Core Analysis Lab Field Trip 2017 – ALS Oil & Gas

Where – ALS Oil & Gas

When – 7th March

Time – Morning or Afternoon (whichever time suits most of the students)

Overview – We will be visiting the Core Analysis Lab at ALS Oil & Gas and learn more about the facility they have and the services they provide. It would be a great networking opportunity as they usually have openings for internships and full time jobs.

If interested please email your confirmation by 3rd March at aapg@rice.edu

AAPG Short Course -Nov 12th

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Only 18 Spots – RSVP at aapg@rice.edu if you would like to enroll

 

 

Rice wins 1st Place Poster at AAPG Student Expo 2016

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Pankaj Khanna, PhD Candidate, won the 1st Place Poster award at the AAPG Student Expo, Houston 2016.

Poster title – ‘ Uppermost Pleistocene coralgal Reefs and Upper Cambrian microbial bioherms: Morphologies and sea-level induced evolution’

 

 

AAPG-RICE CANADIAN ROCKIES FIELD TRIP 2016

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The AAPG Canada Region welcomed Rice AAPG Student Chapter for a four day guided transect through the Canadian Rockies. This trip was supported in part by funds provided by SHELL.

Trip Leaders:

Dr. Clinton Tippett (Geoscience Leader), Dr. Kevin Root (Geoscience Leader) and Dr. Malcolm Ross (SHELL – Rice University)

Assistant trip leaders:

Lacey Pyle and Catherine Ross

Student Participants:

Alana Semple, Christopher Odezulu, Jingxuan Liu, Joyeeta Bhattacharya, Maryam Nasizadeh, Nancy Zhou, Wey Yi Foo, William Farrell,  Yue Yao and Zuyue Zhang

Day 1: Calgary to Lake Louise

Copithorne Ridge, McConnell Thrust at Mount Yamnuska, Lac des Arcs Region, Rundle Thrust Sheet Viewpoint (Harvey Heights), Grassi Lakes Devonian Section above Canmore, Kootenay-Fernie section, Mt. Norquay Overlook, Castle Mountain

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Leaders Clinton Tippett (R) and Kevin Root(L) explaining the regional geology of Jumping Pound Gas Field

The group at Grassi Lake

The group by the Grassi Lakes carbonates

The group looking at turbidites on a road cut section

The group looking at turbidites on a road cut section

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Alana is leaning on a fossilized log!

Day 2: Lake Louise to Fernie

Lake Louise, Cambrian Facies Change, Marble Canyon, Folds in the Cambrian Chancellor Formation, Redwall Thrust, Radium Hot Pool, Sinclair Canyon, Out-of-sequence Thrusts, Columbia River Overlook, Radium, Toby Formation, Windermere Lake Area,  Southern Rocky Mountain Trench, Fort Steele Area, Southern Rocky Mountain Trench, Elko Area

The tranquillity of Lake Louise in the morning

The tranquility of Lake Louise in the morning

A hike along the Marble Canyon offers a great view of sea green coloured glacial melt water streams

A hike along the Marble Canyon offers a great view of sea green-colored glacial melt water streams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Varied types of folds in the Cambrian Chancellor Formation

Enlarged view of fold in Chancellor formation

Enlarged view of fold in Chancellor formation

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Kevin explaining the geology of Radium area while the whole group relaxes in lukewarm waters of the Radium hot water pool!

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Clinton showing diamictites.

Day 3: Fernie to Waterton

Crowsnest Lake, Cardium Formation, Crowsnest Formation Volcanics, Frank Slide, Triangle Zone of the Outer Foothills

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Duplex in the Banff formation, highlighted in red colour outline

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Crownsnest formation volcanics (A deer came here to pose as a scale for the geologists.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Canada’s deadliest rock slide known as Frank slide, devastated the town of Frank in 1903 when the overturned anticline made of carbonate rocks in the Turtle Mountain fell off probably due to extensive mining practices and alternate freeze-thaw of snow on the mountains which made incipient cracks propagate into vulnerable fractures and cause the mass wasting.

Day 4: Waterton to Calgary

Prince of Wales Hotel, Waterton Field, Triangle Zone structures in the Canyon of the Oldman River, Livingstone Gap, Okotoks “Big Rock” Erratic

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St. Mary River formation dinosaur traces

Big Rock Erratic: The huge chunk of quartzite was transported by glacier in the Last Glacial maximum and is dissected longitudinally reason of which is still debated.

Big Rock Erratic: The huge chunk of quartzite was transported by glacier in the Last Glacial maximum and is dissected longitudinally, reason of which is still debated.

 

 

 

 

“End of the trip group photo” at the Big Rock Erratic From Left: Jingxuan Liu, Zuyue Zhang, Maryam Nasizadeh, Alana Semple, Catherine Ross, Joyeeta Bhattacharya, Nancy Zhou, Lacey Pyle, Wey Yi Foo, William Farrell, Christopher Odezulu, Clint Tipette, Yue Yao and Malcolm Ross. Behind the lens: Kevin Root

“End of the trip group photo” at the Big Rock Erratic

From Left: Jingxuan Liu, Zuyue Zhang, Maryam Nasizadeh, Alana Semple, Catherine Ross, Joyeeta Bhattacharya, Nancy Zhou, Lacey Pyle, Wey Yi Foo, William Farrell, Christopher Odezulu, Clint Tipette, Yue Yao and Malcolm Ross. Behind the lens: Kevin Root

Blog created by:Joyeeta Bhattacharya

AAPG Student EXPO -Houston – Sept 8th and 9th

 

The registration for the Annual AAPG Student EXPO – Houston is open. Please check the link below.

If you want to present a poster in the AAPG Student Expo then submit the Abstract and register for the event on the link below asap (the slots will be filled within 1-2 days). Therefore do it asap!!

If you just want to attend the event and meet the recruiters then it is recommended to register for the event by the end of this week.

https://events.thepulsenetwork.com/GcmMaintenance/AAPG/Html_files/40000004/landing.html

If you have any questions then kindly let me know.

Best Regards,
Pankaj

AAPG RIGS

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Dear All,

As the President of the Rice AAPG Student Chapter it is my pleasure to announce a new event – AAPG RIGS (Rice Industry Geoscience Series), which will take place during the month of September this year. This event  is to inform and assist students in their employment search endeavors within the Oil & Gas industry. The format of the event is organized in such a way that students can get more exposure to the Industry Professionals in terms of networking as well as recruitment.

AAPG RIGS format

–        The event will is scheduled for three consecutive Fridays, September 16th, 23rd, and 30th, 4:00-5:00 PM.
–        16th September – Career Info session – a discussion with industry professionals about careers in Geoscience (Oil and Gas), + Resume Review session – (details to follow)
–        23rd September – 3 student talks followed by networking session over some snacks and beverages
–        30th September – 16 student posters with a parallel networking session

All undergrads, professional masters, and grad students are invited to participate. You are requested to submit an abstract by 5th August at aapg@rice.edu.  Please state whether you would  like to give a presentation or have a poster. The candidates will be shortlisted by a review committee consisting of Rice professors and Industry professionals. If you are travelling, or on field trip and cannot submit the abstract before the deadline then kindly let me know at pk15@rice.edu, and we could arrange something.

I would like to request you all to attend all the events as you never know which contact you make could lead into an internship or a job.

If you have any questions or suggestions then kindly let us know.

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Best Regards,
Pankaj Khanna
AAPG Rice President
aapg@rice.edu

PhD Candidate
Rice – Earth Science