About 250 students, faculty and professionals heard Distinguished Lecturer Chris Heine’s presentation at the University of Dhaka in Bangladesh in late July.
The Bangladesh talks were the first of the tour that extended into mid-August for Heine, of Saudi Aramco in Dhahran,
His talk, “Nature’s Juggling Act – Glaciers, Sand Dunes and Limestone: A Post Glacial Sea-Level Rise Captures in Rock a Record of the Early Permian Stratigraphy of Saudi Arabia,” described how climate controlled the deposition and preservation of the oil and gas – bearing ancient sand come reservoirs, which is one of the major reservoirs in Saudi Arabia.
Other stops included universities and local societies in Port Mosby, Papua New Guinea and Australia, where he spoke in Brisbane, Wellington, Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.
During the tour Heine also spoke on “putting geology back into geostatistics.”
Heine is one of six Distinguished Lecturers on the international roster and nine on tour in the United States during 2009-10.