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DOE announces multi-well experiment

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Abstract

US Department of Energy has announced the launch of a carefully designed, multi-well experiment to develop technology to tap the unrealized production potential of the tight lenticular formations of the Western US. The 5-yr, $20-million project well be conducted in the Mesa Verde sandstones in the Rulison area of Garfield County, Colorado. DOE's objective is to define the critical parameters affecting the technology for producing gas from the tight sandstones containing hundreds of trillions of cubic feet of gas in the Piceance Basin and many other basins in the west. DOE will make any technology advances available so that this vast resource can be tapped and added to the US energy supply. Rulison field's low-permeability Mesa Verde sandstones have resisted numerous production experiments, including nuclear blast and massive hydraulic fracturing tests. The results have been inconsistent, and there has been no reliable method for determining why results were good or poor.
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Publication Date:
Jul 01, 1981
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
ERA-10-036124; EDB-85-121360
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Amer. Oil Gas Reporter; (Canada); Journal Volume: 24:4
Subject:
03 NATURAL GAS; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; COLORADO; NATURAL GAS WELLS; WELL STIMULATION; US DOE; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; NATURAL GAS DEPOSITS; PERMEABILITY; PICEANCE CREEK BASIN; SANDSTONES; TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER; TECHNOLOGY UTILIZATION; FEDERAL REGION VIII; GEOLOGIC DEPOSITS; MINERAL RESOURCES; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; NORTH AMERICA; RESOURCES; ROCKS; SEDIMENTARY ROCKS; STIMULATION; US ORGANIZATIONS; USA; WELLS; 030900* - Natural Gas- Artificial Stimulation, Plowshare- (-1989); 294003 - Energy Planning & Policy- Natural Gas; 290500 - Energy Planning & Policy- Research, Development, Demonstration, & Commercialization
OSTI ID:
5588085
Country of Origin:
Canada
Language:
English
Submitting Site:
HEDB
Size:
Pages: 69-70
Announcement Date:
Jul 01, 1985

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abstractNote = {US Department of Energy has announced the launch of a carefully designed, multi-well experiment to develop technology to tap the unrealized production potential of the tight lenticular formations of the Western US. The 5-yr, $20-million project well be conducted in the Mesa Verde sandstones in the Rulison area of Garfield County, Colorado. DOE's objective is to define the critical parameters affecting the technology for producing gas from the tight sandstones containing hundreds of trillions of cubic feet of gas in the Piceance Basin and many other basins in the west. DOE will make any technology advances available so that this vast resource can be tapped and added to the US energy supply. Rulison field's low-permeability Mesa Verde sandstones have resisted numerous production experiments, including nuclear blast and massive hydraulic fracturing tests. The results have been inconsistent, and there has been no reliable method for determining why results were good or poor.}
journal = {Amer. Oil Gas Reporter; (Canada)}
volume = {24:4}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Canada}
year = {1981}
month = {Jul}
}