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Alex Bump

Alex is currently a Research Science Associate, Gulf Coast Carbon Center, Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas at Austin.

Alex is a geologist with broad experience in both CCUS and in the petroleum industry. He held a variety of exploration roles over 16 years with BP, including Advisor in Structural Geology and Head of Discipline for Exploration Structure and Tectonics. Alex has worked over 50 basins on 5 continents and taught courses in exploration and structural geology to hundreds of geoscientists in BP and partner companies and universities.

Since joining the Gulf Coast Carbon Center in 2019, Alex has focused on adapting petroleum exploration workflows to defining, screening and de-risking storage sites for CO2. He has authored reports on site screening for IEAGHG and multi-national companies and is currently leading work on subsurface containment risk assessment and mitigation.


PhD in Structural Geology and Tectonics, University of Arizona, 2001
BA in Physics, Williams College, 1993