Friday, August 16, 2019

St Vincent and the Grenadines: First Well at Geothermal Project Encounters Permeability Problems

Permeability not yet found – Reykjavik Geothermal local head (Searchlight)

While the first well drilled at the geothermal exploratory site at Bamboo Range was a success in relation to the heat that was found, the drilling team has not yet found the permeability they are looking for.

Earlier this week, Reykjavik Geothermal’s Thorleifur Finnsson told SVGTV that during the exploration process, the drilling team expects to drill three wells. He said while drilling the first well, they went down 2700 metres, which is 200 to 300 metres more than they thought they would need to in order to find the desired heat. Finnsson said the wells have been named Number One, Number Two and Number Three and drilling has now begun on well Number Three and well Number Two will be drilled last.

He said, there is also a possibility that they will revisit well Number One.

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