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Terceira geothermal-identification and characterisation of a new deep seated high temperature geothermal reservoir Phase I

Exploitable results

The aim of this project was to identify a new, commercially exploitable, high temperature geothermal field on the island of Terceira in the Azores. The study was designed to provide all the requisite information prior to the second stage of geothermal field exploitation on Terceira, which would include the drilling of both a test and production borehole. Remote islands, like Terceira, have traditionally relied on conventional energy production using fossil fuels. Unlike many islands, however, Terceira benefits from a geothermal field with the ability to create sustainable power for the foreseeable future. Geothermally-derived electricity has the added advantages of being greener and cheaper than that produced from diesel-fired power stations.

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