Monday, June 13, 2016

USA, Idaho: U.S. Geothermal Begins Well Remediation at Raft River

U.S. Geothermal Inc. Begins Drilling to Increase Raft River Project Generation (News Release)

Production Increase of 1 to 3 MW expected

Raft River Geothermal Plant, Idaho (Photo by Ian Crawford)

U.S. Geothermal Inc. announced today that it has started drilling a second leg on existing production well RRG-2 at the 13 MW net capacity Raft River project. This second production leg will be drilled out of the existing wellbore starting at approximately 3,500 feet below surface, to a planned final depth of approximately 5,600 feet.

It is expected to intersect the primary production fracture zone between the original leg of Well RRG-2 and production well RRG-1. Once drilling is completed, the well will be tested and a new pump designed for the new production characteristics, will be manufactured and installed. The total project is anticipated to cost $3 million, and the well is expected to be placed back into production during the third quarter of this year.

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