Both congress sessions will be translated into English, French and German.

Congress 1 - Deep Geothermal Energy

Wednesday, 15. February 2017


    • 10.10 am - 11.00 am 

Key note: Geothermal Energy as solution for the district heating
Dr. Erwin Knapek, President of the German Geothermal Association
Key note: Geothermal Energy in relation to COP 21
Prof. Dr. Frank Schilling, University of Karlsruhe 
Ceremony of the European Geothermal Innovation Award by Ruggero Bertani, President of the European Geothermal Energy Council 




        • 12.40 pm - 01.05 pm
          GEMex: An intercontinental effort on unconventional systems

          Susanna Galloni, European Commission


        •  01.05 pm -  01.30 pm
          Investment climate for geothermal energy in Central America and cooperation opportunities for German companies

          Rigoberto Salazar Grande, Agencia de Cooperation International de Alemania 


        • 01.30 pm - 01.55 pm
          Geothermal exploration of the Tocomar Geothermal Field in the Puna / High Andes

          Prof. Dr. José G. Viramonte, GEONORTE-UNSa; Prof. Dr. Rolf Bracke, International Geothermal Center




        • 02.25 pm - 02.50 pm
          The geothermal energy market in Europe - EGEC Market Report 2016/2017
          Philippe Dumas, EGEC European Geothermal Energy Council


        • 02.50 pm - 03.15 pm
          IDDP2/DEEPEGS Iceland Deep Drilling Project: Deployment of deep enhanced geothermal systems for sustainable energy business

          M.Sc. Hjalti Pall Ingolfsson, GEORG Geothermal Research Group of Island


        • 03.15 pm - 03.40 pm
          Towards a booming in the EGS development in France
          Jean-Jacques Graff, A.F.P.G. French Geothermal Association 


        • 03.40 pm - 04.05 pm
          Summary of the results of the fund 'SAF Environnement': Geothermal risk protection in France between 1980 and 2014

          Christian Boissavy, G2HConseils 




        • 04.25 pm - 04.50 pm
          Fault zones and hot springs

          Prof. Dr. Ingrid Stober, KIT Karlsruhe Institue of Technology


        • 04.50 pm - 05.15 pm
          Fault zones in layered reservoirs: From field data to numerical models
          Prof. Dr. Sonja L. Philipp, Silke Meier, Johanna F. Bauer, Georg-August-University of Göttingen   

Congress 2 - Shallow Geothermal Energy

Wednesday, 15. February 2017


        • 11.30 am - 11.55 am
          The GREAT project - Potentials for shallow geothermal energy in the Alpine Region
          M.Sc. Fabian Böttcher, Technical University of Munich


        • 11.55 am - 12.20 pm
          Practical use of water-to-water systems
          Dr.-Ing. Torsten Winkelnkemper, Winkelnkemper GmbH


        • 12.20 pm - 12.45 pm
          GeoSurf - Development of a new measuring tool for dimensioning shallow geothermal energy systems
          Dr. Markus Kübert, Prof. Dr. Simone Walker-Hertkorn, tewag GmbH; Dr. David Bertermann, Hans Schwarz, GeoZentrum Nordbayern; David Schmidt, WFS - Elektrotechnik GmbH




        • 02.00 pm - 02.25 pm
          Studies on distances of geothermal heat exchangers from property lines

          Dr. Joachim Poppei, AF-Consult Switzerland AG; Dr. Roland Wagner, Stadt Zürich


        •  02.25 pm - 02.50 pm
          Proposed system dimensioning to comply with the minimum distance from property lines required for geothermal heat
          Dr. Sven Rumohr, Hessisches Landesamt für Naturschutz, Umwelt und Geologie


        •  02.50 pm - 03.15 pm
          geoSim - A transient simulation tool for the basic design issues of coaxial geothermal heat exchangers
          Prof. Dr. Dipl.-Phys. Dirk Jacob, University of Applied Sciences Lübeck




        •  04.00 pm - 04.25 pm
          Calculations and modeling for geothermal systems – New experiences and developments with geothermal heat exchangers and groundwater use  
          Dr. Burkhard Sanner, Dipl.-Geol. Dr. Erich Mands, Dipl.-Geol. Marc Sauer, Dipl.-Geol. Edgar Grundmann, UBeG GbR


        •  04.25 pm - 04.50 pm
          Simplified design of geothermal heat exchangers - GEO-HANDlight V3

          Prof. Dr.-Ing. Roland Koenigsdorff, Adinda Van de Ven, University of Applied Sciences Biberach


        •  04.50 pm - 05.15 pm
          Use of shallow geothermal energy through groundwater circulation wells and associated effects on the aquifer
          M.Sc. Eva Dinkel, Technical University of Berlin   

Congress 1 - Deep Geothermal Energy

Thursday, 16. February 2017


        • 10.10 am - 10.35 am

Well completion for deep geothermal applications - technological developments and best practices
Werner Hartmann, Hartmann Valves GmbH


        • 10.35 am - 11.00 am

Well cost reduction: Optimization of special drilling tools for metamorphic originated rocks in West Turkey
Andi Rizen, Cougar Drilling Solutions


        • 11.00 am - 11.25 am

High-Power Mudhammer Drilling: A promising solution for deep geothermal reservoirs
Raphael Souchal, DRILLSTAR Industries




        •  01.15 am - 01.40 pm

Geothermal district heating in big cities - Exploration and project execution in Munich
Dr. Christian Hecht, Stadtwerke München


        • 01.40 pm - 02.05 pm

Operation status update and comparison of the operating power plants
Andrea Duvia, Turboden S.r.l.


        • 02.05 pm - 2.30 pm

Systematic development of a geothermal project in a municipal setting
Jörg Uhde, Stadtwerke Bad Waldsee


        • 02.30 pm - 2.55 pm

Experiences made when developing a deep geothermal project in the Hessian part of the Upper Rhine Graben rift using the example of Trebur
Dr.-Ing. Horst Kreuter, GeoThermal Engineering GmbH 




        • 03.30 pm - 03.55 pm

Techno-economic evaluation of geothermal projects under consideration of risks
Sören Reith, EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG


        • 03.55 pm - 04.20 pm

A new hydraulic concept for geothermal heating plants to achieve maximum geothermal contribution
M.Eng. Christian Bichler, University of Applied Sciences Munich


        • 04.20 pm - 04.45 pm

Enhanced modeling of deep geothermal reservoirs using coupled wellbore-reservoir numerical simulation and 3D Voronoi pre- and post-processing tools
Paolo Berry, Carlo Cormio, SERENGEO Srl; Stefano Bonduà, Villiam Bortolotti, Ester Maria Vasini, DICAM - University of Bologna

Congress 2 - Shallow Geothermal Energy

Thursday, 16. February 2017


        • 10.30 am - 10.55 am

Comparison of the performance of various geothermal heat exchanger designs
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frieder Häfner, Dipl. Geoök. Linda Meusel, GeoRes Consult Freiberg; Dr.-Ing. Rolf Michael Wagner, BLZ Geotechnik Service GmbH


        • 10.55 am - 11.20 am

Successful renovation of incorrectly sealed geothermal heat exchangers with practical examples
B.Eng Frank Burkhardt, H. Burkhardt GmbH & Co. KG


        • 11.20 am - 11.45 am

Heat absorption of coaxial geothermal heat exchangers during transient operation
Dipl.-Ing. Christopher Steins, RWTH Aachen University


        • 11.45 am - 12.10 pm

Test-stand leak experiments on geothermal heat exchangers – Fillings with special emphasis on PE pipe heat exchangers
Dr.-Ing. Rolf M. Wagner, Dipl.-Ing. Marcus Müller, BLZ Geotechnik Service GmbH; Prof. Dr.-Ing. Mohammed Amro, TU Bergakademie Freiberg; Prof. i. R. Dr.-Ing. Frieder Häfner, GeoRes Consult Freiberg




        •  02.30 pm - 02.55 pm

Geothermal measurement technology 4.0 for new systems, continuous operation and dismantling
Simeon Meier, enOware GmbH 


        • 02.55 pm - 03.20 pm

High-resolution depth temperature measurement in combination with thermal response tests
Dr. Roman Zorn, EIFER  - European Institute for Energy Research   


        • 03.20 pm - 03.45 pm

Analytical modeling for the thermical use of urban areas
Prof. Dr. Peter Bayer, Technical University of Ingolstadt


        • 03.45 pm - 04.10 pm

Large, geothermally active underground concrete components in Europe – design and execution
Holger Kaiser, Nico Beldermann, GWE pumpenboese GmbH 

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