Bureau of Economic Geology


  • A Sustainable Energy Future
    November 11, 2020

    Part of the 2020 Speaker Series lineup. Brought to you by the Washington University Climate Change Program and the University of Missouri–St. Louis

  • Unraveling the Energy Narrative
    October 20, 2020

    Eastern Section Webinar featuring Scott Tinker of Switch Energy Alliance

  • Digging Deeper with Scott Tinker
    September 11, 2020

    This AAPG Energy Insights podcast features a conversation with Bureau Director Scott Tinker discussing his initiatives to address global energy needs, challenges and dynamics.

  • Switch On
    September 9, 2020

    Switch On. In this full-length sequel to the highly acclaimed energy documentary, Switch, join Bureau of Economic Geology Director Scott Tinker on another amazing global adventure, to meet people and communities as they Switch On. It’s a journey that’s enlightening and emotional, uplifting and unforgettable, and will change the way you look at energy and the developing world forever. For more energy education resources, visit SwitchOn.org.

  • The Power Hungry Podcast - Scott Tinker
    August 31, 2020

    The Switch Energy Alliance is an Austin-based non-profit that’s “dedicated to inspiring an energy-educated future that is objective, nonpartisan, and sensible.” In this episode, Robert talks with SEA chairman and Director of the Bureau of Economic Geology, Scott Tinker, about the alliance’s new energy-focused curriculum, and his compelling new documentary, Switch On, which takes viewers to Ethiopia, Kenya, Colombia, Vietnam, and Nepal, to show how people all over the world are struggling to overcome energy poverty.

  • ONS Energy Talks 2020: A Sustainable Energy Transition
    April 26, 2020

    A sustainable transition occurs as all humans are lifted from energy poverty, and environmental impacts of all forms of energy are minimized. Anne Ekern, Partnership Project Manager, ONS.

  • The Global Energy Transition
    March 10, 2020

    The Global Energy Transition: Balancing Energy, Economy, and Environment: presented at Energy Law Lecture Series, Texas Tech University Law School, Lubbock, Texas, March 10, 2020.

  • Research That Matters: The Bureau of Economic Geology
    November 1, 2019

    Join us as we travel the globe to experience the breadth of the Bureau’s innovative energy, environmental and economics research, and meet the talented international team who make our research results matter.

  • Ongoing Earthquake Monitoring is Vital for Texas
    April 1, 2019

    This video reviews TexNet’s goals, which, in addition to installing and operating the network, are to locate earthquakes in Texas, work toward determining their causes, and to lessen any future impact from them on citizens and property.  

  • Beverly DeJarnett
    April 13, 2018

    In a video created by the Houston Museum of Natural Science, Beverly DeJarnett of the Bureau's Houston Research Center tours the Houston core facility and explains the value of core and cuttings to those in the earth sciences and energy industry.

  • TexNet Seismic Monitoring Network
    March 9, 2017

    The new TexNet Seismic Monitoring Network is helping to locate and determine the origins of earthquakes in Texas.

  • Report of Investigation No. 281
    October 12, 2016

    Co-author Robert Baumgardner discusses Report of Investigation 281 (RI0281) - Lithofacies of the Wolfcamp and Lower Leonard Intervals, Southern Midland Basin, Texas, published by the Bureau of Economic Geology at the University of Texas at Austin

  • 23.5 Degrees w/Sam Champion/The Weather Channel
    May 25, 2016

    Bureau DirectorScott Tinker talks to the Weather Channel's 23.5° with Sam Champion about his film "Switch," which takes a look at the world's energy sources and how we can best transition to sources of energy for the future.

  • Advanced Energy Consortium AEC
    January 4, 2016

    An overview of the Advanced Energy Consortium of the Bureau of Economic Geology at the Jackson School of Geosciencxes, The University of Texas at Austin

  • core
    January 27, 2015

    A look at the core research centers of the Bureau of Economic Geology at the University of Texas at Austin

  • balance
    February 7, 2014

    A look at current research at the Bureau of Economic Geology at the University of Texas, and the exploration to discover the optimal balance between Energy, Economics and the Environment.

  • lidar
    February 7, 2014

    A look at cutting edge remote sensing technologies employed by the Bureau of Economic Geology at the University of Texas at Austin for 3D and 4D imaging of the earth's surface

  • salt
    September 26, 2013

    The winner of the William Smith Medal, Martin Jackson, delivers a talk on the 'Origin and Evolution of Allochthonous Salt Sheets'.

  • ktla
    April 29, 2012

    Scientists who work for the oil industry are now trying to find something that will replace oil. Dave Malkoff [ http://davemalkoff.com ] talks to former AAPG president Dr. Scott Tinker about his documentary called Switch LINK: http://SwitchEnergyProject.com

  • stmin
    February 14, 2010

    Dr. Tinker discusses a wide range of topics, including: building bridges among academia, industry, and government; time frames for decision making; what geologists share; passion for geology; the problem solving nature of geologists; energy and environment; the all-encompassing nature of research; asking the right questions; the family of a geologist; the future of geology; rocks and quantitative analyses; and every day challenges to our fundamental beliefs.

  • gleick-cs
    August 7, 2009

    Dr. Peter Gleick, President, Pacific Institute, from the August 7, 2009 BEG Centennial Symposium titled Water and Energy in the 21st Century (33:29)

  • Tinker_CC_0808
    August 8, 2008

    An interview with BEG Director Scott W. Tinker, from the 2008 Chancellor's Council Meeting, with an introduction from the PBS series State of Tomorrow. Interviewed by Peabody Award-winner Elliot Forrest before an audience of more than 700, Dr. Tinker was one of four invited guests from the University of Texas System. The discussion takes a forward look at basic energy myths and realities in America and around the world.

  • Tinker_USGS
    January 14, 2008

    "Global Energy: Myths and Realities" by BEG Director Scott W. Tinker from his keynote address at the USGS Western Colloquium Seminar Series, January 14, 2008 at the Menlo Park Science Center in California (courtesy USGS; 1:13:06)

  • Tinker_TECQ
    August 30, 2006

    "Ethics for Geologists" by BEG Director Scott W. Tinker from his address to the Texas Commision of Environmental Quality on August 30, 2006 (courtesy TCEQ; 1:26:23)