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Recent News in Structural Diagenesis...

2009 Highlights

On the cover of the May 2009 issue of AAPG Bulletin
The cover of the May 2009 issue of AAPG Bulletin features an image from a paper that discusses project results; Eichhubl, P., Davatzes, N.C., Becker, S.P., 2009, Structural and diagenetic control of fluid migration and cementation along the Moab Fault, Utah. AAPG Bulletin, v. 93.

Key Paper in International Coalbed & Shale Gas Symposium
"Natural Fractures in the New Albany Shale and Their Importance for Shale-gas Production" by Julia Gale and others is a Key Paper that will open the technical sessions for this international symposium on Wednesday, May 20. The paper reports results of our RPSEA-supported project on the New Albany Shale. Steve Laubach and Julia Gale are PIs.

Olson to lead Austin modeling short course
Jon Olson will lead a short course on modeling the growth on natural and artificial fracture systems and their effects on fluid flow in connection with the Fracture Research & Application Consortium meeting, tentatively scheduled for November 2009 in Austin.

Special Issue of Journal of Structural Geology
The Journal of Structural Geology has invited us to organize a special issue on the topic of chemical and mechanical interactions, with a focus on structures formed during diagenesis. Papers for the special issue will be due this summer. Contact Steve Laubach for more information.

Graduate student Alex Urquhart received a scholarship from the GDL Foundation for his research on the structural diagenesis of CO2 and fault seal. Alex’s project is jointly sponsored by FRAC and GCCC.