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ISOR to act as main consultant for drilling program of Montelago project, Philippines

Oriental Mindoro, Philippines (source: flickr/ Welcome to my B&B, creative commons)
Alexander Richter 17 Sep 2015

Iceland GeoSurvey (ÍSOR) will act as main consultant for drilling program at the 20 MW Montelago geothermal project of Emerging Power Inc. in the Philippines.

In a release today, Iceland GeoSurvey (ÍSOR) announced it will be participating in drilling four new wells in Montelago in the Philippines. The company signed a  contract with Emerging Power Inc. as a consultants during drilling in the Montelago geothermal area in the Philippines.

This contract is a continuation of previous contracts dealing with ÍSOR’s work in connection with the drilling in the area. The intent of the first phase of the project is to build up to 20 MW geothermal power plant but also to use the geothermal water for direct use for the local population.

ÍSOR will be the main geothermal consultant and perform all measurements during drilling. ÍSOR has designed the production wells and the drilling program and will perform all well logging and well tests. On site geologists (mud loggers) and well loggers will be present during the operation. The first phase includes drilling of four wells, and if they are successful up to nine production and injection wells will be drilled in the area.

The geothermal drill Geysir is being shipped to the Montelago geothermal area but Iceland Drilling will drill all the wells and the estimated start of drilling is in late October 2015.

Earlier news about projects in the Philippines:

Exploration drilling in the Philippines

Geothermal Project in the Philippines

Source: Company release by email