Deep Earth Energy Production Well 1, Torquay, Saskatchewan

Deep Earth Energy Production Well 1, Torquay, Saskatchewan

Deep Earth Energy Production (DEEP) Developing geothermal resources to meet increasing energy needs with sustainable, clean and renewable energy. DEEP is developing Saskatchewan’s geothermal resources for power generation. Using its geological expertise and first-mover advantage, DEEP will harness high quality geothermal resources with existing technology to establish a long term renewable baseload power supply. DEEP’s long term goal is to develop hundreds of megawatts of baseload power facilities from small repeatable 5 megawatt power plants. Each 5 megawatt facility would power approximately 5,000 households. DEEP has secured a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) contract with SaskPower. This is the first PPA in Canada issued for a geothermal power facility. Drilling on the first well spudded on Nov. 14, 2018, south of Torquay, Saskatchewan. That well is intended to be the deepest well in Saskatchewan at 3,500 metres true vertical depth. At that depth, it is expected to draw water 120 C in temperature. The plan is to drill three additional production wells and two additional injection wells. They will draw hot water from the producing wells and run it through a surface power facility using the Organic Rankine Cycle. The water will then be re-injected into the ground, at a shallower depth. The Organic Rankine Cycle is a proven technology, and has been used at four different sites in Saskatchewan to produce power for the last ten years DEEP’s long term strategy is to build multiple geothermal power facilities to grow production over 100 megawatts. SaskPower’s demand for power is only growing. Saskatchewan has seen a 16 per cent increase in demand over the last five years. Analysis of thousands of public well records in southern Saskatchewan reveal the presence of a vast, “pancake-like” hot sedimentary aquifer at 3,500 metres depth in the Williston Sedimentary Basin. Heat is the resource. Water is the medium to move the resource. That heat comes from the centre of the earth. Geothermal power is extracted and used without using any additional fuel usage. It is considered a fully renewable, clean energy resource. It produces little to no emissions. It is always available, rain or shine wind or calm. It runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. SaskPower’s goal is to reduce emissions from 2005 levels by 40 per cent by 2030. This will involve doubling the percentage of renewable energy from 25 per cent of overall capacity to as much as 50 per cent. Along with increasing renewable power generation, SaskPower must also respond to the province’s growing demand for electricity by increasing its overall generation capacity. For more information visit


2 thoughts on “Deep Earth Energy Production Well 1, Torquay, Saskatchewan”

  • High school Hottie says:

    Mono logue please ——– Trudeau gave you 25million so how about an explainer. Deep geothermal power may be only 0-emission plan to effectively (have enough size scale) replace coal, oil and gas power plants. BUT GOOD GOING !!!! YOU ARE ON THE RIGHT PATH!!: BUT TELL THE WORLD ABOUT YOURSELVES PLEASE !~!!!!!!!!!!

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