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Name:
Przedmiot obieralny w języku angielskim Geothermal energy resources
Course of study:
2016/2017
Code:
BEZ-1-514-s
Faculty of:
Geology, Geophysics and Environmental Protection
Study level:
First-cycle studies
Specialty:
-
Field of study:
Ecological Sources of Energy
Semester:
5
Profile of education:
Academic (A)
Lecture language:
English
Form and type of study:
Full-time studies
Course homepage:
 
Responsible teacher:
dr inż. Papiernik Bartosz (papiern@geol.agh.edu.pl)
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Module summary

Description of learning outcomes for module
MLO code Student after module completion has the knowledge/ knows how to/is able to Connections with FLO Method of learning outcomes verification (form of completion)
Social competence
M_K001 Student is aware and understands economic, social and ecological impact of engineering activity in the field of prospecting and exploitation of geothermal deposits. Student knows the basics of modern modeling techniques subsurface geothermal deposits occurrence. EZ1A_K02, EZ1A_K01 Activity during classes,
Test
Skills
M_U001 Student is able to analyze the conditions of geothermal waters occurrence and assess their suitability for specific purposes using the literature, materials and professional software. EZ1A_U03, EZ1A_U08, EZ1A_U01 Test,
Presentation,
Report
M_U002 Student has the ability to extend his knowledge in the field geothermal energy. EZ1A_U07 Test,
Presentation
Knowledge
M_W001 Student has the basic language skills in the field of geothermal resources. Student has the knowledge on basic definitions of geothermal energy, geothermal deposits. EZ1A_W01 Test
M_W002 Student has basic knowledge of geology of various geothermal regions and related to them types of geothermal deposits. Student is aware of geothermal resources renewability and has basic information on technology of geothermal drillings. EZ1A_W01 Test
FLO matrix in relation to forms of classes
MLO code Student after module completion has the knowledge/ knows how to/is able to Form of classes
Lecture
Audit. classes
Lab. classes
Project classes
Conv. seminar
Seminar classes
Pract. classes
Zaj. terenowe
Zaj. warsztatowe
Others
E-learning
Social competence
M_K001 Student is aware and understands economic, social and ecological impact of engineering activity in the field of prospecting and exploitation of geothermal deposits. Student knows the basics of modern modeling techniques subsurface geothermal deposits occurrence. + - - - - - - - - - -
Skills
M_U001 Student is able to analyze the conditions of geothermal waters occurrence and assess their suitability for specific purposes using the literature, materials and professional software. + - - + - - - - - - -
M_U002 Student has the ability to extend his knowledge in the field geothermal energy. + - - + - - - - - - -
Knowledge
M_W001 Student has the basic language skills in the field of geothermal resources. Student has the knowledge on basic definitions of geothermal energy, geothermal deposits. + - - - - - - - - - -
M_W002 Student has basic knowledge of geology of various geothermal regions and related to them types of geothermal deposits. Student is aware of geothermal resources renewability and has basic information on technology of geothermal drillings. + - - - - - - - - - -
Module content
Lectures:

1. Translation of the basic geothermal terms from English into Polish
2. Basic definitions on geothermal energy. Basic geological description of favorable conditions for different types of geothermal deposits occurrence. Basic concepts related to geothermics (a thermal gradient of the Earth, and the geothermal degree, geothermal water and steam deposits). High-temperature and low-temperature geothermal resources and conditions of their occurrence. Sources of heat in the Earth’s crust and the processes responsible for the heat flow.
3. General characteristics of geothermal systems in the world and in Poland – the present day and the future.
4. Basic methods of geothermal energy utilization – direct utilization, geothermal heat pumps (GHP), ground source or ground coupled heat pumps (GSHP or GCH) binary fluid generators for electrical production, electricity production.
5. Methods of geothermal deposits exploitation . The technologies performing geothermal wells (vertical, directional, horizontal). Methods of water production. The disposal of geothermal fluids. Geological and economic aspects of extraction using deep hole drilling (drilling costs, performance, temperature, mineralization, the chemical composition of the waters, etc.).
6. Methods for assessment of geothermal resources and reserves. Examples of classifications of geothermal resources types. Methodology of the assessment – Factors affecting aquifers, and geothermal resources.
7. Review of computer modeling techniques useful in geothermal resources prospecting and assessment.
8. Geothermal waters and energy in Poland and in the world – examples of reporting, installations and contribution to energy balances of different countries.
9. Utilization of geothermal waters in balneotherapy and recreation. Basic concepts of balneotherapy. Factors enabling the use of the waters for medicinal and recreational objectives (e.g. temperature, mineralization, chemical composition). Recreation and balneotherapy centers in Poland and in the world.

Project classes:

Student during lab exercises uses static 3D geomodel prepared in professional software format (preferentially Petrel), complements it with an additional reservoir and thermal parameters. Using methodology of geothermal parameters assessment the student will determinate the prospective areas in accordance with the accepted assumptions. The results of the analyses student shows during a brief presentation/report.
In the framework of student activities:
1. Student recognizes and assesses the basic parameters of the geothermal using knowledge, statistical analysis and specialized software.
2. Student interprets the results obtained, specifies the criteria prospectivity and on that basis defines borders of geothermal prospect.

Student workload (ECTS credits balance)
Student activity form Student workload
Summary student workload 90 h
Module ECTS credits 3 ECTS
Participation in lectures 15 h
Participation in project classes 15 h
Realization of independently performed tasks 40 h
Preparation of a report, presentation, written work, etc. 20 h
Additional information
Method of calculating the final grade:

Ocena końcowa = 0,6*ocena z kolokwium + 0,4* ocena z opracowanego raportu

Prerequisites and additional requirements:

• Knowledge of the basic rules of thermal calculation
• Basic knowledge of the English language
• Basic statistical calculations knowledge
• Basic skills in selection and interpretation of geological data
• Basic skills in application of specialist software for subsurface cartography and geomodelling

Recommended literature and teaching resources:

1. Górecki W. (red.), 2006 – Atlas zasobów geotermalnych formacji mezozoicznych i paleozoicznych na Niżu Polskim.
2. Solik-Heliasz E. (red.), 2009 – Atlas zasobów energii geotermalnej w regionie górnośląskim. Utwory neogenu, karbonu i dewonu.
3. Górecki W. (red.), 2011 – Atlas zasobów wód i energii geotermalnej Karpat Zachodnich.
4. Górecki W. (red.), 2013 – Atlas zasobów wód i energii geotermalnej Karpat Wschodnich.
5. Muffler P., Cataldi R., 1978, Methods for regional assessment of geothermal resources, Geothermics, Volume 7, Issues 2–4, 1978, Pages 53-89
6. Popovski K. et al., 2010 – Geothermal energy.
7. Kochański J.W., 2002 – Balneologia i hydroterapia. Wyd. AWF we Wrocławiu.
8. Kochański J.W., 2008 – Lecznictwo uzdrowiskowe. Wyd. Wyższej Szkoły Fizjoterapii we Wrocławiu.
9. Materiały ze Światowego Kongresu Geotermalnego na Bali (Indonezja) w 2010 r. – dostępne w formie elektronicznej

Scientific publications of module course instructors related to the topic of the module:

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