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Fall Meetings and Publications
Our geologists and geophysicists will be attending the following meetings over the next few months and presenting our latest research results.
AAPG/SEG International Conference and Exhibition: September 6-9, Cancun, Mexico.
Alan Nunns will present "The fault trajectory method: A new excess-area technique for directly predicting fault dip, location, and shape". authored by Nathan W. Eichelberger, Alan G. Nunns, Richard H. Groshong, Ismael Yarbuh.
The paper will show application of the fault trajectory method to a series of case studies including a basin-bounding normal fault in the North Sea and fold-thrust belts in the Caribbean Ranges of Venezuela, the Bermejo basin in Argentina, and the deep-water Mexican Ridges in the western Gulf of Mexico.
The presentation will be in the Fold and Thrust Belts/Foreland Basins 1 session on the afternoon of Thursday 8 September.
Geological Society of America Annual Meeting , September 25-28, Denver, Colorado.
We will present two papers on the new erosional modeling feature in StructureSolver.
Nate Eichelberger and Ian McGregor will present quantitative modeling techniques for erosional unconformities using the StructureSolver erosion modeling capabilities. The StructureSolver erosion capability was developed recently by Alan Nunns and Dan Claroni, one of our summer interns from Washington and Lee University.
Stephen Ball, also an intern from WLU worked with Zhang Yuying and Shan Shuanqiang of the University of Geosciences, Beijing, with guidance from Professor He of the University of Geosciences, Alan and Nate, to develop a model for the deformation and erosion history of continental rifting in the Bohai Basin.
Quantitatively Modeling Angular Unconformities in Fault Related Folds Eichelberger, Nathan W., McGregor, Ian, Nunns, Alan G. and Claroni, Daniel J. Click here to view abstract
Constraining the Deformation and Erosion Histories of Continental Rifting in the Bohai Bay Basin, China.
Ball,Stephen M., Zhang Yuying, Shan, Shuanqiang, Eichelberger, Nathan W. and Nunns, Alan G. Click here to view abstract.
Ian will also present the results of his honors thesis on character and timing of slip on northwest-striking faults in the Santa Lucia Range, northern California, at the GSA annual meeting (abstract).
XII Bolivarian Symposium , September 26-28, Bogota, Colombia.
StructureSolver will be exhibited in the GeOilEnergy booth 25 at the XII Bolivarian Symposium in Bogota. Please contact Mary Rogan to schedule a personal demonstration.
StructureSolver 2.2: Modeling Erosion
StructureSolver 2.2, will be released later this year. It includes
Theory and example papers on the StructureSolver erosion feature were presented at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in September.
More details to follow in our next newsletter.
Best Paper Award for Professor Groshong from AAPG Petroleum Structure and Geomechanics Division
Congratulations to our Senior Geological Advisor Professor Richard Groshong on receiving the theAAPG Best " Seminal" publication award for his book "3-D Structural Geology: A Practical Guide to Quantitative Surface and Subsurface Map Interpretation, 2nd Edition".
The citation by Van Mount reads: "In this book, Rick provides practical techniques for interpreting and mapping geological structures in 2-D and 3-D environments. The book is designed for petroleum industry geotechnical professionals and students, using data typically encountered and interpreted in exploration and development settings.
Fundamental techniques and methods introduced or reviewed in the book are useful to any AAPG member that generates maps or cross sections, or evaluates them as part of their job description. Any young geoscientist with an interest in an industry career would benefit from the introduction to commonly applied industry methods – and a description of their proper application - provided by Rick in this textbook. That being said, the book is applicable to both experienced geoscientists and those new to the industry.
Models and techniques are reinforced with exercises that allow geologists, geophysicists, and engineers to evaluate and/or produce more accurate geological maps and cross sections – skills that can always be enhanced and upgraded in our industry. "
It is a pleasure and a privilege to work with Rick, and we congratulate him on this valuable publication.
New "How-to" Videos
The Linked Structural Modeling in StructureSolver is a powerful way to see the relationship of multiple faults. To set up a system of linked models, you will need to set up your models so that the surfaces match across adjacent models, whether hangingwall-hangingwall, hangingwall-footwall, or footwall-footwall. See how to do this in the Multiple Linked Structural Models video and in the Multiple Thrust Fault Animation video.
There were a number of improvements to the StructureSolver interface in Version 2.1, particularly in the Zoom and Pan interface The instructional videos referencing these features have been updated, including:
Thanks for reading. Please contact us if you have any questions, or would like more information.
The StructureSolver Teamwww.structuresolver.com
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