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TUC SPE Student Chapter Open Talk: "An Introduction to Geothermal Systems"

The SPE Student Chapter of the Technical University of Crete in cooperation with the Institute of Geoenergy - FORTH/IG, would like to invite you to the upcoming talk of Mathilde Adelinet, Assistant Professor in Geophysics at IFP Energies nouvelle/IFP School, France. The topic of the talk is

"An Introduction to Geothermal Systems"

The talk will be held virtually on Thursday 9 February 2023 at 18:00 EET(UTC+2).

We are looking forward to your participation!

You can join the Zoom Meeting through the following link:


Meeting ID: 93879757220
Password: 592891


The aim of this session is to present some of the main principles of geothermal systems: where does the energy come from? what are the geological contexts favorable to the use of this energy? what are the different types of geothermal systems? The emphasis will be on systems that can be characterized by geophysical approaches. For these systems it will be necessary to see which methods are adapted to characterize the structures and the fluids in place. Several examples of High and Medium Enthalpy geothermal systems will be developed, in particular that of Soultz-Sous-Foret in the Rhine grabben in France. Emphasis will also be placed on the risks associated with this energy and the resulting societal acceptance. An example on the induced seismicity around the city of Strasbourg (Eastern France) will be presented to illustrate this crucial issue for the future development of geothermal projects worldwide. Finally, the example of Milos island belonging to the Southern Aegean Volcanic Arc will be a good case study to show the complexity of a volcanic geothermal reservoir with the association of a deep high enthalpy system (1-2 km below sea level reaching 250-350°C) and a more superficial medium enthalpy system (100-175°C).

Short Bio

Mathilde Adelinet joined IFP School’s Georesources and energy Center in 2019 as a lecturer in geophysics. She divides her time between teaching and training activities, in particularly for the Petroleum Geosciences program, and research activities in close collaboration with IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN) and other laboratories. She is also in charge of university partnerships with the University of Lorraine and the University of Strasbourg for the research-oriented master programs in common with IFP School. Her main field of interest is acoustic measurement and its interpretation, at different scales, in order to best characterize rocks and underground reservoirs. Mathilde began her career at IFPEN in 2010 as a research engineer in geophysics. She has taken part in many integrated research projects, combining different geoscience disciplines (sedimentology, petrophysics, rock physics). She has always been committed to developing geophysical characterization tools without forgetting the geological nature of the objects studied. Mathilde graduated from the École normale supérieure in 2007. She holds a PhD in geology from the University of Maine (2010) on work related to the characterization of Icelandic basalts, as well as an accreditation to conduct research from Sorbonne Université (2018).

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