Webinar: Updates on Drilling for Geothermal

EGEC is pleased to announce the upcoming ETIP Geothermal Webinar: “Updates on Drilling for Geothermal”.The webinar will take place on the 19th of April 2024 and participants are invited to host presentations around the following the two thematic areas:

  1. Drilling Design
  2. Drilling Technologies

Registration is now open! 


Welcome – Philippe Dumas, EGEC Secretary-General

10:00 – 11:00 Session 1 Drilling Design & Technologies
: Laurent Escare, StoreEnergy, co-leader of ETIP-Geothermal WG on Well Technologies

  • Naveen Velmurugan, Mines Paris, “ORCHYD: Improved Drilling Method Using HPWJ-Enhanced Mud Hammer”
  • Samuli Salmela, Geomachine Oy, “Drilling fast and cost efficiently to 2km deep”
  • Matus Gajdos, GA Drilling, “ANCHORBIT and PLASMABIT drilling technologies”
  • Julian Jones, Strada Drilling Systems, “The Strada Dual Circulation, Percussion Hammer Drilling System”
  • Anson Bartlett, Tomax Drilling Technology UK Ltd, “Highly Efficient Drilling Regulator”
  • Geertjan  Van Og, Well Engineering PArtners (WEP) BV, “Overview of well designs used in the Netherlands”
  • Namrata Bist, Pandit Deendayal Energy University, “Drilling in Basalts”

Q & A session

11:00-12:00 Drilling Design & Technologies
Miklos Antics, GPC, co-leader of ETIP-Geothermal WG on Well Technologies

  • Pawel Slupski, University of Padua, “Deep U-tube heat exchanger breakthrough: combining laser and cryogenic gas for geothermal energy exploitation – perspective of laser-rock interactions”
  • Kim Maver, Green Therma, “Completing geothermal wells in salt”
  • Slawomir Szklarz, TNO, “Developing a marginal reservoir for urban heating in Zwolle: Optimized well and completion design”
  • Anthony Pink, Blackreiver Consulting, “Latest Drilling Technology for Super Hot Rock”
  • Henning Knauer, Fraunhofer Institute for Energy Infrastructures and Geothermal Energy, “Optimisation of Geothermal Drilling with Machine Learning”
  • Miklos Antics, GPC, “Development of geothermal energy in areas with low transmissivity and/or in areas with a high density of operations. Well architectures to maximise heat extraction.”

Q & A session

Conclusion – Philippe Dumas, EGEC Secretary-General


Presentations should not be longer than 10 minutes. The PowerPoint presentation will be required before the day of the webinar. Presentations and recording of the webinar will be published after the event. 

After a presentation on the drilling market and technology trends and forecasts, the two sessions will be held on updates on drilling design and technologies. We look forward to your presentation on new products, innovations, and results from research….

If you are interested in presenting, please, express your interest by clicking the button below, and complete the form.

Only members of the ETIP-Geothermal can submit a presentation. If you are still not member, please, register for free at https://etip-geothermal.eu/get-involved/

April 19, 2024

TIME: 10:00

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