Krafla magma testbed (KMT): Engineering challenges of drilling into magma and extracting its energy



Hólmgeirsson, S, Ingólfsson, HP, Eichelberger, J, Pye, S, Normann, R, Kaldal, GS, Blankenship, D, Mortensen, A, Markússon, S, Paulsson, B
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Abstract

Preparations are underway for drilling well KMT-1 of the Krafla Magma Testbed at Krafla, Iceland to sample and instrument the margin of a rhyolite magma body. The project is driven by the need to understand magmatic systems, to improve volcano monitoring strategies, and to develop next-generation, high-enthalpy geothermal energy. The planned depth of the well is 2100 m with cemented casings to 2040 m and a 8 ½” open hole section for coring to 2010 m. The geology for KMT-1 is well known and the well will be located close to IDDP-1 where magma was unexpectedly intersected at 2102 m depth in 2009.

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Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2018 09:27
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2022 08:12
URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3028000