Marine Science Institute Receives $7 Million Grant to Study the Impact of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
A group of institutions led by the Marine Science Institute (MSI) at The University of Texas at Austin has been awarded a three-year, nearly $7 million grant to better understand how oil spills disperse in the Gulf of Mexico, and how the oil affects the ecology of the Gulf.
The University of Texas Marine Science Institute opened the new Oiled Wildlife Facility in Port Aransas, Texas on Tuesday.
A scientist at the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES) at The University of Texas at Austin is one step closer to understanding what might happen if a hurricane hits the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The image shows an overlay of satellite imaging and simulated particle position data. The path lines represent position… » Continue Reading
Dr. Paul Bommer, a petroleum engineering faculty member at The University of Texas at Austin, is the only petroleum engineer in the Flow Rate Technical Group appointed by the federal government to estimate the oil flow from the BP Deepwater Horizon oil well.
Marine scientist Zhanfei Liu is studying the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on oxygen levels in the northern Gulf of Mexico in part through a recently received National Science Foundation grant for Rapid Response Research (RAPID).
Tad Patzek, chair of the Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, will discuss "Beneath the Surface of the BP Spill: What's Happening Now, What's Needed Next" with the U.S. Congressional Subcommittee on Energy and Environment June 9.
Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin are using the Texas Advanced Computing Center's (TACC) Ranger supercomputer to produce 3-D simulations of the impact of BP's massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill on coastal areas.
“Oil in Troubled Waters” Public Forum to Examine the Cause, Consequences and Cost of Spill in the Gulf
The worsening deepwater oil spill off the Gulf of Mexico coast is the topic of a public briefing and discussion by several university experts in petroleum engineering, geology, law, business and environment Tuesday, May 18, sponsored by the Energy Institute at The University of Texas at Austin. The 10 a.m. (CDT) program in the auditorium… » Continue Reading