• CONFERENCE WAS COMPLETED: GALVESTON 24 – 27 APRIL 2016

    SCHEDULE of MEETING PAPERS   <<click FINAL12 APR version 
    TECH CLASS SCHEDULE << FINAL 12 APR version
    24 – 27 APRIL 2016 — Galveston, Texas, USA

    CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT <<click to download 4 March ver.

    CONFERENCE WAS COMPLETED AS SCHEDULED No refunds or cancellations after 8 April. 

     

    For FUTURE UPDATES  see website Spring 2016 Galveston menu page under conferences. 

    Sunday 24 April

    Technical class “Elements of Rock Mechanics related to Salt Caverns”

    (optional, same class will be repeated in Fall 2016 Salzburg)

    Monday 25 April

    Oral research report, (tentative) Storengy "The in-situ thermo-mechanical fracturing tests in Varangeville mine, France". Project Leader Grégoire Hevin

    Technical conference paper presentations day 1

    Tuesday 26 April

    Technical conference paper presentations day 2

    Wednesday 27 April

    Field trips, (optional,)   #1 Spectra Moss Bluff storage facility  (optional, $100) and                                       #2 NASA Houston VIP, (optional, $150)

    Additional Activities

     

     

    Sunday evening

    Ice breaker Welcome Reception (optional, no charge)

     

    Monday morning

     

    Monday

    Business meeting, (for SMRI members only; all employees of member organizations are welcome)

    Spouses and Friends Monday bus trip, optional.  $75 with lunch on your own

     

    Monday evening

    Conference Dinner Cruise, optional.  $100

     

    Tuesday

    Spouses and Friends “Do It Yourself Tuesday’” optional.  $100 includes snacks, beverages, lunch, recipes, and a take home piece of art. 

     

    THANK YOU GALVESTON CONFERENCE SPONSORS:

    GOLD:        Geostock Sandia

                      Wolverine Energy Services, Inc.

                      WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

    SILVER:      Agapito Associates, Inc.

                      Cavern Solutions, Inc.

                      RESPEC

                      Veolia Water Solutions  

    BRONZE:    Lonquist & Co. LLC

                      Ratigan Engineering and Consulting

                      Sabine Storage & Operations, Inc.

                      Seal-Tite International

    A special "thank you" to our sponsors!  

  • WORLDWIDE SALT DEPOSIT QUESTIONAIRE
    ATTENTION ALL Cavern Operators- Please complete the
    Update Compilation Worldwide Salt Deposit Questionaire
  • 2016 FALL CONFERENCE SALZBURG, AUSTRIA 25-28 SEPTEMBER 2016
    Download CALL FOR PAPERS, issued 19 MAY 2016
    Papers abstracts are due 13 JUNE!  
SMRI Objectives and Plan
  • Fund and manage research which is focused on solution mining industry needs  
  • Hold 2 technical conferences per year, one in Europe, one in North America; with optional technical classes and field trips
  • Maintain an online library of tech papers, research reports, etc., as the prime information source for solution mining and cavern storage
  • Provide information to aid development of effective government regulations 
Attention SMRI Members and Friends 2 March 2016
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