ENERGY & GEOSCIENCE INSTITUTE

ENERGY RESILIENCE: DRIVING THE ENERGY TRANSITION, PROMOTING ENERGY SECURITY

GEOTHERMAL

Using cutting edge tools, our staff have deep expertise in applied geoscience and engineering required to explore, drill and develop geothermal resources. It is now on the forefront of Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) technology with the Utah FORGE project, which aims to produce power from hot dry rock.

PETROLEUM & MINERALS

Hydrocarbons and minerals are essential components of energy mix needed to power the world. EGI has data and skillsets to characterize these subsurface resources including basin analysis, rock mechanics, fluid flow, and reservoir modeling.

CARBON MANAGEMENT

EGI conducts numerous projects in carbon sequestration wherein large amounts of anthropogenic CO₂ emissions are targeted for injection into deep saline aquifers or other suitable geologic formations. EGI’s research portfolio on low-carbon technologies includes work in carbon capture, utilization and storage.

FORERUNNER ON ENERGY RESILIENCE

Science, technology, and innovation, central to energy resilience, drive the Energy & Geoscience Institute (EGI) at the University of Utah. EGI excels in diverse areas including geothermal energy, carbon sequestration, and energy fluids and minerals, contributing to decarbonization and energy security. The institute’s collaboration with global industrial, academic, and government partners, through research and consortia, accelerates the development of tomorrow‘s energy solutions and workforce. Partnering with EGI means investing in a resilient energy future, leveraging cutting-edge research and technological advancements.

QUICK LINKS

EGIconnect

The EGI library catalog presented through the EGIconnect platform is undergoing updates that help define the study area and scope of reports, articles, dissertations, theses and maps more clearly. This update process enables the new EGIconnect search tool to quickly return available EGI library items within or near a client’s area of interest. EGIconnect also has a new EGI library summary tool that generates a list and optional report of all available EGI library items within a client defined area of interest. Lastly, as a reminder, the map layers presented through EGIconnect can always be consumed by client-side GIS applications and ArcGIS online accounts.

iCORDS™

EGI’s Integrated Continent-Ocean Research Data System – is a global database and analytic platform that offers data bank and research tool for worldwide energy exploration and geoscience.

Utah FORGE

Frontier Observatory For Research In Geothermal Energy – is a dedicated underground field laboratory sponsored by the Department of Energy for developing, testing, and accelerating breakthroughs in Enhanced Geothermal Systems technologies to advance the uptake of geothermal resources around the world.

CURRENT EVENTS & NEWS

SHAPING A SAFER ENVIRONMENT: Over $10 Million from Department of Energy to Support Reducing CO2 Emissions in Uinta Basin.

Dr. Ting Xiao and Dr. Brian McPherson are currently engaged in a comprehensive project focused on carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) hubs. Their work is part of the CarbonSAFE II: Storage Complex Feasibility initiative, which aims to determine the viability of commercial CO2 storage in Utah’s Uinta Basin.

The $ 10,033,232, granted in large part by the Department of Energy, will support an extensive range of activities, including high-resolution societal analysis, geological characterization, technical assessments, economic evaluations, and environmental analyses. Continue reading

A new type of climate-friendly energy is coming online in the U.S. Southwest

by Morning Edition KUER

A new type of climate-friendly energy is coming online in the U.S. Southwest

University of Utah and Utah FORGE Choose 13 Selectees to Begin Negotiations for up to $44M in Research to Advance Enhanced Geothermal Systems

SALT LAKE CITY, UT., November 14, 2023 – The Utah Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE) at the University of Utah is pleased to announce it has chosen 13 project selectee applications to enter negotiations for the FORGE Solicitation 2022-2. The selectees could receive a combined total of up to $44M over the next three years. Continue reading

 PAST NEWS

  • U.S. Secretary of Energy visits Utah FORGE team Read here

  • May 9, 2023: Visit from Utah Senator Nate Blouin.

  • Forge Breakthrough Makes Headlines Read more

 

2023 ANNUAL TECHNICAL CONFERENCE

2023 CORPORATE ASSOCIATE PROGRAM

EGI offers Corporate Associate members a competitive advantage in a highly competitive industry with our diverse staff of expert geoscientists, engineering researchers and innovative technical staff.

EGI’s Corporate Associate members gain access to over $850,000,000 of regional and thematic research for only a fraction of their investment.

Expert Geoscientists

Engineering Researchers

Innovative Technical Staff

$850 MILLION+ GENERATED RESEARCH

10,000 REPORTS GENERATED

200 CURRENT AND PAST PARTNERS