Cuttings from the Eagleford shale stored at the bureau of economic geology's core research center. The cuttings were collected in 1952 and, in 2008, helped ground-truth the first shale drilling operations in the shale play.
Manager of the UT pressure core center Josh O’Connell (right) and undergraduate research assistant Addison Savage handle samples of methane hydrate under pressure. The Jackson School is leading research on the potential future fuel.
Oil and gas operations on university lands, which manages the surface and mineral interests of 2.1 million acres of land across 19 counties in West Texas for the benefit of the permanent university fund.
Participants in the Jackson School's 2017 Marine Geology and Geophysics field course conduct coring operations in Galveston bay.