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Successful testing of old wells at WGP Geysers project

Wine yards in Sonoma County, California (source: flickr/ Tim Wilson, creative commons)
Francisco Rojas 7 Aug 2015

At the WGP Geysers project, US Geothermal has done flow tests for well drilled back on 2008/2009 confirming that the wells are open and available for production.

U.S. Geothermal Inc., a leading renewable energy company focused on the development, production, and sale of electricity from geothermal energy announces advancement in an ongoing project.

At the WGP Geysers project, located about 1½ hours north of San Francisco, in Sonoma County, the three production wells with the highest flow rates were tested. All three wells produced superheated steam with estimated flow rates at or above the rates measured when the wells were first drilled during 2008 and 2009, confirming that the wells are open and available for production.

An independent, world recognized geothermal consulting firm, GeothermEx Inc., designed and monitored the flow tests, and collected test data for their analysis. The reservoir report is expected by the end of August, and will be used to guide final development of the project.

“With approximately 30 megawatts of steam drilled, tested and ready for production at Geysers, we are actively pursuing discussions in support of a power purchase agreement for this, our most advanced stage development project” said Dennis Gilles, CEO of US Geothermal.

“Additionally, our geothermal concession in Guatemala holds great promise and we anticipate that the drilling results from our next few wells will allow us to confirm the geothermal resource. We expect to be able to produce from 25 to 50 megawatts of electricity when the project is completed. The government of Guatemala strongly supports renewable energy, and we look forward to continuing to work with them to make the development of this first, 100% private geothermal concession a big success.”

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Source: Press Release by US Geothermal