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1

Status Report A Review of Slimhole Drilling  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This 1994 report reviews the various applications of slimhole technology including for exploration in remote areas, low-cost development wells, reentering existing wells, and horizontal and multilateral drilling. Advantages of slimholes to regular holes are presented. Limitations and disadvantages of slimholes are also discussed. In 1994, slimhole drilling was still an ongoing development technology. (DJE 2005)

Zhu, Tao; Carroll, Herbert B.

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Glass Buttes Exploration and Drilling: 2010 Geothermal Technologies Program Peer Review Presentation, Walsh, et al, Ormat  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Glass Buttes Exploration and Drilling: 2010 Geothermal Technologies Program Peer Review Presentation, Walsh, et al, Ormat

Ezra Zemach

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mathematical modeling of thixotropic drilling mud and crude oil flow in wells and pipelines—A review  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Many drilling muds and crude oils are known to be thixotropic. Under a wide range of pressures, temperatures and flow regimes, they display unusual complex flow properties when flowing through wells (crude oils and drilling muds) and during storage and pipeline transportation (crude oils). Understanding and modeling the deviation from Newtonian behavior of drilling muds and crude oils are essential in accurately and optimally designing the flow systems associated with these fluids. Despite an impressive amount of experimental and rheological modeling studies concerning the non-Newtonian drilling mud and crude oil behavior, mathematical modeling studies taking into account their thixotropic properties are rare. In addition, there was no literature review of the knowledge gained to date. Thus, a review paper on studies addressing the mathematical modeling of thixotropic drilling mud and crude oil flow in wells and pipelines will pinpoint the challenges and limitations encountered in such studies. This will hopefully trigger further development and new research topics. This review paper focuses mainly on mathematical modeling studies concerning the well and pipeline flow of thixotropic drilling muds and crude oils. After describing how thixotropy is understood today inside and outside of the petroleum industry community, several mathematical models available in the literature are examined. Finally, challenges, limitations, and potential areas for the development of these models are presented.

S. Livescu

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Drilling Sideways -- A Review of Horizontal Well Technology and Its Domestic Application  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

TR-0565 TR-0565 Distribution Category UC-950 Drilling Sideways -- A Review of Horizontal Well Technology and Its Domestic Application April 1993 Energy Information Administration Office of Oil and Gas U.S. Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 This report was prepared by the Energy Information Administration, the independent statistical and analytical agency within the Department of Energy. The information contained herein should not be construed as advocating or reflecting any policy position of the Department of Energy or any other organization. Contacts This report was prepared by the Energy Information Administration, Office of Oil and Gas, under the general direction of Diane W. Lique, Director of the Reserves and Natural Gas Division, Craig H. Cranston, Chief of the Reserves and Production Branch, and David F. Morehouse, Senior Supervisory Geologist. Information regarding

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A review of light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation in oil and gas well drilling  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract The prospect of employing Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation (LASER) for well drilling in oil and gas industry was examined. In this work, the experimental works carried out on various oil well drilling operations was discussed. The results show that, LASER or LASER-aided oil and gas well drilling has many potential advantages over conventional rotary drilling, including high penetration rate, reduction or elimination of tripping, casing, bit costs, enhanced well control, as well as perforating and side-tracking capabilities. The investigation also reveals that modern infrared \\{LASERs\\} have a higher rate of rock cuttings removal than that of conventional rotary drilling and flame-jet spallation. It also reveals that LASER can destroy rock without damaging formation permeability but rather, it enhances or improves permeability and that permeability and porosity increases in all rock types. The paper has therefore provided more knowledge on the potential value to drilling operations and techniques using LASER.

M OLALEYE B

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Proceedings of the symposium on the Long Valley Caldera: A pre-drilling data review  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This proceedings volume contains papers or abstracts of papers presented at a two-day symposium held at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL) on 17 and 18 March 1987. Speakers presented a large body of new scientific results and geologic-hydrogeoloic interpretations for the Long Valley caldera. The talks and the discussions that followed focused on concepts and models for the present-day magmatic-hydrothermal system. Speakers at the symposium also addressed the topic of where to site future scientific drill holes in the caldera. Deep scientific drilling projects such as those being contemplated by the DOE Division of Geothermal Technology (DGT), under the Magma Energy Program, and by the DOE Office of Energy Research, Division of Engineering and Geosciences (DEG), along with the USGS and NSE, under the Continental Scientific Drilling Program (CSDP), will be major and expensive national undertakings. DOE/DEG is sponsoring a program of relatively shallow coreholes in the caldera, and DOE/DGT is considering the initiation of a multiphase program to drill a deep hole for geophysical observations and sampling of the ''near magmatic'' environment as early as FY 1988, depending on the DOE budget. Separate abstracts have been prepared for the individual papers.

Goldstein, N.E. (ed.)

1987-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

7

MER  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

July 25, 1996 July 25, 1996 ''The Administrator shall be responsible for carrying out a central, comprehensive, and unified energy data and information program which will collect, evaluate, assemble, analyze, and disseminate data and information....'' Ordering Information This publication and other EIA publications may be purchased from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office. Telephone and fax orders should be directed to: Superintendent of Documents U.S. Government Printing Office Main Order Desk 202-512-1800 Fax: 202-512-2250 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., eastern time, M-F Mail orders should be directed to: U.S. Government Printing Office P.O. Box 371954 Pittsburgh, PA 15250-7954 Complimentary subscriptions and single issues are available to certain groups of subscribers, such as public and academic libraries; Federal, State, local, and foreign governments;

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The MER/CIP Portal for Ground Operations Louise Chan*  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The MER/CIP Portal for Ground Operations Louise Chan* Sanjay Desai* Matthew D'Ortenzio Robert E Portal We developed the Mars Exploration Rover/Collaborative Information Portal (MER/CIP) to facilitate MER operations. MER/CIP provides a cen- tralized, one-stop delivery platform integrating science

Filman, Robert E.

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Analysis of the BATSE Continuous MER data  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The CGRO/BATSE database includes many types of data such as the 16-channel continuous background or medium energy resolution burst data (CONT and MER data types). We have calculated some four hundred burst's medium energy resolution spectra and Principal Component Analysis has been applied. We found five components can describe GRBs' spectra.

P. Veres; I. Horvath; L. G. Balazs

2005-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Contracts for field projects and supporting research on enhanced oil recovery and improved drilling technology. Progress review No. 28  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Highlights of progress during the quarter ending September 30, 1981 are summarized. Field projects and supporting research in the following areas are reported: chemical flooding; carbon dioxide injection; thermal processes/heavy oil (steam and in-situ combustion); resource assessment technology; extraction technology; environmental; petroleum technology; microbial enhanced oil recovery; and improved drilling technology. A list of BETC publications with abstracts, published during the quarter is included. (DMC)

Linville, B.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Drilling, instrumentation and sampling consideration for geoscience studies of magma-hydrothermal regimes  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Drilling, diagnostic, and sampling technologies are reviewed and a strawman drill hole is used for identifying scientific and technological limitations. (MHR)

Traeger, R.K.; Varnado, S.G.; Veneruso, A.F.; Behr, V.L.; Ortega, A.

1981-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Monthly Energy Review  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

December December 23, 1997 Electronic Access Monthly Energy Review (MER) data are also available through these electronic means: * ASCII text, Lotus (wk1), and Excel (xls) versions of the MER tables are available through EIA's Internet homepage at: http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/mer/contents.html * A portable document format (pdf) file of the complete MER including text, tables, and graphs can be downloaded via the homepage at: http://www.eia.doe.gov/bookshelf/multi.html * MER data series in ASCII comma delimited file format (previously available on diskettes) can be downloaded via EIA's ftp site at ftp://ftp.eia.doe.gov/pub/energy.overview/monthly .energy/current.mer * For information about the Energy Info Disc, call 1-800-STAT-USA. This CD-ROM contains over 200 reports, databases, and models. Timing of Release: MER data are normally released in the afternoon of the third-from-the-last

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Rover Technology Development and Mission Infusion Beyond MER  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

1 Rover Technology Development and Mission Infusion Beyond MER Richard Volpe Jet Propulsion ROVER TECHNOLOGY USAGE ......3 4. ROVER TECHNOLOGY INFUSION............3 5. MTP ROVER TECHNOLOGY

Volpe, Richard

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Monthly Energy Review  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

May May 26, 1998 Electronic Access Monthly Energy Review (MER) data are also avail- able through these electronic means: * ASCII text, Lotus (wk1), and Excel (xls) versions of the MER tables are available through EIA's Internet homepage at: http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/mer/con- tents.html * A portable document format (pdf) file of the com- plete MER including text, tables, and graphs can be downloaded via the homepage at: http://www.eia.doe.gov/bookshelf/multi.html * MER data series in ASCII comma delimited file format (previously available on diskettes) can be downloaded via EIA's ftp site at ftp://ftp.eia.doe.gov/pub/energy.over- view/monthly.energy/current.mer * For information about the Energy Info Disc, call 1-800-STAT-USA. This CD-ROM con- tains over 200 reports, databases, and models. DOE/EIA-0035(98/05) Distribution Category UC-950 Monthly Energy Review

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Optimizing drilling performance using a selected drilling fluid  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

To improve drilling performance, a drilling fluid is selected based on one or more criteria and to have at least one target characteristic. Drilling equipment is used to drill a wellbore, and the selected drilling fluid is provided into the wellbore during drilling with the drilling equipment. The at least one target characteristic of the drilling fluid includes an ability of the drilling fluid to penetrate into formation cuttings during drilling to weaken the formation cuttings.

Judzis, Arnis (Salt Lake City, UT); Black, Alan D. (Coral Springs, FL); Green, Sidney J. (Salt Lake City, UT); Robertson, Homer A. (West Jordan, UT); Bland, Ronald G. (Houston, TX); Curry, David Alexander (The Woodlands, TX); Ledgerwood, III, Leroy W. (Cypress, TX)

2011-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

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petroleum-cut (drilling) mud  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

petroleum-cut (drilling) mud, oil cut (drilling) mud [Drilling mud unintentionally admixed with crude oil, may result from oil entering the mud while drilling or from a drill-stem test of an oil rese...

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DSK: k-mer counting with very low memory usage  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

......k-mer counting with very low memory usage Guillaume Rizk 1 Dominique Lavenier 2 Rayan...function of the desired memory and disk usage. In Section 3, DSK is used to count all...sequences, k-mer length k, target memory usage M (bits), target disk space D (bits......

Guillaume Rizk; Dominique Lavenier; Rayan Chikhi

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rotary blasthole drilling update  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Blasthole drilling rigs are the unsung heroes of open-pit mining. Recently manufacturers have announced new tools. Original equipment manufactures (OEMs) are making safer and more efficient drills. Technology and GPS navigation systems are increasing drilling accuracy. The article describes features of new pieces of equipment: Sandvik's DR460 rotary blasthole drill, P & H's C-Series drills and Atlas Copco's Pit Viper PV275 multiphase rotary blasthole drill rig. DrillNav Plus is a blasthole navigation system developed by Leica Geosystems. 5 photos.

Fiscor, S.

2008-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Geothermal drilling technology update  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Sandia National Laboratories conducts a comprehensive geothermal drilling research program for the US Department of Energy, Office of Geothermal Technologies. The program currently includes seven areas: lost circulation technology, hard-rock drill bit technology, high-temperature instrumentation, wireless data telemetry, slimhole drilling technology, Geothermal Drilling Organization (GDO) projects, and drilling systems studies. This paper describes the current status of the projects under way in each of these program areas.

Glowka, D.A.

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mercuric ion reduction and resistance in transgenic Arabidopsis thaliana plants expressing a modified bacterial merA gene  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...1995 (received for review July 19, 1995) ABSTRACT...in paints, and in the mining of gold. Its use in...of a phytoremediation plan for metal-contaminated...mercury is subjected to the standard bio- geo-chemical...metal ion pollution. We plan to determine if merA...

C L Rugh; H D Wilde; N M Stack; D M Thompson; A O Summers; R B Meagher

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Monthly Energy Review - April 2001  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

April April 30, 2001 Electronic Access The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is available on the Energy Information Administration (EIA) website in a wide variety of formats at: http://www.eia.doe.gov/mer * Tables: ASCII text (TXT) and Portable Document Format (PDF) files. * Table Data Files: Excel (XLS) and Lotus (WK1). * Database Files (unrounded monthly data 1973 forward): Excel (XLS) files. * Graph pages, MER sections, and complete MER: PDF files. Complete MER PDF files are also available on the EIA "Energy Info Disk" through the U.S. De- partment of Commerce at 1-800-STAT-USA. Also available are ASCII comma delimited data files at: http://www.eia.doe.gov/pub/energy.overview/ monthly.energy/current.mer. Timing of Release: MER data are normally released in the afternoon of the third-to-last workday of each month and are usually available electronically the following

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Monthly Energy Review, March 1998  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

March March 27, 1998 Electronic Access Monthly Energy Review (MER) data are also avail- able through these electronic means: * ASCII text, Lotus (wk1), and Excel (xls) versions of the MER tables are available through EIA's Internet homepage at: http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/mer/con- tents.html * A portable document format (pdf) file of the com- plete MER including text, tables, and graphs can be downloaded via the homepage at: http://www.eia.doe.gov/bookshelf/multi.html * MER data series in ASCII comma delimited file format (previously available on diskettes) can be downloaded via EIA's ftp site at ftp://ftp.eia.doe.gov/pub/energy.over- view/monthly.energy/current.mer * For information about the Energy Info Disc, call 1-800-STAT-USA. This CD-ROM con- tains over 200 reports, databases, and models. Timing of Release: MER data are normally released in the afternoon of the

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Monthly Energy Review, April 1998  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

April April 28, 1998 Electronic Access Monthly Energy Review (MER) data are also avail- able through these electronic means: * ASCII text, Lotus (wk1), and Excel (xls) versions of the MER tables are available through EIA's Internet homepage at: http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/mer/con- tents.html * A portable document format (pdf) file of the com- plete MER including text, tables, and graphs can be downloaded via the homepage at: http://www.eia.doe.gov/bookshelf/multi.html * MER data series in ASCII comma delimited file format (previously available on diskettes) can be downloaded via EIA's ftp site at ftp://ftp.eia.doe.gov/pub/energy.over- view/monthly.energy/current.mer * For information about the Energy Info Disc, call 1-800-STAT-USA. This CD-ROM con- tains over 200 reports, databases, and models. Timing of Release: MER data are normally released in the afternoon of the

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Monthly Energy Review - October 2000  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

October October 25, 2000 Electronic Access The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is available on the Energy Information Administration (EIA) website in a wide variety of formats at: http://www.eia.doe.gov/mer * Tables: ASCII text (TXT) and Portable Document Format (PDF) files. * Table Data Files: Excel (XLS) and Lotus (WK1). * Database Files (unrounded monthly data 1973 forward): Excel (XLS) files. * Graph pages, MER sections, and complete MER: PDF files. Complete MER PDF files are also available on the EIA "Energy Info Disk" through the U.S. De- partment of Commerce at 1-800-STAT-USA. Also available are ASCII comma delimited data files at: http://www.eia.doe.gov/pub/energy.overview/ monthly.energy/current.mer. Timing of Release: MER data are normally released in the afternoon of the third-to-last workday of each month and are usually available electronically the following

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Monthly Energy Review, February 1998  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

February February 25, 1998 Electronic Access Monthly Energy Review (MER) data are also avail- able through these electronic means: * ASCII text, Lotus (wk1), and Excel (xls) versions of the MER tables are available through EIA's Internet homepage at: http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/mer/con- tents.html * A portable document format (pdf) file of the com- plete MER including text, tables, and graphs can be downloaded via the homepage at: http://www.eia.doe.gov/bookshelf/multi.html * MER data series in ASCII comma delimited file format (previously available on diskettes) can be downloaded via EIA's ftp site at ftp://ftp.eia.doe.gov/pub/energy.over- view/monthly.energy/current.mer * For information about the Energy Info Disc, call 1-800-STAT-USA. This CD-ROM con- tains over 200 reports, databases, and models. Timing of Release: MER data are normally released in the afternoon of

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Monthly Energy Review, September 1997  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

September September 24, 1997 Electronic Access Monthly Energy Review (MER) data are also available through these electronic means: * ASCII text, Lotus (wk1), and Excel (xls) versions of the MER tables are available through EIA's Internet homepage at: http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/mer/contents.html * A portable document format (pdf) file of the complete MER including text, tables, and graphs can be downloaded via the homepage at: http://www.eia.doe.gov/bookshelf/multi.html * MER data series in ASCII comma delimited file format (previously available on diskettes) can be downloaded via EIA's ftp site at ftp://ftp.eia.doe.gov/pub/energy.overview/monthly .energy/current.mer * For information about the Energy Info Disc, call 1-800-STAT-USA. This CD-ROM contains over 200 reports, databases, and models. Timing of Release: MER data are normally released in the afternoon of the

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Monthly Energy Review - September 2000  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

September September 26, 2000 Electronic Access The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is available on the Energy Information Administration (EIA) website in a wide variety of formats at: http://www.eia.doe.gov/mer * Tables: ASCII text (TXT) and Portable Document Format (PDF) files. * Table Data Files: Excel (XLS) and Lotus (WK1). * Database Files (unrounded monthly data 1973 forward): Excel (XLS) files. * Graph pages, MER sections, and complete MER: PDF files. Complete MER PDF files are also available on the EIA "Energy Info Disk" through the U.S. De- partment of Commerce at 1-800-STAT-USA. Also available are ASCII comma delimited data files at: http://www.eia.doe.gov/pub/energy.overview/ monthly.energy/current.mer. Timing of Release: MER data are normally released in the afternoon of the third-to-last workday of each month and are usually available electronically the following

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Monthly Energy Review, January 1998  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

January January 27, 1998 Electronic Access Monthly Energy Review (MER) data are also available through these electronic means: * ASCII text, Lotus (wk1), and Excel (xls) versions of the MER tables are available through EIA's Internet homepage at: http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/mer/contents.html * A portable document format (pdf) file of the complete MER including text, tables, and graphs can be downloaded via the homepage at: http://www.eia.doe.gov/bookshelf/multi.html * MER data series in ASCII comma delimited file format (previously available on diskettes) can be downloaded via EIA's ftp site at ftp://ftp.eia.doe.gov/pub/energy.overview/monthly .energy/current.mer * For information about the Energy Info Disc, call 1-800-STAT-USA. This CD-ROM contains over 200 reports, databases, and models. Timing of Release: MER data are normally released in the afternoon of the third-from-the-last

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Monthly Energy Review - June 2001  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

June June 28, 2001 Electronic Access The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is available on the Energy Information Administration (EIA) website in a wide variety of formats at: http://www.eia.doe.gov/mer * Tables: ASCII text (TXT) and Portable Document Format (PDF) files. * Table Data Files: Excel (XLS) and Lotus (WK1). * Database Files (unrounded monthly data 1973 forward): Excel (XLS) files. * Graph pages, MER sections, and complete MER: PDF files. Complete MER PDF files are also available on the EIA "Energy Info Disk" through the U.S. De- partment of Commerce at 1-800-STAT-USA. Also available are ASCII comma delimited data files at: http://www.eia.doe.gov/pub/energy.overview/ monthly.energy/current.mer. Timing of Release: MER data are normally released in the afternoon of the third-to-last workday of each month and are usually available electronically the following

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Monthly Energy Review, November 1997  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

November November 24, 1997 Electronic Access Monthly Energy Review (MER) data are also available through these electronic means: * ASCII text, Lotus (wk1), and Excel (xls) versions of the MER tables are available through EIA's Internet homepage at: http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/mer/contents.html * A portable document format (pdf) file of the complete MER including text, tables, and graphs can be downloaded via the homepage at: http://www.eia.doe.gov/bookshelf/multi.html * MER data series in ASCII comma delimited file format (previously available on diskettes) can be downloaded via EIA's ftp site at ftp://ftp.eia.doe.gov/pub/energy.overview/monthly .energy/current.mer * For information about the Energy Info Disc, call 1-800-STAT-USA. This CD-ROM contains over 200 reports, databases, and models. Timing of Release: MER data are normally released in the afternoon of the third-from-the-last

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Hydraulic Pulse Drilling  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

REV DATE DESCRIPTION ORIGINATOR REVIEWED DATE REV DATE DESCRIPTION ORIGINATOR REVIEWED DATE 0 4/13/2004 Final Report Author: J. Kolle Hunter/Theimer 4/13/2004 Document No.: TR- 053 HydroPulse(tm) Drilling Final Report Prepared by J.J. Kolle April 2004 U.S. Department of Energy Cooperative Development Agreement No. DE-FC26-FT34367 Tempress Technologies, Inc. 18858 - 72 ND Ave S. Kent, WA 98032 Disclaimer This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not

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Contracts and grants for cooperative research on enhanced oil recovery and improved drilling technology. Progress review No. 20, quarter ending September 30, 1979  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The contracts and grants for field projects and supporting research on enhanced oil recovery and improved drilling technology are arranged according to: chemical flooding; carbon dioxide injection; thermal/heavy oil; resource assessment technology; improved drilling technology; residual oil; environmental; and petroleum techology.

Linville, B. (ed.)

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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RECIPIENT:Potter Drilling Inc  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Potter Drilling Inc Potter Drilling Inc u.s. DEPARTUEN T OF ENERG„ EERE PROJECT MANAGEMENT CENT ER NEPA DEIERl\IINATION PROJECr TITLE: Development of a Hydrothermal Spallation Drilling System for EGS Page 1 0[2 STATE: CA Funding Opportunity Announ<:ement Number Procurement Instrument Number NEPA Control Number CID Number OE·PS36-09G099016 OE· EE0002746 ~FO . 10 - [r,,~ G02746 Based on my review of the information concerning the proposed action, as NEPA ComplianC:f Offkrr (authorized under DOE Order 451.IA), I have made the following determination: ex. EA, EIS APPENDIX AND NUMBER: Description: A9 Information gathering (including, but not limited 10, literature surveys, inventories, audits), data analysis (including computer modeling), document preparation (such as conceptual design or feasibility studies, analytical energy supply

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Evaluation of Emerging Technology for Geothermal Drilling and Logging Applications  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Evaluation of Emerging Technology for Geothermal Drilling and Logging Applications presentation at the April 2013 peer review meeting held in Denver, Colorado.

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Core Drilling Demonstration  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Tank Farms workers demonstrate core drilling capabilities for Hanford single-shell tanks. Core drilling is used to determine the current condition of each tank to assist in the overall assessment...

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Well drilling apparatus  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A drill rig for drilling wells having a derrick adapted to hold and lower a conductor string and drill pipe string. A support frame is fixed to the derrick to extend over the well to be drilled, and a rotary table, for holding and rotating drill pipe strings, is movably mounted thereon. The table is displaceable between an active position in alignment with the axis of the well and an inactive position laterally spaced therefrom. A drill pipe holder is movably mounted on the frame below the rotary table for displacement between a first position laterally of the axis of the well and a second position in alignment with the axis of the well. The rotary table and said drill pipe holder are displaced in opposition to each other, so that the rotary table may be removed from alignment with the axis of the well and said drill pipe string simultaneously held without removal from said well.

Prins, K.; Prins, R.K.

1982-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Foam drilling simulator  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Although the use of compressible drilling fluids is experiencing growth, the flow behavior and stability properties of drilling foams are more complicated than those of conventional fluids. In contrast with conventional mud, the physical properties...

Paknejad, Amir Saman

2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

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DRILLING MACHINES GENERAL INFORMATION  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

or quill assembly. The head of the drill press is composed of the sleeve, spindle, electric motor, and feed

Gellman, Andrew J.

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Monthly Energy Review, July 1998  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

July July 28, 1998 Electronic Access Monthly Energy Review (MER) data are also avail- able through these electronic means: * ASCII text, Lotus (wk1), and Excel (xls) versions of the MER tables are available through EIA's Internet homepage at: http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/mer/con- tents.html * A portable document format (pdf) file of the com- plete MER including text, tables, and graphs can be downloaded via the homepage at: http://www.eia.doe.gov/bookshelf/ multi.html * MER data series in ASCII comma delimited file format (previously available on diskettes) can be downloaded via EIA's ftp site at ftp://ftp.eia.doe.gov/pub/energy.over- view/monthly.energy/current.mer * For information about the Energy Info Disc, call 1-800-STAT-USA. This CD-ROM con- tains over 200 reports, databases, and models. DOE/EIA-0035(98/07) Distribution Category UC-950 Monthly Energy Review

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Monthly Energy Review, June 1998  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

June June 25, 1998 Electronic Access Monthly Energy Review (MER) data are also avail- able through these electronic means: * ASCII text, Lotus (wk1), and Excel (xls) versions of the MER tables are available through EIA's Internet homepage at: http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/mer/con- tents.html * A portable document format (pdf) file of the com- plete MER including text, tables, and graphs can be downloaded via the homepage at: http://www.eia.doe.gov/bookshelf/multi.html * MER data series in ASCII comma delimited file format (previously available on diskettes) can be downloaded via EIA's ftp site at ftp://ftp.eia.doe.gov/pub/energy.over- view/monthly.energy/current.mer * For information about the Energy Info Disc, call 1-800-STAT-USA. This CD-ROM con- tains over 200 reports, databases, and models. DOE/EIA-0035(98/06) Distribution Category UC-950 Monthly Energy Review

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Monthly Energy Review, August 1998  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

August August 25, 1998 Electronic Access Monthly Energy Review (MER) data are also avail- able through these electronic means: * ASCII text, Lotus (wk1), and Excel (xls) versions of the MER tables are available through EIA's Internet homepage at: http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/mer/con- tents.html * A portable document format (pdf) file of the com- plete MER including text, tables, and graphs can be downloaded via the homepage at: http://www.eia.doe.gov/bookshelf/ multi.html * MER data series in ASCII comma delimited file format (previously available on diskettes) can be downloaded via EIA's ftp site at ftp://ftp.eia.doe.gov/pub/energy.over- view/monthly.energy/current.mer * For information about the Energy Info Disc, call 1-800-STAT-USA. This CD-ROM con- tains over 200 reports, databases, and models. DOE/EIA-0035(98/08) Distribution Category UC-950 Monthly Energy Review

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Contracts for field projects and supporting research on enhanced oil recovery and improved drilling technology. Progress review No. 26, quarter ending March 31, 1981  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Objectives and technical progress are summarized for field projects and supporting research in chemical flooding, CO/sub 2/ injection, thermal/heavy oil recovery, resource assessment, extraction technology, microbial enhanced oil recovery, and improved drilling technology. (DLC)

Linville, B. (ed.)

1981-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Contracts for field projects and supporting research on enhanced oil recovery and improved drilling technology. Progress review No. 21, quarter ending December 31, 1979  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Individual report are presented of contracts for field projects and supporting research on chemical flooding, CO/sub 2/ injection, thermal/heavy oil, resource assessment technology, improved drilling technology, residual oil, environment, and petroleum technology. (DLC)

Linville, B. (ed.)

1980-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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HydroPulse Drilling  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Tempress HydroPulse{trademark} tool increases overbalanced drilling rates by generating intense suction pulses at the drill bit. This report describes the operation of the tool; results of pressure drilling tests, wear tests and downhole drilling tests; and the business case for field applications. The HydroPulse{trademark} tool is designed to operate on weighted drilling mud at conventional flow rates and pressures. Pressure drilling tests confirm that the HydroPulse{trademark} tool provides 33% to 200% increased rate of penetration. Field tests demonstrated conventional rotary and mud motor drilling operations. The tool has been operated continuous for 50 hours on weighted mud in a wear test stand. This level of reliability is the threshold for commercial application. A seismic-while-drilling version of the tool was also developed and tested. This tool was used to demonstrate reverse vertical seismic profiling while drilling an inclined test well with a PDC bit. The primary applications for the HydroPulse{trademark} tool are deep onshore and offshore drilling where rate of penetration drives costs. The application of the seismic tool is vertical seismic profiling-while-drilling and look-ahead seismic imaging while drilling.

J.J. Kolle

2004-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Contracts for field projects and supporting research on enhanced oil recovery and improved drilling technology. Progress review No. 22, quarter ending March 31, 1980  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This report contains statements of objectives and summaries of technical progress on all DOE contracts pertaining to enhanced oil recovery and improved drilling techniques. Subject categories include chemical flooding; carbon dioxide injection; thermal recovery of heavy oil; resource assessment; improved drilling technology; residual oil; environmental; petroleum technology; and microbial enhanced oil recovery. An index containing the names of the companies and institutions involved is included. Current publications resulting from the DOE contractual program are listed. (DMC)

Linville, B. (ed.)

1980-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Monthly Energy Review, October 1998  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

October October 27, 1998 Electronic Access Monthly Energy Review (MER) data are also avail- able through these electronic means: * ASCII text, Lotus (wk1), and Excel (xls) versions of the MER tables are available through EIA's Internet homepage at: http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/mer/con- tents.html * A portable document format (pdf) file of the com- plete MER including text, tables, and graphs can be downloaded via the homepage at: http://www.eia.doe.gov/bookshelf/ multi.html * MER data series in ASCII comma delimited file format (previously available on diskettes) can be downloaded via EIA's ftp site at ftp://ftp.eia.doe.gov/pub/energy.over- view/monthly.energy/current.mer * For information about the Energy Info Disc, call 1-800-STAT-USA. This CD-ROM con- tains over 200 reports, databases, and models. DOE/EIA-0035(98/10) Distribution Category UC-950 Monthly Energy

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Monthly Energy Review, September 1998  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

September September 25, 1998 Electronic Access Monthly Energy Review (MER) data are also avail- able through these electronic means: * ASCII text, Lotus (wk1), and Excel (xls) versions of the MER tables are available through EIA's Internet homepage at: http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/mer/con- tents.html * A portable document format (pdf) file of the com- plete MER including text, tables, and graphs can be downloaded via the homepage at: http://www.eia.doe.gov/bookshelf/ multi.html * MER data series in ASCII comma delimited file format (previously available on diskettes) can be downloaded via EIA's ftp site at ftp://ftp.eia.doe.gov/pub/energy.over- view/monthly.energy/current.mer * For information about the Energy Info Disc, call 1-800-STAT-USA. This CD-ROM con- tains over 200 reports, databases, and models. DOE/EIA-0035(98/09) Distribution Category UC-950 Monthly Energy

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Monthly Energy Review, November 1998  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

November November 24, 1998 Electronic Access Monthly Energy Review (MER) data are also avail- able through these electronic means: * ASCII text, Lotus (wk1), and Excel (xls) versions of the MER tables are available through EIA's Internet homepage at: http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/mer/con- tents.html * A portable document format (pdf) file of the com- plete MER including text, tables, and graphs can be downloaded via the homepage at: http://www.eia.doe.gov/bookshelf/ multi.htm * MER data series in ASCII comma delimited file format (previously available on diskettes) can be downloaded via EIA's ftp site at: ftp://ftp.eia.doe.gov/pub/energy.over- view/monthly.energy/current.mer * For information about the Energy Info Disc, call 1-800-STAT-USA. This CD-ROM con- tains over 200 reports, databases, and models. DOE/EIA-0035(98/11) Distribution Category UC-950 Monthly Energy

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Monthly Energy Review - December 1998  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

December December 22, 1998 Electronic Access Monthly Energy Review (MER) data are also avail- able through these electronic means: * ASCII text, Lotus (wk1), and Excel (xls) versions of the MER tables are available through EIA's Internet homepage at: http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/mer/con- tents.html * A portable document format (pdf) file of the com- plete MER including text, tables, and graphs can be downloaded via the homepage at: http://www.eia.doe.gov/bookshelf/ multi.htm * MER data series in ASCII comma delimited file format (previously available on diskettes) can be downloaded via EIA's ftp site at: ftp://ftp.eia.doe.gov/pub/energy.over- view/monthly.energy/current.mer * For information about the Energy Info Disc, call 1-800-STAT-USA. This CD-ROM con- tains over 200 reports, databases, and models. DOE/EIA-0035(98/12) Distribution Category UC-950 Monthly Energy

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GRR/Section 5 - Drilling Overview | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

GRR/Section 5 - Drilling Overview GRR/Section 5 - Drilling Overview < GRR Jump to: navigation, search GRR-logo.png GEOTHERMAL REGULATORY ROADMAP Roadmap Home Roadmap Help List of Sections Section 5 - Drilling Overview 05DrillingPermittingOverview.pdf Click to View Fullscreen Contact Agencies BLM Regulations & Policies 30 USC § 1001 Triggers None specified On top of acquiring the correct drilling permits a developer needs to consider issues such as land and mineral ownership and right of way access. 05DrillingPermittingOverview.pdf Error creating thumbnail: Page number not in range. Error creating thumbnail: Page number not in range. Error creating thumbnail: Page number not in range. Flowchart Narrative 5.1 - Review Potential Construction Permits In addition to drilling permits, the developer may require other

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NEPA COMPLIANCE SURVEY Project Information Project Title: Liner Drilling Date:  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Liner Drilling Date: Liner Drilling Date: 4-5-10 DOE Code: 71092 Cont ractor Code: 8067-766 Project Lead: Frank Ingham Project Overview Nothing out of the ordinary for drilling an existing location 1. What are the environmental impacts? NE SW Sec 21 , T39N, R78W (45-3-X-21 well) 2. What is the legal location? 3. What is the duration of the project? Approximately a week 4 . What major equipment will be used if any (work over rig, drilling rig, Drilling Rig etc.)? Will Drill out of 9 5/8 caslng with liner drillng assembly. After drilling approximately 750 to 1000 ft, will test liner hanging assembly set and retrieve multiple times. The table b elow is to be completed by the Project Lead and reviewed by the Environmental Specialis t and the DOE NEPA Compliance Officer. NOTE: If Change of Scope occurs, Project Lead must submit a new NEPA Compliance Survey a

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Method of deep drilling  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Deep drilling is facilitated by the following steps practiced separately or in any combination: (1) Periodically and sequentially fracturing zones adjacent the bottom of the bore hole with a thixotropic fastsetting fluid that is accepted into the fracture to overstress the zone, such fracturing and injection being periodic as a function of the progression of the drill. (2) Casing the bore hole with ductile, pre-annealed casing sections, each of which is run down through the previously set casing and swaged in situ to a diameter large enough to allow the next section to run down through it. (3) Drilling the bore hole using a drill string of a low density alloy and a high density drilling mud so that the drill string is partially floated.

Colgate, Stirling A. (4616 Ridgeway, Los Alamos, NM 87544)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Geothermal Drilling Organization  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Geothermal Drilling Organization (GDO), founded in 1982 as a joint Department of Energy (DOE)-Industry organization, develops and funds near-term technology development projects for reducing geothermal drilling costs. Sandia National Laboratories administers DOE funds to assist industry critical cost-shared projects and provides development support for each project. GDO assistance to industry is vital in developing products and procedures to lower drilling costs, in part, because the geothermal industry is small and represents a limited market.

Sattler, A.R.

1999-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Gel Evolution in Oil Based Drilling Fluids.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

?? Drilling fluids make up an essential part of the drilling operation. Successful drilling operations rely on adequate drilling fluid quality. With the development of… (more)

Sandvold, Ida

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

55

Training and Drills  

Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

The volume offers a framework for effective management of emergency response training and drills. Canceled by DOE G 151.1-3.

1997-08-21T23:59:59.000Z

56

Remote drill bit loader  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A drill bit loader for loading a tapered shank of a drill bit into a similarly tapered recess in the end of a drill spindle. The spindle has a transverse slot at the inner end of the recess. The end of the tapered shank of the drill bit has a transverse tang adapted to engage in the slot so that the drill bit will be rotated by the spindle. The loader is in the form of a cylinder adapted to receive the drill bit with the shank projecting out of the outer end of the cylinder. Retainer pins prevent rotation of the drill bit in the cylinder. The spindle is lowered to extend the shank of the drill bit into the recess in the spindle and the spindle is rotated to align the slot in the spindle with the tang on the shank. A spring unit in the cylinder is compressed by the drill bit during its entry into the recess of the spindle and resiliently drives the tang into the slot in the spindle when the tang and slot are aligned.

Dokos, James A. (Idaho Falls, ID)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

57

Remote drill bit loader  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A drill bit loader is described for loading a tapered shank of a drill bit into a similarly tapered recess in the end of a drill spindle. The spindle has a transverse slot at the inner end of the recess. The end of the tapered shank of the drill bit has a transverse tang adapted to engage in the slot so that the drill bit will be rotated by the spindle. The loader is in the form of a cylinder adapted to receive the drill bit with the shank projecting out of the outer end of the cylinder. Retainer pins prevent rotation of the drill bit in the cylinder. The spindle is lowered to extend the shank of the drill bit into the recess in the spindle and the spindle is rotated to align the slot in the spindle with the tang on the shank. A spring unit in the cylinder is compressed by the drill bit during its entry into the recess of the spindle and resiliently drives the tang into the slot in the spindle when the tang and slot are aligned. 5 figs.

Dokos, J.A.

1997-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Earth drill rig  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This patent describes an earth drill rig wherein an upwardly and downwardly moving drill-string-turning rotary table is rotated by a kelly bar connected at its lower end to a vertical drive shaft, the kelly bar being journalled for rotation in and fixed against axial movement with respect to a drill frame assembly and the rotary table being mounted for axial movement on and along the drill frame assembly. The drill frame assembly is pivotally mounted on a vehicle on a substantially horizontal axis for pivoting between an upright position and a substantially horizontal position for transportation. The improvement described here comprises the drill frame assembly pivot axis positioned below the lower end of the kelly bar and above the upper end of the vertical drive shaft, and a universal coupling connecting the lower end of the kelly bar and the vertical drive shaft the universal coupling comprising universal joints at opposite ends of an elongated slip joint connector and connected there-by for relative axial movement but driving coupling between the universal joints. The universal joints lie generally on a circle of which the drill frame assembly pivot axis is the center. The drill frame assembly can be moved between the upright and the substantially horizontal positions without disconnecting the kelly bar from the vertical drive shaft, the kelly bar being revolvable by the drive shaft through substantially the entire range of movement of the drill frame assembly.

Rassieur, C.L.

1987-01-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Contracts for field projects and supporting research on enhanced oil recovery and improved drilling technology. Progress review No. 32, quarter ending September 30, 1982  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Progress reports are presented of contracts for field projects and supporting research on chemical flooding, carbon dioxide injection, thermal/heavy oil, resource assessment technology, extraction technology, environmental and safety, microbial enhanced oil recovery, oil recovery by gravity mining, improved drilling technology, and general supporting research.

Linville, B. (ed.)

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Contracts for field projects and supporting research on enhanced oil recovery and improved drilling technology. Progress review No. 35, quarter ending June 30, 1983  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Progress reports are presented for field projects and supporting research for the following: chemical flooding; carbon dioxide injection; thermal/heavy oil; resource assessment technology; extraction technology; environmental and safety; microbial enhanced oil recovery; improved drilling technology; and general supporting research.

Linville, B. (ed.)

1983-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Progress review No. 24: contracts for field projects and supporting research on enhanced oil recovery and improved drilling technology. Progress report, quarter ending September 30, 1980  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Reports are presented of contracts for field projects and supporting research on chemical flooding, carbon dioxide injection and thermal/heavy oil, as well as for the following areas of research: extraction technology; resource assessment technology; environmental; petroleum technology; microbial enhanced oil recovery; improved drilling technology; and general supporting research.

Linville, B. (ed.)

1981-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Contracts for field projects and supporting research on enhanced oil recovery and improved drilling technology. Progress review No. 33, quarter ending December 31, 1982  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Progress reports are presented of contracts for field projects and supporting research on chemical flooding, carbon dioxide injection, thermal/heavy oil, resource assessment technology, extraction technology, environmental and safety, microbial enhanced oil recovery, oil recovery by gravity mining, improved drilling technology, and general supporting research.

Linville, B. (ed.)

1983-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Contracts for field projects and supporting research on enhanced oil recovery and improved drilling technology. Progress review No. 36 for quarter ending September 30, 1983  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Progress reports for the quarter ending September 30, 1983, are presented for field projects and supported research for the following: chemical flooding; carbon dioxide injection; thermal/heavy oil; resource assessment technology; extraction technology; environmental and safety; microbial enhanced oil recovery; oil recovery by gravity mining; improved drilling technology; and general supporting research.

Linville, B. (ed.)

1984-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Contracts for field projects and supporting research on enhanced oil recovery and improved drilling technology. Progress review No. 30, quarter ending March 31, 1982  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Reports are presented of contracts for field projects and supporting research on chemical flooding, carbon dioxide injection, thermal/heavy oil, as well as for the following areas of research: resource assessment technology; extraction technology; microbial enhanced oil recovery; improved drilling technology, and general supporting research.

Linville, B. (ed.)

1982-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Progress review No. 25: contracts for field projects and supporting research on enhanced oil recovery and improved drilling technology. Progress report, quarter ending December 31, 1980  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Reports are presented of contracts for field projects and supporting research on chemical flooding, carbon dioxide injection, thermal/heavy oil, as well as for the following areas of research: resource assessment technology; extraction technology; environmental; microbial enhanced oil recovery; improving drilling technology; and general supporting research.

Linville, B. (ed.)

1981-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

66

Contracts for field projects and supporting research on enhanced oil recovery and improved drilling technology. Progress Review No. 31, quarter ending June 30, 1982  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Progress reports are presented of contracts for field projects and supporting research on chemical flooding, carbon dioxide injection, thermal/heavy oil, resource assessment technology, extraction technology, environmental, petroleum technology, microbial enhanced oil recovery, oil recovery by gravity mining, improved drilling technology, and general supporting research.

Linville, B. (ed.)

1982-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Contracts for field projects and supporting research on enhanced oil recovery and improved drilling technology. Progress review No. 27, for quarter ending June 30, 1981  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Reports are presented of contracts for field projects and supporting research on chemical flooding, carbon dioxide injection, thermal/heavy oil, as well as for the following areas of research: resource assessment technology; extraction technology; environmental; microbial enhanced oil recovery; improved drilling technology; and general supporting research.

Linville, B. (ed.)

1981-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Contracts for field projects and supporting research on enhanced oil recovery and improved drilling technology. Progress review No. 34, quarter ending March 31, 1983  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Progress achieved for the quarter ending March 1983 are presented for field projects and supporting research for the following: chemical flooding; carbon dioxide injection; and thermal/heavy oil. In addition, progress reports are presented for: resource assessment technology; extraction technology; environmental and safety; microbial enhanced oil recovery; oil recovered by gravity mining; improved drilling technology; and general supporting research. (ATT)

Linville, B. (ed.) [ed.

1983-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Drilling optimization using drilling simulator software  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

equipment is being used on some rigs, adding more overall costs to the drilling operation. Other industries facing a similar dilemma-aerospace, airlines, utilities, and the military- have all resorted to sophisticated training and technology... and Gaebler3). Rotary Speed, RPM Weight on Bit, Klbs Rotary Speed, RPM Weight on Bit, Klbs Rotary Speed, RPM Weight on Bit, Klbs ROP,m/h 10 20 7 Fig. 3 shows the five basic processes encountered during the drilling of a well that account for more...

Salas Safe, Jose Gregorio

2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Drilling continues upward momentum  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This paper discusses how the drilling recovery that began during the second half of 1989 is continuing into 1990. On top of this, the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait has caused disarray in oil markets, driving up oil prices, and disrupting access to oil supplies. Potentially, this upheaval could lead to an upward spike in worldwide drilling activity.

Moritis, G.

1990-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Mobility for Offshore Drilling  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Mobility for Offshore Drilling ... New type unit designed by Humble Oil to operate in Gulf of Mexico in 30 to 70 feet deep water ... HUMBLE OIL & REFINING is inviting bids on construction of a new type of mobile drilling platform to be used in offshore operations. ...

1956-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

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OFFSHORE DRILLING REVISITED  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

OFFSHORE DRILLING REVISITED ... Congress and the Obama Administration weigh the benefits and risks of expanded OIL AND GAS PRODUCTION ... ENERGY INDUSTRY OFFICIALS, coastal states, and environmental activists are clashing over whether Congress and the Obama Administration should allow offshore drilling for oil and natural gas in federal waters that until last year were off limits to development. ...

GLENN HESS

2009-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

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International guide: blasthole drills  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This survey is a comprehensive quick reference guide for surface mine operators. It details rotary blasthole drill rigs that are available around the world. More than 60 drills, each with a pulldown of about 125 kN, are included in the survey.

Chadwick, J.R.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Drilling operations change gear  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Predicts that several technological developments (e.g. measurement-while-drilling tools, computer data-gathering systems, improved drill bits, muds, downhole mud motors, and more efficient rigs) will have a major effect on drilling operations in the not-too-distant future. While several companies manufacture MWD systems and most can boast of successful runs, the major problem with the MWD system is cost. Manufacturers continue to make advances in both turbine and positive displacement mud motors. As the life span of downhole mud motors improves, these motors can economically compete with a rotary rig in drilling certain straight-hole intervals. Prototype bit designs include the use of lasers, electronic beams, flames, sparks, explosives, rocket exhaust, chains, projectiles, abrasive jets, and high-pressure erosion. Because drilling fluids are taking a large share of the drilling budget, mud engineers are trying to optimize costs, while maintaining well bore stability and increasing penetration rates. Many companies are taking the strategy of designing the simplest mud program possible and increasing additives only as needed. Air and foam drilling techniques are gaining attention. Concludes that as crude oil prices increase and the rig count begins to rebound, attention will once again turn to drilling technology and methodology.

Moore, S.D.

1982-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Chapter 4 Drilling Engineering  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Publisher Summary Drilling operations are essentially carried out during all stages of the project life cycle (PLC) and in all types of environments. The main objectives of these operations includes: the acquisition of information and the safeguarding of production. Since the expenditure for drilling represents a large fraction of the total project's capital expenditure, an understanding of the techniques, equipment, and cost of drilling is very significant. This chapter focuses on the drilling activities. The chapter also explores the interactions between the drilling team and the other exploration and production (E&P) functions. Specifically, an initial successful exploration well can establish the presence of a working petroleum system. Following this, the data gathered in the first well is evaluated and the results are documented. The next step includes the appraisal of the accumulation requiring more wells. Finally, if the project is subsequently moved forward, development wells then needs to be engineered.

F. Jahn; M. Cook; M. Grahm

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced drilling systems study.  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This report documents the results of a study of advanced drilling concepts conducted jointly for the Natural Gas Technology Branch and the Geothermal Division of the U.S. Department of Energy. A number of alternative rock cutting concepts and drilling systems are examined. The systems cover the range from current technology, through ongoing efforts in drilling research, to highly speculative concepts. Cutting mechanisms that induce stress mechanically, hydraulically, and thermally are included. All functions necessary to drill and case a well are considered. Capital and operating costs are estimated and performance requirements, based on comparisons of the costs for alternative systems to conventional drilling technology, are developed. A number of problems common to several alternatives and to current technology are identified and discussed.

Pierce, Kenneth G.; Livesay, Billy Joe; Finger, John Travis (Livesay Consultants, Encintas, CA)

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NETL: Mercury Emissions Control Technologies - Demonstration of Mer-Cure  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Demonstration of Mer-Cure Technology for Enhanced Mercury Control Demonstration of Mer-Cure Technology for Enhanced Mercury Control ALSTOM Power, Inc. – U.S. Power Plant Laboratories (ALSTOM-PPL) proposes herein a consortium-based program to demonstrate ALSTOM-PPL's Mer-Cure™ technology – a novel, sorbent-based (Mer-Clean™ ) mercury control technology in coal-fired boilers. The program objective is (i) to demonstrate at a full scale greater than 90% mercury capture based on baseline mercury level (ii) at a cost significantly less than 50% of the $60,000/lb of mercury removed. The proposed full-scale demonstration program is to perform two- to six-month test campaigns in three independent host sites with various boiler configurations over a two-year period. The demonstration program will include a two- to four-week short-term field test followed by two- to six-month long-term demonstration for each of the three selected sites.

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Titanium for Offshore Oil Drilling  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Current and future applications for titanium and its alloys for offshore drilling have been examined. Successful applications were shown ... chlorination systems. Future applications especially for deepwater drilling

Dennis F. Hasson; C. Robert Crowe

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Focus on rotary drill rigs  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This article discusses the drill rig, focusing on the rotary drill rigs. There are two principal drilling methods - rotary and percussion. In certain situations, percussion drilling is the most practical method, but for most applications, rotary drilling using the rotary-tricone bit with either steel-toothed cones or carbide inserts, is the common and accepted drilling technique. There are four principal reasons for a rotary drill rig: to provide power to the rotary-tricone bit; to provide air to clean the hole; to provide a life-support system for the rotary-tricone bits; and, to provide a stable and efficient platform from which to drill the hole.

Schivley, G.P. Jr.

1987-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Contracts for field projects and supporting research on enhanced oil recovery and improved drilling technology. Progress review No. 29, quarter ending December 31, 1981  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Highlights of progress accomplished during the quarter ending December, 1981, are summarized in this report. Discussion is presented under the following headings: chemical flooding - field projects; chemical flooding - supporting research; carbon dioxide injection - field projects; carbon dioxide injection - supporting research; thermal/heavy oil - field projects and supporting research; resource assessment technology; extraction technology; environmental aspects; petroleum processing technology; microbial enhanced oil recovery; and improved drilling technology. (DMC)

Linville, B. (ed.)

1982-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

Note: This page contains sample records for the topic "review mer drilling" from the National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta).
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to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


81

Monthly Energy Review - March 2001  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

98.00 98.00 per year (price subject to change without advance notice). Periodical postage paid at Washington, DC 20066-9998, and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Monthly Energy Review, Energy Information Administration, EI-30, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20585-0623. Printed with soy ink on recycled paper. Released for Printing: March 27, 2001 Electronic Access The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is available on the Energy Information Administration (EIA) website in a wide variety of formats at: http://www.eia.doe.gov/mer * Tables: ASCII text (TXT) and Portable Document Format (PDF) files. * Table Data Files: Excel (XLS) and Lotus (WK1). * Database Files (unrounded monthly data 1973 forward): Excel (XLS) files. * Graph pages, MER sections, and complete MER: PDF files. Complete MER PDF files are also available on the EIA "Energy

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Directional drilling techniques for exploration in-advance of mining  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

In-seam directionally drilled horizontal boreholes have provided effective solutions in underground coal mines for methane and water drainage and inherently provide an excellent tool for coalbed exploration. Directionally drilled methane drainage boreholes have identified rapid changes in coalbed elevation, coalbed thickness and faults. Specific directional drilling and coring procedures for exploration in-advance of mining are reviewed in this paper, and also other directional drilling applications including in-mine horizontal gob ventilation boreholes, identification of abandoned workings, and water drainage boreholes.

Kravits, S.J.; Schwoebel, J.J. (REI Underground Exploration Inc., Salt Lake City, UT (United States))

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Drilling Waste Management Fact Sheet: Drilling Practices That Minimize  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Drilling Practices Drilling Practices Fact Sheet - Drilling Practices That Minimize Generation of Drilling Wastes How Are Wells Typically Drilled? The conventional process of drilling oil and gas wells uses a rotary drill bit that is lubricated by drilling fluids or muds. As the drill bit grinds downward through the rock layers, it generates large amounts of ground-up rock known as drill cuttings. This section of the Drilling Waste Management Information System website discusses several alternative drilling practices that result in a lower volume of waste being generated. Oil and gas wells are constructed with multiple layers of pipe known as casing. Traditional wells are not drilled from top to bottom at the same diameter but rather in a series of progressively smaller-diameter intervals. The top interval is drilled starting at the surface and has the largest diameter hole. Drill bits are available in many sizes to drill different diameter holes. The hole diameter can be 20" or larger for the uppermost sections of the well, followed by different combinations of progressively smaller diameters. Some of the common hole diameters are: 17.5", 14.75", 12.25", 8.5", 7.875", and 6.5".

84

Blast furnace taphole drill  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A blast furnace taphole drill has a flaring head with cutting edges at its cutting end formed by intersecting angled faces. A central bore carries cleaning air to the cutting end. To prevent blockage of the cleaning air bore by debris and possible jamming of the drill, the head has deep radial grooves formed at the bottoms of the valley shapes between the cutting edges. The grooves extend radially from the air bore and conduct the air so that it can get behind or under jammed debris. Reduced taphole drilling times can be achieved.

Gozeling, J.A.; de Boer, S.; Spiering, A.A.

1984-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

85

Drilling and production technology symposium  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This book presents the papers given at a conference on well drilling. Topics considered at the conference included ice island drilling structures, artificial intelligence, electric motors, mud pumps, bottom hole assembly failures, oil spills, corrosion, wear characteristics of drill bits, two-phase flow in marine risers, the training of drilling personnel, and MWD systems.

Welch, R.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

86

Drill pipe with helical ridge for drilling highly angulated wells  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This patent describes a method for drilling a highly angulated wellbore with a rotary rig having a drill string terminated with a bit which method employs drilling fluid. The improvement comprises: employing a length of drill pipe in the highly angulated drill string which has a helical ridge disposed thereabout, wherein the flight of the helical ridge is wound in the same direction as the rotation of the drill string such as to move drill cuttings in a direction from the bit to the surface upon rotation, and wherein the height of the helical ridge above the circumferential surface of the length of the drill pipe is 1 to 15 percent of the diameter of the drill pipe.

Finnegan, J.E.; Williams, J.G.

1991-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

87

Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

natural gas, natural gas, coal, electricity, and nuclear energy. Also included are international energy and thermal and metric conversion factors. Publication of this report is in keeping with responsibilities given to the Energy Information Administration (EIA) in Public Law 95-91 (Department of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2) that: The MER is intended for use by Members of Congress, Federal and State agencies, energy analysts, and the general public. EIA welcomes suggestions from readers regarding data series in the MER and in other EIA publications. Related Publication: Readers of the MER may also be interested in EIA's Annual Energy Review, where many of the same data series are provided annually beginning with 1949. Contact our National Energy Information Center at 202-586-8800 for more information. Timing of Release: MER data

88

HYDRATE CORE DRILLING TESTS  

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The ''Methane Hydrate Production from Alaskan Permafrost'' project is a three-year endeavor being conducted by Maurer Technology Inc. (MTI), Noble, and Anadarko Petroleum, in partnership with the U.S. DOE National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). The project's goal is to build on previous and ongoing R&D in the area of onshore hydrate deposition. The project team plans to design and implement a program to safely and economically drill, core and produce gas from arctic hydrates. The current work scope includes drilling and coring one well on Anadarko leases in FY 2003 during the winter drilling season. A specially built on-site core analysis laboratory will be used to determine some of the physical characteristics of the hydrates and surrounding rock. Prior to going to the field, the project team designed and conducted a controlled series of coring tests for simulating coring of hydrate formations. A variety of equipment and procedures were tested and modified to develop a practical solution for this special application. This Topical Report summarizes these coring tests. A special facility was designed and installed at MTI's Drilling Research Center (DRC) in Houston and used to conduct coring tests. Equipment and procedures were tested by cutting cores from frozen mixtures of sand and water supported by casing and designed to simulate hydrate formations. Tests were conducted with chilled drilling fluids. Tests showed that frozen core can be washed out and reduced in size by the action of the drilling fluid. Washing of the core by the drilling fluid caused a reduction in core diameter, making core recovery very difficult (if not impossible). One successful solution was to drill the last 6 inches of core dry (without fluid circulation). These tests demonstrated that it will be difficult to capture core when drilling in permafrost or hydrates without implementing certain safeguards. Among the coring tests was a simulated hydrate formation comprised of coarse, large-grain sand in ice. Results with this core showed that the viscosity of the drilling fluid must also be carefully controlled. When coarse sand was being cored, the core barrel became stuck because the drilling fluid was not viscous enough to completely remove the large grains of sand. These tests were very valuable to the project by showing the difficulties in coring permafrost or hydrates in a laboratory environment (as opposed to a field environment where drilling costs are much higher and the potential loss of equipment greater). Among the conclusions reached from these simulated hydrate coring tests are the following: Frozen hydrate core samples can be recovered successfully; A spring-finger core catcher works best for catching hydrate cores; Drilling fluid can erode the core and reduces its diameter, making it more difficult to capture the core; Mud must be designed with proper viscosity to lift larger cuttings; and The bottom 6 inches of core may need to be drilled dry to capture the core successfully.

John H. Cohen; Thomas E. Williams; Ali G. Kadaster; Bill V. Liddell

2002-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

89

Monthly Energy Review - January 2007  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

publications: Other monthly EIA reports are Petroleum Supply Monthly, Petroleum publications: Other monthly EIA reports are Petroleum Supply Monthly, Petroleum Marketing Monthly, Natural Gas Monthly, Electric Power Monthly, and International Petroleum Monthly. Readers of the MER may also be interested in EIA's Annual Energy Review, where many of the same data series are provided annually beginning with 1949. For more information, contact the National Energy Information Center at 202-586-8800 or InfoCtr@eia.doe.gov. Electronic Access The MER is available on EIA's Web site in a variety of formats at: http://www.eia.doe.gov/mer. Complete MER, and individual MER sections: Portable Document Format (PDF) files. Individual table and graph pages: PDF files. Data files for individual tables: Excel (XLS) files and ASCII comma-delimited (CSV) files.

90

Proper planning improves flow drilling  

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Underbalanced operations reduce formation damage, especially in horizontal wells where zones are exposed to mud for longer time periods. Benefits, risks, well control concerns, equipment and issues associated with these operations are addressed in this paper. Flow drilling raises many concerns, but little has been published on horizontal well control and flow drilling operations. This article covers planning considerations for flow drilling, but does not address horizontal ''overbalanced'' drilling because considerations and equipment are the same as in vertical overbalanced drilling and many references address that subject. The difference in well control between vertical and horizontal overbalanced drilling is fluid influx behavior and how that behavior affects kill operations.

Collins, G.J. (Marathon Oil Co., Houston, TX (United States))

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

91

EIA Drilling Productivity Report  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

Drilling Productivity Report Drilling Productivity Report For Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University October 29, 2013 | New York, NY By Adam Sieminski, Administrator The U.S. has experienced a rapid increase in natural gas and oil production from shale and other tight resources Adam Sieminski, EIA Drilling Productivity Report October 29, 2013 2 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012 Rest of US Marcellus (PA and WV) Haynesville (LA and TX) Eagle Ford (TX) Bakken (ND) Woodford (OK) Fayetteville (AR) Barnett (TX) Antrim (MI, IN, and OH) 0.0 0.4 0.8 1.2 1.6 2.0 2.4 2.8 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012 Eagle Ford (TX) Bakken (MT & ND) Granite Wash (OK & TX) Bonespring (TX Permian) Wolfcamp (TX Permian) Spraberry (TX Permian) Niobrara-Codell (CO) Woodford (OK)

92

Marcellus Shale Drilling and Hydraulic Fracturing; Technicalities and  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Pipe · Air Rotary Drilling Rig · Hydraulic Rotary Drilling Rig ­ Barite/Bentonite infused drilling muds A "Thumper Truck" #12;Rigging Up #12;Drilling · The Drill String ­ Diesel Powered ­ Drilling Bit ­ Drilling

Jiang, Huiqiang

93

Managed Pressure Drilling Candidate Selection  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

. Rodolphe Leschot invented and patented the earliest form of diamond core drills. T. F. Rowland patented an ?offshore rotary drilling rig?. Captain Lucas, with his Spindletop field wells, Earle Halliburton with his cementing service company, inventors... is the ancient water and brine wells drilled from the prehistoric eras to not so modern times. The second stage is the drilling of the earliest oil wells, and development of basic derricks, rigs, and cable tool rigs. The third stage is the development of rotary...

Nauduri, Anantha S.

2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

94

Naming chemical compounds: Calculator drill  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

36. Bits and pieces, 13. A calculator can be programmed to drill students on chemical compound naming rules.

David Holdsworth; Evelyn Lacanienta

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

95

Proposed Drill Sites  

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Proposed drill sites for intermediate depth temperature gradient holes and/or deep resource confirmation wells. Temperature gradient contours based on shallow TG program and faults interpreted from seismic reflection survey are shown, as are two faults interpreted by seismic contractor Optim but not by Oski Energy, LLC.

Lane, Michael

2013-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

96

Proposed Drill Sites  

DOE Data Explorer [Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)]

Proposed drill sites for intermediate depth temperature gradient holes and/or deep resource confirmation wells. Temperature gradient contours based on shallow TG program and faults interpreted from seismic reflection survey are shown, as are two faults interpreted by seismic contractor Optim but not by Oski Energy, LLC.

Lane, Michael

97

invert(ed) (oil) emulsion (drilling) mud  

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invert(ed) (oil) emulsion (drilling) mud, water-in-oil (drilling) mud ? Wasser-in-Öl-(Bohr)...m, (f)

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

98

water-in-oil (drilling) mud  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

water-in-oil (drilling) mud, invert(ed) (oil) emulsion (drilling) mud ? Wasser-in-Öl-(Bohr)...m, (f)

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

99

Drilling subsurface wellbores with cutting structures  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A system for forming a wellbore includes a drill tubular. A drill bit is coupled to the drill tubular. One or more cutting structures are coupled to the drill tubular above the drill bit. The cutting structures remove at least a portion of formation that extends into the wellbore formed by the drill bit.

Mansure, Arthur James (Alburquerque, NM); Guimerans, Rosalvina Ramona (The Woodlands, TX)

2010-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

100

Annual Energy Review - Energy Information Administration  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

Annual Energy Review Annual Energy Review Superseded -- see MER for key annual tables Annual Energy Review archives for data year: 2011 2010 2009 2008 all archives Go EIA has expanded the Monthly Energy Review (MER) to include annual data as far back as 1949 for those data tables that are found in both the Annual Energy Review (AER) and the MER . During this transition, EIA will not publish the 2012 edition of the AER. In the list of tables below, grayed-out table numbers now go to MER tables that contain 1949-2012 (and later) data series. New interactive tables and graphs have also been added and are currently on EIA's Beta site. Data categories + EXPAND ALL Energy Overview 1.0 Total Energy Flow, GRAPH 1.1 Primary Energy Overview, 1949- PDF XLS CSV INTERACTIVE 1.2 Primary Energy Production by Source, 1949- PDF XLS CSV INTERACTIVE

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101

Exploration Drilling | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Exploration Drilling Exploration Drilling Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Technique: Exploration Drilling Details Activities (0) Areas (0) Regions (0) NEPA(15) Exploration Technique Information Exploration Group: Drilling Techniques Exploration Sub Group: Exploration Drilling‎ Parent Exploration Technique: Drilling Techniques Information Provided by Technique Lithology: Identify lithology and mineralization, provide core samples and rock cuttings Stratigraphic/Structural: Retrieved samples can be used to identify stratigraphy and structural features such as fracture networks or faults Hydrological: -Water samples can be used for geochemical analysis -Fluid pressures can be used to estimate flow rates Thermal: -Temperatures can be measured within the hole

102

Development Drilling | Open Energy Information  

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Page Page Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Development Drilling Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Technique: Development Drilling Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) NEPA(9) Exploration Technique Information Exploration Group: Drilling Techniques Exploration Sub Group: Development Drilling Parent Exploration Technique: Drilling Techniques Information Provided by Technique Lithology: Identify lithology and mineralization, provide core samples and rock cuttings Stratigraphic/Structural: Retrieved samples can be used to identify stratigraphy and structural features such as fracture networks or faults Hydrological: -Water samples can be used for geochemical analysis -Fluid pressures can be used to estimate flow rates

103

Cost effectiveness of sonic drilling  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Sonic drilling (combination of mechanical vibrations and rotary power) is an innovative environmental technology being developed in cooperation with DOE`s Arid-Site Volatile Organic Compounds Integrated Demonstration at Hanford and the Mixed Waste Landfill Integrated Demonstration at Sandia. This report studies the cost effectiveness of sonic drilling compared with cable-tool and mud rotary drilling. Benefit of sonic drilling is its ability to drill in all types of formations without introducing a circulating medium, thus producing little secondary waste at hazardous sites. Progress has been made in addressing the early problems of failures and downtime.

Masten, D.; Booth, S.R.

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

104

A leading index of drilling activity: Update and improvements  

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A five-component composite leading index of United States rotary rig drilling activity is updated. The index is presented for 1949 through April 1986 and is shown to consistently lead turning points in drilling activity. Seven new leading indices based on some new components are also presented. A forecast of drilling activity is made for the remainder of 1986 based on the leading index and the current economic condition of the petroleum industry. The methods used to prepare time series and construct indices are reviewed.

Buell, R.S.; Maurer, R.A.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

105

Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

use use by Members of Congress, Federal and State agencies, energy analysts, and the general public. EIA welcomes suggestions from readers regarding data series in the MER and in other EIA publications. Related Publication: Readers of the MER may also be interested in EIA's Annual Energy Review, where many of the same data series are provided annually beginning with 1949. Contact our National Energy Information Center at 202-586-8800 for more information. Timing of Release: MER data are normally released in the afternoon of the third-from-the-last workday of each month and are usually available electronically late that day. Internet Addresses: E-Mail: infoctr@eia.doe.gov World Wide Web Site: http://www.eia.doe.gov Gopher Site: gopher://gopher.eia.doe.gov FTP Site: ftp://ftp.eia.doe.gov The Monthly Energy Review (ISSN 0095-7356) is published monthly by the Energy Information

106

Measurement-while-drilling (MWD) development for air drilling  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The objective of this program is to tool-harden and make commercially available an existing wireless MWD tool to reliably operate in an air, air-mist, or air-foam environment during Appalachian Basin oil and gas directional drilling operations in conjunction with downhole motors and/or (other) bottom-hole assemblies. The application of this technology is required for drilling high angle (holes) and horizontal well drilling in low-pressure, water sensitive, tight gas formations that require air, air-mist, and foam drilling fluids. The basic approach to accomplishing this objective was to modify GEC`s existing electromagnetic (e-m) ``CABLELESS``{trademark} MWD tool to improve its reliability in air drilling by increasing its tolerance to higher vibration and shock levels (hardening). Another important aim of the program is to provide for continuing availability of the resultant tool for use on DOE-sponsored, and other, air-drilling programs.

Rubin, L.A.; Harrison, W.H.

1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

107

Use of Clays as Drilling Fluids and Filters  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

In geotechnical engineering, drilling fluid is a fluid used to drill boreholes into the earth. In drilling rigs, drilling fluids help to do drill for exploration of oil and natural gas. Liquid drilling fluid is o...

Swapna Mukherjee

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

108

Drilling Systems | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

source source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Drilling Systems Jump to: navigation, search Contents 1 Geothermal Lab Call Projects for Drilling Systems 2 Geothermal ARRA Funded Projects for Drilling Systems Geothermal Lab Call Projects for Drilling Systems 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

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Drill Program Ensures Emergency Preparedness  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

underground event. Drill scenarios have included a full evacuation of the WIPP underground facility and responding to radiological incidents and a variety of emergencies on the...

110

Portable drilling mud system  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A portable well drilling mud storage and recirculation unit includes a mud storage tank mounted on an over-the-road semi-trailer having an engine driven circulating pump mounted onboard and adapted to withdraw mud from the tank for circulation to the well and for recirculation through a set of mud agitating nozzles disposed in the bottom of the tank. A mud degassing vessel, a solids separator unit and an additive blending unit are all mounted above the tank. The degassing vessel is supported by hydraulic cylinder actuators for movement between a retracted transport position and a vertically elevated working position.

Etter, R. W.; Briggs, J. M.

1984-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

111

Historical Exploration And Drilling Data From Geothermal Prospects And  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Exploration And Drilling Data From Geothermal Prospects And Exploration And Drilling Data From Geothermal Prospects And Power Generation Projects In The Western United States Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Conference Proceedings: Historical Exploration And Drilling Data From Geothermal Prospects And Power Generation Projects In The Western United States Details Activities (20) Areas (7) Regions (0) Abstract: In 2005, Idaho National Laboratory was conducting a study of historical exploration practices and success rates for geothermal resources identification. Geo Hills Associates (GHA) was contracted to review and accumulate copies of published literature, Internet information, and unpublished geothermal exploration data to determine the level of exploration and drilling activities that occurred for all of the currently

112

The objectives for deep scientific drilling in Yellowstone National Park  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The western area of the United Stated contains three young silicic calderas, all of which contain attractive targets for scientific drilling. Of the three, the Yellowstone caldera complex is the largest, has the most intense geothermal anomalies, and is the most seismically active. On the basis of scientific objectives alone. it is easily the first choice for investigating active hydrothermal processes. This report briefly reviews what is known about the geology of Yellowstone National Park and highlights unique information that could be acquired by research drilling only in Yellowstone. However, it is not the purpose of this report to recommend specific drill sites or to put forth a specific drilling proposal. 175 refs., 9 figs., 2 tabs.

Not Available

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

113

Deep Drilling in Crystalline Bedrock, Volumes 1 and 2 A. Bodé and K. G. Eriksson (eds), Springer-Verlag, 1988, Volume 1: The Deep Gas Drilling in the Siljan Impact Structure, Sweden, and Astroblemes, xiv + 364 pp, ISBN 3-540-18995-5, $83.50 (DM 138); Volume 2: Review of Deep Drilling Projects, Technology, Sciences and Prospects for the Future, xii + 538 pp, ISBN 3-540-18996-3, $102 (DM 168)  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

......by the collision of a large meteorite or asteroid...As with many other large circular features in...is the idea that such large impacts should shatter...carried out preliminary drilling and other geophysical...1985and spudded the deep borehole in the northeastern sector......

H. Olsen Kenneth

1989-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

114

Oil and Gas Drilling Bit Tribology  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

A drilling bit is used in petroleum exploration to drill a wellbore through various layers of rock formations to access oil or natural gas resources. It is engineered...1). A roller cone drill bit is categorized ...

Dr. Chih Lin Ph.D.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

oil-emulsion (rotary) drilling fluid  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

oil-emulsion (rotary) drilling fluid, oil-emulsion fluid [Used where low fluid-loss, very thin cake, and good lubrication of the drill pipe are of primary importance, such as in directional drilling ...

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

116

oil-base(d) (rotary) drilling fluid  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

oil-base(d) (rotary) drilling fluid, oil-base(d) fluid [Used primarily for drilling-in or recomputing wells in formations subject ... with low formation pressures. See remark under “drilling fluid”] ...

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

117

Managed pressure drilling techniques and tools  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

these problems, the economics of drilling the wells will improve, thus enabling the industry to drill wells that were previously uneconomical. Managed pressure drilling (MPD) is a new technology that enables a driller to more precisely control annular pressures...

Martin, Matthew Daniel

2006-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

118

Relating horsepower to drilling productivity  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Many technological advancements have been made in explosive products and applications over the last 15 years resulting in productivity and cost gains. However, the application of total energy (engine horsepower) in the majority of rotary drilling technology, has remained virtually unchanged over that period. While advancements have been made in components, efficiency, and types of hydraulic systems used on drills, the application of current hydraulic technology to improve drilling productivity has not been interactive with end users. This paper will investigate how traditional design assumptions, regarding typical application of horsepower in current rotary drill systems, can actually limit productivity. It will be demonstrated by numeric analysis how changing the partitioning of available hydraulic energy can optimize rotary drill productivity in certain conditions. Through cooperative design ventures with drill manufacturers, increased penetration rates ranging from 20% to 100% have been achieved. Productivity was increased initially on some rigs by careful selection of optional hydraulic equipment. Additional gains were made in drilling rates by designing the rotary hydraulic circuit to meet the drilling energies predicted by computer modeling.

Givens, R.; Williams, G.; Wingfield, B.

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

119

February 2002 OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

February 2002 OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 204 SCIENTIFIC PROSPECTUS DRILLING GAS HYDRATES ON HYDRATE 1000 Discovery Drive College Station TX 77845-9547 USA -------------------------------- Dr. Carl Drive College Station TX 77845-9547 USA #12;PUBLISHER'S NOTES Material in this publication may be copied

120

Drilling Methods | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Drilling Methods Drilling Methods Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Technique: Drilling Methods Details Activities (0) Areas (0) Regions (0) NEPA(5) Exploration Technique Information Exploration Group: Exploration Sub Group: None Parent Exploration Technique: Information Provided by Technique Lithology: Stratigraphic/Structural: Hydrological: Thermal: Dictionary.png Drilling Methods: No definition has been provided for this term. Add a Definition References No exploration activities found. Document # Analysis Type Applicant Geothermal Area Lead Agency District Office Field Office Mineral Manager Surface Manager Development Phase(s) Techniques CA-170-02-15 EA Mammoth Pacific Long Valley Caldera Geothermal Area BLM BLM Central California District Office BLM Bishop Field Office BLM Geothermal/Exploration Drilling Methods

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121

OM300 Direction Drilling Module  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

OM300 – Geothermal Direction Drilling Navigation Tool: Design and produce a prototype directional drilling navigation tool capable of high temperature operation in geothermal drilling Accuracies of 0.1° Inclination and Tool Face, 0.5° Azimuth Environmental Ruggedness typical of existing oil/gas drilling Multiple Selectable Sensor Ranges High accuracy for navigation, low bandwidth High G-range & bandwidth for Stick-Slip and Chirp detection Selectable serial data communications Reduce cost of drilling in high temperature Geothermal reservoirs Innovative aspects of project Honeywell MEMS* Vibrating Beam Accelerometers (VBA) APS Flux-gate Magnetometers Honeywell Silicon-On-Insulator (SOI) High-temperature electronics Rugged High-temperature capable package and assembly process

MacGugan, Doug

2013-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

122

low-solids oil emulsion (drilling) mud  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

low-solids oil emulsion (drilling) mud, low-solids oil-in-water (drilling) mud ? öl-in-Wasser-(Bohr)...m, (f) mit geringem Feststoffanteil

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

123

Modeling Drilled Shafts in MSE Block Walls  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS xii ABSTRACT xiii 1 INTRODUCTION 1 2 LITERATURE REVIEW 3 2.1 Physical Testing 3 2.1.1 MSE Wall Design (FHWA) 3 2.1.2 Design of Laterally Loaded Shafts 6 2.1.3 Design of Drilled Shafts Supporting Sound Walls 7 2.1.4 Topics Related to MSE... Wall Interaction with Bridges 8 2.1.5 Lateral Loading of Facing and Retained Soil 9 2.1.6 Physical Test Results 11 2.1.6.1 Construction and Instrumentation of Test Wall 12 2.1.6.2 Physical Testing and Results 17 2.2 Numerical Approaches 22 2...

Pierson, Matthew Charles

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

124

Sound Coiled-Tubing Drilling Practices  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This Coiled-Tubing Drilling (CTD) Sound Practices Manual provides tools needed by CTD engineers and supervisors to plan, design and perform safe, successful CTD operations. As emphasized throughout, both careful planning and attention to detail are mandatory for success. A bibliography of many useful CTD references is presented in Chapter 6. This manual is organized according to three processes: 1) Pre-Job Planning Process, 2) Operations Execution Process, and 3) Post-Job Review Process. Each is discussed in a logical and sequential format.

Williams, Thomas; Deskins, Greg (Maurer Technology Inc.); Ward, Stephen L. (Advantage Energy Services Ltd); Hightower, Mel

2001-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

125

1982 geothermal well drilling summary  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This summary lists all geothermal wells spudded in 1982, which were drilled to a depth of at least 2,000 feet. Tables 1 and 2 list the drilling information by area, operator, and well type. For a tabulation of all 1982 geothermal drilling activity, including holes less than 2,000 feet deep, readers are referred to the February 11, 1983, issue of Petroleum Information's ''National Geothermal Service.'' The number of geothermal wells drilled in 1982 to 2,000 feet or more decreased to 76 wells from 99 ''deep'' wells in 1981. Accordingly, the total 1982 footage drilled was 559,110 feet of hole, as compared to 676,127 feet in 1981. Most of the ''deep'' wells (49) completed were drilled for development purposes, mainly in The Geysers area of California. Ten field extension wells were drilled, of which nine were successful. Only six wildcat wells were drilled compared to 13 in 1980 and 20 in 1981, showing a slackening of exploration compared to earlier years. Geothermal drilling activity specifically for direct use projects also decreased from 1981 to 1982, probably because of the drastic reduction in government funding and the decrease in the price of oil. Geothermal power generation in 1982 was highlighted by (a) an increase of 110 Mw geothermal power produced at The Geysers (to a total of 1,019 Mw) by addition of Unit 17, and (b) by the start-up of the Salton Sea 10 Mw single flash power plant in the Imperial Valley, which brought the total geothermal electricity generation in this area to 31 Mw.

Parmentier, P.P.

1983-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

Drilling Waste Management Fact Sheet: Slurry Injection of Drilling Wastes  

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Slurry Injection Slurry Injection Fact Sheet - Slurry Injection of Drilling Wastes Underground Injection of Drilling Wastes Several different approaches are used for injecting drilling wastes into underground formations for permanent disposal. Salt caverns are described in a separate fact sheet. This fact sheet focuses on slurry injection technology, which involves grinding or processing solids into small particles, mixing them with water or some other liquid to make a slurry, and injecting the slurry into an underground formation at pressures high enough to fracture the rock. The process referred to here as slurry injection has been given other designations by different authors, including slurry fracture injection (this descriptive term is copyrighted by a company that provides slurry injection services), fracture slurry injection, drilled cuttings injection, cuttings reinjection, and grind and inject.

127

Drilling Techniques | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Page Page Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Drilling Techniques Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Technique: Drilling Techniques Details Activities (0) Areas (0) Regions (0) NEPA(20) Exploration Technique Information Exploration Group: Drilling Techniques Exploration Sub Group: None Parent Exploration Technique: Exploration Techniques Information Provided by Technique Lithology: Identify lithology and mineralization, provide core samples and rock cuttings Stratigraphic/Structural: Retrieved samples can be used to identify stratigraphy and structural features such as fracture networks or faults Hydrological: -Water samples can be used for geochemical analysis -Fluid pressures can be used to estimate flow rates

128

Smaller Footprint Drilling System for Deep and Hard Rock Environments; Feasibility of Ultra-High-Speed Diamond Drilling  

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The two phase program addresses long-term developments in deep well and hard rock drilling. TerraTek believes that significant improvements in drilling deep hard rock will be obtained by applying ultra-high rotational speeds (greater than 10,000 rpm). The work includes a feasibility of concept research effort aimed at development that will ultimately result in the ability to reliably drill 'faster and deeper' possibly with smaller, more mobile rigs. The principle focus is on demonstration testing of diamond bits rotating at speeds in excess of 10,000 rpm to achieve high rate of penetration (ROP) rock cutting with substantially lower inputs of energy and loads. The significance of the 'ultra-high rotary speed drilling system' is the ability to drill into rock at very low weights on bit and possibly lower energy levels. The drilling and coring industry today does not practice this technology. The highest rotary speed systems in oil field and mining drilling and coring today run less than 10,000 rpm - usually well below 5,000 rpm. This document provides the progress through two phases of the program entitled 'Smaller Footprint Drilling System for Deep and Hard Rock Environments: Feasibility of Ultra-High-Speed Diamond Drilling' for the period starting 30 June 2003 and concluding 31 March 2009. The accomplishments of Phases 1 and 2 are summarized as follows: (1) TerraTek reviewed applicable literature and documentation and convened a project kick-off meeting with Industry Advisors in attendance (see Black and Judzis); (2) TerraTek designed and planned Phase I bench scale experiments (See Black and Judzis). Improvements were made to the loading mechanism and the rotational speed monitoring instrumentation. New drill bit designs were developed to provided a more consistent product with consistent performance. A test matrix for the final core bit testing program was completed; (3) TerraTek concluded small-scale cutting performance tests; (4) Analysis of Phase 1 data indicated that there is decreased specific energy as the rotational speed increases; (5) Technology transfer, as part of Phase 1, was accomplished with technical presentations to the industry (see Judzis, Boucher, McCammon, and Black); (6) TerraTek prepared a design concept for the high speed drilling test stand, which was planned around the proposed high speed mud motor concept. Alternative drives for the test stand were explored; a high speed hydraulic motor concept was finally used; (7) The high speed system was modified to accommodate larger drill bits than originally planned; (8) Prototype mud turbine motors and the high speed test stand were used to drive the drill bits at high speed; (9) Three different rock types were used during the testing: Sierra White granite, Crab Orchard sandstone, and Colton sandstone. The drill bits used included diamond impregnated bits, a polycrystalline diamond compact (PDC) bit, a thermally stable PDC (TSP) bit, and a hybrid TSP and natural diamond bit; and (10) The drill bits were run at rotary speeds up to 5500 rpm and weight on bit (WOB) to 8000 lbf. During Phase 2, the ROP as measured in depth of cut per bit revolution generally increased with increased WOB. The performance was mixed with increased rotary speed, with the depth cut with the impregnated drill bit generally increasing and the TSP and hybrid TSP drill bits generally decreasing. The ROP in ft/hr generally increased with all bits with increased WOB and rotary speed. The mechanical specific energy generally improved (decreased) with increased WOB and was mixed with increased rotary speed.

TerraTek, A Schlumberger Company

2008-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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REVISED HYDROGEN SULFIDE DRILLING CONTINGENCY PLAN  

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REVISED HYDROGEN SULFIDE DRILLING CONTINGENCY PLAN OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY;PREFACE Attached is the "REVISED HYDROGEN SULFIDE DRILLING CONTINGENCY PLAN" that will be used for ODP coring and drilling operations on legs where hydrogen sulfide is likely to be encountered. Prior

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DRILL-STRING NONLINEAR DYNAMICS ACCOUNTING FOR DRILLING FLUID T. G. Ritto  

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;1. INTRODUCTION A drill-string is a slender structure used in oil wells to penetrate the soil in search of oilDRILL-STRING NONLINEAR DYNAMICS ACCOUNTING FOR DRILLING FLUID T. G. Ritto R. Sampaio thiagoritto Descartes, 77454 Marne-la-Vallée, France Abstract. The influence of the drilling fluid (or mud) on the drill

Boyer, Edmond

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Forecast of geothermal drilling activity  

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The numbers of each type of geothermal well expected to be drilled in the United States for each 5-year period to 2000 AD are specified. Forecasts of the growth of geothermally supplied electric power and direct heat uses are presented. The different types of geothermal wells needed to support the forecasted capacity are quantified, including differentiation of the number of wells to be drilled at each major geothermal resource for electric power production. The rate of growth of electric capacity at geothermal resource areas is expected to be 15 to 25% per year (after an initial critical size is reached) until natural or economic limits are approached. Five resource areas in the United States should grow to significant capacity by the end of the century (The Geysers; Imperial Valley; Valles Caldera, NM; Roosevelt Hot Springs, UT; and northern Nevada). About 3800 geothermal wells are expected to be drilled in support of all electric power projects in the United States between 1981 and 2000 AD. Half of the wells are expected to be drilled in the Imperial Valley. The Geysers area is expected to retain most of the drilling activity for the next 5 years. By the 1990's, the Imperial Valley is expected to contain most of the drilling activity.

Brown, G.L.; Mansure, A.J.

1981-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

Tool Wear in Friction Drilling  

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This study investigated the wear of carbide tools used in friction drilling, a nontraditional hole-making process. In friction drilling, a rotating conical tool uses the heat generated by friction to soften and penetrate a thin workpiece and create a bushing without generating chips. The wear of a hard tungsten carbide tool used for friction drilling a low carbon steel workpiece has been investigated. Tool wear characteristics were studied by measuring its weight change, detecting changes in its shape with a coordinate measuring machine, and making observations of wear damage using scanning electron microscopy. Energy dispersive spectroscopy was applied to analyze the change in chemical composition of the tool surface due to drilling. In addition, the thrust force and torque during drilling and the hole size were measured periodically to monitor the effects of tool wear. Results indicate that the carbide tool is durable, showing minimal tool wear after drilling 11000 holes, but observations also indicate progressively severe abrasive grooving on the tool tip.

Miller, Scott F [ORNL; Blau, Peter Julian [ORNL; Shih, Albert J. [University of Michigan

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

133

Vibratory Drilling of Oil Wells  

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Vibratory drilling refers to the process of drilling into rock by vibrating the drilling tool at audio?frequencies. The basic mechanism of vibratory drilling was ascertained by preliminary laboratory experimentation to consist of a series of impacts on the rock at the frequency of vibration. A fundamental study of this basic mechanism made by dropping weighted chisels on rock showed that the primary parameter which determined the rate of penetration was the mechanical power input to the rock per unit cross section of hole; the values of the vibration frequency and of other variables were of minor consequence over wide ranges. A theoretical analysis was made of the vibration of an elongated magnetostrictiontransducer capable of generating the required power level taking into account the distributed nature of the generation of vibrations. Intermediate power transducers have been built and tested and a high?power transducer for down?hole operation is under construction. [The material for this presentation is based on work carried out at the Battelle Memorial Institute under the sponsorship of Drilling Research Inc. an organization formed by a group of major companies engaged in various phases of oil production for the purpose of investigating novel methods of rock drilling.

Ralph Simon

1956-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Drill bit having a failure indicator  

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A lubrication system is described to indicate a decrease in lubricant volume below a predetermined level in a rotary drill bit having a bit body adapted to receive drilling fluid at a high first pressure from a suspended drill string, and adapted to discharge the drilling fluid therefrom in a void space between the bit body and an associated well bore with the drilling fluid in the space being at a low second pressure.

Daly, J.E.; Pastusek, P.E.

1986-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

135

Monthly Energy Review - January 2008  

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1) 1) January 2008 Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the Energy Information Administration's (EIA) primary report of recent and historical energy statistics. Included are statistics on total energy production, consumption, and trade; energy prices; overviews of petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear energy, renewable energy, and international petroleum; and data unit conversions. Release of the MER is in keeping with responsibilities given to EIA in Public Law 95-91 (Depart- ment of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2), that: "The Administrator shall be responsible for carrying out a central, comprehen- sive, and unified energy data and information program which will collect, evalu-

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Monthly Energy Review - September 2007  

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09) 09) September 2007 Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the Energy Information Administration's (EIA) primary report of recent and historical energy statistics. Included are statistics on total energy production, consumption, and trade; energy prices; overviews of petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear energy, renewable energy, and international petroleum; and data unit conversions. Release of the MER is in keeping with responsibilities given to EIA in Public Law 95-91 (Depart- ment of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2), that: "The Administrator shall be responsible for carrying out a central, comprehen- sive, and unified energy data and information program which will collect, evalu-

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Monthly Energy Review - February 2008  

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2) 2) February 2008 Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the Energy Information Administration's (EIA) primary report of recent and historical energy statistics. Included are statistics on total energy production, consumption, and trade; energy prices; overviews of petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear energy, renewable energy, and international petroleum; and data unit conversions. Release of the MER is in keeping with responsibilities given to EIA in Public Law 95-91 (Depart- ment of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2), that: "The Administrator shall be responsible for carrying out a central, comprehen- sive, and unified energy data and information program which will collect, evalu-

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Monthly Energy Review - October 2007  

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0) 0) October 2007 Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the Energy Information Administration's (EIA) primary report of recent and historical energy statistics. Included are statistics on total energy production, consumption, and trade; energy prices; overviews of petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear energy, renewable energy, and international petroleum; and data unit conversions. Release of the MER is in keeping with responsibilities given to EIA in Public Law 95-91 (Depart- ment of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2), that: "The Administrator shall be responsible for carrying out a central, comprehen- sive, and unified energy data and information program which will collect, evalu-

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Monthly Energy Review - November 2007  

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1) 1) November 2007 Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the Energy Information Administration's (EIA) primary report of recent and historical energy statistics. Included are statistics on total energy production, consumption, and trade; energy prices; overviews of petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear energy, renewable energy, and international petroleum; and data unit conversions. Release of the MER is in keeping with responsibilities given to EIA in Public Law 95-91 (Depart- ment of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2), that: "The Administrator shall be responsible for carrying out a central, comprehen- sive, and unified energy data and information program which will collect, evalu-

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JOIDES Resolution Drill Ship Drill into Indian Ridge MOHO Hole Cleaning Study  

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The Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) uses a variety of technology for use in its deep water scientific research, including the Joint Oceanographic Institutions for Deep Earth Sampling (JOIDES) Resolution (JR) drill ship. The JR drill ship...

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2014-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

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NETL: Mercury Emissions Control Technologies - Evaluation of MerCAP for  

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Evaluation of MerCAP(tm) for Power Plant Mercury Control Evaluation of MerCAP(tm) for Power Plant Mercury Control URS Group and its test team will perform research to further develop the novel Mercury Control via Adsorption Process (MerCAP™). The general MerCAP™ concept is to place fixed structures into a flue gas stream to adsorb mercury and then periodically regenerate them and recover the captured mercury. EPRI has shown that gold-based sorbents can achieve high levels of mercury removal in scrubbed flue gases. URS is proposing tests at two power plants using gold MerCAP™, installed downstream of either a baghouse or wet scrubber, to evaluate mercury removal from flue gas over a period of 6 months. At Great River Energy’s Stanton Station, which burns North Dakota lignite, sorbent structures will be retrofitted into a single compartment in the Unit 10 baghouse enabling reaction with a 6 MWe equivalence of flue gas. At Southern Company Services’ Plant Yates, which burns Eastern bituminous coal, gold-coated plates will be configured as a mist eliminator (ME) located downstream of a 1 MWe pilot wet absorber , which receives flue gas from Unit 1.

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Downhole Temperature Prediction for Drilling Geothermal Wells  

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Unusually high temperatures are encountered during drilling of a geothermal well. These temperatures affect every aspect of drilling, from drilling fluid properties to cement formulations. Clearly, good estimates of downhole temperatures during drilling would be helpful in preparing geothermal well completion designs, well drilling plans, drilling fluid requirements, and cement formulations. The thermal simulations in this report were conducted using GEOTEMP, a computer code developed under Sandia National Laboratories contract and available through Sandia. Input variables such as drilling fluid inlet temperatures and circulation rates, rates of penetration, and shut-in intervals were obtained from the Imperial Valley East Mesa Field and the Los Alamos Hot Dry Rock Project. The results of several thermal simulations are presented, with discussion of their impact on drilling fluids, cements, casing design, and drilling practices.

Mitchell, R. F.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Smaller Footprint Drilling System for Deep and Hard Rock Environments; Feasibility of Ultra-High-Speed Diamond Drilling  

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The two phase program addresses long-term developments in deep well and hard rock drilling. TerraTek believes that significant improvements in drilling deep hard rock will be obtained by applying ultra-high rotational speeds (greater than 10,000 rpm). The work includes a feasibility of concept research effort aimed at development that will ultimately result in the ability to reliably drill ''faster and deeper'' possibly with smaller, more mobile rigs. The principle focus is on demonstration testing of diamond bits rotating at speeds in excess of 10,000 rpm to achieve high rate of penetration (ROP) rock cutting with substantially lower inputs of energy and loads. The significance of the ultra-high rotary speed drilling system is the ability to drill into rock at very low weights on bit and possibly lower energy levels. The drilling and coring industry today does not practice this technology. The highest rotary speed systems in oil field and mining drilling and coring today run less than 10,000 rpm--usually well below 5,000 rpm. This document details the progress to date on the program entitled ''Smaller Footprint Drilling System for Deep and Hard Rock Environments: Feasibility of Ultra-High-Speed Diamond Drilling'' for the period starting 1 October 2004 through 30 September 2005. Additionally, research activity from 1 October 2005 through 28 February 2006 is included in this report: (1) TerraTek reviewed applicable literature and documentation and convened a project kick-off meeting with Industry Advisors in attendance. (2) TerraTek designed and planned Phase I bench scale experiments. Some difficulties continue in obtaining ultra-high speed motors. Improvements have been made to the loading mechanism and the rotational speed monitoring instrumentation. New drill bit designs have been provided to vendors for production. A more consistent product is required to minimize the differences in bit performance. A test matrix for the final core bit testing program has been completed. (3) TerraTek is progressing through Task 3 ''Small-scale cutting performance tests''. (4) Significant testing has been performed on nine different rocks. (5) Bit balling has been observed on some rock and seems to be more pronounces at higher rotational speeds. (6) Preliminary analysis of data has been completed and indicates that decreased specific energy is required as the rotational speed increases (Task 4). This data analysis has been used to direct the efforts of the final testing for Phase I (Task 5). (7) Technology transfer (Task 6) has begun with technical presentations to the industry (see Judzis).

Arnis Judzis; Alan Black; Homer Robertson

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Drill wear: its effect on the diameter of drilled holes  

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drills are made of oae of two differeat materials. The most common material in use today 1s aa 18-4-1 type of high speed steel. This steel contains about O. VS per cent carboa, 18. 00 per eeet tungstea, 4. 00 per cent chromium, and 1. 10 per eeet... vanadium. The primary advaatage of steel of this type is its ability to maintain its cutt1ng edge and haxdaess at high tempexatures. Besides beiag used for drills, this steel finds applicntioa in waay other tools such as willing cutters, taps, reamers...

Reichert, William Frederick

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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April 25, 1997: Yucca Mountain exploratory drilling | Department...  

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April 25, 1997: Yucca Mountain exploratory drilling April 25, 1997: Yucca Mountain exploratory drilling April 25, 1997: Yucca Mountain exploratory drilling April 25, 1997 Workers...

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Monthly Energy Review - June 2000  

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June June 27, 2000 Electronic Access The Monthly Energy Review is available on the Energy Information Administration's website in a variety of formats: * ASCII text, Lotus (wk1), and Excel (XLS) versions of the data tables (http://www.eia.doe.gov/mer) * A portable document format (pdf) file of the entire report including text, tables, and graphs (http://www.eia.doe.gov/bookshelf/multi.html) * ASCII comma delimited files (previously available on diskettes) (ftp://ftp.eia.doe.gov/pub/energy.overview/ monthly.energy/current.mer) For information about the Energy Info Disc, call 1-800-STAT-USA. This CD-ROM contains over 200 reports, databases, and models. Timing of Release: MER data are normally released in the afternoon of the third-to-last workday of each month and are usually available electronically the following day. DOE/EIA-0035(2000/06) Monthly Energy Review

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Monthly Energy Review - November 2000  

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November 2000 November 2000 www.eia.doe.gov Energy Information Administration On the Web at: www.eia.doe.gov/mer Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) presents an overview of the Energy Information Administration's recent monthly energy statistics. The statisti cs cover the major activities of U.S. production, consumption, trade, stocks, and prices for petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, and nuclear energy. Also included are international energy and ther- mal and metric conversion factors. Publication of this report is in keeping with responsibilities given to the Energy Information Administration (EIA) in Public Law 95-91 (Department of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2), that: The MER is intended for use by Members of Congress, Federal and State agencies, energy analysts, and the general public. EIA welcomes

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Monthly Energy Review - October 2002  

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2 2 E n e r g y P l u g : W i n t e r F u e l s O u t l o o k Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) presents an overview of the Energy Information Administration's recent monthly energy statis- tics. The statistics cover the major activities of U.S. production, consumption, trade, stocks, and prices for petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, and nuclear energy. Also included are interna- tional energy and thermal and metric conversion factors. Publication of this report is in keeping with responsibilities given to the Energy Information Administration (EIA) in Public Law 95-91 (Department of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2), that: The MER is intended for use by Members of Congress, Federal and State agencies, energy analysts, and the general public. EIA welcomes suggestions from readers regarding data series in the MER and in other EIA

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Monthly Energy Review - May 2000  

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May May 26, 2000 Electronic Access The Monthly Energy Review is available on the Energy Information Administration's website in a variety of formats: * ASCII text, Lotus (wk1), and Excel (XLS) versions of the data tables (http://www.eia.doe.gov/mer) * A portable document format (pdf) file of the entire report including text, tables, and graphs (http://www.eia.doe.gov/bookshelf/multi.html) * ASCII comma delimited files (previously available on diskettes) (ftp://ftp.eia.doe.gov/pub/energy.overview/ monthly.energy/current.mer) For information about the Energy Info Disc, call 1-800-STAT-USA. This CD-ROM contains over 200 reports, databases, and models. Timing of Release: MER data are normally released in the afternoon of the third-to-last workday of each month and are usually available electronically the following day. DOE/EIA-0035(2000/05) Monthly Energy Review

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Monthly Energy Review - July 2001  

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E E n e r g y P l u g : C o a l I n d u s t r y A n n u a l July 2001 Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) presents an overview of the Energy Information Administration's recent monthly energy statistics. The statistics cover the major activities of U.S. pro- duction, consumption, trade, stocks, and prices for petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, and nuclear energy. Also in- cluded are international energy and thermal and metric conversion factors. Publication of this report is in keeping with responsibilities given to the Energy Information Administration (EIA) in Public Law 95-91 (Department of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2), that: The MER is intended for use by Members of Congress, Federal and State agencies, energy analysts, and the general public. EIA welcomes suggestions from readers regarding data series in the MER and

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Monthly Energy Review, July 1997  

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use by use by Members of Congress, Federal and State agencies, energy analysts, and the general public. EIA welcomes suggestions from readers regarding data series in the MER and in other EIA publications. Related Publication: Readers of the MER may also be interested in EIA's Annual Energy Review, where many of the same data series are provided annually beginning with 1949. Contact our National Energy Information Center at 202-586-8800 for more information. Timing of Release: MER data are normally released in the afternoon of the third-from-the-last workday of each month and are usually available electronically late that day. Internet Addresses: E-Mail: infoctr@eia.doe.gov World Wide Web Site: http://www.eia.doe.gov Gopher Site: gopher://gopher.eia.doe.gov FTP Site: ftp://ftp.eia.doe.gov The Monthly Energy Review (ISSN 0095-7356) is published monthly

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Near-Term Developments in Geothermal Drilling  

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The DOE Hard Rock Penetration program is developing technology to reduce the costs of drilling geothermal wells. Current projects include: R & D in lost circulation control, high temperature instrumentation, underground imaging with a borehole radar insulated drill pipe development for high temperature formations, and new technology for data transmission through drill pipe that can potentially greatly improve data rates for measurement while drilling systems. In addition to this work, projects of the Geothermal Drilling Organization are managed. During 1988, GDO projects include developments in five areas: high temperature acoustic televiewer, pneumatic turbine, urethane foam for lost circulation control, geothermal drill pipe protectors, an improved rotary head seals.

Dunn, James C.

1989-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Simrank: Rapid and sensitive general-purpose k-mer search tool  

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Terabyte-scale collections of string-encoded data are expected from consortia efforts such as the Human Microbiome Project (http://nihroadmap.nih.gov/hmp). Intra- and inter-project data similarity searches are enabled by rapid k-mer matching strategies. Software applications for sequence database partitioning, guide tree estimation, molecular classification and alignment acceleration have benefited from embedded k-mer searches as sub-routines. However, a rapid, general-purpose, open-source, flexible, stand-alone k-mer tool has not been available. Here we present a stand-alone utility, Simrank, which allows users to rapidly identify database strings the most similar to query strings. Performance testing of Simrank and related tools against DNA, RNA, protein and human-languages found Simrank 10X to 928X faster depending on the dataset. Simrank provides molecular ecologists with a high-throughput, open source choice for comparing large sequence sets to find similarity.

DeSantis, T.Z.; Keller, K.; Karaoz, U.; Alekseyenko, A.V; Singh, N.N.S.; Brodie, E.L; Pei, Z.; Andersen, G.L; Larsen, N.

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Smaller Footprint Drilling System for  

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Oil & Natural Gas Technology Oil & Natural Gas Technology DOE Award No.: DE-FC26-03NT15401 Final Report Smaller Footprint Drilling System for Deep and Hard Rock Environments; Feasibility of Ultra-High-Speed Diamond Drilling Submitted by: TerraTek, A Schlumberger Company 1935 Fremont Drive Salt Lake City, UT 84104 Prepared for: United States Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory 2 February 2010 Office of Fossil Energy Feasibility of Ultra-High Speed Diamond Drilling DE-FC26-03NT15401 ii DISCLAIMER This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or

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SMALLER FOOTPRINT DRILLING SYSTEM FOR DEEP AND HARD ROCK ENVIRONMENTS; FEASIBILITY OF ULTRA-HIGH SPEED DIAMOND DRILLING  

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The two phase program addresses long-term developments in deep well and hard rock drilling. TerraTek believes that significant improvements in drilling deep hard rock will be obtained by applying ultra-high (greater than 10,000 rpm) rotational speeds. The work includes a feasibility of concept research effort aimed at development and test results that will ultimately result in the ability to reliably drill ''faster and deeper'' possibly with rigs having a smaller footprint to be more mobile. The principle focus is on demonstration testing of diamond bits rotating at speeds in excess of 10,000 rpm to achieve high rate of penetration rock cutting with substantially lower inputs of energy and loads. The project draws on TerraTek results submitted to NASA's ''Drilling on Mars'' program. The objective of that program was to demonstrate miniaturization of a robust and mobile drilling system that expends small amounts of energy. TerraTek successfully tested ultrahigh speed ({approx}40,000 rpm) small kerf diamond coring. Adaptation to the oilfield will require innovative bit designs for full hole drilling or continuous coring and the eventual development of downhole ultra-high speed drives. For domestic operations involving hard rock and deep oil and gas plays, improvements in penetration rates is an opportunity to reduce well costs and make viable certain field developments. An estimate of North American hard rock drilling costs is in excess of $1,200 MM. Thus potential savings of $200 MM to $600 MM are possible if drilling rates are doubled [assuming bit life is reasonable]. The net result for operators is improved profit margin as well as an improved position on reserves. The significance of the ''ultra-high rotary speed drilling system'' is the ability to drill into rock at very low weights on bit and possibly lower energy levels. The drilling and coring industry today does not practice this technology. The highest rotary speed systems in oil field and mining drilling and coring today run less than 10,000 rpm--usually well below 5,000 rpm. This document details the progress to date on the program entitled ''SMALLER FOOTPRINT DRILLING SYSTEM FOR DEEP AND HARD ROCK ENVIRONMENTS; FEASIBILITY OF ULTRA-HIGH SPEED DIAMOND DRILLING'' for the period starting June 23, 2003 through September 30, 2004. (1) TerraTek has reviewed applicable literature and documentation and has convened a project kick-off meeting with Industry Advisors in attendance. (2) TerraTek has designed and planned Phase I bench scale experiments. Some difficulties in obtaining ultra-high speed motors for this feasibility work were encountered though they were sourced mid 2004. (3) TerraTek is progressing through Task 3 ''Small-scale cutting performance tests''. Some improvements over early NASA experiments have been identified.

Alan Black; Arnis Judzis

2004-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SMALLER FOOTPRINT DRILLING SYSTEM FOR DEEP AND HARD ROCK ENVIRONMENTS; FEASIBILITY OF ULTRA-HIGH SPEED DIAMOND DRILLING  

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The two phase program addresses long-term developments in deep well and hard rock drilling. TerraTek believes that significant improvements in drilling deep hard rock will be obtained by applying ultra-high (greater than 10,000 rpm) rotational speeds. The work includes a feasibility of concept research effort aimed at development and test results that will ultimately result in the ability to reliably drill ''faster and deeper'' possibly with rigs having a smaller footprint to be more mobile. The principle focus is on demonstration testing of diamond bits rotating at speeds in excess of 10,000 rpm to achieve high rate of penetration rock cutting with substantially lower inputs of energy and loads. The project draws on TerraTek results submitted to NASA's ''Drilling on Mars'' program. The objective of that program was to demonstrate miniaturization of a robust and mobile drilling system that expends small amounts of energy. TerraTek successfully tested ultrahigh speed ({approx}40,000 rpm) small kerf diamond coring. Adaptation to the oilfield will require innovative bit designs for full hole drilling or continuous coring and the eventual development of downhole ultra-high speed drives. For domestic operations involving hard rock and deep oil and gas plays, improvements in penetration rates is an opportunity to reduce well costs and make viable certain field developments. An estimate of North American hard rock drilling costs is in excess of $1,200 MM. Thus potential savings of $200 MM to $600 MM are possible if drilling rates are doubled [assuming bit life is reasonable]. The net result for operators is improved profit margin as well as an improved position on reserves. The significance of the ''ultra-high rotary speed drilling system'' is the ability to drill into rock at very low weights on bit and possibly lower energy levels. The drilling and coring industry today does not practice this technology. The highest rotary speed systems in oil field and mining drilling and coring today run less than 10,000 rpm--usually well below 5,000 rpm. This document details the progress to date on the program entitled ''SMALLER FOOTPRINT DRILLING SYSTEM FOR DEEP AND HARD ROCK ENVIRONMENTS; FEASIBILITY OF ULTRA-HIGH SPEED DIAMOND DRILLING'' for the period starting June 23, 2003 through September 30, 2004. TerraTek has reviewed applicable literature and documentation and has convened a project kick-off meeting with Industry Advisors in attendance. TerraTek has designed and planned Phase I bench scale experiments. Some difficulties in obtaining ultra-high speed motors for this feasibility work were encountered though they were sourced mid 2004. TerraTek is progressing through Task 3 ''Small-scale cutting performance tests''. Some improvements over early NASA experiments have been identified.

Alan Black; Arnis Judzis

2004-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An advanced geothermal drilling system: Component options and limitations  

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The historical developments of drilling technology for geothermal resources have followed traditional incremental trends. The local expertise and rigs were adapted from existing drill rigs used for mining, civil, and water well projects. In areas with hydrocarbon resources, petroleum drilling hardware has been adapted; and in other countries, these units were imported as depth requirements increased and more robust derricks and downhole tools were needed. This ad hoc approach has provided adequate exploration and production wells. In contrast to the incremental improvements in petroleum rotary drilling system components this paper reviews a new, purpose-developed system that would solve the known major problems by design. Performance goals of 4 km (12,000 ft.) depth, 400 C, (750 F) and penetration rates greater than 8 m/h (25 ft/h) were selected. This advanced system was reviewed extensively and estimates of perhaps 30 to 60% cost savings were projected, depending on the assumed effectiveness and performance improvements provided. This paper continues the design and feasibility study and presents some of the component and sub-system details developed thus far.

Rowley, J. [Pajarito Enterprises, Los Alamos, NM (United States); Saito, Seiji [JMC Geothermal Division, Tokyo (Japan); Long, R.C. [Department of Energy, Las Vegas, NV (United States). Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Definition: Drilling Techniques | Open Energy Information  

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Techniques Techniques Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Drilling Techniques There are a variety of drilling techniques which can be used to sink a borehole into the ground. Each has its advantages and disadvantages, in terms of the depth to which it can drill, the type of sample returned, the costs involved and penetration rates achieved. There are two basic types of drills: drills which produce rock chips, and drills which produce core samples.[1] View on Wikipedia Wikipedia Definition Well drilling is the process of drilling a hole in the ground for the extraction of a natural resource such as ground water, brine, natural gas, or petroleum, for the injection of a fluid from surface to a subsurface reservoir or for subsurface formations evaluation or monitoring.

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Acoustic data transmission through a drill string  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Acoustical signals are transmitted through a drill string by canceling upward moving acoustical noise and by preconditioning the data in recognition of the comb filter impedance characteristics of the drill string. 5 figs.

Drumheller, D.S.

1988-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

160

REVIEWS  

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......December 1950 book-review REVIEWS REVIEWS R. E. BEARD Statistics...Price 20s. [453 ] REVIEWS Statistics, Volume I...regard to the mathematical standard required by the Institute...distributions.' The general plan of the book is first......

R. E. BEARD

1950-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Downhole drilling network using burst modulation techniques  

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A downhole drilling system is disclosed in one aspect of the present invention as including a drill string and a transmission line integrated into the drill string. Multiple network nodes are installed at selected intervals along the drill string and are adapted to communicate with one another through the transmission line. In order to efficiently allocate the available bandwidth, the network nodes are configured to use any of numerous burst modulation techniques to transmit data.

Hall; David R. (Provo, UT), Fox; Joe (Spanish Fork, UT)

2007-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

162

Advanced Drilling Systems for EGS  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Project objectives: Apply Novateks Stingerź and JackBitź technology in the development of an innovative; durable fixed bladed bit and improved roller cone bit that will increase ROP by three times in drilling hard rock formations normally encountered in developing EGS resources.

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Microhole High-Pressure Jet Drill for Coiled Tubing  

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Tempress Small Mechanically-Assisted High-Pressure Waterjet Drilling Tool project centered on the development of a downhole intensifier (DHI) to boost the hydraulic pressure available from conventional coiled tubing to the level required for high-pressure jet erosion of rock. We reviewed two techniques for implementing this technology (1) pure high-pressure jet drilling and (2) mechanically-assisted jet drilling. Due to the difficulties associated with modifying a downhole motor for mechanically-assisted jet drilling, it was determined that the pure high-pressure jet drilling tool was the best candidate for development and commercialization. It was also determined that this tool needs to run on commingled nitrogen and water to provide adequate downhole differential pressure and to facilitate controlled pressure drilling and descaling applications in low pressure wells. The resulting Microhole jet drilling bottomhole assembly (BHA) drills a 3.625-inch diameter hole with 2-inch coil tubing. The BHA consists of a self-rotating multi-nozzle drilling head, a high-pressure rotary seal/bearing section, an intensifier and a gas separator. Commingled nitrogen and water are separated into two streams in the gas separator. The water stream is pressurized to 3 times the inlet pressure by the downhole intensifier and discharged through nozzles in the drilling head. The energy in the gas-rich stream is used to power the intensifier. Gas-rich exhaust from the intensifier is conducted to the nozzle head where it is used to shroud the jets, increasing their effective range. The prototype BHA was tested at operational pressures and flows in a test chamber and on the end of conventional coiled tubing in a test well. During instrumented runs at downhole conditions, the BHA developed downhole differential pressures of 74 MPa (11,000 psi, median) and 90 MPa (13,000 psi, peaks). The median output differential pressure was nearly 3 times the input differential pressure available from the coiled tubing. In a chamber test, the BHA delivered up to 50 kW (67 hhp) hydraulic power. The tool drilled uncertified class-G cement samples cast into casing at a rate of 0.04 to 0.17 m/min (8 to 33 ft/hr), within the range projected for this tool but slower than a conventional PDM. While the tool met most of the performance goals, reliability requires further improvement. It will be difficult for this tool, as currently configured, to compete with conventional positive displacement downhole motors for most coil tubing drill applications. Mechanical cutters on the rotating nozzle head would improve cutting. This tool can be easily adapted for well descaling operations. A variant of the Microhole jet drilling gas separator was further developed for use with positive displacement downhole motors (PDM) operating on commingled nitrogen and water. A fit-for-purpose motor gas separator was designed and yard tested within the Microhole program. Four commercial units of that design are currently involved in a 10-well field demonstration with Baker Oil Tools in Wyoming. Initial results indicate that the motor gas separators provide significant benefit.

Ken Theimer; Jack Kolle

2007-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

164

Hadley Circulation Response to Orbital Precession. Part I: Aquaplanets TIMOTHY M. MERLIS  

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Hadley Circulation Response to Orbital Precession. Part I: Aquaplanets TIMOTHY M. MERLIS Princeton, in final form 24 July 2012) ABSTRACT The response of the monsoonal and annual-mean Hadley circulation slab-ocean lower boundary. Contrary to expectations, the simulated monsoonal Hadley circulation

Eisenman, Ian

165

Monthly energy review, November 1996  

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The Monthly Energy Review (MER) presents an overview of the Energy Information Administration`s recent monthly energy statistics. The statistics cover the major activities of US production, consumption, trade, stocks, and prices for petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, and nuclear energy. Also included are international energy and thermal and metric conversion factors. 75 tabs.

NONE

1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

Microhole Drilling Tractor Technology Development  

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In an effort to increase the U.S. energy reserves and lower costs for finding and retrieving oil, the USDOE created a solicitation to encourage industry to focus on means to operate in small diameter well-Microhole. Partially in response to this solicitation and because Western Well Tool's (WWT) corporate objective to develop small diameter coiled tubing drilling tractor, WWT responded to and was awarded a contract to design, prototype, shop test, and field demonstrate a Microhole Drilling Tractor (MDT). The benefit to the oil industry and the US consumer from the project is that with the MDT's ability to facilitate Coiled Tubing drilled wells to be 1000-3000 feet longer horizontally, US brown fields can be more efficiently exploited resulting in fewer wells, less environmental impact, greater and faster oil recovery, and lower drilling costs. Shortly after award of the contract, WWT was approached by a major oil company that strongly indicated that the specified size of a tractor of 3.0 inches diameter was inappropriate and that immediate applications for a 3.38-inch diameter tractor would substantially increase the usefulness of the tool to the oil industry. Based on this along with an understanding with the oil company to use the tractor in multiple field applications, WWT applied for and was granted a no-cost change-of-scope contract amendment to design, manufacture, assemble, shop test and field demonstrate a prototype a 3.38 inch diameter MDT. Utilizing existing WWT tractor technology and conforming to an industry developed specification for the tool, the Microhole Drilling Tractor was designed. Specific features of the MDT that increase it usefulness are: (1) Operation on differential pressure of the drilling fluid, (2) On-Off Capability, (3) Patented unique gripping elements (4) High strength and flexibility, (5) Compatibility to existing Coiled Tubing drilling equipment and operations. The ability to power the MDT with drilling fluid results in a highly efficient tool that both delivers high level of force for the pressure available and inherently increases downhole reliability because parts are less subject to contamination. The On-Off feature is essential to drilling to allow the Driller to turn off the tractor and pull back while circulating in cleanout runs that keep the hole clean of drilling debris. The gripping elements have wide contact surfaces to the formation to allow high loads without damage to the formation. As part of the development materials evaluations were conducted to verify compatibility with anticipated drilling and well bore fluids. Experiments demonstrated that the materials of the tractor are essentially undamaged by exposure to typical drilling fluids used for horizontal coiled tubing drilling. The design for the MDT was completed, qualified vendors identified, parts procured, received, inspected, and a prototype was assembled. As part of the assembly process, WWT prepared Manufacturing instructions (MI) that detail the assembly process and identify quality assurance inspection points. Subsequent to assembly, functional tests were performed. Functional tests consisted of placing the MDT on jack stands, connecting a high pressure source to the tractor, and verifying On-Off functions, walking motion, and operation over a range of pressures. Next, the Shop Demonstration Test was performed. An existing WWT test fixture was modified to accommodate operation of the 3.38 inch diameter MDT. The fixture simulated the tension applied to a tractor while walking (pulling) inside 4.0 inch diameter pipe. The MDT demonstrated: (1) On-off function, (2) Pulling forces proportional to available differential pressure up to 4000 lbs, (3) Walking speeds to 1100 ft/hour. A field Demonstration of the MDT was arranged with a major oil company operating in Alaska. A demonstration well with a Measured Depth of approximately 15,000 ft was selected; however because of problems with the well drilling was stopped before the planned MDT usage. Alternatively, functional and operational tests were run with the MDT insi

Western Well Tool

2007-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

167

Optical coherence tomography guided dental drill  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A dental drill that has one or multiple single mode fibers that can be used to image in the vicinity of the drill tip. It is valuable to image below the surface being drilled to minimize damage to vital or normal tissue. Identifying the boundary between decayed and normal enamel (or dentine) would reduce the removal of viable tissue, and identifying the nerve before getting too close with the drill could prevent nerve damage. By surrounding a drill with several optical fibers that can be used by an optical coherence domain reflectometry (OCDR) to image several millimeters ahead of the ablation surface will lead to a new and improved dental treatment device.

DaSilva, Luiz B. (Danville, CA); Colston, Jr., Bill W. (Livermore, CA); James, Dale L. (Tracy, CA)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission: February 2011 Drilling & Permit  

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Oil and Gas Conservation Commission: February 2011 Drilling & Permit Oil and Gas Conservation Commission: February 2011 Drilling & Permit Records Dataset Summary Description This dataset contains oil and gas drilling and permit records for February 2011. State oil and gas boards and commissions make oil and gas data and information open to the public. To view the full range of data contained at the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, visit http://doa.alaska.gov/ogc/ Source Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Date Released February 28th, 2011 (3 years ago) Date Updated Unknown Keywords Alaska Commission gas oil Well record Data application/vnd.ms-excel icon http://doa.alaska.gov/ogc/drilling/dindex.html (xls, 34.3 KiB) Quality Metrics Level of Review Some Review Comment Temporal and Spatial Coverage Frequency Monthly

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Thermal limitations on the use of PDC bits in geothermal drilling  

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Factors affecting the potential for using polycrystalline diamond compact (PDC) drill bits in geothermal drilling are discussed. Pertinent results from previous laboratory and field tests are reviewed. The two predominant failure mechanisms, abrasive cutter wear and catastrophic loss of cutters, are discussed. A temperature activated mechanism for accelerating cutter wear is identified, and the implications for hard-rock drilling are investigated. An upper bound on drillable rock strength without causing thermally-accelerated wear is established for a variety of operating and environmental conditions.

Glowka, D.A.

1984-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Monthly Energy Review - October 1999  

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October October 26, 1999 Electronic Access The Monthly Energy Review is available on the Energy Information Administration's website in a variety of formats: * ASCII text, Lotus (wk1), and Excel (XLS) versions of the data tables (http://www.eia.doe.gov/mer) * A portable document format (pdf) file of the entire report including text, tables, and graphs (http://www.eia.doe.gov/bookshelf/multi.html) * ASCII comma delimited files (previously available on diskettes) (ftp://ftp.eia.doe.gov/pub/energy.overview/ monthly.energy/current.mer) For information about the Energy Info Disc, call 1-800-STAT-USA. This CD-ROM contains over 200 reports, databases, and models. Timing of Release: MER data are normally released in the afternoon of the third-to-last workday of each month and are usually available electronically the following day. DOE/EIA-0035(99/10) Monthly Energy

171

Monthly Energy Review - July 2000  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

July July 26, 2000 Electronic Access The Monthly Energy Review is available on the Energy Information Administration's website in a variety of formats: * ASCII text, Lotus (wk1), and Excel (XLS) versions of the data tables (http://www.eia.doe.gov/mer) * A portable document format (pdf) file of the entire report including text, tables, and graphs (http://www.eia.doe.gov/bookshelf/multi.html) * ASCII comma delimited files (previously available on diskettes) (ftp://ftp.eia.doe.gov/pub/energy.overview/ monthly.energy/current.mer) For information about the Energy Info Disc, call 1-800-STAT-USA. This CD-ROM contains over 200 reports, databases, and models. Timing of Release: MER data are normally released in the afternoon of the third-to-last workday of each month and are usually available electronically the following day. Cover Image: Optical glass fibers, though

172

Monthly Energy Review - July 1999  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

July July 26, 1999 Electronic Access The Monthly Energy Review is available on the Energy Information Administration's website. Go to http://www.eia.doe.gov and click on "Over- view." Data are available in a variety of formats: * ASCII text, Lotus (wk1), and Excel (XLS) versions of the data tables (http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/mer/contents.html) * A portable document format (pdf) file of the entire report including text, tables, and graphs (http://www.eia.doe.gov/bookshelf/multi.html) * ASCII comma delimited files (previously available on diskettes) (ftp://ftp.eia.doe.gov/pub/energy.overview/ monthly.energy/current.mer) For information about the Energy Info Disc, call 1-800-STAT-USA. This CD-ROM contains over 200 reports, databases, and models. Timing of Release: MER data are normally released in the afternoon of the third-to-last workday of each

173

Monthly Energy Review - December 1999  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

December December 22, 1999 Electronic Access The Monthly Energy Review is available on the Energy Information Administration's website in a variety of formats: * ASCII text, Lotus (wk1), and Excel (XLS) versions of the data tables (http://www.eia.doe.gov/mer) * A portable document format (pdf) file of the entire report including text, tables, and graphs (http://www.eia.doe.gov/bookshelf/multi.html) * ASCII comma delimited files (previously available on diskettes) (ftp://ftp.eia.doe.gov/pub/energy.overview/ monthly.energy/current.mer) For information about the Energy Info Disc, call 1-800-STAT-USA. This CD-ROM contains over 200 reports, databases, and models. Timing of Release: MER data are normally released in the afternoon of the third-to-last workday of each month and are usually available electronically the following day. DOE/EIA-0035(99/12) Monthly Energy

174

Monthly Energy Review - April 200  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

April April 26, 2000 Electronic Access The Monthly Energy Review is available on the Energy Information Administration's website in a variety of formats: * ASCII text, Lotus (wk1), and Excel (XLS) versions of the data tables (http://www.eia.doe.gov/mer) * A portable document format (pdf) file of the entire report including text, tables, and graphs (http://www.eia.doe.gov/bookshelf/multi.html) * ASCII comma delimited files (previously available on diskettes) (ftp://ftp.eia.doe.gov/pub/energy.overview/ monthly.energy/current.mer) For information about the Energy Info Disc, call 1-800-STAT-USA. This CD-ROM contains over 200 reports, databases, and models. Timing of Release: MER data are normally released in the afternoon of the third-to-last workday of each month and are usually available electronically the following day. DOE/EIA-0035(2000/04) Monthly Energy

175

Monthly Energy Review - August 1999  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

August August 25, 1999 Electronic Access The Monthly Energy Review is available on the Energy Information Administration's website. Go to http://www.eia.doe.gov and click on "Over- view." Data are available in a variety of formats: * ASCII text, Lotus (wk1), and Excel (XLS) versions of the data tables (http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/mer/contents.html) * A portable document format (pdf) file of the entire report including text, tables, and graphs (http://www.eia.doe.gov/bookshelf/multi.html) * ASCII comma delimited files (previously available on diskettes) (ftp://ftp.eia.doe.gov/pub/energy.overview/ monthly.energy/current.mer) For information about the Energy Info Disc, call 1-800-STAT-USA. This CD-ROM contains over 200 reports, databases, and models. Timing of Release: MER data are normally released in the afternoon of the third-to-last workday of

176

Monthly Energy Review - January 2000  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

January January 28, 2000 Electronic Access The Monthly Energy Review is available on the Energy Information Administration's website in a variety of formats: * ASCII text, Lotus (wk1), and Excel (XLS) versions of the data tables (http://www.eia.doe.gov/mer) * A portable document format (pdf) file of the entire report including text, tables, and graphs (http://www.eia.doe.gov/bookshelf/multi.html) * ASCII comma delimited files (previously available on diskettes) (ftp://ftp.eia.doe.gov/pub/energy.overview/ monthly.energy/current.mer) For information about the Energy Info Disc, call 1-800-STAT-USA. This CD-ROM contains over 200 reports, databases, and models. Timing of Release: MER data are normally released in the afternoon of the third-to-last workday of each month and are usually available electronically the following day. DOE/EIA-0035(00/01) Monthly Energy

177

Monthly Energy Review - February 2000  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

February February 24, 2000 Electronic Access The Monthly Energy Review is available on the Energy Information Administration's website in a variety of formats: * ASCII text, Lotus (wk1), and Excel (XLS) versions of the data tables (http://www.eia.doe.gov/mer) * A portable document format (pdf) file of the entire report including text, tables, and graphs (http://www.eia.doe.gov/bookshelf/multi.html) * ASCII comma delimited files (previously available on diskettes) (ftp://ftp.eia.doe.gov/pub/energy.overview/ monthly.energy/current.mer) For information about the Energy Info Disc, call 1-800-STAT-USA. This CD-ROM contains over 200 reports, databases, and models. Timing of Release: MER data are normally released in the afternoon of the third-to-last workday of each month and are usually available electronically the following day. DOE/EIA-0035(00/02) Monthly Energy

178

Monthly Energy Review - September 1999  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

September September 27, 1999 Electronic Access The Monthly Energy Review is available on the Energy Information Administration's website in a variety of formats: * ASCII text, Lotus (wk1), and Excel (XLS) versions of the data tables (http://www.eia.doe.gov/mer) * A portable document format (pdf) file of the entire report including text, tables, and graphs (http://www.eia.doe.gov/bookshelf/multi.html) * ASCII comma delimited files (previously available on diskettes) (ftp://ftp.eia.doe.gov/pub/energy.overview/ monthly.energy/current.mer) For information about the Energy Info Disc, call 1-800-STAT-USA. This CD-ROM contains over 200 reports, databases, and models. Timing of Release: MER data are normally released in the afternoon of the third-to-last workday of each month and are usually available electronically the following day. DOE/EIA-0035(99/09) Monthly Energy

179

Chemical Speciation of Chromium in Drilling Muds  

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Drilling muds are made of bentonite and other clays, and/or polymers, mixed with water to the desired viscosity. Without the drilling muds, corporations could not drill for oil and gas and we would have hardly any of the fuels and lubricants considered essential for modern industrial civilization. There are hundreds of drilling muds used and some kinds of drilling muds contain chromium. The chemical states of chromium in muds have been studied carefully due to concerns about the environmental influence. However it is difficult to determine the chemical state of chromium in drilling muds directly by conventional analytical methods. We have studied the chemical form of chromium in drilling muds by using a laboratory XAFS system and a synchrotron facility.

Taguchi, Takeyoshi [X-ray Research Laboratory, RIGAKU Corporation, 3-9-12 Matsubara-cho, Akishima-shi, Tokyo 196-8666 (Japan); Yoshii, Mitsuru [Mud Technical Center, Telnite Co., Ltd., 1-2-14 Ohama, Sakata-shi, Yamagata 998-0064 (Japan); Shinoda, Kohzo [Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials, Tohoku University, 2-1-1 Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi 980-8577 (Japan)

2007-02-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Drilling of wells with top drive unit  

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Well drilling apparatus including a top drive drilling assembly having a motor driven stem adapted to be attached to the upper end of a drill string and drive it during a drilling operation, a torque wrench carried by the top drive assembly and movable upwardly and downwardly therewith and operable to break a threated connection between the drill string and the stem, and an elevator carried by and suspended from the top drive assembly and adapted to engage a section of drill pipe beneath the torque wrench in suspending relation. The torque wrench and elevator are preferably retained against rotation with the rotary element which drives the drill string, but may be movable vertically relative to that rotary element and relative to one another in a manner actuating the apparatus between various different operating conditions.

Boyadjieff, G.I.

1984-05-22T23:59:59.000Z

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181

:- : DRILLING URANIUM BILLETS ON A  

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'Xxy";^ ...... ' '. .- -- Metals, Ceramics, and Materials. : . - ,.. ; - . _ : , , ' z . , -, .- . >. ; . .. :- : DRILLING URANIUM BILLETS ON A .-... r .. .. i ' LEBLOND-CARLSTEDT RAPID BORER 4 r . _.i'- ' ...... ' -'".. :-'' ,' :... : , '.- ' ;BY R.' J. ' ANSEN .AEC RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT REPORT PERSONAL PROPERTY OF J. F. Schlltz .:- DECLASSIFIED - PER AUTHORITY OF (DAlE) (NhTI L (DATE)UE) FEED MATERIALS PRODUCTION CENTER NATIONAL LFE A COMPANY OF OHIO 26 1 3967 3035406 NLCO - 886 Metals, Ceramics and Materials (TID-4500, 22nd Ed.) DRILLING URANIUM BILLETS ON A LEBLOND-CARLSTEDT RAPID BORER By R. J. Jansen* TECHNICAL DIVISION NATIONAL LEAD COMPANY OF OHIO Date of Issuance: September 13, 1963 Approved By: Approved By: Technical Director Head, Metallurgical Department *Mr. Jansen is presently

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Salton Sea Scientific Drilling Project: A summary of drilling and engineering activities and scientific results. Final report  

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The Salton Sea Scientific g Project (SSSDP) completed the first major well in the United States Continental Scientific Drilling Program. The well (State 2-14) was drilled to 10,W ft (3,220 m) in the Salton Sea Geothermal Field in California`s Imperial Valley, to permit scientific study of a deep, high-temperature portion of an active geothermal system. The program was designed to investigate, through drilling and testing, the subsurface thermal, chemical, and mineralogical environments of this geothermal area. Extensive samples and data, including cores, cuttings, geothermal fluids and gases, and geophysical logs, were collected for future scientific analysis, interpretation, and publication. Short duration flow tests were conducted on reservoirs at a depth of approximately 6,120 ft (1,865 m) and at 10,136 ft (3,089 m). This report summarizes all major activities of the SSSDP, from project inception in the fall of 1984 through brine-pond cleanup and site restoration, ending in February 1989. This report presents a balanced summary of drilling, coring, logging, and flow-test operations, and a brief summary of technical and scientific results. Frequent reference is made to original records, data, and publication of results. The report also reviews the proposed versus the final well design, and operational summaries, such as the bit record, the casing and cementing program, and the coring program. Summaries are and the results of three flow tests. Several teamed during the project.

Ross, H.P.; Forsgren, C.K. [eds.

1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

REVIEWS  

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......December 1959 book-review REVIEWS REVIEWS E. S. PEARSON The Advanced...433 . 84s. [491 ] REVIEWS The Advanced Theory of...the same comprehensive standard, three volumes will...inserted in the original plan at this half-way stage......

E. S. PEARSON

1959-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

Reviews  

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......book-review Reviews Reviews Factors for One-sided...for Variables Sampling Plans. By D. B. OWEN. Sandia...Pp. 412 . 5.00. Reviews 293 Handbook of Nonparametric...for Variables Sampling Plans. By D. B. OWEN. Sandia...expected value ft and standard deviation cr/^/n......

Reviews

1964-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

AANNUALNNUAL RREPORTEPORT Integrated Ocean Drilling ProgramIntegrated Ocean Drilling Program  

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the earlier successes of the Deep Sea Drilling Project (DSDP) and the Ocean Drilling Program (ODP), programs for either the riserless or riser vessel, such as near the shoreline in shallow-water areas

186

Advanced Seismic While Drilling System  

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A breakthrough has been discovered for controlling seismic sources to generate selectable low frequencies. Conventional seismic sources, including sparkers, rotary mechanical, hydraulic, air guns, and explosives, by their very nature produce high-frequencies. This is counter to the need for long signal transmission through rock. The patent pending SeismicPULSER{trademark} methodology has been developed for controlling otherwise high-frequency seismic sources to generate selectable low-frequency peak spectra applicable to many seismic applications. Specifically, we have demonstrated the application of a low-frequency sparker source which can be incorporated into a drill bit for Drill Bit Seismic While Drilling (SWD). To create the methodology of a controllable low-frequency sparker seismic source, it was necessary to learn how to maximize sparker efficiencies to couple to, and transmit through, rock with the study of sparker designs and mechanisms for (a) coupling the sparker-generated gas bubble expansion and contraction to the rock, (b) the effects of fluid properties and dynamics, (c) linear and non-linear acoustics, and (d) imparted force directionality. After extensive seismic modeling, the design of high-efficiency sparkers, laboratory high frequency sparker testing, and field tests were performed at the University of Texas Devine seismic test site. The conclusion of the field test was that extremely high power levels would be required to have the range required for deep, 15,000+ ft, high-temperature, high-pressure (HTHP) wells. Thereafter, more modeling and laboratory testing led to the discovery of a method to control a sparker that could generate low frequencies required for deep wells. The low frequency sparker was successfully tested at the Department of Energy Rocky Mountain Oilfield Test Center (DOE RMOTC) field test site in Casper, Wyoming. An 8-in diameter by 26-ft long SeismicPULSER{trademark} drill string tool was designed and manufactured by TII. An APS Turbine Alternator powered the SeismicPULSER{trademark} to produce two Hz frequency peak signals repeated every 20 seconds. Since the ION Geophysical, Inc. (ION) seismic survey surface recording system was designed to detect a minimum downhole signal of three Hz, successful performance was confirmed with a 5.3 Hz recording with the pumps running. The two Hz signal generated by the sparker was modulated with the 3.3 Hz signal produced by the mud pumps to create an intense 5.3 Hz peak frequency signal. The low frequency sparker source is ultimately capable of generating selectable peak frequencies of 1 to 40 Hz with high-frequency spectra content to 10 kHz. The lower frequencies and, perhaps, low-frequency sweeps, are needed to achieve sufficient range and resolution for realtime imaging in deep (15,000 ft+), high-temperature (150 C) wells for (a) geosteering, (b) accurate seismic hole depth, (c) accurate pore pressure determinations ahead of the bit, (d) near wellbore diagnostics with a downhole receiver and wired drill pipe, and (e) reservoir model verification. Furthermore, the pressure of the sparker bubble will disintegrate rock resulting in an increased overall rates of penetration. Other applications for the SeismicPULSER{trademark} technology are to deploy a low-frequency source for greater range on a wireline for Reverse Vertical Seismic Profiling (RVSP) and Cross-Well Tomography. Commercialization of the technology is being undertaken by first contacting stakeholders to define the value proposition for rig site services utilizing SeismicPULSER{trademark} technologies. Stakeholders include national oil companies, independent oil companies, independents, service companies, and commercial investors. Service companies will introduce a new Drill Bit SWD service for deep HTHP wells. Collaboration will be encouraged between stakeholders in the form of joint industry projects to develop prototype tools and initial field trials. No barriers have been identified for developing, utilizing, and exploiting the low-frequency SeismicPULSER{trademark} source in a

Robert Radtke; John Fontenot; David Glowka; Robert Stokes; Jeffery Sutherland; Ron Evans; Jim Musser

2008-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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drilling-tools | netl.doe.gov  

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drilling-tools Publications KMD Contacts Project Summaries EPAct 2005 Arctic Energy Office Announcements Software Stripper Wells Tally II: Pipe Tally Sheet for Pocket PC allows...

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Category:Exploration Drilling | Open Energy Information  

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Category Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon Category:Exploration Drilling Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Geothermalpower.jpg Looking for the...

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High Temperature 300°C Directional Drilling System  

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Project objective: provide a directional drilling system that can be used at environmental temperatures of up to 300°C; and at depths of 10; 000 meters.

190

Offshore Drilling and Production: A Short History  

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Drilling in Louisiana’s marshes and shallow waters ... or worse – the expanding presence of the oil and gas industry has changed everyone’s...

Joseph A. Tainter; Tadeusz W. Patzek

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

191

International guide: blasthole drills. [For blastholes  

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This survey is a comprehensive, quick reference guide for surface mine operators. It details what rotary blasthole drill rigs are available around the world. The survey covers over 60 drills, each with a pulldown of about 125 kilonewtons (27,500 pounds). They are manufactured by companies in eight different countries. Drill rigs continue to grow in size and power as larger diameter blastholes increase drilling economy. With a range of units costing from approximately $200,000 to over $1,000,000 each, careful selection based on the requirements of specific mines is essential.

Chadwick, J.R.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

192

Analysis of drill stem test data  

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constructed to illustrate the effects of changes in Kh/p, , well bore damage, and pro duction rate on the geometry of the drill stem test pressure buildup curve. To formulate the hypothetical drill stem test, certain reser- voir rock and fluid properties... constructed to illustrate the effects of changes in Kh/p, , well bore damage, and pro duction rate on the geometry of the drill stem test pressure buildup curve. To formulate the hypothetical drill stem test, certain reser- voir rock and fluid properties...

Zak, Albin Joseph

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

193

Loaded Transducer Fpr Downhole Drilling Component  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A robust transmission element for transmitting information between downhole tools, such as sections of drill pipe, in the presence of hostile environmental conditions, such as heat, dirt, rocks, mud, fluids, lubricants, and the like. The transmission element maintains reliable connectivity between transmission elements, thereby providing an uninterrupted flow of information between drill string components. A transmission element is mounted within a recess proximate a mating surface of a downhole drilling component, such as a section of drill pipe. To close gaps present between transmission elements, transmission elements may be biased with a "spring force," urging them closer together.

Hall, David R. (Provo, UT); Hall, H. Tracy (Provo, UT); Pixton, David (Lehi, UT); Dahlgren, Scott (Provo, UT); Sneddon, Cameron (Provo, UT); Briscoe, Michael (Lehi, UT); Fox, Joe (Spanish Fork, UT)

2005-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

194

High Temperature 300°C Directional Drilling System  

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300C Directional Drilling System John Macpherson Baker Hughes Oilfield Operations DE-EE0002782 May 19, 2010 This presentation does not contain any proprietary confidential, or...

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HIGH-POWER TURBODRILL AND DRILL BIT FOR DRILLING WITH COILED TUBING  

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Commercial introduction of Microhole Technology to the gas and oil drilling industry requires an effective downhole drive mechanism which operates efficiently at relatively high RPM and low bit weight for delivering efficient power to the special high RPM drill bit for ensuring both high penetration rate and long bit life. This project entails developing and testing a more efficient 2-7/8 in. diameter Turbodrill and a novel 4-1/8 in. diameter drill bit for drilling with coiled tubing. The high-power Turbodrill were developed to deliver efficient power, and the more durable drill bit employed high-temperature cutters that can more effectively drill hard and abrasive rock. This project teams Schlumberger Smith Neyrfor and Smith Bits, and NASA AMES Research Center with Technology International, Inc (TII), to deliver a downhole, hydraulically-driven power unit, matched with a custom drill bit designed to drill 4-1/8 in. boreholes with a purpose-built coiled tubing rig. The U.S. Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory has funded Technology International Inc. Houston, Texas to develop a higher power Turbodrill and drill bit for use in drilling with a coiled tubing unit. This project entails developing and testing an effective downhole drive mechanism and a novel drill bit for drilling 'microholes' with coiled tubing. The new higher power Turbodrill is shorter, delivers power more efficiently, operates at relatively high revolutions per minute, and requires low weight on bit. The more durable thermally stable diamond drill bit employs high-temperature TSP (thermally stable) diamond cutters that can more effectively drill hard and abrasive rock. Expectations are that widespread adoption of microhole technology could spawn a wave of 'infill development' drilling of wells spaced between existing wells, which could tap potentially billions of barrels of bypassed oil at shallow depths in mature producing areas. At the same time, microhole coiled tube drilling offers the opportunity to dramatically cut producers' exploration risk to a level comparable to that of drilling development wells. Together, such efforts hold great promise for economically recovering a sizeable portion of the estimated remaining shallow (less than 5,000 feet subsurface) oil resource in the United States. The DOE estimates this U.S. targeted shallow resource at 218 billion barrels. Furthermore, the smaller 'footprint' of the lightweight rigs utilized for microhole drilling and the accompanying reduced drilling waste disposal volumes offer the bonus of added environmental benefits. DOE analysis shows that microhole technology has the potential to cut exploratory drilling costs by at least a third and to slash development drilling costs in half.

Robert Radtke; David Glowka; Man Mohan Rai; David Conroy; Tim Beaton; Rocky Seale; Joseph Hanna; Smith Neyrfor; Homer Robertson

2008-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

196

Stress intensity factors and fatigue growth of a surface crack in a drill pipe during rotary drilling operation  

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known that drill pipe fatigue in oil-gas drilling operations represents more than 30% of the drill pipeStress intensity factors and fatigue growth of a surface crack in a drill pipe during rotary drilling operation Ngoc Ha Daoa, , Hedi Sellamia aMines ParisTech, 35 rue Saint-Honoré, 77305 Fontainebleau

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Coiled tubing drilling with supercritical carbon dioxide  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method for increasing the efficiency of drilling operations by using a drilling fluid material that exists as supercritical fluid or a dense gas at temperature and pressure conditions existing at a drill site. The material can be used to reduce mechanical drilling forces, to remove cuttings, or to jet erode a substrate. In one embodiment, carbon dioxide (CO.sub.2) is used as the material for drilling within wells in the earth, where the normal temperature and pressure conditions cause CO.sub.2 to exist as a supercritical fluid. Supercritical carbon dioxide (SC--CO.sub.2) is preferably used with coiled tube (CT) drilling equipment. The very low viscosity SC--CO.sub.2 provides efficient cooling of the drill head, and efficient cuttings removal. Further, the diffusivity of SC--CO.sub.2 within the pores of petroleum formations is significantly higher than that of water, making jet erosion using SC--CO.sub.2 much more effective than water jet erosion. SC--CO.sub.2 jets can be used to assist mechanical drilling, for erosion drilling, or for scale removal. A choke manifold at the well head or mud cap drilling equipment can be used to control the pressure within the borehole, to ensure that the temperature and pressure conditions necessary for CO.sub.2 to exist as either a supercritical fluid or a dense gas occur at the drill site. Spent CO.sub.2 can be vented to the atmosphere, collected for reuse, or directed into the formation to aid in the recovery of petroleum.

Kolle , Jack J. (Seattle, WA)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

MIMO Control during Oil Well Drilling  

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Abstract A drilling system consists of a rotating drill string, which is placed into the well. The drill fluid is pumped through the drill string and exits through the choke valve. An important scope of the drill fluid is to maintain a certain pressure gradient along the length of the well. Well construction is a complex job in which annular pressures must be kept inside the operational window (limited by fracture and pore pressure). Monitoring bottom hole pressure to avoid fluctuations out of operational window limits is an extremely important job, in order to guarantee safe conditions during drilling. Under a conventional oil well drilling task, the pore pressure (minimum limit) and the fracture pressure (maximum limit) define mud density range and pressure operational window. During oil well drilling, several disturbances affect bottom hole pressure; for example, as the length of the well increases, the bottom hole pressure varies for growing hydrostatic pressure levels. In addition, the pipe connection procedure, performed at equal time intervals, stopping the drill rotation and mud injection, mounting a new pipe segment, restarting the drill fluid pump and rotation, causes severe fluctuations in well fluids flow, changing well pressure. Permeability and porous reservoir pressure governs native reservoir fluid well influx, affecting flow patterns inside the well and well pressure. In this work, a non linear mathematical model (gas-liquid-solid), representing an oil well drilling system, was developed, based on mass and momentum balances. Besides, for implementing classic control (PI), alternative control schemes were analyzed using mud pump flow rate, choke opening index and weight on bit as manipulated variables in order to control annulus bottomhole pressure and rate of penetration. Classic controller tuning was performed for servo and regulatory control studies, under MIMO frameworks.

Márcia Peixoto Vega; Marcela Galdino de Freitas; André Leibsohn Martins

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Smaller Footprint Drilling System for Deep and Hard Rock Environments; Feasibility of Ultra-High-Speed Diamond Drilling  

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The two phase program addresses long-term developments in deep well and hard rock drilling. TerraTek believes that significant improvements in drilling deep hard rock will be obtained by applying ultra-high rotational speeds (greater than 10,000 rpm). The work includes a feasibility of concept research effort aimed at development that will ultimately result in the ability to reliably drill ''faster and deeper'' possibly with smaller, more mobile rigs. The principle focus is on demonstration testing of diamond bits rotating at speeds in excess of 10,000 rpm to achieve high rate of penetration (ROP) rock cutting with substantially lower inputs of energy and loads. The significance of the ''ultra-high rotary speed drilling system'' is the ability to drill into rock at very low weights on bit and possibly lower energy levels. The drilling and coring industry today does not practice this technology. The highest rotary speed systems in oil field and mining drilling and coring today run less than 10,000 rpm-usually well below 5,000 rpm. This document details the progress at the end of Phase 1 on the program entitled ''Smaller Footprint Drilling System for Deep and Hard Rock Environments: Feasibility of Ultra-High-Speed Diamond Drilling'' for the period starting 1 March 2006 and concluding 30 June 2006. (Note: Results from 1 September 2005 through 28 February 2006 were included in the previous report (see Judzis, Black, and Robertson)). Summarizing the accomplished during Phase 1: {lg_bullet} TerraTek reviewed applicable literature and documentation and convened a project kickoff meeting with Industry Advisors in attendance (see Black and Judzis). {lg_bullet} TerraTek designed and planned Phase I bench scale experiments (See Black and Judzis). Some difficulties continued in obtaining ultra-high speed motors. Improvements were made to the loading mechanism and the rotational speed monitoring instrumentation. New drill bit designs were developed to provided a more consistent product with consistent performance. A test matrix for the final core bit testing program was completed. {lg_bullet} TerraTek concluded Task 3 ''Small-scale cutting performance tests.'' {sm_bullet} Significant testing was performed on nine different rocks. {sm_bullet} Five rocks were used for the final testing. The final tests were based on statistical design of experiments. {sm_bullet} Two full-faced bits, a small diameter and a large diameter, were run in Berea sandstone. {lg_bullet} Analysis of data was completed and indicates that there is decreased specific energy as the rotational speed increases (Task 4). Data analysis from early trials was used to direct the efforts of the final testing for Phase I (Task 5). {lg_bullet} Technology transfer (Task 6) was accomplished with technical presentations to the industry (see Judzis, Boucher, McCammon, and Black).

Arnis Judzis; Homer Robertson; Alan Black

2006-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

200

Laser Drilling - Drilling with the Power of Light  

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Gas Technology Institute (GTI) has been the leading investigator in the field of high power laser applications research for well construction and completion applications. Since 1997, GTI (then as Gas Research Institute- GRI) has investigated several military and industrial laser systems and their ability to cut and drill into reservoir type rocks. In this report, GTI continues its investigation with a 5.34 kW ytterbium-doped multi-clad high power fiber laser (HPFL). When compared to its competitors; the HPFL represents a technology that is more cost effective to operate, capable of remote operations, and requires considerably less maintenance and repair. Work performed under this contract included design and implementation of laboratory experiments to investigate the effects of high power laser energy on a variety of rock types. All previous laser/rock interaction tests were performed on samples in the lab at atmospheric pressure. To determine the effect of downhole pressure conditions, a sophisticated tri-axial cell was designed and tested. For the first time, Berea sandstone, limestone and clad core samples were lased under various combinations of confining, axial and pore pressures. Composite core samples consisted of steel cemented to rock in an effort to represent material penetrated in a cased hole. The results of this experiment will assist in the development of a downhole laser perforation or side tracking prototype tool. To determine how this promising laser would perform under high pressure in-situ conditions, GTI performed a number of experiments with results directly comparable to previous data. Experiments were designed to investigate the effect of laser input parameters on representative reservoir rock types of sandstone and limestone. The focus of the experiments was on laser/rock interaction under confining pressure as would be the case for all drilling and completion operations. As such, the results would be applicable to drilling, perforation, and side tracking applications. In the past, several combinations of laser and rock variables were investigated at standard conditions and reported in the literature. More recent experiments determined the technical feasibility of laser perforation on multiple samples of rock, cement and steel. The fiber laser was capable of penetrating these materials under a variety of conditions, to an appropriate depth, and with reasonable energy requirements. It was determined that fiber lasers are capable of cutting rock without causing damage to flow properties. Furthermore, the laser perforation resulted in permeability improvements on the exposed rock surface. This report has been prepared in two parts and each part may be treated as a stand-alone document. Part 1 (High Energy Laser Drilling) includes the general description of the concept and focuses on results from experiments under the ambient lab conditions. Part 2 (High Energy Laser Perforation and Completion Techniques) discusses the design and development of a customized laser pressure cell; experimental design and procedures, and the resulting data on pressure-charged samples exposed to the laser beam. An analysis provides the resulting effect of downhole pressure conditions on the laser/rock interaction process.

Iraj A. Salehi; Brian C. Gahan; Samih Batarseh

2007-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

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ESF Consortium for Ocean Drilling White Paper  

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ESF Consortium for Ocean Drilling (ECOD) White Paper An ESF Programme September 2003 #12;The Scotia in 1978 and had previously sailed the world as a top-class oil-exploration vessel. JOIDES, maintains the ship over a specific location while drilling into water depths up to 27,000 feet. A seven

Purkis, Sam

202

Record geothermal well drilled in hot granite  

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Record geothermal well drilled in hot granite ... Researchers there have completed the second of two of the deepest and hottest geothermal wells ever drilled. ... It may become the energy source for a small electrical generating power station serving nearby communities in New Mexico. ...

1981-09-07T23:59:59.000Z

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OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 157 SCIENTIFIC PROSPECTUS  

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." The source area, Gran Canaria, one of the best studied volcanic islands, has a 15-m.y.-long record the Miocene, Pliocene, and Quaternary compositionally evolved volcanic phases on Gran Canaria and neighboringOCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 157 SCIENTIFIC PROSPECTUS DRILLING INTO THE CLASTIC APRON OF GRAN

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OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 164 SCIENTIFIC PROSPECTUS  

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OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 164 SCIENTIFIC PROSPECTUS GAS HYDRATE SAMPLING ON THE BLAKE RIDGE Drive College Station, Texas 77845-9547 U.S.A. Timothy J.G. Francis Acting Director ODP/TAMU Jack Drilling Program, Texas A&M University Research Park, 1000 Discovery Drive, College Station, Texas, 77845

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Comparative analysis of core drilling and rotary drilling in volcanic terrane  

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Initially, the goal of this report is to compare and contrast penetration rates of rotary-mud drilling and core drilling in young volcanic terranes. It is widely recognized that areas containing an abundance of recent volcanic rocks are excellent targets for geothermal resources. Exploration programs depend heavily upon reliable subsurface information, because surface geophysical methods may be ineffective, inconclusive, or both. Past exploration drilling programs have mainly relied upon rotary-mud rigs for virtually all drilling activity. Core-drilling became popular several years ago, because it could deal effectively with two major problems encountered in young volcanic terranes: very hard, abrasive rock and extreme difficulty in controlling loss of circulation. In addition to overcoming these difficulties, core-drilling produced subsurface samples (core) that defined lithostratigraphy, structure and fractures far better than drill-chips. It seemed that the only negative aspect of core drilling was cost. The cost-per-foot may be two to three times higher than an ''initial quote'' for rotary drilling. In addition, penetration rates for comparable rock-types are often much lower for coring operations. This report also seeks to identify the extent of wireline core drilling (core-drilling using wireline retrieval) as a geothermal exploration tool. 25 refs., 21 figs., 13 tabs.

Flynn, T.; Trexler, D.T.; Wallace, R.H. Jr. (ed.)

1987-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Alpine Geothermal Drilling | Open Energy Information  

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Geothermal Drilling Geothermal Drilling Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Alpine Geothermal Drilling Name Alpine Geothermal Drilling Address PO Box 141 Place Kittredge, Colorado Zip 80457 Sector Geothermal energy Product Geothermal drilling solutions, subsidiary of Rocky Mountain GeoExploration Inc Website http://www.alpinegeothermal.co Coordinates 39.64888°, -105.2984842° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":39.64888,"lon":-105.2984842,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Salt Wells Geothermal Exploratory Drilling Program EA  

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Salt Wells Geothermal Exploratory Drilling Program EA Salt Wells Geothermal Exploratory Drilling Program EA (DOI-BLM-NV-C010-2009-0006-EA) Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Web Site: Salt Wells Geothermal Exploratory Drilling Program EA (DOI-BLM-NV-C010-2009-0006-EA) Abstract No abstract available. Author Bureau of Land Management Published U.S. Department of the Interior- Bureau of Land Management, Carson City Field Office, Nevada, 09/14/2009 DOI Not Provided Check for DOI availability: http://crossref.org Online Internet link for Salt Wells Geothermal Exploratory Drilling Program EA (DOI-BLM-NV-C010-2009-0006-EA) Citation Bureau of Land Management. Salt Wells Geothermal Exploratory Drilling Program EA (DOI-BLM-NV-C010-2009-0006-EA) [Internet]. 09/14/2009. Carson City, NV. U.S. Department of the Interior- Bureau of Land Management,

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Definition: Exploration Drilling | Open Energy Information  

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Exploration Drilling Exploration Drilling Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Exploration Drilling Exploratory drilling is the Initial phase of drilling for the purpose of determining the physical properties and boundaries of a reservoir. View on Wikipedia Wikipedia Definition Geothermal Exploration is the exploration of the subsurface in search of viable active geothermal regions with the goal of building a geothermal power plant, where hot fluids drive turbines to create electricity. Exploration methods include a broad range of disciplines including geology, geophysics, geochemistry and engineering. Geothermal regions with adequate heat flow to fuel power plants are found in rift zones, subduction zones and mantle plumes. Hot spots are characterized by four geothermal elements. An active region will have: Heat Source - Shallow

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Innovative technology summary report: Cryogenic drilling  

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Environmental drilling is used to conduct site investigations and to install monitoring and remediation wells. Employing conventional drilling techniques to conduct environmental investigations in unconsolidated soils can result in borehole collapse and may also lead to cross-contamination of aquifers and soil formations. For investigations in certain geologic conditions, there are currently no viable conventional drilling techniques available. Cryogenic drilling improves upon conventional air rotary drilling by replacing ambient air with cold nitrogen (either liquid or gas) as the circulating medium. The cold nitrogen gas stream freezes moisture in the ground surrounding the hole. The frozen zone prevents the collapse of the hole and prevents the movement of groundwater or contaminants through and along the hole. The technology, its performance, uses, cost, and regulatory issues are discussed.

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1998-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bureau of Land Management - Geothermal Drilling Permit | Open...  

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Bureau of Land Management - Geothermal Drilling Permit Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Form: Bureau of Land Management - Geothermal Drilling...

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Georgia Oil and Gas Deep Drilling act of 1975 (Georgia)  

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Georgia's Oil and Gas and Deep Drilling Act regulates oil and gas drilling activities to provide protection of underground freshwater supplies and certain "environmentally sensitive" areas. The...

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WATERJETTING: A NEW DRILLING TECHNIQUE IN COALBED METHANE RESERVOIRS.  

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??WATERJETTING: A NEW DRILLING TECHNIQUE IN COALBED METHANE RESERVOIRS Applications of waterjeting to drill horizontal wells for the purpose of degassing coalbeds prior to mining… (more)

Funmilayo, Gbenga M.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Laser Drills Could Relight Geothermal Energy Dreams | Department...  

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Laser Drills Could Relight Geothermal Energy Dreams Laser Drills Could Relight Geothermal Energy Dreams December 14, 2012 - 12:26pm Addthis Commercial-grade laser technology is...

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Evaluation of Emerging Technology for Geothermal Drilling and...  

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Technology for Geothermal Drilling and Logging Applications Technology Development and Field Trials of EGS Drilling Systems GEA Geothermal Summit Presentation Lauren Boyd...

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Counter-Rotating Tandem Motor Drilling System  

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Gas Technology Institute (GTI), in partnership with Dennis Tool Company (DTC), has worked to develop an advanced drill bit system to be used with microhole drilling assemblies. One of the main objectives of this project was to utilize new and existing coiled tubing and slimhole drilling technologies to develop Microhole Technology (MHT) so as to make significant reductions in the cost of E&P down to 5000 feet in wellbores as small as 3.5 inches in diameter. This new technology was developed to work toward the DOE's goal of enabling domestic shallow oil and gas wells to be drilled inexpensively compared to wells drilled utilizing conventional drilling practices. Overall drilling costs can be lowered by drilling a well as quickly as possible. For this reason, a high drilling rate of penetration is always desired. In general, high drilling rates of penetration (ROP) can be achieved by increasing the weight on bit and increasing the rotary speed of the bit. As the weight on bit is increased, the cutting inserts penetrate deeper into the rock, resulting in a deeper depth of cut. As the depth of cut increases, the amount of torque required to turn the bit also increases. The Counter-Rotating Tandem Motor Drilling System (CRTMDS) was planned to achieve high rate of penetration (ROP) resulting in the reduction of the drilling cost. The system includes two counter-rotating cutter systems to reduce or eliminate the reactive torque the drillpipe or coiled tubing must resist. This would allow the application of maximum weight-on-bit and rotational velocities that a coiled tubing drilling unit is capable of delivering. Several variations of the CRTDMS were designed, manufactured and tested. The original tests failed leading to design modifications. Two versions of the modified system were tested and showed that the concept is both positive and practical; however, the tests showed that for the system to be robust and durable, borehole diameter should be substantially larger than that of slim holes. As a result, the research team decided to complete the project, document the tested designs and seek further support for the concept outside of the DOE.

Kent Perry

2009-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Reviews  

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......of organizing computations (though he does not discuss the product form of the inverse...theory. It reads with the drynesa of a handbook. This does not detract from Reviews 479 ita value; as a handbook it is excellent and the reviewer has no......

J. G. SAW

1961-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

Attenuation of sound waves in drill strings  

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During drilling of deep wells digital data are often transmitted from sensors located near the drill bit to the surface. Development of a new communication system with increased data capacity is of paramount importance to the drilling industry. Since steel drill strings are used transmission of these data by elastic carrier waves traveling within the drill pipe is possible but the potential communication range is uncertain. The problem is complicated by the presence of heavy?threaded tool joints every 10 m which form a periodic structure and produce classical patterns of passbands and stop bands in the wave spectra. In this article field measurements of the attenuation characteristics of a drill string in the Long Valley Scientific Well in Mammoth Lakes California are presented. Wave propagation distances approach 2 km. A theoretical model is discussed which predicts the location width and attenuation of the passbands. Mode conversion between extensional and bending waves and spurious reflections due to deviations in the periodic spacings of the tool joints are believed to be the sources of this attenuation. It is estimated that attenuation levels can be dramatically reduced by rearranging the individual pipes in the drill string according to length.

Douglas S. Drumheller

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

218

Development and Testing of Insulated Drill Pipe  

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This project has comprised design, analysis, laboratory testing, and field testing of insulated drill pipe (IDP). This paper will briefly describe the earlier work, but will focus on results from the recently-completed field test in a geothermal well. Field test results are consistent with earlier analyses and laboratory tests, all of which support the conclusion that insulated drill pipe can have a very significant effect on circulating fluid temperatures. This will enable the use of downhole motors and steering tools in hot wells, and will reduce corrosion, deterioration of drilling fluids, and heat-induced failures in other downhole components.

Champness, T.; Finger, J.; Jacobson, R.

1999-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Bakken shale typifies horizontal drilling success  

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Given the favorable production response that has been obtained from horizontal drilling in vertical- fractured reservoirs such as the Bakken shale and, more recently, the Austin chalk, industry interest in this technology has mushroomed in the U.S. Indeed, it is difficult to find a good-sized oil company these days that is not involved in a horizontal drilling project or is giving it serious consideration. In response to growing evidence of successful field applications, the realization is dawning on the investment community that horizontal drilling represents a significant technological development with positive implications for both the exploration and production business, and the oilfield services industry.

Leibman, P.R. (Petrie Parkman and Co., Denver, CO (US))

1990-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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REVIEWS:  

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......continuity management standards: the earlier British standard BS 25999 and the international...requirements of the latter standard. The fourth part of...Handbook: Executable Plans for Protecting Information...first three chapters review the threat landscape......

Project Management for IT-related Projects (Second Edition) ? M & A Integration: How to do it ? Pegasus: The Seminal Early Computer ? The Computer Incident Response Planning Handbook: Executable Plans for Protecting Information at Risk ? Interop – The Promise; Perils of Highly Interconnected Systems ? Business continuity management systems

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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REVIEW:  

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......Computers Reviewers, 2011 Stefan Agamanolis, United Kingdom Rosa Alarcon, Chile Frances Aldrich, United Kingdom Jason Alexander, United Kingdom Norman Alm, United Kingdom Analia Amandi, Argentina Chee Siang Ang, United Kingdom Alissa Antle......

Reviewers; Editors Appreciation 2011

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Temporary Bridging Agents for Use in Drilling and Completions of EGS  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

DOE Geothermal Peer Review 2010 - Presentation. Project objectives: Develop materials or systems that bridge to seal or divert flow from fractures existing while drilling EGS wells or in injection formation and that eventually decompose thereby leaving the fractures unsealed and undamaged.

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Better practices and synthetic fluid improve drilling rates  

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Improved drilling practices, combined with the use of olefin-based synthetic drilling fluids, have dramatically reduced drilling time and costs in a difficult drilling area in the Gulf of Mexico. In the South Pass area, Marathon Oil Co. and other operators have had wells with long drilling times and high costs. In addition to the two wells with record penetration rates, routine drilling rates have also increased from the use of synthetic mud and careful drilling practices. Through application of these improved drilling practices, 2,000--3,000 ft/day can be drilled routinely. Marathon achieves this goal by applying the experience gained on previous wells, properly training and involving the crews, and using innovative drilling systems. Improved drilling practices and systems are just one part of successful, efficient drilling. Rig site personnel are major contributors to safely and successfully drilling at high penetration rates for extended periods. The on site personnel must act as a team and have the confidence and proper mental attitude about what is going on downhole. The paper describes the drilling history in the South Pass area, the synthetic drilling fluid used, cuttings handling, hole cleaning, drilling practices, bottom hole assemblies, and lost circulation.

White, W. (Marathon Oil Co., Lafayette, LA (United States)); McLean, A.; Park, S. (M-I Drilling Fluids, Houston, TX (United States))

1995-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Measuring while drilling apparatus mud pressure signal valve  

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This patent describes a measurement while drilling system for borehole drilling having a downhole instrument connectable in a drill string of a rotary drilling rig including apparatus to sense geological and geophysical parameters and a valve apparatus to pulse modulate drilling fluid flowing in the drill string. A surface apparatus is connected to a drilling fluid flow conductor for extracting intelligence carrying information from the modulated drilling fluid. An improved valve apparatus is described comprising: (a) a drilling fluid flow pulse modulating pressure pulse valve member longitudinally, movably mounted in a body member and movable from a retracted position substantially removed from the drilling fluid flow and an extended position disposed at least partially within the drilling fluid flow thereby temporarily restricting drilling fluid flow within the drill string; and (b) the pulse valve member is a tubular member having a lower end portion displaceable from the body member into the drilling fluid and an upper end portion with opposed fluid pressure force areas thereon being in fluid communication with the drilling fluid flow such that forces due to the drilling fluid acting on the pressure pulse valve member are balanced in a longitudinal direction.

Peppers, J.M.; Shaikh, F.A.

1986-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Limitations of extended reach drilling in deepwater  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

As the worldwide search for hydrocarbons continues into the deepwater of the oceans, drilling extended reach wells have helped to drain the fields in the most cost effective way, thus providing the oil and gas industry the cushion to cope...

Akinfenwa, Akinwunmi Adebayo

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

226

Marine bearing for a downhole drilling apparatus  

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A bearing supports a rotatable shaft in a fluid environment. The bearing can be utilized to support a drive shaft connected to a drill bit in a downhole drilling apparatus. The drive shaft extends through a housing in which drilling fluid is flowing. Preferably, the bearing includes an inner elastomeric sleeve and an outer rigid sleeve attached to the interior side wall of the housing. The drive shaft has a wear sleeve attached for rotation therewith. The wear sleeve is rotatably received in the bearing inner sleeve. The inner sleeve is relatively short as compared with the drive shaft and absorbs radial loads imposed on the drive shaft. The bearing is lubricated by a portion of the drilling fluid in the housing which flows between the exterior side wall of the wear sleeve and the interior side wall of the inner sleeve.

Beimgraben, H.W.

1984-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

227

Formation damage in underbalanced drilling operations  

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Formation damage has long been recognized as a potential source of reduced productivity and injectivity in both horizontal and vertical wells. From the moment that the pay zone is being drilled until the well is put on production, a formation...

Reyes Serpa, Carlos Alberto

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

228

Handbook of Best Practices for Geothermal Drilling  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This handbook focuses on the complex process of drilling a geothermal well, including techniques and hardware that have proven successful for both direct use and electricity generation around the world.

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Fort Bliss exploratory slimholes: Drilling and testing  

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During November/96 to April/97 Sandia National Laboratories provided consulation, data collection, analysis and project documentation to the U.S. Army for a series of four geothermal exploratory slimholes drilled on the McGregor Range approximately 25 miles north of El Paso, Texas. This drilling was directed toward evaluating a potential reservoir for geothermal power generation in this area, with a secondary objective of assessing the potential for direct use applications such as space heating or water de-salinization. This report includes: representative temperature logs from the wells; daily drilling reports; a narrative account of the drilling and testing; a description of equipment used; a summary and preliminary interpretation of the data; and recommendations for future work.

Finger, J.T.; Jacobson, R.D.

1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DEVELOPMENT OF NEW DRILLING FLUIDS  

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The goal of the project has been to develop new types of drill-in fluids (DIFs) and completion fluids (CFs) for use in natural gas reservoirs. Phase 1 of the project was a 24-month study to develop the concept of advanced type of fluids usable in well completions. Phase 1 tested this concept and created a kinetic mathematical model to accurately track the fluid's behavior under downhole conditions. Phase 2 includes tests of the new materials and practices. Work includes the preparation of new materials and the deployment of the new fluids and new practices to the field. The project addresses the special problem of formation damage issues related to the use of CFs and DIFs in open hole horizontal well completions. The concept of a ''removable filtercake'' has, as its basis, a mechanism to initiate or trigger the removal process. Our approach to developing such a mechanism is to identify the components of the filtercake and measure the change in the characteristics of these components when certain cleanup (filtercake removal) techniques are employed.

David B. Burnett

2003-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

231

HP-41CV applied drilling engineering manual  

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Contents of this manual are as follows: average diameter of an open hole; pump cycle, pump factor, and annulus capacity; drilling-time and penetration rate predictions; nozzle selection; direction well survey; viscosity of drilling fluids; barite requirements with solids dilution; solids analysis and recommended flow properties; evaluation of hydrocyclones; frictional pressure loss; surge and swab pressures; pressure and average density of a gas column; cement additive requirements; kick tolerance, severity, length and density; and pump pressure schedule for well control operations.

Chenevert, M.; Williams, F.; Hekimian, H.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

Monthly Energy Review - May 2008  

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5) 5) May 2008 Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the Energy Information Administration's (EIA) primary report of recent and historical energy statistics. Included are statistics on total energy production, consumption, and trade; energy prices; overviews of petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear energy, renewable energy, and international petroleum; and data unit conversions. Release of the MER is in keeping with responsibilities given to EIA in Public Law 95-91 (Depart- ment of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2), that: "The Administrator shall be responsible for carrying out a central, comprehen- sive, and unified energy data and information program which will collect, evalu- ate, assemble, analyze, and disseminate data and information...."

233

Monthly Energy Review - April 2005  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

5 5 E n e r g y P l u g : A l t e r n a t i v e M e r c u r y C o n t r o l S t r a t e g i e s Cover Image: Optical glass fibers, though many times thinner than a human hair, carry vastly greater quantities of data than metallic wires, occupy less space, and are more secure. First introduced in the 1970s, high-purity optical fibers are capable of transmitting data over long distances and have replaced wires in many telecommunications, computing, and electronics applications. Timing of release: MER data are normally released in the afternoon of the third-to-last workday of each month and are usually available electronically the following day. Released for Printing: April 27, 2005 Printed with soy ink on recycled paper. Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the Energy Information Admin-

234

Monthly Energy Review - February 2011  

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F e b r u a r y 2 0 1 1 F e b r u a r y 2 0 1 1 D O E / E I A - 0 0 3 5 ( 2 0 1 1 / 0 2 ) Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) primary report of recent and historical energy statistics. Included are statistics on total energy production, consumption, trade, and energy prices; overviews of petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear energy, renewable energy, and international petroleum; carbon dioxide emissions; and data unit conversions. Release of the MER is in keeping with responsibilities given to EIA in Public Law 95-91 (Depart- ment of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2): "The Administrator shall be responsible for carrying out a central, comprehen- sive, and unified energy data and information program which will collect, evalu-

235

Monthly Energy Review - February 2006  

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6 6 Cover Image: Optical glass fibers, though many times thinner than a human hair, carry vastly greater quantities of data than metallic wires, occupy less space, and are more secure. First introduced in the 1970s, high-purity optical fibers are capable of transmitting data over long distances and have replaced wires in many telecommunications, computing, and electronics applications. Timing of release: MER data are normally released in the afternoon of the third-to-last workday of each month and are usually available electronically the following day. Released for Printing: February 23, 2006 Printed with soy ink on recycled paper. Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the Energy Information Admin- istration's (EIA) primary report of recent energy statistics. Included

236

Monthly Energy Review - May 1999  

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May May 25, 1999 Electronic Access The Monthly Energy Review is available on the Energy Information Administration's website. Go to http://www.eia.doe.gov and click on "Energy Overview." Data are available in a variety of formats: * ASCII text, Lotus (wk1), and Excel (XLS) versions of the data tables (http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/mer/contents.html) * A portable document format (pdf) file of the entire report including text, tables, and graphs (http://www.eia.doe.gov/bookshelf/multi.html) * ASCII comma delimited files (previously available on diskettes) (ftp://ftp.eia.doe.gov/pub/energy.overview/ monthly.energy/current.mer) For information about the Energy Info Disc, call 1-800-STAT-USA. This CD-ROM contains over 200 reports, databases, and models. DOE/EIA-0035(99/05) Monthly Energy Review May 1999 Energy Information Administration Office

237

Monthly Energy Review - November 2013  

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N F N F N o v e mb e r 2 0 1 3 Mo n t h l y E n e r g y R e v i e w w w w K e i ~ K g o v L me r Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) primary report of recent and historical energy statistics. Included are statistics on total energy production, consumption, trade, and energy prices; overviews of petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear energy, renewable energy, and international petroleum; carbon dioxide emissions; and data unit conversions. Release of the MER is in keeping with responsibilities given to EIA in Public Law 95-91 (Depart- ment of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2): "The Administrator shall be responsible for carrying out a central, comprehen-

238

Monthly Energy Review - July 2008  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

7) 7) Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the Energy Information Administration's (EIA) primary report of recent and historical energy statistics. Included are statistics on total energy production, consumption, and trade; energy prices; overviews of petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear energy, renewable energy, and international petroleum; and data unit conversions. Release of the MER is in keeping with responsibilities given to EIA in Public Law 95-91 (Depart- ment of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2): "The Administrator shall be responsible for carrying out a central, comprehen- sive, and unified energy data and information program which will collect, evalu- ate, assemble, analyze, and disseminate data and information...."

239

Monthly Energy Review - May 2011  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

y 2 0 1 1 y 2 0 1 1 D O E / E I A - 0 0 3 5 ( 2 0 1 1 / 0 5 ) Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) primary report of recent and historical energy statistics. Included are statistics on total energy production, consumption, trade, and energy prices; overviews of petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear energy, renewable energy, and international petroleum; carbon dioxide emissions; and data unit conversions. Release of the MER is in keeping with responsibilities given to EIA in Public Law 95-91 (Depart- ment of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2): "The Administrator shall be responsible for carrying out a central, comprehen- sive, and unified energy data and information program which will collect, evalu-

240

Monthly Energy Review - March 2013  

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P F P F Ma r c h 2 0 1 3 Mo n t h l y E n e r g y R e v i e w w w w K e i ~ K g o v L me r Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) primary report of recent and historical energy statistics. Included are statistics on total energy production, consumption, trade, and energy prices; overviews of petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear energy, renewable energy, and international petroleum; carbon dioxide emissions; and data unit conversions. Release of the MER is in keeping with responsibilities given to EIA in Public Law 95-91 (Depart- ment of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2): "The Administrator shall be responsible for carrying out a central, comprehen-

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241

Monthly Energy Review - September 2005  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

5 5 E n e r g y P l u g : I n t e r n a t i o n a l E n e r g y O u t l o o k 2 0 0 5 Cover Image: Optical glass fibers, though many times thinner than a human hair, carry vastly greater quantities of data than metallic wires, occupy less space, and are more secure. First introduced in the 1970s, high-purity optical fibers are capable of transmitting data over long distances and have replaced wires in many telecommunications, computing, and electronics applications. Timing of release: MER data are normally released in the afternoon of the third-to-last workday of each month and are usually available electronically the following day. Released for Printing: September 27, 2005 Printed with soy ink on recycled paper. Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the Energy Information Admin-

242

Monthly Energy Review - September 2008  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

9) 9) Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the Energy Information Administration's (EIA) primary report of recent and historical energy statistics. Included are statistics on total energy production, consumption, and trade; energy prices; overviews of petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear energy, renewable energy, and international petroleum; and data unit conversions. Release of the MER is in keeping with responsibilities given to EIA in Public Law 95-91 (Depart- ment of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2): "The Administrator shall be responsible for carrying out a central, comprehen- sive, and unified energy data and information program which will collect, evalu- ate, assemble, analyze, and disseminate data and information...."

243

Monthly Energy Review - December 2011  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

O F O F D e c e mb e r 2 0 1 1 Mo n t h l y E n e r g y R e v i e w w w w K e i ~ K g o v L me r Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) primary report of recent and historical energy statistics. Included are statistics on total energy production, consumption, trade, and energy prices; overviews of petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear energy, renewable energy, and international petroleum; carbon dioxide emissions; and data unit conversions. Release of the MER is in keeping with responsibilities given to EIA in Public Law 95-91 (Depart- ment of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2): "The Administrator shall be responsible for carrying out a central, comprehen-

244

Monthly Energy Review - December 2008  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

2) 2) Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the Energy Information Administration's (EIA) primary report of recent and historical energy statistics. Included are statistics on total energy production, consumption, and trade; energy prices; overviews of petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear energy, renewable energy, and international petroleum; and data unit conversions. Release of the MER is in keeping with responsibilities given to EIA in Public Law 95-91 (Depart- ment of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2): "The Administrator shall be responsible for carrying out a central, comprehen- sive, and unified energy data and information program which will collect, evalu- ate, assemble, analyze, and disseminate data and information...."

245

Monthly Energy Review - November 2008  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

1) 1) Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the Energy Information Administration's (EIA) primary report of recent and historical energy statistics. Included are statistics on total energy production, consumption, and trade; energy prices; overviews of petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear energy, renewable energy, and international petroleum; and data unit conversions. Release of the MER is in keeping with responsibilities given to EIA in Public Law 95-91 (Depart- ment of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2): "The Administrator shall be responsible for carrying out a central, comprehen- sive, and unified energy data and information program which will collect, evalu- ate, assemble, analyze, and disseminate data and information...."

246

Monthly Energy Review - April 2013  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Q F Q F A p r i l 2 0 1 3 Mo n t h l y E n e r g y R e v i e w w w w K e i ~ K g o v L me r Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) primary report of recent and historical energy statistics. Included are statistics on total energy production, consumption, trade, and energy prices; overviews of petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear energy, renewable energy, and international petroleum; carbon dioxide emissions; and data unit conversions. Release of the MER is in keeping with responsibilities given to EIA in Public Law 95-91 (Depart- ment of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2): "The Administrator shall be responsible for carrying out a central, comprehen-

247

Monthly Energy Review - August 2008  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

8) 8) Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the Energy Information Administration's (EIA) primary report of recent and historical energy statistics. Included are statistics on total energy production, consumption, and trade; energy prices; overviews of petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear energy, renewable energy, and international petroleum; and data unit conversions. Release of the MER is in keeping with responsibilities given to EIA in Public Law 95-91 (Depart- ment of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2): "The Administrator shall be responsible for carrying out a central, comprehen- sive, and unified energy data and information program which will collect, evalu- ate, assemble, analyze, and disseminate data and information...."

248

Monthly Energy Review - July 2013  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

T F T F J u l y 2 0 1 3 Mo n t h l y E n e r g y R e v i e w w w w K e i ~ K g o v L me r Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) primary report of recent and historical energy statistics. Included are statistics on total energy production, consumption, trade, and energy prices; overviews of petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear energy, renewable energy, and international petroleum; carbon dioxide emissions; and data unit conversions. Release of the MER is in keeping with responsibilities given to EIA in Public Law 95-91 (Depart- ment of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2): "The Administrator shall be responsible for carrying out a central, comprehen-

249

Monthly Energy Review - October 2003  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

3 3 E n e r g y P l u g : A n n u a l E n e r g y R e v i e w 2 0 0 2 Cover Image: Optical glass fibers, though many times thinner than a human hair, carry vastly greater quantities of data than metallic wires, occupy less space, and are more secure. First introduced in the 1970s, high-purity optical fibers are capable of transmitting data over long distances and have replaced wires in many telecommunications, computing, and electronics applications. Timing of release: MER data are normally released in the afternoon of the third-to-last workday of each month and are usually available electronically the following day. Released for Printing: October 27, 2003 Printed with soy ink on recycled paper. Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) presents an overview of the

250

Monthly Energy Review - January 2012  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

N F N F J a n u a r y 2 0 1 2 Mo n t h l y E n e r g y R e v i e w w w w K e i ~ K g o v L me r Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) primary report of recent and historical energy statistics. Included are statistics on total energy production, consumption, trade, and energy prices; overviews of petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear energy, renewable energy, and international petroleum; carbon dioxide emissions; and data unit conversions. Release of the MER is in keeping with responsibilities given to EIA in Public Law 95-91 (Depart- ment of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2): "The Administrator shall be responsible for carrying out a central, comprehen-

251

Monthly Energy Review - August 2003  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

3 3 E n e r g y P l u g : N e w R e a c t o r D e s i g n s Cover Image: Optical glass fibers, though many times thinner than a human hair, carry vastly greater quantities of data than metallic wires, occupy less space, and are more secure. First introduced in the 1970s, high-purity optical fibers are capable of transmitting data over long distances and have replaced wires in many telecommunications, computing, and electronics applications. Timing of release: MER data are normally released in the afternoon of the third-to-last workday of each month and are usually available electronically the following day. Released for Printing: August 26, 2003 Printed with soy ink on recycled paper. Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) presents an overview of the Energy Information Administration's recent monthly energy

252

Monthly Energy Review - February 2003  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

3 3 E n e r g y P l u g : M a j o r E n e r g y P r o d u c e r s Cover Image: Optical glass fibers, though many times thinner than a human hair, carry vastly greater quantities of data than metallic wires, occupy less space, and are more secure. First introduced in the 1970s, high-purity optical fibers are capable of transmitting data over long distances and have replaced wires in many telecommunications, computing, and electronics applications. Timing of release: MER data are normally released in the afternoon of the third-to-last workday of each month and are usually available electronically the following day. Released for Printing: February 28, 2003 Printed with soy ink on recycled paper. Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) presents an overview of the Energy Information Administration's recent monthly energy statistics.

253

Monthly Energy Review - August 2004  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

4 4 E n e r g y P l u g : B i o d i e s e l P e r f o r m a n c e , C o s t s , a n d U s e Cover Image: Optical glass fibers, though many times thinner than a human hair, carry vastly greater quantities of data than metallic wires, occupy less space, and are more secure. First introduced in the 1970s, high-purity optical fibers are capable of transmitting data over long distances and have replaced wires in many telecommunications, computing, and electronics applications. Timing of release: MER data are normally released in the afternoon of the third-to-last workday of each month and are usually available electronically the following day. Released for Printing: August 25, 2004 Printed with soy ink on recycled paper. Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the Energy Information Admin-

254

Monthly Energy Review - September 2011  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

V F V F S e p t e mb e r 2 0 1 1 Mo n t h l y E n e r g y R e v i e w w w w K e i ~ K g o v L me r Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) primary report of recent and historical energy statistics. Included are statistics on total energy production, consumption, trade, and energy prices; overviews of petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear energy, renewable energy, and international petroleum; carbon dioxide emissions; and data unit conversions. Release of the MER is in keeping with responsibilities given to EIA in Public Law 95-91 (Depart- ment of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2): "The Administrator shall be responsible for carrying out a central, comprehen-

255

Monthly Energy Review - October 2005  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

5 5 E n e r g y P l u g : W i n t e r F u e l s O u t l o o k Cover Image: Optical glass fibers, though many times thinner than a human hair, carry vastly greater quantities of data than metallic wires, occupy less space, and are more secure. First introduced in the 1970s, high-purity optical fibers are capable of transmitting data over long distances and have replaced wires in many telecommunications, computing, and electronics applications. Timing of release: MER data are normally released in the afternoon of the third-to-last workday of each month and are usually available electronically the following day. Released for Printing: October 26, 2005 Printed with soy ink on recycled paper. Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the Energy Information Admin- istration's (EIA) primary report of recent energy statistics. Included

256

Monthly Energy Review - July 2005  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

5 5 E n e r g y P l u g : E l e c t r i c P o w e r F l a s h E s t i m a t e s Cover Image: Optical glass fibers, though many times thinner than a human hair, carry vastly greater quantities of data than metallic wires, occupy less space, and are more secure. First introduced in the 1970s, high-purity optical fibers are capable of transmitting data over long distances and have replaced wires in many telecommunications, computing, and electronics applications. Timing of release: MER data are normally released in the afternoon of the third-to-last workday of each month and are usually available electronically the following day. Released for Printing: July 26, 2005 Printed with soy ink on recycled paper. Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the Energy Information Admin-

257

Monthly Energy Review - March 2006  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

6 6 Cover Image: Optical glass fibers, though many times thinner than a human hair, carry vastly greater quantities of data than metallic wires, occupy less space, and are more secure. First introduced in the 1970s, high-purity optical fibers are capable of transmitting data over long distances and have replaced wires in many telecommunications, computing, and electronics applications. Timing of release: MER data are normally released in the afternoon of the third-to-last workday of each month and are usually available electronically the following day. Released for Printing: March 27, 2006 Printed with soy ink on recycled paper. Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the Energy Information Admin- istration's (EIA) primary report of recent energy statistics. Included

258

Monthly Energy review - August 2009  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

9 9 August 2009 DOE/EIA-0035(2009/08) Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the Energy Information Administration's (EIA) primary report of recent and historical energy statistics. Included are statistics on total energy production, consumption, trade, and energy prices; overviews of petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear energy, renewable energy, and international petroleum; carbon dioxide emissions; and data unit conversions. Release of the MER is in keeping with responsibilities given to EIA in Public Law 95-91 (Depart- ment of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2): "The Administrator shall be responsible for carrying out a central, comprehen- sive, and unified energy data and information program which will collect, evalu-

259

Monthly Energy Review - September 2004  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

4 4 E n e r g y P l u g : S t a t e R e n e w a b l e E n e r g y P r o g r a m s Cover Image: Optical glass fibers, though many times thinner than a human hair, carry vastly greater quantities of data than metallic wires, occupy less space, and are more secure. First introduced in the 1970s, high-purity optical fibers are capable of transmitting data over long distances and have replaced wires in many telecommunications, computing, and electronics applications. Timing of release: MER data are normally released in the afternoon of the third-to-last workday of each month and are usually available electronically the following day. Released for Printing: September 28, 2004 Printed with soy ink on recycled paper. Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the Energy Information Admin-

260

Monthly Energy Review - January 2004  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

4 4 E n e r g y P l u g : A n n u a l E n e r g y O u t l o o k Cover Image: Optical glass fibers, though many times thinner than a human hair, carry vastly greater quantities of data than metallic wires, occupy less space, and are more secure. First introduced in the 1970s, high-purity optical fibers are capable of transmitting data over long distances and have replaced wires in many telecommunications, computing, and electronics applications. Timing of release: MER data are normally released in the afternoon of the third-to-last workday of each month and are usually available electronically the following day. Released for Printing: January 29, 2004 Printed with soy ink on recycled paper. Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) presents an overview of the Energy Information Administration's recent monthly energy statistics.

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261

Monthly Energy Review - April 2003  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

3 3 E n e r g y P l u g : E l e c t r i c P o w e r A n n u a l 2 0 0 1 Cover Image: Optical glass fibers, though many times thinner than a human hair, carry vastly greater quantities of data than metallic wires, occupy less space, and are more secure. First introduced in the 1970s, high-purity optical fibers are capable of transmitting data over long distances and have replaced wires in many telecommunications, computing, and electronics applications. Timing of release: MER data are normally released in the afternoon of the third-to-last workday of each month and are usually available electronically the following day. Released for Printing: May 22, 2003 Printed with soy ink on recycled paper. Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) presents an overview of the Energy Information Administration's recent monthly energy statistics.

262

Monthly Energy Review - November 2004  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

4 4 E n e r g y P l u g : O i l M a r k e t B a s i c s Cover Image: Optical glass fibers, though many times thinner than a human hair, carry vastly greater quantities of data than metallic wires, occupy less space, and are more secure. First introduced in the 1970s, high-purity optical fibers are capable of transmitting data over long distances and have replaced wires in many telecommunications, computing, and electronics applications. Timing of release: MER data are normally released in the afternoon of the third-to-last workday of each month and are usually available electronically the following day. Released for Printing: November 23, 2004 Printed with soy ink on recycled paper. Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the Energy Information Admin- istration's (EIA) primary report of recent energy statistics. Included

263

Monthly Energy Review - July 2007  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

7 7 DOE/EIA-0035(2007/07) Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the Energy Information Administration's (EIA) primary report of recent and historical energy statistics. Included are statistics on total energy production, consumption, and trade; energy prices; overviews of petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear energy, renewable energy, and international petroleum; and data unit conversions. Release of the MER is in keeping with responsibilities given to EIA in Public Law 95-91 (Depart- ment of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2), that: "The Administrator shall be responsible for carrying out a central, comprehen- sive, and unified energy data and information program which will collect, evalu-

264

Monthly Energy Review - February 1999  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

February February 26, 1999 Electronic Access The Monthly Energy Review is available on the Energy Information Administration's website. Go to http://www.eia.doe.gov and click on "Energy Overview." Data are available in a variety of formats: * ASCII text, Lotus (wk1), and Excel (XLS) versions of the data tables (http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/mer/contents.html) * A portable document format (pdf) file of the entire report including text, tables, and graphs (http://www.eia.doe.gov/bookshelf/multi.html) * ASCII comma delimited files (previously available on diskettes) (ftp://ftp.eia.doe.gov/pub/energy.overview/ monthly.energy/current.mer) For information about the Energy Info Disc, call 1-800-STAT-USA. This CD-ROM contains over 200 reports, databases, and models. DOE/EIA-0035(99/02) Monthly Energy Review February 1999 Energy Information Administration

265

Monthly Energy Review - August 2011  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

U F U F A u g u s t 2 0 1 1 Mo n t h l y E n e r g y R e v i e w w w w K e i ~ K g o v L me r Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) primary report of recent and historical energy statistics. Included are statistics on total energy production, consumption, trade, and energy prices; overviews of petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear energy, renewable energy, and international petroleum; carbon dioxide emissions; and data unit conversions. Release of the MER is in keeping with responsibilities given to EIA in Public Law 95-91 (Depart- ment of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2): "The Administrator shall be responsible for carrying out a central, comprehen-

266

Monthly Energy Review - January 2009  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

1) 1) Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the Energy Information Administration's (EIA) primary report of recent and historical energy statistics. Included are statistics on total energy production, consumption, and trade; energy prices; overviews of petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear energy, renewable energy, and international petroleum; and data unit conversions. Release of the MER is in keeping with responsibilities given to EIA in Public Law 95-91 (Depart- ment of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2): "The Administrator shall be responsible for carrying out a central, comprehen- sive, and unified energy data and information program which will collect, evalu- ate, assemble, analyze, and disseminate data and information...."

267

Monthly Energy Review - December 2002  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

2 2 E n e r g y P l u g : R e n e w a b l e E n e r g y A n n u a l Cover Image: Optical glass fibers, though many times thinner than a human hair, carry vastly greater quantities of data than metallic wires, occupy less space, and are more secure. First introduced in the 1970s, high-purity optical fibers are capable of transmitting data over long distances and have replaced wires in many telecommunications, computing, and electronics applications. Timing of release: MER data are normally released in the afternoon of the third-to-last workday of each month and are usually available electronically the following day. Released for Printing: December 23, 2002 Printed with soy ink on recycled paper. Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) presents an overview of the Energy Information Administration's recent monthly energy statistics.

268

Monthly Energy Review - October 2011  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

M F M F Oc t o b e r 2 0 1 1 Mo n t h l y E n e r g y R e v i e w w w w K e i ~ K g o v L me r Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) primary report of recent and historical energy statistics. Included are statistics on total energy production, consumption, trade, and energy prices; overviews of petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear energy, renewable energy, and international petroleum; carbon dioxide emissions; and data unit conversions. Release of the MER is in keeping with responsibilities given to EIA in Public Law 95-91 (Depart- ment of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2): "The Administrator shall be responsible for carrying out a central, comprehen-

269

Monthly Energy Review - June 2013  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

M S F M S F J u n e 2 0 1 3 Mo n t h l y E n e r g y R e v i e w w w w K e i ~ K g o v L me r Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) primary report of recent and historical energy statistics. Included are statistics on total energy production, consumption, trade, and energy prices; overviews of petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear energy, renewable energy, and international petroleum; carbon dioxide emissions; and data unit conversions. Release of the MER is in keeping with responsibilities given to EIA in Public Law 95-91 (Depart- ment of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2): "The Administrator shall be responsible for carrying out a central, comprehen-

270

Monthly Energy Review - January 2003  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

3 3 E n e r g y P l u g : A n n u a l E n e r g y O u t l o o k Cover Image: Optical glass fibers, though many times thinner than a human hair, carry vastly greater quantities of data than metallic wires, occupy less space, and are more secure. First introduced in the 1970s, high-purity optical fibers are capable of transmitting data over long distances and have replaced wires in many telecommunications, computing, and electronics applications. Timing of release: MER data are normally released in the afternoon of the third-to-last workday of each month and are usually available electronically the following day. Released for Printing: January 30, 2003 Printed with soy ink on recycled paper. Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) presents an overview of the Energy Information Administration's recent monthly energy statistics.

271

Monthly Energy Review - September 2013  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

V F V F S e p t e mb e r 2 0 1 3 Mo n t h l y E n e r g y R e v i e w w w w K e i ~ K g o v L me r Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) primary report of recent and historical energy statistics. Included are statistics on total energy production, consumption, trade, and energy prices; overviews of petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear energy, renewable energy, and international petroleum; carbon dioxide emissions; and data unit conversions. Release of the MER is in keeping with responsibilities given to EIA in Public Law 95-91 (Depart- ment of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2): "The Administrator shall be responsible for carrying out a central, comprehen-

272

Monthly Energy Review - April 2007  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

7 7 DOE/EIA-0035(2007/04) Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the Energy Information Administration's (EIA) primary report of recent and historical energy statistics. Included are statistics on total energy production, consumption, and trade; energy prices; overviews of petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear energy, renewable energy, and international petroleum; and data unit conversions. Release of the MER is in keeping with responsibilities given to EIA in Public Law 95-91 (Depart- ment of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2), that: "The Administrator shall be responsible for carrying out a central, comprehen- sive, and unified energy data and information program which will collect, evalu-

273

Monthly Energy Review - Janurary 2011  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

a n u a r y 2 0 1 1 a n u a r y 2 0 1 1 D O E / E I A - 0 0 3 5 ( 2 0 1 1 / 0 1 ) Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) primary report of recent and historical energy statistics. Included are statistics on total energy production, consumption, trade, and energy prices; overviews of petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear energy, renewable energy, and international petroleum; carbon dioxide emissions; and data unit conversions. Release of the MER is in keeping with responsibilities given to EIA in Public Law 95-91 (Depart- ment of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2): "The Administrator shall be responsible for carrying out a central, comprehen- sive, and unified energy data and information program which will collect, evalu-

274

Monthly Energy Review - October 2008  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

0) 0) Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the Energy Information Administration's (EIA) primary report of recent and historical energy statistics. Included are statistics on total energy production, consumption, and trade; energy prices; overviews of petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear energy, renewable energy, and international petroleum; and data unit conversions. Release of the MER is in keeping with responsibilities given to EIA in Public Law 95-91 (Depart- ment of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2): "The Administrator shall be responsible for carrying out a central, comprehen- sive, and unified energy data and information program which will collect, evalu- ate, assemble, analyze, and disseminate data and information...."

275

Monthly Energy Review - March 2007  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

7 7 DOE/EIA-0035(2007/03) Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the Energy Information Administration's (EIA) primary report of recent and historical energy statistics. Included are statistics on total energy production, consumption, and trade; energy prices; overviews of petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear energy, renewable energy, and international petroleum; and data unit conversions. Release of the MER is in keeping with responsibilities given to EIA in Public Law 95-91 (Depart- ment of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2), that: "The Administrator shall be responsible for carrying out a central, comprehen- sive, and unified energy data and information program which will collect, evalu-

276

Monthly Energy Review - July 2011  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

T F T F J u l y 2 0 1 1 Mo n t h l y E n e r g y R e v i e w w w w K e i ~ K g o v L me r Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) primary report of recent and historical energy statistics. Included are statistics on total energy production, consumption, trade, and energy prices; overviews of petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear energy, renewable energy, and international petroleum; carbon dioxide emissions; and data unit conversions. Release of the MER is in keeping with responsibilities given to EIA in Public Law 95-91 (Depart- ment of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2): "The Administrator shall be responsible for carrying out a central, comprehen-

277

Monthly Energy Review - October 2012  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

M F M F Oc t o b e r 2 0 1 2 Mo n t h l y E n e r g y R e v i e w w w w K e i ~ K g o v L me r Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) primary report of recent and historical energy statistics. Included are statistics on total energy production, consumption, trade, and energy prices; overviews of petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear energy, renewable energy, and international petroleum; carbon dioxide emissions; and data unit conversions. Release of the MER is in keeping with responsibilities given to EIA in Public Law 95-91 (Depart- ment of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2): "The Administrator shall be responsible for carrying out a central, comprehen-

278

Monthly Energy Review - November 2005  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

5 5 E n e r g y P l u g : A n n u a l C o a l R e p o r t 2 0 0 4 Cover Image: Optical glass fibers, though many times thinner than a human hair, carry vastly greater quantities of data than metallic wires, occupy less space, and are more secure. First introduced in the 1970s, high-purity optical fibers are capable of transmitting data over long distances and have replaced wires in many telecommunications, computing, and electronics applications. Timing of release: MER data are normally released in the afternoon of the third-to-last workday of each month and are usually available electronically the following day. Released for Printing: November 23, 2005 Printed with soy ink on recycled paper. Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the Energy Information Admin-

279

Monthly Energy Review - November 2003  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

3 3 E n e r g y P l u g : A n n u a l C o a l R e p o r t 2 0 0 2 Cover Image: Optical glass fibers, though many times thinner than a human hair, carry vastly greater quantities of data than metallic wires, occupy less space, and are more secure. First introduced in the 1970s, high-purity optical fibers are capable of transmitting data over long distances and have replaced wires in many telecommunications, computing, and electronics applications. Timing of release: MER data are normally released in the afternoon of the third-to-last workday of each month and are usually available electronically the following day. Released for Printing: November 24, 2003 Printed with soy ink on recycled paper. Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) presents an overview of the Energy Information Administration's recent monthly energy statistics.

280

Monthly Energy Review - April 2006  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

6 6 Cover Image: Optical glass fibers, though many times thinner than a human hair, carry vastly greater quantities of data than metallic wires, occupy less space, and are more secure. First introduced in the 1970s, high-purity optical fibers are capable of transmitting data over long distances and have replaced wires in many telecommunications, computing, and electronics applications. Timing of release: MER data are normally released in the afternoon of the third-to-last workday of each month and are usually available electronically the following day. Released for Printing: April 25, 2006 Printed with soy ink on recycled paper. Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the Energy Information Admin- istration's (EIA) primary report of recent energy statistics. Included

Note: This page contains sample records for the topic "review mer drilling" from the National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta).
While these samples are representative of the content of NLEBeta,
they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


281

Monthly Energy Review - August 2010  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

u g u s t 2 0 1 0 u g u s t 2 0 1 0 D O E / E I A - 0 0 3 5 ( 2 0 1 0 / 0 8 ) Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) primary report of recent and historical energy statistics. Included are statistics on total energy production, consumption, trade, and energy prices; overviews of petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear energy, renewable energy, and international petroleum; carbon dioxide emissions; and data unit conversions. Release of the MER is in keeping with responsibilities given to EIA in Public Law 95-91 (Depart- ment of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2): "The Administrator shall be responsible for carrying out a central, comprehen- sive, and unified energy data and information program which will collect, evalu-

282

Monthly Energy Review - May 2013  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

R F R F Ma y 2 0 1 3 Mo n t h l y E n e r g y R e v i e w w w w K e i ~ K g o v L me r Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) primary report of recent and historical energy statistics. Included are statistics on total energy production, consumption, trade, and energy prices; overviews of petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear energy, renewable energy, and international petroleum; carbon dioxide emissions; and data unit conversions. Release of the MER is in keeping with responsibilities given to EIA in Public Law 95-91 (Depart- ment of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2): "The Administrator shall be responsible for carrying out a central, comprehen-

283

Monthly Energy Review - June 2003  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

3 3 E n e r g y P l u g : U r a n i u m I n d u s t r y A n n u a l 2 0 0 2 Cover Image: Optical glass fibers, though many times thinner than a human hair, carry vastly greater quantities of data than metallic wires, occupy less space, and are more secure. First introduced in the 1970s, high-purity optical fibers are capable of transmitting data over long distances and have replaced wires in many telecommunications, computing, and electronics applications. Timing of release: MER data are normally released in the afternoon of the third-to-last workday of each month and are usually available electronically the following day. Released for Printing: June 30, 2003 Printed with soy ink on recycled paper. Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) presents an overview of the Energy Information Administration's recent monthly energy statistics.

284

Monthly Energy Review - July 2012  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

T F T F J u l y 2 0 1 2 Mo n t h l y E n e r g y R e v i e w w w w K e i ~ K g o v L me r Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) primary report of recent and historical energy statistics. Included are statistics on total energy production, consumption, trade, and energy prices; overviews of petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear energy, renewable energy, and international petroleum; carbon dioxide emissions; and data unit conversions. Release of the MER is in keeping with responsibilities given to EIA in Public Law 95-91 (Depart- ment of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2): "The Administrator shall be responsible for carrying out a central, comprehen-

285

Monthly Energy Review - November 2002  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

2 2 E n e r g y P l u g : A n n u a l E n e r g y R e v i e w Cover Image: Optical glass fibers, though many times thinner than a human hair, carry vastly greater quantities of data than metallic wires, occupy less space, and are more secure. First introduced in the 1970s, high-purity optical fibers are capable of transmitting data over long distances and have replaced wires in many telecommunications, computing, and electronics applications. Timing of release: MER data are normally released in the afternoon of the third-to-last workday of each month and are usually available electronically the following day. Released for Printing: December 6, 2002 Printed with soy ink on recycled paper. Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) presents an overview of the Energy Information Administration's recent monthly energy statistics.

286

Monthly Energy Review - January 1999  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

January January 26, 1999 Electronic Access The Monthly Energy Review is available on the Energy Information Administration's website. Go to http://www.eia.doe.gov and click on "Energy Overview." Data are available in a variety of formats: * ASCII text, Lotus (wk1), and Excel (XLS) versions of the data tables (http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/mer/contents.html) * A portable document format (pdf) file of the entire report including text, tables, and graphs (http://www.eia.doe.gov/bookshelf/multi.html) * ASCII comma delimited files (previously available on diskettes) (ftp://ftp.eia.doe.gov/pub/energy.overview/ monthly.energy/current.mer) For information about the Energy Info Disc, call 1-800-STAT-USA. This CD-ROM contains over 200 reports, databases, and models. DOE/EIA-0035(99/01) Distribution Category UC-950 Monthly Energy Review January 1999 Energy

287

Monthly Energy Review - April 2012  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Q F Q F A p r i l 2 0 1 2 Mo n t h l y E n e r g y R e v i e w w w w K e i ~ K g o v L me r Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) primary report of recent and historical energy statistics. Included are statistics on total energy production, consumption, trade, and energy prices; overviews of petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear energy, renewable energy, and international petroleum; carbon dioxide emissions; and data unit conversions. Release of the MER is in keeping with responsibilities given to EIA in Public Law 95-91 (Depart- ment of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2): "The Administrator shall be responsible for carrying out a central, comprehen-

288

Monthly Energy Review - February 2012  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

O F O F F e b r u a r y 2 0 1 2 Mo n t h l y E n e r g y R e v i e w w w w K e i ~ K g o v L me r Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) primary report of recent and historical energy statistics. Included are statistics on total energy production, consumption, trade, and energy prices; overviews of petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear energy, renewable energy, and international petroleum; carbon dioxide emissions; and data unit conversions. Release of the MER is in keeping with responsibilities given to EIA in Public Law 95-91 (Depart- ment of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2): "The Administrator shall be responsible for carrying out a central, comprehen-

289

Monthly Energy Review - May 2007  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

7 7 DOE/EIA-0035(2007/05) Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the Energy Information Administration's (EIA) primary report of recent and historical energy statistics. Included are statistics on total energy production, consumption, and trade; energy prices; overviews of petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear energy, renewable energy, and international petroleum; and data unit conversions. Release of the MER is in keeping with responsibilities given to EIA in Public Law 95-91 (Depart- ment of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2), that: "The Administrator shall be responsible for carrying out a central, comprehen- sive, and unified energy data and information program which will collect, evalu-

290

Monthly Energy Review - November 2009  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

09 09 November 2009 DOE/EIA-0035(2009/11) Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the Energy Information Administration's (EIA) primary report of recent and historical energy statistics. Included are statistics on total energy production, consumption, trade, and energy prices; overviews of petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear energy, renewable energy, and international petroleum; carbon dioxide emissions; and data unit conversions. Release of the MER is in keeping with responsibilities given to EIA in Public Law 95-91 (Depart- ment of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2): "The Administrator shall be responsible for carrying out a central, comprehen- sive, and unified energy data and information program which will collect, evalu-

291

Monthly Energy Review April 1999  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

April April 27, 1999 Electronic Access The Monthly Energy Review is available on the Energy Information Administration's website. Go to http://www.eia.doe.gov and click on "Energy Overview." Data are available in a variety of formats: * ASCII text, Lotus (wk1), and Excel (XLS) versions of the data tables (http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/mer/contents.html) * A portable document format (pdf) file of the entire report including text, tables, and graphs (http://www.eia.doe.gov/bookshelf/multi.html) * ASCII comma delimited files (previously available on diskettes) (ftp://ftp.eia.doe.gov/pub/energy.overview/ monthly.energy/current.mer) For information about the Energy Info Disc, call 1-800-STAT-USA. This CD-ROM contains over 200 reports, databases, and models. DOE/EIA-0035(99/04) Monthly Energy Review April 1999 Energy Information Administration Office

292

Monthly Energy Review - June 2007  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

7 7 DOE/EIA-0035(2007/06) Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the Energy Information Administration's (EIA) primary report of recent and historical energy statistics. Included are statistics on total energy production, consumption, and trade; energy prices; overviews of petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear energy, renewable energy, and international petroleum; and data unit conversions. Release of the MER is in keeping with responsibilities given to EIA in Public Law 95-91 (Depart- ment of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2), that: "The Administrator shall be responsible for carrying out a central, comprehen- sive, and unified energy data and information program which will collect, evalu-

293

Monthly Energy Review - September 2012  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

V F V F S e p t e mb e r 2 0 1 2 Mo n t h l y E n e r g y R e v i e w w w w K e i ~ K g o v L me r Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) primary report of recent and historical energy statistics. Included are statistics on total energy production, consumption, trade, and energy prices; overviews of petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear energy, renewable energy, and international petroleum; carbon dioxide emissions; and data unit conversions. Release of the MER is in keeping with responsibilities given to EIA in Public Law 95-91 (Depart- ment of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2): "The Administrator shall be responsible for carrying out a central, comprehen-

294

Monthly Energy Review - June 2012  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

S F S F J u n e 2 0 1 2 Mo n t h l y E n e r g y R e v i e w w w w K e i ~ K g o v L me r Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) primary report of recent and historical energy statistics. Included are statistics on total energy production, consumption, trade, and energy prices; overviews of petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear energy, renewable energy, and international petroleum; carbon dioxide emissions; and data unit conversions. Release of the MER is in keeping with responsibilities given to EIA in Public Law 95-91 (Depart- ment of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2): "The Administrator shall be responsible for carrying out a central, comprehen-

295

Monthly Energy Review - August 2012  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

U F U F A u g u s t 2 0 1 2 Mo n t h l y E n e r g y R e v i e w w w w K e i ~ K g o v L me r Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) primary report of recent and historical energy statistics. Included are statistics on total energy production, consumption, trade, and energy prices; overviews of petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear energy, renewable energy, and international petroleum; carbon dioxide emissions; and data unit conversions. Release of the MER is in keeping with responsibilities given to EIA in Public Law 95-91 (Depart- ment of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2): "The Administrator shall be responsible for carrying out a central, comprehen-

296

Monthly Energy Review - July 2004  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

4 4 Cover Image: Optical glass fibers, though many times thinner than a human hair, carry vastly greater quantities of data than metallic wires, occupy less space, and are more secure. First introduced in the 1970s, high-purity optical fibers are capable of transmitting data over long distances and have replaced wires in many telecommunications, computing, and electronics applications. Timing of release: MER data are normally released in the afternoon of the third-to-last workday of each month and are usually available electronically the following day. Released for Printing: July 27, 2004 Printed with soy ink on recycled paper. Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the Energy Information Admin- istration's primary report of recent energy statistics. Included are

297

Monthly Energy Review - May 2004  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

4 4 Cover Image: Optical glass fibers, though many times thinner than a human hair, carry vastly greater quantities of data than metallic wires, occupy less space, and are more secure. First introduced in the 1970s, high-purity optical fibers are capable of transmitting data over long distances and have replaced wires in many telecommunications, computing, and electronics applications. Timing of release: MER data are normally released in the afternoon of the third-to-last workday of each month and are usually available electronically the following day. Released for Printing: May 26, 2004 Printed with soy ink on recycled paper. Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the Energy Information Admin- istration's primary report of recent energy statistics. Included are

298

Monthly Energy Review - March 2011  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

r c h 2 0 1 1 r c h 2 0 1 1 D O E / E I A - 0 0 3 5 ( 2 0 1 1 / 0 3 ) Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) primary report of recent and historical energy statistics. Included are statistics on total energy production, consumption, trade, and energy prices; overviews of petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear energy, renewable energy, and international petroleum; carbon dioxide emissions; and data unit conversions. Release of the MER is in keeping with responsibilities given to EIA in Public Law 95-91 (Depart- ment of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2): "The Administrator shall be responsible for carrying out a central, comprehen- sive, and unified energy data and information program which will collect, evalu-

299

Monthly Energy Review - September 2003  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

September September 2003 E n e r g y P l u g : F o r e i g n D i r e c t I n v e s t m e n t Cover Image: Optical glass fibers, though many times thinner than a human hair, carry vastly greater quantities of data than metallic wires, occupy less space, and are more secure. First introduced in the 1970s, high-purity optical fibers are capable of transmitting data over long distances and have replaced wires in many telecommunications, computing, and electronics applications. Timing of release: MER data are normally released in the afternoon of the third-to-last workday of each month and are usually available electronically the following day. Released for Printing: September 26, 2003 Printed with soy ink on recycled paper. Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) presents an overview of the

300

Monthly Energy Review - November 2013  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

N N F N N F N o v e mb e r 2 0 1 3 Mo n t h l y E n e r g y R e v i e w w w w K e i ~ K g o v L me r Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) primary report of recent and historical energy statistics. Included are statistics on total energy production, consumption, trade, and energy prices; overviews of petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear energy, renewable energy, and international petroleum; carbon dioxide emissions; and data unit conversions. Release of the MER is in keeping with responsibilities given to EIA in Public Law 95-91 (Depart- ment of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2): "The Administrator shall be responsible for carrying out a central, comprehen-

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301

Monthly Energy review - September 2009  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

9 9 September 2009 DOE/EIA-0035(2009/09) Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the Energy Information Administration's (EIA) primary report of recent and historical energy statistics. Included are statistics on total energy production, consumption, trade, and energy prices; overviews of petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear energy, renewable energy, and international petroleum; carbon dioxide emissions; and data unit conversions. Release of the MER is in keeping with responsibilities given to EIA in Public Law 95-91 (Depart- ment of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2): "The Administrator shall be responsible for carrying out a central, comprehen- sive, and unified energy data and information program which will collect, evalu-

302

Monthly Energy Review - February 2004  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

4 4 E n e r g y P l u g : N a t u r a l G a s A n n u a l 2 0 0 2 Cover Image: Optical glass fibers, though many times thinner than a human hair, carry vastly greater quantities of data than metallic wires, occupy less space, and are more secure. First introduced in the 1970s, high-purity optical fibers are capable of transmitting data over long distances and have replaced wires in many telecommunications, computing, and electronics applications. Timing of release: MER data are normally released in the afternoon of the third-to-last workday of each month and are usually available electronically the following day. Released for Printing: February 24, 2004 Printed with soy ink on recycled paper. Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) presents an overview of the Energy Information Administration's recent monthly energy statistics.

303

Monthly Energy Review - October 2010  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

O c t o b e r 2 0 1 0 O c t o b e r 2 0 1 0 D O E / E I A - 0 0 3 5 ( 2 0 1 0 / 1 0 ) Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) primary report of recent and historical energy statistics. Included are statistics on total energy production, consumption, trade, and energy prices; overviews of petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear energy, renewable energy, and international petroleum; carbon dioxide emissions; and data unit conversions. Release of the MER is in keeping with responsibilities given to EIA in Public Law 95-91 (Depart- ment of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2): "The Administrator shall be responsible for carrying out a central, comprehen- sive, and unified energy data and information program which will collect, evalu-

304

Monthly Energy Review - November 2011  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

N F N F N o v e mb e r 2 0 1 1 Mo n t h l y E n e r g y R e v i e w w w w K e i ~ K g o v L me r Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) primary report of recent and historical energy statistics. Included are statistics on total energy production, consumption, trade, and energy prices; overviews of petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear energy, renewable energy, and international petroleum; carbon dioxide emissions; and data unit conversions. Release of the MER is in keeping with responsibilities given to EIA in Public Law 95-91 (Depart- ment of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2): "The Administrator shall be responsible for carrying out a central, comprehen-

305

Monthly Energy Review - April 2008  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

4) 4) April 2008 Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the Energy Information Administration's (EIA) primary report of recent and historical energy statistics. Included are statistics on total energy production, consumption, and trade; energy prices; overviews of petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear energy, renewable energy, and international petroleum; and data unit conversions. Release of the MER is in keeping with responsibilities given to EIA in Public Law 95-91 (Depart- ment of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2), that: "The Administrator shall be responsible for carrying out a central, comprehen- sive, and unified energy data and information program which will collect, evalu- ate, assemble, analyze, and disseminate data and information...."

306

Monthly Energy Review - June 2011  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

J u n e 2 0 1 1 J u n e 2 0 1 1 D O E / E I A - 0 0 3 5 ( 2 0 1 1 / 0 6 ) Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) primary report of recent and historical energy statistics. Included are statistics on total energy production, consumption, trade, and energy prices; overviews of petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear energy, renewable energy, and international petroleum; carbon dioxide emissions; and data unit conversions. Release of the MER is in keeping with responsibilities given to EIA in Public Law 95-91 (Depart- ment of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2): "The Administrator shall be responsible for carrying out a central, comprehen- sive, and unified energy data and information program which will collect, evalu-

307

Monthly Energy Review - November 2010  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

N o v e mb e r 2 0 1 0 N o v e mb e r 2 0 1 0 D O E / E I A - 0 0 3 5 ( 2 0 1 0 / 1 1 ) Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) primary report of recent and historical energy statistics. Included are statistics on total energy production, consumption, trade, and energy prices; overviews of petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear energy, renewable energy, and international petroleum; carbon dioxide emissions; and data unit conversions. Release of the MER is in keeping with responsibilities given to EIA in Public Law 95-91 (Depart- ment of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2): "The Administrator shall be responsible for carrying out a central, comprehen- sive, and unified energy data and information program which will collect, evalu-

308

Monthly Energy Review - December 2006  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

6 6 NOTICE Last Issue in Print (See page iii) Cover Image: Optical glass fibers, though many times thinner than a human hair, carry vastly greater quantities of data than metallic wires, occupy less space, and are more secure. First introduced in the 1970s, high-purity optical fibers are capable of transmitting data over long distances and have replaced wires in many telecommunications, computing, and electronics applications. Timing of release: MER data are normally released in the afternoon of the third-to-last workday of each month and are usually available electronically the following day. Released for Printing: December 21, 2006 Printed with soy ink on recycled paper. Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the Energy Information Admin-

309

Monthly Energy Review - October 2009  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

October 2009 October 2009 October 2009 DOE/EIA-0035(2009/10) Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the Energy Information Administration's (EIA) primary report of recent and historical energy statistics. Included are statistics on total energy production, consumption, trade, and energy prices; overviews of petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear energy, renewable energy, and international petroleum; carbon dioxide emissions; and data unit conversions. Release of the MER is in keeping with responsibilities given to EIA in Public Law 95-91 (Depart- ment of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2): "The Administrator shall be responsible for carrying out a central, comprehen- sive, and unified energy data and information program which will collect, evalu-

310

Monthly Energy Review - March 2008  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

3) 3) March 2008 Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the Energy Information Administration's (EIA) primary report of recent and historical energy statistics. Included are statistics on total energy production, consumption, and trade; energy prices; overviews of petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear energy, renewable energy, and international petroleum; and data unit conversions. Release of the MER is in keeping with responsibilities given to EIA in Public Law 95-91 (Depart- ment of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2), that: "The Administrator shall be responsible for carrying out a central, comprehen- sive, and unified energy data and information program which will collect, evalu- ate, assemble, analyze, and disseminate data and information...."

311

Monthly Energy Review - January 2006  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

6 6 Cover Image: Optical glass fibers, though many times thinner than a human hair, carry vastly greater quantities of data than metallic wires, occupy less space, and are more secure. First introduced in the 1970s, high-purity optical fibers are capable of transmitting data over long distances and have replaced wires in many telecommunications, computing, and electronics applications. Timing of release: MER data are normally released in the afternoon of the third-to-last workday of each month and are usually available electronically the following day. Released for Printing: January 25, 2006 Printed with soy ink on recycled paper. Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the Energy Information Admin- istration's (EIA) primary report of recent energy statistics. Included

312

Monthly Energy Review - September 2010  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

S e p t e mb e r 2 0 1 0 S e p t e mb e r 2 0 1 0 D O E / E I A - 0 0 3 5 ( 2 0 1 0 / 0 9 ) Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) primary report of recent and historical energy statistics. Included are statistics on total energy production, consumption, trade, and energy prices; overviews of petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear energy, renewable energy, and international petroleum; carbon dioxide emissions; and data unit conversions. Release of the MER is in keeping with responsibilities given to EIA in Public Law 95-91 (Depart- ment of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2): "The Administrator shall be responsible for carrying out a central, comprehen-

313

Monthly Energy Review - April 2011  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

p r i l 2 0 1 1 p r i l 2 0 1 1 D O E / E I A - 0 0 3 5 ( 2 0 1 1 / 0 4 ) Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) primary report of recent and historical energy statistics. Included are statistics on total energy production, consumption, trade, and energy prices; overviews of petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear energy, renewable energy, and international petroleum; carbon dioxide emissions; and data unit conversions. Release of the MER is in keeping with responsibilities given to EIA in Public Law 95-91 (Depart- ment of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2): "The Administrator shall be responsible for carrying out a central, comprehen- sive, and unified energy data and information program which will collect, evalu-

314

Monthly Energy Review - July 2006  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

6 6 Cover Image: Optical glass fibers, though many times thinner than a human hair, carry vastly greater quantities of data than metallic wires, occupy less space, and are more secure. First introduced in the 1970s, high-purity optical fibers are capable of transmitting data over long distances and have replaced wires in many telecommunications, computing, and electronics applications. Timing of release: MER data are normally released in the afternoon of the third-to-last workday of each month and are usually available electronically the following day. Released for Printing: July 26, 2006 Printed with soy ink on recycled paper. Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the Energy Information Admin- istration's (EIA) primary report of recent energy statistics. Included

315

Monthly Energy Review - August 2007  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Energy Energy Information Administration DOE/EIA-0035(2007/08) August 2007 Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the Energy Information Administration's (EIA) primary report of recent and historical energy statistics. Included are statistics on total energy production, consumption, and trade; energy prices; overviews of petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear energy, renewable energy, and international petroleum; and data unit conversions. Release of the MER is in keeping with responsibilities given to EIA in Public Law 95-91 (Depart- ment of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2), that: "The Administrator shall be responsible for carrying out a central, comprehen- sive, and unified energy data and information program which will collect, evalu-

316

Chapter 2 - Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling Engineering and Equipment  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract This chapter introduces the drilling engineering and equipment in the field of offshore oil and gas.It starts by introducing the drilling platform used in the offshore oil and gas. Then it presents the wellhead and wellhead devices used in the offshore oil and gas. After these two, it begins to introduce the drilling engineer including preparation, working procedure, well completion and so on. Finally, it roughly introduces the new technology in drilling and new drilling rig nowadays.

Huacan Fang; Menglan Duan

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

ALTERNATE POWER AND ENERGY STORAGE/REUSE FOR DRILLING RIGS: REDUCED COST AND LOWER EMISSIONS PROVIDE LOWER FOOTPRINT FOR DRILLING OPERATIONS  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

on alternate drilling energy sources which can make entire drilling process economic and environmentally friendly. One of the major ways to reduce the footprint of drilling operations is to provide more efficient power sources for drilling operations...

Verma, Ankit

2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

318

Monthly Energy Review - Energy Information Administration  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

Monthly Energy Review Monthly Energy Review November 2013 PDF | previous editions Release Date: November 25, 2013 Next Update: December 24, 2013 A publication of recent energy statistics. This publication includes total energy production, consumption, and trade; energy prices; overviews of petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear energy, renewable energy, and international petroleum; carbon dioxide emissions; and data unit conversion values. EIA has expanded Sections 1 through 10 and Appendix A of the Monthly Energy Review (MER) to incorporate annual data as far back as 1949 in those data tables that are published in both the Annual Energy Review 2011 and MER. Similar revisions are pending for Section 12. Where available, Excel and CSV files now include pre-1973 data. For tables

319

Laser Drilling - Drilling with the Power of Light  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Gas Technology Institute (GTI) has been the leading investigator in the field of high power laser applications research for well construction and completion applications. Since 1997, GTI (then as Gas Research Institute) has investigated several military and industrial laser systems and their ability to cut and drill into reservoir type rocks. In this report, GTI continues its investigation with a recently acquired 5.34 kW ytterbium-doped multi-clad high power fiber laser (HPFL). The HPFL represents a potentially disruptive technology that, when compared to its competitors, is more cost effective to operate, capable of remote operations, and requires considerably less maintenance and repair. To determine how this promising laser would perform under high pressure in-situ conditions, GTI performed a number of experiments with results directly comparable to previous data. Experiments were designed to investigate the effect of laser input parameters on representative reservoir rock types of sandstone and limestone. The focus of the experiments was on completion and perforation applications, although the results and techniques apply to well construction and other rock cutting applications. All previous laser/rock interaction tests were performed on samples in the lab at atmospheric pressure. To determine the effect of downhole pressure conditions, a sophisticated tri-axial cell was designed and tested. For the first time, Berea sandstone, limestone and clad core samples were lased under various combinations of confining, axial and pore pressures. Composite core samples consisted of steel cemented to rock in an effort to represent material penetrated in a cased hole. The results of this experiment will assist in the development of a downhole laser perforation prototype tool. In the past, several combinations of laser and rock variables were investigated at standard conditions and reported in the literature. More recent experiments determined the technical feasibility of laser perforation on multiple samples of rock, cement and steel. The fiber laser was capable of penetrating these materials under a variety of conditions, to an appropriate depth, and with reasonable energy requirements. It was determined that fiber lasers are capable of cutting rock without causing damage to flow properties. Furthermore, the laser perforation resulted in permeability improvements on the exposed rock surface. This report discusses the design and development of a customized laser pressure cell; experimental design and procedures, and the resulting data on pressure-charged samples exposed to the laser beam. An analysis provides the resulting effect of downhole pressure conditions on the laser/rock interaction process.

Brian C. Gahan; Samih Batarseh

2005-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

320

Method and apparatus of assessing down-hole drilling conditions  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method and apparatus for use in assessing down-hole drilling conditions are disclosed. The apparatus includes a drill string, a plurality of sensors, a computing device, and a down-hole network. The sensors are distributed along the length of the drill string and are capable of sensing localized down-hole conditions while drilling. The computing device is coupled to at least one sensor of the plurality of sensors. The data is transmitted from the sensors to the computing device over the down-hole network. The computing device analyzes data output by the sensors and representative of the sensed localized conditions to assess the down-hole drilling conditions. The method includes sensing localized drilling conditions at a plurality of points distributed along the length of a drill string during drilling operations; transmitting data representative of the sensed localized conditions to a predetermined location; and analyzing the transmitted data to assess the down-hole drilling conditions.

Hall, David R. (Provo, UT); Pixton, David S. (Lehl, UT); Johnson, Monte L. (Orem, UT); Bartholomew, David B. (Springville, UT); Fox, Joe (Spanish Fork, UT)

2007-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

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321

La loi REOM contre la vie chre en outre-mer : Une construction difficile entre concurrence et administration des prix  

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Outre-mer, M. Victorin Lurel. * Professeur de Sciences économiques, GDI, Université de la Polynésie française et LAMETA, Université de Montpellier. ** Maßtre de conférences en Sciences économiques, GDI

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

322

Dual, rotating stripper rubber drilling head  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

In a drilling head for a well bore through which a tool string of varying outside diameter is run, the drilling head sealing against fluid flow past the tool string to divert such fluid through a side outlet port, said drilling head including a housing having an axial passageway through which the tool string is run and a bearing assembly to facilitate rotation of the tool string within the axial passageway, the improved drilling head comprising: first and second stripper rubbers rotatably mounted within the drilling head housing in seating contact with the tool string, said stripper rubbers having substantially identical inner diameters through which the tool string extends, said first stripper rubber formed of an abrasive resistant material to divert fluid flow from the axial passageway of the housing to the side outlet port and said second stripper rubber formed on a sealingly resilient material which maintains sealing contact with the tool string extending there through preventing fluid flow past said tool string; said first stripper rubber being corrected to clamping means associated with the bearing assembly through a first drive ring such that said first stripper rubber rotates with the tool string; and said second stripper rubber is rotatably connected to said clamping means associated with the bearing assembly through a second drive ring, said first and second drive rings coaxially mounted within the housing whereby said first stripper rubber is positioned axially below said second stripper rubber in sealing contact with the tool string.

Bailey, T.F.; Campbell, J.E.

1993-05-25T23:59:59.000Z

323

Support for Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling among the California Public  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

of support for offshore oil drilling that accompanied thein Support for Offshore Oil Drilling The earliest FieldPoll question about offshore oil drilling was asked in 1977.

Smith, Eric R.A.N.

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

Public Support for Oil and Gas Drilling in California's Forests and Parks  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Abstract: Offshore oil drilling has been controversial inCalifornia for decades. Oil drilling in national forests hasopinion regarding oil drilling in California's forests. We

Smith, Eric R.A.N.; Carlisle, Juliet; Michaud, Kristy

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

Precision micro drilling with copper vapor lasers  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The authors have developed a copper vapor laser based micro machining system using advanced beam quality control and precision wavefront tilting technologies. Micro drilling has been demonstrated through percussion drilling and trepanning using this system. With a 30 W copper vapor laser running at multi-kHz pulse repetition frequency, straight parallel holes with size varying from 500 microns to less than 25 microns and with aspect ratio up to 1:40 have been consistently drilled on a variety of metals with good quality. For precision trepanned holes, the hole-to-hole size variation is typically within 1% of its diameter. Hole entrance and exit are both well defined with dimension error less than a few microns. Materialography of sectioned holes shows little (sub-micron scale) recast layer and heat affected zone with surface roughness within 1--2 microns.

Chang, J.J.; Martinez, M.W.; Warner, B.E.; Dragon, E.P.; Huete, G.; Solarski, M.E.

1994-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

326

Drop pressure optimization in oil well drilling  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

In this research work we are interested in minimizing losses existing when drilling an oil well. This would essentially improve the load losses by acting on the rheological parameters of the hydraulic and drilling mud. For this rheological tests were performed using a six-speed rotary viscometer (FANN 35). We used several rheological models to accurately describe the actual rheological behavior of drilling mud oil-based according to the Pearson's coefficient and to the standard deviation. To model the problem we established a system of equations that describe the essential to highlight purpose and various constraints that allow for achieving this goal. To solve the problem we developed a computer program that solves the obtained equations in Visual Basic language system. Hydraulic and rheological calculation was made for in situ application. This allowed us to estimate the distribution of losses in the well.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

Data transmission element for downhole drilling components  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A robust data transmission element for transmitting information between downhole components, such as sections of drill pipe, in the presence of hostile environmental conditions, such as heat, dirt, rocks, mud, fluids, lubricants, and the like. The data transmission element components include a generally U-shaped annular housing, a generally U-shaped magnetically conductive, electrically insulating element such as ferrite, and an insulated conductor. Features on the magnetically conducting, electrically insulating element and the annular housing create a pocket when assembled. The data transmission element is filled with a polymer to retain the components within the annular housing by filling the pocket with the polymer. The polymer can bond with the annular housing and the insulated conductor but preferably not the magnetically conductive, electrically insulating element. A data transmission element is mounted within a recess proximate a mating surface of a downhole drilling component, such as a section of drill pipe.

Hall, David R. (Provo, UT); Hall, Jr., H. Tracy (Provo, UT); Pixton, David S. (Lehi, UT); Dahlgren, Scott (Provo, UT); Fox, Joe (Spanish Fork, UT); Sneddon, Cameron (Provo, UT); Briscoe, Michael (Lehi, UT)

2006-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

328

Directional Drilling Systems | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Directional Drilling Systems Directional Drilling Systems Jump to: navigation, search Geothermal ARRA Funded Projects for Directional Drilling Systems 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 further results","default":"","geoservice":"google","zoom":14,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","forceshow":true,"showtitle":true,"hidenamespace":false,"template":false,"title":"","label":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"locations":[{"text":"

329

Independent Statistics & Analysis Drilling Productivity Report  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

Independent Statistics & Analysis Independent Statistics & Analysis Drilling Productivity Report The six regions analyzed in this report accounted for nearly 90% of domestic oil production growth and virtually all domestic natural gas production growth during 2011-12. December 2013 For key tight oil and shale gas regions U.S. Energy Information Administration Contents Year-over-year summary 2 Bakken 3 Eagle Ford 4 Haynesville 5 Marcellus 6 Niobrara 7 Permian 8 Explanatory notes 9 Sources 10 Bakken Marcellus Niobrara Haynesville Eagle Ford Permian U. S. Energy Information Administration | Drilling Productivity Report 0 400 800 1,200 1,600 2,000 Bakken Eagle Ford Haynesville

330

Delaware-Val Verde gas drilling busy  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Deep and not so deep exploration is under way in the southeastern Delaware and northwestern Val Verde basins in West Texas. Northern Terrell County is seeing a good agenda of Permian Wolfcamp development drilling in spite of testy gas prices. This paper reports that none of the drilling appears to be targeted to Ouachita facies along the Marathon portion of the Ouachita Overthrust, although oil production from several of those fields has been respectable. And a number of exploratory tests to 20,000 ft and deeper are under way or on tap in eastern Pecos County and Terrell County.

Petzet, G.A.

1992-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

331

Oil and gas drilling despoils Alaska environment  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Oil and gas drilling despoils Alaska environment ... Oil and gas development on Alaska's North Slope is causing "alarming environmental problems," accompanied by "a disturbing record of industry compliance with environmental laws and regulations," charges a report just released jointly by Trustees for Alaska, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and the National Wildlife Federation. ... Further oil development in the Arctic should be frozen until the environment is safeguarded, NRDC says, rather than yielding to lobbying in Congress to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling. ...

1988-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

332

Dictionary of petroleum exploration, drilling, and production  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This book contains more than 20,000 definitions of oil exploration, drilling, and production terms, making this dictionary mandatory for both the experienced industry professional and the nontechnical person. Completing this comprehensive reference are more than 500 detailed illustrations. Appendices include a rotary rig diagram, a cable tool drilling rig, a beam pumping unit, giant oil fields of the world, giant oil, and gas fields of the United States and Canada, a geological time chart, geological map symbols, conversion factors, the Greek alphabet atomic weights and numbers, charts of the geological features of the United States and Canada, plus much, much more.

Hyne, N.J.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

333

Drilling slated to resume in Honduras  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Considered to have major oil reserve potential, yet sparsely explored, the onshore Mosquitia basin and its offshore sector are attracting operators back to Honduras who may drill on a level not seen since the mid-1970s. Exploratory drilling is scheduled to resume after a five-hear hiatus. After concluding seismic shooting on its Brus Laguna concession is eastern Honduras, Houston-based Bonavista Oil and Mining Corporation plans to spud the first of three wildcats to test the Mosquitia by next summer.

Kaya, W.; Abraham, K.S.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

334

Monthly Energy Review - January 2001  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

January January 2001 www.eia.doe.gov Energy Information Administration On the Web at: www.eia.doe.gov/mer E n e r g y P l u g : E n e r g y E d u c a t i o n R e s o u r c e s M o r e o n R e n e w a b l e E n e r g y ( S e e N e w A p p e n d i x E ) Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) presents an overview of the Energy Information Administration's recent monthly energy statistics. The statistics cover the major activities of U.S. production, consumption, trade, stocks, and prices for petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, and nuclear energy. Also included are international energy and ther- mal and metric conversion factors. Publication of this report is in keeping with responsibilities given to the Energy Information Administration (EIA) in Public Law 95-91 (Department of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2), that: The MER is intended for use by Members of Congress, Federal

335

Monthly Energy Review - March 2002  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

2 2 E n e r g y P l u g : L i g h t T r u c k C A F E S t a n d a r d s Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) presents an overview of the Energy Information Administration's recent monthly energy statis- tics. The statistics cover the major activities of U.S. production, consumption, trade, stocks, and prices for petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, and nuclear energy. Also included are interna- tional energy and thermal and metric conversion factors. Publication of this report is in keeping with responsibilities given to the Energy Information Administration (EIA) in Public Law 95-91 (Department of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2), that: The MER is intended for use by Members of Congress, Federal and State agencies, energy analysts, and the general public. EIA welcomes suggestions from readers regarding data series in the MER and in other

336

Monthly Energy Review - September 2001  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

1 1 E n e r g y P l u g : E l e c t r i c P o w e r A n n u a l 2 0 0 0 Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) presents an overview of the Energy Information Administration's recent monthly energy statistics. The statistics cover the major activities of U.S. pro- duction, consumption, trade, stocks, and prices for petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, and nuclear energy. Also in- cluded are international energy and thermal and metric conversion factors. Publication of this report is in keeping with responsibilities given to the Energy Information Administration (EIA) in Public Law 95-91 (Department of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2), that: The MER is intended for use by Members of Congress, Federal and State agencies, energy analysts, and the general public. EIA welcomes suggestions from readers regarding data series in the MER and in other

337

Monthly Energy Review - February 2001  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

February February 2001 www.eia.doe.gov Energy Information Administration On the Web at: www.eia.doe.gov/mer E n e r g y P l u g : G a s S e r v i c e s a n d H e a t i n g O i l D e m a n d P e r f o r m a n c e P r o f i l e s 1 9 9 9 Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) presents an overview of the Energy Information Administration's recent monthly energy statistics. The statistics cover the major activities of U.S. pro- duction, consumption, trade, stocks, and prices for petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, and nuclear energy. Also in- cluded are international energy and thermal and metric conversion factors. Publication of this report is in keeping with responsibilities given to the Energy Information Administration (EIA) in Public Law 95-91 (Department of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2), that: The MER is intended for use by Members of Congress, Federal and State

338

Monthly Energy Review - January 2002  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

2 2 E n e r g y P l u g : P e r f o r m a n c e P r o f i l e s 2 0 0 0 Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) presents an overview of the Energy Information Administration's recent monthly energy statis- tics. The statistics cover the major activities of U.S. production, consumption, trade, stocks, and prices for petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, and nuclear energy. Also included are interna- tional energy and thermal and metric conversion factors. Publication of this report is in keeping with responsibilities given to the Energy Information Administration (EIA) in Public Law 95-91 (Department of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2), that: The MER is intended for use by Members of Congress, Federal and State agencies, energy analysts, and the general public. EIA welcomes suggestions from readers regarding data series in the MER and in other

339

Development plan for an advanced drilling system with real-time diagnostics (Diagnostics-While-Drilling)  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This proposal provides the rationale for an advanced system called Diagnostics-while-drilling (DWD) and describes its benefits, preliminary configuration, and essential characteristics. The central concept is a closed data circuit in which downhole sensors collect information and send it to the surface via a high-speed data link, where it is combined with surface measurements and processed through drilling advisory software. The driller then uses this information to adjust the drilling process, sending control signals back downhole with real-time knowledge of their effects on performance. The report presents background of related previous work, and defines a Program Plan for US Department of Energy (DOE), university, and industry cooperation.

FINGER,JOHN T.; MANSURE,ARTHUR J.; PRAIRIE,MICHAEL R.; GLOWKA,D.A.

2000-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

Continuous injection of an inert gas through a drill rig for drilling into potentially hazardous areas  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A drill rig for drilling in potentially hazardous areas includes a drill having conventional features such as a frame, a gear motor, gear box, and a drive. A hollow rotating shaft projects through the drive and frame. An auger, connected to the shaft is provided with a multiplicity of holes. An inert gas is supplied to the hollow shaft and directed from the rotating shaft to the holes in the auger. The inert gas flows down the hollow shaft, and then down the hollow auger, and out through the holes in the bottom of the auger into the potentially hazardous area.

McCormick, S.H.; Pigott, W.R.

1998-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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341

Monthly Energy Review - December 2009  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Formats Formats (PDF) files; however, all annual data are shown in the Excel and comma-separated values (CSV) files. Also, only two to three years of monthly data are displayed in the PDF files; however, for many series, monthly data beginning with January 1973 are available in the Excel and CSV files. Comprehensive Changes: Each month, most MER tables and figures carry a new month of data, which is usually preliminary (and sometimes estimated or even forecast) and likely to be revised in the succeeding month. Annual Data From 1949: The emphasis of the MER is on recent monthly and annual data trends. Analysts may wish to use the data in this report in conjunction with EIA's Annual Energy Review (AER) that offers annual data beginning in 1949 for many of the data series found in the

342

Oil-Based Drilling Fluids: Are they an Environmental Risk?  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The use of oil-based drilling fluids has been discouraged in hydrocarbon exploration ... and production in the marine environment but these drilling fluids are presently being used to a ... Sea have demonstrated ...

F. Payne Jerry; L. Fancey; J. Kiceniuk…

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

Potential use of hollow spheres in dual gradient drilling  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The increasing number of significant deepwater discoveries has pushed the operator and service oil companies to focus their efforts on developing new technologies to drill in deeper water. Dual gradient drilling (DGD) will allow reaching deeper...

Vera Vera, Liliana

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

344

RECENT DEVELOPMkNTS 1N GEOTHERMAC DRILLING FLUIDS  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

logging Trouble-free drilling was experience 7,916 feet where a twist-off occurred. The fish was recovered without difficulty and drilling resumed. Mud circul ed from the bottom of...

345

DOE and Navy Collaborate on Geothermal Drilling Technology |...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

PDC drill bit is being re-evaluated and improved to reduce the cost of drilling for geothermal energy. To read the Sandia Labs news release, click on the link below:...

346

Geotechnical Drilling in New-Zealand | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Zealand Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Web Site: Geotechnical Drilling in New-Zealand Author SonicSampDrill Published Publisher Not Provided,...

347

NNSA Small Business Week Day 2: United Drilling, Inc. | National...  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

Inc., a small minority-owned business based in Roswell, N.M. United Drilling drills oil, gas, water, geothermal, and environmental wells throughout the southwestern U.S. The...

348

Oil and Gas Well Drilling | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Not Provided Check for DOI availability: http:crossref.org Online Internet link for Oil and Gas Well Drilling Citation Jeff Tester. 2011. Oil and Gas Well Drilling. NA. NA....

349

Evaluation of high rotary speed drill bit performance  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

of this research was to develop a drilling model which would more accurately predict penetration rates with standard drilling parameters. An accurate model was developed using laboratory drilling performance. A secondary result of this research was a qualitative... analysis showed that the model may be used to qualita- tivelyy match drilled formations to offset well logs. The ratio of actual to predicted penetration rate was used in conjunction with the gamma ray log to correlate the location of formations. iv...

Ray, Randy Wayne

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

350

A new type of whole oil-based drilling fluid  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract To meet the demand of ultra-deep well drilling and shale gas well drilling, organic clay and a oil-based filtrate reducer were developed and a whole oil-based drilling fluid formula was optimized. The performance of organic clay, oil-based filtrate reducer and the whole oil-based drilling fluid were evaluated in laboratory, and the whole oil-based drilling fluid was applied in drilling process for further test of its performance. Long carbon chain quaternary ammonium salt was used as modifying agents when synthesizing organobentonites. Oil-based filtrate reducer was synthesized with monomers of lignite and amine class. The laboratory tests show that the organic clay can effectively increase the viscosity of oil-based drilling fluid and the oil-based filtrate reducer can reduce the fluid loss. Their performances were better than additives of the same kind at home and abroad. The organic clay and oil-based filtrate reducer had great compatibility with the other additives in oil-based drilling fluid. Based on the optimal additives addition amount tests, the whole oil-based drilling fluid formula was determined and the test results show that the performances of the whole oil-based drilling fluids with various densities were great. The laboratory tests show that the oil-based drilling fluid developed was high temperature resistant, even at 200 °C, as density varies from 0.90 to 2.0 g/cm3, it still held good performance with only a little fluid loss, good inhibition, great anti-pollution, and good reservoir protection performance. Field application result shows that the performance of the oil-based drilling fluid is stable with great ability to maintain wellbore stability and lower density than the water-based drilling fluid; drilling bits can be used much longer and the average penetration rate is increased; the oil-based drilling fluid can satisfy the drilling requirements.

Jiancheng LI; Peng YANG; Jian GUAN; Yande SUN; Xubing KUANG; Shasha CHEN

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

Technology Development and Field Trials of EGS Drilling Systems  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Project objective: Development of drilling systems based upon rock penetration technologies not commonly employed in the geothermal industry.

352

Blind shaft drilling: The state of the art  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This report discusses the ``Art`` of blind shaft drilling which has been in a continual state of evolution at the Nevada Test Site (NTS) since the start of underground testing in 1957. Emplacement holes for nuclear devices are still being drilled by the rotary drilling process, but almost all the hardware and systems have undergone many changes during the intervening years. Blind shaft drilling and tunnel construction technologies received increased emphasis with the signing of the LTBT in 1963.

Rowe, P.A.

1993-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

353

OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 178 PRELIMINARY REPORT  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

A I M E R This publication was prepared by the Ocean Drilling Program, Texas A&M University, USA, Internet: cowanea@appstate.edu) James Daniels, Sedimentologist (School of Earth Sciences, California 94025, USA, Internet: carlota@octopus.wr.usgs.gov) Andrew J. Evans, Physical Properties Specialist

354

Drill pipe management extends drillstring life  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Better handling procedures and frequent drill pipe inspections prolong the life of a drillstring. Crews taught to make quick visual inspections during rig moves and tripping can spot problem pipe early, thus preventing downtime or extensive repairs. Because of escalating costs of drillstring repair and replacement, Global Marine Drilling Co. organized a task force in March 1989 to define problem areas and establish new handling and maintenance procedures. The task force estimated that one 20,000-ft drillstring costs abut $600,000 and has a 7-year life span. Assuming the average rig life is 21 years, each rig will wear out three strings, totaling $1.8 million. The addition of $30,000/year for full rack inspections, repairs and downhole loss brings the total to approximately $2.4 million/rig over the 21 years. A contractor with a fleet of 25 rigs could expend $60 million on drill pipe-the construction cost of a well-equipped, 300-ft jack up rig. The task force reported on in this paper identifies four basic caused of drill pipe failures: Tool joint and tube OD wear, Internal corrosion, Fatigue cracking in the slip and internal upset areas, Physical damage to the tool joint threads and shoulders, and the tube.

Shepard, J.S. (Global Marine Drilling Co., Houston, TX (US))

1991-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

355

OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 162 PRELIMINARY REPORT  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Jansen Co-Chief Scientist, Leg 162 Department of Geology, Section B University of Bergen Allegaten 41 N Drilling Program: Eystein Jansen, Co-Chief Scientist (Department of Geology, University of Bergen, Allegaten 41, N-5007 Bergen, Norway; E-mail: eystein.jansen@geol.uib.no) Maureen Raymo, Co-Chief Scientist

356

Optimising the reward of appraisal drilling  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Management of the uncertainties associated with the development of a hydrocarbon resource is essential to minimize economic risk. In many instances these uncertainties can only be reduced by appraisal drilling. This presentation illustrates the efforts being made to manage uncertainty by determining its impact on overall project profitability. The Value of Information (VOI) approach is described. VOI aims at quantifying the benefits of appraisal by determining its economic reward in terms of its contribution to a development plan which is economically robust over the uncertainty range. Appraisal drilling costs can be reduced by combining appraisal and development objectives in one well. The growing use of horizontal drilling technology has resulted in novel approaches to appraisal. As examples, in the Osprey and Brent Fields (UK North Sea) wells were designed to satisfy both appraisal and development objectives. In Osprey, a well was drilled from a central production platform to provide water injection support in a satellite structure while at the same time appraising the saddle area between the two structures. In Brent, horizontal wells are used to appraise and develop the so called slump blocks, characterized by being highly faulted and compartmentalized. Another increasingly common application of horizontal wells is for the flank appraisal of hydrocarbon bearing structure. Examples from the Rabi Field (Gabon) and Batan Field (Nigeria) show how appraisal was achieved by extending the reach of horizontal development wells from the central core of the structures.

Gdula, J.

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

357

Optimising the reward of appraisal drilling  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Management of the uncertainties associated with the development of a hydrocarbon resource is essential to minimize economic risk. In many instances these uncertainties can only be reduced by appraisal drilling. This presentation illustrates the efforts being made to manage uncertainty by determining its impact on overall project profitability. The Value of Information (VOI) approach is described. VOI aims at quantifying the benefits of appraisal by determining its economic reward in terms of its contribution to a development plan which is economically robust over the uncertainty range. Appraisal drilling costs can be reduced by combining appraisal and development objectives in one well. The growing use of horizontal drilling technology has resulted in novel approaches to appraisal. As examples, in the Osprey and Brent Fields (UK North Sea) wells were designed to satisfy both appraisal and development objectives. In Osprey, a well was drilled from a central production platform to provide water injection support in a satellite structure while at the same time appraising the saddle area between the two structures. In Brent, horizontal wells are used to appraise and develop the so called slump blocks, characterized by being highly faulted and compartmentalized. Another increasingly common application of horizontal wells is for the flank appraisal of hydrocarbon bearing structure. Examples from the Rabi Field (Gabon) and Batan Field (Nigeria) show how appraisal was achieved by extending the reach of horizontal development wells from the central core of the structures.

Gdula, J.

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

Method of drilling and casing a well  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A well drilling rig having a rotary table for driving a drill string rotatively and having jacking mechanism for lowering casing into the well after drilling, with the jacking mechanism including fluid pressure actuated piston and cylinder means which may be left in the rig during drilling and which are positioned low enough in the rig to avoid interference with operation of the rotary table. The jacking mechanism also includes a structure which is adapted to be connected to the piston and cylinder means when the casing or other well pipe is to be lowered and which is actuable upwardly and downwardly and carries one of two pipe gripping units for progressively jacking the pipe downwardly by vertical reciprocation of that structure. The reciprocating structure may take the form of a beam extending between two pistons and actuable thereby, with a second beam being connected to cylinders within which the pistons are contained and being utilized to support the second gripping element. In one form of the invention, the rotary table when in use is supported by this second beam.

Boyadjieff, G.I.; Campbell, A.B.

1983-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

359

Russian techniques for more productive core drilling  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This is a short discussion of the trends and technology being used in Russia to increase the production of core drilling. The currently used rigs are given with the plans for improvement in drive methods and to reduce trip time in the recovery of cores. The recommendations by the Russians to improve the core recovery quality and quantity are also given.

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1984-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

360

OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 160 PRELIMINARY REPORT  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

of this report can be found on the ODP Publications Home Page on the World Wide Web at http Consortium for the Ocean Drilling Program (Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Iceland, Italy, The Netherlands, Budapestlaan 4, 3584 CD Utrecht, The Netherlands; E-mail: gdelange@earth.ruu.nl) Enrico Di Stefano (De

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361

Impedance-matched drilling telemetry system  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A downhole telemetry system that uses inductance or capacitance as a mode through which signal is communicated across joints between assembled lengths of pipe wherein efficiency of signal propagation through a drill string, for example, over multiple successive pipe segments is enhanced through matching impedances associated with the various telemetry system components.

Normann, Randy A. (Edgewood, NM); Mansure, Arthur J. (Albuquerque, NM)

2008-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

362

Surface control bent sub for directional drilling of petroleum wells  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Directional drilling apparatus for incorporation in a drill string, wherein a lower apparatus section is angularly deviated from vertical by cam action and wherein rotational displacement of the angularly deviated apparatus section is overcome by additional cam action, the apparatus being operated by successive increases and decreases of internal drill string pressure.

Russell, Larry R. (6025 Edgemoor, Suite C, Houston, TX 77081)

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

KNOWLEDGE-BASED DECISION SUPPORT IN OIL WELL DRILLING  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

KNOWLEDGE-BASED DECISION SUPPORT IN OIL WELL DRILLING Combining general and case-specific knowledge of Computer and Information Science. agnar.aamodt@idi.ntnu.no Abstract: Oil well drilling is a complex process. This is followed, in section 3, by an oil well drilling scenario and an example from a problem solving session

Aamodt, Agnar

364

Applications of CBR in oil well drilling "A general overview"  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Applications of CBR in oil well drilling "A general overview" Samad Valipour Shokouhi1,3 , Agnar successfully. Keywords: Case-based reasoning, oil well drilling 1 Introduction Case-based reasoning (CBR provide to the oil and gas drilling industry. The number of publications on the application of CBR

Aamodt, Agnar

365

Integrated Ocean Drilling Program U.S. Implementing Organization  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

successes of the Deep Sea Drilling Project (DSDP) and the Ocean Drilling Program (ODP), programs the shoreline in shallow- water areas and in climatically sensitive or ice-covered regions. Three implementing the riserless drilling vessel JOIDES Resolution, Japan's Center for Deep Earth Exploration (CDEX) for the riser

366

RESEARCH PAPER Compaction bands induced by borehole drilling  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

: boreholes are often drilled deep into weak porous sandstone formations for the purpose of extracting oil Introduction Boreholes drilled into the Earth's crust for facilitating the extraction of water, oil, naturalRESEARCH PAPER Compaction bands induced by borehole drilling R. Katsman Ă? E. Aharonov Ă? B. C

Einat, Aharonov

367

Los Alamos Drills to Record-breaking Depths  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. – The EM-supported Environmental Programs at Los Alamos National Laboratory is pushing the limits of drilling technology with the use of a sonic drill rig to drill coreholes more than 1,100 feet deep in support of a chromium remediation project.

368

A New Method for Calculating the Equivalent Circulating Density of Drilling Fluid in Deepwater Drilling for Oil and Gas  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

We have developed a simple and accurate method for calculating the equivalent circulating density for drilling fluid which can be used for deepwater drilling calculations. The calculation takes into account de...

Hui Zhang; Tengfei Sun; Deli Gao…

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Evaporative evolution of Martian brines based on halogens in nakhlites and MER samples  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Comparison of Cl and Br from Nakhla viens to MER samples suggests two kinds of brine solutions existed on Mars, one early and one late in the evaporation sequence. These solutions precipitated the secondary salts at the Meridiani and Gusev sites. We have recently reported the Cl and Br abundances determined by APS X-ray Microprobe and EMPA analyses of secondary aqueous minerals in Nakhla veins and discussed the significance of Cl-Br correlations with respect to the evolution of brine solutions on Mars. In that study, we suggested that the low Br concentration ({approx}10 ppm) in Lafayette Iddingsite is indicative of early stage of evaporation during progressive evolution of Martian brine solutions, which is, in turn, consistent with the petrographic evidence of early deposition of salt sequence of carbonate-sulfate- and no halite in Lafayette. We showed that the high Br concentrations of {approx}240 ppm in secondary salts in Nakhla veins similarly indicate late stages of evaporation in evolving Martian brine solutions which is again consistent with petrographic evidence of late stage deposition of salt sequence i.e. carbonate-sulfate-halite in Nakhla. When sea water evaporates under equilibrium conditions, the most insoluble carbonates (siderite and calcite) deposit first, followed by sulfates (gypsum and anhydrite) and finally the water-soluble halides are precipitated when the water content is sufficiently low. In the present study, we make a detailed comparison of Cl/Br ratios in secondary minerals in nakhlites with those in MER soils and rocks at Gusev and Meridiani and show that the compositions of solutions that inundated Lafayette iddingsite (early stage) and Nakhla veins (late stage) include the range of solution-compositions that gave rise to a variety of secondary salts at Gusev and Meridiani sites. Further, the results obtained here suggest that two kinds of brine solutions (one, late and the other, early or intermediate stage) seem to have inundated most of the rocks and soils to varying degrees and precipitated the secondary salts at Meridiani and Gusev sites.

Rao, M.N.; Sutton, S.R.; McKay, D.S. (Lockheed); (UC); (NASA)

2005-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

370

Liability issues surrounding oil drilling mud sumps  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This presentation examines liability issues surrounding oil drilling mud sumps and discusses them in relation to two recent cases that arose in Ventura County, California. Following a brief history of regulatory interest in oil drilling mud and its common hazardous substances, various cause of action arising from oil drilling mud deposits are enumerated, followed by defenses to these causes of action. Section 8002 (m) of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act is mentioned, as are constituents of oil and gas waste not inherent in petroleum and therefore not exempt from regulation under the petroleum exclusion in the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Recovery Act. Key legal words such as hazardous substance, release, public and private nuisance, trespass, responsible parties, joint and several liability, negligence, and strict liability are explained. The effects on liability of knowledge of the deposits, duty to restore land to its original condition, consent to the deposit of oil drilling mud, and noncompliance and compliance with permit conditions are analyzed. The state-of-the-art defense and research to establish this defense are mentioned. The newly created cause of action for fear of increased risk of cancer is discussed. Issues on transfer of property where oil drilling mud has been deposited are explored, such as knowledge of prior owners being imputed to later owners, claims of fraudulent concealment, and as is' clauses. The effects on the oil and gas industry of the California Court of Appeals for the Second District rulings in Dolan v. Humacid-MacLeod and Stevens v. McQueen are speculated.

Dillon, J.J.

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

Recent Developments in Geothermal Drilling Fluids  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

In the past, standard drilling muds have been used to drill most geothermal wells. However, the harsh thermal and chemical environment and the unique geothermal formations have led to such problems as excessive thickening of the fluid, formation damage, and lost circulation. This paper describes three recent development efforts aimed at solving some of these drilling fluid problems. Each of the efforts is at a different stage of development. The Sandia aqueous foam studies are still in the laboratory phase, NL Baroid's polymeric deflocculant is soon to be field tested, and the Mudtech high-temperature mud was field tested several months ago. Low density and the capability to suspend particles at low relative velocities are two factors which make foam an attractive drilling fluid. The stability of these foams and their material properties at high temperatures are presently unknown and this lack of information has precluded their use as a geothermal drilling fluid. The aqueous foam studies being conducted at Sandia are aimed at screening available surfactants for temperature and chemical stability. Approximately 100 surfactants have been tested at temperatures of 260 and 310 C (500 and 590 F), and several of these candidates appear very promising. NL Baroid has developed a polymeric deflocculant for water-based muds which shows promise in retarding thermal degradation effects and associated gelation. Formulations containing this new polymer have shown good rheological properties up to 260 C (500 F) in laboratory testing. A high-temperature mud consisting primarily of sepiolite, bentonite, and brown coal has been developed by Mudtech, Inc. A field test of this mud was conducted in a geothermal well in the Imperial Valley of California in May 1980. The fluid exhibited good hole-cleaning characteristics and good rheological properties throughout the test.

Kelsey, J. R.; Rand, P. B.; Nevins, M. J.; Clements, W. R.; Hilscher, L. W.; Remont, L. J.; Matula, G. W.; Balley, D. N.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

NUMBER1,2005 Published by the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program with the International Continental Scientific Drilling Program  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

large volumes of borehole fluids, and initiate a cross-hole hydrogeologic experiment usingNUMBER1,2005 Published by the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program with the International Continental Scientific Drilling Program No.13,April2012 ScientificDrilling ISSN: 1816-8957 Exp. 327: Juan de Fuca Ridge

Fisher, Andrew

373

State-of-the-art in coalbed methane drilling fluids  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The production of methane from wet coalbeds is often associated with the production of significant amounts of water. While producing water is necessary to desorb the methane from the coal, the damage from the drilling fluids used is difficult to assess, because the gas production follows weeks to months after the well is drilled. Commonly asked questions include the following: What are the important parameters for drilling an organic reservoir rock that is both the source and the trap for the methane? Has the drilling fluid affected the gas production? Are the cleats plugged? Does the 'filtercake' have an impact on the flow of water and gas? Are stimulation techniques compatible with the drilling fluids used? This paper describes the development of a unique drilling fluid to drill coalbed methane wells with a special emphasis on horizontal applications. The fluid design incorporates products to match the delicate surface chemistry on the coal, a matting system to provide both borehole stability and minimize fluid losses to the cleats, and a breaker method of removing the matting system once drilling is completed. This paper also discusses how coal geology impacts drilling planning, drilling practices, the choice of drilling fluid, and completion/stimulation techniques for Upper Cretaceous Mannville-type coals drilled within the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin. A focus on horizontal coalbed methane (CBM) wells is presented. Field results from three horizontal wells are discussed, two of which were drilled with the new drilling fluid system. The wells demonstrated exceptional stability in coal for lengths to 1000 m, controlled drilling rates and ease of running slotted liners. Methods for, and results of, placing the breaker in the horizontal wells are covered in depth.

Baltoiu, L.V.; Warren, B.K.; Natras, T.A.

2008-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

374

?-Ray footprinting and fluorescence polarization anisotropy of a 30-mer synthetic DNA fragment with one 2?-deoxy-7-hydro-8- oxoguanosine lesion  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The influence of the oxidative lesion 2?-deoxy-7-hydro-8-oxoguanosine (8-oxodG) on some conformational properties of DNA has been studied. Four 30-mer duplexes of the form [5?-GATCCTCTAGAGTC[G* or G]ACCTGCAGGCAT...

F. Barone; L. Cellai; C. Giordano; M. Matzeu; F. Mazzei…

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

Crump Geyser: High Precision Geophysics & Detailed Structural Exploration & Slim Well Drilling  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

DOE Geothermal Peer Review 2010 - Presentation. Project objectives: Discover new 260F and 300F geothermal reservoirs in Oregon. To demonstrate the application of high precision geophysics for well targeting. Demonstrate a combined testing approach to Flowing Differential Self Potential (FDSP) and electrical tomography resistivity as a guide to exploration and development. Demonstrate utility and benefits of sump-less drilling for a low environmental impact. Create both short and long term employment through exploration, accelerated development timeline and operation.

376

Monthly Energy Review - October 2006  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

mer mer October 2006 A N N O U N C E M E N T L a s t p r i n t e d i s s u e w i l l b e D e c e m b e r 2 0 0 6 ( S e e p a g e i i i f o r m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n ) Cover Image: Optical glass fibers, though many times thinner than a human hair, carry vastly greater quantities of data than metallic wires, occupy less space, and are more secure. First introduced in the 1970s, high-purity optical fibers are capable of transmitting data over long distances and have replaced wires in many telecommunications, computing, and electronics applications. Timing of release: MER data are normally released in the afternoon of the third-to-last workday of each month and are usually available electronically the following day. Released for Printing: October 26, 2006 Printed with soy ink on recycled paper. Monthly Energy Review

377

Four rigs refurbished for West Africa drilling  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

In April and May 1990, Shell Petroleum Development Co. of Nigeria Ltd. awarded Noble Drilling West Africa Inc. four separate contracts to drill oil and gas wells in the inland waterways of Nigeria. The contracted rigs included a shallow water jack up, the NN-1, and three posted barges, the Gene Rosser, the Chuck Syring, and the Lewis Dugger. The jack up was built in 1978, and the three posted barges are 1980s vintage. Three of the rigs have been idle for a number of years. The Shell Nigeria contracts required major modifications to the rigs before putting them into international service. Noble replaced or refurbished all major pieces of equipment in the drilling, power, and service systems on the rigs. Rig crews serviced all other equipment. A significant amount of general service piping and electrical wiring was replaced. Each rig also required additional motor control centers to support the new drilling and mud processing equipment. Alfa-Laval waste-heat water desalination plants and new sewage treatment units were installed on all four rigs. Because of the tidal variances and high silt conditions expected in the African waterways, all engine cooling systems were converted from heat exchangers to radiators. Rotary tables were made common on all rigs at 37 1/2 in. Noble had all traveling equipment completely inspected and modified as necessary. Strict attention was paid to certification and documentation of all equipment. Safety upgrades conformed to both Shell and Noble standards. Fire and gas detection systems were installed throughout each rig. Water and foam deluge systems were installed in the wellhead areas, and new foam systems and monitors were installed on the helldecks.

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1991-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

378

Drilling deep in South Pole Ice  

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To detect the tiny flux of ultra-high energy neutrinos from active galactic nuclei or from interactions of highest energy cosmic rays with the microwave background photons needs target masses of the order of several hundred cubic kilometers. Clear Antarctic ice has been discussed as a favorable material for hybrid detection of optical, radio and acoustic signals from ultra-high energy neutrino interactions. To apply these technologies at the adequate scale hundreds of holes have to be drilled in the ice down to depths of about 2500 m to deploy the corresponding sensors. To do this on a reasonable time scale is impossible with presently available tools. Remote drilling and deployment schemes have to be developed to make such a detector design reality. After a short discussion of the status of modern hot water drilling we present here a design of an autonomous melting probe, tested 50 years ago to reach a depth of about 1000 m in Greenland ice. A scenario how to build such a probe today with modern technologies...

Karg, Timo

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

Development of a Hydrothermal Spallation Drilling System for EGS Geothermal  

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Hydrothermal Spallation Drilling System for EGS Geothermal Hydrothermal Spallation Drilling System for EGS Geothermal Project Jump to: navigation, search Last modified on July 22, 2011. Project Title Development of a Hydrothermal Spallation Drilling System for EGS Project Type / Topic 1 Recovery Act: Enhanced Geothermal Systems Component Research and Development/Analysis Project Type / Topic 2 Drilling Systems Project Description Potter Drilling has recently demonstrated hydrothermal spallation drilling in the laboratory. Hydrothermal spallation drilling creates boreholes using a focused jet of superheated water, separating individual grains ("spalls") from the rock surface without contact between the rock and the drill head. This process virtually eliminates the need for tripping. Previous tests of flame-jet spallation achieved ROP of 50 ft/hr and higher in hard rock with minimal wear on the drilling assembly, but operating this technology in an air-filled borehole created challenges related to cuttings transport and borehole stability. The Potter Drilling system uses a water based jet technology in a fluid-filled borehole and as a result has the potential to achieve similarly high ROP that is uncompromised by stability or cuttings transport issues.

380

Development and Manufacture of Cost Effective Composite Drill Pipe  

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This technical report presents the engineering research, process development and data accomplishments that have transpired to date in support of the development of Cost Effective Composite Drill Pipe (CDP). The report presents progress made from October 1, 2004 through September 30, 2005 and contains the following discussions: (1) Qualification Testing; (2) Prototype Development and Testing of ''Smart Design'' Configuration; (3) Field Test Demonstration; and (4) Commercial order for SR-CDP from Torch International. The objective of this contract is to develop and demonstrate ''cost effective'' Composite Drill Pipe. It is projected that this drill pipe will weigh less than half of its steel counter part. The resultant weight reduction will provide enabling technology that will increase the lateral distance that can be reached from an offshore drilling platform and the depth of water in which drilling and production operations can be carried out. Further, composite drill pipe has the capability to carry real time signal and power transmission within the pipe walls. CDP can also accommodate much shorter drilling radius than is possible with metal drill pipe. As secondary benefits, the lighter weight drill pipe can increase the storage capability of floating off shore drilling platforms and provide substantial operational cost savings.

James C. Leslie; James C. Leslie II; Lee Truong; James T. Heard; Steve Loya

2006-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

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381

NETL: News Release - New Projects to Investigate Smart Drilling Options  

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February 20, 2004 February 20, 2004 New Projects to Investigate "Smart Drilling" Options Promise Lower Cost, More Reliable Gas Drilling Two additional projects have been selected under a Department of Energy solicitation designed to advance performance when drilling for natural gas. The projects are a key component of the Department's gas exploration and production research program, and support the President's National Energy Policy, which calls for boosting domestic production of natural gas to ensure an adequate future supply at reasonable prices. With shallow and conventional natural gas resources in the United States being depleted, drillers must reach for gas miles below the earth's surface, where temperatures run up to 450 EF and pressures are hundreds of times greater than atmospheric pressure. "Smart drilling" options can increase productivity, improve drilling safety, and lower costs when drilling for these hard-to-reach deep gas supplies.

382

Noise removal from measurements while drilling an oil well  

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Systems to acquire borehole data during the drilling of oil and gas wells make use of measurement while drilling (MWD). One feature of this system is that it is able to do real?time measuring from a borehole; therefore there has been a lot of MWD use on drilling sites in recent years. There are a few types of MWD. Mud pulse?type MWD which uses a drilling circuit fluid is superior to the rest because of its reliability accuracy of data and less disturbance of the drilling schedule. The drilling circuit fluid is raised to a high pressure by a mud pump; borehole data which are recorded by the surface measuring system are contaminated by the pumping noise. Therefore it is necessary to remove the pumping noise to get objective data. This report describes the pumping noise removal system and the method used for the telemetry system from 2000 m depth.

Kazuho Hosono; Haruki Moriyama

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

Drop in drilling hurts oil-field chemicals market  

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Drop in drilling hurts oil-field chemicals market ... But events in the past few years have proven that notion faulty, and oil-field chemicals have fallen on hard times as drilling activity declines. ... The consumption of oil-field chemicals is directly related to drilling activity, and two new studies point out how far that market has declined and where opportunities still exist. ...

1985-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

384

Evaluation of potential kick scenarios in riserless drilling  

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when drilling conventionally is somewhat different from the procedures when drilling riserless. The two most common methods of kick killing utilized in conventional drilling, are the "Driller's Method" and the "Wait and Weight Method" (also referred... to as the "Engineers Method" )' . The basic procedure utilized by the Driller's Method is to shut in the well, measure stabilized shut-in drillpipe pressure (SIDPP), shut-in casing pressure (SICP), and pit gain. Circulate the kick up the annulus and out...

Seland, Stig

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

Stress analysis of a hybrid composite drilling riser  

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. Validation and Verification of the Model. . . 33 35 38 RESULTS AND DISCUSSION . . 43 SUMMARY 49 Current Analysis . Future Work 49 50 REFERENCES . 52 APPENDIX A TABLES. 56 APPENDIX B FIGURES . . 68 APPENDIX C TENSOR TRANSFORMATIONS. . 107 VITA... serves as a conduit between the drilling platform and the subsea well- head. It provides a protected path for the tools being inserted into the well, and for the drilling mud that circulates from the drilling platform to the wefl bottom. The marine...

Sundstrom, Keith Andrew

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

Conoco cuts North Sea drilling time by 40%  

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The record-breaking Murchison platform has slashed development drilling time by an average of 20 days and in the process has attracted the interest of oil men over the world. This article details each aspect of the operation how the rig was modified for speed, mud and casing programs and how they were changed, computer-aided MWD directional program, special conductor pipe and the way straight-hole turbo drilling complemented conventional rotary drilling.

Shute, J.; Alldredge, G.

1982-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

U. S. Energy Information Administration | Drilling Productivity Report  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

December 2013 December 2013 Explanatory notes Drilling Productivity Report The Drilling Productivity Report uses recent data on the total number of drilling rigs in operation along with estimates of drilling productivity and estimated changes in production from existing oil and natural gas wells to provide estimated changes in oil and natural gas production for six key fields. EIA's approach does not distinguish between oil-directed rigs and gas-directed rigs because once a well is completed it may produce both oil and gas; more than half of the wells do that. Monthly additions from one average rig Monthly additions from one average rig represent EIA's estimate of an average rig's

388

Rapid Characterization of Drill Core and Cutting Mineralogy using Infrared  

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Rapid Characterization of Drill Core and Cutting Mineralogy using Infrared Rapid Characterization of Drill Core and Cutting Mineralogy using Infrared Spectroscopy Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Journal Article: Rapid Characterization of Drill Core and Cutting Mineralogy using Infrared Spectroscopy Abstract Infrared spectroscopy is particularly good at identifying awide variety of hydrothermally altered minerals with no samplepreparation, and is especially helpful in discrimination amongclay minerals. We have performed several promising pilot studieson geothermal drill core and cuttings that suggest the efficiencyof the technique to sample continuously and provide alterationlogs similar to geophysical logs. We have successfully identifiedlayered silicates, zeolites, opal, calcite, and iron oxides and

389

Semantic technology in the oil and gas drilling domain.  

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??Data integration and knowledge representation in the oil and gas drilling domain are two challenges much work is focused upon. They are important real-world challenges… (more)

Overć, Lars

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

A Telerobotic Drilling Control System with Haptic Feedback.  

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??Drilling a borehole is a common method for extracting oil, gas, and natural resources from beneath the surface of the earth. The main topic of… (more)

Shah, Faraz

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

Chesapeake Bay, Drilling for Oil or Gas Prohibited (Virginia)  

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Drilling for oil or gas in the waters or within 500 hundred feet from the shoreline of the Chesapeake Bay or any of its tributaries is prohibited.

392

Recent Drilling Activities At The Earth Power Resources Tuscarora...  

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Drilling Activities At The Earth Power Resources Tuscarora Geothermal Power Project'S Hot Sulphur Springs Lease Area Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to...

393

Costs of Crude Oil and Natural Gas Wells Drilled  

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Costs of Crude Oil and Natural Gas Wells Drilled Period: Annual Download Series History Download Series History Definitions, Sources & Notes Definitions, Sources & Notes 2002 2003...

394

Idaho Well Construction and Drilling Forms Webpage | Open Energy...  

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Forms Webpage Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Web Site: Idaho Well Construction and Drilling Forms Webpage Author Idaho Department of...

395

Technology Development and Field Trials of EGS Drilling Systems  

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Bauer Sandia National Laboratories High Temperature Tools and Sensors, Down-hole Pumps and Drilling May 19, 2010 This presentation does not contain any proprietary...

396

Evaluation of an air drilling cuttings containment system  

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Drilling at hazardous waste sites for environmental remediation or monitoring requires containment of all drilling fluids and cuttings to protect personnel and the environment. At many sites, air drilling techniques have advantages over other drilling methods, requiring effective filtering and containment of the return air/cuttings stream. A study of. current containment methods indicated improvements could be made in the filtering of radionuclides and volatile organic compounds, and in equipment like alarms, instrumentation or pressure safety features. Sandia National Laboratories, Dept. 61 11 Environmental Drilling Projects Group, initiated this work to address these concerns. A look at the industry showed that asbestos abatement equipment could be adapted for containment and filtration of air drilling returns. An industry manufacturer was selected to build a prototype machine. The machine was leased and put through a six-month testing and evaluation period at Sandia National Laboratories. Various materials were vacuumed and filtered with the machine during this time. In addition, it was used in an actual air drive drilling operation. Results of these tests indicate that the vacuum/filter unit will meet or exceed our drilling requirements. This vacuum/filter unit could be employed at a hazardous waste site or any site where drilling operations require cuttings and air containment.

Westmoreland, J.

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

Hydrates represent gas source, drilling hazard  

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Gas hydrates look like ordinary ice. However, if a piece of such ice is put into warm water its behavior will be different from the ordinary melting of normal ice. In contrast, gas hydrates cause bubbles in the warm water, which indicates the high content of gas in the hydrate crystals. The presence of four components is required: gas itself, water, high pressure, and low temperature. The paper discusses how hydrates form, hydrates stability, South Caspian hydrates, and hydrates hazards for people, ships, pipelines, and drilling platforms.

Bagirov, E. [Azerbaijan Academy of Sciences, Baku (Azerbaijan); Lerche, I. [Univ. of South Carolina, Columbia, SC (United States)

1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

Performance-Oriented Drilling Fluids Design System with a Neural Network Approach  

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Drilling fluids play a key role in the minimization of well bore problems when drilling oil or gas wells, usually the design of drilling fluids is depended on many experiments with experience. Rule-based and case-based reasoning drilling fluid system ... Keywords: artificial neural network, drilling fluid, performance-oriented

Yongbin Zhang; Yeli Li; Peng Cao

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

Drilling Waste Management Technology Identification Module  

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you are in this section Technology Identification you are in this section Technology Identification Home » Technology Identification Drilling Waste Management Technology Identification Module The Technology Identification Module is an interactive tool for identifying appropriate drilling waste management strategies for a given well location and circumstances. The Technology Identification Module follows the philosophy of a waste management hierarchy. Waste management options with the lowest environmental impacts are encouraged ahead of those with more significant environmental impacts. The Technology Identification Module helps identify waste management options, but users should also consider their own site-specific costs and waste volumes. How it Works Users will be asked to answer a series of questions about the location of the well site, physical features of the site that may allow or inhibit the use of various options, whether the regulatory agency with jurisdiction allows or prohibits particular options, and whether cost or the user's company policy would preclude any options. Nearly all questions are set up for only "yes" or "no" responses. Depending on how the initial questions are answered, users will face from 15 to 35 total questions. Some of these can be answered immediately, while others may require some additional investigation of other portions of this web site or external information. Suitable options will be identified as users complete the questions, and users will be able to print out a summary of suitable options when the process is completed.

400

Rotating head for rotary drilling rigs  

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A rotating head is claimed for a rotary drilling rig which is to be secured to the top of a well pipe having an inner rotating portion with an opening therethrough which permits passage of drill pipe, pipe joints, and Kelly tools; the rotating portion has an annular drive rubber formed integrally with the top portion thereof. A rotating head drive bushing having an opening with a cross-sectional shape generally conforming to the cross-section of the Kelly tool to permit only sliding motion therebetween is provided with helical external ridges which produce a disengagable gripping action with the opening in the drive rubber at the top of the rotating portion of the rotating head. The rotating portion has a conventional stripper rubber at the bottom thereof and is mounted with a double roller bearing to provide low friction motion with respect to the fixed portion of the head. The double roller bearing is lubricated with a viscous lubricating material and paddles are provided between the sets of rollers of the double roller bearing for distributing the viscous lubricating material and in particular propel it onto the upper set of bearings; the upper body portion of the rotating head is readily detachable from the lower sleeve portion which is normally welded to the well conductor pipe.

Adams, J.R.

1983-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

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401

Wayne field: A horizontal drilling case study  

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Beginning in the spring of 1994, studies of Wayne field located on the northeastern flank of the Williston Basin were initiated to determine the feasibility of using horizontal drilling to increase recoverable reserves in the field. The Wayne subinterval is one of several shoaling-upwards cycles within the Mission Canyon Formation of the Mississippian Madison Group. The reservoir pay averages 24% porosity, 100 millidarcys permeability, and 50% water saturation. Vertical wells, since field discovery in 1957, typically IP for 70 bopd and 20% water with a rapid decline within a few months to 10 bopd and 90% water. This type of well performance is characteristic of severe water coning for which horizontal development can help to minimize. In late 1994 and early 1995 the Ballantyne Hedges No.7H and GeoResources O. Fossum No.H1 were drilled. The wells recorded IP`s of 280 bopd/5 bwpd and 390 bopd/80 bwpd respectively. After six months of production both wells stabilized at approximately 110 bopd with a 35% water cut. Projections indicate that each horizontal well will recover 250,000 bbls of oil as compared to 115,000 bbls for an average vertical well and will do so in half the time. These early results provide a significant improvement over the vertical production and would seem to be reducing water coning. Three more horizontal wells are planned for the fourth quarter of 1995.

Jennings, J.B. [GeoResources, Inc., Williston, ND (United States); Johnson, R.P. [Harris, Brown, & Kiemer, Inc., Bismarck, ND (United States)

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Biodegradation of Fuel Oil Hydrocarbons in Soil Contaminated by Oily Wastes Produced During Onshore Drilling Operations  

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The petroleum industry generates high amount of oily wastes during drilling, storage and refining operations. Onshore drilling operations produce oil based wastes, typically 100–150m-3 well. The drilling cuttings...

Qaude-Henri Chaîneau; Jean-Louis Morel; Jean Oudot

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

Multi-objective optimization of oil well drilling using elitist non-dominated sorting genetic algorithm  

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A multi-objective optimization of oil well drilling has been carried out using a binary ... functions were formulated and solved to fix optimal drilling variables. The important objectives are: (i) maximizing drilling

Chandan Guria; Kiran K. Goli; Akhilendra K. Pathak

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

Learning by Drilling: Inter-Firm Learning and Relationship Persistence in the Texas Oilpatch  

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frequency data from oil and gas drilling. I find that thean examination of the oil and gas drilling industry. I findintegration. The oil and gas drilling industry is well-

KELLOGG, RYAN M

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

The Importance of Rheology in the Determination of the Carrying Capacity of Oil-Drilling Fluids  

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The ability of a drilling fluid to convey drill cuttings from a well is not fully ... cuttings travel with a lower velocity than the drilling fluid and they can accumulate in the ... lead to degradation of the cu...

M. A. Lockyer; J. M. Davies; T. E. R. Jones

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

Support for Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling among the California Public  

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005 "Support for Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling Among theSupport for Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling among theSupport for Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling among the

Smith, Eric R.A.N.

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

Public Support for Oil and Gas Drilling in California's Forests and Parks  

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009 "Public Support for Oil and Gas Drilling in California’sPublic Support for Oil and Gas Drilling in California’sPublic Support for Oil and Gas Drilling in California’s

Smith, Eric R.A.N.; Carlisle, Juliet; Michaud, Kristy

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

Deep-water drilling remains a risky business  

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... Two years after the blowout of the BP oil well drilled by the Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico, the United States is largely failing to act on ... commission that produced the report Deep Water: The Gulf Oil Disaster and the Future of Offshore Drilling — the other was Cherry Murray of Harvard University. The commission concluded that ...

Donald Boesch

2012-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

409

a microsoft white paper Drilling for new Business Value  

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a microsoft white paper Drilling for new Business Value How innovative oil and gas companies Technical Strategist, Oil & Gas and Mining, Microsoft Adil Soofi, Enterprise Architect, Microsoft Ernie Perez, Enterprise Architect, Microsoft #12;a microsoft white paper Drilling for new B usiness Value 2

Bernstein, Phil

410

Penetration rate prediction for percussive drilling via dry friction model  

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Penetration rate prediction for percussive drilling via dry friction model Anton M. Krivtsov a. Similarly, an increased weight on bit in downhole drilling does not improve the penetration rates when hard- tration rate is presented. The inherent nonlinearity of the discontinuous impact process is modelled

Krivtsov, Anton M.

411

Evaluation of liquid lift approach to dual gradient drilling  

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the mudline to the rig floor so as to maintain the bottom hole pressure. Several methods have been developed to achieve the dual gradient drilling principle. For this research project, we paid more attention to the liquid lift, dual gradient drilling (riser...

Okafor, Ugochukwu Nnamdi

2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

412

US deep geothermal drilling for 1973-1980  

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The number of deep geothermal wells drilled in 1973 through 1980 are analyzed. The rate of drilling was constant from 1973 through 1978, but appears to have increased starting in 1979. The increase has occurred mainly at The Geysers and at exploratory locations outside of California.

Gerstein, R.E.; Entingh, D.J.

1981-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

INTEGRATED OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM U.S. IMPLEMENTING ORGANIZATION  

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and to monitor subseafloor environments. IODP builds upon the earlier successes of the Deep Sea Drilling Project in shallow-water areas and in climatically sensitive or ice-covered regions. Three implementing organizations the riserless drilling vessel JOIDES Resolution, Japan's Center for Deep Earth Exploration (CDEX) for the riser

414

Integrated Ocean Drilling Program U.S. Implementing Organization  

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in seafloor sediments and rocks. IODP builds upon the earlier successes of the Deep Sea Drilling Project (DSDP by Japan's Center for Deep Earth Exploration (CDEX), allows IODP to drill for months to a year or more Resolution or the Chikyu, such as locations near the shoreline in shallow-water areas and in climatically

415

Water's Journey Through the Shale Gas Drilling and  

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Water's Journey Through the Shale Gas Drilling and Production Processes in the Mid-Atlantic Region: Marcellus shale drilling in progress, Beaver Run Reservoir, Westmoreland County. Credit: Robert Donnan. Gas in the Marcellus shale natural gas industry in the Mid-Atlantic region. Using publicly available information, we

Lee, Dongwon

416

Theoretical simulation of the multipole seismoelectric logging while drilling  

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......wave can travel through the drilling collar from the transmitter...collar, which occupies a large portion of the borehole. It does not allow a large number of deep grooves to...stiffness and strength during drilling. On the steel collar......

Wei Guan; Hengshan Hu; Xiaobo Zheng

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

Thermal and hydraulic aspects of the KTB drill site  

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......Continental Deep Drilling (KTB)project...accompanied by large-scale data...sections and borehole data show eastwards...submitted to borehole convection...fractured zones near large fluid reservoirs...preferential uptake of drilling mud these zones...demonstrated that the borehole profile is completelyunaffected......

T. Kohl; L. Rybach

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

Using Bayesian Network to Develop Drilling Expert Systems  

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in foam UBD ............................................ 82 67 Overall air and gas UBD ........................................................................... 83 68 Rotary and hammer drilling options... .......................................................... 84 69 A list of limits and challenges for air and gas UBD .................................. 85 70 A list of possible gas drilling operations ................................................... 86 71 A list of possible rig equipment...

Alyami, Abdullah

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

419

Big-hole drilling - the state of the art  

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The art of big-hole drilling has been in a continual state of evolution at the Nevada Test Site since the start of underground testing in 1961. Emplacement holes for nuclear devices are still being drilled by the rotary-drilling process, but almost all the hardware and systems have undergone many changes during the intervening years. The current design of bits, cutters, and other big-hole-drilling hardware results from contributions of manufacturers and Test Site personnel. The dual-string, air-lift, reverse-circulation system was developed at the Test Site. Necessity was really the Mother of this invention, but this circulation system is worthy of consideration under almost any condition. Drill rigs for big-hole drilling are usually adaptations of large oil-well drill rigs with minor modifications required to handle the big bits and drilling assemblies. Steel remains the favorite shaft lining material, but a lot of thought is being given to concrete linings, especially precast concrete.

Lackey, M.D.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

Drilling Through Gas Hydrates Formations: Managing Wellbore Stability Risks  

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in this workflow were based on a real field case. The results provide an understanding of the effects of drilling through hydratebearing sediments and of the impact of drilling fluid temperature and BHP on changes in temperature and pore pressure within...

Khabibullin, Tagir R.

2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

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421

Calculator program optimizes bit weight, rotary speed, reducing drilling cost  

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Bit selection, bit weight, and rotary speed have repeatedly proven to be the most important and commonly overlooked alterable factors which control penetration rate, footage, and overall drilling cost. This is particularly true in offshore operations where drilling costs are highest and the greatest cost savings stand to be achieved through implementation of proven optimization techniques. The myth that bit weights and rotary speeds cannot be optimized in directional holes has hindered the industry from using this virtually cost-free method for reducing drilling cost. The use of optimized bit weights and rotary speeds in conjunction with minimum cost bit programs based on cost per foot analysis of previous bit runs in the area was implemented on a five-well platform in the Grand Isle Block 20 field, offshore Louisiana. Each of the directional wells was drilled substantially faster and cheaper than the discovery well, which was a straight hole. Average reductions in footage cost of 31.3%, based on daily operating cost of $30,000/day, and increase in average daily footage drilled of 45.2% were effected by ''collectively optimizing'' drilling performance. The ''Optimizer'' program is an HP-41CV adaptation of the Bourgoyne and Young drilling model. It was used to calculate the optimum bit weights and rotary speeds based on field drilling tests; historical bit and bearing wear data; and current operating conditions, cost, and constraints.

Simpson, M.A.

1984-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

422

Drilling Waste Management Fact Sheet: Offsite Disposal at Commercial  

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Commercial Disposal Facilities Commercial Disposal Facilities Fact Sheet - Commercial Disposal Facilities Although drilling wastes from many onshore wells are managed at the well site, some wastes cannot be managed onsite. Likewise, some types of offshore drilling wastes cannot be discharged, so they are either injected underground at the platform (not yet common in the United States) or are hauled back to shore for disposal. According to an American Petroleum Institute waste survey, the exploration and production segment of the U.S. oil and gas industry generated more than 360 million barrels (bbl) of drilling wastes in 1985. The report estimates that 28% of drilling wastes are sent to offsite commercial facilities for disposal (Wakim 1987). A similar American Petroleum Institute study conducted ten years later found that the volume of drilling waste had declined substantially to about 150 million bbl.

423

Slimhole Drilling, Logging, and Completion Technology - An Update  

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Using slim holes (diameter < 15 cm) for geothermal exploration and small-scale power production can produce significant cost savings compared to conventional rotary-drilling methods. In addition, data obtained from slim holes can be used to lower the risks and costs associated with the drilling and completion of large-diameter geothermal wells. As a prime contractor to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Sandia National Laboratories has worked with industry since 1992 to develop and promote drilling, testing, and logging technology for slim holes. This paper describes the current status of work done both in-house and contracted to industry. It focuses on drilling technology, case histories of slimhole drilling projects, data collection and rig instrumentation, and high-temperature logging tools.

FINGER,JOHN T.; JACOBSON,RONALD D.

1999-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

424

Fundamental Research on Percussion Drilling: Improved rock mechanics analysis, advanced simulation technology, and full-scale laboratory investigations  

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This report summarizes the research efforts on the DOE supported research project Percussion Drilling (DE-FC26-03NT41999), which is to significantly advance the fundamental understandings of the physical mechanisms involved in combined percussion and rotary drilling, and thereby facilitate more efficient and lower cost drilling and exploration of hard-rock reservoirs. The project has been divided into multiple tasks: literature reviews, analytical and numerical modeling, full scale laboratory testing and model validation, and final report delivery. Literature reviews document the history, pros and cons, and rock failure physics of percussion drilling in oil and gas industries. Based on the current understandings, a conceptual drilling model is proposed for modeling efforts. Both analytical and numerical approaches are deployed to investigate drilling processes such as drillbit penetration with compression, rotation and percussion, rock response with stress propagation, damage accumulation and failure, and debris transportation inside the annulus after disintegrated from rock. For rock mechanics modeling, a dynamic numerical tool has been developed to describe rock damage and failure, including rock crushing by compressive bit load, rock fracturing by both shearing and tensile forces, and rock weakening by repetitive compression-tension loading. Besides multiple failure criteria, the tool also includes a damping algorithm to dissipate oscillation energy and a fatigue/damage algorithm to update rock properties during each impact. From the model, Rate of Penetration (ROP) and rock failure history can be estimated. For cuttings transport in annulus, a 3D numerical particle flowing model has been developed with aid of analytical approaches. The tool can simulate cuttings movement at particle scale under laminar or turbulent fluid flow conditions and evaluate the efficiency of cutting removal. To calibrate the modeling efforts, a series of full-scale fluid hammer drilling tests, as well as single impact tests, have been designed and executed. Both Berea sandstone and Mancos shale samples are used. In single impact tests, three impacts are sequentially loaded at the same rock location to investigate rock response to repetitive loadings. The crater depth and width are measured as well as the displacement and force in the rod and the force in the rock. Various pressure differences across the rock-indentor interface (i.e. bore pressure minus pore pressure) are used to investigate the pressure effect on rock penetration. For hammer drilling tests, an industrial fluid hammer is used to drill under both underbalanced and overbalanced conditions. Besides calibrating the modeling tool, the data and cuttings collected from the tests indicate several other important applications. For example, different rock penetrations during single impact tests may reveal why a fluid hammer behaves differently with diverse rock types and under various pressure conditions at the hole bottom. On the other hand, the shape of the cuttings from fluid hammer tests, comparing to those from traditional rotary drilling methods, may help to identify the dominant failure mechanism that percussion drilling relies on. If so, encouraging such a failure mechanism may improve hammer performance. The project is summarized in this report. Instead of compiling the information contained in the previous quarterly or other technical reports, this report focuses on the descriptions of tasks, findings, and conclusions, as well as the efforts on promoting percussion drilling technologies to industries including site visits, presentations, and publications. As a part of the final deliveries, the 3D numerical model for rock mechanics is also attached.

Michael S. Bruno

2005-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Research on Error Compensation for Oil Drilling Angle Based on ANFIS  

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Gyro survey technique has applied and played an important role in many areas, such as offshore oil drilling, directional drilling and so on. Considering the influence of...

Fan Li; Liyan Wang; Jianhui Zhao

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - autolifting floating drilling Sample Search...  

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7. Spar... that by one-third. o By producing more oil domestically though offshore drilling o Reducing our dependence... Ocean Explorer 12;Types of offshore drilling...

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Geologic Analysis of Priority Basins for Exploration and Drilling  

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There has been a substantial decline in both exploratory drilling and seismic field crew activity in the United States over the last 10 years, due primarily to the declining price of oil. To reverse this trend and to preserve the entrepreneurial independent operator, the U.S. DOE is attempting to encourage hydrocarbon exploration activities in some of the under exploited regions of the United States. This goal is being accomplished by conducting broad regional reviews of potentially prospective areas within the lower 48 states. Data are being collected on selected areas, and studies are being done on a regional scale generally unavailable to the smaller independent. The results of this work will be made available to the public to encourage the undertaking of operations in areas which have been overlooked until this project. Fifteen criteria have been developed for the selection of study areas. Eight regions have been identified where regional geologic analysis will be performed. This report discusses preliminary findings concerning the geology, early tectonic history, structure and potential unconventional source rocks for the Black Mesa basin and South Central states region, the two highest priority study areas.

Carroll, H.B.; Reeves, T.K.

1999-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Drilling Waste Management Fact Sheet: Land Application  

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Land Application Land Application Fact Sheet - Land Application The objective of applying drilling wastes to the land is to allow the soil's naturally occurring microbial population to metabolize, transform, and assimilate waste constituents in place. Land application is a form of bioremediation, and is important enough to be described in its own fact sheet; other forms of bioremediation are described in a separate fact sheet. Several terms are used to describe this waste management approach, which can be considered both treatment and disposal. In general, land farming refers to the repeated application of wastes to the soil surface, whereas land spreading and land treatment are often used interchangeably to describe the one-time application of wastes to the soil surface. Some practitioners do not follow the same terminology convention, and may interchange all three terms. Readers should focus on the technologies rather than on the specific names given to each process.

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Behavior of oil muds during drilling operations  

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This paper presents an analysis of the behavior of diesel-oil-based muds with an advanced thermal and hydraulic wellbore mathematical simulator. Recent diesel-oil-mud rheological correlations have been incorporated into the model to account for viscosity and density variations of oil mud with temperature and pressure. As rheological correlations are developed for other oil-based muds, such as mineral-oil based muds, they can also be incorporated into the model. A specific deep-well application of the model illustrates the behavior of the oil-based muds and shows the differences between water-based mud and oil-mud for local fluid densities during drilling, circulating, and static conditions. Temperature and density profiles are presented for various operating conditions to show that modeling improves the understanding of oil-mud behavior downhole.

Galate, J.W.; Mitchell, R.F.

1986-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Black Warrior: Sub-soil gas and fluid inclusion exploration and slim well drilling  

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DOE Geothermal Peer Review 2010 - Presentation. Project Objectives: Discover a blind, low-moderate temperature resource: Apply a combination of detailed sub-soil gas, hydrocarbon, and isotope data to define possible upflow areas; Calibrate the sub-soil chemistry with down-hole fluid inclusion stratigraphy and fluid analyses to define a follow-up exploration drilling target; Create short term jobs and long term employment through resource exploration, development and power plant operation; Extend and adapt the DOE sub-soil 2 meter probe technology to gas sampling.

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Drill-bit with full offset cutter bodies  

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A rotary drag drill bit is seen wherein cutter bodies are rotatively connected to a main body structure at a fully offset position. The fully offset position is defined by a rotational axis of each cutter body, a longitudinal axis of the drill bit and end support points or positions of the cutter bodies. The rotational axes of the cutter bodies are perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the drill bit. The end supports of the cutter body are each equal distance from any point on the longitudinal axis of the drill bit. The cutter bodies of essentially ellipsoidal configuration, being slightly thicker at a mid-portion thereof. Cutting elements are connected to flutes projecting above an outer surface of each cutter body. In a primary rotational direction of the drill string and drill bit, the rows abrade the bottom and side walls of a well bore as the cutter body attacks the earth formation as the drill bit is rotated. The impingement of the cutting elements of the cutter body on the earth formation imparts a secondary rotation to the cutter bodies, which secondary rotation is induced by the primary rotation. The secondary rotation allows the rows of cutting elements to engage the side wall of the bore and gauge the hole as well as abrading away material from the bottom of the well bore. A roller bearing assembly is provided for the cutter body to permit the secondary rotation, while a thrust bearing assembly assists the primary abrasive action imparted by the primary rotational movement of the rotary drill bit. A lubrication system is included in the main body structure of the drill bit wherein both the roller bearing assembly and thrust bearing assembly are lubricated.

Frear, L.

1985-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

432

Cost analysis of oil, gas, and geothermal well drilling  

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Abstract This paper evaluates current and historical drilling and completion costs of oil and gas wells and compares them with geothermal wells costs. As a starting point, we developed a new cost index for US onshore oil and gas wells based primarily on the API Joint Association Survey 1976–2009 data. This index describes year-to-year variations in drilling costs and allows one to express historical drilling expenditures in current year dollars. To distinguish from other cost indices we have labeled it the Cornell Energy Institute (CEI) Index. This index has nine sub-indices for different well depth intervals and has been corrected for yearly changes in drilling activity. The CEI index shows 70% higher increase in well cost between 2003 and 2008 compared to the commonly used Producer Price Index (PPI) for drilling oil and gas wells. Cost trends for various depths were found to be significantly different and explained in terms of variations of oil and gas prices, costs, and availability of major well components and services at particular locations. Multiple methods were evaluated to infer the cost-depth correlation for geothermal wells in current year dollars. In addition to analyzing reported costs of the most recently completed geothermal wells, we investigated the results of the predictive geothermal well cost model WellCost Lite. Moreover, a cost database of 146 historical geothermal wells has been assembled. The CEI index was initially used to normalize costs of these wells to current year dollars. A comparison of normalized costs of historical wells with recently drilled ones and WellCost Lite predictions shows that cost escalation rates of geothermal wells were considerably lower compared to hydrocarbon wells and that a cost index based on hydrocarbon wells is not applicable to geothermal well drilling. Besides evaluating the average well costs, this work examined economic improvements resulting from increased drilling experience. Learning curve effects related to drilling multiple similar wells within the same field were correlated.

Maciej Z. Lukawski; Brian J. Anderson; Chad Augustine; Louis E. Capuano Jr.; Koenraad F. Beckers; Bill Livesay; Jefferson W. Tester

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Monthly Energy Review - May 2001  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

E E n e r g y P l u g s : S t a t e E n e r g y D a t a U l t r a - L o w - S u l f u r D i e s e l F u e l May 2001 Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) presents an overview of the Energy Information Administration's recent monthly energy statistics. The statistics cover the major activities of U.S. pro- duction, consumption, trade, stocks, and prices for petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, and nuclear energy. Also in- cluded are international energy and thermal and metric conversion factors. Publication of this report is in keeping with responsibilities given to the Energy Information Administration (EIA) in Public Law 95-91 (Department of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2), that: The MER is intended for use by Members of Congress, Federal and State agencies, energy analysts, and the general public. EIA welcomes suggestions from readers regarding data

434

Monthly Energy Review - March 2004  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

4 4 E n e r g y P l u g s : R e s t r i c t e d N a t u r a l G a s S u p p l y C a s e s M a j o r E n e r g y P r o d u c e r s 2 0 0 2 Cover Image: Optical glass fibers, though many times thinner than a human hair, carry vastly greater quantities of data than metallic wires, occupy less space, and are more secure. First introduced in the 1970s, high-purity optical fibers are capable of transmitting data over long distances and have replaced wires in many telecommunications, computing, and electronics applications. Timing of release: MER data are normally released in the afternoon of the third-to-last workday of each month and are usually available electronically the following day. Released for Printing: March 29, 2004 Printed with soy ink on recycled paper. Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) presents an overview of the

435

Monthly Energy Review -January 2005  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

5 5 E n e r g y P l u g : F i n a n c i a l N e w s f o r I n d e p e n d e n t E n e r g y C o m p a n i e s Cover Image: Optical glass fibers, though many times thinner than a human hair, carry vastly greater quantities of data than metallic wires, occupy less space, and are more secure. First introduced in the 1970s, high-purity optical fibers are capable of transmitting data over long distances and have replaced wires in many telecommunications, computing, and electronics applications. Timing of release: MER data are normally released in the afternoon of the third-to-last workday of each month and are usually available electronically the following day. Released for Printing: January 27, 2005 Printed with soy ink on recycled paper. Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the Energy Information Admin-

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Monthly Energy Review - June 2002  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

2 2 E n e r g y P l u g s : C o n s u m p t i o n P r o j e c t i o n s b y I n d u s t r y U r a n i u m I n d u s t r y A n n u a l 2 0 0 1 Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) presents an overview of the Energy Information Administration's recent monthly energy statis- tics. The statistics cover the major activities of U.S. production, consumption, trade, stocks, and prices for petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, and nuclear energy. Also included are interna- tional energy and thermal and metric conversion factors. Publication of this report is in keeping with responsibilities given to the Energy Information Administration (EIA) in Public Law 95-91 (Department of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2), that: The MER is intended for use by Members of Congress, Federal and State agencies, energy analysts, and the general public. EIA welcomes suggestions from

437

Monthly Energy Review - November 2006  

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6 6 A N N O U N C E M E N T L a s t p r i n t e d i s s u e w i l l b e D e c e m b e r 2 0 0 6 ( S e e p a g e i i i f o r m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n ) Cover Image: Optical glass fibers, though many times thinner than a human hair, carry vastly greater quantities of data than metallic wires, occupy less space, and are more secure. First introduced in the 1970s, high-purity optical fibers are capable of transmitting data over long distances and have replaced wires in many telecommunications, computing, and electronics applications. Timing of release: MER data are normally released in the afternoon of the third-to-last workday of each month and are usually available electronically the following day. Released for Printing: November 22, 2006 Printed with soy ink on recycled paper. Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the Energy Information Admin-

438

Monthly Energy Review - August 2001  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

1 1 E n e r g y P l u g s : A n n u a l E n e r g y R e v i e w 2 0 0 0 W o r l d E n e r g y " A r e a s t o W a t c h " Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) presents an overview of the Energy Information Administration's recent monthly energy statistics. The statistics cover the major activities of U.S. pro- duction, consumption, trade, stocks, and prices for petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, and nuclear energy. Also in- cluded are international energy and thermal and metric conversion factors. Publication of this report is in keeping with responsibilities given to the Energy Information Administration (EIA) in Public Law 95-91 (Department of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2), that: The MER is intended for use by Members of Congress, Federal and State agencies, energy analysts, and the general public. EIA welcomes suggestions from readers

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Monthly Energy Review - September 2006  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

6 6 A N N O U N C E M E N T L a s t p r i n t e d i s s u e w i l l b e D e c e m b e r 2 0 0 6 ( S e e p a g e i i i f o r m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n ) Cover Image: Optical glass fibers, though many times thinner than a human hair, carry vastly greater quantities of data than metallic wires, occupy less space, and are more secure. First introduced in the 1970s, high-purity optical fibers are capable of transmitting data over long distances and have replaced wires in many telecommunications, computing, and electronics applications. Timing of release: MER data are normally released in the afternoon of the third-to-last workday of each month and are usually available electronically the following day. Released for Printing: September 27, 2006 Printed with soy ink on recycled paper. Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the Energy Information Admin-

440

Monthly Enery Review - November 2001  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

1 1 E n e r g y P l u g s : A n n u a l E n e r g y O u t l o o k G r e e n h o u s e G a s E m i s s i o n s S t a t e E n e r g y P r i c e s Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) presents an overview of the Energy Information Administration's recent monthly energy statistics. The statistics cover the major activities of U.S. pro- duction, consumption, trade, stocks, and prices for petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, and nuclear energy. Also in- cluded are international energy and thermal and metric conversion factors. Publication of this report is in keeping with responsibilities given to the Energy Information Administration (EIA) in Public Law 95-91 (Department of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2), that: The MER is intended for use by Members of Congress, Federal and State agencies, energy analysts, and the general public. EIA welcomes suggestions

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441

Monthly Energy Review - May 2002  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

2 2 E n e r g y P l u g s : W e e k l y G a s S t o r a g e I n t e r n a t i o n a l E n e r g y A n n u a l Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) presents an overview of the Energy Information Administration's recent monthly energy statis- tics. The statistics cover the major activities of U.S. production, consumption, trade, stocks, and prices for petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, and nuclear energy. Also included are interna- tional energy and thermal and metric conversion factors. Publication of this report is in keeping with responsibilities given to the Energy Information Administration (EIA) in Public Law 95-91 (Department of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2), that: The MER is intended for use by Members of Congress, Federal and State agencies, energy analysts, and the general public. EIA welcomes suggestions from readers regarding data

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Monthly Energy Review - October 2001  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

1 1 E n e r g y P l u g s : W i n t e r F u e l s O u t l o o k F u e l O i l a n d K e r o s e n e M a j o r s ' S h i f t t o N a t u r a l G a s Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) presents an overview of the Energy Information Administration's recent monthly energy statistics. The statistics cover the major activities of U.S. pro- duction, consumption, trade, stocks, and prices for petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, and nuclear energy. Also in- cluded are international energy and thermal and metric conversion factors. Publication of this report is in keeping with responsibilities given to the Energy Information Administration (EIA) in Public Law 95-91 (Department of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2), that: The MER is intended for use by Members of Congress, Federal and State agencies, energy analysts, and the general public. EIA welcomes suggestions

443

Monthly Energy Review - July 2002  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

2 2 E n e r g y P l u g s : B i o m a s s f o r E l e c t r i c i t y M e a s u r i n g E f f i c i e n c y Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) presents an overview of the Energy Information Administration's recent monthly energy statis- tics. The statistics cover the major activities of U.S. production, consumption, trade, stocks, and prices for petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, and nuclear energy. Also included are interna- tional energy and thermal and metric conversion factors. Publication of this report is in keeping with responsibilities given to the Energy Information Administration (EIA) in Public Law 95-91 (Department of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2), that: The MER is intended for use by Members of Congress, Federal and State agencies, energy analysts, and the general public. EIA welcomes suggestions from readers regarding data series

444

Monthly Energy Review - April 2002  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

2 2 E n e r g y P l u g s : M o t o r G a s o l i n e O u t l o o k I n t e r n a t i o n a l E n e r g y O u t l o o k Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) presents an overview of the Energy Information Administration's recent monthly energy statis- tics. The statistics cover the major activities of U.S. production, consumption, trade, stocks, and prices for petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, and nuclear energy. Also included are interna- tional energy and thermal and metric conversion factors. Publication of this report is in keeping with responsibilities given to the Energy Information Administration (EIA) in Public Law 95-91 (Department of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2), that: The MER is intended for use by Members of Congress, Federal and State agencies, energy analysts, and the general public. EIA welcomes suggestions from readers regarding

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Monthly Energy Review - October 2004  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

4 4 E n e r g y P l u g s : A n n u a l E n e r g y R e v i e w 2 0 0 3 P i p e l i n e E x p a n s i o n s 2 0 0 3 Cover Image: Optical glass fibers, though many times thinner than a human hair, carry vastly greater quantities of data than metallic wires, occupy less space, and are more secure. First introduced in the 1970s, high-purity optical fibers are capable of transmitting data over long distances and have replaced wires in many telecommunications, computing, and electronics applications. Timing of release: MER data are normally released in the afternoon of the third-to-last workday of each month and are usually available electronically the following day. Released for Printing: October 26, 2004 Printed with soy ink on recycled paper. Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) is the Energy Information Admin-

446

Monthly Energy Review - August 2002  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

2 2 E n e r g y P l u g s : F o r e i g n D i r e c t I n v e s t m e n t N a t u r a l G a s P r i c e s Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) presents an overview of the Energy Information Administration's recent monthly energy statis- tics. The statistics cover the major activities of U.S. production, consumption, trade, stocks, and prices for petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, and nuclear energy. Also included are interna- tional energy and thermal and metric conversion factors. Publication of this report is in keeping with responsibilities given to the Energy Information Administration (EIA) in Public Law 95-91 (Department of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2), that: The MER is intended for use by Members of Congress, Federal and State agencies, energy analysts, and the general public. EIA welcomes suggestions from readers regarding data series

447

Oil and Gas Exploration, Drilling, Transportation, and Production (South  

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Exploration, Drilling, Transportation, and Production Exploration, Drilling, Transportation, and Production (South Carolina) Oil and Gas Exploration, Drilling, Transportation, and Production (South Carolina) < Back Eligibility Commercial Construction Industrial Institutional Investor-Owned Utility Municipal/Public Utility Rural Electric Cooperative Utility Savings Category Buying & Making Electricity Program Info State South Carolina Program Type Environmental Regulations Siting and Permitting Provider South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control This legislation prohibits the waste of oil or gas and the pollution of water, air, or land. The Department of Health and Environmental Control is authorized to implement regulations designed to prevent the waste of oil and gas, promote environmental stewardship, and regulate the exploration,

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Hybrid Al/SiC Composite Optics for IFE Applications W. Kowbel, MER Corp., Tucson, AZ And M. Tillack, UCSD, La Jolla, CA  

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Hybrid Al/SiC Composite Optics for IFE Applications W. Kowbel, MER Corp., Tucson, AZ And M. Tillack support of the mirror is a SiC composite. The SiC composite is chosen for the following reasons: 1) VeryC-SiC composite. Subsequently, either CVD or PVD Si is deposited as the optical quality layer. The Si coating

Tillack, Mark

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Determining root causes of drilling problems by combining cases and general knowledge  

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-based, knowledge intensive, oil well drilling 1 Introduction Drilling of oil wells is an expensive offshore based reasoning to improve efficiency of oil well drilling. Their focus was on lost circulation, whichDetermining root causes of drilling problems by combining cases and general knowledge Samad

Aamodt, Agnar

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PREDICTION OF CUTTINGS BED HEIGHT WITH COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS IN DRILLING HORIZONTAL AND HIGHLY DEVIATED WELLS  

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Louisiana State University Abstract In oil well drilling, the efficient transport of drilled cuttings from pipe and excessive frictional pressure losses while drilling directional and horizontal oil wellsPREDICTION OF CUTTINGS BED HEIGHT WITH COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS IN DRILLING HORIZONTAL

Ullmer, Brygg

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Geothermal Drilling and Completion Technology Development Program. Quarterly progress report, January 1981-March 1981  

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The progress, status, and results of ongoing Research and Development (R and D) within the Geothermal Drilling and Completion Technology Development Program are described. The program emphasizes the development of geothermal drilling hardware, drilling fluids, completion technology, and lost circulation control methods as they apply to advanced drilling systems.

Kelsey, J.R. (ed.)

1981-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Geothermal Drilling and Completion Technology Development Program. Quarterly progress report, October 1980-December 1980  

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The progress, status, and results of ongoing Research and Development (R and D) within the Geothermal Drilling and Completion Technology Development Program are described. The program emphasizes the development of geothermal drilling hardware, drilling fluids, completion technology, and lost circulation control methods. Advanced drilling systems are also under development.

Kelsey, J.R. (ed.)

1981-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Advisory System For Selecting Drilling Technologies and Methods in Tight Gas Reservoirs  

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). 13 Fig. 6? Rotary drilling process (Bourgoyne et al. 1986). Two main systems are currently used to rotate the drill bit. As of 2007, for onshore drilling, 55% of the drilling rigs are equipped with a rotary table and Kelly- bushing while 45... ................................................................................................ 11 2.2.2. Discussion .................................................................................................. 12 2.3 Fit For Purpose Land Rig ................................................................................. 16 2.4 Slim...

Pilisi, Nicolas

2010-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Handbook of Best Practices for Geothermal Drilling | Open Energy  

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Handbook of Best Practices for Geothermal Drilling Handbook of Best Practices for Geothermal Drilling Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Report: Handbook of Best Practices for Geothermal Drilling Abstract This Handbook is a description of the complex process that comprises drilling a geothermal well. The focus of the detailed Chapters covering various aspects of the process (casing design, cementing, logging and instrumentation, etc) is on techniques and hardware that have proven successful in geothermal reservoirs around the world. The Handbook will eventually be linked to the Geothermal Implementing Agreement (GIA) web site, with the hope and expectation that it can be continually updated as new methods are demonstrated or proven. Authors John Finger and Doug Blankenship

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Field Investigations And Temperature-Gradient Drilling At Marine Corps  

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Investigations And Temperature-Gradient Drilling At Marine Corps Investigations And Temperature-Gradient Drilling At Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center (Mcagcc), Twenty-Nine Palms, Ca Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Conference Paper: Field Investigations And Temperature-Gradient Drilling At Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center (Mcagcc), Twenty-Nine Palms, Ca Details Activities (4) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: The U.S. Navy's Geothermal Program Office (GPO) has been conducting geothermal exploration activities in the Camp Wilson area of Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center (MCAGCC), Twenty-nine Palms, CA, for almost two years. Work has included self-potential (SP) surveys, fault structure analyses using LiDAR surveys, and drilling and assessment of five (5) temperature-gradient holes. For several decades the GPO has worked

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Geothermal Drilling Success at Blue Mountain, Nevada | Open Energy  

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Drilling Success at Blue Mountain, Nevada Drilling Success at Blue Mountain, Nevada Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Conference Paper: Geothermal Drilling Success at Blue Mountain, Nevada Abstract Exploration in a blind prospect has led to the confirmation of a geothermal resource at Blue Mt.Nevada. The latest results include drilling of three production wells into Piedmont faults. These wells produce from a 185 to 190°C dilute benign brine reservoir. Short flow tests have shown prolific flow rates and indications of reservoir continuity.Well entries have shown that system permeability is fault-dominated. This is confirmed by the results of seismic reflection imaging. Young faulting in the area includes intersecting range front faults that strike NW, NS, and NE. Exposure of

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Offshore Drilling Safety and Response Technologies | Department of Energy  

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Offshore Drilling Safety and Response Technologies Offshore Drilling Safety and Response Technologies Offshore Drilling Safety and Response Technologies April 6, 2011 - 2:33pm Addthis Statement of Dr. Victor Der, Acting Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy before the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, Subcommittee on Energy and Environment. Chairman Harris, Ranking Member Miller, and members of the Subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to appear before you today to discuss the Department of Energy's (DOE) perspective on research and development (R&D) to improve oil and gas drilling in ever-deeper waters with greater margins of safety, reduced risk of spills, and better mitigation approaches should there be a spill. As you know, the Office of Fossil Energy (FE) leads DOE's efforts to

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Slimhole Handbook- Procedures and Recommendations for Slimhole Drilling and  

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Slimhole Handbook- Procedures and Recommendations for Slimhole Drilling and Slimhole Handbook- Procedures and Recommendations for Slimhole Drilling and Testing in Geothermal Exploration Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Report: Slimhole Handbook- Procedures and Recommendations for Slimhole Drilling and Testing in Geothermal Exploration Abstract No abstract prepared. Authors Jim Combs, John T. Finger, Colin Goranson, Charles E. Hockox Jr., Ronald D. Jacobsen and Gene Polik Organization Sandia National Laboratories Published Geothermal Technologies Legacy Collection, 1999 Report Number SAND99-1976 DOI Not Provided Check for DOI availability: http://crossref.org Online Internet link for Slimhole Handbook- Procedures and Recommendations for Slimhole Drilling and Testing in Geothermal Exploration Citation

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NEPA COMPLIANCE SURVEY Project Information Project Title: Casing Drilling Test  

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Casing Drilling Test Casing Drilling Test Date: 5-17-201 1 DOE Code: 6730-020-72000 Contractor Code: 8067-806 Project Lead: Marl< Duletsky Project Overview 1, Brief project description ~nclude The existing 13-1-SX-23 location and entry road will be reworldrilling rig (SST anything that could impact the rig #3). The two existing wells on the location will be capped at ground level, and a new well will be drilled environment] using water based mud. The existing rat I mouse hole on the site will be backfilled. A new 6700 ft3 reserve pit [80' long by 30' wide by 4' deep allowing for 2' of freeboard] will be constructed on location. and a 12 mm 2. Legal location liner will be installed. 3. Duration of the project 4. Major equipment to be used

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Toxicity testing of oil-contaminated drilling cuttings  

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The luminescent bacterium Photobacterium phosphoreum...has been used to examine samples of oily drilling cuttings from the sea bottom in the vicinity of a North Sea oil production platform. Because the presence o...

B. Neustadt; I. L. Marr; H. W. Zwanziger

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Improved Efficiency of Oil Well Drilling through Case Based Reasoning  

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A system that applies a method of knowledge-intensive case-based reasoning, for repair and prevention of unwanted events in the domain of offshore oil well drilling, has been developed in cooperation with an oil ...

Paal Skalle; Jostein Sveen; Agnar Aamodt

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Studying rheological behavior of nanoclay as oil well drilling fluid  

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Bentonite is commonly used to control the rheology and filtrate loss required for water-based drilling fluids. In this study, the effect ... modification on fluid viscosity and its dispersion in oil-wet fluids we...

M. Mohammadi; M. Kouhi; A. Sarrafi; M. Schaffie

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

Optimal Choice of Coordinates for Oil Well Drilling  

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Methods and algorithms for determining coordinates for drilling new wells on an admissible set are ... cases in which (1) time-changes in oil saturation can be neglected and (2) pressure and oil saturation distri...

A. V. Akhmetzyanov; V. N. Akhmetzyanov

2002-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of Emerging Technology for Geothermal Drilling and...  

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F weight-on-bit (WOB) A area N bit rotation rate (RPM) T torque-on bit (TOB) u rate-of-penetration (ROP) MSE is a measure of the efficiency of the drilling process,...

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NNSA participates in cloud-based radiation data collection drill...  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

were collected and validated during this one-day drill . The RadResponder Network is a mobile, cloud-based radiation data collection system that provides federal and state, local,...

466

Drilling through gas hydrates formations: possible problems and suggested solution  

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Gas hydrate research in the last two decades has taken various directions ranging from ways to understand the safe and economical production of this enormous resource to drilling problems. as more rigs and production platforms move into deeper...

Amodu, Afolabi Ayoola

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a High-Temperature Diagnostics-While-Drilling...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

HT tool are provided. htdwdtools.pdf More Documents & Publications A History or Geothermal Energy Research and Development in the United States: Drilling 1976-2006 DOE-HDBK-1017...

468

Water Wells and Drilled or Mined Shafts (Texas)  

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The drilling, excavation, and construction of a water well or mine shaft requires a permit from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (previously known as the Texas Natural Resource...

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Lowering Drilling Cost, Improving Operational Safety, and Reducing  

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via stress cycling. This can occur due to post cementing operations such as drilling and hydraulic fracturing, or thermal stresses. The testing method used a 3" PVC pipe to...

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Small-scale drilling operations for research purposes  

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...Transmission: Throttle: Fuel: Fuel consumption: Drill rods: Core barrels...comment on starting the engine and an apparent deficiency...cease, otherwise the engine will receive damage...Two-stroke and four-stroke fuel 8 0 0 Depreciation...

Noah Farmer; John Michael Jones; Duncan George Murchison

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Borehole Stability Analysis of Horizontal Drilling in Shale Gas Reservoirs  

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Serious wellbore instability occurs frequently during horizontal drilling in shale gas reservoirs. The conventional forecast model of in ... not suitable for wellbore stability analysis in laminated shale gas for...

Jun-Liang Yuan; Jin-Gen Deng; Qiang Tan; Bao-Hua Yu…

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Scientific Drilling at Sulphur Springs, Valles Caldera, New Mexico...  

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Hole VC-2A Abstract A scientific core hole has been drilled into the western ring fracture zone of the Valles Caldera, N.Mex. Hole VC-2A, the second scientific core hole in the...

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Odessa fabricator builds rig specifically for geothermal drilling  

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For 35 years, MD Cowan has built drilling rigs, developing a market for its Super Singleź rig for use in the nation's oil and gas fields. Now the Odessa-based company is branching out into alternative energy.

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Investigation of the feasibility of deep microborehole drilling  

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Recent advances in sensor technology, microelectronics, and telemetry technology make it feasible to produce miniature wellbore logging tools and instrumentation. Microboreholes are proposed for subterranean telemetry installations, exploration, reservoir definition, and reservoir monitoring this assumes that very small diameter bores can be produced for significantly lower cost using very small rigs. A microborehole production concept based on small diameter hydraulic or pneumatic powered mechanical drilling, assemblies deployed on coiled tubing is introduced. The concept is evaluated using, basic mechanics and hydraulics, published theories on rock drilling, and commercial simulations. Small commercial drill bits and hydraulic motors were selected for laboratory scale demonstrations. The feasibility of drilling deep, directional, one to two-inch diameter microboreholes has not been challenged by the results to date. Shallow field testing of prototype systems is needed to continue the feasibility investigation.

Dreesen, D.S. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States); Cohen, J.H. [Maurer Engineering, Inc., Houston, TX (United States)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Temperatures, heat flow, and water chemistry from drill holes...  

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Temperatures, heat flow, and water chemistry from drill holes in the Raft River geothermal system, Cassia County, Idaho Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to...

476

Thermal stress on bottom hole rock of gas drilling  

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Gas drilling has higher penetration than mud drilling. The greatest reason for this phenomenon with gas is that the gas is greatly cooled by expansion as it passes through the bit and thereby cools the bottom of the hole. The thermal stress at bottom-hole occurs during this process. The concept of thermal crushing of rocks is analysed in this study. The theoretical methods are developed to analyse thermal stresses and fragmentation induced by cooling of rock. Then, the numerical computation is conducted for the thermal stress equations with the numerical result simulated for the temperature field at the bottom hole to explain the reason of high drilling rates in gas drilling. Furthermore, an experiment was conducted to verify the theory. Therefore, the theories and simulated results in this paper have a guiding signification for best understand the technique and possibly to extend its economic advantage still further. [Received: September 23, 2011; Accepted: November 20, 2011

Shunji Yang; Gonghui Liu; Jun Li

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Offshore Drilling Safety and Response Technologies | Department of Energy  

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Offshore Drilling Safety and Response Technologies Offshore Drilling Safety and Response Technologies Offshore Drilling Safety and Response Technologies April 6, 2011 - 2:33pm Addthis Statement of Dr. Victor Der, Acting Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy before the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, Subcommittee on Energy and Environment. Chairman Harris, Ranking Member Miller, and members of the Subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to appear before you today to discuss the Department of Energy's (DOE) perspective on research and development (R&D) to improve oil and gas drilling in ever-deeper waters with greater margins of safety, reduced risk of spills, and better mitigation approaches should there be a spill. As you know, the Office of Fossil Energy (FE) leads DOE's efforts to

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Research and Development Activities in Geothermal Drilling, Completion, and Logging  

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Sandia National Laboratories manages the Geothermal Drilling and Completion Program for the US Department of Energy. The primary purpose of this program is to expand access to the geothermal resource by reduci...

John Finger

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Recent developments in geothermal drilling fluids  

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Three recent development efforts are described, aimed at solving some of these drilling fluid problems. The Sandia aqueous foam studies are still in the laboratory phase; NL Baroid's polymeric deflocculant is being field tested; and the Mudtech high temperature mud was field tested several months ago. The aqueous foam studies are aimed at screening available surfactants for temperture and chemical stability. Approximately 100 surfactants have been tested at temperatures of 260/sup 0/C and 310/sup 0/C and several of these candidates appear very promising. A polymeric deflocculant was developed for water-based muds which shows promise in laboratory tests of retarding thermal degradation effects and associated gelation. Formulations containing this new polymer have shown good rheological properties up to 500/sup 0/F. A high temperature mud consisting primarily of sepiolite, bentonite, and brown coal has been developed. A field test of this mud was conducted in a geothermal well in the Imperial Valley of California in May of last year. The fluid exhibited good hole-cleaning characteristics and good rheological properties throughout the test. (MHR)

Kelsey, J.R.; Rand, P.B.; Nevins, M.J.; Clements, W.R.; Hilscher, L.W.; Remont, L.J.; Matula, G.W.; Bailey, D.N.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Williston Basin: An analysis of salt drilling techniques for brine-based drilling-fluid systems  

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Williston Basin salt intervals, ranging in depth from 5,000 to 12,500 ft (1525 to 3810 m), have been responsible for widespread casing collapse because of the plastic movement of evaporites and the subsequent point loading of casing. This phenomenon is attributable to poor cement jobs across excessively eroded salt sections. A 2-year study led to the realization that this erosion is a function of not only salt dissolution but also the mechanical action of turbulent flow in the wellbore. A laminar flow regime can be realized and salt enlargement limited by careful control of annular flow rate, jet velocity, and drilling-fluid rheology.

Stash, S.M.; Jones, M.E.

1988-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Deep Drilling Basic Research: Volume 5 - System Evaluations. Final Report, November 1988--August 1990  

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This project is aimed at decreasing the costs and increasing the efficiency of drilling gas wells in excess of 15,000 feet. This volume presents a summary of an evaluation of various drilling techniques. Drilling solutions were compared quantitatively against typical penetration rates derived from conventional systems. A qualitative analysis measured the impact of a proposed system on the drilling industry. The evaluations determined that the best candidates f o r improving the speed and efficiency of drilling deep gas wells include: PDC/TSD bits, slim-hole drilling, roller-cone bits, downhole motors, top-driven systems, and coiled-tubing drilling.

None

1990-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

482

Simulation of air and mist drilling for geothermal wells  

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An improved method for calculating downhole temperatures, pressures, fluid densities and velocities during air drilling has been developed. The basic equations of fluid flow for a gas with cuttings and mist are presented along with a numerical method for their solution. Several applications of this calculational method are given, showing the effect of flow rate and standpipe pressures in typical air and mist drilling situations. 8 refs.

Mitchell, R.F.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

483

Residual strain measurements on drill cores from Reydarfjordur, Iceland  

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RESIDUAL STRAIN MEASUREMENTS ON DRILL CORES FROM REYDARFJORDUR, ICELAND A Thesis BESIM BASLANGIC Submitted to the Office oi' Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements I' or the degree of MAST...'ER OF SCIENCE May 1989 Major Subject: Geophysics RESIDUAL STRAIN MEASLREMENTS ON DRILL CORES FROM REYDARFJORDUR, ICELAVD A Thesis BESIM BASLANGIC Approved as to style and content by: Earl R. Hoskins (Chair of Committee) Richard L. Carlson (Member...

Baslangic, Besim

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

484

Economic analysis of waterflood infill drilling in Texas  

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IN MID 1980 DOLLARS 3 COST ESCALATION FACTORS FOR INFILL WELL COSTS 4 ANNUAL OPERATING COSTS AND INDEXES FOR WEST TEXAS SECONDARY RECOVERY PROJECTS WITH 10 PRODUCERS AND 11 INJECTION WELLS 5 HISTORICAL AVERAGE OIL AND GAS PRICES 6 INFILL DRILLING... IN MID 1980 DOLLARS 3 COST ESCALATION FACTORS FOR INFILL WELL COSTS 4 ANNUAL OPERATING COSTS AND INDEXES FOR WEST TEXAS SECONDARY RECOVERY PROJECTS WITH 10 PRODUCERS AND 11 INJECTION WELLS 5 HISTORICAL AVERAGE OIL AND GAS PRICES 6 INFILL DRILLING...

Reviere, Randall Hooge

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

485

Calculating limits for torsion and tensile loads on drill pipe  

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Drill pipe used for drilling horizontal and extended reach holes experiences much higher torsional and tensile loads than normally seen while drilling vertical holes. This is particularly true for rigs with top drives vs. rigs with rotary tables. When pipe is rotated while pulling out of the hole, which is commonly done on top drive rigs, the drill pipe can experience high tensile and torsional loading simultaneously. These conditions increase the probability of overload on tool joints and require that the drill pipe and tool joint selection process include consideration of combined loading. Calculating the required drill pipe strength for vertical holes is straightforward and spelled out in Section 5 of API RP7G. In vertical hole applications, pipe is almost always selected for its tensile capacity and the torsional strength of the pipe generally does not require special consideration. In Section 4 of API Sec 7, API recommends that the tool joints have a torsional strength of 80% of the pipe`s torsional strength; this is usually adequate. The torsional strength and tensile strength of commonly used drill pipe and tool joint combinations are tabulated in Tables 2 through 10 of API RP7G. Appendix A.8.3 in API RP7G shows a method for plotting a graphical representation of the combined torsional and tensile operational limits of tool joints. How to calculate the limits of the drill pipe tube is shown in Appendix A.9.2. This paper defines terms and limits, and discusses building and using a diagram to determine safe loads.

Bailey, E.I. [Stress Engineering Service Inc., Houston, TX (United States); Smith, J.E. [Grant Prideco, Houston, TX (United States)

1998-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

486

Advanced Mud System for Microhole Coiled Tubing Drilling  

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An advanced mud system was designed and key components were built that augment a coiled tubing drilling (CTD) rig that is designed specifically to drill microholes (less than 4-inch diameter) with advanced drilling techniques. The mud system was tailored to the hydraulics of the hole geometries and rig characteristics required for microholes and is capable of mixing and circulating mud and removing solids while being self contained and having zero discharge capability. Key components of this system are two modified triplex mud pumps (High Pressure Slurry Pumps) for advanced Abrasive Slurry Jetting (ASJ) and a modified Gas-Liquid-Solid (GLS) Separator for well control, flow return and initial processing. The system developed also includes an additional component of an advanced version of ASJ which allows cutting through most all materials encountered in oil and gas wells including steel, cement, and all rock types. It includes new fluids and new ASJ nozzles. The jetting mechanism does not require rotation of the bottom hole assembly or drill string, which is essential for use with Coiled Tubing (CT). It also has low reactive forces acting on the CT and generates cuttings small enough to be easily cleaned from the well bore, which is important in horizontal drilling. These cutting and mud processing components and capabilities compliment the concepts put forth by DOE for microhole coiled tubing drilling (MHTCTD) and should help insure the reality of drilling small diameter holes quickly and inexpensively with a minimal environmental footprint and that is efficient, compact and portable. Other components (site liners, sump and transfer pumps, stacked shakers, filter membranes, etc.. ) of the overall mud system were identified as readily available in industry and will not be purchased until we are ready to drill a specific well.

Kenneth Oglesby

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microhole Arrays Drilled With Advanced Abrasive Slurry Jet Technology To  

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Microhole Arrays Drilled With Advanced Abrasive Slurry Jet Technology To Microhole Arrays Drilled With Advanced Abrasive Slurry Jet Technology To Efficiently Exploit Enhanced Geothermal Systems Geothermal Project Jump to: navigation, search Last modified on July 22, 2011. Project Title Microhole Arrays Drilled With Advanced Abrasive Slurry Jet Technology To Efficiently Exploit Enhanced Geothermal Systems Project Type / Topic 1 Recovery Act: Enhanced Geothermal Systems Component Research and Development/Analysis Project Type / Topic 2 Drilling Systems Project Description This project proposes to develop a cost-effective microhole drilling and completion technology with the Flash Abrasive Slurry Jet (ASJ) system and optimize it to maximize the efficiency of fluid circulation and heat removal for Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS). The proposed approach is expected to address the key obstacles that currently prevent EGS from becoming a technically feasible, commercially viable major contributor for electricity generation, namely: (1) reduce costs for drilling and well completion and (2) increase the volume of hot rock from which heat can be extracted.

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Rotary torque and rpm indicator for oil well drilling rigs  

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Monitoring the torque applied by the rotary table to the drill string and the rpm of the drill string is provided. An intermediate adapter is positioned between the drill kelly and the rotary table. A strain gauge is attached to the intermediate adapter to measure torsional deformation and provide an indication of rotary torque. Transmission of torque data is accomplished by radio frequency transmission utilizing a transmitter on the intermediate adapter. A receiver is mounted to the side of the drill rig floor to receive and demodulate the torque signal. The intermediate adapter is rotating at the same rate as the drill string. Detection of the revolutions utilizing the changing R.F. Field strength is accomplished at the edge of the drill rig platform or elsewhere with a stationary sensor which doubles as the torque receiver. A highly directional torque transmitter antenna mounted on the adapter is used with the major lobe lying parallel to the rig floor and perpendicular to the pipe. By detecting the envelope of the radio frequency field strength, each rotation is marked by a peak. This enables continuous torque and rpm monitoring.

Chien, L.C.

1981-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

489

Application of horizontal drilling to tight gas reservoirs  

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Vertical fractures and lithologic heterogeneity are extremely important factors controlling gas flow rates and total gas recovery from tight (very low permeability) reservoirs. These reservoirs generally have in situ matrix permeabilities to gas of less than 0.1 md. Enhanced gas recovery methods have usually involved hydraulic fracturing; however, the induced vertical hydraulic fractures almost always parallel the natural fracture and may not be an efficient method to establish a good conduit to the wellbore. Horizontal drilling appears to be an optimum method to cut across many open vertical fractures. Horizontal holes will provide an efficient method to drain heterogeneous tight reservoirs even in unfractured rocks. Although many horizontal wells have now been completed in coalbed methane and oil reservoirs, very few have been drilled to exclusively evaluate tight gas reservoirs. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has funded some horizontal and slanthole drilling in order to demonstrate the applicability of these techniques for gas development. Four DOE holes have been drilled in Devonian gas shales in the Appalachian basin, and one hole has been drilled in Upper Cretaceous tight sandstones in the Piceance basin of Colorado. The Colorado field experiment has provided valuable information on the abundance and openness of deeply buried vertical fractures in tight sandstones. These studies, plus higher gas prices, should help encourage industry to begin to further utilize horizontal drilling as a new exploitation method for tight gas reservoirs.

Spencer, C.W. (U.S. Geological Survey, Lakewood, CO (United States)); Lorenz, J.C. (Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)); Brown, C.A. (Synder Oil Co., Denver, CO (United States))

1991-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of drill cuttings in prediction of penetration rate by using coarseness index and mean particle size in percussive drilling  

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Penetration rate of rocks is influenced by geological parameters,...CI) and mean particle size (d) to evaluate the penetration rate (PR) in percussive drilling in a limestone and in a marl quarry. The coarseness ...

Ra??t Altindag

491

The development and utilization of a high-speed laboratory rock drilling apparatus  

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Operations Data Analysis Techniques Effect of Drilling Parameters on Drilling Rate Observed Drilling Trends Page vi vi 1 ix 14 20 21 28 34 35 39 39 45 45 47 55 59 TABLE OF CONTENTS (continued) Comparison of Actual Penetration Rate... to Calculated Penetration Rate Problems Encountered With the Drilling Apparatus Future Application of the Drilling Apparatus CONCLUSIONS REFERENCES APPENDIX A: DATA ANALYSIS PROGRAM APPENDIX B: DIMENSIONLESS ANALYSIS PROGRAM VITA Page 90 97 98 100...

Day, Jeffrey Dale

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental study on the model of the correlation between the movement of the drilling string with big diameter of drill and effects on the oil rigs  

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In the author’s view, an important contribution is to clarify the interaction of a drill string and unconventional hoisting system, we find the influence of the constructive peculiarities oil installations (drilling

Marius Stan; Lazar Avram

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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