GRC in cooperation with the California Geothermal Energy Collaborative successfully held a Geothermal geochemistry workshop at the University of California Davis in the end of July.
Reported last week, the Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) and the California Geothermal Energy Collaborative (CGEC) reported that it successfully held a cosponsored workshop titled, Recent Advances in Geothermal Geochemistry at the University of California, Davis.
The event was a great success. Bill Glassley, CGEC Director, commented, “I was particularly pleased to see so many young professionals, graduate students, and women present. I believe we are seeing a revitalization of our community. The many new faces, the intense networking that was evident, and the multi-national presence all suggest geothermal interest is growing. I’d like to thank everyone at the GRC and CGEC for working so hard to make the events successful.”
Steve Ponder, GRC Interim Executive Director, noted the number of people attending the geochemistry workshop. “We had 85 people sign up,” he said, “and 84 attended, plus one walk-in. To accommodate the turnout, we needed a small auditorium instead of a classroom. People came from the USA, Canada, Germany, Iceland, Indonesia, Mexico, the Philippines, andTaiwan, and I’m very pleased by the strong industry participation. The workshop presentations were outstanding. Education is the primary business of the GRC and Joe Moore is chair of our Education Committee.”
Joe Moore spoke enthusiastically about the workshop’s success. “The GRC will post notices for more geothermal workshops by mid-2013,” he said. “We hope to focus on a variety of topics at the introductory and advanced levels. Possible subjects include reservoir engineering, well field development, and geophysics.”
“Educational efforts like the geochemistry workshop are really important,” said Hildigunnur Thorsteinsson, Hydrothermal Team Lead for the U.S. Department of Energy. “They make people aware of new developments and tools. The personal connections you make here are important, as well,” she added.
Source: GRC release