Message from the Director

By Informatics @ EGI in News

November 15th, 2021


Message from the Director

Greetings from EGI. As 2021 winds down, much has changed for the energy industry during these unusual times even as we begin to transition to normal.

Two important events for EGI returned to our calendars this year. In May, EGI hosted its first-ever virtual Corporate Associate Technical Conference. Gathering Corporate Associate members and guests, the technical conference brought EGI and the University of Utah together like never before as we invited speakers from the College of Engineering, the College of Mines & Earth Sciences, and University of Utah senior administration. AAPG’s annual convention also returned as a hybrid event in Denver, Colorado this September. This year, AAPG, SEG, and SEPM hosted the convention together, called IMAGE (International Meeting for Applied Geoscience & Energy). The involvement of these three societies offered new opportunities for attendees across industry to benefit from each society’s strengths. EGI scientists joined the event in-person and shared their expertise in technical themes including geothermal resource development and the future of industry when the coronavirus pandemic wanes.

The Utah FORGE team has also made exciting progress drilling at the FORGE Site in Milford, Utah. The team completed its deepest and hottest well in July. They are now preparing their first large scale microseismicity simulations in the well to assess microfacture development. Read on for more developments from the FORGE team.

As always, we encourage you to contact us directly by email or phone, or to reach out to our staff and affiliate scientists directly. We look forward to continuing to engage with you on new projects and collaborations.

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