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Title: EGS Collab Project: Status, Tests, and Data

Abstract

The EGS (Enhanced Geothermal Systems) Collab project is performing stimulation and flow experiments in highly-monitored and well-characterized intermediate-scale (approximately10 to 20 meter) field test beds at a depth of approximately 1,500 meters in the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF) in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Our fracture stimulation and interwell flow tests are performed to better understand processes that control formation of effective subsurface heat exchangers that are critical to the development and success of EGS. Different EGS Collab stimulations will be performed under dissimilar stress conditions produce data for model comparisons that better differentiate stimulation mechanisms and the evolution of permeability enhancement in crystalline rock. EGS Collab experiments provide a means of testing tools, concepts and strategies that could later be employed under geothermal reservoir conditions at DOE’s Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE) and other enhanced geothermal systems. Key to the project is using numerical simulations in the experiment design and interpretation of results, and the collection of high-quality stimulation/flow, thermal, and geologic/geophysical data. A wide range of geologic and geophysical data have been acquired and interpreted for pre-stimulation testbed characterization. Multiple stimulation and flow tests have been performed at SURF, and multiple data setsmore » have been collected and analyzed during these tests including electrical resistance tomography, microseismic, continuous active source seismic monitoring, distributed temperature, and the SIMFIP tool has been used to identify fracture formation and characteristics. An overview of some of the numerical simulations and experiments performed at SURF are presented.« less

Authors:
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  1. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  2. Sandia National Laboratories
  3. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  4. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  5. None
  6. Idaho National Laboratory
  7. TDoeGeo
  8. Los Alamos National Laboratory
  9. University of Oklahoma
  10. South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
1564260
Report Number(s):
INL/CON-19-53022-Rev000
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 53rd US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, New York, NY, 06/23/2019 - 06/26/2019
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
15 - GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; Enhanced Geothermal Systems; SURF; EGS Collab; Fracturing

Citation Formats

T.J., Kneafsey,, P.F., Dobson, J.B., Ajo-Franklin,, D.A., Blankenship,, P.C., Schwering,, H.A., Knox,, M.D., White,, T.C., Johnson,, C.E., Strickland,, V.R., Vermuel, J.P., Morris,, E., Mattson,, G., Neupane,, R.K., Podgorney,, T.W., Doe,, Huang, Lianjie, L.P., Frash,, Ghassemi, Ahmad, and Roggenthen, William. EGS Collab Project: Status, Tests, and Data. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
T.J., Kneafsey,, P.F., Dobson, J.B., Ajo-Franklin,, D.A., Blankenship,, P.C., Schwering,, H.A., Knox,, M.D., White,, T.C., Johnson,, C.E., Strickland,, V.R., Vermuel, J.P., Morris,, E., Mattson,, G., Neupane,, R.K., Podgorney,, T.W., Doe,, Huang, Lianjie, L.P., Frash,, Ghassemi, Ahmad, & Roggenthen, William. EGS Collab Project: Status, Tests, and Data. United States.
T.J., Kneafsey,, P.F., Dobson, J.B., Ajo-Franklin,, D.A., Blankenship,, P.C., Schwering,, H.A., Knox,, M.D., White,, T.C., Johnson,, C.E., Strickland,, V.R., Vermuel, J.P., Morris,, E., Mattson,, G., Neupane,, R.K., Podgorney,, T.W., Doe,, Huang, Lianjie, L.P., Frash,, Ghassemi, Ahmad, and Roggenthen, William. Sun . "EGS Collab Project: Status, Tests, and Data". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1564260.
@article{osti_1564260,
title = {EGS Collab Project: Status, Tests, and Data},
author = {T.J., Kneafsey, and P.F., Dobson and J.B., Ajo-Franklin, and D.A., Blankenship, and P.C., Schwering, and H.A., Knox, and M.D., White, and T.C., Johnson, and C.E., Strickland, and V.R., Vermuel and J.P., Morris, and E., Mattson, and G., Neupane, and R.K., Podgorney, and T.W., Doe, and Huang, Lianjie and L.P., Frash, and Ghassemi, Ahmad and Roggenthen, William},
abstractNote = {The EGS (Enhanced Geothermal Systems) Collab project is performing stimulation and flow experiments in highly-monitored and well-characterized intermediate-scale (approximately10 to 20 meter) field test beds at a depth of approximately 1,500 meters in the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF) in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Our fracture stimulation and interwell flow tests are performed to better understand processes that control formation of effective subsurface heat exchangers that are critical to the development and success of EGS. Different EGS Collab stimulations will be performed under dissimilar stress conditions produce data for model comparisons that better differentiate stimulation mechanisms and the evolution of permeability enhancement in crystalline rock. EGS Collab experiments provide a means of testing tools, concepts and strategies that could later be employed under geothermal reservoir conditions at DOE’s Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE) and other enhanced geothermal systems. Key to the project is using numerical simulations in the experiment design and interpretation of results, and the collection of high-quality stimulation/flow, thermal, and geologic/geophysical data. A wide range of geologic and geophysical data have been acquired and interpreted for pre-stimulation testbed characterization. Multiple stimulation and flow tests have been performed at SURF, and multiple data sets have been collected and analyzed during these tests including electrical resistance tomography, microseismic, continuous active source seismic monitoring, distributed temperature, and the SIMFIP tool has been used to identify fracture formation and characteristics. An overview of some of the numerical simulations and experiments performed at SURF are presented.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {6}
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