Archive for August, 2012

Aug 7

Geothermal Basin Studies

TCU will soon be a new center for a global research network of scholars focused on the basic science and engineering questions that need to be addressed to make large-scale geothermal energy from sedimentary basins a reality. The work and proposals are to be done by individual researchers across the country, sometimes in cooperation with…

Aug 2

NGVs in Texas

Our “Breakout Year” for NGVs in Texas By Ken Morgan, Director, TCU Energy Institute Natural gas has a long history as a reliable fuel source for home heating, industrial manufacturing and electrical generation. However, securing long term supplies has always been tied to the discovery and development of conventional “oil and gas reservoirs” that over…

Aug 2

GIS for Energy Studies

Our modern GIS and Remote Sensing Center houses 28 work stations dedicated to teaching and research in geological and environmental science mapping. Many students use this facility to study energy related problems that lend themselves to GIS solutions such as: Well pad siting, locating new potential locations for NGV refueling stations, wind farm mapping etc….