Geology Ph.D. Student Wins Second Place in Poster Competition at AAPG Annual Convention
Poster Covered Study of Offshore Petroleum Potential of the Caribbean Margin of Colombia
Steven Leslie, a first-year Ph.D. student in University of Houston’s Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, won a second place award at the student poster competition at the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Annual Convention and Exhibition held in Denver, May 31 to June 3.
The 20 posters in the student competition were selected by a panel of judges from over 100 student poster entries. First, second, third and fourth place awards were given to the top posters.
Steve Leslie (on left in photo) received $1,500 in prize money from the AAPG Foundation along with $750 given to the AAPG student organization in the EAS department. Student posters were scored by a panel of judges based on the overall appearance of the poster, quality of data and interpretations, oral summary of the poster by the presenter, and responses of the presenter to questions posed by the judges.
Leslie’s poster, entitled “Structure and Petroleum Potential of the South Caribbean Deformed Belt and Tayrona Basin, Northern Colombia," presented a summary of one chapter of his Ph.D. dissertation that included interpretation of seismic reflection data and basin modeling to predict the presence of natural gas. The study is timely due to the recent announcements by Anadarko and Ecopetrol of major natural gas discoveries along other sectors of the Colombian margin.
Other UH faculty and student presentations at this meeting are listed at: