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SPE is firmly focused on the future of our industry. Here, our member experts focus on geothermal connections and opportunities in the industry. Join in the discussion of new technologies, challenges and opportunities, the latest news and developments, and resources to grow your knowledge.


Discussing New Technologies and Opportunities

Energy in 3: What is Geothermal Energy?
This 3-minute excerpt from an SPE Live examines three types of geothermal energy and how digital technology has enabled researchers to study how much heat can be produced as part of Project CUBO at Cornell University.
Trends in Well Construction Automation: More to Come?
This SPE Live touches on some of the known knowns and known unknowns to start unravelling the issues facing the future of automation in constructing oil & gas and geothermal wells.
Connecting Geothermal, Oil and Gas Communities
Multiple SPE sections organized the SPE Europe Energy GEOHackathon, aimed at educating and disseminating knowledge on how Data Science applications can support Geothermal Energy Developments and drive the Energy Transition.

Latest Geothermal News: Journal of Petroleum Technology

Alliance Aims To Improve Testing for Geothermal Industry

18 May 2023
Premier Corex and Teverra will be combining their efforts to aggregate data for companies involved in large-scale geothermal projects.

DOE Awards SPE and Consortium Partners $165 Million Grant To Advance Geothermal

09 May 2023
The consortium will leverage the oil and gas industry's 100+ years of experience and technological developments in drilling and subsurface engineering to advance geothermal.

Devon Energy Injects $10 Million Into Geothermal Startup Fervo

18 April 2023
The large US shale producer has officially entered into the renewable energy sector with its largest venture investment yet.

Time To See if Fracturing for Steam Pays Off

01 April 2023
Two US test sites have fractured hot, dry rock with plans to create a network of fractures for water heating. They will soon find out if the fractures worked as expected.

When Fracturing for Geothermal, Is Proppant Really Necessary?

16 March 2023
Fracturing hot rock to create a geological water-heating system is like fracturing an oil well, but for a different purpose, so is proppant really necessary?

Geothermal Demands Extreme Tools, but Which Will Really Be Required?

14 March 2023
When confronted by extremely hot wells drilled into hard rock, engineers start looking for new tools and then ask, is there a cheaper option?

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