High pressure and high temperature geothermal grouts

 Project ID: 09-01-013
 Project Coordination:  Mannvit
 Name of Coordinator:  Gísli Guðmundsson
 Other Partners: Reykjavik University
  Innovation Center Iceland
  ISOR, Icelandic GeoSurvey
 Duration: 1 years
 Total Project cost:  16.552.000 ISK
 GEORG Funding:   7.452.000 ISK
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Project Abstract

Project deals with grouts for cementing steel casings in geothermal wells where high temperature and high pressure are prevailing (geothermal grout). The current status is such that there is negligible knowledge in Iceland about the properties of geothermal grouts, and such knowledge is also very limited globally. The main objective of the project was to receive overview of various binding materials available for geothermal grouts. Afterwards, correct assessments of the rheological properties of various grouts and come up with two or three preferred binding materials for further tests. The aim achieved was finding suitable cement for the application in high temperature and pressure environment.

Project finished 2011