Expro Excellence
Fluids sampling and analysis
Expro expertise supports testing for UK’s first geothermal power plant
Customer challenges
  • The United Downs Deep Geothermal well project will deliver the UK’s first geothermal generated electricity, as well as district heating, and enable sustainable, low-impact lithium extraction Geothermal Engineering required sampling and analysis services to obtain representative samples at high temperatures to establish composition of fluids – essential to:
  • Aid design of the geothermal electricity generating plant
  • Confirm the presence of lithium for extraction, and suitability of selected processing technique
  • Identify any risks to personnel or facilities from corrosion or scaling
  • Expro were able to offer a service combining expertise and experience in sampling with analytical capability, allowing us to provide a solution as single supplier with complete sample chain of custody
Expro Excellence
  • Expro developed unique sampling procedures to meet requirements for the project, working with multiple stakeholders to identify key objectives
  • Our tailored approach safely delivered high temperature single phase wellhead sampling, ensuring samples remained valid up until time of analysis
  • Zero NPT with 100% Job Performance for onsite activities
  • Our experience in handling pressurized fluids allowed us to obtain representative sub-samples and complete extended suite of analysis despite very low Gas Water Ratio (GWR)
Value to client
  • GEL were able to report the highest global concentration of lithium in geothermal fluids – expecting to produce significant quantities of lithium per year, supporting the energy transition
  • Expro confirmed the absence of ions which would interfere with the lithium extraction process
  • Composition and physical properties measured were used as part of the subsequent tender and design of the power plant, and in plans for corrosion and scale monitoring
  • Safely and efficiently delivered this high-profile, first of its kind project in the UK
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Expro expertise supports testing for UK’s first geothermal power plant

In Brief
Expro were able to offer a service combining expertise and experience in sampling with analytical capability
Product Line
Fluids sampling and analysis
Region
Europe and Sub Saharan Africa
Customer challenges
  • The United Downs Deep Geothermal well project will deliver the UK’s first geothermal generated electricity, as well as district heating, and enable sustainable, low-impact lithium extraction Geothermal Engineering required sampling and analysis services to obtain representative samples at high temperatures to establish composition of fluids – essential to:
  • Aid design of the geothermal electricity generating plant
  • Confirm the presence of lithium for extraction, and suitability of selected processing technique
  • Identify any risks to personnel or facilities from corrosion or scaling
  • Expro were able to offer a service combining expertise and experience in sampling with analytical capability, allowing us to provide a solution as single supplier with complete sample chain of custody
Expro Excellence
  • Expro developed unique sampling procedures to meet requirements for the project, working with multiple stakeholders to identify key objectives
  • Our tailored approach safely delivered high temperature single phase wellhead sampling, ensuring samples remained valid up until time of analysis
  • Zero NPT with 100% Job Performance for onsite activities
  • Our experience in handling pressurized fluids allowed us to obtain representative sub-samples and complete extended suite of analysis despite very low Gas Water Ratio (GWR)
Value to client
  • GEL were able to report the highest global concentration of lithium in geothermal fluids – expecting to produce significant quantities of lithium per year, supporting the energy transition
  • Expro confirmed the absence of ions which would interfere with the lithium extraction process
  • Composition and physical properties measured were used as part of the subsequent tender and design of the power plant, and in plans for corrosion and scale monitoring
  • Safely and efficiently delivered this high-profile, first of its kind project in the UK
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