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SOC in Edinburgh

Thursday, 28 February 2019 6:00 PM Edinburgh
Turning up the Heat! - Innovation in the Development and Delivery of the UK's Deep Geothermal Resources

Mike Collins, Senior Geologist and Project Manager, Geon Energy Ltd & Arup

Royal Scots Club 29 Abercromby Place Edinburgh EH3 6QE Map

Sponsorship is provided by Scottish Oil Club.

This event occurred on: Thursday, 28 February 2019, 6 p.m.


Funding for student participation from member universities provided by Scottish Oil Club.


Mike will discuss the innovative approach to geothermal heat delivery that Geon has developed in addition to discussion about the UK's active deep geothermal projects that are being drilled and delivered by Geon and Geothermal Engineering Ltd. These projects include the Jubilee Pool deep geothermal project in Penzance and the United Downs Deep Geothermal Electricity Demonstration Project in Cornwall. As well as discussing the technical and low carbon aspects of these projects, Mike will also provide a perspective on the opportunities and challenges that are present in the development of the UK's geothermal resources.


Mike Collins is a Senior Geologist with Arup based in Edinburgh who since 2016 has been the Arup Applied Geology Skills Leader in the United Kingdom, Middle East, India and Africa Region (UKIMEA). In 2015, Arup formed a strategic joint venture company 'Geon Energy' with partners Geothermal Engineering Ltd to commercialise deep geothermal single well technology in the UK and Mike is the Scottish Business Leader of this venture.

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