September 2018 Bulletin


President’s Column – September 2018


Welcome back everyone!

For those who don’t know me, my name is Raphaël Gottardi, I am an Assistant Professor at the School of Geosciences at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. My expertise is in the field of basin analysis, structural geology and tectonics. I am excited to assume the role of president of the . . . → Read More: President’s Column – September 2018

2018 LGS/SWLGS Annual Kickoff BBQ & Link to Tickets



SAVE THE DATE! LGS & SWGLS will be hosting the Annual Kickoff BBQ on Thursday, September 20th, 2018 at Dwight’s 5:30pm-9:30pm Tickets ($21/person) Available: HERE SEE FLYER BELOW Contact with any questions.

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President’s Letter – May 2018

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Dear LGS Members:


Thank you for the opportunity to lead this great society. I enjoyed my time as President, getting to know more about how the society works and its members. I’ve gotten to meet the great lineup of speakers we’ve had, as well as be part of the GCAGS meetings as your representative.

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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