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Call For Abstracts

The Call for Abstracts for the SMU Geothermal Lab conference Power Plays: Drilling into Geothermal Energy Applications, January 10-11, 2018 on the SMU campus in Dallas, Texas, closed on October 13, 2017.  We have a couple of slots open for speakers and posters so can accept a few more abstracts.  


You’re invited to submit an abstract for the poster session, a 15-20 minute oral presentation, or a panel discussion.  Interactive discussions of case studies and projects in the planning stages are highlighted.

Topics include:

  • Reservoirs: exploration, enhancement and productivity
  • Drilling and Downhole Advancements: oil & gas laterals, geothermal hydroshearing
  • Engineering Techniques: heat extraction, technology
  • Novel Applications: deep direct use for utilities or buildings, micro to macro generation
  • Case Studies and Planned Project Discussions: approaches, challenges, solutions

Submit your abstract by email to as soon as possible and include:

  • Author name(s)
  • Organization name(s)
  • Presentation title
  • Abstract, 1-2 pages
  • Prefer Oral Presentation or Poster Session?
  • Bio of presenter
  • Photo of presenter


We will let you know if your presentation has been selected, and whether you have been assigned a speaker slot or poster session.

Contact Maria Richards at or 214-768-1975 for more information or to discuss your topic.

Submit your abstract by email to as soon as possible.

We look forward to learning about your research, demonstration project, or innovative idea.