AAPG Rice Industry Geoscience Series

AAPG RIGS (Rice Industry Geoscience Series) is back!!  The event’s purpose is to inform and assist students employment search endeavors within the Oil & Gas industry. The format of the event is organized in such a way that students are provided exposure to the Industry Professionals through networking and recruitment opportunities.

AAPG RIGS format

The event is scheduled for two consecutive Fridays, August 18th and 25th, 2017 from 4:00-6:00 PM.

18th August  (for Rice students only)  – Career Info session  + Resume Review session

3:30 – 4:00 PM – Coffee and Snacks – Earth Science Library – 2nd Floor

 

4:00 – 5:00 PM – Career info Session +Resume Review Session

         Career Info Session Panelists – (Room 100)

1. Ken Abdulah – Subsurface Clarity

2. Hunter Lockhart – BHPbilliton

3. Brandon Harper – Conocophillips

4. Sarah Dean – Shell

5. Nicole Van Den Heuvel –  Director of the Center for Career Development, Rice

         Resume Review Session Panelist- (Room 123)

Sarah Stanley – Certified Petroleum Geologist, Registered in the State of Texas ( >20 hiring experience)

 

5:00- 6:00 PM – After event networking – 2nd Floor Lobby, Earth Science Bldg. (beverages and snacks)

 

25th August – Poster + Networking Session

4:00 – 4:10 PM – Cin-Ty, Pankaj opening remarks – AAPG RIGS 2017

4:10 – 6:00 PM – student posters +networking event – 2nd Floor Lobby, Earth Science Bldg. (beverages and snacks)

Session 1 (4:10 – 4:45 PM)
David Blank Simulating megathrust earthquakes:  a window into elusive source processes
Justin Hayles Theoretical calibration of the triple oxygen isotope geothermometer
Pankaj Khanna Uppermost Pleistocene Coralgal Reefs and Upper Cambrian Microbial Bioherms: Morphologies and Sea Level-Induced Evolution
Gary Linkevich 3D seismic observations of the Peridotite Ridge in the Deep Galicia Margin
Clint M. Miller Low methane concentrations in sediment along the Siberian Slope – Inference from pore water geochemistry
Harsh Vora The normal compaction of clay rocks is fundamental for understanding overpressure
Session 2 (5:15 – 5:30 PM)
Brandee Carlson Mudflat formation within an abandoned deltaic distributary channel: a case study from the Huanghe (Yellow River) delta, China
Tian Dong Controls on gravel termination in seven distributary channels of the Selenga River delta, Baikal Rift basin, Russia
Chenliang Wu Impacts of variable channel hydraulics on the stratigraphic record: an example provided from the Tullig Sandstone, Western Irish Namurian Basin

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 Imperial Barrel Award (IBA) Info Session, Wednesday, November 02, 12-1.30 pm, KWG 123

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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 Kick-off Meeting: Tuesday, September 6, 2016, Noon- 1.00 pm, Room: KWG123

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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