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EDUCATION AND LEADERSHIP FORUM II
Charles Sternbach, Session Chair • Assembly Room A
1:15 Charles Sternbach: Opening Remarks
1:20 Richard Stoneburner, BHP: The Discovery, Reservoir Attributes, and Significance of the Hawkville Field and the Eagle Ford Trend: Implications for Future Development
2:00 Charles Kerans, University of Texas at Austin: Cretaceous Carbonate Sequences and Reservoir Systems of the Gulf of Mexico Basin
2:50 BREAK
  PANEL DISCUSSION
Hosted by Charles Sternbach and Scott W. Tinker •
Assembly Room A
3:10 to 4:30 Scott W. Tinker, Tom Tinker, and Nathan Tinker: Geo-Generations: 60 Years in the Patch and Counting
  ONSHORE GULF OF MEXICO EXPLORATION II
Tim Rynott and Tom Ewing, Session Chairs • Assembly Room B
1:05 OPENING REMARKS
1:10 Larry Baria, Jura-Search: Relatively Large Mid-Ramp, Highstand, Microbialite Patch and Fringing Reefs: A New Exploration Play for Southern Alabama
1:35 Robert Karlewicz, RFH: The Cotton Valley Limestone Pinnacle Reef Trend, 20 Years Later, East Texas Basin
2:00 Charles Goodson, PetroQuest: Cris R in Vermillion Parish, Louisiana: Big Payoff for Conventional Explorers
2:25 Tim Rynott, Ridge Resources: Gulf of Mexico Inboard Lower Tertiary and Cretaceous: Plays and Potential
2:50 BREAK
3:20 Martin Cassidy, University of Houston: The Norphlet Desert and its Sand Dunes: In a Sub-Aerial Environment, but below Sea Level
3:45 Jeff Spencer, Amromco Energy: The 40th Anniversary of South Louisiana’s Lower Tuscaloosa Trend—Recollections and Early Media Coverage
4:10 Peter Rose, Rose and Associates: Late Cretaceous and Tertiary Geologic History, Edwards Plateau, Llano Uplift, and Hill Country, Texas
ENVIRONMENTAL AND COASTAL GEOLOGY
Jeff Paine Session Chair • Room 332ABC
1:05 OPENING REMARKS
1:10 Walter Wornardt, Micro-Strat: Correlation of the Eagle Ford, Eaglebine and Tuscaloosa Shales
1:35 Jeff Paine, University of Texas at Austin: Discriminating Quaternary Depositional Units on the Texas Coastal Plain Using Airborne Lidar and Near-Surface Geophysics
2:00 Kathleen Haggar, Dynamic Measurement: Analysis of the Goose Point area near Lacombe, LA, Area Validates New Geophysical Data Type—Natural Source Electromagnetism (NSEM) for Detection of Lineaments Associated with Faults and Sedimentary Features
2:25 Bruce Hart, Statoil: The Greenhorn Cyclothem of the Cretaceous Western Interior Seaway:  Lithology Trends, Stacking Patterns, Log Signatures, and Application to the Eagle Ford of West Texas
2:50 BREAK
CHEMOSTRATIGRAPHY AND PALEONTOLOGY
Clement Bataille, Session Chair • Room 332ABC
3:15 OPENING REMARKS
3:20 Clement Bataille, Chevron: Chemostratigraphic-Based Age Model for the Black Peaks Formation: Implications for Early Paleogene Paleoclimate in Sub­Tropical North America
3:45 Malcolm Hart, UK: Paleoecology of Cretaceous Foraminifera:  Examples from the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico Region
4:10 [Open]
4:35 Juan Carlos Silva Tamayo, University of Houston: Sedimentologic Expression of the Cretaceous Oceanic Anoxic Events along Eastern and Northern Colombia
SEISMIC ATTRIBUTES AND GEOPHYSICAL TECHNOLOGY
Sharon Cornelius and Don Van Niewenhuise, Session Chairs • Room 332DEF
1:05 OPENING REMARKS
1:10 Andreas Laake, Schlumberger: Understanding Deepwater Transport Systems through Processing and Interpreting Seismic Data in Color
1:35 Deborah Sacrey, Auburn Energy: Geological Interpretation Using Pattern Recognition from Self-­Organizing Maps and Principal Component Analysis
2:00 Sharon Cornelius, University of Houston: Extraction of Seismic Attributes for Reservoir Characterization in Subsalt Environments, Keathley Canyon and Walker Ridge Areas, Gulf of Mexico
2:25 Jingqui Huang, University of Houston: Seismic Profiles in Downtown Houston for an Integrated Approach to Identify Faults and Hazards
NEW IDEAS IN MAPPING AND EXPLORATION
Sharon Cornelius and Don Van Niewenhuise, Session Chairs • Room 332DEF
3:15 OPENING REMARKS
3:20 Selim Shaker, GAS: Exploring the Missing Blind Zone in the Gulf of Mexico Shelf
3:45 Paul Comet: The Sulfur to Nitrogen Ratio as an Aid in Mapping the Petroleum Producing Trends of the Contiguous U.S. 48 States Using the USGS Database
4:10 Ibrahim Cemen, University of Alabama: Along Strike Structural Variations in the Frontal Ouachitas­-Arkoma Foreland Basin Transition Zone