Tuesday, January 22, 2013

USA, Oregon:

AltaRock Energy Announces Successful Multiple-Zone Stimulation of Well at the Newberry EGS Demonstration (AltEnergyMag - News Release)

(Courtesy Newberry EGS)
AltaRock Energy today announced that it has created multiple stimulated zones from a single wellbore at the Newberry Enhanced Geothermal System (EGS) Demonstration site. Creating multiple stimulated zones from a single well will dramatically increase the flow and energy output per well for the completed system, which will include soon-to-be-drilled production wells. The overall effect will be to lower the cost of geothermal energy production by as much as 50 percent. This is a major advancement for EGS and has the potential to move geothermal energy from a niche role to a major player in AltaRock's energy portfolio.

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