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Public Facilities and Resources
Public facilities are open Monday through Friday from
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. [Maps and directions]
Data Center
In-house facility for the collection of maps, periodicals, publications, reports, well logs, and open-file materials available for public viewing.
Publication Sales
Bureau research published since 1915. Maps, reports, atlases, books, guidebooks, cross sections, digital data, educational materials, rock kits, posters, page-size maps, and select GCAGS publications.

Barnett Shale Resources
“One-stop shopping for Barnett Shale online resources” includes links to publications, maps, and other key information.

Core Research Centers
Storage and public research facilities for donated geologic materials, including core, cuttings, outcrop samples, thin sections, and paleontology/palynology and geochemistry samples.
Geophysical Log Facility
Storage and public research facilities for donated geophysical well logs.
Surface Casing Website
For Texas oil and gas operators needing an estimate of required casing depths in four Texas counties.
Houston Research Center Library
Over 80,000 volumes to assist in geoscience research, including monographs, journals, maps, and government documents.
Integrated Core and Log Database (IGOR)
A searchable database of all geologic and geophysical materials stored at the Bureau. Search by state/province, API number, county/parish, operator, lease/well name, or field.
Available Digital Data
STATEMAP GIS, 15-Minute Quads, Carbon Dioxide Sequestration, Shoreline Change, Coastal Hazards Atlases, Sand Resources
Petroleum Technology Transfer Council (PTTC)
Petroleum technology and information for the independent oil and gas producer in Texas.
"Madagascar" Open-Source Project
An open-source computational platform for geophysical data processing and numerical experiments for exploration and production.