Research Scientist Bridget Scanlon presented
"Defining the Need for Augmented
Recharge-Techniques for Quantifying Recharge"
on April 30, 2003, to participants at the Artificial
Recharge in California-Technical and Policy Challenges Workshop
in San Jose, California. The workshop, presented by the Groundwater
Resources Association of California, is a joint venture
of the U.S. Geological Survey
and the California Department of Water
consortium members review recent industry findings with Bureau
researcher Bob Hardage.
The Bureau's Exploration
Geophysics Laboratory (EGL) industrial associate program
held its annual review for members of the consortium on Tuesday,
April 29. The agenda included presentations by EGL researchers
Bob Hardage, Paul Murray,
and Sergey Fomel. For more information about
the EGL, visit its Website.
The late John A. Jackson proudly displays commemorative
shovel from groundbreaking ceremony for construction of
the John A. and Katherine G. Jackson Geological Sciences
On April 25, 2003, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of
the Geology Foundation and celebrate
the completion of the expanded geology building, The
University of Texas John A. and Katherine G. Jackson School
of Geosciences presented a special symposium:
"Priorities in the Geosciences."
This event marked the Dedication of the John A. and Katherine
G. Jackson Geological Sciences Building. The symposium took
place in the Don R. Boyd Auditorium located in the new building.
here for more information including a list of speakers.
Bureau Director Scott Tinker presents a copy of the Bureau's
Lidar poster of Austin, Texas to departing BEG Advisory Committee
member Mark Leonard. Mark is Director of Shell Deepwater Services.
The Advisory Committee to the Bureau
of Economic Geology held their semiannual meeting at
Bureau headquarters on Thursday, April 24, 2003. They were
treated to a day of presentations by Bureau researchers, including
Bob Hardage and David Jennette.
Attending members included Russell Slayback,
Chairman; Thomas Barrow, L. Decker
Dawson, James Farnsworth, William
Gipson, and Mark Leonard. [Other
Scott Tinker, wearing the dark suit,
sitting at the middle at the table.
Director Scott Tinker
chaired a National Research Council
open session workshop titled "U.S.
Natural Gas Supply and Demand Projections" in
Washington D.C. on April 21, 2003. The workshop, sponsored
by DOE Fossil, U.S.
Mineral Management Service, and the U.S.
Geological Survey, was attended by 80 representatives
from a broad spectrum of Federal agencies, congressional staff,
and the private sector. An NRC report will be published in
UT Professor and Bureau scientist Dr. Gus K. Eifler
Jr., passed away April 18, 2003, in Austin, Texas.
He was born in Taylor, Texas, on February 14, 1908. Gus worked
at the Bureau from 1972 to 1973, and contributed extensively
to the Geologic Atlas of Texas.
Bureau has added two new researchers to the staff at the Houston
Research Center (HRC); geologists Beverly DeJarnett
(left) and Laura Zahm (right). Bev and Laura
will curate, develop programs, and provide geological services
and support to clients at the Houston facility. 04/15/03
On April 12, 2003, Bureau researchers
Jerry Lucia, and Bob Loucks led
a fieldtrip for 55 attendees of the one-day GCSSEPM/South
Texas Geological Society conference. The destination
of the fieldtrip was the Red Bluff Creek area to examine Lower
Glen Rose rudist reef complexes and associated facies. The
guidebook for this fieldtrip is titled "Cretaceous
Buildups and Paleokarst Systems, Lake Medina Area, South Texas."
Tom Fett of Medina Lake organized the trip and Tom and his
wife Kris hosted a lunch at their house where the group photo
was taken. [Conference
Several Bureau researchers presented papers at the 2003 South
Texas Geological Society/GCSSEPM Research Conference
in San Antonio, Texas on April 11, 2003. L. Frank
Brown, Jr., Robert Loucks, and Ramón
Treviño are coauthors of "Revisiting
Mature Fields with Modern Technology and Geologic Concepts:
Examples from the Frio of South Texas." [Abstract].
Robert Loucks and Charlie Kerans are coauthors
of "Description of a Lower Cretaceous
Glen Rose 'Patch Reef' in the Prime Operating Company #1-84
La Paloma Well from the Chittim West Field, Maverick County,
Charlie Kerans and Robert Loucks are coauthors of "Evolution
of Late Aptian/Albian Carbonate Platforms of the Northwest
Gulf of Mexico." [Abstract].
A CD-ROM with conference presentations can be purchased through
the office of Publication Sales. Click
here for details. 04/07/03
Jerry Bellian records
ILRIS image on beach in Southern California.
Bureau stratigraphers Dave Jennette and
Jerry Bellian took a group of deepwater explorationists
from Kerr-McGee on a field trip
to the coastal exposures of southern California April 1016
. The group examined lithofacies and architecture of channelized
slope reservoirs from the Capistrano and Ardath/Scripps Formations.
This excursion was the first clastics fieldtrip that combined
the BEG's lidar technology with conventional field trip experiences.
(top) Color photograph
and (bottom) ILRIS image of deepwater canyon complex at
Black's Beach, Torrey Pines State Park, California.
David Allen of the UT Department of Chemical
Engineering, and Center for
Energy and Environmental Resources was the speaker
at the week's Technical Seminar on April 11. The title of
his presentation was "The Texas
Air Quality Study: State of the Science of air quality in
Texas and implications for air quality policy."
Geological Society Luncheon MeetingMonday, April
7, 2003, 12:00 at the County Line on the Lake (RM 2222 East
of Loop 360). AGS tried a change in format on a trial basis.
In order to get everyone's attention, the meal cost $5 for
all-you-can-eat Bar-B-Que. Call Randy Williams
at 630-7472. 04/04/03
Associate Mark Holtz was in Dallas to present
a paper at the 2003 SPE Hydrocarbon
Economics and Evaluation Symposium which took place
April 69, 2003. The title of Mark's presentation was
"Integrated Prospect Portfolio
Management for 3-D Seismic Volumes Combining Geologic, Engineering,
and Economic Risk." [Abstract]
from the Austin Geological Society:
"Time, Land, and Barton CreekAn
Excursion to Shield Ranch, Travis and Hays Counties, Texas,"
an AGS Field Trip Guidebook (AGS GB022) prepared by C.
M. Woodruff and Edward W. Collins
and others, is now available from the Bureau. [Details]
Barton Creek at Shield
The Austin Geological Society's Spring
Field Trip was Saturday, April 5, 2003. The destination
was Shield Ranch southwest of Austin. Click
here for more information and pictures. 03/20/03
Ambrose was the Bureau's weekly seminar speaker on
Friday, April 4, 2003. The title of his presentation was "Definition
of the Geological Framework of the Neogene in the Southern
Laguna Madre-Tuxpan Continental Shelf of Eastern Mexico."
Research Scientist Bob Hardage was the monthly
lunch speaker for the Houston chapter of the Society
of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers (SPEE) on Wednesday,
April 2, 2003. The title of his presentation was "Vertical
Profiling and Multicomponent ImagingTwo Important Seismic
Technologies in Reservoir Management." [Abstract]
Researcher Jerome Bellian, a.k.a. Jerry,
is featured on the cover of the April 2003 edition of the
AAPG Explorer as a lead-in the
Explorer's main article titled "Lasers
Taking 3-D to Next Level." The article, written
by Explorer Correspondent Diane Freeman,
is built around a presentation by Bureau Director Scott
Tinker at the recent annual
3-D Seismic Symposium sponsored by the Rocky
Mountain Association of Geologists and the Denver
Technology L. P. (Vecta) and its subcontractor, the
Bureau's Exploration Geophysics Laboratory
(EGL), were recently awarded two grants by the U.S.
Department of Energy (DOE) to investigate applications
of elastic-wavefield seismic technology and shear wave imaging.
Vecta is a long- time research partner and sponsor of the
EGL. For more information and project descriptions, visit