SMU Geothermal Lab

Power Plays: Geothermal Energy in Oil and Gas Fields

May 18, 2015 – Workshop

May 19-20, 2015 – Conference

SMU Campus in Dallas, Texas

Contact: Maria Richards 214-768-1975

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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, Texas. 

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. 

The conference goal is to connect companies with the knowledge, technical expertise and equipment options they need to successfully transition an existing oil or gas field into an electricity-generating geothermal system.  To that end, speaker presentations are delivered as a plenary session with several breaks designed for networking.

Topics of discussion include power generation from flare gas, waste heat and well water along with research updates on induced seismicity, on-shore and off-shore thermal maturation, heat flow maps and current funded projects such as fairway play analysis and basin modeling.  In addition, equipment such as one-well systems, desalination and other new technologies will be explored. Registration opens in January 2015 – check back soon!


A pre-conference workshop on May 18th, A Primer on Geothermal Energy Resources, will provide a great introduction for those new to the geothermal and energy communities.  Four Continuing Education Credits are provided.  The workshop is limited to the first 50 registrants to provide a classroom atmosphere with ample time for questions and answers.   Registration opens in January 2015 – check back soon! 


Conference sponsorship is a great way to help the SMU Geothermal Lab continue our mission of geothermal education, outreach and research.   Contact Cathy Chickering Pace at or 214-768-1510 to learn more.  

Call for Abstracts

We are looking for speakers and poster presentations!  You can discuss your topic with Maria Richards at or 214-768-1975.  Abstracts are due by February 16, 2015. 


Registration for the conference and workshop open in January 2015 – check back soon!

Hotels, Maps, Parking, etc.

We have information on hotels, maps, directions and parking available here

Contact Us

Contact Maria Richards at or 214-768-1975 for more information, or with questions, comments and suggestions.  Additional contact information is available here.

See you in May!  

  • Visit the Oil and Gas section to learn more about co-production

  • Sign up for the SMU Geothermal Lab Newsletter

  • Learn more about SMU Geothermal Lab Research