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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.

New Facility to Help Rescue Oiled Wildlife at Marine Science Institute

New Facility to Help Rescue Oiled Wildlife at Marine Science Institute

The University of Texas Marine Science Institute opened the new Oiled Wildlife Facility in Port Aransas, Texas on Tuesday.

Important Insights to Gulf Oil Spill Gleaned from Modeling Past Hurricanes

Important Insights to Gulf Oil Spill Gleaned from Modeling Past Hurricanes

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

Scientists, engineers and researchers contribute expertise to catastrophic BP oil spill

Scientists, engineers and researchers contribute expertise to catastrophic BP oil spill

As oil continues to gush into the Gulf of Mexico, The University of Texas at Austin is marshaling its expertise to respond. Mapping the Gulf Oil SpillYou must have JavaScript enabled and the Flash 8 plugin installed to view this content. Consult your browser's help file for instructions to enable JavaScript. Engineers, scientists, researchers and…   » Continue Reading

Petroleum Engineering Faculty Member Aids Oil Spill Estimates

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.

Texas Marine Scientist Studies Oil Spill Effects on Oxygen Levels in the Gulf of Mexico “Dead Zone”

Texas Marine Scientist Studies Oil Spill Effects on Oxygen Levels in the Gulf of Mexico “Dead Zone”

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 Briefs U.S. Congress on BP Spill

 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.

Scientists Produce 3-D Models of BP Oil Spill in Gulf of Mexico Using Ranger Supercomputer

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