Reservoir Stimulation Optimization with Operational Monitoring for Creation of EGS Newberry-1.mp4

EGS field projects have not sustained production at rates greater than 1/2 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. Video showing the response of 8 sensors located around the rock sample being fractured by PNNL fracturing fluids at two different confining P/T

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Citation Date 2014-06-17T00:00:00-06:00

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Name Carlos A. Fernandez
Position primary contact
Organization Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

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