September 16th 2019
Eavor-Lite™ Drilling Phase Successfully Completed
Calgary, Alberta, Monday, September 16th, 2019 — Eavor Technologies Inc. (“Eavor™”) is pleased to announce the successful completion of drilling activities at its’ demonstration facility (“Eavor-Lite™”).
At our project location in Clearwater County, Alberta, East of Rocky Mountain House, the World’s first of its kind multi-lateral horizontal drilling intersection was made safely and successfully on September 1st, 2019.
Photo taken by Nick Mason – Wellsite Geologist
PD241 Rig Crew (shown left right): Randy Thomas, Jay Ross, Colt Tonita, Tim Bennett, Chris Dufresne (Directional Driller) and Gabe Bernard (Directional Driller).
- Ryan Staysko (Rig Manager, PD Rig No. 241)
- Keith McCarty (Rig Manager, PD Rig No. 231) and his Rig Crew
- Nick Mason (Wellsite Geologist – Chinook Petroleum)
- Troy Martin, Joel Harrison and Sheldon Schmidt of Scientific Drilling and the crew from Big Guns Wireline.
Drilling & Completions Operations
Certus Oil and Gas – Lease Holder & Operator
Precision Drilling – Drilling and MWD Operations
Scientific Drilling Intl. – Wellbore Intersection
Codeco-Vanoco Engineering – Drilling Supervision
Shear Fluids – Drilling Fluid System
Chinook Petroleum – Wellsite Geology
Big Guns Wireline Services – Wireline Services
On August 2nd and August 4th, 2019, two Precision Drilling rigs, spaced approximately 2.5km apart, commenced vertical drilling operations to an intermediate casing point of approx. 2,400m (2.4km). Once these vertical sections were cased and cemented in place, both rigs continued to drill two multi-lateral wellbore sections towards each other until making precise and safe wellbore intersections of the 156mm (6.125”) diameter opposing boreholes. As the multi-lateral wellbore intersections are now successfully intersected, the drilling rigs are moving off their respective locations for the installation of surface facilities and a buried pipeline. Please click to watch a video of the drilling sites.
“While we are very pleased to have completed the drilling phase of this demonstration project safely, efficiently, on-time and on-budget, Eavor and our partners remain focused on the commencement of our next phase of facility and pipeline construction with commissioning currently scheduled for Q4 2019.
– Derek Riddell – Vice-President, Operations
The Eavor-Lite™ demonstration facility showcases Eavor’s unique and proprietary design elements at a near commercial scale. This innovative “made in Alberta” geothermal solution uses existing oil and gas drilling technology and expertise to facilitate a revolutionary and unique energy system known as “Eavor-Loop™”.
“Several delegations from around the world have already visited and toured the demonstration site, with several more to come. The primary purpose for these tours and meetings is to allow business partners, international governments and regulators as well as potential customers for commercial implementations access for due diligence and technical review.”
– Paul Cairns – CBDO
About Eavor Technologies Inc:
Eavor’s solution (“Eavor-Loop™”) represents the world’s first truly scalable form of green baseload power. Eavor achieves this by mitigating or eliminating many of the issues that have hindered traditional geothermal solutions. As a completely closed-loop heat-pipe system, Eavor has the advantage of no fracking, no GHG emissions, no earthquake risk, no water use, no produced brine or solids, and no aquifer contamination. Eavor instead circulates a benign working fluid which is completely isolated from the environment in a closed-loop, much like a massive subsurface radiator. This “radiator” simply collects heat from the natural geothermal gradient of the Earth via conduction, at geologically common and drilling accessible rock temperatures. Unlike traditional geothermal, Eavor isn’t burdened with exploratory risk or limited to niche geographies through the need for highly permeable aquifers at volcanic-like temperatures. Unlike wind and solar, Eavor-Loop™ is not intermittent, but instead produces much-needed reliable baseload power. Unlike other forms of power, Eavor has a benign footprint which small enough to fit in someone’s backyard. Eavor is the solution the world has been waiting for.
- The Eavor-Lite™ demonstration project is designed to showcase Eavor’s unique and proprietary design elements. The demonstration project began drilling in early August and will test the technology at near-commercial scale. The facility once completed will serve as a testbed and proxy for commercial Eavor-Loop™ implementations globally.
- Project supporters, vendor partners and partners include: Precision Drilling; Shell New Energies; Shear Fluids; Certus Oil and Gas; Rangeland Engineering Canada; Codeco-Vanoco Engineering; Enlighten Geoscience Ltd.; Petrel Robertson Consulting; Chinook Petroleum and GLJ.