Rio Blanco Program 1972 January 1972
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During late 1969 and early 1970, CER Geonuclear Corporation undertook to evaluate the prospects for nuclear stimulation of natural gas production on Equity Oil Company properties in the Piceance Basin, Colorado. A result of the study was the report "Project Rio Blanco, Feasibility Study , Piceance Basin , Colorado," dated April 16 , 1970. This study convinced CER of the potential of nuclear stimulation technology for recovery of otherwise unavailable natural gas reserves. A joint venture agreement between Equity Oil and CER Geonuclear to carry out a single experiment was executed and a formal ...