GDC has contracted the Great Wall Drilling Company Limited to drill directional geothermal wells in Menengai.
A brief signing ceremony was held between the GDC MD & CEO, Eng. Johnson P. Ole Nchoe and Great Wall’s director, Mr. Wei Yong Chen. “GDC is pleased to once again partner with Great Wall; under this contract Great wall will drill 16 directional wells in Menengai,” noted the MD.
In 2009/2010, Great Wall worked with GDC in drilling several of GDC’s wells in Olkaria under a contractual arrangement.
“We need to fast track this assignment and I am confident that you will execute it fast,’ added Eng. Ole Nchoe. The Great Wall’s director, Mr. Wei Yong Chen assured GDC that with their many years of experience in the geothermal industry, they will meet the set targets.
Directional drilling will supplement vertical drilling that is currently being predominantly done in the Menengai field.
Through directional drilling, it will be possible to drill several wells on one well pad, thus saving money that would have gone into preparing additional well pads as well as saving time associated with rig move.