The fundamental challenge for electricity generation by Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) is the creation of sufficient permeability in a fractured reservoir at depths of 4 km or more. This shall be achieved by hydraulic stimulation – in an efficient, reliable and safe way.
The research within task 1.2 focuses on three themes:
- Improve the understanding of the thermo-hydro-mechanical process during stimulation
- Testing and improving stimulation strategies at experimental and demonstration sites
- Integrate results into a decision making and reservoir assessment process.