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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

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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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

2020 Pizza Meet & Greet


Come join us at the LGS Student and Professional “Eat and Greet” Thursday, January 23rd 5:30-8:00 pm Deano’s on Bertrand . . . → Read More: 2020 Pizza Meet & Greet

LGS Luncheon – November 2018



When George Mitchell died in 2013, The Economist proclaimed, “few business people have done as much to change the world as George Mitchell,” a billionaire Texas oilman who defied the stereotypical swagger so identified with that industry. He did more than any other individual since John D. Rockefeller to alter the economics of . . . → Read More: LGS Luncheon – November 2018

Third Annual LGS Coastal Symposium


The Coastal Symposium, the premier annual academic Louisiana coastal conference, will bring together scientists, engineers, geographers, and policy makers from across the range of geoscience-related disci-plines to exchange ideas, interpretations, and insights into Louisiana coastal geology – both onshore and offshore – and on associated topics . . . → Read More: Third Annual LGS Coastal Symposium

LGS Luncheon – October 2019


Abstract: “Exploration Success Equation, Forecasting Abilities of Explorers and the Role of Luck in Petroleum Exploration”

Dr. Alexei V. Milkov

An exploration company is successful when it predictably and consistently creates high value from petroleum exploration. When defined like that, exploration success depends on the right combination of property (acreage), processes, people and luck. In . . . → Read More: LGS Luncheon – October 2019

Annual LGS / SWLGS BBQ Ice Breaker


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September 2019 Luncheon


Abstract: “Quick-Look Deterministic Approach for Evaluating Shale Distribution in Sandstone Reservoirs”

James J. Willis, Ph.D. Willis School of Applied Geoscience St. Martinville, Louisiana

Co-Authors: Duncan S. McIntosh, Jr., Gregory J. Ferguson, Garrett M. Goettel, Jesse W. Zwennes, and James Pasley Shale distribution in sandstone reservoir can be broadly described in terms of three components: shale . . . → Read More: September 2019 Luncheon

May 2019 Luncheon – Graduate Student Presentations


Our last meeting for the 2018-2029 season will highlight four graduate students. They each will present the results of their subsurface mapping project course taught by Mr. Finley . . . → Read More: May 2019 Luncheon – Graduate Student Presentations