Development Drilling

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Exploration Technique: Development Drilling

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Exploration Technique Information
Exploration Group: Drilling Techniques
Exploration Sub Group: Development Drilling
Parent Exploration Technique: Drilling Techniques
Information Provided by Technique
Lithology: Identify lithology and mineralization, provide core samples and rock cuttings
Stratigraphic/Structural: Retrieved samples can be used to identify stratigraphy and structural features such as fracture networks or faults
Hydrological: -Water samples can be used for geochemical analysis

-Fluid pressures can be used to estimate flow rates

Thermal: -Temperatures can be measured within the hole

-Thermal conductivity measurements can be done on retrieved samples.

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Development Drilling:
Drilling with the goal of extracting fluids from within the reservoir for utilization.
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Introduction
"Once exploration has provided a reservoir model with enough information to choose drilling locations developmental drilling can start. Developmental drilling is the first step in development but can also be considered the last step in exploration, because a development well is still useful for gathering reservoir information and refining the reservoir model." cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.
Once exploration has provided a reservoir model with enough information to choose drilling locations developmental drilling can start. Developmental drilling is the first step in development but can also be considered the last step in exploration, because a development well is still useful for gathering reservoir information and refining the reservoir model.
 
Use in Geothermal Exploration
"Developmental drilling is essential for commercial geothermal electricity production as we know it today. Developmental drilling is required to retrieve fluids from within the reservoir that are hot enough and under enough pressure to spin a turbine and generator. Developmental drilling includes Observation Wells, Production Wells, and Well Deepening." cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.
Developmental drilling is essential for commercial geothermal electricity production as we know it today. Developmental drilling is required to retrieve fluids from within the reservoir that are hot enough and under enough pressure to spin a turbine and generator. Developmental drilling includes Observation Wells, Production Wells, and Well Deepening.
 
Related Techniques
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    Field Procedures
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    Developmental drilling requires large drill rigs capable of drilling down several kilometers is many cases.
    A drill rig at Reykjanes Geothermal Area, Iceland.[1]


     
    Best Practices
    Developmental drilling should only begin once a dependable reservoir model has been established and there is a good amount of certainty that the reservoir will be productive.
     
    Potential Pitfalls
    -Development drilling is expensive and time consuming, unsuccessful drilling efforts may lead to failure of a project.

    -Development drilling can be dangerous.

    -Development drilling requires a drilling pad which needs a small amount of land to be cleared for the drilling rig and all associated equipment. In many locations access roads need to be constructed so all the drilling equipment can be transported to the drilling location.



     
    References
    1. Iceland Drilling Company Ltd. Iceland Drilling Company Ltd [Internet]. 2013. [cited 2013/10/07]. Available from: http://www.linkedin.com/company/iceland-drilling-company-ltd



      Document #Analysis
      Type
      ApplicantGeothermal
      Area
      Lead
      Agency
      District
      Office
      Field
      Office
      Mineral
      Manager
      Surface
      Manager
      Development
      Phase(s)
      Techniques
      BLM-NV-WN-ES-08-01-1310, NV-020-08-01EANevada Geothermal PowerBlue Mountain Geothermal AreaBLMBLM Winnemucca District OfficeBLM Humboldt River Field OfficeBLMBLMGeothermal/Power PlantDownhole Techniques
      Well Testing Techniques
      Drilling Techniques
      Development Drilling
      DOI-BLM-CA-017-P006-60EISPacific EnergyLong Valley Caldera Geothermal AreaBLMBLM Central California District OfficeBLM Bishop Field OfficeGeothermal/Well Field
      Geothermal/Power Plant
      Development Drilling
      DOI-BLM-CA-C050-2009-0005-EAEAAltaRock Energy IncGeysers Geothermal AreaBureau of Land ManagementBLM Central California District OfficeBLM Ukiah Field OfficeBureau of Land ManagementBureau of Land ManagementGeothermal/Well FieldDevelopment Drilling
      DOI-BLM-NV-C010-2011-0501-EAEAGradient ResourcesPatua Geothermal AreaBLMBLM Carson City District OfficeBLM Sierra Front Field Office
      BLM Stillwater Field Office
      BLMBLM
      Bureau of Reclamation
      Geothermal/Well FieldWell Testing Techniques
      Development Drilling
      Exploration Drilling
      DOI-BLM-NV-C010-2012-0050-EAEAOrmat Technologies IncDead Horse Wells Geothermal AreaBureau of Land ManagementBLM Carson City District OfficeBLM Stillwater Field OfficeBureau of Land ManagementBureau of Land ManagementGeothermal/Well Field
      Geothermal/Power Plant
      Drilling Techniques
      Development Drilling
      DOI-BLM-NV-CC-ES-11-10-1793EISOrmat Technologies Inc, Gradient Resources (formerly Vulcan Power), Sierra Pacific Power Co,Salt Wells Geothermal AreaBLMBLM Carson City District OfficeBLM Stillwater Field OfficeBLMBureau of Land Management
      Bureau of Reclamation
      Geothermal/Power PlantDevelopment Drilling
      DOI-BLM-NV-W010-2011-0001-EAEAOrmat Technologies IncGrass Valley Geothermal AreaBLMBLM Winnemucca District OfficeBLM Humboldt River Field OfficeBLMBLMGeothermal/Exploration
      Geothermal/Well Field
      Well Testing Techniques
      Development Drilling
      Exploration Drilling
      DOI-BLM-NV-W010–2012–0005–EAEATerra-Gen Power LLCNew York Canyon Geothermal AreaBLMBLM Winnemucca District OfficeBLM Humboldt River Field OfficeBLMBLMGeothermal/Power Plant
      Geothermal/Grid Connection
      Geothermal/Well Field
      Downhole Techniques
      Development Drilling
      DOI-BLM-OR-V040-2011-0008-EAEAUS Geothermal IncNeal Hot Springs Geothermal AreaBureau of Land ManagementBLM Vale District OfficeBLMBLMGeothermal/Well FieldWell Testing Techniques
      Development Drilling
      DOI-BLM-UT-W020-2010-042-EAEAOrmat Technologies IncDrum Mountain Geothermal AreaBLMBLM West Desert District OfficeBLMBLMGeothermal/ExplorationDevelopment Drilling
      Exploration Drilling