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Title: Fluid transport systems for use in a downhole explosive fracturing system

Abstract

Explosive devices and assemblies are described herein for use in geologic fracturing. Components of energetic material used in the explosive devices can be initially separated prior to inserting the assembled system down a wellbore, then later combined prior to detonation. Some exemplary explosive units for insertion into a borehole for use in fracturing a geologic formation surrounding the borehole can comprise a casing comprising a body defining an internal chamber, a first component of an explosive positioned within the internal chamber of the casing, and an inlet communicating with the internal chamber through which a second component of the explosive mixture is deliverable into the internal chamber to comprise the explosive.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1568368
Patent Number(s):
10294767
Application Number:
14/905,344
Assignee:
Triad National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F42 - AMMUNITION F42D - BLASTING
E - FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS E21 - EARTH DRILLING E21B - EARTH DRILLING, e.g. DEEP DRILLING
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 07/15/2014
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
58 GEOSCIENCES; 04 OIL SHALES AND TAR SANDS

Citation Formats

Mace, Jonathan Lee, Bronisz, Lawrence E., Steedman, David W., and Bradley, Christopher Robert. Fluid transport systems for use in a downhole explosive fracturing system. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Mace, Jonathan Lee, Bronisz, Lawrence E., Steedman, David W., & Bradley, Christopher Robert. Fluid transport systems for use in a downhole explosive fracturing system. United States.
Mace, Jonathan Lee, Bronisz, Lawrence E., Steedman, David W., and Bradley, Christopher Robert. Tue . "Fluid transport systems for use in a downhole explosive fracturing system". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1568368.
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abstractNote = {Explosive devices and assemblies are described herein for use in geologic fracturing. Components of energetic material used in the explosive devices can be initially separated prior to inserting the assembled system down a wellbore, then later combined prior to detonation. Some exemplary explosive units for insertion into a borehole for use in fracturing a geologic formation surrounding the borehole can comprise a casing comprising a body defining an internal chamber, a first component of an explosive positioned within the internal chamber of the casing, and an inlet communicating with the internal chamber through which a second component of the explosive mixture is deliverable into the internal chamber to comprise the explosive.},
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