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Ready to soft stimulate in Mezőberény

Ready to soft stimulate in Mezőberény

DESTRESS members visited Mezőberény last summer and realised that it would be a perfect place to implement one of the soft stimulation treatments for a sandstone formation aiming to solve injection problems at the site. The local authority of Mezőberény Város Önkormányzata, which is the operator and owner of the geothermal plant, agreed to join forces with DESTRESS. The cooperation agreement was signed at the end of July 2018 and everything is prepared to act at an operational level. In a first step, members of WP4 will design a chemical stimulation concept.

Anthropogenic or not? Investigating the magnitude 5.5 Pohang earthquake in South Korea

A recently published paper in Science, written with contributions from DESTRESS partners, explores the potential link between magnitude 5.5 (Mw) earthquake in South Korea and the nearby geothermal project. If proven to be anthropogenic, it would be the largest earthquake known to have been associated with the exploitation of deep geothermal energy.

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Sad news from Glasgow

Sad news from Glasgow

Paul Younger, one of the initiators of DESTRESS, passed away last week-end. He died after serious illness peacefully surrounded by his family. Paul will remain in the memory of all DESTRESS members, not only because he was the one who defined the acronym of our project. His death is a big loss and we will miss Paul at many fronts. Our thoughts are with his wife and family.

DESTRESS met for a fruitful exchange in Glasgow

From 3 to 6 April 2018, the DESTRESS community met for four days in Glasgow. The programme included the 3rd general assembly with the progress meeting and executive and advisory board sessions as well as the midterm conference. 50 project participants took part in the internal meetings and presented the status-quo, results and upcoming work for their tasks and work packages. Furthermore, the whole consortium discussed critical topics and challenges and exchanged ideas for future steps to be taken.

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In-situ stress estimation in geothermal reservoirs

The ability to estimate stresses in deep boreholes is limited because collecting data is challenging in these depths. Thus, it is desirable to combine various stress measurement methods and follow a set of steps to construct a reliable rock stress model. The new DESTRESS report presents best practices for estimating in-situ stress in geothermal reservoirs.

What makes geothermal projects a success? Second DESTRESS workshop at GeoTHERM Offenburg

Even though geothermal heat is a promising source to enrich and contribute to the renewable energy mix, it is not risk-free. The question therefore is: what makes a geothermal project successful? ...

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Welcome to DESTRESS

DESTRESS stands for a promising and future-oriented approach to demonstrate soft stimulation methods of EGS. We focus on solutions for the exploitation of underground heat which are economical, sustainable and environmentally responsible. Co-funded by the EU, we contribute to the European energy strategy, which targets renewable energy, greenhouse gas reduction and energy efficiency. The primarily objective of DESTRESS is to develop a comprehensive compilation of good practices for successful geothermal projects through demonstration and research.

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Events

6th European Geothermal Workshop

6th European Geothermal Workshop 

This year's EGW will be held in Strasbourg, France on October 10 and 12, 2018. For more information, including the workshop programme, please see the attached pamphlet or visit our website. The deadline for registration and abstract submission is September 21, 2018. 
You can register for the workshop here. Conference details (including location, access information, and field trip details) will be sent to all participants once registration has closed.

First EAGE/IGA/DGMK Joint Workshop on Deep Geothermal Energy

First EAGE/IGA/DGMK Joint Workshop on Deep Geothermal Energy

This workshop that aims to investigate geothermal energy’s current and future role in the energy transition and is organized by members of the geothermal industry and the oil and gas industry will be held between 08 - 09 November 2018 in Strasbourg, France.
The workshop calls for abstracts on a variety of topics that can be found here. Abstracts can be submitted until 30 September 2018.

Find detailled information here.

Join our Mid-Term Conference in Glasgow

DESTRESS will meet in Glasgow for its midterm conference this spring. If you would like to join us, please register yourself here until 21 March 2018. The participation is free of charge. Read more.

Access Programmes

DESTRESS offers virtual and physical access to its sites. Every demonstration site differs in its environment and the stimulation techniques used.