Temperature logs of geothermal project in Alberta, Canada promising

Temperature logs of geothermal project in Alberta, Canada promising Temperature logging work at Alberta No.1 project, Canada (source: Alberta No.1)
Alexander Richter 12 Mar 2021

Temperature logs done for the planned Alberta No.1 geothermal project near Grand Prairie in Alberta, Canada confirming geothermal power generation potential.

No. 1 Geothermal LP, the company behind the Alberta No. 1 geothermal project has announced the recent completion of detailed temperature log returned a bottom hole temperature of 118 degrees Celsius. The log was conducted on a SECURE ENERGY well south of Grande Prairie in the Province of Alberta, Canada. The test confirms that the Alberta No. 1 project location has the required temperature to effectively generate geothermal power. The Alberta No. 1 project expects to be providing clean heat and power to Alberta’s energy mix by 2024.

“We are quite encouraged by this test. These results exceed the minimum of 100 degrees Celsius required to efficiently generate power from geothermal resources,” says Dr. Catherine Hickson, CEO of Alberta No. 1. “We were also excited to have worked with SECURE ENERGY and Voltage Wireline to carry out this geothermal temperature log. This work continues to highlight the synergies between geothermal and oil and gas, demonstrating how Albertan expertise can make Alberta a leader in the geothermal space.”

The data was obtained from the Winterburn Group at a depth below 4,000 metres in an inactive well owned by SECURE ENERGY. This result, which exceeds the publicly reported bottom hole temperature by 10 degrees Celsius, assists the Alberta No. 1 team in correlating the subsurface information gathered from decades of oil and gas operations in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin to geothermal applications.

“This result provides us with confidence as we develop additional opportunities in this space,” says Stean Smith, Managing Partner of Terrapin Geothermics and Director of Alberta No. 1. “We see the Alberta No. 1 project as the first step in creating a robust geothermal energy industry in the province.”

Source: company announcement