The International Geothermal Association is happy to welcome Vallourec as a new corporate member to our global industry network.

The IGA is putting together several task forces on standards and practices for geothermal energy and we are delighted to see the support and commitment from such a strong industry partner as Vallourec.

Further developing geothermal energy will require standardizing existing practices in order to increase efficiency and reduce the capital expenditures needed to develop new projects. Vallourec is proud to bring its long standing expertise of Oil & Gas and geothermal wells to the IGA and is eager to contribute to its standarization efforts.

Pierre Etienne Bougon, Business Development Manager at Vallourec

Vallourec is a world leader in premium tubular solutions for the energy markets and for demanding industrial applications such as oil & gas wells in harsh environments, energy transition applications (CCUS, hydrogen, geothermal, solar, offshore wind), challenging architectural projects and high-performance mechanical equipment. Vallourec’s pioneering spirit and cutting-edge R&D open new technological frontiers. With close to 17,000 dedicated and passionate employees in more than 20 countries, Vallourec works hand-in-hand with its customers to offer more than just tubes: it delivers innovative, safe, competitive and smart tubular solutions, to make every project possible.


(Reno, Nevada, USA)  The Technical Program has been announced for the biggest annual geothermal event of the year.

There will be nearly 200 papers presented at the GRC Annual Meeting & Expo being held in Reno, Nevada, USA from October 14-17 for a total of over 66 hours of high quality technical information.

The technical sessions cover current important topics for the geothermal energy community: Assessment and Optimization; Best Practice Management of Geothermal Resources; Deep Direct Use; Distributed Geothermal & Where Can It Be Implemented; Drilling; Earth Modeling of Geothermal Systems; Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS); EGS COLLAB; Environmental & Community Engagement; Exploration and Resource Assessment; FORGE Research; Geochemistry; Geology & Geophysics; Geophysics; Geothermal Energy in Canada; Geothermal Production From Oil & Gas Fields; Iceland Geothermal; Industrial Direct Use; International Session; Modeling & Simulation; New Technology; Regulatory and Business Development; Regulatory and Policy; Reservoir Engineering, Field Operations and Management; Risk Mitigation Schemes, and Superhot Geothermal Systems.

The GRC Annual Meeting & Expo will bring together geothermal companies, academics, financiers, policy leaders, students, and other individuals to attend or exhibit at the event, to be held from October 14-17 at the Peppermill Resort Spa & Casino, Reno, Nevada, USA.

Early birds who register before September 30 pay only $880 as Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) members or $1,080 if non-members. The non-member registration includes complimentary GRC membership through 2019. Students with a current identification card from an accredited institution pay just $150 which also includes complimentary GRC membership through 2019.

In addition to the Technical Program, the three-day registration to the GRC Annual Meeting & Expo includes an Opening Reception on Sunday evening, the Opening Session on Monday morning, a Network Reception on Tuesday, the GRC Expo and lunch on all three days.

Registration is available from the GRC website at A Program complete with a Registration Form is available to view and download. However, the GRC recommends online registration through a secured connection. The link is available on the front page of the GRC website at

This is the premier gathering to learn about the latest developments in geothermal energy. Last year, the GRC Annual Meeting & Expo hosted over 1,000 attendees from 35 different countries.

The GRC Annual Meeting will offer technical, policy, and market conference sessions, educational seminars, tours of local geothermal and renewable energy projects, and numerous networking opportunities.

The Expo features a unique opportunity for leaders in the geothermal energy sector to showcase their projects, equipment, services and state of the art technology to the geothermal community. Reserve your booth now! There were more than 100 exhibitors at last year’s trade show.

For more information about the GRC Annual Meeting & Expo at the Peppermill Resort Spa & Casino, Reno, Nevada, USA visit or call (530) 758-2360.

For information on how to sponsor this event, contact Anh Lay, GRC at (530) 758-2360 X100 or

About the Geothermal Resources Council:

The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) will be celebrating 50 years of service to the global geothermal energy community in 2021. The GRC is dedicated to advancing geothermal development around the world through education, research, and outreach. For more information, please visit