CAGE

CAGE is a development and demonstration project of several cost-saving and output-improving installation technologies. The objective is to demonstrate a new GE concept, suitable for limestone areas and target depths of 1 to 2.5 km. The demonstration contains the following innovations:

  • Crane-based drilling
  • Enhanced Casing Installation (ECI / ECCI) technology (Casing While Drilling)
  • Lightweight and corrosion resistant High Strength Composite Casing (HSCC)
  • Acoustic Multi Sensor Parameter Analysis (MSPA) supported Radial Drilling
  • Airlift technology to replace the costly Electrical Submergible Pump 

CAGE has three main work packages:

1) preparatory studies (geology, well design, surface installations, business case, etc.)
2) technology demonstration (see above) @ real location
3) the development of the full composite mechanical connection (major improvement of ECCI).

 

Institution/enterprise Country
Akiet BV Netherlands
Gipmans Netherlands
Huisman Well Technology BV Netherlands
Geothermie Zentrum Bochum Germany
VITO (Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek) Belgium
Radial Drilling Europe BV Netherlands
Nederlandse organisatie voor
Toegepast-Natuurwetenschappelijk 
Onderzoek
Netherlands
Geoop Denmark Denmark
Thomas More Kempen Belgium

 

  Geothermica financing Total cost  Own financing
CAGE - Total financing   5.834.888  13.457.698 7.622.810