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SC-07 Completion and Reservoir Engineering in Enhanced Geothermal Systems

Sponsored by SPE

Sunday, 16 June 2024, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.  |  Houston, Texas

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Course Content

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In Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS), hydraulic stimulation is used to increase the flow rate achievable during circulation between geothermal wells. The technology promises to unlock greatly increased geothermal production. Recent projects have applied principles from multistage hydraulic fracturing and achieved dramatically improved results, generating renewed optimism about the scalability of the approach. This course will cover key concepts related to hydraulic fracturing and reservoir engineering in EGS. The goal will be to teach geoscientists and engineers about the key issues and parameters related to designing EGS stimulation and projecting future production.

This course will be helpful for engineers interested in building more understanding of hydraulic stimulation and reservoir engineering for Enhanced Geothermal Systems.

Course Objectives

  1. Basics of geothermal energy
  2. Historical experience with EGS
  3. Stimulation mechanisms - fundamentals and field experience
  4. Key physical processes
  5. Modern/recent case studies
  6. Design parameters for economic optimization
  7. Effect of thermoelastic stresses
  8. Circulating with CO2


Mark McClure
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Early Pricing:
Member $550
Nonmember $750
Student $300
On-site Pricing:
Member $650
Nonmember $850
Student $350
Room Assignment
Attendee Limit:
36 People
Educational Credits:
0.8 CEU


SC-07 Completion and Reservoir Engineering in Enhanced Geothermal Systems
George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston, Texas 77010
United States
(713) 853-8000

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Important notes regarding short courses:

  • Short courses are limited in size and are reserved on a first come, first served basis and must be accompanied by full payment.
  • If you do not plan to attend URTeC, a $35 enrollment fee will be added to the short course fee upon registering. This fee can be applied to a full-conference registration should you change your mind later.
  • A wait list is automatically created when a short course sells out. You will be notified if you are on a wait list and space becomes available.
  • Before purchasing non-refundable airline tickets, confirm the short course will take place as some may be cancelled if undersubscribed.
  • Please register well before 6 May 2024 to help guarantee your spot. Short course cancellations will be considered at this time — no refunds will be accepted for cancellations after this date.
  • Registrations will continue to be processed for short courses that are not cancelled up until they are sold out or closed.

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