The Utah Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE), funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, has recently announced that the drilling of its first highly deviated deep well has commenced. Highly deviated wells are frequently drilled for oil and gas production, but not by the geothermal industry. So, the Utah FORGE team will be the first to tackle this challenge while drilling in hot, hard crystalline granite.

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