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President’s Letter – November 2017

Dear LGS Members:

Wow! Another month has come and gone. I hope you all had an opportunity to attend LAGCOE, the GCAGS convention, or both!  Our LAGCOE breakfast was a success.  The ten UL students did a fantastic job sharing their interesting and pertinent research.  Here is a list of our winners:

  • First place: Mark Roth, “Depositional Environment of the Carbonate Cap Rock at the Pine Prairie Field, Evangeline Parish, Louisiana: Implications of Salt Diapirism on Cook Mountain Reservoir Genesis”
  • Second place: Daniel Locci, “A New Spectral Decomposition Approach for Quantitative Seismic Interpretation: the Multi-Scale Boxcar Transform”
  • Third place: Matthew O’Leary, “Riceville Field, Vermillion Parish, Louisiana”



LGS/LAGCOE Breakfast Poster Contest Winners.


From left to right: Daniel Locci, Mark Roth, Matthew O’Leary



I attended the GCAGS convention last week and got to meet a lot great people and catch up with others.  The 2018 convention will be held in Shreveport, LA, September 30-October 2. You can find more information here:


The other big news from the meeting was the move to a more inclusive and relevant annual meeting and a rebranding of the meeting as “GeoGULF”.  Look for this to be rolled out for the 2019 meeting in Houston.


Our next meeting will be held on November 15 at the Petroleum Club.  Dr. Jonathan Rotzien from UL will be our guest speaker, presenting “Toward improved modeling in turbidite depositional systems: Case studies from the Gulf of Mexico, Western Irish Namurian Basin, and Alpine Foreland Basin”.

Interested in learning about geosteering? Join LGS at Jefferson Street Pub on December 7 for a geosteering short course, networking, and beer! The first 15 professional and 15 student attendees will receive 2 drink tickets with their registration. Sign up through November 25. Here’s the link:

Here’s your lagniappe for the month – a website dedicated to “neat rocks”.  They collected and compiled submissions for the month of October.  Now, you can look through the collection and description of the submissions here: Enjoy.


I’ll see you Wednesday!


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