Project Details

Project Details

Project Name

Optimisation of Geothermal Drilling Operation with Machine Learning

Project Acronym



3 years, January 2021 to Decmber 2023


Around 4 Million Euro


LC-SC3-RES-18-2020 - Advanced drilling and well completion techniques for cost reduction in geothermal energy

Funding Scheme

European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Action under grant agreement No. 101006964


During the first years of OptiDrill project (2021-2022), the selected concepts will be validated at a small scale and in lab environment to confirm the predictions and preliminary results. Afterwards (2022-2023), the OptiDrill system will be validated in relevant operational conditions at a partner’s drill rig or IEG testing facilities. Optidrill technology componets will be exploited by forming a new business beyond the lifespan of the project.


*Technology Readiness Level (TRL)