Monday, December 2, 2019

Philippines: Kalinga Geothermal Power Project On Track to Complete Exploration Phase

Future of Kalinga Geothermal Project unclear as exploration phase ends (Malaysia Sun)

The Kalinga Geothermal Project (KGP) is on track to complete the exploration phase with the drilling of two slim-hole wells.

The Department of Energy (DOE) awarded the Renewable Energy Geothermal Service Contract to proponents Aragorn Power and Energy Corporation (APEC) and Guidance Management Corporation (GMC) on March 25, 2010 with a contract area of 26,139 hectares, spread out over the municipalities of Pasil, Lubuagan and Tinglayan.

Victor Dugan of the KGP project team said that there are various phases of geothermal exploration and development which, with the successful completion of the current exploration drilling, will hopefully allow for the declaration of commerciality and eventual field development.

He said that the results from resource assessment studies and exploration drilling will serve as basis in determining commerciality of the project.