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TGS Luncheon 12/7/21
Tuesday, December 07, 2021, 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM CST
Category: Luncheons

Please join us for our Technical Program Luncheon on Tuesday November 16, 2021

Nicholas W. Hayman

Director and State Geologist

Oklahoma Geological Survey


Joining the lunch webinar is easy! No need to register.  Just click the meeting link on Tuesday December 7, 2021 at 11:45 am and enter the access code shown below.  Full instructions on TGS webinar meeting below.


Bringing the Oklahoma Geological Survey into a blue-green economy




Oklahoma is one of the great energy states of the lower 48, if not the world. OK therefore has enormous subsurface pore space that can be used in the future storage of a wide variety of fuel types and waste products. These include carbon dioxide and hydrogen. However, the way this will be implemented in Oklahoma is likely to require novel uses of previously exploited reservoirs for both fossil fuels and induced water. We will need to harness core Oklahoma Geological Survey (OGS) strengths in data and geological core management, and understanding the subsurface storage potential. Additionally, geostorage can come with geohazards, such as earthquakes and leakage, and these can be monitored with remote sensing, seismology, and well-pressure analysis. Coupling these storage efforts with hydrocarbon production is a likely outcome of the current energy revolution, and OGS is uniquely suited to match storage with enhanced-oil-recovery and natural-gas storage efforts. Because OGS is also a well-known host of workshops, field trips, and publications, as well as provider to the K-12 education community, we can offer a chance to better educate the public on the changing energy landscape.




Dr. Nicholas W. Hayman became the Director of OGS in July 2020. He has a background in science management courtesy of his time at the National Science Foundation as a Program Director for the Marine Geology and Geophysics Program of the Ocean Sciences Division (2018-2020). During that time, and since 2007, Dr. Hayman was a Research Associate (and then Research Scientist) at the University of Texas, Austin, Institute for Geophysics 2007-2020. There he participated and led many research projects, and supervised numerous students and postdocs, with support from the National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy, and energy industry sponsors. Prior to UT, Dr. Hayman was a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at Duke University, Earth and Ocean Sciences 2003-2007. His primary research focus has been the many ways that deformation impacts the crust and upper mantle of the earth, from scales as small as nano-pores, to as large as active plate boundaries.

His focus with the OGS is currently to harness the abundant subsurface data in Oklahoma, as well as the eager drive of the people of Oklahoma, to work towards major innovations in society’s access to energy in a resilient and sustainable natural environment.




Tulsa Geological Society - Nicholas Hayman
Tue, Dec 7, 2021 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM (CST)


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