Mastering the Art of Geostatistics: A Python-Powered Workshop

Description
May 30 and 31st from 1:00-4:00 CT via zoom
Location
Zoom
Date
Topics

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Workshop Overview:

The workshop aims to equip participants with the necessary tools for exploratory statistical analysis relevant to geothermal exploration and production. Through a combination of theoretical concepts and practical exercises, participants will learn to conduct statistical analysis on various datasets, and gain proficiency in creating 2D and 3D statistical models using industry-standard python packages

The instructors will be Dr. Cary Lindsey from the Great Basin Center for Geothermal Energy (GBCGE)  at the University of Nevada Reno and Dr. Whittney Trainor-Guitton from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

Cary has a PhD in Geology from the University of Idaho where her primary focus was geostatistical modeling of shallow geothermal systems in Yellowstone National Park and the Great Basin, Western United States. She completed a postdoc at UNR and was a USGS Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellow working on machine learning for geothermal resource assessment. She is now a research scientist at the GBCGE focused on improving exploration techniques for geothermal resources. Most of her time is spent on the DOE funded INnovative Geothermal Exploration through Novel Investigations Of Undiscovered Systems (INGENIOUS) project and geothermal outreach.

Whitney Trainor-Guitton is a quantitative geoscientist with a demonstrated history of working in the subsurface and remote-sensing research and development and higher education. Whitney is experienced in blending data science, spatial statistics and geophysical inversion, and specializes in geostatistics, geophysics, geothermal exploration, carbon dioxide sequestration monitoring, inverse problems, and deep learning. She earned her doctorate focused on Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences from Stanford University. She has also served as a staff scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and assistant professor at the Colorado School of Mines doing research and development in statistical learning applied to distributed acoustic sensing, angle versus offset seismic data and screen out pressure data. She worked on optical satellite imagery with Google Earth Engine while a contractor at TotalEnergies. Starting at Zanskar and currently at NREL, Whitney is advancing play fairways analysis for discovery of hidden geothermal systems, using value of information and spatial statistics.

Workshop Information:

Agenda:

Day 1: May 30th

Introduction to Google Colab

  • Exploratory Data Analysis in Python (Colab)
    • Understanding basic exploratory statistics
    • Plots and graphs to explore data
    • Data Normalization and standardization
  • Geostatistics
    •  Variograms
    •  Kriging
    • Examples

Day 2: May 31st

  • Capturing 2d anisotropy in variograms
  • Stochastic simulation
  • 3D Kriging and Visualizations

Location:

Zoom virtual meeting.  The sessions will be recorded and provided to those that register.

Who Should Attend:

Higher level Geoscience and engineering students (Jr/Senior undergraduate, Graduate students, early career). Also open to later career professionals.

Cost:

  • GR Student Member (NextGenGeo) : $40
  • Student Non-Member : $100  *Quick tip* Become a student member for $40 and save $20 on this workshop - Go HERE to become a student member.
  • GR General Member: $180
  • General Non-Member: $340)

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Participating Organizations:

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2024 Geothermal, Lithium, Hydrogen: New Energy from Subsurface Fluids Conference

Description
Thursday, June 06, 2024
Location
Norris Conference Center, Houston, Texas
Date

For the first time, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and Geothermal Rising are bringing together geothermal, critical minerals and gases to explore the connections between them, either in the formation of the reservoirs or reserves, or in exploring for, evaluating, and producing them. Specifically, the conference will bring together geothermal, lithium, geologic hydrogen, helium, iodine, and more in the form of technical presentations, probing panel discussions, poster sessions, and more.

Schedule:
Thursday, 6 June 2024, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM (CDT)
Friday, 7 June 2024, 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM PM (CDT)

Registration fee includes continental breakfast, coffee breaks, buffet lunch and end-of-day reception on Thursday.

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2024 Colorado Geothermal Workforce/Labor Workshop

Description
April 30, 2024
Location
Colorado
Date
Workshop Overview

Join Geothermal Rising (GR), the Colorado Energy Office (CEO), and the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) to foster networking across the heating and cooling segment of the geothermal industry. This workshop will provide generalized feedback on the status of the industry in Colorado -- challenges, barriers, opportunities, resources. We are also excited to have Governor Jared Polis provide welcome remarks to attendees.

The workshop will explore: 

  • What does the industry need to be more successful?
  • What collaboration opportunities are there?
  • What's working / not working with state incentives?

Part of this workshop will inform the first annual CEO Geothermal Sector Survey themes, questions, and process. There will also be a tour of the Denver Pipefitters Local #208 facility and apprenticeship programs.

As a workshop attendee you will gain valuable intel on the status of the industry and its trends, help the CEO firm up geothermal stakeholders for ongoing communications, better understand the CEO and industry opportunities to support engagement, facilitate and promote the workforce transition into the geothermal industry, and help the CEO improve the Geothermal Sector Survey for the State of Colorado.

This is a hybrid event, virtual participation and feedback is welcome. 

Workshop Information

Agenda

Location

Registration

Who Should Attend?
  • Colorado DWR Certified Geoexchange Installers
  • Colorado HVAC Installers
  • General Commercial Contractors
  • General Residential Contractors
  • Geothermal Heat Pump Suppliers and Manufacturers
  • Geothermal Well Drillers (Colorado)
  • Labor Unions
  • Municipalities Interested in TENs
  • NGOs
  • Public Utilities  
  • State Agencies
Participating Organizations
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Colorado Workshop Participating Orgs

Exploring Digital Solutions to Increase Geothermal Powerplant Productivity and Longevity Workshop

Description
Geothermal Rising and BiaTech Corporation are partnering on this workshop to seek to answer the question: How do we extend the life of existing geothermal power plants?
Location
University of Nevada, Reno Redfield Campus
Date
Topics
Workshop Summary

Geothermal Rising and BiaTech Corporation are partnering once again on this workshop to seek to answer the question: How do we extend the life of existing geothermal power plants?

If new geothermal plant construction takes 6 to 8 years to site, fund, permit, construct, connect to the grid and commission, the near-term opportunity for geothermal’s unique base-load renewable power is to produce more from plants we have and extend their life. We live in a disposable culture with solar and wind also challenged to extend life versus scrap and replace. How does geothermal disrupt the disposable cultural mindset? 

Workshop Information

Agenda

Location

Registration

Speakers

Workshop Goals and Objectives

Workshop attendees will join the facilitators and speakers for a  common purpose:

  • Increase geothermal plant productivity and longevity
  • Discuss data availability and challenges supporting operational decision making
  • Share digital solutions and monitoring innovations
  • Bring together those of similar mission and passion for the greater good
  • Inform BiaTech’s future product development to build tech the industry needs

Participants will have actionable take aways:

  • Understand key geothermal power operating decisions and impact on performance
  • Identify areas of focus for your company
  • Leave with a prioritized list of questions or data needed to improve site performance
  • Build new industry connections and an extended network

The workshop follows Chatham House Rule – participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker, nor that of any other participant, may be shared. This is intended to bring people together, break down barriers, generate ideas that can help the industry grow and agree on likely solutions.

Advancing Geothermal Development In New Mexico

Description
April 18-19, 2024
Location
Socorro, New Mexico
Date
Topics

The workshop will be at the Fidel Center on the campus of New Mexico Tech in Socorro, NM. The workshop is free, and breakfast and lunch will be provided for in-person participants. A virtual option is also available. The meeting is timed to coincide with the NM Geological Society annual spring meeting on April 19, which this year is focused on renewable energy development in New Mexico. The NMGS meeting will also be on the NM Tech campus at Macey Center.

Agenda

The workshop will include presentations and panel discussions designed to urge utilities to incorporate thermal storage networks and geothermal power plants into their alternative energy portfolios, encourage New Mexico tribes and pueblos to develop direct use projects, and inspire the oil industry to be involved in advancing geothermal energy development in New Mexico. We will also consider technical aspects of development and policy, economic, and regulatory issues. The goal is to craft a plan for forming partnerships and accelerating geothermal development in the Land of Enchantment.

For more information or to register, please contact Shari Kelley.

Explore Geothermal Power Digital Solutions to Increase Operational Productivity and Longevity Workshop

Description
Geothermal Rising and BiaTech Corporation are partnering on this workshop to seek to answer the question: How do we extend the life of existing geothermal power plants?
Location
Calpine West Regional Office, Walnut Creek, CA
Date
Topics
Workshop Summary

Geothermal Rising and BiaTech Corporation are partnering on this workshop to seek to answer the question: How do we extend the life of existing geothermal power plants?

If new geothermal plant construction takes 6 to 8 years to site, fund, permit, construct, connect to the grid and commission, the near-term opportunity for geothermal’s unique base-load renewable power is to produce more from plants we have and extend their life. We live in a disposable culture with solar and wind also challenged to extend life versus scrap and replace. How does geothermal disrupt the disposable cultural mindset? 

Workshop Information

Agenda

Location

Registration

Speakers

Workshop Goals and Objectives

Workshop attendees will be joined the facilitators and speakers for a  common purpose:

  • Increase geothermal plant productivity and longevity
  • Discuss data availability and challenges supporting operational decision making
  • Share digital solutions and monitoring innovations
  • Bring together those of similar mission and passion for the greater good
  • Inform BiaTech’s future product development to build tech the industry needs

Participants will have actionable take aways:

  • Understand key geothermal power operating decisions and impact on performance
  • Identify areas of focus for your company
  • Leave with a prioritized list of questions or data needed to improve site performance
  • Build new industry connections and an extended network

The workshop follows Chatham House Rule – participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker, nor that of any other participant, may be shared. This is intended to bring people together, break down barriers, generate ideas that can help the industry grow and agree on likely solutions.

Stanford Geothermal Workshop

Description
February 12-14, 2024
Location
Stanford University
Date
Topics

The goals of the conference are to bring together engineers, scientists and managers involved in geothermal reservoir studies and developments; provide a forum for the exchange of ideas on the exploration, development and use of geothermal resources; and to enable prompt and open reporting of progress. We strongly encourage all scientists and engineers involved in geothermal reservoir technology to attend the workshop.

Papers will be presented on recent research relating to geothermal reservoirs including:

  • Case Studies: reservoir response to production, effects of injection, scaling characteristics
  • Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS): current and future activities
  • Engineering Techniques: reservoir simulation, empirical methods, well tests, tracers
  • Field Management: strategies for exploitation, injection, scale inhibition
  • Exploration: geophysics, geochemistry, geology, heat flow studies, outflows
  • Drilling and Well Bore Flows: well stimulation, bore flow modeling, hydro-fracturing, scaling
  • Low Enthalpy Systems: applications of heat pumps, hot dry rock technology
  • Geosciences: application of geophysics, geochemistry, thermodynamics and fluid mechanics.

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Leapfrog Energy: Basics & Model Building Workshop

Description
We are excited to announce that the GR Student Committee will be hosting a workshop in collaboration with the Seequent Company for Leapfrog on July 11 and 12 from 12:00 - 4:00 pm PST.
Date
Topics

An Introductory Workshop in Leapfrog Energy which helps discover the tools and features designed to assist you in creating more precise geothermal models. You will get to learn the basic concepts and tools necessary to get  you going in Leapfrog Energy:

- Basic geological modelling, 
- Dynamic model updating and 
- Output generation

It will be an 8 hour interactive Workshop covering:
- Navigating the user interface
- Basic functions and workflows
- Importing and visualising well temperature and geophysical data
- Working with GIS data, Maps and Photos
- Basic geological and numerical modelling
- Dynamic model updating

In this workshop, you will also learn how to use display features in Leapfrog Energy for report writing or presentation purposes, such as image rendering, sharing scenes with Leapfrog Viewer, and creating movies and cross-sections. Workshop attendees will be required to submit a signed license agreement to access the software for the training.

Pricing tiers are:

  • GR student members: $20
  • GR professional members: $100
  • Students (non-GR members): $45
  • Professionals (non-GR members): $400

Please note: You will need to be signed in as a member to see the accurate price tier reflected on the registration page.

Workshop will be July 11 and 12 from 12:00 - 4:00 pm PST. Deadline for registration is: July 5, 2023

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ITB International Geothermal Workshop

Description
June 6-7 in Bandung, Indonesia
Location
Institut Teknologi Bandung
Date
Topics

With the theme of “Geothermal for Accelerating Post-Pandemic Economic Recovery,” the ITB International Geothermal Workshop aims to bring together experts and practitioners from the geothermal industry, government, academia, and international organizations to share knowledge and experiences, explore new technologies and business models, and identify opportunities and challenges for the wider adoption of geothermal energy.

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SPE/GR Workshop: Geothermal and Oil & Gas - Mutual Challenges and Solutions

Description
Save the date -- November 14-15, 2023 in Englewood, Colorado.
Date
Topics

The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and Geothermal Rising (GR) have developed a workshop to address mutual problems and solutions in the field of Geothermal and Oil & Gas drilling, completions and long-term production. Both industries have been borrowing tools and technologies from each other for decades, and this workshop has been designed as an opportunity to continue to examine possible solutions and delve into issues that have increased well costs and limited productivity. There will be informative presentations including case histories, interactive discussions, and networking opportunities. Attendees are encouraged to engage with their colleagues, share their own experiences and potential solutions.

Session topics to highlight include: 

  • High Temperature fracturing fluids and Proppants
  • HT Cementing Developments and Novel Materials
  • Wellbore Temperature Management
  • DOE Geothermal Update and Current Trends

Learn more here