From Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin (www.beg.utexas.edu).
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West Texas Geological Society Fall Symposium, Midland, Texas, October 25, 2001

Geoscience Technology for the Coming Gas Economy

Dr. Scott W. Tinker and Dr. Eugene M. Kim

ABSTRACT

Energy consumption in the U.S. and the world has shown a very predictable trend of "decarbonization." Future U.S. energy consumption will be increasingly dominated by natural gas. Research and technology have been there all the way, responding as needed to the forces of supply, price, policy, and efficiency.

Basic energy research should focus on advanced characterization for enhanced oil production and advanced fracture, salt, and seismic analysis for natural gas exploration and development.

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Dr. Scott W. Tinker, Director
Bureau of Economic Geology
The University of Texas at Austin
University Station, Box X, Austin, TX 78713-8972
E-mail: scott.tinker@beg.utexas.edu
Telephone 512-471-0209; Fax 512-471-0140

Dr. Eugene M. Kim, Research Associate
Bureau of Economic Geology
The University of Texas at Austin
University Station, Box X, Austin, TX 78713-8972
E-mail: eugene.kim@beg.utexas.edu
Telephone 512-471-1806; Fax 512-471-0140