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Hess Digital Rock Physics Laboratory|School of Energy Resources


Mary Byrnes
Deputy Director
Energy Outreach
Phone: 307-766-6851
Nadia Kaliszewski
Outreach Coordinator
Phone: 307-766-4295
Fax: 307-766-6701

School of Energy Resources
Dept. 3012
1000 E. University Ave.
1020 E. Lewis St.
Laramie, WY 82071
Fax: 307-766-6701

School of Energy Resources

School of Energy Resources

September 20, 2013   |   University of Wyoming   |   Energy Innovation Center

Brought to you by:

School of Energy Resources           Hess Corporation       Hess Digital Rock Physics Laboratory Piri research group

Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering University of Wyoming


With this event we celebrate the establishment of a truly world-class Digital Rock Physics Laboratory at the University of Wyoming (UW) that is sponsored by Hess Corporation and the School of Energy Resources (SER). This state-of-the-art research facility is located on the 3rd floor of UW's Energy Innovation Center (EIC) and includes unique imaging instruments capable of mapping pore space and pore fluid occupancy in rock samples, and other porous materials, over a wide range of scales and resolutions. The instruments have been integrated with miniature core-flooding systems to enable the study of a broad spectrum of multiphase flow in porous media processes at different scales with applications in, for instance, oil and gas recovery from unconventional and conventional reservoirs.

The event will include a set of technical seminars by world-renowned scientists as well as a ribbon cutting ceremony.


9:00 AM – 11:15 AM          Encana Auditorium - Technical Presentations  

  • Opening Remarks: Khaled Gasem,  Interim Dean, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, & Associate Provost of Graduate Education, UW (invited)

  • Professor Martin J. Blunt, Professor of Petroleum Engineering, Imperial College London, UK  (40 minutes)
  • Professor Muhammad Sahimi, Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Southern California, USA (40 minutes)

  • Professor Pierre Adler, Professor of Applied Mathematics, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France (40 minutes)

 11:15 AM – 12:30 PM        Lunch - BP Center

11:45-12:15                     Keynote Speaker – Greg Hill, President of Worldwide Exploration & Production and Executive Vice President of Hess Corporation (11:45-12:15)

 12:30 – 2:30 PM              Encana Auditorium - Technical Presentations  

  • Professor Mike Celia, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University, USA (40 minutes)

  • Professor Anthony R. Kovscek, Professor of Energy Resources Engineering, Stanford University, USA (40 minutes)

  • Professor Steven Bryant, Professor of Petroleum Engineering, University of Texas, Austin, USA (40 minutes)

2:30 – 3:00 PM                Coffee Break / Tour CAVE

3:00 – 5:00 PM                Encana Auditorium - Technical Presentations   

  • Professor Majid Hassanizadeh, Professor of Environmental Hydrogeology, Utrecht University, Holland (40 minutes)

  • Professor Mohammad Piri, SER Associate Professor of Petroleum Engineering, University of Wyoming, USA (40 minutes)

  • Professor Felipe Pereira, SER Professor of Mathematics & Petroleum Engineering, University of Wyoming, USA (40 minutes)

5:00 PM                          Concluding Remarks: Mohammad Piri

Please click here for a PDF of the program agenda.  All presentations will be held in the Encana Auditorium at the Energy Innovation Center.




Attendees can book their own hotel accommodations at the Hilton Garden Inn in Laramie, Wyoming.  Please call the hotel front desk at 307-745-5500 and ask to book a room under the “UW Rate” of $99.00 per night plus taxes.

Group Rate: Please note that the UW Rate is subject to availability. 

Hotel Reservation and Cancellation Policy:  All reservations must be accompanied by a first night’s room deposit.  All reservations must be cancelled by 6:00pm on the day prior to your arrival date to avoid a cancellation fee equal to one night’s room and tax.  Attendees are responsible for calling the hotel directly to cancel their hotel reservation.

Hilton Garden Inn
2229 Grand Avenue
Laramie, WY 82070
307-745-5500 (Front Desk)

Check In: 3:00pm

Check Out: 12:00pm

Transportation Information

Airport:  Attendees can fly into Denver International Airport (150 miles away; 2.5 hour drive) or the Laramie Regional Airport (7 miles away; 15 minute drive.)

Airport Ground Transportation:  Attendees are responsible for booking their own ground transportation.  Suggested transportation options include:

Hertz Rent-a-Car at the Laramie Airport (Laramie)
555 General Brees Road
Laramie, WY

Enterprise Rental Car (Laramie)
517 S. 3rd St.
Laramie, WY

Rental Car from Denver International Airport

Green Ride (Airport Shuttle from Denver International Airport)


If you have questions about your registration or if you need to cancel your attendance, please contact Kelly Garvey at or 303-842-2617.

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