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Tuesday, May 8 2018

11:30 AM - 1 PM
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 11:30 a.m.

The study of modern sediment and processes provide analogs for the subsurface.  Will review the Holocene fluvial deltaic sedimentation of the Rio Grande.  The Rio Grande wave dominated delta complex has some unique facies due to the climate of its drainage basin and depositional setting.  Will present a three dimensional model of how the Holocene sediments evolved thru time.  Data set is analysis of field observations, fixed piston cores, cutting and logs of jet down holes to the top of the Pleistocene from my time at the BEG and by-product thesis.  The eye of Hurricane Allen came ashore in study area during the field work.  This event altered my thinking of this depositional system.  Will conclude with some brief comments on application to subsurface oil and gas exploitation.