Hydraulic Studies of Drilling Microbores with Supercritical Steam, Nitrogen and Carbon Dioxide

Abstract

Hydraulic studies of drilling micropores at various depths and with various hole sizes, tubing, fluids and rates to show theoretical feasibility.
WELLFLO Simulations Report separated into three parts:
Step 4: Drilling 10,000 ft Wells with Supercritical Steam, Nitrogen, and Carbon Dioxide
Step 5: Drilling 20,000 ft Wells with Supercritical Steam, Nitrogen, and Carbon Dioxide
Step 6: Drilling 30,000 ft Wells with Supercritical Steam, Nitrogen, and Carbon Dioxide

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DOE Project Name: Recovery Act: Microhole Arrays Drilled With Advanced Abrasive Slurry Jet Technology To Efficiently Exploit Enhanced Geothermal Systems
DOE Project Number: EE0002783
DOE Project Lead: Josh Mengers
DOI: 10.15121/1261910
Last Updated: a year ago
Jan
2010
Data from January, 2010
Submitted May 7, 2012

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Authors

Mehmet Karaaslan
Impact Technologies LLC

Keywords

geothermal, drilling, hydraulics, microbore, microhole, supercritical steam, wellflo simulation, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, egs, enhanced geothermal systems

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