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Message from the Director


The close of the summer months is always an energizing time at EGI, as we welcome students back to campus and faculty and University staff return from holidays renewed and looking forward to a new semester. EGI is delighted to announce that Dr. Tony Doré has joined EGI as the…

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EGI Global Chief Scientist & Senior Advisor to the Director


EGI is delighted to announce that Dr. Tony Doré has joined EGI as Global Chief Scientist and Senior Advisor to the Director.  Many of EGI’s members, staff, and partners have met Tony over the years, during his highly distinguished career at Equinor (formerly Statoil).  Tony will remain at his home…

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EGI Carbon Science & Engineering Research Group Receives $10 Million DOE Award


Congratulations to the Carbon Science & Engineering Research Group at EGI headed by Professor Brian McPherson and his entire team. They were announced by DOE Fossil Energy this week as one of only 12 projects selected for the Advanced Technologies for Recovery of Unconventional Oil & Gas Resources (see link…

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Analytical Prediction of Gas-in-Place (GIP): Improved Technologies for Shale Gas Systems (SGS)


Dr. John McLennan, Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering & Dr. Marylin Segall (formerly EGI) correspondence: jmclennan@egi.utah.edu EGI Reference: I 01382 Overview This technical note highlights the storage mechanisms of gas in shale and outlines methods for determining gas-in-place from field and laboratory methods. A predictive model has been developed that…

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2020 Slovakia International Technical Conference – Transform Margin Workshop & Short Courses


UPDATE: Registration is now open! Click here to Register. Click here for Event Details Smolenice, Slovak Republic: 18–22 May, 2020 Save the Date now for a week of Transform Margins workshop featuring current research by academic and oil industry teams followed by the EGI Technical Conference in Europe, 18–22 May,…

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EGI Oceans Central & North Atlantic Study: Complete and Available for Immediately Delivery


The EGI Oceans Central & North Atlantic Evaluation of the Stratigraphy & Petroleum Systems study was completed and delivered to sponsors in July and is available for sponsorship to all EGI members. This study has devised and applied an integrative workflow involving chronostratigraphy, paleoenvironment, pyrolysis, palynofacies, and kinetics to qualify…

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Dr. Sudeep Kanungo Receives Geology & Geophysics Research Assistant Professorship


EGI extends an enthusiastic congratulations to our own Research Associate Dr. Sudeep Kanungo, who has received an auxiliary appointment to the Department of Geology & Geophysics at the University of Utah.  Dr. Kanungo’s appointment as Adjunct Associate Professor recognizes his substantial contributions to advancing the Department’s and University’s mission, as…

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group photo of Serbian delegation at EGI

Science Diplomacy at Work: EGI and Utah FORGE Host Serbian Energy Industry Leaders


This spring, EGI hosted six professional exchange visitors from Serbia through the Open World Leadership Center for a presentation and discussion of the Utah FORGE geothermal project.  The group of emerging professionals and leaders was invited to visit the U.S. as part of a Congressionally sponsored program examining renewable energy…

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EGI Education & Training Opportunities


The global experience, expertise, and industry-relevant geoscience research conducted by EGI researchers and engineers are the fundamental building blocks for the knowledge, design, and delivery of Field & Short Courses offered to EGI members. Course participants are taught by thought-leaders in the energy sector who bring an independent perspective to…

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2019 Geothermal Design Challenge Winners


Geothermal Design Challenge™ Data Visualization contest. Contributed by Utah FORGE The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO), in partnership with the Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE) and the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), hosted the student competition that launched in January and concluded in April.…

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Publication Updates Q1 & Q2 2019


EGI Staff and Affiliate Scientists are active researchers, publishing and presenting not only through cost-shared research at EGI, but in peer-reviewed journals, scientific conferences and presentations, and professional organizations. Dhrupad Beti Beti, D. (2019). Programmed Temperature Pyrolysis: Alterations to the Standard Method. 10.1007/978-3-319-02330-4_302-1. Milind Deo Hoepfner, M. & Deo, M.…

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Project and Research Updates at EGI – Q1 & Q2 2019


The first half of 2019 saw the kick-off of newly In Progress projects as well as Completion of another EGI Oceans projects, and release of three projects from their 2-year period of Confidentiality. All active projects are open for sponsorship from their launch throughout the two-year period of confidentiality and include both…

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Where Are They Now? EGI Alumni Accolades and New Endeavors


EGI congratulates University of Utah and EGI alumni Richard Boakye and Spencer Nish on their new roles, both with the California Department of Conservation Department of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR). Both Richard and Spencer recently joined DOGGR as Engineering geologists in the agency’s Coastal District. EGI also extends…

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