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E-mail: dejan.milenic@rgf.bg.ac.rs

Geothermal Energy

Course Description

Study program: Hidrogeology (VII semester -OAS), Petroleum Engineering (VII semester -OAS), Petroleum exploitation process (VII semester -OAS)

Name of subject: Geothermal Energy

Instructors: Dr Dejan Milenić

Status: Optional


Prerequisites: -

Course Objectives: Introduction into the field of renewable energy utilization in concept of energy efficiency increasing and fossil fuel substitution by renewables in 21. Century. Giving the knowledge about basic geothermal subjects, research developing of the geothermal heat and resources and introduction into basic physical and thermodynamical geothermal heat transfer. Introduction into calculation methods in filed of geothermal resource transfer and geothermal energy quantification, focused on hydrogeological aquifers and geological and hydrogeological parameters influence on geothermal heat transfer as well. Learning about the possibilities of subgeothermal resources utilization and possible methods for heat pumps usage.

Learning Outcomes: Educational contribution: skills developing as induction cogitation in case of interaction between basic thermodynamics laws and geology of Earth crust; implementation on simple and complex interpretation of previous geological and hydrogeological investigation in geothermal purposes; building of preliminary hydrogeothermal model, geothermal heat flow and temperature filed interpretation as well. Students independent work skills on conclusions on geothermal data analysis in interaction with others geological and hydrogeological data.


Theory teaching
Renewable energy resources, Energy efficiency, EU Energy policy 20-20-20, Basic geothermology definitions, Earth structure, Geothermal occurrences, Physical elements of geothermology, Thermal and physical characteristics of rocks and minerals, Geothermal Earth filed, Geothermal Earth model, Geothermometers, Geothermal systems, Subgeothermal energy, Heat pumps, Power and heat production possibilities based on geothermal resources, current state of renewables in Serbia and in the World.

Suggested Reading List

  1. Миленић Д., Врањеш А.:Истраживање, развој и могућности коришћења субгеотермалне енергије,научна монографија,РГФ, ( у штампи)
  2. Миливојевић М.:Геотермологија и геотермална енергија, уџбеник РГФ,Београд 2012
  3. Миленић Д., и др.: Истраживање, коришћење и развој геотермалних енергетских ресурса у Републици Србији, поглавље у монографији, РГФ,2011

Fund Hours:

Lectures Exercises Other forms of teaching Study research
2 1 0 0

Conduct of the Course: Compilation of the orally teaching and filed work. Classteaching with slide projection and examples how to use theory for study of thermal and temperature filed of the Earth. Introduction with geothermal occurrences in Serbian territory and visiting of the hydrogeothermal object. Curriculum permanent testing by task resolving and seminars writing using the literature. All exercises tasks are predict to be accomplished during the class except additional learning.

AssessmentОцена знања:

Final Exam ECTS
Oral Exam 50
Classwork Assessment ECTS
Class Participation 10
Practical Classes 10
Written Tests 20
Seminars 10

Additional Assessment Criteria -