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Distinguished Lecture Program
March 19, 2016
USC Center for Geothermal Studies (CGS) will be hosting a Distinguished Lecture by Commissioner David Hochschild, California Energy Commission, on March 23, 2016. The title of the talk will be ‘Sunrise from the West’, where he will be giving an overview of California’s progress in building a clean energy future.
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P.S. (Pablo) Gutierrez joins the USC Center for Geothermal Studies (CGS) Advisory Board
March 18, 2016
Mr. Gutierrez, CEO of ExterraEnergy Engineering Consulting Inc., joins the USC Center of Geothermal Studies (CGS) Advisory Board. Mr. Gutierrez has over 30 years of geothermal experience, during which he has managed a vast spectrum of geothermal energy projects with private companies, utilities, universities and governmental agencies.
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Distinguished Lecture Program
October 18, 2015
Center of Geothermal Studies (CGS) hosted a Distinguished Lecture on ‘Wireline & LWD Fracture ID & Analysis’ by Dr. Donald Hill, University of Southern California on October 8, 2015.
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Distinguished Lecture Program
September 15, 2015
Center of Geothermal Studies (CGS) hosted a Distinguished Lecture on ‘Modeling Reactive Transport and Fracture Stimulation in Geothermal Systems and Hydrocarbon Reservoirs’ by Dr. Eric Sonnenthal, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory on September 10, 2015.
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Distinguished Lecture Program
September 02, 2015
Center of Geothermal Studies (CGS) hosted a Distinguished Lecture on ‘Geothermal Feedback: Stress, Active Faulting and Fluid Flow’ by Dr. Nicholas Davatzes, Temple University on June 11, 2015.
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Distinguished Lecture Program
September 02, 2015
Center of Geothermal Studies (CGS) hosted a Distinguished Lecture on ‘Influence of Geomechanics on the Development of Unconventional Reservoirs’ by Dr. Roy Baria, EGS Energy Ltd on July 9, 2015.
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Distinguished Lecture Program
August 19, 2015
Center of Geothermal Studies (CGS) hosted a Distinguished Lecture on ‘Geothermal Reservoir Modeling’ by Roland N. Horne, Stanford University on August 11, 2015.
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Distinguished Lecture Program
April 09, 2015
USC Center for Geothermal Studies held Distinguished Speaker Program with Jill Robinson Haizlip on Thursday April 9, 2015. The Title of her presentation was "Hydrogeochemical Techniques for Geothermal Resource Exploration, Characterization and Evaluation".
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Laurie M. Hietter, Jill R. Haizlip and Eli Ibrahimzade join CGS Advisory Board
March 31, 2015
Laurie M. Hietter has over 30 years of experience analyzing the environmental effects and permitting geothermal and other energy and infrastructure projects through the NEPA and CEQA. Jill R. Haizlip is the president and Principal Geochemist of Geologica. She has over 30 years of experience in geothermal resource evaluation. Eli Ibrahimzade has extensive international business experience in Finance and Energy. He is a National Energy Committee member for US Energy Policy at AJC.
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Distinguished Lecture Program
March 12, 2015
USC Center for Geothermal Studies is going to hold Distinguished Speaker Program with Mr William Cumming on Thursday March 12, 2015. The Title of his presentation is "Geophysical Applications to Geothermal Resource Assessment and Their Uncertainty".
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Distinguished Lecture Program
February 10, 2015
USC Center for Geothermal Studies is going to hold Distinguished Speaker Program with Dr Lawrence Hutchings on Tuesday February 10, 2015. The Title of his presentation is "Induced Seismicity in the Geysers Geothermal Field, California: Prati-32 Injection Test".
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Distinguished Lecture Program
January 15, 2015
USC Center for Geothermal Studies is going to hold Distinguished Speaker Program with Mr Joe Iovenitti on Thursday January 15, 2015. The Title of his presentation is "Developing an Integrated Exploration Assessment for Geothermal Systems".
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Distinguished Lecture Program
December 11, 2014
USC Center for Geothermal Studies is going to hold Distinguished Speaker Program with Dr Mohammad Rachmat Sule on Thursday December 11, 2014. The Title of his presentation is "Tomographic Investigation in Indonesian Geothermal fields".
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Danielle Sumy Gives Talk at 3rd IIGW
April 02, 2014
Danielle Sumy gives talk about microearthquakes from geothermal fields.
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USC wins the GRC 2012 best presentation award
November 14, 2012
Tayeb A. Tafti wins the best presentation award at the annual Geothermal Resources Council Annual Meeting
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Geothermal Resources Council annual meeting
October 29, 2012
Center for Geothermal Studies represented USC at the Geothermal Resources council annual meeting at Reno, NV.
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Don Paul presents at a workshop on Induced Seismicity by Petroleum Technology Transfer Council (PTTC)
September 22, 2012
Petroleum Technology Transfer Council (PTTC) held a workshop on Induced Seismicity in Cleveland Ohio. This workshop was attended by many producers of shale gas in the area.
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Dr. Fred Aminzadeh addresses the South Coast AQMD symposium on the use of hydraulic fracturing in California
September 18, 2012
Fred Aminzadeh addressed the South Coast AQMD symposium on the use of hydraulic fracturing in California. Speakers and Participants in the symposium included academic, governmental, industry, environmental groups and the General public.
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MS Degree in Petroleum Engineering with Emphasis on Geoscience Technologies
September 03, 2012
Prof. Ershaghi the director of Petroleum engineering program announces a new MS Degree in Petroleum Engineering with Emphasis on Geoscience Technologies
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USC Workshop: Hydraulic Fracturing and Induced Seismicity (New Agenda)
May 21, 2012
The HFIS workshop is intended for the oil and gas operators involved in the stimulation and completion practices in shale gas and liquid rich shale using hydraulic fracturing. Note: The conference has been postponed to June 28,2012
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Inaugural Meeting of USC Center for Geothermal Studies (USC-CGS) Annual Technical Workshop (ATW)
April 16, 2012
The Inaugural Meeting of USC Center for Geothermal Studies (USC-CGS) Annual Technical Workshop (ATW) will be held at USC on April 16-17,2012.
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Distinguished Lecture Program - Advancements in Tracer Flow Testing; Development of Real-Time Technology for Flow and Enthalpy Measurements
February 25, 2012
The tracer flow test method for dual-phase flowrate and enthalpy measurements has become a standard diagnostic tool for reservoir engineering and power plant optimization in geothermal fields worldwide. Evolution of the technology toward lower tracer injection volume, faster analysis, and smaller equipment has now led to the development of a modular, field-portable, flow measurement system which can deliver real-time data.
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Dr. Mari Pangestu, Indonesian Cabinet Minister of Tourism & Creative Economy visits USC
February 02, 2012
Dr. Mari Pangestu, Indonesian Cabinet Minister of Tourism & Creative Economy visited USC. Dr. Richard Drobnick of Marsha School of Business hosted the minster.
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Dr Fred Aminzadeh addresses The Petroleum Technology Forum on January 10th at the Long Beach Petroleum Club
January 10, 2012
As improved recovery from old reservoirs and effective production from new reservoirs gain importance, monitoring changes in the reservoirs and producing from them in an optimum manner becomes crucial. Geophysical data have proven to be an important tool for obtaining information about the reservoir properties away from the existing wells.
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USAID Chooses Viterbi School for Indonesia Geothermal Education Effort
December 08, 2011
USC Center for Geothermal Studies Director Fred Aminzadeh will work with the Institut Teknologi Bandung to train specialists
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CGS represented at LA Cleantech Incubator
October 19, 2011
CGS represented at LA Cleantech Incubator. The Cleantech Incubator Launch was created to accelerate the development of cleantech start-ups and to help build a stronger green economy in Los Angeles.
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Advanced Seismic Imaging for Geothermal Development
October 06, 2011
In the geothermal fields of the Great Basin physiographic province of western North America,drilling success or failure often depends on hitting fault or fracture zones. Advanced seismic reflection imaging has proven to be the only effective geophysical means of accurately targeting geothermal drilling.
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Overview of Star Energy; Focusing on Immediate and Future Geothermal
August 23, 2011
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Dr. Steven Koonin Visits USC
August 22, 2011
USC Energy Institute was host to Dr. Steven Koonin, Under Secretary of Energy for Science,he was welcomed by Provost Elizabeth Garrett.Dean Yannis Yortsis highlighted the history and current status of USC’s energy related research programs, including those in fossil energy and geothermal energy.
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California Energy Commission – Geothermal Program By Pablo S. Gutierrez
July 25, 2011
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July 15, 2011- Indonesian Geothermal Delegation Visits USC
July 15, 2011
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Advances in integrated EM for geothermal exploration  By Dr. K.M. Strack KMS Technologies, Houston, USA  Thursday, June 30, 2011, 3:00 – 4:00 pm. RTH-324
June 23, 2011
Electromagnetic methods are used routinely for geothermal exploration worldwide. During the past 10 years, 3D electromagnetic acquisition and interpretation methods have helped with deriving more realistic geological models. Magnetotellurics (MT) is the most commonly used EM methods.
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Ormat Supports USC-GRC
June 20, 2011
Ormat Technologies gives a $95K gift contribution to the USC Center for Geothermal Studies.
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