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GeoS | Research Highlights

Research conducted in GeoS, the Energi Simulation Centre for Geothermal Systems Research, is highlighted here.  Click on infographics for more detailed information.

Geothermal has a low carbon footprint, low emissions, and the potential to be a significant player in the energy transition. This centre will be home to a multidisciplinary collaboration to make UCalgary a key player in geothermal research and development for the foreseeable future.

Roman Shor

Director and Energi Simulation Industrial Research Chair in Geothermal Systems

EGC Poster Highlights

Presented at the European Geothermal Congress: (1) development of a comprehensive drillstring model suitable for real-time estimation and (2) feasibility of using existing rig technologies to drill wells in hot reservoirs.

Geothermal cooling for a data centre at the University of Calgary

Two students from Durham University, Edmund Chappel and Sophie Chapman, funded by Mitacs Globalink, looked at a conceptual design for geothermal based cooling for a data centre for the University of Calgary.

Eavor-Loop for the University of Calgary

Nick Barry-Hallee proposed replacing the current natural gas-fired combined heat and power plant on the university campus with a deep Eavor-loop at the 2022 Geothermal Rising Conference.

Technoeconomic mapping of geothermal potential in Alberta

Gordon Brasnett combined geology, thermal gradients, costs to drill and potential revenues into an interactive map to screen initial geothermal projects in Alberta at the 2022 Geothermal Rising Conference.