Geothermal Energy Utilization
Associated with Oil & Gas Development
June 14 – 15, 2011
Southern Methodist University
Daniel Bour has worked in oil and gas drilling for over 25 years. He has expertise in well cementing and is an author or co-author of multiple patents related to this area of technology. In the area of high temperature geothermal wells he has experience in issues related to well life or well durability. He was involved in one of the first applications of newly developed CO2 resistant cement and co-authored a paper on how the cement was designed to withstand the severe thermal stress cycles typical in geothermal wells. In addition, he has been leading the effort at AltaRock to develop various methods of reservoir optimization through the use of flow diversion agents. These flow diversion agents could multiply the potential power production from a given set of wells by a factor of 2 or more, which could greatly reduce the cost of EGS projects and make EGS power much more cost competitive.
AltaRock Energy, Inc.