A message from Dr. Bridget Ayling, Director of the GBCGE: The National Geothermal Academy will be running again in 2019, with a geoscience focus. Partial support from the US Department of Energy Geothermal Technologies Office has reduced the course enrollment fees substantially this year.
Module 1: Geothermal Geostatistics
Dates: 10-14th June 2019 (Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm)
Instructors: Dr. Cary Lindsey and Dr. Whitney Trainor-Guitton
This course aims to teach geoscience and engineering students and professionals how to perform exploratory statistical analysis on a variety of datasets relevant to geothermal exploration and production, as well as how to create 2D and 3D statistical models from these data. Participants will work in teams to complete exercises using various types of industry-relevant data from geothermal sites around the world such as thermal data, fluid chemistry and alteration mineralogy. In addition to exercises throughout the course, the participants will work in teams to create 2D and 3D temperature and reservoir models using geostatistical methods as capstone projects. Participants will learn to design and carry out geo- and spatial statistics and visualizations in the R, ArcGIS, and SGeMS software environments.
Module 2: Geothermal Geophysics
Dates: 17th-21st June 2019 (Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm)
Instructors: Dr. Joe Batir, Dr. David Blackwell, Karen Christopherson, and Dr. Jeff Witter
This course aims to teach geoscience and engineering students and professionals the fundamentals of geophysical techniques commonly used in geothermal exploration and resource development, specifically thermal geophysics, magnetotellurics (MT), gravity and magnetics. In addition to traditional lectures and group discussions, course participants will complete hands-on exercises throughout the week to consolidate their learning.
Course cost: USD $1000 per module
Applications from students (2 credits per module) due by 24 May 2019.
Applications from professionals (certificate) due by 3 June 2019.
Applications accepted only until course is filled (capped at 25 participants).