SMU Geothermal Lab

Conference Presentations

A summary article of each conference describing the highlights of the presentations is available for 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2013. For 2006, there is a summary page of all the abstracts. 

The following list is organized by topic and then author. To access an interactive, searchable list, click here.

Past Presentations

  • Blackwell, David. Assessment of the Enhanced Geothermal System Resource Base of the United States, SMU Department of Geological Sciences, 2007.
  • Bour, Daniel. Multiple Zone Stimulation of EGS Wells - Key to Reservoir Optimization, AltaRock Energy, Inc. 2011.
  • Garg, Sabodh. Geopressured Geothermal Well Tests, Science Applications International, 2007.
  • Ledru, Patrick. European EGS Development- The ENGINE Project, BRGM - Research Division - France, 2007.
  • McLaughlin, Howard. Geothermal Energy in Australia, Tristream Resources, 2011.
  • Nitschke, George. Converting Geopressured Reservoirs into Renewable Energy Systems, Good Earth Mechanics, 2008.
  • Norden, Ben. EGS in the Permian of the North German Basin, Europe: A borehole doublet utilizing a former HC exploration well, GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Germany, 2008.
  • Petty, Susan. Enhanced Geothermal Systems 2006 Resource Evaluation- Abstract, AltaRock Energy Inc. 2006.
  • Pruess, Karsten.  Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS): Comparing Water and CO2 as Heat Transmission Fluids, Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory, 2008.
  • Wyborn, Doone. Large-scale Unconventional Geothermal Development in an Unconventional Site in Australia- Abstract, Geodynamics - Australia, 2007.

  • Abel, Ric. Geothermal Financing, Prudential Capital Group, 2009.
  • Banack, Robert. Financing a Geothermal Development Project, Dundee Securities, 2008.
  • Banack, Robert. Geothermal Development and Project Financing, Dundee Securities, 2007.
  • Bolen, Ron. A New Angle for Raising Capital for Geothermal Projects, Howard Frazier Barker Elliott, Inc. 2009.
  • Erdahl, Steve. Financial Analysis of Geothermal Hydrocarbon Coproduction Opportunities, GreenTech Renewables LLC, 2011.
  • Hinckley, Elias. Methods to Improve Geothermal Project Development & Carbon and Renewable Tax Credits, Kilpatrick Townsend &Stockton LLP, 2009.
  • Hinckley, Elias. Tax Incentives, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, 2011.
  • Muns, Allan. Moderator, Enhanced Geothermal Technologies, 2011.
  • Smith, James. Oil and Gas Motivation, SMU COX School of Business, 2011.
  • Smith, Tim. Geothermal Energy Utilization of Renewable Energy Credit Markets and Tax Credits- Abstract, Elements Market, 2007.
  • Smith, Tim. Overview of Renewable Energy Credit Markets- Abstract, Elements Market, 2006.
  • Taylor, Mark. Rocks to Riches: Global Geothermal Development- Abstract, New Energy Finance, 2008.

  • Hill, Roger. The Role of Geothermal in the Western Utility Portfolio- Abstract, Sandia National Lab, 2006.
  • Kapner, Mark. Austin Energy’s GreenChoice Program- Abstract, Austin Energy, 2006.
  • LaSala, Raymond. DoE Geothermal Focus- Abstract, U.S. DOE, Geothermal Technologies Program, 2006.
  • Ming, Michael. How can RPSEA assist in Project Development, Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA), 2009.
  • Taylor, Dub. Texas Renewable Program and Technology Demonstration- Abstract, State Energy Conservation Office (SECO), 2006.
  • Wall, Ed. Geothermal Projects, DOE Geothermal Technologies Program, 2009.
  • Ziagos, John. The Role of Geothermal Energy in Energy Planning- Abstract, Atmosphere, Earth and Energy Department Directorate, Lawrence Livermore Nat. Lab. 2006.

  • Alcorn, George. Case Study: Developing a Geothermal Project using Abandoned Wells in Texas, Universal GeoPower, LLC, 2009.
  • Barnett, Peter. A Review of Current Geothermal Development Activities in the Otway Sedimentary Basin, Victoria, Australia, Hot Rocks Limited, 2008.
  • Blackwell, David. Scaling up Geothermal Energy- Opportunities & Road Blocks, SMU Department of Geological Sciences, 2009.
  • Blackwell, David. Introductory Talk, SMU Department of Geological Sciences, 2007.
  • Blackwell, David. Geothermal Resources in Sedimentary Basins- Abstract, SMU Department of Geological Sciences, 2006.
  • Campbell, Richard. Results of the Demonstration Power Plant on the Pleasant Bayou Geopressured Resource- Abstract, TIC- The Industrial Company, 2006.
  • Capuano, Louis. Developing the Oil and Gas Fields of Canada, ThermaSource Inc. 2009.
  • Capuano, Louis. A Geothermal and Oil & Gas Drilling Comparison- Abstract, ThermaSource Inc. 2008.
  • Creel, Prentice PE. The Capitan Aquifer - Ellenburger Production Wells - Geothermal Engine Source? KinderMorgan, 2008.
  • Creel, Prentice PE. Geothermal Prospects Well Investigations and Considerations: Long Term Well Integrity- Extended Abstract, KinderMorgan, 2007.
  • Creel, Prentice PE. Geothermal Prospects - Well Integrity Considerations- Abstract, KinderMorgan, 2006.
  • Crowell, Anna. Using GIS to Estimate Geothermal Energy Reserves in Sedimentary Basins, Poster, 2011.
  • Cutright, Bruce. The Transformation of Tight Shale Gas Reservoirs to Geothermal Energy Production, UT Austin Bureau of Economic Geology, 2011.
  • Cutright, Bruce. Texas Geothermal Projects and Resources, UT Austin Bureau of Economic Geology, 2009.
  • Downey, Marlan. Developing Geothermal Energy from Oil and Gas Wells: The Oilfield Perspective- Abstract, Pecten (Shell) Intl. Arco Intl. and AAPG (Past President), 2007.
  • Erdlac, Richard. Ongoing Research Assessment of Geothermal Energy from Sedimentary Basins in Texas, Energy America Geothermal, 2007.
  • Erdlac, Richard. Assessment of Geothermal Energy Resources: Permian Basin, Energy America Geothermal, 2007.
  • Erdlac, Richard. Texas Geothermal Energy: A Focus on Permian Basin and Trans-Pecos Regions- Abstract , Energy America Geothermal, 2006.
  • Erdlac, Richard. Implementing Oil Field Temperature Data for Formation Specific Heat Content [Abstract], Poster, 2009.
  • Fox, John. Generating Renewable Energy from Co-Produced Water at Oil & Gas Wells - A Case Study, ElectraTherm, Inc. 2011.
  • Gosnold, Will. North Dakota Geothermal Projects, UND, Petroleum Research, Education, & Entrepreneurship Center of Excellence, 2011.
  • Gosnold, Will. Refining Estimates of Geothermal Power in Sedimentary Basins- Abstract, UND, Petroleum Research, Education, & Entrepreneurship Center of Excellence, 2009.
  • Gosnold, Will. A Remarkable Effort to Test the Concept of Electrical Power Generation from Co-Produced Oil Field Geothermal Waters- Abstract , UND, Petroleum Research, Education, & Entrepreneurship Center of Excellence, 2008.
  • Gosnold, Will. Geothermal Prospects in the North Central United States- Abstract, UND, Petroleum Research, Education, & Entrepreneurship Center of Excellence, 2006.
  • Hutchins, Jamie. Extending the Economic Life of Onshore Petroleum Wells by Reducing Operating Costs, Poster, 2011.
  • Johnson, Lyle. Coproduced and Low Temperature Geothermal Resources as Electrical Power Production, Rocky Mountain Oilfield Testing Center, 2011.
  • Johnson, Lyle. Testing of ORMAT Technology's Low-Temperature Geothermal Application- Abstract, Rocky Mountain Oilfield Testing Center, 2009.
  • Johnson, Lyle. Produced Water from NPR-3 Oil & Gas Wells for Low-Temperature Geothermal Application - Abstract, Rocky Mountain Oilfield Testing Center, 2007.
  • Kaczorowski, Ray. Developing Geopressured Geothermal Resources Gulf Coast Region, International Paper - Mineral Resources, 2007.
  • Macartney, Hal. A Raton Basin Geothermal Prospect, Pioneer Natural Resources USA, Inc., 2011.
  • Milliken, Mark. Tea Pot Dome Case Study, Wyoming- Abstract, Rocky Mountain Oilfield Testing Center, 2006.
  • Morgan, Paul. Geothermal Resources in Colorado's Oil and Gas Basins- Abstract, Colorado Geologic Survey, 2009.
  • Naderer, Peter. Transforming Liquidated Hydrocarbon Wells to Geothermal Deep Borehole Heat Exchangers [Abstract], Poster, 2009.
  • Nagihara, Seiichi. Temperature Distribution within Deep Sediments of the Texas-Louisiana Continental Shelf (poster)- Abstract, Dept. of Geosciences, Texas Tech University, 2007.
  • Petty, Susan. Engineering Geothermal Systems in Oil & Gas Reservoirs, AltaRock Energy Inc. 2007.
  • Petty, Susan. Geothermal Power Generation Potential - Poplar Dome, MT- Abstract, AltaRock Energy Inc. 2006.
  • Renner, Joel. Pleasant Bayou, TX Geopressured-Geothermal Reservoir- Abstract, Idaho National Laboratory, 2006.
  • Russo, Ben. Why a Utility will Develop Geothermal Energy in Western Louisiana, Cleco Utilities, 2008.
  • Sanyal, Subir. Geothermal Power Production from Gas Wells in Texas and Louisiana, GeothermEX Inc. 2009.
  • Sanyal, Subir. Assessing Geothermal Power Capacity of Petroleum Wells- Abstract, GeothermEX Inc. 2008.
  • Shook, Mike. Heat Extraction from Boreholes- Abstract, Chevron Texaco, 2006.
  • Stepp, Patrick. Overview of Gulf Coast Geopressure Settings (poster), SMU Geothermal Lab, 2007.
  • Suryanarayana, Suri. Annular Circulation Co-Production System as an Alternative Design for Optimization of Total Energy Recovery from Oil and Gas Wells, Blade Energy Partners, 2011.
  • Vorum, Martin PE. Modeling Performance and Economics from Coproduced Geothermal Fluids, National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL), 2007.

  • Boyd, Toni. Trials and Tribulations of the Oregon Institute of Technology Small-Scale Power Plant, Poster.
  • Erdlac, Richard. Constraints and Best Use Practices: The Importance of Texas Geothermal Electrical Energy Production- Abstract, Energy America Geothermal, 2006.
  • Hill, Roger. Fitting the Small Scale Geothermal Power Plants into the Grand Scheme, Sandia National Lab, 2007.
  • Karl, Bernie. Sustainable is Attainable, Chena Hot Springs Resort, Alaska, 2011.
  • Karl, Bernie. From Alaska to Reno to Florida - Finding the Heat for Community Development, Chena Hot Springs Resort, Alaska, 2009.
  • Karl, Bernie. From Alaska to Florida - Finding the Heat for Community Development, Chena Hot Springs Resort, Alaska, 2008.
  • Karl, Bernie. From Hot Water to Hydrogen: Bringing Geothermal Power to AK- Abstract, Chena Hot Springs Resort, Alaska, 2007.
  • Karl, Bernie. Geothermal Electrical Applications in Alaska- Abstract, Chena Hot Springs Resort, Alaska, 2006.
  • Reyes, Jose Martinez. Los Humeros Geothermal Reservoir, Mexico [Abstract], Poster, 2009.

  • Blackwell, David. BHT Data Corrections, Poster, 2004.
  • Erdlac, Richard. A Systematic Approach to Geothermal Power Classification- Abstract, Energy America Geothermal, 2008.
  • Kay, Martin. Solving the Geothermal Data Puzzle, MLKay Technologies, LLC, 2011.
  • Kerr, Ben. Geostatistical Analysis of Temps: Deep Aquifers, British Columbia, Poster, 2008.
  • Klenner, Rob. North Dakota Geothermal Energy [Abstract], Poster, 2009.
  • Liu, Victor. New Energy Enterprises and Connecting them to the Grid- Abstract, Hunt Energy Enterprises, 2008.
  • McCall, Shannon. New Perspectives on Geothermal Development, Telios Corporation - MEP Engineering, 2009.
  • McKenna, Jason. Geothermal Potential in Military Facilities- Abstract, Engineer Research and Development Center, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 2006.
  • Messina, Mario. Energy 2050- Abstract, Messina Chemicals Inc. 2008.
  • Mines, Greg. Contributors to the Cost of Geothermal Power Production- Abstract, Idaho National Laboratory, 2006.
  • Nagihara, Seiichi. A Borehole Geothermal Database for the US Exclusive Economic Zone of the Gulf of Mexico, Dept. of Geosciences, Texas Tech University, 2011.
  • Reyes, Agnes. Harnessing Low-Enthalpy Heat in New Zealand, Poster, 2006.
  • Richards, Maria. Eastern Texas Geothermal Mapping, Poster, 2009.
  • Richards, Maria. Geothermal Map of N. America, Poster, 2008.
  • Ruzo, Andrés. What to Consider for a Geothermal Business Plan [Abstract], Poster, 2009.
  • Stepp, Patrick. Texas Geothermal Resources, Poster, 2008.
  • Tester, Jeff. The Future of Geothermal: Studying its Potential to be a Major Provider of US Electric Power, Cornell University, 2007.
  • Wallace, Kevin. Dinosaur and Ant are Friends! - O&G and Geothermal Can Join Forces, Power Engineers, Inc. 2011.
  • Ziagos, John. Visualizing Future Exergy Flows, Atmosphere, Earth and Energy Department Directorate, Lawrence Livermore Nat. Lab. 2007.
  • Benoit, Dick. Scaling and Corrosion Abatement, Sustainable Solutions, 2006.
  • Leidig, Mark. Induced Seismicity: Can it be good for your field? Weston Geophysical Corp. 2011.
  • Treadgold, Galen. Azimuthal Processing for Fracture Prediction and Image Improvement- Abstract, Weinman Geoscience, 2008.

  • Boone, Peter. Leasing State-Owned Mineral Estate, GLO Texas General Land Office, 2007.
  • Cozzi, Michael. Marketing Geothermal Generated Power in The Texas Deregulated Retail Electric Market, Cirro Energy Services, Inc. 2008.
  • Cozzi, Michael. Important Factors, ERCOT Market Participants, Cirro Energy Services, Inc. 2007.
  • Erdlac, Richard. State Policy Recommendations for Geopowering Texas, Energy America Geothermal, 2007.
  • Gibson, Martin. Geothermal Leases and the Regulatory Environment, Patton Boggs, LLP, 2009.
  • Johnson, Doug. Regulations Applicable to the Development of Geothermal Resources in Texas- Abstract, Railroad Commission of Texas, 2006.
  • Ryan, Jason. Getting to the Core Rules and Regulations of Geothermal Development, RyanGlover L.L.P. 2008.
  • Sandwell, Paul. Texas Railroad Commission Databases - Demystified, Frontier Energy Services, 2008.
  • Smith, Russel. The Texas Renewable Industry- Abstract, Texas Renewable Energy Industry Association, 2006.
  • Stepp, Katie. Geothermal Trespass and the Rule of Capture, Deans & Lyons, LLP, 2009.
  • Vaughan, Susanne. Texas Generation Development Paralysis, Austin Energy, 2008.
  • Wright, Bob. Geothermal Property Rights: Maximizing Successful Site Control, Baker Botts L.L.P. 2011.

  • Albers, Walter. Improving Electrical Generating Efficiencies of Well Geofluids [Abstract], Poster, 2009.
  • Albers, Walter. Technology for Adiabatic Temperature Increases; Detailed Paper, Poster, 2008.
  • Antaya, Bob. Emerging Technologies Forum, Dry Coolers, Inc. 2009.
  • Dickey, Halley. Keeping it Simple: Developing Economically Viable Projects, Turbine Air Systems, Ltd. 2011.
  • Dickey, Halley. Power Economic Estimator, Turbine Air Systems, Ltd. 2011.
  • Dickey, Halley. Emerging Technologies Forum- Abstract, Turbine Air Systems, Ltd. 2009.
  • Dunn, Paul. Baseline System Costs for 50.0 MW Enhanced Geothermal System, Gas Equipment Engineering Corporation, 2011.
  • Dunn, Paul. CO2 Generation for EOR and EGS- Abstract, Gas Equipment Engineering Corporation, 2009.
  • Erickson, Don. Power Cycles for Low Temp. Geothermal Heat- Abstract, Energy Concepts, 2007.
  • Fichtel, Ed. Technology for the Future of Geothermal Development, UTC Power, 2008.
  • Hageman, Brian. Deluge 250 kW Low - Temperature Electric Generator, Deluge Inc, 2008.
  • Hageman, Brian. The Natural Energy Engine Technology, Deluge Inc, 2008.
  • Hageman, Brian. NBC News Appearance, Wyoming Video Clip, Deluge Inc, 2007.
  • Hays, Lance. Optimizing Separation and Power Generation from Two- and Three-Phase Well Flows- Abstract, Energent Corporation, 2006.
  • Hernandez, Rafael. Emerging Technologies Forum, Halliburton, 2009.
  • Horne, Roland. Downhole Enthalpy Measurement in Geothermal Wells with Fiber Optics, Stanford University, 2008.
  • Hunt, Robert. High Carnot Efficiency, Ultra - Low - Temps... the Geothermal Power Cycle- Abstract, Linear Power Technology, 2008.
  • Hunt, Robert. Pressurized Natural Gas Wells, Linear Power Technology, 2007.
  • Hunt, Robert. The Kinetic Energy Potential of Pressurized Gas Wells, Linear Power Technology, 2007.
  • Jones, Karen. How to Explore for Geothermal Resources Using Airborne Hyperspectral Imagery [Abstract], Poster, 2009.
  • Kerlin, Kevin. Total-Flow Geothermal Power Generation, Poster, 2011.
  • Letendre, Guy. Emerging Technologies Forum, Lava Energy Systems Inc. 2009.
  • Levey, Charles. Electric Power Industry Trends and the Role of Renewable Energy, Pratt & Whitney Power Systems, 2011.
  • Myers, Kevin. High-Potential Working Fluids for Next-Generation Binary ORC for EGS: Supercritical ORC, GE Global Research, 2011.
  • Normann, Randy. What Makes a Tool Fail? Perma Tools, 2008.
  • Olson, Bill. Commercialization of Distributed Technology, ElectraTherm, Inc. 2008.
  • Otto, Michael. Geothermal Energy Utilization: A 300°C Directional Drilling System for Geothermal and EGS Wells, Poster, 2011.
  • Reinhardt, Tim. Geothermal Technologies Program 2011, DOE Geothermal Technologies Program, 2011.
  • Ronzello, Michael. Installation of PureCycle Projects...Geothermal Success, Pratt & Whitney Power Systems, 2009.
  • Ryan, Tim. Radial Inflow Turbines for Kalina and Organic Rankine Cycles, Poster, 2008.
  • Sneary, Loy. Commercialization of ElectraTherm Inc. Technology- Project Development in Mississippi with Denbury Resources, Gulf Coast Green Energy, 2009.
  • Stonecipher, Jody. Emerging Technologies Forum, Tranter, Inc. 2009.
  • Thomsen, Paul. Improvements in Modular Technology, ORMAT Technologies Inc. 2007.
  • Thomsen, Paul. January 2007 Texas Leases Update, ORMAT Technologies Inc. 2007.
  • Thomsen, Paul. New Technologies for Modular Geothermal Power Plants in Oil & Gas Settings- Abstract, ORMAT Technologies Inc. 2006.