Utah – Partner State

Energy & Geoscience Institute at the University of Utah
Home to leading experts in the fields of geology, geophysics, geochemistry, and engineering, the Energy & Geoscience Institute (EGI) at the University of Utah is the world’s largest University based industry cost-shared upstream E&P research program of its kind, with 30+ Corporate Associate members representing 20 countries.

The institute is uniquely positioned to engage high caliber, innovative, and creative geoscience and engineering professionals to expand the body of scientific research and knowledge in the hydrocarbon and geothermal fields for both industry and government projects. EGI staff hail from 15 countries, speak 20+ languages and have a wide range of technical expertise that creates a diversity of thought that fosters cross-discipline solutions and technologies.

Our history dates back to 1973, when the Earth Science and Resources Institute (ESRI) was founded at the University of South Carolina, with a primary focus on geoscience research in North Africa. Then, in 1986, ESRI became the first American Institute to enter the former Soviet Union. A decade later, the original ESRI organization merged with the University of Utah’s Research Institute (UURI) in Salt Lake City, with a primary emphasis on geothermal energy research. As EGI, the focus on partnership and collaboration has continued to expand the body of scientific research and knowledge in the hydrocarbon and geothermal fields for both industry and government projects across more than 70 countries.

The University of Utah is recognized as a Tier One teaching and research institution—in the good company of Stanford, Harvard, and MIT. Innovation and intrapreneurial success are hallmarks of the collaborations forged from the scientific endeavors between EGI and our Corporate Associate members. From the highly focused, industry guided research topics to the field and short courses to the newly launched Masters of Science in Petroleum Engineering offered by the college of Chemical Engineering and EGI, we are proud of the impact we’ve had on current and future energy industry decision makers.

Utah Geological Survey

Our Mission, Vision, and Values

MISSION: The Utah Geological Survey provides timely scientific information about Utah’s geologic environment, resources, and hazards.

VISION: All Utahns are aware of geologic and energy information and use it to improve their lives.

VALUES: The generation and dissemination of geologic information. Excellence, integrity, and objectivity in everything we do. Responsible stewardship of Utah’s geologic and energy resources. Free exchange of ideas and information in a spirit of cooperation. The worth and dignity of individuals. Providing prompt and courteous service to our customers.

 
Contacts:  
Brian McPherson
EGI/University of Utah
423 Wakara Way
Suite 300
Salt Lake City, UT  84108
Phone: 801-585-7961
Email
Rich Esser
EGI/University of Utah
423 Wakara Way
Suite 300
Salt Lake City, UT  84108
Phone: 801-587-9557
Email
Eugene Szymanski
Utah Geological Survey
1594 W. North Temple
Suite 3110
Salt Lake City, UT  84116
Phone: 801-537-3364
Email

Links:
Energy & Geoscience Institute, University of Utah
Utah Geological Survey