Iceland GeoSurvey (ÍSOR) recently signed an agreement with the government of Dominica to provide services during this summer’s drilling by the Icelandic company Jardboranir.
ÍSOR will perform three types of tasks.
- Be in charge of geological consulting and temperature and pressure logging during the drilling.
- Conduct discharge measurements and sampling of fluid.
- Carry out environmental monitoring related to potential pollution of groundwater in connection with the drilling and the discharge measurements.
It is expected that this work can start close to the end of June or the beginning of July, and that the drilling will last 4-5 months. The environmental monitoring will last longer or up to 10-12 months.
Dominica is a small volcanic island in the southern part of the Caribbean Sea (West Indies). It is an independent state, a former British colony, with a population of about 70,000. The area of the island is about 750 square kilometers. Considerable geothermal activity can be found in Dominica, and now there are plans to drill three slim exploration wells in the southern part of the island in an area called Wotten Waven, about 5 km east of the capital Roseau.