Field Trip

Patuha Power Plant ConstructionPatuha Power Plant Construction (Photo courtesy by Suryantini 2014)

The Patuha geothermal system is a vapor-dominated reservoir located about 40 kilometers southwest of Bandung on western Java, Indonesia. The geothermal system consists of a cap rock, an underlying steam cap and a deep liquid-dominated reservoir. The reservoir is provided with heat by a main heat source below Kawah Putih and the Patuha volcano. The flow of fluid takes place through fault zones and in the low permeability reservoir rock. . The first Unit (55 MW) at Patuha was completed in 2014 and since 2015 it has been producing at full capacity (with an availability rate of over 98%).



This one full day field trip to Patuha Geothermal Plant provides an introduction to geothermal resources and their utilization. The trip may include visits to Patuha Power Plant, Steam Field, Surface Facilities and observations to the surface features/manifestations of the Patuha thermal areas. 


We will provide participants with mini-buses for mobilization purposes. Participants will not drive their own vehicles to and from the destined locations. The provided buses will depart from Bandung on March 24th morning to Patuha Geothermal Plant.  


The Field Trip will be guided and instructed by the lectures and graduate students of the ITB along with Geo Dipa representatives.

Trip Conditions

Trip and itinerary are subject to change. Please contact the Organizing Committee for further details. The course fee normally includes:

  • Trip will depart with a minimum application of 5 persons
  • Tour and transfer itinerary with air-conditioned vehicle
  • English speaking guide
  • Lunch and AM/PM snacks


We will accept up to 30 applications until all the positions are filled. This geothermal field camp is intended for students, engineers, scientists, academicians, industry practitioners or any other person/parties who are interested in geothermal field operation.  

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Rundown Field Trip to Patuha

Time Activities Notes
06.00 - 09.00 Trip to Patuha Site  
09.00 - 09.15 Safety Induction (+ Coffee Break)  
09.15 - 09.30 Welcome speech By IIGW Committee and PT Geodipa
09.30- 10.00 Plant Overview (from well to Power Plant)  
10.00 - 10.10 Question & Answer (Q&A) session  
10.10 - 10.40 Sharing Best Practice 1st session  
10.40 - 11.10 Sharing Best Practice 2nd session  
11.10 - 11.25 Q&A session  
11.25 - 13.15 Friday pray and lunch  
13.15 - 14.45 Plant Tour
  • Power plant unit and well head/well pad area
  • Improvement/best practice area
  • DCS/control room
14.45 - 14.50 Taking pictures with power plant background  
14.50 - 15.05 Coffee Break  
15.05 - 15.20 Closing  
15.20 - 15.25 Souvenir gift from IIGW committee to PT Geodipa  
15.25 - 15.40 Ashar praying time  
15.40 - 18.40 Return trip to Bandung  

Resource Transformation Strategy towards 7000 MWe Capacity