Event Organized by EAS and Houston Geological Society
The joint Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences-Houston Geological Society Annual Sheriff Lecture took place on November 27. This year’s distinguished speaker was Dr. Craig Shipp from Shell. His presentation, titled “Where Offshore Drilling Meets Shallow Geology: Impact of Near-surface Depositional Systems on Deepwater Operations,” summarized geohazards encountered in offshore and onshore drilling. More than 110 people attended the event held at the Norris Conference Center Houston CityCentre.
The UH EAS department also presented its annual alumni awards to Dr. Karen Love (Geology M.S. ’85, Ph.D. ’90) and Dr. Alex Woronow (Geology M.S. ’73), both of whom are retired from ExxonMobil.
Three EAS students were recognized for outstanding poster presentations, which took place during the cocktail hour. A panel of faculty, alumni and industry volunteers evaluated the 33 student entries. There were two categories this year, Ph.D. and Undergraduate/M.S.
First Place Ph.D. Group
Title: “Seismic Characterization of Neogene Mass Transport Complexes, Barbados Basin”
Second Place Ph.D. Group
Title: “Analysis of Fault Distribution and Orientation Using Rose Plot Seismic Attribute in the Middle Bakken Formation”
First Place Undergraduate/M.S. Group
Title: “Osmium Isotopic Evidence for Volcanism during the Mid-Cenomanian Event”
EAS Faculty Judges
Bryan Ott (Hess, Alum)
Mohammad Ullah (BP, Alum)
Patrick Loureiro (Hess, Alum)
Lisa Buckner (Hess, Alum)
Shawn Wright (Hess, Alum)
Katy Sementelli (Hess)