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Title: Utah FORGE: Well 16A(78)-32 Drilling Data

Abstract

This dataset includes survey data, drilling data, daily reports, summaries of daily operations, and rig photos from the drilling of Utah FORGE well 16A(78)-32, which is a highly deviated deep well. It was completed 60 days ahead of schedule. Rig move in began 10/22/2020 and drilling commenced on 10/30/2020, and total depth was reached on 12/18/2020. Drilling was followed by a diagnostic fracture injection test (DFIT), logging, and circulating casing. The rig was released on 1/12/2021. The upper part of the well was drilled vertically through approximately 4,700 feet of sediments before penetrating into high strength, crystalline granite. The well was deviated at a 65 degree angle from vertical after reaching a depth of 6,000 ft. This angle was maintained for the remainder of the well's trajectory. The well ultimately reached a true vertical depth of 8,559 feet, and a total measured depth of 10,987 feet. Preliminary measurements indicate temperatures at the "toe" of the well will exceed 442 degrees F (228 degrees C). Approximately 74 ft of core of the granitic and metamorphic rocks that will form the FORGE reservoir was also recovered.

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Publication Date:
Other Number(s):
1283
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0007080
Research Org.:
USDOE Geothermal Data Repository (United States); Energy and Geoscience Institute at the University of Utah
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Renewable Power Office. Geothermal Technologies Program (EE-4G)
Collaborations:
Energy and Geoscience Institute at the University of Utah
Subject:
15 Geothermal Energy
Keywords:
geothermal; energy; Utah FORGE; drilling; directional; 16A78-32; time series; survey; trajectory; raw data; EGS; rig; photos; operations; deviated; deep well; highly deviated; FORGE; Utah
Geolocation:
38.5148, (-112.879748
OSTI Identifier:
1776602
DOI:
https://doi.org/10.15121/1776602
Project Location:

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Citation Formats

McLennan, John, Nash, Greg, Moore, Joseph, and Skowron, Gosia. Utah FORGE: Well 16A(78)-32 Drilling Data. United States: N. p., 2021. Web. doi:10.15121/1776602.
McLennan, John, Nash, Greg, Moore, Joseph, & Skowron, Gosia. Utah FORGE: Well 16A(78)-32 Drilling Data. United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.15121/1776602
McLennan, John, Nash, Greg, Moore, Joseph, and Skowron, Gosia. 2021. "Utah FORGE: Well 16A(78)-32 Drilling Data". United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.15121/1776602. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1776602. Pub date:Fri Jan 08 00:00:00 EST 2021
@article{osti_1776602,
title = {Utah FORGE: Well 16A(78)-32 Drilling Data},
author = {McLennan, John and Nash, Greg and Moore, Joseph and Skowron, Gosia},
abstractNote = {This dataset includes survey data, drilling data, daily reports, summaries of daily operations, and rig photos from the drilling of Utah FORGE well 16A(78)-32, which is a highly deviated deep well. It was completed 60 days ahead of schedule. Rig move in began 10/22/2020 and drilling commenced on 10/30/2020, and total depth was reached on 12/18/2020. Drilling was followed by a diagnostic fracture injection test (DFIT), logging, and circulating casing. The rig was released on 1/12/2021. The upper part of the well was drilled vertically through approximately 4,700 feet of sediments before penetrating into high strength, crystalline granite. The well was deviated at a 65 degree angle from vertical after reaching a depth of 6,000 ft. This angle was maintained for the remainder of the well's trajectory. The well ultimately reached a true vertical depth of 8,559 feet, and a total measured depth of 10,987 feet. Preliminary measurements indicate temperatures at the "toe" of the well will exceed 442 degrees F (228 degrees C). Approximately 74 ft of core of the granitic and metamorphic rocks that will form the FORGE reservoir was also recovered.},
doi = {10.15121/1776602},
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number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {2021},
month = {1}
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