Idaho, United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] U.S. Geothermal Inc. announced that drilling has begun on the first full size exploration well at the Neal Hot Springs Project located in eastern Oregon.
Well NHS-1 is permitted for 3,500 feet of depth and is being drilled parallel to the discovery well drilled in 1979 by Chevron Resources. The drilling program is estimated to take 30 days and will be followed by a well flow test and reservoir program of approximately 60 days.
The Neal Hot Springs project in eastern Oregon is being explored for a commercial reservoir. U.S. Geothermal holds, through ownership or lease, geothermal rights of lands that comprise the Raft River, San Emidio and Neal Hot Springs projects.