geothermal drilling News

  • A global drilling fund could solve geothermal’s catch-22

    The mature and zero-carbon technology of geothermal power is being held back by the cost and uncertainty of drilling wells, but new research suggests a possible answer The Catch-22 problem that is holding back world investment in geothermal power could be addressed via the establishment of a “global geothermal exploration drilling fund”, with either private investors ...

  • Geothermal energy rocks!

    Combating climate change, while simultaneously getting energy to the two billion people without access to it, are among the central challenges of this generation. But a century-old energy technology that taps steam from hot underground rock seems to provide an answer to this challenge. Geothermal energy is a promising alternative to coal and oil-fired power generation. A project, testing ...

  • Geothermal Awards Announced

    The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC), the world’s premier geothermal association, has announced awards honoring the best and brightest of the global geothermal energy community. These prestigious awards have been a highlight of the geothermal calendar since the late 1970's. The GRC will present its prestigious Aidlin, Pioneer, Henry J Ramey Jr., Ben Holt, and Special Achievement ...

  • Geothermal: The dark horse of renewable energy

    Geothermal energy is clean, quiet, virtually inexhaustible and able meet the world's annual electricity and heating needs many times over with little impact on the climate or the environment. In many jurisdictions, geothermal energy is emerging as a reliable and affordable alternative to fossil fuels. This fourth article in the GLOBE-Net series on renewable energy discusses the dark horse of ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Geothermal: the dark horse of renewable energy

    Geothermal energy is clean, quiet, virtually inexhaustible and able meet the world’s annual electricity and heating needs many times over with little impact on the climate or the environment. In many jurisdictions, geothermal energy is emerging as a reliable and affordable alternative to fossil fuels. This fourth article in the GLOBE-Net series on renewable energy discusses the dark horse of ...

  • International Geothermal Workshop Announced by GRC

    The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) will hold a two-day geothermal workshop in Jakarta, Indonesia, on 2-3 June, 2014. The GRC Workshop titled Geothermal Drilling, Well Testing, Reservoir Monitoring And Management, is being held just before the 2nd Indonesia International Geothermal Conference and Exhibition (IIGCE) on 4-6 June. Three GRC members have been ...

  • Geothermal Power Asia Congress 2013 to See More Successful Geothermal Projects

    Indonesia, projected to be the World’s 7th largest economy by McKinsey & Company by 2050, has witnessed a stable 6% GDP Growth over the past years. Bestowed with nearly 40% of the world’s geothermal potential, it is now on a fast track to expand its renewable energy capacity by increasing its geothermal installed capacity to 6,000MW by 2015 and provide 25% of national energy ...


  • Best Geothermal Presentations of 2012 Announced

    The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) has announced the outstanding presentations from the global geothermal community for 2012. The judging was made in each of the technical sessions held in early October at the 36th GRC Annual Meeting inReno, the world’s largest annual geothermal event. The judging criteria included the technical content, the quality of the visual aids and the ...

  • Nevada Geothermal Power to Commence Development Drilling Program at Blue Mountain in Early November

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Nevada Geothermal Power Inc. (NGP) (TSX.V: NGP, OTCBB: NGLPF) is pleased to announce further development plans for the Blue Mountain Geothermal Project. The Company has contracted Ensign Drilling to drill up to three new injection wells in areas north and south of the core production area in order to further distribute injection water. The program, budgeted at $8.4 ...


    By Nevada Geothermal Power Inc.

  • Geothermal Heat Mining Promises Abundant, Cheap Energy

    CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts - Mining the heat that resides as stored energy in the Earth's hard rock crust beneath the United States could supply a substantial portion of the electricity the country will need in the future, probably at competitive prices and with minimal environmental impact, new research shows. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, the study is the first in 30 ...

  • Greenscape announces geothermal borehole work complete at Denver

    Announcement Highlights: 7 boreholes completed to a depth of 300 feet on each borehole Denver facility has wind, solar, and geothermal incorporated into design Greenscape Capital Group Inc. is pleased to announce that the geothermal boreholes have been completed at the Denver Greenpark LLC ('GP') green parking facility. The geothermal system at GP will be used to heat and ...

  • National Geothermal Data System Deployed to Serve Industry

    The National Geothermal Data System deploys free, open-source online scientific information, a mammoth resource of geoscience data. In the data visualization shown here, Schlumberger utilized bottom hole temperatures from the National Geothermal Data Systems (NDGS) on-line platform to supplement subscription data temperatures used to create basin-wide 3D temperature models in Petrel Exploration ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Modeling geothermal wells using SVHeat and SVFlux

    Numerical modeling of geothermal processes has received increased attention in recent years. The process of installing geothermal heating systems in residential homes and cottages is one application of numerical models. These systems typically involve drilling between one and three wells on a particular property. Heat exchangers then act as a pump and remove heat from the ground in order to heat ...


    By SoilVision Systems Ltd.

  • US and Australian advanced geothermal projects face setbacks

    Efforts to develop and commercialize a new type of geothermal energy, called Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS), are facing technical setbacks in both the United States and Australia. EGS involves injecting water at high pressure into deep, hot rock formations to fracture the rock, creating either a new geothermal reservoir of hot water embedded in hot rock or expanding an existing geothermal ...

  • The power within – geothermal energy comes of age

    Next week hundreds of energy experts from around the world will gather in Vancouver to discuss one of the least understood, but potentially the most powerful forms of clean energy. They will be attending the Third Annual Conference and Trade Show of the Canadian Geothermal Energy Association (CanGEA). Geothermal means earth-heat. Its origins stem from the very formation of our planet, in ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Research and Markets: Analyzing Geothermal Power in Australia

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/v7sf3w/analyzing) has announced the addition of the "Analyzing Geothermal Power in Australia" report to their offering. Australia continues to make modest use of its geothermal ...


    By Research and Markets

  • Best Geothermal Energy Presentations of 2015 Announced

    The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) has announced the outstanding technical presentations from the global geothermal community for 2015. The selections were made in each of the GRC Technical Sessions held in late September at the 39th GRC Annual Meeting in Reno, Nevada, USA, the world’s largest annual geothermal energy event. The judging criteria included the ...


    By Geothermal Resources Council

  • Winners of the 2015 Geothermal Photo Contest Announced

    The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) is pleased to announce the winners of this year's Amateur Geothermal Photo Contest. The purpose of the contest is to showcase quality photography featuring geothermal energy around the world. The winners of the 2015 Amateur Geothermal Photo Contest. 1st Place:  ...


    By Geothermal Resources Council

  • Emerging Geothermal Technology Company Strengthens Management

    GeoTek Energy, LLC (http://www.geotekenergy.com), a geothermal ...


    By PRWeb

  • U.S. geothermal energy capacity grew 6% in 2009

    Geothermal energy capacity expanded 6% in the United States in 2009, due to six new geothermal plants which came online, adding 176.68 megawatts (MW). Three projects came into service in Nevada, with one apiece in California, Oregon, and Utah. The total online capacity in the U.S. reached 3,152.72 MW as of August 2009, according to the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA), an industry trade ...

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