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Understanding physics could lead to big gains in shale oil recovery

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

David Kubarek
January 14, 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Oil companies are missing out on vast sums of recoverable oil in unconventional reservoirs, according to Penn State experts.

The researchers propose that companies are applying tried-and-true transport mechanisms for conventional oil extraction but are hitting recovery stumbling blocks because they are not accounting for the difference in physics found at unconventional reservoirs. Their research was published online in December in the Society of Petroleum Engineers' Journal.

Re-Imagining Energy: Catching Carbon

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Possibilities for capturing, storing, and using carbon dioxide instead of releasing it into the atmosphere

As the land-grant university for the energy-rich state of Pennsylvania, it isn’t surprising that Penn State counts among its core strengths a broad and deep expertise in energy-related research. Today, in areas from materials science to policy, from environmental chemistry to architectural and electrical engineering, the range and quality of our research make Penn State a world leader in energy research.

Zhu recognized by Society of Exploration Geophysicists with Karcher Award

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

By: Gabrielle Stewart, republished from Penn State News

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Tieyuan Zhu, assistant professor of geophysics in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) at Penn State, has been awarded the 2018 J. Clarence Karcher Award by the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG). He was recognized at the society’s annual meeting, which was held Oct. 14-19, in Anaheim, California.

Penn State to host conference focused on geomodeling food, energy, water nexus

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

For the first time in 10 years, the Annual Conference of the International Association for Mathematical Geosciences (IAMG) will be hosted in the United States. Penn State will host the 20th annual conference August 10-16, 2019 on the University Park campus. The conference will include such topics as geomathematics, geostatistics, geoinformatics and geomodeling, with a special focus on geomodeling issues at the intersection of food, water and energy. 

Pisupati elected a 2018 American Chemical Society Fellow

Thursday, October 11, 2018

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Sarma Pisupati, professor of energy and mineral engineering in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) at Penn State, was elected a 2018 Fellow by the American Chemical Society (ACS). Pisupati was one of 51 scientists selected as part of the 2018 class of ACS Fellows. He was honored during the society’s fall national meeting held this past August in Boston.

Faculty and Staff News of Record: 25-Year Awards, August 2018

Monday, August 20, 2018

EMS Energy Institute's Brad Maben recognized

The College of Earth and Mineral Science, Energy Institute's Brad Maben was recognized in Penn State News this month for completing 25 years of service at the University. Maben works as a research technologist for the Energy Institute.

Visit Penn State News for the most recent listing of 25-Year Award recipients.


Three selected as Administrative Fellows for 2018-19

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Story shared from Penn State News

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Administrative Fellows Program offers Penn State faculty and staff the opportunity to work with senior University officers to gain knowledge and experiences pertaining to the challenges of leadership in the academic community.