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Title: Reservoir Stimulation Optimization with Operational Monitoring for Creation of EGS

Abstract

EGS field projects have not sustained production at rates greater than ½ of what is needed for economic viability. The primary limitation that makes commercial EGS infeasible is our current inability to cost-effectively create high-permeability reservoirs from impermeable, igneous rock within the 3,000-10,000 ft depth range. Our goal is to develop a novel fracturing fluid technology that maximizes reservoir permeability while reducing stimulation cost and environmental impact. Laboratory equipment development to advance laboratory characterization/monitoring is also a priority of this project to study and optimize the physicochemical properties of these fracturing fluids in a range of reservoir conditions. Barrier G is the primarily intended GTO barrier to be addressed as well as support addressing barriers D, E and I.

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Other Number(s):
258
DOE Contract Number:  
FY13 AOP 25726
Product Type:
Dataset
Research Org.:
DOE Geothermal Data Repository; Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Geothermal Technologies Office (EE-4G)
Subject:
15 Geothermal Energy
Keywords:
geothermal; fracturing fluid; monitoring; XMT; NMR; Acoustic; rheology; permeability; EGS; igneous rock
OSTI Identifier:
1148805
DOI:
10.15121/1148805

Citation Formats

Fernandez, Carlos A. Reservoir Stimulation Optimization with Operational Monitoring for Creation of EGS. United States: N. p., 2013. Web. doi:10.15121/1148805.
Fernandez, Carlos A. Reservoir Stimulation Optimization with Operational Monitoring for Creation of EGS. United States. doi:10.15121/1148805.
Fernandez, Carlos A. 2013. "Reservoir Stimulation Optimization with Operational Monitoring for Creation of EGS". United States. doi:10.15121/1148805. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1148805. Pub date:Wed Sep 25 00:00:00 EDT 2013
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title = {Reservoir Stimulation Optimization with Operational Monitoring for Creation of EGS},
author = {Fernandez, Carlos A.},
abstractNote = {EGS field projects have not sustained production at rates greater than ½ of what is needed for economic viability. The primary limitation that makes commercial EGS infeasible is our current inability to cost-effectively create high-permeability reservoirs from impermeable, igneous rock within the 3,000-10,000 ft depth range. Our goal is to develop a novel fracturing fluid technology that maximizes reservoir permeability while reducing stimulation cost and environmental impact. Laboratory equipment development to advance laboratory characterization/monitoring is also a priority of this project to study and optimize the physicochemical properties of these fracturing fluids in a range of reservoir conditions. Barrier G is the primarily intended GTO barrier to be addressed as well as support addressing barriers D, E and I.},
doi = {10.15121/1148805},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2013},
month = {9}
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