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Bureau Seminar, February 1, 2013

Berg-Hughes Center for Petroleum and Sedimentary Systems: Outcrops of the Eagle Ford Formation in west Texas as a "Natural Laboratory" for Unconventional Reservoirs

Link to streaming video: available 02.01.2013 at 8:55am

Dr. Michael Pope
Professor & Interim Director
Berg-Hughes Center
Texas A&M University

The Board of Regents for The Texas A&M University System established the Berg-Hughes Center in 2009 to ensure continuation of the legacy of excellence in education and research in sedimentary and petroleum systems at the University. The goal of the center is to establish and maintain an integrated geology, geophysics, and engineering education and research program that produces students and supports faculty who are prepared to solve current and future problems facing the petroleum industry and society through integrated solutions. I will show examples of both undergraduate and graduate research projects that are trying to meet the goals of the Berg-Hughes Center. Some of the examples will be of Paleozoic carbonate rocks in the Permian Basin, Mesozoic and Cenozoic carbonate rocks of Alabama, Libya, and Saudi Arabia. The last part of the talk will outline ongoing and future research on the Eagle Ford Formation in west Texas.




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