Geothermal

Enthusiasm for geothermal energy - a clean, natural alternative to non-renewable fossil fuels - continues to grow. Increasing numbers of governments and construction companies are investing in geothermal power plants and infrastructure – placing greater reliance on those with the expertise to evaluate, design, build and operate these facilities safely. Our experience in this field is grounded in over 50 years operating in the petroleum E&P industry. This combined with our integrated service delivery makes us the ideal partner for your geothermal projects.

We provide a total package of geothermal exploration and exploitation solutions designed to minimise and mitigate risks, manage the development process and optimise returns on your project investment. We provide global expertise in end-to-end consultation and planning by utilising the latest satellite, aerial and ground-based geophysical survey techniques as well as high-level imaging, complete with 2D and 3D mapping and modelling of geothermal reservoirs.

We conduct studies to assess project feasibility; make production assessments to aid the decision-making process; provide a business model with recommendations; draw up specifications and tender documentation; looks after permits and regulations and provide technical consultation throughout the development of facilities. Our project-wide capabilities include:

  • Geological and hydrogeological investigation
  • Petrophysical interpretation (permeability, porosity)
  • Remote sensing geological and terrain (morphology and vegetation) interpretation
  • Time-Domain ElectroMagnetic (TDEM) geological and geothermal interpretation of prospects
  • Radiometric, magnetic and magnetotelluric (MT) geological and geothermal interpretation of prospects
  • 2D/3D seismic interpretation
  • Static reservoir modelling: structural, sedimentological and petrophysical
  • Reservoir evaluation and volumetrics
  • Dynamic reservoir modelling
  • Doublet spacing design
  • Plant site and foundation design
  • Ground motion and subsidence modelling
  • Systematic assessment of inactive oil and gas boreholes
  • Fieldwork and site supervision
  • Project management

We conduct detailed geological and geophysical site investigations to confirm the feasibility and suitability of sites for development to geothermal energy use. Our range of satellite, aerial and ground-based geophysical investigation techniques optimise the degree and quality of information about your proposed site. This informs development solutions as well as safety and operational criteria. We investigate:

  • Time-Domain ElectroMagnetics (TDEM)
  • Magnetotellurics (MT)
  • GPS-positioned gravity
  • Site investigation for foundation design- Boreholes - Cone Penetration Testing (CPT) - In-situ testing
  • Shear wave velocity profiling
  • Thermal response testing
  • Injection and pumping tests
  • 2D & 3D seismic reflection
  • Crosshole and tomographic boreholes services
  • Petro-physical wireline logging and well-site geology
  • Geophysical assessment of engineering possibilities
  • Vertical Seismic Profiling (VSP)
  • Remote sensing
  • Radiometrics
  • Magnetics

Our seamless integration of multi-disciplinary expertise can provide you with:

  • A single point of reference across large-scale projects
  • Technical know-how
  • Global resources and project management combine in a rational and efficient way
  • The insight, the technology and the worldwide resource network to deliver project efficiencies, regardless of the size or location of the geothermal project.

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