The Utah FORGE project began in 2015 and has produced significant achievements in geology, geophysics, and well engineering. To date there have been seven wells drilled including 58-32, a deep vertical well, 16A(78)-32 (injection) and 16B(78)-32 (production) – two highly deviated deep wells, and 68-32, 78-32, 78-32B, and 56-32 which are deep seismic monitoring wells. Stimulation tests and fracture modeling have been accomplished on 58-32 and 16A(78)-32. Seismicity has been monitored throughout the drilling and testing programs. All data collected during ongoing research at the site and by the R&D recipients are free and publicly available and stored on the Geothermal Data Repository.
Explore the Utah FORGE wells. Find general data below, or click on the image markers to learn about each individual well.
The University of Utah, in support of the Department of Energy’s (DOE), Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE) offers solicitations for advancing Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) technologies.
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Geology, Water, & Geophysics… Oh My!
A robust, three-dimensional earth model incorporating existing/historical data and newly collected geologic information has been developed.
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EGS reservoir monitoring at Utah FORGE is accomplished using seismic instrumentation of deep boreholes.
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GIS Data and Maps
Geospatial data is critical for all types of geothermal exploration. Early in the Utah FORGE project a number of geospatial datasets were produced for planning.