General Meeting : Could Fracing Technology be the Key to Tapping Geothermal's Potential?


This will be a review of an electricity generating system developed to provide power to a Google facility in Nevada.

When Google began its partnership with Fervo, they knew that a first-of-a-kind project like this would require a wide range of technical and operational innovations. Unlike traditional geothermal power, Fervo uses drilling techniques pioneered by the oil and gas industry to harness heat that would have previously been difficult to access.

To tap into this subsurface heat at its site in Nevada, Fervo drilled two horizontal wells and installed fiber-optic cables to capture data that shows the flow, temperature and performance of the geothermal system in real-time. The result is a geothermal plant that can produce round-the-clock carbon free energy (CFE) using less land than other clean energy sources and drawing on skills, knowledge, and supply chains that exist in other industries, including the oil & gas industry.. 









Registration & Walk-ins 

All attendees are encouraged to register and pay online for this event.  This is a more efficient means of registering for the event and enables the registration process at the meeting to move much faster.  Walk-in space is available on a seat-limited basis at a fee more than the on-line registration fee.



To secure the health and safety of all attendees, SPE-GCS will apply the following Covid-19 safety protocol guidelines: 

  1. Masks, gloves and hand sanitizer will be available on site at the registration table
  2. Attendees who are sick will not be permitted to enter the event. This is without exception.



Parking for this event
The TOTAL Plaza building (1201 Louisiana Street across from the Houston Hyatt Regency Hotel) is connected to the downtown Houston tunnel system.  Using the tunnel system, those working downtown can walk to our meeting in air-conditioned comfort.
If you will drive to this meeting, the following summarizes available parking:
The image above shows how to access the club parking area at the new location of the Petroleum Club. Enter from Milam Street and exit onto Louisiana Street.  Parking fee paid at central meter outside building entrance via credit card. Valet parking is also available - a $10 discount sticker is available at the registration table.  
Surface parking lots are available to the south of the TOTAL Plaza building (between this building and the former EXXON Building), including one surface lot adjacent to the TOTAL Plaza Building - pay at meter (cost ~ $9).  Other surface lots in the area cost $8 - $9 and they frequently are full by mid-morning.
Parking is also available in the Hyatt Regency Hotel parking garage across the street.  Prices vary depending on time in the garage.  Cost for 2 hours of parking is $12.  

Location: Petroleum Club of Houston
TOTAL Plaza, 1201 Louisiana St, 35th Floor
Houston , Texas 77002

Date: May 23, 2024, 11:30 a.m. - May 23, 2024, 1 p.m.