University of Texas at Austin

Advanced Energy Consortium

The Advanced Energy Consortium (AEC) is an internationally recognized research consortium founded by and based at the Bureau of Economic Geology. The consortium is dedicated to achieving a transformational understanding of subsurface oil and natural gas reservoirs through the deployment of unique micro‑ and nanosensors and materials. In 2017, the AEC is excited to welcome three new members: ExxonMobil, BHP Billiton, and the U.S. Department of Energy.

At the suggestion of its members, the focus of AEC research was honed in 2015 to a handful of practical application “use cases” developed by integrating research results from AEC‑sponsored projects at universities across the globe. The AEC expects that many of these specific applications, currently being tested in laboratory and field environments, will be very close to commercial deployment in 2017. The AEC—and the more than $50 million of research already conducted—provides its members with financial leverage and a cutting‑edge look at ways to further illuminate the subsurface.

The American Oil & Gas Reporter


10th Biannual All Projects Review


AEC's New Nanotechnology Laboratory




March 28, 2017 UC4 Meeting/Teleconference
March 14, 2017 UC4 Meeting/Teleconference
March 13, 2017 UC1B Meeting/Teleconference
March 9, 2017 UC1A Meeting/Teleconference
March 8, 2017 TAC Teleconference
March 7, 2017 UC4 Meeting/Webinar
March 2, 2017 Publications Committee Meeting/Teleconference
February 28, 2017 UC4 Working Meeting/Teleconference
February 14, 2017 UC4 Working Meeting/Teleconference
February 13, 2017 UC1B Team Meeting/Teleconference
February 8, 2017 TAC Teleconference
February 2, 2017 Publications Committee Meeting/Teleconference
January 31, 2017 UC4 Meeting/Teleconference
January 24, 2017 UC4 Meeting/Teleconference
January 17, 2017 UC4 Meeting/Teleconference
January 12, 2017 UC1A Meeting/Teleconference
January 11, 2017 TAC Teleconference
January 9, 2017 UC1B Meeting/Teleconference
January 5, 2017 Publications Committee Meeting/Teleconference
January 3, 2017 UC4 Meeting/Webinar