Topic: Bureau of Economic Geology

UT radio show Marks a Year of Exploring Earth's Mysteries

April 20, 2018
EarthDate JSG

UT’s EarthDate radio show has grown tremendously since debuting on Earth Day a year ago. The show explores the planet’s mysteries, from the origin of ancient life to how the planet is changing under our feet.

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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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