

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

7, 2012 7, 2012 CX-008473: Categorical Exclusion Determination Effect of Climate Variability & Change in Hurricane Activity in the North Atlantic CX(s) Applied: A9 Date: 06/07/2012 Location(s): Colorado Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory June 7, 2012 CX-008472: Categorical Exclusion Determination Midwest Region Alternative Fuels Project CX(s) Applied: B5.22 Date: 06/07/2012 Location(s): Kansas Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory June 4, 2012 CX-008482: Categorical Exclusion Determination Composite Riser for Ultra-Deepwater High Pressure Wells CX(s) Applied: A9, A11 Date: 06/04/2012 Location(s): Texas Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory June 4, 2012 CX-008480: Categorical Exclusion Determination Composite Riser for Ultra-Deepwater High Pressure Wells

108

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

April 25, 2013 April 25, 2013 CX-010181: Categorical Exclusion Determination Building 26 Air Handlers and In-Line Return Fans Replacement CX(s) Applied: B1.3, B1.22, B.1.31 Date: 04/25/2013 Location(s): West Virginia Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory April 25, 2013 CX-010180: Categorical Exclusion Determination A Universal Combustion Model to Predict Premixed and Non-Premixed Turbulent Flames in Compression CX(s) Applied: A9 Date: 04/25/2013 Location(s): Other Location Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory April 25, 2013 CX-010179: Categorical Exclusion Determination Modeling and Experimental Studies of Controllable Cavity Turbulent Jet Ignition CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 04/25/2013 Location(s): Michigan Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

109

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

January 10, 2012 January 10, 2012 CX-007615: Categorical Exclusion Determination Henderson Family Young Mens Christian Association CX(s) Applied: B5.1, B5.2 Date: 01/10/2012 Location(s): North Carolina Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory January 10, 2012 CX-007614: Categorical Exclusion Determination Next Generation Ultra Lean Burn Powertrain CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 01/10/2012 Location(s): Michigan Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory January 10, 2012 CX-007613: Categorical Exclusion Determination Next Generation Ultra Lean Burn Powertrain CX(s) Applied: A9 Date: 01/10/2012 Location(s): California Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory January 10, 2012 CX-007612: Categorical Exclusion Determination Geological Characterization of the South Georgia Rift Basin for Source

110

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

11, 2011 11, 2011 CX-005223: Categorical Exclusion Determination Carolina Blue Skies Initiative CX(s) Applied: A1, B5.1 Date: 02/11/2011 Location(s): Raleigh, North Carolina Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory February 11, 2011 CX-005222: Categorical Exclusion Determination Carolina Blue Skies Initiative CX(s) Applied: A1, B5.1 Date: 02/11/2011 Location(s): Youngsville, North Carolina Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory February 11, 2011 CX-005229: Categorical Exclusion Determination Field Testing and Diagnostics of Radial-Jet Well-Stimulation for Enhanced Oil Reserve from Marginal Reserves CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 02/11/2011 Location(s): Socorro, New Mexico Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

111

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

8, 2010 8, 2010 CX-004409: Categorical Exclusion Determination Petroleum Processing Efficiency Improvement CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 11/08/2010 Location(s): Laramie, Wyoming Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory November 8, 2010 CX-004408: Categorical Exclusion Determination ArmorBelt Single Point Gas Lift System for Stripper Wells CX(s) Applied: B3.7 Date: 11/08/2010 Location(s): Haskell County, Oklahoma Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory November 8, 2010 CX-004407: Categorical Exclusion Determination ArmorBelt Single Point Gas Lift System for Stripper Wells CX(s) Applied: B3.7 Date: 11/08/2010 Location(s): Pittsburg County, Oklahoma Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory November 8, 2010 CX-004406: Categorical Exclusion Determination

112

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

7, 2011 7, 2011 CX-006051: Categorical Exclusion Determination Midwest Region Alternative Fuels Project CX(s) Applied: A1 Date: 06/07/2011 Location(s): Omaha, Nebraska Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory June 6, 2011 CX-006055: Categorical Exclusion Determination Installation and Abandonment of Monitoring Wells CX(s) Applied: B3.1, B6.1 Date: 06/06/2011 Location(s): Albany, Oregon Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory June 4, 2011 CX-005949: Categorical Exclusion Determination Characterization of Most Promising Sequestration Formations in the Rocky Mountain Region- TerraTek CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 06/04/2011 Location(s): Salt Lake City, Utah Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

113

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

, 2013 , 2013 CX-010816: Categorical Exclusion Determination Effects of Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) on Turbulent Combustion and Emissions in Advanced Gas... CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6 Date: 08/01/2013 Location(s): New Jersey Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory August 1, 2013 CX-010815: Categorical Exclusion Determination Effects of Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) on Turbulent Combustion and Emissions in Advanced Gas... CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6 Date: 08/01/2013 Location(s): Indiana Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory July 30, 2013 CX-010826: Categorical Exclusion Determination Evaluation of Flow and Heat Transfer Inside Lean Pre-Mixed Combustor Systems under Reacting Flow Conditions CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 07/30/2013 Location(s): Virginia Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

114

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

20, 2011 20, 2011 CX-007453: Categorical Exclusion Determination Paving the Way with Propane: The AutoGas Corridor Development Program CX(s) Applied: B5.1 Date: 12/20/2011 Location(s): Georgia Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory December 20, 2011 CX-007452: Categorical Exclusion Determination Utah Expansion of Alternative Fueling Infrastructure - Electric Charging Stations CX(s) Applied: B5.23 Date: 12/20/2011 Location(s): Utah Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory December 20, 2011 CX-007451: Categorical Exclusion Determination Commuter Services Compressed Natural Gas Station CX(s) Applied: B5.1, B5.22 Date: 12/20/2011 Location(s): Utah Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory December 20, 2011 CX-007450: Categorical Exclusion Determination

115

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

, 2011 , 2011 CX-005342: Categorical Exclusion Determination Installation of Impalement Protection Over Existing Pointed Air Terminals at National Energy Technology Laboratory CX(s) Applied: B2.5 Date: 03/01/2011 Location(s): Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory March 1, 2011 CX-005341: Categorical Exclusion Determination Solid State Energy Conversion Alliance Coal-Based Systems - FuelCell Energy CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6 Date: 03/01/2011 Location(s): Alberta, Canada Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory March 1, 2011 CX-005340: Categorical Exclusion Determination Midwest Region Alternative Fuels Project CX(s) Applied: A7 Date: 03/01/2011 Location(s): Greene, Missouri Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy

116

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

3, 2011 3, 2011 CX-006451: Categorical Exclusion Determination Research and Development of an Advanced Low Temperature Heat Recovery Absorption Chiller CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 08/03/2011 Location(s): Park Forest, Illinois Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory August 3, 2011 CX-006448: Categorical Exclusion Determination Carolina Blue Skies Initiative CX(s) Applied: A1, B5.1 Date: 08/03/2011 Location(s): Knightdale, North Carolina Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory August 3, 2011 CX-006446: Categorical Exclusion Determination DeKalb County/Metropolitan Atlanta Alternative Fuel and Advanced Technology Vehicle Project CX(s) Applied: A1, B5.1 Date: 08/03/2011 Location(s): Morrow, Georgia

117

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

27, 2010 27, 2010 CX-002519: Categorical Exclusion Determination Texas Propane Fleet Pilot Program CX(s) Applied: A7, B5.1 Date: 05/27/2010 Location(s): Dallas, Texas Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory May 27, 2010 CX-002518: Categorical Exclusion Determination Gadsden State Community College Green Operations Plan CX(s) Applied: B5.1 Date: 05/27/2010 Location(s): Gadsen, Alabama Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory May 27, 2010 CX-002517: Categorical Exclusion Determination Texas Propane Fleet Pilot Program CX(s) Applied: A7, B5.1 Date: 05/27/2010 Location(s): Dallas, Texas Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory May 27, 2010

118

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

30, 2013 30, 2013 CX-010824: Categorical Exclusion Determination Manufacturing Process for Organic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED) Integrated Substrate CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 07/30/2013 Location(s): New Jersey Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory July 30, 2013 CX-010823: Categorical Exclusion Determination Manufacturing Process for Organic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED) Integrated Substrate CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 07/30/2013 Location(s): Pennsylvania Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory July 30, 2013 CX-010822: Categorical Exclusion Determination Manufacturing Process for Organic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED) Integrated Substrate CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 07/30/2013 Location(s): Illinois Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory July 30, 2013 CX-010821: Categorical Exclusion Determination

119

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

25, 2012 25, 2012 CX-008442: Categorical Exclusion Determination Arizona Power Partners - Smart Grid Data Access from an Advanced Meter Reading Network CX(s) Applied: A9, B5.1 Date: 06/25/2012 Location(s): Arizona Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory June 21, 2012 CX-008448: Categorical Exclusion Determination Hurricane Natural Gas Fueling Station CX(s) Applied: B5.1, B5.22 Date: 06/21/2012 Location(s): Utah Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory June 21, 2012 CX-008447: Categorical Exclusion Determination The Shift for Good Community Program (Switch 4 Good) CX(s) Applied: A1, A8, A9, A11 Date: 06/21/2012 Location(s): Multiple Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory June 21, 2012 CX-008444: Categorical Exclusion Determination Smart Cementing Materials and Drilling Muds for Real Time Monitoring of

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

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26, 2013 26, 2013 CX-010900: Categorical Exclusion Determination Pittsburgh Building 84 Gas Line Project CX(s) Applied: B2.5 Date: 06/26/2013 Location(s): Pennsylvania Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory June 26, 2013 CX-010898: Categorical Exclusion Determination Minnesota ethanol-85 (E85) Fueling Network Expansion Project CX(s) Applied: B5.22 Date: 06/26/2013 Location(s): Minnesota Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory June 25, 2013 CX-010906: Categorical Exclusion Determination Research and Development (R&D) to Prepare and Characterize Coal/Biomass Mixtures for Direct Co-Feeding into Gasification Systems CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 09/25/2013 Location(s): Alabama Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory June 20, 2013 CX-010441: Categorical Exclusion Determination

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

0, 2012 0, 2012 CX-009354: Categorical Exclusion Determination High Resolution 3D Laser Imaging for Inspection, Maintenance, Repair and Operations - Phase II CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B3.6 Date: 09/20/2012 Location(s): Colorado Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory September 20, 2012 CX-009353: Categorical Exclusion Determination The Sustainability Workshop (Energy Regional Innovation Cluster) CX(s) Applied: A9 Date: 09/20/2012 Location(s): Pennsylvania Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory September 20, 2012 CX-009352: Categorical Exclusion Determination Navy Yard Network Operations Center (Energy Regional Innovation Cluster) CX(s) Applied: A1, A9, B2.2 Date: 09/20/2012 Location(s): Pennsylvania Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory September 19, 2012

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

5, 2010 5, 2010 CX-004434: Categorical Exclusion Determination Geothermal Incentive Program CX(s) Applied: B5.1 Date: 11/05/2010 Location(s): Stonington, Connecticut Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory November 5, 2010 CX-004400: Categorical Exclusion Determination Repair Brick Support Plates on Connecting Bridges - Building 58 CX(s) Applied: B2.3 Date: 11/05/2010 Location(s): Allegheny City, Pennsylvania Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory November 5, 2010 CX-004399: Categorical Exclusion Determination Mississippi Energy Efficiency Appliance Rebate Program CX(s) Applied: B5.1 Date: 11/05/2010 Location(s): Mississippi Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

23, 2010 23, 2010 CX-003463: Categorical Exclusion Determination Carbon Dioxide Capture by Sub-Ambient Membrane Operation CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6 Date: 08/23/2010 Location(s): Newark, Delaware Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory August 23, 2010 CX-003462: Categorical Exclusion Determination Visitor's Center Conference Room CX(s) Applied: B1.7, B1.15 Date: 08/23/2010 Location(s): Morgantown,West Virginia Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory August 23, 2010 CX-003461: Categorical Exclusion Determination Low-Cost Wet Gas Compressor for Stripper Gas Wells CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 08/23/2010 Location(s): Cambridge, Massachusetts Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory August 23, 2010 CX-003460: Categorical Exclusion Determination

124

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

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0, 2012 0, 2012 CX-009310: Categorical Exclusion Determination Optimization of Reservoir Storage Capacity in Different Depositional Environments (Rock Sampling) CX(s) Applied: B3.1 Date: 08/30/2012 Location(s): Multiple Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory August 30, 2012 CX-009309: Categorical Exclusion Determination Unraveling the Role of Transport, Electrocatalysis, and Surface Science in the SOFC Cathode ORR CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 08/30/2012 Location(s): Multiple Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory August 29, 2012 CX-008916: Categorical Exclusion Determination Development of a Scientific Plan for a Hydrate-Focused Marine Drilling, Logging and Coring Program CX(s) Applied: A1, A9 Date: 08/29/2012 Location(s): Washington, DC Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

125

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

30, 2012 30, 2012 CX-009314: Categorical Exclusion Determination Roof Replacement and Fall Arrest System Installation CX(s) Applied: B1.15, B2.5 Date: 08/30/2012 Location(s): West Virginia Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory August 30, 2012 CX-009313: Categorical Exclusion Determination Advanced Methane Hydrate Reservoir Modeling Using Rock Physics Techniques CX(s) Applied: A1, A9 Date: 08/30/2012 Location(s): Texas Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory August 30, 2012 CX-009312: Categorical Exclusion Determination Pecan Street Smart Grid Extension Service CX(s) Applied: A9 Date: 08/30/2012 Location(s): Texas Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory August 30, 2012 CX-009311: Categorical Exclusion Determination Optimization of Reservoir Storage Capacity in Different Depositional

126

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

9, 2010 9, 2010 CX-003837: Categorical Exclusion Determination Simulation of Shale Gas Reservoirs Incorporating the Correct Physics for Capillarity CX(s) Applied: A9 Date: 09/09/2010 Location(s): Norman, Oklahoma Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory September 9, 2010 CX-003836: Categorical Exclusion Determination Large Project Impact Fund Competitive Grants - Colby College CX(s) Applied: B1.15, B1.24, B2.2, B5.1 Date: 09/09/2010 Location(s): Waterville, Maine Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory September 9, 2010 CX-003835: Categorical Exclusion Determination SmartRam Piston Pump CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 09/09/2010 Location(s): Houston, Texas Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

127

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

4, 2010 4, 2010 CX-003817: Categorical Exclusion Determination Appliance Technology Evaluation Center (ATEC)- Modification CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 09/14/2010 Location(s): Morgantown, West Virginia Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory September 14, 2010 CX-003816: Categorical Exclusion Determination Recovery Act: San Bernardino Associated Government Natural Gas Truck Project CX(s) Applied: B5.1 Date: 09/14/2010 Location(s): Rancho Dominguez, California Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory September 14, 2010 CX-003815: Categorical Exclusion Determination Hardin County General Hospital Energy Efficiency Upgrades CX(s) Applied: B1.3, B2.2, B2.5, B5.1 Date: 09/14/2010 Location(s): Rosiclare, Illinois

128

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

May 10, 2013 May 10, 2013 CX-010285: Categorical Exclusion Determination Advancing Low Temperature Combustion and Lean Burning Engines for Light-and Heavy-Duty Vehicles CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6 Date: 05/10/2013 Location(s): CX: none Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory May 10, 2013 CX-010284: Categorical Exclusion Determination Construction of an Autogas Refueling Network CX(s) Applied: B5.22 Date: 05/10/2013 Location(s): West Virginia Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory May 8, 2013 CX-010287: Categorical Exclusion Determination Understanding Nitrous Oxide Selective Catalytic Reduction Mechanism and Activity on Copper/Chabazite Structures throughout the Catalyst Life CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6 Date: 05/08/2013 Location(s): CX: none Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

129

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

August 14, 2013 August 14, 2013 CX-010791: Categorical Exclusion Determination Gulf of Mexico Miocene Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Site Characterization Mega Transect CX(s) Applied: A9, A11 Date: 08/14/2013 Location(s): Texas Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory August 13, 2013 CX-010799: Categorical Exclusion Determination Building 4 Lead Paint Abatement & Repainting CX(s) Applied: B2.1, B2.5 Date: 08/13/2013 Location(s): Oregon Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory August 13, 2013 CX-010800: Categorical Exclusion Determination Hybrid Membrane/Absorption Process for Post-Combustion Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Capture CX(s) Applied: A1, A9, A11, B3.6 Date: 08/13/2013 Location(s): Illinois Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory August 12, 2013 CX-010802: Categorical Exclusion Determination

130

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

3, 2010 3, 2010 CX-002242: Categorical Exclusion Determination Micro-X-Ray Diffraction Laboratory CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 05/13/2010 Location(s): Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory May 13, 2010 CX-002241: Categorical Exclusion Determination Maximizing Alternative Fuel Use and Distribution in Colorado CX(s) Applied: B5.1 Date: 05/13/2010 Location(s): Aurora, Colorado Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory May 13, 2010 CX-002240: Categorical Exclusion Determination Heavy Oil Viscous Pressure-Volume Temperature (PVT) - Houston CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 05/13/2010 Location(s): Houston, Texas Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory May 13, 2010 CX-002238: Categorical Exclusion Determination

131

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

6, 2012 6, 2012 CX-007948: Categorical Exclusion Determination Clean Start - Development of a National Liquid Propane Refueling Network CX(s) Applied: B5.22 Date: 02/06/2012 Location(s): California, Arizona Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory February 1, 2012 CX-007952: Categorical Exclusion Determination Esperanza Roof Replacement CX(s) Applied: A1, B2.1, B5.1 Date: 02/01/2012 Location(s): Pennsylvania Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory February 1, 2012 CX-007951: Categorical Exclusion Determination Puget Sound Clean Cities Petroleum Reduction Project CX(s) Applied: B5.23 Date: 02/01/2012 Location(s): Washington Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory February 1, 2012 CX-007950: Categorical Exclusion Determination Environmental Protection Agency - 5th International Environmentally

132

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

21, 2013 21, 2013 CX-010780: Categorical Exclusion Determination Advanced Analytical Methods for Air and Stray Gas Emissions and Produced Brine Characterization CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B3.6 Date: 08/21/2013 Location(s): Oklahoma Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory August 21, 2013 CX-010782: Categorical Exclusion Determination A Geomechanical Model for Gas Shales Based on Integration of Stress CX(s) Applied: A9 Date: 08/21/2013 Location(s): Texas Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory August 20, 2013 CX-010783: Categorical Exclusion Determination Isothermal Compressed Air Energy Storage (ICAES) to Support Renewable Energy Integration - Phase Three CX(s) Applied: B3.6, B5.1 Date: 08/20/2013 Location(s): New Hampshire Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

133

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

16, 2011 16, 2011 CX-006772: Categorical Exclusion Determination Coal-Based Integrated Gasification Fuel Cell Project: Phase II CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 09/16/2011 Location(s): Fenton Township, Michigan Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory September 16, 2011 CX-006771: Categorical Exclusion Determination Coal-Based Integrated Gasification Fuel Cell Project: Phase II CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 09/16/2011 Location(s): Brighton, New York Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory September 16, 2011 CX-006770: Categorical Exclusion Determination Coal-Based Integrated Gasification Fuel Cell Project: Phase II CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 09/16/2011 Location(s): South Windsor, Connecticut Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

134

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

19, 2010 19, 2010 CX-004491: Categorical Exclusion Determination Site Characterization for Carbon Dioxide Storage from Coal-fired Power Facilities in the Black Warrior Basin of Alabama CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.1 Date: 11/19/2010 Location(s): Alabama Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory November 19, 2010 CX-004490: Categorical Exclusion Determination Utah Expansion Compressed Natural Gas Refueling Sites CX(s) Applied: B5.1 Date: 11/19/2010 Location(s): Salt Lake City, Utah Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory November 19, 2010 CX-004489: Categorical Exclusion Determination Thai Process for Heavy Oil CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 11/19/2010 Location(s): Laramie, Wyoming Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

135

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

28, 2013 28, 2013 CX-010899: Categorical Exclusion Determination Pittsburgh Building 65 and Building 74 Loading Dock Railing Project CX(s) Applied: B2.1, B2.3 Date: 06/28/2013 Location(s): Pennsylvania Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory June 27, 2013 CX-010897: Categorical Exclusion Determination Data Mining and Playback of Hybrid Synchrophasor Data for Research and Education CX(s) Applied: A9 Date: 06/27/2013 Location(s): Virginia Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory June 27, 2013 CX-010896: Categorical Exclusion Determination California Low Carbon Fuels Infrastructure Investment Initiative (SUMMARY Categorical Exclusion) CX(s) Applied: B5.22 Date: 06/27/2013 Location(s): California Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory June 27, 2013

136

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

28, 2011 28, 2011 CX-006119: Categorical Exclusion Determination Autonomous Inspection of Subsea Facilities (Phase II) CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 06/28/2011 Location(s): Port Fourchon, Louisiana Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory June 28, 2011 CX-006117: Categorical Exclusion Determination Flooring Improvements CX(s) Applied: B2.1, B2.5 Date: 06/28/2011 Location(s): Morgantown, West Virginia Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory June 23, 2011 CX-006129: Categorical Exclusion Determination Optical Sensors Laboratory CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 06/23/2011 Location(s): Morgantown, West Virginia Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory June 23, 2011 CX-006127: Categorical Exclusion Determination Wisconsin Biofuels Retail Availability Improvement Network (BRAIN) -

137

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

4, 2010 4, 2010 CX-002648: Categorical Exclusion Determination Surface Force Measurements Between Hydrophobic Surfaces CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 06/04/2010 Location(s): Blacksburg, Virginia Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory June 4, 2010 CX-002647: Categorical Exclusion Determination Development of Biochemical Techniques for the Extraction of Mercury from Waste Streams Containing Coal CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 06/04/2010 Location(s): Morgantown, West Virginia Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory June 4, 2010 CX-002646: Categorical Exclusion Determination Polymer Nanocomposites for Carbon Dioxide Capture CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 06/04/2010 Location(s): Morgantown, West Virginia Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

138

Geothermal fracture stimulation technology. Volume III. Geothermal fracture fluids  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A detailed study of all available and experimental frac fluid systems is presented. They have been examined and tested for physical properties that are important in the stimulation of hot water geothermal wells. These fluids consist of water-based systems containing high molecular weight polymers in the uncrosslinked and crosslinked state. The results of fluid testing for many systems are summarized specifically at geothermal conditions or until breakdown occurs. Some of the standard tests are ambient viscosity, static aging, high temperature viscosity, fluid-loss testing, and falling ball viscosity at elevated temperatures and pressures. Results of these tests show that unalterable breakdown of the polymer solutions begins above 300/sup 0/F. This continues at higher temperatures with time even if stabilizers or other high temperature additives are included.

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1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

A Rare Isolated Trapezoid Fracture  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Toh S, Tsubo K, et al. An occult fracture of the trapezoiddue to concern for an occult fracture revealed a comminuted

Afifi, Negean; Lu, Jenny J

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

140

Hydraulic Fracturing in Particulate Materials .  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??For more than five decades, hydraulic fracturing has been widely used to enhance oil and gas production. Hydraulic fracturing in solid materials (e.g., rock) has (more)

Chang, Hong

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

362: Categorical Exclusion Determination 362: Categorical Exclusion Determination Heavy-Duty Liquified Natural Gas Drayage Truck Project CX(s) Applied: A9 Date: 12/11/2009 Location(s): California Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory December 11, 2009 CX-000363: Categorical Exclusion Determination United Parcel Service (UPS) Ontario-Las Vegas Liquified Natural Gas Corridor CX(s) Applied: A9 Date: 12/11/2009 Location(s): Diamond Bar, California Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory December 11, 2009 CX-000415: Categorical Exclusion Determination Characterization of Most Promising Carbon Capture and Sequestration Formations in the Central Rocky Mountain Region CX(s) Applied: A9, A11 Date: 12/11/2009 Location(s): Socorro, New Mexico

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

10, 2009 10, 2009 CX-000336: Categorical Exclusion Determination Carolinas Blue Skies & Green Jobs Initiative CX(s) Applied: A1, A9 Date: 12/10/2009 Location(s): Durham, North Carolina Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory December 10, 2009 CX-000335: Categorical Exclusion Determination Carolinas Blue Skies & Green Jobs Initiative CX(s) Applied: A1, A9 Date: 12/10/2009 Location(s): Asheville, North Carolina Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory December 10, 2009 CX-000334: Categorical Exclusion Determination Carolinas Blue Skies & Green Jobs Initiative CX(s) Applied: A1, A9 Date: 12/10/2009 Location(s): Raleigh, North Carolina Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy

143

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

January 27, 2010 January 27, 2010 CX-000997: Categorical Exclusion Determination Biodiesel Infrastructure Project (PrairieFire) CX(s) Applied: A1, A9, B5.1 Date: 01/27/2010 Location(s): Monona, Wisconsin Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory January 27, 2010 CX-000998: Categorical Exclusion Determination Biodiesel Infrastructure Project (Coulee) CX(s) Applied: A1, A9, B5.1 Date: 01/27/2010 Location(s): Blair, Wisconsin Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory January 27, 2010 CX-000999: Categorical Exclusion Determination Biodiesel In-line Blending Project (Innovation) CX(s) Applied: A1, A9, B5.1 Date: 01/27/2010 Location(s): Milwaukee, Wisconsin Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy

144

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

September 1, 2010 September 1, 2010 CX-003669: Categorical Exclusion Determination Green Energy Works! Targeted Grants - Ecogy Pennsylvania Systems LLC- Longwood Garden Solar CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B5.1 Date: 09/01/2010 Location(s): Chester County, Pennsylvania Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory August 31, 2010 CX-003665: Categorical Exclusion Determination High Performance Buildings Program - Hawthorne Hotel CX(s) Applied: B5.1 Date: 08/31/2010 Location(s): Salem, Massachusetts Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory August 30, 2010 CX-003664: Categorical Exclusion Determination High Performance Sustainable Energy Research Laboratory CX(s) Applied: A11, B5.1 Date: 08/30/2010 Location(s): Lexington, Kentucky

145

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

16, 2010 16, 2010 CX-003449: Categorical Exclusion Determination Energy Efficiency through Clean Combined Heat and Power (CHP) CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B1.24, B2.2, B5.1 Date: 08/16/2010 Location(s): New Jersey Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory August 16, 2010 CX-003448: Categorical Exclusion Determination Curriculum for Commissioning Energy Efficient Buildings CX(s) Applied: A1, A11 Date: 08/16/2010 Location(s): Portland, Oregon Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory August 16, 2010 CX-003443: Categorical Exclusion Determination Post-Combustion Carbon Dioxide Capture for Existing Post-Combustion Boilers by Self-Concentrating Amine Absorbent CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, A14

146

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

10, 2009 10, 2009 CX-000369: Categorical Exclusion Determination New Jersey Compressed Natural Gas Refuse Trucks, Shuttle Buses and Infrastructure CX(s) Applied: A9, A11 Date: 12/10/2009 Location(s): Rockaway, New Jersey Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory December 10, 2009 CX-000368: Categorical Exclusion Determination New York State Alternative Fuel Vehicle & Infrastructure Deployment CX(s) Applied: A9, A11 Date: 12/10/2009 Location(s): Albany, New York Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory December 10, 2009 CX-000367: Categorical Exclusion Determination Long Island Regional Energy Collaborative CX(s) Applied: A9, A11 Date: 12/10/2009 Location(s): Bay Shore, New York

147

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

29, 2010 29, 2010 CX-003327: Categorical Exclusion Determination Geological and Geotechnical Site Investigations for the Design of a Carbon Dioxide Rich Flue Gas Direct Injection CX(s) Applied: A8, A9, B3.1, B3.6 Date: 07/29/2010 Location(s): Fairbanks, Alaska Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory July 29, 2010 CX-003326: Categorical Exclusion Determination Advanced Sequential Dual Evaporator Cycle for Refrigerators CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 07/29/2010 Location(s): Evansville, Indiana Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory July 29, 2010 CX-003325: Categorical Exclusion Determination Advanced Sequential Dual Evaporator Cycle for Refrigerators CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 07/29/2010 Location(s): Benton Harbor, Michigan

148

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

January 18, 2010 January 18, 2010 CX-000707: Categorical Exclusion Determination Florida - Clean Fuel LLC (Shovel Ready Grant project) State Energy Program CX(s) Applied: B1.24, B1.31, B2.2, B2.5, B5.1 Date: 01/18/2010 Location(s): Lakeland, Florida Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory January 18, 2010 CX-000731: Categorical Exclusion Determination Building 4 Equipment Decommissioning CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 01/18/2010 Location(s): Albany, Oregon Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory January 15, 2010 CX-000704: Categorical Exclusion Determination Electric Drive Semiconductor Manufacturing Center - Advanced Battery Program CX(s) Applied: B1.24, B1.31 Date: 01/15/2010 Location(s): Youngwood, Pennsylvania

149

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

7, 2010 7, 2010 CX-003795: Categorical Exclusion Determination Recovery Act: San Bernardino Associated Government Natural Gas Truck Project CX(s) Applied: B5.1 Date: 09/17/2010 Location(s): Rancho Cucamonga, California Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory September 17, 2010 CX-003793: Categorical Exclusion Determination Texas Propane Fleet Pilot Program CX(s) Applied: B5.1 Date: 09/17/2010 Location(s): Bastrop, Texas Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory September 17, 2010 CX-003790: Categorical Exclusion Determination Texas Propane Fleet Pilot Program CX(s) Applied: B5.1 Date: 09/17/2010 Location(s): Taylor, Texas Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy

150

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

3, 2010 3, 2010 CX-003928: Categorical Exclusion Determination State Energy Program: Strengthening Building Retrofit Markets CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B5.1 Date: 09/23/2010 Location(s): Virginia Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory September 23, 2010 CX-003927: Categorical Exclusion Determination State Energy Program: Strengthening Building Retrofit Markets in Target Area (Kitsap County) CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B5.1 Date: 09/23/2010 Location(s): Washington Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory September 23, 2010 CX-003926: Categorical Exclusion Determination State Energy Program: Strengthening Building Retrofit Markets and Stimulating Energy Efficiency Action CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B5.1

151

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

0, 2011 0, 2011 CX-007030: Categorical Exclusion Determination Chemistry of Cathode Surfaces: Fundamental Investigation and Tailoring of Electronic Behavior CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 09/20/2011 Location(s): Cambridge, Massachusetts Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory September 19, 2011 CX-007055: Categorical Exclusion Determination Silicon-Nanowire-Based Lithium-ion Batteries with Doubling Energy Density CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 09/19/2011 Location(s): Pawcatuck, Connecticut Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory September 19, 2011 CX-007052: Categorical Exclusion Determination Silicon-Nanowire-Based Lithium-Ion Batteries with Doubling Energy Density CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 09/19/2011 Location(s): Menlo Park, California

152

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

8, 2011 8, 2011 CX-006915: Categorical Exclusion Determination Compressed Natural Gas/Infrastructure Development CX(s) Applied: B5.1 Date: 09/28/2011 Location(s): Ogden, Utah Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory September 28, 2011 CX-006914: Categorical Exclusion Determination Midwest Region Alternative Fuels Project CX(s) Applied: B5.1 Date: 09/28/2011 Location(s): Kansas City, Missouri Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory September 28, 2011 CX-006912: Categorical Exclusion Determination Midwest Region Alternative Fuels Project CX(s) Applied: A7, B5.1 Date: 09/28/2011 Location(s): Kansas City, Kansas Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy September 28, 2011 CX-006967: Categorical Exclusion Determination

153

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

2, 2010 2, 2010 CX-001674: Categorical Exclusion Determination Compressed Natural Gas Fueling Infrastructure Program (Veolia) CX(s) Applied: B1.24, B1.31, B2.5, A11, B5.1 Date: 04/22/2010 Location(s): Veolia, Florida Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory April 22, 2010 CX-001672: Categorical Exclusion Determination Compressed Natural Gas Fueling Infrastructure Program (Miami) CX(s) Applied: B1.24, B1.31, B2.5, A11, B5.1 Date: 04/22/2010 Location(s): Miami, Florida Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory April 22, 2010 CX-001670: Categorical Exclusion Determination Compressed Natural Gas Fueling Infrastructure Program (Florida) CX(s) Applied: B1.24, B1.31, B2.5, A11, B5.1

154

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

23, 2012 23, 2012 CX-008493: Categorical Exclusion Determination Liquid Carbon Dioxide Slurry for Feeding Low Rank Coal (LRC) Gasifiers CX(s) Applied: A9 Date: 07/23/2012 Location(s): Texas, Oklahoma Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory July 23, 2012 CX-008492: Categorical Exclusion Determination Carbon Dioxide Capture from Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle Gas Streams Using the Ammonium Carbonate-Ammonium Bicarbonate Process CX(s) Applied: A9 Date: 07/23/2012 Location(s): Texas Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory July 23, 2012 CX-008491: Categorical Exclusion Determination Carbon Dioxide Capture from Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle Gas Streams Using the Ammonium Carbonate-Ammonium Bicarbonate Process CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 07/23/2012

155

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

6, 2010 6, 2010 CX-001813: Categorical Exclusion Determination Lean Gasoline System Development for Fuel Efficient Small Cars (Milford) CX(s) Applied: B3.6, A9 Date: 04/26/2010 Location(s): Milford, Michigan Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory April 26, 2010 CX-001819: Categorical Exclusion Determination Lean Gasoline System Development for Fuel Efficient Small Cars (Pontiac) CX(s) Applied: B3.6, A9 Date: 04/26/2010 Location(s): Pontiac, Michigan Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory April 26, 2010 CX-001817: Categorical Exclusion Determination Lean Gasoline System Development for Fuel Efficient Small Cars (Warren) CX(s) Applied: B3.6, A9 Date: 04/26/2010 Location(s): Warren, Michigan

156

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

1, 2010 1, 2010 CX-002341: Categorical Exclusion Determination Connecticut Clean Cities Future Fuels Project - Bloomfield CX(s) Applied: B5.1 Date: 05/11/2010 Location(s): Bloomfield, Connecticut Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory May 11, 2010 CX-002340: Categorical Exclusion Determination Connecticut Clean Cities Future Fuels Project - Bridgeport CX(s) Applied: B5.1 Date: 05/11/2010 Location(s): Bridgeport, Connecticut Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory May 11, 2010 CX-002338: Categorical Exclusion Determination Connecticut Clean Cities Future Fuels Project - Hartford CX(s) Applied: B5.1 Date: 05/11/2010 Location(s): Hartford, Connecticut Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy

157

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

March 31, 2011 March 31, 2011 CX-005483: Categorical Exclusion Determination National Biodiesel Foundation: Biodiesel Terminal Installation Project CX(s) Applied: B5.1 Date: 03/31/2011 Location(s): Port Chester, New York Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory March 31, 2011 CX-005482: Categorical Exclusion Determination Portable Raman Gas Composition Monitor CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 03/31/2011 Location(s): Morgantown, West Virginia Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory March 29, 2011 CX-005481: Categorical Exclusion Determination Grant for State Sponsored Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects - Montclair State University Solar Farm CX(s) Applied: B5.1 Date: 03/29/2011 Location(s): Montclair, New Jersey

158

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

14, 2011 14, 2011 CX-005037: Categorical Exclusion Determination Field Test of Carbon Dioxide-Methane Method for Production of Gas Hydrate CX(s) Applied: B3.7 Date: 01/14/2011 Location(s): North Slope Borough, Alaska Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory January 13, 2011 CX-004991: Categorical Exclusion Determination Ohio Advanced Transportation Partnership (OATP) - Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Installation CX(s) Applied: B5.1 Date: 01/13/2011 Location(s): Hamilton, Ohio Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory January 13, 2011 CX-004990: Categorical Exclusion Determination City of Cerritos, Photovoltaic System at the Cerritos Corporate Yard CX(s) Applied: B5.1 Date: 01/13/2011 Location(s): Cerritos, California

159

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

24, 2010 24, 2010 CX-001214: Categorical Exclusion Determination Kilby Correctional Facility Boiler Replacement CX(s) Applied: B5.1 Date: 03/24/2010 Location(s): Mount Meigs, Alabama Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory March 24, 2010 CX-001213: Categorical Exclusion Determination Decatur Work Release 10 Kilowatt Photovoltaic Array CX(s) Applied: B5.1 Date: 03/24/2010 Location(s): Decatur, Alabama Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory March 24, 2010 CX-001206: Categorical Exclusion Determination Tehachapi Wind Energy Storage CX(s) Applied: A9, B1.13, B3.6, B4.4, B4.6, B5.1 Date: 03/24/2010 Location(s): Kern County, California Office(s): Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, National Energy

160

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

, 2010 , 2010 CX-001506: Categorical Exclusion Determination State Energy Program - Renewable Energy Grants CX(s) Applied: A11, B5.1 Date: 04/01/2010 Location(s): Conley, Georgia Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory April 1, 2010 CX-001510: Categorical Exclusion Determination State Energy Program - Clean Energy Property Rebate CX(s) Applied: A11, B5.1 Date: 04/01/2010 Location(s): Valdosta, Georgia Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory April 1, 2010 CX-001504: Categorical Exclusion Determination Ocean Wind Energy Analysis CX(s) Applied: B3.1, A9, A11 Date: 04/01/2010 Location(s): Chapel Hill, North Carolina Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

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22, 2010 22, 2010 CX-000743: Categorical Exclusion Determination Site Characterization for Carbon Dioxide Storage from Coal-fired Power Facilities in the Black Warrior Basin of Alabama CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.1 Date: 01/22/2010 Location(s): Tuscaloosa, Alabama Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory January 21, 2010 CX-000708: Categorical Exclusion Determination Utah All Inclusive Statewide Alternative Fuels Transportation and Education Outreach Project CX(s) Applied: B5.1 Date: 01/21/2010 Location(s): Murray, Utah Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory January 18, 2010 CX-000705: Categorical Exclusion Determination Florida - Sunshine State Buildings Parking Lot Canopies - State Energy Program CX(s) Applied: B1.15, B1.24, B2.1, B5.1

162

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

May 19, 2010 May 19, 2010 CX-002418: Categorical Exclusion Determination Energy Retrofits for State Correctional Facilities - Mobile Work Release/Work Center Facility Boiler CX(s) Applied: B1.24, B1.31, B2.2, A9, B5.1 Date: 05/19/2010 Location(s): Pritchard, Alabama Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory May 19, 2010 CX-002289: Categorical Exclusion Determination Cavitation Pretreatment of a Flotation Feedstock for Enhanced Coal Recovery CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 05/19/2010 Location(s): Lexington, Kentucky Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory May 19, 2010 CX-002290: Categorical Exclusion Determination Recovery - Advanced Underground Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) CX(s) Applied: A1, A9 Date: 05/19/2010

163

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

13, 2011 13, 2011 CX-005817: Categorical Exclusion Determination Economic Development Program CX(s) Applied: A1, A9, A11, B2.2, B5.1 Date: 05/13/2011 Location(s): Virginia Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory May 11, 2011 CX-005821: Categorical Exclusion Determination Clean Energy Economic Development Initiative - Maryland Environmental Service II CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B3.1 Date: 05/11/2011 Location(s): Millersville, Maryland Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory May 11, 2011 CX-005820: Categorical Exclusion Determination Clean Energy Economic Development Initiative - Maryland Environmental Service I CX(s) Applied: A9 Date: 05/11/2011 Location(s): Millersville, Maryland

164

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

8, 2011 8, 2011 CX-006458: Categorical Exclusion Determination Installation of Retail Biofuel Infrastructure Supporting I-75 Green Corridor Project CX(s) Applied: A1, B5.1 Date: 08/08/2011 Location(s): Detroit, Michigan Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory August 8, 2011 CX-006456: Categorical Exclusion Determination Fuel Cell Program CX(s) Applied: A1, B2.2, B5.1 Date: 08/08/2011 Location(s): Weston, Connecticut Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory August 4, 2011 CX-006455: Categorical Exclusion Determination Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority Sustainable Business Recovery - City of Pittsburgh Natural Gas Refuse Trucks CX(s) Applied: A1, B5.1 Date: 08/04/2011 Location(s): Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

165

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

3, 2011 3, 2011 CX-006156: Categorical Exclusion Determination Utility Metering Installation: B3, B14, B36 CX(s) Applied: B1.15, B2.2 Date: 07/13/2011 Location(s): Morgantown, West Virginia Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory July 13, 2011 CX-006155: Categorical Exclusion Determination Wisconsin Clean Transportation Program/City of Milwaukee Compressed Natural Gas Infrastructure Project CX(s) Applied: B5.1 Date: 07/13/2011 Location(s): Milwaukee, Wisconsin Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory July 13, 2011 CX-006154: Categorical Exclusion Determination Recovery State Energy Program - Renewable Energy Incentives - Spencer Residence Open Loop Heat Pump System CX(s) Applied: B5.1 Date: 07/13/2011

166

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

2, 2010 2, 2010 CX-001022: Categorical Exclusion Determination Development of an Autogas Network (Lithia Springs) CX(s) Applied: A9, B2.5, B3.6, B5.1 Date: 03/02/2010 Location(s): Lithia Springs, Georgia Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory March 1, 2010 CX-000957: Categorical Exclusion Determination New Jersey Compressed Natural Gas Refuse Trucks, Shuttle Buses and Infrastructure CX(s) Applied: B5.1 Date: 03/01/2010 Location(s): Trenton, New Jersey Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory March 1, 2010 CX-001038: Categorical Exclusion Determination Idaho Petroleum Reduction Leadership Project CX(s) Applied: A1, A7, B5.1 Date: 03/01/2010 Location(s): Idaho Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy

167

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

8, 2010 8, 2010 CX-004665: Categorical Exclusion Determination On-Site Controlled Environment Agriculture Production of Biomass and Biofuels CX(s) Applied: A9, A11 Date: 12/08/2010 Location(s): Columbia, South Carolina Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory December 8, 2010 CX-004664: Categorical Exclusion Determination On-Site Controlled Environment Agriculture Production of Biomass and Biofuels CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 12/08/2010 Location(s): Tucson, Arizona Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory December 7, 2010 CX-004687: Categorical Exclusion Determination Centralized Cryptographic Key Management (CKMS) CX(s) Applied: A1, A9, A11, B1.2 Date: 12/07/2010 Location(s): Oak Ridge, Tennessee

168

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

6, 2010 6, 2010 CX-002907: Categorical Exclusion Determination Clean Start Propane Refueling, Vehicle Incentive and Outreach (Summary Categorical Exclusion) CX(s) Applied: B5.1 Date: 07/06/2010 Location(s): Texas Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory July 1, 2010 CX-002833: Categorical Exclusion Determination Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration CX(s) Applied: B3.6, B4.4, A1, A9, A11, B1.7, B5.1 Date: 07/01/2010 Location(s): Salem, Oregon Office(s): Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, National Energy Technology Laboratory July 1, 2010 CX-002835: Categorical Exclusion Determination Pennsylvania Energy Harvest Mined Project Grants - Mains Dairy Farm Biogas Project CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B5.1 Date: 07/01/2010

169

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

8, 2011 8, 2011 CX-006042: Categorical Exclusion Determination Conversion of Low-Rank Wyoming Coals into Gasoline by Direct Liquefaction CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 06/08/2011 Location(s): Laramie, Wyoming Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory June 7, 2011 CX-006050: Categorical Exclusion Determination Midwest Region Alternative Fuels Project CX(s) Applied: B3.6, B5.1 Date: 06/07/2011 Location(s): Kansas City, Missouri Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory June 7, 2011 CX-006054: Categorical Exclusion Determination San Diego Gas & Electric Borrego Springs Microgrid Demo (Utility Integration of Distributed Energy Storage Systems) CX(s) Applied: A1, A9, B3.11, B4.4 Date: 06/07/2011 Location(s): Borrego Springs, California

170

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

0, 2010 0, 2010 CX-002626: Categorical Exclusion Determination Midwest Region Alternative Fuels Project CX(s) Applied: A7, B5.1 Date: 06/10/2010 Location(s): Kansas City, Kansas Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory June 10, 2010 CX-002625: Categorical Exclusion Determination Pennsylvania E85 Corridor Project - Sheetz Gas Station/Store #191 CX(s) Applied: B5.1 Date: 06/10/2010 Location(s): Carlisle, Pennsylvania Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory June 10, 2010 CX-002622: Categorical Exclusion Determination Pennsylvania E85 Corridor Project - Sheetz Gas Station/Store #426 CX(s) Applied: B5.1 Date: 06/10/2010 Location(s): Carlisle, Pennsylvania Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy

171

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

8, 2010 8, 2010 CX-002510: Categorical Exclusion Determination Rhode Island Non-Utility Scale Renewable Energy Loan, Grants Initiative CX(s) Applied: B5.1 Date: 05/28/2010 Location(s): Rhode Island Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory May 28, 2010 CX-002515: Categorical Exclusion Determination State Energy Program - Clean Energy Property Rebate Program CX(s) Applied: A9, B5.1 Date: 05/28/2010 Location(s): Georgia Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory May 27, 2010 CX-002522: Categorical Exclusion Determination Danada Solar Energy and Lighting Project CX(s) Applied: B5.1 Date: 05/27/2010 Location(s): Wheaton, Illinois Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy

172

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

16, 2010 16, 2010 CX-004689: Categorical Exclusion Determination Single-Molecule Imaging System Combined with Nano-Fluidic Chip to Understand Fluid Flow in Shale Gas CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 12/16/2010 Location(s): Golden, Colorado Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory December 16, 2010 CX-004688: Categorical Exclusion Determination Single-Molecule Imaging System Combined with Nano-Fluidic Chip to Understand Fluid Flow in Shale Gas CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 12/16/2010 Location(s): Rolla, Missouri Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory December 16, 2010 CX-004755: Categorical Exclusion Determination State Energy Program: Program Support/Administration CX(s) Applied: A1, A9, A11, B5.1 Date: 12/16/2010 Location(s): Maine Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy

173

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

December 27, 2010 December 27, 2010 CX-004778: Categorical Exclusion Determination Recovery Act: Innovative Carbon Dioxide Sequestration from Flue Gas using an In-Duct Scrubber CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B3.6 Date: 12/27/2010 Location(s): Point Comfort, Texas Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory December 27, 2010 CX-004777: Categorical Exclusion Determination Recovery Act: Innovative Carbon Dioxide Sequestration from Flue Gas using an In-Duct Scrubber CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B3.6 Date: 12/27/2010 Location(s): Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory December 27, 2010 CX-004776: Categorical Exclusion Determination Recovery Act: Innovative Carbon Dioxide Sequestration from Flue Gas using an In-Duct Scrubber CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B3.6

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

30, 2010 30, 2010 CX-004106: Categorical Exclusion Determination Green Oil: Carbon Dioxide Enhanced Oil Recovery for America?s Small Oil Producers CX(s) Applied: A9 Date: 09/30/2010 Location(s): Socorro, New Mexico Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory September 30, 2010 CX-004105: Categorical Exclusion Determination High Resolution Three-Dimensional Laser Imaging for Inspection, Maintenance, Repair and Operations CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 09/30/2010 Location(s): Houston, Texas Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory September 30, 2010 CX-004100: Categorical Exclusion Determination High Resolution Three-Dimensional Laser Imaging for Inspection, Maintenance, Repair and Operations CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 09/30/2010 Location(s): Boulder, Colorado

175

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

18, 2010 18, 2010 CX-001313: Categorical Exclusion Determination Grants for State-Sponsored Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects - New Jersey Transit Solar CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B5.1 Date: 03/18/2010 Location(s): Kearny, New Jersey Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory March 18, 2010 CX-001312: Categorical Exclusion Determination State Facilities Retrofit Program: Commissioning/Re-Commissioning and Metering Projects CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B5.1 Date: 03/18/2010 Location(s): Georgia Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory March 18, 2010 CX-001315: Categorical Exclusion Determination Propane Truck Deployment CX(s) Applied: A1, A7, A9, B5.1 Date: 03/18/2010 Location(s): San Antonio, Texas

176

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

22, 2010 22, 2010 CX-001294: Categorical Exclusion Determination Heavy-Duty Natural Gas Drainage Truck Replacement Program in the South Coast Air Basin CX(s) Applied: A7, A9, A11 Date: 03/22/2010 Location(s): Los Angeles, California Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory March 22, 2010 CX-001297: Categorical Exclusion Determination Clean Start Propane Refueling, Vehicle Incentive and Outreach CX(s) Applied: A7 Date: 03/22/2010 Location(s): Los Angeles, California Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory March 22, 2010 CX-001296: Categorical Exclusion Determination B2,3,5,17,19 and 36 Utility Meter Install CX(s) Applied: B1.15, B2.2 Date: 03/22/2010 Location(s): Morgantown, West Virginia

177

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

8, 2010 8, 2010 CX-000995: Categorical Exclusion Determination Craftmaster Manufacturing Inc. Combined Heat and Power Project CX(s) Applied: A9, B1.31, B5.1 Date: 02/08/2010 Location(s): Towanda, Pennsylvania Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory February 8, 2010 CX-000996: Categorical Exclusion Determination Divine Providence Hospital-Susquehanna Health Combined Heat and Power Project CX(s) Applied: A9, B1.31, B5.1 Date: 02/08/2010 Location(s): Pennsylvania Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory February 7, 2010 CX-000766: Categorical Exclusion Determination New York State Alternative Fuel Vehicle and Infrastructure Deployment - New Vehicle Purchase CX(s) Applied: A7, A11

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Categorical Exclusion (CX) Determinations By Date | Department...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Categorical Exclusion Determination Development of Non-Contaminating Cryogenic Fracturing Technology CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 12202011 Location(s): Colorado Offices(s):...

179

Fold Catastrophe Model of Fracture Propagation of Hydraulic Fracturing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

According to energy conservation from the destruction of rock catastrophe, a new calculation method of the length of fracture propagation in hydraulic fracturing is proposed, and assuming the crack extends to approximate ellipse, the width calculation ... Keywords: hydraulic fracture, fold catastrophe, fracture parameters

Zhaowan Chun; Wan Tingting; Ai Chi; Ju Guoshuai

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

180

Evaluation of the relationship between fracture conductivity, fracture fluid production, and effective fracture length  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Low-permeability gas wells often produce less than predicted after a fracture treatment. One of the reasons for this is that fracture lengths calculated after stimulation are often less than designed lengths. While actual fracture lengths may be shorter due to fracture growth out of zone, improper proppant settling, or proppant flowback, short calculated fracture lengths can also result from incorrect analysis techniques. It is known that fracturing fluid that remains in the fracture and formation after a hydraulic fracture treatment can decrease the productivity of a gas well by reducing the relative permeability to gas in the region invaded by this fluid. However, the relationships between fracture fluid cleanup, effective fracture length, and well productivity are not fully understood. In this work I used reservoir simulation to determine the relationship between fracture conductivity, fracture fluid production, effective fracture length, and well productivity. I simulated water saturation and pressure profiles around a propped fracture, tracked gas production along the length of the propped fracture, and quantified the effective fracture length (i.e., the fracture length under single-phase flow conditions that gives similar performance as for multiphase flow conditions), the "cleanup" fracture length (i.e., the fracture length corresponding to 90% cumulative gas flow rate into the fracture), and the "apparent" fracture length (i.e., the fracture length where the ratio of multiphase to single-phase gas entry rate profiles is unity). This study shows that the proppant pack is generally cleaned up and the cleanup lengths are close to designed lengths in relatively short times. Although gas is entering along entire fracture, fracturing fluid remains in the formation near the fracture. The water saturation distribution affects the gas entry rate profile, which determines the effective fracture length. Subtle changes in the gas rate entry profile can result in significant changes in effective fracture length. The results I derived from this work are consistent with prior work, namely that greater fracture conductivity results in more effective well cleanup and longer effective fracture lengths versus time. This study provides better explanation of mechanisms that affect fracturing fluid cleanup, effective fracture length, and well productivity than previous work.

Lolon, Elyezer P.

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

National Energy Technology National Energy Technology Laboratory Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory Categorical Exclusion Determinations issued by National Energy Technology Laboratory. DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD September 25, 2013 CX-010917: Categorical Exclusion Determination Fate of Methane Emitted from Dissociating Marine Hydrates: Modeling, Laboratory, and Field Constraints CX(s) Applied: A1, A9, B3.6 Date: 09/25/2013 Location(s): Massachusetts Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory September 25, 2013 CX-010916: Categorical Exclusion Determination Fate of Methane Emitted from Dissociating Marine Hydrates: Modeling, Laboratory, and Field Constraints CX(s) Applied: A1, A9, B3.6 Date: 09/25/2013 Location(s): Massachusetts Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

182

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: Advanced Technology Vehicles  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Technology Vehicles Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program Categorical Exclusion Determinations: Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program Categorical Exclusion Determinations issued by Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program. DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD May 29, 2012 CX-008810: Categorical Exclusion Determination One Nevada Optimization of Microwave Telecommunication System CX(s) Applied: B1.19, B4.6 Date: 05/29/2012 Location(s): Nevada, Nevada Offices(s): Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program January 24, 2012 CX-007677: Categorical Exclusion Determination Project Eagle Phase 1 Direct Wafer/Cell Solar Facility CX(s) Applied: B1.31 Date: 01/24/2012 Location(s): Massachusetts Offices(s): Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program

183

Fracturing fluids -- then and now  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Fracturing fluid provides the means by which the hydraulic fracturing process can take place. All applications of well stimulation by fracturing must include selection of fracturing fluid in the initial phases of fracture design and treatment planning. Fracturing fluid has two important purposes: (1) to provide sufficient viscosity to suspend and transport proppant deep into the created fracture system and (2) to decompose, or break, chemically to a low viscosity to allow flowback of a major part of the fluid to the surface for fracture cleanup after the treatment is completed. Because of the importance of its rheological properties and behavior in the fracture under reservoir conditions during (and immediately after) the treatment, service company research laboratories have spent millions of dollars on R and D of fracturing fluids.

Jennings, A.R. Jr. [Enhanced Well Stimulation Inc., Plano, TX (United States)

1996-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

Field fracturing multi-sites project. Annual report, August 1, 1995--July 31, 1996  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The objective of the Field Fracturing Multi-Sites Project (M-Site) is to conduct experiments to definitively determine hydraulic fracture dimensions using remote well and treatment well diagnostic techniques. In addition, experiments are to be conducted to provide data that will resolve significant unknowns with regard to hydraulic fracture modeling, fracture fluid rheology and fracture treatment design. These experiments will be supported by a well-characterized subsurface environment, as well as surface facilities and equipment conducive to acquiring high-quality data. The primary Project goal is to develop a fully characterized, tight reservoir-typical, field-scale hydraulic fracturing test site to diagnose, characterize, and test hydraulic fracturing technology and performance. It is anticipated that the research work being conducted by the multi-disciplinary team of GRI and DOE contractors will lead to the development of a commercial fracture mapping tool/service.

NONE

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

185

Relative permeability through fractures  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The mechanism of two-phase flow through fractures is of importance in understanding many geologic processes. Currently, two-phase flow through fractures is still poorly understood. In this study, nitrogen-water experiments were done on both smooth and rough parallel plates to determine the governing flow mechanism for fractures and the appropriate methodology for data analysis. The experiments were done using a glass plate to allow visualization of flow. Digital video recording allowed instantaneous measurement of pressure, flow rate and saturation. Saturation was computed using image analysis techniques. The experiments showed that gas and liquid phases flow through fractures in nonuniform separate channels. The localized channels change with time as each phase path undergoes continues breaking and reforming due to invasion of the other phase. The stability of the phase paths is dependent on liquid and gas flow rate ratio. This mechanism holds true for over a range of saturation for both smooth and rough fractures. In imbibition for rough-walled fractures, another mechanism similar to wave-like flow in pipes was also observed. The data from the experiments were analyzed using Darcy's law and using the concept of friction factor and equivalent Reynold's number for two-phase flow. For both smooth- and rough-walled fractures a clear relationship between relative permeability and saturation was seen. The calculated relative permeability curves follow Corey-type behavior and can be modeled using Honarpour expressions. The sum of the relative permeabilities is not equal one, indicating phase interference. The equivalent homogeneous single-phase approach did not give satisfactory representation of flow through fractures. The graphs of experimentally derived friction factor with the modified Reynolds number do not reveal a distinctive linear relationship.

Diomampo, Gracel, P.

2001-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Selection of fracture fluid for stimulating tight gas reservoirs  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Essentially all producing wells drilled in tight gas sands and shales are stimulated using hydraulic fracture treatments. The development of optimal fracturing procedures, therefore, has a large impact on the long-term economic viability of the wells. The industry has been working on stimulation technology for more than 50 years, yet practices that are currently used may not always be optimum. Using information from the petroleum engineering literature, numerical and analytical simulators, surveys from fracturing experts, and statistical analysis of production data, this research provides guidelines for selection of the appropriate stimulation treatment fluid in most gas shale and tight gas reservoirs. This study takes into account various parameters such as the type of formation, the presence of natural fractures, reservoir properties, economics, and the experience of experts we have surveyed. This work provides a guide to operators concerning the selection of an appropriate type of fracture fluid for a specific set of conditions for a tight gas reservoir.

Malpani, Rajgopal Vijaykumar

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

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13, 2011 13, 2011 CX-006752: Categorical Exclusion Determination Energy Efficiency Vehicles for Sustainable Mobility - Department of Energy Graduate Automotive Technology Education Center of Excellence CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B3.6 Date: 09/13/2011 Location(s): Columbus, Ohio Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory September 13, 2011 CX-006751: Categorical Exclusion Determination University of Alabama at Birmingham Graduate Automotive Technology Education Center for Lightweight Materials and Manufacturing for Automotive Technologies CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B3.6 Date: 09/13/2011 Location(s): Birmingham, Alabama Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory September 13, 2011 CX-006748: Categorical Exclusion Determination

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Fracture Toughness of a 1.5 GPa Grade C-Si-Mn-Cr-Nb TRIP-Aided ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A New Technology of Shot Blasting and Pickling in S31803 Duplex Stainless Steel Plate and GR2 Titanium Plate Analysis of Scale Deformation and Fracture in...

189

Self-potential observations during hydraulic fracturing  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

potential measurements during hydraulic fracturing of BunterSP response during hydraulic fracturing. Citation: Moore, J.observations during hydraulic fracturing, J. Geophys. Res. ,

Moore, J R; Glaser, Steven D

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

Self-potential observations during hydraulic fracturing  

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and T. W. Keech (1977), Hydraulic fracture mapping usingpotential measurements during hydraulic fracturing of BunterSP Monitoring during hydraulic fracturing using the TG-2

Moore, Jeffrey R.; Glaser, Steven D.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydraulic Fracturing Poster | Department of Energy  

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Hydraulic Fracturing Poster Hydraulic Fracturing Poster Educational poster graphically displaying the key components of hydraulic fracturing. Teachers: If you would like hard...

192

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

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October 5, 2011 October 5, 2011 CX-007114: Categorical Exclusion Determination Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)/Infrastructure Development (Station Upgrade) CX(s) Applied: B5.1 Date: 10/05/2011 Location(s): West Jordan, Utah Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory October 5, 2011 CX-007112: Categorical Exclusion Determination Geologic Characterization of the South Georgia Rift Basin - 3-Dimension Seismic Survey CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B3.1 Date: 10/05/2011 Location(s): Colleton County, South Carolina Office(s): Fossil Energy October 5, 2011 CX-007111: Categorical Exclusion Determination Shallow Carbon Sequestration Demonstration Project (Iatan Generating Station) CX(s) Applied: B3.1 Date: 10/05/2011 Location(s): Platte County, Missouri

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

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8, 2011 8, 2011 CX-006926: Categorical Exclusion Determination Next Generation Inverter Design CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 09/28/2011 Location(s): Golden, Colorado Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Savannah River Operations Office September 28, 2011 CX-006921: Categorical Exclusion Determination Development of High Energy Density Lithium-Sulfur Cells CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 09/28/2011 Location(s): Milwaukee, Wisconsin Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory September 28, 2011 CX-006919: Categorical Exclusion Determination Development of High Energy Density Lithium-Sulfur Cells CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 09/28/2011 Location(s): University Park, Pennsylvania Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Savannah River

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Finding Large Aperture Fractures in Geothermal Resource Areas Using a  

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Finding Large Aperture Fractures in Geothermal Resource Areas Using a Finding Large Aperture Fractures in Geothermal Resource Areas Using a Three-Component Long-Offset Surface Seismic Survey Geothermal Project Jump to: navigation, search Last modified on July 22, 2011. Project Title Finding Large Aperture Fractures in Geothermal Resource Areas Using a Three-Component Long-Offset Surface Seismic Survey Project Type / Topic 1 Recovery Act: Geothermal Technologies Program Project Type / Topic 2 Validation of Innovative Exploration Technologies Project Description Because fractures and faults with sub-commercial permeability can propagate hot fluid and hydrothermal alteration throughout a geothermal reservoir, potential field geophysical methods including resistivity, gravity, heatflow and magnetics cannot distinguish between low-permeability fractures and LAF's (Large Aperature Fractures). USG will develop and test the combination of three-component,long-offset seismic surveying, permanent scatter synthetic aperture radar interferometry (PSInSAR) and structural kinematic analysis as an integrated method for locating and 3-D mapping of LAF's in shallow to intermediate depth (600-4000 feet) geothermal systems. This project is designed to test the methodology on known occurrences of LAF's and then apply the technology to expand an existing production field and find a new production field in a separate but related resource area. A full diameter production well will be drilled into each of the two lease blocks covered by the geophysical exploration program.

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TEMPORAL VARIATIONS OF FRACTURE DIRECTIONS AND FRACTURE DENSITIES IN THE  

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TEMPORAL VARIATIONS OF FRACTURE DIRECTIONS AND FRACTURE DENSITIES IN THE TEMPORAL VARIATIONS OF FRACTURE DIRECTIONS AND FRACTURE DENSITIES IN THE COSO GEOTHERMAL FIELD FROM ANALYSES OF SHEAR-WAVE SPLITTING Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Conference Proceedings: TEMPORAL VARIATIONS OF FRACTURE DIRECTIONS AND FRACTURE DENSITIES IN THE COSO GEOTHERMAL FIELD FROM ANALYSES OF SHEAR-WAVE SPLITTING Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: This project aims to improve understanding of the subsurface fracture system in the Coso geothermal field, located in the east central California. We applied shear-wave splitting technique on a set of high quality, locally recorded microearthquake (MEQ) data. Four major fracture directions have been identified from the seismograms recorded by the permanent sixteen-station down-hole array: N10- 20W, NS, N20E, and N40-45E,

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Breakthrough in fracture mechanics  

SciTech Connect

Fracture mechanics, the science of calculating material characteristics, stress, and flaws in plant equipment to evaluate structural integrity, usually spares the owners of nuclear power plants unnecessary expense. Instead of replacing equipment prematurely or waiting for costly, unscheduled materials failures that can take months to repair and cost thousands of dollars a day for replacement power, utilities use fracture mechanics techniques to carefully consider their options. If analyses show repair is unnecessary, plant operation can confidently be resumed. If repair is required, it can either be done immediately or, if deferrable, be scheduled for a later, more convenient outage.

Lihach, N.

1981-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

Fracture characterization of multilayered reservoirs  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Fracture treatment optimization techniques have been developed using Long-Spaced-Digital-Sonic (LSDS) log, pumpin-flowback, mini-frac, and downhole treating pressure data. These analysis techniques have been successfully applied in massive hydraulic fracturing (MHF) of ''tight gas'' wells. Massive hydraulic fracture stimulations have been used to make many tight gas reservoirs commercially attractive. However, studies have shown that short highly conductive fractures are optimum for the successful stimulation of wells in moderate permeability reservoirs. As a result, the ability to design and place optimal fractures in these reservoirs is critical. This paper illustrates the application of fracture analysis techniques to a moderate permeability multi-layered reservoir. These techniques were used to identify large zonal variations in rock properties and pore pressure which result from the complex geology. The inclusion of geologic factors in fracture treatment design allowed the placement of short highly conductive fractures which were used to improve injectivity and vertical sweep, and therefore, ultimate recovery.

Britt, L.K.; Larsen, M.J.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

Investigation of Created Fracture Geometry through Hydraulic Fracture Treatment Analysis  

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Successful development of shale gas reservoirs is highly dependent on hydraulic fracture treatments. Many questions remain in regards to the geometry of the created fractures. Production data analysis from some shale gas wells quantifies a much smaller stimulated pore volume than what would be expected from microseismic evidence and reports of fracturing fluids reaching distant wells. In addition, claims that hydraulic fracturing may open or reopen a network of natural fractures is of particular interest. This study examines hydraulic fracturing of shale gas formations with specific interest in fracture geometry. Several field cases are analyzed using microseismic analysis as well as net pressure analysis of the fracture treatment. Fracture half lengths implied by microseismic events for some of the stages are several thousand feet in length. The resulting dimensions from microseismic analysis are used for calibration of the treatment model. The fracture profile showing created and propped fracture geometry illustrates that it is not possible to reach the full fracture geometry implied by microseismic given the finite amount of fluid and proppant that was pumped. The model does show however that the created geometry appears to be much larger than half the well spacing. From a productivity standpoint, the fracture will not drain a volume more than that contained in half of the well spacing. This suggests that for the case of closely spaced wells, the treatment size should be reduced to a maximum of half the well spacing. This study will provide a framework for understanding hydraulic fracture treatments in shale formations. In addition, the results from this study can be used to optimize hydraulic fracture treatment design. Excessively large treatments may represent a less than optimal approach for developing these resources.

Ahmed, Ibraheem 1987-

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

Subsurface fracture mapping from geothermal wellbores. Final report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

To advance the state-of-the-art in Hot Dry Rock technology, and evaluation is made of (1) the use of both electromagnetic and acoustic radar to map far-field fractures, (2) the use of more than twenty different conventional well logging tools to map borehole-fracture intercepts, (3) the use of magnetic dipole ranging to determine the relative positions of the injection well and the production well within the fractured zone, (4) the use of passive microseismic methods to determine the orientation and extent of hydraulic fractures, and (5) the application of signal processing techniques to fracture mapping including tomography, holography, synthetic aperture, image reconstruction, and the relative importance of phase and amplitude information. It is found that according to calculations, VHF backscatter radar has the potential for mapping fractures within a distance of 50 +- 20 meters from the wellbore. A new technique for improving fracture identification is presented. The range of acoustic radar is five to seven times greater than that of VHF radar when compared on the basis of equal resolution, i.e., equal wavelengths. Analyses of extant data indicate that when used synergistically the (1) caliper, (2) resistivity dipmeter, (3) televiewer, (4) television, (5) impression packer, and (6) acoustic transmission are useful for mapping borehole-fracture intercepts. A new model of hydraulic fracturing is presented which indicates that a hydraulic fracture is dynamically unstable; consequently, improvements in locating the crack tip may be possible. The importance of phase in signal processing is stressed and those techniques which employ phase data are emphasized for field use.

Hartenbaum, B.A.; Rawson, G.

1983-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rigid Body Simulation with Local Fracturing Effects  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Focusing on the real-time and interactive ability features in the Virtual Reality application, we propose a fracture pattern based on local fracture mechanism. Taking advantage of the experience analysis or the offline computation verified fracture characteristic, ... Keywords: Rigid Body, pre-fracture, fracture pattern, local fracture, dynamics

Wu Bo; Zeng Liang; Wu Yagang

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High energy gas fracture experiments in liquid-filled boreholes: potential geothermal application  

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High Energy Gas Fracturing is a tailored pulse fracturing technique which uses propellants to obtain controlled fracture initiation and extension. Borehole pressurization rates can be tailored, by suitable choice of propellants, to produce four or eight fractures radiating from the wellbore. High Energy Gas Fracture (HEGF) research is conducted at DOE's Nevada Test Site (NTS) in a tunnel complex where experiments can be done under realistic in situ stress conditions (1400 psi (9.7 MPa) overburden stress). Pressure measurements are made in the test borehole during all fracturing experiments. Experiments are mined back to provide direct observation of fracturing obtained. The initial objective of HEGF research was to develop multiple fracturing technology for application in gas well stimulation. HEGF research at NTS and in Devonian shale demonstration tests has resulted in a completed technology for multiple fracturing in uncased, liquid-free wellbores. Current resarch is directed toward extending the technique to liquid-filled boreholes for application in geothermal in addition to gas and oil wells. For liquid-free boreholes, multiple fracturing is specified in terms of pressure risetime required for a given borehole diameter. Propellants are mixed to achieve the desired risetime using a semiempirical mixing equation. The same techniques were successfully applied to fracturing in liquid-filled wellbores. However, the addition of liquid in the borehole results in a significantly more complicated fracturing behavior. Hydrodynamic effects are significant. Multiple fractures are initiated but only some propagated. Multiple- and hydraulic-type fracturing and wellbore crushing have been observed in the same experiment. The potential of using HEGB for geothermal well stimulation has been demonstrated through the present experiments. 18 refs., 40 figs., 4 tabs.

Cuderman, J.F.; Chu, T.Y.; Jung, J.; Jacobson, R.D.

1986-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Proppant Fracture Conductivity with High Proppant Loading and High Closure Stress  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Ultra-deepwater reservoirs are important unconventional reservoirs that hold the potential to produce billions of barrels of hydrocarbons, but also present major challenges. This type of reservoir is usually high pressure and high temperature (HPHT) and has a relatively high permeability. Hydraulic fracturing high permeability reservoirs are different from the hydraulic fracturing technology used in low permeability formations. The main purpose of hydraulic fracturing in low permeability reservoirs is to create a long, highly conductive path, whereas in high permeability formations hydraulic fracturing is used predominantly to bypass near wellbore formation damage, control sand production and reduce near wellbore pressure drop. Hydraulically fracturing these types of wells requires short fractures packed with high proppant concentrations. In addition, fracturing in high permeability reservoirs aims at achieving enough fracture length to increase productivity, especially when the viscosity of the reservoir fluid is high. In order to pump such a job and ensure long term productivity from the fracture, understanding the behavior of the fracture fluid and proppant is critical. A series of laboratory experiments have been conducted to study conductivity and fracture width with high proppant loading, high temperature and high pressure. Proppant was manually placed in the fracture and fracture fluid was pumped through the pack. Conductivity was measured by pumping oil to simulate reservoir conditions. Proppant performance and fracture fluids, which carry the proppant into the fracture, and their subsequent clean-up during production, were studied. High strength proppant is ideal for deep fracture stimulations and in this study different proppant loadings at different stresses were tested to see the impact of crushing and fracture width reduction on fracture conductivity. The preliminary test results indicated that oil at reservoir conditions improves clean-up of fracture fluid left in the proppant pack compared with using water at ambient temperature. Increasing the proppant concentration in the fracture showed higher conductivity values in some cases even at high closure stress. The increase in effective closure stress with high temperature resulted in a significant loss in conductivity. Additionally, the fracture width decreased with time and increased effective closure stress. Tests were also run to study the effect of cyclic loading which is expected to further decrease conductivity.

Rivers, Matthew Charles

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

A Physically Based Approach for Modeling Multiphase Fracture-Matrix Interaction in Fractured Porous Media  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

in modeling multiphase flow in porous and fractured media,multiphase tracer transport in heterogeneous fractured porousof multiphase flow through fractured or porous media.

Wu, Yu-Shu; Pan, Lehua; Pruess, Karsten

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

A physically based numerical approach for modeling fracture-matrix interaction in fractured reservoirs  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

in modeling multiphase flow in porous and fractured media,multiphase tracer transport in heterogeneous fractured porousof multiphase flow through fractured or porous media. 3.

Wu, Yu-Shu; Pruess, Karsten

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Naturally fractured tight gas reservoir detection optimization  

SciTech Connect

Building upon the partitioning of the Greater Green River Basin (GGRB) that was conducted last quarter, the goal of the work this quarter has been to conclude evaluation of the Stratos well and the prototypical Green River Deep partition, and perform the fill resource evaluation of the Upper Cretaceous tight gas play, with the goal of defining target areas of enhanced natural fracturing. The work plan for the quarter of November 1-December 31, 1998 comprised four tasks: (1) Evaluation of the Green River Deep partition and the Stratos well and examination of potential opportunity for expanding the use of E and P technology to low permeability, naturally fractured gas reservoirs, (2) Gas field studies, and (3) Resource analysis of the balance of the partitions.

NONE

1999-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

31, 2010 31, 2010 CX-001453: Categorical Exclusion Determination North Central Texas Alternative Fuel and Advanced Technology Investments CX(s) Applied: B5.1 Date: 03/31/2010 Location(s): Fort Worth, Texas Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory March 31, 2010 CX-001452: Categorical Exclusion Determination Development of Advanced Reservoir Characterization Techniques Date: 03/31/2010 Location(s): Grand Forks, North Dakota Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory March 30, 2010 CX-001462: Categorical Exclusion Determination High Performance Buildings - United Teen Equality Center CX(s) Applied: B1.15, B1.24, B2.5, A9, A11, B5.1 Date: 03/30/2010 Location(s): Lowell, Massachusetts Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy

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Numerical Investigation of Interaction Between Hydraulic Fractures and Natural Fractures  

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Hydraulic fracturing of a naturally-fractured reservoir is a challenge for industry, as fractures can have complex growth patterns when propagating in systems of natural fractures in the reservoir. Fracture propagation near a natural fracture (NF) considering interaction between a hydraulic fracture (HF) and a pre-existing NF, has been investigated comprehensively using a two dimensional Displacement Discontinuity Method (DDM) Model in this thesis. The rock is first considered as an elastic impermeable medium (with no leakoff), and then the effects of pore pressure change as a result of leakoff of fracturing fluid are considered. A uniform pressure fluid model and a Newtonian fluid flow model are used to calculate the fluid flow, fluid pressure and width distribution along the fracture. Joint elements are implemented to describe different NF contact modes (stick, slip, and open mode). The structural criterion is used for predicting the direction and mode of fracture propagation. The numerical model was used to first examine the mechanical response of the NF to predict potential reactivation of the NF and the resultant probable location for fracture re-initiation. Results demonstrate that: 1) Before the HF reaches a NF, the possibility of fracture re-initiation across the NF and with an offset is enhanced when the NF has weaker interfaces; 2) During the stage of fluid infiltration along the NF, a maximum tensile stress peak can be generated at the end of the opening zone along the NF ahead of the fluid front; 3) Poroelastic effects, arising from fluid diffusion into the rock deformation can induce closure and compressive stress at the center of the NF ahead of the HF tip before HF arrival. Upon coalescence when fluid flows along the NF, the poroelastic effects tend to reduce the value of the HF aperture and this decreases the tension peak and the possibility of fracture re-initiation with time. Next, HF trajectories near a NF were examined prior to coalesce with the NF using different joint, rock and fluid properties. Our analysis shows that: 1) Hydraulic fracture trajectories near a NF may bend and deviate from the direction of the maximum horizontal stress when using a joint model that includes initial joint deformation; 2) Hydraulic fractures propagating with higher injection rate or fracturing fluid of higher viscosity propagate longer distance when turning to the direction of maximum horizontal stress; 3) Fracture trajectories are less dependent on injection rate or fluid viscosity when using a joint model that includes initial joint deformation; whereas, they are more dominated by injection rate and fluid viscosity when using a joint model that excludes initial joint deformation.

Xue, Wenxu

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

208

Development of Technology for the Production of HIC Resistant ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A New Technology of Shot Blasting and Pickling in S31803 Duplex Stainless Steel Plate and GR2 Titanium Plate Analysis of Scale Deformation and Fracture in...

209

Procedure for estimating fracture energy from fracture surface roughness  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The fracture energy of a material is determined by first measuring the length of a profile of a section through a fractured surface of the material taken on a plane perpendicular to the mean plane of that surface, then determining the fractal dimensionality of the surface. From this, the yield strength of the material, and the Young's Modulus of that material, the fracture energy is calculated.

Williford, Ralph E. (Kennewick, WA)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Uncertainty in the maximum principal stress estimated from hydraulic fracturing Measurements due to the presence of the induced fracture  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Laboratory study of hydraulic fracturing pressure data?Howevaluation of hydraulic fracturing stress measurementreopening during hydraulic fracturing stress determinations.

Rutqvist, Jonny; Tsang, Chin-fu; Stephansson, Ove

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

211

Practical simulation of hierarchical brittle fracture  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A novel practical method for brittle fracture simulation is presented. Our fracture model is represented by a tree structure, and all elementary fracture pieces are hierarchically connected. Each node in a fracture tree has a glue table to define connections ... Keywords: fluid, fracture, rigid body

Seungtaik Oh; Seunghyup Shin; Hyeryeong Jun

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

212

Wormhole formation in dissolving fractures  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We investigate the dissolution of artificial fractures with three-dimensional, pore-scale numerical simulations. The fluid velocity in the fracture space was determined from a lattice-Boltzmann method, and a stochastic solver was used for the transport of dissolved species. Numerical simulations were used to study conditions under which long conduits (wormholes) form in an initially rough but spatially homogeneous fracture. The effects of flow rate, mineral dissolution rate and geometrical properties of the fracture were investigated, and the optimal conditions for wormhole formation determined.

Szymczak, P

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Technology Transfer: Available Technologies  

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Green Wave: Energy-Efficient HPC Design Optimized for Seismic Imaging TOUGH: Suite of Simulators for Nonisothermal Multiphase Flow and Transport in Fractured Porous Media...

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Characterizing Fractures in Geysers Geothermal Field by Micro-seismic Data,  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Characterizing Fractures in Geysers Geothermal Field by Micro-seismic Data, Characterizing Fractures in Geysers Geothermal Field by Micro-seismic Data, Using Soft Computing, Fractals, and Shear Wave Anisotropy Geothermal Project Jump to: navigation, search Last modified on July 22, 2011. Project Title Characterizing Fractures in Geysers Geothermal Field by Micro-seismic Data, Using Soft Computing, Fractals, and Shear Wave Anisotropy Project Type / Topic 1 Recovery Act: Enhanced Geothermal Systems Component Research and Development/Analysis Project Type / Topic 2 Fracture Characterization Technologies Project Description The proposed program will focus on predicting characteristics of fractures and their orientation prior to drilling new wells. It will also focus on determining the location of the fractures, spacing and orientation during drilling, as well as characterizing open fractures after stimulation to help identify the location of fluid flow pathway within the EGS reservoir. These systems are created by passively injecting cold water, and stimulating the permeation of the injected water through existing fractures into hot wet and hot dry rocks by thermo-elastic cooling shrinkage. The stimulated, existing fractures thus enhance the permeability of the hot rock formations, hence enabling better circulation of water for the purpose of producing the geothermal resource. The main focus of the project will be on developing better understanding of the mechanisms for the stimulation of existing fractures, and to use the information for better exploitation of the high temperature geothermal resources located in the northwest portion of the Geysers field and similar fields.

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Interferometric hydrofracture microseism localization using neighboring fracture  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Hydraulic fracturing is the process of injecting high-pressure fluids into a reservoir to induce fractures and thus improve reservoir productivity. Microseismic event localization is used to locate created fractures. ...

Poliannikov, Oleg V.

216

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

January 21, 2011 January 21, 2011 CX-005058: Categorical Exclusion Determination Improving Reservoir Contact for Increased Production and Recovery of Gas Shale Reservoirs CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 01/21/2011 Location(s): Salt Lake City, Utah Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory January 20, 2011 CX-005057: Categorical Exclusion Determination Area of Interest 1, Carbon Dioxide at the Interface: Nature and Dynamics of the Reservoir/Caprock Contact and Implications for Carbon Storage Performance CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.1 Date: 01/20/2011 Location(s): Eau Claire, Wisconsin Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory January 20, 2011 CX-005056: Categorical Exclusion Determination Area of Interest 1, Carbon Dioxide at the Interface: Nature and Dynamics of

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

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12, 2010 12, 2010 CX-000782: Categorical Exclusion Determination New Jersey Compressed Natural Gas Refuse Trucks, Shuttle Buses and Infrastructure CX(s) Applied: B5.1 Date: 02/12/2010 Location(s): Camden, New Jersey Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory February 12, 2010 CX-000781: Categorical Exclusion Determination New Jersey Compressed Natural Gas Refuse Trucks, Shuttle Buses and Infrastructure CX(s) Applied: A7 Date: 02/12/2010 Location(s): New Jersey Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory February 10, 2010 CX-000775: Categorical Exclusion Determination Site Characterization for Carbon Dioxide Storage from Coal-fired Power Facilities in the Black Warrior Basin of Alabama (Drill)

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

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September 18, 2013 September 18, 2013 CX-010933: Categorical Exclusion Determination High Energy Density Lithium (Li)-ion Cells for Electric Vehicles (EV) Based on Novel, High Voltage Cathode Material Systems CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 09/18/2013 Location(s): California Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory September 18, 2013 CX-010932: Categorical Exclusion Determination High Energy Density Lithium (Li)-ion Cells for Electric Vehicles (EV) Based on Novel, High Voltage Cathode Material Systems CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 09/18/2013 Location(s): California Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory August 23, 2013 CX-010779: Categorical Exclusion Determination Predictive Large Eddy Simulation (LES) Modeling and Validation for High-Pressure Turbulent Flames and Flashback in Hydrogen-Enriched Gas

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

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22, 2011 22, 2011 CX-005287: Categorical Exclusion Determination New Jersey Compressed Natural Gas Refuse Trucks, Shuttle Buses and Infrastructure Project: Essex Company Resource Recovery Facility CX(s) Applied: B5.1 Date: 02/22/2011 Location(s): Newark, New Jersey Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory February 18, 2011 CX-005283: Categorical Exclusion Determination Installation of Retail Biofuel Infrastructure Supporting I-75 Green Corridor Project CX(s) Applied: A1, B5.1 Date: 02/18/2011 Location(s): Miami, Florida Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory February 18, 2011 CX-005282: Categorical Exclusion Determination Installation of Retail Biofuel Infrastructure Supporting I-75 Green

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

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20, 2010 20, 2010 CX-003720: Categorical Exclusion Determination Recovery Act - Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Smart Grid Regional Demonstration Project CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B3.6, B4.4, B5.1 Date: 09/20/2010 Location(s): Los Angeles County, California Office(s): Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, National Energy Technology Laboratory September 20, 2010 CX-003727: Categorical Exclusion Determination State Energy Program: Strengthening Building Retrofit Markets and Stimulating Energy Efficiency Action CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B5.1 Date: 09/20/2010 Location(s): Michigan Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory September 20, 2010 CX-003726: Categorical Exclusion Determination Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens Waste-to-Energy Project

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

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20, 2009 20, 2009 CX-000438: Categorical Exclusion Determination A Modular Curriculum for Training University Students in Industry Standard Sequestration and Enhanced Oil Recovery Methods CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.8 Date: 11/20/2009 Location(s): Odessa, Texas Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory November 20, 2009 CX-000437: Categorical Exclusion Determination A Modular Curriculum for Training University Students in Industry Standard Sequestration and Enhanced Oil Recovery Methods CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.8 Date: 11/20/2009 Location(s): Odessa, Texas Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory November 20, 2009 CX-000373: Categorical Exclusion Determination Measurements of 222 Radon, 220 Radon, and Carbon Dioxide Emissions in Natural Carbon Dioxide Fields in Wyoming: Monitoring, Verification, and

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

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1, 2010 1, 2010 CX-001158: Categorical Exclusion Determination An Evaluation of the Carbon Sequestration Potential of the Cambro-Ordovician Strata of the Illinois and Michigan Basins CX(s) Applied: A9 Date: 03/11/2010 Location(s): Bloomington, Indiana Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory March 11, 2010 CX-001153: Categorical Exclusion Determination Roll-to-Roll Solution-Processable Small-Molecule Organic Light-Emitting Diodes (Wilmington) Date: 03/11/2010 Location(s): Wilmington, Delaware Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory March 11, 2010 CX-001152: Categorical Exclusion Determination Roll-to-Roll Solution-Processable Small-Molecule Organic Light-Emitting Diodes (Niskayuna) CX(s) Applied: B3.6

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

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421: Categorical Exclusion Determination 421: Categorical Exclusion Determination Characterization of the Triassic Newark Basin of New York and New Jersey for Geologic Storage of Carbon Dioxide CX(s) Applied: B3.1, A9 Date: 12/11/2009 Location(s): Houston, Texas Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory December 11, 2009 CX-000420: Categorical Exclusion Determination Characterization of the Triassic Newark Basin of New York and New Jersey for Geologic Storage of Carbon Dioxide CX(s) Applied: B3.1, A9 Date: 12/11/2009 Location(s): Houston, Texas Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory December 11, 2009 CX-000419: Categorical Exclusion Determination Characterization of the Triassic Newark Basin of New York and New Jersey for Geologic Storage of Carbon Dioxide

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

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3, 2010 3, 2010 CX-002486: Categorical Exclusion Determination Flow Battery Solution for Smart Grid Renewable Energy Applications CX(s) Applied: B3.6, B4.6, A1, B4.11 Date: 06/03/2010 Location(s): Sunnyvale, California Office(s): Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, National Energy Technology Laboratory June 2, 2010 CX-002945: Categorical Exclusion Determination Pennsylvania Green Energy Works Targeted Grant - Native Energy Biogas Project CX(s) Applied: B1.15, B1.24, B1.31, A9, B5.1 Date: 06/02/2010 Location(s): Franklin County, Pennsylvania Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory June 2, 2010 CX-002505: Categorical Exclusion Determination Energy Efficiency Program for Municipalities, Schools, Hospitals, Public Colleges

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

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9, 2010 9, 2010 CX-003053: Categorical Exclusion Determination Irvine Smart Grid Demonstration Project (Only for University of Southern California's Portion of the Work) CX(s) Applied: A11, B3.6 Date: 07/19/2010 Location(s): Marina del Ray, California Office(s): Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, National Energy Technology Laboratory July 19, 2010 CX-003054: Categorical Exclusion Determination Energy Efficient/Comfortable Buildings through Multivariate Integrated Controls (ECoMIC) CX(s) Applied: A9, B2.2, B5.1 Date: 07/19/2010 Location(s): Westchester, New York Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory July 19, 2010 CX-003052: Categorical Exclusion Determination Irvine Smart Grid Demonstration Project (Only for General Electric Work in

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

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19, 2011 19, 2011 CX-005634: Categorical Exclusion Determination Characterization of Hydrocarbon Samples and/or Qualitative/Quantitative Analysis of Hydrocarbon Mixtures CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 04/19/2011 Location(s): Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory April 19, 2011 CX-005633: Categorical Exclusion Determination Fast Responding Voltage Regulator and Dynamic VAR Compensator with Direct Medium Voltage Connection CX(s) Applied: A1, A11, B3.6, B4.4, B5.1 Date: 04/19/2011 Location(s): San Jose, California Office(s): Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, National Energy Technology Laboratory April 19, 2011 CX-005632: Categorical Exclusion Determination Fast Responding Voltage Regulator and Dynamic VAR Compensator with Direct

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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

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3, 2011 3, 2011 CX-006170: Categorical Exclusion Determination United Way Energy Efficient Buildings Project for Non-Profit Facilities Date: 07/13/2011 Location(s): Huntington Woods, Michigan Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory July 13, 2011 CX-006169: Categorical Exclusion Determination United Way Energy Efficient Buildings Project for Non-Profit Facilities CX(s) Applied: B2.5, B5.1 Date: 07/13/2011 Location(s): Pontiac, Michigan Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory July 13, 2011 CX-006168: Categorical Exclusion Determination United Way Energy Efficient Buildings Project for Non-Profit Facilities CX(s) Applied: B2.5, B5.1 Date: 07/13/2011 Location(s): Wayne, Michigan

228

Geothermal reservoir technology  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A status report on Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory's Reservoir Technology projects under DOE's Hydrothermal Research Subprogram is presented. During FY 1985 significant accomplishments were made in developing and evaluating methods for (1) describing geothermal systems and processes; (2) predicting reservoir changes; (3) mapping faults and fractures; and (4) field data analysis. In addition, LBL assisted DOE in establishing the research needs of the geothermal industry in the area of Reservoir Technology. 15 refs., 5 figs.

Lippmann, M.J.

1985-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

229

Meshless animation of fracturing solids  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present a new meshless animation framework for elastic and plastic materials that fracture. Central to our method is a highly dynamic surface and volume sampling method that supports arbitrary crack initiation, propagation, and termination, while ... Keywords: elasticity, fracture, meshless methods, physics-based animation, plasticity

Mark Pauly; Richard Keiser; Bart Adams; Philip Dutr; Markus Gross; Leonidas J. Guibas

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

230

NETL: Discrete Fracture Reservoir Simulation Software  

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Discrete Fracture Reservoir Simulation FRACGENNFFLOW Shale Gas Flow Simulation Shale Gas Flow Simulation FRACGENNFFLOW, a fractured reservoir modeling software developed by the...

231

Self-potential observations during hydraulic fracturing  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

and T. W. Keech (1977), Hydraulic fracture mapping usingpotential measurements during hydraulic fracturing of Bunterbetween electrical and hydraulic flow patterns from rock

Moore, J R; Glaser, Steven D

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

Some Fundamental Mechanisms of Hydraulic Fracturing .  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??This dissertation focuses mainly on three topics: (1) mixed-mode branching and segmentation of hydraulic fractures in brittle materials, (2) hydraulic fracture propagation in particulate materials, (more)

Wu, Ruiting

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

233

Shale Gas Development Challenges: Fracture Fluids | Department...  

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Centers Field Sites Power Marketing Administration Other Agencies You are here Home Shale Gas Development Challenges: Fracture Fluids Shale Gas Development Challenges: Fracture...

234

Hanging Pelvic Gallbladder Simulating Occult Hip Fracture Versus Appendicitis  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Pelvic Gallbladder Simulating Occult Hip Fracture Versuspossibility of either an occult hip fracture or a subacute

Dolbec, Katherine W D; Higgins, George L; Jung, Michale W

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

235

Downhole tool sniffs out fractures  

SciTech Connect

This article reports that a new tool has been designed and successfully tested that can designate which direction from a borehole a particular fracture is located. Albuquerque-based Sandia National Laboratories tested the new tool. The prototype was built by Southwest Research Institute of San Antonio. During field tests, the tool detected simulated fractures more than 30 ft away from a test borehole. It determines fracture direction by transmitting highly directional and powerful radar pulses in a known direction. The pulses last eight billionths of a second and their frequency spectrum range up to the VHF (very high frequency) band. Discontinuities in the rock interrupt and reflect radar signals so that a signal's return to the tool indicates the presence of fractures. The return signal's time delay translates into distance from the borehole. The transmitter and receiver rotate in place, permitting the tool to scan for fractures in all directions.

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1987-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

236

EVALUATION OF ENHANCED VOC REMOVAL WITH SOIL FRACTURING IN THE SRS UPLAND UNIT  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Environmental Restoration Technology Section (ERTS) of the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) conducted pilot scale testing to evaluate the effectiveness of using hydraulic fracturing as a means to improve soil vapor extraction (SVE) system performance. Laboratory and field research has shown that significant amounts of solvents can be entrapped in low permeability zones by capillary forces and removal by SVE can be severely limited due to low flow rates, mass transfer resistance of the hydrophobic compounds by trapped interparticle water, and diffusion resistance. Introducing sand-filled fractures into these tight zones improves the performance of SVE by (1) increasing the overall permeability of the formation and thereby increasing SVE flow rates, (2) shortening diffusion pathways, and (3) increasing air permeability by improving pore water removal. The synergistic effect of the fracture well completion methods, fracture and flow geometry, and pore water removal appears to increase the rate of solvent mass removal over that of increasing flow rate alone. A field test was conducted where a conventional well in the SRS Upland Unit was tested before and after hydraulic fracturing. ERTS teamed with Clemson University through the South Carolina University and Education Foundation (SCUREF) program utilizing their expertise in fracturing and fracture modeling. The goals of the fracturing pilot testing were to evaluate the following: (1) The effect of hydraulic fractures on the performance of a conventional well. This was the most reliable way to remove the effects of spatial variations in permeability and contaminant distribution on relative well performance. It also provided data on the option of improving the performance of existing wells using hydraulic fractures. (2) The relative performance of a conventional SVE well and isolated hydraulic fractures. This was the most reliable indicator of the performance of hydraulic fractures that could be created in a full-scale implementation. The SVE well, monitoring point arrays and four fracturing wells were installed and the well testing has been completed. Four fractures were successfully created the week of July 25, 2005. The fractures were created in an open area at the bottom of steel well casing by using a water jet to create a notch in the soil and then injecting a guar-sand slurry into the formation. The sand-filled fractures increase the effective air permeability of the subsurface formation diffusion path lengths for contaminant removal. The primary metrics for evaluation were an increase in SVE flow rates in the zone of contamination and an increase in the zone of influence. Sufficient testing has been performed to show that fracturing in the Upland Unit accelerates SVE solvent remediation and fracturing can increase flow rates in the Upland Unit by at least one order of magnitude.

Riha, B

2005-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

237

Lisburne Formation fracture characterization and flow modeling  

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Evaluation of fractured reservoirs for fluid flow and optimal well placement is often very complicated. In general, fractures enhance permeability and increase access to matrix surface, but their random aspects create difficulties for analysis and performance prediction. Each reservoir has unique aspects which require individual assessment. This study examined fracture properties in a part of the Carboniferous Lisburne Formation. Field study of outcrops yielded information on two sets of large-scale fractures (NNW and ENE orientations) from the lower Wahoo Limestone in the eastern Sadlerochit Mountains. Several statistical methods were used on these data to find appropriate models describing the megafracture properties. For NNW fracture height and ENE fracture spacing, the gamma model appears to adequately describe the distribution. NNW fracture spacing and ENE fracture height are lognormally distributed. Results of the statistical analyses were used as input for fracture set generation and modeling using "FracMan". Modeling different borehole orientations in the fractured domain revealed that horizontal wells with 60? azimuth have an optimal trajectory, resulting in the maximum number and area of fracture connections. The orientation maximizing the number of fracture connections did not necessarily give the maximum area. Conductivity analysis showed that the fracture network is weakly anisotropic and above the percolation threshold. The fracture conductance is strongly dependent on the NNW fracture set; larger fractures influence fluid flow more than smaller fractures. Fracture strike and dip variability increased the system interconnectivity, but did not affect the optimal wellbore orientation. Incorporating ENE fracture termination against the NNW fractures decreased the system conductance and shifted the optimal wellbore trajectory towards the direction perpendicular to the NNW set. Reservoir engineering implications of this study include: guidelines for optimal wellbore orientations, the relative placement of injectors and producers along the bisectors between the two fracture sets, and the importance of including fracture terminations. Further work should investigate the influence of variations in fracture aperture and transmissivities, and drainage area, and extend the analysis to additional units of the Lisburne Group.

Karpov, Alexandre Valerievich

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

238

Relative Permeability of Fractured Rock  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Contemporary understanding of multiphase flow through fractures is limited. Different studies using synthetic fractures and various fluids have yielded different relative permeability-saturation relations. This study aimed to extend the understanding of multiphase flow by conducting nitrogen-water relative permeability experiments on a naturally-fractured rock from The Geysers geothermal field. The steady-state approach was used. However, steady state was achieved only at the endpoint saturations. Several difficulties were encountered that are attributed to phase interference and changes in fracture aperture and surface roughness, along with fracture propagation/initiation. Absolute permeabilities were determined using nitrogen and water. The permeability values obtained change with the number of load cycles. Determining the absolute permeability of a core is especially important in a fractured rock. The rock may change as asperities are destroyed and fractures propagate or st rain harden as the net stresses vary. Pressure spikes occurred in water a solute permeability experiments. Conceptual models of an elastic fracture network can explain the pressure spike behavior. At the endpoint saturations the water relative permeabilities obtained are much less than the nitrogen gas relative permeabilities. Saturations were determined by weighing and by resistivity calculations. The resistivity-saturation relationship developed for the core gave saturation values that differ by 5% from the value determined by weighing. Further work is required to complete the relative permeability curve. The steady-state experimental approach encountered difficulties due to phase interference and fracture change. Steady state may not be reached until an impractical length of time. Thus, unsteady-state methods should be pursued. In unsteady-state experiments the challenge will be in quantifying rock fracture change in addition to fluid flow changes.

Mark D. Habana

2002-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

239

Fracturing Fluid Characterization Facility  

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Documentation Page Documentation Page 1. Report No. DE - FC 21 - 92MC29077 2. 3. Recipient's Accession No. 5. Report Date August 31, 2000 4. Title and Subtitle Fracturing Fluid Characterization Facility 6. 7. Author(s) The University of Oklahoma 8. Performing Organization Rept. No. 10. Project/Task/Work Unit No. 9. Performing Organization Name and Address The University of Oklahoma Sarkeys Energy Center T301 100 E Boyd St Norman, OK 73019 11. Contract (C) or Grant (G) No. DOE:DE FC21 92 MC29077 13. Type of Report & Period Covered Final Report 09 30 92 - 03 31 00 12. Sponsoring Organization Name and Address US Dept of Energy - FETL 3610 Collins Ferry Road Morgantown, WV 26505 14. 15. Supplementary Notes Several technical papers were prepared and presented at various Society of Petroleum Engineers Conferences and US

240

Explosive fracturing method  

SciTech Connect

A method of inducing a fracture system and multiple cavities in earthen formations is described. A first explosive, preferably nuclear, is buried at a sufficient depth so that its subsequent detonation is fully contained within the earth. Thereafter a second explosive, also preferably nuclear, is buried a predetermined distance from the situs of the first explosive. After detonation of the first explosive, time is allowed to elapse during which the cavity formed by the first explosive collapses to form a rubblized chimney. Thereafter, the second explosive is detonated to create a second chimney parallel to that of the first explosive together with a zone of enhanced permeability between the first and second. (10 claims)

Boardman, C.R.; Knutson, C.F.

1973-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE's Shale Gas and Hydraulic Fracturing Research | Department of Energy  

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Shale Gas and Hydraulic Fracturing Research Shale Gas and Hydraulic Fracturing Research DOE's Shale Gas and Hydraulic Fracturing Research April 26, 2013 - 11:05am Addthis Statement of Guido DeHoratiis Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oil and Natural Gas before the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittees on Energy and Environment. I want to thank the Chairs, Ranking Members and Members of the Subcommittees for inviting me to appear before you today to discuss the critical role that the Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy, in collaboration with the Department of the Interior (DOI) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is playing to improve the safety and environmental performance of developing our Nation's unconventional oil and natural gas (UOG) resources.

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SPALL FRACTURE AND SPALL FRACTURE AND COMPACTION COMPACTION  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

SPALL FRACTURE AND SPALL FRACTURE AND SPALL FRACTURE AND SPALL FRACTURE AND COMPACTION COMPACTION IN NATURAL URANIUM IN NATURAL URANIUM UNDER SHOCK UNDER SHOCK - - WAVE LOADING WAVE LOADING O.A. O.A. Tyupanova Tyupanova , S.S. , S.S. Nadezhin Nadezhin , A.N. , A.N. Malyshev Malyshev , , O.N. O.N. Ignatova Ignatova , V.I. , V.I. Skokov Skokov , V.N. , V.N. Knyazev Knyazev , , V.A. V.A. Raevsky Raevsky , N.A. , N.A. Yukina Yukina Russian Federal Nuclear Center Russian Federal Nuclear Center - - VNIIEF, VNIIEF, Sarov Sarov , Russia , Russia Introduction Introduction  Nucleation and growth of defects inside a solid under pulse tensile stresses signify a necessity to consider it as a damaged medium.  A certain volume of experimental data, obtained in correct tests, which are sensitive to a characteristic under study, is necessary

243

Fracture of aluminum naval structures  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Structural catastrophic failure of naval vessels due to extreme loads such as underwater or air explosion, high velocity impact (torpedoes), or hydrodynamic loads (high speed vessels) is primarily caused by fracture. ...

Galanis, Konstantinos, 1970-

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

244

Temporary Sealing of Fractures | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Temporary Sealing of Fractures Temporary Sealing of Fractures Jump to: navigation, search Contents 1 Geothermal Lab Call Projects for Temporary Sealing of Fractures 2 Geothermal ARRA Funded Projects for Temporary Sealing of Fractures Geothermal Lab Call Projects for Temporary Sealing of Fractures Loading map... {"format":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"limit":200,"offset":0,"link":"all","sort":[""],"order":[],"headers":"show","mainlabel":"","intro":"","outro":"","searchlabel":"\u2026

245

CX-007460: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Development of Non-Contaminating Cryogenic Fracturing Technology CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 12/20/2011 Location(s): Colorado Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

246

CX-007449: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Development of Non-Contaminating Cryogenic Fracturing Technology CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 12/20/2011 Location(s): California Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

247

Ductile Fracture Handbook: Volume 2  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The three-volume Ductile Fracture Handbook provides the structural analyst with computational methods for evaluating the integrity of flawed structures that are fabricated from ductile materials or have loads that may produce significant plasticity, specifically easy-to-use fracture mechanics solutions for a wide range of problems dealing with cylinders subjected to several types of elastic-plastic loading. Volume 2 presents new solutions and significant expansion of previous solutions, typically in the ...

1990-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

248

Ductile Fracture Handbook: Volume 3  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The three-volume Ductile Fracture Handbook provides the structural analyst with computational methods for evaluating the integrity of flawed structures that are fabricated from ductile materials or have loads that may produce significant plasticity, specifically easy-to-use fracture mechanics solutions for a wide range of problems dealing with cylinders subjected to several types of elastic-plastic loading. Volume 3 presents solutions for axial part-throughwall cracks, cracks in elbows, tees, and nozzles...

1990-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

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November 16, 2009 November 16, 2009 CX-000409: Categorical Exclusion Determination Wireless Subsea Communications System CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 11/16/2009 Location(s): Boston, Massachusetts Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory November 16, 2009 CX-000308: Categorical Exclusion Determination Connecticut Revision 2 - Retrofit 9 State Buildings CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B1.3, B1.4, B1.5, B1.15, B1.23, B1.24, B1.31, B2.1, B2.2, B2.5, B5.1 Date: 11/16/2009 Location(s): Connecticut Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory November 16, 2009 CX-000435: Categorical Exclusion Determination Novel Oxygen Carriers for Coal-fueled Chemical Looping Combustion CX(s) Applied: A9, A11 Date: 11/16/2009 Location(s): Bowling Green, Kentucky

250

Dynamics of window glass fracture in explosions  

SciTech Connect

An exploratory study was conducted under the Architectural Surety Program to examine the possibility of modifying fracture of glass in the shock-wave environment associated with terrorist bombings. The intent was to explore strategies to reduce the number and severity of injuries resulting from those attacks. The study consisted of a series of three experiments at the Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center (EMRTC) of the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology at Socorro, NM, in which annealed and tempered glass sheets were exposed to blast waves at several different levels of overpressure and specific impulse. A preliminary assessment of the response of tempered glass to the blast environment suggested that inducing early failure would result in lowering fragment velocity as well as reducing the loading from the window to the structure. To test that possibility, two different and novel procedures (indentation flaws and spot annealing) were used to reduce the failure strength of the tempered glass while maintaining its ability to fracture into small cube-shaped fragments. Each experiment involved a comparison of the performance of four sheets of glass with different treatments.

Beauchamp, E.K.; Matalucci, R.V.

1998-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

251

A physically based numerical approach for modeling fracture-matrix interaction in fractured reservoirs  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

modeling fluid and heat flow in fractured porous media, Soc.flow through unsaturated fractured porous media, Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Dynamics of Fluids

Wu, Yu-Shu; Pruess, Karsten

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

252

A Physically Based Approach for Modeling Multiphase Fracture-Matrix Interaction in Fractured Porous Media  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

modeling fluid and heat flow in fractured porous media, Soc.flow through unsaturated fractured porous media, Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Dynamics of Fluids

Wu, Yu-Shu; Pan, Lehua; Pruess, Karsten

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

253

The Essential Work of Fracture Method Applied to Mode II Interlaminar Fracture in Fiber Reinforced Polymers.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??This thesis presents a new method for determining mode II interlaminar fracture toughness in fiber reinforced polymers (FRP) using the essential work of fracture (EWF) (more)

McKinney, Scott D

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

254

Hydraulic fracture optimization using hydraulic fracture and reservoir modeling in the Piceance Basin, Colorado.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Hydraulic fracturing is an important stimulation method for producing unconventional gas reserves. Natural fractures are present in many low-permeability gas environments and often provide important (more)

Reynolds, Harris Allen

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

255

An agent-based soft computing society with application in the management of establishment of hydraulic fracture in oil field  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Establishment of Hydraulic Fracture in Oil field is a complicated system. The process of establishment of project involves many departments, which frequently interact each other. In general, The Orient-Object technology is not suitable to construct this ...

Fu hua Shang; Xiao feng Li; Jian Xu

2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

256

Geothermal wells: the cost benefit of fracture stimulation estimated by the GEOCOM code. Final report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

GEOCOM, a computer code that provides life cycle cost/benefit analysis of completion technologies applied to geothermal wells, is used to study fracture stimulation techniques. it is estimated that stimulation must increase flow by roughly tons per $100,000 in order to be cost effective. Typically, hydraulic fracturing costs $100,000 to $500,000 per well, and the attempts at stimulation to date have generally not achieved the desired flow increases. The cost effectiveness of hydraulic fracturing is considered for several geothermal reservoirs.

Brown, G.L.

1983-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

257

Hydrogen-Assisted Fracture: Materials Testing and Variables Governing Fracture  

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Hydrogen-Assisted Fracture: Materials Hydrogen-Assisted Fracture: Materials Testing and Variables Governing Fracture Brian Somerday, Chris San Marchi, and Dorian Balch Sandia National Laboratories Livermore, CA Hydrogen Pipeline Working Group Workshop Augusta, GA August 30-31, 2005 SNL has 40+ years experience with effects of high-pressure hydrogen gas on materials * Design and maintenance of welded stainless steel pressure vessels for containment of high-pressure H 2 isotopes - Extensive testing of stainless steels exposed to high-pressure H 2 gas * Six-year program in 1970s focused on feasibility of using natural gas pipeline network for H 2 gas - Materials testing in high-pressure H 2 gas using laboratory specimens and model pipeline - Examined fusion zone and heat affected zones of welds * Active SNL staff have authored 70+ papers and organized 6

258

Technology Transfer: Available Technologies  

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Materials Biofuels Biofuels Biotechnology and Medecine Biotechnology & Medicine Chemistry Developing World Energy Efficient Technologies Energy Environmental Technologies...

259

Nonisothermal injection tests in fractured reservoirs  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The paper extends the analysis of nonisothermal pressure transient data to fractured reservoirs. Two cases are considered: reservoirs with predominantly horzontal fractures and reservoirs with predominantly vertical fractures. Effects of conductive heat transfer between the fractures and the rock matrix are modeled, and the resulting pressure transients evaluated. Thermal conduction tends to retard the movement of the thermal front in the fractures, which significantly affects the pressure transient data. The purpose of the numerical simulation studies is to provide methods for analyzing nonisothermal injection/falloff data for fractured reservoirs.

Cox, B.L.; Bodvarsson, G.S.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

260

Monitoring hydraulic fracture growth: Laboratory experiments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The authors carry out small-scale hydraulic fracture experiments to investigate the physics of hydraulic fracturing. The laboratory experiments are combined with time-lapse ultrasonic measurements with active sources using both compressional and shear-wave transducers. For the time-lapse measurements they focus on ultrasonic measurement changes during fracture growth. As a consequence they can detect the hydraulic fracture and characterize its shape and geometry during growth. Hence, this paper deals with fracture characterization using time-lapse acoustic data. Hydraulic fracturing is used in the oil and gas industry to stimulate reservoir production.

Groenenboom, J.; Dam, D.B. van

2000-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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261

Method for directional hydraulic fracturing  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method for directional hydraulic fracturing using borehole seals to confine pressurized fluid in planar permeable regions, comprising: placing a sealant in the hole of a structure selected from geologic or cemented formations to fill the space between a permeable planar component and the geologic or cemented formation in the vicinity of the permeable planar component; making a hydraulic connection between the permeable planar component and a pump; permitting the sealant to cure and thereby provide both mechanical and hydraulic confinement to the permeable planar component; and pumping a fluid from the pump into the permeable planar component to internally pressurize the permeable planar component to initiate a fracture in the formation, the fracture being disposed in the same orientation as the permeable planar component.

Swanson, David E. (West St. Paul, MN); Daly, Daniel W. (Crystal, MN)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

262

Acoustic Character Of Hydraulic Fractures In Granite  

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Hydraulic fractures in homogeneous granitic rocks were logged with conventional acoustic-transit-time, acoustic-waveform, and acoustic-televiewer logging systems. Fractured intervals ranged in depth from 45 to 570m. and ...

Paillet, Frederick I.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

263

Effects of dry fractures on matrix diffusion in unsaturated fractured rocks  

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Symposium on Multiphase Transport in Porous Media, ASMEmultiphase heat and mass flow in unsaturated fractured porous

Seol, Yongkoo; Liu, Hui Hai; Bodvarsson, Gudmundur S.

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

264

Dissipative particle dynamics simulation of fluid motion through an unsaturated fracture and fracture junction  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Multiphase fluid motion in unsaturated fractures and fracture networks involves complicated fluid dynamics, which is difficult to model using grid-based continuum methods. In this paper, the application of dissipative particle dynamics (DPD), a relatively ... Keywords: Dissipative particle dynamics (DPD), Fracture, Fracture flow, Smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH), Weight functions

Moubin Liu; Paul Meakin; Hai Huang

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

265

Summary of Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanics Concepts  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

...in this Volume."Stress Intensity Factors"A brief summary of linear elastic fracture mechanics (LEFM) concepts

266

Development of a fixation device for robot assisted fracture reduction of femoral shaft fractures: A biomechanical study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Robot assisted fracture reduction of femoral shaft fractures provides precise alignment while reducing the amount of intraoperative imaging. The connection between the robot and the fracture fragment should allow conventional intramedullary nailing, ... Keywords: Robot, femur shaft, fracture reduction, interface

T. S. Weber-Spickschen; M. Oszwald; R. Westphal; C. Krettek; F. Wahl; T. Gosling

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

267

Optimizing fracture stimulation using treatment-well tiltmeters and integrated fracture modeling  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper covers the optimization of hydraulic fracture treatments in a new coalbed methane (CBM) reservoir in Wyoming. A multiwell pilot project was conducted in the Copper Ridge (CR) field to assess future development potential. Hydraulic fracture mapping was successfully performed with treatment-well tiltmeters on six wells including the first-ever used on propped treatments. The mapped fracture height was then used to calibrate the fracture model, perform on-site fracture-design changes, and optimize future fracture treatments. This paper shows how early use of fracture diagnostics can assist in the development of a new reservoir.

Mayerhofer, M.; Stutz, L.; Davis, E.; Wolhart, S. [Pinnacle Technology Houston, Houston, TX (United States)

2006-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

268

Fractured shale reservoirs: Towards a realistic model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Fractured shale reservoirs are fundamentally unconventional, which is to say that their behavior is qualitatively different from reservoirs characterized by intergranular pore space. Attempts to analyze fractured shale reservoirs are essentially misleading. Reliance on such models can have only negative results for fractured shale oil and gas exploration and development. A realistic model of fractured shale reservoirs begins with the history of the shale as a hydrocarbon source rock. Minimum levels of both kerogen concentration and thermal maturity are required for effective hydrocarbon generation. Hydrocarbon generation results in overpressuring of the shale. At some critical level of repressuring, the shale fractures in the ambient stress field. This primary natural fracture system is fundamental to the future behavior of the fractured shale gas reservoir. The fractures facilitate primary migration of oil and gas out of the shale and into the basin. In this process, all connate water is expelled, leaving the fractured shale oil-wet and saturated with oil and gas. What fluids are eventually produced from the fractured shale depends on the consequent structural and geochemical history. As long as the shale remains hot, oil production may be obtained. (e.g. Bakken Shale, Green River Shale). If the shale is significantly cooled, mainly gas will be produced (e.g. Antrim Shale, Ohio Shale, New Albany Shale). Where secondary natural fracture systems are developed and connect the shale to aquifers or to surface recharge, the fractured shale will also produce water (e.g. Antrim Shale, Indiana New Albany Shale).

Hamilton-Smith, T. [Applied Earth Science, Lexington, KY (United States)

1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

269

Multi-Site Application of the Geomechanical Approach for Natural Fracture Exploration  

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In order to predict the nature and distribution of natural fracturing, Advanced Resources Inc. (ARI) incorporated concepts of rock mechanics, geologic history, and local geology into a geomechanical approach for natural fracture prediction within mildly deformed, tight (low-permeability) gas reservoirs. Under the auspices of this project, ARI utilized and refined this approach in tight gas reservoir characterization and exploratory activities in three basins: the Piceance, Wind River and the Anadarko. The primary focus of this report is the knowledge gained on natural fractural prediction along with practical applications for enhancing gas recovery and commerciality. Of importance to tight formation gas production are two broad categories of natural fractures: (1) shear related natural fractures and (2) extensional (opening mode) natural fractures. While arising from different origins this natural fracture type differentiation based on morphology is sometimes inter related. Predicting fracture distribution successfully is largely a function of collecting and understanding the available relevant data in conjunction with a methodology appropriate to the fracture origin. Initially ARI envisioned the geomechanical approach to natural fracture prediction as the use of elastic rock mechanics methods to project the nature and distribution of natural fracturing within mildly deformed, tight (low permeability) gas reservoirs. Technical issues and inconsistencies during the project prompted re-evaluation of these initial assumptions. ARI's philosophy for the geomechanical tools was one of heuristic development through field site testing and iterative enhancements to make it a better tool. The technology and underlying concepts were refined considerably during the course of the project. As with any new tool, there was a substantial learning curve. Through a heuristic approach, addressing these discoveries with additional software and concepts resulted in a stronger set of geomechanical tools. Thus, the outcome of this project is a set of predictive tools with broad applicability across low permeability gas basins where natural fractures play an important role in reservoir permeability. Potential uses for these learnings and tools range from rank exploration to field-development portfolio management. Early incorporation of the permeability development concepts presented here can improve basin assessment and direct focus to the high potential areas within basins. Insight into production variability inherent in tight naturally fractured reservoirs leads to improved wellbore evaluation and reduces the incidence of premature exits from high potential plays. A significant conclusion of this project is that natural fractures, while often an important, overlooked aspect of reservoir geology, represent only one aspect of the overall reservoir fabric. A balanced perspective encompassing all aspects of reservoir geology will have the greatest impact on exploration and development in the low permeability gas setting.

R. L. Billingsley; V. Kuuskraa

2006-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

270

ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY Engineering Technology  

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, Mechatronics Technology, and Renewable Energy Technology. Career Opportunities Graduates of four origin, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, status as a Vietnam-era veteran, or disability

271

Technology Transfer: Available Technologies  

Please refer to the list of technologies below for licensing and research collaboration availability. If you can't find the technology you ...

272

Geomechanical Simulation of Fluid-Driven Fractures  

SciTech Connect

The project supported graduate students working on experimental and numerical modeling of rock fracture, with the following objectives: (a) perform laboratory testing of fluid-saturated rock; (b) develop predictive models for simulation of fracture; and (c) establish educational frameworks for geologic sequestration issues related to rock fracture. These objectives were achieved through (i) using a novel apparatus to produce faulting in a fluid-saturated rock; (ii) modeling fracture with a boundary element method; and (iii) developing curricula for training geoengineers in experimental mechanics, numerical modeling of fracture, and poroelasticity.

Makhnenko, R.; Nikolskiy, D.; Mogilevskaya, S.; Labuz, J.

2012-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

273

Structural Settings Of Hydrothermal Outflow- Fracture Permeability  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Settings Of Hydrothermal Outflow- Fracture Permeability Settings Of Hydrothermal Outflow- Fracture Permeability Maintained By Fault Propagation And Interaction Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: Structural Settings Of Hydrothermal Outflow- Fracture Permeability Maintained By Fault Propagation And Interaction Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: Hydrothermal outflow occurs most commonly at the terminations of individual faults and where multiple faults interact. These areas of fault propagation and interaction are sites of elevated stress termed breakdown regions. Here, stress concentrations cause active fracturing and continual re-opening of fluid-flow conduits, permitting long-lived hydrothermal flow despite potential clogging of fractures due to mineral precipitation. As

274

Method for enhancement of sequential hydraulic fracturing using control pulse fracturing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A method is described for creating multiple sequential hydraulic fractures via hydraulic fracturing combined with controlled pulse fracturing where two wells are utilized comprising: (a) drilling and completing a first and second well so that the wells will be in fluid communication with each other after subsequent fracturing in each well; (b) creating more than two simultaneous multiple vertical fractures via a controlled pulse fracturing method in the second well; (c) thereafter hydraulically fracturing the reservoir via the first well thereby creating fractures in the reservoir and afterwards shutting-in the first well without any induced pressure; (d) applying thereafter hydraulic pressure to the reservoir via the second well in an amount sufficient to fracture the reservoir thereby forming a first hydraulic fracture perpendicular to the least principal in-situ stress; (e) maintaining the hydraulic pressure on the reservoir while pumping via the second well alternate slugs of a thin-fluid spacer and a temporary blocking agent having a proppant therein whereupon a second hydraulic fracture is initiated; (f) maintaining the hydraulic pressure on the second well while pumping alternate slugs of spacer and blocking agent into the second hydraulic fracture thereby causing the second hydraulic fracture to propagate away from the first hydraulic fracture in step (e) in a curved trajectory which intersects a fracture created in the first well; (g) maintaining the hydraulic pressure while pumping as in step (f) whereupon another hydraulic fracture initiates causing another curved fracture trajectory to form and intersect the fracture created in the first well; and (h) repeated steps (f) and (g) until a desired number of hydraulic fractures are created which allows a substantial improvement in removing a natural resource from the reservoir.

Jennings, A.R. Jr.; Strubhar, M.K.

1993-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

275

RESEARCH PROGRAM ON FRACTURED PETROLEUM RESERVOIRS  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Numerical simulation of water injection in discrete fractured media with capillary pressure is a challenge. Dual-porosity models in view of their strength and simplicity can be mainly used for sugar-cube representation of fractured media. In such a representation, the transfer function between the fracture and the matrix block can be readily calculated for water-wet media. For a mixed-wet system, the evaluation of the transfer function becomes complicated due to the effect of gravity. In this work, they use a discrete-fracture model in which the fractures are discretized as one dimensional entities to account for fracture thickness by an integral form of the flow equations. This simple step greatly improves the numerical solution. Then the discrete-fracture model is implemented using a Galerkin finite element method. The robustness and the accuracy of the approach are shown through several examples. First they consider a single fracture in a rock matrix and compare the results of the discrete-fracture model with a single-porosity model. Then, they use the discrete-fracture model in more complex configurations. Numerical simulations are carried out in water-wet media as well as in mixed-wet media to study the effect of matrix and fracture capillary pressures.

Abbas Firoozabadi

2002-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

276

Interaction between Injection Points during Hydraulic Fracturing  

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We present a model of the hydraulic fracturing of heterogeneous poroelastic media. The formalism is an effective continuum model that captures the coupled dynamics of the fluid pressure and the fractured rock matrix and models both the tensile and shear failure of the rock. As an application of the formalism, we study the geomechanical stress interaction between two injection points during hydraulic fracturing (hydrofracking) and how this interaction influences the fracturing process. For injection points that are separated by less than a critical correlation length, we find that the fracturing process around each point is strongly correlated with the position of the neighboring point. The magnitude of the correlation length depends on the degree of heterogeneity of the rock and is on the order of 30-45 m for rocks with low permeabilities. In the strongly correlated regime, we predict a novel effective fracture-force that attracts the fractures toward the neighboring injection point.

Hals, Kjetil M D

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

Microseismic Tracer Particles for Hydraulic Fracturing  

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Microseismic Tracer Particles for Hydraulic Fracturing Microseismic Tracer Particles for Hydraulic Fracturing Microseismic Tracer Particles for Hydraulic Fracturing Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory have developed a method by which microseismic events can be discriminated/detected that correspond to only the portion of the hydraulic fracture that contains the proppant material and can be expected to be conductive to the flow of oil and gas. July 3, 2013 Microseismic Tracer Particles for Hydraulic Fracturing Figure 1: A graph of ionic conductivity as a function of temperature for the anti-perovskite Li3OCl. Available for thumbnail of Feynman Center (505) 665-9090 Email Microseismic Tracer Particles for Hydraulic Fracturing Applications: Oil and gas production Geophysical exploration Benefits: Tracks the disposition of material in a hydraulic fracturing

278

Stanford Geothermal Program, reservoir and injection technology  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This annual report of the Stanford Geothermal Program presents major projects in reservoir and injection technology. The four include: (1) an application of the boundary element method to front tracking and pressure transient testing; (2) determination of fracture aperture, a multi-tracer approach; (3) an analysis of tracer and thermal transients during reinjection; and, (4) pressure transient modeling of a non-uniformly fractured reservoir. (BN)

Horne, R.; Ramey, H.J. Jr.; Miller, F.G.; Brigham, W.E.; Kruger, P.

1988-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

Hydrodynamics of a vertical hydraulic fracture  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

We have developed a numerical algorithm, HUBBERT, to simulate the hydrodynamics of a propagating vertical, rectangular fracture in an elastic porous medium. Based on the IFD method, this algorithm assumes fracture geometry to be prescribed. The breakdown and the creation of the incipient fracture is carried out according to the Hubbert-Willis theory. The propagation of the fracture is based on the criterion provided by Griffith, based on energy considerations. The deformation properties of the open fracture are based on simple elasticity solutions. The fracture is assumed to have an elliptical shape to a distance equal to the fracture height, beyond which the shape is assumed to be parallel plate. A consequence of Griffith's criterion is that the fracture must propagate in discrete steps. The parametric studies carried out suggest that for a clear understanding of the hydrodynamics of the hydraulic fracture many hitherto unrecognized parameters must be better understood. Among these parameters one might mention, efficiency, aperture of the newly formed fracture, stiffness of the newly formed fracture, relation between fracture aperture and permeability, and well bore compliance. The results of the studies indicate that the patterns of pressure transients and the magnitudes of fracture length appear to conform to field observations. In particular, the discrete nature of fracture propagation as well as the relevant time scales of interest inferred from the present work seem to be corroborated by seismic monitoring in the field. The results suggest that the estimation of least principal stress can be reliably made either with shut in data or with reinjection data provided that injection rates are very small.

Narasimhan, T.N.

1987-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

280

Evaluation and Effect of Fracturing Fluids on Fracture Conductivity in Tight Gas Reservoirs Using Dynamic Fracture Conductivity Test  

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Unconventional gas has become an important resource to help meet our future energy demands. Although plentiful, it is difficult to produce this resource, when locked in a massive sedimentary formation. Among all unconventional gas resources, tight gas sands represent a big fraction and are often characterized by very low porosity and permeability associated with their producing formations, resulting in extremely low production rate. The low flow properties and the recovery factors of these sands make necessary continuous efforts to reduce costs and improve efficiency in all aspects of drilling, completion and production techniques. Many of the recent improvements have been in well completions and hydraulic fracturing. Thus, the main goal of a hydraulic fracture is to create a long, highly conductive fracture to facilitate the gas flow from the reservoir to the wellbore to obtain commercial production rates. Fracture conductivity depends on several factors, such as like the damage created by the gel during the treatment and the gel clean-up after the treatment. This research is focused on predicting more accurately the fracture conductivity, the gel damage created in fractures, and the fracture cleanup after a hydraulic fracture treatment under certain pressure and temperature conditions. Parameters that alter fracture conductivity, such as polymer concentration, breaker concentration and gas flow rate, are also examined in this study. A series of experiments, using a procedure of dynamical fracture conductivity test, were carried out. This procedure simulates the proppant/frac fluid slurries flow into the fractures in a low-permeability rock, as it occurs in the field, using different combinations of polymer and breaker concentrations under reservoirs conditions. The result of this study provides the basis to optimize the fracturing fluids and the polymer loading at different reservoir conditions, which may result in a clean and conductive fracture. Success in improving this process will help to decrease capital expenditures and increase the production in unconventional tight gas reservoirs.

Correa Castro, Juan

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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THE STATE OF THE ART OF NUMERICAL MODELING OF THERMOHYDROLOGIC FLOW IN FRACTURED ROCK MASSES  

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improving production by hydraulic fracturing 8 the focus otfor fractures. (d) Hydraulic Fracturing: The model has been

Wang, J.S.Y.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

CX-007019: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Diagnosis of Multiple Fracture Stimulation in Horizontal Wells by Downhole Temperature Measurement - Phase 1CX(s) Applied: A9Date: 09/21/2011Location(s): College Station, TexasOffice(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

283

CX-007474: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

A Geomechanical Analysis of Gas Shale Fracturing and Its Containment CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 12/13/2011 Location(s): Utah Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

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CX-007477: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

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A Geomechanical Analysis of Gas Shale Fracturing and Its Containment CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 12/09/2011 Location(s): Texas Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

285

Hydraulic fracturing of jointed formations  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Measured by volume, North America's largest hydraulic fracturing operations have been conducted at Fenton Hill, New Mexico to create geothermal energy reservoirs. In the largest operation 21,000 m/sup 3/ of water were injected into jointed granitic rock at a depth of 3.5 km. Microearthquakes induced by this injection were measured with geophones placed in five wells drilled into, or very close, to the reservoir, as well as 11 surface seismometers. The large volume of rock over which the microearthquakes were distributed indicates a mechanism of hydraulic stimulation which is at odds with conventional fracturing theory, which predicts failure along a plane which is perpendicular to the least compressive earth stress. A coupled rock mechanics/fluid flow model provides much of the explanation. Shear slippage along pre-existing joints in the rock is more easily induced than conventional tensile failure, particularly when the difference between minimum and maximum earth stresses is large and the joints are oriented at angles between 30 and 60 degrees to the principal earth stresses, and a low viscosity fluid like water is injected. Shear slippage results in local redistribution of stresses, which allows a branching, or dendritic, stimulation pattern to evolve, in agreement with the patterns of microearthquake locations. These results are qualitatively similar to the controversial process known as ''Kiel'' fracturing, in which sequential injections and shut-ins are repeated to create dendritic fractures for enhanced oil and gas recovery. However, we believe that the explanation is shear slippage of pre-existing joints and stress redistribution, not proppant bridging and fluid blocking as suggested by Kiel. 15 refs., 10 figs.

Murphy, H.D.; Fehler, M.C.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

Fluid Flow Within Fractured Porous Media  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Fractures provide preferential flow paths to subterranean fluid flows. In reservoir scale modeling of geologic flows fractures must be approximated by fairly simple formulations. Often this is accomplished by assuming fractures are parallel plates subjected to an applied pressure gradient. This is known as the cubic law. An induced fracture in Berea sandstone has been digitized to perform numerical flow simulations. A commercially available computational fluid dynamics software package has been used to solve the flow through this model. Single phase flows have been compared to experimental works in the literature to evaluate the accuracy with which this model can be applied. Common methods of fracture geometry classification are also calculated and compared to experimentally obtained values. Flow through regions of the fracture where the upper and lower fracture walls meet (zero aperture) are shown to induce a strong channeling effect on the flow. This model is expanded to include a domain of surrounding porous media through which the flow can travel. The inclusion of a realistic permeability in this media shows that the regions of small and zero apertures contribute to the greatest pressure losses over the fracture length and flow through the porous media is most prevalent in these regions. The flow through the fracture is shown to be the largest contributor to the net flow through the media. From this work, a novel flow relationship is proposed for flow through fractured media.

Crandall, D.M.; Ahmadi, G. (Clarkson Univ., Potsdam, NY); Smith, D.H.; Bromhal, G.S.

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

Well test analysis in fractured media  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The behavior of fracture systems under well test conditions and methods for analyzing well test data from fractured media are investigated. Several analytical models are developed to be used for analyzing well test data from fractured media. Numerical tools that may be used to simulate fluid flow in fractured media are also presented. Three types of composite models for constant flux tests are investigated. These models are based on the assumption that a fracture system under well test conditions may be represented by two concentric regions, one representing a small number of fractures that dominates flow near the well, and the other representing average conditions farther away from the well. Type curves are presented that can be used to find the flow parameters of these two regions and the extent of the inner concentric region. Several slug test models with different geometric conditions that may be present in fractured media are also investigated. A finite element model that can simulate transient fluid flow in fracture networks is used to study the behavior of various two-dimensional fracture systems under well test conditions. A mesh generator that can be used to model mass and heat flow in a fractured-porous media is presented.

Karasaki, K.

1987-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

Nonlinear Hertzian indentation fracture mechanics  

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Indentation cracking under blunt indenters is analyzed using nonlinear fracture mechanics. The usual assumptions of linear elastic fracture mechanics have been replaced with a nonlinear load vs load-point displacement curve while assuming the material is linear elastic. The load, the load-point displacement, and a function of the crack area have been related to the crack driving force, J, while assuming a cone fracture under the Hertzian sphere. Experimentally, it was found that the load-displacement curve during loading, cracking, and unloading is nonlinear. The crack length is empirically shown to be proportional to the load-point displacement for several indenters. The experimentally measured relations between indenter load, load-point displacement, and crack geometries are then analyzed with mechanical energy balances based on the similitude of crack lengths with load-point displacements. The Hertz hardness that describes the nonlinear load vs load-point displacement relation during cracking is derived on the constant J line in load-displacement space. Finally, well-known experimental expressions that relate load to crack length are shown to be indistinguishable from the load-point displacement analysis reported.

Burns, S.J.; Chia, K.Y. [Univ. of Rochester, NY (United States). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Dynamics of Fluids in Fractured Rock  

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new fracture surface by hydraulic fracturing. Termination ofwas impossible until hydraulic fracturing was applied. ForFor conventional hydraulic fracturing, this is not crucial

Faybishenko, Boris; Witherspoon, Paul A.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

Acoustic Emission in a Fluid Saturated Hetergeneous Porous Layer with Application to Hydraulic Fracture  

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responses during hydraulic fracturing, and aid developmentFracture Monitoring Hydraulic fracturing is a method forfluids" used for hydraulic fracturing, the above frequencies

Nelson, J.T.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

Investigation of the effect of gel residue on hydraulic fracture conductivity using dynamic fracture conductivity test  

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The key to producing gas from tight gas reservoirs is to create a long, highly conductive flow path, via the placement of a hydraulic fracture, to stimulate flow from the reservoir to the wellbore. Viscous fluid is used to transport proppant into the fracture. However, these same viscous fluids need to break to a thin fluid after the treatment is over so that the fracture fluid can be cleaned up. In shallower, lower temperature (less than 250F) reservoirs, the choice of a fracture fluid is very critical to the success of the treatment. Current hydraulic fracturing methods in unconventional tight gas reservoirs have been developed largely through ad-hoc application of low-cost water fracs, with little optimization of the process. It seems clear that some of the standard tests and models are missing some of the physics of the fracturing process in low-permeability environments. A series of the extensive laboratory "dynamic fracture conductivity" tests have been conducted. Dynamic fracture conductivity is created when proppant slurry is pumped into a hydraulic fracture in low permeability rock. Unlike conventional fracture conductivity tests in which proppant is loaded into the fracture artificially, we pump proppant/ fracturing fluid slurries into a fracture cell, dynamically placing the proppant just as it occurs in the field. Test results indicate that increasing gel concentration decreases retained fracture conductivity for a constant gas flow rate and decreasing gas flow rate decreases retained fracture conductivity. Without breaker, the damaging effect of viscous hydraulic fracturing fluids on the conductivity of proppant packs is significant at temperature of 150F. Static conductivity testing results in higher retained fracture conductivity when compared to dynamic conductivity testing.

Marpaung, Fivman

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

Investigation of the effect of gel residue on hydraulic fracture conductivity using dynamic fracture conductivity test  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The key to producing gas from tight gas reservoirs is to create a long, highly conductive flow path, via the placement of a hydraulic fracture, to stimulate flow from the reservoir to the wellbore. Viscous fluid is used to transport proppant into the fracture. However, these same viscous fluids need to break to a thin fluid after the treatment is over so that the fracture fluid can be cleaned up. In shallower, lower temperature (less than 250oF) reservoirs, the choice of a fracture fluid is very critical to the success of the treatment. Current hydraulic fracturing methods in unconventional tight gas reservoirs have been developed largely through ad-hoc application of low-cost water fracs, with little optimization of the process. It seems clear that some of the standard tests and models are missing some of the physics of the fracturing process in low-permeability environments. A series of the extensive laboratory dynamic fracture conductivity tests have been conducted. Dynamic fracture conductivity is created when proppant slurry is pumped into a hydraulic fracture in low permeability rock. Unlike conventional fracture conductivity tests in which proppant is loaded into the fracture artificially, we pump proppant/ fracturing fluid slurries into a fracture cell, dynamically placing the proppant just as it occurs in the field. Test results indicate that increasing gel concentration decreases retained fracture conductivity for a constant gas flow rate and decreasing gas flow rate decreases retained fracture conductivity. Without breaker, the damaging effect of viscous hydraulic fracturing fluids on the conductivity of proppant packs is significant at temperature of 150oF. Static conductivity testing results in higher retained fracture conductivity when compared to dynamic conductivity testing.

Marpaung, Fivman

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

Using seismic tomography to characterize fracture systems induced by hydraulic fracturing  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Microearthquakes induced by hydraulic fracturing have been studied by many investigators to characterize fracture systems created by the fracturing process and to better understand the locations of energy resources in the earth`s subsurface. The pattern of the locations often contains a great deal of information about the fracture system stimulated during the hydraulic fracturing. Seismic tomography has found applications in many areas for characterizing the subsurface of the earth. It is well known that fractures in rock influence both the P and S velocities of the rock. The influence of the fractures is a function of the geometry of the fractures, the apertures and number of fractures, and the presence of fluids in the fractures. In addition, the temporal evolution of the created fracture system can be inferred from the temporal changes in seismic velocity and the pattern of microearthquake locations. Seismic tomography has been used to infer the spatial location of a fracture system in a reservoir that was created by hydraulic fracturing.

Fehler, M.; Rutledge, J.

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

Mechanisms and impact of damage resulting from hydraulic fracturing. Topical report, May 1995-July 1996  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This topical report documents the mechanisms of formation damage following hydraulic fracturing and their impact upon gas well productivity. The categories of damage reviewed include absolute or matrix permeability damage, relative permeability alterations, the damage of natural fracture permeability mechanisms and proppant conductivity impairment. Case studies are reviewed in which attempts are made to mitigate each of the damage types. Industry surveys have been conducted to determine the perceptions of the industry on the topic of formation damage following hydraulic fracturing and to identify key formations in which formation damage is a problem. From this information, technical hurdles and new technology needs are identified and estimates are made of the benefits of developing and applying minimum formation damage technology.

Penny, G.S.; Conway, M.W.; Almond, S.W.; Himes, R.; Nick, K.E.

1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

Apparatus and method for monitoring underground fracturing  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An apparatus and method for measuring deformation of a rock mass around the vicinity of a fracture, commonly induced by hydraulic fracturing is provided. To this end, a well is drilled offset from the proposed fracture region, if no existing well is present. Once the well is formed to a depth approximately equal or exceeding the depth of the proposed fracture, a plurality of inclinometers, for example tiltmeters, are inserted downhole in the well. The inclinometers are located both above and below the approximate depth of the proposed fracture. The plurality of inclinometers may be arranged on a wireline that may be retrieved from the downhole portion of the well and used again or, alternatively, the inclinometers may be cemented in place. In either event, the inclinometers are used to measure the deformation of the rock around the induced fracture. 13 figs.

Warpinski, N.R.; Steinfort, T.D.; Branagan, P.T.; Wilmer, R.H.

1999-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Apparatus and method for monitoring underground fracturing  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An apparatus and method for measuring deformation of a rock mass around the vicinity of a fracture, commonly induced by hydraulic fracturing is provided. To this end, a well is drilled offset from the proposed fracture region, if no existing well is present. Once the well is formed to a depth approximately equal or exceeding the depth of the proposed fracture, a plurality of inclinometers, for example tiltmeters, are inserted downhole in the well. The inclinometers are located both above and below the approximate depth of the proposed fracture. The plurality of inclinometers may be arranged on a wireline that may be retrieved from the downhole portion of the well and used again or, alternatively, the inclinometers may be cemented in place. In either event, the inclinometers are used to measure the deformation of the rock around the induced fracture.

Warpinski, Norman R. (Albuquerque, NM); Steinfort, Terry D. (Tijeras, NM); Branagan, Paul T. (Las Vegas, NV); Wilmer, Roy H. (Las Vegas, NV)

1999-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

297

Injection into a fractured geothermal reservoir  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A detailed study is made on the movement of the thermal fronts in the fracture and in the porous medium when 100{sup 0}C water is injected into a 300{sup 0}C geothermal reservoir with equally spaced horizontal fractures. Numerical modeling calculations were made for a number of thermal conductivity values, as well as different values of the ratio of fracture and rock medium permeabilities. One important result is an indication that although initially, the thermal front in the fracture moves very fast relative to the front in the porous medium as commonly expected, its speed rapidly decreases. At some distance from the injection well the thermal fronts in the fracture and the porous medium coincide, and from that point they advance together. The implication of this result on the effects of fractures on reinjection into geothermal reservoirs is discussed.

Bodvarsson, G.S.; Tsang, C.F.

1980-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

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299

A finite element model for three dimensional hydraulic fracturing  

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This paper is devoted to the development of a model for the numerical simulation of hydraulic fracturing processes with 3d fracture propagation. It takes into account the effects of fluid flow inside the fracture, fluid leak-off through fracture walls ... Keywords: boundary elements, finite elements, hydraulic fracturing, petroleum recovery

Philippe R. B. Devloo; Paulo Dore Fernandes; Snia M. Gomes; Cedric Marcelo Augusto Ayala Bravo; Renato Gomes Damas

2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Geothermal fracture stimulation technology. Volume 1. Fracturing proppants and their properties  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A review of previously published literature on proppant permeability is presented. This data will be used in the subsequent phases of the geothermal stimulation project. Much information comes from the oil and gas industry which has tested various proppants during the past thirty years over a range of different closure stresses at the lower temperatures found in oil reservoirs. The historical development of proppants is summarized and reviewed and a variety of data on proppants found in today's literature is presented. Also included are several standard test procedures and equipment setups used in measuring proppant properties and in proppant testing.

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1980-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental Investigation of Propped Fracture Conductivity in Tight Gas Reservoirs Using The Dynamic Conductivity Test  

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Hydraulic Fracturing stimulation technology is used to increase the amount of oil and gas produced from low permeability reservoirs. The primary objective of the process is to increase the conductivity of the reservoir by the creation of fractures deep into the formation, changing the flow pattern from radial to linear flow. The dynamic conductivity test was used for this research to evaluate the effect of closure stress, temperature, proppant concentration, and flow back rates on fracture conductivity. The objective of performing a dynamic conductivity test is to be able to mimic actual field conditions by pumping fracturing fluid/proppant slurry fluid into a conductivity cell, and applying closure stress afterwards. In addition, a factorial design was implemented in order to determine the main effect of each of the investigated factors and to minimize the number of experimental runs. Due to the stochastic nature of the dynamic conductivity test, each experiment was repeated several times to evaluate the consistency of the results. Experimental results indicate that the increase in closure stress has a detrimental effect on fracture conductivity. This effect can be attributed to the reduction in fracture width as closure stress was increased. Moreover, the formation of channels at low proppant concentration plays a significant role in determining the final conductivity of a fracture. The presence of these channels created an additional flow path for nitrogen, resulting in a significant increase in the conductivity of the fracture. In addition, experiments performed at high temperatures and stresses exhibited a reduction in fracture conductivity. The formation of a polymer cake due to unbroken gel dried up at high temperatures further impeded the propped conductivity. The effect of nitrogen rate was observed to be inversely proportional to fracture conductivity. The significant reduction in fracture conductivity could possibly be due to the effect of polymer dehydration at higher flow rates and temperatures. However, there is no certainty from experimental results that this conductivity reduction is an effect that occurs in real fractures or whether it is an effect that is only significant in laboratory conditions.

Romero Lugo, Jose 1985-

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

Building Technologies Office: Emerging Technologies  

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303

The Performance of Fractured Horizontal Well in Tight Gas Reservoir  

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Horizontal wells have been used to increase reservoir recovery, especially in unconventional reservoirs, and hydraulic fracturing has been applied to further extend the contact with the reservoir to increase the efficiency of development. In the past, many models, analytical or numerical, were developed to describe the flow behavior in horizontal wells with fractures. Source solution is one of the analytical/semi-analytical approaches. To solve fractured well problems, source methods were advanced from point sources to volumetric source, and pressure change inside fractures was considered in the volumetric source method. This study aims at developing a method that can predict horizontal well performance and the model can also be applied to horizontal wells with multiple fractures in complex natural fracture networks. The method solves the problem by superposing a series of slab sources under transient or pseudosteady-state flow conditions. The principle of the method comprises the calculation of semi-analytical response of a rectilinear reservoir with closed outer boundaries. A statistically assigned fracture network is used in the study to represent natural fractures based on the spacing between fractures and fracture geometry. The multiple dominating hydraulic fractures are then added to the natural fracture system to build the physical model of the problem. Each of the hydraulic fractures is connected to the horizontal wellbore, and the natural fractures are connected to the hydraulic fractures through the network description. Each fracture, natural or hydraulically induced, is treated as a series of slab sources. The analytical solution of superposed slab sources provides the base of the approach, and the overall flow from each fracture and the effect between the fractures are modeled by applying superposition principle to all of the fractures. It is assumed that hydraulic fractures are the main fractures that connect with the wellbore and the natural fractures are branching fractures which only connect with the main fractures. The fluid inside of the branch fractures flows into the main fractures, and the fluid of the main fracture from both the reservoir and the branch fractures flows to the wellbore. Predicting well performance in a complex fracture network system is extremely challenged. The statistical nature of natural fracture networks changes the flow characteristic from that of a single linear fracture. Simply using the single fracture model for individual fracture, and then adding the flow from each fracture for the network could introduce significant error. This study provides a semi-analytical approach to estimate well performance in a complex fracture network system.

Lin, Jiajing

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

Hydraulic fracturing and shale gas extraction.  

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??In the past decade the technique of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing has been improved so much that it has become a cost effective method (more)

Klein, Michael

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

Fatigue and Fracture I - Programmaster.org  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Oct 10, 2012 ... Fretting Corrosion Induced Fracture of a Floating Bearing Base Plate in a 250 Tons Yankee Paper Drum: Pierre Dupont1; 1Schaeffler Belgium...

306

Hydraulic fractures traced by monitoring microseismic events  

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Summary: The trend toward production of hydrocarbons from unconventional reservoirs (tight gas, shale oilgas) has caused a large increase in the use of hydraulic fracture...

307

Structural Settings Of Hydrothermal Outflow- Fracture Permeability...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

elevated stress termed breakdown regions. Here, stress concentrations cause active fracturing and continual re-opening of fluid-flow conduits, permitting long-lived hydrothermal...

308

Method of fracturing a geological formation  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved method of fracturing a geological formation surrounding a well bore is disclosed. A relatively small explosive charge is emplaced in a well bore and the bore is subsequently hydraulically pressurized to a pressure less than the formation breakdown pressure and preferably greater than the fracture propagation pressure of the formation. The charge is denoted while the bore is so pressurized, resulting in the formation of multiple fractures in the surrounding formation with little or no accompanying formation damage. Subsequent hydraulic pressurization can be used to propagate and extend the fractures in a conventional manner. The method is useful for stimulating production of oil, gas and possibly water from suitable geologic formations.

Johnson, James O. (2679-B Walnut, Los Alamos, NM 87544)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

Fracture of Thin Films and Nanomaterials  

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Mar 4, 2013 ... Fracture Toughness of SPD-Deformed Nanostructured Rail Steels and Its Implications on the In-Service Behaviour: Christoph Kammerhofer1;...

310

Deformation and Fracture - Programmaster.org  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mar 14, 2012 ... Investigations on the crack propagation resistance showed an increasing fracture resistance with crack extension, so-called R-curve behavior.

311

Naturally fractured tight gas reservoir detection optimization  

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Research continued on methods to detect naturally fractured tight gas reservoirs. This report discusses 3D-3C seismic acquisition and 3D P-wave alternate processing.

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1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

312

Microseismic Tracer Particles for Hydraulic Fracturing  

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The trend toward production of hydrocarbons from unconventional reservoirs (tight gas, shale oilgas) has caused a large increase in the use of hydraulic fracture stimulation of...

313

Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Thermoset Fracture with ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The effects of resin chain extensibility and dilution on fracture behavior are studied by testing a variety of molecular systems. The molecular bases for precursors...

314

MML Leads Discussion of Dynamic Fracture Testing  

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Dynamic Fracture in Steel. ... More recently, the pipeline industry has been adopting the CTOA ... fatigue characteristics of new pipeline steels, as these ...

2012-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

315

Well test analysis in fractured media  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

In this study the behavior of fracture systems under well test conditions and methods for analyzing well test data from fractured media are investigated. Several analytical models are developed to be used for analyzing well test data from fractured media. Numerical tools that may be used to simulate fluid flow in fractured media are also presented. Three types of composite models for constant flux tests are investigated. Several slug test models with different geometric conditions that may be present in fractured media are also investigated. A finite element model that can simulate transient fluid flow in fracture networks is used to study the behavior of various two-dimensional fracture systems under well test conditions. A mesh generator that can be used to model mass and heat flow in a fractured-porous media is presented. This model develops an explicit solution in the porous matrix as well as in the discrete fractures. Because the model does not require the assumptions of the conventional double porosity approach, it may be used to simulate cases where double porosity models fail.

Karasaki, K.

1986-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

Surrogate-based optimization of hydraulic fracturing in pre-existing fracture networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Hydraulic fracturing has been used widely to stimulate production of oil, natural gas, and geothermal energy in formations with low natural permeability. Numerical optimization of fracture stimulation often requires a large number of evaluations of objective ... Keywords: Fractal dimension, Global sensitivity, Hydraulic fracturing, Optimization, Surrogate model

Mingjie Chen, Yunwei Sun, Pengcheng Fu, Charles R. Carrigan, Zhiming Lu, Charles H. Tong, Thomas A. Buscheck

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

Candidate Well Selection for the Test of Degradable Biopolymer as Fracturing Fluid  

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Hydraulic fracturing is a well-established technology of generating highly conductive flow path inside the rock by injecting massive amount of fracturing fluid and proppant with sufficient pressure to break the formation apart. But as the concern for environment and health effects of hydraulic fracturing becomes intense, many efforts are made to replace the conventional fracturing fluid with more environment-friendly materials. The degradable biopolymer is one of the novel materials that is injected in the form of solid pellets containing proppant, degrades in the presence of water to form a viscous gel fluid, leaving no gel residue or harmful material. This work develops a methodology and computer program to determine the best candidate wells for the field test of degradable biopolymer as fracturing fluid. The unique properties of degradable biopolymer is captured in the selection of decision criteria such as bottomhole temperature and treatment volume as well as traditional hydraulic fracturing candidate well selection criteria such as formation permeability, productivity index.

Hwang, Yun Suk

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

Using microstructure observations to quantify fracture properties and improve reservoir simulations. Final report, September 1998  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The research for this project provides new technology to understand and successfully characterize, predict, and simulate reservoir-scale fractures. Such fractures have worldwide importance because of their influence on successful extraction of resources. The scope of this project includes creation and testing of new methods to measure, interpret, and simulate reservoir fractures that overcome the challenge of inadequate sampling. The key to these methods is the use of microstructures as guides to the attributes of the large fractures that control reservoir behavior. One accomplishment of the project research is a demonstration that these microstructures can be reliably and inexpensively sampled. Specific goals of this project were to: create and test new methods of measuring attributes of reservoir-scale fractures, particularly as fluid conduits, and test the methods on samples from reservoirs; extrapolate structural attributes to the reservoir scale through rigorous mathematical techniques and help build accurate and useful 3-D models of the interwell region; and design new ways to incorporate geological and geophysical information into reservoir simulation and verify the accuracy by comparison with production data. New analytical methods developed in the project are leading to a more realistic characterization of fractured reservoir rocks. Testing diagnostic and predictive approaches was an integral part of the research, and several tests were successfully completed.

Laubach, S.E.; Marrett, R.; Rossen, W.; Olson, J.; Lake, L.; Ortega, O.; Gu, Y.; Reed, R.

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

The Cost Effectiveness of Fracture Stimulation in Increasing the Flow from Geothermal Wells  

SciTech Connect

The cost effectiveness of fracture stimulation at The Geysers, the Imperial Valley, and other geothermal resource areas in the United States vas studied using GEOCOM, a computer code for analyzing the impact of completion activities on the life-cycle costs of geothermal wells. Technologies for fracturing the reservoir near the wellbore involve the creation of a pressure pulse in the wellbore by means of either hydraulic or explosive force. The cost of a single fracture stimulation job can vary from $50,000 to over $500,000, with a typical cost of around $300,000. The code shows that additional flow achieved by fracture stimulation must exceed 10,000 pounds per hour for each $100,000 invested in stimulation in order for a fracture treatment to be cost effective. In some reservoirs, this additional flow must be as great as 30,000 pounds per hour. The cost effectiveness of fracturing has not yet been demonstrated in the field. The Geothermal Well Stimulation Program achieved an overall average of about 10,000 pounds per hour for each $100,000 invested.

Brown, Gerald L.

1983-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

320

Creating permeable fracture networks for EGS: Engineered systems versus nature  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The United States Department of Energy has set long-term national goals for the development of geothermal energy that are significantly accelerated compared to historical development of the resource. To achieve these goals, it is crucial to evaluate the performance of previous and existing efforts to create enhanced geothermal systems (EGS). Two recently developed EGS sites are evaluated from the standpoint of geomechanics. These sites have been established in significantly different tectonic regimes: 1. compressional Cooper Basin (Australia), and 2. extensional Soultz-sous-Frets (France). Mohr-Coulomb analyses of the stimulation procedures employed at these sites, coupled with borehole observations, indicate that pre-existing fractures play a significant role in the generation of permeability networks. While pre-existing fabric can be exploited to produce successful results for geothermal energy development, such fracture networks may not be omnipresent. For mostly undeformed reservoirs, it may be necessary to create new fractures using processes that merge existing technologies or use concepts borrowed from natural hydrofracture examples (e.g. dyke swarms).

Stephen L Karner

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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321

State-of-the-art report on piping fracture mechanics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report is an in-depth summary of the state-of-the-art in nuclear piping fracture mechanics. It represents the culmination of 20 years of work done primarily in the US, but also attempts to include important aspects from other international efforts. Although the focus of this work was for the nuclear industry, the technology is also applicable in many cases to fossil plants, petrochemical/refinery plants, and the oil and gas industry. In compiling this detailed summary report, all of the equations and details of the analysis procedure or experimental results are not necessarily included. Rather, the report describes the important aspects and limitations, tells the reader where he can go for further information, and more importantly, describes the accuracy of the models. Nevertheless, the report still contains over 150 equations and over 400 references. The main sections of this report describe: (1) the evolution of piping fracture mechanics history relative to the developments of the nuclear industry, (2) technical developments in stress analyses, material property aspects, and fracture mechanics analyses, (3) unresolved issues and technically evolving areas, and (4) a summary of conclusions of major developments to date.

Wilkowski, G.M.; Olson, R.J.; Scott, P.M. [Battelle, Columbus, OH (United States)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

322

GMINC - A MESH GENERATOR FOR FLOW SIMULATIONS IN FRACTURED RESERVOIRS  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Simulation of Fluid Flow in Fractured Porous Media, Watergovern fluid flow in fractured porous media. These are (i)for Modeling Fluid and Heat Flow in fractured Porous Media,

Pruess, K.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

Ductile fracture modeling : theory, experimental investigation and numerical verification  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The fracture initiation in ductile materials is governed by the damaging process along the plastic loading path. A new damage plasticity model for ductile fracture is proposed. Experimental results show that fracture ...

Xue, Liang, 1973-

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

Technology Capabilities  

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Homeland Security & Defense Homeland Security & Defense Information Technology & Communications Information Technology & Communications Sensors, Electronics &...

325

Permeability enhancement using high energy gas fracturing  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This paper reports the results of a preliminary study of using High Energy Gas Fracturing (HEGF) techniques for geothermal well stimulation. Experiments conducted in the G-tunnel complex at the Nevada Test Site (NTS) showed that multiple fractures could be created in water-filled boreholes using HEGF. Therefore, the method is potentially useful for geothermal well stimulation. 4 refs., 11 figs.

Chu, T.Y.; Cuderman, J.F.; Jung, J.; Jacobson, R.D.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

Finding Large Aperture Fractures in Geothermal Resource Areas...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

low-permeability fractures and LAF's (Large Aperature Fractures). USG will develop and test the combination of three-component,long-offset seismic surveying, permanent scatter...

327

Characterizing Fractures in Geysers Geothermal Field by Micro...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

water through existing fractures into hot wet and hot dry rocks by thermo-elastic cooling shrinkage. The stimulated, existing fractures thus enhance the permeability of the...

328

Microseismicity, stress, and fracture in the Coso geothermal...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Microearthquakes in the geothermal field are proposed as indicators of shear fracturing associated with fluid injection and circulation along major pre-existing fractures....

329

A physical model for fracture surface features in metallic glasses  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Apr 30, 2010 ... at a rate of 1000 mm/ min, fracturing the grease in the sample. Photographs were then taken of the fracture surfaces. The photographs were...

330

Irradiation Effects on Human Cortical Bone Fracture Behavior  

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Irradiation Effects on Human Cortical Bone Fracture Behavior Print Human bone is strong but still fallible. To better predict fracturing in bone, researchers need a mechanistic...

331

An Alternate Approach for Characterizing the Fracture Resistance of ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

While the elastic properties and strength of fish scales have received considerable attention, the resistance to fracture has not. Here the fracture resistance of...

332

Coupled thermohydromechanical analysis of a heater test in unsaturated clay and fractured rock at Kamaishi Mine  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

injection and hydraulic fracturing stress measurements inlevel measured with hydraulic fracturing (reproduced from

Rutqvist, J.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

333

Optimization of Construction Discharge Rate and Proppant Slugs for Preventing Complex Fractures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

For volcanic rock and fracture type reservoir, etc, steering fractures, branching fractures and their combined herringbone fractures are usually caused by hydraulic fracturing. The generation of these complex fractures is one of the crucial factors that ... Keywords: hydraulic fracturing, construction discharge rate, complex fractures, proppant slug, optimization

Dali Guo; Yang Lin; Yong Ji; Jiangwen Xu; Guobin Wang

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

334

Occult fractures of the knee: tomographic evaluation  

SciTech Connect

Seven adults with painful effusions of the knee were examined for occult fractures using pluridirectional tomograph in the coronal and lateral planes. Six patients (ages 50 to 82 years) were osteopenic and gave histories ranging from none to mild trauma; one 26-year-old man was not osteopenic and had severe trauma. In all cases, routine radiographs were interpreted as negative, but tomography demonstrated a fracture. Five fractures were subchondral. Bone scans in 2 patients were positive. The authors conclude that osteopenic patients with a painful effusion of the knee should be considered to have an occult fracture. While bone scans may be helpful, tomography is recommended as the procedure of choice to define the location and extent of the fracture.

Apple, J.S.; Martinez, S.; Allen, N.B.; Caldwell, D.S.; Rice, J.R.

1983-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

Self-potential observations during hydraulic fracturing  

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The self-potential (SP) response during hydraulic fracturing of intact Sierra granite was investigated in the laboratory. Excellent correlation of pressure drop and SP suggests that the SP response is created primarily by electrokinetic coupling. For low pressures, the variation of SP with pressure drop is linear, indicating a constant coupling coefficient (Cc) of -200 mV/MPa. However for pressure drops >2 MPa, the magnitude of the Cc increases by 80% in an exponential trend. This increasing Cc is related to increasing permeability at high pore pressures caused by dilatancy of micro-cracks, and is explained by a decrease in the hydraulic tortuosity. Resistivity measurements reveal a decrease of 2% prior to hydraulic fracturing and a decrease of {approx}35% after fracturing. An asymmetric spatial SP response created by injectate diffusion into dilatant zones is observed prior to hydraulic fracturing, and in most cases this SP variation revealed the impending crack geometry seconds before failure. At rupture, injectate rushes into the new fracture area where the zeta potential is different than in the rock porosity, and an anomalous SP spike is observed. After fracturing, the spatial SP distribution reveals the direction of fracture propagation. Finally, during tensile cracking in a point load device with no water flow, a SP spike is observed that is caused by contact electrification. However, the time constant of this event is much less than that for transients observed during hydraulic fracturing, suggesting that SP created solely from material fracture does not contribute to the SP response during hydraulic fracturing.

Moore, Jeffrey R.; Glaser, Steven D.

2007-09-13T23:59:59.000Z

336

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

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4, 2009 4, 2009 CX-000332: Categorical Exclusion Determination Kentucky Revision 2 - Industrial Facility Retrofit Showcase CX(s) Applied: B1.4, B1.15, B1.22, B1.23, B1.24, B1.31, B2.1, B2.2, B2.5, B5.1 Date: 12/04/2009 Location(s): Kentucky Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory December 3, 2009 CX-000331: Categorical Exclusion Determination Kentucky Revision 2 - Commercial Office Building Retrofit Showcase CX(s) Applied: B1.4, B1.5, B1.15, B1.23, B1.24, B1.31, B2.1, B2.2, B2.5, B5.1 Date: 12/03/2009 Location(s): Lexington, Kentucky Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory December 2, 2009 CX-000330: Categorical Exclusion Determination West Virginia Revision 1 - Energy Efficiency in State Buildings:

337

Categorical Exclusion Determinations: National Energy Technology Laboratory  

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6, 2009 6, 2009 CX-000305: Categorical Exclusion Determination State Energy Program American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Kentucky Revision 1 - Green Bank Loan Program - School for Deaf CX(s) Applied: B1.4, B1.5, B1.15, B1.22, B1.24, B1.31, B2.1, B2.2, B2.5, B5.1 Date: 11/06/2009 Location(s): Kentucky Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory November 6, 2009 CX-000304: Categorical Exclusion Determination State Energy Program American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Kentucky Revision 1 - Green Bank Loan Program - School for Blind CX(s) Applied: B1.4, B1.5, B1.15, B1.22, B1.24, B1.31, B2.1, B2.2, B2.5, B5.1 Date: 11/06/2009 Location(s): Kentucky Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

338

Fracture Modeling and Flow Behavior in Shale Gas Reservoirs Using Discrete Fracture Networks  

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Fluid flow process in fractured reservoirs is controlled primarily by the connectivity of fractures. The presence of fractures in these reservoirs significantly affects the mechanism of fluid flow. They have led to problems in the reservoir which results in early water breakthroughs, reduced tertiary recovery efficiency due to channeling of injected gas or fluids, dynamic calculations of recoverable hydrocarbons that are much less than static mass balance ones due to reservoir compartmentalization, and dramatic production changes due to changes in reservoir pressure as fractures close down as conduits. These often lead to reduced ultimate recoveries or higher production costs. Generally, modeling flow behavior and mass transport in fractured porous media is done using the dual-continuum concept in which fracture and matrix are modeled as two separate kinds of continua occupying the same control volume (element) in space. This type of numerical model cannot reproduce many commonly observed types of fractured reservoir behavior since they do not explicitly model the geometry of discrete fractures, solution features, and bedding that control flow pathway geometry. This inaccurate model of discrete feature connectivity results in inaccurate flow predictions in areas of the reservoir where there is not good well control. Discrete Fracture Networks (DFN) model has been developed to aid is solving some of these problems experienced by using the dual continuum models. The Discrete Fracture Networks (DFN) approach involves analysis and modeling which explicitly incorporates the geometry and properties of discrete features as a central component controlling flow and transport. DFN are stochastic models of fracture architecture that incorporate statistical scaling rules derived from analysis of fracture length, height, spacing, orientation, and aperture. This study is focused on developing a methodology for application of DFN to a shale gas reservoir and the practical application of DFN simulator (FracGen and NFflow) for fracture modeling of a shale gas reservoir and also studies the interaction of the different fracture properties on reservoir response. The most important results of the study are that a uniform fracture network distribution and fracture aperture produces the highest cumulative gas production for the different fracture networks and fracture/well properties considered.

Ogbechie, Joachim Nwabunwanne

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

Brittle fracture phenomena: An hypothesis  

SciTech Connect

It is proposed that: volumetric dilation is a fundamental requirement for brittle fracture involving shear; such dilation commonly involves or is expressed as zonal overpressures; the overpressured zones radiate particle motions which are significant to or dominate seismic radiation from blasting; the overpressures are commonly significant to and may dominate the energetics of blastings. Outstanding problems and gaps in our knowledge regarding fragmentation are discussed. It is argued that there is a common missing factor, dilatancy. Supporting evidence is presented from soils and rock mechanics, blasting experimental data and blasting experience. Computer modeling of fragmentation is discussed and the necessity for the inclusion of dilatancy established. Implications are discussed and a test of the hypothesis proposed.

Britton, K.; Walton, O.R.

1987-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

Incorporating Rigorous Height Determination into Unified Fracture Design  

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Hydraulic fracturing plays an important role in increasing production rate in tight reservoirs. The performance of the reservoir after fracturing can be observed from the productivity index. This parameter is dependent on the fracture geometry; height, length and width. Unified fracture design (UFD) offers a method to determine the fracture dimensions providing the maximum productivity index for a specific proppant amount. Then, in order to achieve the maximum productivity index, the treatment schedules including the amount of liquid and proppant used for each stage must be determined according to the fracture dimensions obtained from the UFD. The proppant number is necessary for determining the fracture geometry using the UFD. This number is used to find the maximum productivity index for a given proppant amount. Then, the dimensionless fracture conductivity index corresponding to the maximum productivity index can be computed. The penetration ration, the fracture length, and the propped fracture width can be computed from the dimensionless fracture conductivity. However, calculating the proppant number used in UFD requires the fracture height as an input. The most convenient way to estimate fracture height to input to the UFD is to assume that the fracture height is restricted by stress contrast between the pay zone and over and under-lying layers. In other words, the fracture height is assumed to be constant, independent of net pressure and equal to the thickness of the layer which has the least minimum principal stress. However, in reality, the fracture may grow out from the target formation and the height of fracture is dependent on the net pressure during the treatment. Therefore, it is necessary to couple determination of the fracture height with determination of the other fracture parameters. In this research, equilibrium height theory is applied to rigorously determine the height of fracture. Solving the problem iteratively, it is possible to incorporate the rigorous fracture height determination into the unified fracture design.

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2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Faience Technology  

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by Joanne Hodges. Faience Technology, Nicholson, UEE 2009Egyptian materials and technology, ed. Paul T. Nicholson,Nicholson, 2009, Faience Technology. UEE. Full Citation:

Nicholson, Paul

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimizing reservoir management through fracture modeling  

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Fracture flow will become increasingly important to optimal reservoir management as exploration of geothermal reservoirs continues and as injection of spent fluid increases. The Department of Energy conducts research focused on locating and characterizing fractures, modeling the effects of fractures on movement of fluid, solutes, and heat throughout a reservoir, and determining the effects of injection on long-term reservoir production characteristics in order to increase the ability to predict with greater certainty the long-term performance of geothermal reservoirs. Improvements in interpreting and modeling geophysical techniques such as gravity, self potential, and aeromagnetics are yielding new information for the delineation of active major conduits for fluid flow. Vertical seismic profiling and cross-borehole electromagnetic techniques also show promise for delineating fracture zones. DOE funds several efforts for simulating geothermal reservoirs. Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory has adopted a continuum treatment for reservoirs with a fracture component. Idaho National Engineering Laboratory has developed simulation techniques which utilize discrete fractures and interchange of fluid between permeable matrix and fractures. Results of these research projects will be presented to industry through publications and appropriate public meetings. 9 refs.

Renner, J.L.

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Establishment of Stress-Permeabilty relationship of fractured rock mass by numerical modeling  

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Accepted for publication in International Journal of Rock Mechanics & Mining Sciences Accepted for publication in International Journal of Rock Mechanics & Mining Sciences Stress-Dependent Permeability of Fractured Rock Masses: A Numerical Study Ki-Bok Min *1 , J Rutqvist 2 , Chin-Fu Tsang 2 , and Lanru Jing 1 1 Engineering Geology and Geophysics Research Group, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden 2 Earth Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Berkeley, CA, USA * corresponding author. Tel.: +46-8-790-7919; fax: +46-8-790-6810. E-mail address: kibok@kth.se (Ki-Bok Min) 1 Abstract We investigate the stress-dependent permeability issue in fractured rock masses considering the effects of nonlinear normal deformation and shear dilation of fractures using a two-dimensional

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Naturally fractured tight gas: Gas reservoir detection optimization. Quarterly report, January 1--March 31, 1997  

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Economically viable natural gas production from the low permeability Mesaverde Formation in the Piceance Basin, Colorado requires the presence of an intense set of open natural fractures. Establishing the regional presence and specific location of such natural fractures is the highest priority exploration goal in the Piceance and other western US tight, gas-centered basins. Recently, Advanced Resources International, Inc. (ARI) completed a field program at Rulison Field, Piceance Basin, to test and demonstrate the use of advanced seismic methods to locate and characterize natural fractures. This project began with a comprehensive review of the tectonic history, state of stress and fracture genesis of the basin. A high resolution aeromagnetic survey, interpreted satellite and SLAR imagery, and 400 line miles of 2-D seismic provided the foundation for the structural interpretation. The central feature of the program was the 4.5 square mile multi-azimuth 3-D seismic P-wave survey to locate natural fracture anomalies. The interpreted seismic attributes are being tested against a control data set of 27 wells. Additional wells are currently being drilled at Rulison, on close 40 acre spacings, to establish the productivity from the seismically observed fracture anomalies. A similar regional prospecting and seismic program is being considered for another part of the basin. The preliminary results indicate that detailed mapping of fault geometries and use of azimuthally defined seismic attributes exhibit close correlation with high productivity gas wells. The performance of the ten new wells, being drilled in the seismic grid in late 1996 and early 1997, will help demonstrate the reliability of this natural fracture detection and mapping technology.

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1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Potential Contaminant Pathways from Hydraulically Fractured Shale to Aquifers  

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Potential Contaminant Pathways from Hydraulically Fractured Shale to Aquifers by Tom Myers Abstract Hydraulic fracturing of deep shale beds to develop natural gas has caused concern regarding the potential and preferential flow through fractures--could allow the transport of contaminants from the fractured shale

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Lost Circulation Technology Development Status  

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Lost circulation is the loss of drilling fluid from the wellbore to fractures or pores in the rock formation. In geothermal drilling, lost circulation is often a serious problem that contributes greatly to the cost of the average geothermal well. The Lost Circulation Technology Development Program is sponsored at Sandia National Laboratories by the U.S. Department of Energy. The goal of the program is to reduce lost circulation costs by 30-50% through the development of mitigation and characterization technology. This paper describes the technical progress made in this program during the period April, 1991-March, 1992.

Glowka, David A.; Schafer, Diane M.; Loeppke, Glen E.; Scott, Douglas D.; Wernig, Marcus D.; Wright, Elton K.

1992-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Lost circulation technology development status  

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Lost circulation is the loss of drilling fluid from the wellbore to fractures or pores in the rock formation. In geothermal drilling, lost circulation is often a serious problem that contributes greatly to the cost of the average geothermal well. The Lost Circulation Technology Development Program is sponsored at Sandia National Laboratories by the US Department of Energy. The goal of the program is to reduce lost circulation costs by 30--50% through the development of mitigation and characterization technology. This paper describes the technical progress made in this program during the period April 1991--March 1992. 8 refs.

Glowka, D.A.; Schafer, D.M.; Loeppke, G.E.; Scott, D.D.; Wernig, M.D.; Wright, E.K.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lost circulation technology development status  

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Lost circulation is the loss of drilling fluid from the wellbore to fractures or pores in the rock formation. In geothermal drilling, lost circulation is often a serious problem that contributes greatly to the cost of the average geothermal well. The Lost Circulation Technology Development Program is sponsored at Sandia National Laboratories by the US Department of Energy. The goal of the program is to reduce lost circulation costs by 30--50% through the development of mitigation and characterization technology. This paper describes the technical progress made in this program during the period April 1991--March 1992. 8 refs.

Glowka, D.A.; Schafer, D.M.; Loeppke, G.E.; Scott, D.D.; Wernig, M.D.; Wright, E.K.

1992-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Does hydraulic-fracturing theory work in jointed rock masses  

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The hypocenter locations of micro-earthquakes (acoustic emissions) generated during fracturing typically are distributed three-dimensionally suggesting that fracturing stimulates a volumetric region, rather than the planar fracture theoretically expected. The hypocenter maps generated at six operating, or potential, HDR reservoirs in the US, Europe and Japan are examined in detail and the fracture dimensions are correlated with fracture injection volumes and formation permeability. Depsite the volumetric appearance of the maps we infer that the induced fractures are mainly planar and may propagate aseismically. The induced seismicity stems from nearby joints, which are not opened significantly by fracturing, but are caused to shear-slip because of local pore pressure.

Murphy, H.D.; Keppler, H.; Dash, Z.V.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Well fracturing method using liquefied gas as fracturing fluid  

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A method is described for fracturing an oil well or gas well with a mixture of liquid carbon dioxide and liquid petroleum gas. The objective is to be able to inject the liquid into the well bore at a relatively high pumping rate without causing the liquid to boil. Prior to injection, both the liquid CO/sub 2/ and the LPG are held in separate supply tanks at a temperature and pressure at which the liquid phase will not boil. The temperature of the LPG is substantially higher than the liquid CO/sub 2/. During the pumping operation, part of the liquid CO/sub 2/ and all of the LPG are fed through a heat exchanger. In the exchanger, the amount of heat transferred from the LPG to the liquid CO/sub 2/ is enough to vaporize the liquid. The CO/sub 2/ vapor is then circulated back into the CO/sub 2/ tank. The recycled vapor thus maintains the liquid-vapor phase in the tank at equilibrium, so that the liquid will not boil at the desired pumping rate. (4 claims)

Zingg, W.M.; Grassman, D.D.

1974-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Physical model of a fractured reservoir | Open Energy Information  

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model of a fractured reservoir model of a fractured reservoir Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Conference Proceedings: Physical model of a fractured reservoir Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: The objectives of the physical modeling effort are to: (1) evaluate injection-backflow testing for fractured reservoirs under conditions of known reservoir parameters (porosity, fracture width, etc.); (2) study the mechanisms controlling solute transport in fracture systems; and (3) provide data for validation of numerical models that explicitly simulate solute migration in fracture systems. The fracture network is 0.57-m wide, 1.7-m long, and consists of two sets of fractures at right angles to one another with a fracture spacing of 10.2 cm. A series of

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Method of optimizing the conductivity of a propped fractured formation  

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This patent describes a method of reducing viscosity of a fracturing fluid containing proppant, a polymer, a delayed breaker and a nondelayed breaker, it comprises: introducing the fracturing fluid into a subterranean formation to form at least one fracture; depositing the proppant and the polymer in the fracture; determining an after closure polymer viscosity of the deposited polymer in the fracture; selecting a proppant pack permeability in the fracture; calculating an amount of breaker necessary to reduce the after closure viscosity of the deposited polymer to attain the selected permeability of; determining a minimum viscosity of the fracturing fluid which maintains the proppant in suspension in the fluid during pumping in the fracture; and introducing an effective amount of delayed breaker and nondelayed breaker into the fracturing fluid to attain the selected proppant pack permeability while maintaining the minimum viscosity to maintain the proppant in suspension in the fluid during pumping in the fracture.

Brannon, H.D.; Gulbis, J.; King, M.T.; Hawkins, G.W.

1992-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Domain Decomposition for Flow in Porous Media with Fractures  

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this article. The fractures that we are concerned with are filled with debris so we consider them as porous media. The permeability in the fracture is large in comparison with that in the surrounding rock, so the fluid circulates faster in the fracture. Thus we have a highly heterogeneous porous medium. One idea that has been used to take this into account is to treat the fracture as an interface and to assume that the fluid that flows into the fracture stays in the fracture. In fact, in many models the contrast in permeabilities is of such an order that the flow outside of the fracture is neglected. However, here we are concerned with the situation in which the exchange between the fracture and the rest of the domain is significant. To deal with this case we need to model both what happens in the fracture and what happens outside the fracture. One

Clarisse Alboin; Jerome Jaffre; Jean Roberts; Christophe Serres

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Study of Latrogenic Fracture Risk in Reduction of Pipkin Fracture ...  

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This study evaluated the risk of such fractures during closed reduction of Pipkin ... of Ti-6Al-4V for Medical Applications after Surface Modification by Anodization.

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Studies of injection into naturally fractured reservoirs  

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A semi-analytical model for studies of cold water injection into naturally fractured reservoirs has been developed. The model can be used to design the flow rates and location of injection wells in such systems. The results obtained using the model show that initially the cold water will move very rapidly through the fracture system away from the well. Later on, conductive heat transfer from the rock matrix blocks will retard the advancement of the cold water front, and eventually uniform energy sweep conditions will prevail. Where uniform energy sweep conditions are reached the cold waer movement away from the injection well will be identical to that in a porous medium; consequently maximum energy recovery from the rock matrix will be attained. The time of uniform energy sweep and the radial distance from the injection well where it occurs are greatly dependent upon the fracture spacing, but independent of the fracture aperture.

Boedvarsson, G.S.; Lai, C.H.

1982-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Definition: Hydraulic Fracturing | Open Energy Information  

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Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Hydraulic Fracturing The process used in the Oil and Gas industry of drilling deep into the ground and injecting water, sand, and other...

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Multiphase flow in fractured porous media  

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The major goal of this research project was to improve the understanding of the gas-oil two-phase flow in fractured porous media. In addition, miscible displacement was studied to evaluate its promise for enhanced recovery.

Firoozabadi, A.

1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On Water Flow in Hot Fractured Rock -- A Sensitivity Study on the Impact of Fracture-Matrix Heat Transfer  

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of multiphase, multicomponent fluid mixtures in porous andmultiphase heat and mass flow in unsaturated fractured porous

Birkholzer, Jens T.; Zhang, Yingqi

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydraulic fracturing and propping tests at Yakedake field in Japan  

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Hydraulic fracturing experiments have been conducted at Yakedake field in Gifu prefecture, Japan. From the data obtained during the fracturing operation, the open-hole section permeability was estimated of the wellbore, the minimum pressure required to propagate the fracture, the impedances before and after the propping, and the earth stress normal to the fracture plane. The final fracture plane was also mapped with the microseismic events.

Yamaguchi, Tsutomu; Seo, Kunio; Suga, Shoto; Itoh, Toshinobu; Kuriyagawa, Michio

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NFFLOW: A reservoir simulator incorporating explicit fractures (SPE 153890)  

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NFFLOW is a research code that quickly and inexpensively simulates flow in moderately fractured reservoirs. It explicitly recognizes fractures separately from rock matrix. In NFFLOW fracture flow is proportional to the pressure gradient along the fracture, and flow in the rock matrix is determined by Darcys Law. The two flow mechanisms are coupled through the pressure gradient between a fracture and its adjacent rock matrix. Presented is a promising change to NFFLOW that allows for flow across a rock matrix block.

Boyle, E.J.; Sams, W.N.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Poroelastic response of orthotropic fractured porous media  

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An algorithm is presented for inverting either laboratory or field poroelastic data for all the drained constants of an anisotropic (specifically orthotropic) fractured poroelastic system. While fractures normally weaken the system by increasing the mechanical compliance, any liquids present in these fractures are expected to increase the stiffness somewhat, thus negating to some extent the mechanical weakening influence of the fractures themselves. The analysis presented quantifies these effects and shows that the key physical variable needed to account for the pore-fluid effects is a factor of (1 - B), where B is Skempton's second coe#14;fficient and satisfies 0 {<=} #20; B < 1. This scalar factor uniformly reduces the increase in compliance due to the presence of communicating fractures, thereby stiffening the fractured composite medium by a predictable amount. One further goal of the discussion is to determine how many of the poroelastic constants need to be known by other means in order to determine the rest from remote measurements, such as seismic wave propagation data in the field. Quantitative examples arising in the analysis show that, if the fracture aspect ratio a{sub f} ~ 0.1 and the pore fluid is liquid water, then for several cases considered Skempton's B ~ 0:9, so the stiffening effect of the pore-liquid reduces the change in compliance due to the fractures by a factor 1-B ~ 0.1, in these examples. The results do however depend on the actual moduli of the unfractured elastic material, as well as on the pore-liquid bulk modulus, so these quantitative predictions are just examples, and should not be treated as universal results. Attention is also given to two previously unremarked poroelastic identities, both being useful variants of Gassmann's equations for homogeneous -- but anisotropic -- poroelasticity. Relationships to Skempton's analysis of saturated soils are also noted. The paper concludes with a discussion of alternative methods of analyzing and quantifying fluid-substitution behavior in poroelastic systems, especially for those systems having heterogeneous constitution.

Berryman, J.G.

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reservoir and injection technology and Heat Extraction Project  

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For the Stanford Geothermal Program in the fiscal year 1989, the task areas include predictive modeling of reservoir behavior and tracer test interpretation and testing. Major emphasis is in reservoir technology, reinjection technology, and heat extraction. Predictive modeling of reservoir behavior consists of a multi-pronged approach to well test analysis under a variety of conditions. The efforts have been directed to designing and analyzing well tests in (1) naturally fractured reservoirs; (2) fractured wells; (3) complex reservoir geometries; and, (4) gas reservoirs including inertial and other effects. The analytical solutions for naturally fractured reservoirs are determined using fracture size distribution. In the study of fractured wells, an elliptical coordinate system is used to obtain semi-analytical solutions to finite conductivity fractures. Effort has also been directed to the modeling and creation of a user friendly computer program for steam/gas reservoirs including wellbore storage, skin and non-Darcy flow effects. This work has a complementary effort on modeling high flow rate wells including inertial effects in the wellbore and fractures. In addition, work on gravity drainage systems is being continued.

Horne, R.N.; Ramey, H.H. Jr.; Miller, F.G.; Brigham, W.E.; Kruger, P.

1989-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling interfacial fracture in Sierra.  

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This report summarizes computational efforts to model interfacial fracture using cohesive zone models in the SIERRA/SolidMechanics (SIERRA/SM) finite element code. Cohesive surface elements were used to model crack initiation and propagation along predefined paths. Mesh convergence was observed with SIERRA/SM for numerous geometries. As the funding for this project came from the Advanced Simulation and Computing Verification and Validation (ASC V&V) focus area, considerable effort was spent performing verification and validation. Code verification was performed to compare code predictions to analytical solutions for simple three-element simulations as well as a higher-fidelity simulation of a double-cantilever beam. Parameter identification was conducted with Dakota using experimental results on asymmetric double-cantilever beam (ADCB) and end-notched-flexure (ENF) experiments conducted under Campaign-6 funding. Discretization convergence studies were also performed with respect to mesh size and time step and an optimization study was completed for mode II delamination using the ENF geometry. Throughout this verification process, numerous SIERRA/SM bugs were found and reported, all of which have been fixed, leading to over a 10-fold increase in convergence rates. Finally, mixed-mode flexure experiments were performed for validation. One of the unexplained issues encountered was material property variability for ostensibly the same composite material. Since the variability is not fully understood, it is difficult to accurately assess uncertainty when performing predictions.

Brown, Arthur A.; Ohashi, Yuki; Lu, Wei-Yang; Nelson, Stacy A. C.; Foulk, James W.,; Reedy, Earl David,; Austin, Kevin N.; Margolis, Stephen B.

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Stanford Geothermal Program, reservoir and injection technology. Fourth annual report  

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This annual report of the Stanford Geothermal Program presents major projects in reservoir and injection technology. The four include: (1) an application of the boundary element method to front tracking and pressure transient testing; (2) determination of fracture aperture, a multi-tracer approach; (3) an analysis of tracer and thermal transients during reinjection; and, (4) pressure transient modeling of a non-uniformly fractured reservoir. (BN)

Horne, R.; Ramey, H.J. Jr.; Miller, F.G.; Brigham, W.E.; Kruger, P.

1988-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Identifying Fracture Types and Relative Ages Using Fluid Inclusion Stratigraphy  

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Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) are designed to recover heat from the subsurface by mechanically creating fractures in subsurface rocks. Understanding the life cycle of a fracture in a geothermal system is fundamental to the development of techniques for creating fractures. Recognizing the stage of a fracture, whether it is currently open and transmitting fluids; if it recently has closed; or if it is an ancient fracture would assist in targeting areas for further fracture stimulation. Identifying dense fracture areas as well as large open fractures from small fracture systems will also assist in fracture stimulation selection. Geothermal systems are constantly generating fractures, and fluids and gases passing through rocks in these systems leave small fluid and gas samples trapped in healed microfractures. Fluid inclusions trapped in minerals as the fractures heal are characteristic of the fluids that formed them, and this signature can be seen in fluid inclusion gas analysis. Our hypothesis is that fractures over their life cycle have different chemical signatures that we can see in fluid inclusion gas analysis and by using the new method of fluid inclusion stratigraphy (FIS) the different stages of fractures, along with an estimate of fracture size can be identified during the well drilling process. We have shown with this study that it is possible to identify fracture locations using FIS and that different fractures have different chemical signatures however that signature is somewhat dependent upon rock type. Open, active fractures correlate with increase concentrations of CO2, N2, Ar, and to a lesser extent H2O. These fractures would be targets for further enhancement. The usefulness of this method is that it is low cost alternative to current well logging techniques and can be done as a well is being drilled.

Dilley, Lorie M.; Norman, David; Owens, Lara

2008-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

376

Transport of Bottom Water in the Romanche Fracture Zone and the Chain Fracture Zone  

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Two moored arrays deployed in the Romanche Fracture Zone and Chain Fracture Zone in the equatorial Atlantic Ocean provide two-year-long time series of current and temperature in the Lower North Atlantic Deep Water and the Antarctic Bottom Water. ...

Herl Mercier; Kevin G. Speer

1998-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

HYDRAULIC FRACTURING AND OVERCORING STRESS MEASUREMENTS IN A DEEP BOREHOLE AT THE STRIPA TEST MINE, SWEDEN  

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u l y 2 , 1 9 8 1 HYDRAULIC FRACTURING AND OVERCORING STRESSI nun LBL-12478 HYDRAULIC FRACTURING AND OVERCORING STRESSthe calculated stress. n HYDRAULIC FRACTURING EQUIPMENT AND

Doe, T.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

Pressure analysis of the hydromechanical fracture behaviour in stimulated tight sedimentary geothermal reservoirs  

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Zimmermann, G. , 2005. Hydraulic fracturing in a sedimentaryare described in the hydraulic fracturing context, in whichoverview. However, hydraulic fracturing theories and related

Wessling, S.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

A STATISTICAL FRACTURE MECHANICS APPROACH TO THE STRENGTH OF BRITTLE ROCK  

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Carlsson, H. , "Hydraulic fracturing and overcoring stress1949). Haimson, B.C. , "Hydraulic fracturing in porous andc.B. , "Laboratory hydraulic fracturing experiments in

Ratigan, J.L.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A triple-continuum approach for modeling flow and transport processes in fractured rock  

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Multiphase Tracer Transport in Heterogeneous Fractured Porousmultiphase, nonisothermal flow and solute transport in fractured porousmultiphase fluid flow, heat transfer, and chemical migration in a fractured porous

Wu, Yu-Shu; Liu, H.H.; Bodvarsson, G.S; Zellmer, K .E.

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Introducing a Clinical Practice Guideline Using Early CT in the Diagnosis of Scaphoid and Other Fractures  

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61-6. 30. Kusano N. Diagnosis of Occult Scaphoid Fracture: AMJ, Schaefer-Prokop C, et al. Occult scaphoid fractures:revealing radiographically occult scaphoid fractures. [see

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimizing Fracture Treatments in a Mississippian "Chat" Reservoir, South-Central Kansas  

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This project is a collaboration of Woolsey Petroleum Corporation (a small independent operator) and the Kansas Geological Survey. The project will investigate geologic and engineering factors critical for designing hydraulic fracture treatments in Mississippian ''chat'' reservoirs. Mississippian reservoirs, including the chat, account for 159 million m3 (1 billion barrels) of the cumulative oil produced in Kansas. Mississippian reservoirs presently represent {approx}40% of the state's 5.6*106m3 (35 million barrels) annual production. Although geographically widespread, the ''chat'' is a heterogeneous reservoir composed of chert, cherty dolomite, and argillaceous limestone. Fractured chert with micro-moldic porosity is the best reservoir in this 18- to 30-m-thick (60- to 100-ft) unit. The chat will be cored in an infill well in the Medicine Lodge North field (417,638 m3 [2,626,858 bbls] oil; 217,811,000 m3 [7,692,010 mcf] gas cumulative production; discovered 1954). The core and modern wireline logs will provide geological and petrophysical data for designing a fracture treatment. Optimum hydraulic fracturing design is poorly defined in the chat, with poor correlation of treatment size to production increase. To establish new geologic and petrophysical guidelines for these treatments, data from core petrophysics, wireline logs, and oil-field maps will be input to a fracture-treatment simulation program. Parameters will be established for optimal size of the treatment and geologic characteristics of the predicted fracturing. The fracturing will be performed and subsequent wellsite tests will ascertain the results for comparison to predictions. A reservoir simulation program will then predict the rate and volumetric increase in production. Comparison of the predicted increase in production with that of reality, and the hypothetical fracturing behavior of the reservoir with that of its actual behavior, will serve as tests of the geologic and petrophysical characterization of the oil field. After this feedback, a second well will be cored and logged, and procedure will be repeated to test characteristics determined to be critical for designing cost-effective fracture treatments. Most oil and gas production in Kansas, and that of the Midcontinent oil industry, is dominated by small companies. The overwhelming majority of these independent operators employ less than 20 people. These companies have limited scientific and engineering expertise and they are increasingly needing guidelines and technical examples that will help them to not be wasteful of their limited financial resources and petroleum reserves. To aid these operators, the technology transfer capabilities of the Kansas Geological Survey will disseminate the results of this study to the local, regional, and national oil industry. Internet access, seminars, presentations, and publications by Woolsey Petroleum Company and Kansas Geological Survey geologists and engineers are anticipated.

K. David Newell; Saibal Bhattacharya; Alan Byrnes; W. Lynn Watney; Willard Guy

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A PKN Hydraulic Fracture Model Study and Formation Permeability Determination  

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Hydraulic fracturing is an important method used to enhance the recovery of oil and gas from reservoirs, especially for low permeability formations. The distribution of pressure in fractures and fracture geometry are needed to design conventional and unconventional hydraulic fracturing operations, fracturing during water-flooding of petroleum reservoirs, shale gas, and injection/extraction operation in a geothermal reservoir. Designing a hydraulic fracturing job requires an understanding of fracture growth as a function of treatment parameters. There are various models used to approximately define the development of fracture geometry, which can be broadly classified into 2D and 3D categories. 2D models include, the Perkins-Kern-Nordgren (PKN) fracture model, and the Khristianovic-Geertsma-de. Klerk (KGD) fracture model, and the radial model. 3D models include fully 3D models and pseudo-three-dimensional (P-3D) models. The P-3D model is used in the oil industry due to its simplification of height growth at the wellbore and along the fracture length in multi-layered formations. In this research, the Perkins-Kern-Nordgren (PKN) fracture model is adopted to simulate hydraulic fracture propagation and recession, and the pressure changing history. Two different approaches to fluid leak-off are considered, which are the classical Carter's leak-off theory with a constant leak-off coefficient, and Pressure-dependent leak-off theory. Existence of poroelastic effect in the reservoir is also considered. By examining the impact of leak-off models and poroelastic effects on fracture geometry, the influence of fracturing fluid and rock properties, and the leak-off rate on the fracture geometry and fracturing pressure are described. A short and wide fracture will be created when we use the high viscosity fracturing fluid or the formation has low shear modulus. While, the fracture length, width, fracturing pressure, and the fracture closure time increase as the fluid leak-off coefficient is decreased. In addition, an algorithm is developed for the post-fracture pressure-transient analysis to calculate formation permeability. The impulse fracture pressure transient model is applied to calculate the formation permeability both for the radial flow and linear fracture flow assumption. Results show a good agreement between this study and published work.

Xiang, Jing

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

Fracturing operations in a dry geothermal reservoir  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Fracturing operations at the Fenton Hill, New Mexico, Hot Dry Rock (HDR) Geothermal Test Site initiated unique developments necessary to solve problems caused by an extremely harsh downhole environment. Two deep wells were drilled to approximately 15,000 ft (4.6 km); formation temperatures are in excess of 600/sup 0/F (315/sup 0/C). The wells were drilled during 1979 to 1981, inclined at 35 degrees, one above the other, and directionally drilled in an azimuthal direction orthogonal to the least principal in-situ crustal stress field. Hydraulic fracturing experiments to connect the two wells have used openhole packers, hydraulic jet notching of the borehole wall, cemented-in insolation liners and casing packers. Problems were encountered with hole drag, high fracture gradients, H/sub 2/S in vent back fluids, stress corrosion cracking of tubulars, and the complex nature of three-dimensional fracture growth that requires very large volumes of injected water. Two fractured zones have been formed by hydraulic fracturing and defined by close-in, borehole deployed, microseismic detectors. Initial operations were focused in the injection wellbore near total depth, where water injection treatments totalling 51,000 bbls (8100 m/sup 3/) were accomplished by pumping through a cemented-in 4-1/2 in. liner/PBR assembly. Retrievable casing packers were used to inject 26,000 bbls (4100 m/sup 3/) in the upper section of the open hole. Surface injection pressures (ISIP) varied from 4000 to 5900 psi (27 to 41 MPa) and the fracture gradient ranged from 0.7 to 0.96 psi/ft.

Rowley, J.C.; Pettitt, R.A.; Hendron, R.H.; Sinclair, A.R.; Nicholson, R.W.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fracture mechanics investigation of oil shale to aid in understanding the explosive fragmentation process. Final technical report, January 1983-July 1984  

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This report summarizes goals and findings achieved in developing technologies to improve the overall efficiency of oil shale recovery processes. The objectives are to (a) develop theoretical fracture mechanics tools that are applicable to transversely isotropic materials such as sedimentary rock, more particularly oil shale; and (b) develop a fracture mechanics test procedure that can be conveniently used for rock specimens. Such a test procedure would: utilize the geometry of a typical rock core for the test; require a minimum amount of specimen machining; and provide meaningful, reproducible data that corresponds well to test data obtained from conventional fracture mechanics tests. Critical review of the state-of-the-art of fracture mechanics on layered rocks has been completed. Recommendations are made for innovative and promising methods for oil shale fracture mechanics. Numerical and analytical studies of mixed mode fracture mechanics are investigated. Transversely isotropic properties of oil shale are input using isoparametric finite elements with singular elements at the crack tip. The model is a plate with an edge crack whose angle with the edge varies to study the effect of mixed mode fracture under various conditions. The three-dimensional plate is in tension, and stress, energy methods are used in the fracture analysis. Precracked disks of oil shale cored perpendicular to bedding planes are analyzed numerically. Stress intensity factors are determined by (i) strain energy method, and (ii) elliptic simulation method. 47 refs., 12 figs., 1 tab.

Chong, K.P.

1984-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

INVESTIGATION OF EFFICIENCY IMPROVEMENTS DURING CO2 INJECTION IN HYDRAULICALLY AND NATURALLY FRACTURED RESERVOIRS  

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The objective of this project is to perform unique laboratory experiments with artificial fractured cores (AFCs) and X-ray CT to examine the physical mechanisms of bypassing in HFR and NFR that eventually result in more efficient CO{sub 2} flooding in heterogeneous or fracture-dominated reservoirs. To achieve this objective, we divided the report into two chapters. The first chapter was to image and perform experimental investigation of transfer mechanisms during CO{sub 2} flooding in NFR and HFR using X-ray CT scanner. In this chapter, we emphasized our work on understanding the connection between fracture properties and fundamentals of transfer mechanism from matrix to fractures and fluid flow through fracture systems. We started our work by investigating the effect of different overburden pressures and stress-state conditions on rock properties and fluid flow. Since the fracture aperture is one of important parameter that governs the fluid flow through the fracture systems, the average fracture aperture from the fluid flow experiments and fracture aperture distribution derived from X-ray CT scan were estimated for our modeling purposes. The fracture properties and fluid flow have significant changes in response to different overburden pressures and stress-state conditions. The fracture aperture distribution follows lognormal distribution even at elevated stress conditions. Later, we also investigated the fluid transfers between matrix and fracture that control imbibition process. We evaluated dimensionless time for validating the scheme of upscaling laboratory experiments to field dimensions. In CO{sub 2} injection experiments, the use of X-ray CT has allowed us to understand the mechanisms of CO{sub 2} flooding process in fractured system and to take important steps in reducing oil bypassed. When CO{sub 2} flooding experiments were performed on a short core with a fracture at the center of the core, the gravity plays an important role in the recovery of oil even in a short matrix block. This results are contrary with the previous believes that gravity drainage has always been associated with tall matrix blocks. In order to reduce oil bypassed, we injected water that has been viscosified with a polymer into the fracture to divert CO{sub 2} flow into matrix and delay CO{sub 2} breakthrough. Although the breakthrough time reduced considerably, water ''leak off'' into the matrix was very high. A cross-linked gel was used in the fracture to avoid this problem. The gel was found to overcome ''leak off'' problems and effectively divert CO{sub 2} flow into the matrix. As part of our technology transfer activity, we investigated the natural fracture aperture distribution of Tensleep formation cores. We found that the measured apertures distributions follow log normal distribution as expected. The second chapter deals with analysis and modeling the laboratory experiments and fluid flow through fractured networks. We derived a new equation to determine the average fracture aperture and the amount of each flow through fracture and matrix system. The results of this study were used as the observed data and for validating the simulation model. The idea behind this study is to validate the use of a set of smooth parallel plates that is common in modeling fracture system. The results suggest that fracture apertures need to be distributed to accurately model the experimental results. In order to study the imbibition process in details, we developed imbibition simulator. We validated our model with X-ray CT experimental data from different imbibition experiments. We found that the proper simulation model requires matching both weight gain and CT water saturation simultaneously as oppose to common practices in matching imbibition process with weight gain only because of lack information from CT scan. The work was continued by developing dual porosity simulation using empirical transfer function (ETF) derived from imbibition experiments. This allows reduction of uncertainty parameter in modeling transfer of fluids from matrix to the fra

David S. Schechter

2005-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

387

HYDRAULIC FRACTURING AND INDUCED SEISMICITY IN KANSAS  

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For some time the public has asked questions about seismic activity related to hydraulic fracturing and other oil-field related activities. In particular, there is concern that the energy that goes into the subsurface during hydraulic fracturing is sufficient to cause felt earthquakes. The following is a response to those questions. 1) Seismic activity that is related to human activities is generally referred to as induced seismicity or triggered seismicity. Induced seismicity is defined as seismic events attributable to human activities (National Research Council, 2012). The term triggered seismicity is also used to describe situations in which human activities could potentially trigger large and potentially damaging earthquakes (Shemeta et al., 2012). The following discussion uses only the term induced seismicity to refer to seismic activity in which human activity plays a role. 2) Because it uses energy to fracture rocks to release oil or natural gas, hydraulic fracturing does create microseismic events (of a magnitude less than 2.0). Felt earthquake activity (generally greater than a magnitude 3.0) resulting from hydraulic fracturing has been confirmed from only one location in the world (National Research Council, 2012). In the

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2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

Technology Transfer: Available Technologies  

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Ion Sources and Beam Technologies Ion Sources and Beam Technologies GENERATORS AND DETECTORS Compact, Safe and Energy Efficient Neutron Generator Fast Pulsed Neutron Generator High Energy Gamma Generator Lithium-Drifted Silicon Detector with Segmented Contacts Low Power, High Energy Gamma Ray Detector Calibration Device Nested Type Coaxial Neutron Generator Neutron and Proton Generators: Cylindrical Neutron Generator with Nested Option, IB-1764 Neutron-based System for Nondestructive Imaging, IB-1794 Mini Neutron Tube, IB-1793a Ultra-short Ion and Neutron Pulse Production, IB-1707 Mini Neutron Generator, IB-1793b Compact Spherical Neutron Generator, IB-1675 Plasma-Driven Neutron/Gamma Generators Portable, Low-cost Gamma Source for Active Interrogation ION SOURCES WITH ANTENNAS External Antenna for Ion Sources

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Advanced geothermal technologies  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Research and development in advanced technologies for geothermal energy production continue to increase the energy production options for the Nation. The high-risk investment over the past few years by the US Department of Energy in geopressured, hot dry rock, and magma energy resources is producing new means to lower production costs and to take advantage of these resources. The Nation has far larger and more regionally extensive geothermal resources than heretofore realized. At the end of a short 30-day closed-loop flow test, the manmade hot dry rock reservoir at Fenton Hill, New Mexico, was producing 10 MW thermal - and still climbing - proving the technical feasibility of this new technology. The scientific feasibility of magma energy extraction has been demonstrated, and new field tests to evaluate this technology are planned. Analysis and field tests confirm the viability of geopressured-geothermal energy and the prospect that many dry-hole or depleted petroleum wells can be turned into producing geopressured-geothermal wells. Technological advances achieved through hot dry rock, magma, geopressured, and other geothermal research are making these resources and conventional hydrothermal resources more competitive. Noteworthy among these technological advances are techniques in computer simulation of geothermal reservoirs, new means for well stimulation, new high-temperature logging tools and packers, new hard-rock penetration techniques, and new methods for mapping fracture flow paths across large underground areas in reservoirs. In addition, many of these same technological advances can be applied by the petroleum industry to help lower production costs in domestic oil and gas fields. 5 refs., 4 figs.

Whetten, J.T.; Murphy, H.D.; Hanold, R.J.; Myers, C.W.; Dunn, J.C.

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

Tools & Technologies  

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The technologys subnanometer resolution is a result of superior ... Additional R&D will be required ... U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OFFICE OF SCIENCE ...

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Anomalous fracture-extension pressure in granitic rocks  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Fracture-extension pressures appreciably higher than the least principal earth-stress were observed in hydraulic fractures formed in a pair of 3 km (9600 ft) deep boreholes drilled near the Valles Caldera in northern New Mexico. Pressurization of open wellbores in rock containing preexisting fractures may open these fractures, instead of creating new fractures at right angles to the least principal stress. The pressure necessary to flow into these fractures may be appreciably higher than the least principal stress. Upon sand-propping one such pre-existing fracture, a lower fracture extension pressure was observed. A second fracture in a parallel well-bore 92 m (300 ft) away, at the same depth of 2 km (6500 ft) exhibited the lower fracture extension pressure without propping, but with about 90/sup 0/ difference in fracture direction. Fractures created through perforations at a depth of 3 km (9600 ft) not only exhibited breakdown pressures upon initial pressurization, but sometimes even higher ''breakdown'' pressures upon repressurization. These phenomena may be of interest in the interpretation of earth stress measurements made by hydraulic fracturing.

Aamodt, R.L.; Potter, R.M.

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

Pressure transient analysis for naturally fractured reservoirs  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

New ideas are presented for the interpretation of pressure transient tests for wells in naturally fractured reservoirs. This work is based on the transient matrix flow model formulated by de Swaan. The differences between this model and the Warren and Root model occur during the transition flow period. It is demonstrated that the behavior of a naturally fractured reservoir can be correlated by using three dimensionless parameters. It is established that regardless of matrix geometry the transition period might exhibit a straight line whose slope is equal to half the slope of the classical parallel semilog straight lines, provided the transient matrix linear flow is present. In addition, information is provided on the estimation of fracture area per unit matrix volume or matrix parameters from the transition period semilog straight line. It is shown that matrix geometry might be identified when pressure data are smooth. Field examples are included to illustrate the application and the validity of the theoretical results of this study.

Cinco-ley, H.; Samaniego, F.V.

1982-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Vehicle Technologies Office Organization...  

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Organization and Contacts Organization Chart for the Vehicle Technologies Program Fuel Technologies and Deployment, Technology Managers Advanced Combustion Engines, Technology...

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Fuel Cell Technologies Office: Technology Validation  

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Information Technology Validation Search Search Help Technology Validation EERE Fuel Cell Technologies Office Technology Validation Printable Version Share this resource...

396

On the fracture toughness of advanced materials  

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Few engineering materials are limited by their strength; rather they are limited by their resistance to fracture or fracture toughness. It is not by accident that most critical structures, such as bridges, ships, nuclear pressure vessels and so forth, are manufactured from materials that are comparatively low in strength but high in toughness. Indeed, in many classes of materials, strength and toughness are almost mutually exclusive. In the first instance, such resistance to fracture is a function of bonding and crystal structure (or lack thereof), but can be developed through the design of appropriate nano/microstructures. However, the creation of tough microstructures in structural materials, i.e., metals, polymers, ceramics and their composites, is invariably a compromise between resistance to intrinsic damage mechanisms ahead of the tip of a crack (intrinsic toughening) and the formation of crack-tip shielding mechanisms which principally act behind the tip to reduce the effective 'crack-driving force' (extrinsic toughening). Intrinsic toughening is essentially an inherent property of a specific microstructure; it is the dominant form of toughening in ductile (e.g., metallic) materials. However, for most brittle (e.g., ceramic) solids, and this includes many biological materials, it is largely ineffective and toughening conversely must be developed extrinsically, by such shielding mechanisms as crack bridging. From a fracture mechanics perspective, this results in toughening in the form of rising resistance-curve behavior where the fracture resistance actually increases with crack extension. The implication of this is that in many biological and high-strength advanced materials, toughness is developed primarily during crack growth and not for crack initiation. This is an important realization yet is still rarely reflected in the way that toughness is measured, which is invariably involves the use of single-value (crack-initiation) parameters such as the fracture toughness K{sub Ic}.

Launey, Maximilien E.; Ritchie, Robert O.

2008-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

397

Gas condensate damage in hydraulically fractured wells  

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This project is a research into the effect of gas condensate damage in hydraulically fractured wells. It is the result of a problem encountered in producing a low permeability formation from a well in South Texas owned by the El Paso Production Company. The well was producing from a gas condensate reservoir. Questions were raised about whether flowing bottomhole pressure below dewpoint would be appropriate. Condensate damage in the hydraulic fracture was expected to be of significant effect. In the most recent work done by Adedeji Ayoola Adeyeye, this subject was studied when the effects of reservoir depletion were minimized by introduction of an injector well with fluid composition the same as the original reservoir fluid. He also used an infinite conductivity hydraulic fracture along with a linear model as an adequate analogy. He concluded that the skin due to liquid build-up is not enough to prevent lower flowing bottomhole pressures from producing more gas. This current study investigated the condensate damage at the face of the hydraulic fracture in transient and boundary dominated periods when the effects of reservoir depletion are taken into account. As a first step, simulation of liquid flow into the fracture was performed using a 2D 1-phase simulator in order to help us to better understand the results of gas condensate simulation. Then during the research, gas condensate models with various gas compositions were simulated using a commercial simulator (CMG). The results of this research are a step forward in helping to improve the management of gas condensate reservoirs by understanding the mechanics of liquid build-up. It also provides methodology for quantifying the condensate damage that impairs linear flow of gas into the hydraulic fracture.

Reza, Rostami Ravari

2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

Chemistry - Technology Transfer: Available Technologies  

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Technology Analysis - Heavy Vehicle Technologies  

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the GPRA benefits estimates for EERE's Vehicle Technologies Program's heavy vehicle technology research activities. Argonne researchers develop the benefits analysis using four...

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Application of a 3D hydraulic-fracturing simulator for design of acid-fracturing treatments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Field experience during 1989--90 shows that application of a 3D hydraulic-fracturing simulator increases success of acid-fracturing well treatments. Fracture extension can be limited to the oil-bearing pay, maximum lateral extension can be realized within the height constraint, and acid/rock contact time can be increased by a factor of between 3 and 30. Oil-production response can be improved over other stimulation designs while water-production response can be limited. These methods have been applied in mature waterfloods of the Permian Basin and Cedar Creek anticline.

Morgenthaler, L.N. (Shell Development Co., Houston, TX (United States))

1994-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On equivalence of thinning fluids used for hydraulic fracturing  

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The paper aims to answer the question: if and how non-Newtonian fluids may be compared in their mechanical action when used for hydraulic fracturing? By employing the modified formulation of the PKN problem we obtain its simple analytical solutions in the cases of perfectly plastic and Newtonian fluids. Since the results for shear thinning fluids are intermediate between those for these cases, the obtained equation for the fracture length suggests a criterion of the equivalence of various shear thinning fluids for the problem of hydraulic fractures. We assume fluids equivalent in their hydrofracturing action, when at a reference time they produce fractures of the same length. The equation for the fracture length translates the equivalence in terms of the hydraulic fracture length and treatment time into the equivalence in terms of the properties of a fracturing fluid (behavior and consistency indices). Analysis shows that the influence of the consistency and behavior indices on the fracture length, particle v...

Linkov, Alexander

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

How can we use one fracture to locate another?  

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Hydraulic fracturing is an important tool that helps extract fluids from the subsurface. It is critical in applications ranging from enhanced oil recovery to geothermal energy pro-duction. As the goal of fracturing is to ...

Poliannikov, Oleg V.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

DOE's Shale Gas and Hydraulic Fracturing Research | Department...  

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DOE's Shale Gas and Hydraulic Fracturing Research DOE's Shale Gas and Hydraulic Fracturing Research April 26, 2013 - 11:05am Addthis Statement of Guido DeHoratiis Acting Deputy...

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Permeability Estimation From Velocity Anisotropy In Fractured Rock  

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Cracks in a rock mass subjected to a uniaxial stress will be preferentially closed depending on the angle between the fracture normal vectors and the direction of the applied stress. If the prestress fracture orientation ...

Gibson, Richard L., Jr.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

Rigid-body fracture sound with precomputed soundbanks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We propose a physically based algorithm for synthesizing sounds synchronized with brittle fracture animations. Motivated by laboratory experiments, we approximate brittle fracture sounds using time-varying rigid-body sound models. We extend methods for ...

Changxi Zheng; Doug L. James

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

Predicting the occurrence of open natural fractures in shale reservoirs  

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Prolific oil and gas production has been established from naturally fractured shale reservoirs. For example, in the last few years over 4 Tcf of gas reserves have been established within the self-sourcing Antrim Shale of the Michigan Basin. Historically, locating subsurface fracture systems essential for commercial production has proven elusive and costly. An integrated exploration approach utilizing available geologic, geophysical, and remote sensing data has successfully located naturally fractured zones within the Antrim Shale. It is believed that fracturing of the Antrim shale was a result of basement involved tectonic processes. Characteristic integrated stacked signatures of known fracture systems within the Antrim were built using gravity and magnetic data, structure maps, fracture identification logs, and Landsat imagery. Wireline fracture logs pinpointed the locations and geometries of subsurface fracture systems. Landsat imagery was interpreted to reveal surficial manifestations of subsurface structures.

Decker, A.D.; Klawitter, A.L. (Advanced Resources International, Denver, CO (United States))

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

Simulated evolution of fractures and fracture networks subject to thermal cooling: A coupled discrete element and heat conduction model  

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Advancement of EGS requires improved prediction of fracture development and growth during reservoir stimulation and long-term operation. This, in turn, requires better understanding of the dynamics of the strongly coupled thermo-hydro-mechanical (THM) processes within fractured rocks. We have developed a physically based rock deformation and fracture propagation simulator by using a quasi-static discrete element model (DEM) to model mechanical rock deformation and fracture propagation induced by thermal stress and fluid pressure changes. We also developed a network model to simulate fluid flow and heat transport in both fractures and porous rock. In this paper, we describe results of simulations in which the DEM model and network flow & heat transport model are coupled together to provide realistic simulation of the changes of apertures and permeability of fractures and fracture networks induced by thermal cooling and fluid pressure changes within fractures. Various processes, such as Stokes flow in low velocity pores, convection-dominated heat transport in fractures, heat exchange between fluid-filled fractures and solid rock, heat conduction through low-permeability matrices and associated mechanical deformations are all incorporated into the coupled model. The effects of confining stresses, developing thermal stress and injection pressure on the permeability evolution of fracture and fracture networks are systematically investigated. Results are summarized in terms of implications for the development and evolution of fracture distribution during hydrofracturing and thermal stimulation for EGS.

Huang, Hai; Plummer, Mitchell; Podgorney, Robert

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

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410

Upscaling solute transport in naturally fractured porous media with the continuous time random walk method  

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fracture model for multiphase ?ow in porous media. AIChEsingle- and multiphase transport in fractured porous media

Geiger, S.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

A Thermoelastic Hydraulic Fracture Design Tool for Geothermal Reservoir Development  

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Geothermal energy is recovered by circulating water through heat exchange areas within a hot rock mass. Geothermal reservoir rock masses generally consist of igneous and metamorphic rocks that have low matrix permeability. Therefore, cracks and fractures play a significant role in extraction of geothermal energy by providing the major pathways for fluid flow and heat exchange. Thus, knowledge of conditions leading to formation of fractures and fracture networks is of paramount importance. Furthermore, in the absence of natural fractures or adequate connectivity, artificial fracture are created in the reservoir using hydraulic fracturing. At times, the practice aims to create a number of parallel fractures connecting a pair of wells. Multiple fractures are preferred because of the large size necessary when using only a single fracture. Although the basic idea is rather simple, hydraulic fracturing is a complex process involving interactions of high pressure fluid injections with a stressed hot rock mass, mechanical interaction of induced fractures with existing natural fractures, and the spatial and temporal variations of in-situ stress. As a result it is necessary to develop tools that can be used to study these interactions as an integral part of a comprehensive approach to geothermal reservoir development, particularly enhanced geothermal systems. In response to this need we have set out to develop advanced thermo-mechanical models for design of artificial fractures and rock fracture research in geothermal reservoirs. These models consider the significant hydraulic and thermo-mechanical processes and their interaction with the in-situ stress state. Wellbore failure and fracture initiation is studied using a model that fully couples poro-mechanical and thermo-mechanical effects. The fracture propagation model is based on a complex variable and regular displacement discontinuity formulations. In the complex variable approach the displacement discontinuities are defined from the numerical solution of a complex hypersingular integral equation written for a given fracture configuration and loading. The fracture propagation studies include modeling interaction of induced fractures with existing discontinuities such as faults and joints. In addition to the fracture propagation studies, two- and three-dimensional heat extraction solution algorithms have been developed and used to estimate heat extraction and the variations of the reservoir stress with cooling. The numerical models have been developed in a user-friendly environment to create a tool for improving fracture design and investigating single or multiple fracture propagation in rock.

Ahmad Ghassemi

2003-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

412

Fluid Flow in Fractured Rock: Theory and Application  

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Porous Media, Pullman, WA, July 9-18,1989, and to be published in the Proceedings Fluid Flow in Fractured

Long, J.C.S.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

Towards Understanding the Deformation and Fracture Behavior of ...  

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Presentation Title, Towards Understanding the Deformation and Fracture Behavior of Gas Turbine Structural Materials at Elevated Temperatures. Author(s) ...

414

Experimental and Analytical Research on Fracture Processes in ROck  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Experimental studies on fracture propagation and coalescence were conducted which together with previous tests by this group on gypsum and marble, provide information on fracturing. Specifically, different fracture geometries wsere tested, which together with the different material properties will provide the basis for analytical/numerical modeling. INitial steps on the models were made as were initial investigations on the effect of pressurized water on fracture coalescence.

Herbert H.. Einstein; Jay Miller; Bruno Silva

2009-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

415

Fracture and Delamination in Thin Film Si Electrodes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Symposium, Nanostructured Materials for Lithium Ion Batteries and for Supercapacitors. Presentation Title, Fracture and Delamination in Thin Film Si Electrodes.

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Oil recovery enhancement from fractured, low permeability reservoirs. Annual report 1990--1991, Part 1  

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Joint funding by the Department of Energy and the State of Texas has Permitted a three year, multi-disciplinary investigation to enhance oil recovery from a dual porosity, fractured, low matrix permeability oil reservoir to be initiated. The Austin Chalk producing horizon trending thru the median of Texas has been identified as the candidate for analysis. Ultimate primary recovery of oil from the Austin Chalk is very low because of two major technological problems. The commercial oil producing rate is based on the wellbore encountering a significant number of natural fractures. The prediction of the location and frequency of natural fractures at any particular region in the subsurface is problematical at this time, unless extensive and expensive seismic work is conducted. A major portion of the oil remains in the low permeability matrix blocks after depletion because there are no methods currently available to the industry to mobilize this bypassed oil. The following multi-faceted study is aimed to develop new methods to increase oil and gas recovery from the Austin Chalk producing trend. These methods may involve new geological and geophysical interpretation methods, improved ways to study production decline curves or the application of a new enhanced oil recovery technique. The efforts for the second year may be summarized as one of coalescing the initial concepts developed during the initial phase to more in depth analyses. Accomplishments are predicting natural fractures; relating recovery to well-log signatures; development of the EOR imbibition process; mathematical modeling; and field test.

Poston, S.W.

1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

417

Ductile Fracture Handbook, Volume 1: Circumferential Throughwall Cracks  

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Over the past 10 years, the focus of fracture research related to nuclear power plants has shifted from brittle fractures to fractures of steels used for piping and vessels. This handbook developed by EPRI and Novetech Corporation is the first single-source document containing formulas for evaluating throughwall cracks in these tough ductile steels.

1989-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

Experimental Study of Acid Fracture Conductivity of Austin Chalk Formation  

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Acid fracture conductivity and the effect of key variables in the etching process during acid fracturing can be assessed at the laboratory scale. This is accomplished by using an experimental apparatus that simulates acid injection fluxes comparable to those in actual acid fracture treatments. After acid etching, fracture conductivity is measured at different closure stresses. This research work presents a systematic study to investigate the effect of temperature, rock-acid contact time and initial condition of the fracture surfaces on acid fracture conductivity in the Austin Chalk formation. While temperature and rock-acid contact are variables normally studied in fracture conductivity tests, the effect of the initial condition of the fracture surface has not been extensively investigated. The experimental results showed that there is no significant difference in acid fracture conductivity at high closure stress using smooth or rough fracture surfaces. In addition, we analyzed the mechanisms of acid etching and resulting conductivity creation in the two types of fracture surfaces studied by using surface profiles. For smooth surfaces, the mechanism of conductivity creation seems connected to uneven etching of the rock and roughness generation. For rough surfaces, acid conductivity is related to smoothing and deepening of the initial features on the sample surface than by creating more roughness. Finally, we compared the experimental results with Nirode-Kruk correlation for acid fracture conductivity.

Nino Penaloza, Andrea

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

Efficient fracturing of all angle shaped VLSI mask pattern data  

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Fracturing (i.e., filling area by rectangles) is one of the most important tasks of an artwork system for a pattern generator. Growing chip complexity requires efficient algorithms to perform this non-trivial data transformation. In order to solve this ... Keywords: CAD for VLSI, computational geometry, coverage, dissection, exposure system, fracturing, hierarchical fracturing, pattern generator, plane sweep

Georg Pelz; Volker Meyer zu Bexten

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

Particle-based fracture simulation on the GPU  

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In this paper, a particle-based framework is presented to simulate the fracture phenomenon in computer graphics field. First, the object is represented as discrete particles, and then we introduce the Extend Discrete Element Method (EDEM) simulation ... Keywords: CUDA, EDEM, anti-fracture mechanism, fracture

Jiangfan Ning; Huaxun Xu; Liang Zeng; Sikun Li

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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6. Fracture mechanics lead author: J, R. Rice  

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6. Fracture mechanics lead author: J, R. Rice Division of Applied Sciences, Harvard University. F. Shih, and the ASME/AMD Technical Committee on Fracture Mechanics, pro- vided by A. S. Argon, S. N, W. D. Stuart, and R. Thomson. 6.0 ABSTRACT Fracture mechanics is an active research field

422

Synthetic benchmark for modeling flow in 3D fractured media  

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Intensity and localization of flows in fractured media have promoted the development of a large range of different modeling approaches including Discrete Fracture Networks, pipe networks and equivalent continuous media. While benchmarked usually within ... Keywords: Benchmark, Fractured media, Single-phase flow, Stochastic model

Jean-Raynald De Dreuzy; GRaldine Pichot; Baptiste Poirriez; Jocelyne Erhel

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

Fracture analysis of the upper devonian antrim shale, Michigan basin  

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The Antrim Shale is a fractured, unconventional gas reservoir in the northern Michigan basin. Controls on gas production are poorly constrained but must depend on the fracture framework. Analyses of fracture geometry (orientation, spacing, and aperture width) were undertaken to better evaluate reservoir permeability and, hence, pathways for fluid migration. Measurements from nearly 600 fractures were made from outcrop, core, and Formation MicroScanner logs covering three members of the Antrim Shale (Norwood, Paxton, Lachine) and the Ellsworth Shale. Fracture analyses indicate pronounced reservoir anisotropy among the members. Together related with lithologic variations, this leads to unique reservoir characteristics within each member. There are two dominant fracture sets, northeast-southwest and northwest-southeast. Fracture density varies among stratigraphic intervals but always is lowest in the northwest-southeast fracture set and is greatest in the northeast-southwest fracture set. While aperture width decreases markedly with depth, subsurface variation in mean aperture width is significant. Based on fracture density and mean aperture width, the Norwood member has the largest intrinsic permeability and the Ellsworth Shale the lowest intrinsic permeability. The highest intrinsic fracture permeability in all intervals is associated with the northeast-southwest fracture set. The Norwood and Lachine members thus exhibit the best reservoir character. This information is useful in developing exploration strategies and completion practices in the Antrim Shale gas play.

Richards, J.A.; Budai, J.M.; Walter, L.M.; Abriola, L.M. (Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States))

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Estimating Major and Minor Natural Fracture Patterns in Gas  

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Estimating Major and Minor Natural Fracture Patterns in Gas Shales Using Production Data Razi Identification of infill drilling locations has been challenging with mixed results in gas shales. Natural fractures are the main source of permeability in gas shales. Natural fracture patterns in shale has a random

Mohaghegh, Shahab

425

On Water Flow in Hot Fractured Rock -- A Sensitivity Study on the Impact of Fracture-Matrix Heat Transfer  

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for both liquid and heat transfer processes. In order to beprocesses in hot fractured rock with ( 1) flow channeling in fractures, (2) interface reduction in F-M heat transfer,

Birkholzer, Jens T.; Zhang, Yingqi

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Fuel Cell Technologies Office: Technology Validation  

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427

Experimental Determination of Tracer Dispersivity in Fractures  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Reinjection of waste hot water is commonly practiced in most geothermal fields, primarily as a means of disposal. Surface discharge of these waste waters is usually unacceptable due to the resulting thermal and chemical pollution. Although reinjection can help to main reservoir pressure and fluid volume, in some cases a decrease in reservoir productivity has been observed. This is caused by rapid flow of the reinjected water through fractures connecting the injector and producers. As a result, the water is not sufficiently heated by the reservoir rock, and a reduction in enthalpy of the produced fluids is seen. Tracer tests have proven to be valuable to reservoir engineers for the design of a successful reinjection program. By injecting a slug of tracer and studying the discharge of surrounding producing wells, an understanding of the fracture network within a reservoir can be provided. In order to quantify the results of a tracer test, a model that accurately describes the mechanisms of tracer transport is necessary. One such mechanism, dispersion, is like a smearing out of a tracer concentration due to the velocity gradients over the cross section of flow. If a dispersion coefficient can be determined from tracer test data, the fracture width can be estimated. The purpose of this project was to design and construct an apparatus to study the dispersion of a chemical tracer in flow through a fracture.

Gilardi, J.; Horns, R.N.

1985-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

428

Unsteady Flow Model for Fractured Gas Reservoirs  

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Developing low permeability reservoirs is currently a big challenge to the industry. Because low permeability reservoirs are of low quality and are easily damaged, production from a single well is low, and there is unlikely to be any primary recovery. ... Keywords: Low permeability, Fractured well, Orthogonal transformation, Unsteady, Productivity

Li Yongming; Zhao Jinzhou; Gong Yang; Yao Fengsheng; Jiang Youshi

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

Regulation of Hydraulic Fracturing (or lack thereof)  

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: "subsurface emplacement of fluids by well injection." 42 U.S.C. § 300h(d)(1). #12;UIC Program Requirements, EPA has concluded that the injection of hydraulic fracturing fluids into [coalbed methane] wells poses Water Act The federal Safe Drinking Water Act prohibits "underground injection" that is not authorized

Boufadel, Michel

430

Mixing in the Romanche Fracture Zone  

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The Romanche Fracture Zone is a major gap in the Mid-Atlantic Ridge at the equator, which is deep enough to allow significant eastward flows of Antarctic Bottom Water from the Brazil Basin to the Sierra Leone and Guinea Abyssal Plains. While ...

Bruno Ferron; Herl Mercier; Kevin Speer; Ann Gargett; Kurt Polzin

1998-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

GEOLOGY AND FRACTURE SYSTEM AT STRIPA  

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Olkiewicz, O.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

Evaluation of waste disposal by shale fracturing  

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The shale fracturing process is evaluated as a means for permanent disposal of radioactive intermediate level liquid waste generated at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The estimated capital operating and development costs of a proposed disposal facility are compared with equivalent estimated costs for alternative methods of waste fixation.

Weeren, H.O.

1976-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

Deriving the shape factor of a fractured rock matrix  

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Fluid flow from a fractured rock matrix was investigated for accurately predicting oil recovery from fractured reservoirs. To relate the oil rate with rock geometry and average rock matrix pressure, a shape factor is used in the mathematical model of fractured reservoirs. The shape factor in the transfer function was derived by solving the three-dimensional diffusivity equation of a rock matrix block under unsteady-state production, in contrast to the quasi-steady-state condition assumed by most previous studies denoted in the literature. The diffusivity equation in the x, y, and z coordinate was solved in four cases by assuming different boundary conditions of (1) constant fracture pressure; (2) constant flow rate; (3) constant fracture pressure followed by linearly declining fracture pressure; and (4) linearly declining fracture pressure followed by constant fracture pressure. Shape factor values are high at the initial depletion stage under an unsteady-state condition. When the fracture pressure is constant, the shape factor converges to {pi}{sup 2}/L{sup 2}, 2{pi}{sup 2}/L{sup 2}, and 3{pi}{sup 2}/L{sup 2} for one-, two-, and three-dimensional rock matrix, respectively, at the dimensionless time ({tau}) of about 0.1. When the flow rate between the rock matrix and the fracture is constant, the fracture pressure varies with location on the rock surface. Based on the average fracture pressure, the shape factor decreases with production time until a {tau} value of 0.1 is reached. The boundary conditions of constant fracture pressure followed by a constant decline in fracture pressure are equivalent to the condition of a constant fracture pressure followed by a period of constant flow rate.

Chang, Ming-Ming

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

Microseismicity, stress, and fracture in the Coso geothermal field,  

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Microseismicity, stress, and fracture in the Coso geothermal field, Microseismicity, stress, and fracture in the Coso geothermal field, California Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: Microseismicity, stress, and fracture in the Coso geothermal field, California Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: Microseismicity, stress, and fracture in the Coso geothermal field are investigated using seismicity, focal mechanisms and stress analysis. Comparison of hypocenters of microearthquakes with locations of development wells indicates that microseismic activity has increased since the commencement of fluid injection and circulation. Microearthquakes in the geothermal field are proposed as indicators of shear fracturing associated with fluid injection and circulation along major pre-existing

435

Stimulation Technologies for Deep Well Completions  

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The Department of Energy (DOE) is sponsoring the Deep Trek Program targeted at improving the economics of drilling and completing deep gas wells. Under the DOE program, Pinnacle Technologies is conducting a study to evaluate the stimulation of deep wells. The objective of the project is to assess U.S. deep well drilling & stimulation activity, review rock mechanics & fracture growth in deep, high pressure/temperature wells and evaluate stimulation technology in several key deep plays. An assessment of historical deep gas well drilling activity and forecast of future trends was completed during the first six months of the project; this segment of the project was covered in Technical Project Report No. 1. The second progress report covers the next six months of the project during which efforts were primarily split between summarizing rock mechanics and fracture growth in deep reservoirs and contacting operators about case studies of deep gas well stimulation.

None

2003-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

436

Computer simulation of explosive fracture of oil shale  

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The steps in assembling the computational tools needed to simulate the explosive fracture of oil shale have been described. The resulting code, with its input data, was then used to simulate three explosive field experiments. The results of the calculations are in good agreement with what actually occurred in the field. Further detailed comparisons are in progress for these experiments and the others that have been conducted. As this is done, improvements will be made in the input data and in the code physics. The development of computer codes as tools to predict rock breakage makes a variety of interesting studies possible. The properties of the explosive can be changed to see how the extent of rubbling is affected. Studies of spacing and delays for decked charges are also possible. Finally, the codes can be applied in situations, such as confined-volume blasting, at the frontiers of blasting technology. These areas are vital to the effective utilization of our oil shale resources, especially with in situ techniques. Computer simulation will play a central role in the development of new technology for energy and mineral resource recovery.

Adams, T.F.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

Characterization of Fractures in Geothermal Reservoirs Using Resistivity |  

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Characterization of Fractures in Geothermal Reservoirs Using Resistivity Characterization of Fractures in Geothermal Reservoirs Using Resistivity Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Conference Paper: Characterization of Fractures in Geothermal Reservoirs Using Resistivity Abstract The optimal design of production in fractured geothermal reservoirs requires knowledge of the resource's connectivity, therefore making fracture characterization highly important. This study aims to develop methodologies to use resistivity measurements to infer fracture properties in geothermal fields. The resistivity distribution in the field can be estimated by measuring potential differences between various points and the data can then be used to infer fracture properties due to the contrast in resistivity between water and rock.

438

Estimating fracture apertures from hydraulic data and comparison with theory  

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Estimates of fracture openings, or apertures, were made for massive hydraulic fracture experiments at the Hot Dry Rock geothermal reservoir at Fenton Hill, New Mexico. The basis of these estimates is that if the injection rate is suddenly increased during fracturing, and the subsequent pressure increase to sustain this additional flow is measured, then the pressure increase must be related to the fracture aperture. More detailed considerations indicate that the fracture aperture estimated in this manner is affected by the nature of the fracture geometry, its propagation distance, and its viscous characteristics, but these effects are surprisingly unimportant. The result is a reasonably accurate aperture estimate, which considering the elusive nature of this measurement by other means, is quite satisfactory. These estimates are in good agreement with the fracturing theory of Geertsma and de Klerk. 10 refs., 6 figs.

Dash, Z.V.; Murphy, H.D.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

Monitoring the Width of Hydraulic Fractures With Ultrasonic Measurements  

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Introduction During hydraulic fracturing experiments in the laboratory the opening of hydraulic fractures is monitored with ultrasonic transducers. The experiment closely resembles seismic monitoring surveys in the field [MEADOWS AND WIN- TERSTEIN 1994, WILLS ET AL. 1992]. The extraction of information out of these experiments is critically dependent on the understanding of the elastodynamic behaviour of the thin fluid filled fractures. The laboratory experiments provide useful information on what determines the seismic visibility of these fractures, both for compressional and shear waves. The role of the fracture thickness or width on the elastodynamic response and a new method for monitoring fracture opening is investigated. Most theoretical approaches postulate the use of the classical boundary conditions. The void boundary condition assumes a stress free surface. The "fluid-filled" fracture boundary condition

J. Groenenboom; A.J.W. Duijndam; J.T. Fokkema

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

Reservoir Fracturing in the Geysers Hydrothermal System: Fact or Fallacy?  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Proper application of proven worldwide fracture determination analyses adequately aids in the detection and enhanced exploitation of reservoir fractures in The Geysers steam field. Obsolete, superficial ideas concerning fracturing in this resource have guided various malformed judgements of the actual elusive trends. Utilizing regional/local tectonics with theoretical rack mechanics and drilling statistics, offers the most favorable method of fracture comprehension. Exploitation philosophies should favor lateral drilling trends along local tensional components and under specific profound drainage/faulting manifestations to enhance high productivities. Drill core observations demonstrate various degrees of fracture filling, brecciation, strain responses, and rock fracture properties, giving the most favorable impression of subsurface reservoir conditions. Considerably more work utilizing current fracturing principles and geologic thought is required to adequately comprehend and economically exploit this huge complex resource.

Hebein, Jeffrey J.

1986-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Feasibility of a borehole VHF radar technique for fracture mapping  

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Experiments were conducted to establish the feasibility of a downhole high-frequency electromagnetic technique for location of fractures in the vicinity of boreholes. An existing flame-cut slot in granite was filled with salt water to simulate a brine-filled fracture. A transmitter consisting of a phased dual-dipole array arranged to provide a directional signal toward the fracture was installed in a borehole opposite the fracture. A receiver operated at 30 to 300 MHz was also located in the same borehole. The radar returns from the simulated fracture were detectable in boreholes located at distances of up to 12 meters from the fracture. These results indicate for the first time the feasibility of a downhole VHF radar for use in a single borehole for detection of fractures located away from the borehole.

Chang, H.T.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

Advanced hydraulic fracturing methods to create in situ reactive barriers  

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This article describes the use of hydraulic fracturing to increase permeability in geologic formations where in-situ remedial action of contaminant plumes will be performed. Several in-situ treatment strategies are discussed including the use of hydraulic fracturing to create in situ redox zones for treatment of organics and inorganics. Hydraulic fracturing methods offer a mechanism for the in-situ treatment of gently dipping layers of reactive compounds. Specialized methods using real-time monitoring and a high-energy jet during fracturing allow the form of the fracture to be influenced, such as creation of assymmetric fractures beneath potential sources (i.e. tanks, pits, buildings) that should not be penetrated by boring. Some examples of field applications of this technique such as creating fractures filled with zero-valent iron to reductively dechlorinate halogenated hydrocarbons, and the use of granular activated carbon to adsorb compounds are discussed.

Murdoch, L. [FRX Inc., Cincinnati, OH (United States)]|[Clemson Univ., SC (United States). Dept. of Geological Sciences; Siegrist, B.; Meiggs, T. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)] [and others

1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

443

Processing Technology  

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Aug 5, 2013... relevant polymers and hybrid nanocomposite material systems. ... technology to perform lightweight manufacturing of car components.

444

Technology Transfer  

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445

Technology Transfer  

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... get started on understanding accessibility in elections and voting technology. ... bibliography was created by the Georgia Tech Research Institute ...

2013-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

446

Advancing New 3D Seismic Interpretation Methods for Exploration and Development of Fractured Tight Gas Reservoirs  

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In a study funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and GeoSpectrum, Inc., new P-wave 3D seismic interpretation methods to characterize fractured gas reservoirs are developed. A data driven exploratory approach is used to determine empirical relationships for reservoir properties. Fractures are predicted using seismic lineament mapping through a series of horizon and time slices in the reservoir zone. A seismic lineament is a linear feature seen in a slice through the seismic volume that has negligible vertical offset. We interpret that in regions of high seismic lineament density there is a greater likelihood of fractured reservoir. Seismic AVO attributes are developed to map brittle reservoir rock (low clay) and gas content. Brittle rocks are interpreted to be more fractured when seismic lineaments are present. The most important attribute developed in this study is the gas sensitive phase gradient (a new AVO attribute), as reservoir fractures may provide a plumbing system for both water and gas. Success is obtained when economic gas and oil discoveries are found. In a gas field previously plagued with poor drilling results, four new wells were spotted using the new methodology and recently drilled. The wells have estimated best of 12-months production indicators of 2106, 1652, 941, and 227 MCFGPD. The latter well was drilled in a region of swarming seismic lineaments but has poor gas sensitive phase gradient (AVO) and clay volume attributes. GeoSpectrum advised the unit operators that this location did not appear to have significant Lower Dakota gas before the well was drilled. The other three wells are considered good wells in this part of the basin and among the best wells in the area. These new drilling results have nearly doubled the gas production and the value of the field. The interpretation method is ready for commercialization and gas exploration and development. The new technology is adaptable to conventional lower cost 3D seismic surveys.

James Reeves

2005-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

447

Technology Strategies  

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From the Book:PrefaceTechnology as the Strategic AdvantageWhen I began writing this book I struggled with the direction I wanted it to take. Is this book to be about business, technology, or even the business of technology? I ...

Cooper Smith

2001-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

Technology@TMS: Online Article  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

During fracture, the elastic energy stored in the material surrounding the crack tip is dissipated by fracturing chemical bonds. This process involves multiple...

449

Location of hydraulic fractures using microseismic techniques  

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Microearthquakes with magnitudes ranging between -6 and -2 have been observed in three successive massive injections of water at the Hot Dry Rock Geothermal Energy demonstration site at Fenton Hill, New Mexico. The injection was part of a program to increase the heat transfer area of hydraulic fractures and to decrease the flow-through impedance between wells. The microearthquakes were used in mapping the location of the extended hydraulic fractures. A downhole triaxial system positioned approximately 200 m vertically above the injection point in a shut-in production well was used for detection. The microearthquakes occurred in a north-northwest striking zone 400 m in length passing through the injection point. During a third substantially larger injection, microearthquakes occurred in a dispersed volume at distances as great as 800 m from the zone active in the first two injections.

Albright, J.A.; Pearson, C.F.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

Gas condensate damage in hydraulically fractured wells  

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This project is a research into the effect of gas condensate damage in hydraulically fractured wells. It is the result of a problem encountered in producing a low permeability formation from a well in South Texas owned by the El Paso Production Company. The well was producing a gas condensate reservoir and questions were raised about how much drop in flowing bottomhole pressure below dewpoint would be appropriate. Condensate damage in the hydraulic fracture was expected to be of significant effect. Previous attempts to answer these questions have been from the perspective of a radial model. Condensate builds up in the reservoir as the reservoir pressure drops below the dewpoint pressure. As a result, the gas moving to the wellbore becomes leaner. With respect to the study by El-Banbi and McCain, the gas production rate may stabilize, or possibly increase, after the period of initial decline. This is controlled primarily by the condensate saturation near the wellbore. This current work has a totally different approach. The effects of reservoir depletion are minimized by introduction of an injector well with fluid composition the same as the original reservoir fluid. It also assumes an infinite conductivity hydraulic fracture and uses a linear model. During the research, gas condensate simulations were performed using a commercial simulator (CMG). The results of this research are a step forward in helping to improve the management of gas condensate reservoirs by understanding the mechanics of liquid build-up. It also provides methodology for quantifying the condensate damage that impairs linear flow of gas into the hydraulic fracture.

Adeyeye, Adedeji Ayoola

2003-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

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