Seismic Imaging of Convective Geothermal Flow Systems to Increase Well Productivity
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Advancement of Geothermal Technology for Sustainable Energy Production
Submission Deadline: November 30, 2019 (Open) Submit Now
Catalin Teodoríu, PhD
Associate Professor, Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering, Sarkeys Energy Center, University of Oklahoma, Norman, USA
Research Interests: wellbore integrity, well construction, well completion, heat harnessing methods, geothermal drilling, high temperature drilling tools
About This Topic
Geothermal energy production was always linked to the advancements of energy conversion as well as heat harnessing. Conventionally thermal heat output of a geothermal source is 10 times higher than its electrical output, but innovative technological developments may change this. Direct usage of heat from geothermal sources is also highly connected to breakthrough innovations and optimized used of the available resource. With this in mind I challenge the scientific community and invite you all help sharing the latest innovation related to the Advancement of Geothermal Technology for Sustainable Energy Production.
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Energy conversion; Heat harnessing; Sustainable energy production; Effective utilization of geothermal resources; Optimization of geothermal technology
Title: Environmental Value Considerations in Public Attitudes about Geothermal Technology in the Western U.S.
Author: Brent S. Steel
Affiliation: School of Public Policy, Oregon State University, Corvallis, USA
Abstract: The 2013 Pacific Coast Action Plan on Climate and Energy signed by the Governors of Oregon, California, and Washington and the Premier of British Columbia, launched a broadly announced public commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through multiple strategies. Those strategies include the development and increased use of renewable energy sources. The initiative recognized that citizens are both a central component to abating greenhouse gas emissions with regard to their energy use behaviors, and are important participants in the public policymaking process at both provincial, state and local levels of government. The study reported here examines whether either support or opposition to the development of geothermal energy can be explained by environmental values. The research results are based on surveys of randomly selected households conducted throughout the region in 2013.
Title: Abdulagatov, Experimental Study of the Thermal-Diffusivity, Heat Capacity and Derived Values of Thermal-Conductivity of Geothermal Reservoir Rock Material
Authors: Z. Z. Abdulagatova, S. N. Kallaev, Z. M. Omarov, A. G. Bakmaev, B. A. Grigor’ev, I. M. Abdulagatov
Title: Measurements of the Density, Speed of Sound, Viscosity and Derived Key Thermodynamic Properties of Geothermal Fluids from Germany
Authors: M. A. Talybov, L. A. Azizova, I. M. Abdulagatov
Title: The Viterbo hydrothermal system and its sustainable exploitation, central Italy
Authors: Ugo Chiocchini, Giovanni Savarese
Affiliation: Department of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences, University of Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy
Seismic Imaging of Convective Geothermal Flow Systems to Increase Well Productivity
by Peter Leary , Peter Malin , Graeme Saunders and Charles Sicking
Received: 03 December 2019; Published: 29 July 2020; doi: 10.21926/jept.2003012
A core feature of convective geothermal resource production is wellbore energy flow Q ~ ρC x T x V. E.g., for wellbore fluid of volume heat capacity ρC ~ 4.3MJ/m3∙oC, temperature T ~ 230oC, and volumetric flow V ~ 50L/s, wellbore heat energy production is Q~ 50MW
Experimental Vapor-Pressures and Derived Thermodynamic Properties of Geothermal Fluids from Baden-Baden Geothermal Field (Southeastern Germany)
Received: 24 September 2019; Published: 24 December 2019; doi: 10.21926/jept.1904006
Background: In the present study, vapor-pressures of three geothermal fluids from Baden-Baden geothermal field (Kirchenstollen, Friedrichstollen, and Murquelle, southeastern region of Germany) were measured over the temperature range of 274–413 K. The combined expanded uncertainty of the temperature and vapor-pressure measurements at 95 [...]
Public Familiarity with Geothermal Energy on the North American West Coast
by Anna Karmazina and Brent S. Steel
Received: 18 November 2019; Published: 24 December 2019; doi: 10.21926/jept.1904005
The 2013 Pacific Coast Action Plan on Climate and Energy signed by the Governors of Oregon, California, and Washington and the Premier of British Columbia, launched a broadly announced public commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through multiple strategies. Those strategies include the development and increased use of renewable energ [...]
The Viterbo Hydrothermal System and Its Sustainable Exploitation, Central Italy
by Ugo Chiocchini and Giovanni Savarese
Received: 14 May 2019; Published: 05 September 2019; doi: 10.21926/jept.1903003
Background: The Regione Lazio-Direzione Regionale dello Sviluppo Economico e delle Attività Produttive (RL–DRSEAP), carrying out its public functions to govern the use of mineral resources (including thermal water), planned the exploitation of the Viterbo hydrothermal system on the basis of a conceptual hydrogeological model (CHM). The [...]
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