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Bureau of Economic Geology, Scott W. Tinker, Director
Jackson School of Geosciences
University of Texas at Austin

Think Corner is a public forum for analyzing and debating developments in the global energy scene.


NOC Benchmark, An Update
March 2015

Producer Benchmark, Part Deux
March 2015


Producer Benchmark
February 2015

Industrial Gas Demand - An Update
February 2015

Bakken Oil Transport
September 2014


Podcast of the Bureau of Economic Geology

Energy Economics 101 - Part 1
Episode No. 3 March 2009
Energy Economics 101 - Part 2
Episode No. 4 April 2009

Dr. Michelle M. Foss


Dr. Michelle Michot Foss
Chief Energy Economist and Program Manager
Center for Energy Economics
Bureau of Economic Geology
The University of Texas at Austin
Tel 713-654-5400
Fax 713-654-5405






Dr. Foss served as a keynote presenter at the annual Flame gas conference in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Scenarios of Resource Adequacy in ERCOT

Guide to Electric Power in Mexico, 2nd Edition

North American chapter in, The Pricing of Internationally Traded Gas

Commentary on Part V- Western Hemisphere, by Michelle Michot Foss

Energy & Security 2nd Edition (Kalicki and Goldwyn), 2013, Woodrow Wilson Center

Forward Curves in Energy
in Oil and Gas Investor or contact CEE

Sharp Cycles Ahead
in Oil and Gas Investor or contact CEE

The Impacts of Raising the Energy Price Cap in ERCOT
The Electricity Journal, August/September 2013

Introduction to LNG, and LNG Safety and Security, June 2012 Updates. See our LNG page for other publications.

The Outlook for U.S. Gas Prices in 2020: Henry at $3 or $10?
The Oxford Institute for Energy Studies,
NG 58, December 2011

[paper] [press release]

Follow-up to:
United States
Natural Gas Prices to 2015,
The Oxford Institute for Energy Studies,
NG 18, February 2007

[paper] [press release]



Our colleagues at Decision Strategies are offering various training and workshops on decision making, value of information, managing risk and uncertainty in conventional and unconventional opportunities, and probabilistic modeling among others. See the schedule here.

April 9-10, 2015

Dr. Gülen will participate in 2015 Austin Electricity Conference organized by the Energy Management and Innovation Center at the McCombs School of Business.

April 15-16, 2015

Dr. Foss will present at the Jackson School of Geosciences Latin American Forum in Mexico City.

April 28, 2015

BEG Industry Day at the Houston Research Center, for BEG industry partners and friends.  Contact BEG HQ directly for details.

May 5, 2015

CEE Third Annual Mid-Year Review.  CEE researchers and collaborators will share results from ongoing research with our research sponsors and invited guests. Contact CEE for details.

May 6, 2015

Miranda Ferrell Wainberg will present on Mexico's Energy Reform at the TCEQ 2015 Environmental Trade Fair & Conference in Austin.

May 24-28, 2015

Dr. Gülen will take part in two workshops to present BEG’s shale resource assessment work with Dr. Svetlana Ikonnikova at the 38th IAEE International Conference in Antalya, Turkey.

June 1-5, 2015

Dr. Foss has been selected to present "Global Gas Demand - Understanding the Next 20 Years." The paper will focus on CEE's China case study as part of the PGBC-1 World Gas Outlooks Until 2035 session at the World Gas Conference in Paris.


March 11, 2015 – Dr. Foss spoke at the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research oil market conference in Abu Dhabi.

March 6-8, 2015 – Dr. Michot Foss spoke at the annual Windsor Energy Group consultation at Windsor Castle.

February 26, 2015 – Deniese Palmer-Huggins participated on the Second Annual Impact of Oil and Gas panel on prices.

February 16, 2015 – Dr. Foss discussed oil and gas supply and economics together with Dr. Svetlana Ikonnikova of BEG at the UT Energy Week 2015 at the University of Texas campus in Austin.

January 9, 2015 – Dr. Gülen discussed shale developments with attendees of the monthly meeting of the Turkish chapter of the IAEE in Istanbul.

December 8-10, 2014 – Dr. Foss presented at the Midland CO2-EOR Workshop

December 3-4, 2014 – CEE held its Annual Meeting, see Think Corner for a summary and presentations.

December 4-5, 2014 – Dr. Gülen participated in the Energy Modeling Forum meeting in Houston.

November 18-19, 2014 – Dr. Foss discussed U.S. unconventional resources and potential for energy independence at the 20th Annual Energy Conference of the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research in Abu Dhabi.

November 13, 2014 – Dr. Gülen gave a talk on Resource Development, Market Dynamics and Potential Demand at the General Meeting of the SPE Gulf Coast Section in Houston.

October 22, 2014 - Deniese Palmer-Huggins presented on the recent research by CEE on the Industrial Demand for Natural Gas as part of LSU’s “Outlook for Energy in Louisiana” in Baton Rouge, LA

October 18, 2014 - Come out for one of Houston's largest FREE family festivals! Energy Day has interactive exhibits & demonstrations showcasing science, technology, engineering, mathematics, energy, conservation, careers and more!

October 16, 2014 - Dr. Gülen spoke at the Houston Geological Society-Geophysical Society of Houston Geoscience Day.

October 15-17, 2014 - Dr. Foss spoke at the Border Energy Forum in Monterrey, Mexico.

October 13, 2014 – Deniese Palmer-Huggins moderated a panel discussion at the EUCI (Electric Utility Consultants Inc) conference on Solutions for Hiring and Retaining Talent in the Oil & Gas Industry in Houston, TX.

October 6-8, 2014 – Dr. Foss and Ms. Palmer-Huggins spoke at the 90th Annual IECA Conference in Palm Springs.

October 3, 2014 – Deniese Palmer-Huggins presented on Risk Management in the Midstream as part of Oklahoma State University's Energy Marketing and Midstream Program at the OSU campus, Stillwater, OK.

September 19, 2014 – Dr. Gülen presented on the U.S. natural gas market dynamics at the Austin luncheon of the Gulf Coast Power Association.

September 9, 2014 – Dr. Foss delivered a keynote speech at the Ernst & Young Mining and Metals Conference in Miami.

August 27, 2014- Dr. Gülen presented on Marcellus shale economics as part of the BEG team on shale resources.

August 26, 2014- Dr. Foss to delivered a breakfast keynote at URTEC in Denver.

August 8, 2014 – CEE hosted colleagues from the Bureau's Gulf Coast Carbon Center (Ian Duncan, Sue Hovorka, and Bill Ambrose) to conduct a workshop on Technical and Business Risks Associated with Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) and Expanding CO2-EOR in Texas and beyond. Dr. Gülen presented on CCUS economics.

July 13-15, 2014- Dr. Foss attending the NARUC Summer Meetings in Dallas.

July 15, 2014- Dr. Gülen was invited to participate in an EIA workshop on modeling.

July 8, 2014- Dr. Gülen presented on CCUS economics at the IEAGHG Summer School hosted by UT-Austin, including the Gulf Coast Carbon Center of the Bureau.