The pseudotachylite in the centre of this photo formed under high pressure associated with rapid movement along a fault zone.

Geothermal Energy

2018 Geothermal Energy Workshop

The Northwest Territories Geological Survey hosted a geothermal energy workshop in conjunction with Geothermal Canada at the Yellowknife Geoscience Forum on November 23, 2018. The workshop was sponsored by the Northwest Territories and Nunavut Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut Chamber of Mines, and the Government of the Northwest Territories.

The workshop presentations are available below:

An overview of geothermal energy including its uses and potential in the NWT
Dr. Steven Grasby, Geological Survey of Canada – Calgary

Geothermal systems in sedimentary basins and constraints on the productivity of thermal fluids
Dr. Grant Ferguson, University of Saskatchewan

Geothermal Systems in shield rocks and permafrost regions
Dr. Jasmin Raymond, Institut national de la recherche scientifique

Drilling technology and engineering issues
Dr. Maurice Dusseault, University of Waterloo

Economics of developing a commercially viable geothermal project
Dr. Catherine Hickson, University of British Columbia