8. apríl 2015

World Geothermal Congress 2015

Iceland GeoSurvey will be at the World Geothermal Congress from 19th to 24th of April 2015, in Melbourne, Australia.

Held every five years, the World Geothermal Congress is a unique event that brings together members of the geothermal community across the globe. Iceland GeoSurvey‘s scientists will take full part in the five days technical sessions and will also participate in the exhibition which is held parallel to the congress.

You are very welcome to visit us at the Icelandic booth no. 49-50 and 55-56 in the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre to discuss and learn more about our involvement and services in geothermal research.

The following scientific papers will be presented at the WGC 2015 by Iceland GeoSurvey scientists:

Monday 20th April

  • Heat Flow in Iceland.
    Presenter: Arni Hjartarson
    Time: 01:20-03:30 pm, Room: 212
  • Geothermal Development in Iceland 2010-2014.
    Presenter: Árni Ragnarsson
    Time: 01:20-03:30 pm, Room: 212
  • Greenland Country Update.
    Presenter: Árni Hjartarson
    Time: 03:30-05:10 pm, Room: 212
  • Assessing the Environmental Impact of Geothermal Power Utilization Using a Multi Isotope Approach (C, N, S, Pb) in Moss (Rhacomitrium Lanuginosum).
    Presenter: Bjarni Gautason
    Time: 03:30-05:10 pm, Room: 220
  • The Evolution of CO2 Emissions and Heat Flow Through Soil Since 2004, in the Utilized Reykjanes Geothermal Area, SW Iceland.
    Presenter: Audur Agla Oladottir
    Time: 03:30-05:10 pm, Room: 220
  • The Groundwater in the Mývatn Area: Influence of Geothermal Utilization at Námfjall and Origin of the Warm Groundwater Component.
    Presenter: Magnús Ólafsson
    Time: 03:30-05:10 pm, Room: 220

Tuesday 21st April

  • Geochemical Monitoring of the Reykjanes Geothermal Reservoir 2003 to 2013.
    Presenter: Finnbogi Oskarsson
    Time: 08:30-10:10 am, Room: 220
  • Hydrothermal Alteration of Pyroxene in the Hellisheiði Geothermal Field, SW-Iceland.
    Presenter: Helga Margret Helgadottir
    Time: 08:30-10:10 am, Room: 216
  • History of Chemical Composition of Geothermal Fluids, Krafla, Northeast Iceland, with Special Emphasis on the Liquid Phase.
    Presenter: Halldór Ármannsson
    Time: 10:40-12:20am, Room: 219
  • Analysis and Modelling of Gravity Changes in the Reykjanes Geothermal System in Iceland, During 2004–2010.
    Presenter: Egill Árni Guðnason
    Time: 01:20-03:30 pm, Room: Plenary
  • The Dallol Geothermal Area Northern Afar, Ethiopia. Surface Geology and Fluid Chemistry.
    Presenter: Hjalti Franzson
    Time: 01:20-03:30 pm, Room: 220

Wednesday 22nd April

  • The Static Shift Problem in MT Soundings.
    Presenter: Knutur Arnason
    Time: 10:40-12:20 am, Room: Plenary
  • Materials for Geothermal Steam Utilization at Higher Temperatures.
    Presenter: Sigrún Karlsdóttir
    Time: 10:40-12:20 am, Room: 220
  • The Role of Lumped Parameter Modelling of Reservoir Pressure in the Resource Management of 6 low-temperature Geothermal Systems Utilized by the District Heating Network of Nordurorka in Central N-Iceland.
    Presenter: Gudni Axelsson
    Time: 01:20-03:30 pm, Room: 218
  • Namafjall High Temperature Field in N Iceland. A 3D Resistivity Model Derived from MT data.
    Presenter: Ragna Karlsdottir
    Time: 03:30-05:10 pm, Room: Plenary
  • Stable Gas Isotope Characterisation of the Reykjanes Geothermal Field, Iceland.
    Presenter: Finnbogi Oskarsson
    Time: 03:30-05:10 pm, Room: 220
  • A Tracer Test on Well IDDP-2, Reykjanes, Iceland.
    Presenter: Halldór Ármannsson
    Time: 03:30-05:10 pm, Room: 220
  • Utilization of Low Temperature Geothermal Systems at Dalvík, N-Iceland, and Egilsstadir and Fell, E-Iceland.
    Presenter: Svanbjorg Helga Haraldsdottir
    Time: 03:30-05:10 pm, Room: 216

Thursday 23rd April

  • Comparison of Down-Hole Data and Surface Resistivity Data from S-Hengill, a High Temperature Geothermal Field in SW-Iceland.
    Presenter: Svanbjorg Helga Haraldsdottir
    Time: 08:30-10:10 am, Room: Plenary
  • Well Site Selection Based on Acoustic Borehole Image Logs: A Case History from Hoffell Low-temperature Geothermal Field in Southeast Iceland.
    Presenter: Magnús Ólafsson
    Time: 08:30-10:10 am, Room: 216
  • 3D Inversion of Magnetotelluric (MT) Resistivity Data from Krýsuvík High Temperature Geothermal Area in SW Iceland.
    Presenter: Knutur Arnason
    Time: 01:20-03:30 pm, Room: Plenary


  • Pilot Project Study for Utilization of Geothermal Energy in North Western Himalayas.
    Presenter: Bjarni Richter
    Time: 03:30-05:10 pm, Room: Exhibition

Friday 24th April

  • Design and Use of Relational Databases in the Geothermal Sector.
    Presenter: Sigrún Gunnarsdóttir
    Time: 08:30-10:10 am, Room: 213
  • Induced Seismic Activity During Drilling of Injection Wells at the Hellisheiði Power Plant, SW Iceland.
    Presenter: Kristján Ágústsson
    Time: 08:30-10:10 am, Room: 208
  • Reinjection and Induced Seismicity in Geothermal Fields in Iceland.
    Presenter: Ólafur Flóvenz
    Time: 08:30-10:10 am, Room: 208
  • Renewability Assessment of the Reykjanes Geothermal System, SW-Iceland.
    Presenter: Gudni Axelsson
    Time: 01:20-03:30 pm, Room: 211

The World Geothermal Congress Preliminary Program can be viewed at the congress webpage.

A list over the scientific papers from all Icelanders participating at WGC can be viewed in the PDF file below.