Course on Geothermal Technology 2012

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

Course on Geothermal Technology 2012

Customer-Desinged course held 16 April - 14 July 2012


2012 (91 days)



Total participants


General topics

  • Borehole Geology
  • Chemistry of Thermal Fluids
  • Drilling Technology
  • Environmental Science
  • Geological Exploration
  • Geophysical Exploration
  • Reservoir Engineering


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


A 13 week customer-designed ôCourse on Geothermal Technologyö, was organized by UNU-GTP in accordance to the requirements of Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen), in Kenya. The course started April 16 and concluded July 14 2012.

The aim of the training was to give a detailed course covering most aspects of geothermal exploration, from the surface to deep drilling. The first half was spent on surface exploration, including Geology, Geophysics, Chemistry of Thermal Fluids and Environmental Science, while the second half was spent on downhole exploration, through Borehole Geology, Reservoir Monitoring and Drilling Technology.

This is the biggest course that the UNU-GTP has given outside Iceland. The course was well received by the 45 participants.


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