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Title: Geothermal Drilling and Completions: Petroleum Practices Technology Transfer

Abstract

In the summer of 2013, members of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Colorado School of Mines (CSM) identified an opportunity to improve geothermal drilling operations by transferring practices from the petroleum drilling field. The NREL/CSM group noted that significant changes in drilling efficiencies in petroleum operations have been made during the last decade. For example, five years ago, 14,000-foot wells in Wyoming took 60 days to drill. However, in September of 2015, these same wells were drilled in 7 days. This significant decrease in required drilling days resulted from analysis, goal setting, and management and technology improvements. The geothermal drilling industry can import these methods and technologies, where appropriate, with the possibility of similar improvements in drilling operations.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [3];  [3];  [3];  [3];  [3];  [3];  [3];  [4]
  1. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
  2. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
  3. Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO (United States)
  4. Colorado School of Mines
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Geothermal Technologies Office (EE-4G)
OSTI Identifier:
1490999
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP-6A20-72277
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; geothermal; drilling

Citation Formats

Snyder, Neil K, Visser, Charles F, Alfred, Eustes III W, Baker, Walt, Tucker, Jordan, Quick, Ralph, Nagle, Taylor, Bell, Jason, Bell, Sean, Bolton, Daniel, and Nagandran, Uneshddarann. Geothermal Drilling and Completions: Petroleum Practices Technology Transfer. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.2172/1490999.
Snyder, Neil K, Visser, Charles F, Alfred, Eustes III W, Baker, Walt, Tucker, Jordan, Quick, Ralph, Nagle, Taylor, Bell, Jason, Bell, Sean, Bolton, Daniel, & Nagandran, Uneshddarann. Geothermal Drilling and Completions: Petroleum Practices Technology Transfer. United States. doi:10.2172/1490999.
Snyder, Neil K, Visser, Charles F, Alfred, Eustes III W, Baker, Walt, Tucker, Jordan, Quick, Ralph, Nagle, Taylor, Bell, Jason, Bell, Sean, Bolton, Daniel, and Nagandran, Uneshddarann. Wed . "Geothermal Drilling and Completions: Petroleum Practices Technology Transfer". United States. doi:10.2172/1490999. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1490999.
@article{osti_1490999,
title = {Geothermal Drilling and Completions: Petroleum Practices Technology Transfer},
author = {Snyder, Neil K and Visser, Charles F and Alfred, Eustes III W and Baker, Walt and Tucker, Jordan and Quick, Ralph and Nagle, Taylor and Bell, Jason and Bell, Sean and Bolton, Daniel and Nagandran, Uneshddarann},
abstractNote = {In the summer of 2013, members of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Colorado School of Mines (CSM) identified an opportunity to improve geothermal drilling operations by transferring practices from the petroleum drilling field. The NREL/CSM group noted that significant changes in drilling efficiencies in petroleum operations have been made during the last decade. For example, five years ago, 14,000-foot wells in Wyoming took 60 days to drill. However, in September of 2015, these same wells were drilled in 7 days. This significant decrease in required drilling days resulted from analysis, goal setting, and management and technology improvements. The geothermal drilling industry can import these methods and technologies, where appropriate, with the possibility of similar improvements in drilling operations.},
doi = {10.2172/1490999},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {1}
}

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