These stories offer a glimpse of the many ways in which faculty and students are addressing some of today's greatest challenges in the Earth and environmental sciences.
The President of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists announced the selection of Mark McClure and Roland Horne to receive SEG’s Best Paper in GEOPHYSICS Award, for the technical paper entitled Investigation of injection-induced seismicity using a coupled fluid flow and rate/state friction model, published in Volume 76, No. 6, November-December 2011.
Official recognition of the award will take place during SEG’s 2012 Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, November 4-9.
Mark McClure's research was funded by a seed grant from the Precourt Institute for Energy.
Michael Krause takes first place in Ph.D. division and Mohammad Shahvali, takes second place at the 2012 SPE Western Regional Student Paper Contest in Bakersfield. Additional winners for ERE include Salem Aldousary, first place and Kurt Wilson, third place in the combined Master's / Undergraduate Division.
"We are extremely delighted to welcome DuPont as our newest corporate sponsor," said GCEP Director Sally Benson, a research professor of energy resources engineering at Stanford.
Although the United States is one of the world's biggest energy consumers, the average American has little knowledge about basic energy issues, says Margot Gerritsen.
Stanford University petroleum engineer Tony Kovscek, an expert in heavy oil recovery and an unpaid advisor to GlassPoint, says he is excited by how easy it is to integrate GlassPoint's system with oil fields burning natural gas. "There's a pretty significant carbon footprint associated with these more viscous oils, and GlassPoint has created the potential to reduce that carbon footprint fairly significantly," says Kovscek.
Adam Brandt, acting assistant professor in the department of Energy Resources Engineering at Stanford University, California, helped the EU come up with its figures using a widely-recognized GHGenius model for calculating emissions over a fuel's life-cycle from wells to wheels.
Pamela Matson, left, dean of the School of Earth Sciences, will present a report to the Faculty Senate today. Four student representatives to the Faculty Senate will also give presentations.
EMSL user studies CO2 mobility in carbon sequestration: Are geological formations storing carbon dioxide similar to a soft drink bottle – when the lid is opened, the gas escapes into the atmosphere? This is one of the questions Lin Zuo is asking in his study at EMSL on geological carbon sequestration. Zuo is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Energy Research Engineering at Stanford University.
A team of Earth scientists at Stanford University is subjecting chunks of rock to hellish conditions in the laboratory – all in the name of curbing climate change..."About 60 percent of the world's carbon dioxide emissions come from power plants, refineries and other industries," said Sally Benson, a professor of energy resources engineering at Stanford.