2011 News

RCRL 2011

On Sunday, October 9, 73 industry representatives from 23 companies attended the Reservoir Characterization Research Laboratory (RCRL) core workshop, which was followed by 2 days of technical presentations on RCRL's latest research results. A dinner at the Zilker Clubhouse Monday evening was highlighted by a spectacular fall sunset and perfect weather. This year's field trip to Wyoming and Montana, which was attended by 40 geoscientists, reviewed RCRL research on Mississippian evaporite paleokarst, sedimentology, and associated fracture development. The field trip was led by Chris Zahm, Charles Kerans, Joseph El-Azzi, and Nabiel Eldam, as well as Mark Sonnenfeld (Whiting) and Dave Katz (Chevron). Participants visited several large canyons with spectacular exposure of the Mississippian, such as Big Horn, Wind River, and Fremont Canyons and Guernsey Reservoir. RCRL 2011 field trip

LIDAR + Gigapan
Sam Hiebert (RCRL’s recently hired research assistant) operating the newly acquired Gigapan Epic Pro in conjunction with the ILRIS 3D laser scanner at a road cut along HWY 360, Austin
Gigapan of the eastern side roadcut near 360&Beecaves capturing Cretaceous (Upper-Glen Rose/Bull Creek ) strata
red-green anaglyph glasses needed to view 3D stereoscopic effect