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11
Jan

A 2020 Recap from the Managing Director

2020 was driving a supercar that keeps having to go over speedbumps. What a year. Terrifying and incredible. Frustrating and magnificent and life changing. The highlight reel, for those short of time: We drilled* our first well, proving a viable geothermal resource exists under a client’s propertyWe drilled* another twenty holes, including the first commercial minewater thermal wells in ScotlandWe increased our number of active clients by a factor of…

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23
Oct

Glen Mhor Hotel and Apartments Pump Test Provides Live Entertainment

TownRock Energy's expertise was put on show in early October as our local drilling contractor HighWater carried out a pump test for our client, Glen Mhor Hotel and Apartments. The Inverness establishment, which recently reached its centenary, employed TownRock Energy to drill an exploration well in March 2020 (see Drilled an Exploration Well) and, following a COVID-19 induced delay, carry out a step rate and continuous rate pump test. The…

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21
Oct

TownRock Energy’s Petrophysics Associate Discusses the Role of AI in Petrophysics

TownRock Energy’s Petrophysics Associate, Dr. Steve Cuddy, will be presenting a talk for the Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts at the University of Oklahoma Chapter. The latest in their Tech Talk series will have Steve illustrating the benefits and dangers of using artificial intelligence in petrophysics through case studies. The online seminar can be viewed through Zoom this Thursday, 22nd October, at 6 pm (GMT+1). To watch TownRock…

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27
Aug

Observation Well Drilling Well Underway at Glen Mhor Hotel and Apartments

TownRock Energy's local site investigation contractor, Blake Geoservices Ltd., drilled two 10 metre observation wells this week at Glen Mhor Hotel and Apartments in Inverness. In preparation for pump testing, we will be collecting baseline data from the test well and two well points over the next ten days. The data collection, being carried out by TownRock Energy's Managing and Engineering Directors, David Townsend and John Naismith, fully informs us…

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14
Aug

TownRock Energy’s Managing Director Inspires Young Entrepreneurs

David Townsend, TownRock Energy's Managing Director was invited to take part in the Scottish institute for Enterprise's (SIE) Festival of Innovation. The half hour-long interview carried out by Quentin Cooper, BBC Journalist, delved into how TownRock Energy came to be; the challenges and opportunities Mr. Townsend faced; and outlooks on life during our current tumultuous, climate change age. The multi-award winning entrepreneur was asked to single out the defining awards…

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12
Aug

TownRock Energy Supports the HotScot Project

TownRock Energy are greatly involved in supporting the HotScot project, which will develop plans to tap the geothermal potential of flooded coal mines in Scotland. The UK Government-backed project will demonstrate to private sector investors the commercial potential of low-cost and low-emissions heating, cooling and heat storage for both businesses and communities. The HotScot consortium, led by the University of Strathclyde, includes the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, the…

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06
Aug

TonRockEnergy’s Managing Director Awarded Inspirational Innovator Award

The Scottish Institute for Enterprise has awarded TownRock Energy's Managing Director, David Townsend, the Inspirational Innovator Award. An award given to Scottish innovators in the business field, David was asked to write a piece he felt reflected the award. Titled Caring for Yourself and Humanity, it urges those who dedicate themselves to helping others to remember to help themselves. An interview with Mr. Townsend following the award discusses the founding…

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23
Mar

Drilled an exploration well!

We delivered a shallow geothermal exploration well the week before the UK lockdown began. TownRock Energy have been working for Glen Mhor Hotel & Apartments to help them develop an open-loop ground-source heat pump. The first big step we've taken is to drill this exploration well to test the water quality, temperature and flow. It was undoubtedly a success. Our upmost thanks to our lead drillers - Alan and James…

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21
Jan

Delivering insight in Nova Scotia, Canada

We kicked off 2020 by visiting Nova Scotia, Canada, where good heating systems are critical as temperatures reached as low as -18C during our visit! TownRock Energy were commissioned to help a municipal client understand the business case for installing a minewater district heating and cooling network. The opportunity for renewable heating and cooling from flooded coal mines is enormous, especially in the UK, and we look forward to progressing…

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