Foundation CMG
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

-Penn State News

The CMG Reservoir Simulation Foundation (Foundation CMG) recently gave funds to establish a new industrial chair in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences’ (EMS) John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering (EME) at Penn State. The five-year, $1.25 million gift will be used to fund the Foundation CMG Industrial Chair in Fluid Behavior and Rock Interactions.

Luis Ayala, Russell Johns, and Zuleima Karpyn have jointly been named the inaugural holders of the industrial chair. The research supported through the new chair will be primarily directed towards enhanced oil recovery, CO2 sequestration, and characterization and modeling of unconventional tight reservoirs. This research will further EME’s research and teaching programs that address the scientific, technical, business and social challenges related to energy and earth resources and systems.

“Pennsylvania recently passed Louisiana and is second in the nation after Texas in gas production,” said Turgay Ertekin, head of EME and professor of petroleum and natural gas engineering. “The Marcellus and Utica shale formations have been the most significant recent developments in this regard, but Pennsylvania has also been at the forefront of reform in electric power and renewable energy policy. Pennsylvania has become a major energy economy and one of the most vibrant places in the United States to study technical, business and policy issues related to energy resources and technologies.” Read full story on Penn State News