In Memoriam: Don L. Kissling

Title: In Memoriam: Don L. Kissling Author: Jim Ehrets Publication: The Outcrop, May 2013, p. 38 Don Kissling, past RMAG member and longtime consultant in the Denver area, passed away at his home in Berthoud, Colorado on 10 April. Don has countless former students worldwide who remain active in the oil & gas industry, and will be remembered as mentor and friend … More In Memoriam: Don L. Kissling

THANK YOU to Vince Matthews

Title: THANK YOU to Vince Matthews Authors: Laura Wray and Matt Silverman Publication: The Outcrop, May 2013, p. 36 In the coming months, the Colorado Geological Survey (CGS) is scheduled to move to the Colorado School of Mines campus, separating it from the other Department of Natural Resources’ agencies located near the State Capital. Though we do not yet know all the … More THANK YOU to Vince Matthews

Dinosaur Ridge Boy Scout Day – 2013

Title: Dinosaur Ridge Boy Scout Day Author: Gregg Guyer Publication: The Outcrop, May 2013, p. 34-35 Growing up here in Colorado I was exposed to so many different experiences. Many of those experiences were because of my involvement in Scouting. I remember learning about Geology, and Paleontology in Scouts and taking many day trips to Alameda Ave and the Dakota Hogback to look at … More Dinosaur Ridge Boy Scout Day – 2013

Luncheon – May 8, 2013

Title: Oil Spills, Ethics, and Society: How They Intersect and Where the Responsibilities Reside Speaker: W.C. “Rusty” Riese Date: May 8, 2013 Publication: The Outcrop, May 2013, p. 32 Increasing global demand for energy has forced societies the world over to look for and use ever more diverse and expensive forms of energy to fuel their economies. Oil is a key part … More Luncheon – May 8, 2013

AAPG Distinguished Lecture – May 1, 2013

Title: Petroleum Systems Modeling — State of the Art and Future Directions Speaker: Marek Kacewicz Date: May 1, 2013 Publication: The Outcrop, May 2013, p. 30, 33 Petroleum systems modeling (PSM) is an integration of different geological disciplines to analyze the formation and evolution of sedimentary basins and to study processes such as generation, migration, entrapment and preservation of hydrocarbons. … More AAPG Distinguished Lecture – May 1, 2013

Mountain Geologist Welcomes New Assistant Editor

Title: Mountain Geologist Welcomes New Assistant Editor Publication: The Outcrop, May 2013, p. 29 The Mountain Geologist’s new Assistant Editor is Dr. William R. (Dick) Keefer, retired USGS geologist, editor, and exploration geologist. Dick has a lot of experience with editing, and he will be a great addition to the team. William R. (Dick) Keefer is a retired geologist from the U.S. Geological Survey. He  … More Mountain Geologist Welcomes New Assistant Editor

NioFracture Initiative at the University of Wyoming: GIS Analysis of Natural Fractures in the Rocky Mountains

Title: NioFracture Initiative at the University of Wyoming: GIS Analysis of Natural Fractures in the Rocky Mountains Authors: Eric A. Erslev, Adjunct Professor; Laura Kennedy, Research Scientist; Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY Publication: The Outcrop, May 2013, p. 9, 11-15 Introduction to NioFracture Understanding fractures in units that host unconventional resources (e.g., the Niobrara Formation) is … More NioFracture Initiative at the University of Wyoming: GIS Analysis of Natural Fractures in the Rocky Mountains

President’s Column – May 2013

Title: What’s in a name or nickname? Author: Debra Higley Publication: The Outcrop, May 2013, p. 6, 8 The photograph above by Mike Lewan is from within the Athabasca oil (tar) sands accumulation of northeastern Alberta. It shows me standing to the right of Mike Ranger on an outcrop of Lower Cretaceous Mannville Group composed mostly of cross-bedded medium-grained point-bar sand that … More President’s Column – May 2013

Board of Directors Meeting – March 2013

Title: RMAG March Board of Directors Meeting Author: Jacinda Nettik Brown, Secretary Publication: The Outcrop, May 2013, p. 4 The Board of Directors meeting was held on March 20th, 2013 at the RMAG office. We began this meeting with guest, Tricia Beaver, representing the RMAG Awards Committee. Tricia presented her committee’s nominations for AAPG Honors & Awards. This AAPG program recognizes outstanding achievements and contributions by … More Board of Directors Meeting – March 2013

Luncheon – April 10, 2013

Title: MaxG Basin Temperature Modelling Speakers: Ian Deighton and Pete Dotsey with TGS Date: April 10, 2013 Publication: The Outcrop, April 2013, p. 30 A new methodology for basin temperature modelling has been developed that utilizes a large amount of properly indexed and QC’d bottom-hole temperature data for a basin or area. To construct the temperature volume, we first … More Luncheon – April 10, 2013