Advanced training in borehole geology 2012

The Geothermal Training Programme (GTP) is operated within Orkustofnun (The National Energy Authority of Iceland). Orkustofnun became an Associated

Advanced training in borehole geology 2012

Customer-Desinged course held 16 July 2012 - 2 February 2013


2012 (203 days)



Total participants


General topics

  • Borehole Geology
  • Chemistry of Thermal Fluids
  • Geological Exploration
  • Geophysical Exploration


  • ISOR (Iceland GeoSurvey)
  • Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen)

Target group

Staff members of the Borehole Geology Division of KenGen


An advanced training in borehole geology started in Kenya on July 16 2012 and concluded on February 2 2013. The training was especially designed for staff members of the Borehole Geology Division of KenGen, who had not received training in Iceland.

The aim of the training was to give the trainees an advanced understanding of the utilization of borehole geology in geothermal exploration/development, both in practical and theoretical terms, and its relation to other fields of Geology, Geochemistry and Geophysics. And to overhaul the procedures used at KenGen in using Borehole Geology in geothermal drilling and development.

There were 5 participants in the training.


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