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Title: Geothermal drilling ad completion technology development program. Semi-annual progress report, April-September 1979

The progress, status, and results of ongoing Research and Development (R and D) within the Geothermal Drilling and Completion Technology Development Program are described. The program emphasizes the development of geothermal drilling hardware, drilling fluids, and completion technology. Advanced drilling systems are also under development. The goals of the program are to develop the technology required to reduce well costs by 25% by 1982 and by 50% by 1986.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. (ed.)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5321615
Report Number(s):
SAND-79-2397
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-76DP00789
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Sandia Labs., Albuquerque, NM (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; GEOTHERMAL WELLS; WELL COMPLETION; WELL DRILLING; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; BEARINGS; CORROSION; COST; DRILL BITS; DRILLING EQUIPMENT; DRILLING FLUIDS; JET DRILLS; ROCK MECHANICS; SEALS; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; DRILLING; DRILLS; EQUIPMENT; WELLS Geothermal Legacy 150901* -- Geothermal Engineering-- Drilling Technology & Well Hardware