Short Course on Deep Geothermal Exploration 2013

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

Short Course on Deep Geothermal Exploration 2013

held in Kigali, Rwanda 25 - 29 June


2013 (5 days)



Total participants


General topics

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


  • Energy, Water and Sanitation Authority (EWSA) of Rwanda
  • ISOR (Iceland GeoSurvey)

Target group

Employees of the Geothermal Development Unit at EWSA


The UNU-GTP is conducted a Short Course on Deep Geothermal Exploration in Kigali, Rwanda at the request of the Icelandic International Development Agency (ICEIDA) for the Energy, Water and Sanitation Authority (EWSA) of Rwanda.

The short course started on June 25 and continued until June 29, covering a general introduction on surface exploration, but focusing in greater depth on geothermal wells, drilling, borehole geology, geochemistry, and environmental science. The short course was attended by 20 employees of EWSA, mostly from the Geothermal Development Unit, but a few from other departments. The course was the starting phase of more involved hands-on training of EWSA experts in the field, carried out in conjunction with the drilling of RwandaĹs first geothermal exploration wells at Karisimbi in the western part of the country. All of the training activities in the over the next few months were carried out by the UNU-GTP at the request of ICEIDA, with support from experts of ═SOR ľ IcelandGeoSurvey.


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