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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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California Well Stimulation Forum  
August 19, 2015
The California Well Stimulation (CWS) Forum was held on July 24, 2015 at Ronald Tutor Hall at the University of Southern California (USC).
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Reservoir Monitoring Consortium Semi-Annual Meeting 2015  
August 17, 2015
The semi-annual Reservoir Monitoring Consortium (RMC) meeting was held on July 22, 2015 at the University of Southern California (USC).
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Induced Seismicity Consortium Semi-Annual Meeting  
August 17, 2015
The semi -annual Induced Seismicity Consortium (ISC) meeting was held on July 23, 2015 at Ronald Tutor Hall at the University of Southern California (USC).
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Recent Events  
July 11, 2015
Global Energy Network hosted three major events in the month of July. First Event was the RMC semi-annual meeting which was held on July 22nd, 2015. Second Event was ISC review meeting which was held on July 23rd, 2015. The last event was California Well Stimulation Forum which was held 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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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 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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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 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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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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Reservoir Monitoring Annual Review Meeting  
October 21, 2014
The RMC annual meeting was held yesterday on October 21st, 2014 at Ronald Tutor Hall. Presenters included speakers from the USC itself as well as external speakers from National Energy Technology Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, KMS Technology, SR2020, Schlumberger and so on.
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“Azerbaijan Forum: Energy, Education, Security”  
October 13, 2014
High level delegation from Azerbaijan at USC.
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Dr. Zadeh Draws A Crowd  
September 19, 2014
USC's GEN was honored to host the renown Dr. Lofti Zadeh
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September 15, 2014
Special seminar was held on Energy Development in Azerbaijan, in conjunction with the Consulate General of Azerbaijan in Los Angeles. Following after the technical talks, was a vibrant cultural program, showcasing music, dance, and cuisine of Azerbaijan.
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FAQ Released on Induced Seismicity  
July 31, 2014
A document related to Frequently Asked Questions on Induced Seismicity has been submitted as a relevant literature for California SB-4 and is available for public view on website.
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Second ISC Quarterly Meeting 2014-A success  
June 12, 2014
The second ISC quarterly meeting of 2014 was held at USC on June 12, 2014 and was attended by dignitaries from industry and academia.
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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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ISM Software Released  
March 26, 2014
The Induced Seismicity Mapping Software (ISM) is being released under ISC.
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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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Oklahoma Induced Earthquake May Have Triggered Larger Quake  
March 10, 2014
A paper by Danielle Sumy and other authors find that an Oklahoma earthquake in 2011 may have promoted other earthquakes.
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Celebrating Prof. Ershaghi’s Induction to NAE  
March 04, 2014
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First ISC Quarterly Meeting of 2014  
February 28, 2014
The first ISC quarterly meeting of 2014 was conducted February 25, 2014. External speakers from the National Research Council, UC Irvine, the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, the California Oil and Gas Commission, and the Oklahoma Independent Producers Association came to speak.
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Geophysics for Petroleum Engineers  
December 09, 2013
A new book authored by Fred Aminzadeh and Shiv Dasgupta
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Induced Seismicity and Monterey Shale Revisited  
November 04, 2013
Induced seismicity and the Monterey Shale were two topics revisited at the IOGCC meeting, held in Long Beach, CA.
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Fourth ISC Quarterly Meeting  
October 24, 2013
The meeting was held at USC's Davidson Conference Center on October 23, 2013.
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USC Programs Highlighted at the SEG  
October 23, 2013
The programs were displayed at a booth at the annual meeting for the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) in Houston.
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New Book:  
October 23, 2013
A new book, co-authored by Fred Aminzadeh, made its debut at the SEG meeting.
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Nima Jabbari speaks at San Diego conference  
August 17, 2013
Nima Jabbari of Dr. Aminzadeh's research group presented at the Urban Water Institute’s 20th Annual Water Policy Conference.
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July 31, 2013
Manmade earthquakes is a topic gaining prominence in news on energy technology. The National Academy of Science has released a video concerning this, and released a paperback discussing their impact presence.
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Third ISC Meeting A Success  
July 16, 2013
The third quarterly ISC meeting occurred July 2, 2013 in RTH 526.
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Dr. Fred Aminzadeh participates in panel about  
June 15, 2013
The California Science Center held a panel discussion about hydraulic fracturing, analyzing it from various perspectives.
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GEN Distinguished Speaker (Kelly Rose, NETL) June 11th  
June 07, 2013
On Tuesday, June 11th, the Global Energy Network will be holding a Distinguished Speaker Session in RTH 324 at 3pm. The speaker will be Kelly Rose of DOE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory.
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New Paper Publication  
March 27, 2013
Computers & Geosciences publishes the results of research conducted at USC Center of Geothermal Studies (CGS), The paper is titled An integrated methodology for sub-surface fracture characterization using microseismic data: A case study at the NW Geysers
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ISC Quarterly Meeting Q1 2013  
March 27, 2013
The first 2013 Quarterly meeting of our Induced Seismicity Consortium will be held on April 2, 2013. The meeting will take place on campus at USC in Ronald Tutor Hall (RTH) 526
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists interviews Prof. Aminzadeh  
March 27, 2013
American Association of Petroleum Geologists interviews Prof. Aminzadeh on the prospects for Monterey Development. Prof. Aminzadeh highlights some of the technical challenges
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The Monterey Shale & California’s Economic Future  
March 19, 2013
Global Energy Network released a report on the economic impact of Monterey shale development.
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Price, Viterbi add to diverse array of energy-related studies  
March 13, 2013
Adding to a diverse array of energy-related studies done at USC in recent years, the USC Price School of Public Policy and the Viterbi School of Engineering, in association with The Communications Institute (TCI), embarked on an exploratory look at the potential economic impact of new oil drilling in California’s Monterey Shale.
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 USC Induced Seismicity Consortium and Reservoir Monitoring Consortium releases a report on new results for   
January 23, 2013
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 Induced Seismicity Consortium  quarterly meeting  
January 17, 2013
The First quarterly meeting of the Induced Seismicity Consortium (ISC) took place on USC Campus on December 10, 2012. We had about 20 participants in person and about as many connected through audio/video-conferencing. It began with and Overview and Status Report of ISC by Dr.Fred Aminzadeh
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December 10, 2012
The First quarterly meeting of the Induced Seismicity Consortium (ISC) took place on USC Campus on December 10, 2012. We had about 20 participants in person and about as many connected through audio/video-conferencing. It began with and Overview and Status Report of ISC by Fred Aminzadeh (FA). It continued with Brief Project Presentations by selected team members, including FA, Charles Sammis and Julie Albright.
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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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USC represented at the Annual SEG meeting in Las Vegas  
November 11, 2012
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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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USC Reservoir Monitoring Consortium accepts sponsors for its second year  
October 28, 2012
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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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 Prof. Ershaghi the director of Petroleum engineering program announces a new 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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Dr. Fred Aminzadeh presents a talk at the RPSEA Unconventional Gas Conference 2012, Canonsburg, PA  
April 17, 2012
Dr. Fred Aminzadeh talks on "Hydraulic Fracturing and Induced Seismicity: Current State of the Art" at the RPSEA Unconventional Gas Conference 2012, Canonsburg, PA.
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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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Dr. Fred Aminzadeh delivers a talk at the Pacific Coast Section – Society of Exploration Geophysicists  
March 21, 2012
Dr. Fred Aminzadeh delivers a talk titled "New Advances in Reservoir Monitoring" at the Pacific Coast Section – Society of Exploration Geophysicists in Bakersfield on March 21, 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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SR2020 Inc. sponsors RMC  
January 11, 2012
SR2020 Inc has decided to make an unrestricted gift contribution of $50,000 to also support the newly established USC Reservoir Monitoring Consortium (RMC) for the time period from Nov1 2011 – Oct 31 2012.
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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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Prof. Fred Aminzadeh addresses the USC Monterey Colloquium  
November 17, 2011
Prof. Fred Aminzadeh addressed the USC Monterey Formation Colloquium with the talk titled "Use of Passive & Conventional Seismic Data to Predict the Monterey Reservoir Properties"
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Imaging the Earth's near surface: The why and how of applied geophysics for 21st century  
November 07, 2011
The top few kilometers of the Earth’s surface are of extreme importance to our society. This near-surface region houses mineral and hydrocarbon wealth that are crucial for industrialized development, contains water needed for life, and is an environment with which we must interact to build our infrastructure. Substantial insight about the structure and composition of this region can be gleaned by determining its physical properties
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Practical Seismic Petrophysics: The Effective Use of Log Data for Seismic Analysis  
October 27, 2011
The conditioning and analysis of log data for quantitative seismic interpretation is often simply categorized as “rock physics.” Unfortunately, rock physics workflows often overlook or oversimplify the proper editing and interpretation of log data, the result of which can be unrealistic expectations and interpretations of seismic amplitude responses.
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RMC bags first prize at the 2011 Student Research Symposium, USC  
October 24, 2011
Tayeb A. Tafti bags first prize in the 2011 Student Research Symposium at University of Southern California for the poster "Integrated workflow for characterizing fracture network in unconventional reservoirs using microseismic data".
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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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 Base Membership Project Portfolio  
October 14, 2011
Six projects have been shortlisted for Base Funding as shown
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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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Inaugural Meeting of Reservoir Monitoring Consortium  
September 15, 2011
The inaugural meeting of Reservoir Monitoring consortium was held on September 14 and 15 at the University of Southern California
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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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USC at the DOE Peer Review  
June 07, 2011
Prof. Aminzadeh, the executive director of USC Center for Geothermal Studies presented the recent accomplishments of USC‘s DOE supported project, at DOE’s annual peer review meeting in Bethesda MD.
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Induced Seismicity, Issues and Paths Forward By Dr. Ernest L. Majer, Laurence Berkeley National Laboratories, Tuesday, May 17, 2011, 10:30 -11:30a.m. RTH-324  
May 11, 2011
To join the online meeting: 1. Go to https://meetings.webex.com/meetings/j.php?ED=12520402&UID=0 2. Enter your name and email address 3. Enter the meeting password: RIF 4. Click "Join" To join the teleconference only: Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada): 1-866-469-3239 Call-in toll number (US/Canada): 1-650-429-3300
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Bombs, Bears and Hot Water: Geothermal Prospecting at Mt. Spurr, Alaska  
March 16, 2011
The active, Aleutian-arc stratovolcano Mt. Spurr and its’ flank volcano, Crater Peak, are the target of current geothermal exploration in the western Cook Inlet. Data from long-time AVO monitoring projects was combined with a suite of new exploration surveys and drilling (satellite imagery, airborne LiDAR and magnetics, ground-based gravit
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Seismicity at The Geysers  
February 21, 2011
The Geysers Geothermal Reservoir experiences thousands of seismic events each month; some of these events are associated with recent coldwater injection and steam production within the Geysers basin.
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Characterizing Fractures in Geysers Geothermal Field using Soft Computing  
October 23, 2010
Soft computing has been used extensively in geosciences and energy- related applications, yet few have been for exploration and exploitation of geothermal resources. Estimating the properties of a geothermal reservoir such as porosity, permeability, fracture size/ spacing and reservoir discontinuities is the key for their effective development.
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Computing with Words  
October 20, 2010
The Center for Interactive Smart Oilfield Technologies (CiSoft) and the Center for Geothermal Studies (CGS) cordially invites the scientific community to "Computing with Words" featuring Dr. Lotfi Zadeh, also known as "The Father of Fuzzy Logic".
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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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Students Associated with USC GEN/RMC Win Chevron Engineering Week Competition  
March 18, 2017
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