Geothermal Energy Utilization
Associated with Oil & Gas Development
June 14 – 15, 2011
Southern Methodist University
Will Gosnold is Professor of Geophysics in the Dept. of Geology and Geological Engineering at the University of North Dakota. He earned a baccalaureate degree in Physics from the State University of West Georgia in 1971 and a Ph.D. in geophysics from SMU in 1977. Throughout the 1980’s and 90’s, he worked on geothermal resource assessments for the DOE in Nebraska, South Dakota, and North Dakota. Recent research includes continental heat flow, borehole paleoclimatology, global change, flood frequency analysis, crust and mantle rheology, gravity signatures of geological structures and tectonics. He’s concluded an NSF project to study terrestrial heat flow and climate change in Jordan and is continuing the research in the US. Gosnold is leading a science team of 36 research faculty from three universities in an effort to establish a multi-disciplinary climate research center. He is Custodian of the Global Heat Flow Data Base and is currently part of the SMU team working to create the National Geothermal Data System.
University of North Dakota - Dept. of Geology and Geological Engineering