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West Indies Power beginning exploration on Saba island

Alexander Richter Alexander Richter 24 Mar 2009

West Indies Power’s geophysical team and their equipment are in Saba to begin exploration work that will assess the size and location of the geothermal reservoir located on Saba.

Further news from the Caribbeans. “West Indies Power’s geophysical team and their equipment are in Saba to begin exploration work that will assess the size and location of the geothermal reservoir located on Saba. The results of this work will  be used to determine the best place to drill  geothermal development holes and at what depth the geothermal reservoir can be expected to be found.

The work  of the West Indies Power  scientists, on Saba, consists of taking various types of electronic readings that show the location of faults that may contain geothermal fluids. The measuring devises have the ability to “see” down into the earth to a depth of 10,000 meters. Because of the difference in the speed that the electronic particles are moving it is possible for the measuring devises to determine if they are moving through solid rock, broken rocks, or fluids.

The results of the geophysical work  supply a picture of what the inside of the earth down to 10,000 meters looks like. The picture looks much like a “sonogram” that pregnant women have to see the out line of their baby and shows the location of faults that may contain geothermal fluids.

Kerry McDonald, the company  CEO stated “ West Indies Power  is excited about starting its geothermal exploration work on Saba. This geophysical work will show us where to drill so that it can take the first steps to develop geothermal power on the island of Saba.” .

West Indies Power (Saba) B.V. is a subsidiary of West Indies Power Holding B.V. created to explore and develop the geothermal resource in Saba. The Saba Island  Executive Council  granted West Indies Power (Saba) B.V. the right to explore for geothermal  in 2008.”

Source: SKNVibes