Special Issue "Exploration and Evaluation of Geothermal Reservoirs"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "Geo-Energy".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 June 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Procesi Monia
E-Mail Website
Guest Editor
Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV), 00143 Roma RM, Italy
Interests: fluid geochemistry; hydrocarbons; geothermics; georesources
Dr. Luca Guglielmetti
E-Mail Website
Guest Editor
Section of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Geneva, 1205 Geneva, Switzerland
Interests: geothermal exploration of deep geothermal systems for heat storage and production and power generation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Geothermal energy represents a forceful low-carbon technology in the perspective of a complete energy transition towards green energy solutions. In this framework, a solid and detailed exploration and evaluation of the geothermal reservoirs represents a crucial issue of geothermal exploitation and its development process in terms of both energy production and heat employment. Without effective exploration studies, from the first stages to the more refined final phases, an evaluation of the geothermal potential is difficult to achieve. Geological, geophysical, geochemical, and multidisciplinary studies constitute driving forces for reservoir characterization and allow approaching geothermal exploration in the right way.

This Special Issue aims to collect original research or review articles on both geothermal exploration techniques and characterization and evaluation of conventional and unconventional geothermal reservoirs, including hydrocarbon–geothermal cross-over, from small to large scale and also in densely populated areas. Papers covering geothermal applications for power generation, heat production and storage, mineral extraction, and hydrogen production will also be included.

Dr. Procesi Monia
Dr. Luca Guglielmetti
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Energies is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Geothermal energy
  • Renewable energy
  • Sustainability
  • Exploration
  • Geothermal potential
  • Energy production
  • Heat storage
  • Multicriteria analysis
  • Raw materials

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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