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Workshop on Acid Volcanic Geothermal Systems, Taipei – 15-17 May 2017

Mountain view over Taipei, Taiwan (source: flickr/ Connie Ma, creative commons)
Alexander Richter 16 Mar 2017

An international group of experts is holding a 3-day workshop in Taipei, on the exploration and development of acid volcanic geothermal systems for power generation.

A three-day technical workshop that focuses on the exploration and development of acid volcanic geothermal systems for electricity power production will be held in Taipei, Taiwan, 15-17 May 2017.

The workshop will draw together internationally renowned geothermal technical experts from New Zealand, Philippines, Indonesia, USA, Japan and Taiwan. Presenters will present work on a range of topics that include:

  • The geology of Tatun Volcano, and its geothermal system;
  • Conceptual models of acid volcanic geothermal systems;
  • Strategies for geothermal well drilling in aggressive reservoir conditions;
  • Materials selection technologies for acid geothermal energy projects;
  • Case studies from acid volcanic geothermal systems in Indonesia, Philippines and Japan.

The workshop will include a one-day Tatun Volcano field trip to visit geothermal surface features and the drill site of the latest exploration well.

It is jointly hosted and organised by the Taiwanese Bureau of Energy, Industrial Technology Research Institute of Taiwan and GNS Science, New Zealand.

For further information contact :

Dr. Andrew Rae at GNS Science

email: a.rae@gns.cri.nz