Environmental Aspects of Geothermal Development

GeoLogica Limited
Course summary
10.5 hours
525 GBP excl. VAT
Online courses
Next available date: 18/10/2021 - Online courses
Professional Training

Course description

Environmental Aspects of Geothermal Development

The development of geothermal resources is not without potential impacts. This course looks at the environmental aspects of geothermal development, along with the related geohazards. Case studies and exercises illustrate and assess different environmental impacts of geothermal development in different regions. The lectures are designed to improve the basic understanding of geothermal systems, their environments and development.

Suitability - Who should attend?

The course is intended for individuals working in and/or interested in working on geothermal projects.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

  • Understand geothermal systems and their environmental influence.
  • Discover potential environmental impacts of geothermal development.
  • Assess how different phases of geothermal development can affect the environment.
  • Understand and characterise geohazards, as they relate to geothermal developments in different regions.
  • Understand geothermal environmental monitoring and assessments.
  • Review case studies and their different environmental challenges and geohazards.

Training Course Content

Concepts and basics

  • Plate tectonics and Earth structure
  • Geological structure
  • Geothermal resources: systems and environment
  • Phases of geothermal development


  • Land use
  • Emissions
  • Water
  • Noise
  • Ecology


  • Seismicity
  • Volcanoes
  • Mass movements

Assessment tools

  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Lifecycle Assessment
  • Equator Principles

Monitoring and mitigation

  • Land use
  • Emissions
  • Water
  • Noise
  • Geohazards

Course delivery details

  • 2.30pm-6pm BST
  • Three 3.5-hour interactive online sessions presented over 3 days (mornings in North America and afternoons in Europe). Documents and exercise materials will be distributed to participants before the course. Some reading and exercises are to be completed by participants off-line.

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Providing world-class training for the energy industry, GeoLogica is an experienced team with an extensive network of tutors and instructors on their books. Their expertise spans both subsurface training for the oil and gas industry, as well as training aimed...

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BH8 8GS Bournemouth Dorset

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