Geoscience Data Repositories in TEXAS

 

Balcones Energy Library, Inc.

8610 North New Braunfels, Suite 110
San Antonio, TX 78217

Contact: Liz Carmichael, Manager
210/820-0814

Data Center Staff Size: 4
Type of Repository: Private - Membership
Data Access Fee: membership dues
Data Delivery Media: mail out

Quantity of Holdings:

Center Services Provided: core analysis, staff research

Geographic Areas of Holdings, by type and media:

 

Cambe Geological Services, Inc.

1500 Gray Street
Houston, TX 77002-8900

Contact: Denise McCaskill, President
713/659-8363
713/757-0179 (FAX)
denisem@cambe.com 

Data Center Staff Size: 54
Type of Repository: Private
Data Access Fee: membership dues
Catalog and Index Type: paper, digital
Data Retrieval: on-line ordering
Data Delivery Media: paper

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Herold Geological Research Center

John S. Herold, Inc.
1415 Louisiana, Suite 2200
Houston, TX 77002

Contact: Susan Neighbors, Manager
713/658-9673
713/658-0187 (FAX)
houston@herold.com 
http://www.herold.com 

Data Center Staff Size: 3
Type of Repository: Private - Membership
Data Access Fee: membership dues
Catalog and Index Type: paper, CD-ROM
Data Retrieval: on-line search, off-line
Data Delivery Media: paper

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Center Services Provided: staff research, client access to all data

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Herold Geological Research Center

John S. Herold, Inc.
241 Pine, Suite 8LB
Abilene, TX 79601

Contact: Audra Horton, Manager
915/673-5057
915/672-7556 (FAX)
abilene@herold.com 
http://www.herold.com 

Data Center Staff Size: 3
Type of Repository: Private - membership
Data Access Fee: per search, membership dues
Catalog and Index Type: paper, digital, CD-ROM, film/fiche
Data Retrieval: off-line
Data Delivery Media: CD-ROM, on-line, tape, film/fiche

Quantity of Holdings:

Center Services Provided: staff research, log check-out for members, mail out (to out-of-town members)

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Comments: Logs and completion cards are filed by grids marked on lease ownership maps; grids run with the survey lines, which makes data retrieval easy.
 

Midland Energy Library

401 West Texas, Suite 600
P.O. Box 3206
Midland, TX 79701/79702

Contact: Gay Rulla, Library Manager
915/683-8057
915/683-8739 (FAX)

Data Center Staff Size: 6 (plus 10 volunteers)
Type of Repository: Public - Academic
Private - Membership
Data Access Fee: membership dues
Catalog and Index Type: paper, CD-ROM, fiche
Data Retrieval: computer search for production data; members may search files; geotech service
Data Delivery Media: paper, mail out, microfiche

Quantity of Holdings:

Center Services Provided: core analysis, thin section (fusulinids), paleo picks (Hollingsworth), interpretation (all donated materials), mud logs

Geographic Areas of Holdings, by type and media:

Comments: Midland Energy Library is a 501 (c) (3) organization. All of the historical data in the library have been donated by oil companies and individuals. The library purchases new data for the members to work with. The membership consists of about 200 geologists, geophysicists, paleontologists, engineers, landpersons, and geotechs. The library, organized in 1984-85, covers more than 18,590 square feet on two floors of the Midland American Bank Building. The library also has offsite storage for some of the donations to be merged into the present data system.
 

Midland County Public Library

301 West Missouri Ave.
Midland, TX 79701

Contact: Denise Johnson, Head Librarian
Marie Humphrey, Special Collections Department Head
432-688-4325
432-688-4939 (FAX)
marie_humphrey@co.midland.tx.us

Data Center Staff Size: 4
Type of Repository: Public - State/Local
Catalog and Index Type: digital
Data Retrieval: On-line
Data Delivery Media: paper

Geographic Areas of Holdings, by type and media:

Comments: The Science Tech Department contains the following: SPE papers on CD-ROM and microfiche, GeoRef, AAPG materials, GSA materials, Geological Society guidebooks and symposia, USGS and USBM materials, Texas Water Commission reports, topographic, geologic, and oil investigation maps, more than 76 subscriptions to oil and gas periodicals, more than 3,000 monographs, and up-to-date oil industry-related directories.
 

Southern States Professional Log Association, Inc.

1010 Lamar
Suite 300
Houston, TX 77002

Contact: Barbara J. Knox, Operations Manager
713/651-0808 (FAX)

Data Center Staff Size: 4
Type of Repository: Private - Membership
Data Access Fee: membership dues
Catalog and Index Type: paper, digital, CD-ROM, fiche
Data Retrieval: on-line
Data Delivery Media: paper, Cd ROM, on-line, mail out

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Austin Core Research Center, Bureau of Economic Geology

Physical address
10100 Burnet Road
J. J. Pickle Research Campus
Building 131
Austin, Texas 78758

Mailing address
Box X, University Station
Austin, Texas 78713

Contact: George Bush, CRC Curator and Facility Manager
512/471-7135
512/471-0140 (FAX)
Robert Sanchez, Warehouse
512/475-9588
george.bush@beg.utexas.edu
http://www.beg.utexas.edu/crc/austin.htm

Data Center Staff Size: 10
Type of Repository: Public - Academic
Data Retrieval: on-line

Quantity of Holdings:

Center Services Provided: core/sample services

Geographic Areas of Holdings, by type and media:

Comments: The Bureau of Economic Geology maintains the Core Research Center, a 17,300-square-foot facility where core and cuttings can be examined, photographed, analyzed, and logged. An adjacent repository comprises approximately 93,000 square feet and houses nearly 50 linear miles of shelving to accommodate both core and cuttings.
 

Midland Core Research Center, Bureau of Economic Geology

Physical address
5310A East Business I-20
Midland, Texas 79706

Mailing address
P.O. Box 750
Midland, TX 79701

Contact: Lupe Rendón, Facility Manager
432/686-9902
432/686-7728 (FAX)
crcm@swbell.net
http://www.beg.utexas.edu/crc/midland.htm

Data Center Staff Size: 2
Type of Repository: Public - State/Local
Data Access Fee: per search
Catalog and Index Type: paper
Data Retrieval: on-line; one can reach the core holdings at http://www.beg.utexas.edu/crc/midland.htm or call the Austin Core Research Center (512/471-0402) to order a printout of the core holdings.
Data Delivery Media: paper

Quantity of Holdings:

Center Services Provided: core/sample services

Comments: The Bureau of Economic Geology maintains the Midland Core Research Center, a 32,700 square-foot storage facility where core and cuttings can be examined, photographed, analyzed, and logged. Hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Among the clients served are the general public, oil and gas industries, students, independent contractors, and universities.

The majority of the holdings are from the Midland Basin.
 


Geophysical Log Facility, Bureau of Economic Geology

Bureau of Economic Geology
University of Texas at Austin
10100 Burnet Road, Building 130
P.O. Box X, University Station
Austin, TX 78713

Contact: L.E. Garner, Research Associate
512/471-2145
512/471-0140 (FAX)
garnere@begv.beg.utexas.edu 
http://www.utexas.edu/research/beg 

Data Center Staff Size: 3
Type of Repository: Public - State/Local
Catalog and Index Type: paper
Data Retrieval: off-line
Data Delivery Media: paper

Quantity of Holdings:

Center Services Provided: data sales, bibliographic searches

Geographic Areas of Holdings, by type and media:

 

C & M Storage, Inc.

Box 295
Schulenburg, TX 78956

Contact: Robert J. Shafer, President
409/562-2777
409/562-2776 (FAX)
cmstor@cvtc.net 

Data Center Staff Size: 15
Type of Repository: Private - Proprietary
Catalog and Index Type: digital
Data Retrieval: digital
Data Delivery Media: paper, on-line, mail out

Center Services Provided: core/sample services, data packages
Geographic Areas of Holdings, by type and media:

Comments: C & M Storage has 180,000 square feet of archival core and cuttings. It provides warehouse movement/relocation and custom warehouse inventory. Data management is correlated with all warehouse inventory. It can also provide core slabbing/plugging.
 

Oil Information Library of Fort Worth

810 Houston Street, Suite 900
Fort Worth, TX 76102-6212

Contact: Roy R. English, Librarian
817/332-4977
817/332-4977 (FAX)

Data Center Staff Size: 1
Type of Repository: Private - Open to public by membership only
Data Access Fee: membership dues - $110/month; $50/day
Catalog and Index Type: paper, CD-ROM, fiche
Data Delivery Media: paper, CD-ROM, mail out (limited)

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Center Services Provided: staff research (limited)

Geographic Areas of Holdings, by type and media:

Comments: The Oil Information Library of Fort Worth was established as a non-profit corporation in 1985 to provide a central repository for invaluable old company/individual records and files that were rapidly being lost through neglect and/or destruction. The Library contains information on North, North Central, and West Texas; particular attention was given to amassing data for the Forth Worth Basin, Bend Arch, Muenster Arch, Hardeman Basin, Eastern and Western Shelves and the Permian Basin of Texas and New Mexico, specifically RRCDs 7B, 7C, 8, 8A and 9 and Southeast New Mexico--the Library's core area.
 

Oil Information Library of Wichita Falls

710 Lamar Street, Suite 100
Wichita Falls, TX 76301

Contact: Gail B. Phillips, Manager
817/322-4241
817/322-8695 (FAX)

Data Center Staff Size: 3
Type of Repository: Non-profit - membership dues
public use for nominal fee
Data Access Fee: per search, membership dues, public use for a nominal fee
Catalog and Index Type: paper, CD-ROM, fiche
Data Retrieval: on-line
Data Delivery Media: paper, CD-ROM, on-line, mail out

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Center Services Provided: staff research

Geographic Areas of Holdings, by type and media:

 

Ocean Drilling Program

Texas A&M University
1000 Discovery Drive
College Station, TX 77845

Contact: Data Librarian
409/845-8495
409/845-4857 (FAX)
database@odp.tamu.edu 
http://www-odp.tamu.edu 

Data Center Staff Size: 225
Type of Repository: Public - Academic
Catalog and Index Type: paper, digital, CD-ROM, fiche
Data Delivery Media: paper, on-line, film/fiche; send a request to the Data Librarian via e-mail, phone, fax, or mail. There is no charge for the data. The data can be delivered via ftp, e-mail, disk, or regular mail. A portion of the data will soon be available on the Internet.

Quantity of Holdings:

Center Services Provided: core/sample services, research on core samples from the ocean floor for scientific purposes and archives the cores in repositories. Core samples, data, and publications can be requested.

Geographic Areas of Holdings, by type and media:

Summary of the data types that are available: visual core description, petrographic data, paleontological data, core photos, color reflectance, G.R.A.P.E., P-wave, magnetic susceptibility, thermal conductivity, index, sonic velocity, shear strength, rock evaluation, calcium carbonate, interstitial water, gas chromatography, X-ray fluorescence, X-ray diffraction, ADARA, WSTP, tensor, underway geophysical data.
 

Energy Information, Inc.

1600 Smith Street, Suite 4900
Houston, TX 77002

Contact: A. Dale McCallum
713/659-2201
713/659-2201 (FAX)
info@energygraphics.com 
http://www.energygraphics.com 

Data Center Staff Size: 3
Type of Repository: Private - Commerical
Catalog and Index Type: digital
Data Delivery Media: 8mm, floppy, ftp

Quantity of Holdings:

Center Services Provided: data packages, data license, software applications

Geographic Areas of Holdings, by type and media:

 

Geco-Prakla, NSA, Houston

Schlumberger Technology Corp.
1325 South Dairy Ashford
Houston, TX 77077

Contact: Frank R. Garafola, Customer Support Manager
281/596-1447
281/596-1843 (FAX)
frank@houston.geco-prakla.slb.com 

Data Center Staff Size: 20
Type of Repository: Private
Data Access Fee: usage fee
Data Retrieval: off-line
Data Delivery Media: paper, on-line, tape, film/fiche

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Center Services Provided: tape transcription, seismic processing, interpretation, data sales

Geographic Areas of Holdings, by type and media:

 

Veritas Seismic

Veritas DGC, Inc.
2929 Briarpark, Suite 215
Houston, TX 77042

Contact: Dave Levesque, General Manager

Data Center Staff Size: 15

Center Services Provided: seismic processing
 


Pan American Center for Earth and Environmental Studies

University of Texas at El Paso
Department of Geological Sciences
Geological Sciences Building
El Paso, TX 79968

Contact: Dr. G. Randy Keller
915/747-5501
915/747-5073 (FAX)
keller@geo.utep.edu 
http://www.utep.edu 

Data Center Staff Size: 4
Type of Repository: Public - Academic
Catalog and Index Type: paper, digital, CD-ROM, film/fiche
Data Retrieval: on-line search, off-line
Data Delivery Media: paper, on-line, tape

Quantity of Holdings:

Geographic Areas of Holdings, by type and media: Comments: Well logs, lithology logs, drilling/completion data, and scout data/strat tops are all on hard copy. Cores and cuttings are boxed. Geochemical data are confined to the southwest and are on hard copy. The paleontological collections and rock and mineral specimens are mostly from the southwest and are in storage.