Seequent’s Asia-Pacific Technical Sales Advisor for Energy, Andrew McMahon, talks about his take on current challenges in the geothermal energy industry.
The total installed global geothermal power generation capacity stands now at 14,369 MW, and that figure is set to rise. Geothermal workflows are becoming increasingly important – from exploration, to well planning, operation and maintenance. The biggest challenge I’m hearing though, is how we address geothermal data.
You might be working on a development which has decades of history and a huge amount of associated data including well, production and geophysics which has allowed for the establishment of a complete development program. Or you might be in a situation where all you have is basic data. How do we make the most of what geothermal data we have?