LOCATION AND GEOLOGY

Bouillante-3 wellbore

The Bouillante geothermal field is located on the island of Guadeloupe, Lesser Antilles. There are numerous surface manifestations such as hot springs, fumaroles and steaming ground which is suitable for geothermal energy. The French company BRGM had invested in the project of Bouillante geothermal field. The Bouillante field is constituted 7 wells but only 3 wells (s BO-4, BO-5 and BO-6)  are currently producing. Bouillante 3 was drilled in the year 1970 by EURAFREP but it was blocked. According to Bouillante 3 is far about 15 kilometres from the current active Soufrière volcano and about 600 m west of BO-2 as can be seen in the figure 2. and the power plant. 

Figure 2 shows the location map around the present power plant (Sanjuan et al., 2004)

Bouillante3 have been stimulating well for geothermal power plant again b BRGMWell BO-3 has 500 production level depth,  with the temperature   range between 250 - 260 ° C. The geothermal field of BO-3 is expected to produce the electricity generating capability about 24 MW with 150 tonne/hour of fluid and 30 tonne/hour of steam.