Geothermal Energy – From Potential to Implementation

Disciplines: Completions | Drilling | Health, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability | Management | Production and Operations | Projects, Facilities, and Construction | Reservoir

Course Description

Geothermal energy resources can play a key role towards meeting net-zero emissions targets. This one-day session will review the principles and uses of geothermal energy in today's energy mix, focusing on the progression from preliminary resource assessment to project implementation. Participants will be introduced to the fundamentals of geothermal technologies, their current level of maturity and international uptake. Since untapping the geothermal potential worldwide requires interdisciplinary competence, this session will highlight synergistic opportunities across geo-energy sectors, identifying areas where future research efforts should be addressed to accelerate the energy transition.

Learning Level


Course Length

1 Day

Why Attend

By attending this session, participants will develop an understanding of the different types of geothermal energy resources and their associated uses, the role of geothermal energy within the energy mix, and the uncertainties and risks of over the lifetime of a geothermal project.

Who Attends

  • Oil and gas professionals transitioning towards geothermal energy
  • Energy educators
  • Energy policy makers and investors


0.8 CEUs are awarded for this 1-day course.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be received no later than 14 days prior to the course start date. Cancellations made after the 14-day window will not be refunded. Refunds will not be given due to no show situations.

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None Gioia Falcone is Rankine Chair, Professor of Energy Engineering at the University of Glasgow, where she is Director of the Glasgow Centre for Sustainable Energy, Associate Director of the Centre for Sustainable Solutions and Head of the Energy and Sustainability Research Group. She is Visiting Professor at Department of Earth Science and Engineering at Imperial College London and Guest Professor for the Energy Management MBA at TU Berlin. Until June 2018, she was Professor and Head of the Geo-Energy Engineering Centre at Cranfield University. Between 2011 and early 2016, she held the Endowed Chair and Professorship in Geothermal Energy Systems at Clausthal University of Technology, Germany, where she was also the Director of the Institute of Petroleum Engineering. Gioia was formerly an Assistant and then Associate Professor in Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University, Chevron Corporation Faculty Fellow and faculty member of the Ocean Drilling and Sustainable Earth Science partnership. Prior to joining academia, she worked with Eni-Agip, Enterprise Oil UK, Shell E&P UK and Total E&P UK, covering both offshore and onshore assignments. She holds a Laurea Summa Cum Laude in Environmental-Georesources engineering from Sapienza University of Rome, a M.Sc. degree in Petroleum Engineering from Imperial College London and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College London. She is Vice-Chairperson of the Bureau of the Expert Group on Resource Management of the United Nations Commission for Europe (UNECE), Co-Chair of its Renewables Sub-Group and Chair of its Geothermal Energy Sub-Group. She served on the 2020-2023 Board of Directors of the International Geothermal Association (IGA). She is Member of the European Geothermal Energy Council (EGEC) and the UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre (UKCCSRC), and serves on the Directorate of Scottish Carbon Capture and Sequestration (SCCS).