Our second speaker of 2022 will be an SPE Distinguished Lecturer– Tom Bradley. This talk will be hosted by SPE international's Zoom platform and the registration process is a little different. You need to click “See your section’s DL events” after clicking "Register HERE". This will bring you to Golden Gate Section’s DL schedule page. Then you can click "Register" for Tom Bradley’s talk. After registration, you will receive a confirmation email with Zoom details. Make sure to check your spam folder if you don’t find the confirmation email.
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Title: Application of Oil and Gas Subsurface Evaluation Methodology to Geothermal: The Value of Data
When: Monday, February 14, 2022 (11AM Pacific)
Where: Online via Zoom
Meeting Registration: Zoom Meeting - SPEGGS February 2022 Registration
The energy landscape is changing, and renewable sources of energy are gaining in importance. As part of this, geothermal energy has the ability to be a key contributor as it can supply a constant dependable baseload for a wide range of uses, ranging from low temperature heating through mid temperature industrial uses, to high temperatures for power generation.It has additional benefits, that unlike other renewable sources such as wind and solar, it is has little or no reliance on varying prevailing conditions.
However geothermal is a relatively young industry, and many stakeholders are unaware of the importance of detailed knowledge of the subsurface in the success of safely and economically realising a project. As a result many projects dissapoint in their returns. The subsurface knowledge required is very similar to that needed for successful hydrocarbon exploration, therefore the expertise in gained in the oil and gas industry over many years can be applied to geothermal projects to help increase their likelihood of success. However because of the nature of the two industries, there is often a barrier that needs to be broken down before this knowledge can be shared.
In this presentation, I discuss how the subsurface information needed for success in the two industries is very similar, show the value of data, how well established oil and gas methodologies can be applied to help in the success of geothermal projects, and how the oil and gas industries can contribute to the success of geothermal energy.
About the Speaker
Tom Bradley is a Senior Petrophysical Advisor with Baker Hughes. After graduating from The Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, London with a degree in Geology with Engineering Geology in 1996, he started his career in 1997 as a wireline Data Processor with Western Atlas International, and since then has worked with Baker Hughes in a variety of technical, sales and supervisory roles in a variety of countries. Since 2005 he has been based in the Netherlands, and as part of his current role he is involved with the development of geothermal energy in the Netherlands and Europe. He is the recipient of the 2021 SPE Europe Region Formation Evaluation award, and in addition to SPE he serves with the Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts as president of the Dutch Petrophysical Society, is vice-chair of the SPWLA Alternative Subsurface/Energy Transition Special Interest Group, and is a member of the SPWLA technical committee.
Our next meeting will be on March 16 at 11 am Pacific time. The speaker is Dr. Adam Jew from SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. Stay tuned for our meeting notice.