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.


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.


Presentations | Friday 22 Novermber 2019 | ROOM  D0.00

  • 08:00 | Registration and Welcome Coffee
  • 08:30 | Opening

Session 1

C. Buecker (Wintershall Dea GmbH), H. Rueter (HarbourDom GmbH)

  • 08:40 | Geothermal Reservoir - Callenges and Solutions -  E. Huenges, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences Potsdam
  • 09:00 |  Seismic Methods for Geothermal Reservoir Characterization and Monitoring Using Fiber Optic Distributed Acoustic and Temperature Sensor - A. Chalari1*, M. Mondanos1, T. Coleman1, M. Farhadiroushan1, 1Silixa Ltd.
  • 09:20 | Seismic Approach Characterizing Geothermal Reservoirs Using DAS and FWI - J. Kasahara*1 1ENAA
  • 09:40 | Shallow Geothermal Energy System in Fractured Basalt; A Case Study From Kollafjørður, Faroe Islands, NE-Atlantic Ocean - O. Eidesgaard1* 1Faroese Geological Survey

10:00 Coffee Break

Session 2

C. Buecker (Wintershall Dea GmbH), H. Rueter (HarbourDom GmbH)

  • 10:30 |  Vertical Seismic Profiling with Distributed Acoustic Sensing at the Groß Schönebeck Geothermal Research Site, NE-German Basin - J. Henninges1*, E. Martuganova1, M. Stiller1, B. Norden1, K. Bauer, C. Krawczyk1,2, E. Huenges1,2 1GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences; 2Technical University of Berlin
  • 10:50 | Surface-Borehole Electromagnetic Method - A Review on the Technology Development and Potential for Geothermal Applications - N. Cuevas1* 1Schlumberger Geosolutions
  • 11:10 | New Developments in LWD and their Use in Oil, Gas and Geothermal Energy - S. Wessling1*, L. David1, N. Ritzmann1 1Baker Hughes
  • 11:30 | Quality Assurance and Quality Monitoring of Geothermal Probe Systems by Distributed Fibre Optical Sensing Technology - S. Grosswig1* 1GESO Jena

11:50 Lunch Breack

Session 3

C. Buecker (Wintershall Dea GmbH), H. Rueter (HarbourDom GmbH)

  • 12:40 | Borehole Measurements in Geothermal Wells: Why One Should Measure and Know Certain Parameters - W. Bauer1* 1FAU GeoZentrum Nordbayern
  • 13:00 | NMR Measurements and Permeability Estimation for Geothermal Purposes - J. Strobel1* 1Wintershall Dea GmbH
  • 13:20 | Utilization of Well Logs for Geothermal Prospect Evaluation on Reservoir and Regional Scale - H. Von Hartmann1*, C. Kunkel1, H. Buness1, S. Wadas1, T. Schintgen1, V. Shipilin1, M. Fadel1, J. Bauer1 1Leibniz Institute for Applied Geophysics (LIAG)

13:40 Coffee Break

Session 4

C. Buecker (Wintershall Dea GmbH), H. Rueter (HarbourDom GmbH)

  • 14:10 | Well Monitoring of Seismicity and Deformation Within the INSIDE Project (Greater Munich Area) - E. Gaucher1*               1Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
  • 14:30 | Drilling Induced Borehole Breakouts - New Insights From LWD Data Analysis - K.R. Stricker1*, S. Schimschal2, T. Kohl1, J. Meixner1, B. Müller1, S. Wessling2 1Karlsruhe Institute of Technology; 2Baker Hughes, a GE company
  • 14:50 |  Possibilities and Limits for the Determination of Petrophysical Parameters Using Borehole Data in the Malm Reservoir - D. Pfrang1*, D. Bohnsack1, R. Seithel2, P. Wolpert3, K. Zosseder1 1Technische Universität München; 2Karlsruher Institut für Technologie; 3Universität Tübingen
  • 15:10 | Extended Logging Program at the Geothermal Drilling Site Schäftlarnstrasse in Munich - K. Thiemann1*, F. Böhm1, A. Savvatis1, K. Beichel1, S. Dirner2, K. Zosseder3, D. Pfrang3 1ERDWERK GmbH; 2SWM Services GmbH; 3Technical University of Munich, Chair of Hydrogeology
  • 15:30 | Discussion and Conclusions
  • 16:00 | End of Workshop

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