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Design considerations for a steam-injection pilot with in-situ foaming

Description: This report reviews the necessary aspects of the planning, operation, evaluation, environmental impact and cost to implement a field pilot of steam injection with in-situ foaming. The Stanford University Petroleum Research Institute (SUPRI) is planning to implement such a pilot in Kern County, California. The cost of the pilot will be shared by the US Department of Energy and an oil company. Some important aspects of drilling and completion programs and their specifications, permits from regula… more
Date: August 1, 1982
Creator: Siddiqui, M.H.; Sanyal, S.K. & Horn, A.J.
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FY 90 annual research plan

Description: The National Institute for Petroleum and Energy Research (NIPER) was established by the DOE to perform contract research for government and industrial clients. The emphasis of the DOE program is immediate near- and mid-term concerns of domestic oil and gas producibility. Its primary purpose is to improve the fundamental understanding of domestic oil and gas resources and the chemical, physical, and biological phenomena that govern the occurrence and recovery of these resources in addition to th… more
Date: January 1, 1990
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Earth Sciences Division. Annual report 1979

Description: This annual report contains articles describing the research programs conducted during the year. Major areas of interest include geothermal exploration technology, geothermal energy conversion technology, reservoir engineering, geothermal environmental research, basic geosciences studies, applied geosciences studies, nuclear waste isolation, and marine sciences. (ACR)
Date: July 1, 1980
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Hot dry rock Phase II reservoir engineering

Description: Early attempts to hydraulically fracture and connect two wells drilled at the Hot Dry Rock site at Fenton Hill in New Mexico failed. Microearthquakes triggered by hydraulic fracturing indicated that the fracture zones grew in unexpected directions. Consequently one of the wells was sidetracked at a depth of 2.9 km; was redrilled into the zones of most intense microseismic activity; and a flow connection was achieved. Hydraulic communication was improved by supplemental fracturing using recently… more
Date: January 1, 1985
Creator: Murphy, H.D.
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Preliminary evaluation of the second hot dry rock geothermal energy reservoir: results of phase 1, run segment 4

Description: Results of the preliminary assessment of the second hot dry rock reservoir at the Fenton Hill field site are presented. This second reservoir was created by fracturing a deeper interval of granite rock located at a depth of 2.93 km (9620 ft) in the same wellbore pair used in the creation of the first reservoir; no additional redrilling was required. The new fracture system has a vertical extent of at least 320 m (1050 ft), suggesting that the combined heat-transfer area of the old and new fract… more
Date: May 1, 1980
Creator: Murphy, H. D.; Aamodt, R. L. & Albright, J. N.
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Williams Holding Lease, Steamflood Demonstration Project, Cat Canyon Oil Field. Topical report I. Project design and development

Description: The design and operation of a pilot steam-flooding process in the Williams Holding are described. Progress is reported in sections on design criteria, location selection, computer simulation, distillation effects, operational considerations, well design, facilities design, and environmental considerations. (JRD)
Date: June 1, 1977
Creator: Hanzlik, E.J.; Herrera, J.Q. & Smith, K.D. (eds.)
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Geothermal R and D project report for April 1, 1977--September 30, 1977

Description: The Idaho Geothermal Research and Development Program was initiated in 1973. The program's mission has been to improve the technology necessary to utilize geothermal fluids of moderate temperature--fluids of about 150/sup 0/C or 300/sup 0/F. This report discusses the progress from April to September 1977, during which time an injection well was drilled and the design of a 5000-kW(e) pilot power plant was completed. Manufacturers began fabricating heat exchangers and condensers for the power pla… more
Date: March 1, 1978
Creator: Kunze, J. F.
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Evaluation of heavy-oil and tar sands in Bourbon, Crawford, and Cherokee Counties, Kansas. Final report

Description: The current national energy-resource situation has provided the incentive to investigate more fully deposits of heavy-oil bearing sandstone in southeastern Kansas, as part of a larger, three-state study. The results of this study indicate that the size of the heavy-oil resource in the three Kansas counties studied is smaller than earlier estimates suggested. A resource of 200 to 225 million barrels of oil in-place is estimated to be present in areas of ''known oil occurrence,'' as established b… more
Date: December 1, 1977
Creator: Ebanks, W.J. Jr.; James, G.W. & Livingston, N.D.
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Well test analysis for naturally-fractured reservoirs

Description: In this work pressure transient analysis for constant rate production and transient rate analysis for constant pressure production are presented for a naturally fractured reservoir. Constant producing pressure solutions, which define declining production rates with time, are presented. The solutions for the dimensionless flowrate and pressure are based on a model presented by Warren and Root (1963). The results obtained for a finite no-flow outer boundary are new and surprising. It was found th… more
Date: January 1, 1982
Creator: Da Prat, G. C.
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Geopressured energy availability. Final report

Description: Near- and long-term prospects that geopressured/geothermal energy sources could become a viable alternative fuel for electric power generation were investigated. Technical questions of producibility and power generation were included, as well as economic and environmental considerations. The investigators relied heavily on the existing body of information, particularly in geotechnical areas. Statistical methods were used where possible to establish probable production values. Potentially produc… more
Date: July 1, 1980
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Hot dry rock geothermal energy development program. Annual report, fiscal year 1982

Description: Emphasis in the Hot Dry Rock Program was on development of methods to produce the hydraulic fractures required to connect the deep, inclined wells of the Phase II system at Fenton Hill. Environmental surveillance, instrument development, laboratory and modeling studies, and other supporting activities were continued. After two unsuccessful attempts to fracture hydraulically through inflatable packers, formation breakdown was produced in an uncased section near the bottom of well EE-2 by pumping… more
Date: September 1, 1983
Creator: Smith, M.C.; Nunz, G.J. & Ponder, G.M. (eds.)
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Geothermal reservoir engineering research at Stanford University. First annual report, October 1, 1980-September 30, 1981

Description: The work on energy extraction experiments concerns the efficiency with which the in-place heat and fluids can be produced. The work on noncondensable gas reservoir engineering covers both the completed and continuing work in these two interrelated research areas: radon emanation from the rock matrix of geothermal reservoirs, and radon and ammonia variations with time and space over geothermal reservoirs. Cooperative research programs with Italy and Mexico are described. The bench-scale experime… more
Date: September 1, 1981
Creator: Brigham, W.E.; Horne, R.N.; Kruger, P.; Miller, F.G. & Ramey, H.J. Jr.
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Seismic monitoring of a flow test in the Salton Sea Geothermal Field

Description: The purpose of this seismic monitoring project was to characterize in detail the micro-seismic activity related to the flow-injection test in the Salton Sea Geothermal Field. Our goal was to determine if any sources of seismic energy related to the test were observable at the surface, using both conventional seismic network techniques and relatively newer array techniques. These methods allowed us to detect and locate both impulsive microearthquakes and continuous sources of seismic energy. Our… more
Date: June 1, 1989
Creator: Jarpe, S.P.; Kasameyer, P.W. & Johnston, C.
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High-temperature geothermal reservoir engineering

Description: A review of high-temperature geothermal reservoir engineering is presented. High-temperature downhole conditions encountered during field activities are reviewed with data from Cerro Prieto as the primary example. The types of measurements required for estimation of formation parameter values and how they depend on other geoscience data are reviewed. The analysis techniques that are currently used to evaluate field data are discussed and their limitations, applicability, and associated difficul… more
Date: February 1, 1980
Creator: Schroeder, R.C.; Benson, S. & Goranson, C.
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Hot-dry-rock feasibility study

Description: The hot-dry-rock project tasks are covered as follows: hot-dry-rock reservoir; generation facilities; water resources; transmission requirements; environmental issues; government and community institutional factors; leasing, ownership and management of facilities; regulations, permits, and laws; and financial considerations. (MHR)
Date: August 1, 1981
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Geothermal Exploration and Assessment Technology Program (review), including a report of the Reservoir Engineering Technical Advisory Group

Description: The FY 1979 Program, recommended seismic surveys in conjunction with DOE/DGE's industry coupled program in the Northern Basin and Range Province, and the objectives of the Marina del Rey conference are presented. Final reports of six committees which met to define the state-of-the-art in geothermal exploration and to recommend exploration technology development are included. These committees are: structure, stratigraphy, and igneous processes; exploration architecture; electrical methods; seism… more
Date: December 1, 1979
Creator: Nielson, D.L. (ed.)
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Instrumentation of dynamic gas pulse loading system

Description: The overall goal of this work is to further develop and field test a system of stimulating oil and gas wells, which increases the effective radius of the well bore so that more oil can flow into it, by recording pressure during the gas generation phase in real time so that fractures can be induced more predictably in the producing formation. Task 1: Complete the laboratory studies currently underway with the prototype model of the instrumentation currently being studied. Task 2: Perform field t… more
Date: April 14, 1992
Creator: Mohaupt, H.
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Investigation and evaluation of geopressured-geothermal wells: Fairfax Foster Sutter No. 2 well, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. Volume II. Well test data. Final report

Description: The following data tables are included: pressure buildup, pressure survey, geothermal field test, analyses of reservoir brine, recombination analysis, analyses of separator gas, analyses of scale samples, H/sub 2/S in separator gas, and analysis of reservoir data. (MHR)
Date: December 1, 1979
Creator: Willits, M. H.; McCoy, R. L.; Dobson, R. J. & Hartsock, J. H.
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Low-temperature hydrothermal resource evaluation

Description: The objectives of testing low-temperature hydrothermal wells are to characterize well response to production (injection), determine resource characteristics and project reservoir longevity. Testing procedures and analysis techniques differ in some respects from proven procedures in the oil and gas and ground water fields. Some basic definitions and standard techniques necessary for the evaluation of a fluid resource in an intergranular permeable reservoir are presented. Problems particular to a… more
Date: May 5, 1980
Creator: Goldman, D.
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Western gas sands project. Status report, July-August-September 1981

Description: The progress during July, August and September 1981 on increasing gas production from low permeability gas sands of the Western United States, is summarized in this edition of the WGSP Quarterly Status Report. During the quarter, CK GeoEnergy completed the field work in the Rifle Gap area near Rifle, Colorado, as well as the Draft Phase VI report covering the prognosis about reservoir geometry in the Multi-Well site area. The improved pressure coring system project, officially terminated Sept. … more
Date: March 1, 1981
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Hawaii Geothermal Project: initial Phase II progress report

Description: Results of Phase I of the Hawaii Geothermal Project (HGP), which consisted of a two-year study on the potential of geothermal energy for the Big Island of Hawaii, are reviewed. One conclusion from Phase I was that preliminary results looked sufficiently encouraging to warrant the drilling of the first experimental geothermal well in the Puna area of the Big Island. During the first two months of drilling, parallel activity has continued in all research and support areas. Additional gravity, sei… more
Date: February 1, 1976
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