EGC 2013

ISS Short Courses 3rd and 8th June 2013

International Course on Drilling, completion and testing of geothermal wells

Monday 3rd June 2013, Palazzo dei Congressi, Pisa


General program
  • Overview on deep seated geothermal environments
  • The future of EGS technologies
  • Introduction to geothermal well drilling practices
    – Well design
    – Directional drilling (drilling fluids; cementing; drilling service contracts and risk analysis)
  • Miscellaneous, drilling/completion related issues
  • Geothermal well logging
  • Geothermal well testing and analysis
  • FAQ/Questionnaire-Evaluation
  • Dr. Miklos Antics  – IGA EBF chairman, GPC IP (France)
  • Dr. Pierre Ungemach – GPC IP, France

International Course on Ground Source Heat Pumps

Saturday 8th June 2013

Lecture room, 1st Floor
Universita’ di Pisa, DESTEC,
Largo Lucio Lazzarino
56126 Pisa



General program

  • How a heat pump works
    -Borehole heat exchangers design and completion
    -Types of heat pumps
    -Evaluation of performances and optimal operation of ground source heat pump heating and cooling systems
    -Internal and external sources
  • GHP geological aspects and practical guidelines
  • Case Studies in Italy: Milano and others (tbd)
  • GHP state of the art and perspectives in Europe


  • Dr. Burkhard Sanner – IGA EBF, vice-chair, EGEC president
  • Prof. Walter Grassi, prof. Della Vedova, prof. Carlo Piemonte – Unione Geotermica Italiana, Board members
  • Dr. Del Mastro (president of GEO-HP consortium), Dr.  Ferraresi (TBC) –  the Ferrara District Heating Company

General Information

Course Fees

Extra Activities registration feesx

Short Course Registration fee includes
An electronic copy of the Course material (presentations and papers)
Attendance of the Short Course sessions
Two coffee-breaks and lunch.


IGA European Regional Branch – International Summer School on Geothermal Energy  of IGA ERB in cooperation with European Geothermal Energy Council and Unione Geotermica Italiana

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Fellowship opportunity to attend the Short Courses
Some limited number of fellowships shall be available to support Short Courses participation by young scientists, students and PhD students (under 35) from European countries specialising in geothermal energy.
The fellowship will cover registration fee for the Short Course, some support for traveling (within Europe), per diem and accommodation.
Click here to download the application form. It should be returned to