(Peggy) Rijken from UT's Department
of Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering was Friday's
seminar speaker on January 31, 2003. The title of her presentation
was "Predicting Fracture Attributes
in the Travis Peak Formation using Quantitative Mechanical
Modeling and Structural Diagenesis." [Abstract]
(left to right) Alli
Marshall, Patrick Elliott, Mike Hudec, Bruno Vendeville
EnCana geoscientists Alli
Marshall and Patrick Elliott visited
the Bureau on January 31, 2003. During their stay, they toured
the Applied Geodynamics Laboratory
facilities. Here, accompanied by Mike Hudec,
they are given a demonstration of the physical modeling of
salt structures in Bruno Vendeville's laboratory.
January 2930, 2003, Martin Jackson
traveled to Anadarko Petroleum's
office in The Woodlands. Here he gave a series of presentations
and discussed seismic data with Anadarko's staff. Part of
the visit was provided to Anadarko as a benefit of AGL membership.
F. Jerry Lucia presented "Evaporative
Reflux Dolomitization and Reservoir Prediction"
to ExxonMobil geologists in
Houston at a luncheon meeting on January 26, 2003, as part
of the mentoring program available to sponsors of the Carbonate
Reservoir Characterization Research Laboratory (RCRL).
See Industrial Associates
Programs for more information about the RCRL program.
Lesli J. Wood spoke at the Bureau's weekly seminar
on Friday, January 24, 2003, at 8:30 a.m. Her presentation
was "Mud Volcanoes, Shale Diapirs
and Fluid Systems: Making Mud Pies on a Grand Scale."
January 24, 2003, Bureau researchers Cari Breton
and Sigrid Clift attended the 2003
GeoTech Conference at Bishop Dunne Catholic High School
in Dallas, Texas. GeoTech is a GIS-focused event for geography
teachers. Renowned technologist John Kuglin,
retired Associate Deanat the University
of Montana and Executive Director of NASA's
EOS Project, gave the keynote address at the conference. Cari
and Sigrid exhibited LIDAR and other GIS applications used
in Bureau research. 01/27/03
January 23, 2003, Senior Research Scientist Dr. Stephen
E. Laubach gave an invited presentation, "Targeting
Natural Fractures: Opportunities for the Domestic Petroleum
Industry" to the Geology
Department at the University of Idaho. Steve's presentation
is part of AAPG's Visiting Geologist Program.
January 17, 2003, was the start of the Bureau's Spring Technical
Seminar Series. As has become tradition, Dr. Scott
Tinker was the first speaker with his yearly review
of the Bureau. His presentation was
titled "BEG 360°."
here to see a complete list of the Spring Seminars. 01/10/03
January meeting of the Houston Structural
Geology Group (HSGG) was held at the Bureau of Economic
Geology's Houston Core Research Facility
on January 16, 2003 at 3:30 p.m. Dr. Julia Gale
was the speaker and her talk was about "Predicting
and characterizing fractures in hydrocarbon reservoirs: using
the link between diagenesis and fracturing." After
her presentation, Julia lead a tour of the facility. The BEG
facility is near the intersection of Beltway 8 and Highway
290. Directions to the facility can be found on the Bureau
web site. Frank Bilotti of Unocal
organized the HSGG to be a forum for presentation and discussion
of new and topical ideas in structural geology. 12/04/02
Scientist Mike Hudec visited the offices
of ExxonMobil in Houston from
January 1516, 2003, to present recent AGL research results.
The titles of his presentations were "Evolution
of Contractional Structures, Lower Congo Basin, Deepwater
Gabon" and "A New
Look at Angolan Salt Tectonics: Tectonostratigraphy, and Differential
Uplift in the Kwanza Basin." 01/16/03
Core Research Center (CRC) employee
Rick Richardson (left), shown here with his
wife Caroline and Austin
CRC Curator George Bush, retired after
16 years with the Bureau. Rick spent many years in Midland,
Texas, managing the Midland CRC,
and recently returned to the Austin CRC. On Wednesday, January
15, Bureau friends presented Rick with a gift certificate
from Golfsmith to help him enjoy
his leisure timehappy retirement, Rick!
January 8, Bureau Research Associate and coastal geologist
Jim Gibeaut presented "The
Texas Shoreline Change Project: Combining Lidar, Historical
Photography, and Ground Surveys to Measure Shoreline Change
Rates along Bay and Gulf of Mexico Shorelines"
at the Coastal GeoTools Conference
held January 69 in Charleston, South Carolina. [Abstract]
Bureau introduces two new additions to its popular Down
to Earth series of publications.