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Geothermal Country Overview: Mexico

With a total installed energy capacity of 951 MWe (for 2018) and four developed geothermal fields, i.e. Cerro Prieto, Los Azufres, Los Humeros, and Las Tres […]

Environmental and Hazard Mapping in Geothermal Energy

This is the final post in the series on mapping in geothermal energy. We will focus on environmental and hazard mapping.  In order to make any […]

Wireline Logging in an Ultra High-Temperature Environment

The most important parameters obtained during drilling of any kind of geothermal well are temperature and pressure measurements. Currently available off-the-shelf logging equipment allow recording temperatures […]

Geothermal Country Overview: Indonesia

Geothermal energy is a significant source of energy in Indonesia, where 40% of the world’s geothermal potential, estimated at 28,910 MW, is located across 312 locations […]

Geophysical Mapping in Geothermal Energy: Part 2

Continuing from last week, we will look at indirect (structural) geophysical methods. These methods focus on geological parameters that indicate or reveal things important for understanding […]

Small-Scale Geothermal Developments – Agriculture

Whether you follow an omnivore, pescatarian, vegetarian or vegan lifestyle – one thing’s for sure, you like food. So where does geothermal heat fit on your […]

Geophysical Mapping in Geothermal Energy: Part 1

The use of geophysical methods for mapping in geosciences is widely accepted and has been utilized in oil and gas, mineral and geothermal industries. A vast […]

Is it “Superheated”, “Supercritical” or “Super-hot”?

Terms ‘supercritical’, ‘superheated’ and ‘super-hot’ cause great confusion within the geothermal world. To date, there is no clear definition available of what is considered to be […]

Geothermal Country Overview: Germany

Geothermal energy in Germany is divided into shallow (below 400 m depth), medium (between 400 and 1000 m depth) and deep (below 1000 m depth and […]

Geochemical Mapping in Geothermal Energy

Geochemical studies are vital for and often applied to every phase of geothermal exploration and development. From estimating subsurface temperatures during exploration to providing data on […]

Borehole Heat Exchangers

Borehole Heat Exchangers (BHE) are being increasingly utilized for heat purposes in public as well as communal infrastructure at depths ranging from 100 to 400 m. […]

Intro to Geothermal Country Overview

We are launching a new series stemming from our successful #GeothermalFactsandStats campaign, titled, ‘Geothermal Country Overview’ for the purpose of spreading information about countries leading in […]

Geological Mapping

Mapping a Powerful Tool in geothermal exploration and development: Geological Mapping The successful exploration and development of geothermal energy lie in understanding the resource. Similar to […]

Phases of a Geothermal Project Pt 2

In our previous #GeothermalFactsandStats post on Geothermal Project Phases, we introduced the first four (4) phases of developing and planning a geothermal project. These phases dealt […]

Mapping; A Powerful Tool for Geothermal Energy Development

Introduction to a 6-Part Series on Mapping Mapping has become a powerful tool that has been applied to many aspects of our societies.  A map is […]

Phases of a Geothermal Project Pt 1

Geothermal projects can be divided into a series of development phases from early exploration to the operation and maintenance stage. It takes approximately five to ten […]

Slimhole Drilling for Geothermal Exploration and Reservoir Assessment

It is anticipated that the utilization of geothermal resources for renewable energy production will continue to grow globally. Since the cost of drilling and well construction […]

Risk Mitigation for Geothermal Development

The benefits of geothermal development have undoubtedly increased within recent years as new technologies are introduced. If you’ve been following our #GeothermalFactsandStats campaign, you would’ve learned […]

Krafla Magma Testbed (KMT)

Geothermal drilling in the Krafla volcano in northern Iceland has confirmed the presence of rhyolite, liquid magma with a temperature of more than 900°C at a […]

Saskatchewan, Canada commences construction of its first geothermal plant

Plans are underway for Canada’s first geothermal plant to be constructed in Saskatchewan. It is estimated that the facility will provide power for approximately 5000 homes […]

The Potential Application of Composite Pipes in Geothermal Drilling

One of the technologies that may undoubtedly revitalize the global geothermal market in the very near future is the use of composite materials for casing, liner […]

Environmental and Social Impact Assessment for Geothermal Production

An Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) is a methodology employed to predict and review potential environmental and social impacts of a proposed project. First established […]

Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Geothermal Power Plants

Emissions from geothermal power plants are significantly lower than those from fossil fuel and hydrocarbon powered plants. However, tapping into a geothermal field pushes natural gas […]

The Improvements of Primary Cementing Operations in Geothermal Wells

One of the most critical operations while drilling boreholes to explore geothermal resources is the primary cementing. Cement blend, placed behind the steel casing string, have […]

The IDDP-2 Well, A Significant Milestone in the Global Geothermal Industry

A significant milestone has been reached at the Reykjanes Peninsula in SW Iceland on the 25th of January 2017 when the IDDP-2 well was successfully drilled […]

Fractures and Geothermal Systems

Not everything fractured is broken. A fractured geothermal system agrees. Fractures are one of the most important features of geothermal exploration. They are the main conduits […]

Vacuum Insulated Tubing for Deep Borehole Heat Exchangers

One of the ways to extract geothermal heat from the Earth’s crust is Deep Borehole Heat Exchangers (DBHE). These can be either drilled especially for heat […]

Geothermal Potential in the Caribbean

Many islands in the Caribbean have been formed as a result of volcanic activity. This occurred by subduction when the denser North American plate sunk beneath […]

Geothermal heating and cooling from Dannenbaum’s mine waters

The public utility company of Bochum in cooperation with the International Geothermal Centre is planning to utilize mine waters from the former Dannenbaum colliery (in operation […]

Co-Production of Energy and Metals

CHPM2030 develops an “orebody-EGS (Enhanced Geothermal System)” that will serve as a basis for the development of a new type of facility used for the co-production […]

Leveraging Existing O&G Wells will Reduce Drilling Costs by 50%

Bits of diamonds lying around, illuminating the outline of a wellbore in the ground… Up until now, drilling has been the only means used to extract […]

Fluid Hammer Could Reduce Costs of Geothermal Wells

Fluid-Powered Downhole Hammer Has Potential to Significantly Reduce the Cost of Deep Geothermal Borehole Geothermal waters usually occur at relatively greater depths and in harder rock […]

Balancing the Scales of the Geothermal Resource

Of the five renewable resources, geothermal tops the charts supplying the largest amounts of energy at any one time. It is well known that renewable sources […]

New Concepts for High-Temperature Geothermal Well Technologies

We are expanding our #GeothermalFactsandStats campaign, and are starting to look at “New Concepts for High-Temperature Geothermal Well Technologies”… New concepts for high-temperature geothermal well technologies […]

Volcanoes and Geothermal Energy

Have you ever wondered what else those marvelous mountains of pent-up magma are capable of? Volcanoes (especially caldera-forming) possess the largest volume of geothermal heat at […]

Standards to be lifted to 500°C

The 2018 German Geothermal Congress DGK just concluded at the ‘Haus der Technik’ in Essen (November 27th to 29th). It was hosted by the German Geothermal Association (BVG) […]

Geothermal Facts and Stats #10

Geothermal Jobs.  Our industry is unique. On one hand, it’s small and considered a niche inside the world of renewable energy.  However, it’s also a mature, […]

Geothermal Facts and Stats #9

Our 9th entry in our #GeothermalFactsandStats campaign is a “By the Numbers” look at the GRC Annual Meeting and Expo from last week in Reno, Nevada.  […]

Geothermal Facts and Stats #8

The 8th installment of our #GeothermalFactsandStats campaign looks at the geothermal resources of the United States. ThinkGeoEnergy published a 1 GW Club update that includes, New Zealand, […]

Geothermal Facts and Stats #7

The 7th installment of our #GeothermalFactsandStats campaign looks at energy-related land use.  This point was originally published by the Geothermal Energy Association in 2008. Side note: […]

Geothermal Facts and Stats #6

Our 6th Geothermal Fact and Stat looks into Geothermal Heat Pumps (GHPs).  GHPs are the fastest form of geothermal energy (heat) growth worldwide – due to […]

Geothermal Facts and Stats #5

Baseload Power. A baseload power plant produces power at a constant rate.  Because the energy is constant, its power output can remain consistent nearly 24 hours a […]

Geothermal Facts and Stats #4

In this week’s installment of the Geothermal Fact and Stat campaign, we take a macro look at the total geothermal power production online as of January […]

Geothermal Facts and Stats #3

The third Geothermal Fact and Stat of our campaign focus on how Geothermal Energy Utilization is largely broken into three categories. High temperature (190-350°C) / typically electricity […]

Geothermal Facts and Stats #2

When promoting the industry, it’s important to remember the basics.  The Geothermal Facts and Stats campaign will dive into many facets of the industry ranging from […]

Geothermal Facts and Stats #1

We’re excited to champion a new industry-promoting social media campaign entitled, Geothermal Facts and Stats.  Geo Energy Marketing is passionate about geothermal and dedicated to promoting […]

Which US States Rank in Geothermal Electricity Generated?

An update from the US Energy Information Administration (source) summarized, which states ranked and contribute to the United States leading the world in the amount of […]

2016 Geothermal Power International Market Update

A summary excerpt directly from the Geothermal Energy Association’s 2016 Geothermal Power: International Market Update: Download the full report here Between March and September 2016, a […]

IGC Türkiye 2016: Register & Attend

From the IGC Turkey 2016 Website: “With the incredible growth of geothermal development of more than 600 MW in the past 7 years, Turkey has seen […]

2016 GEA Geo Power Production Report

Geo Energy Marketing looks to showcase all initiatives, research and publications that help with the outreach and promotion of the geothermal industry. In this case, we are proud […]

SMU Power Plays Conference Review

The SMU Geothermal Lab hosted their 8th Power Plays: Geothermal Energy in Oil and Gas Fields conference on April 25 and 26th on campus at SMU […]

SMU Geothermal Lab: Powers Plays Conference

Geo Energy Marketing is proud to be working alongside SMU Geothermal Lab on their 8th Annual Power Plays Conference and Workshop.  Mark you calendars – APRIL […]

Attention Students: Geothermal Scholarships Available!

This is a re-post from our friends at the Geothermal Resources Council and Geo Energy Marketing strongly believes the future of geothermal is with all […]

White Paper: 10 Steps to the Ultimate Trade Show

The Ultimate Trade Show Experience You’re exhibiting at another industry trade show and are tired of dusting off the old booth once again.  You recognize something […]