Nevada Petroleum and Geothermal Society meeting-November 1

Nevada Petroleum and Geothermal Society
Dinner Meeting: Thursday, November 1, 2012

Speakers: Lisa Shevenell, PhD; President, ATLAS Geosciences, Inc.; Research   Hydrogeologist, NBMG
Rick Zehner, Geothermal Development Associates 

Topic: Geothermal Activity in Nevada, A Summary


“Nevada has experienced a boom in geothermal exploration and development within the past six years. There have consistently been more projects under various stages of development in Nevada than in any other state in the U.S.—nearly as many as in all of the other states combined in some years. In late 2011 and early 2012, there were approximately 60 geothermal exploration projects in Nevada, in various stages of development and work activity, and others that have plans but no current activity. Trends and changes in geothermal exploration, development and company involvement over the past six years will be discussed.  The information has been compiled from various company websites, press releases, personal discussions, BLM lease data, NV Division of Minerals data, and Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) reports. The GEA reports were used to note the estimated resource size when that information was not available elsewhere (Jennejohn et al., 2011; GEA 2012). The presentation will provide a brief description of currently active geothermal exploration and development projects in Nevada and changes in activity and development over the past six years. The projects were selected on the basis of having had a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lease or known land position, together with information gleaned from other non-confidential sources. Several changes in ownership, holdings, and companies involved occurred over this period of time, with the current activity exhibiting a significant downturn in comparison to that in 2008 through 2010.”

Ramada Reno Hotel; 6:30 PM
1000 East 6th Street, Reno, NV 89512

Cocktail Reception 6:30, Skyline Bar, 14th Floor
Redeem your dinner ticket for a drink at the Skyline Bar
Hosted by Barbour Well, Inc.

Dinner Served at 7:00 PM
NPS Members $20; Non-Members $23; Students $10

New logo for NPGS: “NPGS members in attendance at the November 1st meeting will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite logo.”

**RSVP to Judy Kareck (775) 827-6111 or 

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