Topic: Bureau of Economic Geology

UT receives $4 million for carbon storage partnership

Dec. 4, 2017
UT Austin

UT has been tapped to lead a $4 million partnership to explore how carbon dioxide emitted from industry on the Gulf Coast can be safely stored deep under the Gulf of Mexico.

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Track Tremors Across Texas With New Website

Oct. 17, 2017
TexNet station

The Bureau of Economic Geology has finished installing the state’s earthquake monitoring network and completed an interactive website where the public can follow seismic activity in real time.

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Study Quantifies Potential for Water Reuse in Permian Basin

Sept. 8, 2017
Permian Basin Map

A study led by UT Austin has found that in the Permian Basin reusing water at other well sites is a viable way to deal with the water that could also reduce potential instances of induced seismicity. 

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Methane in Groundwater Linked to Natural Sources

March 8, 2017
methane groundwater map

Scientists from The University of Texas at Austin have found that high levels of methane in well water from two counties near Fort Worth are probably from shallow natural gas deposits.

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Storing Extra Surface Water Boosts Groundwater Supply

March 24, 2016
Agua Fria Water Recharge Facility

Although years of drought and over-pumping have depleted groundwater in Arizona and California, a new study shows the situation has created underground reservoirs where extra surface water can be stored.

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