We’re drilling our final 8 ½” section

Having successfully run and cemented casing in the 12¼” section of EG-1, we’re now into the final 8 ½” open hole section. The bits are grinding the granite to powder – as this cuttings sample from 4050m shows. Current depth is 4324m MD and we expect to intersect Great Crosscourse fault soon. The Eden Project […]

‘Drilling break’ a positive sign for project

Last week we encountered a ‘drilling break’ at 3949m. This is a great sign for the future of our project – the increased ROP (rate of penetration) and losses of drilling muds into the formation are indicators of a zone of natural fracturing and permeability in the rock. Heat and permeability are the prerequisites for […]

Drilling reaches 3755m

We’ve now drilled to 3755m MD so are approaching the end of the 12¼“ section of EG-1. At 4000m, we’ll be tripping out of the hole to run and cement casing (in other words to line this section), before embarking on the final section of the well, and the last part of our journey towards […]