Session 4F: Case Studies: Technology Improvements for Geothermal Utilization

An area of increasing focus across the geothermal industry, including improvements in plant operational performance, electronic submersible and line shaft pumping, co-production of oil and gas methods, hybrids for improved economics (solar, minerals), etc.  Technology improvements lead to bringing down cost and overall feasibility hurdles, leading to project opportunities that didn't have merit before.  This technical session would bring paper submissions together to discuss current innovation areas that benefit geothermal utilization.

  • 4:30 PM - 4:50 PM: Field Tests of Thermoelectric Generators for Power Generation at Low Temperatures | Yuhao Zhu 
  • 4:50 PM - 5:10 PM: Roles of Borehole Image Logs for Fracture Evaluation and Well Planning in Geothermal Field. A Case Study of Sorik Marapi Field, North Sumatera, Indonesia. | Rudi Hartanto
  • 5:10 PM - 5:30 PM: Eavor Lite update after four years of operation | Vlad Zatonski 
  • 5:30 PM - 5:50 PM: Coupled Thermal Hydraulic Mechanical and Chemical (THMC) Modeling of a Closed-Loop Geothermal Technology in the Southeast Geysers, California | Joseph Scherer 
  • 5:50 PM - 6:10 PM: Injection Well Chemical Cleanouts at Zunil, Guatemala: A Low-Cost Caustic Treatment to Remove Silica Scale from Injection Wells R3 and R5 | Adam Johnson 
  • 6:10 PM - 6:30 PM: Case Study - Fiber Optic Strain Sensing Results from Cross Well Geothermal Interference Testing | Dana Jurick