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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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Message from the Director


The close of the summer months is always an energizing time at EGI, as we welcome students back to campus and faculty and University staff return from holidays renewed and looking forward to a new semester. EGI is delighted to announce that Dr. Tony Doré has joined EGI as the…

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EGI Global Chief Scientist & Senior Advisor to the Director


EGI is delighted to announce that Dr. Tony Doré has joined EGI as Global Chief Scientist and Senior Advisor to the Director.  Many of EGI’s members, staff, and partners have met Tony over the years, during his highly distinguished career at Equinor (formerly Statoil).  Tony will remain at his home…

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EGI Carbon Science & Engineering Research Group Receives $10 Million DOE Award


Congratulations to the Carbon Science & Engineering Research Group at EGI headed by Professor Brian McPherson and his entire team. They were announced by DOE Fossil Energy this week as one of only 12 projects selected for the Advanced Technologies for Recovery of Unconventional Oil & Gas Resources (see link…

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Analytical Prediction of Gas-in-Place (GIP): Improved Technologies for Shale Gas Systems (SGS)


Dr. John McLennan, Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering & Dr. Marylin Segall (formerly EGI) correspondence: jmclennan@egi.utah.edu EGI Reference: I 01382 Overview This technical note highlights the storage mechanisms of gas in shale and outlines methods for determining gas-in-place from field and laboratory methods. A predictive model has been developed that…

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2020 Transform Margin Workshop & Field Excursion


UPDATE: RESCHEDULED for December 14–17 due to Covid-19 crisis. Smolenice, Slovak Republic: 18–20 May, 2020 Save the Date now for a week of Transform Margins workshop featuring current research by academic and oil industry teams, 18–22 May, 2020. Transform Margins Workshop will take place at Smolenice Castle Slovak Academy of…

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EGI Oceans Central & North Atlantic Study: Complete and Available for Immediately Delivery


The EGI Oceans Central & North Atlantic Evaluation of the Stratigraphy & Petroleum Systems study was completed and delivered to sponsors in July and is available for sponsorship to all EGI members. This study has devised and applied an integrative workflow involving chronostratigraphy, paleoenvironment, pyrolysis, palynofacies, and kinetics to qualify…

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Dr. Sudeep Kanungo Receives Geology & Geophysics Research Assistant Professorship


EGI extends an enthusiastic congratulations to our own Research Associate Dr. Sudeep Kanungo, who has received an auxiliary appointment to the Department of Geology & Geophysics at the University of Utah.  Dr. Kanungo’s appointment as Adjunct Associate Professor recognizes his substantial contributions to advancing the Department’s and University’s mission, as…

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Science Diplomacy at Work: EGI and Utah FORGE Host Serbian Energy Industry Leaders


This spring, EGI hosted six professional exchange visitors from Serbia through the Open World Leadership Center for a presentation and discussion of the Utah FORGE geothermal project.  The group of emerging professionals and leaders was invited to visit the U.S. as part of a Congressionally sponsored program examining renewable energy…

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EGI Education & Training Opportunities


The global experience, expertise, and industry-relevant geoscience research conducted by EGI researchers and engineers are the fundamental building blocks for the knowledge, design, and delivery of Field & Short Courses offered to EGI members. Course participants are taught by thought-leaders in the energy sector who bring an independent perspective to…

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2019 Geothermal Design Challenge Winners


Geothermal Design Challenge™ Data Visualization contest. Contributed by Utah FORGE The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO), in partnership with the Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE) and the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), hosted the student competition that launched in January and concluded in April.…

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Publication Updates Q1 & Q2 2019


EGI Staff and Affiliate 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 Beti, D. (2019). Programmed Temperature Pyrolysis: Alterations to the Standard Method. 10.1007/978-3-319-02330-4_302-1. Milind Deo Hoepfner, M. & Deo, M.…

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