Project: A European endeavour for optimising Zonal Isolation, Drilling and Exploitation of EGS projects

Acronym ZoDrEx (Reference Number: 170160-4401)
Duration 01/05/2018 - 01/05/2021
Project Topic ZoDrEx aims at demonstrating drilling, completion and production technologies increasing technical and economic successes of geothermal projects. ZoDrEx will demonstrate that:_x000D_ I. Percussion drilling can perform at high deviation in crystalline rock, and lead to substantial cost reduction_x000D_ II. Zonal isolation is key to EGS stimulation and efficient technology selection is possible. ZoDrEx will contribute to developing robust zonal isolation products._x000D_ III. Through automation, better corrosion protection, and monitoring, EGS plant’s operation can be optimized while ensuring the safety of the workers and environment._x000D_ 10 partners from DK, F, DE, E and CH, including 5 industry leaders, 3 engineering organizations, and 2 academic research organisations are gathered within ZoDrEx to deliver the required low risk engineering and innovative solutions to access deep geothermal resources.
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Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 CETIM-CERMAT Partner France
2 CSIC Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas Partner Spain
3 ES-Géothermie Partner France
4 ETH Zürich Partner Switzerland
5 Geo-Energie Suisse AG Coordinator Switzerland
6 GZB - International Geothermal Centre Partner Germany
7 H. ANGER´s SÖHNE Bohr- und Brunnenbauges. mbH Partner Germany
8 RWTH Aachen Partner Germany
9 SIRIUS-ES Partner Germany
10 Welltec Partner Denmark