DEmonstrate Production enhancement with LOw cost sIde-track drilling when accessing geothermal heat in the subsurface for district HEATing

Nomination Ruggero Bertani European Geothermal Innovation Award 2024

Canopus Drilling Solutions Geothermal has been nominated by the European Geothermal Energy Council (EGEC) for the Ruggero Bertani European Geothermal Innovation Award 2024 as one of the five finalist for the most Innovative Geothermal Project 2024!

The winner will be announced at GeoTHERM expo & congress, taking place between 29 February and 1 March 2024 in Offenburg, Germany.

Breakthrough Directional Steel Shot Drilling technology

The Directional Steel Shot Drilling technology of Canopus is expected to be able to create multiple long drainage holes in any desired direction entirely within a reservoir, thereby boosting the reservoir contact and the well productivity of open loop geothermal systems by a factor three. The technique is also a potential low cost solution for creating the long multilateral structures required for (ultra-)deep closed loop geothermal systems.

The continuous dual vessel particle injection system (property of the TNO Research Centre of Sustainable Geo-Energy, RCSG)

The two field trials in the DEPLOI the HEAT project 462 are to pilot the drilling capability in two typical environments with increasing operational complexity

The first trial will be drilling a shallow multilateral bore hole structure in tight limestone at the VersuchsStollen Hagerbach in Switzerland. ETH Z├╝rich will investigate the economics of geothermal wells constructed by using the novel Directional Steel Shot Drilling capability.