geothermal well News

  • 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 ...


  • NGWA offers one-day geothermal heat pump well construction course

    Water well contractors interested in entering the geothermal heat pump well construction market can take a one-day course on June 20 in Muncie, Indiana, offered by the National Ground Water Association (NGWA).Geothermal well construction generally uses the same equipment and requires many of the same skills used by water well contractors. However, some additional training is needed as well as new ...

  • 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’s Golden Year - After 50 Years, Geothermal Energy Still Growing

    WASHINGTON, D.C.– As Sacramento, Calif., prepares to host the 2010 Geothermal Energy Expo, the geothermal energy industry’s largest annual event, the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) recognizes the 50th anniversary of utility-scale geothermal power in the United States. Half a century ago, just north of San Francisco, construction began on The Geysers, the nation’s first ...

  • AltaRock Energy Announces Successful Multiple-Zone Stimulation of Well at the Newberry Enhanced Geothermal Systems Demonstration

    AltaRock Energy today announced that it has created multiple stimulated zones from a single wellbore at the Newberry Enhanced Geothermal System (EGS) Demonstration site. Creating multiple stimulated zones from a single well will dramatically increase the flow and energy output per well for the completed system, which will include soon-to-be-drilled production ...


    By AltaRock Energy, Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • Success with Enhanced Geothermal Systems Changing the Future of Geothermal Power in the U.S.

    Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ORA), the U.S. Department of Energy and GeothermEx successfully produced 1.7 additional megawatts from an Enhanced Geothermal System (EGS) project inside an existing wellfield in the U.S. This is the first EGS project to be connected to the electricity grid. Using innovative subsurface ...


    By Ormat Technologies, Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • Geothermal Resources Council Announces Scholarships

    The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC), a non-profit educational association dedicated to the promotion of geothermal energy and associated technologies around the world, is pleased to announce the availability of two (2) $USD 2,500 GRC Scholarship Awards. Selection of recipients will be based upon a variety of factors, including the individual’s academic record, student ...


    By Geothermal Resources Council

  • 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 ...

  • International Geothermal Workshop Announced by GRC

    The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) in cooperation with the Indonesian International Geothermal Convention & Exhibition (IIGCE) will hold a two-day geothermal workshop in Jakarta, Indonesia, on 17-18 August, 2015. The GRC Workshop is being held just before the IIGCE 2015 from 19-21 August. The topics to be discussed are “A Geothermal Conceptual Model & Well ...


    By Geothermal Resources Council

  • Islandsbanki to Participate in Geothermal Energy Expo

    The Icelandic bank, Islandsbanki, will be highlighting its commitment to the geothermal energy industry in the U.S. during this year's Geothermal Energy Expo and the GRC Annual Meeting, taking place October 23-26, 2011 in San Diego, California. This year's event will mark the ...


  • 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 ...

  • AltaRock presents stimulation results to the Stanford geothermal workshop

    Two months after the stimulation and the well being shut in for the winter, we are pleased to have had the opportunity to present our results to the geothermal community at the 38th Stanford Geothermal Workshop. During the Wednesday morning session of talks on EGS, Susan Petty and Trenton Cladouhos of AltaRock ...


    By AltaRock Energy, Inc.

  • Ormat Completes Acquisition of Platanares Geothermal Project in Honduras

    Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ORA) announced today that its indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary, completed the acquisition of the Geotérmica Platanares geothermal project in Honduras from ELCOSA, a privately owned Honduran energy company, upon satisfaction of the required conditions precedent . Ormat will hold the assets under a Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) structure for approximately ...


    By Ormat Technologies, Inc.

  • Geothermal energy becoming more competitive in Europe

    Geothermal technology is gaining favour in Europe as the price of oil and concern over greenhouse gas emissions increase. Geothermal has had limited use in the past, which has been attributed to high start-up costs. The use of geothermal energy today is still small, with research from Frost & Sullivan putting global geothermal energy use at less than 1%. However, research suggests that costs are ...


    By New Zealand Government

  • The Top 5 Companies in Geothermal Innovation of 2017

    The five endorsed nominations for this year’s European Geothermal Innovation Award are, in alphabetical order: enOware GmbH(Germany), for the measurement systems to plan, monitor and measure near-surface geothermal probes; HakaGerodur AG(Switzerland), for the pressure-resistant borehole heat exchanger (BHE) for difficult geological ...

  • Geothermal project powers Western Australian University

    From an Article from The Australian written by Giles Parkinson, Perth-based company, Green Rock Energy will tap the hot hot water aquifers that deep beneath Perth to provide geothermal-powered air-conditioning to the University of Western Australia, it will be the first project of its kind. After securing the geothermal exploration project for the metropolitan area, Perth-based Green Rock has ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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