News from ÍSOR

2017

August 30th, 2017
Well SE-2b has been successfully completed on Surtsey on August 27th. The well was drilled to a total vertical depth of 191.64 m. This reaches project on Surtsey is the largest research project on the island.
August 10th, 2017
An Indonesian delegation, led by the  Vice Speaker of the Indonesian Parliament visited ÍSOR on Wednesday, August 9th. The purpose of the visit was to get acquainted with Iceland's experience in geothermal energy utilization.
April 6th, 2017
ÍSOR has opened a new geological web map of Iceland. The maps are available in two scales 1:600.000 for the whole of Iceland and 1:100.000 for Southwest and Northeast Iceland.
March 30th, 2017
The IMAGE final conference 2017, Novel approaches for Geothermal Exploration, is held in HOF, Cultural Center, in Akureyri, North Iceland, from 4-6 October 2017. The assembly is open to all geoscientists.
January 4th, 2017
Dr. Maryam Khodayar, Senior Geologist at ÍSOR, will present a series of seminars in January and February 2017. The first seminar is on Multidisciplinary tectonic / geological analyses: From hydrocarbon exploration to Icelandic geology and geothermal exploration, and will be held at ÍSOR, Grensásvegur 9, at 13:00.

2016

October 25th, 2016
Icelandic Geothermal (ÍSOR, Mannvit, Verkís and Vatnaskil) will be at booth 28. The 6th African Rift Geothermal (ARGeo-C6) Conference will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 31 October - 4 November 2016.
August 18th, 2016
Iceland GeoSurvey (ÍSOR) has released an improved geological map of Southwest Iceland in the scale of 1:100 000. This is the second edition of the map, which was first published in 2010.
June 21st, 2016
Geothermal specialists from Iceland GeoSurvey instructed a short course on borehole geophysics for geothermal development in Ethiopia.
April 24th, 2016
ÍSOR is one of the sponsors at the Iceland Geothermal Conference, IGC2016, which will take place at the Harpa Conference Centre in Reykjavík, from 26th to 29th of April.
January 20th, 2016
Last year Iceland GeoSurvey (ÍSOR) applied for five research grants to The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation; HORIZON 2020. Four of those applications were recently accepted.
January 20th, 2016
Recently ÍSOR advertised seven vacancies due to increased activity in both geothermal and earth science research in Iceland and abroad. In total more than 300 applications were received for these posts.

2015

October 12th, 2015
Due to increased activities in both geothermal and earth science research in Iceland and abroad Iceland GeoSurvey is seeking specialists.
September 17th, 2015
Iceland GeoSurvey (ÍSOR) has signed a contract with Emerging Power Inc. as a consultants during drilling in the Montelago geothermal area in the Philippines. This contract is a continuation of previous contracts dealing with ÍSOR’s work in connection with the drilling in the area.
September 5th, 2015
Iceland GeoSurvey has published a new geological map, the Geological Map of the Northern Volcanic Zone of Iceland. Southern Part - Ódáðahraun. This new geological map covers many of Iceland´s natural wonders, including the most recent lava flow, Holuhraun, erupted in 2014-2015.
July 2nd, 2015
Geothermal specialists from Iceland GeoSurvey have been instructors at geothermal course in Azores islands of Portugal.
July 2nd, 2015
In April 2015 a new board of directors for the next four years was announced by the Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources.
April 8th, 2015
Iceland GeoSurvey well be at the World Geothermal Congress from 19th to 24th of April 2015, in Melbourne, Australia.
March 12th, 2015
Specialists from Iceland GeoSurvey worked most of last year on a geothermal project on the island of Mindoro in the Philippines for Emerging Power Inc. The US news agency Voice of America recently published a review of the project.
January 13th, 2015
Iceland GeoSurvey has published a new geological map of Iceland titled Geological Map of Iceland. Bedrock. Formations are categorised by age, type and composition.

2014

December 4th, 2014
A geothermal training programme, which was specifically aimed at young geoscientists, was held in Mexico between November 24 and 29 in the geothermal power plant in Los Azufres.
November 6th, 2014
Presentation about the collaborative project NACTEC (Northeast Atlantic Geoscience Tectonostratigraphic Atlas) at the University of Akureyri, 13th of November.
September 8th, 2014
A German film crew from Spiegel-TV accompanied ÍSOR´s scientists this summer.
June 23rd, 2014
Specialists from Iceland GeoSurvey are among instructors on an international course about the Arctic Microbial Ecology which is held in Akureyri, Northern Iceland, between June 15 and June 28.
April 25th, 2014
The geoscientists Gudni Axelsson, Knútur Árnason and Gylfi Páll Hersir from Iceland GeoSurvey, ÍSOR, and Hjálmar Eysteinsson from Reykjavik Geothermal, have received the IGA Best Paper Award for 2014.
April 7th, 2014
Iceland GeoSurvey, ÍSOR was part of a delegation of the Icelandic Ministry of Industry and Innovation, which met with leading authorities in Terceira, Azores last week.
February 5th, 2014
ÍSOR has signed a contract with the firm Emerging Power for geothermal exploration in the Montelago geothermal area on the island of Mindoro in the Philippines.

2013

November 27th, 2013
Iceland GeoSurvey (ÍSOR) participates in an extensive European research project in which Iceland is granted 1.7 million Euros. This four year research project is entitled IMAGE (Integrated Methods for Advanced Geothermal Exploration).
November 6th, 2013
Production drilling for geothermal energy is recommencing on the volcanic island of Dominica in the Caribbean. During this phase of the geothermal project two wells will be drilled to a depth of 1200-1800 m.
October 24th, 2013
The drilling of well RR-22 at Reykir by Reykjabraut was completed on October 15 2013. The well became 1000 m deep.
October 3rd, 2013
The International community has shown increased commitment in assisting East Africa in building up the solid knowledge and infrastructure necessary for the harnessing of geothermal energy.
June 28th, 2013
Scientist from Iceland GeoSurvey are presently supervising a five day short course on deep geothermal exploration in Kigali, Rwanda for the employees of the Energy, Water and Sanitation Authority (EWSA) of Rwanda.
April 21st, 2013
Iceland GeoSurvey (ÍSOR) has recently signed a contract on logging of production wells in the island Guadeloupe in the Caribbean Sea.
April 21st, 2013
Iceland GeoSurvey has signed a contract with the German drilling company Daldrup & Söhne AG (www.daldrup.eu) to carry out logging in two boreholes that the company is drilling into a low temperature geothermal area at Heemsmkerk in the Netherlands.
March 11th, 2013
On 5-8 March a large number of local and foreign experts and administrators attended an international geothermal conference (Iceland Geothermal Conference 2013) in Reykjavik.

2012

December 7th, 2012
Iceland GeoSurvey, ÍSOR, has signed a contract as a sponsor of the Iceland Geothermal Conference, IGC2013, which will take place in Reykjavík between March 5th – 8th 2013.
September 26th, 2012
Iceland GeoSurvey (ÍSOR) will be participating at the annual meeting of the Geothermal Resource Council (GRC) and the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) trade show, Geothermal Energy Expo in Reno, Nevada, September 30th - October 3rd 2012.
April 16th, 2012
Two geologists at Iceland GeoSurvey presented their M.Sc. projects at the conference of European geothermal graduate students (European Geothermal PhD day) in Pisa, Italy at the end of March.
April 3rd, 2012
A milestone was reached in energy research in Iceland when three applications for hydrocarbon exploration and production licences in the Dreki area (between Iceland and Jan Mayen) were announced.
March 30th, 2012
Iceland GeoSurvey (ÍSOR) and Reykjavík University have openings for three (3) positions in applied geoscience.
March 28th, 2012
The Annual Report of Iceland GeoSurvey for the year 2011 is now accessible on the company web site. A considerable growth in the number of foreign projects is among the highlights of the report. The revenue from such projects was 16% higher than in the year before, amounting to 32.7% of the total revenue of Iceland GeoSurvey in 2011. The main projects were in Chile, Kenya, Nicaragua, Dominica, Croatia, Ethiopia and Turkey.
February 23rd, 2012
Along with the drilling company Iceland drilling (Jardboranir), Iceland GeoSurvey has been involved in exploration drilling on the Caribbean island of Dominica since early December. This is the first exploration drilling in Dominica.
January 10th, 2012
The Nordic Geological Winter Meeting is being held in Iceland during 9-12 January at the Harpa Conference Centre and Concert Hall in Reykjavik. ÍSOR staff members will be giving presentations on a range of topics, including petrology, groundwater research, the continental shelf and the ocean floor around Iceland in connection with the search for hydrocarbons, man-made earthquakes and geothermal research.
January 2nd, 2012
Geothermal specialists from Iceland GeoSurvey have been among instructors at "Short Course on  Geothermal Exploration and Development" in Santa Tecla, El Salvador, November 7 - 12.

2011

November 9th, 2011
For the first time Iceland GeoSurvey (ÍSOR) has shipped a specially equipped truck for well logging and a portable lab abroad, with the equipment leaving port a few days ago.
October 26th, 2011
Iceland GeoSurvey and ThinkGeoEnergy publish a global Geothermal Power Map.
October 24th, 2011
Iceland GeoSurvey (ÍSOR) will be participating at the annual meeting of the Geothermal Resource Council (GRC) and the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) trade show, Geothermal Energy Expo in San Diego, CA October 23-26 2011.
October 3rd, 2011
Students of the United Nations University Geothermal Training Program in Reykjavik, Iceland will present their projects Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at Orkugardur, Grensasvegur 9, starting at 9am.
August 26th, 2011
The Icelandic consulting firms ISOR, Mannvit, Vatnaskil and Verkís recently signed an agreement with Kenya Electricity, KenGen, for capacity assessment and feasibility study of the Olkaria geothermal fields.  The agreement is the conclusion of an international tender procedure.
August 19th, 2011
GEORG, (Geothermal Research Group), in cooperation with NORDVULK Summer School, is holding a workshop on the Deep Roots of Geothermal Systems.
April 13th, 2011
Iceland GeoSurvey (ÍSOR) recently signed an agreement with the government of Dominica to provide services during this summer’s drilling by the Icelandic company Jardboranir.
March 2nd, 2011
The conference, which is entirely organized by graduate students, is now being held for the second time after last year’s inauguration in Potsdam, Germany.
February 25th, 2011
Iceland GeoSurvey participates in the workshop “Geophysics for Deep Geothermal Energy” which is held in Cologne in Germany on Friday, the 25th of February.
February 10th, 2011
Iceland GeoSurvey is collaborating with the Turkish energy company BM Holding on the long-term testing of two production wells in the planned geothermal production area of Gümüsköy in the western part of Turkey.
January 18th, 2011
Geothermal specialists from Iceland GeoSurvey are among instructors at “Short Course on Geothermal Drilling,
January 10th, 2011
It is hoped that the use of renewable energy in Chile will increase in the coming years.

2010

November 2nd, 2010
Geophysical Methods in Geothermal Exploration for non-experts (ÍSOR1) Geochemical Methods in Geothermal Exploration (ÍSOR2)
June 24th, 2010
Yesterday, June 23rd, Francois Lebert from BRGM was able to demonstrate together with ÍSOR a new temperature measuring tool built and assembled within the HiTI project.
June 1st, 2010
Video-clip of all presentations from an interactive workshop in geothermal reservoir studies in Iceland is now available on the webpage by GEORG (Geothermal Research Group).
March 14th, 2010
The World Geothermal Congress (WGC2010) will be held at Bali International Convention Centre 25 - 30 of April in Nusa Dua.
February 12th, 2010
ÍSOR took part at the European Geothermal PhD day in Potsdam, Germany, which was held today, February 12th, 2010.
January 30th, 2010
An NDF delegation visited Iceland last week. The purpose of the visit was to get acquainted with Iceland's experience with geothermal energy.

2009

December 21st, 2009
 Instead of sending Christmas cards Iceland GeoSurvey (ÍSOR) has decided to support the association of "Alnæmisbörn" (www.hiv-born.is), dedicated to children suffering from AIDS in Uganda.
November 5th, 2009
Geothermal specialists from Iceland GeoSurvey have been among instructors at “Short Course on Surface Exploration for Geothermal Resources” for young professionals in Central America and the Caribbean in San Salvador which took place from 17-30 October.
October 2nd, 2009
An agreement has been signed between ICEIDA and Iceland Geosurvey (ISOR) on a geothermal project in Nicaragua. The agreement involves ISOR´s expert consultancy on geothermal matters in Nicaragua from 2009-2013. This is a part of bilateral development cooperation between Iceland and Nicaragua which has the main objective to increase the use of geothermal resources by strengthening capacities at the government level.
August 28th, 2009
Iceland GeoSurvey (ÍSOR) will be participating at the Geothermal Energy Expo in Reno, October 4-7 2009. We hope to see you at our booth which is no. 306 during the conference, to learn more about our involvement and services in geothermal.
June 18th, 2009
In connection with the kick off meeting of GEORG EEIG (GEOthermal Research Group) there will be an open conference on geothermal energy research and the opportunities an
March 26th, 2009
The third phase of the Iceland Deep Drilling Project (IDDP) was launched on March 25th in Krafla, North Iceland.