Utilising 3D modeling software in geothermal resource work at Contact Energy

Showing resource models within Leapfrog Geothermal at Contact Energy, NZ (source: Seequent, video screenshot)
Alexander Richter 22 Jul 2020

In this case study, New Zealand geothermal operator Contact Energy shares how it is using Leapfrog Geothermal 3D modelling software for its geothermal resource management.

The power operator Contact Energy is New Zealand’s second largest electricity generator operating five geothermal power plants across the geothermal fields of Ohaaki, Wairakei and Tauhara. At Wairakei the company has been operating a geothermal plant for 60+ years.

For the last ten years Contact Energy has been on a journey to get resource appraisals, assessment and review more into the 3D space. In partnership with New Zealand based software house Seequent, Contact Energy has worked with the 3D modelling software Leapfrog Geothermal. With it, company has been able to become agile in finding answers to they can readily adapt to new information and plan accordingly.

Here below a video where the company shares details how it is using the software:

Source: Seequent