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April Luncheon Meeting
April Luncheon Meeting

Tue, Apr 18

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Bush Convention Center

April Luncheon Meeting

"Wells under (hot) water? Geothermal Options for the Oilpatch." - Joe Batir, PhD - Geothermal Lead at Petrolern

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Time & Location

Apr 18, 2023, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM CDT

Bush Convention Center, 105 N Main St, Midland, TX 79701, USA

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About The Event

Please RSVP by 3:00pm on Friday, April 14, 2023.

Reservations made after the deadline will incur an additional fee of $10.

*Please note, Joe Batir will be presenting In-Person*

Interested in Sponsoring this Luncheon? Sponsorship includes 2 Luncheon Tickets and opportunity to promote your company at the beginning of the luncheon for up to 3 minutes. Your logo will be included on [1] All Luncheon Advertisements (Social Media and Emails), [2] Full Page Advertisement on Luncheon Slides for that Month, [3] Luncheon Event Webpage, and [4] Table Signs.

Online payment by debit/credit card. In-person payment by cash, check, credit card, venmo, paypal, applepay, googlepay, and samsungpay.

LOCATION: In-Person luncheon meeting will be held at the Bush Convention Center. Virtual meeting on Zoom. 

TOPIC: Wells under (hot) water? Geothermal Options for the Oilpatch.

ABSTRACT: The transition from a predominantly carbon to low carbon-based energy mix is often accompanied by concerns of grid reliability and resiliency and the future of the oil and gas workforce. Geothermal energy can be the baseload power that stabilizes a low carbon, decentralized electricity grid of the future, and provides a clear workforce redeployment path. How? Geothermal can be a direct energy producer through existing or new wells, be utilized as a thermal energy battery for intermittent renewable energy, or be the efficient, clean heating and cooling used to reduce electricity demand. In these ways, geothermal energy can enable a pathway for the oilfield to transition to a net zero energy production business while also utilizing existing infrastructure, existing skills, and existing workforce.

In this talk, I provide a broad overview of geothermal energy with case studies on geothermal opportunities in the Texas oilpatch, hitting three key points. Geothermal energy has the capability to reuse existing energy infrastructure to continue producing power from legacy assets. Geothermal can reduce the need for power through heating and cooling and thermal energy storage. With additional geothermal utilization, a green drilling boom can occur, revitalizing the oil and gas workforce. While much of the examples focus on Texas, there is geothermal power everywhere and can be fully utilized through new technologies that are being developed as well as new utilization strategies of existing technologies. Geothermal is scalable, available anywhere, green baseload energy, through the use of these new technology developments.

BIO:  Dr. Joseph Batir is Geothermal Lead at Petrolern with more than 10 years of experience, currently guiding his team in thermal resource characterization, oilfield energy conversion, geothermal reservoir modeling, and new technologies and tool development. Dr. Batir’s expertise is resource identification and quantification through surface and subsurface geospatial analysis, play fairway mapping, and numerical modeling, which has led to discoveries of unknown and underutilized energy resources through the application of innovative analysis methods to discover new geologic insights and identify additional energy opportunities. Dr. Batir earned his B.Sc. in Geology from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, his M.Sc. in Geothermal Energy from the School for Renewable Energy Science, and his Ph.D. in Geophysics from Southern Methodist University.

Tickets

  • RSVP (after deadline)

    This ticket is for the April Luncheon purchased AFTER the deadline of Friday, 04/14/2023.

    $35.00
  • Pay at the Door (late RSVP)

    This ticket is for the April Luncheon for "pay at the door" reserved AFTER the deadline, Friday, 04/14/2023. Payment at the door is by cash, check, credit card, venmo, paypal, applepay, googlepay, or samsungpay.

    $0.00
  • Student

    This ticket is for current students at the April Luncheon, purchased before the deadline Friday 04/14/2023 for full time students. Please bring student ID to check in.

    $10.00
  • Virtual

    This ticket is to watch the luncheon live on Zoom.

    $0.00
  • Luncheon Sponsor

    Become a Luncheon Sponsor! Includes 2 Luncheon Tickets and opportunity to promote your company at the beginning of the luncheon for up to 3 minutes. Your logo will be included on [1] All Luncheon Advertisements (Social Media and Emails), [2] Full Page Advertisement on Luncheon Slides for that Month, [3] Luncheon Event Webpage, and [4] Table Signs.

    $400.00

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