AN INTEGRATED DRILLING/COMPLETION SYSTEM FOR OFFSHORE GAS HYDRATES

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 14461
Amount: $499,969.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1992
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Waterjet Technology Inc.
21414 68th Ave South, Kent, WA, 98032
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr Jack J Kolle
 Principal Investigator
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Business Contact
Phone: (206) 872-9500
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THIS RESEARCH EVALUATES THE FEASIBILITY OF USING AN INTEGRATED DRILLIN/COMPLETION SYSTEM FOR EXPLORATION, TESTING, AND PRODUCTION OF OFFSHORE NATURAL GAS HYDRATES. THE DRILLING SYSTEM IS BASED ON A LOW POWER HYDRAULICALLY DRIVEN MOTOR DESIGNED FOR DRILLING IN HOMOGENEOUS SOFT SEDIMENTS AND HYDRATE-BEARING SEDIMENTS. THIS PROJECT IS DESIGNING A COMPLETION SYSTEM THAT CAN BE INTEGRATED WITH THE DRILL TO ALLOW LOW COST EXPLORATION OF OFFSHORE GAS HYDRATE ACCUMULATIONS FROM A CONVENTIONAL OIL FIELD SUPPLY VESSEL. THE PHASE I FEASIBILITY STUDY ADDRESSES THE ISSUES OF OFFSHORE HYDRATE OCCURRENCE, SEDIMENT GEOTECHNICAL PROPERTIES, BOREHOLE STABILITY CONTROL, AND COMPLETION TECHNIQUES FOR GAS HYDRATES.

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