Message from the Director

As we’re looking into Quarter 4 and the home stretch of 2020, there’s very little that turned out how we could have predicted on January 1, 2020. Despite the challenges and transitions across the energy industry and the globe, we remain grateful that by and large, our staff, researchers, University…

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Connect with EGI at the AAPG ACE 2020 Virtual Conference!

The postponed AAPG ACE 2020 is on for September 29 – October 1! This year’s conference is being held all on-line and EGI is looking forward to engaging with members and visitors again. Though we don’t get to see you in person, your questions, ideas, and comments are always valuable…

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Core through Pore: EGI Research Services Available to Members

EGI’s Research Service Capabilities, encompassed under the term Core through Pore™, include techniques related to petrology, geochemistry, geomechanics, and flow dynamics— the data from which has helped generate reports on sedimentology, petrology, thermochronology, geochronology, and inorganic geochemistry across Europe, Asia, Oceania, Africa, North America and South America. Recent publications utilizing…

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Making the Most of Your EGI Membership!

All EGI Members Have Access to EGIconnect Is your company a member of EGI? Are you and your colleagues making the most of your benefits as a member? All member company staff have access to EGIconnect, for EGI’s report and data library with over 800+ project reports completed by EGI…

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New Research Opportunity: Red Sea and Gulf of Suez Basins Research in Development

Figure 1. Plate tectonic setting of the Red Sea Basin. In recent years, there has been a renewed interest in petroleum exploration in the Red Sea Basin, both because of its infrastructures (proximity to Europe and offshore transportation) and successes in the Midyan and Jaizan basins (discovered in the 1990s…

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New Ways to Learn from EGI: Thematic and Project Videos Available

Home to leading experts in the fields of geology, geophysics, geochemistry, and engineering, EGI is your source for high-quality, scientific and engineering research in pursuit of the answers to the pressing questions our industry faces. The Coronavirus pandemic and shutdowns have highlighted the need for flexibility across all our forms…

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New Research Publication from EGI India Research Consortium

Results Highlight Value of Long-standing Collaborations AAPG Bulleting cover; August 2020. Cover image by Dr. Mateen Hafiz. Hot off the press! EGI is pleased and proud to share the publication of a recent paper on India shales by EGI staff and affiliate scientists. The publication, “Source potential and reservoir characterization…

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EGI Carbon Management Group Selects Site for Cleaner-production Test Well

Zephyr Energy Site chosen for Paradox Basin Test Well in DOE backed project to test optimization analyses for more focused, efficient, and less environmentally impactful oil production strategies EGI’s Carbon Management Group confirmed this month that it had selected a site for a vertical stratigraphic test well as part of…

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On-line Presentations and Events are Gaining Momentum

As the world has begun to adapt to the new reality of virtual meetings and education delivery, EGI and the energy industry have stepped-up to meet the challenge as well. As the new realities of remote working and virtual events has taken hold over the last six months, webinars, virtual…

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Weathering the Storm

Weathering the Storm GeoCareers Presentation to the Geological Society of America with Reginal Spiller EGI Affiliate Scientist Reginal Spiller presented in June in a Geological Society of America GeoCareers webinar to help GSA members and participants navigate, and succeed in, the current oil and gas crisis. GSA noted “‘Weathering the…

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Petroleum Geoscience and the New Energy Reality

As countries around the globe went into pandemic lockdown, virtual classes, meetings, and presentations came roaring to the forefront for both industry and academic outreach and dissemination activities. Among those at the front of the curve was EGI’s Global Chief Scientist, Tony Doré, based in London, UK. On June 10,…

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FORGE Project Outreach & Education Offerings

New Utah FORGE Geothermal Publication The August 2020 issue of AAPG Explorer features an article by Utah FORGE Managing PI Dr. Joseph Moore. The article, The Utah FORGE: An International Laboratory for Advancing Enhanced Geothermal Development, is available online to AAPG subscribers at In the News: Checking in on…

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New Publication from EGI Fellow and Ph.D. Candidate Carlos Vega Ortiz

EGI is pleased to Congratulate Mr. Carlos Vega Ortiz on his recent publication “Analysis of mineralogy and porosity on a carbonaceous mudstone of the Pimienta Formation, western margin of the Tampico Misantla Basin, Mexico” in the Mexican Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin. Carlos is from San Marcos, Hidalgo, Mexico. He…

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Two EGI Staff Receive Principal Investigator Designation

EGI is pleased to congratulate Dr. Dhrupad Beti and Dr. Palash Panja for recently receiving Principal Investigator (PI) designation. In recognition of their long association with EGI and their current and future work in the areas of data science, geochemistry and sustainability, University of Utah Vice President for Research, Dr.…

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Anatomy of A Comet: NEOWISE

By Dr. Bryony Richards On Friday March 27, 2020, astronomers on the NEOWISE (Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer) mission discovered a comet that would become the brightest in the northern hemisphere in almost a quarter century. Over the following weeks, comet NEOWISE, full name C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE), would not…

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EGI Staff & Affiliate Scientist Publication Updates Q2–Q3 2020

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. Waquar Ahmed Hafiz, Mateen & Hakhoo, Naveen & Bhat, G. & Kanungo, Sudeep & Thusu, Bindra & Craig, Jonathan & Ahmed, Waquar. (2020). Source…

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