- Mapping New Horizons: Graduate Research Sets Abby Varona on Career in Seismic InterpretationFormer UTIG researcher looks back on her time as a graduate student at the Jackson School of Geosciences By Freja Cini Ever since she was… Continue Reading GOM²: News & Media
- Exploring One of the Largest Carbon Caches on EarthToday is my last day on the Helix Q4000, the offshore platform where The University of Texas at Austin-led science team is sampling and studying… Continue Reading GOM²: News & Media
- Holding TightBy Monica Kortsha Last night, Peter Flemings, the mission’s lead scientist and a professor at The University of Texas at Austin Jackson School of Geosciences,… Continue Reading GOM²: News & Media
- Cutting Core, Seeing SignpostsBy Monica Kortsha Earlier this week, I watched a core sample slide into the processing lab for the first time, the drill crew pushing it… Continue Reading GOM²: News & Media
- Progress from DelayBy Monica Kortsha Over the past four days at sea, the science team has faced the following issues: Thankfully, each obstacle has been overcome to… Continue Reading GOM²: News & Media
- The Stuff of Life at SeaBy Monica Kortsha The mission to recover methane hydrates has scientists set on recovering core samples of the substance from over 1,000 feet beneath the… Continue Reading GOM²: News & Media
UT Geologists Extract Potential Natural Gas Source From the Ocean Floor
STORY — October 23, 2017. Methane hydrate, the compound recovered by the scientists, could provide power to future generations.
Jackson School of Geosciences leads research mission
STORY — October 19, 2017. 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 — September 1, 2017. The research team encounters constant work during their expedition in the Gulf of Mexico to extract methane hydrates.
Can ‘Fire Ice’ Replace Shale?
STORY — June 28, 2017. The current state of methane hydrates development around the world is in studies, resource assessment, and production tests.
Unlocking the potential of Methane Hydrate
STORY — October 14, 2016. Buried deep beneath the world’s oceans and Arctic permafrost is a mysterious substance that holds the promise of an enormous amount of energy.
Powering the Future: Why UT is The Energy University
STORY — April 14, 2015. 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.
Jackson School to Lead $58 Million Effort to Study Potential New Energy Source
PRESS RELEASE — October 22, 2014. 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.
UT Gets Money to Study New Energy Source in Gulf
STORY — October 22, 2014. Energy Reporter Jennifer A. Dlouhy of the Houston Chronicle introduces the University of Texas’ upcoming work in the Gulf of Mexico.
UT-led Team Gets $58 Million to Study Gulf Methane Deposits
STORY — October 22, 2014. “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.
Hydrogeology student, Addison Savage, shows us what goes on at the UT Pressure Core Center
VIDEO — March 2020. Addison Savage, is a senior year hydrogeology student at the Jackson School of Geosciences. As part of her research program, she works at the UT Pressure Core Center (UTPCC) where she investigates the properties of natural methane hydrates.
UTIG Methane Hydrates
VIDEO — July 2018. UT Institute for Geophysics (UTIG) has partnered with DOE and USGS to explore next-gen energy solutions. UTIG is leading an effort to develop and test a technology called pressure coring, which enables scientists to recover samples of methane hydrate from deep within the earth while preserving the high in-situ pressures found at depth.
Drilling gas hydrate in the Gulf of Mexico
VIDEO — December 2017. A combined computer visualization and GoPro videos to make a story about research in the Gulf of Mexico on methane hydrates.
Fueling the Future: The Search for Methane Hydrate (short version)
VIDEO — October 2017. In May 2017 a group of researchers led by the UT Jackson School of Geosciences and UTIG took to the Gulf of Mexico to retrieve samples of methane hydrate, a potential future fuel source. This short video is a summary of a full video report found on this page.
Fueling the Future: The Search for Methane Hydrate (full version)
VIDEO — October 2017. 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.
Episode 159: Dr. Peter B. Flemings
VIDEO — November 2014. Project lead Peter B. Flemings is interviewed on The EnergyMakers Show.
Methane Hydrate: Fire, Ice, & a Huge Quantity of Potential Energy
VIDEO — October 22, 2014. 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.