According to an industry study of Alberta’s geothermal potential, numerous communities have oil and gas wells with temperatures above 90c and are also within 10kms of a municipality. At that temperature and proximity, there is potential to use geothermal capabilities for generating direct heat.
* The table of communities to the right reflects the top 15 (by well count). Use the dashboard below to explore for more.
* The well data used in the study were current to Oct 31, 2016.
* New wells would have been drilled since and are not part of the study.
The wells associated with those communities above are also mapped to Alberta’s Township range system. Each circle below give a sense of where the wells are located. These lower temperature wells have a wider dispersion across the province than either the >120c or >90c wells do.
To recreate and explore the results, simply go to the associated dashboard (click on the image below) and then select the lower right button called “1. Direct Heat within 10kms of Municipality”.