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Read the 2014 Newsletter - A tradition since 1950, the Newsletter highlights research, news and achievements by Jackson School faculty, students, scientists and alumni

Read the 2014 Newsletter

A tradition since 1950, the Newsletter highlights research, news and achievements by Jackson School faculty, students, scientists and alumni

Video: GeoFORCE - Changing lives since 2005

Video: GeoFORCE

Changing lives since 2005

Video: Unveiling Earth's Surface - Airborne lidar at the Jackson School's Bureau of Economic Geology

Video: Unveiling Earth's Surface

Airborne lidar at the Jackson School's Bureau of Economic Geology

Video: Preserving Stories From the Rocks - Bureau of Economic Geology core facility is vital for research and exploration

Video: Preserving Stories From the Rocks

Bureau of Economic Geology core facility is vital for research and exploration

Video: Fire, Ice & Huge Quantity of Potential Energy - Researchers at the Jackson School of Geosciences are leading a project to learn more about frozen methane under the Gulf of Mexico

Video: Fire, Ice & Huge Quantity of Potential Energy

Researchers at the Jackson School of Geosciences are leading a project to learn more about frozen methane under the Gulf of Mexico

Video: New Stash of Ice Age Fossils

Video: New Stash of Ice Age Fossils

In the penguin exhibit at the London Zoo, there is a small V.I.P. section, cordoned off with low boulders, where paying guests can meet the birds and pose for selfies. On a recent chilly Friday morning, John Hutchinson, of London’s Royal...

MAR
26

Tech Sessions Speaker Series: Julia Clarke
4:00 PM

Tech Sessions Speaker Series: Julia Clarke

  Start: March 26, 2015 at 4:00 pm     End: March 26, 2015 at 5:00 pm

MAR
26

Employer Spotlight Day: PBW
10:00 AM

Tech Sessions Speaker Series: Julia Clarke

  Start: March 26, 2015 at 4:00 pm     End: March 26, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Employer Spotlight Day: PBW

  Start: March 26, 2015 at 10:00 am     End: March 26, 2015 at 3:00 pm
 Location:JGB 2.112 Martineau Career Services Suite
 Contact:Maurine Riess, mriess@jsg.utexas.edu, 512-232-7673
EMPLOYER SPOTLIGHT DAYS
A career services program designed to bring employers and students together in a relaxed, informative setting

Pastor Behling & Wheeler will be on hand to visit with students and discuss current openings.
Where: JGB 2.112 Career Center
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Students are welcome to stop by throughout the day. Refreshments will be provided.
Business casual dress recommended.

MAR
26

Evening of Thanks
6:00 PM

Tech Sessions Speaker Series: Julia Clarke

  Start: March 26, 2015 at 4:00 pm     End: March 26, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Employer Spotlight Day: PBW

  Start: March 26, 2015 at 10:00 am     End: March 26, 2015 at 3:00 pm
 Location:JGB 2.112 Martineau Career Services Suite
 Contact:Maurine Riess, mriess@jsg.utexas.edu, 512-232-7673
EMPLOYER SPOTLIGHT DAYS
A career services program designed to bring employers and students together in a relaxed, informative setting

Pastor Behling & Wheeler will be on hand to visit with students and discuss current openings.
Where: JGB 2.112 Career Center
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Students are welcome to stop by throughout the day. Refreshments will be provided.
Business casual dress recommended.

Evening of Thanks

  Start: March 26, 2015 at 6:00 pm     End: March 26, 2015 at 8:00 pm
 Location:Westin at The Domain
 Contact:Georgia Sanders, gsanders@jsg.utexas.edu, 512-471-1282

MAR
27

BEG Friday Seminar Series
9:00 AM

Tech Sessions Speaker Series: Julia Clarke

  Start: March 26, 2015 at 4:00 pm     End: March 26, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Employer Spotlight Day: PBW

  Start: March 26, 2015 at 10:00 am     End: March 26, 2015 at 3:00 pm
 Location:JGB 2.112 Martineau Career Services Suite
 Contact:Maurine Riess, mriess@jsg.utexas.edu, 512-232-7673
EMPLOYER SPOTLIGHT DAYS
A career services program designed to bring employers and students together in a relaxed, informative setting

Pastor Behling & Wheeler will be on hand to visit with students and discuss current openings.
Where: JGB 2.112 Career Center
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Students are welcome to stop by throughout the day. Refreshments will be provided.
Business casual dress recommended.

Evening of Thanks

  Start: March 26, 2015 at 6:00 pm     End: March 26, 2015 at 8:00 pm
 Location:Westin at The Domain
 Contact:Georgia Sanders, gsanders@jsg.utexas.edu, 512-471-1282

BEG Friday Seminar Series

  Start: March 27, 2015 at 9:00 am     End: March 27, 2015 at 10:00 am
 Location:BEG Main Conference Room; Building 130; PRC Campus
 Contact:Sophia Ortiz, sophia.ortiz@beg.utexas.edu, 512.475.9588
 URL:Event Link
Dr. Svetlana Ikonnikova
Energy Economist
Bureau of Economic Geology

Abstract:
There are an increasing number of geologists and engineers that have become involved in shale gas research. However, the current fall in oil prices demonstrates how much the demand and funding for our research depends on energy prices. This talk will discuss in what way and to what extent shale gas drilling and profitability depends on economic parameters and how much it relies on other non-economic variables.

The talk will start with an overview of the key drivers for new shale gas/oil well drilling based on the discounted cash flow model. We will review the value of liquids, sensitivity to the natural gas price, and economic limit. Then, we will dig deeper and look at how operators may adjust to prices and keep their profitability by managing completion costs and by rationing drilling locations. The objective is to show in simple terms how economic parameters are integrated with engineering and geologic knowledge to support operator’s decision to drill. The role of geologic uncertainty as well as the knowledge of the major geologic attributes will be addressed.

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Alumni - Tailgates, reunions and continuing education with your fellow alums
Tailgates, reunions and continuing education with your fellow alums
New Salt Tectonics Complex - Honoring Martin Jackson, raising funds towards a newly renovated Salt Tectonics Modeling Complex
Honoring Martin Jackson, raising funds towards a newly renovated Salt Tectonics Modeling Complex
Geoscience Education - Summit on Future of Undergraduate Geoscience Education: Summary Report & Survey
Summit on Future of Undergraduate Geoscience Education: Summary Report & Survey
GeoFORCE Challenge Match - This endowment has launched to ensure the continuation of this critical program
This endowment has launched to ensure the continuation of this critical program
Work at JSG - The Jackson School is hiring. Apply online.
The Jackson School is hiring. Apply online.
Find a Supervisor - Grad students work with over 70 scientists in 9 research disciplines
Grad students work with over 70 scientists in 9 research disciplines
 
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