Geothermal Modeling

The design of a geothermal power plant requires a careful analysis of the effects induced the exploited reservoir by heat and fluid extraction: numerical modeling is unavoidable to understand and describe these phenomena. A plant dimensioned without these evaluations could reveal as a disastrous investment.dieng_white

SERENGEO uses the most advanced numerical codes (TOUGH2 and FEFLOW), geostatistic analysis software (GeoMS and SGeMS) and pre and post-processing softwares developed in house (TOUGH2Viewer and TOUGH2GIS) to provide reliable results for the correct evaluation of project viability.

The experience gained during industrial research projects and the realization of geothermal power plants, in collaboration with DICAM and Saipem, ensures accurate analysis and reliable models.

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Target customers

The service is addressed to the Multiutility, to the producers of geothermal energy, to the consulting company and to the services providers.

 

 

 

Last published papers

  • Vasini, E.M., Battistelli, A., Berry, P., Bonduà, S., Bortolotti, V., Cormio, C., Pan, L. (2017) “Interpretation of production tests in geothermal wells with T2Well-EWASG” Geothermics, DOI: 10.1016/j.geothermics.2017.06.005
  • Bonduà, S., Battistelli, A., Berry, P., Bortolotti, V., Consonni, A., Cormio, C., Geloni, C., Vasini, E.M.(2017) “3D Voronoi grid dedicated software for modeling gas migration in deep layered sedimentary formations with TOUGH2-TMGAS” Computer & Geoscience, DOI: 10.1016/j.cageo.2017.03.008
  • Battistelli, A., Berry, P., Bonduà, S., Bortolotti, V., Consonni, A., Cormio, C., Geloni, C., Vasini, E.M.(2016) “Thermodynamics-related processes during the migration of acid gases and methane in deep sedimentary formations” Greenhouse Gases: Science and Technology , DOI: 10.1002/ghg.1614
  • Geloni, C., Consonni, A., Della Rosa, M., Battistelli, A., Bortolotti, V., Bonduà, S., Vasini, E.M., Cormio, C. (2016) “Non-hydrocarbon Migration Model in Petroleum System Analysis – An Integrated Procedure for Accurate Risk Assessment” Proceedings of 78th EAGE Conference & Exhibition 2016, Vienna
  • Battistelli, A., Berry, P., Bonduà, S., Bortolotti, V., Consonni, A., Cormio, C., Geloni, C., Vasini, E.M. (2015) “Thermodynamics related processes during the migration of acid gases and methane in deep sedimentary formations” Proceedings of the TOUGH Symposium 2015. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California, pp. 14-21.

 More publications

  • Vasini, E.M., Battistelli, A., Berry, P., Bonduà, S., Bortolotti, V., Consonni, A., Cormio, C., Pan, L. (2015) “Interpretation of production tests in geothermal wells with T2WELL-EWASG” Proceedings of the TOUGH Symposium 2015. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California, pp. 185-192.
  • Bonduà, S., Battistelli, A., Berry, P., Bortolotti, V., Consonni, A., Cormio, C., Geloni, C., Vasini, E.M. (2015) “Voronoi 3D pre- and post- processing tools for the modeling of deep sedimentary formations with the TOUGH2 family of codes” Proceedings of the TOUGH Symposium 2015. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California, pp. 202-210.
  • Berry, P., Bonduà, S., Bortolotti, V., Cormio, C., Vasini, E.M. (2014)”A GIS-based open source pre-processor for georesources numerical modelling” Environmental Modeling & Software, vol. 62, pp 52-64.
  • Cormio C., Berry P., Bonduà S., Bortolotti V. (2012) “Innovative tools for continuum discretization, better management of TOUGH2 input data and analysis of the numerical simulation results”  Proceedings of the TOUGH Symposium 2012. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California, pp. 52- 59.
  • Bonduà, S., Berry, P., Bortolotti, V., Cormio, C. (2012)  “TOUGH2Viewer: A post-processing tool for interactive 3D visualization of locally refined unstructured grids for TOUGH2” Computers& Geosciences, issue 46, pp. 107-118, doi: 10.1016/j.cageo.2012.04.008, ISSN 0098-3004.
  • Berry, P. Bonduà, S., Bortolotti, V., Diolaiti, A., Cormio, C., Lognoli, E. (2011) “GRASS GIS per il pre-processing di TOUGH2” Geomatics Workbooks vol. 10, luglio 2011, Politecnico di Milano – Polo Territoriale di Como, pp. 1-14, ISSN 1591-092X.
  • P. Berry, S. Bonduà, V. Bortolotti, C. Cormio, A. Diolaiti (2010) “Pre and post processing tools for TOUGH2” 1st European Geothermal PhD Day, GFZ, Potsdam, Germania, Poster.
  • P. Berry, S. Bonduà, V. Bortolotti, C. Cormio, A. Diolaiti, E. Lognoli (2010) “Pre and post processing tools for TOUGH2GIS – based Pre – processing tools for TOUGH2” GeoThermExpo 2010, Ferrara, Italy, Poster.
  • P. Berry, S. Bonduà, V. Bortolotti, C. Cormio, A. Diolaiti, E. Lognoli (2010) “TOUGH2VIEWER: post processing tool for the visualization of geothermic models” GeoThermExpo 2010, Ferrara, Italy, Poster.
  • P. Berry, S. Bonduà, V. Bortolotti, C. Cormio, A. Diolaiti, E. Lognoli, F.Schoen, A. Cassioli (2010) “A new global optimization external module for iTOUGH2” GeoThermExpo 2010, Ferrara, Italy, Poster.

Training

  • TOUGH2GIS, Pre-processing of a geothermal reservoir simulation, from conceptual model to numerical model, and TOUGH2 geometric input file creation (MESH). Seminario tecnico con training pratico. Saipem SpA, 8/04/2013.
  • TOUGH2GIS & TOUGH2Viewer. Innovative tools for continuum discretization, better management of TOUGH2 input data and the analysis of the numerical simulation results. Seminario tecnico con training pratico. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley (CA), 11/06/2012.