Three Ways C-FER is Helping to Advance EGS
C-FER has a long history in helping the thermal oil and gas with qualifying and implementing technologies that can improve the efficiency, reliability and safety of circulating liquids and steam, at depth, through rock for the SAGD process. These same services are now being used to adapt oilfield technologies to support the geothermal industry.
C-FER can help geothermal operators, industry and government organizations, and technology developers to support EGS developments by:
There are several key parameters that effect the technical and economic potential of an EGS development, including the geothermal gradient, rock properties, fracture spacing, drilling and completion costs, natural gas price, and carbon levy projections.
C-FER has experience in providing full techno-economic feasibility assessment for your application. We can work with your economic assessment tools or create a custom analysis tool to analyze the cost and well production sensitivities to depth, flow rate, completion size, and thermal gradient.
We can also provide a cost/benefit analysis of implementing newer technologies for EGS developments such as different forms of Artificial Lift (e.g. Electric Submersible Pumps) and advanced wellbore technologies such as isolation and flow control devices.
Where applicable, we expand our team to include expertise from Universities and geothermal developers to analyze fracture mechanics, reservoir strategies, and development costs.