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December, 2007


Ursula (Uschi) Hammes was selected as second-place recipient of the 2007 Thomas A. Philpott Excellence of Presentation Award for her paper "All Fill—No Spill: Slope-Fan Sand Bodies in Growth-Faulted Subbasins: Oligocene Frio Formation, South Texas Gulf Coast," which was presented at the 2007 GCAGS/GCSSEPM convention in Corpus Christi in October. Her paper was co-authored by Hongliu Zeng, Bob Loucks, and Frank Brown. Congratulations, Uschi! 12/20/07

Hongliu Zeng was recently informed that he is the first-place recipient of the 2007 Gordon Atwater Best Poster Award, for his poster "Seismic Sedimentological Expression of Higher-Order Lowstand Slope Fans and Prograding Deltas in the Frio Formation, Corpus Christi Bay, Texas," which was presented at the 2007 GCAGS/GCSSEPM Convention in Corpus Christi. Hongliu and co-author Bob Loucks thank John Ames, graphics, and Lana Dieterich, editing, for helping them win this award.12/18/07

Angela McDonnell was selected to receive AAPG’s A. I. Levorsen Memorial Award for Best Oral Presentation at the 2007 Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Meeting, which was held in Corpus Christi in October. The paper (coauthored by Mike Hudec and Martin Jackson) is titled “Importance of Allochthonous Salt in Texas State Waters: Paleo-Canopy Presence and New Exploration Paradigms.” The A. I. Levorsen Memorial Award is

presented in recognition of an outstanding paper, with particular emphasis on creative thinking toward new ideas in exploration. 12/12/07

The Bureau's speaker for the Friday, December 14, technical seminar will be BEG Senior Research Scientist Bridget Scanlon. Bridget's topic: "Impacts of Changing Land Use on Subsurface Water Resources in Semiarid Regions ." The talk will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Main Conference Room. Come early for conversation and donuts. [abstract]12/12/07

CEE has successfully completed the Executive Program: Commercial Best Practices for Oil & Gas Value Chains. Held December 3–7 in Houston, the program welcomed participants from Argentina, Hong Kong, Madagascar, Nigeria, the UK, and the U.S. The program included lectures by CEE senior staff and guest speakers on energy value chains, commercial frameworks, project finance, and international petroleum agreements. 12/12/07

CEE held its annual meeting activities December 6–7. The meeting kicked off with a lecture by Dr. Jonathan Stern (Oxford Institute for Energy Studies) on "Views on European Gas Markets, Implications for the Atlantic Basin. Activities continued the next day with CEE presentations of the past year's activities and projects, introduction of new project areas for discussion, and invited guest comments by Shirley Neff (AOPL) and Fisoye Delano (NPDC). 12/10/07

The Midland Reporter-Telegram ran a feature story in its November 25 issue about the Bureau’s Midland Core Research Center (MCRC), in which Bureau Facilities Manager George Bush (right) and MCRC Core Specialist Andrew Faigle were interviewed and quoted extensively. Titled “Technological Advances Make Cores in Core Research Facility ‘Open Book’ to Geoscientists, Students,” the article can be found in its entirety here. 12/06/07

The 2007 AAPG oral presentation by Mark Tomasso, David Pyles, Flo Bonnaffé (pictured), and Dave Jennette, “3D Geological and Seismic Forward Modeling of a Sinuous Slope Channel Complex, Brushy Canyon Formation, West Texas,” has been recognized as a “Top-10 Oral Presentation” for this conference. The paper will also be presented at the EAGE in Rome next June as part of a “Best of AAPG Long Beach” session, and a draft of the paper stemming from the

presentation is almost ready for external input. Mark is currently with the Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute, University of Wyoming, Laramie; David Pyles is with the Chevron Center of Research Excellence, Department of Geology and Geological Engineering, Colorado School of Mines; and Dave Jennette is with E&P Technology, Apache Corporation, Houston. 12/05/07

Sergey Fomel and his collaborators from the UT Department of Mathematics and the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES) organized a workshop titled “Gaussian Beams with Application to Seismology,” which took place at ICES November 29–30. The workshop attracted a number of international participants from five different universities and Chevron Corporation. Gaussian beams are a method of approximating solutions of the wave

equation, which is actively used in seismic imaging. Chevron sponsors a joint research project between BEG and ICES on “Improving the Wave Equation Fidelity of Gaussian Beams.” 12/05/07

The Fracture Research & Application Consortium provided the images and the lead-off article for the September 2007 issue of The Leading Edge. In addition to the paper by Marrett, Laubach, and Olson, this special issue on fractures also features papers by Diana Sava (with Gary Mavko) and Mrinal Sen of UTIG. 12/03/07

   

 

 
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