Carter Technologies Co. - Principal Investigator: Ernest E. Carter, P.E.
Objective: The objective of this project was to conduct a preliminary evaluation of novel methods for stimulating gas production from low-permeability rocks, including shale, tight sands, and coal bed formations. Specifically, the goal was to assess the feasibility of using a saw to cut a deep slot from a horizontal borehole into the formation at 5,000 to 10,000 foot depths.
Period of Performance: July 24, 2008 to February 19, 2009 - Completed
- 2009 RPSEA Unconventional Gas Project Review Presentation, Golden, CO, April 14, 2009 (1.3 MB)
- Final Report (648 KB)