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April, 2009

 

From March 31 to April 2, Julia Gale and Martin Jackson attended the 7th Petroleum Geology Conference, which is held every 5 years in the Queen Elizabeth Conference Centre, London. Julia presented a paper titled "Natural Fractures in Shales and Their Importance for Gas Production." Martin gave a keynote paper titled "Some Emerging
Concepts in Salt Tectonics from the Gulf of Mexico" and co-chaired a session on Sediments and Structures in Passive Margins.

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The Bureau of Economic Geology Centennial Lecture Program is one of the events being held through 2009 to celebrate the Bureau's 100th birthday. Thirteen of the Bureau's esteemed scientists have been invited to present their lectures at universities, companies, and other organizations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and China. On March 24th, Bureau Senior
Research Scientist Mike Hudec presented a Centennial Lecture at Penn State University in State College, Pennsylvania. Titled "Structural Style and Evolution of Thrust Systems Driven by Spreading of Allochthonous Salt Sheets," the talk was attended by 35 faculty and students of Penn State's Department of Geosciences. On March 26th, Sue Hovorka, Senior Research Scientist, presented a Centennial Lecture on carbon sequestration as part of the Earth and Planetary Science Department's Randolph Bromery Departmental Lecture Series at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. The lecture, attended by 35 members of a very diverse faculty whose interest in carbon capture and storage is high, began with the sounding of a Chinese gong.

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STARR's own Bill Ambrose attended the 40th Lunar & Planetary Science Conference held March 23 - 27 in The Woodlands and presented his poster "Distribution and Chronostratigraphy of Asymmetric Secondary Craters in the Nectaris Basin." Bill's presentation was based on an article that Mardi Clark had written in The Lunar Observer about asymmetrical secondary craters. A photograph of Bill presenting the poster is posted on Charles Wood's website "Lunar
Photo of the Day." Bill moonlights by researching the Moon as a hobby.

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On Monday, March 23, the Bureau hosted a delegation from the Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Production (RIPED), the research arm of China’s national oil company, PetroChina. Bureau scientist Hongliu Zeng served as liaison and guide to the five-member delegation, who toured Bureau facilities and attended presentations by Bureau scientists Ian Duncan, Eric Potter, Sue Hovorka, Becky Smyth, Tip Meckel, Bob Loucks, and Jerry Lucia. Carbon sequestration and enhanced oil recovery were the focus of most discussions between the Bureau and RIPED, as the two groups met to explore the possibility of future joint research.

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The Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA) recently announced award recipients, and the Bureau was named in 4 of the 15 programs chosen. A total of 92 proposals were submitted in the two categories of Small Producer Program and Unconventional Energy Program. Total funding to the Bureau over a 3-year period is expected to exceed $3.5 million. Final scope and funding for each of the programs will be negotiated with RPSEA. The programs selected include:
Development Strategies for Maximizing East Texas Oil Field Production;Fred Wang, PI, with project participants Danmark Energy L.P. and John Linder Operating Co., LLC;
Evaluation of Fracture Systems and Stress Fields within the Marcellus Shale and Utica Shale and Characterization of Associated Water-Disposal Reservoirs: Appalachian Basin; Bob Hardage, PI, with project participants The University of Pittsburgh, Chesapeake Energy Corporation, Jeter Field Service, RARE Technology, Austin Powder Company, AscendGeo, AOA Geophysics, Inc., and Seismic Source;
Multiazimuth Seismic Diffraction Imaging for Fracture Characterization in Low-Permeability Gas Formations, Sergey Fomel, Peter Eichhubl, Steve Laubach, Randy Marrett, and Jon Olson, co-PI’s, with project participant Bill Barrett Corporation.

BEG was also named as a project participant in the following Small Producer Program:
Barnett and Appalachian Shale Water Management and Reuse Technologies; Project Leader is Gas Technology Institute, and the Bureau is a project participant (J.-P. Nicot, subcontract leader), along with Texerra, Geopure, Barnett Shale Water Conservation and Management Committee, and Appalachian Shale Water Conservation and Management Committee.

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For the eighth time in five consecutive years, a talk by BEG geophysicist Sergey Fomel has been selected by the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) as one of the top 30 presentations at the Society's annual meeting. Selected for special recognition from more than 1,200 papers, Sergey's talk "Predictive Painting of 3D Seismic Volumes," was first presented at the 2008 SEG conference in Las Vegas .

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The Bureau congratulates Laurent Longuevergne, a joint Postdoc shared by Clark Wilson and Bridget Scanlon’s group, recently won the Grand Prix de Geophysique, which is awarded by the CNFGG (French Committee for Geodesy and Geophysics, the French part of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics). Ph.D. dissertations are submitted from eight sections: geodesy, seismology, volcanology and chemistry of the Earth’s interior, geomagnetism and aeromomy, meteorology, hydrology, oceanography, and the cryospere, and Laurent’s dissertation, Contríbutíon à

l’Hydrogédésíe (Contribution to Hydrogeodesy) was chosen over all those submitted.
 

 

 
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