GeoWell - Innovative materials and designs for long-life high-temperature geothermal wells
GeoWell is a three-year collaborative research project. The GeoWell consortium gathers 8 partners from public research institutes, academia, industry, and one SME, as well as two third parties. Íslenskar orkurannsóknir - Iceland GeoSurvey (Iceland) is the project coordinator.
The project aims at developing reliable, cost effective and environmentally safe technologies for design, completion and monitoring of high-temperature geothermal wells:
Cement and sealing technologies
Materials and coupling of casings
Temperature and strain measurements in wells using fibre optic technologies to monitor well integrity
Development of risk assessment methods
The technology developed will be tested in laboratories and partly in real geothermal environment.