Geothermal Well Stimulated Using High Energy Gas Fracturing

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This paper reports the result of an experimental study of the High Energy Gas Fracturing (HEGF) technique for geothermal well stimulation. These experiments demonstrated that multiple fractures could be created to link a water-filled borehole with other fractures. The resulting fracture network and fracture interconnections were characterized by flow tests as well as mine back. Commercial oil field fracturing tools were used successfully in these experiments. 5 refs., 2 tabs., 5 figs.

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Chu, T.Y.; Jacobson, R.D.; Warpinski, N. & Mohaupt, Henry January 20, 1987.

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This paper reports the result of an experimental study of the High Energy Gas Fracturing (HEGF) technique for geothermal well stimulation. These experiments demonstrated that multiple fractures could be created to link a water-filled borehole with other fractures. The resulting fracture network and fracture interconnections were characterized by flow tests as well as mine back. Commercial oil field fracturing tools were used successfully in these experiments. 5 refs., 2 tabs., 5 figs.

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  • Proceedings, Twelfth Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif., January 20-22, 1987

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  • Report No.: SGP-TR-109-40
  • Grant Number: AT03-80SF11459
  • Grant Number: AS07-84ID12529
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 888635
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc876040

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Chu, T.Y.; Jacobson, R.D.; Warpinski, N. & Mohaupt, Henry. Geothermal Well Stimulated Using High Energy Gas Fracturing, article, January 20, 1987; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc876040/: accessed December 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.