Bureau of Economic Geology


  • 2020 Visiting Committee Zoom
    August 27, 2020
    The Bureau’s Visiting Committee recently came together for a virtual annual meeting, where they were briefed on how the Bureau has been successfully navigating the impacts of COVID-19 and industry downturn while still exploring new avenues for research and support.
  • EarthDate 2020
    August 6, 2020
    In just over 3 years, the Bureau's educational radio program, EarthDate, has been picked up by 400 radio stations. Recording of this fall's upcoming season wrapped just this week, giving fans a new batch of interesting stories to look forward to soon!
  • 2020 URTeC conference
    July 30, 2020
    Though the 2020 Unconventional Resources Technology Conference was held virtually, Bureau researchers made an impact at the event, presenting new publications and vital research results and conducting a unique online core workshop.
  • Bureau employees with masks
    July 16, 2020
    After months of shutdown, analysis, and preparation, the Bureau has taken necessary safety precautions and recently opened many more of its facilities for ongoing research activities. The threats from COVID-19 are real, and Bureau leadership has made reasoned decisions to ensure that returning scientists and staff can pursue vital research with limited disruptions and minimal concern about contracting or spreading the virus.
  • Core characterization
    July 2, 2020
    The Bureau’s Mudrock Systems Research Lab (MSRL) team is using Python to visualize the distribution of key rock attributes in core characterization. Integrating data analytics with visualization can improve workflow and keep results tied to geology and core observations.

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