Novel Drilling Technology
Combining Hydro-jet and Percussion for
ROP Improvement in Deep Geothermal Drilling

Novel Drilling Technology Combining
Hydro-jet and Percussion for ROP Improvement in Deep Geothermal Drilling

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CHALLENGE

Deep geothermal development requires fast drilling in very hard and abrasives rocks. Conventional methods show limited performances, leading to costs surges.

ORCHYD SOLUTION

Combining two innovative rock breaking technics: grooves cutting with High-Pressure Water jets and fluid driven percussion drilling. The increase in performances will lead to a significant cost reduction.

METHODOLOGY

The project relies on numerical simulation techniques and experimental benches to design, test and optimize the integrated HPWJ-Percussive drilling solution

PARTNERS

Comprehensive expertise of a 7 members international consortium to tackle this multidisciplinary challenge​

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