Why Multistage Stimulation is the Most Exciting Idea in Geothermal
This blog post reviews technical opportunities and challenges for next-generation geothermal systems. Multistage hydraulic stimulation, which has been transformative in the oil and gas space, has the potential to create a breakthrough for geothermal energy.
Why Deep Closed-Loop Geothermal Is Guaranteed To Fail
Deep closed-loop geothermal relies on heat conduction to bring energy to the wellbore. Conduction through rock is slow: a fundamental problem that will prevent the concept from ever being economically viable.