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News 2008

The Quantitative Clastics Laboratory Industrial Associates program will hold its annual meeting September 22-26 in New Mexico. Activities include a day of talks at the Tamaya Resort in Albuquerque, New Mexico, followed by a core workshop and field trip in the San Juan Basin to see the shelf sand reservoirs of the area. 09/17/08

vishal

Vishal Maharaj (M.S. Candidate, 2008) just received notice that he is the recipient of a 2008 EPS Scholarship from the University of Texas at Austin. The award is for $3500 toward his degree. Vishal is working on a master's thesis on the "Morphology and Character of Atoka Channel Systems of the Fort Worth Basin, Texas, U.S.A.". Vishal, who interned with ConocoPhillips this summer, will graduate in December and plans to continue for his Ph.D. with the QCL IA. 09/17/08

darrin burton

Darrin Burton (M.S. Candidate, 2008) received notice that he is the recipient of a 2008 Chevron Research Fellowship for exceptional work in his graduate study. Darrin's master's thesis is on "Seismic geomorphology of rift basin sediments; Sunda Shelf, Indonesia". Darrin, who interned with ExxonMobil this summer, will graduate in December and plans to continue for his PhD with the QCL IA. 09/17/08

Kurtus Woolfe

Kurtus Woolf (Ph.D. Candidate, 2012) received notice that he is the recipient of a 2008 Devon Research Fellowship to be applied toward his graduate studies with the QCL IA. 09/17/08

Nysha

Nysha Chaderton (Ph.D. Candidate, Dec. 2009) spent a week in July acting as a mentor and chaperone to nearly 100 high school students attending the GeoFORCE Houston trip to Washington, D.C. They visited the Smithsonian Institute as well as several geoscience localities in and around the D.C. area. GeoFORCE Texas, a summer college preparatory program that inspires students to excel in math and science and pursue studies in the earth sciences. GeoFORCE Houston involves over 160 students from ninth through eleventh grades in the Houston school district. Click on photos to enlarge. 07/28/08

Dr. Lorena Moscardelli visits with geoscientists Chris Lerch, of BHP Billiton and Martin Evans, of Anadarko at BEG Industry Day. BHP and Anadarko were just two of several companies in attendance. Several QCL IA research staff, and graduate students presented posters on their research at the event. This all day affair is designed to allow industry representatives to hear presentations from BEG research groups and research graduate students on work being done by BEG geoscientists. The BEG Industry Day is an annual April event at the BEG's Austin facility. 07/28/08

Dallas Dunlap

On August 12th at 11:30 a.m., Dallas Dunlap will present an invited talk to the West Texas Geological Society in Midland, Texas at their August luncheon. His talk will be titled "Mass Transport Deposits in Offshore Morocco, Safi Haute Mer Area." 07/28/08

Glenn Fiedler

Glenn Fiedler has joined the research group for the summer designing and populating a new Access database on deep water outcrop studies. Glenn will be a senior in high school next year, then on to college! 06/25/08

Vishal Maharaj

Vishal Maharaj (M.S. Candidate, 2008) just received notice that he is the recipient of a 2008 GCAGS Research Grant toward his master's thesis on the "Morphology and Character of Atoka Channel Systems of the Fort Worth Basin, Texas, U.S.A.". Vishal will graduate in December and plans to continue for his Ph.D. He is currently interning for the summer with ConocoPhillips in Houston. 05/21/08

Peter Flaig and Dolores van der Kolk visited with the QCL IA research staff and the BEG following AAPG in San Antonio to share some of the results of their field-based stratigraphic studies off the North Slope of Alaska. Their research involves the detailed architecture of the Prince Creek Formation and associated units, as well as the nature of the much older Pebble Shale unit. Click photos to enlarge. 04/28/08

Dallas Dunlap

QCL Reseacher Dallas Dunlap, currently running for AAPG Energy and Minerals Division Secretary-Treasurer's position, spends some time at AAPG comparing badges with Technical Program Chairman Andrew Scott. Click photo to enlarge. 04/28/08

Lesli Wood

QCL IA Graduate Student Researcher Brian Kiel presented his work on Channel Architecture during poster sessions at the recent AAPG meeting in San Antonio. QCL IA researchers presented seven talks, four posters and chaired two sessions at the meeting. Click photo to enlarge. 04/28/08

Lesli Wood

Dr. Lesli Wood recently visited Washington and Lee University, in Lexington, Virginia where she presented two talks to students and faculty and discussed the graduate program with the WLU undergraduates. 03/17/08

Lesli Wood

Dr. Lesli J. Wood visited Eni-Agip's Milan offices in early March to discuss the ongoing QCLIA research program and meet with Dr. Jeff Caer (Stanford) and members of the Eni-Agip research staff to discuss ongoing work in reservoir modeling template design and population. 03/17/08

students

The QCLIA teamed with the RCRL Carbonate Research IA to present a talk in visualization of outcrop and subsurface data to visiting prospective graduate students. 03/17/08

Daniel Pinkston

Daniel Pinkston will be spending a week in the field with Dr. Ron Steel and his researchers examining ancient sand systems in Spain. 03/17/08

Tiffany Hedayati is spending her spring break (March 7-13) in the field looking at the southernmost outcrops of the El Vado Sequence.

Tiffany is interested in the origins of this apparent deep shelf sand system and its relationship to the southern shorelines of the Cretaceous San Juan Basin of northwest New Mexico. 03/17/08

Tiffany Hedayati at El Vado
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