2017 Geothermal Workshop

Registration is open now for the New Zealand Geothermal Workshop, 22 – 24 November 2017 at the Millennium in Rotorua.

Confirmed keynote speakers include:

  • Dr Guðmundur Ómar Friðleifsson, lead on Iceland Deep Drilling Project
  • Dr James E Faulds, Nevada State Geologist, Director of Nebvada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Profession at the University of Nevada
  • Dr Rupert Sutherland, Victoria University of Wellington

Short courses include:

  • Geothermal Resource Decision Workshop: Volcano-hosted Conceptual Models – doing is the best way to learn. That’s why Bill Cumming and a group of expert coaches will guide participants through a case study that simulates the real-life decision making process for a geothermal resource team. As well as being a fast-track introduction to geothermal, this course teaches industry best-practice methods for developing a conceptual model and using it to estimate the size of a geothermal resource. Coaches include Steven Sewell, Paul Bixley, Kevin Brown, Luis Urzua, Ryan Libbey, Buscarlet Etienne, Katie Mclean, Fabian Sepulveda, Julie Rowland.
  • X-Ray Techniques – While XRD is a very important tool for identifying and quantifying the mineralogy of crystalline compounds in rocks, soils, and other geological samples, the XRF and iTRAX core scanner are elemental and geochemical analysis techniques. The iTRAX Core Scanner is unique to New Zealand. This course aims to introduce the fundamental principles and applications of X-ray Diffraction (XRD), X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) and iTRAX Core Scanner and how they can be used in geoscience. 3 sessions will be covered within this short course.