On February 6th – 8th, Jim Hollis participated in this year’s Stanford Geothermal Workshop. The conference brought together engineers, scientists, and managers from around the world who are involved in geothermal reservoir studies and developments; provided a forum for the exchange of ideas on the exploration, development, and use of geothermal resources; and enabled the prompt and open reporting of progress.
Papers were 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.