Lost circulation technology development projects [electronic resource].
- Washington, D.C. : United States. Dept. of Energy, 1990.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
- Physical Description:
- Pages: (21 pages) : digital, PDF file
- Additional Creators:
- Sandia National Laboratories, United States. Department of Energy, and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- Restrictions on Access:
- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- Lost circulation is the phenomenon where circulating drilling fluid is lost to fractures or pores in the rock formation rather than returning to the surface through the wellbore annulus. In geothermal drilling, lost circulation can be a serious problem that contributes greatly to the cost of the average geothermal well. A DOE-sponsored program is underway at Sandia National Laboratories to develop new technology for solving lost circulation problems. The Lost Circulation Technology Development Program currently consists of twelve projects in three areas: technology to plug porous and minor-fracture loss zones; technology to plug major-fracture loss zones; and technology to characterize loss zones. This paper describes the program and highlights recent progress. 12 refs., 10 figs.
- Report Numbers:
- E 1.99:sand-90-1075c
E 1.99: conf-9004131--1
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- Published through SciTech Connect.
The national energy strategy--the role of geothermal technology development, San Francisco, CA (USA), 18-20 Apr 1990.
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