Piceance Basin Field Symposium, October 4-6, 2003

Title: Piceance Basin Field Symposium, October 4-6, 2003
Publication: The Outcrop, May 2003, p. 10

RMAG is sponsoring another popular field-oriented symposium this October. The three-day meeting will include two days of field trip through the Piceance Basin led by Steve Cumella, Williams Exploration, and Rex Cole, Mesa State College. The focus of the trip will be Mesaverde Group outcrops–notably Williams Fork Formation sandstone and coal exposures. There will also be a day of talks and posters. Mark these dates on your calendars now!

symThe field trip will begin on Saturday, October 4, in Glenwood Springs. Sunday, October 5 will be at the Glenwood Springs Ramada Inn, the Headquarters Hotel, with a series of talks and posters (see the call for papers below). You will also have the opportunity to visit the famous Fairy Cave and Glenwood Caverns on a geologic tour. Examine carbonate porosity, permeability, and cements in a very intimate venue. The Symposium will end Monday afternoon in Glenwood Springs after the second day in the field. Two nights will be spent in October 4-6, 2003 Glenwood Springs at the Ramada or at a nearby hotel where rooms are also reserved.

The RMAG Field Symposium is being offered in conjunction with the 2003 American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) Annual Meeting scheduled for October 5 – 9, 2003, at the Glenwood Springs Ramada. RMAG members will be offered the AIPG member registration fee for the meeting that will feature: 1) several technical sessions including Water in the West, Living with Natural Resource Development, and Forensic Geology; 2) two full-day and six half-day field trips covering the geology of central Colorado; and 3) Chip Groat, Director of the USGS, as the Keynote Speaker for the Opening Session. The icebreaker on Sunday evening will be open to participants of the RMAG Field Symposium as well as attendees of the AIPG meeting.

Call for Papers: RMAG Piceance Basin Field Symposium

In conjunction with the 2003 Annual Convention of the American Institute of Professional Geologists, RMAG is sponsoring a technical session of posters and papers on “The Petroleum Geology of the Piceance Basin” Sunday, October 5, 2003, Glenwood Springs, CO.

Posters and 20-minute talks on field studies, exploration plays, structural evolution, outcrop studies, stratigraphy, and technology applications in the Piceance Basin are being solicited. Please send abstracts by May 30, 2003 to: David Uhl or Terri Olson.