According to our drilling schedule the drilling for 24 1/2″ casing to 280 m, and then for 18 5/8″ casing to 800 m depth, was supposed to occur this autumn. The drill rig Jötunn has been rigging up since last week and began drilling for the 24 ½” casing today. Weather conditions in Krafla are fine today and the rig will continue for the next 3 weeks or so before leaving for the Azores for the winter. The photo below was taken this afternoon by Hinrik Árni Bóasson.
The IDDP drilling plan can be viewed on a poster that was presented at the IGC-2008 congress in Oslo last summer.
JPG poster iddp 08 08