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    Introduction to Geothermal Energy

    1. Introduction to Geothermal Energy Power
    2. Geothermal Exploration and Resource Assessment
    3. Geothermal Project Development and Operations
    4. Unconventional Geothermal Options
    5. Geothermal governance
    6. Geothermal case studies



    1.       Introduction to Geothermal Energy Power

    • Geothermal energy power statistics (historical data & forecast)
    • Applications of geothermal energy power (countries and projects)
    • Major players
    • Fundamentals of geothermal energy power

                                                                     i.      Resource types

                                                                   ii.      Power plant types

                                                                  iii.      Development stages and timelines

                                                                  iv.      Typical development costs

                                                                   v.      Off-takers (including off-grid)

                                                                  vi.      Additional revenue streams (minerals, heat, hydrocarbon co-production)


    2.       Geothermal Exploration and Resource Assessment

    a.       Geothermal Geology and Geochemistry

                                                                     i.      Related Technology

    b.       Geothermal Geophysics and Pre-Drilling Geomechanics

                                                                     i.      Related Technology

    c.        Early Drilling Strategies

                                                                     i.      Targeting

                                                                   ii.      Types of wells and completions

                                                                  iii.      Logging, testing and fluid sampling

                                                                  iv.      Power cycle decisions

    d.       Generation capacity estimation methods

    e.       Identification of project risks

    f.         Determination of project feasibility







    3.      Geothermal Project Development and Operations

    a.       Development drilling strategies

                                                                     i.      Types of wells and completions

                                                                   ii.      Well spacing

                                                                  iii.      Distribution of production and injection wells

                                                                  iv.      Resolution of project risks

                                                                   v.      Planning ahead for make-up wells and expansion

    b.       Workovers and Interventions

    c.        Field surveillance

    d.       Typical costs and timelines

    e.       Project integration (system approach)


    4.       Unconventional Geothermal Options

    a.       Enhanced (or Engineered) Geothermal Systems (EGS)

                                                                     i.      Description of main components

                                                                   ii.      Risks, challenges, advantages and disadvantages

    b.       Closed-Loop or Advanced Geothermal Systems (AGS)

                                                                     i.      Description of main components

                                                                     i.      Risks, challenges, advantages and disadvantages





    5. Geothermal governance

    a.       Associations

    b.       Legal issues (land use, resource access)

    c.        Regulatory issues (permitting, monitoring)

    d.       Environmental issues (impacts at different development stages, mitigation measures)

    e.       Financial issues (competition from other energy sources, lender landscape, risk mitigation instruments and schemes)

    f.         Drilling and resource capacity estimation standards

     

    6. Geothermal case studies

    a.       Moderate-temperature projects

    b.       High-temperature projects

    c.       Factors affecting feasibility, financing and profitability


    Professionals interested to gain knowledge in integral introduction to Geothermal Energy (awareness level). 

    1. Introduction to Geothermal Energy Power
    2. Geothermal Exploration and Resource Assessment
    3. Geothermal Project Development and Operations
    4. Unconventional Geothermal Options
    5. Geothermal Governance
    6. Geothermal Case Studies


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