Topic: Bureau of Economic Geology

Drought and Flood Prediction Gets Boost from New Texas Network and NASA Satellite

Feb. 2, 2015

A new network of underground sensors in the Texas Hill Country will arm those responsible for managing the state's finite water supply with vital information for determining the chances of drought and dangerous floods.

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New Reserves Assessment Solidifies Forecast of Natural Gas Supplies from Fayetteville Shale

Jan. 9, 2014

A new study from the Bureau of Economic Geology (BEG) at The University of Texas at Austin forecasts that one of the nation's most productive shale gas basins, the Fayetteville Shale, will continue to be a major contributor to U.S. natural gas supplies for years to come, with economically recoverable reserves of 18 trillion cubic feet (tcf) through 2050, as described in a summary report in this week's edition of the Oil and Gas Journal.

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Headliners: In Defense of Telecommuting

March 14, 2013
Headliners: In Defense of Telecommuting

Sociologist Jennifer Glass opines about telecommuting in the New York Times, Robert Chesney weighs in about drones, and more UT faculty share their expertise with the media. Read more.

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New, Rigorous Assessment of Shale Gas Reserves Forecasts Reliable Supply from Barnett Shale Through 2030

Feb. 28, 2013

A new study, believed to be the most thorough assessment yet of the natural gas production potential of the Barnett Shale, foresees slowly declining production through the year 2030 and beyond and total recovery at greater than three times cumulative production to date. This forecast has broad implications for the future of U.S energy production and policy.

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Five Key Lessons (and Challenges) from the Great Texas Drought

Sept. 10, 2012
Five Key Lessons (and Challenges) from the Great Texas Drought

Scientists at UT-Austin are at the forefront of research to make the state better prepared for future water shortages. Five key lessons (and challenges) from the state's worst single-year drought in history.

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