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Leapfrog Training


Representatives from Kenya and Ethiopia requested UNEP and its partner ICEIDA to acquire Licenses of Corporate Geothermal Leapfrog softwares and training on application of this software for use of developing conceptual modelling of geothermal fields in their respective countries. The desire to acquire the software and training emanated from these countries after the presentation and demonstration (made during the UNEP’s Technical Review Meeting held in June 2014) by one of the consultants. The demonstration was mostly on the actual application of this software in processing of various geoscientific data at one of the UNEP ARGeo supported projects (Tendaho Geothermal Prospect) to acquire a 3D modelling of this geothermal system.)

UNEP, in consultation with its partner ICEIDA, approved this request as one of the ways of building capacity in the region. The built capacity of experts in these countries. It was be able to, in a more meaningful and effective way, collect, integrate, process and interpret various geoscientific data and develop a 3D conceptual model that guides well targets, reservoir depth etc.

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  • The training was held at Harmony hotel in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 27 March to 5 April 2015. The training comprised of:
    • (i) Training on operation and use of Leapfrog software: 27-29 March 2015
    • (ii) Training on 3D Modelling of geothermal systems: 30 March-5 April 2015
    This was be followed by a field visit to the Aluto-Langano geothermal field, Ethiopia on 6-7 April 2015.
  • There were 10 trainees of which 6 were from Ethiopia (4 from GSE and 2 from EEP) and 4 from Kenya (2 from GDC and 2 from KENGEN). Qualifications of the trainees were: one geoscientist and one GIS/IT expert from each organization.
    Accordingly, appropriate experts were nominated by their respective organizations. The candidates had access to computers that can run the software in an efficient manner.
  • The main objective of the training was to enable selected experts from Kenya and Ethiopia to develop a three dimensional (3D) Conceptual model of the geothermal systems in East Africa Region. Using the Leapfrog Geothermal Software this conceptual model will provide information on location of target sites for drilling and minimizes risk of drilling dry wells while maximizing the chance of productive wells. The trained experts area also expected to train other experts from the region once they completed this training.
  • Experts from Kenya and Ethiopia acquired adequate knowledge in: