EGS Collab Project
The EGS Collab (a.k.a. SIGMA‐V) project is a collaborative, experimental suite of intermediate‐scale (~10‐20 m) field test beds, coupled with stimulation and interwell flow tests. As a stepping-stone between laboratories and full-scale EGS technology tests, the EGS Collab project conducts mid-scale experiments a mile underground in the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF), a repurposed gold mine in Lead, South Dakota.
NREL assists the large project by providing a secure, collaborative data management platform. The Data Foundry platform allows the many organizations involved to collaborate on project data, while conforming to DOE cyber security and data provenance guidelines. Based in OpenEI's DOE-approved, secure cloud environment, the Data Foundry is home to millions of files and terabytes of data. The platform is accessed daily by researchers from the Department of Energy, dozens of universities and private organizations.
The EGS Collab research team consists of scientists and engineers from nine US DOE National Laboratories (LBNL, SNL, LLNL, PNNL, INL, LANL, NREL, ORNL, and NETL), seven universities (Stanford University, the University of Wisconsin, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, the University of Oklahoma, Penn State University, the Colorado School of Mines, and Rice University), and two companies (McClure Geomechanics, LLC and TDoeGeo Rock Fracture Consulting).
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