Thursday, November 29, 2018

Canada: Workshop Held on Geothermal Energy in the North

Leading Thinkers On Geothermal Energy Spark Conversation in Yellowknife (Government of the Northwest Territories)

With the momentum and success of the 2018 Yellowknife Geoscience Forum to build on, the Northwest Territories Geological Survey (NTGS) hosted some of Canada’s leading minds in a full day workshop on geothermal energy in the North.

On the docket was an overview of geothermal systems, drilling technology, engineering, and the economics of geothermal projects.

It’s a topic highly-relevant to the Northwest Territories (NWT). Oil and gas reservoirs often also hold geothermal potential as the locations in which each are found share a many similarities. Given the NWT’s well-known oil and gas reserves, geothermal is a natural step in the discussion.

The event was coordinated in conjunction with Geothermal Canada, and co-sponsored by the NWT and Nunavut Association of Professional Engineers and Geologists, the NWT and Nunavut Chamber of Mines and the Government of the Northwest Territories.