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Message from the Director


EGI wishes everyone a happy and prosperous new year as we enter 2019 with gratitude for your continued support and partnership.  We look forward to a productive and exciting year in which you’ll see several EGI research projects advance and our innovative Research Services bring ever greater value in helping…

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Save the Date – 2020 EGI International Technical Conference and Transform Margins Workshop


The Conference and Technical Workshop will take place at Smolenice Castle Conference Center outside Bratislava. 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, 2020. Preliminary details: Monday, 18…

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Look What’s New in Research at EGI


Designed collaboratively between sponsoring companies and EGI scientists, sponsorship of current EGI Research Projects provides Sponsors with the unique opportunity to shape the project and gain independent insights, interpretations, and evaluations of company-specific questions. All active projects are open for sponsorship from their launch throughout the two-year period of confidentiality and include both Regional and Thematic…

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History of the European Oil and Gas Industry


EGI Research Professor Rasoul Sorkhabi, along with EGI Advisory Board Chair, Dr. Jonathan Craig, Francesco Gerali, and Fiona MacAulay, has recently published a new volume on the History of the European Oil and Gas Industry. The history of the European oil and gas industry reflects local as well as global…

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University of Utah Receives $10.25 Million Grant to Launch Energy Frontier Research Center


The University of Utah’s College of Engineering and College of Mines and Earth Sciences recently received a four-year, $10.75 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to create an Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC). The center will study how fluids interact with porous solids, vital research that could…

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FORGE Roadmap Unveiled at AGU Fall Meeting


The Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) presented findings of the Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE) Roadmap at the 2018 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting last month in Washington, D.C., giving attendees from across the country an opportunity to learn more about this community-driven effort, its methodologies, and results.…

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Geothermal Student Competition Will Take Data Analytics to New Depths


Release date: December 18, 2018. US Department of Energy The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO), in partnership with the Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE) and the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), is excited to announce that the next Geothermal Student Competition is launching soon!…

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A Remarkable Career and Contribution


Affiliate Scientist Ken Shaw Retiring After 22 Years at EGI EGI Affiliate Scientist and head of the Canadian office, Ken Shaw, is “hanging up the spikes.” After 53 years in the energy industry, 22 of them with EGI, Ken retired on January 1, 2019. Ken’s remarkable career and dedication to…

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Colloidal-crystal quantum dots as tracers in underground formations


EGI Research Professor Dr. Peter Rose was awarded his 5th Patent, titled Colloidal-crystal quantum dots as tracers in underground formations. The award was issued November 2018 and was co-awarded with Dr. Michael H. Bartl of the University of Utah Department of Chemistry. Complete information may be found on the US…

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Welcoming New EGI Staff


Molly Ellowitz Trauscht EGI is delighted to welcome Molly Trauscht as the new EGI Global Database Coordinator Molly Trauscht grew up in Salt Lake City and completed bachelor’s degrees in Geology and Geography at the University of Utah in 2014. While working on her degrees, she worked as a Data Analyst and Research…

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North Africa Shale Systems Insights


Aptian–Albian oil shale unconventional system as registration of Cretaceous oceanic anoxic sub-events in the southern Tethys (Bir M’Cherga basin, Tunisia) Former EGI Visiting Scientist Rachida Talbi, along with Affiliate Scientist Reg Spiller, and EGI Director Raymond Levey recently published new research on the southern Tethys (Bir M’Cherga basin) Tunisia. Rachida…

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Masters of Science in Petroleum Engineering Gearing up for New Cycle


EGI, in collaboration with the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Utah, launched a Masters of Science degree program in Petroleum Engineering in the 2013 fall semester. Understanding that one of the most significant challenges facing humanity is the depletion of natural resources we recognize the valuable contributions…

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EGI Staff and Affiliates Publication Updates – Q4 2018


EGI 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. Richard Esser Xiao, T. & Mcpherson, B. & Esser, R. & Jia, W. & Moodie, N. & Chu, S. & Lee, S. (2019). Forecasting…

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