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A New Era for the Geoscientist

15 – 16 October 2019 | Edinburgh, United Kingdom

The “AAPG Energy Transition Forum – A New Era for Geoscience” in Amsterdam, September 2018, brought together expert speakers and distinguished participants to discuss the Future of Energy, Sustainability, Digitalisation, and Skills and New Ways of Working. Sessions provided thought-provoking presentations and interactive breakout sessions utilising a variety of facilitation styles to maximise engagement.

For 2019, the event will build on the discussions that took place in 2018, but being reframed with a greater focus on the individual in a New Era for the Geoscientist the dilemmas that keep him or her up at night, and the skills that might help unlock future opportunities.

More information: https://energytransition.aapg.org/2019/

GenerationS corporate accelerator and ENEL launch a call for projects in renewable energy, thermal generation and sustainable development.Best teams will get a chance to present the product to ENEL’s top management, launch a paid pilot with ENEL Group and scale up to international markets. Participation is free of any charges.

A prototype or finished products in the following spheres are welcome:  

  • Thermal Generation:  innovative technologies to provide security of equipment and personnel,  identification of behavior, solutions to increase the level of staff training, etc.
  • Sustainable Development: solutions for recycling and reclaiming waste products and water treatment systems, etc.
  • Renewable Energy (Wind Power): innovative robotic solutions, additive technologies, AI for Safety and energy storage systems, blockchain technology to guarantee that energy originates from a renewable source, etc.

See more information on the scope of selection and apply via their website: http://enel.generation-startup.ru/en/.    

Call for papers: Tracers in Deep Geothermal Systems

Contributions are now being accepted. This special issue addresses tracer investigations in geothermal systems to characterize the critical properties of geothermal reservoirs. Contributions may address new tracers or tracer test methods, and may involve single-well to multi-well tests with conservative and reactive tracers, novel tracer substances – like temperature tracing compounds and particle tracers – and environmental tracers. As tracer tests in such settings sometimes produce “strange” results and may even fail because the hydrogeological setting differs from expectations, papers addressing the reasons for anomalous results are equally welcome. Contributions utilizing chemical composition and isotope signatures to describe regional flow paths and influx from overlying and underlying strata are also sought to complement the inter-well tracer tests.

Submissions may include but are not restricted to the following topics: single-well tracer tests, multi-well tracer tests, thermal tracers, isotope tracers, thermal breakthrough, and heat exchange in reservoirs.

Guest Editors:

  •     Thomas Baumann, Technical University of Munich, Germany
  •     Mitchell Plummer, Idaho National Laboratory, USA
  •     Simone Regenspurg, Helmholtz Centre Potsdam – GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Germany

For further details, please see the special issue website (https://geothermal-energy-journal.springeropen.com/tdgs).

7th European Geothermal Workshop dedicated to a characterization of deep geothermal systems aims at discussing new approaches, methods or data in the fields of deep geothermal reservoirs for energy exploitation, with a strong focus on on-going research. It proposes a platform of scientific exchange, especially between PhD students and scientists.

Also, during the workshop the results of GeMex project – cooperation in geothermal energy research Europe-Mexico for EGS – will be presented. The leading researchers will share the results from technology development for superhot geothermal reservoirs as well as outcome of their investigations in Los Humeros and Acoculco, Mexico.

Important dates

  • 17 September 19: Abstract submission EXTENDED deadline (approximately 500 words, fast-track review for non-European submissions).
  • 24 September 19: Registration deadline.

Special deals for early birds and students at prestigious geothermal energy event

(Palm Springs, California, USA)  Registration is now open for the biggest annual geothermal energy event of the year. The GRC Annual Meeting & Expowill bring together geothermal companies, academics, financiers, policy leaders, students, and other individuals to attend or exhibit at the event, to be held September 15-18 in Palm Springs, California, USA.

Early birds who register before July 31 pay only $980 as Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) members or $1,180 if non-members. The non-member registration includes GRC membership through 2020. Students with a current identification card from an accredited institution pay just $150 which also includes GRC membership through 2020.

Registration is available from the GRC website at www.geothermal.org. 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 www.geothermal.org.

The REN21 Renewables 2019 Global Status Report is now available online! It gives a comprehensive overview of the state of renewable energy. The report confirms that for the fourth consecutive year, more renewable power capacity was installed than fossil fuel and nuclear power combined

We would like to thank Rana Adib, REN21 Executive Secretary, for giving us the opportunity to be the first one to explore the Global Status Report and organizing the webinar on the ‘Global Renewable Energy Transition: Who is leading?”.

Read the full report here: http://www.ren21.net/gsr-2019/

In what will become an annual, global event, REnew Day is a personal expression of support for a sustainanble future.
Hosted by the Global 100% Renewable Energy Platform and Ruslana, the event enjoys the broad support of the renewable energy community. Add your personal support – join us in Bonn!

http://renewday.global100re.org/
  • When: 22.06.2019
  • Where: UN Campus Bonn

Description:
Comprehensive overview of well testing methodologies and data analysis for the behavior assessment of reservoirs for geothermal and enhanced geothermal energy systems (EGS)

Order now:
https://www.elsevier.com/books/geothermal-well-test-analysis/zarrouk/978-0-12-814946-1
and use discount code ENER319 for 30% off!

The book was few years in the making and I am sure it will be a new significant contribution to the industry. It is very applied and covers all technical aspects of the geothermal well.

Sadiq Zarrouk, Author