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Dr. Rashid Javanshir joins the USC Global Energy Network Advisory Board  
March 16, 2017
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Students Associated with USC GEN/RMC Win Chevron Engineering Week Competition  
March 16, 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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