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X-ray gun gives drillers better shot at finding oil

begAUSTIN – Harry Rowe has a ray gun. It’s small and gray and might, he thinks, change how companies dig for oil.

Rowe is a research scientist at the University of Texas Bureau of Economic Geology. For years, he’s been trying to figure out how to speed the analysis of core samples – cylinders of rock that well drillers bore out of the ground with hopes of finding clues to the potential oil below.

 

The Houston Chronicle, Sept.2, 2016

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Harry Rowe, Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology