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2018 Presenters

We have a great line up of speakers and poster presentations for the 2018 SMU Power Plays conference.   


Thursday January 11th 8:00 am to 5:30 pm


Panel - Coal and Geothermal Workshop Review

Susan Petty
Hotrock Energy Research Organization

Bob Pilko
Blade Energy Partners

Brian Anderson
West Virginia University Energy Institute

William Shaw
University of Texas MBA Program

Panel - Technology Updates 

Ruben Havsed
Climeon AB
Distributed Low-Temperature Geothermal Power from Oil and Gas Wells

George Nitschke
Good Earth Mechanics, LLC
Converting Geopressured-Geothermal Reservoirs into Renewable Energy Systems
Tom Telegades and Peter Fazio
PwrCor, Inc.
PwrCor Low Temperature Equipment Redefined
Mark Hauenstein
UC-Won in partnership with RenewGeo and Homestretch Geothermal
Renewable Geothermal – A Path to Reduced Carbon Emissions and Increased Reliability 


Oral Presentations 

Minsu Cha and Yunxing Lu
Texas A&M University
Thermal Fracturing Behavior in Well Stimulations of Enhanced Geothermal Systems - Experimental Studies 

Will Gosnold
University of North Dakota, Harold Hamm School of Geology and Geological Engineering
Concept for a Distributed Baseload Electrical Power System in the Williston Basin
Shaopeng Huang1,2, Tingting Ke1, Wei Xu1 and Jiong Zhang1
1 Institute of Global Environmental Change, University of Xi'an Jiaotong, China and 2 University of Michigan
Assessment of Geothermal Resource for Heating/Cooling the New Campus of the Xi'an Jiaotong University in China

Jeffrey Humber
USAID Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan Affairs
Assessment of Geothermal Co-production from Oil and Gas Wells in Pakistan
Elodie Jeandel and Eléonore Dalmais 
EDF/EIFER and ES Géothermie 
Hydrocarbon-geothermal Co-production Challenges in Eastern Europe: Geothermal Pilot Projects for Heat and Electricity in Serbia (GOSPEL Project)  
Peter Malin1, Peter Leary1, Sergio Valenzuelaand Tero Saarno2
1 ASIR and 2 st1 Deep Heat, Espoo, Finland
Engineered Geothermal at Otaniemi and Basel: “end”-members in drilling and induced seismicity?
Jay Pulliam1, Diego Quiros1, Frank Sepulveda1, Joseph Thangraj1, John Queen2, Marge Queen2 and Joe Iovenitti3
1 Baylor University, 2 Hi-Q Geophysical, Inc. and 3 Consulting Geologist
A Novel Approach to Automated, In-field Seismic Exploration and Monitoring Via Seismic Interferometry with Ambient Noise
Craig Turchi and Josh McTigue
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Eastman Chemical Gas Plant East Texas Deep Direct Use Project
Camisha Simmons
Simmons Legal PLLC
Purchasing Oil and Gas Assets in Bankruptcy

John Sisler
Steamfield Sensors Inc.
Real-Time Sensors for Multi-Phase Measurement of Pipe Flows in Steam and Gathering Lines.  Laboratory and Field Trial Results

Richard Wynn
Deep River Group
Lessons Learned Converting Gas Wells to Geothermal Energy


Posters & Reception

Wednesday January 10th 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Mark Ingram
Ball State University, Department of Geological Sciences
Basin Analysis and Hydrocarbon Potential of the Bali Basin, Indonesia, With Expanded Geothermal Heat Flow Map of Sundaland

N. Jayaraju
Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa, India
Geothermal Energy in India: Past, Present and Future Scenarios
Arna Pálsdóttir
Cornell University, Cornell School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Supercritical Fluid Extraction of Lithium from Geothermal Waters using Strategically Engineered Crown Ether Extractants
Rebecca Pitcock, Kirsten Nicholson and Ahmed Benkhayal
Ball State University, Department of Geological Sciences
Geothermal Heat Flow in Northern Indonesia
Kris Pudyastuti1, Jatmiko Prio Atmojo2,Sugiatmo K.1,  Burhannudinnur M., Maman D.J.1 and Syarif Fadhlurrahman M1
1 Universitas Trisakti, Jakarta, Indonesia and 2 Upstream Research & Technology, PT Pertamina (Persero), Indonesia
Thermal Characteristics in Initial Conditions (Natural State), Geothermal Field at South Sumatra – Indonesia
Daniel Wendt, Birendra Adhikari, Christopher Orme and Aaron Wilson
Idaho National Laboratory
Switchable Polarity Solvent Forward Osmosis (SPS FO): Technology Development Status and Economic Potential for Produced Water Treatment