Reservoir Stimulation Optimization with Operational Monitoring for Creation of EGS XMT showing local fractures created by PAA on Coso 1-2 (2).jpg

EGS field projects have not sustained production at rates greater than half of what is needed for economic viability. The primary limitation that makes commercial EGS infeasible is our current inability to cost-effectively create high-permeability reservoirs from impermeable, igneous rock within the 3,000-10,000 ft depth range. Our goal is to develop a novel fracturing fluid technology that maximizes reservoir permeability while reducing stimulation cost and environmental impact. Laboratory equipment development to advance laboratory characterization/monitoring is also a priority of this project to study and optimize the physicochemical properties of these fracturing fluids in a range of reservoir conditions. Barrier G is the primarily intended GTO barrier to be addressed as well as support addressing barriers D, E and I. XMT image showing a 3D local fracture generated on highly crystalline rock using our fracturing fluid technology

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Citation Date 2013-09-17T06:00:00+00:00

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Index Date 2017-05-30T18:18:25+00:00
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Name Carlos A. Fernandez
Position primary contact
Organization Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Email carlos.fernandez@pnnl.gov

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