Multipurpose Acoustic Sensor for Downhole Fluid Monitoring Geothermal Lab Call Project
Last modified on July 22, 2011.
|Project Title||Multipurpose Acoustic Sensor for Downhole Fluid Monitoring|
|Project Type / Topic 1||Laboratory Call for Submission of Applications for Research, Development and Analysis of Geothermal Technologies|
|Project Type / Topic 2||High-Temperature Downhole Tools|
|Project Description||This project proposes a truly unique and novel sensor design that is based on acoustics and can determine in real-time and in a single sensor package several parameters: temperature, pressure, fluid flow; and fluid properties, such as density, viscosity, fluid composition, etc. A versatile sensor such as this also has practically identical applications in several industries including the oil and gas industry, chemical industry, pharmaceutical industry and there are excellent opportunities to partner with such industries as the project progresses. The sensor can also be adapted for use in surface pipes.|
|Objectives||Develop a multipurpose acoustic sensor for downhole fluid monitoring in Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) reservoirs over typical ranges of pressures and temperatures and demonstrate its capabilities and performance for different EGS systems.|
|Awardees (Company / Institution)|| Los Alamos National Laboratory
|Funding Opportunity Announcement||DE-PS36-09GO99017|
|DOE Funding Level (total award amount)||$894,000.00|
|Total Project Cost|| $894,000.00
|Principal Investigator(s)|| Cristian Pantea
|Targets / Milestones|| - Identify materials operable at high-temperatures to construct tool.
|Location of Project|| Los Alamos, NM
|Funding Source||American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009|
|References||EERE Geothermal Technologies Programs|