SPE Launches Geothermal Technical Section

Drill hole for geothermal energy (XXXL)
Drill hole for a geothermal energy plant. Construction Site.
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Geothermal and oil and gas industries 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 geothermal wells, reduce costs, and revolutionize reservoir monitoring practices.

To cover technology developments in the geothermal industry, SPE has established a new Technical Section called the "Geothermal Technical Section (GTTS)." This was previously the Geothermal Energy Discussion Group.

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

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

SPE members can join the section by visiting the GTTS website.

SPE Technical Sections represent a grouping of global members who share an interest in a specific technical topic. These communities of SPE members share ideas, promote competence, and develop projects related to their technical interest. Technical Sections tend to be more task-oriented than discussion-oriented. They meet virtually for the most part, but are encouraged to hold a face-to-face meeting at least once a year.