Field Trip: Teche – Vermilion 2020


Lafayette Geological Society Field Trip, Saturday April 25th

In the aftermath of the great Mississippi River flood of 1927, the Mississippi River and Tributaries Project was authorized, and protection levees began to be constructed along the Atchafalaya River. These levees provided for increased development in our area of south Louisiana, but they also cut off . . . → Read More: Field Trip: Teche – Vermilion 2020

March 2020 Bulletin


As many of you know, the Lafayette Geological Society has four main objectives. They are to advance Geology as a Science and profession, to promote fellowship between members and others interested in geological problems, to foster high standards of education and ethics among members and students, and to encourage public appreciation of the utility and application of geologic science. We try to accomplish these objectives through a series of activities and events scheduled throughout the year. In doing so we incur a number of expenses. If you have contributed to these activities in the past we thank you for you generosity and hope . . . → Read More: March 2020 Bulletin

LGS Luncheon – March 2020

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Exploration and Production High-Grading Utilizing Petroleum Geochemistry

Dan Jarvie, Wildcat Technologies/Worldwide Geochemistry/TCU Energy Institute


The present-day keys to petroleum source rocks is the knowledge of how much petroleum they have generated and expelled versus how much they have retained and the quality of each (API gravity, viscosity, sulfur content and . . . → Read More: LGS Luncheon – March 2020

President’s Column – March 2020


Two months ago a roaring stock market and a bit of mid-east tension had given a boost to oil prices and I commented, in this column, that it might be a good time to dust off an old prospect. At the time my column was published in early January, who among us would have predicted . . . → Read More: President’s Column – March 2020

LGS Luncheon – February 2020



Geologists, the Public, and Public Policy: What Are Our Ethical Responsibilities?

In the polarizing and supercharged environment of today’s public discourse, many views are hotly contested, but three stand out as worthy of attention from geological scientists: fracking, public primary and secondary education, and climate change. All three are interconnected.

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February 2020 Bulletin


President’s Column – Feburary 2020


It is the morning after the pizza party and if you’re like my wife and I, who try (emphasis on try) to keep away from alcoholic beverages on weekdays, you may be feeling a bit fuzzy. I know I am. I think that means it was a successful party. Thanks to our vice-president, Jennifer Hargrave, . . . → Read More: President’s Column – Feburary 2020

January 2020 Bulletin


LGS Luncheon – January 2020

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On April 17, I had the pleasure of enjoying the fine hospitality of the Corpus Christi Geological Society – and some good local cuisine – while I shared stories of some of the newer interpretation technologies that are starting to impact our industry. Some background first. I started off in this industry in the late 1970’s, doing seismic interpretation in the state waters offshore Texas. Over the years I worked much of the onshore Gulf, as well as the offshore and deep offshore, including subsalt plays. . . . → Read More: LGS Luncheon – January 2020

President’s Column – January 2020


Happy New Year to everyone. I’m not sure I wish for them, but there is no doubt we live in interesting times. 2020 is here with a roaring stock market, increased tensions in the world, and for the moment, higher oil prices. If the higher commodity prices encourage you to dust off an old prospect . . . → Read More: President’s Column – January 2020