Joint Disciplinary Projects’ ROI and corrosion model will help WEP to optimize our future well design

November 2019, Delft, The Netherlands

At the start of this academic year the second Joint Interdisciplinary Master Project (JIP) ran at the TU Delft under the auspices of 4TU.CEE. A group of 4 students coming from different faculties and countries worked for 10 weeks on a real-life interdisciplinary project brought in and supervised by Well Engineering Partners.

The research quest: How do the decisions made by WEP engineers related to material design choices and how do several future scenarios related to gas price and subsidy affect both the profit and the CO2 emissions of a geothermal well in the Netherlands?

We are proud to announce that our JIP team has successfully finalised the 2019 JIP program. In doing so, they achieved to make a model that will help the WEP engineers to improve and optimize the design for future geothermal wells. This model will strengthen our guiding and advisor role to our clients by increased awareness and understanding of the lifetime of a geothermal well which affects the profit and the CO2 emissions. The model will also help to decide which precautions to take against corrosion issues.

WEP will further implement the model.

Thanks ever so much Jaïr, Sofie, Ai-Yu and Mustika for your enthusiasm and deliverables!

We also congratulate team Warmtebron LEAN with their geothermal scenario model and all the other JIP teams who participated: Feadship, Huisman, Airbus, Axxiflex, Royal HaskoningDHV, Fresh Teq and Arcadis.