February 28 Trias Westland performed the production test in the Lower Cretaceous Reservoir. Water from a depth of 2.3 kilometers was pumped up. The test went very well. The hot water flowed very smoothly into the basin and the gas in the water was flared off. Samples have been taken and measurements have been made to determine, among other things, the pressure and temperature. With this information the project team can start with the realization of the heat network. The exact potential of the geothermal doublet will be known at the end of April, when the second well has been drilled and tested.
Westland will realize a geothermal project in the Lower Cretaceous layer, which
is located at a depth of approximately 2.7 kilometers. Other Westland geothermal
projects also extract their heat from
this layer. The
Triassic layer, located at a depth of 4 kilometers, turned out not to be
suitable for cost-effective heat recovery. The
Lower Cretaceous layer instead, or more specifically the Delft sandstone layer,
appears to be even better than originally thought.