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Tucker F. HentzIn the December 2014 issue of the AAPG Bulletin, Tucker F. Hentz and co-authors William A. Ambrose and David C. Smith presented the first study of the Eaglebine play published in a peer-reviewed journal. This emerging play in northeast Texas represents the northern extension of the phenomenally prolific Eagle Ford shale play. The Eaglebine has generated considerable interest because of its potential for new hydrocarbon production from both December 2014 issue of the AAPG Bulletinsandstone and mudrock reservoirs of the Woodbine and Eagle Ford Groups. The article by Hentz and his colleagues addresses the play’s stratigraphic and depositional relationships, which are complex and directly related to the play’s exploration challenges. The study, integrated with that of a 2009 award-winning AAPG Bulletin article by the same authors, also presents for the first time a basinwide chronostratigraphic framework for the Woodbine Group.

Sergey Fomel Bureau Senior Research Scientist and JSG Professor Sergey Fomel was honored by the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) for his paper "Transforming prestack seismic data by Gardner continuation," presented at the Society’s annual conference in Denver, Colorado in October, 2014. SEG selects the top 30 papers submitted each year, and this meeting set records for number of papers submitted (more than 1600), and presented (984). It’s the 13th consecutive time Fomel’s submitted papers have been recognized among the top 30. Yangkang Chen, one of Fomel’s Ph.D. students and co-authors, was also recognized for being among the top 30 for his presentation “Random noise attenuation using local similarity." Fomel also serves as Principal Investigator for the Texas Consortium for Computational Seismology, a joint initiative of the Bureau of Economic Geology (BEG) and the Center for Numerical Analysis at the Institute for Computational Engineering and Science (ICES) at The University of Texas at Austin.
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