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News | JSG Structural Diagenesis Program Seeks Postdoctoral Fellow: As part of Research Initiative supported by Chemical Sciences, Geosciences and Biosciences Division, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, US Department of Energy. For more information.
News | JSG Structural Diagenesis Program Wins External Fellowship Support. Dr. Jon Olson, and Ph.D. students Arash Dahi (PGE) and Aysen Ozkan (DGS/BEG) were recently selected for external fellowship support in structural diagenesis research. More information on JSG Structural Diagenesis team site.
News | Chemical Sciences, Geosciences and Biosciences Division, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, US Department of Energy Announces further support for JSG Structural Diagenesis program See the announcement in the JSG Newsletter November 2006.
News | AAPG
Distinguished Lecturer Kitty Milliken describes structural
diagenesis initiative results in her 2006 U.S. tour.
| Journal of Petroleum Geology cover,
April 2006 issue.
shows Geological Sciences M.S. student Kira Diaz-Tushman's field area in Scotland,
and images from student research by Meghan Ward and Leonel
Gomez in Mexico and West Texas. In the issue: Laubach,
S.E., & Gale, J.F.W., 2006, Obtaining
fracture information for low-permeability (tight) gas
sandstones from sidewall cores: Journal
of Petroleum Geology, 29, 147-158.
News | EMD Award Kira Diaz-Tushman, S. E. Laubach and R. Marrett received the AAPG Energy Minerals Division (EMD) Best Poster Award for Fracture Pattern Heterogeneity in Km-Scale Reservoir Analog Outcrops, presented at the AAPG Annual Convention in Houston.
News | EMD Award Julia F.W. Gale, R. M. Reed, and R. H. Lander received the AAPG Energy Minerals Division (EMD) President's Certificate of Excellence for Synkinematic Carbonate Fracture Sealing Cements in Opening-Mode Fractures: Characteristics and Models, presented at the AAPG Annual Convention in Houston.
News | National Meeting Organization Julia Gale is organizing the oral technical sessions for the 2008 AAPG Annual Convention.
News | Peter Eichhubl
is co-author of one of the Top 25 downloads
from Journal of Structural Geology for October through
December 2005. Geological
and mathematical framework for failure modes in granular rock
in JSG 28 (1), 83-98.
News | Distinguished
Visiting Chair Jon Olson was in residence at Texas
A&M University as Michel T. Halbouty Distinguished Visiting
Chair. While in College Station he lectured extensively on
structural diagenesis initiative results.
News | Invited
Keynote Julia F. W. Gale presented Using the Link
Between Diagenesis and Fracturing to Accurately Predict, Characterize,
and Model Fluid-Flow in Fractured Carbonate Rocks at the 2005
Latin America and Caribbean Petroleum Engineering Conference
in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Laubach, Olson and Marrett are
News | SPE
Forum Series Steve Laubach served on the Steering
Committee for the SPE Forum Series meeting on Future Challenges
in Carbonate Resource Development, October, 2005, Los Cabos,
News | SPE
Distinguished Lecturer Steve Laubach toured East
Asia, Mexico, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Texas describing structural
diagenesis research and applications to fluid-flow modeling.
News | Best University Research Award
University of Texas / Geocosm won the award for the best university
research based on a presentation at the US Department of Energy Symposium "Flow
and Transport: from Pore to Reservoir Scales". Geocosm's Rob
Lander presented "Predicting Fracture Porosity in Sandstone",
a talk co-authored by Bonnell, Laubach, and Gale.
News | AAPG
Distinguished Lecturer Linda Bonnell's tour featured
results of research on fracture diagenesis.
News | International
Keynote Address Jon Olson presented project results
at the Naturally Fractured Reservoirs Symposium, The Geological
Society of London, Burlington House.
News | AAPG
Hedberg Research Conference Laubach, Olson, Lander
and Bonnell organize and chair Structural
Diagenesis: Fundamental Advances and New Applications From
a Holistic View of Mechanical and Chemical Processes.
Laubach and Milliken deliver the conference keynote address.
News | Editor: Journal of Sedimentary Research Kitty Milliken was elected Editor of the Journal of Sedimentary Research.
initiative theses and dissertations
From the Department of Geological
Sciences and the Department of Petroleum & Geosystems
Announcement and plans.