The EU-funded projects REFLECT and GEOPRO are organising the webinar ‘Predictive Modelling for Geothermal‘ on 11 May 2022, 15:00 – 16:15 CEST (Brussels time).



The research of both projects on predictive modelling for geothermal and its importance to improve the efficiency of geothermal operations will be presented during the webinar. The host of the event will be REFLECT project manager Katrin Kieling (Helmholtz Centre Potsdam – German Research Centre for Geosciences, GFZ).

The structure of the webinar will be as follows:

  • Short introduction of the REFLECT project – by Simona Regenspurg (GFZ)
  • Reactive Transport Modelling with a Coupled OpenFOAM®-PHREEQC platform: application to chemical reactivity in geothermal wells – by REFLECT partner Laurent André (French Geological Survey)
  • Impact of geochemical uncertainties on scaling precipitation in geothermal assets – by REFLECT partner Pejman Shoeibi Omrani (Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research, TNO)
  • Geothermal flow assurance simulator – by GEOPRO partner Per Kjellgren (FlowPhys)

Register for the free webinar to learn more about the REFLECT and GEOPRO research on geothermal predictive modelling:



  • Simona Regenspurg has been working as a research associate at Helmholtz Centre Potsdam German Research Centre for Geosciences in the Section Geoenergy since 2009. She is head of the working group “Geothermal Fluids”. The focus of her research is on the study of geochemical processes that take place during the operation of geothermal plants. These include reactions under increased pressure and temperature conditions, interactions between water and rock and their effects on the environment. Simona studied geology/hydrogeology at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, Germany, and completed research stays in the USA (Colorado School of Mines, Golden), Sweden (Royal University of Technology (KTH), Stockholm) and Switzerland (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, EPFL). She habilitated and teaches at the Free University of Berlin.


  • Laurent André is currently working as a Research Engineer in geochemical modelling at BRGM, the French Geological Survey, since 2006. His research focuses on the study of water-rock-gas interactions within deep reservoirs. In the framework of the H2020 REFLECT project, he mainly works on the reactivity of fluids in the geothermal loop, including injection/production wells and surface facilities. He also works on geochemical modelling of saline solutions with the determination of new interaction parameters for the implementation of the Pitzer database. Laurent obtained his PhD thesis in geochemistry at the Montaigne University in Bordeaux, France, and has completed two post-doctoral research fellowships atIFPen (France) and Neuchatel University (Switzerland).


  • Pejman Shoeibi Omrani holds an MSc degree from the Delft University of Technology in sustainable process and energy technology and a minor in applied mathematics. He is a senior scientist at TNO focussing on production optimization and digitalization of the geo-energy production systems including geothermal energy. He has been a scientific lead of several national and European projects on the topic of geothermal production and flow assurance (such as ESP reliability, scaling, corrosion…). In addition, he is leading several projects on deploying artificial intelligence technologies in the energy sector.


  • Per Kjellgren is the founder of the FlowPhys company and has 30+ years of experience in developing high-performance algorithms and multi-physics scientific software for engineering applications within the Oil & Gas, Geothermal, and other sectors. He is the lead developer of a new multi-phase, multi-component, dynamic pipe network geothermal flow assurance simulator that includes novel geofluid models, thermodynamics, scaling reaction kinetics, device models, and structural dynamics.