Oklahoma Geological Survey
Dr. Kyle E. Murray earned a PhD in Geological Engineering from Colorado School of Mines in 2003, and has worked as a consultant or academic researcher for more than 20 years. He is currently employed as a Hydrogeologist for the Oklahoma Geological Survey (OGS), which is part of the University of Oklahoma (OU) Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy. His research team investigates physical and chemical properties of geologic materials that store and produce fluids, and conducts regional-scale studies of water, earth, and environmental resources. Water management in the energy industry is his current primary research area. Because of recent seismic activity in Oklahoma, Dr. Murray is partnering with other geoscientists to understand relationships between geologic factors, resource management, and seismicity. He consults on a variety of issues related to water management, energy production, environmental protection, and seismicity. He also pursues industrial and commercial partnerships related to the water and energy nexus, where companies are promoting the value chain of water and energy resources.