Welcome to the Geothermal Technologies research group at Technical University Munich

Deep geothermal energy (>400 m) has an enormous potential to contribute to the World’s energy transition - both in electricity generation and district heating. Drilling into depths of up to 6 km below ground level is necessary to reach the respective temperatures. Understanding the structure and physical properties of the subsurface is therefore key to successfully and safely unlock the potential of deep geothermal energy. Thereby, the Geothermal Technologies research group focuses in particular on:

  • Analyses and prediction of pressures and stresses acting in the subsurface 
  • Impact of pressure and stresses on wellbore stability to improve drilling technologies and well planning
  • Mechanical integrity/stability of the subsurface for safe production
  • Evolution and productivity of fractured reservoirs 
  • Influence of pressures and stresses on regional fluid flow and temperature patterns on geological time scales


Gutachten zum Mehrwert von Verbundleitungen bei der Nutzung der Tiefengeothermie

Das Forscherteam des Verbundprojekts Geothermie-Allianz Bayern hat in einem Gutachten für das Bayerische Staatsministerium für Wirtschaft, Energie und Landesentwicklung das Potential der Tiefengeothermischen Nutzung durch Verbundleitungen evaluiert. Die vollständige Pressemitteilung finden Sie hier.

TUM Geothermal Technologies at the Digital Geothermie Kongress

TUM Geothermal Technologies presented three talks about the pressure and stress distribution and drilling risks in the Bavarian Molasse Basin at the Digital Geothermie Kongress 2020.