Geothermal Well Technology Program [electronic resource].
- Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy, 1978.
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- Pages: 8 : digital, PDF file
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- United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- The high cost of drilling and completing geothermal wells is an impediment to the development of geothermal energy resources. Technological deficiencies in rotary drilling techniques are evidenced when drilling geothermal wells. The Division of Geothermal Energy (DGE) of the U.S. Department of Energy has initiated a program aimed at developing new drilling and completion techniques for geothermal wells. The goals of this program are to reduce well costs by 25% by 1982 and by 50% by 1986. An overview of the program is presented. Program justification which relates well cost to busbar energy cost and to DGE power-on-line goals is presented. Technological deficiencies encountered when current rotary drilling techniques are used for geothermal wells are discussed. A program for correcting these deficiencies is described.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 01/01/1978., "sand-78-1063c", " conf-780580-1", Workshop on geothermal drilling fluids, Houston, TX, USA, 23 May 1978., Varnado, S.G., and Sandia Labs., Albuquerque, NM (USA)
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