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Workshop: Power Plays: Geothermal Energy in Oil and Gas Fields

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Francisco Rojas 15 Jan 2015

The SMU Geothermal Lab is hosting our 7th international energy conference and workshop, Power Plays: Geothermal Energy in Oil and Gas Fields, May 18-20, 2015 on the SMU Campus in Dallas

The SMU Geothermal Lab is hosting our 7th international energy conference and workshop, Power Plays: Geothermal Energy in Oil and Gas Fields, May 18-20, 2015 on the SMU Campus in Dallas.    The conference goal is to connect attendees with the knowledge, technical expertise and equipment options they need to successfully transition existing oil or gas fields into an electricity-generating system.  This year our focus broadens to include geophysical exploration topics.  Over 200 individuals in field operations, project development, technology, finance, engineering and resource assessment from the geothermal, oil, gas and renewable energy sectors are expected to attend.

Conference
Tuesday and Wednesday, May 19-20, 2015
Power Plays: Geothermal Energy in Oil and Gas Fields
Topics of discussion at the two day conference include power generation from flare gas, waste-heat, and geothermal fluids, along with research updates on induced seismicity, onshore and offshore thermal maturation, Play Fairway Analysis and basin modeling.  SMU researchers will present results from their Fall 2014 Eastern North American Margin Community Seismic Experiment (ENAM CSE) research.  In addition, equipment such as one-well systems, desalination and other new technologies will be explored.  Speaker presentations will be delivered as a plenary session with breaks for networking.  Posters will be presented during an evening reception.

Workshop
Monday, May 18, 2015. 1-5 pm
A Primer on Geothermal Energy Resources
The half-day pre-conference workshop provides a focused introduction for those new to the geothermal and energy communities.   The workshop is limited to the first 50 registrants to provide a classroom atmosphere with ample time for questions and answers.

Registration
Registration is open with early bird rates until April 18, 2015.  More information: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/Academics/Programs/GeothermalLab/Conference/2015Registration

Call for Abstracts
Submit your abstract to be a speaker and/or participate in the poster session.  Abstracts are due by February 16, 2015. More information: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/Academics/Programs/GeothermalLab/Conference/CallForAbstracts

Conference details

Name:                  Power Plays: Geothermal Energy in Oil and Gas Fields
Date:                    Workshop May 18; Conference May 19-20, 2015
Location:             SMU Campus, Dallas, Texas
Website:              http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/Academics/Programs/GeothermalLab/Conference
Contact:              Maria Richards, mrichard@smu.edu, 214-768-1975
Updates:             Email geothermal@smu.edu to sign up for updates

Source: Southern Methodist University