Deep Direct-Use Feasibility Study Computed Tomography (CT)-scanned data Analysis for the Tuscarora Sandstone at the National Energy Technology Laboratory


The computed tomography (CT) facilities at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) Morgantown, West Virginia site were used to characterize core of the Tuscarora Sandstone from a vertical well in Preston County WV, the Preston-119 from a depth of 7,165 to 7,438 ft. The primary impetus of this work is a collaboration between West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey (WVGES) and NETL to characterize core from multiple wells to better understand the geologic framework of key stratigraphic units in West Virginia. As part of this effort, bulk scans of core were obtained from the Pres-119 well, provided by the WVGES. This report, and the associated scans generated, provide detailed datasets not typically available for researchers to analyze.

This dataset contains CT scan images collected from the cores obtained from Clay 513, Harrison 79, and Preston 119 wells. Additional processing of the CT scan data from Preston 119 well is performed to semi-quantitatively assess fracture volume. These results are summarized in figures, and spreadsheets.
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Free software may be required to view some of the information provided. Software used for data analysis include ilastik, FIJI and ImageJ2.

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DOE Project Name: Feasibility of Deep Direct Use Geothermal on the West Virginia University Campus-Morgantown, WV
DOE Project Number: EE0008105
DOE Project Lead: Arlene Anderson
DOI: 10.15121/1597113
Last Updated: 9 months ago
Data from January, 2020
Submitted Jan 12, 2020


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Sarah Brown
West Virginia Geological Economic Survey
Jessica Moore
West Virginia Geological Economic Survey
Johnathan Moore
U.S. Department of Energy
Dustin Crandall
U.S. Department of Energy
Scott Workman
U.S. Department of Energy
Philip Dinterman
West Virginia Geological Economic Survey


geothermal, energy, Appalachian Basin, WVU, WVGES, Tuscarora Sandstone, Computed Tomography, Image J, CT, CT scanner, characterization, core samples, lithology, density values, DDU, deep direct use, feasibility, core, Pres-119, Preston 119, Clay 513, Harrison 79, fracture volume


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