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Monday, November 4, 2013

- November 4, 2013

The Unconventional Natural Resources Consortium (UNRC) held its second technical meeting on November 4 at the EMS Energy Institute. Representatives from five companies, including member companies Hess, Chevron, and Shell as well as Penn State faculty and students were in attendance.

Research has increased significantly since last year’s inaugural meeting. This year’s technical meeting included nine research presentations, software demonstrations, and tours of EMS Energy Institute 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 associate department head for graduate education, 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