2020 AAPG ACE Houston
Esti Ukar is serving on the Theme 4 organizing committee for the Petroleum Structure & Geomechanics Division effort for this meeting. The theme title is ‘Structure, Tectonics and Geomechanics’. Meeting is 7-10 June, 2020, Houston, Texas.
2020 Fluid inclusions, Canada
- GeoConvention Canada 2020 — Calgary, May 11-13
- Min. Assoc. Can. (MAC) Short Course: Fluid Inclusions: Applications — Calgary, May 15-16.
- PACROFI 2020 — Calgary, May 18-20
2020 SPE Workshop: Reservoir Characterization of Mature Fields
21-22 April, 2020, Mexico. S.E. Laubach, Member, Program Committee.
2020 Reservoir Modeling Week: University of Brasilia
27 January to 31 January, 2020, Faculty of Technology, University of Brasilia. S.E. Laubach for information.
2020 Chemical Council Meeting
15 January. Gaithersburg, MD. S.E. Laubach, Council member.
2019 Brittle structure short course
St. Anthony, Idaho, December 7 through 15th. Contact S. Laubach for information
2019 AGU meeting
Quantifying natural fracture clustering in basement rocks: application of the Normalized Correlation Count method. Qiqi Wang, S. Laubach, J. Gale. Thursday, 12 December. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA. H41H-1792; Moscone South.
2019 SDI Research Review & FRAC Meeting
Austin, Texas. 4-6 November, 2019. ROC facility on UT Research Campus. A field trip in the Texas Hill Country was held on Nov. 5.
2019 Journal of Structural Geology Student Author of Year Award Ceremony
Friday, November 1, 2019. 730 to 9 pm, 301 West Ave. S.E. Laubach, presiding. By invitation.
2019 Gussow Geoscience Meeting
J. Gale; Banff, Canada October 15-17. Presentation.
2019 Geological Society of America Meeting, Phoenix
Chemical effects on opening-mode fracture size and spatial arrangement | S. Laubach, Q. Wang*, S. Forstner, J. Hooker | Monday 23 September 5:15 Session 142, Room 229A North Building
Poroelastic models for fault reactivation in response to wastewater injection and hydrocarbon production | Eichhubl, Callahan
2019 SEG Fractured Reservoir & Unconventional Resources
1-3 September, Lanzhao, China. S. E. Laubach, P. Eichubl, Members, Organizing Committee; P. Eichhubl, keynote
2019 URTeC | Denver
Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, 22-24 July
Natural fracture characterization in the Wolfcamp Formation at the Hydraulic fracture Test Site (HFTS), Midland, Texas | J.F.W. Gale, S.J. Elliott, J.Z. Li, S.E. Laubach doi: 10.15530/urtec-2019-644 | view
2019 ARMA 53rd Symposium | New York
Brooklyn, NY 23-26 June
Coupled effects of diagenesis and deformation on fracture evolution in low porosity sandstones-insights from natural examples and geomechanical model: Q. Wang, S.E. Laubach and others | paper
Threshold horizontal stress contrast for fully cemented natural-fracture reactivation: dependence on intersection angle and initial reservoir pressure: M. Haddad, P. Eichhubl, S.E. Laubach | paper
2019 AAPG ACE | San Antonio
Peter Hennings, Technical Program Chair
Julia Gale, Session Chair, Characterizing Brittle Deformation and its Impact on Reservoirs (May 20)
What Drives the Formation of Natural Fractures in Unconventional Reservoirs?: P. Eichhubl, J.F. Gale, S.E. Laubach, A. Fall, E. Ukar, The University of Texas at Austin | abstract
Opening-Mode Fracturing and Cementation Timing in the Barnett Shale, Delaware Basin, West Texas: J.F. Gale, A. Fall, W.A. Ali, S.E. Laubach, P. Eichhubl, R. Bodnar, The University of Texas at Austin | abstract
Quantified Fracture (Joint) Clustering in Archean Basement, Wyoming: Application of Normalized Correlation Count Method: Wang, Q., S.E. Laubach, J.F. Gale, M. Ramos, The University of Texas at Austin | abstract
AAPG Petroleum Structure & Geomechanics Division Annual Meeting | Tuesday, May 21, 5:30-9:30 pm
Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Lone Star Ballroom
AAPG Petroleum Structure & Geomechanics Division, Best Recent Paper Award: Marrett et al. 2018 | view
Award Ceremony: Tuesday, May 21, 6:15 pm
Discussion presentation: The Complete Mechanics or the Complete Chemistry; S.E. Laubach
2019 Fractured Shale European Lecture Tour
E. Ukar: Invited lectures at various European universities. Contact Ukar for details.
2019 EAGE Shale Conference
Natural fractures in the Vaca Muerta Formation, Argentina: E. Ukar
2018 Geological Society of London | Burlington House
- Fracture corridors and structural diagenesis. Keynote. Laubach
2018 SEG Workshop | Dubai
- A Value of Information analysis of fracture prediction methods. A. Abdulaziz, S. Laubach, E. Bickel, R. Schultz. Invited. In: Maximizing the Value of Geophysics in Unconventional Resource Plays. 2-4 October
- Gaps in DFN models and how to fill them. Gale, Ukar, Laubach
2018 EAGE | Copenhagen
- Chemical-mechanical feedback and fracture size and spacing patterns. Laubach, Olson, Lander (Invited)
- Process-oriented forward diagenetic models. Lander, Bonnell (Invited)
2018 PACROFI XIV | Houston
- Constraining the history of fluid events using the fluid inclusion assemblage (FIA) method for collecting, displaying and interpreting microthermometric data. Fall
- Evolution of deformation in the Buck Mountain Fault damage zone, Cambrian Flathead sandstone, Teton Range, WY. Forstner, Laubach, Fall | Forstner_2018-PACROFI
- Unraveling the history of ultra-deep fractures in sedimentary basins. Wang, Laubach, Fall | Wang_2018-PACROFI
2018 Statoil Fellowship Poster | Austin
- Accurate determination of mechanical stratigraphy in prospective unconventional formations. Gallardo Giozza, Espinoza, Torres-Verdin, Laubach
2017 GSA Meeting | Seattle
SDI will be at the Seattle Geological Society of America meeting. Presentations include:
- Structural diagenesis of faults in sandstone (invited) | Laubach (Sunday, 9:55 am Tahoma 2)
- Chemically assisted fracture growth in hydrothermal systems: experimental results | Callahan, Eichhubl (Sunday, 8:25 am, Tahoma 2)
- Effect of fluids chemistry and diagenesis on fracture processes in a fault zone | Major, Eichhubl (Sunday, 10:15 am, Tahoma 2)
- Structural diagenesis of natural fractures: implications for water, energy, environment, and hazard | Eichhubl, Laubach (Sunday, 3:50, Tahoma 2)
- Characterization of bedding-parallel fractures in shale: morphology, size, distribution and spatial organization | Q. Wang, J. Gale (Poster: Sunday)
- Decameter-scale bit drops at 7 km depth in the Yijianfang Formation, Halahatang oilfield, Tarim Basin, China: fault-related deep-seated dissolution | Baques et al. (Poster: Tuesday)
- Combined effects of overpressure and bed-parallel contraction on the formation of bed-parallel and vertical fractures in the Vaca Muerta Formation, Argentina | Fall et al. (Tuesday, 11:35 am, Skagit 2)
- Slip behavior of a subduction zone: preliminary inferences from quartz and calcite filled veins (hydrofractures) in an exhumed accretionary wedge, Shimanto belt, Japan | Elliott et al. (Poster: Tuesday) UT-Penn State collaboration
- Regional brittle deformation, strain, and paleostress trajectories, Teton Range, Wyoming, USA | Forstner, Laubach, Fall (Poster: Wednesday)
2017 Master’s Saturday, UT
- Lizzy McKinnon: Structural diagenesis of a sub-salt reservoir, carbonate rocks, NE Brazil (S. Laubach, E. Ukar)
- John Li: Quantifying opening-mode fracture spatial organization in horizontal wellbore image logs, core and outcrop: application to Upper Cretaceous Frontier Formation tight gas sandstones, USA (J.F.W. Gale, S.E. Laubach)
- Abdulaziz Almansour: Multidisciplinary technology and economic impact study of fracture prediction methods (S.E. Laubach)
Matt Ramos chaired Session 5
ACE Salt Lake City: Planning for 2018 meeting
J.F.W. Gale is co-chair of Theme 5: Structure, Tectonics, and Geomechanics
2017 AAPG Convention | Houston
2-5 April 2017, Houston Texas. Initiative scientists are involved in the program.
- Annual Convention Theme Chair, Julia F. W. Gale, for Structure, Tectonics, and Geomechanics
- Invited presentation by R. Lander to Diagenesis Research Group ‘Interaction of fracture development and quartz cementation’ by Lander, R. and Laubach, S.
- Session chair, J. Gale, Structure/Geomechanics: Geomechanics
- Session chair, J. Gale, Structure/Geomechanics: Structural Analysis in Fractured and Unconventional Reservoirs
- Session chair, S.E. Laubach, Structure/Geomechanics: Fault Seal and Fault Zone Modeling
- New type of kinematic indicator in bedding-parallel veins and vertical fracture abundance and timing in Vaca Muerta Formation, Argentina: Ukar, E., Lopez, R., Fall, A., Manceda, R., Gale, J., Laubach, S.
- Timing of opening and cementation of bedding-parallel and vertical fractures, Vaca Muerta Formation, Argentina: Fall, A., Ukar, E., Lopez, R., Gale, J., Manceda, R., Laubach, S.
- Structural and diagenetic evolution of deformation bands in contractional and extensional tectonic regimes and implications for sandstone diagenesis: Elliott, S. O’Brien, C., Eichhubl, P.
- Clastic reservoir quality prediction models: past, present and future: Lander, R., Bonnell, L.
- Report on Division activities for AAPG Petroleum Structure and Geomechanics Division: J. Gale
- Distinguished Lecture Committee meeting: S. E. Laubach, member
- University of Illinois Geoscience Council meeting: S. Laubach, R. Lander, L. Bonnell, members
2017 GSA Annual Meeting | Invited Lecture
S.E. Laubach has been invited to give a lecture at the 2017 GSA Fall Meeting in a faults and fluids session titled: “Spatiotemporal variations and the role of fluids in fault-zone hydromechanical properties”
2017 Deformation Mechanisms, Rheology and Tectonics
The Deformation Mechanisms, Rheology and Tectonics (DRT) conference is a biennial international meeting that has been running for 40 years, organised and hosted by academic staff from different European universities. DRT is one of the main world forums for presenting and discussing research in the fields of rock deformation, structural geology, rheology, tectonics, microstructures, rock physics and interactions between deformation and metamorphic/diagenetic reactions.
The 21st International Conference on Deformation Mechanisms, Rheology and Tectonics will be held 30 April to 4 May 2017 in Inverness, Scotland.
S.E. Laubach is on the Scientific Committee, and is a session chair and speaker.
Chemical-mechanical feedback and fracture size and spacing patterns Invited lecture presented by S.E. Laubach; co-authors J.E. Olson, R.H. Lander and J.N. Hooker, 4 May
2016 Oxford University | Invited Lecture
S. E. Laubach: Reconstructing fracture opening histories and timing using structural diagenesis: invited lecture, presented at Oxford University, Oxford UK, December 2, 2016.
2016 FRAC Picnic and SDI Student Event
Saturday, November 5, 2016, Turner Ranch Road, Marble Falls, Texas. Contact Steve Laubach for information.
2016 SDI Review and FRAC Meeting
September 19-21, Hyatt Regency, Lost Pines of Texas. Arrival reception, Tuesday evening, September 19. Field trip September 19. Technical sessions September 20-21. Contact Rich Schultz or Julia Gale for information and invitation.
2016 Invited Talks | China
Randy Marrett and Steve Laubach will deliver a series of invited talks in Beijing and Korla, China, in connection with field work and core description in the Tarim Basin in May.
2016 DOE Basic Energy Sciences Workshop | Leesburg VA
S.E. Laubach, J. Olson, R. Lander and R. Schultz are involved in the BES fracture mechanics workshop ‘Fracture mechanics and fracture pattern evolution in deep, hydrothermal and reactive environments‘. The workshop runs from Sunday May 8 through Tuesday May 10th. Contact S. Laubach for more information.
2016 EBSD Meeting | Keynote
The Micoanalysis Society‘s Electron Backscatter Diffraction 2016 conference on May 24-26th at the University of Alabama will feature an invited keynote lecture by Esti Ukar of rock fracture and EBSD methods in the technical symposia. According to the society the EBSD 2016 technical symposia are the heart of the conference and consist of an exciting group of invited speakers at the forefront of the technology and its applications.
Ukar’s talk will highlight results recently published in Geosphere: Ukar, E., Laubach, S.E., and Marrett, R., 2016, Quartz c-axis orientation patterns in fracture cement as a measure of fracture opening rate and a validation tool for fracture pattern models: Geosphere, v. 12, no. 2, p. 1–38, doi: 10 .1130/GES01213.1. | view at publisher
Lecture at Texas A & M
S. E. Laubach presented an invited lecture at the Department of Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&M University on April 4. The topic of the talk was project work on structural diagenetic controls on development of fracture patterns and fracture length distributions.
2015 American Geophysical Union
Session for Fall meeting organized by Jon Major, Owen Callahan and others.
Fractures and fracturing in chemically reactive environments
Chemical-mechanical interactions influencing fracture initiation, growth, and coalescence pose a first order control on the time and deformation rate dependent failure of rocks and the development of fracture networks. For example, in the subsurface subcritical fracture growth may lead to time-dependent or progressive failure. Mechanical effects occur almost simultaneously with deformation, while chemical effects occur over longer time scales. Understanding these coupled effects and what controls their spatial and temporal impacts will lead to new insights on the evolution of fractures over all time scales. These processes are relevant to natural and engineered systems, such as fault zone development, advanced recovery of hydrocarbons, storage of CO2 and waste fluids, ore forming processes, and managing geothermal reservoirs. This session is for research focused on coupled chemical-mechanical processes influencing fracture mechanics, fracture properties, and fluid flow in fractured media. We welcome results from numerical simulation, experimental studies, and field based projects.
- Jonathan Major (Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin) JMajor@mail.utexas.edu
- Owen Callahan (Bureau of Economic Geology The University of Texas at Austin) firstname.lastname@example.org
- Pania Newell (Sandia National Laboratories) email@example.com
- Anastasia Ilgen (Sandia National Laboratories) firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract submission deadline August 5, 2015
2015 The Geology of Geomechanics
Keynote: Julia F. W. Gale “Challenges of Incorporating Geology in Geomechanical Models”
October 28, 2015, Burlington House, The Geological Society, London
Also on the program: J. English, S.E. Laubach “Driving Mechanisms of Regional Opening-Mode Fracture Systems”
2015 FRAC Annual Meeting | North Austin/UT
Fracture Research & Application Consortium Meeting
September 24-25, The University of Texas Research Campus, 10100 Burnet Road, Austin, Texas. Workshop, technical sessions, & field trip on September 23rd. Contact Julia Gale for agenda and invitation.
2015 GSA Symposium | Casper Wyoming
Symposium, May 21-23, Rocky Mountain GSA Section Meeting in Casper, Wyoming in May, 2015. The topic is Brittle Structures of Rocky Mountain Reservoirs and Reservoir Analogs. S. E. Laubach session organizer. Abstract deadline is December 16, 2014.
SDI Guest Speaker | Bureau of Economic Geology Lecture series
Matthew Becker, Cal State Long Beach | 9 am February 27th
2014 AGU Fall Meeting December | San Francisco
|Monday 12/15||Slip-flow in complex porous media as determined by a multi-relaxation-time lattice Boltzmann model||Chris Landry|
|Understanding flow in unconventional reservoirs fractures: influence of compaction and cementation||Adenike Tokan-Lawal|
|Long-term effect of fault-controlled CO2 alteration on the weakening and strengthening of reservoir and seal lithologies at Crystal Geyser, Green River, Utah||Jonathan Major|
|Tuesday 12/16||Effects of coupled structural and diagenetic processes on deformation localization and fluid flow properties in sandstone reservoirs of the southwestern United States||Sara Elliott|
|Friday 12/19||Was the Timpson, Texas, M4.8 event induced by fluid injection?||Zhiqiang Fan|
|Growth kinematics of opening-mode fractures||Peter Eichhubl|
|Permeability of calcite-cemented fractures in mudrocks: Flow highway or hindrance?||Chris Landry|
SDI Speaker | Bureau of Economic Geology Lecture series
Esti Ukar: The use of Dauphiné twins in quartz as paleostrain (stress) indicators | 9 am December 5
2014 FRAC Annual Meeting | Texas Hill Country
Fracture Research & Application Consortium Meeting
September 15-17, Camp Balcones Springs, near Austin, Texas. Workshop, technical sessions, & field trip. Contact Julia Gale for agenda and invitation.
Details available on FRAC website.
2014 GSA Annual Meeting Geomechanics Session
Applications of Structural Geology and Geomechanics in the Petroleum Industry (T190) organized as a technical session for the GSA Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada by Peter Hennings, Steve Davis, and Steve Laubach.
GSA 2014 Meeting presentations
Propagation rate and timing of fractures in deep reservoirs. Fall, Eichhubl, Laubach
Natural hydraulic fracturing of tight-gas sandstone reservoirs, Piceance basin, Colorado. Fall, Eichhubl, Bodnar, Laubach, Davis
Influence of diagenesis on regional and fold-related fracture size distribution. Copley, Labuach, Marrett
Contact us for copies of abstracts or slides.
2014 EGU Meeting
Relationships between induced seismicity and fluid injection: development of strategies to manage injection: Eichhubl, Frolich, Gale, Olson, Fan, Gono — EGU2014-14451
Synkinematic quartz cementation in partially open fracture in sandstone: Ukar, Laubach, Fall, Eichhubl | EGU2014-4545
Matrix-fracture connectivity in Eagle Ford shale: Landry, Tokan-Lawal, Prodanovic, Eichhubl | EGU2014-14544
Effects of coupled structural and diagenetic processes on deformation localization and flow properties of deformation bands in sandstone: Elliot, Eichhubl, Landry | EGU2014-9363
2014 AAPG Convention, Houston
Fracture growth processes in sandstone inferred from textural and fluid inclusion investigations of crack-seal fracture cements: Alzayer, Fall, Laubach, Eichhubl
How tight was the Williams Fork tight gas reservoir at the time of gas generation and fracturing, Piceance Basin, Colorado? Ozkan, Bonnell, Milliken, Laubach, Cumella
2014 Workshop | Austin
Effects of concurrent cement precipitation on fracture growth: Fracture reconstructions and linked geomechanical and diagenetic models: Open discussion workshop
January 31, Austin, Texas | Followed by: FRAC Picnic & SDI Student Event on February 1st
Contact Steve Laubach for more information.
2013 FRAC Annual Meeting | Austin
Fracture Research & Application Consortium Meeting
September 16-17, Austin, Texas
Details available on FRAC website.
Fracture Research & Application Consortium Field Trip
J. F. W. Gale Distinguished Lecture | Tour Information
2013 GSA National Meeting Session | Denver
2013 SEG Session Invited Talk | Houston
2013 URTeC Denver | Meeting Organization
2013 EGU Vienna | Technical Session & Talks
2013 AAPG Convention Pittsburgh
2013 GSA South-Central Section Meeting, Austin
2013 AAPG Chas. Taylor Fellowship
2012 AGU Meeting | SDI Participation
AGU 2012 SDI-FRAC Chaired Sessions: Faults, Fractures, & Fluid Flow
- TUESDAY, DECEMBER 04, 2012, 1:40 PM – 3:40 PM; 307 (Moscone South) Session MR23D. Mudstone Multiphysics: Matrix to Fractures & Back Again I Convener(s): Thomas Dewers (Sandia National Laboratories), Jason Heath, Peter Eichhubl (Bureau of Economic Geology) & Marcelo Sanchez (TAMU-Civil Engineering)
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 05, 2012, 1:40 PM – 6:00 PM; Hall A-C (Moscone South) Session MR33B. Mudstone Multiphysics: Matrix to Fractures & Back Again II Posters Convener(s): Thomas Dewers (Sandia National Laboratories), Jason Heath, Peter Eichhubl (Bureau of Economic Geology) & Marcelo Sanchez (TAMU)
AGU 2012 SDI-FRAC Presentations
Peter Eichhubl; András Fall; Masa Prodanovic; Tobias Weisenberger; Estibalitz Ukar; Stephen Laubach; Julia F. Gale: Chemical-mechanical interactions during natural fracture growth in tight gas and oil reservoirs: Implications for flow during reservoir charge and production
András Fall; Peter Eichhubl; Stephen Laubach; Robert J. Bodnar: Timing and duration of gas charge-driven fracturing in tight-gas sandstone reservoirs based on fluid inclusion observations: Piceance Basin, Colorado
Jonathan R. Major; Peter Eichhubl; Alexander Urquhart; Thomas A. Dewers: Effects of fault-controlled CO2 alteration on mineralogical and geomechanical properties of reservoir and seal rocks, Crystal Geyser, Green River, Utah
Estibalitz Ukar; Peter Eichhubl; András Fall; John N. Hooker: Structural-diagenetic controls on fracture opening in tight gas sandstone reservoirs, Alberta Foothills
John N. Hooker; Peter Eichhubl; Stephen Laubach: Reconstructing the growth of a fracture set using fluid inclusion microthermometry, El Alamar Formation (Triassic), NE Mexico
Yashar Mehmani; Tie Sun; Matthew Balhoff; Steven L. Bryant; Peter Eichhubl: A multiblock approach to pore-scale modeling of reactive transport with applications to carbon sequestration
Adenike Tokan-Lawal; Weiwei Wang; Masa Prodanovic: Relating tortuosity and permeability in microfractured and unfractured porous media
2012 GSA Meeting Charlotte
2012 CSPG Lecture | DL Tour
2012 IGC Brisbane
2012 PACROFI XI
- Fall, A., Weisenberger, T. B., Eichhubl, P., Laubach, S. E., Davis, J.S., Bodnar, R. J.: Diagenetic controls on carbonate fracture cementation in tight-gas sandstones.
- Bodnar, R., Reynolds, J., Kontak, D., Fall, A.: Practical aspects of fluid inclusion data collection and interpretation
2012 Goldschmidt Conference
Montreal, Canada, June 24-29, 2012
- Andras Fall, Julia F. W. Gale, Peter Eichhubl, Walaa A. Ali, Stephen E. Laubach, Robert J. Bodnar: Opening-mode fracturing and cementation during hydrocarbon generation in mudrocks: an example from the Barnett Shale, West Texas (Invited).
2012 AAPG Annual Convention
Long Beach, April 22-25, 2012
- Gale, Julia F.; Pommer, Laura; Ouyang, Xuecheng; Fall, Andras; Eichhubl, Peter; Olson, Jon E.; Laubach, S. E.: Natural Fracture Characterization in Shale-Gas Reservoirs: Spatial Organization and Fracture Sealing.
- Weisenberger, Tobias B.; Fall, Andras; Hooker, John N.; Eichhubl, Peter; Laubach, S. E.; Davis, J. S.: Predicting Fracture Porosity Degradation by Calcite Cement in Mesaverde Group Sandstones, Piceance Basin, Colorado.
- Eichhubl, Peter; Gale, Julia F.; Olson, Jon E.; Laubach, S.E.; Hooker, John N.; Fall, Andras; Weisenberger, Tobias B.; Ukar, Estibalitz: What Can Outcrop and Core Based Observations Tell Us About Natural Fractures in Unconventional Reservoirs?
- Dunphy, Rory; Dola, Jon; Gale, Julia F.: Natural Fracture Stratigraphy of Gas Shales in the Horn River Basin, NEBC, Canada: Relation to Lithostratigraphy and Implications for Hydraulic Fracture Growth.
For copies of slide sets see the FRAC web site (Members).