Enhanced geothermal systems or engineered geothermal systems (EGS)

Modeling Enhanced Geothermal Systems to Minimize Risk

Enhanced geothermal systems or engineered geothermal systems (EGS) offer significant opportunities to take advantage of geothermal energy. EGS are different from conventional geothermal wells. They are located significantly deeper and require fracturing rock to create the artificial circulation system. Lessons learned from unconventional well development in the petroleum industry are benefitting the development of EGS.…