Episode 101: Why geophysics matters for geothermal

In this episode, host Andrew Geary speaks with Dr. Whitney Trainor-Guitton on geothermal energy, the featured special section in December’s The Leading Edge.

This episode is a great start to 2021 with a deep look at geothermal energy. Whitney provides a great primer on geothermal energy, explores the role of induced seismicity and full-waveform inversion within geothermal, and explains why managers should always use the value of information metric when making decisions. Whitney brings a lot of insight and expertise to this topic. Whether you are new to geothermal energy, seeking to get more involved or consider yourself an expert, you will get something from this episode. A highly recommended listen!

Seismic Soundoff · 101: Why geophysics matters for geothermal

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Dr. Whitney Trainor-Guitton is an assistant professor at Colorado School of Mines and a Geophysicist at SeaOwl Energy Services. Her research blends spatial statistics, data science, and geophysical inversion. She’s interested in quantifying the uncertainty of models generated by geophysical data, and how this affects decisions. She’s particularly interested in infusing geostatistics into geothermal exploration and quantifying the information content of distributed acoustic sensing.


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Original music by Zach Bridges.

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