May 2018 Bulletin


UL Geology High School Summer Scholars Program


We have one week left to send in applications for the UL Geology High School Summer Scholars Program. This is a FREE week-long summer program for Acadiana-area high-schoolers (10th-12th grades) that are interested in geology from June 11-16. Students will participate in an introduction to geology and the petroleum industry with hands-on learning and will . . . → Read More: UL Geology High School Summer Scholars Program

LGS Luncheon – May 2018


Petroleum Geomechanics is concerned with rock and fracture behavior in reservoir, drilling, completion and production engineering. In more detail, Geomechanics aims to understand how soils and rocks deform to changes of stress, pressure, chemistry and of temperature. During last several decades, intense research has been conducted to better comprehend the processes that link temperature (T), hydrologic flow (H), mechanical deformation (M), and chemical alteration (C) in fractured rock/soils systems. The study is complex because these processes are strongly . . . → Read More: LGS Luncheon – May 2018

LGS Luncheon – April 2018




The Talos Energy Zama #1, the first private-sector exploration well operated in Mexico in 78 years, was drilled in May-July of 2017 in Block 7, offshore Tabasco in 166m water. The Zama structure was identified prior to the leasing round using 3D narrow-azimuth seismic data, and consists of an upthrown fault block with . . . → Read More: LGS Luncheon – April 2018

April 2018 – Bulletin


President’s Letter – April 2018

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Dear LGS Members:


Our March meeting was the largest we’ve had in a while. Thanks to those of you who attended the joint meeting with SWLGS and heard the presentation from Carl Fiduk. It was great seeing the room filled with so many of our members. Thanks to Julia Battle for organizing and supervising . . . → Read More: President’s Letter – April 2018

March 2018 – Bulletin


LGS Luncheon – March 2018



A reversal in the roles of salt and sediment in the northern Gulf of Mexico: the rare effect of allochthonous salt advancement and inflation on over-pressured sediment

Carl Fiduk

In almost every basin in the world that contains evaporites, it is the evaporites which get deformed by sedimentation. A typical simple scenario would be . . . → Read More: LGS Luncheon – March 2018

President’s Letter – March 2018

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Dear LGS Members:


February was a productive month. We had a great night learning about the geology and wine of France. Many thanks to Dr. Raphaël Gottardi for organizing and leading the event. We had 27 attendees to share his expertise and wine tasting. Mr. Bill Finley organized a silent mineral auction, which was . . . → Read More: President’s Letter – March 2018

Jack Shirley Memorial SIPES Scholarship Application – 2018


Jack Shirley was an outstanding geologist who gave generously of his time and service to others in both his professional and private life. His dedication to the profession began when he joined the Lafayette Geological Society in the early fifties. He later became involved with GCAGS activities and served as the Transactions Assistant Editor in 1966, as Editor in 1974, as Treasurer in 1980-1981 and was on the GCAGS Liaison Committee in 1980. He again was an Assistant Editor of the GCAGS Transactions in 1990 and chaired the Poster Committee at the 1999 GCAGS Convention in Lafayette. In 2002 Jack chaired one of the most successful Society of Independent Earth Science (SIPES) Conventions in the history of the organization. For his effort and his long-time service to SIPES, the Lafayette Chapter of SIPES honored Jack by establishing a scholarship in his name. . . . → Read More: Jack Shirley Memorial SIPES Scholarship Application – 2018