Bureau scientist Susan D. Hovorka will present "Evaluation of Brine-Bearing Sands of the Frio Formation, Upper Texas Gulf Coast, for Geologic Sequestration of CO2" at the First National Conference on Carbon Sequestration to be held May 14–17, 2001, in Washington, D.C.

This research is the result of collaboration between the Bureau and a team led by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to explore the many aspects of geologic sequestration as a mechanism for the reduction of atmospheric emission of greenhouse gases. Sue's co-authors are C. Doughty, K. Pruess, and S. M. Benson of Lawrence Berkeley National Lab; Paul R. Knox of the Bureau of Economic Geology; and C. T. Green of the University of California, Hydrologic Sciences.

For more information, please contact Susan Hovorka at 512-471-4863 or e-mail: susan.horvorka@beg.utexas.edu