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LGS Luncheon – May 2017



Myron Kinley and the ‘Torch of Moreni’

Jeff Spencer & Marius Furcuta

Myron M. Kinley (1898-1978) has been called the first, the dean, the grandfather, and the original pioneer oil well firefighter. He and his father Karl are often credited with being the first to use explosives to extinguish an oil well fire (1913). . . . → Read More: LGS Luncheon – May 2017

LGS Luncheon – April 2017



Title: The Cretaceous-Paleogene Boundary Deposit in LaSalle Parish, Louisiana

Kody Shellhouse

The Cretaceous-Paleogene Boundary Deposit is an impact-induced sedimentary deposit across the Gulf of Mexico basin, deposited due to the catastrophic effects of the Chicxulub Impact. The purpose of this project was to determine what the lithology and sedimentology evidence found in the Justiss . . . → Read More: LGS Luncheon – April 2017

LGS/UL Geology & Wine Event


Terri Bannister will discuss the Geology of Southern Ontario’s wince country. Light hors d’oeuvres to be paired with the wines. Spouces/ guests are welcome to attend. $75 per person. . . . → Read More: LGS/UL Geology & Wine Event

LGS Luncheon – March 2017



Title: Recent Significant Global Deepwater Discoveries and the Look Forward for Deep Water Exploration.

John R. Dribus

This talk begins by examining some of the key factors that are negatively impacting global exploration activities today. Then, several areas that have received focused exploration attention in 2015-2016 such as Brazil and Angola Presalt, the Gulf . . . → Read More: LGS Luncheon – March 2017

LGS Luncheon – February 2017

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Title: Utilizing Image Logs (OMRI, XRMI) to create, Turbidite Litho-Facies based upon, Bouma’ Facies Model

Chris Williams, Halliburton.

From the earliest days of oil exploration, how to convert log response to rock type and gain outcrop level detailed data has been the goal of many geologists. Coring the whole well would accomplish this, but . . . → Read More: LGS Luncheon – February 2017

LGS Luncheon – January 2017



Title: Enhanced Oil Recovery in Unconventional Formations: Gas Cycling

The problems involved in improving recovery from 5% OOIP to better than 20 – 30% OOIP using gas cycling are illustrated and definition of the terminology encountered and the mechanism of vaporization and condensation in nanopore structures discussed. Additional laboratory evaluation of the fluids, both . . . → Read More: LGS Luncheon – January 2017

LGS Luncheon – December 2016



Cajuns in Christmas Valley: An Update on the 2016 Oregon Camel Expedition


Kristin Ball, Abigail Breaux, Jean Pierre Dupuy, Jr., Byron Ebner, Gage Seaux

Geoscience Students, University of Louisiana, Lafayette


The University of Louisiana Geology Museum completed summer fieldwork under the direction of Dr. James Martin and Dr. Jennifer Hargrave from June . . . → Read More: LGS Luncheon – December 2016

LGS Luncheon – November 2016




Ethics has many definitions; it is a study of the rules of human behavior, the standards of right and wrong, that part of science and philosophy dealing with moral conduct, duty, and judgment, the voluntary actions specifically taken by an individual with sufficient knowledge of the options available. . . . → Read More: LGS Luncheon – November 2016

LGS Luncheon – October 2016



Contrasting Structural Styles Brazilian and West African South Atlantic Volcanic and

Non-Volcanic Margins: the Impact on Pre-Salt Petroleum Systems.

The South Atlantic Pre-Salt petroleum system has unique elements which are related to the basin bounding structural fabric, accommodation space and climatic conditions. The development of both high TOC Lacustrine source rocks and hyper-saline/ hyper-alkaline . . . → Read More: LGS Luncheon – October 2016

LGS Luncheon – September 2016



Finding Oil and Gas Using the Power of Machine Learning

Deborah King Sacrey

Since the late 1970’s the explosion of various kinds of seismic attributes derived from the acquired seismic signal has been the boon and the bane of the interpreter. Now the interpretation of reflection data requires powerful computers and advanced visualization software . . . → Read More: LGS Luncheon – September 2016