The Bureau of Economic Geology’s core research building holds more than 2 million boxes of rock core and cuttings. Photo: Bureau of Economic Geology.
LEFT: 3D seismic data collected by the gulf coast carbon center at San Luis pass Near Galveston. RIGHT: Susan Hovorka sits between a CO2 supply tank (background) and an observation well (foreground) at the Frio Brine pilot experiment site. She is at the approximate edge of the CO2 plume, which was injected 5,050 feet below the surface. Credit: Tip Meckel, Susan Hovorka.
The western Gulf of Mexico’s CO2 storage potential. The Gulf Coast Carbon Center estimates the total storage capacity of the region to be 559 billion metric tons. Credit: The Gulf Coast Carbon Center.
A seismic image of the Spindletop salt dome in the Texas Energy Museum. Credit: Beth Rankin/Flickr.
LEFT: Oil fields near Midland, Texas. New technology could help convert old, unused oil and gas wells into geothermal wells. RIGHT: Ken Wisian studies a rock sample through a microscope in the bureau of economic geology mineral studies lab. Credit: Formulaone/Flickr, Nuzha Zuberi/Reporting Texas
Downtown Houston. The energy expertise and experience in the city, and Texas as a whole, can help make Texas an energy transition leader. Credit: GPA photo archive.