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Women in Energy Panel

Women in Energy Panel

A panel presented by The Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law, and Business at The University of Texas at Austin, cosponsored by the law school’s Center for Women in Law. Attendance is free, but seating is limited and an RSVP is required.

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.

Energy and Earth Resources Graduate Program

Energy and Earth Resources Graduate Program

Students from the Jackson School of Geosciences Energy & Earth Resources Graduate Program get together with LACP staff to discuss the region's current challenges and opportunities. The EER Program offers courses and research opportunities in renewable energy, mineral resources, and water.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott visits Mexico City

Texas Governor Greg Abbott visits Mexico City

Texas Governor Greg Abbott visited Mexico City earlier this month and met with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to discuss additional ways Texas and Mexico can work together to further strengthen their partnership.

UT System and Mexico\'s CONACYT form partnership

UT System and Mexico's CONACYT form partnership

The University of Texas System established a new partnership with CONACYT. The agreement was established with the System’s 14 institutions with the objective of developing STEM-related research and academic programs for faculty and students.

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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Brazil Tries to Shake Oil Industry Gloom With New Bidding Round

Brazil announced the auctioning of 260 onshore and offshore areas in the country with the intention of attracting foreign investors and foster competition. Although bidders will not be required to team up with Petrobras for the exploration like they did in 2013, they will need to use mostly locally made equipment, a condition that might limit many…

Brazil’s Petrobras cuts spending plan for 2nd time in 3 months

Petrobras just announced last Wednesday that it will be cutting spending by 11 percent for the rest of 2015 and 30 percent for 2016.  “Debt is so high that they’ve sacrificed capital investment to preserve cash,” said Fabio Fuzette of Antares Capital, a Sao Paulo investment fund. by Reuters, Oct. 5, 2015 State-led Petróleo Brasileiro SA…

Colombia imports first crude as global light grades abound

Colombia is importing crude for the first time since January 2013. Ecopetrol SA will be importing light crudes from Nigeria, and follow Venezuela’s and Ecuador’s lead on the imported light crudes with its own heavier ones. by Energy Voice, Oct. 05, 2015  Colombia is importing crude for the first time in more than two years…

High-tech Drilling: Improving the Energy Industry

by Chad Schneider, Videography & Post-Production by Matthew Colecchi and Thomas Humphreys, Sept. 25, 2015 “You can be an environmentalist and join the oil and gas industry.” This statement, made by energy-industry-veteran-turned-professor Eric van Oort in a 2013 video (below), may seem hard to believe, given the legacy of environmental disasters linked to the industry at large….

U.S. Geological Survey reports on Latin America

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is a science organization dedicated to providing impartial information for a better understanding of the Earth.  As the Nation’s largest water, earth, and biological science and civilian mapping agency, the USGS collects, monitors, analyzes, and provides scientific understanding about natural resource conditions, issues, and problems. USGS reports are published on…

Mexico assigns 3 out of 5 on second auction

Mexico assigns 3 out of 5 on second auction

For Mexico’s Round One Second auction, five areas were offered for bidding, three were assigned. After a disappointing first auction, Mexico decided to change the bidding conditions making it much more attractive for companies. A total of 9 companies participated during the auction, 5 individual companies and 4 consortia. In the end, three areas were designated: Area 1…

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