Geothermal energy for direct-use, power and electricity generation is experiencing a resurgence in interest and investment, particularly as the world pivots to lower-carbon energy sources. The oil and gas industry has made several technological leaps in recent years and the implications of the associated cost advantages could be a powerful catalyst to promoting the scalability of the geothermal industry by lowering capital requirements and reducing risk. 

As companies and governments increasingly commit to lower emission futures, geothermal energy provides a unique, and potentially largely untapped, resource offering the world reliable and flexible low emission heating, cooling and baseload power.

This workshop brings together subject matter experts from the geothermal and oil and gas industries, industry leaders, academia, policy makers, entrepreneurs and investors to examine the potential of geothermal energy in a lower-emission world and discuss the key technical and non-technical elements that are needed to expand scalability for low emission geo-energy direct-use and power.

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Objectives


To bring together professionals (i.e., engineers, scientists, academics and managers) and the financial community involved in geothermal research, technology development and application
 

Assess how to establish geothermal energy as an economically competitive contributor to energy supply; how to best address barriers, gaps and needs to increase and expand profitable geothermal energy extraction? 

Inform the hydrocarbon community of the history, major challenges, main opportunities and activity areas of the geothermal industry – where and how can oil and gas contribute to the geothermal energy development and exploration?
 

To provide a global forum for the exchange of ideas on the exploration, development and use of geothermal resources for heating, cooling and power.

 


Focus areas


  • Direct heating and cooling
  • Enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) and advanced geothermal systems (AGS), or closed-loop systems
  • Conventional and new concepts
  • Baseload, scalable, dispatchable energy production
  • Exploration and resource characterization
  • Drilling and reservoir management
  • Power systems and energy conversion
  • Social/institutional barriers
  • Financial barriers
  • Co-production: lithium extraction from brine, heat co-production with hydrocarbon extraction

 


Who’s the workshop for?


Geothermal operators

Oil and gas operators

R&D institutes

Universities 

Policy makers

Financiers and investors

Professional organisations

Governing organisations

Oilfield service providers

 

Subsurface and surface engineers