Thursday, August 10, 2017

USA, Oregon: Workshop to Discuss EGS Research at Newberry Geothermal Test Facility

September workshop set to explore drilling project at Newberry Volcano (OSU)

September 10-14, Oregon State University, Bend, Oregon, USA

Mount Bachelor, the Three Sisters and in the distance Mount Jefferson and Mount Hood in the Cascade Range - The view from Paulina Peak on Newberry Volcano in Oregon. Taken by Ian Crawford on a GRC Fieldtrip.
An international group of geoscience experts will convene in Bend Sept. 10-14 to develop a proposal for drilling one of the hottest wells in the world at Newberry Volcano in central Oregon.

More than 40 scientists and engineers will meet at the Oregon State University-Cascades campus in Bend to explore options for the geothermal energy project, as well as funding potential. The workshop is sponsored by the International Continental Drilling Program, a non-profit organization that supports international science teams pursuing land-based drilling.

The event is being coordinated by the NEWGEN consortium, which was formed in 2015 by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, AltaRock Energy, Oregon State University and Statoil to develop a research observatory on geothermal energy on Newberry Volcano.

The Newberry Geothermal Test Facility, located on the western flank of the caldera rim of Newberry Volcano, is one of the largest geothermal heat reservoirs in the western United States. Hot rock is relatively close to the surface at the site, making it easier to drill super-hot wells and carry out enhanced geothermal system research, according to Adam Schultz, an OSU geologist and geophysicist involved with the effort. More information on the project...........

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