ÍSOR in a Joint Venture of AF-Consult Switzerland Limited, Verkís, AFM (Turkey) and Sub-consultant of BBA Legal, have been awarded the role of consultants (RSM Unit) to the Risk Sharing Mechanism (RSM) for Geothermal Resource Validation fund.
The Geological Society of America (GSA) has honoured Dr. Kristján Sæmundsson, Chief Geologist (retired) at Iceland GeoSurvey, for "pioneering geologic mapping and research that revolutionized understanding of Iceland and plate tectonics of the north Atlantic, and fostered geothermal developments of immense societal value."
Fibre-optic cables can be used to detect earthquakes and other ground movements. The data cables can also pick up seismic signals from hammer shots, passing cars or wave movements in the ocean. This is the result of a study published in Nature Communications.
ÍSOR has issued a new map entitled “Geological Map of the Eastern Volcanic Zone. Tungnaá area”. It is in the scale of 1: 100 000. The map features Hekla, Þjórsárdalur, Landmannalaugar, Veiðivötn, Langasjór, Jökulheimar, Eldgjá and Lakagígar.
Iceland Geothermal Conference will be held in the Concert hall Harpa in Reykjavík 24th to 27th of April 2018. ÍSOR will participate in the conference, with a lecture, charing a session and at the exhibition.
On 5 February 2018, GEORG Geothermal Research Group organizes a Seminar on the Nature of the Supercritical Fluids as a follow up to Deep Roots of Geothermal Systems project which will take place in Orkugarður in Reykjavik.
During this week, 1.-6. October, two large geothermal events organized by ÍSOR are taking place in Hof, Akureyri. Over 200 geoscientists coming from 15 countries attend meetings and a conference that are part of two geothermal research projects, named IMAGE and GEMex
Well SE-2b has been successfully completed on Surtsey on August 27th. The well was drilled to a total vertical depth of 191.64 m. This reaches project on Surtsey is the largest research project on the island.
An Indonesian delegation, led by the Vice Speaker of the Indonesian Parliament visited ÍSOR on Wednesday, August 9th. The purpose of the visit was to get acquainted with Iceland's experience in geothermal energy utilization.
The IMAGE final conference 2017, Novel approaches for Geothermal Exploration, is held in HOF, Cultural Center, in Akureyri, North Iceland, from 4-6 October 2017. The assembly is open to all geoscientists.
Dr. Maryam Khodayar, Senior Geologist at ÍSOR, will present a series of seminars in January and February 2017. The first seminar is on Multidisciplinary tectonic / geological analyses: From hydrocarbon exploration to Icelandic geology and geothermal exploration, and will be held at ÍSOR, Grensásvegur 9, at 13:00.
Icelandic Geothermal (ÍSOR, Mannvit, Verkís and Vatnaskil) will be at booth 28. The 6th African Rift Geothermal (ARGeo-C6) Conference will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 31 October - 4 November 2016.
Recently ÍSOR advertised seven vacancies due to increased activity in both geothermal and earth science research in Iceland and abroad. In total more than 300 applications were received for these posts.
Iceland GeoSurvey (ÍSOR) has signed a contract with Emerging Power Inc. as a consultants during drilling in the Montelago geothermal area in the Philippines. This contract is a continuation of previous contracts dealing with ÍSOR’s work in connection with the drilling in the area.
Iceland GeoSurvey has published a new geological map, the Geological Map of the Northern Volcanic Zone of Iceland. Southern Part - Ódáðahraun. This new geological map covers many of Iceland´s natural wonders, including the most recent lava flow, Holuhraun, erupted in 2014-2015.
Specialists from Iceland GeoSurvey worked most of last year on a geothermal project on the island of Mindoro in the Philippines for Emerging Power Inc. The US news agency Voice of America recently published a review of the project.
Iceland GeoSurvey (ÍSOR) participates in an extensive European research project in which Iceland is granted 1.7 million Euros. This four year research project is entitled IMAGE (Integrated Methods for Advanced Geothermal Exploration).
Production drilling for geothermal energy is recommencing on the volcanic island of Dominica in the Caribbean. During this phase of the geothermal project two wells will be drilled to a depth of 1200-1800 m.
Scientist from Iceland GeoSurvey are presently supervising a five day short course on deep geothermal exploration in Kigali, Rwanda for the employees of the Energy, Water and Sanitation Authority (EWSA) of Rwanda.
Iceland GeoSurvey has signed a contract with the German drilling company Daldrup & Söhne AG (www.daldrup.eu) to carry out logging in two boreholes that the company is drilling into a low temperature geothermal area at Heemsmkerk in the Netherlands.
Iceland GeoSurvey (ÍSOR) will be participating at the annual meeting of the Geothermal Resource Council (GRC) and the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) trade show, Geothermal Energy Expo in Reno, Nevada, September 30th - October 3rd 2012.
The Annual Report of Iceland GeoSurvey for the year 2011 is now accessible on the company web site. A considerable growth in the number of foreign projects is among the highlights of the report. The revenue from such projects was 16% higher than in the year before, amounting to 32.7% of the total revenue of Iceland GeoSurvey in 2011. The main projects were in Chile, Kenya, Nicaragua, Dominica, Croatia, Ethiopia and Turkey.
Along with the drilling company Iceland drilling (Jardboranir), Iceland GeoSurvey has been involved in exploration drilling on the Caribbean island of Dominica since early December. This is the first exploration drilling in Dominica.
The Nordic Geological Winter Meeting is being held in Iceland during 9-12 January at the Harpa Conference Centre and Concert Hall in Reykjavik. ÍSOR staff members will be giving presentations on a range of topics, including petrology, groundwater research, the continental shelf and the ocean floor around Iceland in connection with the search for hydrocarbons, man-made earthquakes and geothermal research.
Iceland GeoSurvey (ÍSOR) will be participating at the annual meeting of the Geothermal Resource Council (GRC) and the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) trade show, Geothermal Energy Expo in San Diego, CA October 23-26 2011.
The Icelandic consulting firms ISOR, Mannvit, Vatnaskil and Verkís recently signed an agreement with Kenya Electricity, KenGen, for capacity assessment and feasibility study of the Olkaria geothermal fields. The agreement is the conclusion of an international tender procedure.
Iceland GeoSurvey is collaborating with the Turkish energy company BM Holding on the long-term testing of two production wells in the planned geothermal production area of Gümüsköy in the western part of Turkey.
Geothermal specialists from Iceland GeoSurvey have been among instructors at “Short Course on Surface Exploration for Geothermal Resources” for young professionals in Central America and the Caribbean in San Salvador which took place from 17-30 October.
An agreement has been signed between ICEIDA and Iceland Geosurvey (ISOR) on a geothermal project in Nicaragua. The agreement involves ISOR´s expert consultancy on geothermal matters in Nicaragua from 2009-2013. This is a part of bilateral development cooperation between Iceland and Nicaragua which has the main objective to increase the use of geothermal resources by strengthening capacities at the government level.
Iceland GeoSurvey (ÍSOR) will be participating at the Geothermal Energy Expo in Reno, October 4-7 2009. We hope to see you at our booth which is no. 306 during the conference, to learn more about our involvement and services in geothermal.