SPE Launches New Geothermal Technical Section

The technical section will focus on the transfer of technology and practices from the oil and gas industry to geothermal energy development and promote industry best practices.

A geothermal power generation plant located in Tuscany, Italy.
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SPE has established a new technical section—the Geothermal Technical Section (GTTS). This technical section was previously the Geothermal Energy Discussion Group.

The GTTS is for members with a common interest in geothermal energy and its potential to transform the generation of electric power and direct heating and cooling across the globe.

Geothermal energy is the only “green” energy source that has the potential to provide grid baseload power at scale.

Geothermal and the oil and gas industry have been learning from each other for decades and are currently well placed to transfer technology and practices that can accelerate the drilling and completion of high-pressure/high-temperature geothermal wells, reduce costs, and revolutionize reservoir monitoring practices.

The GTTS seeks to

  • Collect, disseminate, and exchange technical knowledge concerning geothermal energy and demonstrate its proximity to more traditional oil and gas disciplines.
  • Introduce opportunities to grow careers and businesses by knowledge and skills transfer.
  • Establish collaboration across industry and promote industry best practices.

Visit the SPE Connect Geothermal website for more information.

You can Join here. Check the box next to Geothermal and click Save at the bottom of the page. You can also join other technical sections from this page. Any SPE Member can join a technical section of interest at no incremental cost but must sign up.