Tue, 10 October, 2023
The GEOPRO project has come to a successful conclusion, having investigated the chemical and physical properties of geothermal fluids and providing information to enhance and optimise geothermal industry operations.
TWI worked on the project as one of 12 consortium partners drawn from academia and industry across Europe.
By pooling our expertise, the consortium has delivered data and findings to:
- Improve geothermal plant efficiencies through the knowledge-based design of wellbore, pipework, and heat exchangers
- Optimise the conversion of primary geothermal energy into electrical power
- Maximise plant uptimes and effectiveness
- Deliver underpinning knowledge for the future exploitation and exploration of supercritical systems through the improved use of fluid chemistry to predict deep subterranean conditions
The GEOPRO consortium have delivered a suite of knowledge-based decision support system (DSS) tools complete with relevant information regarding flow assurance, reservoir modelling, reaction kinetics, and Equation of State (EoS). There is also a knowledge database that allows for the production of reliable lifecycle estimates for performance, operational costs, environmental impacts and risk.
Teams drawn from the consortium partners have provided ongoing updates during the life of the project, including online updates and newsletters as well as attending conferences, technology fairs and symposiums. The project was also presented in published papers and journals, where project details and updates were shared.
TWI is proud to have been able to participate and add our expertise to the GEOPRO project and seek an advanced understanding and modelling of geofluid properties to ensure consistent behaviour for a range of geothermal applications.
You can find out more about the GEOPRO project on the dedicated project website, here.
The GEOPRO project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 851816