Workshop – Geothermal Resource Decision, May 24-27, 2021

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Alexander Richter 12 Apr 2021

Rather than just hear experts talk about how to interpret data and make geothermal resource decisions, join this interactive workshop, May 24-27, 2021.

An interactive workshop has been announced on Geothermal Resource Decisions for May 24-27, 2021.

During geothermal exploration and development, a resource team predicts reservoir properties and estimates uncertainty to support high-value decisions. This workshop simulates the decision process from geothermal prospect identification to power plant commitment. During the workshop, participants get immediate feedback on decision outcomes in order to improve prediction reliability and decision effectiveness. Teams of 3 to 5 participants complete hands-on exercises with support from expert coaches, ensuring progress regardless of participants’ backgrounds.

  • Title: Geothermal Resource Decision Workshop
  • Dates: 24 – 27 May 2021, 9 am – 5 pm CDT
  • Instructors: William (Bill) Cumming, Irene Wallis, Nick Hinz, Jonathon Clearwater, Amanda Lonsdale, Anna Colvin, Gabriel Matson, Steven Sewell, and Ryan Libbey.
  • Registration: USD 1,800 – for unemployed USD 900 and students USD 400

Participants use real data to construct geothermal conceptual models, use these conceptual models to generate probabilistic outcomes for well targets and electrical power generation capacity, make decisions based on those predictions and economic constraints, and test those decisions against real outcomes. Interspersed among the exercises are lectures that introduce key concepts on geothermal geochemistry, geology, geophysics, the thermodynamics of water flow in rock, well temperature log and production test interpretation, decision risk assessment and economic criteria for decision making.

“Rather than just hear experts talk about how to interpret data and make resource decisions, workshop participants will do the interpretation and make the decisions under the guidance of experts. Nothing beats experience when it comes to making complex decisions, and that’s why our workshop is a simulation that includes the real-world challenges resource teams face while taking a prospect from identification through to a project commitment.”

This virtual, interactive, and hands-on workshop has received outstanding reviews by geoscientists and reservoir engineers from both the geothermal and petroleum industries. It is based on the Geothermal Resource Decision Workshop curriculum that has been used worldwide since 2000 for training geothermal industry professionals and within academic courses. The workshop demonstrates the application of current resource analysis technology and offers participants the opportunity to interact with geothermal industry experts. Each day concludes with a virtual social hour where participants have the opportunity to mingle with presenters and coaches to clarify concepts, discuss specialized interests or make contacts.

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