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Title: Drilling And Testing in the Deep Borehole Field Test.

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Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE), Fuel Cycle Technologies (NE-5)
OSTI Identifier:
1431592
Report Number(s):
SAND2017-2992C
651888
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Proposed for presentation at the International High-Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference held April 9-13, 2017 in Charlotte, NC.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

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Kuhlman, Kristopher L, Sassani, David, Freeze, Geoffrey A., Hardin, Ernest, and Brady, Patrick Vane.. Drilling And Testing in the Deep Borehole Field Test.. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Kuhlman, Kristopher L, Sassani, David, Freeze, Geoffrey A., Hardin, Ernest, & Brady, Patrick Vane.. Drilling And Testing in the Deep Borehole Field Test.. United States.
Kuhlman, Kristopher L, Sassani, David, Freeze, Geoffrey A., Hardin, Ernest, and Brady, Patrick Vane.. Wed . "Drilling And Testing in the Deep Borehole Field Test.". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1431592.
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place = {United States},
year = {Wed Mar 01 00:00:00 EST 2017},
month = {Wed Mar 01 00:00:00 EST 2017}
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  • Deep Borehole Disposal (DBD) of high-level radioactive wastes has been considered an option for geological isolation for many years (Hess et al. 1957). Recent advances in drilling technology have decreased costs and increased reliability for large-diameter (i.e., ≥50 cm [19.7”]) boreholes to depths of several kilometers (Beswick 2008; Beswick et al. 2014). These advances have therefore also increased the feasibility of the DBD concept (Brady et al. 2009; Cornwall 2015), and the current field test design will demonstrate the DBD concept and these advances. The US Department of Energy (DOE) Strategy for the Management and Disposal of Used Nuclear Fuelmore » and High-Level Radioactive Waste (DOE 2013) specifically recommended developing a research and development plan for DBD. DOE sought input or expression of interest from States, local communities, individuals, private groups, academia, or any other stakeholders willing to host a Deep Borehole Field Test (DBFT). The DBFT includes drilling two boreholes nominally 200m [656’] apart to approximately 5 km [16,400’] total depth, in a region where crystalline basement is expected to begin at less than 2 km depth [6,560’]. The characterization borehole (CB) is the smaller-diameter borehole (i.e., 21.6 cm [8.5”] diameter at total depth), and will be drilled first. The geologic, hydrogeologic, geochemical, geomechanical and thermal testing will take place in the CB. The field test borehole (FTB) is the larger-diameter borehole (i.e., 43.2 cm [17”] diameter at total depth). Surface handling and borehole emplacement of test package will be demonstrated using the FTB to evaluate engineering feasibility and safety of disposal operations (SNL 2016).« less