Geothermal

Parker Wellbore will leverage its rich history in geothermal, to target opportunities in Indonesia, Malaysia and East Africa.

Worldwide experience and hands on expertise, Parker Wellbore has drilled or provided Technical Services to:

Indonesia

We have drilled over 58 geothermal wells and provided Technical Services for over 20 years. Working on a joint venture with our partner, P.T. Dati, our results have come in under budget and in less time than expected.

Philippines

Drilled a series of wells with two rigs in a multi-year geothermal development project for the Philippine National Oil Company.

New Zealand

Drilled a series of wells on a geothermal project for Electricity Corporation of New Zealand and more than 20 wells for Mighty River Power at the Kawerau and Rotokawa geothermal projects.

Colombia

Drilled the first geothermal well in the country for Geoenergia Andina S.A., in the mountain region near Manizales.

Hawaiian & Ascension Islands

Drilled multiple geothermal wells on both islands.

California

Drilled both onshore and offshore geothermal wells.

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The Energy Transition, Geothermal and Parker Wellbore

The energy transition is a big topic of discussion in today’s market; whether it is solar, wind, or geothermal energy.

It is clear there is global support in looking for ways to transition to a lower carbon future. Geothermal energy is the most reliable source of the renewable energy sources, and something that Parker Wellbore knows something about. Parker Wellbore has drilled geothermal wells since the late ‘70s and we have developed a strong understanding of the unique challenges faced in geothermal operations. We have created customized rig solutions to meet even the toughest environmental requirements for some of the world’s largest energy companies around the globe. Rig Modifications include:

  • Supplemental drilling fluid cooling systems
  • Design and implementation of rig safety features unique to geothermal drilling
  • Custom designed substructures to accommodate large BOP stack-ups
  • Soundproofing installations
  • Custom designed skidding systems including pony subs for efficient well-to-well moves and precise placement of rig on pads with unique well configurations

Supporting Indonesia through operational discipline

Over the past 20 years in Indonesia, Parker Wellbore has provided operations and management services for P.T. DATI through a customized Technical Services Agreement, enabling them to benefit from Parker Wellbore’s extensive drilling experience, methods and API Certified Integrated Management System.

Throughout this collaboration DATI and Parker Wellbore have completed over 50 geothermal wells together, with a focus on providing safe, reliable and efficient operations. To achieve this, Parker provided advanced technical services to DATI, helping carry out enhancements and customized rig solutions to meet the tough conditions of their drilling activities. We also shared our best practices, based on decades of experience, to support DATI with robust procedures and programs for training, HSE and preventative maintenance. The results speak for themselves.

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Case Studies

Learn More About Parker’s Geothermal Experience and Results