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Drilling gas hydrate in the Gulf of Mexico
VIDEO — A combined computer visualization and GoPro videos to make a story about research in the Gulf of Mexico on methane hydrates (December 2017).
Fueling the Future: The Search for Methane Hydrate (full version)
VIDEO — In May 2017 a group of researchers led by the University of Texas at Austin Jackson School of Geosciences and UTIG took to the Gulf of Mexico to retrieve samples of methane hydrate, a potential future fuel source, from under the Gulf floor. (October 2017)
UT Geologists Extract Potential Natural Gas Source From the Ocean Floor
STORY — Methane hydrate, the compound recovered by the scientists, could provide power to future generations.
Jackson School of Geosciences leads research mission
STORY — Researchers are one step closer to understanding the properties of frozen methane hydrate, which is a potential future energy resource, with the help of recently obtained samples.
On a Rare Expedition, UT Geoscientists Recover a Possible Energy Resource
STORY — The research team encounters constant work during their expedition in the Gulf of Mexico to extract methane hydrates. (September 1, 2017)
Can ‘Fire Ice’ Replace Shale?
STORY — The current state of methane hydrates development around the world is in studies, resource assessment, and production tests. (June 28, 2017)
Unlocking the potential of Methane Hydrate
STORY — Buried deep beneath the world’s oceans and Arctic permafrost is a mysterious substance that holds the promise of an enormous amount of energy. (November 2016)
Powering the Future: Why UT is The Energy University
STORY — Energy is such a constant presence in our lives, we often take it for granted. Like the clean water that runs from our taps, we just expect energy to be cheap and ever-present, whether it's the electricity that charges our phones, the natural gas that heats our houses or the oil that makes our cars run. (April 14, 2015)
Episode 159: Dr. Peter B. Flemings
VIDEO — Project lead Peter B. Flemings is interviewed on The EnergyMakers Show. (November 2014)
Jackson School to Lead $58 Million Effort to Study Potential New Energy Source
PRESS RELEASE — A research team led by The University of Texas at Austin has been awarded approximately $58 million to analyze deposits of frozen methane under the Gulf of Mexico that hold enormous potential to increase the world’s energy supply. (October 22, 2014)
Methane Hydrate: Fire, Ice, & a Huge Quantity of Potential Energy
VIDEO — Found near the ocean floor and beneath Arctic permafrost, methane hydrate is a mysterious icy substance that burns when lit and holds vast amounts of potential energy. (October 22, 2014)
UT Gets Money to Study New Energy Source in Gulf
STORY — Energy Reporter Jennifer A. Dlouhy of the Houston Chronicle introduces the University of Texas’ upcoming work in the Gulf of Mexico. (October 22, 2014)
UT-led Team Gets $58 Million to Study Gulf Methane Deposits
STORY — “The award for the four-year project is among the largest research grants UT has ever received and includes $41.3 million from the U.S. Department of Energy,” writes Ralph K.M. Haurwitz of the Austin American-Statesman. (October 22, 2014)