Geothermal Energy in the Oil Field: Developments and Opportunities -- An AAPG E-Symposium
(post-event materials available - asynchronous recording of original presentation)
- Dina L. Lopez, Ohio University, Athens, OH; Mike Sullivan, Groundwater Services International, Harrisburg, PA
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- Ongoing, self-paced course
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Recording of original webinar, packet of independent study reading materials, PDF of original PowerPoint presentation by FTP download. (Original presentation date: August 20, 2009.) Some materials will also sent by e-mail. Expanded package for CEU credit is $100 for AAPG members, and $145 for non-members. Special Student Pricing: $25 for Webinar only; $35 for Expanded package.
- 200 people
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Who Should Attend
This e-symposium is ideal for individuals who want to learn about geothermal energy, current trends, technologies and applications, particularly as integrated with oil and gas.
Objectives and Content
This e-symposium covers advances in geothermal energy, integration with petroleum operations, and lessons learned in recent cases. Geothermal resources are being used in oil and gas operations in several ways:
- geothermally-driven pumps
- geothermal energy production via injection into abandoned wells
- geothermal resources used in conjunction with steam-flood and enhanced oil recovery
Advances in geothermal energy are occurring due to a blend of:
- better understanding of geology and basin temperature dynamics
- improved technology
Several recent ventures provide insight into new opportunities and applications:
- Case study: Coproduction of Geothermal Power from Oil and Gas Fields in California
- Steamflood Performance in a Giant Oilfield: Kern River Field, California
- Low-temperature geothermal energy from oil fields (Rocky Mountain Testing Center / DOE) -- The power system being used is a commercial standard design Ormat Organic Rankine Cycle power plant. The binary power unit uses hot water from a producing oil well as the heating fluid for a heat exchanger.
- Shale gas with high bottom-hole temperatures: Marcellus shale; Haynesville shale.