2017 Conference of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists

The CoRE research group that I lead at Colorado School of Mines visited Houston, TX last week to attend the 100th conference of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG). It is an industry-focused scientific conference that brings together academia and industry to address basic and applied scientific problems for the petroleum industry. I include a …

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Geology on the Wing Wednesdays #12 – Fault in Pennsylvanian carbonates, El Paso, Texas

@Neotectonics and I flew over this fault on our way to El Paso a few weeks ago. It is an excellent exposure of a reverse fault in the Magdalena Formation, a mixed clastic-carbonate succession in the Franklin Mountains near El Paso, Texas (hint - its in the left-center of the image, just to the left of the larger …

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Geology on the Wing Wednesdays #11 – Washita River meanders, Oklahoma

I've decided to start posting again after a hiatus, and I will start it off by reviving an old series called "Geology on the Wing Wednesdays". Generally, these are photos I have taken of various places while flying low and slow in search of a $100 hamburger. This week's GOTWW comes from near Anadarko, Oklahoma, …

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Submarine landslide deposits – a spectacular outcrop example from Japan

I tweeted an image that got a lot of attention the other day and wanted to follow it up with a quick post describing the deposit.  The back story is this: Lesli Wood, a submarine landslide expert, showed an image at a recent conference that is a spectacular example of a mass transport deposit (MTD), or …

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