July 2018, Vol. 245, No. 7

Organization News

Associations & Institutions in the News

The Pipeliners Association of Houston awarded more than $700,000 in scholarships to college-bound students at its June meeting and elected Patrick Lamb as 2018-19 president. Lamb, who serves as senior vice president of Business Development at Murphy Energy Group, presented an award of appreciation to outgoing association President Danny Seal, senior project manager at Williams.

Rice University is offering a new master’s degree in energy data management in the coming school year. The Wiess School of Natural Sciences’ Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences opened enrollment for fall 2018 and spring 2019 in its graduate program in subsurface geoscience. Rice faculty have collaborated with leading Houston oil and gas companies to develop a program for students to become data-enabled geoscientists.

Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) was awarded two contracts, totaling $1.2 million, from the U.S. Department of Energy to advance turbine technology for power plants. SwRI will develop a supercritical carbon dioxide (sCO2), coal syngas or natural gas-fired oxy-fuel turbine. It will also develop a modular, combined-cycle power system. Both projects should be completed in December 2019.


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