OSI ASSESSMENT OF PROGRESS IN THE S&T BILATERAL AGREEMENT PROJECT ON ENERGY: GE

Created: 9/16/1974

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DATE: JUN

memorandum for the record

subject: osi assessment of progress in the sst bilateral agreement project on energy: geothermal

1. while the us-ussr exchange in geotheTraal energy has not produced much in the way of technical information about the soviet programs to date, it has produced some information on facilities, personnel and research plans which is new or more detailed than we had before. this new knowledge has not altered our initial assessment of soviet capabilities but it has helped to increase our confidence in some of our previous judgments.

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of the efforts of the us exchange difficult. the us__has creas the soviet program_is_ ts probably hope* to gain both in byignificant amount ning from the us program, making iques and avoiding blind alleys, stion about how cooperativehis area.

seeing theince this region is by in addition, the us side technology related to th geothermal electric powe to be relatively active fracturing.re seriously considerin

on and be far thehould be sur eireneration, in the areahesing underg

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