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Title: Fracture Detection and Mapping

Because the costs of drilling, completing, and testing a well can be extremely high, it is important to develop better tools and methods for locating high permeability zones prior to drilling, and to develop better tools and methods for identifying and characterizing major fracture zones during the drilling and well testing stages. At the recommendation of the LBL Industry Review Panel on Geothermal Reservoir Technology, we organized and convened a one-day workshop this past July to discuss various aspects of DOE's current and planned activities in fracture detection, to review the geothermal industry's near-term and long-term research needs, to determine the priority of those needs, to disseminate to industry the status of research in progress, and to discuss the possibility of future joint research between industry and DOE. In this paper we present a brief overview of the workshop from the perspective of those who participated in it and provided us with written comments to a questionnaire that was distributed.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
887090
Report Number(s):
SGP-TR-93-10
TRN: US200618%%67
DOE Contract Number:
AS03-80SF11459; AS07-84ID12529
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Proceedings, Eleventh Workshop Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, January 21-23, 1986
Research Org:
Earth Sciences Division, ; Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Berkeley, CA; Thermal Power Company, Santa Rosa, California
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; DETECTION; DRILLING; FRACTURES; LAWRENCE BERKELEY LABORATORY; PERMEABILITY; RECOMMENDATIONS; RESERVOIR ENGINEERING; TESTING Geothermal Legacy