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"Fossil Fuel Resources"

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Advanced Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law Course

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Advances in CO2 Injection and Storage in Geologic Formations (GEO 391)

This class is a cross disciplinary, project-based course in new technology for greenhouse gas emissions reductions. Topics covered will include multiphase fluid flow, pore scale studies, imaging micromodels, capillary an... More
Centers & Institutes

Bureau of Economic Geology

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 T... More
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Busby, Joshua

Busby is the author of several studies on climate change, national security, and energy policy from the Council on Foreign Relations, the Brookings Institution, and CNAS. His research interests also include U.S. grand st... More
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Carbon Finance (PA 188G)

The focus of this course is on carbon finance contributed by governments and companies in developed countries to purchase project-based greenhouse gas emission reductions in developing countries and countries with econom... More
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Carr, David L.

David Carr is a petroleum geologist whose primary interests lie in clastic sedimentology and stratigraphy. He has served as a consultant, performing a variety of reservoir characterization and exploration projects that h... More
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Cases and Materials on Oil and Gas Law

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Centers & Institutes

Center for Energy Finance Education & Research (CEFER)

The Department of Finance at the Mccombs School of Business has identified energy finance and financial risk management as key areas for innovative research and curriculum development. Energy and capital markets are und... More
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Center for Frontiers of Subsurface Energy Security

The Center for Frontiers of Subsurface Energy Security (CFSES) is pursuing scientific understanding of multiscale, multiphysics processes to ensure safe and economically feasible storage of carbon dioxide and other bypro... More
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Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy (CIEEP)

The University of Texas at Austin chartered the Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy (CIEEP) in the summer of 2005 to establish a dedicated policy center in one of the University's longstanding areas ... More
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Center for Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering

The mission of the Center for Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering Research (CPGE) is to encourage and develop interdisciplinary research in petroleum and geosystems engineering as well as other areas related to energy a... More
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Center for Subsurface Modeling

The Center for Subsurface Modeling (CSM) investigates high-performance parallel processing as a tool to model the behavior of fluids in permeable geologic formations such as petroleum and natural gas reservoirs, groundwa... More
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Conservation, Resources, and Technology (GRG 334)

Analysis of the relationship between the human population and its resource base, with particular emphasis on current problems in environmental resource management. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisit... More
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Cost-Effective Capture & Storage of CO2 through Energy Production from Saline Aquifers

The potential to sequester very large volumes of CO2 in deep saline aquifers is very well known. A significant fraction of these deep, high-temperature aquifers are saturated with CH4 (methane) at pressures exceeding nor... More
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Duncan, Ian

Dr. Duncan leads the Earth Systems and Environment group at BEG. For the last 4 years Ian has been working on policy, as well as legal and technical aspects of carbon management in the context of CO2 Enhanced Oil Recove... More
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Dyer, James

James Dyer received his B.A. and Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin. His research and teaching interests include risk management, multiple criteria decision making, and capital budgeting. Professor Dyer has off... More
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Dzienkowski, John

John Dzienkowski teaches and writes in the areas of professional responsibility of lawyers, real property, international energy transactions, and oil and gas taxation. More
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Eaton, David J.

David J. Eaton teaches courses on systems analysis, environmental and energy policy, and nonprofit management in the LBJ School. He has lectured in twenty countries and conducted field research in fifteen nations. Eaton... More
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Economic Analysis in the Petroleum Industry (EER 396/PGE 389)

Graduate seminar covering a wide range of issues in energy and earth resources. Cross-listed with PGE. More
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Edgar, Tom

Control system monitoring and diagnosis, Microelectronics manufacturing, optimization. More
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Electric Power Law (LAW 397S)

This three-credit seminar course will survey the most prominent current legal issues affecting the electric power industry. Taught by two practicing attorneys - the Executive VP and General Counsel of Energy Future Holdi... More
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Emerging Trends in Oil and Gas Litigation (LAW 397S)

A three-hour seminar course in which you will write a term paper on a "cutting edge" issue in the oil & gas litigation area. We will study and discuss a broad range of topics within this area from analysis of express and... More
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Energy and Earth Resource Economics (EER 396;PGE 383)

Required core course for Energy and Earth Resources graduate students. Graduate seminar covering a wide range of issues in energy and earth resources. Cross-listed with PGE 383. More
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Energy and Society (TC 357K)

An overview of energy and its role in culture, economics, war, and international affairs. Introduction to quantitative concepts in energy, including the differences among fuels and energy technologies. More
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Energy And The Environment (GEO 305E)

A survey of all forms of current and potential sources of energy, and how these might impact the earth's environment. Three lecture hours and one and one-half laboratory hours a week for one semester. May not be counted ... More
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Energy Development & Policy (BGS 380; C E 397; LAW 397S; M E 397; P A 388K)

This interdisciplinary course will introduce students to the legal, business, and technical facets of energy development and entrepreneurship. The course is structured around four potential development sites—two wind d... More
Degree Plans & Curricula

Energy Finance Concentration -- Business Administration (MBA)

After acceptance into the McCombs School, students have several choices of specializations from which to choose to pursue in their final year, including energy finance. Although an energy or finance background is not req... More
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Energy Finance Practicum (FIN 394 15)

Work with real companies on real projects determined by the client organizations. More
Centers & Institutes

Energy Institute

The Energy Institute has been established at the University of Texas at Austin to provide the State of Texas and the Nation guidance for sustainable energy security through the pursuit of research and education programs ... More
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Energy Law (LEB 380.31; PA 388K; LAW 379M; EER 396)

This course is intended to introduce graduate students to the ways in which legal/regulatory systems affect the energy industry, and to the important economic and political concerns that underlie the regulation of produc... More
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Energy Law and Policy (LAW 397S)

This seminar on energy policy, transactions, litigation and regulation will cover both conventional energy sources such as oil and gas as well as newer alternative sources such as wind, solar, and biofuels. This seminar ... More
Centers & Institutes

Energy Management and Innovation Center

The mission of the Energy Management and Innovation Center is to contribute to a better understanding of the economic, commercial, and policy issues involved in the production, distribution, and consumption of energy. More
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Energy Systems and Renewable Energy Technical Core - Electrical and Computer Engineering (BS)

The Energy Systems and Renewable Energy Technical Core provides the foundation for a career in electric power systems, generation, grid operation, motors and drives, and renewable energy sources. This Core involves the s... More
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Energy Systems Laboratory (ME 363L)

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Energy Technologies Technical Area Option - Chemical Engineering (BS)

The need for energy sustainability and new energy technologies provides some of the most significant scientific and engineering challenges that face society. Chemical engineers are uniquely qualified to address these iss... More
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Energy, Environmnet, and Society (UGS 303)

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Environmental Resources and Economic Growth (ECO 330T)

This course presents non-majors with an economic perspective on the social issues that come up in the use of environmental and natural resources. This means we cover topics such as the development of economic prescriptio... More
Research & Initiatives

Evaluation and Analysis of Texas Biofuel Supply Chains Originating in the U.S. Midwest and Brazil

This 2009 study, funded by the Southwest Region University Transportation Center, investigates competing ethanol supply chains terminating in the State of Texas. Midwest corn ethanol and Brazilian sugarcane ethanol const... More
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Fracking Regulations: Is Federal Hydraulic Fracturing Regulation Around the Corner?

Natural gas burns more cleanly than either coal or oil, is available domestically, and is seen by many as a “bridge fuel” between our traditional dependence on coal and oil and a cleaner energy future. So it’s no s... More
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Frio Brine: Field Experiment for CO2 Sequestration

From October 4–14, 2004 the Frio Brine Pilot team injected 1,600 tons of CO2 1,500m below surface into a high permeability brine-bearing sandstone of the Frio Formation beneath the Gulf Coast of Texas, USA. The project... More
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Geological CO2 Storage and Natural CO2 Reservoirs

Geological CO2 storage is currently the only option to mitigate anthropogenic CO2 emissions from continued use of fossil fuels. Secure geologic storage of CO2 requires an understanding of the long-term evolution of CO2 i... More
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Geothermal Research in Deep Sediments (GRIDS)

The Bureau of Economic Geology is pursuing transformational research related to geothermal energy (GE) development from deep sedimentary basins. The northern Gulf of Mexico (GOM) is a representative environment of deep, ... More
Faculty & Staff

Gholz, Eugene

Eugene Gholz, who has a Ph.D. in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, joined the LBJ School faculty in 2005 as an Assistant Professor. Before that, he was an Assistant Professor at the Univer... More
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Global Energy Transactions (LAW 379M; FIN 390; EER 396)

This course is open to students in the Law School, McCombs School of Business and the Energy and Earth Resources Program in the Jackson School of Geosciences. It will cover the following legal topics: applicable legal re... More
Degree Plans & Curricula

Global Policy Studies (MGPS)

The Master of Global Policy Studies (MGPS) degree at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs is a path-breaking program designed to equip professionals with the tools and knowledge necessary to be leaders in an in... More
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Green Marine Transportation Program

The Green Marine Transportation Program is focused on the development of technologies for improving the fuel efficiency of ships. Studies are focused on quantifying the annual fuel consumption associated with each of the... More
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Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies (CHE 384; CHE 379)

"This course will be structured around GHGT-10, the 10th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies. Attendance will be required at the Conference to be held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands from Septe... More
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Grimshaw, Thomas

Dr. Grimshaw’s professional interests are currently in areas related to energy policy, with emphasis on emerging energy technologies and resources. He is particularly interested in the intriguing case of cold fusion, w... More
Centers & Institutes

Gulf Coast Carbon Center

The Gulf Coast Carbon Center seeks to apply its technical and educational resources to implement geologic storage of anthropogenic carbon dioxide on an aggressive time scale with a focus in a region where large-scale red... More
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Hemingway Oil and Gas Law and Taxation

Hemingway's Oil and Gas Law and Taxation, Fourth Edition is the most comprehensive one-volume work on oil and gas law and taxation available today. For over three decades, Professor Richard Hemingway's prior three editio... More
Faculty & Staff

Hesse, Marc

Flow and transport in porous media, reactive flow, multi-phase flow, geomechanics, mathematical modeling, numerical simulation, geological CO2 storage, magma dynamics. More
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Hovorka, Susan

Dr. Susan Hovorka is interested in the application of geological techniques to environmental problems, particularly focusing on the issue of permeability in both tight and very transmissive systems. This interest has lea... More
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Hoyer, Wayne

Wayne D. Hoyer holds the James L. Bayless/William S. Farrish Fund Chair for Free Enterprise. Dr. Hoyer joined the faculty of The University of Texas in the Spring of 1981 after receiving his Ph.D. (1980), M.S. (1979), an... More
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Human Exploration and Exploitation of the Sea (MNS 367K; GEO 367K)

Review of the history of ocean exploration including major oceanographic expeditions. Discussion of current topics in ocean exploration and exploitation of marine resources, the impact of resource exploitation on biologi... More
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International Energy Transactions (LAW 263T; LAW 463T)

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International Petroleum Concessions/Agreements (PGE 383, EMR 396, PGE 363)

The course examines the international agreements and fiscal regimes that are applied to petroleum exploration and development in countries around the world. It focuses on the relationship between oil companies and host... More
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International Petroleum Transactions (LAW 382F )

International Petroleum Transactions is essentially a course in international business that is taught in the context of the petroleum and energy industries. More
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Jablonowski, Christopher

Associate Director of the Energy and Earth Resources Graduate Program. His recent empirical research has focused on well construction technology assessment; cost modeling and benchmarking of drilling and facilities; turn... More
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King, Carey

Dr. Carey King studies energy systems, how they work together, how they impact the environment, and how and why humans as a society consume energy resources. He specializes in dynamic systems modeling and nonlinear optim... More
Research & Initiatives

Latin American Forum on Energy & the Environment

The Latin American Forum on Energy & the Environment is a unique program that addresses a critical need to bring together government and industry decision makers, scholars and scientists, to foster dialogue around energy... More
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Materials on International Petroleum Transactions

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Meckel, Timothy A.

Dr. Meckel's research interests include stratigraphy, structural geology, and tectonics. He has been involved with several large field projects studying carbon sequestration in geological formations in order to reduce gr... More
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Mineral Resources, Society, and the Environment (GEO 341)

Nature and origin of mineral resources; their discovery, extraction, and uses; and their relationship to global history, economics, and the environment. Three lecture hours and one laboratory hour a week for one semester... More
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Multiparty Conflict Resolution In Energy & Environment (LAW 379M)

This course is included in the curriculum for the Center for Energy, International Arbitration, and Environmental Law. It also satisfies the theory and/or skills course requirements of the interdisciplinary Portfolio Pro... More
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Natural Resource Policy (PA 388L)

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Natural Resource Taxation: Principles and Policies

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Degree Plans & Curricula

Natural Resources and the Environment Specialization - Public Affairs (MPAff)

The Natural Resources and the Environment specialization provides coursework to support students interested in air, water, or land management; energy policy; or minerals policy in the government, nonprofit, or for-profit... More
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Oil & Gas (LAW 390)

This course includes a study of various kinds of property interests that are commonly created in oil and gas and in the land from which they are produced. Included are concepts as to the nature of a landowner's interest ... More
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Oil and Gas Leasing and Regulation (LAW 279M)

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Orbach, Raymond

Dr. Raymond Lee Orbach is Director of The University of Texas at Austin's Energy Institute, a multi-disciplinary institute that combines the strengths of the university's schools and colleges to advance solutions to toda... More
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Paine, Jeffrey

Jeff is the coordinator of near-surface geophysics projects at the Bureau. His principal research interest, geophysical applications in the shallow subsurface, combines an academic background in geophysics and extensive ... More
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Pierce, Suzanne

Groundwater, Interdisciplinary, Water Policy, Water Resource Management. The most challenging problems facing society today are complex, dynamic and ill-structured. Water resource problems are exemplary of these challen... More
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Policy and Law Module - Energy and Earth Resources (MA)

The Energy and Earth Resources Graduate Program provides the opportunity for students to prepare themselves in management, finance, economics, law and policy leading to analytical and leadership positions in resource rel... More
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Political Economy of Global Energy (PA 388k)

This course will introduce students to the major theoretical frameworks commonly used to analyze the design and implementation of public policies related to energy issues, and the response of the energy industry to those... More
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Pope, Gary

Professor Gary A. Pope is the Director of the Center for Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. He holds the Texaco Centennial Chair in Petroleum Engineering, where he has taught since... More
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Resource Economics and Econometrics Module - Energy and Earth Resources (MA)

The Energy and Earth Resources Graduate Program provides the opportunity for students to prepare themselves in management, finance, economics, law and policy leading to analytical and leadership positions in resource?rel... More
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Ronn, Ehud

Dr. Ronn’s research is primarily in the area of energy risk: modeling, measurement and management. He has published articles on banking, investments, interest rate-sensitive instruments, and energy derivatives in acade... More
Research & Initiatives

SACROC Historic Oil Field

The Gulf Coast Carbon Center has been conducting a major research project in the Scurry Area Canyon Reef Operators (SACROC) oilfield near the eastern edge of the Permian Basin in Scurry County, Texas. Since 1972 over 175... More
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Science, Economics, and Politics of Energy Production (TC 357)

A detailed examination, from an engineering perspective, of the science, technology, economics and politics of non-renewable and renewable energy production and distribution. Renewable energy sources, e.g. wind, solar, p... More
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SECARB Stacked Storage Test

The Bureau of Economic Geology Gulf Coast Carbon Center is currently conducting a $34 million multi-year field study of sequestration and monitoring strategies for long-term storage of carbon dioxide. The site for the pr... More
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Selected Topics in Physics: Energy Production (PHY 341)

Topic 1: Energy Production. The various means that exist or have been suggested for generating energy; comparison in terms of efficiency, safety, and effects on the environment. More
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Sequestration of Greenhouse Gases in Brine Formations

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions by injecting unwanted gases into unused deep-brine-bearing aquifers is an attractive option because large-volume sinks underlie many carbon dioxide sources. In this study, funded by DOE/... More
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Smith, Ernest

Oil, wind, and gas law, international petroleum transactions, property, wind energy law More
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Smyth, Rebecca

Rebecca Smyth research interests include studies related to geologic sequestration of carbon dioxide; hydrogeologic assessment of sites impacted by petroleum exploration and production activities; LIDAR (Light Detection ... More
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Spence, David

Professor Spence's research and teaching focuses on business-government relations and the regulation of business, particularly energy and environmental regulation. Additionally, he is interested in environmental law, ene... More
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STORE (Sequestration Training, Outreach, Research and Education) Alliance

The overall mission of our Alliance for Sequestration Training, Outreach, Research and Education (STORE) is to promote better understanding of CO2 sequestration science and engineering technology. Our efforts are helping... More
Degree Plans & Curricula

Sustainable Energy Systems Certificate - Mechanical Engineering

Access to energy directly correlates with the quality of life we enjoy. Today, we face the grand challenge of meeting the energy needs of a growing population while minimizing the adverse effects of these technologies on... More
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Texas Energy Policy (GEO 391; PA 672; PA 682)

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Texas Law of Oil and Gas

Texas Law of Oil & Gas is an expert analysis of substantive law in this area. From an in-depth discussion of the basic legal doctrines of the industry to provocative analyses of emerging issues in the field, this guide p... More
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The Engineered World -- Energy (UGS 302)

Topics of this course include global and regional energy supply and demand, energy conversion and power production, energy use in buildings, transportation and industry, outlook for global energy resources, environmental... More
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The Human Overpopulation Crisis (FS 301)

Why are humans in such a state of total denial about what we are doing to this planet? People are becoming aware of some of the many consequences of overpopulation, but most still refuse to recognize the underlying cause... More
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University of Texas Energy Poll

The Energy Management & Innovation Center (EMIC) within the University of Texas McCombs School of Business is launching a new groundbreaking public opinion poll to measure and report on US consumer opinions and attitudes... More
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UT Energy Symposium - International Energy Issues (PA 188S)

This weekly speaker series seeks to provide a common platform for students from all disciplines across the campus to interact on the most pressing energy issues facing our globe. The series will introduce students to a w... More
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Vehicle Ownership, Retirement and Use Decisions: Response to Rising Fuel Prices and Implications for Carbon Emissions Forecasts

Automobile ownership plays an important role in determining vehicle use, emissions, fuel consumption, congestion and traffic safety. This work provides new data on ownership decisions and owner preferences under various ... More
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Wheeler, Mary

Dr. Wheeler has been on the faculty since 1995. She is the Director of the Center for Subsurface Modeling. She has published over 200 technical reports and refereed journal publications, made over 400 oral presentations ... More
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Yang, Changbing

Dr. Yang's research interests include numerical modeling of multiphase flow and contaminant transport in both the unsaturated and saturated zones; geochemical modeling and reactive transport; inverse modeling of non-isot... More