Session 3D: Oil & Gas: Applications and Value for Geothermal

Repurposing inactive wells into geothermal is a valuable proposition in the energy transition. This session will invite papers focused on repurposing oil and gas wells into either direct geothermal use or electricity. Additional focus will be on tecno-economical and operational aspects of repurposing technology. We will explore learnings that have helped the development of O&G, in particular unconventionals, rom fiber optics to automated data ingestion and processes. Field cases will be presented as an example of how they can help on the benefit of Geothermal (EGS) development.

  • 2:00 PM - 2:20 PM: Constructing a Test Facility for Advanced Closed Loop Geothermal | Jason Angolano
  • 2:20 PM - 2:40 PM: Enhanced Sweep Efficiency in EGS Using a Bio-Polymer Supplement from Over-Fractured Oil/Gas Operations | Dongmei Wang
  • 2:40 PM - 3:00 PM: Repurposing Inactive Oil and Gas Wells for Sustainable Geothermal Energy Production: A Case Study in Oklahoma | Cesar Vivas
  • 3:00 PM - 3:20 PM: Residual Heat Extraction from Depleted Heavy-Oil Wells in Thermal EOR | RAY ALVARADO
  • 3:20 PM - 3:40 PM: Resource Characterization to Estimate Potential for Electricity Co-Production at Blackburn Oil Field, Nevada | Kagan Kutun
  • 3:40 PM - 4:00 PM: Subsurface Characterization for Evaluating Geothermal Deep Direct-Use Potential from Existing Oil and Gas Wells in Tuttle, Oklahoma | Hyunjun Oh