December 2019 Bulletin

President’s Column – December 2019

The holiday season is upon us. In the next month or so, many of us will spend more time with our families and friends than we do at any other time of the year. The retail business will speed up, and the average speeds on our congested, holiday-shopping roads will slow way down. Tempers will . . . → Read More: President’s Column – December 2019

Jack Shirley Memorial SIPES Scholarship Application – 2020


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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 . . . → Read More: Jack Shirley Memorial SIPES Scholarship Application – 2020

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

President’s Column – November 2019

Until last week it had been a while since I last attended a true, geoscience convention. I hesitate to tell you exactly how long, lest you judge me unworthy of my role as president of this august society. Let’s just stick with “a while”. I remedied the situation last week, as I represented LGS at . . . → Read More: President’s Column – November 2019

November 2019 Bulletin

October 2019 Bulletin

President’s Column – October 2019

The business of finding and producing energy from fossil fuels is under attack. From lawsuits in our state that discourage investment and drive jobs and people to other states, to strident claims of imminent, world-wide destruction if we do not completely renounce and replace the energy we derive from fossil fuels with ill-suited . . . → Read More: President’s Column – October 2019

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