IESE Applied Research Projects
A sample of current and recent projects IESE projects include:
The Underground Eye – Cutting Edge Subsurface Imaging Technology
The Underground Eye project is developing new imaging methods, and researching into the geophysical landscape of New Zealand, allowing the discovery of geothermal power and fossil fuel resources, monitoring of faults and volcanic fields for signs of impending events, and providing an integrated, 3-dimensional subsurface view of New Zealand.
Harnessing New Zealand’s Geothermal Resources – Hotter and Deeper (FRST II)
To achieve the goal of generating 20% of New Zealand’s electricity from geothermal energy by 2025, geothermal wells will have to be deeper, hotter, and more productive. This collaborative research program aims to identify and understand fracture systems from 3 - 7 km below the Earth’s crust.
Geothermal Exploration – West Indies Volcanic Islands, Caribbean
The Institute of Earth Science and Engineering (IESE) is applying its cutting edge techniques to geothermal exploration in the Caribbean. IESE led exploration on the Island of Nevis has led to the drilling of several successful exploration wells and the discovery of a high temperature exploitable resource.