Testing for Controlled Rapid Pressurization


Borehole W1 is a NQ core hole drilled at our test site in Socorro. The rock is rhyolite. Borehole W1 which was used to test gas-gas explosive mixtures is 55 feet deep with casing (pinkish in the drawing) set to 35 feet. The model is a representation of the borehole and the holes we cored around the central borehole after the test. The brown colored core holes showed dye when we filled W1 with water and slightly pressurized it. This indicates there was some path between W1 and the colored core hole. The core holes are shown to their TD in the drawing. The green plane is a fracture plane which we believe is the result of the explosions of the gas mixture in W1.

Data resource is a 2D .pdf Solid Works Drawing of borehole W1.

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DOE Project Name: Gas Generator Development and Testing for Controlled Rapid Pressurization Using Liquid Propellants for EGS Well Stimulation
DOE Project Number: FY14 AOP 11018
DOE Project Lead: Arlene Anderson
DOI: 10.15121/1261929
Last Updated: 12 months ago
Data from September, 2014
Submitted Nov 25, 2014


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Steven Knudsen
Sandia National Laboratories


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