congress 2020

Congress Programme for Download

Thursday, 05.03.2020

Congress 1 - Deep Geothermal Energy            

10.15 - 10.30


Oliver Martini, Mayor of Offenburg

10.30 - 11.00


Ministerial Director Helmfried Meinel, Ministry for the Environment, Climate and Energy, Germany

11.00 - 11.30


Ruud Cino, Deputy Director for Sustainable Heat and Underground Policy, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy of the Netherlands

11.30 - 12.30


12.30 - 12.55

Economic efficiency analysis of geothermal heat generation in the North German Basin

Toni Ledig, Benjamin Keßler, DBI Gas- und Umwelttechnik GmbH

12.55 - 13.20

Geothermal opportunities of the Upper Rotliegend in the North German Basin (NGB)

Bob Harskamp, Well Engineering Partners (WEP)

13.20 - 13.45

Potential field methods in Geothermal exploration

Sean Goodman, Seequent

13.45 - 14.10

French Technical Committee For Deep Geothermal Resources

Norbert Bommensatt, ADEME Service Réseaux et Energies Reouvelables - Pôle géothermie et réseaux

14.10 - 14.50


14.50 - 15.15

The geothermal energy market in France – the 2019 industry overview

Virginie Schmidlé-Bloch, Association Française des Professionnels de la Géothermie (AFPG)

15.15 - 15.40

Geothermal Energy projects in Serbia: Outcomes from GOSPEL study, a French-Serbian academic and industrial partnership

Justine Mouchot, ES-Géothermie


15.40 - 16.10


16.10 - 16.35

Geothermal heat generation from unused wells – planning and economic efficiency

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frieder Häfner, TU Bergakademie Freiberg

16.35 - 17.00

How to predict remaining well life in a geothermal well

Thomas N. Werge-Gross, WellPerform

17.00 - 17.25

Technologies and potential of deep closed heat exchangers in Germany

Robert Winsloe, Eavor


Congress 2 - Shallow Geothermal Energy 

12.00 - 12.25

The heat pump market in Germany: general political conditions and market perspective

Dr. Martin Sabel, Bundesverband Wärmepumpe (BWP) e.V.

12.25 - 12.50

EU-project GEOCOND - improved BHE pipe materials and geometries, and improved grouting materials

Prof. Dr. Javier Urchueguía, ITACA Institute and School of Industrial Engineering, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia

12.50 - 14.00


14.00 - 14.25

In Valorisation of existing energy potential through sustainable conversion and subsequent use of mine waters and mining infrastructure

Dr. Rolf Schiffer, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

14.25 - 14.50

Geomechanical considerations on the design of an underground heat store at the former

Daniel Bücken, geomecon GmbH

14.50 - 15.15

Cross-scale modelling concept for the numerical modelling of geothermally used locations of the former mine

Torsten Seidel, Timo König, delta h Ingenieurgesellschaft

15.15 -15.45


15.45 - 16.10

6 years of operating experience with heating and cooling of a hotel by 9x400m medium deep geothermal probes in a karst aquifer    

Prof. Dr. Ingo Sass, Technische Universität Darmstadt

16.10 - 16.35

Worldwide development of aquifer storage facilities – risks and opportunities

Paul Fleuchaus, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

16.35 - 17.00

Alternative development of geothermal heat in water protection areas and at bodies of water – examples of projects implemented as well as results of operating experiences

Dipl.-Geol. Stefan Pohl, geo consult POHL

17.00 - 17.25 Uhr

Orientating action aid for assessing the impacts of geothermal heat stores on groundwater quality

Dr.-Ing. Uwe Hiester, reconsite GmbH

Friday, 06.03.20

Congress 1 - Deep Geothermal Energy            

Anniversary session - 10 years of the State Research Centre for Geothermal Energy at GeoTHERM     

09.15 - 09.30

Welcome and introduction

Prof. Frank Schilling, Landesforschungszentrum Geothermie

09.30 - 09.55

Transferring former hydrocarbon reservoirs into high temperature geothermal storage systems – a case study of the KIT Campus North

Prof. Dr. Thomas Kohl, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), Angewandte Geowissenschaften

Abstract to download

09.55 - 10.20

Geothermal Exploration Program for the DeepStor Project

Prof. Dr. Eva Schill, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), Institut für Nukleare Entsorgung

Abstract to download

10.20 -10.45

Interaction with the Public and Co-Design of renewable energy projects

Dr. Sophie Kuppler (KIT ITAS), Dr. Melanie Mbah (Ökoinstitut Freiburg e.V.), Dr. Christine Rösch (KIT ITAS), Dr. Katharina Schätzler (KIT INE), Prof. Dr. Eva Schill (KIT INE)

10.45 - 11.10

Numerical and chemical modeling of the deep tertiary reservoir structures

M.Sc. Kai Stricker, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), Angewandte Geowissenschaften

11.10 - 11.35 Uhr

Lithium generation in geothermal energy plants in the Upper Rhine Rift: potential and challenges

PD Dr. Jens Carsten Grimmer, Dr. Florencia Saravia, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), Geothermal Engineering GmbH, DVGW-Forschungsstelle 

11.35 -13.30


13.30 - 13.55

Boring dynamics simulation for deep geothermal energy

Dr.-Ing. Frank Schiefer, Technische Universität Braunschweig

13.55 - 14.20

An integrated workflow of collaboration and communication for a Geothermal project

Clare Baxter, Seequent UK Ltd

14.20 - 14.45

Introducing GEOCONN – solution for problematic geothermal wells

MEng. Mr. Nobuhide Sato, Metal One Corporation and ITEO Oilfield Supply Group

14.45 - 15.10

PROGEO: an ADVANCED tool for geothermal ENERGY

Vittorio Faluomi, lacopo Borsi, TEA Sistemi S.P.A, Steam s.r.l., Gis3W s.r.l.


Congress 2 - Shallow Geothermal Energy      

09.10 - 09.35

The Austrian Geothermal Energy Association (GTÖ) – new impetus for geothermal heat use in Austria

Gregor Götzl, Verein Geothermie Österreich

09.35 - 10.00

From Geothermal to built environment through an optimum integration of heat system components

Pejman Shoeibi Omrani, TNO


10.00 - 11.15



11.15 -11.40

Influence of the load profile characteristics on the geothermal potential of geothermal probes            

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Michael Bachseitz, M.Sc., Hochschule Biberach

11.40 -12.05

3-dimensional course measurement of a geothermal energy bore and what does the measurement system look like       

Lothar Anders, Gesellschaft für mobile Inspektionssysteme mbH; Tarik Vural, Heim Drilling Support-Equipment AG

12.05 -12.30

Best practice for geothermal probes up to 100m: cost reductions accompanied by increase in system security and efficiency   

Benjamin Perntner, Jansen AG

12.30 - 13.30


13.30 - 13.55

Investigation of Influences on the Grouting Quality of Borehole Heat Exchanger - Results from the Joint Project QEWSS II

Dipl.-Ing. Kilian Hagel, ZAE Bayern; Dipl.-Ing. Tim Lutz, Solites

13.55 -14.20

CO-avoidance with efficient geothermal heat probes double U-tube, single U-tube, ring tube and coaxial tube probe compared

Dr. R. Wagner, BLZ Geotechnik GmbH


Economic analyses for the dimensioning of mono- and bivalent shallow geothermal heat pump systems  

Sebastian Weck-Ponten, RTHW Aachen University

14.45 -15.10

Potential enhancement of near-surface geothermal energy by means of air injection earth heat exchangers

Matthias Schuck, Technische Universität Hamburg

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