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 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 Zürich will investigate the economics of geothermal wells constructed by using the novel Directional Steel Shot Drilling capability.