Western GeoPower with 9 MW well at The Geysers
Western GeoPower, having completed testing of the Company’s fourth well (WGP-4) at The Geysers Geothermal Field in California has established an initial power capacity of 9.0 MW.
Western GeoPower Corp. (TSX-V:WGP), just announced that completion testing of the Company’s fourth well (WGP-4) at The Geysers Geothermal Field in California has established an initial power capacity of 9.0 MW (gross) or 8.2 MW (net). This latest well increases the power capacity placed behind pipe to 28.7 MW (gross) or 26 MW (net), representing over 70% of the initial steam resource required to supply the planned 35 MWe Western GeoPower Unit 1 plant.
Flow tests on all four wells were conducted by independent consultants GeothermEx. The initial flow rates for the four wells aggregate 463,000 lbs/hour at a design condition of a minimum flowing wellhead pressure of 87 psia. The power plant specifications call for steam requirements of 16,130 lbs/hour per MW (gross) or 17,743 lbs/hour per MW (net).
“Drilling to date continues to yield outstanding results, with well WGP-4 coming close to matching WGP-1 as the most productive well drilled at the Geysers over the past two decades,” said Dr. Subir Sanyal, President of GeothermEx. “The high well capacity achieved to date reflects the presence of high-flow-capacity areas within the leasehold, and careful targeting and drilling of the wells.”