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  • Tuesday, September 24, 2013
  • ACEP At Work – Pilgrim Hot Springs Geothermal Assessment Weekly Project Update

-T4 rig drills 22 inch hole 140 feet deep

-18 inch casing welded together, inserted in hole, and cemented in place

-Schramm drill repaired and drilling again

-NEXT WEEK: Total depth should be reached and the hole properties will be analyzed

View Tuesday’s article in the Alaska Dispatch: Geothermal could be key to figuring out Nome's costly power problem

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Photo Caption:  Casing is maneuvered over the hole and welded together.

Photo courtesy of C. Pike ACEP/UAF