Hunting Energy Services has provided engineering, manufacturing and logistics expertise to the Eden project. This is Hunting’s first endeavour into the UK geothermal market, with the intention of expanding further into the European geothermal marketplace.
Hunting has delivered 20,000 ft (approx. 6,100m) of casing to support the Eden Geothermal project
Hunting successfully project managed and transported 20,000ft (approx. 6,100m) of casing to the Eden Geothermal site. 20 of its personnel, including logistics staff, OCTG engineers, manufacturing and operations were involved in the campaign and provided onsite tubular running support.
Ian Park UK Managing Director for Hunting said:
“We are very excited that our first foray to support the UK’s energy transition is with the pioneering Eden Geothermal project.
“There are great synergies for our tubular product line across many of the renewable energy industries including geothermal, making us the ideal choice for this ground-breaking project. We have been able to apply our expert methodology, technical support, logistics and project management skills to deliver our products safely, which has opened the door for us to support further geothermal projects in the future.”
Max Skerratt, Project Manager for Eden said:
‘’Hunting Energy Services supplied us with all of our casing needs for a 5,277m (MD) geothermal well in granite. The casing was ordered in the middle of the first COVID lockdown however Hunting still managed to deliver all the casing with no delays to the programme. The communication and aftersales service with experienced onsite technicians in order to help us run the casing was a great help. We would not hesitate to use Hunting again for any of our OCTG requirements.’’
The Project will drill and test the first 4,500-metre-deep well of a geothermal energy demonstration system at the Eden Project, followed by one year of heat production to demonstrate greenhouse gas (GHG) savings. It will build on knowledge of the deep geothermal resource in Cornwall by providing greater understanding of the geology at depth, enabling resources in the region to become characterised as reserves.
The Project will include a one-year period of heat production from the single deep well, using a ‘co-axial’ circulation system. The hot water produced will be used to provide direct heat to existing facilities at Eden and to new greenhouses due to be constructed on site within the next two years. The use of this heat will demonstrate the benefits of greenhouse gas (GHG) savings achievable from this specific project, while also indicating the long-term level of GHG savings that could be achieved from a two-well system.
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