27.03.2012 – Geothermal Energy – A challenge to drilling and well construction technology
Tuesday March 27th 2012, 12:15-13:00, auditorium EL3, Elektrobygget, NTNU Gløshaugen, Trondheim
Geothermal Energy – A challenge to drilling and well construction technology
Speaker: Senior Scientist Are Lund, SINTEF Materials and Chemistry
The high cost of deep geothermal wells is today a key bottleneck for the realization of widespread exploitation of geothermal energy. Drilling and well construction costs for deep wells (more than 300 m depth) may be as high as 80% of the investment costs for geothermal plants when using currently available drilling technologies, which are also restricted to temperature and drilling depth. New and improved technologies are therefore needed. Norway, with its background in R&D development for advanced oil and gas wells, should have a potential to be become a world leader also for deep geothermal wells. In order to start this development, SINTEF, IRIS, NTNU, and UiS, have made an Expert Group for Geothermal Drilling and Development (EGBU). This group was in 2011 granted the KMB project NEXT-Drill (Numerical-EXperimental Technology platforms for cost effective deep hard rock Drilling) under the RENERGI program.
Register to firstname.lastname@example.org before Monday March 12th 13:00, and receive a free lunch at the lecture!