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Calendar of 2020 Events


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 – 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 Residence 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 – 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, 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 Pegmatites


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 EnergyNeotectonics 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., BakersfieldThe Science behind Anthropogenic Global Warming: A Well Supported Hypothesis based on Comparing Prediction with Observation


February 10, 2009 – SPOUSE NIGHT – Gene Fritsche, California State University at 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 ScientistThe 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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