All Alberta oil and gas wells as of October 31, 2016, have been assessed for their geothermal potential (through a study facilitated by CanGEA). There were more than 60,000 wells identified (out of nearly 600,000 wellbores in the province).
The wells are grouped into those with potential for Direct Heat (>60c), Industrial Heat (>90c) and Power Generation (>120c). The communities near the wells are also listed.
The interactive dashboard below allows you to evaluate where the >60,000 wells with geothermal potential are located and identify their possible application.
(Best viewed on a tablet or PC. Use the “Full Page” diagonal arrow for full screen.)
Fuzeium took an additional step to link the study’s results to the operators/licensees who own the wells.
- The following staticimages show the companies with the most wells in each geothermal category.
- You can subscribe to Fuzeium’s Well Intelligence subscriptionto interact with the dashboard and identify all companies.
The potential for Direct Heat – Canadian Natural Resources has the most wells.
The potential for Industrial Heat – Tourmaline Oil has the most wells.
The potential for Power Generation – Direct Energy has the most wells.
- A brief overview of geothermal energy and the study can be found on Fuzeium’s web site, including 2 public interactive dashboardsand 1 available under subscription. There is also a backgrounder paper available for purchase from
- The study was facilitated by the Canadian geothermal industry association, CanGEA, who worked in partnership with Alberta Economic Development and Trade and Cangea members, Enerpro Engineering, WellDunn Consulting, Non-Linear Consulting and Fuzeium Innovations.