Tue, 10 October, 2023
We are pleased to announce the successful conclusion of the GEOPRO project. A consortium of 12 project partners have pooled their expertise to provide an enhanced understanding of the chemical and physical properties of geothermal fluids.
This knowledge was attained to enable the optimisation of geothermal site developments and operations, including:
- Improved design efficiencies through the knowledge-based design of wellbore, pipework, and heat exchangers
- Optimised conversion of primary geothermal energy into electrical power
- Maximising plant uptimes and effectiveness
- Delivering underpinning knowledge for the future exploration and exploitation of supercritical systems through the better use of fluid chemistry to predict deep subterranean conditions
The GEOPRO concept has created a suite of knowledge-based decision support system (DSS) tools complete with relevant information regarding flow assurance, reservoir modelling, reaction kinetics, Equation of State (EoS) and a knowledge database, to produce reliable lifecycle estimates for performance, operational costs, environmental impacts and risk.
The consortium experts, drawn from academia and industry, have provided updates throughout the course of the project – attending conferences, technology fairs and symposiums as well as publishing papers with project details and updates.
We would like to thank everybody who participated in or supported the GEOPRO project as we sought advanced understanding and modelling of geofluid properties with a wide applicability across a range of geothermal installations, ensuring consistent behaviour for a range of different applications.
The GEOPRO project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 851816