Case Study ESP Boosts Geothermal Well Production, Adds 1.7 MW to Grid
REDA Thermal ESP withstands high temperatures, increasing sustainable energy generation.
Enhancing project efficiency, effectiveness, and profitability
The acquisition of GeothermEx in 2010 places Schlumberger in a unique position to serve the geothermal industry. Our work in hundreds of geothermal fields in more than 50 countries and participation in 70% of all operating geothermal projects worldwide means that no company is better equipped for your geothermal success than Schlumberger, which has been working in the subsurface since 1922.
We cover the full spectrum of geothermal operations, including
We’ve undertaken a significant body of work in exploring, evaluating, drilling and operating geothermal resources and have developed numerical models for 70% of the operating geothermal power projects around the world. Our work has led to the successful installation and operation of nearly 8,000 MW of geothermal power and enabled more than USD 14 billion in geothermal project financing.
Leveraging our leading capabilities for subsurface data analysis, our ability to develop optimized drilling plans, and integrated management and execution, the Schlumberger New Energy geothermal power ventures enable cost-effective geothermal development and improved success rates through technical consulting and innovative business models that maximize the value of geothermal resources and the power they produce.
A next-generation geothermal simulator. View
Tracer testing and numerical reservoir modeling, Ribeira Grande geothermal field. View
A proposed geothermal risk mitigation instrument for East Africa. View
Investigating the practical range of net power capacity. View
An analysis of the sensitivity of the cost of geothermal power. View
The Geysers geothermal field, located in Lake, Sonoma, and Mendocino Counties, California is the largest developed geothermal system in the world. View
Green power is also 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.
We work closely with engineering companies involved in power plant design and construction so that maximum efficiency and sustainability is achieved from every bit of the geothermal fluid extracted from deep underground.
Reservoirs with subcommercial permeability can be made economically viable with hydraulic stimulation techniques. Schlumberger's extensive experience with tight shale projects has resulted in expertise and technologies that are directly applicable to EGS developments.
Our unique experience in the domain is leveraged to improve the effectiveness of fracture network enhancement and heat exchange in EGS reservoirs.
We developed an integrated model for the Northern California Power Agency that combines reservoir simulation with mathematical modeling of the wellbores, pipelines, and power plants, making it easier to quantify the impact of operational augmentations.READ TECH PAPER
With its intrinsic complexity, the exploration and development of geothermal resources requires an informed, interdisciplinary approach that combines innovative science and engineering with significant experience and hands-on project management. The traditional relationship between operator and multiple service providers results in fragmented, inefficient, and low-service quality. A scalable and flexible integrated geothermal solution helps address these challenges and enables Schlumberger to leverage its project management expertise and draw on the breadth of its services to improve the project efficiency.
Best-in-class technologies support the full spectrum of the geothermal resource life cycle—from reconnaissance exploration and drilling through analysis, project management, financial modeling, operational support, and expansions. Our comprehensive range of services and technologies enable cost-effective geothermal development and improved success rates through increased drilling efficiency, improved logistics, streamlined workflows, and accurate well and field production estimates of geothermal wells.
We have worked with public and private electrical utilities and financial organizations, government agencies, and land owners in executing geothermal energy projects. When government agencies and financial institutions need independent third-party assessments of the capacity, sustainability, and value of geothermal resources, many come to us for