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Geothermal Energy

The Geothermal Energy Research Group aims at covering the whole value chain in geothermal energy, by enabling research interactions and multi-disciplinary collaboration between different departments and research areas.

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Researchers from two faculties, the Faculty of Science and Technology and The Faculty of Social Sciences, and five departments have joined to develop knowledge in the field of geothermal energy, a new important research area for the University of Stavanger. 

The establishment of the Geothermal energy research group (on March 22, 2018) highlights geothermal energy as an important strategic area for future research and development activity within the field of renewable energy at the University of Stavanger.

The purpose of the group is three-fold:

  1. Enabling research interactions and multi-disciplinary collaboration between different departments
  2. Knowledge transfer from petroleum to renewable geothermal energy
  3. Facilitating national and international collaboration and fund rising within the research field "geothermal energy".

The short-term goal of this initiative is providing a discussion and collaboration forum for interdisciplinary research, to establish a nationally recognized research group in the field of geothermal energy.

The long-term goal of this initiative is to establish an internationally recognized research group at University of Stavanger. 

The research group aims to combine research from several areas: drilling, reservoir, power/heat generation, measurements, sensors & optimization, geology and social sciences.