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Microhole Technology Development

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005
Administered by:

Department of Energy, All Departmental Locations, All DOE Federal Offices
(see all US Federal Agencies)

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Applications Due:

Jan 30, 2004

total funding: Not Available
max award: none
min award: none
cost sharing, matching: Yes
number of awards: Not Available
type of funding: Cooperative Agreement
Description:

The goals of the Department of Energy's Fossil
Energy Oil Program are derived
from the National need for increased oil production as a part of the
national
security, requirements for Federal lands stewardship and increased
protection
of the environment. Microhole Technology supports these goals.
Approximately
2/3rds of all the oil discovered in the United States remains in the
ground.
Of that over half (218 Billion Barrels) is in reservoirs shallower than
5,000
feet. Over 20,000 shallow development wells are drilled annually in the
USA.
Micro Hole Technology directly targets the exploitation and
characterization of
shallow fields by improving the recovery efficiency of the shallow
development
wells. In addition, the program supports the National Energy Policy goals
to
increase domestic oil exploration through continued partnership with public
and
private entities and to promote enhanced oil recovery from existing wells
through new technology. By providing demonstrations of new technologies
and
approaches that improve oil recovery and increase hydrocarbon reserves the
oil
program will augment the domestic oil supply.

The solicitation has two separate Areas of Interest:

Area 1 --Field Demonstration
Area 1 is a field demonstration of existing commercial microhole technology
and
applications in different regions of the United States. The purpose of Area
1
is to show the exploration and production (E&P) community contemporary
microhole capabilities, generate interest and gain industry acceptance. To
submit an application to this Area of Interest, please click on the
following
link:

https://e-center.doe.gov/IIPS/busopor.nsf/1be0f2271893ba198525644b006bc0be/10d4f
e1ebf7290fe85256db10046b1b0?OpenDocument

Area 2 --Technology Development

Area 2 is comprised of four (4) separate Technical Topics: (A) Built For
Purpose Microhole Coiled Tubing Rig (MCTR); (B) Self-Contained "Zero
Discharge"
Drilling Mud System; (C) Microhole Coiled Tubing Bottom Hole Assemblies; or
(D)
Microhole Completion and Production Equipment.

In Area 2 new tools will be developed and manufactured that will enable
oilfield service companies to bridge the gap from existing commercial
technology to the Microhole Technology goal. Proposed projects must
address
only one specific topic and identify a problem the E&P community has
with
contemporary microhole capabilities.

Applications must target only one (1) of the following four (4) Technical
Topics:

DE-PS26-03NT15392-2A: Built for Purpose Microhole Coiled Tubing Rig (MCTR)
The MCTR will handle 1" through 2 3/8" coiled tubing. The rig
will be able to
drill and case surface, intermediate, production and liner hole intervals.
The
rig will be able to drill with coiled tubing and conventional rotary or top
drive. The rig will be able to run at a minimum 7 5/8" range 2
casing. The
MCTR may be truck, trailer or skid mounted and meet USDOT limitations. The
MCTR may be more than one load. If skid mounted the rig must be
helitransportable. The MCTR must be readily adaptable to support low-cost
directional drilling and through-tubing micro-lateral drilling from
existing
wells. The MCTR must be able to drill with low density, compressible
drilling
fluids. The MCTR design will facilitate quick reel or coiled tubing
changes in
the field. To submit an application to this Technical Topic, please click
on
the following link:

https://e-center.doe.gov/IIPS/busopor.nsf/1be0f2271893ba198525644b006bc0be/8306c
cbdf5539fac85256db1004847c2?OpenDocument

DE-PS26-03NT15392-2B: Self-Contained "Zero Discharge" Drilling
Mud System
The mud system may be truck, trailer or skid mounted and meet USDOT
limitations. If skid mounted it will be helitransportable. The mud system
may
be more than one load. The mud system will be compatible with the MCTR.
The
mud system will be able to mix, circulate downhole, clean and hold diesel
or
water based drilling mud. The mud system will have a minimum 200 bbl total
capacity with active, reserve and trip tanks. The mud pump will be from a
standard oilfield equipment manufacturer and be capable of circulating 15
gpm
at 5,000 psi and 500 gpm at 1,000 psi. The mud system will have a solids
control system capable of continuously separating the drill solids and
"fine"
low gravity drill solids. The mud system must be compatible with an
underbalanced drilling system. To submit an application to this Technical
Topic, please click on the following link:

https://e-center.doe.gov/IIPS/busopor.nsf/1be0f2271893ba198525644b006bc0be/ba18d
4309a62b2b385256db100499d43?OpenDocument

DE-PS26-03NT15392-2C: Microhole Coiled Tubing Bottom Hole Assemblies
Measurement While Drilling (MWD), Logging While Drilling (LWD), Directional
Assembly (DA) and Positive Displacement Motor (PDM) suitable for drilling 3
?"
boreholes. Applications may be for all or any portion of these Bottom Hole
Assemblies. To submit an application to this Technical Topic, please click
on
the following link:

https://e-center.doe.gov/IIPS/busopor.nsf/1be0f2271893ba198525644b006bc0be/11d91
a41325443a785256db1004a3ec0?OpenDocument

DE-PS26-03NT15392-2D: Microhole Completion and Production Equipment
Microhole Completion and Production equipment will include Cementing float
shoe, collar, wiper plugs, cement head/plug launcher, packers, nipples,
production systems, screens, sliding sleeves and accessories for use with 2
3/8", 2" and 1 ?" coiled tubing. To submit an application
to this Technical
Topic, please click on the following link:

https://e-center.doe.gov/IIPS/busopor.nsf/1be0f2271893ba198525644b006bc0be/e16f0
3294ced036685256db1004ad5bd?OpenDocument

Who can apply:

Unrestricted

Eligible functional categories:
Funding Sources:

Fossil Energy Research and Development

More Information:

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here to view the Opportunity

If you have problems accessing the full announcement, please contact: using this
link.

If you have problems accessing the full announcement, please contact: Richard Rogus

Address Info:

3610 Collins Ferry Road (MS-I07) P.O. Box 880
Morgantown, WV 26507-0880

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