Short Course II on Geothermal Resource Exploration 2016

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

Short Course II on Geothermal Resource Exploration 2016


2016 (5 days)



Total participants



  • EEA Grants scheme
  • National Energy Authority (Orkustofnun)
  • University of Oradea


Short Course II on Geothermal Resource Exploration, was held in Oradea, Romania from May 30 – June 3.  The short course was held in continuation of the Workshop on Utilization of Geothermal Resources for Decision Makers from Romania from May 27-28. 

The short course consisted of lectures and practical exercises in geology, geophysics, chemistry of thermal fluids and borehole logging in low - as well as high enthalpy geothermal areas.  Lecturing was carried out by Dr. Árni Hjartarson, Mr. Knútur Árnason and Ms. Ester I. Eyjólfsdóttir, UNU-GTP instructors and experts at ÍSOR, and Prof. Oana Stănăşel and Vice Rector Marcel Rosca of the University of Oradea.

The workshop and the short course are part of a wider partnership agreement between UNU-GTP and the University of Oradea on geothermal training for Romanian professionals, which is supported by the RONDINE programme of the EEA Grants scheme, with facilitation by the Environment Fund Administration of the Romanian Ministry of Environment and Climate Change and Orkustofnun – the National Energy Authority of Iceland.  The agreement covers the 6 month training of 4 Romanian geothermal professionals in Iceland in 2016 as well as the workshop for decision makers and three short courses


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