Global Call for Alternative Energy Gives Rise to Geothermal Exploration

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XDT now providing proven seismic analytical services to increase success rates of geothermal drilling projects.

XDT – Ten Dimensional Technologies - is announcing their entrance into the geothermal exploratory industry this October. Justification of this progression is found in their own advancements in seismic research along with moral implications to help promote a cleaner environment. XDT field researcher Alex Miller says, “We intend to add our unique expertise in earthquake seismology to increase the chances of successful drilling in the geothermal industry.”

Head seismologist and internationally recognized Dr. Jonathan Lees specializes in developing analytical techniques to describe volcanic conduit systems around the world. Lees is considered a pioneer of seismological investigation. Lee’s success is found in the processing of geophysical data with personally tailored software that models innovative analytical techniques. Therefore, conclusions are provided at enhanced levels of fidelity. These tools are currently being adapted and applied to understand geothermal fields.

Development of these new seismic methods will provide information on specific aspects of subsurface qualities. Not only can near-surface hot spots be identified, but other geothermal aspects including crack and fissure information can be determined. These details are critical in finding suitable and cost-effective sites for drilling wells.

XDT has preliminarily implemented their seismic knowledge and expertise in geothermal locations around the world including Iceland and California. These projects involved recording micro earthquakes (MEQ) with high frequency geophone arrays. Seismic signals were later processed, filtered and analyzed by self-developed software programs.

As the geothermal industry grows, the demand for accurate subsurface information also increases. Using in-depth seismic analyses to accomplish successful drilling is the future. For more information on specific methodology of seismic analytical techniques, visit http://xdtek.com/.

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