Robert K. Goldhammer, from UT's Department
of Geological Sciences was the presenter at the Bureau's
weekly seminar on Friday, February 28. The title of his presentation
was "The Influence of Syndepositional
Salt Tectonics on Carbonate Platform Development and Stratal
Architecture: Examples of (i) Coeval Diapiric Uplift (Paleocene
La Popa Platform, Northeast Mexico) and (ii) Gravitationally-Driven
Extension and Rafting (Aptian-Albian Carbonates of the South
Atlantic Basins, Upper Jurassic of the Gulf of Mexico)."
Mrinal K. Sen of UT's Institute
for Geophysics was the speaker at the Bureau's seminar
on Friday, February 21. The title of his presentation was
"Simulated Annealing in Seismic
Bridget Scanlon presented "The
Relationship Between Climate and Vegetation Dynamics in Water
Limited Systems: Monitoring and Modeling Analysis"
at the Bureau's weekly seminar, Friday, February 14, 2003.
Left to Right: Randy Remington, Ursula Hammes, Bob Loucks, Craig
Ramón Treviño, and Matt Gallagher (Cinco). Not
pictured: Mike Pawelek, IBC Petroleum.
Representatives from IBC Petroleum
and Cinco Natural Resources Corp.
(Cinco) visited the Bureau on Friday, February 14, 2003, and
met with members of the State Lands
Advanced Resource Recovery (STARR) team. The groups
discussed Red Fish Bay field and surrounding areas. IBC supplied
the seismic data used in the study. The group is shown here
viewing a core from a well near the Red Fish Bay field. 02/17/03
Research Scientist Dr. Alan R. Dutton
presented an all-day training workshop on groundwater flow
modeling February 12, 2003, to representatives of groundwater
conservation districts, regional water planning groups, river
authorities, consulting firms, and cities interested in central
Carrizo-Wilcox aquifer in Texas. The workshop is a culminating
event for the Bureau's model development project for the Groundwater
Availability Modeling program conducted by the Texas
Water Development Board. Bureau Researcher Jean-Philippe
Nicot assisted Alan with the workshop. 02/14/03
(Peggy) Rijken, a doctoral student at UT's Department
of Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering and a FRAC
IA associate, was one of 27 University, faculty, and teaching
assistants to be awarded the 2003 Texas Excellence Teaching
Associate Ramón Treviño volunteered
his time and scientific expertise judging science- fair projects
at Brykerwoods Elementary School
on February 10, 2003. 02/12/03
February 7, 2003, Dr. Frederick W. Taylor
of the UT Institute for Geophysics
presented "A Coral Perspective
on Holocene Climate Dynamics of the Western Pacific Warm Pool"
as part of the Bureau's weekly technical seminar series. [Abstract]
Austin Geological Society had
its monthly meeting on Monday, February 3, 2003, at the University
of Texas Bureau of Economic Geology. Patricia Bobeck
of Geotechnical Translations,
Austin, Texas, presented "Henry
Darcy's Public Fountains of the City of Dijon."
Lupe Rendon and Andy Faigle
of the Bureau's Midland Core Research
Center (MCRC) stand beside a 1998 Ford pickup truck
delivered to the facility by Austin
Core Research Center Curator George Bush.
The pickup was obtained from the Texas
Department of Public Safety and replaces the MCRC's
1991 Dodge Ram Charger. 02/14/03
Research Fellow and FRAC IA associate Dr. Linda Bonnell
has been named as an AAPG Distinguished
Lecturer for 20032004. The title of her presentation
is "Diagenetic Effects on Fracture
is one of the principals of Geocosm,
an Austin-based reservoir consulting group. 02/12/03
Director Dr. Scott W. Tinker started the
New Year with plenty of travel and presentations. On January
8, 2003, he traveled to San Antonio and presented "Upstream
Technology for the Coming Natural Gas Economy"
at the monthly luncheon meeting of the South
Texas Geological Society. [Abstract]
January 1112, Dr. Scott W. Tinker
was in Bloomington, Indiana to conduct a National
Science Foundation workshop titled "Preservation
of Scientific Research Cores and Collections"
as well as present a talk titled "Geologic
Curation, the BEG, and the Houston Research Center."
"Lasers Light the Way: 3-D Outcrops
Will Revolutionize Subsurface Modeling" was the
title of Scott's Keynote Address to the Rocky
Mountain Association of Geologists on February 28 in
Denver, Colorado [Abstract].