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Q&A Session on the Importance of Shale Gas Resources to the Power Sector.
Vello Kuuskraa, President of Advanced Resources International, sits down with Michael Matz, Managing Editor of the EPRI Journal, for a Q&A session on the importance of shale gas resources to the power sector. To view the interview, please visit:

Advanced Resources International Awarded Contract with the European Union (EU)
The European Union (EU) is facing serious energy challenges with an increasing dependency on imports of hydrocarbon fuels and related risks to security of energy supply, with impacts on energy prices, on competitiveness, and on the effective completion of the internal EU energy market. The recent boom in natural gas and crude oil production from shale formations (shale gas and tight or shale oil) in the US has ignited a discussion on the European potential for shale gas and/or oil extraction and its economic and environmental implications. The exploration and exploitation of unconventional gas and oil has the potential to bring direct and indirect economic benefits to EU Member States. Recently, Advanced Resources International was awarded a project entitled “Study for country wide economic impacts and framework conditions for potential unconventional gas and oil extraction in the EU - Country study: Germany and Poland” by the Institute for Energy and Transport of the Joint Research Centre/European Commission based in Petten, the Netherlands. The purpose of this effort is to provide a comprehensive overview of the potential economic and employment benefits associated with exploration and exploitation of unconventional gas and oil in Europe. The countries selected as the focus of this initial effort are Poland and Germany.



New Bid Round Accelerates Mexico’s Shale Potential
Scott H. Stevens, Sr. VP and Keith Moodhe, project manager, both with Advanced Resources International, Inc., wrote the article, “New Bid Round Accelerates Mexico’s Shale Potential”, which has been published in the Oil & Gas Journal, Volume 114, Issue 6, p. 39-42, June 6, 2016. The article assesses Mexico’s vast and highly prospective shale oil and gas potential. It also describes ARI’s multi-client geologic and reservoir data package on the country’s shale resources, which has been purchased by 12 global oil company clients so far. With Mexico’s shale auction expected later this year or in 2017, ARI continues to update and offer our unique data base to new industry clients.
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World Scientific Series in Current Energy Issues
Vello Kuuskraa, President of Advanced Resources International, Inc., wrote the chapter entitled, “Unconventional Petroleum Liquids: Tar Sands and Shale Oil”, included in Volume 1: Fossil Fuels of the recently published World Scientific Series in Current Energy Issues edited by Gerard M Crawley. The series includes two additional volumes on Solar Energy and Energy from the Nucleus.
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10/17/2013, NETL’s Phil Dipietro interviews Vello Kuuskraa about the NETL report "Improving Domestic Energy Security and Lowering CO2 Emissions with "Next Generation" CO2-Enhanced Oil Recovery (CO2-EOR)", which Vello authored,

08/12/2013, Vello Kuuskraa is interviewed at the SPE • AAPG • SEG 2013 Unconventional Resources Technology Conference,

04/02/2013, Vello Kuuskraa comments on CO2-EOR,

07/23/2012; Mike Godec comments on storage of CO2 while attending the Texas House Energy Resources Committee meeting,

10/08/2009, George Koperna, co-chairman of the SPE International Conference on CO2 Capture, Storage and Utilization, during the SPE Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition in New Orleans talks to the IADC about CCUS,

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