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Mexico Electric Power Sector

Mexico Electric Power Sector

UT Energy Week 2016 brings experts from both sides of the border who understand the complexity of the electric power industry and the significance of Mexico’s transition to a competitive market will share lessons learned and discuss common challenges and opportunities.

Distinguished Lecture

Distinguished Lecture

Join us for a KBH Center Distinguished Lecture by the Honorable Max Yzaguirre on “Experiences with Energy Infrastructure Development in Latin America.” As part of his distinguished lecture, Yzaguirre will also discuss his career path since leaving Texas Law. Lunch will be served.

Real-Time Operations and Drilling Automation Lab

Real-Time Operations and Drilling Automation Lab

Housed in the basement of UT's Chemical & Petroleum building, the three labs will advance energy research and transform the way students learn about oil and gas.

CRC has 2 million boxes of geologic material

CRC has 2 million boxes of geologic material

UT Austin, Jackson School of Geosciences, Bureau of Economic Geology’s Core Research Center (CRC), facilities contain more than 500,000 boxes of core and cuttings from wells drilled throughout Texas, the U.S., and the world are available at this facility for public viewing and research.


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America Supplies OPEC With Oil Freed From 40-Year Export Ban

Venezuela was the first South American country to purchase oil from the U.S since the oil bans were lifted. Last January, PDVSA refinery in Curacao received 548,000 barrels of light crude coming in from West Texas. by Sheela Tobben and Lucia Kassai, Bloomberg, Feb. 2, 2016 The U.S. is now supplying OPEC with crude oil,…

New campuses will deal with oil industry challenges – Mexico

Mexico’s National Petroleum Institute (IMP in Spanish) recently announced the creation of campuses accross the country that will help deal with the industry challenges. Ready to be inaugurated this year is the Centro de Tecnologia para Aguas Profundas, opening in Veracruz it will be focused on areas of drilling, risks, equipment and systems. Ernesto Rios…

Brazil plans to extend oil rights to foster investment

In an effort to trigger Brazil’s oil sector, the country’s government is taking new measurements that could get up to $130 billion in investments. Some of the measurements include extension of exploration rights, new auctions and a special customs regime. by Silvio Cascione, Reuters, Jan. 29, 2016 Brazil plans to extend oil exploration rights in…

Gregory L. Fenves: Why UT-Austin should be in Mexico, and vice versa

UT President Greg Fenves talks about the importance of growing the relationship between Mexico and Texas’ educational institutions. This week, he will be leading a visit to Mexico along with a delegation of more than 40 professors and academic researchers. by Gregory Fenves, The Dallas Morning News, Jan. 26, 2016 Scholars, scientists and students on…

Venezuela Oil Group Seeks Incentives to Lure More Foreign Money

Hydrocarbon association in Venezuela is planning on making some changes to attract investors. The group intends to reduce royalties and taxes as well as granting more decision making power to its partners. by Pietro Pitts, Bloomberg, Jan. 26, 2016 Venezuela’s main hydrocarbon association has proposed measures aimed at attracting more investment from international oil companies…

Research agencies revel in final 2016 budget

The law signed by President Barack Obama last December will add billions of dollars to the U.S. scientific research fund. by Jeffrey Mervis, Science Magazine, Jan. 01, 2016 Money matters, of course. But so does having the freedom to support the best research. This year advocates for U.S. science succeeded not just in winning more dollars for major federal research…

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William Fisher

is the Leonidas T. Barrow Chair and Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences of the Jackson School of Geosciences. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and serves currently as a member of the National Petroleum Council. Dr. Fisher has served as Assistant Secretary of Interior for Energy and Minerals under President Gerald Ford (1975-1977) and has chaired and served on numerous state and federal advisory boards, as well as committees and boards of the National Research Council and professional societies. He served on the White House Science Council under President Ronald Reagan (1988-1989).  

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