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.
The University of Texas Institute for Geophysics will lead a research team in a newly funded $58 million effort to study methane hydrates in the Gulf of Mexico as a potential energy source. Full details on the upcoming research and the grant, one of the largest ever awarded to the university, can be read here.