Mabini project consortium started drilling, Philippines

Discharge of the first well, Mai6D on Maibarara project site, Philippines (source: Maibarara Geothermal Inc.)
Alexander Richter 16 Jun 2016

The project consortium for the Mabini geothermal project in Batangas, Philippines has started drilling for an early exploration well on the project site.

Basic drills geothermal well 

The consortium of Basic Energy Corp. and Trans-Asia Oil and Energy Development Corp. has started drilling an exploratory well for a geothermal project in San Teodoro, Mabini, Batangas.

Basic Energy said in a disclosure to the stock exchange the move followed the Energy Department’s approval of the consortium’s notice of intent to drill in geothermal service contract no. 8 in April.

The approval followed the consortium’s awarding of the drilling contract to Diamond Drilling Corp. of the Philippines, a subsidiary of Lepanto Consolidated Mining Co.

“The drilling of the exploratory well is aimed at determining the extent of the resource. Tests will be done immediately after drilling to ascertain temperature and flow rate, as well as other results necessary to plan for future work programs on production holes,” Basic Energy senior vice president Anthony Cuaycong said.

Basic Energy will drill an exploratory hole with a minimum depth of 1,500 meters to determine the temperature and other qualities of the steam resource. Alena Mae S. Flores

Source: The Standard