The Crescent Valley prospect consists of approximately 21,300 acres (33.3 square miles) of private and Federal geothermal leases. It is located in Eureka County, Nevada, approximately 15 miles south of the Beowawe geothermal power plant and about 33 miles southeast of Battle Mountain. The project was acquired as part of the Earth Power Resources merger which was completed in November 2014.
In light of federal legislation that extended the qualification for the 30% Investment Tax Credit to projects that began construction prior to December 31, 2014, drilling of the first production/injection well CVP-001 (67-3) was initiated in December of 2014, following completion of gravity surveys, and analysis of prior temperature gradient drilling data. Well CVP-001 was completed on March 27, 2015 to a depth of 2,746 feet. The well exhibited modest permeability with a flowing temperature of 213°F, which makes the well suited for duty as an injection well. The next phase of development work is in the planning stages and is currently on hold due to market conditions.
This project is expected to benefit from the Department of Energy cost share grant awarded in July 2016. The details of this award are discussed in the San Emidio Phase II project discussion above.