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MISSION STATMENT The mission of the Colorado School of Mines American Association of Petroleum Geologists Student Chapter is to promote geology related to the energy and production (E&P) industry through four themes: education, industry, networking and community involvement. We also intend to give students the opportunity to develop leadership skills and serve as a focal point for developing a sense of professionalism through meeting industry representatives.

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SPONSORS

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2013 - 2014 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Mohammad Naqi (mnaqi@mines.edu) President Ph.D. Candidate AAPG Member Number: 10047448

Alex Gibson (agibson@mines.edu) Vice President Master Candidate AAPG Member Number: 10083577

Bryan McDowell (bmcdowel@mymail.mines.edu) Secretary Master Candidate AAPG Member Number: 10064919

Mustafa Al Ibrahim (malibrah@mymail.mines.edu) Treasurer Master Candidate AAPG Member Number: 10068261

Stephen Sonnenberg (ssonnenb@mines.edu) Advisor Professor of Petroleum Geology AAPG Member Number: 161347

Chairs Steve Brennan Spencer Rolfs Rana ElGhonimy Claudia Duenas Anton Padin Deben

Social & Outreach Chair Social & Outreach Chair Historian Geophysics Outreach Petroleum Engineering Outreach

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Fall 2013 in Numbers

9 Lunch & Learns

5 Social Events

3 Distinguished Lectures

76 Registered AAPG Student Members

2 Workshops

2 Field Trips

2 Community Services

26 $28 $12 Total Events

$ Spent

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PRESIDENT LETTER Toward A Common Ground

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his year, the Executive Committee set number of objectives for the chapter which reflect the E&P industry demand. The E&P depends on a wide spectrum of disciplines, geology, geophysics and petroleum engineering. Therefore, the objectives this year was to deliver and offer an integrated package for the chapter members, covering the multidisciplinary nature of the oil and gas business. In order to accomplish this objective the chapter emphasized on outreach and recruit students from allied academic departments such as the Department of Geophysics and Petroleum Engineering.

One of the main challenges AAPG student chapters encounter is finding the sufficient source to fund its activities and events. This year, the Executive Committee drafted and prepared a sponsorship packet to be delivered to the Oil and Gas Companies. The officers took the advantage of the Career Fair event that takes place at Mines every year, where most of the Oil and Gas companies compete hard to reserve a spot in this venue. Direct contact was made with every company representative and the sponsorship packet was delivered. Gladly the results were astonishing. The chapter is committed to utilize as much as possible all the resource that the AAPG Foundation offers. One of the greatest resources is the Distinguished Lecture Program. Early in the semester, the chapter has requested to host five distinguished lecturers and gladly we were granted the whole quota. Lecturers where chosen to cover a multidisciplinary topics. In fact, the chapter worked together with the Society of Geophysics Graduate Students (SGGS) to host a distinguished lecturer Dr. Joseph Stefani, Chevron Energy Technology Company. This event turned-out to be one of the most attended event held in the fall semester. The CSM AAPG student chapter, this year, worked hard with different parties and individuals to provide an outstanding experience not only to the chapter members but rather to the whole community of Colorado School of Mines. In closing, I would like to take this opportunity to express our recognition and deep gratitude for every party and individual who was an essential player in the success for our chapter. First for the enormous support of AAPG Foundation, Colorado School of Mines and the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering for their continuous support for our chapter and recognizing us as a professional student association. Dr. Stephen Sonnenberg, AAPG student chapter advisor, for the exceptional support. Debora Cockburn, department program assistant, always provided unprecedented help, guidance, logistics and assistance in securing and managing funding. Cathy Van Tassel, Partnership Manager of the Chevron CoRE, for her unparalleled effort to make Lewis Shale trip and couple of Lunch & Learn event happen. Dr. David Pyles, Dr. John Humphery, Dr. Piret Plink-Bjรถrklund and Dr. Rick Sarg for their generous help in leading three of the field trips, Lewis Shale, Bahamas and San Juan field trips. Dr. Wesley Ingram, Weatherford Laboratories, for his great petrophysical workshop. Lorry Oldefest, Distinguished Lecture & Field Safety Coordinator, was vital in arranging and hosting the distinguished lectures. Last but not least, to the rest of the executive board who has dedicated their time to Mohammad H. Naqi provide the utmost experience to our chapter members. President

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TABLE OF CONTENTS FALL 2013 SEMESTER AT A GLANCE 7 2013-2013 VISION AND GOALS 8 EVENT PROMOTION 9 THE FIRST GENERAL MEETING 11 LUNCH & LEARNS 12 1. Lewis shale geology: a preview for the fall 2013 AAPG student chapter field trip 12 2. Seismic frontiers of 4d and subsalt imaging: application to Alaska North Slope and deep-water Gulf of Mexico 13 3. Carbonates – a challenge for basin modelers 14 4. Golden software - a review of geological tools 14 5. CO2 injection in clastic reservoirs 15 6. Stages of petroleum formation: new insights on old paradigms 16 7. The public controversy behind hydraulic fracturing 16 8. Introduction to imperial barrel award (IBA) class and competition 17 9. Polygonal faults and fluid escape structures in cretaceous chalk of the Khoman Formation, Western Desert, Egypt 18 AAPG DISTINGUISHED LECTURES 19 1. Diagenetic controls on reservoir quality in deep to ultra-deep Paleogene Wilcox sandstones, Gulf of Mexico 19 2. Seismic modeling & applications of FD modeling to rock physics and Geomechanics 20 3. Illuminating the lower Mississippi river sediment-dispersal system over orbital to centennial timescales 21 REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL FIELD TRIPS 22 1. Lewis shale field trip 22 2. Bahamas field trip 24 TECHNICAL WORKSHOPS 26 1. Petrophysical workshop 26 2. Golden software workshop 27 COMMUNITY SERVICE EVENTS 28 1. St. Jude children’s research hospital fundraiser 28 2. Bob Weimar geology trail clean up 29 SOCIAL EVENTS 30 1. Meet and greet picnic 30 2. Facebook photo contest 3. Bowling night 31 4. Mustachio Pashio 32 5. Christmas party 32 SPECIAL AND JOINT EVENTS 35 UPCOMING EVENT 39 MEMBERS 41 BUDGET 44 APPENDIX 46

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FALL 2013 SEMESTER AT A GLANCE AUGUST

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DECEMBER

22 Department Meet and Greet Picnic

3 Lunch & Learn 1: David Pyles, Lewis Shale

3 Lunch & Learn 3: Marek Kacewicz, Basin Modeling

4 Lunch & Learn 7: Jon Haubert, Hydraulic Fracturing

4 Social Event: Mustachio Bashio

27 First General Meeting

9 Lunch & Learn 2: Amy Rhode, Seismic Frontiers of 4D and Subsalt Imaging

9 Surfer Workshop, Golden Software

12 AAPG Distinguished Lecture: Torbjorn Tornqvist, Mississippi River Sediment Dispersal

6 Social Event Christmas Party

27 Facebook Photo Contest

17 Fund Raising, Career Fair at CSM

9 Lunch & Learn 4: Blakelee Midyett, A Review of Geological Tools

20 Lunch & Learn 8: Steve Sonennberg, IBA Competition

13 – 19 Bahamas Field Trip

28 Bob Wiemer Geology Trail Cleanup

19 AAPG Distinguished lecture: Shirley Dutton, Diagenetic Controls on Reservoir Quality

17 Lunch & Learn 5: Nick Silvis, CO2 Injection in Clastic Reservoirs

25 Lunch & Learn 9: BarbTewksbury, Polygonal Faults and Fluid Escape

16 Golden Software Installation

28 Bowling Party

20 – 22 Lewis Shale Field Trip, Wyoming

22 Lunch & Learn 6: Mike Lewan, Petroleum Formation

30 Celebration of Mines

27 Petrophysical Workshop Wesley Ingram

24 AAPG Distinguished Lecture: Joe Stefani, Seismic Modeling

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2013-2014 VISION AND GOALS MOTTO - Toward A Common Ground VISION The nature of geology and petroleum geology is no longer considered as a standalone science. But rather they possess a multidisciplinary nature. Geology students are required to know and learn more about the allied branches of science such as geophysics and petroleum engineering. This year the CSM AAPG Student Chapter will emphasize on introducing to its members the utmost experience to help students to be ready to tackle the exploration and production (E&P) industry after graduation. This will be achieved by organizing and planning technical events that cover the whole spectrum which enable not only geologists but also their peers from the allied sciences to get exposed on the different aspect of the E&P challenges and expand their knowledge. The chapter is determined to achieve the Outstanding Chapter of the year for the United States. This determination will be reflected on the quality and quantity of the achieved events which the chapter will do.

GOALS 1. Increase membership numbers: The chapter will try to reach students from the Geophysics and Petroleum Engineering Department in addition to the Geology and Geological Engineering department. This will be achieved by recruiting students from campus wide events such as Celebration of Mines. Moreover, by offering technical talks and workshops that covers a wide interest of students from allied department such as the Geophysics and Petroleum Engineering. 2. Sponsor and organize at least 1 international and 1 regional field trip: Field trips are the place where real geologists are born and receive the best education. Therefore the chapter is eager to organize at least 1 regional and 1 international field trip that are led by great geologist from the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering at Colorado School of Mines to introduce students with spectacular geology. 3. AAPG Outstanding Chapter of the Year: The Executive officers believe based on the quantity and the quality of the events, that our organization is worthy of Outstanding Chapter of the Year. With good documentation for all the activities of the chapter during the last semester, the chapter will be able to prove the huge amount of effort that have been spent in planning and organizing those events. 4. Increase fundraising: The plan is to prepare and draft sponsorship packets to be delivered to the oil and gas companies in order to introduce them with the past and potential future events that the AAPG student chapter at Colorado School of Mines has done and planning to do.

ACHIEVED GOALS •

1 regional and 1 international field trip planned and organized in the fall semester of 2013. Total of about 40 students, which represent of half of the chapter members number, attended the 2 field trips.

The chapter received more than $10K during its fundraising campaign. This enabled the chapter to accomplish some of the main goals the chapter sets for this academic year.

Number of student membership increased by about 20% more than the last year.

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EVENT PROMOTION Social media plays an important part in communication today. That is why, this year, we specifically focused on Facebook as a way to promote events. Still, we maintained the traditional means of using flyers, emails, and word of mouth as a ways to spreading the word. Generally, events are posted a week or more in advance with different reminders using different means showing up over the week to keep the interest going. a. FLYERS We tried to minimize the use of physical flyers to reduce our environmental footprint. Flyers were strategically put only on location of heavy traffic. Consistency in the location allowed for our members to check about upcoming events quickly. Once an event has passed, flyers are taken down and recycled. The appendix of this report contains the flyers used this semester. b. DIGITAL CALENDAR We maintained a digital calendar of all of our upcoming events. This calendar is available for our member to view anytime. The use of a digital calendar instead of a physical one allowed for rapid modification and, again lowers our environmental footprint. c. FACEBOOK Facebook is a major promotion venue for our chapter this year. We established a Facebook at the end last year. To encourage our members to sign-up for our Facebook page, we created a Facebook photo contest. All event flyers are posted on Facebook. Photos of some events’ activities are also posted to encourage members to participate in the upcoming events. Facebook was a also a venue for our members to share their experience about the events through commenting on some of the photos. To date we have 90 followers and more than 270 unique visitors who interacted with our posts. URL: https://www.facebook.com/pages/CSM-AAPG-Student-Chapter/142984885877707 d. EMAIL We maintained our email csmaapg@gmail.com regularly. Events are also sent through the email as well as other means. Logistics are generally handled through email and it is the official means to reach the chapter. e. PHONE AND SMS For better organization and safety reasons, we required all members who participate in a field trip or a major event to have their phone number listed in our database. This allowed us to be agile in our logistics. This was especially useful for larger events that require a lot of organization such as the field trip to the Bahamas. f. WEBSITE We transitioned from a FTP based website to a one based on the framework of orgsync.com. The transition allows us to update the website without the need for programming experience. The website will be updated beginning next semester with more information and better layout. Colorado School of Mines AAPG Student Chapter - December 2013 Report

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THE FIRST GENERAL MEETING August 27, 2013 Attendees: 60+

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he first meeting with the students at the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering was held in the second week of the fall semester. The objective of the meeting was to introduce the current and new students of the Department with the AAPG organization and the AAPG Student Chapter at Colorado School of Mines. The meeting started by sharing the news of the great accomplishment that the previous officers have achieved, winning the outstanding student chapter for the year 2013-14. The meeting also included a screening of a short video, showing the student chapter activity that was made by the last year officers. Dr. Stephen Sonnenberg, the chapter faculty advisor, gave a short presentation to cover the objective of the AAPG organization and what are the benefits the organization provides for students and young professionals. Afterward, the executive officers introduced themselves and went through the events that the chapter is planning in specifically and in more detail for the fall semester and briefly for the spring semester. At the end of the meeting, the door was open for enrolling new members, collect membership dues, sign up or renew AAPG membership.

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LUNCH & LEARNS Lunch and Learns are the most common event. The chapter host different speakers with different expertise and profession to share their knowledge and expertise with our chapter members. The chapter tried to bring speakers from different fields in the oil and gas business or from academia.

1. Lewis Shale Geology: A Preview For The Fall 2013 AAPG Student Chapter Field Trip Dr. David Pyles, Director of Chevron Center of Research Excellence (CoRE) September 3, 2013 Attendees: 54 members

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hevron Center of Research Excellence (CoRE) with association with CSM-AAPG Student Chapter and the departmental Van Tuyl Lecture Series hosted and event to discuss the geology of the Lewis Shale and the Fox Hills Sandstone, Wyoming. This presentation also served as a prelude to those who were going to the field trip that is also organized CoRE and CSM-AAPG. The focus of the presentation was integrating outcrop and subsurface data to define the stratigraphic architecture of reservoirs in prograding margins, Lewis Shale, Wyoming. Data used including outcrop descriptions, seismic, and well logs. The Lewis Shale system is a linked system extending from fluvial, shelf edge, slope, base of slope, up to the basin floor. Such systems are important oil and gas reservoirs on many of Earth’s continental margins. By participating in this event, CSM-AAPG was able to advertise its presence in effective manner to the whole department.

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2. Seismic Frontiers Of 4D And Subsalt Imaging: Application To Alaska North Slope And Deep-Water Gulf Of Mexico Amy Rhodes, Geophysicist, ConocoPhillips September 9, 2013 Attendees: 31 members

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3. Carbonates – A Challenge For Basin Modelers Dr. Marek Kacewicz, Chevron Energy Technology Company October 3, 2013 Attendees: 34 members

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r. Kacewicz introduced typical problems associated with modeling carbonate hosted petroleum systems, as well as hydrocarbon migration and trapping. Carbonate reservoirs can be highly complex due to highly-variable facies distribution. Models can generate misleading results and dry holes if based on insufficient or misused data. Regional-scale models often miss important details, including: platform geometry, facies distribution, diagenesis, stress history, and much more. Dr. Kacewicz presented a study conducted to highlight the aforementioned problems, and simulate petroleum systems similar to the Arab/Khuff formations, isolated platforms in Kazakhstan, and more.

4. Golden Software - A Review of Geological Tools Blakelee Midyett, Golden Software October 9, 2013 Attendees: 22 members

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n order to educate our members about the use software in geology, Golden Software discussed the capabilities of their software packages (Surfer, Grapher, Voxler, MapViwer, Diger, and Strater). Members got to understand some of the workflows that could be used in facilitating research. The presentation included discussions on creating and visualizing maps, well-logs, cross-sections, and different 3D models. This personal discussions opened the doors to more communication avenues as some members are now using the software for their projects and receive technical support from the company.

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5. CO2 Injection In Clastic Reservoirs Nick Silvis, Denbury Resources October 17, 2013 Attendees: 17

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enbury Resources’ Nick Silvis introduced students to the use of CO2 in tertiary recovery of hydrocarbons by various methods. CO2 injection is typically used to recover additional reserves after water flooding (secondary recovery). CO2 floods can be miscible or immiscible depending on reservoir depth and temperature, as well as the supply of carbon dioxide. Denbury produces the majority of their CO2 from Jackson Dome in Mississippi. This gas is then transported by pipeline to their operated fields along the Gulf Coast region. Denbury Resources is unique by focusing most of their CO2 floods in clastic reservoirs, in contrast to carbonate reservoirs where this method is much more common. Nick explained the company’s typical workflow to determine the most efficient and effective way to produce these depleted reservoirs by studying: previous production, well logs, seismic surveys, cores, and any other available data. Nick Silvis is a geologist for Denbury Resources in Plano, Texas where he focuses on CO2 floods in Texas. He received a Master of Science in Geology from Colorado School of Mines.

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6. Stages Of Petroleum Formation: New Insights On Old Paradigms Dr. Mike Lewan, Organic geochemist, US Geological Survey October 22, 2013 Attendees: 45 members

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e were esteemed to host Dr. Mike Lewan, U.S. Geological Survey organic geochemical expert who has pioneered the application of hydrous pyrolysis to source rock and petroleum system analysis. Dr. Lewan’s lecture included the means of analyzing thermal maturity, kerogen type, thermal stress indicators, bitumen generation, thermal hydrocarbon cracking, and other factors important to petroleum formation. The lecture was well attended and very applicable to many of our student member’s research projects.

7. The Public Controversy behind Hydraulic Fracturing John Haubert, CRED communication director November 4, 2013 Attendees: 56

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ydraulic fracturing is still heavily debated in the public arena. Technical professionals need to be aware of such debates. And this is why this Lunch & Learn was focused on policies and the public view of hydraulic fracturing. It was presented by Coloradans for Responsible Energy Development (CRED), which is a new public education effort in Colorado aimed at informing the general public about energy, economic and evironmental benefit of safe and responsible oil and natural gas development. The presentation consisted of a brief introduction about CRED, common public knowledge about hyraulic fracturing, and a summary of the policies that are changing recently in Colorado. This event opened avenues for students to be more involved in the oil and gas industry. In addition, the student chapter of the Socieity of Petroleum Engineers and the Alumni Association allowed for interactions with different disciplines. Finally, as a consequence of the event, more events are being planned for spring 2014 with association with CRED.

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8. Introduction To Imperial Barrel Award (IBA) Class And Competition Dr. Stephen Sonnenberg, Professor in Geology and Geological Engineering, Colorado School of Mines and past CSM IBA students November 20, 2013 Attendees: 32 members

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he Imperial Barrel Award Program is an annual prospective basin evaluation competition for geoscience graduate students from universities around the world. The competition is high and our AAPG student chapter considers it paramount event on our calendar. The coveted team spots are competitive and we have high expectations for the successful team that Colorado School of Mines sends each year. We hosted an internal lunch and learn to brief our students on the upcoming IBA competition in the spring. Our President, Mohammad Naqi, opened the meeting and then Dr. Steve Sonnenberg shared a few words on the history and importance of the Imperial Barrel Award. Afterwards, 2013 IBA team members Elena Finley and Ellen Fears talked about their experiences and suggested strategies for successful prospecting. Lastly, Ph.D candidate Fabian Laugier shared the skill and software knowledge merits of the class our department offers in conjunction with the competition.

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9. Polygonal Faults And Fluid Escape Structures In Cretaceous Chalk Of The Khoman Formation, Western Desert, Egypt Dr.Barb Tewksbury, Professor of Geosciences, Hamilton College November 26, 2013 Attendees: 42 members

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olygonal faults have been recognized to play an important role in sedimentary basins and migration of hydrocarbon. This topic is of particular interest to the department as a number our students’ research different aspects of the topic. Dr. Barb Tewksbury’s presentation documented one of the best examples of polygonal faults in outcrops. This is because the outcrop exposures are mostly parallel to bedding; and so, the polygonal geometry can be truly seen and studied while covering large areas. Tools used include digital satellites images and outcrop studies. The results show higher resolution patterns that are not resolved by conventional subsurface methods such as seismic. This Lunch and Learn has been arranged through one of our members (Nickolas Kernan). It underscores the active relationship that our member has with the chapter and their commitment towards learning and spreading knowledge.

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AAPG DISTINGUISHED LECTURES The AAPG Distinguished Lecture program is a great resource that the AAPG Foundation provides. The CSM AAPG Student Chapter took the advantage of this program and hosted 3 lectures in the fall 2013 semester. Food was always provided by the chapter for the attendance. In the day before the presentation, CSM AAPG chapter officers take the invited lecturer to a dinner to get to know him/her more and to talk about their research.

1. Diagenetic Controls on Reservoir Quality In Deep To Ultra-Deep Paleogene Wilcox Sandstones, Gulf Of Mexico Dr. Shirley Dutton, Senior Research Scientist, the University of Texas at Austin September 19, 2013 Attendees: 45

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r. Shirley Dutton came to CSM as part of the AAPG Distinguished Lecture Program. She is currently the AAPG Foundation Haas-Pratt Lecturer, and spoke to the club on her work regarding diagenesis of the Wilcox Sandstone along the Gulf Coast. Modern seismic has revealed deep structures in the Gulf of Mexico, inciting interest in exploration. These reservoirs are very deep, from 4.5 to greater than 6.5 km. These depths cause concern for reservoir quality and subsequent destruction through diagenesis. Dr. Dutton and her colleagues conducted a petrographic study, combined with burial-history modeling, to determine regional variation in reservoir quality. They found primary, intergranular porosity was lost mainly by compaction. At higher temperatures, secondary porosity and micropores became the majority of pore space. Interestingly, reservoir quality was significantly higher where the Wilcox Sand was found below allochtonous salt. This salt reduced higher temperatures and diagenesis by transmitting heat away from the sandstones. Dr. Shirley Dutton is a Senior Research Scientist at the Bureau of Economic Geology within The University of Texas at Austin. She received her B.S. degree at the University of Rochester, and an M.A. and Ph.D. at The University of Texas at Austin. All degrees were in geology.

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2. Seismic Modeling & Applications of FD Modeling to Rock Physics and Geomechanics Dr. Joseph Stefani, Chevron Energy Technology Company October 27, 2013 Attendees: 62

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s part of our mission to broaden the technical width of our members, we invited Joe Stefani, a 2013 AAPG Distinguished Lecturer. Because the presentation dealt with seismic, we also invited the CSM Society of Graduate Geophysics Students to co-host the event. The focus of the presentation was seismic modeling and building complex earth models. And so, there is a strong connection between geology and geophysics in the talk. The event was one of our most attended presentations with attendance of about 60 students and faculty from both the Geology and Geophysics departments. This event served as a bridge between the Geology and Geophysics department. We plan to host more of these events to increase the partnership.

Joe Stefani received degrees in engineering and geophysics from Cal and Stanford. Since 1984, he has worked for Chevron Energy Technology Company, during which time he has been involved in a range of geophysical R&D, including high fidelity earth and seismic modeling, acquisition, anisotropy, inversion, and general Aki & Richards stuff. Most recently he has helped to build the SEG SEAM Phase 1 and Phase 2 earth models.

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3. Illuminating the Lower Mississippi River Sediment-Dispersal System over Orbital to Centennial Timescales Dr.Torbjörn Törnqvist, Professor and Chair of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Tulane University November 12, 2013 Attendees: 38

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e were honored to have Dr. Torbjorn Tornqvist from Tulane University give a lecture titled “Illuminating the Lower Mississippi River Sediment-Dispersal System over Orbital to Centennial Timescales” at Lunch on November 12. Although this lunch and learn overlapped an on-campus symposium honoring the launch of the Robert J Weimer Distinguished Chair in Sedimentary & Petroleum Geology, the ‘New Frontiers in Sedimentary and Petroleum Geology’, we were pleased to have over 30 students, faculty and staff in attendance. Dr. Tornqvist’s talk focused on the optically stimulated luminescence and the Quaternary stratigraphic record, but also included the study’s application to river policy regarding the rapid wetland losses. The lecture sparked enthusiastic debates during the Q&A and all attendees left fulfilled with an understanding of current processes and policies regarding the Lower Mississippi River. Prior to the presentation, the officers and several chapter members treated Dr. Tornqvist to dinner at the famous Sherpa House Nepalese restaurant.

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REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL FIELD TRIPS From the belief that is geology deeply depends on the looking and studying rocks in the field. This year, the chapter objective was to organize at least 1 international and 1 regional field trip for the AAPG student chapter members. And indeed, the first field trip for the fall semester was to Lewis Shale, Wyoming and the international field trip is to the Bahamas islands.

1. Lewis Shale Field Trip September 20 – 22, 2013 Attendees: 17 students and 1 faculty

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he Chevron Center of Research Excellence (CoRE), in association with CSM-AAPG Student Chapter, hosted a student field trip to the Lewis Shale and Fox Hills Sandstone of southern Wyoming September 20 through 22, 2013. The field trip focused on the stratigraphic architecture of a prograding shelf-slope-basin system and was led by Dr. David Pyles, the Director of CoRE, who has extensive experience in the area. This trip was important because prograding shelf-slope-basin depositional systems host important oil and gas reservoirs on many of Earth’s continental margins such as the North Slope of Alaska, the northwestern shelf of Australia, Green River Basin of Wyoming, Sakhalin Island, and Porcupine basin—and it is likely that many of the participating students will work on these types of systems during their career in the oil and gas industry. As such, the goal of the field trip was to expose students, first hand, to down-profile (fluvial, shelf edge, slope, base of slope, and basin floor) changes in stratigraphic architecture, source rocks, traps and seals. The trip integrated outcrop, well log, core, and seismic data—allowing one to observe how stratigraphic features are manifested in these different data sets. A side benefit to the trip was its timing early in the fall semester, which allowed incoming and returning students to get to know each other and form strong bonds early-on in the semester.

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The field trip was kicked off with two pre-trip meetings. The first was a lecture hosted by the AAPG Student Chapter, which focused on the geology of the field area and key goals of the field trip. The second focused on field-trip logistics and geological processes, such as sediment gravity-flow processes and products. During the field trip numerous exercises were assigned. In the field, group exercises required students to make observations and interpretations at different scales (from centimeter-scale lamina to kilometer-scale sequences). At the hotel, a core exercise, which utilized a behind-outcrop core and associated well logs (CSM Strat. Test 61) and other cores and associated well logs from the basin, allowed students to relate observations made in the field to subsurface data sets. A concluding exercise required students to integrate all of the observations into a single document.

This field trip would have not been possible without the generous financial contributions from the industry. Specifically, we thank Apache, Chevron, Hess, Marathon, and Nexen for the financial support. CSM-AAPG Student Chapter also thanks Dr. David Pyles, CoRE Director, who led the field trip, and Cathy Van Tassel, CoRE Program Manager, who handled most of the field-trip logistics.

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2. Bahamas Field Trip December 13 – 19, 2013 20 Student Attendees and 2 Faculties

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he CSM AAPG student chapter will send a delegation to the Bahamas in mid-December to partake in a 6 day field study of this classic modern carbonate environment. Carbonate systems are important to the petroleum industry because they account for more than 60% of the world's oil reserves and 40% of gas reserves (Schlumberger Market Analysis, 2007). CSM faculties think it’s crucial their students have a solid understanding of these systems in order to properly recognize targets and to develop technologies for enhanced recovery. The 6 day study will take place on the Bahamian island of San Salvador. San Salvador is one of the outermost of a chain of some 700 Bahamian islands sprinkled throughout more than 5,000 square miles of the most beautiful waters of the world. Although the island is similar to the others of this archipelago, it is unique for its history, ecology, inland lakes, and potential for future development. Most notably, in 1492 Christopher Columbus made his first landfall in the New World at San Salvador. The student chapter has organized all flights and lodging for this trip. A group of 20 students will be led by professors Dr. John Humphrey and Dr. Piret Plink-Bjorklund. Dr. Humphrey specializes in carbonate diagenesis and geochemistry, while Dr. Plink-Bjorklund is a stratigrapher. They will certainly complement each other and provide an interesting dynamic to the course. Both professors are renowned for contributing their time to student field research and the CSM AAPG student chapter is fortunate they'll be leading the Bahamas' study. During this trip, students will constantly be challenged to better understand the development and evolution of carbonate systems within a regional depositional framework. The heterogeneity of environments within a carbonate system must be understood to properly recognize facies distributions. Also, by studying facies distributions and carbonate evolution within the region, students will gain valuable knowledge and insights that will be important for reservoir modeling. While on the San Salvador, students will live and study at the Gerace Research Center (GRC). The GRC is part of the College of the Bahamas and has a continuing agreement with the Bahamian government to undertake a wide range of environmental research projects in the natural and social sciences and humanities. San Salvador and the GRC, with their cultural setting and geographic location, are not for everyone. Faculty and students will not live in a manner and style to which they have become accustomed at vacation resorts. San Salvador lies well off the coast of Florida, a distance which can be measured in cultural difference as well as miles. A typical field day on San Salvador may

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include upwards of 4 hours in the sea observing the modern carbonate factory at work. In order to assist in the preparation of fellow students, 3 chapter members led snorkeling and swimming lessons on Mines campus before departure. Teachers included students Steve Brennan, Dayna Jacob, and Spencer Rolfs. Dr. Humphrey encouraged the effort in order to ensure the safety and confidence of all students in the class.

This entire trip was made possible by generous donations from Chevron and BP. The student chapter graciously thanks them for their support. The field skills developed during this trip and the general knowledge gained from this field work will be useful in a wide range of depositional systems and the students will undoubtedly reflect upon these 6 days for the rest of their lives.

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TECHNICAL WORKSHOPS In order to supplement of the AAPG student chapter objectives for this year, the executive offers believed that there is a need to offer the members with workshops that will be as a complement and support to their academic classes. Therefore the chapter has organized two different workshops covering a theoretical and a practical side of the petroleum geology field. The first workshop was organized with Weatherford Laboratories in Golden who was represented by Dr. Wesley Ingram. The other workshop was organized with Golden Software Company. They have offered half-day training for the AAPG student chapter members to introduce them with the Golden Software suits. They also have offered a free license for every student in the Geology and Geological Engineering Department at Colorado School of Mines who is willing to use their software.

1. Petrophysical Workshop Friday, September 27, 2013 Attendees: 27 students

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he Mines student chapter was pleased to welcome Dr. Wesley Ingram of Weatherford Laboratories who conducted a petrophysical and log analysis workshop in CSM's Marquez Hall. This course taught introductory topics in formation evaluation to both graduate and undergraduate students. In total 26 attended the training session, including 3 petroleum engineers and 22 geology and geological engineering students. Dr. Ingram's approach towards teaching focused upon reducing uncertainty in wellbore assessments through deterministic petrophysics. Key concepts and definitions were introduced to describe physical properties of subsurface reservoirs. An introduction to tool theory covered down-hole logging tools, and how logging tools remotely measure various physical and chemical properties of a formation in situ. Additionally, standard petrophysical techniques and workflows were covered, including multimineral analysis. This method includes porosity estimates and interpretation of mineral matrix. As a conclusion Dr. Ingram focused upon the calculation of oil or gas in place through formation fluid analysis. This allowed students to view exploration from a broader business perspective. The CSM AAPG student chapter thanks Dr. Ingram and Weatherford Laboratories for conducting this event.

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2. Golden Software workshop October 9, 2013 Attendees: 18 students

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he use of geologic software is essential in today’s geologic work. And so, familiarization with the industry software and technical software in general is important for a well-rounded geologist. A hands-on workshop was arranged with Golden Software for training on their package Surfer. Golden software is a Golden, Colorado based company that specializes in creating technical software in general and the oil and gas industry specifically. The workshop was effective because the instructors had deep knowledge of the software while having background in technical fields such as geology and engineering. It was also very relevant to our members because students can use the software immediately in their school projects since it is available in the department already. Golden Software Surfer is a contouring and modeling package that is used for visualization and analysis of data. The hands-on workshop covered topics included data pre-processing and manipulation, gridding, contouring, and results integration and visualization. Real world examples and case studies provided by the students helped in cementing the workflows developed. The mix of presentation and hands-on exercises allowed for interactions between our members and instructors that yielded new ways to solve different problems.

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COMMUNITY SERVICE EVENTS One of the objectives of the chapter is to contribute back to the community and spread the word about geology as a science. One venue for this is through community services and charity work. This year the chapter contributed in two different community wide events. A fundraising for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Chapters members donated some money and the chapter matched the same money from its budget. The other community service event that the chapter participated in was the Mines Geology Trail (Bob Weimer Geology Trail).

1. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Fundraiser September 28, 2013 Attendees: 3 members

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2. Bob Weimer Geology Trail Clean Up August 28 2013 Attendees 14 members

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he Mines Geology Trail (Bob Weimer Trail) is a unique landmark of Colorado School of Mines. This trail is used by undergraduate geology classes, local schools, Golden, CSM and the Mines Geology Museum visitors. The self-guided trail takes about 2 hours to walk and exposes visitors to the outstanding outcrops of Pre-Cambrian through Cenozoic rocks on the Front Range. Stops include exposed dinosaur tracks in the Lyons sandstone, pits created as clay mines in the 1800s, and PreCambrian granitic blocks. On the morning of August 28, fourteen AAPG student members gathered to clean up the trail. They spent about 2 hours clearing the trail brambles and other overgrowth, realigning signs, raking the gravel on the trail, and general tidying up. In the next day, Professor emeritus Dr. Bob Weimer and Dr. Stephen Sonnenberg led the entire Department of Geology and Geological Engineering and Geophysics for a tour through the trail. This service project allowed new students, returning students, faculty, and staff to experience the amazing geology of the area without having to hack their way through the overgrowth or avoid washed out trails.

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SOCIAL EVENTS Aside of the technical events which is the main goal of the chapter this year, the chapter also wanted to gather its student members in a friendly environment and social parties far from the academic life, although it is really hard to make geologist not to talk about geology even in their fun time. The chapter planed and organized 5 events this semester. The chapter appointed two Social and Outreach chairs (Steve Brennan and Spencer Rolfs) to help the officers in organizing and facilitating the social event.

1. Meet and Greet Picnic August 22 2013 Attendees: ~200 people

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he Department of Geology and Geological Engineering at Colorado School of Mines in the beginning of every fall semester holds a meet and greet picnic. The chapter helped in organizing the event, set up before and cleans up after the picnic. The event last for about 3 hours. The event begins with a formal gathering in one of the stage like class rooms in the department. Here faculty, staff and students get to introduce themselves and tell more about their research interests. The student clubs representatives also get the chance to advertise and promote about their activities and events. The president of the AAPG student chapter, Mohammad Naqi, took the advantage and shared the goals and visions of the chapter for the academic year of 2013-2014, revealing about the events and especially the geological field trips. After that, everyone was invited to go outside the building and to start serving the food (BBQ). It was a great opportunity to have one to one contact with the new students to answer and address their concerns and question about the AAPG organization and the AAPG chapter at Mines. Many of the questions were about the field trips that the officers announced about during the beginning of the event. A good number of students expressed their interest in joining the chapter.

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beside all the technical benefits that a student gain. The other objective was to promote for the new established Facebook Page of the CSM AAPG Student Chapter.

3. Bowling Night August 23, 2013 Attendees: ~30 people

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4. Mustachio Pashio December 4, 2013 Attendees: 25 members n December 4th , 2013 the Colorado School of Mines AAPG Chapter held an awareness event at Mannie & Bo’s Pizzeria labeled The Mustachio Bashio. Throughout the month of November male students were challenged to grow out their mustaches in support in the awareness of men’s health. Female students also participated in the month long event by supporting fellow students that sported mustaches and in helping spread the awareness throughout our campus. The party was the culmination of a month long commitment from both male and female counterparts participating for a great cause. To help entice participation, the CSM AAPG Chapter promoted the end of Movember party by having prizes in three catagories: Best All Around Stache, Best Stache/Costume Combo, and Best Effort. The female students in attendance were chosen to be judges of the contest and the winners went as follows:

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Best All Around Stache: Bulut Tortopoglu Best Stache/Costume Combo: Spencer Rolfs Best Effort: Geraldus Listiono

5. Christmas Party December 7, 2013 Attendees: 35+ members

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SPECIAL AND JOINT EVENTS During the semester, the chapter involved and helped in organizing joint events with the Colorado School of Mines, companies and other clubs on campus.

1. Celebration of Mines August 30, 2013 Attendees: open to all Mines students

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ne of the AAPG chapter objectives this year is not only to increase undergraduate geology student participation, but also to increase student participation from different other disciplines such as Petroleum engineering and Geophysics. Integration and expanding the AAPG umbrella beyond Geology has been the chapter’s main focus. The celebration of mines is an annual club fair that allows different clubs on campus to be represented and recruit mainly freshman students who have just begun school. The AAPG chapter booth included a large tri-fold poster board highlighting the major CSM AAPG chapter events planned for the coming year. In addition, the booth contained free giveaways to help attract people to our booth as well as explain the main benefits of being a national AAPG member. All AAPG officers were available at the booth explaining to the students what the chapter does and its objectives and their planned events for the year. Many students from different majors such as Petroleum Engineering and Geophysics have also stopped by the booth and were interested to learn about the chapter. The AAPG officers made efforts to introduce them to the objectives of the chapter, the various integrated events they had in store for the semester that they can benefit from, in addition to the benefits of being an AAPG member. Around 150 students non Geology students have signed up to be AAPG members. Overall the event was a success and 60 people signed up for our mailing list. Several of the people who signed up during Celebration of Mines have been seen regularly in our lunch & learn events throughout the semester.

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3. Fundraising This year the CSM AAPG student chapter renewed its focus on reaching out to companies recruiting petroleum geoscientists at CSM. Our chapter increased our already robust number of company sponsored lunch and learns and we have also been very successful recruiting corporate sponsors for our student chapter. We implemented a new strategy to create sponsorship brochures for the chapter in general and for our Bahamas Field trip. These packets allowed the executive council to easily illustrate the goals and activity level of the chapter when networking with companies at the CSM career fair. Now, rather than relying on our existing sponsor base, we can more easily approach new companies and extend our chapter’s reach when fundraising. To date this has led to more than $10,000 in donations, a 200% increase in corporate fundraising compared to the total from the 20122013 school year. This level of fundraising allows us to maintain our high level of activity and is necessary to execute international and domestic field trips at minimal cost to chapter members. This year we also enacted a new program where the chapter’s platinum-level sponsors will work with the chapter to select a student presenting their research at AAPG ACE 2014 to receive a $250 award in the company’s name to support travel or conference registration. This gives companies more ownership of what their financial support is going toward and an opportunity to network directly with petroleum geology students in the AAPG chapter. The executive council feels that the extra level of effort in recruiting corporate sponsors and demonstrating where their funds are being used will allow the CSM AAPG chapter to retain an active support base needed to support the ambitious goals of our chapter.

4. The Public Controversy behind Hydraulic Fracturing with Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Chapter and the Alumni Association November 4, 2013 Attendees: 56 See the Lunch and Learns section for more information.

5. AAPG Distinguished Lecturer Joe Stefani with Society of Graduate Geophysics Students (SGGS) October 27, 2013 Attendees: 62 See the Distinguished Lectures section for more information.

6. Lewis Shale field trip with CoRE September 20 – 22, 2013 Attendees: 17 students and 1 faculty See Field Trips section for more information

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7. Lunch & Learn “Lewis Shale” with CoRE September 3, 2013 Attendees: 54 members See Lunch & Learns section for more information

8. Meet and Greet Picnic with the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering August 22 2013 Attendees: ~200 people See Social Events section for more information

9. Dr. Marek Kacewicz: Carbonates – A challenge for basin modelers Lunch and Learn with CoRE and the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering October 3, 2013 Attendees: 34 members See Lunch & Learn section for more information

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UPCOMING EVENT In addition for our normal Lunch and Learns, socials, and community events, we are already planning several special events for next semester. Below are some of them.

Hydraulic Fracturing Awareness Night FrackNation Screening – In February, we will be hosting a hydraulic fracturing event that will be available to all campus and community members. The two-part event will include a screening of Phelim McAleer’s FrackNation followed by Q&A panel of industry experts including Dr. Steve Sonnenberg (CSM Department of Geology and Geological Engineering), Dr. William Fleckenstein (CSM Department of Petroleum Engineering) and a Coloradans for Responsible Energy Development (CRED) representative. Our goal for the event is to increase the local community’s awareness about and answer all questions regarding the polarizing topic of hydraulic fracturing. We expect 1,200 attendees based on our experience with SWITCH Energy Project last year.

2 AAPG distinguished lectures • •

Carl Fiduk Julia Gale

Field trip to San Juan A five days (March 27th to 31st) trip to San Juan Basin in Utah will be led by Dr. Rick Sarg.

Field trip to Monetary Shale, Los Angeles Tentatively scheduled for the spring break.

MoveTM Workshop Four days workshop for the chapter’s members to learn MoveTM structural restoration software.

Advanced Petrophysical workshop We plan to invite Dr. Wesley Ingram, Weatherford, to deliver a one to two day workshop. This workshop will cover more advanced petrophysical analysis compared to the workshop that was held during the fall semester.

Declaration Day: Mines Majors and Minors Fair Declaration Day: Majors and Minors Fair, Jan 28th – We will participate in marketing of the Geology and Geological Engineering department. This will be a great opportunity to continue recruitment of undergraduate members and also provide insight to the career path of professional petroleum geologists. Colorado School of Mines AAPG Student Chapter - December 2013 Report

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Lunch and Learns We plan to host one speaker every week for our Lunch & Learns. We already have scheduled the speakers for January and February.

AAPG Annual Conference and Exhibition The CSM AAPG Student chapter will pay student conference registration fee, depending the amount of fund it will receive in the spring 2014 semester, as an encouragement for student to attend and present at ACE.

Social events At least 2 social event: bowling, field day and end-of-year party.

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MEMBERS LIST One of the goals for the chapter this year was to increase the number of student chapter members not only from the Geology and Geological Engineering department but rather from Geophysics and Petroleum Engineering departments. The total number of the chapter who are also registered as members of AAPG is 76. This makes an increase of the total registered members of the chapter of almost 20% from last year. The total numbers of students that receive our emails are 260 which make an increase from the last year of almost 80%.

First Name (Roy) Xiaopeng Alex Alexander Alyse Alyssa Andrew Anton Ben Bradley Brianna Bryan Bulut Carl Carter Chayawan Chelsea Claire Claudia Daniel Dayna Dipanwida Eider Elena Ellen Emmanuel Eric (Christopher)

Last Li Gibson Betancur White Franklin Heger Padin Dellenbach Nuse Sauerland McDowell Tortopoglu Symcox Timbel Jaikla Grimm Pless Duenas Hallau Jacob Nandy Hernandez Finley Fehrs Padilla Humphrey

AAPG MEMBER ID 10086929 10083577 10102724 10075653 10057708 10078351 10089710 10101994 10075120 10108443 10064919 10102591 10102264 10057147 10074844 10103397 10086619 10092188 10033810 10076502 10026782 10103497 10071919 10086618 10104474 10074844

Paid Chapter Dues F12 F12 F12 F12 F12 F12 F12 F12 F12 F12 F12 F12 F12 F12 F12 F12 F12 F12 F12 F12 F12 F12

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Evan Fabien Fuad Greg Henriette Hui Jacquelyn Jane Jennie Jennifer Jeremiah Jesse Jessica Jianqiao Josh Justin Katie Kazumi Kenya Kim Kim Kimber Lauren Lindsay Long Marta Matt Matt Mitch Mohammad Mohammed Mustafa Patrick Paul Peter Rana

Jones Laugier Alsultan Gordon Eidsnes Jin Negri Stammer Rietman Brush Moody Pisel Franklin Wang Day Palmer Lehmann Nakamura Ono Cone Reggish O'Brien Cross Hefton Wu Hodan Andresen Arreola Weller Naqi Alsuwaidi Al Ibrahim Geesaman El Khoury Brice El Ghoniruy

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Robert Sarah Sidney Spencer Steve Steve Tadesse Ted Tengfei Thomas Travis Tunde Wes Zach

Charnock Logan Mahanay Rolfs Brennan Crouch Teklu Kernan Wu Hearon Wokasch Emmanuel Buchanan Hollon

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BUDGET The current budget is $12,707. The current total income of the chapter for this semester is $40,923. The chapter spent a total of $28,216 during fall 2013 semester, the bulk of which have gone towards the Bahamas Carbonate Field Trip. We are expecting to spend about $12,800 next semester. The minimum expected income for next semester is $8,200.

Fall 2013 Income

Total Income: $40,923

Fall 2013 Expenses

Total Expenses: $28,216

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Spring 2014 Projected Expenses Total Expenses: $12,800

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APPENDIX I. II. III. IV. V. VI. VII. VIII. IX. X. XI. XII. XIII. XIV. XV. XVI. XVII.

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Lunch & Learn: Lewis Shale Geology: A preview for the fall 2013 AAPG Student Chapter Field Trip Lunch & Learn: Seismic Frontiers of 4D and Subsalt Imaging: Application to Alaska North Slope and Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Lunch & Learn: Carbonates – A challenge for basin modelers Lunch & Learn: Golden Software - A Review of Geological Tools Lunch & Learn: Stages of Petroleum Formation: New Insights on Old Paradigms Lunch & Learn: The Public controversy behind hydraulic fracturing Lunch & Learn: Introduction to Imperial Barrel Award (IBA) class and competition

Lunch & Learn: Polygonal Faults and Fluid Escape Structures in Cretaceous Chalk of the Khoman Formation, Western Desert, Egypt AAPG Distinguished Lecture: Diagenetic Controls on Reservoir Quality in Deep to Ultra-deep Paleogene Wilcox Sandstones, Gulf of Mexico AAPG Distinguished Lecture: Seismic Modeling & Applications of FD Modeling to Rock Physics and Geomechanics AAPG Distinguished Lecture: Illuminating the Lower Mississippi River Sediment-Dispersal System over Orbital to Centennial Timescales Workshop: Petrophysical Workshop Workshop: Golden Software workshop St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Fundraiser Bahamas Field Trip Facebook Photo Contest Mustachio Pashio Bahamas Sponsorship packet (Cover page) Sponsorship packet (Cover page) Petrophysical Workshop (Cover page)

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