The Trias drilling for geothermal project Trias Westland in Naaldwijk, The Netherlands, started a month ago. The drilling of the first section went well. In the first days it proved to be a challenge to control the drill head in the limestone formation. It was difficult to maintain an angle of 30 degrees in the soft rock containing hard flintstone. For this reason the drilling of this secton took more time than anticipated.
Monday, November 6th, the Trias drilling will start! The drill bit was initiated on Friday in the presence of participating companies, shareholders and residents. On the 6th of November, the first hole, known as spud in the oil and gas industry, is drilled. From now on, Trias Westland will be operating 24/7!