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Geothermal Energy
INSTRUCTORS: Silviu Livescu, PhD and Birol Dindoruk, PhD
DISCIPLINE: Engineering
COURSE LENGTH: 3 Days (Classroom) / 6 Half-Day Sessions (Online)
CEUS: 2.4
AVAILABILITY: Public, In-House, & Live Online
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WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Project/product managers, R&D engineers/scientists, sales engineers, and technical support engineers.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONThis course will review all geothermal systems (hydrothermal, enhanced, advanced) for geothermal power generation and direct use systems, focusing on subsurface engineering (resource characterization, resource engineering, production, data science).

The class will be interactive, with the entire time split almost equally between lectures and class discussions. Technical papers will be handled for each topic and, in order to enhance their critical thinking and learning experience, students will have the opportunity to discuss them in class.


  • Understanding of geothermal energy systems
  • Understanding of current technology bottlenecks and low hanging fruits across technology, policy, business, etc.
  • Understanding of current tools for geothermal exploration
  • Understanding of technology overlaps and gaps between the geothermal and O&G industries
  • Understanding of current theoretical/numerical models and gaps in fundamental and applied research and laboratory/field validation cases



  • Geothermal Energy Basics
  • Hydrothermal Systems
  • Enhanced Geothermal Systems
  • Advanced Geothermal Systems
  • Geothermal Heating and Cooling Systems
  • Chemical Composition of Geothermal Fluids and Impact on Well and Plant Corrosion and Flow Assurance
  • Techno-Economic Analysis of Geothermal Systems
  • Hybrid Systems: Geothermal CCUS, Geothermal/DAC, Geothermal/H2, Geothermal/CSP, etc.