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2016 Presenters

We had great line up of speakers and poster presentations at the 2016 SMU Geothermal Lab Power Plays conference.  Topics included oilfield projects, technology updates, desalination, geothermal research, and additional sources and uses of geothermal energy.  

The 2016 Power Plays: Geothermal Energy in Oil and Gas Fields conference presentations are available for purchase.  Email to request your copy.  

2016 Speakers, Tuesday 8 am to 5:30 pm

Will Gosnold
University of North Dakota
Continental Resources - North Dakota Geothermal Power Demonstration Project

Chad Augustine
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Design Requirements for Commercial Sedimentary Geothermal Projects

Hala Ballouz
Electric Power Engineers
Integration and Impact of Geothermal on Transmission and Distribution

Erin Camp
Cornell University
Geothermal Reservoir Architecture of the Trenton-Black River Gas Fields

Kyle Gluesenkamp
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Transporting Heat of Coproduced Water for Conditioning Buildings 

A. Rashid Hasan
Texas A&M Univeristy
An Environmentally Friendly Closed-Loop Geothermal Energy Extraction System

Matthew Hornbach
SMU Huffington Department of Earth Sciences
Overview of Current Research in the SMU Geothermal Lab

Steven Hummel
Exergy S.p.A.
Applying Radial Outflow Turbine Technology in ORC Applications for Co-Produced Water and Other Oil and Gas Applications

Peter Malin
Drilling 5 Km for Boiling Water: The St1 Helsinki District-Heating Gamble

Susan Petty
AltaRock Energy
Transitioning Coal to Geothermal: Baseload Renewable Power with no CO2

Tim Reinhardt
Geothermal Technologies Office
Progress and Outlook for the Department of Energy’s Geothermal Technology Program

Simone Passera
Turboden S.r.l.
Enhanced Efficiency, Sustainable Power Generation, and CO2 Emission Reduction Through Organic Rankine Cycle Technology

Suri Suryanarayana
Blade Energy Partners
Strain Based and Low Cycle Fatigue Methods to Design Geothermal Well Tubulars

Craig Turchi
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Low-Temperature Thermal Desalination with Geothermal-Heated Fluids

Douglas Waples
Sirius Exploration Geochemistry
Present and Paleosurface Temperatures: the Start of the Subsurface Temperature Story

Richard Wynn
Deep River Group, LLC
The Power of Intersections:  Using the Oilfield as a Base for Alternative Energy Production

2016 Posters & Reception, Monday 5:30 - 8:00 pm

Javed Ahmad
Energy Foundation-Pakistan
Power Generation Using Geothermal Energy from Oil and Gas Fields in Pakistan

John Barta
University of Nevada, Reno
Sustainability for Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources

Casey Brokaw
SMU Huffington Department of Earth Sciences
Basin Temperatures for Maturation

Marc Buursink
U.S. Geological Survey
The Potential for Merging a Regional Low-Temperature Geothermal Resources Assessment with the Recent USGS Geologic Carbon Dioxide Storage Assessment

Lea-Der Chen
Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
Heat Transfer Model for Estimates of Energy Extraction from a Closed-Loop Geothermal System

Jeff Dye and Dexter Jacobs
LoCap Energy
Stored Heat, Recovered Potential: Energy Storage and Efficiency Solutions

Taylor Grysen, D. Gibson, H. Johnson and K. Nicholson
Ball State University
Heat Flow Map of Sumatra, Indonesia

Kathy Haggar
Dynamic Measurement LLC
Cloud-to-Ground Lightning: A Newly Recognized Natural Resource Exploration Tool

A. Rashid Hasan, Raka Islam, Gibran Hashmi and Ron Loveday
Texas A&M University
An Efficient Closed-Loop Geothermal Energy Extraction System

Héctor Miguel Aviña Jiménez and Miguel Ángel Benítez Torreblanca
Grupo iiDEA, UNAM
iiDEA Group research update, part of CeMIE – Geo

Michael Jones
University of Texas at Austin
Geothermal Energy Potential of Oil & Gas Wells: Geospatial Distribution Analysis Utilizing National Geothermal Data System Data

Kevin Kerlin
Power Generation from Flare Gas using Planetary Rotor Expander Technology

Josh Mengers
Geothermal Technologies Office
U.S. Department of Energy Geothermal Technologies Office Desalination Projects

Randy Normann
Perma Works LLC
Anyone's Programmable Logging Tool

Satish Ravindran and Chris Ruffer
Hess Corporation Flare Gas Reduction at the Well Head

John Sisler, Sadiq J. Zarrouk, Alex Urgel, Yoong Wei Lim, Richard Adams and Steven Martin
2Phase Sensors
Measurement of Pipeline Flows in Geothermal Pipelines Using Load-Cells: Field Trial Results/ Using Radio Frequency (Rf) Power Measurements: Experimental Results

Tom Williams
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Free Turbines for Coproduction Demonstration

Aaron Wilson
Idaho National Laboratory
Produced Water Treatment Using Switchable Polarity Solvent Forward Osmosis (SPS FO)