Gerosion’s investigation of the steel and well cement casings of IDDP-1

One of the research and consulting projects that Gerosion undertook in the year 2016 was the investigation of the steel and well cement casings from the top 10 m part of the IDDP-1 from Krafla as well as samples from the well from a depth of 600-900 m. The IDDP-1 well that was built in 2009 in Krafla, has been named the hottest geothermal well in the world and was driven for months on superheated steam. In the beginning of 2016, around 10 m of the top part of the IDDP-1 well in Krafla was excavated (including the well head) for research purposes, hence Gerosion’s investigations into the casing layers. The IDDP-2 well is currently under construction at the Reykjanes area and Gerosion has also been doing consulting work regarding that project.