Institution of Mechanical Engineers IMechE

Clean Zero Emission Geopressure

06 March 2007

Whenever you drill a hole in the ground, pressures and temperatures change. The deeper you drill, the higher the values. The pressure of these working fluids (gaseous or liquid) can be usefully expanded and converted into mechanical shaft power on a rotating device, such as a turbo-expander. The mechanical shaft power can then be converted into electricity. This "geo-pressure" is in the process of being commercially exploited and can make significant contributions to reducing Carbon emissions. The UK alone has the potential to recover around 1GW.

The presentation describes what geo-pressure is and the current status of global initiatives.



: Edward (Zak) Zakrzewski, Chief Technology Officer, 2OC Ltd

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