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Iceland Deep Drilling Project

Project Acronym: IDDP | State: Completed | Expedition ID: 5029

The main purpose of the IDDP project was to find out if it is economically feasible to extract energy and chemicals out of hydrothermal systems at supercritical conditions. To study the supercritical hydrous fluid, an advanced drilling technology needed to be applied and a novel fluid handling and evaluation system was designed.

The findings of IDDP-1 inspired the idea of controlled drilling into the magma and sampling, as planned by KMT.

Keywords: Europe, Iceland, Geothermy, Native Hydrogen, Natural Resources, Rifting, Supercritical Fluids, Thermal Regimes

Project Details IDDP-2

Project Details IDDP

Project Location

Project Timeline

Drilling IDDP-2

19 September 2016 - 20 January 2017

Workshop IDDP-2 Held

3 - 5 September 2012 in Svartsengi, Iceland

Workshop Proposal IDDP-2 Approved

Drilling IDDP-1

19 June 2008 - 8 July 2009

Full Proposal IDDP-1 Approved

First Full Proposal Submitted

Workshop 2 Held

11 - 17 October 2002 in Nesjavellir, Iceland

Workshop 1 Held

17 - 19 March 2002 in Nesjavellir, Iceland

Workshop Proposal IDDP-1 Approved

ICDP workshop: "Startup Meeting"

22 - 27 June 2001 in Reykjavik, Iceland

Preliminary Proposal Submitted

Founding of IDDP

IDDP was founded by a consortium of three Icelandic energy companies and the National Energy Authority of Iceland.