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Message from the Director


As activity on campus at the University of Utah returns to full swing for the fall semester, EGI is reflecting on a busy, productive spring and summer.  Many of you were a part of these active months, whether attending the EGI Technical Conference, participating in short courses and field courses,…

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Department of Energy Selects University of Utah Site for $140 Million Geothermal Research and Development Opportunity


Drill rig at Utah FORGE Geothermal site. Photo: Rick Allis, Utah Geological Survey. EGI extends an enthusiastic Congratulations to Dr. Joseph Moore and the entire Utah FORGE team! On June 14, 2018 the U.S. Department of Energy announced the selection of the University of Utah’s EGI-based Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal…

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2018 EGI Technical Conference Review


EGI Board Chair, Dr. Jonathan Craig, welcomes attendees to the 2018 EGI Technical Conference After a summer spent reflecting on and building upon the EGI 2018 Corporate Associate Member Technical Conference in May, EGI is more energized and optimistic for a strong future for the industry and the dedicated members…

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EGI-ZEISS Partnership Examines Fluid Flow & Transport


Exploring the Unseen World of Nanoporous Rocks Researchers from the Energy & Geoscience Institute (EGI) at the University of Utah and ZEISS have teamed-up to investigate and understand complex fluid flow and transport phenomena within heterogeneous shale pore systems. “By using state-of-the-art correlative 3D X-ray and electron microscopy techniques (such as high-resolution LM, XRM,…

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Innovations in Source and Reservoir Rock Pyrolysis


New research, patent application EGI Petroleum Geochemistry Lab Manager Dhrupad Beti recently published innovative new research relating to source and reservoir rock pyrolysis. The article, A new method of source and reservoir rock pyrolysis to determine the boiling point distribution of petroleum in rock samples, appears in the November 2018 issue of the Journal…

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EGI Researchers Honored with Recognition for Outstanding Achievements


Geothermal Energy Awards Announced: EGI Research Professor Peter Rose to be Honored EGI Research Professor Peter Rose has been selected to receive the Henry J. Ramey Jr. Award for outstanding achievements in the field of geothermal reservoir engineering. The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC), one of the world’s premier geothermal associations, has announced awards honoring…

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New Training and Research Services Available in Discrete Natural Fracturing Numerical Modeling


EGI is pleased to offer a newly designed, exclusive Research Service in Discrete Natural Fracturing Numerical Modeling and a complementary Short Course. Research Service | Fracture Modeling Capabilities with Your Data The rationale for developing a Discrete Fracture Network (DFN) system is to analyze the effects natural fractures have on hydraulic…

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Project Updates


EGI research projects are dynamic works, continually moving through their life cycle, with new projects being released from their confidentiality period each quarter. Below is a list of projects whose status has changed or will change during the first three quarters of 2018.  To receive more information on current projects, visit Current…

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EGI Research Staff Publication Updates


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. Dhrupad Beti Thul, D., Beti, D., Temperature profile for rock sample composition analysis, United States Patent Application: US20180031467A, filed July 2018, patent Beti, D. R., Thul,…

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EGI Director presents at 2018 Uinta Basin Energy Summit


EGI Directory Raymond Levey presented at the 2018 Uinta Basin Energy Summit. The presentation, titled Maximizing Oil Recovery using Horizontal Well Placement is available to watch below: Read More

Mourning the Passing of Robert Ehrlich


Robert 'Bob' Ehrlich March 4, 1936 – July 7, 2018 EGI mourns, along his with friends and colleagues far and wide, the passing of Robert ‘Bob’ Erlich. Bob was one of the initial scientific members from the University of South Carolina to transition to the University of Utah. He worked…

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Student Education Program Completes Another Successful Event


EGI Affiliate Scientist Dr. Bindra Thusu continues to generously dedicate his time and expertise to the Student Education Program.  His team this year presented the program on "Hazards and Disasters – Risks and Risk Reduction" at Bhaderwah Campus, Jammu University, 30-31 March 2018. Students delighted in the unique opportunity and EGI was…

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News of Note


EGI Welcomes Shang Li to Administrative Team Shang Li joined EGI in the early months of 2018 in support of EGI’s accounting processes as well as a broad range of administrative support activities.  Shang recently received her B.S. in Accounting from the University of Utah, following previous University education in China…

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