Senior Research Scientist,
Bureau of Economic Geology - The University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Tip Meckel is a senior research scientist investigating geologic carbon storage for the Bureau of Economic Geology at The University of Texas at Austin. During his 16 years with the Gulf Coast Carbon Center at the Bureau he has led research focusing on geologic characterization, structural geology, monitoring design, and pressure evolution for CO2 injections. He has been directly involved with many large-scale field demonstration projects funded through the DOE-NETL Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnerships. After early exposure during the FRIO tests east of Houston in 2006, he co-directed the research program for the SECARB CO2-EOR demonstration project in Cranfield Mississippi, and currently leads the research initiative to identify offshore sequestration potential in the Gulf of Mexico with focus on capacity assessment and high-resolution 3D marine seismic monitoring technologies. Dr. Meckel works closely with offshore CCS developments in Japan and the North Sea.
He was a contributor to the 2019 National Petroleum Council study on CCUS, and participated in the formation of the Society of Petroleum Engineer’s Storage Resource Management System (SRMS). Since 2008 he has been PI or Co-PI on 16 CCS grants totaling over $70 million dollars. PhD - UT Austin, MS - Univ. MT.