SMU Conference: Geothermal Energy Utilization Associated with Oil & Gas Development

Early Registration ends May 20th. Contact SMU Geothermal Lab at to receive updates on the conference.


This focused two day conference brings together leaders from both business and research to discuss specific issues relevant to expanding geothermal electrical production in oil and gas fields.  We are pleased to announce a half-day 'Geothermal 101' course as a pre-conference optional event.  Past attendees rave about the relevancy of the material covered and the success they have had networking with future project partners.


This conference presents tools to take an existing oil field and transition it to geothermal energy production. It is a remarkable opportunity for a new stream of revenue for low yield producers or high water volumes. Learn how to take these wells and instead of abandoning them, energize them with geothermal power. This is an opportunity to think outside the box for the Energy Industry.


The SMU Geothermal Laboratory is a leader in research on the conversion of oil and gas fields into geothermal energy projects.  Today we know temperatures of 200°F are capable of generating electricity. These are available across the eastern half of Texas at depths as shallow as 9,000 feet.  By 12,000 feet, the 300°F necessary for Enhanced Geothermal Systems is accessible in areas.  New surface power plant technologies are entering the market and pushing the thermal - efficiency envelopes. 


Geothermal energy projects are currently installed or near completion in Louisiana, Mississippi, Utah, Wyoming and Alaska.  This conference provides you with all the information necessary to develop geothermal energy.
Sponsorship at this event showcases your organization as a leader of the next geothermal power projects. At the same time, your tax deductible contribution helps the SMU Geothermal Laboratory provide educational and research opportunities to the students. Confirm by March 31 to assure placement in printed materials. Contact Cathy Chickering 214-768-1510 or Maria Richards 214-768-1975 today.

The SMU Geothermal Lab is also interested in your speaker topic suggestions for the conference. Send an abstract by April 8.  For more information or to discuss ideas, call Maria Richards at 214-768-1975.

Newer to Geothermal? This year SMU has added a half-day 'Geothermal 101' Short Course the day before the conference on June 13. Sign up through the conference registration link.

For more information and to register, click geothermal.
RPSEA is proud to be a sponsor of this event.


Tue, Jun. 14 - Wed, Jun. 15, 2011
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
(GMT-0600) US/Central


Southern Methodist University, Collins Executive Education Center
3150 Binkley Ave
Dallas, Texas 75205