Geothermal - Overview

When:  Apr 24, 2024 from 06:00 PM to 08:30 PM (SGT)
Associated with  Singapore Section

The talk will cover main aspects of the geothermal industry with a special focus on the subsurface exploration for heat capacity of an area.

- types of heat sources

- map of the world with main infos: countries where geothermal plays an important role, highlights about what's happening and what happened)

- types of usage (heat or electricity prod), types of development

- stages of development

- important rules and regulations to abide other international and give some local highlights

- why is geothermal developed (strength) and what are the weaknesses (risks, difficulties, costs)

- some notable examples


Christovik Simatupang is Baker Hughes Geothermal Advisor. Prior to that he was Chevron's geochemistry specialist with focus on geothermal. He has 20 years supporting the geothermal industry, especially in the field of geochemistry and geology, and co-authored 17 papers.

The geothermal experiences were obtained from various geothermal systems, namely,
- steam dominated in Darajat,
- liquid dominated in Salak,
- fault-controlled system in Silangkitang,
- supergene acidic and high gas system in Namora-I-Langit,
- concealed outflow system in Sorik Marapi,
- supergene acidic system in Sokoria.
In addition, the exploration work and conceptual modeling covers various prospects in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Japan.

In addition, the exploration geochemistry work and conceptual modelling covers various prospects in Indonesia, the Philippines, Japan, Iceland, Taiwan and Africa. The exposure to different heat extraction technologies, i.e., single flash, double flash, and combined cycle binary in the aforementioned geothermal fields has also contributed to the enhancement of thorough knowledge and understanding on the full complete cycle of geothermal utilization, not to mention, the fluid treatment to prevent corrosion and scaling by using NaOH, H2SO4 and chemical polymer inhibition. The sphere of influence has been widened by involving in ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) projects for instance air dispersion modelling of carbon and H2S emission.

Gathering around 6PM, delicious Italian food and networking 

Talk 6:45PM - 7:15PM

Q&A and further networking till 8:30PM

Cost (for registration in advance): Members $35 / Non-members $50 / Students-retired-unemployed $25 Please register through this website so we record your name and email address. We only receive payment by Paynow or bank transfer.

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Please pay by Paynow to WCW at 8337 4173. Remember to indicate your name in the reference. Official receipt will be sent to your email after the event. Payment at the door is $75 for everyone.

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Contact details below.


Pasta Fresca
30 Boat Quay Singapore
Singapore, 049819
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