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Title: Apparatus and method for downhole injection of radioactive tracer

Abstract

The disclosure relates to downhole injection of radioactive /sup 82/Br and monitoring its progress through fractured structure to determine the nature thereof. An ampule containing granular /sup 82/Br is remotely crushed and water is repeatedly flushed through it to cleanse the instrument as well as inject the /sup 82/Br into surrounding fractured strata. A sensor in a remote horehole reads progress of the radioactive material through fractured structure.

Inventors:
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OSTI Identifier:
6553357
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy TIC; ERA-06-017324; EDB-81-052130
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-26
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; 42 ENGINEERING; BROMINE 82; EVALUATION; IRRADIATION CAPSULES; INJECTION WELLS; MODIFICATIONS; PERSONNEL; RADIATION PROTECTION; BOREHOLES; DECONTAMINATION; GEOLOGIC STRATA; WATER; BETA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BETA-MINUS DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BROMINE ISOTOPES; CAVITIES; CLEANING; DAYS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; GEOLOGIC STRUCTURES; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; INTERMEDIATE MASS NUCLEI; ISOTOPES; NUCLEI; ODD-ODD NUCLEI; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; RADIOISOTOPES; WELLS; 440300* - Miscellaneous Instruments- (-1989); 420202 - Engineering- Protective Structures & Equipment

Citation Formats

Potter, R.M., Archuleta, J., and Fink, C.F. Apparatus and method for downhole injection of radioactive tracer. United States: N. p., Web.
Potter, R.M., Archuleta, J., & Fink, C.F. Apparatus and method for downhole injection of radioactive tracer. United States.
Potter, R.M., Archuleta, J., and Fink, C.F. . "Apparatus and method for downhole injection of radioactive tracer". United States.
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