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

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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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Energy and Geoscience Institute at the University of Utah. (2021). Utah FORGE: Well 16A(78)-32 Drilling Data [data set]. Retrieved from https://dx.doi.org/10.15121/1776602.
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McLennan, John, Nash, Greg, Moore, Joseph, and Skowron, Gosia. Utah FORGE: Well 16A(78)-32 Drilling Data. United States: N.p., 08 Jan, 2021. Web. doi: 10.15121/1776602.
McLennan, John, Nash, Greg, Moore, Joseph, & Skowron, Gosia. Utah FORGE: Well 16A(78)-32 Drilling Data. United States. https://dx.doi.org/10.15121/1776602
McLennan, John, Nash, Greg, Moore, Joseph, and Skowron, Gosia. 2021. "Utah FORGE: Well 16A(78)-32 Drilling Data". United States. https://dx.doi.org/10.15121/1776602. https://gdr.openei.org/submissions/1283.
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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.

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https://dx.doi.org/10.15121/1776602

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Data from Jan 8, 2021

Last updated Dec 27, 2021

Submitted Mar 1, 2021

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Energy and Geoscience Institute at the University of Utah

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John McLennan

801.587.7925

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

DOE Project Details

Project Name Utah FORGE

Project Lead Lauren Boyd

Project Number EE0007080

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