SMU Geothermal Lab


May 18, 2015 – Workshop
May 19-20, 2015 – Conference
SMU Campus in Dallas, Texas

Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who attended our workshop and conference Power Plays: Geothermal Energy in Oil and Gas Fields on May 18-20, 2015.  


The SMU Geothermal Lab hosted 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 attendees with the knowledge, technical expertise and equipment options they need to successfully transition an existing oil or gas field into an electricity-generating 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 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. 


A pre-conference workshop on May 18th, A Primer on Geothermal Energy Resources, provides a focused 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.   


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

Speakers and Posters

Check out the list of speakers and poster presentations.  The conference agenda is available.  

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.

Thanks for attending!