Bureau of Economic Geology


  • Residual oil in nanoporous mudrocks
    April 29, 2021
    Over 110 industry scientists from 19 companies attended MSRL’s annual series of technical talks and short courses, which covered fluid flow modeling and experimental results as well as reservoir architecture and attributes of important formations in the Midland and Delaware Basins.
  • Welcome Back Dr. Lorena Moscardelli
    April 22, 2021
    The Bureau of Economic Geology is excited to announce the return of Dr. Lorena Moscardelli to its ranks as the Principal Investigator of the State of Texas Advanced Resource Recovery (STARR) program.
  • New Database Featuring Northern Gulf of Mexico Reservoir Quality Now Available
    April 15, 2021
    The Bureau of Economic Geology’s Bob Loucks and Shirley Dutton have compiled a comprehensive database for evaluating and forecasting reservoir quality (porosity and permeability), and for documenting mineralogy, grain size, and pore types, in the northern Gulf of Mexico onshore and offshore sandstones.
  • William Ambrose and Tucker Hentz retirement
    April 8, 2021
    William “Bill” Ambrose and Tucker Hentz, researchers on the STARR team, retired this spring. Please join all of us at the Bureau in thanking Bill and Tucker for their voluminous, valuable contributions to the Bureau’s sedimentary geology research and in congratulating them on their well-deserved retirements.
  • large-volume storage capacity of hydrogen gas
    April 1, 2021
    The Hydrogen Working Group at the Bureau was formed in 2020 to conduct research on the development of a hydrogen economy at scale focusing on geological storage and market scenarios, and to investigate the potential of in situ generation of hydrogen from hydrocarbons.

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