Friday, September 30, 2016

Indonesia: Exploratory Drilling to Begin at Bengkulu Geothermal Project

PGE begins geothermal exploration in Bengkulu (

PT Pertamina Geothermal Energy (PGE) will begin geothermal exploration in the area of ​​Bukit Daun, Rejang Lebong and Lebong, Bengkulu Province, starting mid October 2016.

President Director of PT PGE, Irfan Zainuddin, said the first 7 wells, had been drilled in Hululais, Lebong District. PT PGE will drill the first well at Bukit Daun as a preliminary step to determine the size of the geothermal energy resource.

"We predict that there is a potential of about 90 megawatts at the site of Bukit Daun. Right now, we've been building the infrastructure for the purpose of exploration," he said.

The company is targeting 310 MW of geothermal energy capacity in the area by 2024.

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