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Uncertainty Characterisation in Geothermal Exploration

With the urgent need to quickly reduce CO2 emissions, deep geothermal energy can provide an indispensable contribution in the future energy mix. To encourage future projects, it is essential to significantly decrease the exploration risks of geothermal projects. This reduction should encourage investments, increase the probability of success and decrease surface impact to communities. Ranging from direct exploration risks to surface implications for communities, this session is directed to uncertainty quantification and risk reduction e.g. geological modelling, novel exploration as well as reservoir testing and monitoring techniques. Armed with this knowledge, better decisions can be made for project developments, like selection of drilling targets, reservoir operations or mitigations efforts. We invite contributions on geological, geophysical and reservoir engineering aspects of uncertainty quantification and risk reduction within Geothermal energy.


van der Vaart, Jeroen; Frey, Matthis; Bär, Kristian; Sass, Ingo
TU Darmstadt, Germany
GeoKarlsruhe 2021