541-0953/01 – Methods of Geothermal Energy Utilization (MVGE)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geological EngineeringCredits0
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Petr Bujok, CSc.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Petr Bujok, CSc.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementOptional
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction1999/2000Year of cancellation2009/2010
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
BUJ30 prof. Ing. Petr Bujok, CSc.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+0
Part-time Credit and Examination 35+0
Distance Credit and Examination 10+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim of the course is to acquaint students with a possibility of using alternative energy sources with special attention to geothermal energy, especially to low-energy thermal sources. Students must acquire the knowledge of analytical methods of evaluation of input data on observed geohydrodynamic systems, and on the basis of synthesis to propose an optimal use of the given sources, including a methodology for drilling and equipping boreholes for heat pumps in accordance with the mining act, water act and building act. Then to be able to apply this knowledge also in further professional activities.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


Protection and creation of environment. Alternative energy resources. Geothermal energy – history and perspectives of utilization. Economical evaluation. Geothermal systems – thermoenergic potential of geothermal waters, high and low – temperature resources (heat pumps, volumetric and through – flow supply capacity), geothermal objects. Location of a potential geothermal energy resources. Evaluation of the locality as the possible source of geothermal energy. Technical evaluation of the locality. Ecological effects – waste water disposal (liquidation).

Compulsory literature:

BOYLE, G. a kol.: Renewable Energy, 2004, Power for Sustainable Future, Oxford, DAKE.L.P.: The Practice of Reservoir Engineering, 2001, Elsevier.SPE, LETCHER, Trevor. Futureenergy: Improved, Sustainable and CleanOptionsforour planet. 1st ed., 2008. 376 p., ISBN 978-0-08-054808-1.

Recommended literature:

LUND, J. W., FREESTON, D.H.: World-wide direct uses of geothermal energy 2000, 2000, WGC

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


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Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

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Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 1960/1961 Summer semester, validity until: 2010/2011 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (145) 51
        Examination Examination 100  0
        Exercises evaluation Credit 45  0
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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2009/2010 (P2110) Geological Engineering (2101V003) Geological Engineering P Czech Ostrava Optional study plan
2009/2010 (P2110) Geological Engineering (2101V003) Geological Engineering K Czech Ostrava Optional study plan
2008/2009 (P2110) Geological Engineering (2101V003) Geological Engineering K Czech Ostrava Optional study plan
2008/2009 (P2110) Geological Engineering (2101V003) Geological Engineering P Czech Ostrava Optional study plan

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