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06.03.2021 | Research

Project start: Electro-pulse method for the workover of a scale-narrowed borehole (EVA)

On 1 March 2021, the Electro-impulse method for the workover of a scale-narrowed borehole (EVA)) started. The EVA project is composed of 3 phases. In the first phase of the project, the feasibility of an EIV system for scale removal is to be demonstrated and a functional laboratory prototype developed. This prototype shall be adapted to the conditions of a well down to 5000 m depth.

In the second phase of the project, the laboratory prototype that has already been created will be further developed into a field prototype that is suitable for practical use and can then be used in a real borehole. The most important aspects in this development will be the connectivity to existing equipment, the permanent temperature suitability, the use in deflected boreholes and the stability against the occurring mechanical loads.

In the third project phase, the field prototype will be further developed on the basis of the results obtained in phase 2. The focus here will be on optimizing the material and performance. These will then also make it possible to further reduce the diameter of the prototype, which will enable both further bore diameters and the use for cleaning equipment above ground.

Research Centres

TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Institute for Drilling Technology and Fluid Mining
TU Dresden, Chair for Construction Machinery

The IGF project 21674 BR of the research association DGMK is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy via the AiF within the framework of the programme for the promotion of industrial joint research (IGF) on the basis of a resolution of the German Bundestag.