Two-day Geothermal Workshop Announced by GRC

A tour of The Geysers Geothermal Field follows the short course.

Davis, CA March 25, 2013

The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) will hold a two-day geothermal workshop in Sacramento, California, on June 10-11, 2013.

Titled "Resource Assessment and Optimization", the workshop will provide practical information to anyone interested in geothermal energy, including developers, financiers, utilities, regulators, public-interest organizations, and members of the academic community.

This GRC workshop will describe how to assess the suitability of geothermal resources for development and expansion once initial exploration has been completed. Presentations will focus on insights to be gleaned from well testing, reservoir simulation, geochemistry, and ongoing resource monitoring. Experienced practitioners in these areas will discuss techniques, and several geothermal operators will present case studies illustrating how the techniques have been applied to their projects.

Speakers at the workshop will include Jim Lovekin, Minh Pham, Chris Klein, and Ethan Chabora, all of GeothermEx Inc. a Schlumberger Company, Paul Spielman of Ormat, and Magalay Flores and Helio Rodriguez of Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) of Mexico.

More information on the geothermal workshop can be found on the GRC website at: Registration is now open. Seating is limited.

After the short course on June 12 an optional field trip will visit The Geysers Geothermal Field including Calpine's Geothermal Visitor's Center, power plants and viewing some surface geothermal manifestations.

About the Geothermal Resources Council:

With the experience and dedication of its diverse, international membership bolstering a more than 40-year track record, the Geothermal Resources Council has built a solid reputation as the world's preeminent geothermal association. The GRC serves as a focal point for continuing professional development for its members through its outreach, information transfer and education services.

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