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Innovative materials and designs for long-life high-temperature geothermal wells

Obiettivo

New concepts for high-temperature geothermal well technologies are strongly needed to accelerate the development of geothermal resources for power generation in Europe and worldwide in a cost effective and environmentally friendly way. The GeoWell project will address the major bottlenecks like high investment and maintenance costs by developing innovative materials and designs that are superior to the state of the art concepts. The lifetime of a well often determines the economic viability of a geothermal project. Therefore, keeping the geothermal system in operation for several decades is key to the economic success.
The objective of GeoWell is to develop reliable, cost effective and environmentally safe well completion and monitoring technologies. This includes:

- Reducing down time by optimised well design involving corrosion resistant materials.
- Optimisation of cementing procedures that require less time for curing.
- Compensate thermal strains between the casing and the well.
- Provide a comprehensive database with selective ranking of materials to prevent corrosion, based on environmental conditions for liners, casings and wellhead equipment, up to very high temperatures.
- To develop methods to increase the lifetime of the well by analysing the wellbore integrity using novel distributed fiber optic monitoring techniques.
- To develop advanced risk analysis tools and risk management procedures for geothermal wells.

The proposed work will significantly enhance the current technology position of constructing and operating a geothermal well. GeoWell aims to put Europe in the lead regarding development of deep geothermal energy.
The consortium behind GeoWell constitutes a combination of experienced geothermal developers, leading academic institutions, major oil&gas research institutions and an SME. These have access to world-class research facilities including test wells for validation of innovative technologies and laboratories for material testing.

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Meccanismo di finanziamento

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinatore

ISLENSKAR ORKURANNSOKNIR
Indirizzo
Grensasvegi 9
108 Reykjavik
Islanda
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contributo UE
€ 1 105 750

Partecipanti (8)

NORCE NORWEGIAN RESEARCH CENTRE AS
Norvegia
Contributo UE
€ 611 612,50
Indirizzo
Nygardsgaten 112
5838 Bergen
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM POTSDAM DEUTSCHESGEOFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GFZ
Germania
Contributo UE
€ 561 257,50
Indirizzo
Telegrafenberg 17
14473 Potsdam
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Paesi Bassi
Contributo UE
€ 730 747,50
Indirizzo
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES
Francia
Contributo UE
€ 270 500
Indirizzo
3 Av Claude Guillemin
45060 Orleans
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
EQUINOR ENERGY AS
Norvegia
Contributo UE
€ 653 000
Indirizzo
Forusbeen 50
4035 Stavanger
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HS ORKA HF
Islanda
Contributo UE
€ 345 883,75
Indirizzo
Orkubraut 3
240 Grindavik
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AKIET BV

Partecipazione conclusa

Paesi Bassi
Contributo UE
€ 298 662,50
Indirizzo
Betonstraat 8
8211 AE Lelystad
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HUISMAN WELL TECHNOLOGY BV
Paesi Bassi
Contributo UE
€ 127 500
Indirizzo
Adminraal Trompstraat 2
3100 AD Schiedam
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)