Topic: Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering

UT Researchers Use Simple Scaling Theory to Better Predict Gas Production in Barnett Shale Wells

Nov. 18, 2013

*Editor's note: The fourth paragraph in the earlier version of this release has been removed. 

AUSTIN, Texas  Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a simple scaling theory to estimate gas production from hydraulically fractured wells in the Barnett Shale.

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Baker Hughes Donates $1.7 Million For Drilling and Completions Labs at The University of Texas

May 1, 2012

Baker Hughes, a leading oilfield service company, is donating $1.7 million to help establish The University of Texas at Austin as the global epicenter of creating technology for drilling oil and gas wells.

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Book Takes Readers Behind the Scenes of the Deepwater Horizon Spill and World's Energy Demand

Nov. 21, 2011

Not one error but a series of miscommunications and mismanagement from all parties at all levels caused the Deepwater Horizon disaster, aggravated by the world's relentless demand for energy, according to a new book released by Tad Patzek, chair of the Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, and co-author Joseph A. Tainter, a professor in the Department of Environment and Society at Utah State University.

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Statoil Signs $5 Million Partnership with The University of Texas at Austin

Sept. 19, 2011

International energy company Statoil has signed an agreement with The University of Texas at Austin to fund $5 million of research over five years focusing on geology, geophysics and petroleum engineering.

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Experts for Earth Day: Researchers Offer Environmental Perspectives

April 14, 2011

Earth Day will be celebrated on Friday, April 22. Faculty experts from The University of Texas at Austin are available to discuss their research on topics ranging from the building of sustainable communities to plant ecology and environmental policies.

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