Mission: To provide a professional partnership between students, faculty and leaders in the energy industry through cooperation, mentorship, research and education.

History: The TCU Core Storage Facility began as an idea from members of the Energy Institute's Board of Advisors and some of the faculty in the Geology Department. Larry Brogdon, Bob Penn, Dan Jarvie, Floyd "Bo" Henk from the Energy Board along with John Breyer (Geology), Milt Enderlin (Geology) and Ken Morgan (Energy Institute) took an active role in securing and planning a facility to help the industry keep Barnett Shale core locally in Fort Worth. This became a reality in 2008. 

Beginning in 2009, Professor John Breyer began to coordinate receiving and researching the donated core. EOG and Matador Resources were the first companies to deposit several pallets of core. This was followed by a generous donation from Pioneer Natural Resources to construct offices and a climate controlled viewing area in 2010. 

Today, the 9,000 square foot facility houses thousands of feet of organized and well kept core from all over the region. Our current team of faculty and staff keep the facility open for private viewing, tours, workshops and student research related to the geology, sedimentology, petrophics and geochemistry of the core samples stored on site.

For more information about the TCU Core Storage Facility, please contact the facility Manager or Coordinator. Contact: Carl Kurtz, Manager, 817-797-7981 and c.r.kurtz@tcu.edu Milt Enderlin, Director, 918-440-8912 and m.enderlin@tcu.edu

Texas Christian University Core Lab

4205 Stadium Dr., Suite 210, Fort Worth TX. 76110


October 2013 the 25th Anniversary Penrose Conference was held in Park City Utah. Dr. Holbrook, and 5 TCU Students arrived for a week to learn and contribute to the discussion of geothermal energy. With the support of Schlumberger and Terratek and representitives of 6 countries, engineers, geologists from both oil and gas, this served as a forum to combine technology and capabilities able to be applied to geothermal. This conference provided a lecure series for further education, these can be found on the SedHeat website. A speacial thanks to Bethany Peterson for her media efforts and photograhpy.