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August, 2004

During a National Science Foundation (NSF) meeting held in Logan, Utah, August 23–25, Bridget Scanlon presented a poster with Andrew Sansom (Texas State University) titled “Proposed Texas Hydrologic Observatory: San Antonio and Guadalupe Watersheds and Underlying Aquifers.” NSF is seeking to fund two hydrologic observatories, and the Bureau,

 

together with Texas A&M, Texas State University, The University of Texas at San Antonio, as well as other institutions, are working together to submit a proposal. Detailed information about the hydrologic observatories, which will be funded in February 2005, is posted on the Website of the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. (CUAHSI). 08/31/04


Sego Sandstone field trip

 


Dr. Lesli Wood participated in the recent SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology) conference, “Recent Advances in Shoreline-Shelf Stratigraphy,” which was held in Grand Junction, Colorado, August 24–28, 2004. Lesli’s focus was the Upper Cretaceous Sego Sandstone. She presented a paper, “Systematic

Architectural Trends in a Tidally Influenced Shelf and Shoreline System: Sego Sandstone, Eastern Utah, U.S.A.,” and co-led a field trip to outcrops of the rock unit. [Abstract] 08/31/04

As part of the Applied Geodynamics Laboratory research program, Senior Research Scientist Martin P. A. Jackson spent 3 weeks in June and July on Axel Heiberg Island and adjoining northern Ellesmere Island in Arctic Canada, collaborating with Dr. Christopher Harrison of the Geological Survey of Canada (Calgary). They mapped some of the 40 diapirs of Carboniferous evaporites exposed at the surface. Click here for details and photos.08/19/04

 
Martin Jackson at Otto Fiord at 9:30 p.m. local time.


Preparing to hunt the elusive
Terrapene coahuila turtle.

 


Roberto Gutierrez recently returned from a meeting and presentation at Cuatro Ciéngas de Carranza, Coahuila, México, sponsored by the Nature Conservancy and the Comisión Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas: Congreso de Investigadores Cuatro Ciénegas 2004. Roberto was invited by Dean Hendrickson, UT School of Biological

Sciences, Integrative Biology, to speak about lidar mapping. The meeting included a visit to a part of the wetlands in the valley accompanied by UT biology graduate student Jennifer Howeth, who is studying the rare and endangered box turtle, Terrapene coahuila. 08/17/04
Alan Dutton, a BEG researcher since 1982, accepted a position as Associate Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Science at The University of Texas at San Antonio. Alan will be continuing his research on groundwater and teaching courses in hydrogeology and groundwater modeling. 08/16/04  
  Bureau scientist Bill Ambrose has been awarded the A. I. Levorsen Memorial Award for Best Paper by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. The award recognizes “creative thinking toward new ideas in exploration.” Bill’s paper is titled “Miocene Valley-Fill, Slope, and Submarine-Canyon
Systems in the Laguna Madre-Tuxpan Area, Mexico.” He will receive the award at the 2004 GCAGS annual convention on October 10 in San Antonio. (Abstract) 08/12/04
Senior Research Scientists Bob Loucks and Charles Kerans were chosen to receive the Second Place 2003 GCAGS/Gulf Coast Section SEPM Gordon I. Atwater Best Poster Award for their poster titled “Lower Cretaceous    
Glen Rose ‘Patch Reef' Reservoir in the Chittim Field, Maverick County, Texas.” The award will be presented at the 2004 GCAGS annual convention on October 10 in San Antonio. (Abstract) 08/12/04
  Bureau Director Scott Tinker delivered the keynote lunch address to 700 people at the joint Rocky Mountain Section AAPG and Colorado Oil and Gas Association meeting in Denver, Colorado, on August 10, 2004. The keynote address was titled “Unconventional Gas and Global Energy: Is It Mountain Standard Time?” (Abstract) 08/12/04
This summer, Jerry Lucia was invited to present a summary of the RCRL research results on characterizing touching vugs at the Society of Exploration Geophysicists summer research workshop, “Characterization of Fractured Reservoirs.” The workshop was held in Vancouver, British Columbia, August 2–5.  
Jerry’s presentation, titled “Fractures to Caves to Fractures: the Touching-Vug Pore System,” was well received and generated considerable discussion. 08/10/04
  BEG researchers Hongliu Zeng and Charles Kerans have been selected by the AAPG Executive Committee to receive the prestigious Wallace E. Pratt Memorial Award. Their article, “Seismic Frequency Control on Carbonate Seismic Stratigraphy: a
Case Study of the Kingdom Abo Sequence, West Texas,” was judged Best Original Article published in the AAPG Bulletin in 2003. They will be presented with the award during the opening session at the annual meeting in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, in June 2005. 08/03/04