Survey suggests term “fracking” causes more negative view of process The natural gas extraction process known as hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” is currently a contentious issue across the country. LSU’s Public Policy Research Lab, or PPRL, supported by the Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs at the Manship School of Mass Communication, hypothesized… Read More
LSU Colleges of Science and Engineering collaborate to optimize oil production Baton Rouge – Juan Lorenzo, associate professor of geology & geophysics, and Arash Dahi Taleghani, assistant professor of petroleum engineering, recently received funding to simulate real fracturing treatments through the establishment of a hydraulics fracturing lab, the first of its kind at LSU. The… Read More
David Dismukes, professor and associate executive director for the LSU Center for Energy Studies, or CES, has been named director of the Coastal Marine Institute, or CMI. Dismukes, who replaces outgoing CMI director Susan Welsh, will continue in his current capacity at CES. Richard Shaw, professor in the Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, will… Read More
Omowumi Iledare, director of the Energy Information and Data Division of the LSU Center for Energy Studies, has been named president-elect of the International Association for Energy Economics, or IAEE. He will become president in January of 2014. Iledare served as president of the IAEE-affiliated U.S. Association for Energy Economics in 2008. The IAEE, founded… Read More
Although other countries have done more than the U.S. to invest in alternative energy sources, industries in the U.S. are now seeing such investments as a business opportunity, William Brinkman, director of the office of science with the U.S. Department of Energy, said during a talk last month at LSU.
The LSU Office of Research & Economic Development will host William Brinkman, director of the Office of Science at the U.S. Department of Energy, or DOE, on Thursday, Feb. 7. Brinkman will give a public lecture on energy sustainability and the future direction of the DOE Office of Science at 8:30 a.m. in the Dalton… Read More
According to the study by David Dismukes, LSU professor and associate executive director for the Center for Energy Studies, found the recently-announced unconventional natural gas projects could potentially generate more than $26.7 billion in economic output over a nine-year period (2011-19), a cumulative increase of more than 214,000 jobs and a 9.3 billion increase in wages… Read More
The study by LSU’s Center for Energy Studies notes that much of the capital expenditures associated with large projects occur in other states. The study released Tuesday was commissioned by a national natural gas industry association.
Impacts of “Revolutionary” Natural Gas Development on Louisiana’s Manufacturing Sector Subject of Center for Energy Studies Report
Impacts of “Revolutionary” Natural Gas Development on Louisiana’s Manufacturing Sector Subject of Center for Energy Studies Report A new study by David Dismukes, professor and associate executive director for the LSU Center for Energy Studies, or CES, examines the potential economic impacts of recent capital investments leveraged by the boom in unconventional natural gas… Read More
by Ashley Berthelot There is only one university in North America where future petroleum engineers can get hands-on training in well control by working at a full-scale well control research and training facility – and that university is LSU. The Petroleum Engineering Research & Technology Transfer, or PERTT, Laboratory – also commonly referred to as… Read More