University of Texas at Austin

Ambrose, Hentz Present STARR Research Results

June 8, 2017
Bill Ambrose and Tucker Hentz

Bill Ambrose (left) reviews a poster of recent research results from the Bureau's STARR program with Tucker Hentz. 

Bureau researchers Tucker Hentz and Bill Ambrose recently gave several invited presentations on behalf of the Bureau’s STARR (State of Texas Advanced Resource Recovery) oil and gas program.


On April 5, Hentz detailed findings of the prolific Cleveland Formation of the Texas Panhandle to the Panhandle Geological Society in Amarillo in his talk “Cleveland and Marmaton tight-gas sandstones: sequence framework, depositional facies, and production trends, northwest Anadarko Basin.” On May 4, he presented “Upper Pennsylvanian and Lower Permian shelf-to-basin facies architecture and trends, Eastern Shelf of the southern Midland Basin” to the Austin Chapter of the Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientists (SIPES).


On April 20, Ambrose presented “Stratigraphic framework and depositional systems of the Canyon and Cisco Groups, Eastern Shelf of the Permian Basin” to the Abilene Geological Society, followed by “Oil and gas plays in Texas: new life from old plays, new frontiers” on May 16 at the Annual Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Trade Fair in Austin.


These presentations highlighted recently completed STARR projects, including studies of selected historic, prolific oil and gas plays and fields such as the Eagle Ford Shale and East Texas Field, which continue to produce revenue for the State of Texas.