Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Canada: Alberta has Huge Advantage in repurposing Oil & Gas Wells for Geothermal Energy

Epoch and U of A Collaborate on Hinton, AB Project (News Release)

Epoch Energy of Calgary, Alberta, is looking forward to working with University of Alberta's lead geothermal scientist, Dr. Jonathan Banks, on leveraging clean, renewable geothermal energy for municipal infrastructure in the town of Hinton, Alberta.

Alberta is uniquely positioned to use its world-leading expertise in drilling and services towards developing geothermal resources- a renewable energy industry that closely parallels oil and gas in exploitation and development techniques.

“We’ll use the same infrastructure, the same expertise, the same service providers, and the same software.It’s really just a matter of retooling and retraining the capacity that we already have. Alberta is at a huge advantage for getting started without the very steep and expensive learning curve other places are facing.” - Dr. Jonathan Banks

Click here to read more on the project partnership from the University of Alberta.