2022 Corporate Associates Technical Conference


September 20 - Icebreaker Reception

University Park Marriott Hotel

6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Icebreaker Reception at University Park Marriott Hotel

Food & beverage sponsered by:


September 21 - Technical Conference Agenda

University Park Marriott Hotel Summit Room

8:00 A.M. Continental Breakfast

8:30 A.M. Welcome, Introduction, & Meeting Objectives - Dr. Milind Deo, EGI Director

9:00 A.M. Carbon Sequestration & Management - Dr. Brian McPherson, Professor

Topics: Carbon Capture including Direct Air Capture, Workflow of Carbon Capture to Sequestration, Reservoir Characterization and 45Q Implication and Implementation

9:55 A.M. Break

10:00 A.M. Geothermal Energy and Utah FORGE - Dr. Joseph Moore, Research Professor

Topics: FORGE Status, Well Stimulation Data and Analysis, Challenges and Lesson Learned at FORGE, and Broader Implementation of Geothermal Technologies

10:55 A.M. Break

11:00 A.M. Energy Efficiency - Dr. Kody Powell, Associate Professor (Department of Chemical Engineering)

Topics: Hybrid Energy Systems, Optimization, Smart Grids, Energy Storage and Hydrogen Initiatives

12:00 P.M. Lunch

1:00 P.M. Energy Fluids & Critical Minerals and iCORDS applications demomstration - Dr. Rasoul Sorkhabi, Research Professor; Dr. Eiichi Setoyama, Research Staff; Dr. Tony Doré, Global Chief Scientist & Senior Advisor to the Director

Topics: Energy Fluids & Minerals (Overview), South American Atlantic Margin, Organofacies Machine Learning Model, Gas Basins of Africa, Red Sea and Suez Canal Basins, iCORDS Offshore & Critical Minerals Database Demonstration

2:30 P.M. Discussion of individual projects with EGI Scientists (at EGI Offices in Salt Lake City)


September 21 - 50th Anniversary Banquet

Ken Garff Scholarship Club

5:00 P.M. Depart Research Park for Rice Eccles Stadium & Ken Garff Scholarship Club

5:30 P.M. Anniversary Banquet

9:00 P.M. Return to Research Park


September 22 - Resilient Energy Field Course (TENTATIVE)

Salt Lake City & Central Utah

6:30 to 7:15 A.M. Continental Breakfast

7:30 A.M. Depart University Park Marriott Hotel

9:30 A.M. Arrive in Delta, Utah

9:45 to 11:15 A.M. Site Visit at Advanced Clean Energy Storage (ACES) Hydrogen Hub & Sawtooth Caverns

11:30 A.M. Lunch

12:00 P.M. Depart ACES Hydrogen Hub

1:30 P.M. Arrive at Utah FORGE Site in Milford, Utah

1:30 to 3:15 P.M. Site Visit at Utah FORGE

3:15 P.M. Depart Utah FORGE

7:00 P.M. Return to Salt Lake City


September 23 - Optional Short Courses at EGI

Energy & Geoscience Institute Offices

All short courses run concurrently, 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

Basic Geologic Carbon Storage Modeling - Dr. Brian McPherson

Geomechanics Considerations for Geothermal Well Construction - Dr. John McLennan

Agenda is subject to change


Venues for the 2022 Corporate Associates Technical Conference


Ken Garff Scholarship Club at Rice Eccles Stadium

451 S 1400 E, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112

University Park Marriott Hotel, Summit Room

480 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, Utah 84108

EGI Offices & Laboratories in Salt Lake City

423 Wakara Way Ste. 300, Salt Lake City, Utah 84108