Short Course on Borehole Geophysics for Geothermal Development in Ethiopia 2016

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

Short Course on Borehole Geophysics for Geothermal Development in Ethiopia 2016


Year

2016 (13 days)

Location

Ethiopia

Total participants

28

General topics

  • Borehole Geophysics

Partners

  • Ethiopian Elelectric Power (EEP)
  • Geological Survey of Ethopia (GSE)
  • Icelandic International Development Agency (ICEIDA)
  • Icelandic Ministry for Foreign Affairs
  • ISOR (Iceland GeoSurvey)
  • Nordic Development Fund

Target group

Selected employees of GSE and EEP


Description

UNU-GTP conducted a Short Course on Borehole Geophysics for Geothermal Development in Ethiopia for selected employees of the Geological Survey of Ethopia (GSE) and the Geothermal Sector Development Project of Ethiopian Elelectric Power (EEP).  The short course was funded by the Icelandic Ministry for Foreign Affairs – ICEIDA and the Nordic Development Fund through the Geothermal Exploration Project, which has the objective of supporting geothermal exploration and capacity building in East Africa. The course covered various aspects of well logging, well testing and reservoir monitoring and consisted of lectures, exercises and actual logging and testing of wells in the field.  It lasted two weeks, June 6-18, and was conducted in Addis Ababa, aside from two days of field work in the Aluto Langano geothermal field.  The short course was attended by 28 employees of GSE and EEP and lecturing was in the hands of Mr. Benedikt Steingrímsson, UNU-GTP Studies Board member and Mr. Thorsteinn Egilson, geophysicst at ÍSOR – Iceland GeoSurvey.

Division

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