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Development of cement for geothermal wells

George Lawrence Kalousek

Development of cement for geothermal wells

final report

by George Lawrence Kalousek

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Published by Dept. of Energy, Division of Geothermal Energy, for sale by the National Technical Information Service in Brookhaven, N.Y, Springfield, Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Cement,
  • Cement -- Effect of temperature on,
  • Geothermal engineering

  • Edition Notes

    StatementGeorge L. Kalousek, Colorado School of Mines
    SeriesBNL ; 51024
    ContributionsBrookhaven National Laboratory. Process Sciences Division, United States. Dept. of Energy. Division of Geothermal Energy, Colorado School of Mines
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiii, 22 p. :
    Number of Pages22
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14877360M

    Remote communities that have limited or no access to the power grid commonly employ diesel generators for communal electricity provision. Nearly 65% of the overall thermal energy input of diesel generators is wasted through exhaust and other mechanical components such as water-jackets, intercoolers, aftercoolers, and friction. Sodium silicate activated slag/class F fly ash (SSASF) blend cements were prepared by varying two parameters, the SiO 2 /Na 2 O mol. ratio in the sodium silicate activator, and the slag/fly ash weight ratio, and then autoclaving them at , and °C. The usefulness of the autoclaved SSASF cements as acid-resistant geothermal well cements was evaluated by exposing them for 15 days to

    The Geothermal Development Company plans to start producing power for direct sale to Kenya Power and Lighting Company, setting the stage for a market share battle in the energy sector.   Nelson EB Development of geothermal well completion systems, final report, Dowell Division, Dow Chemical, U.S.A., DOE contract DE-ACOET Google Scholar Kalyoncu RS, Snyder MJ () High-temperature cementing materials for completion of geothermal wells, BNL, Brookhaven National Laboratory Google Scholar.

      Nelson EB et al () Evaluation and development of cement systems for geothermal wells SPE, Society of Petroleum Engineers Google Scholar Bour DL, Hernandez R () C02 Resistance, improved mechanical durability, and successful placement in a problematic lost circulation interval achieved: reverse circulation of foamed calcium. In geothermal wells, the cement in the annulus is carried up the annulus from total depth of the casing to the top of the casing. It is important to bring the cement entirely to the surface. Cement volumes are easy to calculate, and the estimated cost of cement are calculated in dollars per cubic foot or barrel of mixed cement.


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@article{osti_, title = {Development of an Improved Cement for Geothermal Wells}, author = {Trabits, George}, abstractNote = {After an oil, gas, or geothermal production well has been drilled, the well must be stabilized with a casing (sections of steel pipe that are joined together) in order to prevent the walls of the well from collapsing.

Get this from a library. Development of cement for geothermal wells: final report. [George Lawrence Kalousek; Brookhaven National Laboratory. Process Sciences Division.; United States. Department of Energy. Division of Geothermal Energy.; Colorado School of Mines.].

Approximately 50% of this geothermal development cost is expended in the process of drilling and completing the wells associated with production and reinjection of the resource. In this chapter, the design of a cost-effective drilling program for geothermal wells is discussed.

Prior to determining an accurate well cost estimate, the complete. Cement slurry segregation has a detrimental impact on the cement matrix efficiency in term of zonal isolation. In this study, synthetic modified phyllosilicate (SMP) dispersant, which is known as laponite RD is suggested to reduce the slurry segregation and enhance the vertical homogeneity of the cement matrix in term of density distribution.

Seven cement slurries were prepared with different. Drilling and well construction (probably one of the most expensive features of a geothermal direct use project) is often the least understood. This chapter provides the basics of equipment and methods used for drilling and completion of geothermal wells.

It provides data needed by architects, engineers, and consultants to assist them in. The lifetime of a geothermal well is strongly dependent on the long-term performance of the cement used for its construction. The critical zones in well cements are the outermost layers, where the cement encounters either the steel casing or the rock formation.

These were the reasons why the geothermal well drilling and cementing industries were concerned about using conventional well cements, and further their deterioration was a major impediment in expediting the development of geothermal energy resources.}, doi = {/}, journal = {}, number =, volume =, place = {United States}, year.

additions of geothermal power in the early stages of development or under construction in 70 countries and territories around the world. isolation in geothermal wells if the cement slurry is. @article{osti_, title = {High-temperature cement compositions--pectolite, scawtite, truscottite, or xonotlite: Which do you want}, author = {Eilers, L H and Moran, L K and Nelson, E B}, abstractNote = {The crystalline nature of hydrated Portland cement is dependent primarily on temperature.

The calcium silicate hydrate (CSH) gel is produced at low temperatures and, upon curing. Geothermal well integrity has proven to be of high importance, especially because the geothermal life span is expected to be longer than that of conventional oil and gas wells.

Recent studies have demonstrated that cement-casing interfacial bonding is a classical well failure in such wells, but field measurements do not correlate with the : Catalin Teodoriu, Mi Chin Yi, Saeed Salehi. UNCONVENTIONAL WELLS.

Unconventional wells can present unique challenges for operators. this award is an important piece of GTO’s research and development to reduce costs and risks associated with geothermal well construction through innovative technologies that address Pioneering alternatives to cement in geothermal well construction.

A number of factors affect geothermal energy generation: the optimal combination of geological conditions, including high geothermal gradient, the presence of hydrothermal fluid, high heat flux, high rock permeability and high rock porosity (Cheng et al., ).Depending on these factors, the grade of the geothermal resource is defined and geothermal systems are classified, as shown in Fig.

1 Cited by: 1. the practical solutions for effective zonal isolation in geothermal wells. Viable solutions for extreme h igh temperatures, l ost circulation, CO 2 attack, in addition to ce ment and casing. Jet TurboDrill™ for Enhanced Geothermal System Development Summary The development of engineered geothermal systems (EGS) has been limited by poor control of the hydraulic conductivity between injection and production wells.

The hydraulic fracture technique used to complete these wells either short-circuits the flow or provides low conductivity. Indeed, some geothermal energy wells require cement at ∼ ° C (Nelson and Guillot ; Deutsche Erdoel ), and some deep wells are being considered where temperatures could even be above the critical point of water (∼ ° C).

This paper evaluates the usefulness of sodium-silicate-activated slag (SSAS) cement for completing geothermal wells containing highly concentrated H 2 SO 4 and some CO 2 Using a 20wt% sodium silicate solution (SiO 2 /Na 2 O mol ratio of 322) as the alkali activator, the SSAS cements autoclaved at temperatures up to °C displayed an outstanding compressive strength of more than Cited by: Geothermal Resource Development P.O.

Box Naivasha KENYA [email protected] ABSTRACT The cost of drilling geothermal wells is estimated to be about 40% of the total investment cost for a new high temperature geothermal plant (Thorhallsson and Sveinbjornsson, ).

Usage of self-repairing geothermal well cement composites The Estimated Costs as a Fu nction of Depth of Geothermal Development Wells Drilled in Nevada The book covers drilling engineering. This paper evaluates the usefulness of sodium-silicate-activated slag (SSAS) cement for completing geothermal wells containing highly concentrated H 2 SO 4 and some CO 2 Using a 20wt% sodium silicate solution (SiO 2 /Na 2 O mol ratio of 322) as the alkali activator, the SSAS cements autoclaved at temperatures up to °C displayed an outstanding compressive strength of more than 80 MPa.

California Department of Conservation administers a variety of programs vital to California's public safety, environment and economy. The services DOC provides are designed to balance today's needs with tomorrow's obligations by fostering the wise use and conservation of energy, land and mineral resources.

Geothermal Power Generation: Developments and Innovation. provides an update to the advanced energy technologies that are urgently required to meet the challenges of economic development, climate change mitigation, and energy security.

As geothermal resources are considered renewable and can be used to generate baseload electricity while producing very low levels of Book Edition: 1.of wells prior to the s either were not plugged at all or plugged with very little cement in them. Additionally, when cement was required, the regulations was so vague that wells were plugged with brush, wood, rocks, paper and linen sacks, or a variety of other handy items that would serve to hold a sack of cement (Ide et al., ).Also discussed are the different tests undertaken in geothermal wells during completion testing, output/production testing, and the interpretation of data.

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