News

Drilling on St Vincent promising with high temperature confirmed at depth

Drilling rig on site at La Soufriere, St. Vincent, Caribbean (source: Stv Online)
Alexander Richter 14 Jul 2019

Two months into drilling activities, initial results are promising with high temperatures at a depth of 2,500 meters and sufficient permeability at the geothermal project in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

Local news from St Vincent and the Grenadines report on statements by Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves, that indicated good initial results from drilling for a geothermal project in the Caribbean state.

While at 2,500 meters deeper than planned, tempertures are promising with around 250 degrees Celsius and sufficient permability for a planned geothermal power plant.

Exploratory Drilling for the project started two months ago on the project site at the foot of La Soufriere.

The Prime Minister explained that results from the exploratory drilling are fairly compatible with the reconnaissance survey that was carried out prior to the start of drilling.

He said that officials expected the geothermal source to be deep, but it is a little deeper than expected as they intend to go down to 2,700 metres into the earth.

And he said drilling will continue in order to benefit from the greater permeability.

Source: Searchlight, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines