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CHOA Partner Event: Deep Earth Energy: An overview of well design and testing considerations on Canada’s first Geothermal Development
December 9, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
DEEP completed a “Southeast Saskatchewan Geothermal Project Pre-Feasibility Study” in September, 2014, drilled their first exploration well in December 2018 and completed testing on the discovery well in summer 2019.
Subsequent activities include the drilling and testing of one step out exploration well and three appraisal wells including the world’s first horizontal geothermal well to incorporate a multi-stage hydraulic stimulation.
This paper will discuss well design and testing considerations/challenges for the exploration, appraisal and development wells associated with the DEEP geothermal development.
Dave Brown is a highly experienced Professional Engineer specializing in Well Construction (Drilling, Completions and stimulation). Dave has held Sr. Management positions with Oil and Gas Producer organizations where he managed capital budgets up to $1 billion CDN and staff levels greater than 300. Dave has also held Executive level positions with Oil and Gas Service Provider organizations where he lead Divisions and held P&L accountability. Dave has demonstrated success throughout his career by directing teams towards the development of continuous improvement processes and activities using data analytics in the areas of safety, engineering/planning, technology and operations. In addition to his experience in Canada, Dave also has considerable international experience in a broad range of locations including SE Asia, Eastern Europe, Russia, US, Mexico and Latin/South America.