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Geothermal reservoir assessment based on slim hole drilling

H. J. Olson

Geothermal reservoir assessment based on slim hole drilling

by H. J. Olson

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Published by EPRI .
Written in English


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StatementH. J. Olson.
ContributionsGeothermEx, Inc., University of Hawaii at Manoa.
The Physical Object
Pagination2 vols.
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Open LibraryOL17589492M

Review of Geothermal Drilling Technology Early geothermal/EGS drilling development The technology of U.S. geothermal drilling evolved from its beginning in the early s with a flurry of activity in The Geysers field – a vapor­dominated steam field – in Northern California. Although. Abstract: Use of slim holes for geothermal exploration and reservoir assessment Compared to conventional large-diameter wells, the drilling costs for slim holes are relatively modest. Because of this cost differential, it is desirable to use slim holes for geothermal exploration and reservoir assessment.

DOSECCs slim-hole geothermal reservoir assessment reduces your risk and cost. Geotechnical Drilling. DOSECC specializes in continuous core sampling for the offshore applications. Mining & Exploration. DOSECC’s exploration drilling service is based on geological and mining expertise. USGS Volumetric Assessment with Monte Carlo Simulation (1) In early exploration stages, often used to provide estimates of the probable electrical generation capacity. Methodology consists of combining probability density functions for uncertain estimates of temperature, area, thickness, and thermal recovery factor of a geothermal reservoir.

Once the model has been completed, it will be tested by drilling a ft slim hole, sited to intersect the deep geothermal reservoir. We hope to drill this test hole in , depending on funding from the Department of Energy. The Geothermal budget was zeroed out in , and this has effected our completion of this project. • Enable ultra deep drilling for universal EGS development • Improving geothermal reservoir performance by 50 – %: • Capability to drill directional slim holes to access stimulated zones from the main wellbore in hydrothermal and EGS production wells • Thermal drilling/excavation methods to remove near wellbore impedance and skin.


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Geothermal reservoir assessment based on slim hole drilling by H. J. Olson Download PDF EPUB FB2

In other words, very expensive geothermal wells are being drilled with no reservoir knowledge and very high financial risk. A Sandia National Laboratories report on slimhole drilling finds the intermediate cost of drilling slim wells is around 60% of the large well’s overall costs to equivalent depth, where some other sources imply even 25 to.

Geothermal Reservoir Assessment Based on Slim Hole Drilling Volumes 1 and 2 EPRI tested and documented slim hole drilling as a geothermal resource evaluation method.

The results of this work confirm that lower cost reservoir evaluations can be performed using slim hole methods. On the basis of this report's probabilistic reservoir size.

Geothermal Reservoir Assessment Based on Slim Hole Drilling Volume 2: Application in Hawaii TRV2 Research Project Final Report, December Prepared by THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA Hawaii Natural Energy Institute Holmes Hall Dole Street Honolulu, Hawaii Principal Investigator H.

Olson GEOTHERMEX, INC. Use of Slim Holes for Geothermal Reservoir Assessment: An Update Based on the discharge and injection data from these three geothermal fields, the flow rate of large-diameter production wells. Geothermal reservoir assessment based on slim hole drilling, volume 1: analytical method 4, foot scientific observation holes on Maui and the Big Island of Hawaii to confirm and stimulate geothermal resource development in Hawaii.

After a lengthy permitting process, three SOHs, total feet of mostly core drilling were finally. Proceedings 17thNZ GeothermalWorkshopUSE OF SLIM HOLES FOR GEOTHERMAL RESERVOIR ASSESSMENT: AN UPDATE S.K. COMBS2 C. La Jolla, California, USA, Geo Associates, LosAltos Hills, California, USA Consultant,Richmond, USA and injection data from slim holes and large-diameter wells in three (3) geothermal fields (Oguni, SteamboatHills) were.

The second hole SOH-1, was drilled to a depth of 1, meters, recorded a bottom hole temperature of °C, effectively doubled the size of the Hawaii Geothermal Project - Abbott/Puna Geothermal Venture (HGP-A/PGV) proven/probable reservoir, and defined the northern limit of the HGP-A/PGV reservoir.

The final hole, SOH-2, was drilled to a. The financial and geologic advantages of drilling slim holes instead of large production wells in the early stages of geothermal reservoir assessment has been understood for many years.

into the reservoir once their heat is surrendered, requiring even more holes. Exploration for geothermal resources typically uses geologic mapping, geochemical analysis of water from hot springs and geophysical techniques commonly used by the mining industry. upper hole if needed) • Slower drilling – Coring is slower, though can use rotary drilling with the coringrig • Drilling difficulties – Narrow diameter holes can mean stuck in hole in some swelling formations • Depth Limits – Typically for HQ hole (about 3”) for common coring rigs.

Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, Olson HJ, GeothermEx, Inc. Geothermal Reservoir Assessment Based on Slim Hole Drilling, Volume 1: Analytical Method. Palo Alto (CA): Electric Power Research Institute, Inc.

EPRI TRV1, Project Series: EPRI TR. Geothermal Resource Group, Inc. was founded in to provide drilling engineering and supervision services to geothermal energy operators worldwide. Since it’s inception, GRG has grown to include a variety of upstream geothermal services, from exploration management to resource assessment, and from drilling.

Kalahari GeoEnergy Ltd, the Zambian geothermal exploration company, is pleased to announce the completion of the drilling of eight (8) temperature gradient holes and the commencement of drilling slim wells at the Bweengwa River Geothermal Resource Area as part of its resource delineation drill and well testing programme, which if successful will lead to a full technical and commercial.

To-date, wireline-cored and rotary drilled slim holes have been used primarily for geothermal exploration and reservoir assessment in many parts of the world.

The Japanese geothermal industry in particular has had extensive experience in the use of slim holes for exploration drilling (Kato and Kizaki, ). Garg and his colleagues (Garg and Combs.

SLIM HOLE DRILLING Definition Currently there is no formal standard that classify wells (especially geothermal well) based on their diameter.

Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) defines slim hole well as a well with a casing size less than 7” for 90% of its depth, while ISOR defines slim hole. Deep, slim hole, diamond drilling program proves effective for geothermal assessment in Hawaii HARRY J.

OLSONl AND JOHN E. DEYMONAZ2 1 Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, University of Hawaii at Manoa Olomehani Street Honolulu, HawaiiUSA 2Geothermal Drilling Consultant Route 3, Box D Hermiston Oregon USA. PROCEEDINGS, Eighteenth Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering Stanford University, Stanford, California, JanuarySGP-TR USE OF SLIM HOLES FOR GEOTHERMAL EXPLORATION AND RESERVOIR ASSESSMENT: A PRELIMINARY REPORT ON JAPANESE EXPERIENCE S.

Garg S-Cubed, P.O. Box This long-awaited second edition of Geothermal Reservoir Engineering is a practical guide to the issues and tasks geothermal engineers encounter in the course of their daily jobs. The book focuses particularly on the evaluation of potential sites and provides detailed guidance on the field management of the power plants built on them.

Discharge data from slim holes and production wells from the Oguni Geothermal Field indicate that it may be possible to infer the discharge rate of production wells based on slim hole measurements.

The Japanese experience suggests that slim holes can provide useful data for cost-effective geothermal reservoir assessment. The next smaller size is "N", which has a inch bit.) For a typical geothermal exploratory slimhole, hole size at target depth usually is designed to be "H," so if there is a problem that requires leaving a string of H-rods in the hole as casing, drilling can continue with "N" size (or composite N/CHD76) equipment.

Sadiq J. Zarrouk, Katie McLean, in Geothermal Well Test Analysis, Scope of this book. Geothermal wells are an expensive and high-risk component of any geothermal development. Wells are the main window into the underground reservoir, via well testing which provides insight into the reservoir conditions and enables the assessment of production well output or reinjection well capacity.give an outline of the actual fluid/geothermal reservoir.

Last not least, electrical and seismic methods are also used for down-hole tools. Some specific tools are specially developed for well-logging, for example for radiometric measurements of the rock units accessed by .Conference: Slim-hole drilling for geothermal exploration. Slim-hole drilling for geothermal exploration.

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