First Place Poster Award: 2012 Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies
This poster was awarded First Place for the Gordon I. Atwater Award recognizing best research poster presented at the 2012 Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Convention on October 21-24, 2012 in Austin, TX.
The poster has recently been released as a U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report which can be accessed here: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2013/1058/
About the authors.
Lauri A. Burke is the Task Chief for the Gulf Coast Geopressure and Geohazards Project with the Central Energy Resources Science Center at the U.S. Geological Survey. Lauri earned her Ph.D. Geophysics degree with an emphasis in petrophysics from the Colorado School of Mines in 2007, and her B.S. Geophysics degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1999. She serves as Director on the Board of Director for the Denver Well Logging Society, and is an active member of SPWLA, SEG, SPE, and AAPG. Her research interests include mechanisms of overpressure development, fluid-flow modeling of sequestered carbon dioxide, formation evaluation, and sonic log full-waveform processing.
Scott A. Kinney is a Physical Scientist for the U.S. Geological Survey's Central Energy Resources Science Center in Denver, CO. Scott has been working with oil and gas data for 15 years and is an expert in Geographic Information Technologies. Scot has a BS degree in land use with a minor and an emphasis is geology from Metropolitan State College in Denver, CO.
Russell F. Dubiel is the Project Chief of the Gulf Coast Energy, Geohazards and Environmental Issues Project in the Central Energy Science Center at the USGS in Denver, CO. Russ earned his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado-Boulder in 1987, an M.S. in Geochemistry from the University of Maine in 1977, and a B.A. in Geology from johns Hopkins University in 1974. His research integrates sequence stratigraphy with basin analysis and paleoclimate models in support of USGS domestic energy resource assessments in the onshore area of the Gulf of Mexico and Rocky Mountain region. He is a member of AAPG, SEPM, GCS-SEPM, RMS-SEPM, and IAS.
Janet K. Pitman is a Scientist Emeritus in the Central Energy Resources Science Center at the USGS in Denver, CO. Her current research is focused on reservoir characterization, petroleum system modeling, and basin analysis in support of USGS domestic and world energy resource assessments. Most recently she has worked in cratonic basins of the U.S., the onshore Gulf Coast, as well as the Middle East and Arctic. She is a member of the Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists.