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Silke Schlichting

Administration and project management

Phone: +49 721 608-45222

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Institute of Applied Geosciences
Division of Geothermics

KIT - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology,
Campus South

Kaiserstr. 12, Building 50.40
76131 Karlsruhe

Visitor's Address

Institute of Applied Geosciences
Division of Geothermics

KIT - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology,
Campus South

Adenauerring 20b, Building 50.40
76131 Karlsruhe



PetroTherm Seminar

Thursday, 12:00
Room 007, AVG-Gebäude (50.41)

Excursion with students - Iceland

Seismic monitoring at the geothermal power
plant in Rittershoffen

Investigation of the fluid rock interactions in high-pressure experiments

Discussion of scientific results in the "picture of the week"

Installation of a seismic monitoring station for the geothermal power plant Rittershofen

Geothermal power plant in Soultz-sous-Forêts

Dynamics of seismic events

      Thermal water investigation
      Water-rock interaction

Magnetotelluric measurement Chile

Welcome to the Department of Geothermal Energy

The Department of Geothermal Energy, led by Prof. T. 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.





Villarrica - Southern Chile Geo-chemical characterization of the geothermal system

Improved determination of reservoir temperatures using a novel methodology for geothermometers evaluating the fluid under in-situ conditions.

Geothermics, 74, 217 (2018)
Acceptability of geothermal installations: A geoethical concept for GeoLaB

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)
Identification and spatial arrangement of fault zones

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)
Influence of seismic network configuration on earthquake location error

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)
Inspection of seismicity at geothermal plants in a geomechanical context

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.

Cutting-edge science at the 5th European Geothermal Workshop at KIT

With great success, the 5th European Geothermal Workshop (EGW) was held at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).

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