SMU Conference on Utilizing Oil and Gas Plays, Dallas, Texas, March 12-14, 2013

Southern Methodist University, Dallas/ Texas (source: flickr/ euthman, creative commons)
Alexander Richter 30 Jan 2013

The SMU Geothermal Lab is hosting its 6th Geothermal Energy Utilization Conference on Utilizing Oil and Gas Plays in Dallas, Texas, March 12-14, 2013.

The SMU Geothermal Lab is hosting its 6th Geothermal Energy Utilization Conference.  We are excited to have Jon Wellinghoff, Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, as the keynote speaker and Doug Hollett, Program Manager of the DOE Geothermal Technologies Program, as the evening reception speaker.

This conference brings together individuals from all aspects of project development for geothermal electrical production, in addition to the capturing of heat from surface equipment used in oil and gas fields. The same technologies can be used for both of these applications.  There is one track of talks for attendees, with 30 minute breaks designed for networking and team building.  On-site pressure equipment will allow companies to see first-hand its scalability. The end goal is to advance the understanding of energy production so that companies can successfully produce emission-free energy, while extending the life of an oil and gas field.

The pre-conference workshop A Primer on Geothermal Energy Resources and Waste Heat Technologies will provide an introduction for those new to the geothermal and waste-heat communities.

Some conference details:

  • Name:              Geothermal Energy and Waste Heat to Power: Utilizing Oil and Gas Plays
  • Dates:              Workshop –March 12; Conference March 13-14, 2013
  • Location:          SMU James M. Collins Center in the Cox School of Business,  Dallas, Texas
  • Website: 
  • Contact:           Maria Richards,, +1 214-768-1975

Check the conference website for registration information, a list of conference presenters, the program itinerary, and a list of previous attendees.  Register by February 15th to receive the early bird discount.