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Second well successfully drilled for geothermal project in Garching an der Alz in Bavaria/ Germany

Drilling rig on site in Bavaria, Germany (source: Silenos Energy)
Alexander Richter Alexander Richter 30 Nov 2018

The geothermal project in Garching an der Alz in Bavaria/ Germany reports the successful completion of drilling its second well for the project with positive initial results.

As reported by our partner news platform in Germany, Tiefe Geothermie, the geothermal project in Garching an der Alz reports it has successfully reached the target depth of 3,837 meters. The project drilled its first well earlier this year and successfully completed and tested it in September 2018.

For the second well, the deflected drill path covers a total distance of 5,025 meters until it reaches the target depth of 3,827 meters. The first well reached a depth of 3,832 meters.

Subsequent tests now showed a temperature of 125 degrees Celsius, which is quite satisfactory. The flow rate of 105 liters per second meets all expectations.

Further testing after successfully drilling the second well will now have to show which of the two deep wells will be used to extract hot water from the subsurface. One of the wells will then used as production well and the other as re-injection well to pump used water back into the ground. Results are expected in the next few weeks.

The developer Silenos Energy GmbH plans to build a geothermal power plant for electricity production in Garching, but also considers further utilisation for heating with tests ongoing.

Source: our German partner website Tiefe Geothermie