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Master’s Saturday

The Master of Science (MS) degree at the Jackson School of Geosciences is considered to be the professional degree for a career in the Geosciences. This degree is the foundation for students pursuing employment in the petroleum industry, environmental and hydrogeological fields, state and federal government agencies, and other related geoscience fields. Some students also use the MS degree as preparation for pursuing a PhD. The Energy & Earth Resources Interdisciplinary program provides the opportunity for students to prepare themselves in management, finance, economics, law and policy leading to analytical and leadership positions in resource–related fields. Private sector and government organizations face a growing need for professionals that can plan, evaluate, and manage complex resource projects, commonly international in scope, which often include partners with a variety of professional backgrounds. As requirements for these degrees, students must present a professional talk on Master’s Saturday.

Master’s Saturday Agenda April 29, 2017

Best Master’s Saturday Talk

Nicholas Ettinger, Carbonate Platform Demise and Recovery at the Toarcian Oceanic Anoxic Event: Data from the Adriatic Carbonate Platform (Rowan Martindale and Charlie Kerans)

Best Master’s Saturday Abstract

Juan Munoz, Holocene geologic slip rate for the Mission Creek strand of the Southern San Andreas Fault, north Coachella Valley, CA (Whitney Behr, W.D Sharp, R. Fryer, and P.O Gold)

The event is sponsored by BHP Billiton.

7:30am to 8:15am Breakfast Tacos, Holland Family Student Center and Patio
8:15am to 8:30am Welcoming Remarks, Dr. Charlie Kerans, Chairman, Dept. of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences, JGB 2.324
8:30am to 10:00am Session 1: Impacts on Conventional Energy, JGB 2.324
Session 2: Carbonates: New Frontiers, JGB 2.216
Session 3: Landscapes and Morphology JGB 2.218
10:00am to 10:15am Break/Discussion
10:15am to 10:45am Keynote Lecture, Future of outlook of geoscience careers from energy perspective, Dr. Richard J. Chuchla, Energy and Earth Resources Graduate Program Director, Jackson School of Geosciences, JGB 2.324
10:45am to 12:15pm Session 4: Impacts on Renewable Energy, JGB 2.324
Session 5: Fracks, Cracks, and Strats, JGB 2.216
Session 6: The Mix I, JGB 2.218
12:15pm to 1:00pm Lunch, Light Italian, Holland Family Student Center and Patio
1:00pm to 2:45pm Session 7: Policies and Politics  JGB 2.324
Session 8: Gulfs and Deep Fluids, JGB 2.216
Session 9: The Mix II, JGB 2.218
3:15pm to 3:30pm Award Ceremony for Best Talk JGB 2.324

Session 1: Impacts on Conventional Energy JGB 2.324

Session Chairs: Kiara Gomez and Eric Goldfarb

8:30am to 8:45am Jonathan Ly, Constructing a Framework for Analyzing the Reliability and Value of Uncertain Seismic Interpretations (Eric Bickel)
8:45am to 9:00am Hector Arreola, Spatial and temporal emissions variability from upstream and midstream sources at the Eagle Ford (Michael Webber)
9:00am to 9:15am Dinuk Prathaj Haputhanthri, Biophysical Modeling of Human and Nature Interactions, Human and 3-Nature Dynamics Model (HAN3DY) (Carey W. King)
9:15am to 9:30am Harshit Jayaswal, Macroscale Modeling Linking Energy and Debt: A Missing Linkage (Carey W. King)
9:30 am to 9:45am Rafael Lima, The Impact of Dependency Analysis on Prospect Ranking and Portfolio Evaluation: A Case Study in Offshore Brazil (William L. Fisher)
9:45am to 10:00am Wonjae Jang, Trade-offs and Implications of Two-stage versus One-stage Unconventional E&P Investment Strategies: A Case Study of the Barnett Play (Svetlana Ikonnikova)
10:00am to 10:15am Taylor Borgfeldt, Crustal seismic velocity models of Texas (Cliff Frohlich and J. Walter)
10:15am to 10:45am KEYNOTE LECTURE

Session 2: Carbonates: New Frontiers JGB 2.216

Session Chairs: Sarah Davis and Hannah-Maria Brame

8:30am to 8:45am Nicholas Ettinger, Carbonate Platform Demise and Recovery at the Toarcian Oceanic Anoxic Event: Data from the Adriatic Carbonate Platform (Rowan Martindale and Charlie Kerans)
8:45am to 9:00am Kelly HattoriArchitecture of a Mid-Cretaceous Patch Reef: High Resolution Mapping Provides New Insight Into Facies Geometries and Ecological Relationships at Paul Spur, Bisbee, Arizona (Rowan Martindale and Charlie Kerans)
9:00am to 9:15am Justin Mauck, Stratigraphic Architecture, Depositional Systems, Lithofacies and Chemostratigraphy of the Chesterian/Morrowan Two-Fingers Sand, Midland Basin, Texas (Robert Loucks)
9:15am to 9:30am Lizzy McKinnon, Structural Diagenesis  of a Sub-Salt Reservoir,  Carbonate Rocks, NE Brazil (Randall Marrett)
9:30am to 9:45am Christina JamesChanges in Central Texas Moisture Distribution During the Late Pleistocene-Early Holocene Inferred From a Speleothem Record (Jay Banner, also Eric James, Nathan Miller, Alexandra Noronha, Lawrence Edwards, Pu Zhang)
9:45am to 10:00am Evan Joseph Ramos, Modeling fluid flow in low-δ18O skarns: insights from Empire Mountain, Mineral King, Sierra Nevada, California, USA (Jaime Barnes and Marc Hesse)
10:00am to 10:15am Break/Discussion

Session 3: Landscapes and Morphology JGB 2.218

Session Chairs: Brandon Shuck and Yejin Lim

8:30am to 8:45am Cassie Stuurman, Understanding Morphologies on Martian Debris-Covered Glaciers Using Modeling and Analogs (John W. Holt)
8:45am to 9:00am Juliana Spector, Feedbacks Between Dissolution, Abrasion, and Bed Roughness: An Experimental Flume Investigation of Carbonate Bedrock Incision (Joel Johnson)
9:00am to 9:15am Emily B. MarinoIsolating Lithologic Controls on Landscape Morphology in the Guadalupe Mountains, New Mexico and Texas (Joel Johnson)
9:15am to 9:30am Travis Clow, Incision History of the Northern Rio Grande River Gorge near Questa, New Mexico (Whitney Behr and Mark Helper)
9:30am to 9:45am Daniel Aylward, Spatial Variability in the Deposition of Washover Fans: Hurricane Ike and the Texas Coast, 2008 (David Mohrig)
9:45am to 10:00am Takonporn KunpitaktakunArchitecture of Deep Water Lacustrine Fans Fed by Multi-directional Clinoforms in Dacian Basin, Romania (Ronald J. Steel and Cornel Olariu)
10:00am to 10:15am  Break/Discussion

Session 4: Impacts on Renewable Energy JGB 2.324

Session Chairs: Heather Christensen and Shuai Yan

10:45am to 11:00am Raul David Gonzalez Rangel, Electrification of isolated communities: The Case of Wind Energy Systems in Mexico (Ross Baldick )
11:00am to 11:15am Shan ChengWind Power Cost and Value Analysis in China (Ross Baldick)
11:15am to 11:30am Kelsey LeNeave, Social and Political Conflict Over Dam Development on the Irrawaddy River (David B. Spence)
11:30am to 11:45am Yun Kyong Park, Carbon abatement costs and potential of South Korea’s power sector (Carey W. King)
11:45am to 12:00pm Benjamin Griffiths, Induced Carbon Emissions from Energy Storage in an ERCOT-Like Market (David B. Spence)
12:00pm to 12:15pm Maria F. de la Fuente, Cost Assessment of clean generation incentives in Mexico for solar PV projects (David B. Spence)

Session 5: Fracks, Cracks, and Strats JGB 2.216

Session Chairs: Megan Flansburg and Matthew Ramos

10:45am to 11:00am John Z. Li, Quantifying Opening-Mode Fracture Spatial Organization in Horizontal Wellbore Image Logs, Core and Outcrop: Application to Upper Cretaceous Frontier Formation Tight Gas Sandtones, USA (Julia F. W. Gale)
11:00am to 11:15am Peter Soto-Kerans, Stratigraphic Model for Lower and Upper Cretaceous Strata of the East Texas Basin – Constraints From Core, Wireline-Log, and 2-D Seismic Data (Robert Loucks)
11:15am to 11:30am Ashlyn Murphy, Paleoenvironmental reconstruction and geocellular reservoir model of heterogenous, tidally influenced reservoir analogue: The Neslen Formation near Harley Dome, Book Cliffs, Utah (Peter Flaig)
11:30am to 11:45am Ian MoedeLithofacies and Chemostratigraphy of the Upper Wolfcamp Shale in the Southern Delaware Basin, Pecos County, Texas (Harry Rowe)
11:45am to 12:00pm Mohammed Fallatah, The Stratigraphy and Depositional Environments of Late Jurassic Hanifa Formation along the Tuwaiq Escarpment, Saudi Arabia (Charles Kerans)
12:00pm to 12:15pm Abdulaziz AlmansourMultidisciplinary technology and economic impact study of fracture prediction methods (Stephen E. Laubach)

Session 6: The Mix I JGB 2.218

Session Chairs: Andrew Parisi and Carolyn Tewksbury-Christ

10:45am to 11:00am Rachael Isphording, Long-term Atmospheric Circulation Variability in the Tropics Linked to Climate Change in the Amazon and the Congo (Rong Fu)
11:00am to 11:15am Sol Cooperdock, Wildfires limit soil respiration through indirect changes to the surrounding environment more than direct changes to the soil composition in a climate that experiences hot and dry seasons (Daniel Breecker)
11:15am to 11:30am Kylie Wright, Correlating Cu-Fe Sulfides and Au Mineralization in the Ertsberg-Grasberg District, Papua, Indonesia, using LA-ICP-MS Trace Element Geochemistry and HRXCT Modeling (Richard A. Ketcham and J.Richard Kyle)
11:30am to 11:45am Leslie Bruce, Effects of magma chamber processes on water content and H2O/Ce ratios HIMU magmas from the Cook-Austral Islands: New insights from clinopyroxene phenocrysts (John C. Lassiter)
11:45am to 12:00pm Break/Discussion

Session 7: Policies and Politics JGB 2.324

Session Chairs: Weiran Liu and Katherine Meek

1:00pm to 1:15pm Maria J. Martinez Pinanez, Multicriteria Generation and Transmission Expansion Planning in Paraguay (Ross Baldick)
1:15pm to 1:30pm Emery WolfScience Policy Network and Content Analysis: Applications in Water Resources Management and Science (Suzanne Pierce)
1:30pm to 1:45pm Yongseok YoonAnalysis of the Relationship between Energy (Useful Work) and Economic Growth of Korea (Carey W. King)
1:45pm to 2:00pm Ryan BrownAnticipatory Strategies for Eastern European Natural Gas Security (Eugene Gholz)
2:00pm to 2:15pm Marcelo AzagraP2P Trust Model for Online Food Sharing Platforms in Affiliation Networks (Carey W. King)
2:15pm to 2:30pm Kayla Fenton, Unpacking the Sustainability of Meal Kit Delivery (Michael Webber)

Session 8: Gulfs and Deep Fluids JGB 2.216

Session Chairs: Keri Belcher and Sean O’Donnell

1:00pm to 1:15pm Will Pinkston, Pore pressure regression and reservior connectivity at Macondo (Peter B. Flemings)
1:15pm to 1:30pm Landon LockhartPressure Prediction in a Non-uniaxial Setting Based on Velocities and Geomechanical Modeling: Mad Dog Field, Gulf of Mexico (Peter B. Flemings)
1:30pm to 1:45pm Clarke Austin Clayton, Evolution of the Paleogene Wilcox Group Yoakum Canyon and Linking Gulf of Mexico Margin Submarine Canyons to Regional Tectonics (Ronald J. Steel and Cornel Olariu)
1:45pm to 2:00pm Reinaldo Sabbagh, Pre-injection reservoir characterization for CO2 storage in near offshore areas of the Texas Gulf of Mexico (Timothy Meckel)
2:00pm to 2:15pm Can Ceyhan, Interplay of Structural Deformation and Submarine Channel Evolution in Campus Basin, Offshore Brazil (William L. Fisher)
2:15pm to 2:30pm Enrique Arce, Neogene Current-Modified Submarine Fans and Associated Bed Forms in Mexican Deep-water Areas (John Snedden)

Session 9: The Mix II JGB 2.218

Session Chairs: Lingcheng Li and Ken Ikeda

1:00pm to 1:15pm Mason PhillipsGeophysical data registration using modified plane-wave destruction filters (Sergey Fomel)
1:15pm to 1:30pm Juan Munoz, Holocene geologic slip rate for the Mission Creek strand of the Southern San Andreas Fault, north Coachella Valley, CA (Whitney Behr, W.D Sharp, R. Fryer, and P.O Gold)
1:30pm to 1:45pm Hualing Zhang, Lithofacies, Diagenesis, and Reservoir Quality Evaluation of Wolfcampian Unconventional Succession in the Midland Basin, West Texas (Qilong Fu and Xavier Janson)
1:45pm to 2:00pm Daniel A. EnriquezMethane Re-saturation in Barnett Shale Core Plugs and Determination of Post-coring Gas Loss (Charles Kerans)

Master’s Saturday Agenda, November 19, 2016

*Best Talk Fall 2016: Michael Nieto, Geochemical and Chronostratigraphic Record of Cenomanian-Turonian Eagle Ford, South Texas, USA (Harry Rowe)

Session will be chaired by graduate student Lily Jackson.

8:00am-9:00am Continental Breakfast, Central Market catering, Holland Family Student Center and Patio
9:00am to 9:15am Welcoming Remarks, Dr. Sharon Mosher, Dean, Jackson School of Geosciences, JGB 2.216
9:15am to 9:30am Christopher K Hendrix, Chemolithostratigraphy of the Upper Cretaceous Buda Formation and Austin Chalk Group, South Texas: Lithofacies Constraints from Geochemical Integration
9:30am to 9:45am Ryan Idzior, Geomechanics of the Three Forks Formation and Implications for Hydrocarbon Recovery
9:45am to 10:00am Nathan Williams, A predictive exploration model for metallic mineralization in central Texas: Insights from the southeast Missouri lead district
10:00am to 10:15am Michael Nieto, Geochemical and Chronostratigraphic Record of Cenomanian-Turonian Eagle Ford, South Texas, USA
10:15am to 10:30am Hal Hundley, Size Distribution and Spatial Arrangement of Normal Faults, Buckskin Mountains, Western Arizona
10:30am to 10:45am Tabish Khan, Designing and Testing a Resiliency Framework for Groundwater Management