Geology helping drilling ahead

We’ve passed another milestone on our journey to the centre of the earth beneath the Eden Project – on Monday we drilled past the 2000m MD mark! As of 6am today, we’ve drilled to 2293m MD. The higher ROP (rate of penetration) achieved recently is due to the geology we’ve encountered: we’ve been able to […]

Community projects benefit from Eden Geothermal grants

Nine groups based near the Eden Project have been awarded grants from the Eden Geothermal Community Fund for projects that benefit local people and improve the environment or community facilities. The £20,000 fund was launched in November last year, with applications received for a wide variety of projects across Treverbyn, Carlyon, St Blaise and Luxulyan […]

Project update 21st July 2021: faults, caves and ‘kicking off’

Casing and cementing our 17 ½“ well section went smoothly, and we’re now drilling the longest section of the well – the 12 ¼” diameter section. At 1706m MD, we “kicked off”: that is, we started drilling directionally, steering east on a trajectory designed to intersect with the Great Crosscourse fault. Now we’re in the […]

Great new ‘Fully Charged’ film about Eden Geothermal

We loved meeting Robert Llewellyn (better known to some as ‘Kryten from Red Dwarf’) when he visited Eden Geothermal to make a film for the Fully Charged clean energy channel. A great in-depth look at our project and the potential of geothermal more widely – not to mention an insider’s view of operations on the […]

Drilling of 17 1/2″ section of EG-1 completed at 1510m section TD

Another milestone reached today, as we completed drilling the 17 ½” section of EG-1 at 1510m section TD, and are now preparing to run casing. This week’s geology sample from our wellsite geologists at GeoScience Ltd comes from 1385m MD, where we encountered some interesting mineralogy, including this Jasper specimen. Usually considered as impure chalcedony, […]

We’ve drilled past 1000m

Today (at 14.24, to be precise) EG-1 reached 1000m MD (measured depth). So we’re as deep as the ‘Queen of Cornish mines’, Dolcoath, near Camborne. At 550 fathoms (3300 feet or 1005m), the Williams shaft was reputedly the deepest mine in the world for a time, and is still the deepest in Cornwall. The shaft […]

Groundworks complete and drilling to start soon at Eden Geothermal

After a year of intense activity, deep drilling is soon to commence at the pioneering Eden Geothermal Project near St Austell in Cornwall. Next week, the first lorries carrying a 450-tonne, 55 metre-high drilling rig will arrive on the outer edge of the Eden Project site, the home of the world-famous Rainforest and Mediterranean Biomes. […]

Eden Geothermal welcomes National Infrastructure Strategy as start of drilling approaches

Eden Geothermal Ltd has welcomed the UK Government’s support shown for clean energy as part of the UK’s National Infrastructure Strategy.  EGL is working with the Government and UK private investment to unlock the clean, geothermal energy deep in the granite beneath Cornwall. Site construction works are now well underway, in preparation for drilling to […]