DLs Hit the Road

February will be a busy month for AAPG’s Distinguished Lecture program, as seven speakers will be on tour – five domestically and two internationally.

Lecture tours are set for:

Scott A. Barboza
Scott A. Barboza

♦ Scott A. Barboza, research scientist and team leader, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Co., Houston, who will be touring western North American sites through Feb. 11. He will offer two lectures:

  • “Mud Volcanoes: A Dynamic Model Motivated by Observations Offshore Eastern Trinidad.”
  • “Consequences of Multiple Phases of Tertiary Uplift and Erosion on the Thermal Evolution of Mesozoic Source Rocks, North Slope – Chukchi Sea, Alaska.”
Joann E. Welton
Joann E. Welton

♦ Joann E. Welton, senior research associate at ExxonMobil’s Upstream Research Lab in Houston, and this year’s J. Ben Carsey lecturer, will tour eastern North American sites through Feb. 11. She offers two talks:

  • “Evaluating Siliciclastic Reservoir Quality in a Changing World.”
  • “Grain Coats on the Brazos: Using Modern Studies to Understand the Origin of Porosity-Preserving Early Clay Grain Coats.”
Ron Boyd
Ron Boyd

♦ Ron Boyd, principal geologist for the stratigraphy and quantitative modeling group, ConocoPhillips Subsurface Technology, Houston, who will be touring eastern North America Feb. 7-19. He will offer two lectures:

  • “A One-Way Ticket From Antarctica to the Tasman Abyssal Plain via the Great Barrier Reef – Sediment Dispersal on the Eastern Australian Margin.”
  • “Coastal Facies Models.”
James L. Coleman Jr.
James L. Coleman Jr.

♦ James L. Coleman Jr., director of the Eastern Energy Resources Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Va., who will tour western North America Feb. 14-25. He will offer three lectures:

  • “Tight-Gas Sandstone Reservoirs: The 200-Year Path From Unconventional to Conventional Gas Resource and Beyond.”
  • “Examination of Potential Factors Affecting Successful Exploration and Production of Devonian Marcellus Shale Gas, Eastern United States.”
  • “Tight-Gas Sandstone Reservoirs: 25 Years of Searching for ‘The Answer.’”
Steve Cumella
Steve Cumella

♦ Steve Cumella, geologist with Bill Barrett Corp., in Denver, and this year’s Haas-Pratt Distinguished Lecturer. He will tour western North American sites Feb. 28-March 11, offering two lectures:

  • “Geology of the Giant Continuous Gas Accumulation in the Mesaverde Group, Piceance Basin, Colorado.”
  • “Important Characteristics of Rocky Mountain Tight Gas Accumulations.”
Dale R. Issler
Dale R. Issler

♦ Dale R. Issler, senior research scientist for the Geological Survey of Canada, Calgary, and this year’s Dean A. McGee Endowment speaker, will tour Asia-Pacific locales Feb. 11-26. He offers two lectures:

  • “Integrated Thermal History Analysis of Sedimentary Basins Using Multi-Kinetic Apatite Fission Track Thermochronology: Examples from Northern Canada.”
  • “Quantitative Analysis of Petroleum Systems of the Beaufort-Mackenzie Basin, Arctic Canada: An Integrated Approach.”
Mohammed S. Ameen
Mohammed S. Ameen

♦ Mohammed S. Ameen, leader of the Structural and Rock Mechanics Group, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, will tour Middle East Region locales Feb. 21-March 14. His lecture is titled “A Paradigm Shift in Understanding Fracture Origin and Fracture Influence on Deep Carbonate Reservoir Performance: A Study of Onshore Permo-Triassic Deep Reservoirs in Saudi Arabia.”

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