Green power is an important addition to any energy portfolio, and geothermal electricity is an attractive alternative, not only to conventionally fueled power plants, but also to intermittent renewable sources such as wind and solar. Adaptable to base-load and load-following modes, alone or in combination with other energy sources, geothermal power is poised for significant growth in the coming decades. Many countries have examples of the right conditions that could lead to geothermal power development. Additionally, Enhanced (or Engineered) Geothermal Systems (EGS) offer the potential to greatly expand the geothermal resource base as breakthroughs are made in the developing technologies for this leading-edge approach.
High temperature, salinity and gas content are encouraging signs for geothermal explorers, but also present significant operational challenges. Avoiding and/or mitigating such conditions can lead to a different kind of problem: poor well productivity. In combination, these two factors can quickly escalate the investment necessary for successful geothermal wells and projects.
Schlumberger’s unparalleled investment in high pressure, high temperature (HPHT) services and products provides a robust platform for geothermal resource development. Founded 40 years ago and acquired by Schlumberger in 2010, GeothermEx has worked in 70% of all the geothermal projects developed for power production worldwide. Ensure your geothermal success by leveraging this unique combination of technological innovation and practical global experience to overcome the most significant challenge in any geothermal project—rapid and cost-effective resource development.
Independent and accurate analysis to inform investment decisions.
Integrated, multidisciplinary strategies to minimize risk and maximize success through the life cycle of your geothermal project.
Schlumberger’s unparalleled commitment to R&D results in successful drilling in hostile environments and enhanced permeability in tight rocks. We offer a range of solutions to your needs, including specialized drill bits, drilling fluids, well logging, production pumps, coiled tubing services, well stimulation, and more.