Geothermal: ECW Andijk doublets first well drilled

Geothermal doublets ADK-GT-01 & ADK-GT-02; ADK-GT-03 & ADK-GT-04

Start execution: November 2017
End execution: December 2017 (ADK-GT-01)

Result: Temperature and quantity of water from well ADK-GT-01 better than expected

Depth (AH): 2358m (ADK-GT-01)
Depth (TVD): 2074m (ADK-GT-01)

Project Summary

Client:Energie Combinatie Wieringemeer (ECW)
Doublet:Andijk
Wells:ADK-GT-01 & ADK-GT-02; ADK-GT-03 & ADK-GT-04
Start Execution:November 2017
End Execution:December 2017 (ADK-GT-01)
Target:Water flowrates for heating of 9 greenhouses
Result:Water temperature and quantity beyond expectations
Depths (AH):ADK-GT-01: 2358m
Depths (TVD):ADK-GT-01: 2074m
Role of WEP:The geothermal doublets are engineered by WEP and will be drilled under the supervision of WEP.
Challenges:n/a

Project Description

ECW (Energie Combinatie Wieringemeer) decided in 2017 to develop two geothermal doublets for the heating of 9 greenhouses. Both geothermal doublets are engineered by WEP and will be drilled under the supervision of WEP.

In October 2017 all preparations were started for the spud on November 18th, 2017. The first well (ADK-GT-01) of the first geothermal doublet has a depth of 2074m. By the end of December 2017, the well was ready for testing. The first test results were beyond expectations in terms of quantity and temperature of the water.

The spud of the second well (ADK-GT-02) of the first geothermal doublet was on January 2nd, 2018. This well will be completed at the beginning of February 2018.

After completion of the second well (around February 3rd, 2018) it is planned that the rig will be skidded immediately to the third well (ADK-GT-03).