Welcome to Solution Mining Research Institute
NOTICE TO USERS:- SMRI's Website was scheduled to be down for Avectra netFORUM Pro 2013.03 upgrade on Wednesday November 13, 2013, but Avectra has postponed the maintenance until sometime in December.
PROPOSALS ARE DUE 31 DEC 2013 for RESEARCH REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL, (posted 9 Sept 2013):
"Tools for Designing the Safe Distance of Salt Caverns to a Domal Boundary" RFP2013-1
To download the 3 page pdf file, click here. This research is NOT limited to SMRI members, any organization may submit proposals!
7 NOV 2013- SMRI ONLINE LIBRARY NOW HAS MANY NEW ITEMS:
Research Report RR2012-03 Pereira (Sabine Storage and Operations,) “Common Practices – Gas Cavern Site Characterization, Design, Construction, Maintenance, and Operation” (Oral report in Bremen 1 October 2012, OK’d by Research Committee Oct 2013). This is a long awaited, excellent general reference for solution mining and storage caverns! Available only to SMRI members until November 2014.
Research Report RR2013-01 Brouard (Brouard Consulting,) “Analysis of Moss Bluff cavern #1 Blowout Data” (Oral report in Lafayette 22 April 2013, OK’d by Research Committee Sept 2013) Available only to SMRI members until November 2014.
RR2013-02 Mellegard (RESPEC,) “High Frequency Cavern Cycling – Phase 2-B: Extensional Cyclic Fatigue Testing of
Salt” (Oral report in Avignon 30 Sept 2013, Ok’d by Research Committee Oct 2013). Available only to SMRI members until November 2014.
ALSO NEW IN ONLINE LIBRARY - available only for logged in members, (tech classes are added 1 year after the class)
2012 Spring Regina Technical Class Papers “Solution Mining in Presence of Non-Halite Salts”
2012 Fall Bremen Tech Class “Fundamentals of Salt Cavern Development”
2013 Fall Avignon Technical papers
2013 Fall Business meeting materials,
budget, minutes, Research Status, etc.
The Avignon Conference was held 29 Sept to 2 Oct 2013: To register future conferences, you must be in our database. Contact us if you wish to be added so you receive information as it becomes available.
LIBRARY ACCESS CHANGED 11 March 2013: To view the library successfully, your internet explorer browser will need to be set to allow pop-ups and to add netforumpro.com as trusted site. If you are a member and having problems with login or the library, please report the problem!! You can help us get such things fixed by making us aware!!
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The Spring 2013 LAFAYETTE conference successfully concluded 24 April with over 300 tech delegates! Technical Papers presented at this conference are now posted in the library for member only access (MAY 27 2013).
NEWS ITEM FROM LOUISIANA, USA- Bayou Corne / Napoleonville salt dome sinkhole
is still active and is being investigated Louisiana DNR. Those interested may see the very latest information on the Louisiana DNR website. SMRI Executive Director Voigt was asked by the Executive Committee to prepare a Powerpoint summary from publically available information and presented it to the Bremen SMRI conference on 1 Oct 2012. The pdf version of the public information presented may be downloaded by clicking here
. As part of the recent Lafayette, Louisiana SMRI Spring conference held in April, an optional, aerial flight field trip offered a brief flyover of this Assumption Parish sinkhole, in addition to 4 of the famous “Five Island” salt domes (Jefferson Island, Avery Island, Weeks Island, and Cote Blanche).
SMRI's BREMEN, Germany, Fall 2012 Technical Conference was completed 3 Oct 2012, with great attendance and participation. Field trips to IVG Etzel and NWKG were optional for those who attended, as was a technical class on "Fundamentals of Salt cavern Develpoment". Technical papers from this conference will be posted in the library about 3 November 2012. BREMEN CONFERENCE, Fall 2012 TECHNICAL PAPERS are now in the ONLINE library.
The Solution Mining Research Institute (SMRI) is a non-profit research and educational organization, with international perspective and members. SMRI welcomes participation by operators, researchers, suppliers, consultants, educators, government regulators, students, and others with interest in solution mining and cavern utilization. Class R is a membership classification for government regulators, at zero dues rate.
Members will find a greatly expanded, complete library of 35 years of SMRI research reports, technical papers from SMRI conferences, and World Salt Symposium papers with improved search capability. Our library now has over 3,600 references! Members can manage their own contact information, locate other members, register for conferences, and receive e-mail from the website. You must login to access the "library" section, and only SMRI members can view library documents.
Contact SMRI if you have questions on our research, classes, conferences, subject matter, literature available, regulatory affairs, or our 2013-14 plans! If you send us an e-mail and do not receive a reply within 2 days, please contact us by phone or fax to make sure our spam filters didn’t “junk” your message.