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Workshop focuses on gas flooding, chemically-tuned water flooding and surfactant-polymer flooding

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

By Jennifer Matthews

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.—The Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) Joint Industry Project (JIP) held its 14th Annual Workshop on November 22 on the University Park campus, including a dinner on November 21.

The EOR JIP focuses on industrial supported research topics in gas flooding, chemically-tuned water flooding and alkali-surfactant-polymer flooding, along with various hybrid techniques. Current funded research projects use analytical, experimental and numerical methods supervised by five Penn State faculty members. 

Andrew Kleit receives USAEE Senior Fellow Award

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Andrew Kleit, professor of energy and environmental economics at Penn State recently received a United States Association for Energy Economics (USAEE) Senior Fellow Award at the USAEE annual conference in Denver, held in November.

Energy and mineral engineering researchers receive best paper award from SPE

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

By Ashley Nottingham

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Hamid Emami-Meybodi and Michael Cronin were recently awarded the 2019 Cedric K. Ferguson Medal, and Russell Johns was awarded the 2019 Cedric K. Ferguson Certificate from the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) for the best paper published in 2018 in a SPE journal. They were presented with the international awards at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition held Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 in Calgary, Canada.

Chevron grant funds research on mineral behavior in rock faults

Friday, November 8, 2019

By Jennifer Matthews

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – A team of Penn State researchers will soon have a better understanding of the deformation properties and poromechanical behavior of rock samples containing anhydrite, thanks to a $450,000 Chevron grant. 

Improving mine ventilation focus of $1.25 million grant

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

By Matthew Carroll

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Improving ventilation in underground mines with large openings is the focus of a new project funded by the Center for Disease Control’s Office of Mine Safety and Health Research.

Penn State researchers received a five-year, $1.25 million grant to study ventilation systems used in these mines, which account for about 60% of metal and nonmetal mines in the United States.  

Energy and mineral engineering to host annual research showcase Oct. 3

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Posted from Penn State News
Patricia Craig
May 29, 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences’ John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering will host its annual research showcase, “Rising to the Challenge,” from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Graduate State College Regency Ballroom in State College.

The showcase is a networking opportunity for students and industry leaders to explore research taking place in the department.

First Annual Short Course on Modeling Aqueous Systems

Monday, June 22, 2020 to Friday, June 26, 2020

First Annual Short Course on Modeling Aqueous Systems will take place June 22-26
 
The First Annual Short Course on Modeling Aqueous Systems: Fundamentals and Modeling Techniques with OLI Studios will take place June 22-26 at the Penn State University Park campus, EMS Energy Institute Conference Center.
 

IAMG conference focuses on food, energy, water nexus

Thursday, August 22, 2019

By Karlin Andersen and Jennifer Matthews
August 22, 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – More than 175 researchers, students and industry professionals from companies and universities around the world gathered at Penn State’s University Park campus from August 10-15 for the 20th Annual Conference of the International Association for Mathematical Geosciences (IAMG). 

Penn State launches Center for Critical Minerals

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Posted from Penn State News

Patricia Craig
May 29, 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Edward Steidle, former dean of Penn State’s College of Mineral Industries, the predecessor of the present College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, wrote these visionary words in 1952: “American industry will be faced not only with a lack of raw materials at home, but also with the difficulty of obtaining supplies abroad.”

Those words still ring true today, and in response Penn State is launching a new center, the Center for Critical Minerals.

NETL Director Visits Energy Institute

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Ahead of Penn State Energy Days 2019, NETL Director Brian Anderson visited the University to spend time with EMS Energy Institute faculty and staff members discussing NETL’s vision and the Energy Institute’s research.

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