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Detailed Description of Holocene Rio Grande Depositional System - An Analog for Subsurface

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.    

Speaker: Jon Herber
Speaker Jon Herber
Jon Herber is a consulting geologist, with more than 35 years’ experience in the Gulf Coast, Mississippi and East Texas salt basins. Generated ideas and drilled wells in other basins in Texas, including Permian basin, Oklahoma, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas, and Kentucky. Have some international experience in Mexico and ...

Jon Herber is a consulting geologist, with more than 35 years’ experience in the Gulf Coast, Mississippi and East Texas salt basins. Generated ideas and drilled wells in other basins in Texas, including Permian basin, Oklahoma, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas, and Kentucky. Have some international experience in Mexico and Tunisia.  Has been associated with fourteen companies in Corpus Christi and Dallas whose focus ranged from traditional E&P to tertiary recovery.  Jon’s last association was Denbury Resources Inc. as Geologist:Technical Expert.  Currently part-time Collin College geology adjunct faculty member. 


Accomplished operation geologist including formation evaluation, wellsite quality control including core acquisition.  Expertise in the interpretation of deposition models from the integration of geologic, petrophysical and geophysical data.  Member of the Dallas Geological Society, Dallas Geophysical Society, Dallas Chapter of SPWLA, SIPES (Dallas membership chairman), Houston Geological Society, SEG, and AAPG.  Graduated from Monmouth College with a BA, and the University of Texas at Austin with a MA, both with geology as major. 

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Organizer Calvin Nix

When?

Tue, May 8, 2018
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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Where?

Brookhaven College Geotechnology Institute
3939 Valley View Lane
Farmers Branch, TX 75244