Utah FORGE: Well 16A(78)-32 Drilling Data

Abstract

This dataset includes survey data, drilling data, daily reports, summaries of daily operations, and rig photos from the drilling of Utah FORGE well 16A(78)-32, which is a highly deviated deep well. It was completed 60 days ahead of schedule.

Rig move in began 10/22/2020 and drilling commenced on 10/30/2020, and total depth was reached on 12/18/2020. Drilling was followed by a diagnostic fracture injection test (DFIT), logging, and circulating casing. The rig was released on 1/12/2021.

The upper part of the well was drilled vertically through approximately 4,700 feet of sediments before penetrating into high strength, crystalline granite. The well was deviated at a 65 degree angle from vertical after reaching a depth of 6,000 ft. This angle was maintained for the remainder of the well's trajectory. The well ultimately reached a true vertical depth of 8,559 feet, and a total measured depth of 10,987 feet. Preliminary measurements indicate temperatures at the "toe" of the well will exceed 442 degrees F (228 degrees C). Approximately 74 ft of core of the granitic and metamorphic rocks that will form the FORGE reservoir was also recovered.

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DOE Project Name: Utah FORGE
DOE Project Number: EE0007080
DOE Project Lead: Lauren Boyd
DOI: 10.15121/1776602
Last Updated: 6 months ago
Jan
2021
Data from January, 2021
Submitted Mar 1, 2021

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Authors

John McLennan
Energy and Geoscience Institute at the University of Utah
Greg Nash
Energy and Geoscience Institute at the University of Utah
Joseph Moore
Energy and Geoscience Institute at the University of Utah
Gosia Skowron
Energy and Geoscience Institute at the University of Utah

Keywords

geothermal, energy, Utah FORGE, drilling, directional, 16A78-32, time series, survey, trajectory, raw data, EGS, rig, photos, operations, deviated, deep well, highly deviated, FORGE, Utah

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