Geothermal Drilling: blending oil & gas technology with geothermal know-how

In this short course Sam Abraham will take you through his vast experience of drilling geothermal wells. Having worked in Kenya, Indonesia, New Zealand, Turkey, the US and in the Caribbean serving both the Oil Gas and Geothermal Industry, Sam comes with a wealth of knowledge and hands-on experience.

With the growing appetite of the Oil Gas Sector to learn more about the geothermal know-how and evaluate where to position the geothermal opportunities in their own assets, this course is a must attend for technical drilling, project management and subsurface professionals in the hydrocarbon industry.

The two-day training course will cover practical aspects of O&G and Geothermal technology differences in relation to sub surface, well design, drilling processes and operations. Additionally, it will also include the aspects of power production and direct use, project management, and much more.

The course will be helpful for professionals transitioning in the energy market to Geothermal from O&G especially in the current and future global scenario to sharpen your skills.


  • Setting the Scene: comparing Oil & Gas and Geothermal

    General O & G and Geothermal comparison, GeoScience – Exploration & Development, Feasibility study

  • Designing Geothermal Wells

    Well Design, Casing selection, Civil works, Drilling Program, Perforated Liner, Accessories

  • The Drilling Toolbox 1

    Drilling Rig and Equipment, BHA, Drilling Fluids and Solid Control, Cooling, H2S Abatement

  • The Drilling Toolbox 2

    Cementing – Primary, Secondary, Plugs and Materials, Spacers, Placement, Foamed Cement

  • Directional Drilling

    Drilling Bits, Directional Drilling, Mechanical Specific Energy, ROP Improvements, Well Problems

  • Downhole Solutions

    Loss Circulation, Materials, Placement, Stuck Pipe, Fishing Tools, Air Drilling

  • Project & Financial Management

    Well Control and Safety (H2S), Project and Financial Management, EIA, Stakeholders

  • Geothermal Assets: building the future of energy

    Well Testing, Temperature – Power Plant and Direct Use, Transmission, Lithium, Hydrogen and Carbon Capture

Date: 16-17 January 2023

Location: Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Registration fee:

  • IGA members: EUR 1,299
  • Non-Members: EUR 1,499

We offer additional group discounts of 10% on the entire booking and an extra early bird discount until 16 December 2022!

Registration is open now!

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