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‘Oil is Well’ at University of Bergen, Norway

‘Oil is Well’ at University of Bergen, Norway

CALGARY & BERGEN — Foundation CMG (FCMG) has announced the renewal of their sponsorship of the FCMG Industrial Research Chair in Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR), held by Dr. Arne Skauge at the University of Bergen since October 2011.  The CAD 2.1 million contribution over the next 5 years, with potential matching funds amounting to CAD […]

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Zhangxing (John) Chen – NSERC Synergy Award for Innovation 2017

Zhangxing (John) Chen – NSERC Synergy Award for Innovation 2017

Alberta’s petroleum industry is a cornerstone of Canada’s economy, and one that is constantly improving its operations to reduce costs and environmental impact. Since 2008, Zhangxing (John) Chen of the University of Calgary has led a research consortium with a group of partners from the oil and gas sectors. Together, they are using dynamic simulations to test new […]

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A new research center at USC Viterbi will tackle some “deep” science to improve how natural resources are detected and extracted

A new research center at USC Viterbi will tackle some “deep” science to improve how natural resources are detected and extracted

A Digital Underground A new research center at USC Viterbi will tackle some “deep” science to improve how natural resources are detected and extracted. A golden age of easy-to-extract oil and natural gas appears to be coming to an end. As a result, major oil companies especially are developing new technology to help detect underground […]

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Advanced imaging techniques let U of T engineers see inside rock

Advanced imaging techniques let U of T engineers see inside rock

University of Toronto’s Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering announces establishment of the Foundation CMG Research Chair in Fundamental Petroleum Rock Physics and Rock Mechanics Professor Giovanni Grasselli, left, with FCMG President Duke Anderson in October 2015. (Courtesy: FCMG) In cities from Toronto to Tokyo, before you undertake a massive infrastructure project such as building […]

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New Research Chair Established at the University of Toronto

New Research Chair Established at the University of Toronto

Professor Giovanni Grasselli, left, with FCMG President Duke Anderson in October 2015. (Courtesy: FCMG) University of Toronto’s Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering announces establishment of the Foundation CMG Research Chair in Fundamental Petroleum Rock Physics and Rock Mechanics TORONTO — University of Toronto Professor Giovanni Grasselli, of the Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering, […]

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Funding secured to tackle improved oil recovery challenge

Funding secured to tackle improved oil recovery challenge

Foundation CMG Chairs Professor Sebastian Geiger and Professor Eric Mackay Foundation CMG (FCMG) has announced the extension of their sponsorship of the FCMG Chairs held by Professor Eric Mackay and Professor Sebastian Geiger, by committing another £1.1M to Heriot-Watt University over a five-year period. This investment, together with matching funds that could be as high […]

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Oil and gas expertise gains prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize

Oil and gas expertise gains prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize

Heriot-Watt’s Institute of Petroleum Engineering has received a prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize, recognising its sustained pioneering work in innovation and research excellence, as the Institute celebrates its 40th anniversary. The prize recognises how the Institute’s research and innovation activity spans exploration to production technology, and also harnesses its findings to enhance interdisciplinary work being carried out, including […]

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Foundation CMG Visits Institute of Petroleum Engineering

Foundation CMG Visits Institute of Petroleum Engineering

“I have tremendously enjoyed our visit to IPE and Heriot-Watt University and meeting its dedicated students and staff. I am very impressed with the ambitions of Heriot-Watt University and the breadth and depth of the research and training activities in this Foundation CMG Chair Programme, which are well aligned with our mission.” Duke Anderson, President […]

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New Research Chair Established at Penn State University

The CMG Reservoir Simulation Foundation (Foundation CMG) recently gave funds to establish a new industrial chair in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences’ (EMS) John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering (EME) at Penn State. Foundation CMG’s mandate is to investigate leading edge research and innovation in oil and gas […]

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World-class lab at U of A to investigate unconventional hydrocarbons

World-class lab at U of A to investigate unconventional hydrocarbons

BY DAVID HOWELL, EDMONTON JOURNAL   Cutting-edge research into new ways of recovering bitumen, coal bed methane, shale gas and other unconventional hydrocarbons is the focus of a $15-million collaboration between the University of Alberta, government and industry. Rick Chalaturnyk, a U of A professor of geotechnical engineering, was named Tuesday as the inaugural holder […]

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