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Title: Methods for indication of at least one subsurface barrier characteristic and methods of use

Abstract

A containment system for use adjacent to a selected region of a subterranean formation and comprising a plurality of laterally interlocked casing strings. At least one electrically conductive element is disposed along at least a portion of a casing string and is used for performing electrical time domain reflectometry. At least one protective element may be positioned between portions of adjacent casing strings of the barrier, and at least one electrically conductive element may be disposed at least partially within the at least one protective element for use in indicating at least one characteristic of at least a portion of the containment system. Electrical time domain reflectometry (TDR) may be used to indicate the at least one characteristic; for instance, TDR may be used to indicate leakage through the barrier or a discontinuity or void in a barrier filler material.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [1]
  1. Idaho Falls, ID
  2. Shelley, ID
  3. Rigby, ID
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
909712
Patent Number(s):
7234895
Application Number:
11/397,508
Assignee:
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
E - FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS E02 - HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING E02D - FOUNDATIONS
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B09 - DISPOSAL OF SOLID WASTE B09C - RECLAMATION OF CONTAMINATED SOIL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-99ID13727; AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION

Citation Formats

Richardson, John G, Nickelson, Reva A, Sloan, Paul A, and Kostelnik, Kevin M. Methods for indication of at least one subsurface barrier characteristic and methods of use. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Richardson, John G, Nickelson, Reva A, Sloan, Paul A, & Kostelnik, Kevin M. Methods for indication of at least one subsurface barrier characteristic and methods of use. United States.
Richardson, John G, Nickelson, Reva A, Sloan, Paul A, and Kostelnik, Kevin M. Tue . "Methods for indication of at least one subsurface barrier characteristic and methods of use". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/909712.
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abstractNote = {A containment system for use adjacent to a selected region of a subterranean formation and comprising a plurality of laterally interlocked casing strings. At least one electrically conductive element is disposed along at least a portion of a casing string and is used for performing electrical time domain reflectometry. At least one protective element may be positioned between portions of adjacent casing strings of the barrier, and at least one electrically conductive element may be disposed at least partially within the at least one protective element for use in indicating at least one characteristic of at least a portion of the containment system. Electrical time domain reflectometry (TDR) may be used to indicate the at least one characteristic; for instance, TDR may be used to indicate leakage through the barrier or a discontinuity or void in a barrier filler material.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2007},
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