Geothermal related drilling applications
01 Apr 2021, from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
You are welcome to another great effort between SPE Romanian Section and SPE Vienna Basin to consolidate the knowledge sharing efforts among students and industry professionals.
Geothermal related Drilling Applications tend to be a challenge in the deeper formations and harder rock types, as oil & gas drilling typically has been confronted with. Therefore, adapted or all new, fit for purpose drilling as well as reservoir enhancement processes need to be put in place in order to economically and safely tackle our future needs for power production relying on geothermal type reservoirs, as well covering our needs for raw materials out of always deeper going mines.
Geothermal related Drilling Applications
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April 1st, 16:00 -17:00 CET
Biography: Volker Wittig received Diplomas in Mechanical Engineering from Technical University in Braunschweig and South Dakota State University. Initially he worked for the drilling industry as an R&D engineer in the USA, designing drilling, sampling and logging tools for soil, rock, groundwater as well as in-situ environmental, geotechnical and LWD applications. Since 2005 he has been with the International Geothermal Centre (GZB) in Bochum, starting up and managing the department for advanced drilling applications on national and international R&D projects with MS and PhD students, including teaching drilling classes. As of 1-2020, GZB was transferred into the new Fraunhofer IEG institute with its headquarter in Bochum and 5 offices across Germany, where Wittig continues to lead the division on innovative drilling technologies. His current focus is on drilling with high pressure fluids w/o abrasives, DTH fluid / mud percussion hammers, coiled tubing drilling as well as thermal drilling applications incl. Laser and Plasma technologies.