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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

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