Academic Catalog

GEOE424 GEOTHERMAL SYSTEMS

Course Code: 5640424
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Department: Geological Engineering
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. NLGN TRKAN GLE
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.

Course Content

Definition and classification of geothermal systems, heat flow, geothermal anomalies and their plate tectonic framework. Prospecting for geothermal resources. Water chemistry in geothermal exploration, estimation of reservoir temperatures, effects of mixing and underground boiling. Heat extraction from geothermal reservoirs. Geothermal resource assessment. Environmental aspects of geothermal energy development.