Joint EAGE/BVG/FKPE Workshop on Borehole Geophysics and Geothermal Energy
- Munich, Germany
- Friday 22 November 2019
The hydrocarbon industry has dominated and led the development of downhole measurements and subsurface data collection. Throughout the continuous development of borehole geophysical methods and technologies, many of the sophisticated techniques developed have been focused on the evaluation of hydrocarbon bearing formations. However, there is a lack of focus on the rapidly growing need for techniques applicable to geothermal energy development. Many questions still need to be satisfied in adapting these measurements to the special needs of the geothermal industry. What is really needed for the geothermal energy development? What is absolutely essential to know about the subsurface? What are desirable downhole measurements?
Between the needs for geothermal and hydrocarbon exploration there is a great overlap. Responsible people in the geothermal energy sector should be aware of everything new in the oil/gas-sector. The workshop will cover those new methods, and as such enable geothermal projects to gain a better estimation of important parameters like permeability or a fracture inventory. In particular, the knowledge of porosity and permeability are key elements for an economic development of each geothermal project. This knowledge will finally contribute to in improved productivity of geothermal doublets.
AIMS OF THIS WORKSHOP
The workshop will bring together experts from the oil and gas sector with experts in the geothermal sector responsible for exploration and especially borehole-geophysical methods. The special needs of geothermal energy on downhole measurements are the main theme of this workshop. An intense exchange of knowledge about methods and applications as well as new ideas for further development will create a win-win situation for both sides. At the end, there should be a better understanding of which borehole measurements are really needed for the extraction of geothermal energy.
The workshop will address a mixed target audience of professionals in both the hydrocarbon and geothermal sectors. There will also be an appeal to innovative service providers focused on the demand of new and reliable information from these expensive deep holes. Many opportunities will also be provided for cross-over discussions and networking.