Welcome to the Center for Subsurface Energy and the Environment

Jon Olson

Webinar with Jon Olson

Friday, October 1, 2021, 12pm - 1pm
Predicting Hydraulic Fracture Geometry in Shales: Lab Experiments and Numerical Modeling

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Zoya Research

Industrial Affiliate Programs Spotlight

Multi-Scale Rock Physics of Unconventional and Carbonate Reservoirs

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Researcher Profile

Yingda Lu, Assistant Professor

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Research Highlights


Arvind P. Ravikumar, Energy Sustainability Expert, joins CSEE and the Hildebrand Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering faculty as Research Associate Professor

Ravikumar brings to CSEE / UT PGE a multidisciplinary approach to solving one of science and society’s most pressing questions — how global economies can usher in sustainable energy development in the face of climate change. 

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Angela Scheer joins CSEE as Administrative Manager

Angela comes to CSEE from the Ferguson lab in the Cockrell School of Engineering where she was a Senior Administrative Associate. Prior to that she worked as a Grants and Contracts Specialist and an Administrative Associate in the Office of Sponsored Projects.

Masa Prodanovic, Associate Professor, has been named an International SPE Distinguished Member

Established in 1983, the Distinguished Member award recognizes SPE members who achieve distinction deemed worthy of special recognition. This award acknowledges members who have attained eminence in the petroleum industry or the academic community, or who have made significant contributions to SPE

Michael Pyrcz, Associate Professor, has won the SPE Gulf Coast NA Regional Data Science and Engineering Analytics Award

The SPE Data Science and Engineering Analytics Award recognizes outstanding achievements in or contributions to the advancement of data science and engineering analytics in the industry. This award was formerly known as the Management and Information Award.

Masa Prodanovic, Associate Professor, has won the EAGE Alfred Wegener Award

The Alfred Wegener Award is presented to a member of EAGE who has made an outstanding contribution over a period of time to the scientific and technical advancement of one or more of the disciplines in our Association, particularly petroleum geoscience and engineering

CARBON UT, a new Industrial Affiliate Program (IAP), has been approved in CSEE

The IAP will be led by Dr. Nicolas Espinoza and Dr. Ryosuke Okuno and will focus on Utilization, Transportation, and Storage of CO2 for maintaining the carbon cycle.


Traci Laird, Executive Assistant, CSEE, is receiving a Cockrell School of Engineering Staff Excellence Award for 2020-2021

As Executive Assistant of the Center for Subsurface Energy and the Environment (CSEE) since January 2020, Traci has taken the lead to rebrand the Center, implement our vision, build a culture of collaboration and inclusiveness, help develop a new website, establish our monthly webinar series, strengthen the relationship with PGE, and so much more. Last March she was a leader in anticipitating and implementing our work transition plan for COVID.

Zoya Heidari, Associate Professor, is receiving the SPWLA Distinguished Technical Achievement Award

The virtual ceremony will be broadcast via the SPWLA YouTube Channel  https://youtu.be/UNd0oCPSnTo at 12:25 pm.Central today, May 19,,2021.  The award “is presented in recognition of exceptional contributions in one or more specific areas of formation evaluation technology”.

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A redox-based model for carbonate platform drowning and Ocean Anoxic Events

Ben Smith, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Scholar, Caltech University
Friday, September 24, 2021, 9:00 am - 10:00 am Central
Bureau of Economic Geology Seminar Series

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Southern US InterPore Chapter Kickoff Meeting

September 24, 2021, 10am-11am Central

Keynote speakers:
Dr. Steven Bryant, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Materials Engineering for Unconventional Oil Reservoirs
Having Your Carbon Cake and Eating It Too: Combining Negative Emissions Technologies with Energy Production

Dr. Birol Dindoruk, American Association of Drilling Engineers Endowed Professor of Petroleum Engineering at University of Houston
Energy Transition: Future Energy Mix & Role of Hydrocarbons

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Panel discussion: Perpetual Transition and Emerging Opportunities on the Energy Landscape

UT Energy Symposium
Tuesday, September 28, 
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Shawn Cumberland, Managing Partner, Energy Transition, Encap Investments L.P.
Deniz Dindoruk, Senior Development Manager, Shell
Will Glazener, Solution Leader, McKinsey & Company

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TACC 20th Anniversary Celebration (Virtual)

September 30, 2021  |  4:15pm-4:45pm

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Webinar with Jon Olson

October 1, 2021, 12:00-1:00 pm
Predicting Hydraulic Fracture Geometry in Shales: Lab Experiments and Numerical Modeling

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The Energy Transition - Rhetoric or Reality?

6th Annual KBH Center Symposium
October 15, 2021, 8:00 AM-3:30 PM
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