Australia’s EGS supplier; a JV for East Java and Japanese geothermal supplies for Indonesia

Innaminka’s equipment supplier explains how it contributed to the Australian EGS demo. In Indonesia, a joint venture pops up to develop in East Java. Also, Japan formally gives Indonesia the tools its been using to conduct geothermal studies.

Australia: Packers Plus Details Role at Habanero-4 Geothermal Well
Indonesia: Panax, PT Bakrie Power Sign JV for East Java Project
Indonesia, Japan: Geothermal Tools Offered as Grant

Australia: Packers Plus Details Role at Habanero-4 Geothermal Well
The company Packers Plus Energy Services Inc. distributed a release on its role as partner with Geodynamics Limited (ASX:GDY) at the Geodynamics Innamincka Deeps Project in the Cooper Basin of South Australia. “Packers Plus worked closely with Geodynamics to design specialized Inferno™ completions equipment capable of withstanding 300°C (600°F) and 69 MPa (10,000 psi) pressure,” the company stated. “This equipment was instrumental to the EGS process, which involves stimulating existing fractures in low-permeability, high-temperature rock to allow water to flow through and be superheated.” Geoff Ward, CEO of Geodynamics was quoted, “the willingness of Packers Plus to design and test their equipment to the limit has made them a strategic partner for Geodynamics.” The successful commissioning of the 1MWe Habanero Pilot Plant was announced in July. Sys-con.com; Geodynamics.com.au

Indonesia: Panax, PT Bakrie Power Sign JV for East Java Project
PANAX Geothermal and PT Bakrie Power have signed a joint agreement to develop the Ngebal Geothermal Projecthas in East Java. This will be PANAX’s fourth geothermal project in Indonesia and is planned at 165-MW capacity. Indonesian state-owned company PT PLN will purchase future power generated at the site. Brisbanebusinessnews.com.au; Panaxgeothermal.com.au; Investing.businessweek.com; Pln.co.id

Indonesia, Japan: Geothermal Tools Offered as Grant
A grant of 65 million yen ($667,000) worth of equipment from Japan International Cooperation Agency will aid the geothermal efforts of Indonesia’s Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry. The JICA-Energy Ministry collaboration has been using the equipment since 2010 to explore and analyze 299 geothermal sites for feasible exploitation. The sites have a total potential capacity of 29 gigawatts, the largest in the world. Thejakartaglobe.com; Jica.go.jp; Esdm.go.id

See also notes on Indonesia’s regulatory climate at Thejakartaglobe.com

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