Last September, EGI hosted past and present Corporate Associate members in a return to in-person Corporate Associates Technical Conference.
The conference hosted a field course on September 22, 2022 and short courses on the 23rd, along with a banquet honoring the 50th anniversary. EGI took this occasion to commemorate the 50 years of success with collaborators, special guests, and friends.
Principal Investigators from each of EGI’s research emphases — Energy Fluids and Minerals, Geothermal Research, and Carbon Management—joined members in presentations and discussions from their current projects following the technical sessions.
This past year, short course topics came out of EGI’s carbon science and geothermal expertise. Dr. Brian McPherson taught “Basic Geologic Carbon Storage Modeling” and Dr. John McLennan taught “Geomechanics Considerations for Geothermal Well Construction”.
The optional field course accompanying this year’s conference was themed around Resilient Energy Engineering, EGI’s new education and training initiative. EGI took participants on a one-day excursion to central Utah’s developing renewable energy corridor, where many exciting projects were underway.
The course highlighted EGI’s and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Utah FORGE geothermal project site located in Milford, Utah and the work being done by EGI scientists there.
It was an exciting opportunity for Corporate Associates to visit EGI’s current projects, as well as the hydrogen storage facility sponsored in Delta, Utah.
Thank you to our 50th Anniversary Celebration sponsor: Schlumberger.