Geothermal Training Programme

This year, the annual UNU Visiting Lecturer was Dr. Ernst Huenges, who leads the International Geothermal Research Centre at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam

Annual Visiting Lecturer at the UNU-GTP 2011

This year, the annual UNU Visiting Lecturer was Dr. Ernst Huenges, who leads the International Geothermal Research Centre at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum (GFZ).  Dr. Huenges gave a series of lectures on Enhanced Geothermal Systems.

Dr. Huenges is chair of an interdisciplinary working group with engineers and geoscientists and head of the petrophysical laboratories at the GFZ.  He has been involved in a number of scientific deep drilling projects and geothermal projects.  He is a contributing author of the IPCC special report on renewable energies and in 2010, he edited a book on Geothermal Energy Systems.

The Visiting Lecturer programme was as follows:

Monday  Aug 29  Reservoir definition and exploration methods
Tuesday  Aug 30  Drilling into geothermal reservoirs
Wednesday  Aug 31  Engineering geothermal reservoirs
Thursday  Sep 1  Energetic use of EGS reservoirs
Friday  Sep 2  Economic performance, environmental assessment, and deployment strategies


The lectures were attended by UNU-GTP Fellows and various members of the Icelandic geothermal community.

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