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  • Bureau of Economic Geology
    search BEG Online Publications Store Bureau List of Publications Bureau Annual Reports JSG Newsletter BEG Directorate Research Staff Support Staff Complete BEG Staff List Employment Opportunities BEG Visiting Committee Recent News Calendar Media Contacts News Archive Information Resources Educational Resources Publications Links Presentations Presentation Archives BEG Media Center BEG Seminar Schedule BEG home November 20 2012 On November 5 Senior Research Scientist Jeffrey Paine spoke to students at the Career Panel of the Society of Exploration Geophyicists SEG at its annual convention in Las Vegas Jeff discussed careers in the realm of sponsored research in general and near surface geophysics in particular examining basic job requirements and inherent funding issues The presentation included highlights from a number of recent Bureau projects as well as other examples from Earth and beyond where geophysics has played an important role ranging from earthquake induced landslides in China to studies of the spiral bands of Mars Jeff is a 30 year veteran of the Bureau and is currently conducting studies in geophysics applied to geologic hazards sinkholes faults etc and the geological context of historical and future coastal change From coast to coast the film Switch continues to generate widespread interest in its discussion of the world s energy future The documentary by Harry Lynch filmed at 27 key energy sites in 11 countries around the world features Bureau Director Scott Tinke r in search of factual answers to the often emotional discourse regarding the world s energy choices Although reviewers occasionally mistake its deliberate objectivity for a lack of passion for most Switch s balanced informative assessment of the issues is its greatest strength John Anderson of Variety wrote Switch is ostensibly about the transition the world needs to make from old fuels to new especially in light of the exploding economies of

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  • Bureau of Economic Geology General Information
    BEG Media Center BEG Seminar Schedule BEG home November 20 2012 The Bureau of Economic Geology established in 1909 is the oldest research unit at The University of Texas at Austin The Bureau part of The John A and Katherine G Jackson School of Geosciences at The University of Texas at Austin also functions as the State Geological Survey The Bureau not only curates the largest volume of subsurface core and cuttings in the United States at three world class centers located in Houston Austin and Midland but also runs a major Texas well log library with nearly 1 million well records on file The Bureau serves as the Regional Lead Organization for the Petroleum Technology Transfer Council and Managing Organization for the Advanced Energy Consortium Centers include the Gulf Coast Carbon Center and Center for Energy Economics Bureau reports maps and other publications are available for a nominal price What we do Our mission is to provide research and advice related to energy and environmental issues and to perform State Geological Survey functions as requested by the State Legislature Outreach efforts involve the public State agencies Federal agencies private foundations and industry The Bureau conducts basic and applied research

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  • Bureau of Economic Geology Contact Information
    Committee Recent News Calendar Media Contacts News Archive Information Resources Educational Resources Publications Links Presentations Presentation Archives BEG Media Center BEG Seminar Schedule BEG home November 20 2012 Main Facilities Austin General Information Telephone 512 471 1534 Fax 512 471 0140 e mail begmail beg utexas edu Mail Bureau of Economic Geology The University of Texas at Austin University Station Box X Austin TX 78713 8924 Shipping Bureau of Economic Geology The University of Texas at Austin 10100 Burnet Rd Bldg 130 Austin TX 78758 4445 Core Research Center CRC James Donnelly Telephone 512 471 0402 james donnelly beg utexas edu K 12 Education and Outreach Programs Sigrid Clift Telephone 512 471 0320 sigrid clift beg utexas edu Public Information Geologist Sigrid Clift Telephone 512 471 0320 sigrid clift beg utexas edu Geophysical Log Facility Daniel Ortuño Telephone 512 471 7139 daniel ortuno beg utexas edu Web site Scott Rodgers Telephone 512 471 2949 scott rodgers beg utexas edu Gift Information Julie Duiker Telephone 512 471 0116 julie duiker beg utexas edu Publications Amanda Masterson Telephone 512 471 7144 amanda masterson beg utexas edu Facilities Houston Advanced Energy Consortium AEC 11611 West Little York Rd Houston Texas 77041 4715 Telephone

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  • Bureau of Economic Geology Facilities
    Research Staff Support Staff Complete BEG Staff List Employment Opportunities BEG Visiting Committee Recent News Calendar Media Contacts News Archive Information Resources Educational Resources Publications Links Presentations Presentation Archives BEG Media Center BEG Seminar Schedule BEG home November 20 2012 Austin Core Research Center The Austin Core Research Center CRC located adjacent to Bureau headquarters is the Bureau s main core repository for core and rock material donated to the University More than 500 000 boxes of core and cuttings from wells drilled throughout Texas the U S and the world Public facilities include core examination layout rooms and processing rooms for slabbing core Nominal fees are charged to rent table space and to view core Other services are available upon request more Houston Research Center Located on the west side of Houston Texas six miles north of I 10 and two miles south of U S Highway 290 this state of the art climate controlled facility is equipped to permanently store and curate over 500 000 boxes of geologic core and cuttings Tthe HRC complex has offices laboratories and a well lit core layout room available for visiting scientists There are also two conference rooms to accommodate guests attending short courses and seminars more Midland Core Research Center The Midland Core Research Center MCRC contains nearly 500 000 boxes of core and cuttings available for public viewing and research Midland Austin and Houston core facilities have combined holdings of nearly 2 million boxes of geologic material The MCRC maintains a card catalog inventory listing Section Township and Range for rock material stored in this facility Public facilities include core examination layout rooms and processing rooms for slabbing core Other services available upon request more Devine Geophysical Test Site The 100 acre Devine Test Site DTS is located less than

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  • Bureau of Economic Geology Maps and Directions
    Publications Links Presentations Presentation Archives BEG Media Center BEG Seminar Schedule BEG home November 20 2012 J J Pickle Research Campus PRC Note The directions given below lead you to the visitor s entrance of UT s J J Pickle Research Campus at 10100 Burnet Road Regular business hours are from 6am until 6pm Mondays through Fridays All visitors must sign in at the Guard Station at this location The guard can give you further directions to BEG if you need them From IH 35 s Braker exit Go west on Braker continuing past Lamar and Metric to the Burnet Road intersection Turn left onto Burnet Road and proceed approximately 25 miles to the visitor s entrance of the J J Pickle Research Campus on the right Distance from IH 35 is about 4 miles 6 km Traveltime from Austin Bergtrom Airport is about 30 minutes to an hour From MoPac s Loop 1 Braker exit Go east on Braker Lane and turn right onto Burnet Road Proceed approximately 25 miles to the J J Pickle Research Campus visitor s entrance and turn right Proceed to the guardhouse to sign in From Highway 183 South Coming from the South take the Burnet Road exit and turn right onto Burnet Road Proceed approximately 5 miles to the J J Pickle Research Campus visitor s entrance on the left Travel time from Austin Bergstrom Airport is about 25 to 45 minutes From Highway 183 North Coming from the North take the Burnet Road exit and turn left under the freeway Proceed approximately 5 miles to the J J Pickle Research Campus visitor s entrance on the left From Loop 360 Capital of Texas Highway Loop 360 Capital of Texas Highway deadends into the MoPac access road go north left at this intersection

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  • Bureau of Economic Geology Employment Opportunities
    listed by type Publications search BEG Online Publications Store Bureau List of Publications Bureau Annual Reports JSG Newsletter BEG Directorate Research Staff Support Staff Complete BEG Staff List Employment Opportunities BEG Visiting Committee Recent News Calendar Media Contacts News Archive Information Resources Educational Resources Publications Links Presentations Presentation Archives BEG Media Center BEG Seminar Schedule BEG home November 20 2012 For more information and to apply Click on the web link for each job description to find complete information about a job and required qualifications Then go to the UT employment Website at http www utexas edu hr prospective apply process html If you are a first time applicant follow the instructions to create your EID If you need further assistance contact the University s employment office at 512 471 3656 or 800 687 8086 The following positions are currently available at the Bureau of Economic Geology The University of Texas at Austin Research Staff No positions available at this time Executive Managerial Staff No positions available at this time Technical Staff No positions available at this time Administrative Clerical Staff No positions available at this time Service Maintenance Staff No positions available at this time The Bureau of Economic

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  • Bureau of Economic Geology
    CEE EGL FRAC GCCC MSRL QCL RCRL TCCS UT GeoFluids Publication sales Peer reviewed publications Publications listed by type Publications search BEG Online Publications Store Bureau List of Publications Bureau Annual Reports JSG Newsletter BEG Directorate Research Staff Support Staff Complete BEG Staff List Employment Opportunities BEG Visiting Committee Recent News Calendar Media Contacts News Archive Information Resources Educational Resources Publications Links Presentations Presentation Archives BEG Media Center BEG Seminar Schedule BEG home November 20 2012 The Visiting Committee of the BEG provides vital counsel and advice to the Director and staff of the Bureau with regard to research programs research opportunities strategic directions and other significant issues Members of the Visiting Committee include Mr Bud Scherr Chair effective August 2011 Chief Executive Officer Valence Operating Company Ms Annell R Bay Senior Vice President Exploration Marathon Oil Company Mr Bud Brigham CEO President Brigham Exploration Mr Tim Brittan President Infinity Oil Gas Inc Ms Melanie L Callahan CPA Executive Administrator Texas Water Development Board The Honorable Susan Combs Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Mr Zak Covar Executive Director Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Mr Richard J Chuchla New Opportunity Manager South America ExxonMobil Exploration Co Mr James W Farnsworth President

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  • Bureau of Economic Geology Research Programs
    Publications Links Presentations Presentation Archives BEG Media Center BEG Seminar Schedule BEG home November 20 2012 For the best overview of research programs at the Bureau of Economic Geology read more about our Research Consortia PDF ENERGY RESEARCH The Fossil Energy component conducts approximately two thirds of the current Bureau research effort This component of the Bureau focuses on research involving energy resources primarily oil and natural gas It includes four Industrial Associates programs for basic research as well as numerous sponsored research projects funded by the State of Texas the DOE and individual companies or groups of companies Main areas of focus include salt tectonics carbonate and clastic reservoir characterization fracture characterization and prediction multicomponent seismic applications and basin analysis We are noted for continuing to bring insight and innovation from outcrop studies to the evolving science of reservoir characterization With 70 of in place reserves typically remaining in the ground at the time of oil field abandonment this research has enduring economic and societal importance Advanced Energy Consortium AEC Basin Analysis Carbonates Clastics Computational Geophysics Fractures Gas Hydrates Geofluids Geophysics Industrial Associates Mudrocks Outcrops Permian Basin Reservoir Characterization Resource Assessment Salt Tectonics State Lands STARR Structural Geology and Tectonics Unconventional Energy Resources ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH The diverse Geoscience and Environmental studies group conducts a wide range of basic and applied research in groundwater resources vadose zone hydrology coastal studies near surface geophysics and geologic mapping We also have additional programs that relate energy and the environment including our major initiative in sequestration of greenhouse gases The group investigates characteristics and processes of shallow Earth systems and impacts of human activities on those systems Many of our projects address the needs of State and Federal agencies in Texas although we conduct research in other states and in Latin America as

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