The GEOS department, B2R team of the Institut Polytechnique UniLaSalle in France invites applications for the position of

1 Post-Doctoral researcher (m/w/d)

starting from 1st April 2020. The position is funded within a larger EU-Horizon 2020 project for a period of 12 months.

Your duties

You will work on the “Structural characterisation of Granitic reservoir outcrop analogues using digital data capture and analysis” to contribute to the Variscan geothermal reservoir modelling in granitic and metamorphic rocks, which is part of the H2020 project “Multidisciplinary and multi-context demonstration of EGS exploration and Exploitation Techniques and potentials (MEET)”. Study area is located within the United States (Death Valley, California) territories.

Based on literature, existing maps and, where available, on own previous fieldwork, you will:

  • apply quantitative high-resolution, ground and UAV-assisted photogrammetry during field surveys,
  • proceed with the field data processing in terms of tectonic evolution, mineralogical and rock microfabric analyses, 3D-fracture network and structural modelling,
  • contribute to investigations regarding petrophysical rock properties and reservoir rock-fluid interaction in close cooperation with PhDs and Postdocs at other Universities and Institutions within the MEET-project.

It is expected that you will closely cooperate in lab work with an intensive exchange with the MEET partner Universities.

Your results will have a strong impact on the development of geothermal energy exploration in Europe!

Your profile

  • You completed a PhD, general Geosciences knowledge will be a plus
  • You are highly motivated and experienced in field work and digital field surveying
  • You are experienced in spatial data analysis (e.g. GIS) and structural 3D-modeling (e.g. Agisoft Photoscan, Metashape, Cloud Compare, Move).
  • You are fluent in spoken and written English
  • You are highly motivated to publish your results, present them at international project meetings and conferences as well as to complete a PhD-thesis.
  • You bring excellent communication skills and enjoy working in interdisciplinary and international teams.

Please send your application, including a specific motivation letter, CV and relevant certificates, all in one single pdf file, by e-mail to Ghislain Trullenque, email: ghislain.trullenque@unilasalle.fr

The application deadline is: 30.03.2020

Please, do not hesitate to contact Dr. Ghislain Trullenque at UniLaSalle (phone: +33 3 44069327, e-mail: ghislain.trullenque@unilasalle.fr) if you have any further questions.

+++ Press release +++ International Geothermal Association +++ 27 January 2020 +++

Going into a new decade, geothermal energy is well positioned in the efforts on a global energy transition providing heating, cooling and electricity around the clock

With the beginning of 2020, an exciting year and decade starts for the global geothermal energy community. Convening at the World Geothermal Congress 2020 (www.wgc2020.com) in Reykjavik, Iceland, the geothermal community enters a new period for our industry, rejuvenated and excited with the increasing interest into what geothermal energy has to offer in the global energy transition.

Expecting around 3,000 participants from all over the world, the World Geothermal Congress (WGC) will feature an exciting program, technical sessions, a trade show, side events, field trips and discussions related to everything that geothermal energy has to offer. The great opportunities to show the world the many elements of geothermal energy utilization just in a one-hour radius of the venue for the conference in Reykjavik, Iceland, will allow the industry to highlight the important role it has to offer for a cleaner and sustainable energy future.

The IGA continues on its path to push geothermal development forward globally through its activities, among others representing geothermal at international energy events, its efforts on standards for geothermal resource assessments, engaging with other renewable energy organisations and much more. We are representing geothermal energy as a valid and elementary part of the efforts to decarbonize the energy sector, not only for power generation but also heating and cooling. We are thereby understanding our sector as part of a global renewable energy revolution that is shaping the future how we derive, utilize and sustain energy sources for future generations.

Today, geothermal power plants are operating in 29 countries with a total installed power generation capacity of 15,400 MW at the year-end 2019. The leading countries based on installed capacity are the United States, Indonesia, the Philippines, Turkey, New Zealand and Mexico. With ongoing development an additional 50 countries could see the addition of geothermal power generation to their energy mix.  Globally, geothermal power generation capacity could reach 28,000 MW in the next 15-20 years. Over the next 5-year period, with the ongoing development IGA expects development of 4,500 MW in power generation capacity added. Key growth markets remain to be Asia, Africa, Europe and North America.

Support mechanisms introduced by multilaterals, such as the World Bank, and development banks continue to play an important role in getting projects over the big hurdles in the early stages of geothermal development, how sustainable that support is for further development will have to be seen.

The key growth market for the geothermal sector though, will be the heating and cooling market. Targeting an energy transition, the European Green Deal announced by the new European Commission, the heating and cooling market is becoming the center of efforts on an energy market decarbonization. This provides an incredible opportunity for the geothermal sector, that already sees increased interest by energy utilities all over Europe and beyond. Efforts by cities like Munich in Germany, in the Nordic countries and in the Netherlands to tap into geothermal energy for its heating needs show an increased expansion of geothermal development efforts beyond “traditional” geothermal markets in volcanic regions of this world.

The timing of IGA’s World Geothermal Congress 2020 taking place in 27 April to 1 May 2020 in Reykjavik, Iceland is perfect in the current market environment. It allows us to engage the global geothermal energy community, its partners and potential customers to discuss the opportunities and challenges, while also highlight what has been achieved. Being able to showcase how Iceland is utilizing energy to its fullest extent possible is providing an incredibly timely opportunity for the geothermal community. 

Alongside many ongoing and planned initiatives, the IGA is striving to create value for the geothermal sector and expand its collective voice on behalf of global geothermal development. These initiatives are already well underway with the deployment of UNFC Specifications for Geothermal Energy Resources, and engagement on the Geothermal Sustainability Assessment Protocol.

IGA is actively taking steps for a deeper engagement with industry on activities and alignment that supports and strengthens our scientific and academic roots. Contact us for details on how you can support us in our efforts to give geothermal energy the attention it deserves.

About the International Geothermal Association (IGA)

Founded in 1988, the International Geothermal Association (IGA) is the international representation of the global geothermal energy industry. With more than 4,000 members in over 65 countries, IGA is a non-political, non-profit, non-governmental organization with consultative status to the UN and special observer status to the Green Climate Fund.

In our representation of the global geothermal community, we support and promote the sustainable utilization and development of geothermal energy resources through education, research, collaboration, and social awareness. We promote and support geothermal energy, as a sustainable, clean and valuable source of energy for future generations.
  
As the association of associations, IGA currently represents 36 national geothermal associations and groups, as well as industry and institutions.


IGA website: www.lovegeothermal.org & www.geothermal-energy.org
Website of the World Geothermal Congress 2020: www.wgc2020.com
The new logo of IGA: https://goo.gl/iCixL3 (zip file)
Social Media handles: @lovegeothermal

Media Contact:
Dr. Marit Brommer, Executive Director
E-mail: marit@lovegeothermal.org Mobile: +49 (0) 151 5984 3284

Alexander Richter, IGA President, had the opportunity to represent the IGA at the IRENA 10th Annual Assembly. The president showcased collaborative projects such as the pilot deployment of the UNFC Specifications in Indonesia, Caribbean and Ethiopia. He shared some details about the work done in collaboration with IRENA and the World Bank and its ESMAP program on the introduction and implementation of the UNFC Specifications for geothermal resources.

‘The work, lead by Dr. Marit Brommer, Executive Director of the IGA, was holding three workshops to introduce, train and work with geothermal resource specifications under UNFC in Indonesia, the Caribbean and Ethiopia. Initially planned to concretely apply the specifications in quantifying resources, the projects required specific capacity building efforts. This will be the next emphasis on further implementation of these efforts.
The meeting also concluded that the upcoming World Geothermal Congress 2020 in Reykjavik, Iceland will be an important event for the global geothermal community and those interested in geothermal development. Participants will be able to see and experience the different opportunities for geothermal energy utilisation and this uniquely all in a maximum one-hour radius from the venue for the event in Reykjavik. To not miss the event, make sure to register timely at https://www.wgc2020.com.’

Alexander Richter

Read full article here: http://www.thinkgeoenergy.com/increasing-international-attention-to-geothermal-energy-and-what-it-has-to-offer/

Join the biggest 2020 power conference in India on 11-12 February 2020.

What to expect:

  • Perfect Platform to discuss and deliberate Current opportunities & challenges
  • Thematic sessions covering wide scope for the Sector Energy Transitions
  • Best in class, Domestic & International experts to give talks
  • Nationwide Insight into the Power Sector

Find out more about the event: http://www.elekore.com/ipc-2020/index.html

HELLO GEOTHERMAL MUSICIANS!
TIME TO REGISTER FOR WING WGC 2020 BATTLE OF THE BANDS

It’s quick and easy –
Start here: https://forms.gle/6X7zzfxwYz36GAYk6
Then . . . .
1) Fill in your basic information
2) Tell us what you need to support your performance (musicians, singers, gear, etc.)
3) Tell us how you can lend your musical skills to support other performers
4)That’s it!

Questions? Atli and Ann have answers!
atli@axlaw.is ann1@slb.com

Stay tuned in February 2020 for Episode 4: Musicians’ Exchange

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO), in conjunction with Idaho National Laboratory (INL), is hosting the 2020 Geothermal Design Challenge™: GIS Mapping Student Competition. The design challenge focuses on a non-technical barrier to geothermal development to foster understanding and share the benefits of geothermal energy technologies. Student teams of two or three will use geographic information system (GIS) mapping to create a compelling infographic/poster or interactive map to discover potential opportunities from this renewable energy source.

High school and university teams from across the United States are invited to create a compelling infographic/poster or interactive map while considering the following questions:

  • Geothermal energy is difficult to understand because it is located underground. How can geospatial mapping increase our understanding of this important renewable energy resource? 
  • How can GIS improve how we visualize and communicate about geothermal energy?

More detailed information about the Challenge can be found at geothermalchallenge.com.

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 (pdf, 5 MB)

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.