The Institute of Geologists of Ireland is delighted to announce that Dr David McNamara will present a talk entitled: 'Geothermal Geology: Teaching a New Dog Old Tricks'; which will be delivered online.
Many high temperature, conventional and enhanced, geothermal reservoirs are hosted in reservoir rocks with low intrinsic permeability. As such, successful development of these resources relies on understanding the role subsurface structures, such as fractures and faults, play in reservoir permeability. There are two crucial research aspects to developing our understanding of structural permeability in geothermal resources: 1) the development of a comprehensive understanding of geothermal geomechanics, and 2) permeability alteration via geothermal fluid-rock interaction. While many techniques for investigating these research fields exist, they require modification in both underpinning science and method for use in geothermal settings, and often novel, innovative, scientific approaches are required. Advances in the application of structural geology at both the macro and microscale within geothermal systems.
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