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  • Title: AEG Christopher C. Mathewson Texas Section Scholarship Fundraiser and Winter Meeting | Houston Geological Society
    Descriptive info: You are here.. Event List.. Event Calendar.. Meetings.. Webinars.. Sponsor an Event.. Annual Events.. Africa Conference.. Fishing Tournament.. Geomechanics Conference.. Golf Tournament.. Guest Night.. Mudrocks Conference.. Shrimp Peel.. Skeet Shoot.. Tennis Tournament.. Continuing Education.. HGS Field Trips.. Lectures and Courses.. AEG Christopher C.. Mathewson Texas Section Scholarship Fundraiser and Winter Meeting.. Please login to register for events.. Mark your calendars for the January 19, 2013,.. AEG Texas Section Scholarship Fundraiser at the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin.. The fundraiser will include a screening of Switch, a feature-length energy documentary film created by the Director of the Bureau of Economic Geology Director, Dr.. Scott Tinker.. The day will also include a student poster session and a silent auction.. See the attached Fundraiser  ...   Abstracts is open.. If you would like more information regarding the Student Poster Session, please contact AEG Texas Section Student Liaison, Cindy Cash at.. CCash@stellee.. or 210-367-1511.. Learn more about the Christopher C.. Mathewson Texas Section Scholarship Fund, including a list of previous scholarship awardees, at.. http://www.. aegfoundation.. org/funds/mathewson.. php.. This fundraiser event will also be the AEG Texas Section’s quarterly winter meeting.. Three Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be awarded to attendees.. When.. January 19th, 2013 9:00 AM.. Help spread the word.. Please help us and let your friends, colleagues and followers know about our page:.. Mathewson Texas Section Scholarship Fundraiser and Winter Meeting.. You can also share the below link in an email or on your website.. https://www.. hgs.. org/civicrm/event/info?id=1272 reset=1..

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  • Title: SIPES January Luncheon Meeting | Houston Geological Society
    Descriptive info: SIPES January Luncheon Meeting.. The Role of Private Equity in Upstream E&P, Michael Heinz, Houston Petroleum Club, Houston, TX.. Joint SIPES and SPEE January Luncheon Meeting.. The Role of Private Equity in Upstream E P.. by Mr Michael Heinz, Jr.. Wednesday, January 16, 2013.. Houston Petroleum Club in the Discovery Room, 800 Bell St.. (downtown Houston).. Social 11:15 AM, Luncheon 12 noon.. Reservations Required:Make reservations by telephone (713-651-1639), fax (713-951-9659), website (.. www.. sipeshouston.. org.. ), or e-mail.. bkspee@aol.. to B.. K.. Starbuck-Buongiorno by 12:00 noon on Tuesday preceding the meeting.. You can now sign up for the meeting online at.. , but payment is still required by regular mail or at the door.. Cost: $30 for SIPES Members and Chapter Affiliates who register by 12:00 Noon Tuesday; $35 for new registrations at the door.. The price for guests, non-members and walk-ins is $35.. No-shows will be billed.. MR.. HEINZ..  ...   closely with management teams in the development and execution of their business plans.. Mr.. Heinz has been actively involved with over 40 past and current portfolio companies.. Prior to joining Kayne Anderson in 2002, Mr.. Heinz was a senior vice president of Netherland, Sewell Associates, Inc.. , a Texas-based oil and gas consulting firm that provides a complete range of professional reservoir engineering, geophysical and geological services to the worldwide petroleum industry.. Heinz began his career in the oil and gas industry in 1984 as a reservoir and operations engineer for Exxon Company U.. S.. A.. Heinz earned a B.. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Tulsa in 1984.. Heinz is a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas, and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA).. January 16th, 2013 11:15 AM.. SIPES January Luncheon Meeting.. org/civicrm/event/info?id=1284 reset=1..

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  • Title: HGS Northsiders Lunch | Houston Geological Society
    Descriptive info: HGS Northsiders Lunch.. Total Seats: 100 Reserved: 36.. A Geochemical Context for Stray Gas Investigations in the Northern Appalachian Basin: Implications of Analyses of Natural Gases from Quaternary-through-Devonian-Age Strata in North-Central Pennsylvania.. Tuesday, January 15, 2013.. Hyatt North Houston (former Crowne Plaza Hotel - Greenspoint).. 425 North Sam Houston Pkwy E.. Social 11:15 AM, Luncheon 11:30 AM.. Cost: $31 pre-registered members; $35 for non-members.. To guarantee a seat, you must pre-register on the HGS website and pre-pay with.. a credit card.. Pre-registration without payment will not be accepted.. You may still walk up and pay at the door, if extra seats are available.. As the pace of drilling activity in the Marcellus Formation in the northern Appalachian 21 Basin has increased, so has the number of alleged incidents of stray natural gas migration to two shallow aquifer systems.. For this study, more than 1,900 gas and water samples were analyzed for molecular composition and stable isotope compositions of methane and ethane.. The samples are from Quaternary to Middle Devonian-age strata in a five-county study area in northeastern Pennsylvania.. Samples were collected from 181 gas wells during mudgas logging programs and from 67 private water supply wells during baseline groundwater-quality testing programs.. Evaluation of this database reveals that microbial, mixed microbial/thermogenic, and thermogenic gases occur in some shallow aquifer systems, and  ...   geochemistry provides evidence of gas origin and secondary processes that may have affected the gases during migration.. Such data provide a focus for investigations where the potential source of the stray gas includes multiple formations.. Biographical Sketch.. Dr.. McCaffrey.. received his B.. (1985) from Harvard University, magna cum laude with highest honors, in geological sciences, and his Ph.. D.. (1990) in chemical oceanography (in the area of organic geochemistry) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology / Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program.. Mark spent 10 years at Chevron and Arco as a petroleum geochemist, then founded OilTracers LLC, a firm that specializes in applications of petroleum geochemistry.. After 10 years, OilTracers was acquired by Weatherford Laboratories.. Mark is a California Registered Geologist, License #5903; a Texas Professional Geoscientist, Geology, License #350; and an AAPG Certified Petroleum Geologist Certificate #5339.. He has authored more than 30 articles on the application of geochemistry to petroleum exploration, reservoir management, oil biodegradation, and paleoenvironmental reconstruction.. As an Expert Witness in gas fingerprinting, he has testified in Mississippi State Court, in Ohio Federal Court, before the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, and before the Railroad Commission of Texas.. January 15th, 2013 11:15 AM.. through.. 1:00 PM.. Event Fee(s).. HGS Member.. $ 31.. 00.. Non-Member.. $ 35.. Emeritus/Life/Honorary.. $ 15.. Student.. $ 0.. HGS Northsiders Lunch.. org/civicrm/event/info?id=1283 reset=1..

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  • Title: AAPG - Fourth Annual AAPG Deepwater Reservoirs Geosciences Technology Workshop | Houston Geological Society
    Descriptive info: AAPG - Fourth Annual AAPG Deepwater Reservoirs Geosciences Technology Workshop.. Fourth Annual AAPG Deepwater Reservoirs Geosciences Technology Workshop.. Norris Conference Center.. Please register and confirm dates and times on the AAPG.. org website.. Determining reservoir connectivity, calculating pore pressure, understanding the structural subtleties, identifying hazards, and developing accurate images (including subsalt), are deeply affected by new multi-disciplinary discoveries in science and technology.. While new discoveries in West Africa, East Africa, Brazil, and the Mediterranean grab headlines, what is going on behind the scenes affects everyone who works in deepwater offshore.. Exciting developments in our understanding of deepwater structure and reservoirs, along with new developments in technology, have helped propel the industry  ...   in geology, engineering, geophysics, and geochemistry in order to determine the best possible ways to understand and develop fields, as well as identify bold new exploration targets.. Join us in a unique venue and format, with expanded talks, vibrant and engaging discussions, cutting edge technology presentations, and solutions to create powerful, leading-edge teams.. AAPG Non-endorsement Policy.. The American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) does not endorse or recommend any products and services that may be cited, used or discussed in AAPG publications or in presentations at events associated with AAPG.. January 15th, 2013 7:00 AM.. January 16th, 2013 5:00 PM.. AAPG - Fourth Annual AAPG Deepwater Reservoirs Geosciences Technology Workshop.. org/civicrm/event/info?id=1258 reset=1..

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  • Title: HGS Legends Night 2013 | Houston Geological Society
    Descriptive info: HGS Legends Night 2013.. Total Seats: 400 Reserved: 207.. Legends of Sedimentology.. HGS Legends Night 2013.. Legends of Sedimentology.. Mark your calendars now!.. Monday, January 14, 2013, 5:00pm – 9:00pm.. Westchase Hilton, 9999 Westheimer Road.. In 2000, HGS presented its first “Legends in Wildcatting program.. ” Since then, HGS has hosted seven special Legends meetings with varying emphases.. This enduring format has been a versatile and vital part of our programs and offered a service to our members.. This year’s event will feature four “Legends of Sedimentology.. HGS invites you to join us for the next of these memorable dinner events which will honor James Coleman from the Coastal Studies Institute at Louisiana State University, Robert Folk of the University of Texas - Austin, Miles Hayes from University of South Carolina, and George Klein of SED-STRAT Geoscience Consultants, Inc.. in Houston.. These speakers are recognized by the oil and gas industries as having made substantial contributions to sedimentology.. James Coleman.. is a sedimentologist and expert in coastal wetlands.. He has authored several hundred articles on world-wide wetland loss, is a leading expert on river deltas, and has conducted field work in some thirty major deltas.. He served as co-chief scientist on the 1988 Deep Sea Drilling Project, Leg 90 in the Gulf of Mexico.. From 1989 to 1997 he served as Executive Vice- Chancellor of Louisiana State University (LSU).. He currently serves as a Boyd Professor* at Louisiana State University, the highest academic rank in the University.. Coleman is a former chairman of the Marine Board and a former member of the Ocean Studies Board of the National Academy of Sciences.. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and Russian Academy of Natural Sciences.. His major research interest is deltaic sedimentation processes.. He has received the Kapitsa Medal of Honor for his contributions to the field of petroleum sciences and served on President Bush’s Ocean Policy Commission.. Robert L.. Folk.. was born Sept.. 30, 1925 in Cleveland, Ohio.. By age five, he had a collection of some pretty, formerly Canadian, Pre- Cambrian shield stones from local glacial deposits.. Folk received all three of his geology degrees from Penn State University, where he worked under the incomparable Paul D.. Krynine.. All of his research was on carbonate rocks, a predestined interest, as he had no car and carbonates were the only rocks that cropped out within walking distance of campus.. Folk taught at the University of Texas from 1952 to 1988, with a primary emphasis on sedimentary petrology, but he also delved into the Tertiary field geology of the Gulf Coastal Plain, and freshman physical geology..  ...   he has developed innovative techniques with regard to environmental protection, interpretation of ancient depositional systems, oil-spill response, and shoreline processes.. Three of the original concepts proposed and developed by Dr.. Hayes are: the importance of hurricanes to barrier island and near shore shelf sedimentation; the effect of tides on shoreline morphology and sedimentation patterns; and the environmental sensitivity index (ESI) for mapping shorelines, which has been applied worldwide.. Hayes’ teaching experience includes a range of both undergraduate and graduate courses while a Professor at the Universities of Massachusetts and South Carolina.. Seventy-two graduate students received their degrees under his supervision, most of whom are now leaders in their respective academic, government, and industry positions.. He is at present Chairman of the Board of Research Planning, Inc.. (RPI), a science technology company located in Columbia, South Carolina.. George Devries Klein.. is a sedimentologist, sedimentary geologist, sequence stratigrapher, basin analyst, regional geologist, and petroleum geologist.. He authored a total of 383 refereed papers, books, repor ts, abstracts, and reviews, including 11 reference books.. His expertise includes tidal sedimentology, deep-water sedimentology, cratonic, foreland and rift basins, sandstone petrology, cycle stratigraphy and basin analysis.. He proposed the term “Tidalites” as a process facies formed in response to global astronomical forcing factors and also recognized the combined tectonic/glacial eustatic origin of Pennsylvanian cyclothems, amongst other contributions.. Klein earned his M.. from the University of Kansas, and a Ph.. at Yale, both in geology.. He worked as a sedimentologist for Sinclair Research, Inc, and then taught at the University of Pittsbur g h , Un ive r s i t y o f Pennsylvania, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.. After three years’ service as Executive Director of the New Jersey Marine Science Consortium and as New Jersey Sea Grant Director, he opened his consulting firm, SED- STRAT Geoscience Consultants, Inc in Houston.. Klein has also taught sandstone deposition models and basins analysis short courses for AAPG, SEG and other organizations.. Klein is the recipient of 13 awards including a Visiting Fellowship to Wolfson College at Oxford University, the SEPM Outstanding Paper Award for 1970, the Erasmus Haworth Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Kansas Department of Geology, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship, a Fulbright Fellowship to the Netherlands, and the Lawrence L.. Sloss Award of the Sedimentology Geology Division of Geological Society of America.. Klein is a member of HGS, AAPG, SIPES, GSA, and GCSSEPM.. He is married to Suyon Cheong originally from Seoul, South Korea.. Patinum Sponsor.. Gold Sponsor.. Silver Sponsor.. Bronze Sponsor.. January 14th, 2013 5:00 PM.. 9:00 PM.. HGS Membership.. $ 45.. org/civicrm/event/info?id=1263 reset=1..

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  • Title: Environmental & Engineering - Preview and Discussion of the Upcoming 83rd Texas Legislative Session | Houston Geological Society
    Descriptive info: Environmental & Engineering - Preview and Discussion of the Upcoming 83rd Texas Legislative Session.. Total Seats: 45 Reserved: 14.. Speakers: Matthew Cowan, Terrain Solutions, Inc.. & Henry Wise, SWS Environmental Services.. A Preview and Discussion of the Upcoming.. 83rd Texas Legislative Session.. Wednesday, January 9, 2013.. Black Lab Pub, Churchill Room • 4100 Montrose Blvd.. Social 5:30 p.. m.. , Dinner 6:30 p.. Cost: $25 Preregistered members; $30 non-members walk-ups.. The 83rd Texas Legislative Session begins January, 2013; profiles of bills that will be submitted began November 12, 2012.. We will discuss how the legislative process works and preview the legislation that has been filed to-date that may affect the various geoscience communities.. Discussion of the issues and their possible implications will follow.. We will also look at how Texas has historically viewed regulations from various Texas agencies and the licensure of Professions.. Matthew R.. Cowan, P.. G.. has more than 16 years of professional experience in geology, environmental remediation and hydrogeology.. Cowan is currently the Chief Field Geologist for Terrain Solutions Inc.. who oversees site investigations and remediations of soil and groundwater.. Cowan is a graduate of Texas A I University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Geology with a Minor in Mathematics.. He obtained his Master’s Degree in Geology  ...   geology, uranium exploration and development and environmental remediation.. His experience includes the exploration and in-situ recovery of roll-front uranium deposits in South Texas where he was responsible for the delineation and production at the Pawilk Mine for U.. Steel.. He also has substantial experience in environmental site assessments and soil and ground-water remediation projects in Texas using dual-phase extraction techniques.. Wise is currently the Remedial Services Senior Specialist for SWS Environmental Services in La Porte, Texas, where he oversees several TCEQ State Lead and Emergency Response contracts.. Wise is a graduate of Boston University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Geology.. He obtained a Master’s Degree in Geology from the University of Texas at El Paso.. A Licensed Professional Geologist in Texas, he was a Founding Member in 1977 of the Energy Minerals Division of AAPG, a member of the Uranium Committee and a Certified Professional Geologist of AIPG.. He is also co-chairman of the HGS Governmental Affairs Committee and writes both “Governmental Update” for the HGS Bulletin and “The Wise Report” which is published both privately and on the HGS and AIPG-Texas websites.. January 9th, 2013 5:30 PM.. $ 25.. $ 30.. $ 12.. Environmental & Engineering - Preview and Discussion of the Upcoming 83rd Texas Legislative Session.. org/civicrm/event/info?id=1279 reset=1..

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  • Title: HGS Northsiders Lunch - Reservoir Characterization and Modeling of Upper Jurassic Microbial Carbonate Reservoirs, Northern Gulf of Mexico | Houston Geological Society
    Descriptive info: HGS Northsiders Lunch - Reservoir Characterization and Modeling of Upper Jurassic Microbial Carbonate Reservoirs, Northern Gulf of Mexico.. Total Seats: 100 Reserved: 47.. Reservoir Characterization and Modeling of Upper Jurassic Microbial Carbonate Reservoirs, Northern Gulf of Mexico.. Ernest A.. Mancini.. Berg-Hughes Center and Department of Geology and Geophysics, Texas A M University,.. College Station, TX.. In the northern Gulf of Mexico, Upper Jurassic Smackover carbonate ramp, shallow-water.. microbial buildups developed on paleotopographic paleohighs (Paleozoic crystalline basement or.. Jurassic salt features) or on antecedent depositional topography.. These microbialites included.. calcimicrobes, red algae, foraminifera, sponges, echinoids and bivalves and attained a thickness.. of 58 m.. Buildups were best developed on a hard substrate during a rise in sea level under initial.. zero to low background sedimentation rates in low-energy and fluctuating environmental.. conditions.. Extensive microbial growth occurred in response to available accommodation space.. The demise of the microbialites corresponded to changes in environmental conditions associated.. with an overall regression of the sea.. Smackover carbonates are overlain by Haynesville (Buckner) anhydrite or argillaceous beds and.. unconformably overlie Norphlet sandstone beds or Paleozoic igneous and metamorphic rocks.. Smackover lithofacies have been identified from the study of wireline logs, cores and thin.. sections.. For buildups on Paleozoic paleohighs, these facies include, in descending order, (1).. peritidal and lagoonal dolomudstone and dolowackestone, (2) shallow subtidal nearshore and.. shoal ooid dolograinstone and oncoidal and peloidal dolopackstone, and (3) subtidal peloidal.. doloboundstone.. For buildups on antecendent depositional paleotopography, these facies include,.. in descending order, (1) peritidal silty lime mudstone and dolomudstone to wackestone, (2).. shallow subtidal nearshore ooid, peloidal, bioclastic grainstone to wackestone, (3) subtidal.. fossiliferous lime mudstone, (4) subtidal microbially-influenced peloidal lime mudstone to.. packstone, (5) subtidal peloidal thrombolite boundstone, and (6) transgressive subtidal silty lime.. mudstone and dolomudstone and wackestone.. Although the principal control on reservoir architecture and geographic distribution of.. Smackover reservoirs is the fabric and texture of the depositional facies, diagenesis (chiefly.. dissolution and dolomitization) is a significant factor that preserves and enhances reservoir.. quality.. Porosity in the microbial boundstone facies is a mixture of primary shelter and fenestral.. porosity overprinted by secondary dolomite intercrystalline and vuggy porosity.. Porosity in the.. nearshore/shoal grainstone and packstone facies  ...   shown that this exploration strategy requires.. refinement.. The petroleum trap for these fields is stratigraphic and the associated reservoirs are.. microbial boundstone characterized chiefly by vuggy pores and nearshore grainstone.. characterized chiefly by moldic pores resulting from leaching.. Speaker: Ernest A.. Mancini (B.. , Albright College, Reading, PA, 1969; M.. , Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, 1972; Ph.. , Texas A M University, 1974) joined the faculty of the University of Alabama in 1976 accepting dual appointments as an Assistant Professor with the Department of Geological Sciences and as a petroleum research geologist with the Mineral Resources Institute.. Previous to these appointments, he taught biology and earth science at North Greene High School in Illinois (1969-71) and worked as a petroleum exploration geologist preparing for offshore lease sales off Alaska and California for Cities Service Oil Company in Denver, Colorado (1974-76).. He was appointed Associate Professor in 1980, Professor in 1984, Distinguished Research Professor in 2005 by the Board of Trustees at the University of Alabama and Professor Emeritus in 2010.. He served as State Geologist and Oil Gas Supervisor for Alabama from 1982-96 and as Interim Director of the School of Mines and Energy Development at the University of Alabama from 1988-89.. During his tenure as State Geologist, the Geological Survey of Alabama published a new geologic map for Alabama, and the State became a major producer of natural gas.. He was appointed as the Regional Director for the Eastern Gulf Region of the Petroleum Technology Transfer Council in 1995 and was appointed as the Director for the Center for Sedimentary Basin Studies by the University of Alabama in 1998.. He served as Chair of the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Alabama from 2008-09.. In 2010, he was appointed as the Director of the Berg-Hughes Center for Petroleum and Sedimentary Systems and Research Professor in the Department of Geology and Geophysics at Texas A M University.. December 18th, 2012 11:30 AM.. Location.. Hyatt North Houston formerly Crowne Plaza.. 425 N.. Sam Houston Parkway East.. Houston.. ,.. TX.. 77060.. United States.. HGS Northsiders Lunch - Reservoir Characterization and Modeling of Upper Jurassic Microbial Carbonate Reservoirs, Northern Gulf of Mexico.. org/civicrm/event/info?id=1255 reset=1..

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  • Title: SIPES December Luncheon Meeting | Houston Geological Society
    Descriptive info: SIPES December Luncheon Meeting.. High Resolution Diffraction Imaging of Small Scale Fractures in the Eagle Ford Unconventional Shale Play.. by A.. M.. Popovici, I.. Sturzu, I.. Musat, N.. Tanushev, Z-Terra Inc.. , and T.. J.. Moser, Moser Geophysical Services.. Thursday, December 13, 2012.. Social 11:15 AM, Luncheon 11:45 AM.. Reservations Required:.. Make reservations by telephone (713-651-1639), fax (713-951-9659), website (.. sipes-houston.. Cost:.. $30 for SIPES Members and Chapter Affiliates who register by 12:00 Noon Tuesday; $35 for new registrations at the door.. In the year 2000, shale gas represented just 1 percent of American natural gas supplies.. Today, it is 30 percent and the percentage continues to increase.. The technology to drill and fracture the shale formations is now exported to the rest of the world, and the national oil and gas reserves have increased in many other countries.. The thickness of the shale formations is often just a few hundred feet, so new highresolution technologies are needed to visualize the structure and the natural distribution and orientation of fractures in these thin shale layers.. Diffraction imaging can be used to complement the structural images produced by conventional processing as it generates an additional image volume of high resolution disconformities such as small scale faults and fractures, pinch-outs, or salt flanks.. Figure 1: Details on a fault from a synthetic model.. (a) Kirchhoff migration stack using the exact velocity model.. (b) Diffraction imaging stack of the same data.. High resolution imaging of the small scale fractures (Figure 1) in shale reservoirs improves production and recovery efficiency, reduces field development cost, and decreases the environmental impact of developing the field by using fewer wells to optimally produce the reservoir.. This technology is not yet deployed in the industry and is a fundamental advance in high resolution 3-D prestack data imaging of complex geological structures.. Current diffraction imaging research has identified a new approach to image small scale faults, pinchouts, salt flanks, reflector unconformities, in general any small scattering objects, by using diffraction imaging as a complement to the structural images produced by reflection imaging (Shitvelman and Keydar 2004; Taner, Fomel, and Landa, 2006; Fomel, Landa, and Taner, 2006; Khaidukov, Landa, and Moser, 2004; Moser and Howard, 2008; Moser, 2009; Klokov, et al.. , 2010; Klokov, Baina, and Landa, 2011; Dell and Gajewski, 2011).. Diffraction imaging (Figure 2) can be used as a complement to the structural images produced by conventional processing, to image and visualize the structure and the natural fracture distribution and orientation in thin shale layers.. Diffraction imaging is simply the process of using diffractions to focus and image the structural elements that produced diffraction surfaces.. Since diffractors are, by definition, smaller than the wavelength of seismic waves, diffraction imaging provides super-resolution information,  ...   of Reflectivity, EAGE Subsalt Imaging Workshop: Focus on Azimuth, Cairo, Egypt, Expanded Abstracts.. Moser and C.. B.. Howard, 2008, Diffraction imaging in depth, Geophysical Prospecting 56, 627–641.. Taner M.. , Fomel S.. and Landa E.. Separation and imaging of seismic.. Biographical Sketch.. ALEXANDER MIHAI POPOVICI.. is Chief Executive Officer and Chairman at Z-Terra Inc.. , a provider of state-of-the-art geophysical and geological technology, services, and software for the upstream oil and gas industry.. He holds Ph.. (1995) and M.. Sc.. (1991) degrees in geophysics from Stanford University, and an equivalent B.. (1985) in geophysical and geological engineering from University of Bucharest, Romania.. Popovici is the founder and former CEO of 3DGeo Inc.. The company was sold in 2008.. 3DGeo grew from 2 employees in Palo Alto CA, to an international corporation with offices in Houston TX, Santa Clara CA, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, and representation in Beijing and The Hague.. Popovici's industry experience includes work in the seismic processing research department for Halliburton Geophysical Services in Dallas and Houston, and EM acquisition and processing contracts with the University of Bucharest, Romania.. From 1987 to 1988, he was employed at Guzik Technical as a staff engineer for magnetic recording and software development, and was a consultant there until 1993.. Popovici has several patents in the field, over 70 publications in conference proceedings, books, trade journals, and research reports, and has given numerous invited talks at conferences, geophysical associations, and geophysical workshops.. He has been a member of the SEG Research Committee since 1995, served as Associate Editor on the subject of Seismic Migration for Geophysics, and is past Chairman and founding board member of Geoscientists Without Borders, an SEG Foundation program that funds humanitarian applications of geophysicists around the world.. Currently he serves on the SEG Foundation Development Board and is Vice-Chair of the SEG Trustees Associates.. Popovici is active in the community; he was president of Casa Romana (.. casaromana.. ), a non-profit organization serving Americans of Romanian origin living in the Bay Area.. He was elected to this position in 1997 and built the largest Romanian community center and church on the West Coast.. At present he is Honorary Vice Consul of Romania in Houston.. Popovici is director on the board of the Romanian Education Foundation (.. roed.. ), which he co-founded in 1994 as a charitable organization that helps foreign students from impoverished families apply to American and European universities.. He is a scuba diving instructor, active top ten fencer in the U.. Veteran Division, plays paintball with one of the first established pro teams, The Wild Geese founded 1985, practices karate, rock climbs, and works on his private pilot license.. December 13th, 2012 11:15 AM.. SIPES December Luncheon Meeting.. org/civicrm/event/info?id=1270 reset=1..

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  • Title: Environmental & Engineering - Hydraulic Fracturing and Water Resources in Texas | Houston Geological Society
    Descriptive info: Environmental & Engineering - Hydraulic Fracturing and Water Resources in Texas.. Total Seats: 45 Reserved: 16.. Bridget R.. Scanlon, J.. P.. Nicot, and Ian Duncan Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin.. Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2012.. Location: Black Lab in the Churchill Room.. 4100 Montrose Blvd.. , Houston 77006.. Time: Social hour at 5:30 pm.. Presentation at 7:00 pm.. Population growth and overall increase in water demand in the state of Texas has drawn attention to a seemingly new water user: the oil and gas industry.. Historically using fresh water to initiate waterfloods in West Texas, the industry’s water needs have switched to hydraulic fracturing in many plays across the state in the past decade.. They include the so-called shale plays such as the Barnett, Haynesville, Eagle Ford, and Wolfcamp plays but also tight gas and tight oil such as the Cotton Valley in East Texas and the Spraberry in West Texas.. Contrasts in climatic conditions control the amount of surface water vs.. groundwater being used and the reliance on non-fresh water  ...   compared to the state water consumption at ~18 million acre-feet.. Understanding the sources of water for hydraulic fracturing (surface water, groundwater, water reuse, fresh versus brackish water) and quantities of water is critical for assessing potential environmental impacts of shale gas production in Texas.. Bridget Scanlon is a Senior Research Scientist at the University of Texas at Austin, with 25 years of.. experience in many aspects of hydrology.. She has authored ~50 refereed journal articles.. Her research.. group evaluates sustainability issues with respect to water resources, considering both water quantity.. and water quality issues, for agriculture, municipal, and energy sectors.. In her recent work she has.. collaborated with Dr.. Nicot on water requirements for shale gas production.. She is also involved in work.. related to water use for electricity generation in the state and vulnerability to droughts.. Her group has.. conducted water resource assessments in different regions globally, including the US High Plains, North.. China Plain and Loess Plateau, and Rajasthan, India.. December 12th, 2012 5:30 PM.. Environmental & Engineering - Hydraulic Fracturing and Water Resources in Texas.. org/civicrm/event/info?id=1267 reset=1..

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  • Title: HGS General Dinner - Shelf-to-Basin Depositional Systems: Analogs for Deep-water Reservoirs Systems from the Pleistocene of offshore Indonesia | Houston Geological Society
    Descriptive info: HGS General Dinner - Shelf-to-Basin Depositional Systems: Analogs for Deep-water Reservoirs Systems from the Pleistocene of offshore Indonesia.. Total Seats: 100 Reserved: 57.. Shelf-to-Basin Depositional Systems: Analogs for Deep-water Reservoirs.. Art Saller.. Date: Monday, December 10, 2012.. Pleistocene shelf margin, slope, and basinal strata in offshore East Kalimantan, Indonesia, are clearly imaged in 3D seismic data.. These data give insights into controls on slope and basin-floor systems that are major hydrocarbon reservoirs throughout the world.. Siliciclastic sequences on the shelf are dominated by progradational packages deposited during highstands and falling eustatic sea level.. During some, but not all, lowstands of sea level, coarse siliciclastic sediments were transported off the shelf and into deep water.. During the late Pleistocene, siliciclastic sediment supply determined the depositional characteristics of the slope.. Channe l - l e ve e compl exe s developed on the slope where deltaic sediment supply was large (Figure 1).. In contrast, incised valleys/canyons formed on the slope where siliciclastic input was limited (Figure 2).. Pleistocene channel-levee complexes can be traced upslope to lowstand deltas associated with the paleo- Mahakam River.. In areas with limited sediment supply, significant rivers and deltas were generally not present on the outer shelf, including areas upslope from incised slope valleys and canyons.. Strata on the basin floor downslope of the slope valleys and canyons are dominated by mass-transport complexes, which suggests that slope valleys and canyons were formed by mass failures of the slope, not by erosion associated with turbidite sands derived from rivers or deltas.. In the a re a wi th l imi ted sediment supply, one small river was present on the shelf margin dur ing the upper Pleistocene.. The sediments that  ...   the development of valleys, canyons, and unconfined channel-levee complexes on the Pleistocene slope of East Kalimantan, Indonesia: Marine and Petroleum Geology, v.. 29, p.. 15-34.. SPEAKER:.. Art Salller.. ART SALLER is a stratigrapher and exploration geologist who works for Cobalt International Energy in Houston, Texas.. He received his B.. degree from the University of Kansas, his M.. degree from Stanford University, and, in 1984, his Ph.. from Louisiana State University.. Saller worked for Cities Service/Occidental, Unocal, and Chevron prior to joining Cobalt in 2012.. During 28 years in the petroleum industry, he has done research and provided stratigraphic support for exploration and production projects in west Texas, Canada, Angola, Indonesia, and many other locations.. In 2007, he was part of an exploration team that was given Chevron’s Chairman’s Award for oil discoveries in offshore Angola.. Saller has published papers on carbonate sedimentology and deep-water siliciclastic systems and has helped edit books.. He has helped run field trips for more than 25 years to the Caicos Platform in the Bahamas, to Belize, and to the Permian Basin (USA) for Cities Service/Occidental, Unocal, Chevron, university geology groups, and the Nautilus Training Consortium.. He is a member of AAPG and has also taught short courses for AAPG.. Vendor Corner.. Fugro GeoConsulting.. is.. a preeminent provider of site characterization and analysis solutions in support of deep water oil and gas developments around the world.. Understanding the past - Analyzing the Present - Designing for the future.. fugro.. fugrogeoconsulting.. December 10th, 2012 5:30 PM.. 8:30 PM.. Hilton Houston Westchase.. 9999 Westheimer Road.. 77042.. $ 28.. $ 14.. HGS General Dinner - Shelf-to-Basin Depositional Systems: Analogs for Deep-water Reservoirs Systems from the Pleistocene of offshore Indonesia.. org/civicrm/event/info?id=1254 reset=1..

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  • Title: Thirsty Thursday at the Grove | Houston Geological Society
    Descriptive info: Thirsty Thursday at the Grove.. Another Thirsty Thursday event with your favorite YP group NeoGeos.. Sponsored right here in Houston.. Please swing by some beers, fun and prizes.. Hello all,.. Please join NeoGeos this Thirsty Thursday (Dec.. 6.. th.. ) at The Grove and celebrate the holidays with fellow geologists.. This event is open to all and will be a great time  ...   also be three raffles of gift cards to REI, Starbucks and Specs!.. Thank you and look forward to seeing you all there.. For additional details please contact Maryam Nasizadeh or Corrine Hughes at.. hgs.. neogeo@gmail.. The Grove.. 1611 Lamar St.. Houston, TX 77010.. (Right by Discovery Green).. Time: 5:30 PM: 7:30PM and beyond.. Sincerely,.. NeoGeos.. December 6th, 2012 5:30 PM.. 7:30 PM.. TX-77010..

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