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November 30, 2005

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November 2005

Scott Tinker has traveled the globe from the Middle East to the Western United States to share his expertise on oil and gas. He was a panelist at the first International Petroleum Technology Conference and Exhibition (IPTC) on the session Developing People: Education, Training, and Cultural Diversity November 22 in Doha, Qatar. The IPTC was sponsored by AAPG, EAGE, SEG, and SPE and featured more than 250 technical papers

Scott Tinker

delivered to 2,500 guests from nearly 50 countries. Scott will deliver a talk on “The Future of Global Energy[Abstract] to the Nevada Petroleum Society December 2 in Reno. 11/28/05

Michelle Foss

The Center for Energy Economics hosted the Sixth Pan American Regional Forum of the Society of International Gas Tanker and Terminal Operators (SIGTTO) November 17 at CEE's offices in Sugar Land. On November 16, head of CEE, Michelle Foss, presented “Commercial Frameworks for Tight Gas Resources, A Worldwide Tour” at BP's Tight Gas Symposium

held in Sugar Land. Michelle also presented at the Women's Global Leadership Conference in Energy and Technology held November 3 in Houston. Her talk, “The Role of Energy in Propelling Sustainable Development in Emerging Economies,” was attended by more than 200 delegates from industry and government. [more on CEE's Web site] 11/23/05

Frank Brown presented a talk at the November 17 luncheon meeting of the Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientists held in San Antonio. His talk, “Application of 3-D Seismic and Sequence Stratigraphy in Maturely Drilled Areas, Example from the Eastern Shelf of the West Texas Basin,” [Abstract] was based on work carried out between 1957 and 1990. 11/22/05

Frank Brown

Scott Tinker

Scott Tinker gave the keynote lunch address at the Society of Petroleum Engineers Applied Technology Workshop, held last week in Galveston, Texas. The title of Scott's talk was “The Gulf Coast, Texas, and CO2.11/21/05

Steve Ruppel received the best paper award from the West Texas Geological Society for his oral presentation at the WTGS 2004 Symposium. The paper, co-authored by Rebecca Jones, was titled "Lower Leonardian sequence stratigraphy and reservoir development: Fullerton Clear Fork field, Permian Basin." [Abstract] The award was presented at the 2005 WTGS Symposium in Midland in October. The award-winning talk

Steve Ruppel

summarized some of the findings of a recent 2 1/2-year multidisciplinary Bureau study of the reservoir succession funded by the Department of Energy, ExxonMobil, and The University of Texas System. 11/17/05

Deep Shelf Gas Consortium meeting

Members of the Deep Shelf Gas consortium view core at the HRC, while Shinichi Sakurai looks on.

On November 8, 2005, a project review meeting of the Bureau's Deep Shelf Gas Consortium was held at the Houston Research Center. Bob Loucks, Angela McDonnell, Shinichi Sakurai, and Shirley Dutton addressed 36 attendees on the status of the program and results. Topics

included 3-D seismic interpretation, petrophysics, and reservoir quality of deeply buried sandstones in Texas State Waters. 11/15/05

Postponed from a few weeks ago, “Petrography Reality and Chemical Diagenesis [Abstract] was presented Friday at 8:30 a.m. in the Main Conference Room. Kitty Milliken, Research Scientist in UT's Department of Geological Sciences, delivered the talk. 11/15/05

Kitty Milliken

Hongliu Zeng

Hongliu Zeng was the invited speaker at the Schlumberger/WesternGeco's Geophysical Interpretation Group meeting held in Houston on November 9. Hongliu presented “Seismic Sedimentology for High-Resolution Reservoir Imaging.” Hongliu's presentation, on video conference, was broadcast to Schlumberger offices worldwide. 11/10/05

Bureau alum Bill Galloway, currently with the Institute for Geophysics, spoke at the November 11 Friday seminar on “Gulf Basin Depositional Synthesis (GBDS) Project: Plan, Products, and Results.[Abstract] As always, the seminar was held in the Main Conference Room at 8:30 a.m. 11/7/05

Galloway

Beverly DeJarnett

On Tuesday, October 25, Beverly Blakeney DeJarnett was the invited speaker at the monthly meeting of the Houston Gem and Mineral Society. Her presentation was titled “The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology: Core, Sample, and Log Repositories. [PDF]

On October 27, Beverly co-hosted a field trip at the Houston Research Center for science teachers attending the annual Conference for the Advancement of Science Teaching (CAST). She was joined by members of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG). Participants enjoyed hearing how every rock has a story to tell and how seismic helps geoscientists to “read those pages” buried miles below the surface. 11/2/05

See and hear Lesli Wood's presentation, “Geomorphology of the Mars Northeast Holden Delta” on the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Search and Discovery Website. The video is accompanied by the PowerPoint version of Lesli's talk, which was delivered at the Sedimentation on Mars session during the 2005 AAPG Annual Convention. 11/2/05

Lesli Wood

AAPG

Gerald Buckley, AAPG Datapages' Product Manager, was the Bureau's Friday Seminar speaker this week. He spoke at 8:30 a.m. in the Main Conference Room on "http://Search.Datapages.com", [Abstract] a review of AAPG Datapages' new redesigned Web interface, including practical how-to's

and highlights of new features and functionality. 11/2/05