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Calendar of 2024 Events

September 13-15, 2024 – PSAAPG 100th-Anniversary Celebration
2024 Registration is Now Open!

June 11, 2024 – Gregg Wilkerson, BLM Retired
Pluvial Lake Ferdinand, Anthropogenic Lake Isabella, and the Evolution of the Kern River in the Southern Sierra Nevada

May 14, 2024 – Heather Stang, AERA Energy
Know your Audience: Effective Communication of the Value of Information (VOI) Across Functional Business Units

April 9, 2024 – STUDENT NIGHT – Rhett Everett and Matthew Landon, USGS
Research Drilling and Multiple-Well Groundwater Monitoring Sites near Oil Fields in the San Joaquin Valley, California

March 12, 2024 – Ron Foster, Cornerstone Engineering
Basin Fill Architecture of Pliocene-Lower Pleistocene Alluvial-Fan and Axial-Fluvial Strata Adjacent to the Mud Springs Mountains, Palomas Basin, Southern Rio Grande Rift

February 13, 2024 – SPOUSE NIGHT – Matt Herman, Calif. State Univ., Bakersfield
Where Faults Get Stuck: The Nature of Plate Boundary Coupling and Implications for Earthquakes

January 9, 2024 – Liz Arthur
Driving Value from Emissions Data in 2024


Calendar of 2023 Events

December 12, 2023 – John Donohue
Sources and Uses of US Energy, Can Alternative Energy Replace Carbon?

November 14, 2023 – Rod Guice
The Observational Aspects of Climate Change: What We Hear vs. What We Observe

October 10, 2023 – Creties Jenkins
Risking Subsurface CO2 Storage Projects

September 22, 2023 – Fall FiestaRegistration Link
at the home of Dan and Cynthia Schwartz

May 12, 2023 – Ridge Basin Field Trip, Dr. Dan Schwartz
Lessons for Carbon Capture

May 9, 2023 – Mara Brady, PhD, Calif State Univ, Fresno
Exploring challenges and opportunities in recognizing the signature of sea level, tectonic subsidence, and sediment supply in the stratigraphic record

April 21-24, 2023 – 2023 Annual Desert Symposium
Mines of the Mojave

April 11, 2023 – Kathleen Marsaglia, PhD, Calif State Univ, Long Beach
Drilling Results and New Insights from IODP Expedition 385, Guaymas Basin, Mexico

March 14, 2023 – CSUB Students – Briana Acevedo, Craig Hulsey, Johnathann C. Renna Reyes, Maya Zepeda, Justin Arakaki and Kenton Crabtree
Student Night – Highlights from Ongoing Research at CSUB

February 14, 2023 – SPOUSE NIGHT – Sarah M. Milkovich, PhD, JPL
Water and Fire: Perseverance Rover’s discoveries in Jezero Crater, Mars

January 10, 2023 – Barbara Hill, PhD, SLB Reservoir Labs
Laboratory Analysis – Beyond Oil and Gas


Calendar of 2022 Events

December 13, 2022 – Don Hill, PhD, Consulting Petrophysicist
Use and Abuse of Wireline Measurements: For Potash Exploration & Reserves Estimates

November 8, 2022 – Emily Fisher, Aera Energy
Reinterpretation of the Depositional Environment and Structural Framework of McKittrick Oil Field, California

October 11, 2022 – Daniel E. Schwartz, PhD, Consulting Geologist
Discussion of CO2 storage and sequestration assessments

September 16, 2022 – SJGS Fall Fiesta Scholarship Fundraiser
at the home of Dan and Cynthia Schwartz

June 14, 2022 – Tony Reid, Consulting Geologist
Stratigraphic Controls on Groundwater Salinity in the Tulare Formation, Elk Hills Area, Kern County, California</1>

May, 2022 – Bryan Bell, Best Core Services
Understanding hydrocarbon accumulation and production in Bio-Siliceous rock; a view from pore geometry

April 12, 2022 – CSUB Students – Briana Acevedo, Brian Aguilar, Tara Bonas and Elizabeth Duginski
Student Night – Highlights from Ongoing Research at CSUB

March 8, 2022 – Greg Bartow, Water Infrastructure Advisor, California State Parks
Regional Geology of Mount Diablo, California: Its Tectonic Evolution on the North America Plate Boundary.
Highlights from the new Geological Society of America Memoir

February 8, 2022 – SPOUSE NIGHT – Maia Davis, PG, Maia C. Davis, Inc.
Meditations on Terroir

January 11, 2022 – Briley Lewis, Univ. of Calif. at Los Angeles
Spotlight on Pluto


Calendar of 2021 Events

December 14, 2021 – Daniel Limonadi, JPL
What is happening to our planet now and what will happen in the future? Current and future space based Earth observations and modelling efforts.
Zoom meeting (Legion Hall closed due to flooding)

November 9, 2021 – Tom Hampton, Thomas N. Berry & Company
Case Examples of Doing Literature Review for Oil Field Management, Why Care?

October 12, 2021 – Tom Howard, Payzone, Inc.
Some Perspective on Electrical Borehole Image Logs For the End User

June 21-24, 2021PSAAPG Virtual Convention
Zoom meeting

June 8, 2021 – Dustin Leavitt, UIC Testing Group
A Family Vacation Style Journey to Iceland: The Land of Fire & Ice, with Volcanoes, Hot Springs, Vents, Glaciers and everything in-between
Zoom meeting

May 11, 2021 – Thom Davis, Geoff Gallant, and Mathew Davis
A brief summary of the structural geology, oil potential, oil fields, and data base of the fold belt along the western and southern margins of the San Joaquin Basin, CA, USA
Zoom meeting

April 13, 2021 – Student Night
Presentations by Craig Hulsey and Kari Hochstatter, CSU Bakersfield
Zoom meeting

March 9, 2021 – Joshua A. White, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Induced seismicity and carbon storage: Improving risk assessment and risk management strategies
Zoom meeting

February 9, 2021 – SPOUSE NIGHT – Daniel Schwartz, PhD
Multidiscipline methodology for USDW determination to support well abandonments at offshore Rincon Oil Field
Zoom meeting

January 12, 2021 – Glenn Sharman, Stanford University
Rivers of Sand: Sea Level Control on Sediment Dispersal and Provenance since the Last Glacial Maximum, Southern California, USA
Zoom meeting


Calendar of 2020 Events

December 8, 2020 – Marie L.E. Davis, P.G.
Fire and Water in the Sierra
Zoom meeting
November 10, 2020 – Paul Burgess, California Geological Survey
Shallow landslide and debris flow activity in San Diego County, early April, 2020
Zoom meeting
November 7, 2020SJGS Golf Tournament 
Buena Vista Golf Course
October 13, 2020 – Cole Heap, Aera Energy
Communicating Rocks: How Sharing Geoscience Can Change the World 
Zoom meeting
September 15, 2020 – Brian Pitts
A Pandemic Get Away – Destination Namibia
Zoom meeting
June 7-10, 2020AAPG Annual Convention & ExhibitionPOSTPONED
Houston, Texas
May 12, 2020 – Rick Behl, Cal State Long Beach
Sailing Through Undersea Fold and Thrust Belts for Science and Fun, Santa Barbara & Croatia: a Geoptravelog
Joint Zoom meeting with PS-AAPG, SJGS, CGS and LABGS

April 4-8, 2020Pacific Section AAPG Annual ConventionCANCELLED
Oxnard, California
March 13, 2020 Spring Field TripCANCELLED
Rio Tinto Boron Mine Tour

March 10, 2020 – Dr. Sarah Milkovich, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
MARS 2020: Seeking Signs of Ancient Life on Mars
February 11, 2020 – SPOUSE NIGHT – Brian Olson, Calif. Geo. Survey
Ridgecrest Earthquake – Experiencing the 7.1 Quake at the Epicenter
January 14, 2020 – Lisa Alpert, Aera Energy
Mantle Dynamics and Slab Rheology Constrained by Numerical Modeling, Structural and Source Seismology



Calendar of 2019 Events

December 10, 2019 – Jeff Kimber, DOGGR
Dirt-certain Doom – A close look at Bakersfield’s Geologic Situation

November 12, 2019 – Daniel E. Schwartz, Retired
On the source-to-sink relationships of the Capistrano Formation, onshore and offshore Orange County, California

November 2, 2019 – Fall Field Trip
The Geological Wonders of East Bakersfield

October 8, 2019 – Robert H Gales, Petrophysics Manager
Algorithmic Fracture and Breccia Identification in Antelope Shale Formation, Elk Hills Field, California – A Practical Approach to Quickly Integrate Image Analysis into Completion Decisions using Image Analytics

September 20, 2019 – SJGS Fall Fiesta Scholarship Fundraiser
at the home of Dan Schwartz and Cynthia Huggins

June 10, 2019 – Ian McGregor, CSU Long Beach
Rate and character of Late Quaternary folding in the Santa Maria Basin, CA and implications for active faulting

May 19-22, 2019AAPG Annual Convention & Exhibition
San Antonio, Texas
May 17, 2019 – SPE-SJGS Golf Tournament
Sundale Country Club
May 14, 2019 – Stuart Gordon, CRC
Ventura Basin Oil Generation, Migration, and Entrapment

May 4, 2019 (Saturday) – Spring Field Trip – Tony Reid, CRC
Stevens Submarine Fan Source-to-Sink Examination: A San Joaquin Geological Society Field Trip to review possible sources of sediment in the Stevens submarine fan through examination of outcrops and core samples
April 10, 2019 – Erin Walter, CSUB
Landslide deposits along the lower Kern River of the southern Sierra Nevada, CA: High resolution mapping using LiDAR, satellite imagery and field mapping” Together with several student posters.

April 1-3, 2019Pacific Section AAPG Annual Convention
Long Beach, California
March 12, 2019 – Rick Behl, CSULB
The Santa Barbara Record of Two Volcanic Winters
Triggered by Twin Yellowstone Supervolcano Eruptions 631,000 years ago

March 8, 2019 – CSUB Geology Club, DOGGR
11th Annual Spring BBQ Dinner – Lengthwise Brewery
February 12, 2019 – SPOUSE NIGHT – Charlene L Wardlow, DOGGR
Charlene versus the Volcano
January 8, 2019 – Tony Rathburn, Bakersfield State University
Voyages to the Bottom of the Seas: New Microfaunal and Microgeochemical Methods to Evaluate Paleoenvironments



Calendar of 2018 Events

December 11, 2018 – Kurt Neher, Berry Petroleum
The San Joaquin Basin – A California Super Basin
November 29, 2018 – Special Talk – John Yu, Bakersfield State University
Ecological & Environmental Concerns for Unconventional Shale Gas Exploration
November 13, 2018 – Jillian Maloney, San Diego State University
Geological Assessment of Submerged Landforms off the Pacific Coast: Implications for Archaeological Resources
November 3, 2018 – Fall Field Trip – Dan Schwartz, PhD
Fieldtrip to Ridge Basin (Guidebook available on Publications Page)
October 20, 2018 – Field Trip – Dan Gregg Wilkerson, PhD
Tars and Bars: Fiedtrip to the Ventura and Carpinteria Oil Seeps (Guidebook available on Publications Page)
October 9, 2018 – Maia Davis, California Recources Corporation
Spatial and Geochemical Characterization of an Anomalous, Map-Scale Dolomite Breccia in the Monterey Formation, Santa Maria Basin, California
September 28, 2018 – Joint SPE & SJGS Golf Tournament
Sundale Country Club
September 20, 2018 – SJGS Fall Fiesta Scholarship Fundraiser at the
Residence of Dan Schwartz and Cynthia Huggins
June 12, 2018 – Eldon Gath, Earth Consultants International
Paleoseismology of the Western Garlock Fault at Campo Teresa, Tejon Ranch, Southern California
May 8, 2018 – Katherine Stack Morgan, NASA JPL
Exploring the evolution of an ancient lake basin on Mars with the Curiosity rover
May 2, 2018 (Wednesday) – SEG Distinguished Lecturer – William Symes, Rice University
Advanced Imaging for Practitioners
April 22-25, 2018Pacific Section AAPG Annual Convention
Bakersfield, California
April 10, 2018 – Todd Greene, Chico State
Stratigraphic architecture and provenance of a boulder-conglomerate submarine channel system, Great Valley Group
March 13, 2018 – Blake Foreshee, DOGGR
Geomorphic constraints on the evolution of the Kern Gorge, southern Sierra Nevada, California
February 14, 2018 – SPOUSE NIGHT – Greg Wilkerson, BLM
Mining History of Selected Gold Mines in Tulare and Kern Counties, California
February 8, 2018 (Thursday) – AAPG Distinguished Lecture – Dr. Marsha French, A J. Ben Carsey Distinguished Lecturer, Colorado School of Mines
Authigenic Quartz: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly: Developing a Model for Preserving Porosity in Deep, Hot Sandstone Reservoirs
January 9, 2018 – Mike Clark, consultant
Depositional Facies of the Pliocene Tulare Formation in Outcrop and Core



Calendar of 2017 Events

December 12, 2017 – Zane Jobe, research professor, Colorado School of Mines
Applying scaling relationships to enable better reservoir prediction in submarine depositional systems: Bridging the gap between geomorphology and the stratigraphic record
November 14, 2017 – Thom Davis, consultant
Fault displacement hazards at Aliso Canyon and Honor Rancho natural gas storage fields, southern California
November 4, 2017 (Saturday) – Fall Field Trip – Gregg Wilkerson, BLM
Geology and Economic Resources of the Kern River
October 10, 2017 – Allegra Hosford Scheirer, Stanford University
The Miocene Petroleum System of the Santa Cruz County Coast, California
September 21, 2017 (Thursday) – SJGS Fall Fiesta (BBQ)
at the home of Cynthia Huggins & Dan Schwartz
June 13, 2017 – Joe Nahama, President, PetroRock LLC
The Wildcatters, the Regulators and the Prize: Chronicles of the Cat Canyon Oil Field, Santa Barbara County, CA
May 21-24, 2017Pacific Section AAPG Annual Convention
Anchorage, Alaska
May 9, 2017 – Mike Clark, Aera Energy
The Lower Brown Shale of South Lost Hills: An Example of a Diagenetic Trap
April 28, 2017 – Jan Gillespie, USGS
Mapping Protected Aquifers in Kern County
April 2-5, 2017AAPG National Convention
Houston, Texas
March 14, 2017 – Bill Bartling, Deputy, Inland District DOGGR
Organizational Renewal Plan and Update on Regulatory Progress and Impacts
February 14, 2017 – SPOUSE NIGHT – Michael Simms, University of California at Santa Barbara
Tectonics and the California Coast
January 10, 2017 – Robert Mellors, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Geophysical studies at the NNSS (formerly NTS)



Calendar of 2016 Events

December 13, 2016 – Dan Schwartz – AAPG Vice-President, Sections
What will make the AAPG relevant to you?
November 8, 2016 – Rick Schrynemeeckers, Amplified Geochemical Imaging, LLC
Increasing Production in Mature Fields While Reducing Costs
October 11, 2016 – Yannick Wirtz, California State University at Long Beach
Apparent and Actual Strain Variation in the Monterey and Sisquoc Formations, Southern Santa Maria Basin, California: Implication for Cross-Section Construction and Reservoir Characterization
October 2-5, 2016 – Pacific Section AAPG Annual Convention Las Vegas, Nevada
September 16, 2016 – SJGS Annual Barbecue & Golf Tournament Sundale Country Club
June 19-22, 2016 – AAPG National Convention Calgary, Canada
June 13, 2016 – Rob Negrini, California State University at Bakersfield
A History of the Geological Sciences at CSU Bakersfield
May 10, 2016 – Jonathan R. Rotzien, Basin Dynamics, LLC
Application of global deep-water outcrop belts to exploration and field extension in Ventura Basin, California
April 12, 2016 – Malcolm E. Allan and Simarjit K. Chehal; Aera Energy, LLC
The Belridge Giant Oil Field – 100 Years of History and a Look to a Bright Future
March 15, 2016 – Tom Howard, PayZone Inc
Some Perspectives on Electrical Borehole Image Logs for the End User
February 9, 2016 – SPOUSE NIGHT – Sam Jameson, William “Chris” Krugh, Rob Negrini – California State University at Bakersfield
El Niño and Kern County: Past, Present (and Future?)
January 12, 2016 – John Wakabayashi, California State University at Fresno
Non-accretionary Versus Accretionary Megathrust Slip Accommodation at Depths of ~15 to 30 km: Two styles of Strain Localization



Calendar of 2015 Events

December 8, 2015 – Stephen Testa, Executive Officer of the California State Mining and Geology Board
What’s New is Old and What’s Old is New – An Historical Overview of Hydraulic Fracturing
November 10, 2015 – Matthew d’Alessio, California State University at Northridge
Connecting Faults: Geometric Control of Slip Distribution
October 13, 2015 – Brian Pitts, Hydrogeologist (Retired)
Why are California’s Water Laws Convoluted – A Lesson in History
June 9, 2015 – Two Student Presentations & a Dozen Posters!
Potential for Carbon Dioxide Sequestration and Enhanced Oil Recovery in the Vedder Formation, Greeley Field, San Joaquin Valley, California” by Sam Jameson & Janice Gillespie – CSUB and “Geology and Culture in the Muslim World: South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Geology Field Camp, Takestie, Turkiye” by Nick Moreno & Eric Heaton – CSUB
May 31-June 3, 2015 – AAPG National Convention Denver, Colorado
May 15, 2015 – Wallace D. Kleck, California State University at Bakersfield
May 2-6, 2015 – Pacific Section AAPG Annual Convention Oxnard, California
April 15, 2015 – FIELD TRIP – Jason Saleeby and Zorka Saleeby, California Institute of Technology
Geologic Evolution of the Southwestern Sierra Nevada-­San Joaquin Basin Transition-­An Excursion to Some Critical Exposures
April 14, 2015 – DINNER TALK – Jason Saleeby and Zorka Saleeby, California Institute of Technology
Some critical geological features along the eastern San Joaquin Basin-­southern Sierra Nevada transition
March 10, 2015 – Gary Acton, Sam Houston State University – AAPG Distinguished Lecturer
A Dynamic Geomagnetic Field Revealed From Coring a Constellation of Paleomagnetic Stations in the Ocean Basins
February 10, 2015 – SPOUSE NIGHT – Mike Clark, Aera Energy, LLC
Vertical Field Methods in Geology
January 13, 2015 – Adam Junghua Guo, California State University at Bakersfield
Evolving clay mineral assemblages in the Nankai Trough, Kumano Basin, and Shikoku Basin, offshore Japan: A summary of results from the NanTroSEIZE project



Calendar of 2014 Events

December 9, 2014 – Jay Namson, Namson Consulting Inc., San Clemente, CA
Fold and Thrust Belt Structural Style of the Southern Coast Ranges and Western Transverse Ranges, California
November 11, 2014 – Rick Behl, California State University at Long Beach The Role of Climate, Oceanography, Tectonics and Environment in Mudstone Deposition on the Miocene to Quaternary California Margin
October 14, 2014 – Thom Davis, consulting geologist, Ventura, CA
Structural Wedge Model and the Antelope Uplift, West Side of the San Joaquin Basin, California, and Hydrocarbon Potential
September 12, 2014 – SJGS Barbecue & Golf Tournament
April 27-30, 2014 – Pacific Section AAPG Annual Convention Bakersfield, California
June 10, 2014 – Joseph A. Austin, California Div. of Oil, Gas & Geothermal Resources
Recent Work at The Geysers and Calistoga Geothermal Fields
May 13, 2014 – Student Presentation Night
Research from Cal State Bakersfield, Cal State Fresno and Bakersfield College
April 18, 2014 – Hans AbramsonWard, Lettis Consultants
Regional Stratigraphic Framework Along the Central California Shelf Margin for Assessment of Quaternary Activity on the Hosgri Fault Zone
April 6-9, 2014 – AAPG National Convention Houston, Texas
March 11, 2014 – Stan Eschner, Co-Founder – Trio Petroleum
Lynch Canyon Oil Field – Its History, Geology and Development
March 7, 2014 (Luncheon) – Julia Gale, Bureau of Economic Geology, Austin – AAPG Distinguished Lecturer Natural Fractures in Shale Hydrocarbon Reservoirs
February 11, 2014 – SPOUSE NIGHT – Robert Anderson, Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL)
Unraveling the Geologic History of Mars
January 14, 2014 – Emily Fisher, Aera Energy, LLC
Is a Little Diatomite Hiding your Oil? Core Descriptions, Facies Identification and Implications for Mixed Diatomite and Siliciclastic Provenance Alluvial Fan, Tulare Formation



Calendar of 2013 Events

December 10, 2013 – Bonnie Bloeser, Aera Energy, LLC
Petrographic, Log and Lithologic Interpretations of an Upper Miocene Diatomite Core Well 35MBC-302C, Midway-Sunset Field, San Joaquin Basin, California (Section 35, T12N-R24W, MDBM, Moco Lease)
November 12, 2013 – Robert Horton, California State University at Bakersfield
Compaction, Cementation, and Dissolution: 30 Years of San Joaquin Basin Sandstone Petrology
October 22, 2013 (Luncheon) – Joseph Stefani, Chevron Tech Company – AAPG Distinguished Lecturer
The Earth is Cleverer than You Are – Learnings in Earth & Seismic Modeling
October 8, 2013 – Don Clarke, Consulting Geologist
Hydraulic Fracturing and Earthquakes: Ethically, How Do We Move Forward and Do the Right Thing?
June 11, 2013 – Glenn Sharman, Stanford University
An outcrop Example of a Seismic-Scale Mass-Transport Deposit, Tanaki Basin, New Zealand
May 19-22, 2013 – AAPG National Convention Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
May 14, 2013 – Morris, Alan P. et al., Southwest Research Institute
Integrating Outcrop Analogs and Geomechanical Modeling – Insights into Induced Hydraulic Fractures
April 19-21, 2013 – Pacific Section AAPG Annual Convention Monterey, California
April 9, 2013 – Stephen Testa, California State Mining and Geology Board
Historical Development of the Petroleum Industry in California
March 12, 2013 – Chris Paola, Univ. of Minnesota
Experimental Stratigraphy
February 12, 2013 – SPOUSE NIGHT – A. Eugene Fritsche, California State University at Northridge
Touring the World with Geology: Three Places You Must Visit
January 8, 2013 – Jonathan P. Allen, Dave K. Larue, and Dale Beeson, Chevron
Improved Reservoir Characterization at Kern River Field, California, U.S.A.: New Insights into an Old Field Using 4D Saturation Modeling



Calendar of 2012 Events

December 11, 2012 – Anne Grau & Rob Sterling, Cirque Resources Characterization of the Bakken System of the Williston Basin from Pores to Production
November 13, 2012 – Christopher J. Pluhar – California State University, Fresno
Crustal Block Rotations in Transtensional Basins and Transpressional Zones – Inhomogeneity and Evolution with Time
October 9, 2012 – William Chris Krugh – Californis Syaye University, Bakersfield
Geomorphic and Isotopic Constraints on the Evolution of Mountain Belts
June 12, 2012 – Greg Gordon, Colorado School of Mines
Ongoing tectono-stratigraphic research on the Modelo Fm in the Ventura Basin and examples from Ainsa Basin in Spain
May 8, 2012 – Bob Stupp & Ingvar Alarik, Oxy
“Re-Discovering California: The Gunslinger Discovery and The Monterey Formation in the San Joaquin Basin”
April 22-25, 2012 – AAPG National Convention Long Beach, California (No Pacific Section AAPG Convention was held this year)
April 10, 2012 – CSUB Student Research Night
March 30, 2012 – Rod Graham, Cambridge University
“Exploration in Fold and Thrust Belts – A Personal Perspective”


March 21, 2012 – Don Paul, USC (retired Chevron)
Global Energy Trends
March 13, 2012 – Plamen Ganev, Aera Energy
“Neotectonics of the Eastern California Shear Zone”
February 14, 2012SPOUSE NIGHTTim Cleath, Cleath-Harris Geologists, San Luis Obispo
Wine and Geology of Paso Robles Area
January 25, 2012Rusty Riese, AAPG Distinguished Lecturer
Oil Spills, ethics, and society: how they intersect and where the responsibilities reside (view the slides from this talk)
January 10, 2012Greg Hummel
Cat Canyon Oil Field; raising a nearly dead cat to life again!



Calendar of 2011 Events

December 13, 2011Malcolm Allan & Joseph Lalicata
The Belridge Giant Oil Field – 100 Years of History and a Look to a Bright Future
November 18, 2011Heidi Hoffower & Jerry McNaboe
Applying Improved Methodology to Produce Kern River’s Remaining 1.5 Billion Barrels
October 11, 2011Brigette Martini The geothermal renaissance: modern exploration and development in the western United States
October 4, 2011 – Satinder Chopra
Seismic detection of faults and fractures
September 22, 2011 – Matthew Telfer Energy trends of the future
September 2011 – SJGS Barbecue & Golf Tournament Golf Tournament Results
June 14, 2011 – Dr. John Wakabayashi, California State University, Fresno Franciscan Complex melanges: Diverse structural setting, evidence for sedimentary origins, and connections to large-scale material movement at a convergent plate margin
May 10, 2011 – Tim McHargue, Chevron (retired)
Predictive Patterns of Slope Channel Architecture
May 8-11, 2011 – Pacific Section AAPG Annual Convention Anchorage, Alaska
April 12, 2011Dr. Tanya Atwater, University of California, Santa Barbara
Cretaceous-Cenozoic Plate Tectonics in the Western U.S. and what it tells us about the geological evolution of California
April 10-13, 2011 – AAPG National Convention Houston, Texas
April 1, 2011 – Senteur de Boue, Cressy and Associates
Mantle Degassing: A Possible Hydrocarbon Source in Regions of Anomalous Uplift
A Special Event
March 8, 2011 – Vicki Langenheim, United States Geological Survey
Unraveling the Structural Knot in the Southern San Andreas Fault
February 8, 2011 – SPOUSE NIGHT – Paul Hacker (Tri-Valley) & Greg Hummel Million Steps Over 5 Billion Years, The Geology of the Pacific Crest Trail
January 11, 2011 – Rick Behl, California State University, Long Beach
The Monterey Formation: for the next stage – what do we need to understand?



Calendar of 2010 Events

December 14, 2010 – (1) Gary Henley II; (2) Courtney Marshall
(1) Wheeler Ridge: Stratigraphic and Structural Review; (2) Sedimentation in an Active Fold and Thrust Belt, Santa Barbara Basin, CA: Spatial and Temporal Evolution from 1.0 Ma to Present
November 9, 2010 – Dr. Charlie Paull, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Tracking sediment movements within Monterey Canyon from the shoreline to the fan
November 1, 2010 – Ron Boyd, A ibe-wat ticket from Antartica to the Tasman Plain via the Great Barrier Reef – Sediment dispersal on the Eastern Australian Margin
Tracing the Origins of Crude Oil in the San Joaquin Basin and Coastal California
October 12, 2010 – Dr. Ken Peters, Schlumberger
Tracing the Origins of Crude Oil in the San Joaquin Basin and Coastal California
September 2010 – SJGS Barbecue & Golf Tournament Golf Tournament Results
June 8, 2010 – Diane Clemens-Knott, Ph.D., Dept. of Geological Sciences, Cal State Fullerton
The Goldstein Peak unit (western Sierra Nevada batholith): Exploring possible ties between California’s first (?) nonmarine sediments and the Great Valley Sequence
May 27-29, 2010 – PSAAPG-Cordilleran GSA Convention Anaheim, California
May 11, 2010 – CSUB Bakersfield Student Showcase “Talks by Sarah Schindler and Dan McCuan”
April 11-14, 2010 – AAPG National Convention New Orleans, Louisiana
April 13, 2010 – Wallace Kleck, PhD, CSUB
Cenozoic History of the Kern River
March 9, 2010 – Larry D. Gurrola, Duane E. DeVecchio, Edward A. Keller, Univ. of Calif. Santa Barbara
Rincon Mountain Megaslide: La Conchita, Ventura County, California
February 9, 2010 – SPOUSE NIGHT – Dirk Baron and Rob Negrini, California State Univ. at Bakersfield
To the Proterozoic and back: A 21-day float trip down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon: or Dirk and Rob’s Excellent Adventure
January 12, 2010 – Tim Elam, Chevron
The Sharktooth Hill Bone Bed- A Kern County Paleontologic Treasure



Calendar of 2009 Events

December 8, 2009 – Mike Clark, consultant
Tectonics and Sedimentation in the Long Beach Unit of Wilmington field, Los Angeles Basin, California
December 3, 2009 – John, Howell, AAPG Distinguished Lecturer
Building an Oil Company, How Hard Can It Be?
November 10, 2009 – Henry Walrond, consultant
A Tale of Two Sands
November 2, 2009 – Martin Perlmutter, AAPG Distinguished Lecturer
High Frequency Paleoclimate Change: Impact on Exploration Strategy and Climate Research
October 13, 2009 – Bob Horton, Calif. State Univ. at Bakersfield
Sandstone Effects of Artificial (Steam-Induced) Diagenesis on Heavy-Oil Production in Miocene-Pleistocene Sands at Kern River Oil Field, California
September 25, 2009 – SJGS Annual Golf Tournament and Barbecue Pioneer Village at the Kern County Museum
June 16, 2009 – Dr. J. Casey Moore, Univ. of Calif., Santa Cruz
Sandstone Intrusions, Sandstone Extrusions, and Cold Seeps from the California Coast Ranges: Increasing Reservoir Connectivity
June 7-10, 2009 – AAPG National Convention Denver, Colorado
May 12, 2009 – Dr. Jason Saleeby and Zorka Saleeby, Calif. Tech.
Origin and evolution of the White Wolf fault and the Maricopa Basin
May 2-7, 2009 – Pacific Section AAPG Annual Convention Ventura, California
April 14, 2009 – David J. Crane, Chevron North America
An Examination of the Surface Rupture Gap in the Landers Earthquake between Johnson Valley and Eureka Peak Faults, San Bernardino County, California
March 10, 2009 – Dr. Robert Negrini, Calif. State Univ., Bakersfield
The Science behind Anthropogenic Global Warming: A Well Supported Hypothesis based on Comparing Prediction with Observation
February 10, 2009 – SPOUSE NIGHT – Gene Fritsche, California State Univ, Northridge
Plutons, Pyroclastics, Pinnipeds, and Penguins: A Trip to the Antarctic Peninsula
January 28, 2009 – AAPG Distinguished Lecturer: Mike Gardner, Montana State Univ., Bozeman
The Role of Outcrop Models in the Subsurface Characterization of Deep-Water Reservoirs
January 13, 2009 – Tony Reid, Vintage Production
Testing a concept: Is the geologic history of the southeastern San Joaquin basin consistent with postulated Miocene rotation of the Tehachapi and San Emigdio Mountains?



Calendar of 2008 Events

December 9, 2008 – Dr. Doug Yule, Calif. State Univ, Northridge
Great Earthquakes of the San Andreas Fault

November 20, 2008 – AAPG Distinguished Lecturer – Jim Jennings
A Geologist’s Introduction to Permeability Averaging and the Effects of Scale on the Permeability of Heterogeneous Rocks

November 18, 2008 – Two Talks – Malcolm Allan & Stan Stearns
The Belridge Giant Oil Field: It keeps going and going … and Elk Hills Field Overview: Its Past, Present and Future

October 29, 2008 – AAPG Distinguished Lecturer – Charles Feazel
North Sea Chalk: 40 Years of Production at Ekofisk Field from a Rock Some Said Would Never Flow Oil

October 14, 2008 – Scott Hector, Paul Graham Drill Company
“California Exploration: 1998-2008”

September 12, 2008 – SJGS Annual Golf Tournament and Barbecue Pioneer Village at the Kern County Museum

June 10, 2008 – Scott T. Hector
Subsurface Characterization of the Potrero-Ryer Island Thrust System, Western Sacaramento-San Joaquin Delta, Northern California

May 13, 2008 – CSUB Student Poster Night “Several posters and a couple of talks from CSUB Geology students”

April 20-23, 2008 – AAPG National Convention San Antonio, Texas

April 8, 2008 – No SJGS Meeting scheduled due to Pacific Section Convention in Bakersfield

March 29–April 2, 2008 – Pacific Section AAPG Annual Convention Bakersfield, California

March 11, 2008 – Stephen Hickman, USGS Earthquake Hazards Team
Structure and Properties of the San Andreas Fault at Seismogenic Depths: Recent Results from the SAFOD Experiment

February 12, 2008 – SPOUSE NIGHT – Andrea Donnellan, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
The NASA DESDynI Mission – Deformation, Ecosystem Structure, and Dynamics of Ice

January 8, 2008 – Stanley Stearns & Robert Dockweiler, Oxy of Elk Hills
New Pool Definition, Delineation and Development: The P5 Reservoir, Safah Field, Oman



Calendar of 2007 Events

December 11, 2007 – Gene Fritsche, CSU-Northridge
Into The Bowels of Hades: Investigating an Early Miocene Tilted Volcano in the Santa Monica Mountains

November 13, 2007 – Ronn Rose, Army Corps of Engineers
Lake Isabella Dam Study

October 9, 2007 – Jon Schwalbach, Aera Energy LLC
Stratigraphic and Structural Controls on Fracture Distributions: Examples from California Basins

October 3, 2007 – AAPG Distinguished Lecturer – Dr. Jon Olson
A Geologist’s Guide To Explaining Natural Fracture Phenomena with Fracture Mechanics

September 7, 2007 – SJGS Annual Golf Tournament and Barbecue Pioneer Village on the Kern County Museum grounds

June 12, 2007 – Tom Hopps, Rancho Energy Consultants
Geologic Overview of Ventura Basin Oilfields Operated by Vintage Production California, LLC

May 8, 2007 – James Blink
An Overview of the Yucca Mountain Repository Setting and Performance

April 25, 2007 – Bruce Banerdt, JPL Project Scientist
The JPL Mars Rover

April 10, 2007 No SJGS Meeting due to AAPG Convention

April 1-4, 2007 – AAPG National Convention Long Beach, California (No Pacific Section AAPG Convention was held this year)

March 13, 2007 – Hilario Camacho, Signal Hill Petroleum
Evidence for generation and migration of hydrocarbons along thermally anomalous faults in the Los Angeles basin, California, USA

February 21, 2007 – Tom Walker
Oil Price Forecasting

February 13, 2007 – SPOUSE NIGHT – Doris Sloan and John Karachewski
Highlights of San Francisco Bay Area Geology

January 9, 2007 – Tim Elam, Chevron
Gold in Kern County



Calendar of 2006 Events

December 12, 2006 – Staci L. Loewy, CSUB
Reconstructing Supercontinents: Connecting the Pieces of the Puzzle

November 14, 2006 – Dr. James Boles, U.C. Santa Barbara
Methane seepage along faults in the Santa Barbara coastal area, California: geologic and modern evidence

October 10, 2006 – Staffan Van Dyke
Fine-scale 3D Architectural Model of a Submarine Channel Complex onto a High-Resolution Seismic Image

September 8, 2006 – SJGS Annual Golf Tournament and Barbeque at Pioneer Village on the Kern County Museum grounds

June 13, 2006 – David Crane, Aera Energy
Geologic Reconnaissance of the Homestead and Yucca Valley region, SW Mohave Desert; A study in erosion and deposition by Pleistocene glacier outflow

May 9, 2006 – Student Poster Night and Sohia Cubos, Oxy
Sequence Stratigraphy of the Etchegoin Formation at Elk Hills

May 7-11, 2006 – Pacific Section AAPG Annual Convention Anchorage, Alaska

April 26, 2006 – Dr. Jason Saleeby, Cal Tech
A model for the three-stage development of Sierra Nevada geomorphology and its relationship with the San Joaquin Basin

April 11, 2006 – Tom Redin, consultant
Santa Barbara Channel Structure and Correlation Sections Project, Santa Ynez Mountains to the Channel Islands, Western Transverse Ranges, CA

April 9-12, 2006 – AAPG National Convention Houston, Texas

March 14, 2006 – Pete Rose, AAPG President “Estimating oil and gas reserves: We have met the enemy, and he is us”

February 14, 2006 – SPOUSE NIGHT – Chris Schneider
“Echinoid surprise”

January 10, 2006 Bob Liske, Aera Energy
“DOE Project: Treatment of oil-field produced water for beneficial re-use”



Calendar of 2005 Events

December 13, 2005 – Bruce Laverty, Plains Exploration & Production
“Hopkins Fee – Producing Oil on the Tulare fringe of South Belridge Field”

November 10, 2005 – Scott Tinker, AAPG Distinguished Lecturer
“The “I” in BusIness EthIcs (Joint BAPL-SJGS Luncheon)”

November 8, 2005 – Ron Crane
“Geology of Mount Diablo”

October 11, 2005 – Roger Slatt, University of Oklahoma
“Scales of heterogeneity of sandstone reservoirs: What every geologist knows and geophysicists and engineers should know”

September 9, 2005 – SJGS Annual Golf Tournament and Barbecue Pioneer Village on the Kern County Museum grounds

June 19-22, 2005 – AAPG National Convention Calgary, Canada

June 14, 2005 – Gene Fritsche, Cal State Northridge
“Discovering geology in Morocco and Mongolia”

May 10, 2005 – John Howe, Archer Petroleum
“Geology of the North Franklin area, Sacramento Basin”

April 29 – May 1, 2005 – Pacific Section AAPG APG Annual Convention San Jose, California

April, 12 2005 – Pete Dillet and Fred Bair, Chevron
“Heavy oil operations at Cymric: Production of Tulare and Antelope”

March, 8 2005 – Mark Kamerling, Venoco
“South Elwood oil field: Results of new technology and ideas”

February, 8 2005 – SPOUSE NIGHT – Jim Moore
Clarence King and the lure of Mt. Shasta

January, 11 2005 – Stuart Gordon, Oxy Resources California
“Petroleum geoscience of of Oxy’s southern San Joaquin Valley fee acreage”




Calendar of 2004 Events

December 14, 2004 – Mike Wracher, Venoco
“Rotation of sub-domains within the Transverse Ranges Province – Reservoir implications: Sockeye field”
November 9, 2004 – Larry Knauer, Chevron
“Geology and production history of the Kern River oil field”
October 12, 2004 – Jeff Sande, Plains Petroleum
“Mt. Poso field”
September 10, 2004 – SJGS Annual Golf Tournament and Barbecue at Pioneer Village on the Kern County Museum grounds
May 9-12, 2004 – Pacific Section AAPG Annual Convention Bakersfield, California
April 17-21, 2004 – AAPG national Convention Dallas, Texas

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