To this time, we wrote just about geothermal energy in general and we also introduced ourselves. The time has come to start talking about Geothermal Anywhere‘s innovative drilling concept that could find the huge sense when it comes to geothermal energy, but at the same time, ULTRADRILL (as we call it) could become the useful solution in hydrocarbon (oil) drilling industry as well.
What is hidden beneath ULTRADRILL term? Proudly we say – this is our technology concept, this is our innovative approach to ultra deep drilling, this is the end of exponential growth of drilling costs in depths 6 kilometers and deeper.
Summarized, ULTRADRILL robotic platform can be characterized by 5 denominators:
- 8-times cheaper than any of today‘s drilling methods,
- 4-times larger diameter at the bottom,
- 3-times faster in comparison with the other drilling procedures,
- 2-times deeper than common drilled well,
- 1 platform that includes processes of drilling, casing and rock transporting.
The whole ULTRADRILL technological concept already exists as operational electronic prototype in virtual environment. During very recent months and weeks, particular sub-prototypes started to be constructed. This time, we are close to beginning with the technological implementation of the other ULTRADRILL‘s components.
Regarding ULTRADRILL, in order to learn more about it, we prepared the series of articles describing each of its components – one by one. Stay with us – we start on next Monday. To that time, you can watch the short video – our colleague Tomas Kristofic describes GATec (former temporary working name for ULTRADRILL) at International Geothermal Days in summer 2009 in Casta (Slovakia):
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