Geothermal in the Oil Field, event in Wyoming Aug.18-19, 2010

Southern Methodist University, Dallas/ Texas - not directly related (source: flickr/ euthman, creative commons)
Alexander Richter 13 Aug 2010

DOE, the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) and Southern Methodist University Geothermal Lab are inviting to a two day "Geothermal Energy in the Oil Field" symposium in Casper, Wyoming, Aug. 18-19, 2010.

Announced earlier this week, “The U.S. Department of Energy’s Rocky Mountain Oilfield Testing Center (RMOTC) in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Southern Methodist University (SMU) Geothermal Laboratory, invite members of the media to attend the two-day “Geothermal in the Oil Field” symposium in Casper, Wyo., Aug. 18-19, 2010. This event will highlight the application of low-temperature geothermal power production in oil and gas operations and other settings in the western United States.

This first-of-its-kind symposium will provide valuable information on this emerging domestic power source. Speakers will cover low-temperature projects throughout the western U.S. and provide an opportunity for participants to learn about the remarkable potential for power generation using co-produced fluids from existing oil, gas, and industrial infrastructure with minimal additional environmental impacts.

On Day 1, RMOTC will host field tours of nearby formations at Alcova Reservoir that correlate to the producing formations at NPR-3 and the test site located at the Naval Petroleum Reserve No. 3 (NPR-3) 35 miles north of Casper, Wyoming. The evening reception in Casper will feature NREL Geothermal Technologies Program Manager Tom Williams as keynote speaker.

Day 2 will be a full day of technical presentations and panel discussions by DOE and industry representatives. Lunch will be provided both days. There is no charge to attend the symposium.

To view the list of speakers, presentations and to register, go to For more information, please call (888) 599-2200 or e-mail

Background information on low-temperature geothermal activities at RMOTC is available at and

For more information on the geothermal energy activities taking at NREL please visit

NREL is the U.S. Department of Energy’s primary national laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development. NREL is operated for DOE by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC.”

Source: Environmental Expert