OM-300 – MWD Geothermal Navigation Instrument Geothermal Project
Last modified on July 22, 2011.
|Project Title||OM-300 – MWD Geothermal Navigation Instrument|
|Project Type / Topic 1||Recovery Act: Enhanced Geothermal Systems Component Research and Development/Analysis|
|Project Type / Topic 2||High-Temperature Downhole MWD Tools for Directional Drilling|
|Project Description||Honeywell proposes to perform this project in three phases; Phase 1 will enhance accelerometers, magnetometers and high temperature electronic components to operate at 300C. Phase 2 will define, design and demonstrate circuit card assembly (CCA) and external packaging capable of operating in the temperature, shock, and vibration of downhole MWD tools. Phase 3 will utilize the components onto a CCA, integrate the CCA sensors into a final package for final assembly, test, and the delivery of one Prototype.|
|Objectives|| -Increase the operating temperature of Honeywell’s accelerometers and electronics, and Applied Physics Systems’ (APS) magnetometers which are all currently fielded in Oil and Gas MWD tools
-Utilize the High Temperature Sensors and Electronics in a small diameter, digital output, and programmable Directional Drilling Instrument that will reliably operate at 300C -Include Instrument capability for high shock and vibration environments required for Geothermal MWD wells.
|Awardees (Company / Institution)||Honeywell International Inc.|
|Partner 1|| Applied Physics Systems
|Funding Opportunity Announcement||DE-FOA-0000075|
|DOE Funding Level (total award amount)||$3,960,000.00|
|Awardee Cost Share||$990,000.00|
|Total Project Cost|| $4,950,000.00
|Principal Investigator(s)||Doug MacGugan, Principal Engineer, Honeywell International|
|Other Principal Investigators||Bruce Ohme, Principal Engineer, Honeywell International; Bill Goodman, President, Applied Physics Systems (APS)|
|Targets / Milestones|| A Directional and Inclination Instrument (OM-300) which accurately enables extraction of Geothermal Energy supports the DoE’s strategic objective of Commercializing Geothermal Energy and reduces the United States’ dependence on Foreign Energy Sources.
|Location of Project|| Redmond, WA
|Impacts||If successful, the project will result in a high temperature navigation instrument.|
|Funding Source||American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009|
|References||EERE Geothermal Technologies Programs|