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Message from the Director


Amidst these very unusual events and trying times, we want to assure you that EGI is open for business and here for your company as you navigate work, life, and business under truly once in a lifetime circumstances.  Though we all are working via telecommuting under direction of the University…

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RESCHEDULED – Transform Margins Workshop: Smolenice, Slovakia


New Dates 14–17 December 2020 The current coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic that is surely affecting all of us, forces us to make the decision to postpone the Transform Margins Workshop originally scheduled for 18–20 May 2020 in Smolenice, Slovakia. Due to the recent events the Workshop will be rescheduled for 14th–17th  December 2020.…

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New Collaboration for Brazil-Gabon Conjugate Margins


EGI is pleased to announce that the Energy & Geoscience Institute has initialized a collaboration between the Energy & Geoscience Institute at the University of Utah (EGI) and Le Directeur Général des Hydrocarbures Gabon (DGH-Gabon) for conducting a geoscientific investigation (pertaining to source rock geochemistry) for hydrocarbon exploration research. The…

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New Data & Services Coming to iCORDS™


In the coming weeks, EGI will be releasing a plan for new data and services available to iCORDS™ subscribers, enhancing iCORDS™ offshore capacity, and adding new onshore data and services. iCORDS™ is a product of the University of Utah’s Energy & Geoscience Institute and offers an integrated databank and research tool…

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New EGI OCEANS Project in Development: Mediterranean Sea | New Analyses and Evaluation


In the coming weeks, the EGI OCEANS team will be offering a newly developed research project for consideration and investment by interested member companies. The new project, EGI Oceans: Mediterranean Sea| New Analyses and Evaluation of Source Rock Systems on IODP samples using organic geochemistry, palynofacies, unified stratigraphy, and paleoenvironment,…

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Mesozoic Biochronostratigraphy and Paleoenvironment of the South Atlantic


New Research for the South Atlantic By EGI Foraminiferal Biostratigrapher, Eiichi Setoyama, PhD and Research Associate & Adjunct Associate Professor, Sudeep Kanungo, PhD Mesozoic Biochronostratigraphy and Paleoenvironment of the South Atlantic: A revised framework based on 20 DSDP and ODP deep-water sites Journal of South American Earth Sciences, Volume 99,…

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EGI Advisory Board Chair Receives 2020 AAPG Distinguished Service Award


EGI is delighted to congratulate Advisory Board Chairperson, Dr. Jonathan Craig from ENI, who was awarded the 2020 AAPG Distinguished Service Award. Established by AAPG Executive Committee action in 1971 the Distinguished Service Award is presented to members who have distinguished themselves in singular and beneficial long-term service to AAPG.…

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2020 Outstanding Chemical Engineering Dissertation Award


EGI Affiliate Scientist and Former EGI Fellow Receives Chemical Engineering Award EGI is proud to congratulate Affiliate Scientist and former EGI fellow, Dr. Jan Goral, in his selection for the 2020 Outstanding Chemical Engineering Dissertation Award for his work “Digital (Shale) Rock Multi-Physics: Micro-/Nano-Scale Characterization of Petrophysical and Geomechanical Properties…

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EGI Staff & Affiliate Publication Updates – Q1 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. Dhrupad Beti Vega, C. & Beti, D. & Setoyama, E. & McLennan, J. & Ring, T. & Levey, R. & Martínez-Romero, N.. (2020). Source…

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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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2020 Transform Margins Workshop in Smolenice, Slovakia – POSTPONED


Due to the global Covid-19 crisis, this event has been RESCHEDULED for December 14–17, 2020. Further details are available HERE. Preliminary Agenda Transform Margins Workshop & Field Excursion Arrive December 14 – Depart December 17 Registration Open to All Invited Guests Monday, December 14: Transportation provided from the Vienna, Austria…

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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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