Thank you to all who attended DRG Final Meeting on understanding the relationship of water and magma in the roots of volcanoes and how heat is transferred into geothermal systems to maintain their energy. We hope that you found the meeting informative and worthwhile. The primary goal of this meeting was to bring together research group and showcased the achievements of three working project groups. We believe that our diverse and dynamic group of speakers and panellists provided in-depth insight, as well as, actionable and practical tools of the models and gave a light on the steps ahead after the Deep Roots of Geothermal Systems project. We at GEORG Research Cluster are convinced that DRG Community will develop possible strategies and be more engaged in new initiatives taking place in near future.

If you wish to view presentations from the event please press links attached to the titles below on the agenda.

The DRG Part 1 Identification and Exploration facilitated by Freysteinn Sigmundsson and achievements presented also by the main leaders:

  1. Hjalti Franzson: Geological study of water-rock interaction at a gabbro boundary in a fossil geothermal system (Hafnarfjall)
  2. Knútur Árnason: New seismic methods for mapping magma intrusions/pockets where geothermal heat-mining is taking place (Krafla) and 
  3. Freysteinn Sigmundsson for Sigrún Hreinsdóttir: Ground deformation in an active unexploited high-temperature geothermal area (Krísuvík)” 

The DRG Part 3 Utilization – Well and plant design facilitated by Guðrún Sævarsdóttir and a summary gathered by main investigators:

  1. Guðrún Sævarsdóttir: “Utilization and mitigation for superheated geothermal steam with corrosive contaminants”
  2. Sigrún Nanna Karlsdóttir: Corrosion Testing in a Simulated High-Temperature Geothermal Environment
  3. Gunnar Skúlason Kaldal: Structural modelling of the casings in high-temperature geothermal wells
  4. Magnús Þór Jónsson:Deep geothermal wells – Model development and verifications

As the summary meeting focused on the DRG Part 2 Numerical modelling of volcanic geothermal systems which was an interesting summary of showing how the models can be structured and even of very scientific and mathematical models, presenters were able to give an excellent understanding of the topic. Session facilitated by Guðni Axelsson and presented by

  1. Gudni Axelsson: Introduction to DRG part 2
  2. Lilja Magnúsdóttir: An iTOUGH2 equation-of-state module for modelling supercritical conditions
  3. Gunnar Þorgilsson: Modelling heat and mass transfer around and above magma intrusions with HYDROTHERM and TOUGH2
  4. Jean-Claude C. Berthet: Deep roots modelling case study with iTOUGH2, based on the Krafla system
  5. Samuel Scott:Modelling the evolution of volcanic geothermal systems with CSMP++

By the end, participants discussed the way forward together with representatives from Icelandic energy companies and a KMT project. The panel was attended by Gunnar Gunnarsson – OR, Egill Júlíusson – LV, Guðmundur Omar Friðleifssin – HS Orka, John Eichelberger – KMT.

Great meeting you all in December and we look forward to working with you on new projects.


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