Two-Day Geothermal Symposium to Highlight Low-Temperature Power Production
July 7, 2010
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Rocky Mountain Oilfield Testing Center (RMOTC), the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and the Southern Methodist University (SMU) Geothermal Laboratory are partnering to host a two-day geothermal symposium in Casper, Wyoming, August 18-19, 2010. The symposium will highlight the application of low-temperature geothermal power production in oil and gas operations and other settings in the western United States.
On Day 1, RMOTC will host a field tour of its test site located at the Naval Petroleum Reserve No. 3 (NPR-3) about 35 miles north of Casper, Wyoming. The tour will include a look at the low-temperature Organic Rankine Cycle technology test at NPR-3 and provide an afternoon geologic field tour of nearby formations. The keynote speaker from NREL will kick off an evening reception in Casper. Day 2 will be a full day of technical presentations and panel discussions by DOE and industry persons. Lunch will be provided both days.
This first-of-its-kind symposium will cover low-temperature projects throughout the western United States and provide an opportunity for participants to learn of the remarkable potential for power generation using co-produced fluids from existing oil, gas, and industrial infrastructure with minimal additional environmental impacts.