Short Course IV on Chemistry of Thermal Fluids 2015

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

Short Course IV on Chemistry of Thermal Fluids 2015


2015 (13 days)



Total participants


General topics

  • Chemistry of Thermal Fluids


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

Target group

Employees of EDA RENOVÁVEIS and the University of the Azores


The UNU-GTP conducted the Short Course IV on Chemistry of Thermal Fluids 7-19 September 2015 in the Azores islands of Portugal for selected employees of EDA RENOVÁVEIS – the department of renewables within the Electricity Company of the Azores (EDA) – and the University of the Azores.  The course covered various applications of chemistry in geothermal development and utilization: in exploration, development of conceptual models, reservoir monitoring, and environmental monitoring.  The course consisted of lectures, exercise and field work.  It was attended physically by 10 people in Ponta Delgada on Săo Miguel Island and 2 joined classroom lectures and exercises online from Terceira Island.  Instruction was in the hands of Mr. Dadi Thorbjörnsson and Mr. Finnbogi Óskarsson of ÍSOR – Iceland Geosurvey.

This short course was the fourth in a series of six short courses held in the Azores over the period 2014-2016 that are financed through the EEA Grants scheme, which has the goal of reducing economic and social disparities in 16 EU countries in Central and Southern Europe.  Previous trainings that have taken place are Workshop on Geothermal for Decision-Makers & Short Course I on Geological Exploration of Geothermal Fields (September 8-20, 2014) and Short Course II on Geothermal Utilization and Geothermal Power Plants (November 17-29, 2014), and Short Course III on Borehole Geophysics in Geothermal Development (June 15-27, 2015).


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