Category: Geothermal

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Pushing the boundaries of geothermal sweet spots

Pushing the boundaries of geothermal sweet spots

Last week, Shell in partnership with company D4 announced the award of a licence for geothermal exploration in the west of the Netherlands – named “Ri [...]
Shell drills for geothermal energy in the Netherlands

Shell drills for geothermal energy in the Netherlands

Drilling for geothermal energy is not new in the Netherlands, but most projects so far were completed to produce energy for greenhouse heating. What i [...]
Dutch geothermal sector produces more gas than some small gas fields

Dutch geothermal sector produces more gas than some small gas fields

When ranked amongst the 22 gas-producing assets (licences) onshore the Netherlands, total gas production from all geothermal wells ranks 17th, thus le [...]
United Downs geothermal project ready for next milestone

United Downs geothermal project ready for next milestone

The United Downs is a unique geothermal project in the UK. Two wells drilled through a major, near vertical fault zone in Cornwall (Porthtowan Fault), [...]
Further interest in deep geothermal energy production in Belgium

Further interest in deep geothermal energy production in Belgium

Geothermal energy business HITA from Belgium is looking to drill wells into the Lower Carboniferous limestone in the greater Antwerp area, near the vi [...]
Geothermal energy is a utility, not a commodity

Geothermal energy is a utility, not a commodity

Whether or not an oil or gas development makes money is highly dependent on the oil or gas price. If the price is favourable, an oil or gas project ca [...]
The Münsterland Basin, ready for geothermal exploration

The Münsterland Basin, ready for geothermal exploration

Both the city of Münster and the Geological Survey ramp up investigative work to find best possible reservoirs. [...]
Geothermal exploration along the southern margin of the Southern Permian Basin

Geothermal exploration along the southern margin of the Southern Permian Basin

2D seismic lines are to be acquired in Germany in a quest for Devonian carbonates to produce geothermal energy from. [...]
A geothermal drilling project of great potential significance

A geothermal drilling project of great potential significance

In the Netherlands, multi-lateral wells are to be drilled to exploit geothermal energy from thin Rotliegend strata. [...]
Seismic acquisition for geothermal exploration

Seismic acquisition for geothermal exploration

A seismic acquisition campaign? For most people this sounds like a quest for oil and gas, but in the Netherlands an extensive programme is underway to [...]
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