Advanced drilling systems

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Drilling is ubiquitous in oil, gas, geothermal, minerals, water well, and mining industries. Drilling and well completion account for 25% to 50% of the cost of producing power from geothermal energy. Reduced drilling costs will reduce the cost of electricity produced from geothermal resources. Undoubtedly, there are concepts for advanced drilling systems that have yet to be studied. However, the breadth and depth of previous efforts in this area almost guarantee that any new efforts will at least initially build on an idea or a variation of an idea that has already been investigated. Therefore, a review of previous efforts, ... continued below

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Pierce, K. G.; Finger, J. T. & Livesay, B. J. December 1995.

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  • Sandia National Laboratories
    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Drilling is ubiquitous in oil, gas, geothermal, minerals, water well, and mining industries. Drilling and well completion account for 25% to 50% of the cost of producing power from geothermal energy. Reduced drilling costs will reduce the cost of electricity produced from geothermal resources. Undoubtedly, there are concepts for advanced drilling systems that have yet to be studied. However, the breadth and depth of previous efforts in this area almost guarantee that any new efforts will at least initially build on an idea or a variation of an idea that has already been investigated. Therefore, a review of previous efforts, coupled with a characterization of viable advanced drilling systems and the current state of technology as it applies to those systems, provide the basis for this study.

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OSTI as TI96008899

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  • 14. DOE/Industry geothermal program review on keeping geothermal energy competitive in foreign and domestic markets, Berkeley, CA (United States), 8-11 Apr 1996

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  • Other: TI96008899
  • Report No.: SAND--96-0845C
  • Report No.: CONF-9604116--2
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • DOI: 10.2172/226390 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 226390
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc664531

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Pierce, K. G.; Finger, J. T. & Livesay, B. J. Advanced drilling systems, report, December 1995; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc664531/: accessed December 11, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.