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November 2011

Dr. Michelle Foss, CEEDr. Farzam Javadpour and the Advanced Energy Consortium (AEC) were featured in the September 2011 issue of GEO Expro. The petroleum geocience magazine highlighted Javadpour's research in nanotechnology applications for shale reservoirs and enhanced recovery in the feature story "Mighty Thoughts of Small: Nanotechnology for Upstream Applications." To read the full article, click here.


Members of the Texas Consortium for Computational Seismology (TCCS) convened their 2nd Biannual Research meeting at the ICES building on the UT- Austin campus September 26 and 27. Representatives from member companies and institutions viewed more than 20 presentations focused on seismic data processing, wave propagation, and fast algorithms and inverse problems. In addition to presiding over the conference, Sergey Fomel presented "Local Slope as a Universal Attribute."


Dr. Michelle Foss, CEEOn October 12, Dr. Michelle Michot Foss of the Center for Energy Economics (CEE) spoke at the 2011 Oil & Money Conference in London. Her presentation, "Energy Tradeoffs," was part of a panel on "The Future of Nuclear Power and Renewables: Implications for Oil, Gas and Carbon Controls." Now in its 33rd year, the conference was attended by more than 450 delegates from leading energy and finance sectors to assess likely future developments in global energy markets.



On October 21, Bridget Scanlon presented a key note address on "Monitoring Groundwater Depletion Using GRACE Satellites in Irrigated Areas" at an International Symposium on Environmental Changes and Efficient Use of Agricultural Resources sponsored by the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the National Natural Science Foundation of China. Bridget is also collaborating with researchers and students in Shijuazhuang and Beijing on water resource issues in the North China Plain and in the Hexi Corridor in NW China.

On Friday, October 21, Dr. Tip Meckel joined 50 young leaders from around Texas to participate as a sponsored fellow at the Next Generation Project: Texas Assembly in Fort Worth. The project was begun in 2005 by the American Assembly of Columbia University (founded by Dwight Eisenhower in 1950), and the meeting was convened by the Strauss Center for International Security and Law at The University of Texas at Austin. Goals of the Texas Assembly are to foster cutting-edge, innovative solutions to our shared global challenges by gathering the best and brightest young business and academic leaders from around the state to discuss issues through rigorous, responsible debate. The meeting focused on energy, economic development, the environment, and U.S. global policy. NGP Fellows are sponsored by veteran Texas oilman Jon Brumley, who was honored earlier in October as a Distinguished Alumnus of UT.


AGL 2011
A record 355 people from 31 companies attended the 2011 Applied Geodynamics Laboratory meeting held in Austin November 3, 4. Delegates heard presentations on salt structures that range from microscopic to basin scales. Bureau scientists Tim Dooley, Mike Hudec, Martin Jackson, Gang Luo, and Maria Nikolinakou all authored talks presented at the meeting. Amanda Masterson (below) of the Bureau bookstore took advantage of the occasion to sell more than 170 copies of AGL's new book, The Salt Mine: a Digital Atlas of Salt Tectonics. Meeting logistics were ably handled by Nancy Cottington and Sammy Jacobo.
The Salt Mine book sales

Ruth CostleyRuth Costley recently joined the Bureau as a Research Associate in the Environmental Division. Her work in GIS and remote sensing will initially deal with ongoing carbon-storage and shale-gas studies. Ruth received her M.S. in GIS in 2007 from the University of Redlands in California after completing a B.S in Marine Science at Eckerd College in Florida in 2003. Previous positions include Geospatial Analyst at the University of Redlands, Research Assistant at Virginia Polytechnic's Department of Crops and Soil Sciences, and, most recently, GIS Specialist at UTIG. Welcome Ruth!


 

 

 
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