The Southeastern Geophysical Society

Please join us for the NOGS/SGS December Join Luncheon on Monday December 3rd 11:30am at the Holiday Inn 330 Loyola Ave, New Orleans LA 70112.
This month's talk is presented by Dr. Michael Hudec titled "The Salt Mine: A Digital Atlas of Salt Tectonics".
You can RSVP by registering on the NOGS website NOGS/SGS December Luncheon
There will also be another event with Dr Hudec on the Northshore that night at Zea's Covington starting at 5:30pm, Click here to register. The cost for both events is $30 for online registration and $35 for walk ins.

Title

The Salt Mine: A Digital Atlas of Salt Tectonics

Speaker

Dr. Michael Hudec, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin

Abstract

The Salina del Bravo region, on the continental slope just south of the Texas border, is dominated by four structures. From landward to seaward: the Bravo trough, Sigsbee Canopy, Perdido fold belt, and BAHA high. The Bravo trough lies beneath the updip part of the slope, and is characterized by a thick, intensely folded Tertiary section beneath which the Mesozoic section is thin or absent. The Bravo trough runs for roughly 400 km along strike, and is at least 40 km wide, with the west edge lying beyond the limits of our dataset. The downdip end of the Bravo trough is connected to the Sigsbee canopy by a feeder or weld. The Sigsbee canopy lies almost entirely seaward of the Bravo trough, and in most places overlies the Perdido fold belt. In many places the Perdido fold belt folds the base of the Sigsbee canopy. Elsewhere, Perdido folds are truncated beneath an unconformity on which the canopy is emplaced. At the seaward end of the system is the BAHA high, named for the first well drilled in it. The BAHA high is a structural high in the base of salt, with 1-2 km of relief in most places. Like the Bravo trough, it runs over 400 km along strike. The Perdido fold belt lies on top of or updip of the BAHA high.

We interpret the Bravo trough as a former salt wall (the Bravo diapir) that was loaded by sediments during a major depositional phase in the early Cenozoic. These sediments expelled salt from the Bravo diapir into the Sigsbee canopy. This depositional phase also destabilized the margin, leading to extension beneath the present onshore (Burgos basin) detached near the top of the Cretaceous. This extension was accommodated partly in the Bravo trough, where the detachment ramped down to the base of salt, and in the Perdido fold belt. The Perdido fold belt was buttressed against the BAHA high, which formed the downdip end of the system. We constructed a physical model to test the viability of our hypothesis. This model was able to reproduce all of the major features of the Salina del Bravo region.

Bio

Mike Hudec is a Senior Research Scientist at the Bureau of Economic Geology and directs the Applied Geodynamics Laboratory (AGL), an industry-sponsored research consortium studying salt tectonics. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wyoming in 1990, and spent the next eight years at Exxon Production Research, where he specialized in salt tectonics, extensional tectonics, and seismic interpretation. His current research interests include palinspastic restoration of salt structures, deepwater structural styles, and evolution of the Gulf of Mexico Basin.

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Education

August 18th, 19th & 20th 2015

Hilton Riverside New Orleans

Geoscience Opening Seminar, August 18

“The Temporal and Spatial Evolution of Reservoirs and Traps, Northern Deep Water Gulf of Mexico” with Paul Weimer, University of Colorado

This course will summarize the temporal and spatial evolution of the reservoirs for the 220 fields in the northern Deepwater Gulf of Mexico. Lectures and exercises will address the key components of each of the major reservoirs by age. The trap types for all of the fields are reviewed and placed within their regional context and exploration province type.

Tickets for the Geoscience Seminar are $225.00 and can be purchased along with your DWTS registration at http://www.deepwaternola.org

Scholarships

Download an 2018 SGS Scholarship Application form to apply. Scholarships are made possible by corporate donations and member sponsorship of our Golf Tournament Fundraiser held in the Spring.

Don't forget scholarship applications are due April 30th! As a reminder, children and grandchildren of all current SGS members that are entering college or currently attending college or graduate school can apply for an SGS scholarship - regardless of their child/grandchild's major!

Applications are reviewed and awarded by the SGS Scholarship Committee based on academic achievement, community service and/or employment history, extracurricular activities, and financial need. Applications will not be considered unless the required transcripts and letters of recommendation are received by the Committee by the deadline. The form and supporting documents must be received by the Scholarship Committee by April 30th. Note - It is also the responsibility of the SGS sponsor to keep their membership current. If you are an SGS member sponsoring a scholarship applicant, but are unsure if your membership is current, please contact Pamela Bucher (Pamela.Bucher@shell.com) to determine your membership status.

Scholarship Application Process:
1. Ensure your SGS membership is current and that your child/grandchild meets the eligibility requirements (see below)
2. Complete the scholarship application form
3. Gather the required supporting documents (a list of the required documents for each educational level is provided in Section Two on the attached scholarship application form).
4. Deliver the application form and supporting documents to a member of the Scholarship Committee via hand delivery, email or mail-in. The 2017-2018 SGS Scholarship Committee Members are:

Ellen Clark, Current SGS President (clarkef@chevron.com)
Scott Glassman, Current SGS President (nawlinssg@aol.com)
Robin Broussard, Past SGS President (rbroussard6871@gmail.com)
Toby Roesler, Prior Past SGS President (roeslerta@stoneenergy.com)
Eric Zimmerman, University Liason (ericz@llog.com)

5. Mail-in forms and documents can be sent to the following mailing address and must be post-marked April 30th for consideration: SGS Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 57141, New Orleans, LA 70157

Eligibility Requirements:
Applicant is enrolled or planning to enroll in college for the next academic year.
Applicant is one of the following:
High school senior planning to attend college next fall
Undergraduate or graduate college student
Applicant has not been a previous recipient of an SGS Scholarship award.
Applicant is a daughter/granddaughter or son/grandson of a current SGS member.

If you are unable to participate in the SGS Fundraising Golf Tournament, but would like to donate personally to the Scholarship Fund, you can do so by check, cash or online payment via credit card. To donate funds to the SGS Scholarship Fund online, click the donate button below:

The SGS thanks you all for supporting local university students and the children of SGS Members. Due to the success of our annual golf tournament/scholarship fundraiser, this year we were able to fund three scholarships.

In addition to and independent of the SGS Scholarship, our parent society SEG also runs a Scholarship Program. If you have any questions in regard to the SEG Scholarship please e-mail scholarships@seg.org.

The Southeastern Geophysical Society

proudly announce the

2018 ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISING GOLF TOURNAMENT & CRAWFISH BOIL

WHEN: Thursday, April 26th, 2018, 8:30 AM Shotgun Start

WHERE: Tchefuncta Country Club, Covington, LA

REGISTER: Fill out the registration form below & return to sgsluncheon@gmail.com

COST: $125/person

PAYMENT: Online below via paypal or via check


2018 Golf Fundraiser

If by check, please make payable to "Southeastern Geophysical Society" and mail to the address below:

POBOX 57141

701 LOYOLA AVE

NEW ORLEANS, LA, 70157

CALL FOR SGS SCHOLARSHIP SPONSORS

SGS invites both organizations and individual SGS members to contribute to our annual scholarship fundraiser. Each year, SGS awards scholarships to high school seniors and college students majoring in the earth sciences, and our spring golf tournament is the primary source of scholarship funding.  These scholarships are an important contribution to the promotion of scholastic excellence, and your participation in the golf tournament will support this worthy cause. 

Company / Organization Sponsorship

Organizations can donate online by visiting http://sgs-neworleans.org/  Click on the “Golf Tournament” tab and specify your sponsorship level under “Sponsors”.

Organization Sponsorship Levels

Platinum            $1,000

Gold                     $500

Silver                   $250

Hole                     $100

Organizations are also encouraged to donate “Ditty Bag Fillers” such as golf balls, golf towels, t-shirts with logos, tees, ball markers, convention exhibit booth give away items with logos, snacks, and “in kind” donations such as gift certificates. 

Individual SGS Members Wishing to Contribute to the Scholarship Fund

For members unable to participate in the golf tournament, you can still contribute to the scholarship fund!  This is a great opportunity to support geoscience education & promote SGS in the local community.  Members can donate online by visiting http://sgs-neworleans.org/ Click on the “Golf Tournament” tab and use the paypal “Donate” button to specify a flexible amount.    

Lastly, check out the fun we had at last year’s golf tournament!

http://sgs-neworleans.org/archives/sgs_newsletter_april_15.pdf

Please direct tournament entry correspondence to the following representative:

Louis Sturgess  (504) 425-7636

sgsluncheon@gmail.com

Please click the pdf icon to download the gold tournament registration form.










Membership

Our membership runs from June 1st one year to May 31st the next. The current membership form can be downloaded here: 2017-2018 SGS Membership Application Form. If you played in the Golf Tournament this year you become a member through May 2018. If you didn't then you will need to send in or bring your $25 with next year's application form filled out to one of our events.

SGS membership renewal requests will soon be emailed by the SGS Secretary to individuals with expired memberships in August. If you do not receive one, then your membership is probably up-to-date.

2017 - 2018 SGS Membership options

Reflections

Download and checkout the new December 2017 Reflections newsletter here. Archive editions of Reflections can be found here.

Contact our editor, Arslan Tashmukhambetov, with submissions for the newsletter and/or to place an advertisement.
Benefits:

  • Support the geophysical community and geophysics in South East Louisiana
  • Exposure to major oil companies and independents working onshore as well at the Gulf of Mexico
  • Advertisements are published monthly (September-June) in the society newsletter
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SGS 2016-2017 Goals & Objectives:

  • To be the most successful local Geophysical society in America
  • To provide a service to the membership, local companies, and the region
  • Focus on Education, Technology, Social and Community
  • General Meetings Monthly
  • Executive Committee Meetings Quarterly face-to-face
  • Be a force for good in the local community
  • Provide multiple opportunities for the professional and social development of the membership

  • Finances:
  • Not-for-profit
  • Aim to reduce volatility on savings

Local Jobs

Local job announcements can be posted in the Reflections newsletter. Contact 2015-2016 SGS Editor, Arslan Tashmukhambetov [Arslan Tashmukhambetov] to post in the Reflections newsletter, starting with the next edition coming up in September.