Bureau of Economic Geology Field Experience

In mid-November we traveled to the Bureau of Economic Geology at the University of Texas in Austin to meet with some of the world's leading researchers in energy exploration, policy, and usage. Students heard presentations about earthquake monitoring, the water and energy nexus, the shale revolution, and carbon sequestration. We also toured the Core Research Warehouse, containing more than 700,000 core samples from wells drilled throughout the world. We finished the day with a visit to the Briscoe Center for American History and learned about the ExonMobil Archives through some primary source documents, such as the first ledger book of Standard Oil from the 1880s .