The Tuscaloosa Marine Shale is an unconventional resource located between Central Louisiana and Southwest Mississippi. It is about 7.4 million acres of marine shale containing fine-grained, organic rich sedimentary silts and clays. It has been estimated to have the recoverable potential of 7 billion barrels of oil. The TMSL team includes the Department of Energy, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, The University of Southern Mississippi, University of Oklahoma, Missouri University of Science and Technology, and Los Alamos National Laboratory. We are working to connect the researchers of these organizations with partners that are actively involved in the industry and the production of the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale.