Borealis will now seek well authorizations from the Oil and Gas Commission in order to commence our drilling operations. Working with stakeholders, we intend to renewably fuel hot pools, a direct use Geo-Heat Park, a micro-electricity demonstration project, and ultimately utility-scale electricity from the geothermal reservoirs.
We'd like to thank Chief Matthew and the Simpcw First Nation, Ministry of Energy, NDP Cabinet, MLA Shirley Bond, MLA Andrew Weaver, Regional District of Fraser - Fort George, Village of Valemount, Valemount Community Forest, Valemount Geothermal Society, the businesses and individuals who provided support letters to the Ministry, as well as the Robson Valley Community at large for the encouragement provided to getting the geothermal industry started in the province, right here in Valemount.
You can help Borealis thank our government stakeholders by sending them short emails with the links below and letting them know that you support geothermal energy:
BOREALIS GEOPOWER INC. ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL BC GEOTHERMAL PERMIT AND SEARCH FOR A STRATEGIC OPERATING PARTNER
Borealis GeoPower Inc. (“Borealis”) is pleased to announce that the BC Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources has been authorized to enter into an agreement to issue an additional geothermal permit to Borealis under the Geothermal Resources Act. This permit is adjacent, and in addition, to a permit granted to Borealis in 2010. Borealis confirms that as of today it has satisfied all conditions of the agreement and extends thanks to the BC Government for this opportunity.
This new permit gives Borealis the exclusive right to apply to drill wells for geothermal purposes at a location near the Village of Valemount. These wells will initially energize the “Sustainaville” project, a geothermal micro-electricity and renewable heat development. A commercial sized geothermal power plant will follow.
A strategic partner is now sought to assist with the development and operation of the geothermal field as well as the planned power and heat plants. Ms. Thompson, President and CEO of Borealis, stated, “British Columbia has world class, high temperature geothermal resources and an enviable legal and regulatory framework. We invite interest from global geothermal companies to help usher in a new industry in Canada, a country with a long history in the natural resources sector and a commitment to renewable energy.”
For further information, please contact:
Alison Thompson, CEO & President, Borealis Geopower Inc.
Borealis GeoPower Inc. announces that Kitselas Geothermal Inc. (a partnership between Borealis GeoPower and Kitselas Development Corp.) has completed a pre-feasibility study for their concession at Lakelse Lake, BC, approximately 10km South of Terrace, BC. Subsurface temperatures, based on available geothermometry, have been estimated to exceed 150° Centigrade at a depth of approximately 2,000m. The reservoir area has been estimated to be approximately 15km2 with an average thickness of 500m.
These results indicate 5,300 petajoules ("PJ") of thermal energy in place may exist, relative to 15°C, that is estimated to be capable of yielding at least 23 MWe of continuous electrical power over a 30-year span. Minimum subsurface information data are available. A continued surface exploration program and confirmation drilling plan that consists of drilling to a depth of no more than 2km, are anticipated.
It should be noted that this geothermal system can be considered an “Inferred Geothermal Resource” in accordance with The Canadian Geothermal Reporting Code for Public Reporting (CanGEA, 2010) ("Code").
The successful wells are intended to energize Kitselas Development Inc.’s greenhouse project – a geothermal heated commercial operation that will fuel the Kitselas First Nation and surrounding communities with fossil fuel free food.
The resource estimate has been prepared in accordance with the Code. The pre-feasibility report was prepared by Warren T. Dewhurst of the Dewhurst Group, LLC (DG) who is responsible for its content. Dr. Dewhurst, the founder of DG, is a "Qualified Person" under the Code. He is both a member and serves on the Board of Directors for both Geothermal Resources Council and the Geothermal Energy Association.
Borealis GeoPower Inc. announces that they have completed a pre-feasibility study for their concession at Canoe Reach, BC, 15 km South of Valemount, B.C. Subsurface temperatures, based on available geothermometry, have been estimated to exceed 200° Centigrade at a depth of approximately 1,000 m. The reservoir area has been estimated to be approximately 30 km2 with an overall thickness of 500 m.
These results indicate 11,200 petajoules (PJ) of thermal energy in place may exist, relative to 15°C, that is estimated to be capable of yielding at least 58 MWe of continuous electrical power over a 30-year span. Subsurface confirmation drilling needs to take place before a more accurate understanding of the resource can be made.
It should be noted that this geothermal system can be considered an “Inferred Geothermal Resource” in accordance with the Canadian Geothermal Reporting Code for Public Reporting (CanGEA, 2010). Borealis GeoPower has recently performed multiple geophysical surveys including magnetotelluric, gravity and seismic surveys. These surveys, in combination with other ongoing exploratory and reservoir modelling activities, are sufficient for targeting initial test drilling sites.
The confirmation drilling plan consists of drilling up to five temperature gradient holes to depths of 200 – 1,000 m.
The successful wells are intended to energize Borealis GeoPower’s Sustainaville demonstration project – a geothermal powered and heated commercial Geo-Park. A request for budget quote for the micro-electricity plant was released last week to a short list of international vendors.
The resource estimate has been prepared in accordance with the CanGEA Code. Warren T. Dewhurst of the Dewhurst Group, LLC (DG) who is responsible for its content, prepared the pre-feasibility report. Dr. Dewhurst, the founder of DG, is a "Qualified Person" under the Code, a member of the Geothermal Resources Council and the Geothermal Energy Association and a member of both respective Boards of Directors.
Borealis GeoPower is looking to hire a Bookkeeper for an internship position in the Canadian geothermal energy industry.
Location: Borealis Geopower Inc. – Calgary, AB
Borealis Geopower Inc., focused on developing high temperature geothermal projects throughout western Canada, is seeking an experienced, Calgary based professional bookkeeper with a strong understanding of the Canadian energy (conventional or renewable) or mining industry. Geothermal energy project financing and accounting/reporting follow similar practices to other sub-surface and renewable natural resources. Because of this, the role is ideal for a candidate with accounting experience in the oil and gas or mining sector who is looking to transition to the clean-tech sector.
The desired individual will possess the following skills and abilities:
To be ELIGIBLE for this opportunity, the candidate must meet the following requirements: