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FLUID TRANSPORT SYSTEMS FOR USE IN A DOWNHOLE EXPLOSIVE FRACTURING SYSTEM

United States Patent Application

20160145990
A1
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Explosive devices and assemblies are described herein for use in geologic fracturing. Components of energetic material used in the explosive devices can be initially separated prior to inserting the assembled system down a wellbore, then later combined prior to detonation. Some exemplary explosive units for insertion into a borehole for use in fracturing a geologic formation surrounding the borehole can comprise a casing comprising a body defining an internal chamber, a first component of an explosive positioned within the internal chamber of the casing, and an inlet communicating with the internal chamber through which a second component of the explosive mixture is deliverable into the internal chamber to comprise the explosive.
Mace, Jonathan Lee (Los Alamos, NM), Bronisz, Lawrence E. (Los Alamos, NM), Steedman, David W. (Santa Fe, NM), Bradley, Christopher Robert (Chimayo, NM)
Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos NM)
14/ 905,344
July 15, 2014
ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT [0002] This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC52-06NA25396 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.