Geothermal Exploration Stages

Reconnaissance study

The first step of geothermal development is to identify potential geothemal sites. As a very preliminary estimate we offer the following short study.

  • A short desktop study, gathering all data easily available.
  • Visit by experts to the geothermal sites.
  • Gather additional existing data, maps, meet with local scientists.
  • Evaluate sites first hand and estimate cons and pros for their utilization .
  • Carry out a review by a group of geothermal experts at home base.
  • Reconnaissance report and recommendations. 

Prefeasibility study

The second step of geothermal development is to carry out research programs to estimate the size of the resource and preliminary potential. We offer consulting and carry out research on the following items:

  • Geothermal geological mapping/structural mapping.
  • Chemical analyses and interpretation of fluids from the geothermal springs.
  • Surface geophysical methods including TEM and MT resistivity surveys. 
  • Thermal gradient wells (optional).
  • Micro-seismic study.
  • Exploration drilling.
  • Reservoir evaluation.
  • Environmental studies?
  • Prefeasibility report and recommendations.

Feasibility study

The third step of geothermal development is to confirm the resource and estimate its likely potential.

  • Appraisal/confirmation drilling.
  • Well testing.
  • Fluid sampling.
  • Chemical analyses.
  • Further geoscientific study.
  • Environmental impact studies.
  • Geological, geochemical and reservoir modeling.
  • Feasibility report and recommendations. 

 


 

 

Contact:
Bjarni Richter
Marketing- and Project Manager, Senior Geologist

+354 528 1526
+354 896 9336
br@isor.is