Project: Composites & the Acceleration of Geothermal Energy

Acronym CAGE (Reference Number: 170159-4401)
Duration 01/05/2018 - 01/05/2021
Project Topic CAGE is a development and demonstration project of several cost-saving and output-improving installation technologies. The objective is to demonstrate a new GE concept, suitable for limestone areas and target depths of 1 to 2.5 km. The demonstration contains the following innovations:_x000D_ • Crane-based drilling_x000D_ • Enhanced Casing Installation (ECI / ECCI) technology (Casing While Drilling)_x000D_ • Lightweight and corrosion resistant High Strength Composite Casing (HSCC)_x000D_ • Acoustic Multi Sensor Parameter Analysis (MSPA) supported Radial Drilling_x000D_ • Airlift technology to replace the costly Electrical Submergible Pump_x000D_ _x000D_ CAGE has three main work packages:_x000D_ 1) preparatory studies (geology, well design, surface installations, business case, etc.)_x000D_ 2) technology demonstration (see above) @ real location_x000D_ 3) the development of the full composite mechanical connection (major improvement of ECCI)_x000D_
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Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Akiet BV Coordinator Netherlands
2 Geoop Denmark Partner Denmark
3 Geothermie Zentrum Bochum Partner Germany
4 Gipmans Partner Netherlands
5 Huisman Well Technology BV Partner Netherlands
6 Nederlandse organisatie voor Toegepast-Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek Partner Netherlands
7 Radial Drilling Europe BV Partner Netherlands
8 Thomas More Kempen Partner Belgium
9 Flemish Institute for Technological Research Partner Belgium