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News Archive - May 2014

University Aquires New Tools to Help Unlock Earth's Oil and Gas Mysteries

The University of Calgary has new tools to help researchers understand the history of Canadian rocks and gain valuable insights into when and how oil and gas was generated in our province and around the world. This constellation of new instruments is the first of its kind in Canada, unique in North America and has other applications beyond the oil and gas sectors. Read more on UToday!

Researchers bring unique-to-Canada perspective

CSEG Challenge Bowl National Finals

Congratulations to the University of Calgary teams that finished 1-2 in the CSEG Challenge Bowl national finals! There were eight teams from across Canada that competed in the Challenge Bowl  - a competition that tests knowledge in geophysics (seismic and non-seismic), geology and SEG history. 

The U of Calgary geoscience team of Adrian Smith and Chris Chalcraft finished first in the competition and will compete in the international finals at the 2014 SEG convention in Denver. Both students are completing their M.Sc. degrees in geophysics in our department. Adrian is a past winner of the Challenge Bowl world title. 

The second U of Calgary geoscience team of Rafael Asuaje and Kevin Miller were runners-up in the competition.  Rafael is a graduate student in geophysics and Kevin Miller has just finished his undergraduate degree in geophysics. 

Congratulations to the University of Calgary geoscience teams!

Researchers bring unique-to-Canada perspective to hydraulic fracturing

Part 3 of 5: Research cluster will become a leading centre for hydraulic fracturing technology, policy and practice, says principal investigator David Eaton. Read here on UToday

Researchers ask: Why is oilsands industry slow to innovate?

This story is Part 2 of a five-part series highlighting the University of Calgary’s strategic research theme, Energy Innovations for Today and Tomorrow, and the recipients of the Vice-President (Research) Matching Funds to Advance Energy Research. Read here on UToday

 Spirit of collaboration adds momentum to university's energy research 

Part 1 of 5: Chris Clarkson brings industry and academic experience to his role as research theme leader. Read here on UToday

 Prof contributes to report calling for more monitoring of shale gas impact

Systematic monitoring of well development key to protecting groundwater - Prof. Bernhard Mayer
Read more here on UToday

Osborn and Ryan: Ironies and issues float to surface after great flood

Just as floods are inevitable, so too is the pattern of the aftermath. 
Read more at the Calgary Herald.