Workshop, virtual – Geophysics in geothermal energy, 12-14 Oct. 2021
The Society of Exploration Geophysicists is hosting a virtual workshop on “Geophysics in Geothermal Energy – Today and Tomorrow”, October 12-14, 2021.
The workshop includes formal presentations from experts sharing their experiences and lessons learned from directly related geophysics and geosciences applied to the exploration, development and production monitoring of geothermal resources. The workshop provides a forum to discuss current best practices – in data acquisition, processing, and integrated modeling technologies – and to highlight future requirements for conventional high enthalpy projects and those increasingly. more viable at low temperatures. We encourage informative and innovative submissions addressing the following topics:
Current geophysical practices for the exploration and monitoring of geothermal resources
- Historical insights into the main practices for acquiring, processing, modeling and interpreting geophysical data used until now in geothermal energy, highlighting both where and why they have succeeded, the pitfalls and lessons learned in the process route, for methods such as magnetotellurics (MT), terrestrial and airborne EM, gravity and magnetism, passive (MEQ networks) and active seismics, and drilling geophysics.
Latest technical developments – what is promising (and what is not)
- Recent developments in technology and interpretation workflow, including the integration of geophysics with available geoscience and engineering models of reservoir, providing significant benefits to address key issues:
- Exploration phase – risk reduction of resource concept models before drilling
- Development phase – reliable updating of resource models to optimize the locations and completions of production and injection wells
- Production monitoring phase – what time-lapse geophysical techniques provide reliable update constraints to reservoir engineers; ex. drawdown, fluid saturation, cold recharge
- Emerging Technologies for Reliable and Cost-Effective Resource Imaging
- Data science and data-driven processes including: machine learning, artificial intelligence, etc.
- Petrophysical modeling integrated into the characterization of geothermal resources
- Uncertainty analysis of data and models, value of information
- Data acquisition systems and methodologies
- Geophysics for the larger geothermal context
- Characterization of low and medium temperature resources
- Understand the crustal-scale processes behind geothermal systems
- The physical properties of geothermal systems – updates on what is detectable
- Active seismic – a greater role in the assessment of high and low temperature resources?
- Satellite imagery – which techniques are most useful?
- What geophysical practices in the O&G sphere should be adopted for geothermal energy
- Kuala Lumpur Time: 2:00 p.m. (GMT + 8) October 12 – 7:00 p.m. (GMT + 8) October 14
- UK Time: 7:00 a.m. (GMT + 1) October 12 – 12:00 p.m. (GMT + 1) October 14
- Central Time: October 12 at 1:00 a.m. PT – October 14 at 6:00 a.m. PT
- Jakarta Time: 1:00 p.m. (GMT + 7) October 12 – 6:00 p.m. (GMT + 7) October 14
- Gulf Standard Time: 10:00 a.m. (GST) October 12 – 3:00 p.m. (GST) October 14
Source: Society of Exploration Geophysicists