UNU-GTP Concludes 3-Month Geothermal Technology Course in Kenya

  • 2012•08•06     Kenya

    A 13-week “customer-designed” Course on Geothermal Technology, organized by the UNU Geothermal Training Programme (UNU-GTP) in accordance to the requirements of Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen), was concluded in Naivasha, Kenya, on Friday, July 13.

    The course included lectures and practical work in:

    • geological exploration (2 weeks),
    • geophysical exploration (3 weeks),
    • chemistry of thermal fluids and environmental management (2 weeks),
    • reservoir monitoring (2 weeks),
    • drilling technology (2 weeks), and
    • borehole geology (2 weeks).

    Most of the lecturers for this UNU-GTP-organized course came from ÍSOR – Iceland GeoSurvey or from Mannvit consulting company.

    The course was attended by 45 participants, most of them scientists and engineers, recently employed by KenGen. The participants will follow up on their coursework with six months of on-the-job training in borehole geology.

    Trainees with some of the course instructors and members of KenGen management.