The Reservoir Characterization Research Laboratory (RCRL) for carbonate studies is an industrial research consortium run by the Bureau of Economic Geology (BEG) and the Department of Geological Sciences of the John A. and Katherine G. Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin (UT). RCRL's mission is to use outcrop and subsurface geologic, geophysical, and petrophysical data from carbonate reservoir strata as the basis for developing new and integrated methodologies to better understand and describe the 3-D reservoir environment.

If you are interested in becoming an RCRL Industrial Associate, please contact Charles Kerans or Bob Loucks and see our 2016 Research Directions.

2016 Executive Summary
and Prospectus (PDF)

RCRL Summary and
Directions 2016 (PowerPoint)
Stratigraphic and Reservoir Architecture
Petrophysics and Diagenesis
Fractures and Non Matrix Porosity
Seismic Imaging
Subsurface Studies
Outcrop Studies
Graduate Student Studies