University of Texas at Austin

STARR Program Hosts Wilcox Group Workshop

December 14, 2018
STARR Wilcox Group workshop

The STARR program's Jinyu Zhang (center) discusses sample cores with workshop attendees.

On December 5, a group from the State of Texas Advanced Resource Recovery (STARR) research program at the Bureau of Economic Geology hosted an all-day workshop at the new viewing facility of the Core Research Center in Austin. The event, focusing on the Wilcox Group stratigraphic unit, was held in conjunction with the Austin Geological Society and the Jackson School of Geosciences.

The “Depositional History and Architectural Variability of the Wilcox Group in Texas” workshop—presented by Iulia Olariu, Bill Ambrose, Cornel Olariu, Ron Steel, and Jinyu Zhang—featured lectures on sequence stratigraphy, facies distribution, and paleogeography of the Wilcox Group in south-central and southeastern Texas. The program culminated in a 3-hr core session during which participants were given a hands-on tour of cores representing a variety of facies in the Gulf Coast.