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Title: Advanced drilling systems

Abstract

Drilling is ubiquitous in oil, gas, geothermal, minerals, water well, and mining industries. Drilling and well completion account for 25% to 50% of the cost of producing power from geothermal energy. Reduced drilling costs will reduce the cost of electricity produced from geothermal resources. Undoubtedly, there are concepts for advanced drilling systems that have yet to be studied. However, the breadth and depth of previous efforts in this area almost guarantee that any new efforts will at least initially build on an idea or a variation of an idea that has already been investigated. Therefore, a review of previous efforts, coupled with a characterization of viable advanced drilling systems and the current state of technology as it applies to those systems, provide the basis for this study.

Authors:
;  [1];  [2]
  1. Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  2. Livesay Consultants, San Diego, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
226390
Report Number(s):
SAND-96-0845C; CONF-9604116-2
ON: TI96008899
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Conference: 14. DOE/Industry geothermal program review on keeping geothermal energy competitive in foreign and domestic markets, Berkeley, CA (United States), 8-11 Apr 1996; Other Information: PBD: [1995]
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; DRILLING EQUIPMENT; PERFORMANCE; GEOTHERMAL WELLS; WELL DRILLING; COST; APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY; Geothermal Legacy

Citation Formats

Pierce, K.G., Finger, J.T., and Livesay, B.J.. Advanced drilling systems. United States: N. p., 1995. Web. doi:10.2172/226390.
Pierce, K.G., Finger, J.T., & Livesay, B.J.. Advanced drilling systems. United States. doi:10.2172/226390.
Pierce, K.G., Finger, J.T., and Livesay, B.J.. Sun . "Advanced drilling systems". United States. doi:10.2172/226390. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/226390.
@article{osti_226390,
title = {Advanced drilling systems},
author = {Pierce, K.G. and Finger, J.T. and Livesay, B.J.},
abstractNote = {Drilling is ubiquitous in oil, gas, geothermal, minerals, water well, and mining industries. Drilling and well completion account for 25% to 50% of the cost of producing power from geothermal energy. Reduced drilling costs will reduce the cost of electricity produced from geothermal resources. Undoubtedly, there are concepts for advanced drilling systems that have yet to be studied. However, the breadth and depth of previous efforts in this area almost guarantee that any new efforts will at least initially build on an idea or a variation of an idea that has already been investigated. Therefore, a review of previous efforts, coupled with a characterization of viable advanced drilling systems and the current state of technology as it applies to those systems, provide the basis for this study.},
doi = {10.2172/226390},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Sun Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 1995},
month = {Sun Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 1995}
}

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