Specific challenges of the different European geothermal sites in varying geological settings require tailored technological approaches. DESTRESS therefore aims to demonstrate different treatment procedures.
Each of these treatments (HCrad_ss, HCT_ss, HCT_gr. THMcycl_base,THMms_base) has been validated in relevant environments. Some of them, e.g. the multi stage stimulation, are routinely applied in shale gas exploitation but have not yet been tested for geothermal reservoir enhancement. The DESTRESS concept is to demonstrate all these applications for different geological settings.
The new technology will be implemented and tested with the proposed experiments in DESTRESS. Despite greatest care when implementing, the experiment may cause damages to the borehole. All testing in DESTRESS is done with the acceptance of the involved industry partners who will take over the liability for such damages as well as consequential loss of profit. Therefore, well owners participate at their own risk.