An ancient bout of global warming 56 million years ago that acidified oceans and wiped-out marine life had a milder effect in the Gulf of Mexico, where life was sheltered by the basin’s unique geology – according to research by the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics (UTIG). Published in the journal Marine and Petroleum… Continue Reading Research Shows How Gulf of Mexico Escaped Ancient Mass Extinction
John Snedden, a senior research scientist at the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics (UTIG), has been awarded the Doris Malkin Curtis Medal by the Gulf Coast Section of the Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM). The award recognizes Snedden’s numerous contributions to the study of the Gulf of Mexico and the geology that sets it… Continue Reading Gulf Coast Geology Award Goes to UTIG’s John Snedden for Superbasin Research
In 2017, UT Austin geoscientists led the first U.S. university-based expedition to the Gulf of Mexico in search of methane hydrates. Today, they are at the forefront of research to understand this possible new energy source. A UT News exclusive by Tracy Zhang.
The Gulf of Mexico holds huge untapped offshore oil deposits that could help power the U.S. for decades. The energy super basin’s longevity, whose giant offshore fields have reliably supplied consumers with oil and gas since the 1960s, is the result of a remarkable geologic past – a story that began 200 million years ago… Continue Reading Researchers Trace Geologic Origins of Gulf of Mexico ‘Super Basin’ Success
By Constantino Panagopulos For 25 years, an industry-sponsored research project led by the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics (UTIG), has provided its members with a depositional history of the offshore northern Gulf of Mexico. Now for the first time, UTIG’s Gulf Basin Depositional Synthesis (GBDS) program, will offer its members analysis of the entire… Continue Reading Expanded Portfolio Brings New Relevance to Long-Running Gulf-Basin Program