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Interviews

Interviews

  Start: October 1, 2014     End: October 1, 2014
 Location:See GeoSource for details
 Contact:Maurine Riess, mriess@jsg.utexas.edu, 512-232-7673
ExxonMobil
Hess Corporation

12:00 pm - iPGST Seminar: Andreas Kronenberg, Texas A&M University

iPGST Seminar: Andreas Kronenberg, Texas A&M University

  Start: October 1, 2014 at 12:00 pm     End: October 1, 2014 at 1:00 pm
 Location:JGB 3.222
 Contact:Nikki Seymour, nikki.m.seymour@utexas.edu

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Info Sessions

Info Sessions

  Start: October 2, 2014     End: October 2, 2014
 Location:JGB 2.218
 Contact:Maurine Riess, mriess@jsg.utexas.edu, 512-232-7673
Apache 5:15 PM
PetroTel 6:30 PM

Interviews

Interviews

  Start: October 2, 2014     End: October 2, 2014
 Location:See GeoSource for details
 Contact:Maurine Riess, mriess@jsg.utexas.edu, 512-232-7673
Hess Corporation

4:00 pm - Tech Sessions Speaker Series: Dr. Andreas Kronenberg

Tech Sessions Speaker Series: Dr. Andreas Kronenberg

  Start: October 2, 2014 at 4:00 pm     End: October 2, 2014 at 5:00 pm

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Interviews

Interviews

  Start: October 3, 2014     End: October 3, 2014
 Location:See GeoSource for details
 Contact:Maurine Riess, mriess@jsg.utexas.edu, 512-232-7673
Apache
PetroTel

10:30 am - Mrinal Sen, UTIG

Mrinal Sen, UTIG

  Start: October 3, 2014 at 10:30 am     End: October 3, 2014 at 11:30 am
 Location:PRC, 10100 Burnet Road, Bldg 196, Rm 1.603, Austin, TX 78758
 Contact:Nick Hayman, hayman@ig.utexas.edu, 512-471-7721
"Pushing the Limits of Seismic Resolution"

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Seismic resolution is dictated by the frequency and seismic wave velocity. The seismic waves see the reservoir in their entirety albeit at a very low resolution. Typically vertical resolution of seismic waves is defined to be one quarter of the wavelength based on travel time. Beyond this, one has to make use of amplitude information. In the recent past, several attempts have been made to increase the resolution that can be achieved by seismic data. Several new field geometries have been implemented that include wide azimuth, multi-azimuth and wide angle surveys. These have resulted in the development of new processing tools for seismic data analysis. I will review three primary developments, namely, full waveform inversion (FWI), basis pursuit inversion (BPI) and seismic fracture characterization. Unlike conventional velocity analysis tools such as tomography, FWI makes use of the complete wavefield data resulting in a much improved imaging. The BPI imposes a wedge-dictionary constraint in time-domain deconvolution to decipher thin layers that are below seismic resolution. Seismic fracture characterization uses rich azimuth data to estimate spatial maps of fracture density and fracture directions.

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Interviews

Interviews

  Start: October 6, 2014     End: October 6, 2014
 Location:See GeoSource for details
 Contact:Maurine Riess, mriess@jsg.utexas.edu, 512-232-7673
ExxonMobil Data Management
PetroTel

9:00 am - Career Center Open House

Career Center Open House

  Start: October 6, 2014 at 9:00 am     End: October 6, 2014 at 12:00 pm
 Location:JGB 2.112
 Contact:Chelsea Ochoa, chelsea.ochoa@jsg.utexas.edu, 512-232-0893
Come by for Bagels and Coffee
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. while they last!
JSG Students only

12:00 pm - Soft Rock Seminar: MacKenzie Day

Soft Rock Seminar: MacKenzie Day

  Start: October 6, 2014 at 12:00 pm     End: October 6, 2014 at 1:00 pm
 Location:JGB 3.222
 Contact:Kealie Goodwin, kealiegoodwin@utexas.edu

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Interviews

Interviews

  Start: October 7, 2014     End: October 7, 2014
 Location:See GeoSource for details
 Contact:Maurine Riess, mriess@jsg.utexas.edu, 512-232-7673
Shell

4:00 pm - Environmental Careers Panel

Environmental Careers Panel

  Start: October 7, 2014 at 4:00 pm     End: October 7, 2014 at 5:00 pm
 Location:JGB 3.222
 Contact:Chelsea Ochoa, chelsea.ochoa@jsg.utexas.edu, 512-232-0893
Learn from professionals and alumni working as environmental geoscientists. Panelists include representatives from environmental consulting firms and local government.

4:00 pm - Tech Sessions Speaker Series: Naresh Neupane

Tech Sessions Speaker Series: Naresh Neupane

  Start: October 7, 2014 at 4:00 pm     End: October 7, 2014 at 5:00 pm

5:15 pm - Info Session

Info Session

  Start: October 7, 2014 at 5:15 pm     End: October 7, 2014 at 6:15 pm
 Location:JGB 2.218
 Contact:Maurine Riess, mriess@jsg.utexas.edu, 512-232-7673
Talisman Energy
5:15 PM
JGB 2.218

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Info Sessions

Info Sessions

  Start: October 8, 2014     End: October 8, 2014
 Location:JGB 2.218
 Contact:Maurine Riess, mriess@jsg.utexas.edu, 512-232-7673
Peregrine Petroleum 5:15 PM

Interviews

Interviews

  Start: October 8, 2014     End: October 8, 2014
 Location:See GeoSource for details
 Contact:Maurine Riess, mriess@jsg.utexas.edu, 512-232-7673
Shell
Talisman Energy

12:00 pm - iPGST Seminar: Ruohan Gao

iPGST Seminar: Ruohan Gao

  Start: October 8, 2014 at 12:00 pm     End: October 8, 2014 at 1:00 pm
 Location:JGB 3.222
 Contact:Nikki Seymour, nikki.m.seymour@utexas.edu

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Interviews

Interviews

  Start: October 9, 2014     End: October 9, 2014
 Location:See GeoSource for details
 Contact:Maurine Riess, mriess@jsg.utexas.edu, 512-232-7673
Peregrine Petroleum
EP Energy

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10:30 am - UTIG Seminar Series: Cyril Grima, UTIG

UTIG Seminar Series: Cyril Grima, UTIG

  Start: October 10, 2014 at 10:30 am     End: October 10, 2014 at 11:30 am
 Location:PRC, 10100 Burnet Road, Bldg 196, Rm 1.603, Austin, TX 78758
 Contact:Joe MacGregor, joemac@ig.utexas.edu, 512-471-0411
 URL:Event Link
"Leveraging Radar Sounding with Surface Reconnaissance: From Antarctic Science to Planetary Landing Sites"

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Radar sounders are active remote sensing instruments whose signal can penetrate through the ground down to several kilometers in icy environments. While the radar plateform is moving horizontally, the recording of radio reflections from buried geophysical interfaces does provide a vertical cross-section (i.e. radargram) of the subsurface structure and geometry. Radar sounders are deployed on airborne plateforms over terrestrial polar terrains and planetary spacecrafts orbiting the Moon and Mars. UTIG is the prime investigator of a radar concept for the exploration of the jovian moon Europa to search for its hidden subsurface ocean.

However, while the radar sounders are commonly used for their capability to retrieve the geometry of subsurface geologic structures, the amount of power reflected by the surface also contains precious informations on its roughness and composition. I will present a reflectometry technique, the Radar Statistical Reconnaissance (RSR), that has been matured over the last two years at UTIG to extract these properties from the surface echo.

Some applications in Antarctica with the UTIG's High Capability Radar Sounder (HiCARS) demonstrate the RSR capabilities in terms of surface composition assessment, roughness inversion, and near-surface liquid phase detection. The RSR is especially robust in deriving the surface snow density over large regions, promising to increase the accuracy of the Antarctic surface mass balance (SMB) models. Surface density is a measurement of its cohesiveness and load-bearing capabilities, while roughness is a proxy for blocks distribution and sizes. Those two properties are crucial in assessing the safety of potential landing sites for planetary crafts. I will show how the RSR can contribute in a near-future to the selection of Martian landing sites for the NASA's Insight Lander and the 2020 Mars rover. These capabilities can be extended to site reconnaissance on Europa that is a NASA's programmatic goal for a follow-on lander.



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12:00 pm - Soft Rock Seminar: Michael Toomey

Soft Rock Seminar: Michael Toomey

  Start: October 13, 2014 at 12:00 pm     End: October 13, 2014 at 1:00 pm
 Location:JGB 3.222
 Contact:Kealie Goodwin, kealiegoodwin@utexas.edu

6:30 pm - Info Session

Info Session

  Start: October 13, 2014 at 6:30 pm     End: October 13, 2014 at 8:00 pm
 Location:ECJ 1.204
 Contact:Chelsea Ochoa, chelsea.ochoa@jsg.utexas.edu, 5122320893
URS Corporation
6:30 PM
ECJ 1.204

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4:00 pm - Tech Sessions Speaker Series: Dr. Jonathan Laronne

Tech Sessions Speaker Series: Dr. Jonathan Laronne

  Start: October 14, 2014 at 4:00 pm     End: October 14, 2014 at 5:00 pm

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12:00 pm - iPGST Seminar: Peter Gold

iPGST Seminar: Peter Gold

  Start: October 15, 2014 at 12:00 pm     End: October 15, 2014 at 1:00 pm
 Location:JGB 3.222
 Contact:Nikki Seymour, nikki.m.seymour@utexas.edu

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11:30 am - Total Recruiting Event

Total Recruiting Event

  Start: October 16, 2014 at 11:30 am     End: October 16, 2014 at 1:00 pm
 Location:San Jacinto Residence Hall: Multipurpose Room 207B
 Contact:Chelsea Ochoa , chelsea.ochoa@jsg.utexas.edu, 512-232-0893
Geoscience students: You are invited!

Come and meet Total HQ and Houston-based staff and discover Total's activities worldwide. The presentations will be followed by a networking event. Snacks will be provided.

San Jacinto Residence Hall
Multipurpose Room 207B

Total: A global force in the oil, gas, chemical and new energy industries- recruits 10,000 people each year. Why not you? Total is 100,000 employees in 130 countries.

www.careers.total.com

4:00 pm - Tech Sessions Speaker Series: Russell Carter

Tech Sessions Speaker Series: Russell Carter

  Start: October 16, 2014 at 4:00 pm     End: October 16, 2014 at 5:00 pm

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12:00 pm - Soft Rock Seminar: Chenglin Gong

Soft Rock Seminar: Chenglin Gong

  Start: October 20, 2014 at 12:00 pm     End: October 20, 2014 at 1:00 pm
 Location:JGB 3.222
 Contact:Kealie Goodwin, kealiegoodwin@utexas.edu

6:00 pm - Alumni Networking Reception in conjunction with GSA

Alumni Networking Reception in conjunction with GSA

  Start: October 20, 2014 at 6:00 pm     End: October 20, 2014 at 8:00 pm
 Location:Mahony & Sons Burrard Landing
 Contact:Kristen Tucek, ktucek@jsg.utexas.edu, 512-775-6745

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4:00 pm - Tech Sessions Speaker Series: Bruce Frederick

Tech Sessions Speaker Series: Bruce Frederick

  Start: October 21, 2014 at 4:00 pm     End: October 21, 2014 at 5:00 pm

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4:00 pm - Tech Sessions Speaker Series: Dr. Frieder Klein

Tech Sessions Speaker Series: Dr. Frieder Klein

  Start: October 23, 2014 at 4:00 pm     End: October 23, 2014 at 5:00 pm

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10:30 am - UTIG Seminar Series: Dave Schneider, UTIG

UTIG Seminar Series: Dave Schneider, UTIG

  Start: October 24, 2014 at 10:30 am     End: October 24, 2014 at 11:30 am
 Location:PRC, 10100 Burnet Road, Bldg 196, Rm 1.603, Austin, TX 78758
 Contact:Yuko Okumura, Yukoo@ig.utexas.edu, 512-471-0383
 URL:Event Link
“Understanding Antarctic climate change in the context of global warming”

Abstract:

The Antarctic Ice Sheet and circumpolar Southern Ocean play unique roles in the climate system, strongly regulating the distribution of energy. The Antarctic Ice Sheet surface reflects 80% or more of the solar radiation it receives in the summer, and in winter it emits to space much of the heat received from lower latitudes. The Southern Ocean accounts for an estimated 40% of the global oceanic uptake of anthropogenic carbon, and absorbs excess heat from greenhouse gasses. However, predicting the role and response of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean in global climate change has proven very challenging, due in part to the complex nature of atmosphere-ocean-ice sheet interactions and in part due to sparse observations. For example, there is no agreed-upon explanation for the modest increase in Antarctic sea ice extent since 1979, and differing interpretations on the roles of stratospheric ozone depletion and tropical sea surface temperatures in the strengthening of the westerly winds over the Southern Ocean. Furthermore, our work has shown that sea ice has increased amidst cooling Southern Ocean sea surface temperatures (SSTs) and cooling or unchanging coastal East Antarctic air temperatures. These trends are remarkable against the backdrop of global warming, and this talk will interpret the roles of natural variability as well forcing by ozone depletion and tropical SSTs in driving these trends. We will use traditional climate observations as well as ice core proxies to characterize natural variability, and a series of atmospheric model simulations to investigate the causes of recent trends, with a focus on the wind trends.


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12:00 pm - Soft Rock Seminar: Kim Miller

Soft Rock Seminar: Kim Miller

  Start: October 27, 2014 at 12:00 pm     End: October 27, 2014 at 1:00 pm
 Location:JGB 3.222
 Contact:Kealie Goodwin, kealiegoodwin@utexas.edu

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4:00 pm - Tech Sessions Speaker Series: Anna Svartman, Kevin Befus

Tech Sessions Speaker Series: Anna Svartman, Kevin Befus

  Start: October 28, 2014 at 4:00 pm     End: October 28, 2014 at 5:00 pm

6:00 pm - Alumni Networking Reception in conjunction with SEG

Alumni Networking Reception in conjunction with SEG

  Start: October 28, 2014 at 6:00 pm     End: October 28, 2014 at 8:00 pm
 Location:Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Denver CO
 Contact:Kristen Tucek, ktucek@jsg.utexas.edu, 512-775-6745

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12:00 pm - iPGST Seminar: Harm van Avendonk

iPGST Seminar: Harm van Avendonk

  Start: October 29, 2014 at 12:00 pm     End: October 29, 2014 at 1:00 pm
 Location:JGB 3.222
 Contact:Nikki Seymour, nikki.m.seymour@utexas.edu

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4:00 pm - Tech Sessions Speaker Series: Dr. Jessica Warren

Tech Sessions Speaker Series: Dr. Jessica Warren

  Start: October 30, 2014 at 4:00 pm     End: October 30, 2014 at 5:00 pm

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