World Bank - IGA Short Course 'Reducing Geothermal Drilling Risk'

The Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) of the World Bank supported the organisation of the short course 'Reducing Geothermal Drilling Risk' which was held from 17-19 April, 2015. The short course preceded the World Geothermal Congress 2015 which took place in Melbourne, Australia from 19-25 April 2015. Besides the course organisation the World Bank also provided 25 fellowships to course participants from developing countries so that they could cover travel costs and registration fees.

The short course was designed to provide attendees with an in-depth introduction to tools and techniques that can substantially reduce drilling risk from early exploration through well field operation and maintenance. Course lecturers included renowned experts from the industry, government and academia. A balance was reached between speakers from developed and developing countries.

The IGA Service GmbH was responsible for the course content, lecture material, identification of lecturers, the coordination of the fellowships and on-site logistics. A call for fellowship applications was announced on 20 December 2014 on the IGA website ( ) and through mailings to the IGA community. More information on the course is available on the WGC2015 website: (Source date: December 2014).