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2013 News Releases

School of Energy Resources

Hess Digital Rock Physics Lab Brings World-Class Focus to Oil and Gas Recovery

August 22, 2013 — More and more, oil and gas companies are faced with extracting precious minerals from unconventional reservoirs that are difficult and costly to access. They have an ally in Mohammad Piri, a University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources associate professor of chemical and petroleum engineering, who heads the Hess Digital Rock Physics Laboratory in UW’s new Energy Innovation Center (EIC). Read More

Four UW Research Projects Chosen for Third Cycle of Supercomputer Use

August 23, 2013 — Four computational research projects led by University of Wyoming faculty members aimed at providing insights on key issues in Wyoming and the West have been selected to use the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC) in Cheyenne over the next year. Read More

UW Education Helps Pioneering Student Land Job in Energy Industry

May 9, 2013 — Carla Moss was a student in an energy exploration class at Riverton High School in 2009 when she heard a presentation about a new degree program at the University of Wyoming by UW School of Energy Resources Director Mark Northam and Deputy Director of Energy Outreach Mary Byrnes. Read More

UW Researchers’ Lithium Discovery Could Boost CO2 Storage Prospects

April 24, 2013 — Researchers at the University of Wyoming Carbon Management Institute (CMI) discovered a vast new lithium resource near Rock Springs during a geological carbon dioxide storage site characterization project sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. Read More

UW Study Determines Wyoming Wind Could Benefit Colorado Economically

April 3, 2013 — Wyoming wind power could benefit the Colorado electric grid both economically and environmentally, according to a study headed by a University of Wyoming professor. Read More

Two UW College of Law Teams Reach Elite Eight in National Energy Competition

April 2, 2013 — Two University of Wyoming College of Law teams finished among the top eight teams during the recent third annual National Energy and Sustainability Moot Court Competition at the West Virginia University College of Law. Read More

ExxonMobil Donates $2.5 Million to UW

February 7, 2013 — A grant from ExxonMobil will support science and technology education programs at the University of Wyoming, including research into technologies that improve the production of oil and gas. Read More

Heinz Works to Increase Energy Efficiency of Wind Farms

February 5, 2013 - Worldwide, the low efficiency of wind farms is a mystery, considering it seems logical that the momentum of the wind moving from one wind turbine to the next -- much like a domino effect -- should actually increase energy efficiency. Read More

Groundbreaking March 8 for Enzi STEM Facility at UW

February 27, 2013 — University of Wyoming and state elected officials will break ground Friday, March 8, for a new undergraduate laboratory facility in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. Read More

Six UW Research Projects Chosen for Second Cycle of Supercomputer Use

January 31, 2013 — Six University of Wyoming faculty members have been chosen to conduct research on the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC) in Cheyenne this winter. Read More

UW Wind Research Study Has Potential to Diversify State’s Economy, Provide Energy to California

January 25, 2013 — New transmission and generation infrastructure, relative to power generated by Wyoming’s vaunted wind, would help diversify the state’s economy with more high-paying jobs -- both during the construction and operation phases -- while providing economically priced renewable power to California, according to a recent study conducted by the University of Wyoming’s Wind Energy Research Center. Read More

UW Professor’s Computer Models Designed to Enhance, Optimize Carbon Sequestration

February 12, 2013 — To Ye Zhang, sequestering and storing carbon dioxide in deep subsurface reservoirs offers potential environmental benefits. But she also knows the process is primarily a “cost center,” meaning there is no money to be made from such ventures. Read More

Hess Pledges $4.4 Million to UW for Energy Research

January 18, 2013 — Hess Corporation has committed to giving the University of Wyoming $4.4 million to support UW’s Center for Advanced Oil and Gas Technologies Nano Resolution Imaging Laboratory, Governor Matt Mead and UW President Tom Buchanan announced today (Friday). Read More

Ultra Petroleum’s $2 Million Gift Supports UW Energy Research

January 15, 2013 — A $2 million gift commitment from Ultra Petroleum Corp. will support and enhance the University of Wyoming’s energy research and academic program, the university announced today (Tuesday). Read More

Uranium Research Projects Receive Funding

January 15, 2013 — Research projects aimed at helping Wyoming’s reinvigorated uranium industry have received funding from the University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources (SER) through its In-Situ Recovery of Uranium (ISRU) research program. Read More

Drilling Simulator Will Allow UW to Expand Courses, Provide Industry With Experience

January 14, 2013 — A Drilling Simulator Teaching Lab is expected to expand course offerings in engineering at the University of Wyoming, provide students and industry personnel drilling experience, and will eventually offer professional well control certifications for drillers. Read More

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