The Department of Geothermal Energy and Reservoir Technology headed by Thomas Kohl works on the scientific and technological challenges of using geothermal energy. This base loadable and steerable energy source can be used for the sustainable production of heat and electricity. The subsurface also offers the possibility to store thermal energy within a sustainable energy system of fluctuating renewable energies. The development possibilities of geothermal energy are great. To take advantage of this potential in an efficient, economical and environmentally friendly way is the goal of the Department of Geothermal Energy and Reservoir Technology in teaching, research and development.
Laura Spitzmüller is awarded with the Christian-Hecht-Preis 2020 in the framework of the Praxisforum Geothermie Bayern for her excellent Master thesis.
While the world holds its breath because of the corona crisis, Valentin Goldberg is on the remote volcano Tolhuaca in Chile - and at first, he doesn't notice anything.At the edge of the volcano: A research trip in times of Corona
A multi-stage filtering concept for the evaluation of maximal reservoir performance considering reservoir longevity is introduced.J of Petroleum Science and Engineering 190 (2020)
A transient 3D model enables transport modeling of both production wells, characterizes hydraulic conditions and pathways and provides a broad understanding of the reservoir flow zones.Geothermics 84 (2020)
Stochastic study of flow anisotropy and channelling in open rough fractures.Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering 53, 233-249 (2020)
A multicomponent geothermometer for reservoir temperature estimation.Geothermal Energy 8, 2 (2020)
The numerical simulation of temperature logs is used to analyse parameters and uncertainties influencing the interpretation of logging data.Geothermal Energy 7, 32 (2019)
Starting at Reykjavik, 24 master students explored Iceland and experienced the natural forces of the island up close.Report: A song of ice and fire
Improved determination of reservoir temperatures using a novel methodology for geothermometers evaluating the fluid under in-situ conditions.Geothermics, 74, 217-225 (2018)
Analysis of the social response to recent geothermal development and identification of the precondition for public acceptability of geothermal projects.Geothermics, 73, 133-145 (2018)
Lineament analysis of digital elevation models and satellite imagery in comparison - fault zone analysis in the crystalline basement of the Black Forest.J. Struct. Geol., 108, 256-268 (2018)
Gemeinsame / getrennte Anwendung von Oberflächen- und Bohrloch-Netzwerken beeinflusst Lokalierungsfehler (Bsp. Soultz-sous-Forêts)Pure Appl. Geophys., 175, 757 (2018)