IDDP partners participated in the DEEPEGS proposal to the European Union research program called Horizon 2020. The DEEPEGS project is a four year project led by HS Orka, Iceland, in cooperation with other partners from Iceland, France, Germany, Italy, and Norway. Read more English and/or Icelandic.

IDDP is pleased to announce that Statoil Petroleum AS signed a new agreement with IDDP to re-enter the IDDP consortium as a funding and expertise partner to 2020. IDDP is planning to drill a 5 km deep well at Reykjanes in 2016. Statoil (New Energy AS) participated in IDDP between 2008 and 2011, during the drilling and flow testing of drill hole IDDP 1 in Krafla.

The drill hole to be deepened at Reykjanes is already 2.5 km deep production well. It will be reconditioned to accommodate about 3 km deep production casing and then deepened to about 5 km depth and identified as drill hole IDDP-2.


April 2015

The World Geothermal Congress (WGC-2015) will be held in Australia 19-25 April 2015.

A special session on IDDP containing 15 papers will be presented Wednesday 22nd April.

The Agenda for the IDDP sessions is shown [here]

The 15 IDDP papers in the same order can be downloaded [here]

The website for the WGC-2015 is


IDDP – Drilling into magma

Stórmerkilegur árangur af fyrstu djúpborunarholunni í Kröflu. Icelandic.
World‘s first Magma-EGS system created. English.


A Special Issue of Geothermics, volume 49, January 2014, is devoted to IDDP. Fifteen articles, mostly devoted to well IDDP-1 in Krafla are published. The cover page can be opened here and the articles are all open at Science Direct.

Additionally, all articles in a sequence from 1-15 can be approached here.


Workshop Report

A workshop report was published in the November issue of Scientific Drilling 2013 – see

Report on the IDDP-ICDP Workshop 3-5, September: SAGA Report 2012.

IDDP announces an ICDP supported workshop 3-5. September, 2012, in relation to a proposed drilling of a 5 km deep well, IDDP-2, into the Reykjanes geothermal system in SW-Iceland. Applications should be sent direct to Gudmundur O. Fridleifsson (, with cc to W. A. Elders ( and G. Bignal (

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