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Upcoming Short Course on Advanced Geophysical and Geomechanical methods for Fracture Characterization and Induced Seismicity (July 17 - 18)  
May 17, 2017
The Reservoir Monitoring Consortium and Induced Seismicity Consortium at the University of Southern California will be organizing a short course titled “Advanced Geophysical and Geomechanical methods with Applications to Fracture Characterization and Induced Seismicity” on July 17 and July 18.
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Kuwait Oil Company Delegation visit USC  
May 11, 2017
The KOC delegation discussed the opportunities for collaboration with different USC entities.
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Turkish University President Visits USC  
June 17, 2017
Prof. Dr. Mehmet BULUT, President and Director of İstanbul Sabahattin Zaim University (SZU) visits USC
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GEN Researcher Features in Journal of Petroleum Technology  
May 04, 2017
Research work of USC alumnus Wennan Long (MS 2016) featured in the Journal of Petroleum Technology, Vol.69, No.5.
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DOGGR Participates as an Observer with USC GEN Program  
April 19, 2017
Southern District of the California State Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) has joined the USC GEN program as an “observer” participant.
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Distinguished Lecture by Dr. Robert Balch  
March 28, 2017
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Mini-Workshop on Mini-Frac with California DOGGR  
October 05, 2016
USC Global Energy Network (GEN) hosted a workshop on Mini-Frac (MF) and Step Rate Test (SRT). Representatives from California Department of Conservation, Division of Oil and Geothermal (DOGGR)
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A comprehensive study on Fractured Rock Permeability Variations Evaluation form Seismic Velocity Changes using a Coupled Simulation Scheme  
September 15, 2016
Mahshad Samnejad, PhD candidate, presented a comprehensive study on 'Fractured Rock Permeability Variations Evaluation form Seismic Velocity Changes using coupled simulation of flow, mechanics and fracture' as part of her pre-qualifying exam.
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Faculty of Petroleum Engineering and USC SPE Student Chapter organize Orientation Program for Incoming Students  
August 31, 2016
Petroleum engineering program of Mork Family Department along with the SPE Chapter at USC arranged an orientation program for the incoming students which was held on 31st August in EEB 132. To introduce students to the research consortia at USC, Faculty of Petroleum Engineering spoke briefly on research facilities and opportunities for the new and continuing students.
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Baker Hughes Representatives Visit USC  
August 29, 2016
Dr. Birendra Jha hosted a meeting attended by Mr. Rustom Mody, Vice President and Chief Engineer of Enterprise Technology at Baker Hughes and Mr. Sachin Ghorpade, Business Development Engineer of Baker Hughes on August 17th.
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ISC Distinguished Speaker Program - Dr. Susan Hough  
August 04, 2016
The Induced Seismicity Consortium (ISC) hosted a distinguished lecture on ‘Evidence for Damaging Induced Earthquakes in Southern California in the Early to Mid-20th Century’ by Dr. Susan Hough, US Geological Survey, on July 28, 2016.
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GEN Researchers present their work at the IRIS 2016 Workshop  
August 03, 2016
Robert Walker, PhD student at the University of Southern California and Dr. Yesser Haj Nasser , Postdoctoral Researcher at the USC Global Energy Network (GEN),presented a paper at the IRIS workshop on “Emerging Fields and Technologies in Seismology” in Vancouver, Washington.
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Chevron Engineering Week Competition Winners  
March 04, 2016
This year at the Engineering Week competition conducted at the University of Southern California (USC), in collaboration with Chevron, there were 8 teams participating from the petroleum engineering department to deliver an optimum development plan for a heavy oil reservoir. Ahmed Bubshait, Magdalene Ante, Rayan Dabloul, Mahshad Samnejad and Abdulrahman Bubshait, Ph.D. students at USC under the guidance of Dr. Fred Aminzadeh, were a part of the winning team of this competition.
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Induced Seismicity on the news: Recent study finds likely connection between waste water injection and seismicity at the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley  
February 22, 2016
A recent study by UCSC, Caltech and the USC's Induced Seismicity Consortium (ISC) suggests likely connection between waste water injection and an earthquake swarm that occurred at the southern end of San Joaquin valley in 2005. Thomas Goebel, of UCSC and a contributor to ISC, was the first author of the paper published in Geophysical Research Letters (GRL) in early February and is part of a series of articles investigating the potential for injection-induced seismicity in California.
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Reservoir Monitoring Consortium (RMC) Annual Review Meeting 2015  
November 24, 2015
The RMC annual review meeting is going to be held on December 8, 2015 at Ronald Tutor Hall at the University of Southern California (USC). Presenters include speakers from USC as well as external speakers from the National Energy Technology Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Japan National Oil, Kuwait Oil, Aramco and University of Leoben to list a few.
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Induced Seismicity Consortium (ISC) Annual Review Meeting 2015  
November 23, 2015
The ISC annual review meeting will be held on December 7, 2015 at Ronald Tutor Hall at the University of Southern California. Presenters include speakers from USC as well as external speakers from California Water Resources, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, National Energy Technology Laboratory, Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association, Fracgeo, Optasense, West Virginia University, University of California – Santa Cruz and University of Toronto.
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Saudi Aramco joins RMC and collaborates with USC for the ISH Project  
November 24, 2015
Saudi Aramco is collaborating with the Reservoir Monitoring Consortium (RMC) at the University of Southern California (USC), for the In-Situ Stress for Hydraulic Fracturing (ISH) Project.
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Collaboration with University of Leoben (MUL), Austria  
November 24, 2015
University of Leoben (MUL), Austria joins the University of Southern California (USC) Reservoir Monitoring Consortium (RMC). MUL-USC Reservoir Monitoring Initiative will capitalize on the strengths of the two universities to address challenging issues in drilling and in enhancing well integrity.
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Unconventional Resources Technology Workshop  
November 20, 2015
On Nov 20, 2015 a Mini-Workshop on Unconventional Resources Technology was held at the Ronald Tutor Hall at the University of Southern California (USC) for a delegation from the Chinese National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC).
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Mork Family Department Student Research Syposium Winner: S. Mehran Hosseini  
November 23, 2015
S. Mehran Hosseini, Ph.D student at the University of Southern California and a team member of the Induced Seismicity Consortium (ISC), won the Best Poster Presentation Award at the Mork Family Department Student Research Symposium held on November 6, 2015 at USC.
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Lyman Handy Colloquia: Distinguished Lecture by Dr. Ripudaman Malhotra  
November 21, 2015
Lyman Handy Colloquia hosted a presentation on ‘Getting Real About Energy in Cubic Miles of Oil’ by Dr. Ripudaman Malhotra, Energy and Environment Center, SRI International on October 15, 2015.
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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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University of Southern California (USC) Booth at SPE ATCE 2015  
November 22, 2015
The USC Petroleum Engineering Department and Global Energy Network (GEN), USC, had set up a booth at the SPE Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (ATCE) 2015, held from September 27 to September 30 at Houston, Texas.
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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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Upcoming Short Course on Advanced Geophysical and Geomechanical methods for Fracture Characterization and Induced Seismicity ( July 17 - 18)  
May 17, 2017
The Reservoir Monitoring Consortium and Induced Seismicity Consortium at the University of Southern California will be organizing a short course titled “Advanced Geophysical and Geomechanical methods with Applications to Fracture Characterization and Induced Seismicity” on July 17 and July 18.
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Kuwait Oil Company Delegation visit USC  
May 10, 2017
The KOC delegation discussed the opportunities for collaboration with different USC entities.
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