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Title: Apparatuses for interaction with a subterranean formation, and methods of use thereof

Abstract

An access casing assembly structured for placement at least partially within a subterranean formation by forcing the access casing assembly thereinto, comprising a plurality of casing sections operably coupled to form a central elongated cavity for providing access to the subterranean region is disclosed. Further, a tip portion of the access casing assembly may include a porous filter through which liquid or gas may communicate with the central elongated cavity. Also, a receiving member or at least one engagement hub may form a portion of the central elongated cavity and may include an engagement feature configured for selectively and lockingly engaging a locking structure of a device to be positioned within the access casing assembly. Methods of use are disclosed. A tensiometer is disclosed including a chamber structured for allowing at least partially filling with a fluid subsequent to contact therewith.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Idaho Falls, ID
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
921496
Patent Number(s):
7311011
Application Number:
10/995,799
Assignee:
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01N - INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
E - FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS E21 - EARTH DRILLING E21B - EARTH DRILLING, e.g. DEEP DRILLING
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-99ID13727
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Clark, Don T, Jones, Richard L, Turner, Terry D, Hubbell, Joel M, and Sisson, James B. Apparatuses for interaction with a subterranean formation, and methods of use thereof. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Clark, Don T, Jones, Richard L, Turner, Terry D, Hubbell, Joel M, & Sisson, James B. Apparatuses for interaction with a subterranean formation, and methods of use thereof. United States.
Clark, Don T, Jones, Richard L, Turner, Terry D, Hubbell, Joel M, and Sisson, James B. Tue . "Apparatuses for interaction with a subterranean formation, and methods of use thereof". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/921496.
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title = {Apparatuses for interaction with a subterranean formation, and methods of use thereof},
author = {Clark, Don T and Jones, Richard L and Turner, Terry D and Hubbell, Joel M and Sisson, James B},
abstractNote = {An access casing assembly structured for placement at least partially within a subterranean formation by forcing the access casing assembly thereinto, comprising a plurality of casing sections operably coupled to form a central elongated cavity for providing access to the subterranean region is disclosed. Further, a tip portion of the access casing assembly may include a porous filter through which liquid or gas may communicate with the central elongated cavity. Also, a receiving member or at least one engagement hub may form a portion of the central elongated cavity and may include an engagement feature configured for selectively and lockingly engaging a locking structure of a device to be positioned within the access casing assembly. Methods of use are disclosed. A tensiometer is disclosed including a chamber structured for allowing at least partially filling with a fluid subsequent to contact therewith.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2007},
month = {12}
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