Log in

Log in

Webinar: Special Core Analysis for Energy Applications (60 mins.)

  • February 20, 2024
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Webinar
  • 157


Registration is closed

Special Core Analysis for Energy Applications


Dustin Crandall, Research Engineer

Geological & Environmental Systems Directorate

National Energy Technology Laboratory RIC

U.S. Department of Energy

Thomas Paronish

National Energy Technology Laboratory RIC

U.S. Department of Energy

PCPG will circulate a PDH certificate documenting registrant’s participation time, not to exceed 60 minutes, within 72 hours of the conclusion of the webinar.

Level:  Basic to Intermediate

Webinar Overview:  This webinar will focus on a review of the Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory special core analysis laboratory capabilities and how computed tomography and high-resolution core logging aids in characterization of subsurface materials for energy applications. Review of available public resources from these efforts, ongoing studies, and examples towards critical mineral identification and geologic carbon storage will be included.

Who should attend: Geologists, Environmental Scientists, Students, and anyone interested in learning about the Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory special core analysis laboratory capabilities.

About our presenters

Dustin Crandall – While a mechanical engineer by schooling, has spent the last twenty years at NETL working on digital and physical examinations of rocks for energy applications. Started his rock-based career during his masters examining heat storage in rock beds and transitioned to multiphase transport analyses in rock fractures during his PhD. Using image analyses and controlled experiments current efforts work towards making core data publicly available, understanding relative permeability in a variety of formations, and examining how geochemical alterations impact subsurface flow.

Thomas Paronish – Geologist by training (B.S. Indiana University of Pennsylvania; M.S. West Virginia University), has spent the last 7 years working at NETL focusing on core characterization of wells for unconventional gas production, carbon storage, and most recently critical mineral exploration utilizing multi-resolution CT imaging and multisensory core logging to characterize core in a non-destructive manner. He also works on image analyses, data curation, and aids in geochemical alteration experiments.

Please read:  After registering on our site you'll receive a PCPG confirmation email indicating Action Required in the subject line. Your registration is not complete until you click through the unique link in that email directing you to the GoToWebinar web site, enter your name, email address, consent to terms and conditions, and click the Register button.  Check your spam filter if you do not see the PCPG 'Action Required' email within 60 seconds of registering, here; or ask IT to release the Email.  If you use Gmail, our system workflow emails are received into some other Gmail folder.  Please check all Gmail folders and white-list emails.


Copyright 2021

All Rights Reserved

Pennsylvania Council of Professional Geologists
116 Forest Drive

Camp Hill, Pennsylvania 17011

(717) 730-9745