Tour the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Energy Systems Integration Facility in Golden, CO
Date: Wednesday November 6, 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Limit: 25 Participants
Cost: $55 (includes transportation and box lunch)
Tour Coordinator: Omar Cabrales
The Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) is the nation's premier facility for research, development, and demonstration of the components and strategies needed to optimize our entire energy system. ESIF was strategically designed to meet crucial research objectives for integrating clean energy technologies into the grid in a way that is safe, efficient, cost-effective, and respectful to the surrounding environment. The ESIF also has unique capabilities to support the integration of energy carriers such as electricity, thermal, fuels, and water with infrastructure such as transportation and communications.
The ESIF is a global hub for advancing the integration of clean energy technologies.
We will meet and board the bus at the Omni Interlocken Hotel lobby at 1:30 p.m. sharp and drive to NREL, where their staff will conduct the tour. At the end of the tour we will board the bus for the trip back to the Omni. Please note that because of traffic, we cannot guarantee a return time to the hotel, so please plan your flights and reservations accordingly.
Registration and Security Protocols
Non-U.S. citizens: After registering for the tour,on the USAEE website, non-U.S. citizens must complete the Foreign National Data Card form found at this link and submit it along with a copy of your resume/curriculum vitae (CV) to Ashley.Woodburn@nrel.gov and cc: Sarah.Barba@nrel.gov by the deadline of Thursday, October 3.
All participants, including U.S. citizens: Provide the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org: First Name, Last Name, Title, Organization, U.S. Citizen (Y/N), Completed FNDC (Y/N, NA), E-mail address.
Please note that a guest's address does not indicate their citizenship. Therefore, it is imperative all guests are confirm their citizenship and, if a non US Citizen, complete the FNDC.
Tour Noble Energy’s O&G Production Facilities in the DJ Basin
Date: Thursday, November 7, 2019, 7:00am - 5:00pm (estimated)
Limit: 22 people
Tour Coordinator: Omar Cabrales
Noble Energy’s Operations and Safety Training Center (NOSTC)
We will travel to Greeley Colorado. On route, Noble staff will provide us an overview of their operations in the Denver-Julesburg (DJ) Basin. In Greely, we will tour the NOSTC, a full-scale training facility and competency center that features simulated operations equipment.
At this facility, Noble brings employees and contractors into a controlled environment to train on equipment that simulates the equipment used in the field, and practice and familiarize themselves with new equipment, procedures, and technologies. Noble also holds training sessions for first responders, and to educate and support community partners, including schools, public officials, and members of the public.
Oil & Gas Production Facilities
After touring the NOSTC, we will tour some of Noble’s production facilities, including an operation rig and a production facility. Please note that the exact facilities we will tour will depend on what is available in the area on the day of the tour, and on weather conditions and operational factors.
If logistically possible, we may visit a completion company, visit additional sites, and learn about completion technologies and methods.
Afterwards, we will return to the Interlocken Hotel.
Important note regarding return time: The 5:00 p.m. return time is an estimate. We may visit additional sites, run into bad weather, or heavy traffic. Take this into consideration when making your flight or other travel arrangements.