541-0580/05 – Geothermal Energy (GE)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geological EngineeringCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Antonín Kunz, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Antonín Kunz, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
KUN109 doc. Ing. Antonín Kunz, Ph.D.
POR041 Ing. Michal Matloch Porzer, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2
Part-time Credit and Examination 8+8

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim of the course is to make students familiar with the individual types of geothermal systems, i.e. from hydrothermal systems to hot dry rock systems. Then to be able to apply theoretical knowledge in proposing researches and searching for these geothermal sources. In the framework of exercise to master the selection of technologies for high-temperature areas and the sizing of equipment for geothermal boreholes. The student must be able to analyse and critically evaluate the acquired knowledge and to select then those items of knowledge that are essential.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


Possibilities of geothermal energy utilization, types of geothermal systems and methods of theirs utilization, hydrothermal systems, geopressure systems, hot dry rock systems, magmatic systems, research a methodology of geothermal systems prospection, location of geothermal resources in the Czech Republic and abroad, geothermal energy and nature, geothermal boreholes, low potential energy and locality, economy of heat pumps.

Compulsory literature:

BERMAN, E. R.: Geothermal energy. Park Ridge, N.J.: Noyes Data Corp., 1975. xi, 336 p. p. ISBN 0815505639. SAMUEL, G. R.: Downhole Drilling Tools. Theory and Practice for Engineers and Students. Gulf Publishing Company Houston, Texas, USA ss. 648, 2007. American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc.. ASHRAE GreenGuide - Design, Construction, and Operation of Sustainable Buildings (5th Edition). American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE), 2018. CABEZA, LUISA F.: Advances in Thermal Energy Storage Systems - Methods and Applications. Elsevier, 2015.

Recommended literature:

TREVOR M. LETCHER: Future Energy - Improved, Sustainable and Clean Options our Planet. Elsevier, Netherlands, 2008. DIPIPPO, R.: Geothermal Power Plants - Principles, Applications, Case Studies and Environmental Impact (4th Edition). Elsevier, 2016. ZEKTSER, IGOR S. EVERETT, LORNE G.: Ground Water Resources of the World and Their Use. National Ground Water Association, 2006. BREEZE, P.: Power Generation Technologies (2nd Edition). Elsevier, 2014.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Active attendance at the seminars.Ad hoc presentation as a part of the seminar. Individual or team Seminar paper. Participation in the excursion. Examination.


E-learning as a part of the lessons is possible.

Other requirements

The compulsory attendance at the seminars min. 75% per semester. Oral exam with the written preparation.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Basic terminology 2. Possibilities of geothermal energy 3. Types of geothermal systems a methods of theirs utilization 4. Hydrothermal systems 5. Geopressure systems 6. Hot dry rock systems 7. Magmatic systems 8. Research and methodology of geothermal systems prospection 9. Location a expansion of geothermal resources in the Czech Republic and abroad 10. Geothermal energy and nature 11. Geothermal boreholes 12. Low potential energy 13. Economy of heat pumps

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 33  17
        Examination Examination 67  18
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: The compulsory attendance at the seminars min. 75% per semester. Oral exam with the written preparation.

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2020/2021 (N0724A290003) Petroleum Engineering K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (N0724A290003) Petroleum Engineering P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

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