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Deep Impact

A current $10 million project, funded by the European Consortium for Ocean Research Drilling, will be returning to one of Earth’s most historic and ancient asteroid impact craters, Chicxulub. Linked to the mass destruction of the dinosaurs, the crater is still mystery to scientists.

Distillate Dominated 2015 US Petroleum Product Exports

Distillate Dominated 2015 US Petroleum Product Exports

The top three exports of U.S. petroleum products for 2015 were: distillate, gasoline and propane, in that order. Distillate fuel was exported to 88 countries with Mexico being the top destination for both distillate and gasoline.

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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Ecuador Says Oil Services Companies To Invest $1B To Boost Output

In order to liven up Ecuador’s mature fields several international oil service companies will be investing around $1 billion.  Sinopec, Schlumberger, Tecpetrol, and Halliburton will be taking on the risk of the investment while Ecuador will only pay for the execution of production increases. by Alexandra Valencia and Alexandra Ulmer, Reuters, April 4, 2016 International oil service…

Oil Bust Takes Its Toll On Latin-American Oil Output

EIA’s weekly estimates show a decline in U.S. shale output, going hand in hand with other declines around the around specifically in Latin America.  Being slated as the world’s most vulnerable oil region, as the major oil producers are having declines in their productions. by Nick Cunningham, Oilprice.com, April 2, 2016 U.S. shale continues to…

Outages in Latin America to help relieve global oil supply glut

Unplanned outages happening around the world at ports and pipelines is helping curb a supply glut that has inundated surpluses of oil and gas. Although short-lived it may still help certain oil producing countries but once it runs it course it will negatively affect several major Latin American countries. by Marianna Parraga, Reuters, April 1,…

Uruguay: First offshore well in years breaks world record

The previous record for deepest offshore well by water depth at 3,150 meters has been surpassed by Total’s newest well at a depth of 3,400 meters.  The French oil company has started to drill off the coast of Uruguay, the first offshore well in forty years. If the well proves successful they expect their first oil…

Geologists to drill into heart of dinosaur-killing impact

A current $10 million project, funded by the European Consortium for Ocean Research Drilling, will be returning to one of Earth’s most historic and ancient asteroid impact craters, Chicxulub.  Linked to the mass destruction of the dinosaurs, the crater is still mystery to scientists.  Researchers from Europe, Mexico and the University of Texas at Austin…

Capitol Crude: The US Oil Policy Podcast – Considering the Future of Cuba’s Oil Imports in Light of US Exports

Listen to our very own Jorge Piñon as he discusses with Platt’s editors Herman Wang and Brian Sheid on the potential for U.S. crude to be exported to Cuba and how that depends on Venezuela’s current oil-producing situation as well as U.S. policy. by Herman Wang and Brian Scheid, Platts Editors, March 21, 2016 As President…

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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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