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Demonstration of soft stimulation treatments of geothermal reservoirs

Objective

DESTRESS is aimed at creating EGS (Enhanced geothermal systems) reservoirs with sufficient permeability, fracture orientation and spacing for economic use of underground heat. The concepts are based on experience in previous projects, on scientific progress and developments in other fields, mainly the oil & gas sector. Recently developed stimulation methods will be adapted to geothermal needs, applied to new geothermal sites and prepared for the market uptake. Understanding of risks in each area (whether technological, in business processes, for particular business cases, or otherwise), risk ownership, and possible risk mitigation will be the scope of specific work packages.
The DESTRESS concept takes into account the common and specific issues of different sites, representative for large parts of Europe, and will provide a generally applicable workflow for productivity enhancement measures. The main focus will be on stimulation treatments with minimized environmental hazard (“soft stimulation”), to enhance the reservoir in several geological settings covering granites, sandstones, and other rock types. The business cases will be shown with cost and benefit estimations based on the proven changes of the system performance, and the environmental footprint of treatments and operation of the site will be controlled. In particular, the public debate related to “fracking” will be addressed by applying specific concepts for the mitigation of damaging seismic effects while constructing a productive reservoir and operating a long-term sustainable system.
Industrial participation is particularly pronounced in DESTRESS, including large energy suppliers as well as SMEs in the process of developing their sites. The composition of the consortium involving major knowledge institutes as well as key industry will guarantee the increase in technology performance of EGS as well as an accelerated time to market.

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2015-2
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Coordinator

HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM POTSDAM DEUTSCHESGEOFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GFZ
Address
Telegrafenberg 17
14473 Potsdam
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 6 147 736,56

Participants (17)

ENBW ENERGIE BADEN-WURTTEMBERG AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 333 203,50
Address
Durlacher Allee 93
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ES-GEOTHERMIE
France
EU contribution
€ 685 475
Address
26 Boulevard Du President Wilson
67000 Strasbourg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 395 107,50
Address
University Avenue
G12 8QQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GEO-ENERGIE SUISSE AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Reitergasse 11
8004 Zurich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 867 057,50
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GEOTHERMIE NEUBRANDENBURG GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 113 093,75
Address
Seestrasse 7A
17033 Neubrandenburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GEOTERMA UAB

Participation ended

Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 5 843
Address
Lypkiu Street 17
LT-94100 Klaipeda
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITE DE STRASBOURG
France
EU contribution
€ 1 204 674,49
Address
Rue Blaise Pascal 4
67081 Strasbourg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 513 750
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NEXGEO INC
South Korea
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
5F 6F Jeonghwa Bldg 39Yangjae Daero 66 Gil
138800 Seoul
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SEOUL NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
South Korea
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Sillim-dong, Gwanak-gu San 56-1
151742 Seoul
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KOREA INSTITUTE OF CIVIL ENGINEERING AND BUILDING TECHNOLOGY
South Korea
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Goyang Daero 283 Ilsaneo Gu Gyeongg
Goyang
Activity type
Research Organisations
ECW GEOMANAGEMENT BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 16 595,49
Address
Agriport 109
1775 TA Middenmeer
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TRIAS WESTLAND BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 279 259,34
Address
Nieuweweg 1
2685 AP Poeldijk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 151 612,50
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KIGAM (KOREA INSTITUTE OF GEOSCIENCE AND MINERAL RESOURCES)
South Korea
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
124 Gwahak-ro, Yuseong-gu
34132 Daejoen
Activity type
Research Organisations