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Drilling Technology

Geothermal Energy & Drilling Technology Geothermal energy is an abundant energy resource that comes from tapping the natural heat of molten rock deep beneath the Earth's surface. Geothermal energy is a vast energy resource thousands of times greater than the world's oil reserves. This energy resource would last millennia at the current rate of consumption. [...]

By | 2017-11-03T16:53:12+00:00 May 24th, 2017|Comments Off on Drilling Technology

Sandia-Developed Alloy Has Potential for Electronics in Wells

Sandia researcher Tom Crenshaw sets up a specimen in a test frame that will pull a solder joint apart to determine its tensile strength. He co-authored a paper that won the Best of Proceedings category in the Surface Mount Technology Association’s International 2012 Best Papers conference. (Photo by Lloyd Wilson) A few years [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:49:01+00:00 April 3rd, 2013|Energy, Geothermal, Materials Science, News, News & Events, Renewable Energy, Research & Capabilities, Systems Engineering|Comments Off on Sandia-Developed Alloy Has Potential for Electronics in Wells


Sandia's work in drilling technology is aimed at reducing the cost and risk associated with drilling in harsh, subterranean environments. The historical focus of the drilling research has been directed at significantly expanding the nation's utilization of geothermal energy. This focus in geothermal related drilling research is the search for practical solutions to challenges associated [...]

By | 2017-05-24T20:54:11+00:00 November 10th, 2010|Comments Off on Geothermal