GEOHeat is an annual international geothermal conference held in September in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia.
Kamchatka is a land of hot springs, geysers, volcanoes and valleys. The Flora and fauna of Kamchatka are very rich and unique. this place is picturesque and September in Kamchatka is a symphony of color.
The goals of the conference are to distribute scientific and industrial information concerning the current state of geothermal science, technology, and its industry; to share knowledge and results in theory, methodology, technology and applications of geothermal science; to bring together scientists, researchers, engineers, students and managers interested in geothermal science; to promote geothermal innovations; provide a forum to exchange ideas on the exploration, development and use of geothermal resources; And, to encourage international communication and collaboration.

Download Flyer: GEOHeat 2020 (pdf, 5.4MB)

The Geothermal Volcanology Workshop 2020 will be held from 03 to 08 September 2020 in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia.

Topics of scientific sessions:

  • Magma-hydrothermal systems
  • Hydrothermal systems in volcanic areas
  • Seismicity in geofluid volcanic and hydrothermal systems with active faults
  • Magmatic feeding systems of active volcanoes
  • Modeling the natural state and exploitation of geothermal reservoirs, applications to reserves estimation, feasibility study & investment
  • Relationships among geothermal energy, magmatism, metallogeny, secondary mineralization and permeability
  • Production geothermal reservoirs and hard-to-recover hydrocarbon formation conditions
  • Mechanism of geysers and other cyclic phenomena in hydrothermal systems
  • Diagenetic alteration of host rocks by hydrothermal fluid circulation

Abstracts

Abstract submission is until May 1, 2020.

Abstract submissions should be 0.5 page or less, 12 point Times New Roman, 1-inch margins, and include title, author(s), author(s) affiliation, author(s) email, and abstract text. Please do not include any graphics.

Please submit your abstract via e-mail GeothermalVolcanology2020@gmail.com

Accommodations and Registration Information

Information regarding accommodations and registration will be coming soon. Please check the Geothermal Volcanology Workshop 2020  website periodically for updates.

http://www.kscnet.ru/ivs/conferences/GeothermVolc2020/indexEN.html

http://www.kscnet.ru/ivs/conferences/GeothermVolc2020/index.html

VISA FOR INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPANTS 

All those from outside Russia who would like to participate in Geothermal Volcanology Workshop-2019 must plan to apply for Russian visa well in advance. An invitation letter is required for your visa application. So that we can provide the letter, please fill out the questionnaire below and send it together with an electronic copy (JPEG) of the two first pages of your passport to Oxana Evdokimova evdokimova@kscnet.ru as soon as possible.

QUESTIONNAIRE FOR GETTING AN OFFICIAL LETTER OF INVITATION 

  1. Full name (last, first, middle)
  2. Date of birth (date, month, and year)
  3. Place of birth (town/city/locality, region/province/state, country)
  4. Sex (female/male)
  5. Citizenship/Dual Citizenship
  6. Permanent residence ( town/city, region/province/state,  country)
  7. Passport number, date of issue/expiration
  8. Authority issued the passport
  9. Institution (full title) and address
  10. Position
  11. Telephone number, e-mail, fax
  12. Clear and readable copy of the first two pages of the passport in JPG format
  13. Dates of stay in RF
  14. Purpose of stay (full title of the workshop, field work or project)
  15. City where Russian Consulate is located and where you are planning apply for RF visa
  16. Cities to be visited in RF

Key Dates

  • Abstract Submission (1 page):  NOW OPEN
  • Abstract Submission Closes:  May 1, 2020
  • Notification of Abstract Acceptance:  June 1, 2020
  • Extended Abstract Submission (up to 4 pages):  July 1, 2020
  • Early Registration Deadline:  TBD
  • Welcome Reception: September 03, 2020 (Location: TBD)
  • Geothermal Volcanology Workshop 2020:  September 04-05, 2020
  • Field Trips: September 03, September 06-08, 2020

Field Trips will be offered depending on demand. Please indicate your interest(s) via e-mail.

Additional Information:

You can find Proceedings Geothermal Volcanology Workshop 2019 http://www.kscnet.ru/ivs/conferences/GeothermVolc2020/PROCEEDINGS-2019.pdf

Please email geothermalvolcanology2020@gmail.com

The early-bird registration phase for the World Geothermal Congress 2020 ends on Jan 15, 2020.

The WGC 2020 will take place from 27 April – 1 May 2020 at Harpa Reykjavik Concert & Conference Centre and will bring the entire geothermal community together under the theme of Connect to the Source.

You can register here: https://www.wgc2020.com/registration-and-info/

Presenter: Brian Carey, Executive Secretary IEA Geothermal

In this webinar, Brian Carey will talk about geothermal experience worldwide with special stress on geothermal development in New Zealand. See below the structure of the webinar:

1. A global view
2. Electrical Power production
3. Direct use
4. Fostering uptake and overcoming challenges
5. Investment in innovation
6. Policy and legal aspect
7. Environmental aspect
8. Engagement in geothermal
– Community
– Government
– Regulators
9. Summary and Concluding
10. Question and Answers

This one-hour webinar will be recorder. You can receive this webinar via email in case you won’t be able to participate live.

The IGA would like to acknowledge the support of IEA Geothermal in preparing and delivering the webinar and other IGA activities.


You can register for this Webinar here: https://iga.wildapricot.org/event-3697435


For further questions please do not hesitate to contact us at academy@lovegeothermal.org.

The Geo-energy for Petroleum Engineers Course Part 1 is designed to provide a helicopter view of industry’s best practices and standards applied for geo-energy project development, energy conversion, and project economics. The course also aims to provide the course participant with an understanding of the difference between and the similarities with petroleum engineering.

The specific target audience of Part 1 are petroleum engineers, however since this course provides a good oversight from exploration to exploitation, the course is certainly also of interest to geoscientist, project managers, services providers and vendors.

Course participant receive a hard-copy of the syllabus ‘Geo-energy for Petroleum Engineers’ and lecture material.

Registration is open now and closes Wednesday, 22.01.2020 12:00 CET. You can register for this course here:
https://iga.wildapricot.org/event-3668580/Registration


The course shall be given by Manon Stöver. She has a background in petroleum engineering but switched to the geothermal power industry early in her career. She is a geothermal professional and enthusiast with a convincing track record in the worldwide geothermal power industry.


For further questions please do not hesitate to contact us at academy@lovegeothermal.org

Register for our online webinar ‘How to leverage social media to your advantage in business’. Learn how to maximize your time and return across multiple social media platforms from GeoEnergyMarketing on 29 January 2020 online. This webinar is designed for anyone interested in promoting themselves or their business more efficiently and effectively on social media.

Registration is open now and closes Wednesday, 22.01.2020 12:00 CET. Register here: https://iga.wildapricot.org/event-3691829

We thank the New Zealand Geothermal Association, the University of Auckland with special thanks to Sadiq Zarrouk and Jane Brotheridge as well as many sponsors – Contact Energy, MB Century and Jacobs for the amazing BoD#71 and filed trip in Auckland, New Zealand. It was a very productive and rewarding stay!
 
The New Zealand Geothermal Workshop has been well attended and the IGA Executive Team was represented there by Gregor Rumberg and Margaret Krieger who have successfully presented their research. You can now download the papers from the NZGA Workshop 2019 from our paper database. Click here to get access.

After the successful events, the IGA visited the geothermal direct use sites – ‘Plenty Flora’ (photo) the greenhouse for gerberas, Kawerau geothermal field and their pulp and paper processing plants and talked to representatives of other geothermal companies in the country.

Marit Brommer, the IGA Executive Director attended the COP25 in Madrid, Spain:

“Although COP25 may not have resulted in the needed commitment from our political and industry leaders, as IGA we feel that our voice was heard. The geothermal sector is keen to continue to push the need for energy system transformation and is grateful for the outreach opportunities through strong and strategic partnerships provided by the REN Alliance and the European Commission at high-level events such as COP25 in Madrid where our joint messages are amplified. We call for #collaboration as the key to get the necessary deployment of renewable energy technologies on the ground. We look forward to collaborating with all our partners and members in 2020 to get the necessary commitments at #COP26 in Glasgow.”

Marit Brommer, the IGA Executive Director

Cool the Earth and stay hot with geothermal!

Exclusively and limited edition only: IGA hoodie and hat. Pre-order our cool sportswear now that will keep you warm during one of the amazing fieldtrips Iceland offers with discount. You will get your kit at the WGC2020 – IGA Booth in Reykjavik, Iceland. Offer available until 31 January 2020.

A recent Australia-wide census by the Australian Geothermal Association (AGA) showed that geothermal energy is already making a useful contribution to the Australian energy mix; direct-use geothermal is a successful and growing industry. Geothermally generated electricity can also play a role in Australia’s energy transition, but to achieve progress it is critical that government policy acknowledges and supports this potential.

The Australian geothermal industry experienced a sustained surge in activity from 2000-2013 focussed on developing innovative technologies with huge potential. Although these efforts were not commercially successful, more conventional approaches to generating electricity with geothermal energy remain viable. For example, a new geothermal power plant was recently commissioned in Winton, Queensland. The 310 kW plant is currently the only operating project in Australia, although a similar geothermal power plant in Birdsville, Queensland provided over 20 years of reliable service until it was decommissioned recently. These two successful projects demonstrate that lingering perceptions that geothermally generated electricity is not possible in Australia are inaccurate.

The rapidly expanding role of wind and solar PV is creating issues with intermittency and maintaining system stability of our electricity networks. Geothermal energy can provide around the clock, low emission, sustainable, synchronous base-load power that will help stabilise networks as they integrate increasing amounts of solar PV and wind generation. Geothermal power generation has a small surface footprint, creates ongoing local jobs and does not require backup power or storage. Multiple recent evaluations conclude that geothermal power – particularly Hot Sedimentary Aquifer (HSA) projects that use well established, proven technologies – can be cost competitive with conventional fossil fuel generation as well as solar PV and wind generation when energy storage costs are included. These HSA projects can utilise low-medium sub-surface temperatures (<170oC) close to existing markets. Previous efforts focussed primarily on a different type of geothermal power – high temperature resources in Engineered Geothermal Systems (EGS); however, most of the potential resources identified at that time were very remote from markets or the technical, commercial and logistical challenges were substantially underestimated. Although EGS remains an area of active research internationally, significant technology advances are required before it becomes commercially viable in Australia.

Development of HSA geothermal projects generally requires the use of binary power plants. This technology has been operating reliably for many years, but recent improvements in the power conversion efficiency have greatly enhanced the commercial potential of power generation from moderate temperature geothermal sources that are present in some more easily accessible parts of Australia.

HSA geothermal energy requires a geologically and geographically favourable setting with proximity to an appropriate market (either local or network access) to ensure commercial viability; however, the market need not be large. In remote areas, such projects could provide baseload generation capacity to displace diesel generators cost effectively or improve grid performance. The Winton and Birdsville projects mentioned previously are two examples. Multiple studies conducted in recent years highlighted that government funded pre-competitive studies aimed at identifying and quantifying Australia’s geothermal sources would be an effective way to stimulate commercial investment into geothermal power.

For additional information regarding these conclusions and recommendations, the reader is referred to a white paper recently completed by the AGA.

Please contact the AGA for more details:
https://www.australiangeothermal.org.au
australiaingeothermal@gmail.com
Mark Ballesteros – mark@earthconnect.com.au
Martin Pujol – MPujol@rockwater.com.au