Geophysics in Geothermal Energy – Today and Tomorrow

12–14 October 2021 | Virtual

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12–14 October 2021
Virtual

Workshop Details

The workshop features formal presentations by experts sharing their experiences and lessons learned from geophysics and directly related geoscience applied to geothermal resource exploration, development, and production monitoring. The workshop provides a forum to discuss current best practice – in data acquisition, processing, and integrated modeling technologies – and to highlight future requirements for both conventional high enthalpy projects and the increasingly viable lower temperature ones. We encourage informative and innovative submissions addressing the following themes:

  • Current practices in geophysics for geothermal resource exploration and monitoring
    • Historical overviews of the principal geophysics data acquisition, processing, modeling and interpretation practices employed in geothermal up to now, highlighting both where and why they were successful, pitfalls and lessons learned along the way, for methods including Magnetotellurics (MT), ground and airborne EM, gravity and magnetics, passive (MEQ arrays) and active seismic, and borehole geophysics.
  • Latest technical developments – what’s promising (and what’s not)
    • Recent technology and interpretation workflow developments, including integration of the geophysics with the available geoscience and reservoir engineering models, offering significant advantages to answer key issues:
      • Exploration phase – de-risking pre-drill resource concept models
      • Development phase – reliable updating of resource models to optimize production and injection well locations and completions
      • Production Monitoring phase – what time-lapse geophysics techniques provide reliable update constraints to reservoir engineers; e.g. drawdown, fluid saturation, cold recharge
  • Emerging technologies to achieve cost-effective, reliable resource imaging
    • Data science and data-driven processes, including:
      • Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, etc.
    • Petrophysics modeling integrated in geothermal resource characterization
    • Data and model uncertainty analysis, value of information
    • Data acquisition systems and methodologies
  • Geophysics for the wider geothermal context
    • Characterizing low and medium temperature resources
    • Understanding the crustal scale processes driving geothermal systems
    • The physical properties of geothermal systems – updates on what is detectable
    • Active seismic – a greater role in higher and lower temperature resource assessment?
    • Satellite imagery – which techniques are most useful?
    • What geophysics practices in the O&G sphere should be adopted for geothermal

Time Zones

Kuala Lumpur Time: 2:00 PM (GMT+8) 12 October - 7:00 PM (GMT+8) 14 October
United Kingdom Time: 7:00 AM (GMT+1) 12 October - 12:00 PM (GMT+1) 14 October
Central Time: 1:00 AM (CT) 12 October - 6:00 AM (CT) 14 October
Jakarta Time: 1:00 PM (GMT+7) 12 October - 6:00 PM (GMT+7) 14 October
Gulf Standard Time: 10:00 AM (GST) 12 October - 3:00 PM (GST) 14 October

Organizing Committee

  • Committee Co-Chair – Aquardi Rachmat Suminar (Dega), Star Energy
  • Committee Co-Chair – Imam Raharjo, PERTAMINA Geothermal Energy
  • Committee Co-Chair – Stephen Hallinan, CGG

Committee Members

  • Alison Kirkby, Geoscience Australia
  • Amine Ourabah, Stryde Further
  • Awal Mandong, CGG
  • Chris Nelson, Star Energy
  • Doddy Astra, Sarulla Operations Ltd
  • Eugene Sunio, Philippine Geothermal Production Company, Inc.
  • Greg Ussher, Jacobs Engineering
  • Jonathan Lee Monasterial, Energy Development Corporation
  • Khairul Arifin Mohd Noh, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS
  • Marino Baroek, Supreme Energy
  • Mohd Hariri Arifin, University Kebangsaan Malaysia
  • Sarvagya Parashar, Halliburton
  • MS Iyer, Halliburton
  • Robert Hunn, Fortescue
  • Steven Sewell, Ormat
  • Toshihiro Uchida, Geological Survey of Japan (GSJ)

Contact

Suba Jaganathan
SEG Asia Pacific
Telephone: +6014 323 8107
Email: [email protected]

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Who should attend

We encourage anyone involved in geoscience or geothermal resource exploration to join the conversation: seismic processers, petrophysicists, rock physicists, geologists, geophysicists, geomechanicists and reservoir engineers.

Time Zones

  • Kuala Lumpur Time: 2:00 PM (GMT+8) 12 October - 7:00 PM (GMT+8) 14 October
  • United Kingdom Time: 7:00 AM (GMT+1) 12 October - 12:00 PM (GMT+1) 14 October
  • Central Time: 1:00 AM (CT) 12 October - 6:00 AM (CT) 14 October
  • Jakarta Time: 1:00 PM (GMT+7) 12 October - 6:00 PM (GMT+7) 14 October
  • Gulf Standard Time: 10:00 AM (GST) 12 October - 3:00 PM (GST) 14 October

Workshop Format

The format of the workshop will feature presentations by invited key experts in their field sharing their experiences. The workshop will serve as a unique opportunity to have open and extended discussions among the participants.

9 sessions (2 days). We will aim for one keynote speaker per day with a closing session at the end of the workshop to serve as an outlook going forward. The Oral presentations will be made up of 15 min talks followed by 5 minutes of Q&A. After each session, a 30 minute discussion session will be planned. The objective of this session is to allow participants to discuss in detail what has worked for them and debate on issues and challenges facing them during their daily workflows. Session chairs will also serve as discussion leaders during the 30 minutes.

Poster Presentations are also welcome to give ample time to the delegates to discuss the poster topic with the author(s). Posters will be displayed in the workshop room.

Registration Fees

Super Early Bird Registration Fee (must be registered and paid prior to 12 August 2021):

  • Member [US$280]
  • Non Member [US$330]

Early Bird Registration Fee (must be registered and paid prior to 12 September 2021):

  • Member [US$380]
  • Non Member [US$430]

Full Registration Fee:

  • Member [US$480]
  • Non Member [US$530]

Student Registration Fee:

  • Member [US$25]
  • Non Member [US$50]

Technical Program

DAY 1

  • Greg Ussher, Jacobs - 25 Years of imaging the geothermal “clay cap” progress and remaining challenges
  • Yunus Daud, Universitas Indonesia - A critical view on the MT technology for geothermal exploration: Success story, pitfalls and lesson learned for future applications
  • Hendra Grandis, Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) - Magnetotellurics (MT) in Geothermal Exploration:  Overview of Current Practice and Perspective within Indonesian Context
  • William Cumming, Cumming Geoscience - Shared experienced of geophysical exploration in Indonesia Geothermal prospects (+/- 35 years experience) and application of conceptual model
  • Jared Peacock, United States Geological Survey - Magnetotellurics and Geothermal Systems: the Importance of Scale
  • Ted Bertrand, GNS Science - Current practices in geophysics for geothermal resource exploration and monitoring                         
  • Toshi Uchida, Independent - 3D magnetotelluric inversion by finite-difference modeling including topography in Hakkoda geothermal area, northern Japan
  • Riki Irfan, Independent - Current Practices in Geophysics for Geothermal Resource Exploration and Monitoring                       
  • Gabe Matson, Geologica Geothermal Group - Geothermal Geophysics at the Sorik Marapi and Sokoria Fields, Indonesia
  • Steven Sewell, Australis Geoscience Ltd - Use of geophysics for exploration, development and operations in the high temperature Rotokawa, Ngatamariki and Kawerau geothermal fields of New Zealand
  • Arif Darmawan, PT Geo Dipa Energi  - 3D MT Characterization the Northern Part of Patuha Geothermal Field

DAY 2

  • Rifqa Wicaksono, Star Energy Geothermal - Magnetotelluric Data and Resistivity Interpretation of Wayang Windu Geothermal Field,Indonesia
  • Muhammad Ikhwan, Pertamina Geothermal Energy - Tectonic of Minahasa District: An Update from Local Tompaso Geothermal Field Data
  • Irvan Ramadhan, Supreme Energy - Gravity Data Reveals the Structural Play of Geothermal System: Case Study of Muara Laboh Geothermal Field, Indonesia                   
  • Aditya Abdurrahman Juanda, Pertamina Geothermal Energy - Four-dimensional Seismic Tomography to Detect Temporal Velocity Changes within Geothermal Reservoir in Sumatra, Indonesia: A Preliminary Study
  • Fadhilaz Digdaya Haq, Pertamina Geothermal Energy - Euler Deconvolution Application in Tompaso Geothermal Field                         
  • Mochamad Tofan Sastranegara, Pertamina Geothermal Energy - Adjusted Mesh in Inverse Modelling of Timelapse Microgravity in Geothermal Area
  • Reka Tanuwidjaja , Star Energy Geothermal - Time-lapse Precision Gravity for Reservoir Dry-out Monitoring in Darajat Geothermal Field, West Java.        
  • Wolfgang Soyer, CGG - 3D joint inversion of geothermal geophysics; towards geologically-consistent results
  • Muhamad Wildan Perdana, Star Energy Geothermal - Reservoir Base Redefinition using Improved Microseismic Events from Tomography Study at Salak Field, Indonesia  
  • Moeto Fujisawa, JGI Inc. - Diffraction Imaging using Microseismic Record Obtained by DAS

DAY 3

  • Whitney Trainor-Guitton, Zanskar Geothermal & Minerals, Inc. - The value of geophysical data for geothermal exploration: examples from empirical, field & synthetic
  • Graeme Beardsmore, University of Melbourne - Mapping subsurface heat with surface conductive heat flow sensors
  • Alberto Ardid, University of Canterbury - Multi-channel data modelling scheme for imaging with uncertainty the clay cap, temperature distribution and heat output in high temperature geothermal field
  • Amine Ourabah, STRYDE - Miniaturization of seismic equipment enabling better seismic for geothermal exploration
  • Jean-Luc Formento, CGG - Unlocking geothermal reservoir seismic characterization with physics-guided deep neural networks
  • Nicolas Salaun, CGG - High Resolution 3D seismic image for geothermal by jointly designing acquisition and imaging
  • Mohd Hariri Arifin, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia - Integrated geophysical mapping of a fractured system for Geothermal exploration in a non-volcanic region: A case study in parts of the Peninsula Malaysia
  • Andrew Jupe, altcom Limited - Implementation of an Induced Seismicity Protocol for the United Downs Deep Geothermal Power Project, United Kingdom
  • Helmut Duerrast, Prince of Songkla University - Integrated geophysical exploration of low-enthalpy geothermal resources - with a focus on Thailand
  • Amy Lloyd, CGG - The use of satellite InSAR across Geothermal Complexes to monitor surface deformation indicative of fluid dynamics
  • Rajib Kumar Sinharay, Maharashtra Institute of Technology - Detection of geothermal system below Chotanagpur granitic gneissic complex using audio magnetotelluric method in the Bakreswar geothermal province, Eastern India

Current practices in geophysics for geothermal resource exploration and monitoring

  • Historical overviews of the principal geophysics data acquisition, processing, modeling and interpretation practices employed in geothermal up to now, highlighting both where and why they were successful, pitfalls and lessons learned along the way, for methods including Magnetotellurics (MT), ground and airborne EM, gravity and magnetics, passive (MEQ arrays) and active seismic, and borehole geophysics.
  • Latest technical developments – what’s promising (and what’s not)
    • Recent technology and interpretation workflow developments, including integration of the geophysics with the available geoscience and reservoir engineering models, offering significant advantages to answer key issues:
      • Exploration phase – de-risking pre-drill resource concept models
      • Development phase – reliable updating of resource models to optimize production and injection well locations and completions
      • Production Monitoring phase – what time-lapse geophysics techniques provide reliable update constraints to reservoir engineers; e.g. drawdown, fluid saturation, cold recharge
  • Emerging technologies to achieve cost-effective, reliable resource imaging
    • Data science and data-driven processes, including:
      • Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, etc.
    • Petrophysics modeling integrated in geothermal resource characterization
    • Data and model uncertainty analysis, value of information
    • Data acquisition systems and methodologies
  • Geophysics for the wider geothermal context
    • Characterizing low and medium temperature resources
    • Understanding the crustal scale processes driving geothermal systems
    • The physical properties of geothermal systems – updates on what is detectable
    • Active seismic – a greater role in higher and lower temperature resource assessment?
    • Satellite imagery – which techniques are most useful?
    • What geophysics practices in the O&G sphere should be adopted for geothermal

Sponsorship Opportunities

To maximize exposure and visibility for our partners, we offer an array of unique sponsorship opportunities designed to suit a range of budgets with specific target audiences for optimum return on investment. For a list of sponsorship opportunities and an application form for sponsorship, email [email protected]

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Important Dates

Super Early Bird Registration closes:
12 August 2021

Early Bird Registration closes:
12 September 2021

Call for Abstracts closed
25 July 2021

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