The Unconventional Natural Resources Consortium (UNRC) held its first industrial meeting on November 19 at the EMS Energy Institute. Representatives from five companies, including member companies Hess and Chevron, Shell, Rex Energy, and Baker Hughes, as well as Penn State faculty and students were in attendance.
The meeting included five technical presentations, software demonstrations, and tours of several Penn State laboratories. The meeting also provided an opportunity to hear feedback from the companies and to discuss potential future projects.
The UNRC is co-directed by Luis Ayala, associate professor, and Russell Johns, professor, petroleum and natural gas engineering. The consortium is a research effort between industry and academia to analyze natural gas and oil reservoirs and production in unconventional plays. The main objective is to provide long-term support to cutting-edge research in the area of unconventional resources exploitation and development, and disseminate research results to UNRC members.
For more information on the Unconventional Natural Resources Consortium visit www.energy.psu.edu/unrc.