Exploration for geothermal power
The second phase will last approximately 14 months and will involve exploration drilling to assess the extent of the geothermal resource.

Currently under development, an exploratory drilling program will assess the extent of the geothermal resource, and determine the extent of the geothermal reservoirs. This phase is expected to commence in 2013 and will:

  • confirm the presence of a geothermal system;
  • determine the likely temperature and pressure; and
  • provide a estimate of the geographical spread of the resource.

The initial wells will be drilled at the central area identified as the most likely to contain temperatures suitable for commercial operation.  It is expected that the project will use large drilling rigs to drill a number of exploration wells.

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