Best Geothermal Energy Presentations of 2017 Announced

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The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) has announced the outstanding technical presentations from the global geothermal energy community for 2017.

The selections were made in each of the GRC Technical Sessions held in early October at the 41st GRC Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, the world’s largest annual geothermal energy event. The judging criteria included the technical content, the quality of the visual aids and the presenter’s ability to communicate the subject matter. Over 220 presentations were made totaling over 75 hours over three days. More than 1,000 attendees came to the GRC Annual Meeting and GEA GeoExpo+ from 35 different countries around the world.

The winning presentations in each session are:

Geothermal Associated with Oil and Gas Operations – The UND-CLR Binary Geothermal Power Plant, by Will Gosnold et al.

Geology 1 – A Refined Conceptual Model For Subsidence at Wairakei, New Zealand, by Fabian Sepulveda et al.

Geophysics 1 – 3D Geophysical Inversion Modeling of Ground Magnetic Data at Baker Hot Springs, Washington State, USA, by Jeff Witter et al.

Power Operations / Flexible Generation / Maintenance 1 – Design of Wairakei B Station GRS Upgrade, by Tracy Mills.

Enhanced Geothermal Systems: Collab – An Introduction to the EGS Collab Project, by Pat Dobson.

Business Development / Finance/ Market Analysis – Positioning and Promoting – The Role of Marketing and Communication in the Geothermal Sector, by Patrick Hanson.

Geophysics 2 – Fracture and Stress Evaluation Using Well Logs and Microseismicity in the Exploitation of Los Humeros Geothermal Field, Mexico, by Edgar Urban Rascon et al.

Heatflow and Climate Change – Borehole…

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