Friday, May 6, 2011

Truckee geophysicist Heidi Anderson Kuzma on the Production of Natural Gas from Shales

Meeting date: Monday, May 9 · 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Pizza on the Hill, Tahoe Donner

Power plants burning clean, efficient natural gas emit half the carbon dioxide of coal-fired plants. However, many of the major sources for gas in the United States are found in hard rock which must be artificially fractured before hydrocarbons can be recovered. Kuzma will present a web-based self teaching expert system for the discovery and production of natural gas from shales. The project, led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories, is a first step toward integrating as much knowledge as possible about geology, geophysics, fracturing and gas production in order to improve recovery, reduce environmental risk and lower drilling and production costs.

Before and after the discussion, there will also be time for networking with other technology people who
live and work in the Tahoe-Truckee region.

The meeting is sponsored by world-class creative and technical services company New Leaders ( Dinner will be $5, which includes pizza, salad, and soda. For more information about the group or to RSVP for the event, e-mail You can also find the “ Silicon Mountain” group on LinkedIn and Facebook.

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