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

February 2018 – Bulletin


LGS Luncheon – February 2018



Unconventional Isn’t Easy

Trevor Casper The pace of horizontal drilling in onshore plays far outpaces the drilling of conventional vertical and deviated wells in North America. This pace, combined with strategies like pad drilling and early industry and financing comments about “mining” for oil and gas, have contributed to a sense, in some circles, . . . → Read More: LGS Luncheon – February 2018

President’s Letter – February 2018

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Dear LGS Members:

I hope you all enjoyed the icy start to the year. It was disappointing not to hold the January luncheon, but the Petroleum Club was closed due to the freezing weather. I was looking forward to hearing from our speaker, but we will try to reschedule him in the future. Punxsutawney Phil . . . → Read More: President’s Letter – February 2018

January 2018 – Bulletin


President’s Letter – January 2018

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Dear LGS Members:

Welcome to 2018! I hope you all enjoyed a joyous holiday season and a great start to the New Year. I hope we can keep it going throughout the year.


Our next meeting will be held on January 17 at the Petroleum Club. We will hear a presentation by David Koger . . . → Read More: President’s Letter – January 2018

LGS Luncheon – January 2018

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Title: Airphotos, Satellites, Drones: Helping out Up, Mid, and Downstream

David Koger Koger Remote Sensing Fort Worth


Image data—from airplanes, satellites, or drones—are unique, inexpensive, easily used with common computer setups, widely available, and they merge easily with maps and other data.

Photogeology has led exploration for over 80 years, adding information where . . . → Read More: LGS Luncheon – January 2018

December 2017 Bulletin