The role of R and D in geothermal drilling cost reduction

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The role that drilling technology development can play in reducing the cost of geothermal power is examined. Factors contributing to the relatively high cost of geothermal drilling are discussed, and potential technology improvements that could reduce those costs are identified. Projects under way at Sandia National Laboratories to address these technology needs are summarized, and estimates are made of the potential drilling cost savings resulting from these projects.

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Glowka, D.A. July 1, 1997.

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  • Glowka, D.A. Sandia National Lab., Albuquerque, NM (United States). Geothermal Research Dept.

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

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The role that drilling technology development can play in reducing the cost of geothermal power is examined. Factors contributing to the relatively high cost of geothermal drilling are discussed, and potential technology improvements that could reduce those costs are identified. Projects under way at Sandia National Laboratories to address these technology needs are summarized, and estimates are made of the potential drilling cost savings resulting from these projects.

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  • Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) annual meeting, San Francisco, CA (United States), 12 Oct 1997

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  • Other: DE97006884
  • Report No.: SAND--97-1469C
  • Report No.: CONF-971048--4
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 527430
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc698777

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Glowka, D.A. The role of R and D in geothermal drilling cost reduction, article, July 1, 1997; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc698777/: accessed September 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.