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.