The Bureau of Economic Geology functions as the State Geological Survey of Texas. In service to the citizens of Texas, the Resource Center provides geologic information to the geoscience community, educators, and the public. The Resource Center is open weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and includes the
• Public Information Office
• Bookstore (The Bureau Store)
• Geophysical Log Facility (GLF)
• Map Room
• Texana Library
Bureau Publications (The Bureau Store)
BEG's Bookstore is a portal to Bureau geoscience research and service, providing courteous, prompt, and accurate order-fulfillment, information, and referrals to subject experts. We sell more than 1,900 books, maps, CD/DVDs, and Central Texas Rock Kits, which are produced by the staff of the Bureau of Economic Geology. We also sell publications issued by UT’s Texas Memorial Museum, the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies (GCAGS) and several of its member geological societies, and the Gulf Coast Section of SEPM (GCSSEPM), along with Bureau caps and shirts.
Geophysical Log Facility (GLF)
The Geophysical Log Facility (GLF) is the official well log repository for the Railroad Commission of Texas, which by law receives a copy of geophysical logs from every new, deepened, or plugged well drilled in Texas since September 1985. An estimated 1.5 million logs, including the RRC collection, donated logs from industry, and logs used in BEG research projects, are archived in the GLF. Other datasets available include historical well records and scout tickets from thousands of Texas wells. Well logs are available as electronic (tiff)images and as paper copies.
Integrated Core and Log Database (CONTINUUM)
The Integrated Core and Log Database (CONTINUUM) is a searchable database of well logs stored at BEG. Users can search by API number (10-digit number), or by county, operator, lease/well name, field, and depth. The Bureau offers access to CONTINUUM at https://coastal.beg.utexas.edu/continuum/