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Title: Subterranean barriers, methods, and apparatuses for forming, inspecting, selectively heating, and repairing same

Abstract

A subterranean barrier and method for forming same are disclosed, the barrier including a plurality of casing strings wherein at least one casing string of the plurality of casing strings may be affixed to at least another adjacent casing string of the plurality of casing strings through at least one weld, at least one adhesive joint, or both. A method and system for nondestructively inspecting a subterranean barrier is disclosed. For instance, a radiographic signal may be emitted from within a casing string toward an adjacent casing string and the radiographic signal may be detected from within the adjacent casing string. A method of repairing a barrier including removing at least a portion of a casing string and welding a repair element within the casing string is disclosed. A method of selectively heating at least one casing string forming at least a portion of a subterranean barrier is disclosed.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [3];  [4]
  1. Shelley, ID
  2. Rigby, ID
  3. Idaho Falls, ID
  4. Idaho, ID
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
BECHTEL BWXT IDAHO LLC
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
986524
Patent Number(s):
7513715
Application Number:
December 1, 2006; TRN: US201018%%26
Assignee:
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B23 - MACHINE TOOLS B23K - SOLDERING OR UNSOLDERING
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B09 - DISPOSAL OF SOLID WASTE B09C - RECLAMATION OF CONTAMINATED SOIL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-99ID13727
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; WELL CASINGS; NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING; WELDED JOINTS; INDUSTRIAL RADIOGRAPHY; ADHESIVES; HEATING; REPAIR; WELDING; FABRICATION

Citation Formats

Nickelson, Reva A, Sloan, Paul A, Richardson, John G, Walsh, Stephanie, and Kostelnik, Kevin M. Subterranean barriers, methods, and apparatuses for forming, inspecting, selectively heating, and repairing same. United States: N. p., 2009. Web.
Nickelson, Reva A, Sloan, Paul A, Richardson, John G, Walsh, Stephanie, & Kostelnik, Kevin M. Subterranean barriers, methods, and apparatuses for forming, inspecting, selectively heating, and repairing same. United States.
Nickelson, Reva A, Sloan, Paul A, Richardson, John G, Walsh, Stephanie, and Kostelnik, Kevin M. Tue . "Subterranean barriers, methods, and apparatuses for forming, inspecting, selectively heating, and repairing same". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/986524.
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author = {Nickelson, Reva A and Sloan, Paul A and Richardson, John G and Walsh, Stephanie and Kostelnik, Kevin M},
abstractNote = {A subterranean barrier and method for forming same are disclosed, the barrier including a plurality of casing strings wherein at least one casing string of the plurality of casing strings may be affixed to at least another adjacent casing string of the plurality of casing strings through at least one weld, at least one adhesive joint, or both. A method and system for nondestructively inspecting a subterranean barrier is disclosed. For instance, a radiographic signal may be emitted from within a casing string toward an adjacent casing string and the radiographic signal may be detected from within the adjacent casing string. A method of repairing a barrier including removing at least a portion of a casing string and welding a repair element within the casing string is disclosed. A method of selectively heating at least one casing string forming at least a portion of a subterranean barrier is disclosed.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2009},
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