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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

April 2019 Luncheon

Abstract: “In the age of Permian dominance, can the Eagle Ford fly high again / Dusting off the Austin Chalk ”


The Eagle Ford Shale play covers an area roughly 50 miles wide and 400 miles long in Texas, with an average thickness of 250 feet, producing both natural gas and oil. In 2010 . . . → Read More: April 2019 Luncheon

Night at the Museum

Enjoy a private tour of the Geology Museum guided by Dr. Jim Martin . . . → Read More: Night at the Museum

LGS Luncheon – March 2019

Abstract: “Drillinginfo Presentation”


Drillinginfo has increased its geological offerings over the last few years by expanding its Geology Team in Austin, TX, creating regional studies in all the major North American resource play basins, and building software tools and geological interpretations designed to help our customers get ahead of the competition via rapid play . . . → Read More: LGS Luncheon – March 2019

LGS Luncheon – February 2019

Abstract: “ Honesty—Avoiding the Misuse of Models:”

Honesty is a basic principle of geoscience ethics. We all use models but all models are incomplete and flawed. Nevertheless, some models are useful in assisting understanding of a particular system. Honesty requires disclosure of the limitations and deficiencies of a particular model. Modern computer modeling permits examination . . . → Read More: LGS Luncheon – February 2019

LGS Luncheon – January 2019

Abstract: “Beyond the North American Super Basin Mudrock Plays: The Unconventional Development of Conventional Reservoirs”


The past dozen or so years have resulted in unpresented production growth from a new class of reservoir, the mudrock, or what is more commonly referred to as “shale”. Integral to the commercial development of the mudrocks was the . . . → Read More: LGS Luncheon – January 2019

2019 Pizza Meet & Greet

Click link to see flyer information. . . . → Read More: 2019 Pizza Meet & Greet

LGS Luncheon – December 2018

2018 Honorary Lecturer to North America The complexity just below our feet and the implications for the fidelity of land seismic data. Presented by Christine Krohn . . . → Read More: LGS Luncheon – December 2018