Montserrat Nearing Completion of Second Geothermal Well

Above: the drilling equipment

By the Caribbean Journal staff

Montserrat is close to completing the second well of its geothermal drilling project, the government said.

The first well is being prepared to testing, while the second well has been drilled down to 1,184 metres. It is currently being lined with steel casement pipes, with cementing already having begun.

“We anticipate that over the next three weeks drilling will be completed and we will continue monitoring the warm-up and making preparations to test both wells,” the government said in a release.

The territory began the geothermal drilling in March, with Iceland Drilling Company performing the drilling work.