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DE-FOA-0001945: Zonal Isolation for Manmade Geothermal Reservoirs

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Geothermal Technology Office (GTO) Zonal Isolation for Manmade Geothermal Reservoirs funding opportunity announcement (FOA) supports early-stage development of enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) tools and technologies, and will seek to improve the performance and economics of EGS systems by funding research in zonal isolation.

Zonal isolation technologies can radically improve the performance and economics of EGS, or manmade geothermal reservoirs. These technologies provide the ability to target specific zones for stimulation activities, which can enable the command and control of fracture location and the economy of resources. In turn, this reduces development costs and operational risks associated with EGS development and promotes more power from fewer wellbores.

Under this funding opportunity, GTO is interested in two topic areas:

Topic 1 - Invention and Innovative Design of Zonal Isolation Technologies and Techniques for EGS Stimulation; and,
Topic 2 - Adaption of Existing Zonal Isolation Technologies for EGS Stimulation.

The projects selected from this FOA will aim to develop reliable zonal isolation tools and technologies that:
• Present low risk to wellbore integrity or the conductivity of fractures;
• Can operate at high-temperatures in corrosive, hard rock environments for extended periods of time; and
• Withstand large pressure differentials.

For questions and answers pertaining to this FOA, please reference the DE-FOA-0001945 Zonal Isolation 2018 FAQ Log in FOA Documents.

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Informational Webinar: The Informational Webinar mentioned in the FOA is scheduled for July 5, 2018 at 2:00PM ET.
https://doe.webex.com/doe/onstage/g.php?MTID=e79ab53873f11cc658018eb6923f78827

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0001945 - Zonal Isolation for Manmade Geothermal Reservoirs (Last Updated: 6/22/2018 10:32 AM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001945 - Question and Answer Log (Last Updated: 7/11/2018 04:39 PM ET)
  • DE-FOA-0001945 - Zonal Isolation FOA Applicant Webinar Presentation (Last Updated: 7/23/2018 04:04 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

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Full Application

  • Application for Federal Assistance - SF424 (Last Updated: 6/15/2018 10:53 AM ET)
  • EERE 303 - Statement of Project Objectives (Last Updated: 6/15/2018 10:54 AM ET)
  • EERE 335 - Budget Justification (Last Updated: 6/15/2018 10:55 AM ET)
  • Disclosure of Lobbying Activities - SFLLL (Last Updated: 6/15/2018 10:56 AM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 6/15/2018 10:57 AM ET)
  • Field Work Proposal for FFRDC (Last Updated: 6/15/2018 11:21 AM ET)

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Submission Deadlines

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: 7/2/2018 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 7/25/2018 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 6/25/2018 8:00 AM ET – 6/25/2018 9:00 AM ET