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Gameday in Aggieland MSC OPAS Presents: The Texas Tenors Virginia Fleck Exhibition

Gameday in Aggieland

Join us at the newly renovated Kyle Field this fall for a Fightin' Texas Aggie Football game.

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MSC OPAS Presents: The Texas Tenors

Catch a unique blend of country, gospel, classical, and Broadways music on stage when the Texas Tenors visit Aggieland on Sept. 26.

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Virginia Fleck Exhibition

Austin artist Virginia Fleck critiques what she calls "our consumerist society" with circular mandalas made from product packaging material.

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Offshore Oil: The Promise of Discovery

Event Type
Exhibit
Date
Begins: Monday, March 31, 2014
Ends: Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Time
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Description
George Bush was a successful and pioneering Texas oilman, first on land and then offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. As a tribute to his role in the development and use of the innovative independent leg offshore jack-up rig Scorpion launched by LeTourneau in 1956, the exhibit tells the story of offshore drilling. It focuses on the history, development and future of offshore drilling, with an emphasis on the work of George Bush, emerging technologies and ongoing research at Texas A&M University. With Shell as title sponsor and supporting sponsorships from Ensco, Schlumberger and Move Resource Group, the exhibit covers all aspects of the search for oil offshore, with a special look at the geology of finding oil, focusing on exploration of the Gulf of Mexico. Industry pioneers recount their personal experiences. Visitors will be taken from start to finish — developing the "play" to platform production — via an interactive display. A video wall highlights careers and life on board a rig. See models of the various rigs, platforms and supply vessels that are used in the industry, and pieces of drilling equipment. Additional exhibits feature Smart Gulf and Scientific Research from Texas A&M University. Expertise for the exhibit has been provided by our partnerships with The Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig Museum; Texas A&M University through the College of Geosciences, Petroleum Engineering, Integrated Ocean Drilling Program, Department of Oceanography and Offshore Technology Research; LeTourneau University and PennWell.
Location
Bush Library - Museum & Archive (BPLM)
1000 George Bush Drive West
College Station TX 77845
Sponsor
Texas A&M University
Contact
Tracy Paine
979-691-4014
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