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Forthcoming Events  
July 11, 2015
Global Energy Network is going to host three major events in the month of July. First Event is the RMC semi-annual meeting which is going to be hold on July 22nd, 2015. Second Event is the ISC review meeting which is planned to be hold on July 23rd, 2015. The last event is the California Well Stimulation Forum which is going to take place on July 24th, 2015.
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Induced Seismicity Consortium First 2015 Review Meeting  
July 10, 2015
The ISC review meeting is going to be hold on July 23rd, 2015 at Ronald Tutor Hall. Presenters include speakers from the USC as well as external speakers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, University of Toronto, FracGeo, National Energy Technology Laboratory, UCI, CalTech and so on.
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Reservoir Monitoring Semi-Annual Review Meeting  
July 10, 2015
The RMC semi-annual meeting is going to be hold on July 22nd, 2015 at Ronald Tutor Hall. Presenters include speakers from the USC as well as external speakers from National Energy Technology Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Japan National Oil, Kuwait Oil, Aramco, University of Leoben and so on.
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Establishment of the USC RDMS Center  
June 15, 2015
I am pleased to announce the establishment of the USC Center for Reservoir Development and Monitoring Systems, RDMS. The new center will be a focal point for integrating multidisciplinary research activities spanning perspectives from engineering, science, economics, and public policy, all associated with the development and monitoring of oil and gas reservoirs. RDMS will implement a systems-based approach to ensure operational efficiency, environmental safety, and economic viability.
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Distinguished Speaker Program  
May 14, 2015
USC Center for Geothermal Studies is going to hold Distinguished Speaker Program with Dr Donald G. Hill on Thursday April 14, 2015. The Title of his presentation is "Wireline & LWD Fracture ID & Analysis".
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FracGeo joins USC Induced Seismicity Consortium  
May 08, 2015
FracGeo is a technology company based in the Woodlands TX specializing in completion optimization, and modeling the interaction between hydraulic and natural fractures and the resulting impact on the stimulated reservoir volume (SRV) propped permeability and microseismicity. Dr. Ahmed Ouenes, CEO of FracGeo said he is impressed by the accomplishments of USC-ISC and the advanced topics addressed in the consortia and is looking to a fruitful collaboration with the USC team.
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John Gibson joins the USC Global Energy Network Advisory Board  
May 08, 2015
John Gibson currently serves on the Board of Directors of Tervita Corporation, a leading midstream services company providing energy and environmental services. Previously, he was a President and CEO of Tervita, CEO of Paradigm Geophysical and President of Halliburton’s Energy Services Group. John holds a BS from Auburn University and an MS from the University of Houston both in Geology.
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Ignite USC and GEN2020  
April 16, 2015
In collaboration with Ignite USC (ignite.usc.edu), GEN2020 campaign is up and running: is expanding its programs. GEN2020 campaign aims at raising $20 million to launch 20 major energy related projects by the year 2020. Aside from accelerating the ongoing RMC, ISC and CGS, we will create new programs under the GEN2020. Our main focus areas will continue to be the trilogy of Energy, Environment and Economics.
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Don Paul joins the USC Global Energy Network Advisory Board  
April 14, 2015
Dr. Donald Paul the Executive Director of the USC Energy Institute and former Chief Technology Officer of Chevron joins the USC Global Energy Network Advisory Board. Dr. Paul currently serves as a Senior Advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington D.C. and in 2014, was re-appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Energy to the National Petroleum Council.
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Distinguished Speaker 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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Richard Stegemeier, a USC trustee joins the USC Global Energy Network Advisory Board  
April 02, 2015
Richard Stegemeier, a USC trustee joins the USC Global Energy Network Advisory Board. Previously, he was chief executive officer of the Unocal Corporation. Mr. Stegemeier was elected to the National Academy of Engineering for his leadership in research leading to improved oil recovery and the discovery of new oil and gas fields. He holds seven US patents, an MS in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M and an Honorary Doctorate of Engineering from Pepperdine University.
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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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USC Global Energy Network launches its GEN2020: A Diverse Energy Solution.  
March 20, 2015
USC Global Energy Network launches its GEN2020: A Diverse Energy Solution in collaboration with USC Ignite. Dr. Fred Aminzadeh, Managing director of GEN, sets the goal of raising at least $20 million, for research on 20 major energy-related projects by the year 2020. GEN will also be a platform for constructive debate on the energy and the relevant public policy issues and associated economic and environmental matters.
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Ambassador Hafiz Pashayev joins the USC Global Energy Network Advisory Board  
March 18, 2015
Ambassador Hafiz Pashayev joins the USC Global Energy Network Advisory Board. Dr. Pashayev has a PhD in Solid-State Physics. He was the head of the Metal Physics laboratory of Azerbaijan Academy of Science. Dr. Pashayev served as the first Ambassador of Azerbaijan to the United States (1992-2006).
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Distinguished Speaker 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 Speaker 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 Speaker 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 Speaker 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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Distinguished Lecture Series  
November 20, 2014
USC Viterbi School of Engineering had been honored to have professor Paul Debevec at USC as a distinguished lecturer on November 20, 2014. During his lecture professor Debevec covered topics like; energy challenge, climate change, insecurity of oil supply, energy demand and its worldwide consumption, oil reserves and oil prices, world population increase and so on.
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Induced Seismicity Annual Review Meeting  
October 22, 2014
The ISC annual meeting was held on October 22nd, 2014 at Ronald Tutor Hall. Presenters included speakers from the USC itself as well as external speakers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, United States Geological Survey, Oxy, Aera Energy, UCLA, CalTech and so on.
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