Fossil Energy

Research Programs

Industrial Associates

State Lands Program

University Lands Program



Basin Analysis




Gas Hydrates



Permian Basin

Reservoir Characterization

Resource Assessment

Salt Tectonics

Structural Geology and Tectonics




Worldwide Research


Much of BEG's current work in Clastics Research centers on subsurface analysis of moderate to large-scale systems of the Tertiary Gulf Coast. Our integrated, multidisciplinary research teams combine relevant aspects of conventional-core, well log, and seismic data. All studies begin with and then capitalize on time-stratigraphic and tectonic-stratigraphic integrations, in which the latest techniques in well log and seismic sequence stratigraphy are applied, and seismic facies and 3-D visualization applications.

Current Studies

Stratigraphic Architecture and Sandstone Reservoir Quality in Deep-Shelf Gas Plays of Texas State Waters [Description]

Linking the Mexico and U.S. Gulf Coast: Geologic Framework and Play Definition Research in the Laguna Madre-Tuxpan Area [Description]

Quantitative Study of Deep Marine Architecture and Continental Margin Processes in Mega-3-D Seismic Data Volumes [DM2 Industrial Associate]

Definition of the Geological Framework and Exploration Plays of the Miocene of the Burgos Basin, Northern Mexico [Description]

Research on Fractures and Reservoir Quality in Tight Gas Sandstones and Deeply Buried Clastic Rocks [Link]

Completed Studies

Targeting Reserve Growth Opportunities in the Northern Gulf of Mexico Basin: Transferring Secondary Gas Recovery Technology to the Offshore Environment [Description]

Evaluation of Tertiary Plays of Eastern Mexico Basins [Description]

Application of Advanced Reservoir Characterization, Simulation, and Production Optimization Strategies to Maximize Recovery in Slope and Basin Clastic Reservoirs, West Texas (Delaware Basin) [Description]