Geothermal specialists from Iceland GeoSurvey have been instructors at geothermal course in Azores islands of Portugal, Short Course III on Borehole Geophysics in Geothermal Development. The course is organized by the Geothermal Training Programme of the United Nations University (UNU-GTP).
The course covers various aspects of well logging, well testing and reservoir monitoring and consists of lectures, exercies and actual logging and testing of wells in the field. The short course was for selected employees of EDA RENOVÁVEIS – the department of renewables within the Electricity Company of the Azores (EDA). It was attended by nine people from Ponta Delgada on São Miguel island and 2 joined the classroom online from Terceira island.
The short course is the third in a series of six short courses organized by UNU-GTP and held in the Azores over the period 2014-2016, financed through the EEA Grants scheme, which has the goal of reducing economic and social disparities in 16 EU countries in Central and Southern Europe. Previous trainings that took place in 2014 are: Workshop on Geothermal for Decision-Makers & Short Course I on Geological Exploration of Geothermal Fields (8.-20. September) and Short Course II on Geothermal Utilization and Geothermal Power Plants (17.-29. November). Further courses on chemistry of thermal fluids, drilling supervision and technology, and geophysical exploration are planned for this year and early 2016.