Session 2C: Geothermal Drilling Technologies

This session will cover all aspects of geothermal drilling. Topics include: fluids, bits, circulation, fluids, rate of penetration, scaling, corrosion, additives, directional drilling, environmental concerns, economics and more.

  • 10:00 AM - 10:20 AM: Advancing Drill Bit Design to Counter Challenges in Hard Rock Applications Using Full Scale Testing in Basalt | Michael Savage 
  • 10:20 AM - 10:40 AM: Drill Bits for Hard-Rock and Geothermal Wells: Roller-Cone Bit Performance Quantified and Fixed-Cutter Bit Lessons Learned | Davide Fanti
  • 10:40 AM - 11:00 AM: Enhancing Bottom Hole Awareness in Geothermal Drilling with a Novel Brush Wire Tool Joint Connectivity System for  Real-Time Data Transfer: Design and Experimental Evaluation. | Pufinji Obene
  • 11:00 AM - 11:20 AM: Experimental Analysis of How the Form of Biodegradable Resin Drilling Fluid Additives Affects Filtration Properties and Lost Circulation Prevention Performance | Masayoshi Onuki 
  • 11:20 AM - 11:40 AM: Exploration Drilling in Geothermal Fields for Beginners | John Wood 
  • 11:40 AM - 12:00 PM: Hard Rock Geomechanical and Petrophysical Properties from Drilling Data | John Hayes 

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