“What’s Happening at the FORGE Site…”

  • ARMA June 2020 ROBE Talk

    ARMA June 2020 ROBE Talk

      Pengju Xing (EGI) gave a talk 'Using Flowback and Temperature for Closure Stress Diagnosis' for the American Rock Mechanics Association's (ARMA)  800-member Hydraulic Fracturing Technical community on June 10, 2020. This was part of the ROBE talk series. Watch it HERERead More »
  • Modeling and Simulation Forum #2 RECORDING

    Modeling and Simulation Forum #2 RECORDING

    Utah FORGE Modeling and Simulation Forum #2 "Hydraulic Fracture Stimulation Patterns in the FORGE Reservoir Using Multiple Stochastic DFN Realizations and Variable Stress Conditions" presented by Aleta Finnila (Golder) May 20 at 11 am MDT The presentation includes a summary of the current FORGE reference DFN and the sensitivity work performed to find average and…Read More »
  • Geoscience of Utah FORGE

    Geoscience of Utah FORGE

    Introducing the first in a series of ongoing webinars from Utah FORGE. It provides an overview of the geological setting, and the range of geoscience datasets that have been acquired at the Utah FORGE field laboratory.   Subscribe HERE to hear about future webinars and other announcements.Read More »
  • Modeling and Simulation Forum #1 RECORDING

    Modeling and Simulation Forum #1 RECORDING

    The inaugural Modeling and Simulation Forum was held on April 15, 2020 and if you weren't able to participate you can check out the video recording of the webinar below. Topics that were covered included an overview of the Utah FORGE project, a description of the numerical methods and codes that have used, a summary…Read More »
  • Utah FORGE Solicitation Announcement

    Utah FORGE Solicitation Announcement

    University of Utah and Utah FORGE Announce Solicitation The University of Utah and Utah FORGE are pleased to announce FORGE Solicitation 2020-1. This is the first formal call for research proposals on enhanced geothermal systems technologies from the FORGE program. Up to 18 awards are anticipated for up to a total of $46,000,000. A pre-recorded…Read More »
  • Introducing Modeling and Simulation Forum

    Introducing Modeling and Simulation Forum

    The Utah FORGE Team is pleased to announce the inaugural FORGE Modeling and Simulation Forum commencing April 15 at 11 am MDT.  It is intended to be an open forum to present modeling and simulation, both completed and planned, activities being conducted by the Utah FORGE Team. The Forum will be a recurring event (frequency…Read More »
  • Phase 2C Topical Report

    Phase 2C Topical Report

    JUST POSTED December 12, 2019, Phase 2C Topical Report is now available on the Geothermal Data Repository (GDR) Direct Link to the Report  Read More »
  • Hearing: Water and Geothermal Power

    Hearing: Water and Geothermal Power

    "...The thermal energy beneath our feet is enormous (...) if we could capture even 2% of the thermal energy at depths between 2 and 6 miles, we would have more than 2000 times the yearly amount of energy used in the U.S. ..."   Dr. Joseph Moore, Manager and PI of the FORGE project gives…Read More »
  • STAT formed for FORGE Initiative

    STAT formed for FORGE Initiative

    Science and Technology Analysis Team Formed for FORGE Initiative. As part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE) initiative, a diverse group of experts, referred to as the Science and Technology Analysis Team (STAT), has been formed to support the Utah FORGE team. The STAT is comprised of…Read More »
  • Phase 2C Activities at the Site

    Phase 2C Activities at the Site

    In March, 2019, the two new vertical wells for monitoring were completed. The shallow well (68-32) was drilled to 970 ft depth, penetrating alluvial sands and gravel. The deeper well (78-32) was drilled to about 3300 ft depth, having intersected the contact with granitic basement rock aroun d 2600 ft depth.  Both wells were instrumented…Read More »
  • Phase 2C Activities Kick-off

    Phase 2C Activities Kick-off

    Winter is at its tail end and the phase 2C activities are kicking off.Read More »
  • U Gets $140M for Geothermal Research

    U Gets $140M for Geothermal Research

    The U.S. Department of Energy has selected the Energy and Geosciences Institute (EGI) at the University of Utah to develop a geothermal laboratory.Read More »
  • The Forgotten Renewable

    The Forgotten Renewable

    NPR All Things Considered special on the FORGE project entitled 'The Forgotten Renewable: Geothermal Energy Production Heats Up'. Three and a half hours east of Los Angeles lies the Salton Sea, a manmade oasis in the heart of the Mojave Desert. It was created in 1905, when a canal broke and the Colorado River flooded…Read More »
  • Seismic Surveys Completed

    Seismic Surveys Completed

    Last week the Utah FORGE project completed a two- and three-dimensional seismic surveys to further characterize the project area’s buried granite reservoir. Specifically, the survey may help to identify any buried faults that might be zones of fluid flow. Seismic surveys create subsurface images by generating, recording, and analyzing sound waves that travel through the…Read More »