Message from the Director


Like much of the world, EGI is welcoming spring and the renewed energy and vigor it brings. While Utah was spared from the harsh winter that blanketed much of the US, we know that our CA members may still be metaphorically trying to weather the harsh realities of an industry in flux. In a time of broad industry uncertainty, making the most of your EGI membership benefits is more important than ever. As a member you are entitled to a host of valuable benefits to help you reduce costs, increase efficiency, and maximize your investment in R&D. You’re familiar with many of those benefits already— and we hope you’re making use of all EGI has to offer. To complement existing benefits like unparalleled access to over 40 years of research and cost-effective group sponsored research projects, EGI is expanding on the host of services we provide exclusively to members. At this year’s Technical Conference (week of June 7-12), we will be introducing new RESEARCH SERVICES available to CA members, including geomechanics, high-resolution reservoir characterization, petroleum geochemistry, and measurements for tight-rock permeability. We’ll also be sharing information about EGI’s new initiative called EGI Oceans– a decade-long (Big Science) initiative to recalibrate the age of major depositional sequences and identify potential petroleum systems in major ocean basins and continental margins of the world.  More news on this exciting initiative is to come at the CA Conference.

These additional research benefits build upon substantive investments EGI has made in such innovative equipment and relationships as the “Shale Interrogator,” and HAWK pyrolysis equipment, as well as collaborations with the Utah Nanofab Laboratory, Idaho National Laboratory, and the Colleges of Engineering, Sciences, and Earth Sciences and Mining.

We encourage you to join EGI scientists and staff, along with your industry colleagues, in Salt Lake City, Utah, for the 2015 Annual CA Technical Conference and optional pre-conference Field Course, leaving from Denver (after AAPG ACE) and traveling to Salt Lake City (June 4-7). The annual conference presents a unique opportunity to receive the most up-to-date information on the research, education, services, and future projects taking place at EGI. As your institute, we strive to address the issues and research questions most important to your business and the industry. Come take part in helping to shape the research landscape and get the latest technical information on the projects most important to your company’s E&P targets.

We look forward to seeing you in Salt Lake City in June and to working together now, and throughout the year, in service of the science to find energy. As always, we are here to answer your questions.  Please contact me at