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Scientific Drilling held successful first Geothermal Technology Symposium

Scientific Drilling showcases its drilling technology at its Applied Technology Center, Paso Robles, California (source: SDI)
Alexander Richter 9 Nov 2011

In an impressive event, Scientific Drilling showcased its research, technologies, products and service offerings in the company's first Geothermal Technology Symposium in Paso Robles, California in late October 2011.

Just after the biggest geothermal energy event of the year the joint GRC Annual Meeting and GEA Geothermal Energy Expo in San Diego in October 2011, Scientific Drilling hosted its first Geothermal Technology Symposium,

The Symposium took place at the company’s Applied Technology Center in Paso Robles, California and brought together leaders from the geothermal energy industry globally.

“The event included presentations on Scientific Drilling’s technologies and their applications in Geothermal Drilling, technical demonstrations by members of the Engineering staff, and a tour of the Applied Technologies Center. The high level group, which included CEO’s, managers, and drilling engineers from geothermal operators and drilling companies, was given the opportunity to interact one-on-one with Product Line Managers – discussing Scientific Drilling’s long history in Geothermal and current and future technology offerings that benefit this unique market segment. The meeting was followed by a wine tasting reception at Adelaida Cellars (owned by the family that owns SDI) and a wine pairing dinner at Artisan restaurant in Paso Robles.

“In today’s busy, fast paced business environment, its quite rare to have a room full of the geothermal industry’s ‘thought leaders’ listening to your company’s message,” said Patrick Hanson, Scientific Drilling’s Global Geothermal Marketing Representative. Patrick goes on to say, “We were able to show firsthand how we build our tools from the sensor level up, and showcase the attention to detail and quality of our engineering and manufacturing facilities.”

Scientific Drilling has long been a major player in the geothermal energy industry, having drilled several hundred geothermal wells worldwide, and conducted several thousand production logging and survey projects for their customers. The future for geothermal power appears strong, with many new projects and developments underway worldwide, and Scientific Drilling, as a leading service provider to the
geothermal drilling industry, will take a prominent role in that future.”

The company introduced its impressive technology and its global activities, including its large ambitions in the geothermal space. A very informative and well attended event that I had the honour to be invited to. It was a very well organized event and saw lively discussions on the global geothermal activities with a focus on the drilling market.