About this Research Topic
Geothermal resources are a type of clean and renewable energy that has great industrial potential and prospects. It shows great value in protecting and improving the natural and ecological environment. At present, geothermal energy has been widely used in many countries. Its exploration and development have made great progress in methods and technologies. Therefore, we would like to organize this Research Topic to show the latest progress and discoveries in geothermal energy exploration and the development of new methods and new technologies, to promote geothermal energy research and its industrial development.
The new method and technology of geothermal exploration and resources evaluation, the low reinjection rate of sandstone reservoir as the bottleneck of its sustainable development, and the high-efficiency hydrothermal underground heat transfer technology need to be further studied. This Research Topic aims to bring a forum for researchers in this field to address the latest and some common questions, such as the difficulties in predicting engineering and geological characteristics in the development of high-temperature and high-pressure hard rock thermal reservoir; the development of high-temperature measuring instruments and downhole tools; the demand of high drilling speed and low cost; the mechanistic understanding of the complexed dry hot rock geothermal system; and the theoretical studies of the resource enrichment.
High-quality Original Research and Review articles in this field are all welcome for submission to this Research Topic. Research interests include but are not limited to the following areas:
1. The new method and technology of geothermal exploration and resource evaluation
2. The reinjection rate of sandstone reservoir
3. The high-efficiency hydrothermal underground heat transfer technology
4. The development technology of the high-temperature and high-pressure hard rock thermal reservoir
5. High temperature measuring instruments and downhole tools and drilling technology of the geothermal energy
6. The mechanism of dry hot rock geothermal system
7. Geothermal reservoir engineering
8. Geothermal utilization
Keywords: geothermal energy, geothermal resources evaluation, geothermal exploration, geothermal development, geothermal utilization
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