FORGE Laboratory

The field laboratory comprises a large volume of hot crystalline granite between two deep directionally drilled wells at around 8000 feet depth below the surface. On site facilities include water, power, offices, broadband internet, which will be required for drilling, stimulation, and injection-production activities. The facility is managed by a multi-disciplinary team of engineers and scientists led by the University of Utah. Partner institutions include universities, national labs, federal and state funded institutions, and private industry.


The Utah FORGE site is on private land close to major paved roads, graded dirt roads, an airport, and a rail line. It is accessible year round, with infrequent rain or snow fall. Lodging and eating establishments are available 16 km (10 mi) away in Milford, or in the larger community of Beaver, Utah, located 50 km (31 mi) further and adjacent to Interstate I–15. Beaver is a 3 hour, 320 km (200 mi) drive from Salt Lake City. Milford is a small agricultural community with a population of 1400 people. The Milford Municipal Airport, located a few miles north of town has a 1524 m (5000 ft) paved runway that can accommodate piston or turboprop single- or twin-engine planes. The area contains no state or federally protected flora, fauna, or historical sites.


Take a short bird's eye view flyover of the current layout of all 6 wells that have been drilled to date.



An overview of the geological setting and the range of geoscience datasets that have been acquired.


Seismic Monitoring

Geoscientific Map

Available Data


Visit the area by taking this  guided geological field tour of Utah FORGE and the surrounding area, where in this desolate western landscape, cutting edge tools are being developed to advance the production of renewable geothermal energy