Geothermal Exploration in Montserrat, Caribbean
Montserrat is located in the Caribbean and, as with many of the islands of the Caribbean Lesser Antilles is volcanic in origin. As a result, many of the islands have the potential for geothermal electrical power generation. EGS Inc. was awarded the contract by Government of Montserrat in June 2009 to perform geothermal exploration studies on the island. As the first stage of the exploration, EGS completed detailed geologic, geophysical and geochemical evaluation program.
Complete EGS report can be download on the Montserrat Government website: EGS Report
Technical support for the Geothermal project in Nevis, Caribbean
EGS Inc. was chosen by the Government of Nevis, Caribbean, to review the past Geothermal Resource Activities and provide Technical Services to effectively manage the Nevis’s geothermal resources.
Technical support for Energias Alternas (ENAL), Mexico
EGS provided technical support and consultation for two prospects (El Ceboruco and San Pedro) currently under development by ENAL in the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt.
Geothermal Prospects Evaluation Enel Latinamerica, Chile
EGS completed a study in 2010 for Enel Latinamerica (Chile) Limitada (ELA) to prepare an independent assessment of its geothermal properties in Chile. Specifically EGS was requested to complete a “volumetric, stored heat assessment” using methodologies commonly used in the geothermal industry for projects where limited or no drilling data were available. Nine geothermal projects in Chile were assessed
Technical Support for BM Holdings, Turkey
EGS provided support and consultation to BM holding including geology, geophysics, geothermics, reservoir evaluation and program planning for the Gumuskoy prospect. EGS in partnership with Geothermal Sciences developed a numerical simulation of the prospect.
US Trade and Development Agency, Indonesia Program
EGS president Paul Brophy was contracted as the Technical Expert on the Indonesia Geothermal Deployment Training Program and Orientation Visit project, sponsored by the U.S. Trade and Development Agency. Mr Brophy took part in the one week training sessions in five different location in Indonesia, presented to regional government delegations.
US -Japan Bilateral Exchange
EGS has been the principal research group in a five-year review of conventional and enhanced geothermal systems under a bilateral agreement between the Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC) and the U.S.-based Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) to support Japan’s efforts in revitalizing geothermal energy use after the great Töhuku earthquake of 2011. The data review and exchange included an overview of Calpine Corporation’s DOE-funded EGS project in the NW Geysers, field-wide injection practices and seismic monitoring. JOGMEC sought to apply lessons learned from The Geysers to field operations in the Yanaizu-Nishiyama geothermal area in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. To date, JOGMEC has drilled a deep well in the hottest portion of the Yanaizu reservoir and used injection to stimulate fracturing in the underlying rock similar to the NW Geysers stimulation project.