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Colin Leslie Beadon
Comment:
Back in the 70’s, I drilled seven wells in St Lucia for steam. We met steam in four, but had to kick off ‘directionally in two, to find a fracture.
You can go down too deep and pass through a heat zone. I know, as I ran the Amarada wireline survey bombs myself.  The St  Lucian wells that produced, produced superheated steam from below 700 to 1200 or so feet,  and a great deal of noise.
They were tested at 3.5 megawatts, but it was never used, and later I went back with a crew and cemented them in.  The one good well the Americans drilled later, was said to be 12 megawatts, and was drilled to 9000ft, I’m told.
Anybody interested in the success of the 1975-77, St Lucia steam wells, can email me. I was in full charge of the drilling and the temperature surveys on those wells, two of which we dyna-drilled to get into a heat zone.  The two major wells blasted superheated steam and filled the area around with steam and shuddering noise. They were tested at 3.5 megawatts.
 E-mail : clbeadon@gmail.com (Colin L Beadon.)

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Colin Leslie Beadon
Comment:
Back in the 70’s, I drilled seven wells in St Lucia for steam. We met steam in four, but had to kick off ‘directionally in two, to find a fracture.
You can go down too deep and pass through a heat zone. I know, as I ran the Amarada wireline survey bombs myself.  The St  Lucian wells that produced, produced superheated steam from below 700 to 1200 or so feet,  and a great deal of noise.
They were tested at 3.5 megawatts, but it was never used, and later I went back with a crew and cemented them in.  The one good well the Americans drilled later, was said to be 12 megawatts, and was drilled to 9000ft, I’m told.
Anybody interested in the success of the 1975-77, St Lucia steam wells, can email me. I was in full charge of the drilling and the temperature surveys on those wells, two of which we dyna-drilled to get into a heat zone.  The two major wells blasted superheated steam and filled the area around with steam and shuddering noise. They were tested at 3.5 megawatts.
 E-mail : clbeadon@gmail.com (Colin L Beadon.)