Clastic Diagenesis

SEPM Clastic Diagenesis Research Group
Annual Meeting Report
Date: April 3, 2017
Venue: Austin Room, Four Seasons Hotel, Houston, Texas

Report by: T. Kosanke (ALS Oil & Gas)

2017 Organizer
T. Kosanke (ALS Oil & Gas)

This year’s SEPM Clastic Diagenesis Research Group met during the AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition in Houston, Texas. The meeting took place in the Austin Room of the Four Seasons Hotel, from 7:00 - 10:00 PM. The program included the following:

      I. Brief introduction from Organizer Tobi Kosanke
      II. Research Presentations and Discussions
      III. Challenge Question Discussion

Twenty nine people attended the session, with several students attending for the first time and several more students returning for their second year. Students have been encouraged to attend this event and it is hoped that this will continue for future years. The remainder of the audience was composed of industry geologists and faculty/research scientists from academia.

Goals of the meeting
The goal of the meeting was to present an opportunity for the clastic diagenesis community, from academia and industry, to discuss challenges and develop scientific ways forward in issues in clastic diagenesis. The meeting also provided opportunities for students, academics and industry representatives to network in an informal manner.

      I. Tobi Kosanke, Stephanie Perry and Rubin Lopez: “Advances in Hyperspectral Core Imaging”
      II. Rob Lander and Steve Laubach: "Interaction of fracture development and quartz cementation"
      III. Neil Fishman: “Mudstone Diagenesis”
      IV. Linda Bonnell, Rob Lander, and Adam Parker: “Beard and Weyl Revisited: A Fresh Look at Depositional Porosity”
      V. David Browning: “Possible cementation and grain size detection using thermal spectroscopy”
      VI. Challenge Question: Show an example of successful pre-drill prediction of carbonate cement in sandstone

The presented research served as an excellent basis for both spirited and in-depth discussion.
Questions? Please contact one of the organizers (listed above) or Hayley Cooney at SEPM headquarters:

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