Geothermal energy is ground heat stored in the earth's crust. To unlock geothermal energy, technical challenges need to be addressed that are similar to some of the technical challenges for the exploration and production of oil and gas. As such, technology transfer is often seen as a cross-over between the two energy sectors.
As International Geothermal Association Executive Director Marit Brommer noted in a recently published blog on TechnologyCatalogue.com, there is huge interest from the oil and gas industry in transferring technological capability to geothermal, and vice versa. She mentioned closed-loop systems as well as high temperature monitoring and measurement systems as just a few technological solutions that are relevant to both geothermal and oil and gas sectors.
For this month’s Technologies in the Spotlight, we are showcasing some of the geothermal solutions on the platform that were also used and deployed by oil and gas companies. Scroll through the technologies below and check their technology pages to know more.