Welcome to the Department of Geothermal Energy
The Department of Geothermal Energy, led by Thomas Kohl, deals with the scientific and technological challenges of geothermal energy in research and teaching. This base load energy source can be used to produce heat and electricity. The development opportunities of geothermal energy, especially in southern Germany, offers enormous potential and must be further developed for eco-friendly economic use.
A multi-stage filtering concept for the evaluation of maximal reservoir performance considering reservoir longevity is introduced.J of Petroleum Science and Engineering 2019, 106803
The numerical simulation of temperature logs are used to analyse parameters and uncertainties influencing the interpretation of logging data.Geothermal Energy 32 (2019)
A transient 3D model enables transport modeling of both production wells, characterizes hydraulic conditions and pathways and provides a broad understanding of the reservoir flow zones.Geothermics, 84, 101749 (2020)
Starting at Reykjavik, 24 master students explored Iceland and experienced the natural forces of the island up close.Report: A song of ice and fire
Stochastic study of flow anisotropy and channelling in open rough fracturesRock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 53 (2020)
Improved determination of reservoir temperatures using a novel methodology for geothermometers evaluating the fluid under in-situ conditions.Geothermics, 74, 217 (2018)
Analysis of the social response to recent geothermal development and identification of the precondition for public acceptability of geothermal projects.Geothermics, 73, 133-145 (2018)
Lineament analysis of digital elevation models and satellite imagery in comparison - fault zone analysis in the crystalline basement of the Black Forest.J. Struct. Geol. 108, 256-268 (2018)
Joint or separate use of seismic down-hole and surface networks during stimulation may influence localization errors. Study at Soultz-sous-Forêts.Pure Appl. Geophys. 175, 757 (2018)
In the Bavarian Molasse the interpretation is based on field of tension, fault systems and pressure changes. Here, the position of delivery and injection wells is also included.