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DEEP Corp. starts drilling for geothermal project in Saskatchewan, Canada

Location of Drilling rig on site of DEEP project (source: Horizon Drilling, Rig Map)
Alexander Richter Alexander Richter 22 Nov 2018

Canadian geothermal developer Deep Earth Energy Production (DEEP) Corp. has started drilling of the first well of its geothermal power project in the province of Saskatchewan in Canada.

In news from the province of Saskatchewan in Canada, it is reported that Canadian geothermal developer Deep Earth Energy Production (DEEP) Corp. has started drilling on its project near the American border in Saskatchewan.

The company started preparation work on November 8, moved the drilling rig on site and spudded the well on November 14.

The company expects to drill to a depth of about 3,500 meters as reported by Pipeline News. The company managed to secure C$4 million (around US$ 3 million) in equity funding.

Drilling for this first well is expected to take about 25 days, with an additional 5 planned of which three are to be production wells and two re-injection wells.

The project expects to use electric submersible pumps (ESP) to move water to the surface for use in a binary geothermal power plant. As a preliminary test of the resource, DEEP expects similar results to a well drilled in the 1980s in the region that registered temperatures of 126 degrees Celsius.

This well is a preliminary test of the resource, needed to refine assumptions, she explained.

Testing results are expected in March 2019 and will determine how the project can proceed. If successful, the project could see the development of up to 10 MW and start operations in ca two-and-a-half years.

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Source: Pipeline News