Vatnaskil has participated in a wide variety of projects across the globe relating to geothermal resource development and management. Specific services provided by Vatnaskil include construction of field wide geothermal conceptual models, well test design and analysis, resource capacity assessment and implementation of reservoir management strategies for maximizing production output and sustainability. Vatnaskil utilizes a wide range of analytical and numerical modelling tools, including simple volumetric assessment methods, more complicated lumped parameter models and fully dynamic three-dimensional multiphase reservoir models.
Vatnaskil has developed a range of conceptual and computational models in response to challenges faced within the geothermal field. The company utilizes its own proprietary modelling software, AQUA3D, as well as numerous other leading software packages including TOUGH2/iTOUGH2. Through a memorandum of understanding with the Earth Sciences Division of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Vatnaskil has participated in the development and enhancement of the iTOUGH2 modelling code.
Company specialists have years of experience teaching at the University of Iceland, the United Nations University Geothermal Training Programme (UNU-GTP) in Iceland, and at various seminars and courses around the world.
- Low-temperature reservoirs (district heating)
- High-temperature reservoirs (electric production)
- Direct use
- Resource capacity assessment
- Sustainable development
- Management strategies
- Analytical and numerical modelling