Bethany A. Kurz is Director of Analytical Solutions at the EERC, where she leads programs, projects, and a multidisciplinary team of scientists and engineers in topics related to carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS); application of machine learning and artificial intelligence to CCUS and oil and gas development; enhanced oil recovery; produced water and drilling waste management; and critical materials resource assessments. She is also responsible for developing business opportunities in all areas of energy and natural resources development and management. During her +25-year career at the EERC, Ms. Kurz has overseen several multimillion-dollar research efforts that have been funded by commercial clients and/or state and federal entities.
Ms. Kurz also leads the EERC’s applied research laboratories. In that role, she is responsible for working closely with the laboratory team to ensure the quality of the data and results generated by the laboratories, to integrate laboratory results into the applied research efforts conducted at the EERC, and to expand the laboratory capabilities to better address the needs of our partners and emerging challenges related to energy development and environmental stewardship.
Ms. Kurz received an M.S. degree in Hydrogeology from UND in 1998 and a B.S. degree in Geology from Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, Massachusetts, in 1995.