Geothermal Essentials Training Course

Description
This 3-day course will deliver a comprehensive look at geothermal energy, covering basic technical concepts through to commercial and financial considerations. Geothermal energy is defined as “earth heat” and offers a continuous, always on, source of heat and power that is renewable and potentially carbon negative. With current advances in technology, Canada has a vast, untapped, potential for geothermal heat and power.
Date

Location:

Calgary, Alberta

Date:
Wednesday, October 12, 2022
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
 
Thursday, October 13, 2022
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
 
Friday, October 14, 2022
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Course Description

This 3-day course will deliver a comprehensive look at geothermal energy, covering basic technical concepts through to commercial and financial considerations. Geothermal energy is defined as “earth heat” and offers a continuous, always on, source of heat and power that is renewable and potentially carbon negative. With current advances in technology, Canada has a vast, untapped, potential for geothermal heat and power.

This course will explore the potential geothermal energy in Canada:

  • Where does geothermal potential exist
  • How to find geothermal energy
  • How to extract geothermal energy
  • What it can geothermal energy be used for
  • How to develop geothermal energy commercially
  • Risks associated with geothermal development
  • Current challenges to geothermal development in Canada


Geothermal Essentials will cover all aspects of geothermal development from greenfield exploration to plant operations and financing. The course instructors include long time geothermal specialists Dick Benoit and Catherine Hickson as well as oil & gas trained Emily Smejkal who is making the transition from oil and gas to geothermal. It is planned to be an introduction to the fundamentals of geothermal energy extraction with special emphasis on sedimentary basins. The wealth of experience of Benoit and Hickson will facilitate a fast and in-depth review over the course of the workshop with enough latitude to delve more deeply into various aspects depending on the interests of the attendees. Significant back up material will be provided for those who wish to dig deeper into specific aspects of geothermal development.

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2020 UN Climate Change Conference

Description
The COP26 summit will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Location
Glasgow, Scotland
Date
Topics

The UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow on 1 – 12 November 2021.

The COP26 summit will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

The UK is committed to working with all countries and joining forces with civil society, companies and people on the frontline of climate change to inspire climate action ahead of COP26.

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World Geothermal Congress

Description
World Geothermal Congress 2020+1, a series of monthly virtual events, where over 2,000 papers will be presented, giving the audience to interact with their respective authors and presenters.
Location
Reykjavik, Iceland
Date
Topics

WGC 2020+1 is a brand-new format for the World Geothermal Congress. We have been working hard these past months adapting to the new situation in the world, while still developing an event that fulfils the expectations of the industry.

The outcome is WGC 2020+1, a series of thematic virtual events, starting on 30 March 2021 and continuing into the Fall – Culminating in a final highlight event on-site in Reykjavik, Iceland from 24-27 October 2021. The highlight event will feature all the extra elements our community has come to expect from WGC, such as shorter and longer field trips, short courses, non-technical events, cultural events and of course a first-class exhibition in the magnificent Harpa Conference Centre in downtown Reykjavik. The final highlight will be streamed, giving people around the world that cannot still travel a chance to join in the action.

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