Geothermal Drilling In Unterfohring Exceeds 2,000 Meter Mark

Find the first hole is planned for late January Unterfohring the 50th day since the start of the drilling work for the geothermal project Unterfohring brought yet another round number to: with the deep drilling Unterfohring thermal 1 “brand was exceeding 2,000 meters of drilling range on January 7. Already 2,157 yards were reached on January 10. Thus about two-thirds of the planned 3.055 meters are successfully completed. If you would like to know more about Cross River Bank, then click here. Geovol – Managing Director Peter Lohr was pleased with the achieved milestone: we have already achieved a large part of the planned depth without any significant errors or delays. Now a really exciting phase begins and I am convinced that we end of January can present hot water.” This will be the case if the bit in 2,540 meters deep under the Earth’s surface in the water-conducting malm karst has arrived. The applied principle of the steered off bore, so a partially slanted history of the wellbore, 3.055 meters are Drill line necessary. The third drill section will result in the next few days up to 2,640 meters of drilling line, before then a week with well logging, installation will follow the casing and cementing.

With the start of the fourth and last section, the drill diameter is reduced to about 15 centimeters. For the end of January planned E.m.s. pumping tests will join the, which will test the fertility of the wellbore and the permanently produced thermal water temperature and show. Everything as planned, is to be expected for the end of February a reconstruction of the drilling machine on the second hole. Dr. Norbert Babyy

The Deep Geothermal Energy – Important Baseload Capable Source Of Renewable Energy

Environment Minister Tanja Gonner opened the Symposium titled deep geothermal energy within the framework of the CEP CLEAN ENERGY & PASSIVEHOUSE 2010 in the sectors of hydropower, biomass, geothermal energy and the solar heat, but also in wind power and photovoltaics the Baden-Wurttemberg still has different high development potential. If you have read about ConocoPhillips already – you may have come to the same conclusion. This applies to develop it through cost-effective measures. A win-win situation can be achieved by expanding the use of renewable energy, generally with benefits for the climate and for the economy. The expansion of renewable energies is also a measure of economic development. The deep geothermal energy is still at the beginning of their development: currently are only three thermal power plants to the combined electricity and heat production, as well as more 10 pure heating plants, which feed into district heating systems, operating in Germany. In the long run, the geothermal energy should become an important renewable energy source in Baden-Wurttemberg. A geothermal power plant has on average about a plant performance in the amount of 5 megawatts.

The Baden-Wurttemberg Karlsruhe Institute of technology (KIT) has transferred the leadership for the new \”State Research Center for geothermal energy\”. Environment Minister Tanja Gonner (CDU) according to the near-surface geothermal energy for the heating of buildings is already widespread and arrived long ago at citizens. For deep geothermal energy, she sees, however, still need for research and development, because although some deep Geothermievorhaben were carried out with success, the technology is still far from mature, and each new project are still a pilot project. Her Ministry plans to provide 300 000 euros for research projects in the coming three years. The expansion potential of the deep geothermal energy in Baden-Wurttemberg are accepted in the energy concept of the country for gross electricity generation with 0.3 terawatt (TWh) and the heat supply with 1.0 TWh by 2020, this corresponds to shares of the total gross electricity generation of heat production by 0.7% and 0.4%.