United Nations University

UNU Geothermal Training Programme 40th Anniversary Workshop,

IGC2018, Harpan, RIMA Hall, 8:45-12:35, April 26, 2018

08:45 – 10:30 S1 – UNU Geothermal Training Programme – past, present and future

Chairman: Jónas Ketilsson, Senior Manager at Orkustofnun, Icelandic National Energy Authority
08:45 – 08:55
Thórdís Kolbrún R. Gylfadóttir, Minister of Tourism, Industry and Innovation

Opening speech.

08:55 – 09:20
Lúdvík S. Georgsson, Director UNU-GTP

Fourty years of geothermal training in Iceland – history, status and future direction.

09:20 – 09:30
Ingimar G. Haraldsson, Deputy Director UNU-GTP

The UN Sustainable Development Goals Short Courses in E-Africa and Latin America.

09:30 – 09:42
Dr. Meseret Teklemariam Zemedkun, UNEP, Africa

Geothermal outlook in Africa and contribution of UNU-GTP in capacity building.

09:42 – 09:54
Dr. Pang Zhonghe, GRC-IGG, CAS, China:

Geothermal development in China and the role of UNU-GTP.

09:54 – 10:06
Dr. Beata Kepinska, MEERI – PAS, Poland

Geothermal energy development in Europe and Poland. Contribution of UNU GTP graduates.

10:06 – 10:18
Dr. Peketsa Mangi, KenGen, Kenya

Geothermal development in Kenya: update and the role of UNU-GTP capacity building.

10:18 – 10:30
Rosa N. Escobar, LaGeo, El Salvador

Geothermal development in El Salvador and the importance of the contribution of fellows of the UNU-GTP programme.

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 12:35 S2 – Research projects of current PhD and MSc UNU Fellows

Chairman: Málfríður Ómarsdóttir, Environmental Scientist, UNU-GTP
11:00 – 11:15
Charles Muturia Lichoro, Kenya

Mapping geothermal and structural features of the Northern Kenya Rift with MT and gravity measurements.

11:15 – 11:30
Geoffrey Kiptoo Mibei, Kenya

Paka volcano in the Northern Kenya Rift: Volcanic evolution, petrology and insights into its geothermal system.

11:30 – 11:45
Zheng Tingting, Shandong, China

The chemical characteristics of geothermal fluids on Jiaodong Peninsula, Shandong, China.

11:45 – 11:55
Irma Khoirunissa, Indonesia

Performance of AERMOD modelling of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) concentration from geothermal power plants in Ulubelu, Indonesia, and Hellisheidi-Nesjavellir, Iceland.

11:55 – 12:05
Melissa de Freitas, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Numerical simulation of the Svartsengi geothermal field, SW-Iceland.

12:05 – 12:15
Kennedy M. Kamunya, Kenya

Assessment of boiling effects on δD and δ18O composition of geothermal reservoir fluids and their suitability on use as tracers of origin of geothermal fluids.

12:15 – 12:25
Moneer Fathel Alnethary, Yemen

Petrology of the hornfels contact zone around the Hrossatungur gabbro, W-Iceland.

12:25 – 12:35
Hamoud Souleiman Cheik, Djibouti

Feasibility study for implementation of a solar-geothermal hybrid plant based on an organic Rankine Cycle in Lake Abhe geothermal area, with a particular hot arid climate, Djibouti.

12:35 – 12:45
Samuel I. Nganga, Kenya

Wellbore stability analysis in geothermal well drilling.

12:45 – 13:30

Lunch buffet

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