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Ms. Bethany A. Kurz
POSITION: Principal Hydrogeologist, Laboratory Analysis Group Lead

Bethany A. Kurz is a Principal Hydrogeologist and Laboratory Analysis Group Lead at the EERC. Ms. Kurz's principal areas of interest and expertise include the evaluation of water supply sources for the oil and gas industry, produced water and drilling waste management, and characterization of geologic media for carbon storage and/or CO2-based enhanced oil recovery. Ms. Kurz also oversees several of the EERC's analytical research laboratories that focus on classical and advanced wet-chemistry analyses; petrochemical and geomechanical evaluation of rocks and soils; and mineralogical assessment of materials using x-ray fluorescence, x-ray diffraction, and scanning electron microscopy. Ms. Kurz received an M.S. degree in Hydrogeology from UND 1998 and a B.S. degree in Geochemistry from Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, Massachusetts, in 1995.