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LGS Luncheon – February 2018



Unconventional Isn’t Easy

Trevor Casper The pace of horizontal drilling in onshore plays far outpaces the drilling of conventional vertical and deviated wells in North America. This pace, combined with strategies like pad drilling and early industry and financing comments about “mining” for oil and gas, have contributed to a sense, in some circles, . . . → Read More: LGS Luncheon – February 2018

LGS Luncheon – January 2018

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Title: Airphotos, Satellites, Drones: Helping out Up, Mid, and Downstream

David Koger Koger Remote Sensing Fort Worth


Image data—from airplanes, satellites, or drones—are unique, inexpensive, easily used with common computer setups, widely available, and they merge easily with maps and other data.

Photogeology has led exploration for over 80 years, adding information where . . . → Read More: LGS Luncheon – January 2018

2018 Annual LGS Pizza Party


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12th Annual Louisiana Water Conference


Louisiana Geological Survey, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center & Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute 12th Annual Louisiana Water Conference . . . → Read More: 12th Annual Louisiana Water Conference

LGS Luncheon – November 2017



Title: Toward improved modeling in turbidite depositional systems: Case studies from the Gulf of Mexico, Western Irish Namurian Basin, and Alpine Foreland Basin

Jonathan R. Rotzien Basin Dynamics

Exploration and field extension wells drilled in the Gulf of Mexico and other turbidite-dominated depositional systems continue to face key geologic risks including reservoir presence and . . . → Read More: LGS Luncheon – November 2017

GIS Short Course


Join us as we spend 2 days getting reacquainted or acquainted with GIS software. . . . → Read More: GIS Short Course

LGS / SWLGS Annual Kick-off BBQ


LGS & SWLGS will be hosting the Annual Kickoff BBQ on Thursday, September 28th, 2017 at Vermilionville 6pm-10pm. Tickets are available here on our site. . . . → Read More: LGS / SWLGS Annual Kick-off BBQ

LGS Luncheon – September 2017



Title: The Role of Geology in the Failure of the Levees in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina

Mary L. Gentry, P.G. Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality

When Hurricane Katrina struck just east of New Orleans on August 29, 2005 it unleased the most costly catastrophic failure of an engineered system in American history. Approximately . . . → Read More: LGS Luncheon – September 2017

GCAGS 2017 Meeting – San Antonio


Join us in San Antonio! Discover San Antonio’s Vibrant Downtown. GCAGS-GCSSEPM 2017 Convention, San Antonio, Texas November 1-3 hosted by the South Texas Geological Society. . . . → Read More: GCAGS 2017 Meeting – San Antonio

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