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Message from the Director


As we welcome a new decade, we at EGI wish you all a very productive and prosperous 2020.  Reflecting on 10 years of changes, growth, challenges, and successes, we know that it is your support and engagement that are the cornerstones of our progress. It is our honor and pleasure…

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Registration Now Open – 2020 Transform Margins Workshop and Corporate Associate Meeting & Short Courses


Smolenice Castle – Slovak Academy of Sciences Conference Center; Smolenice, Slovakia – May 18–22, 2020 Registration is now open for a week of current and proposed research by EGI scientists, subject matter experts, and academic and oil industry teams during the 2020 EGI Corporate Associate Meeting & pre-meeting Transform Margins Workshop in Smolenice, Slovakia, 18–22 May, 2020.…

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EGI to be at AAPG ACE 2020


EGI is anticipating an exciting AAPG ACE 2020 in Houston, Texas, where we look forward to engaging with attendees and sharing the ideas and research opportunities you’ve come to rely on as your partner in University-based cost-shared research and innovation. You can find EGI staff and scientists engaging across program…

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New EGIconnect & Research Catalog Platforms to Deliver Enhanced Access


Preview the new platforms now By Christopher Kesler EGI is excited to share new developments for improving and enhancing how we deliver the research and information resources our members depend on. Beginning in late 2019, EGI began the process of migrating the EGIconnect platform to a new Enterprise ArcGIS Online…

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EGI Awarded New Patent in Source Rock Analysis


EGI is pleased to announce that based on the PhD topic of Dr. Dhrupad Beti, who successfully defended his PhD in December 2019, EGI has received a new patent titled "Temperature Profile for Rock Sample Composition Analysis." The patented method enables predicting liquid hydrocarbon composition solely by analyzing rock samples…

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EGI at AAPG Global Superbasins Leadership Conference


photo credit: Dr. Rasoul Sorkhabi and AAPG Explorer. EGI Research Professor Dr. Rasoul Sorkhabi is an invited speaker at the AAPG Super Basin 2020 conference in Sugar Land, Texas, 11–13 February 2020. Dr. Sorkhabi’s talk is “Source Rocks of the World Overview” and is scheduled for Wednesday, 12 February morning session. In…

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Shale Plays of the Middle East


New Article and Distinguished Lecture from EGI’s Rasoul Sorkhabi photo credit: GEOExPro, vol 16 issue 5 Dr. Rasoul Sorkhabi recently published an article entitled Shale Plays of the Middle East in GeoExPro (Vol. 16 no.5, 2019). The article examines the potential for transferring the U.S. shale technology revolution to exploration…

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Tony Doré Receives Wallace E. Pratt Memorial Award


EGIGlobal Chief Scientist among recipients of Best Article Award Global Chief Scientist & Senior Advisor to the Director, Tony Doré, with his co-authors, was awarded the 2019 Wallace E. Pratt Memorial Award for their paper titled “Triassic-Paleogene paleogeography of the Arctic: Implication for Sediment routing and Basin fill.” The Wallace…

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New Beginnings & Accolades for Early Career Staff


2019 was a year of high accomplishment for EGI Petroleum Geochemistry Lab Manager Dhrupad Beti, who not only successfully passed the oral defense of his PhD thesis in early November, but was also honored by the Houston Geological Society & EAGE Conference on Latin America for his poster presentation at…

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EGI Distinguished Lecture Series Closes Successful 2019 with Full Schedule


EGI warmly congratulates 2019 Distinguished Lecturer, EGI Research Professor Dr. Michal Nemčok, for his highly successful and much in-demand presentation “Kinematics and hydrocarbon habitat in different types of foreland/foredeep basins.” We also extend our warmest gratitude to the companies who hosted Dr. Nemčok, particularly in December with a packed schedule…

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Updates from the Utah FORGE Project


FORGE Managing PI Joseph Moore Congressional Testimony: WATER AND GEOTHERMAL POWER Originally published November 15, 2019 by UtahFORGE. EGI Research Professor & FORGE Managing PI Dr. Joseph Moore, Manager and PI of the FORGE project gave testimony on geothermal energy to the Subcommittee on Energy of the House Committee on…

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EGI Mourns the Passing of Longtime Colleague Howard P. Ross


In September 2019, EGI mourned the loss of a longtime colleague and friend, Dr. Howard P. Ross.  An early member of the original Earth Science Laboratory/University of Utah Research Institute (ESL/UURI) from which EGI began, Howard was an EGI Research Scientist until his retirement in 2000, and remained an Affiliate…

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Staff & Affiliate Scientist Publication Updates – Q4 2019


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. Asai, Pranay Asai, P. & Panja, P. & Mclennan, J.D. & Deo, M. (2019). Effect of Different Flow Schemes on Heat Recovery from Enhanced…

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