Friday, October 11, 2019

Commonwealth of Dominica: Well Successfully Re-Opened at 7 MW Geothermal Power Project

Geothermal Production Well “WW-P1” Successfully Reopened (News Release)

The Dominica Geothermal Development Company (DGDC) yesterday (8th October) successfully reopened the geothermal production well known as WW-P1 at Laudat.

This well was last opened in June 2014 shortly after it was drilled. After over five years of being closed, the naturally occurring geothermal gas,  hydrogen sulphide, had accumulated inside the well. This gas, in high enough concentrations, can be dangerous.

For this reason, the DGDC carefully managed the well reopening, ensuring that the public was kept away from areas where the gas might occur, and had emergency services on standby. All went according to plan, and by midday on the 8th, as was planned, all of the accumulated hydrogen sulphide gas was gone and the all clear to the public was given.

With the well reopened, the DGDC will now commence a series of tests on the well until the 23rd of October.

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