SMU Geothermal Lab

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The SMU Geothermal Lab is hosting our 8th international energy conference and workshop, Power Plays: Geothermal Energy in Oil and Gas Fields, April 25-26, 2016 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 in a plenary session format with several breaks designed for networking.

Click here for a summary of our 2015 Power Plays conference.


A pre-conference workshop on April 25th, A Primer on Geothermal Energy Resources, provides a focused introduction for those new to the geothermal and energy communities.  The workshop is limited to 50 registrants to provide a classroom atmosphere with ample time for questions and answers.  Four Continuing Education Credits given. 


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

We are accepting abstracts for speakers and poster presentations.  Abstracts are due by February 5, 2016.    


Registration will open soon for the 2016 Power Plays conference and workshop.  

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.