Short Course I on Geological Exploration of Geothermal Fields 2014

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

Short Course I on Geological Exploration of Geothermal Fields 2014


Year

2014 (11 days)

Location

Portugal

Total participants

11

General topics

  • Borehole Geology
  • Geological Exploration

Partners

  • EDA Renováveis S.A.
  • EFTA European Free Trade Association
  • ISOR (Iceland GeoSurvey)

Target group

Geologists within EDA Renováveis S.A.


Description

Short Course I on Geological Exploration of Geothermal Fields was aimed at geologists within EDA Renováveis S.A. which operates a geothermal power plant on Săo Miguel island of the Azores.  The short course consisted of lectures on volcanology, plate tectonics, classification of rocks and alteration, structural geology and geothermal systems, gradient wells, borehole geology, mapping, hydrothermal alteration, geological hazards, and geological models.  In addition to theoretical lectures, the short course consisted of practical exercises, discussions and two field trips designed to strengthen classroom coverage.  The event was carried out by two lecturers during 10-20 September, 2014.

Division

UNU-GTP | Orkustofnun, Grensásvegi 9 | IS-108 Reykjavík, Iceland | unugtp@unugtp.is | Tel: +354 569 6000 | Fax: +354 568 8896