The Ad Hoc Panel on Rock Mechanics Problems That Limit Energy Resource Recovery and Development was created within the U.S. National Committee for Rock Mechanics of the National Research Council. Its purpose was to define limitations imposed by rock-mechanics problems on energy-resource recovery and development and to recommend promising research that will help to remove those limitations. The Committee, in formulating the Panel's role, arranged for communication with supporting government agencies and developed a plan for selected Subpanels. A briefing was given in June 1976, primarily to government agencies, to present the planned activities of the Panel. Six Subpanels were established to deal with specific energy resource and development areas: (1) Geothermal Energy Exploration and Production; (2) Mining and In Situ Recovery; (3) Nuclear-Waste Disposal; (4) Oil and Gas Recovery; (5) Underground Storage-Fuel Oil, Gas, Water, or Compressed Air; (6) Under-Ocean Tunneling for Petroleum Recovery. This report presents their findings.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored in part by Energy Research and Development, Washington, D.C., Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C., and Department of Transportation, Washington, D.C.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Committee for Rock Mechanics

    Panel on Rock Mechanics Problems
    Washington, DC  United States 

    Department of the Interior

    Energy Research and Development Administration
    Washington, DC  United States 

    Department of Transportation

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1978-1

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  • Pagination: 80 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00174737
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NRC/AMPS/RM-78/1
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 12 2002 12:00AM