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Geothermics features Iceland Deep Drilling Project in 128 pages special

Flow test of the IDDP-1 well at Krafla, Iceland (source: Kristján Einarsson)
Alexander Richter 27 Jan 2014

The main scientific journal for the geothermal industry, Geothermics, publishes a 128-pages special featuring the Iceland Deep Drilling Project, that drilled into magma in 2009.

In a 128 page special, geothermal scientific publication Geothermics, features the Iceland Deep Drilling Project that we reported on here before with its first well IDDP-1 drilling into Magma in the Krafla geothermal field in the North of Iceland.

Volume 49 of Geothermics features 16 articles providing an overview on the project.

Articles range from the general concept, site selection and well design, as well as drilling of the well, but it also covers scientific elements of the project.

The project has been achieving several milestones, so scientists describing the project. Drilling down into magma and controlling it, has allowed to create one of the hottest geothermal wells. The temperature measured was at around 450 degrees Celsius.

The well was drilled to a depth of around 2,000 meters in the Northeast of Iceland.

The IDDP was founded in the year 2000 by a consortium of three Icelandic energy companies: (Hitaveita Sudurnesja (HS) (since 2008: HS Orka hf), Landsvirkjun (LV) and Orkuveita Reykjavíkur (OR)), and Orkustofnun (OS), the National Energy Authority of Iceland.