Geochemistry team has expertise in geochemical exploration in geothermal prospects, fluid chemistry, chemical analysis of alteration hydrothermal deposits and environmental chemistry monitoring. The team is also experienced in monitoring power plant chemistry.
The Company has a well-equipped Geochemistry Laboratory in the Olkaria Geothermal project. The Laboratory has analytical machines, which include an automatic Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer coupled with graphite furnace; a modern Gas Chromatograph; an ion Chromatograph; and double beam UV- VIS Spectrophotometer; ICP Mass Spectrophotometer; among other bench analysis equipment.
Our team of highly qualified geochemists is involved in geothermal exploration surveys to determine possible indications of geothermal resource during which hydrothermal fluids are sampled. During the survey, radon and CO2 counts are also determined as possible indications of occurrence of geothermal resource.
The service include:
- Geochemical exploration in new prospects.
- Chemical analysis of liquid and gas samples.
- Geothermal reservoir assessment.
- Tracer tests design and implementation.
- Production field monitoring.
The laboratory also carries out discharge sampling, test, analysis and interpretation of drilling returns. The quality of steam entering power plants is routinely collected at the drain pots of the moisture separators and analyzed.
Fumeroles sampling for geo-hazard monitoring