Massive natural gas reserves, trapped within methane hydrate deposits in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, have the potential to power the US with natural gas for hundreds of years. The GOM² project is a multi-disciplinary, long-term, commitment by the University of Texas at Austin in partnership with academic and governmental colleagues to drill, sample and […]
A study from The University of Texas at Austin is the first published in a scientific journal to take an in-depth look at the challenging geologic conditions faced by the crew of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig and the role those conditions played in the 2010 disaster. The well blowout killed 11 people and spewed […]
The University of Texas at Austin (UT) is a leader in unconventional energy resources research, particularly shale reservoirs. That’s according to one of this year’s Equinor Fellows, Sebastian Ramiro-Ramirez, a graduate research assistant at UTIG and a PhD student at the University of Texas Jackson School of Geosciences, who was awarded over $60,000 to study […]
UTIG Master’s student Mario Gutierrez was recently awarded an Endowed Presidential Scholarship by the Michael Duchin Endowment. We caught up with Mario to learn about his work and studies here at UTIG. Degree Program: Master’s in Geological Sciences, anticipated graduation date: May 2018 What are you studying? My thesis topic focuses on Lithologic Calibration of Neogene Mass Transportation […]
UITG’s John W. Snedden tells the New York Times in a recent interview.