HGS - Houston Geological Society

Upcoming Events Start Date Online Registration Deadline
HGS Northsiders' Luncheon - Source Rock Maturation: It’s Effect on Porosity and Anisotropy in Unconventional Resource Plays 10-21 11:15am 10-20 12:00pm
Networking with Class: An Interactive Workshop on Business Dining Etiquette 10-23 6:00pm 10-23 5:00am
SIPES Continuing Education Seminar - Geology In The Public Interst 10-24 8:00am
Sally Ride Science Festival 10-25 11:00am
HGS North American Dinner - Origin, Transportation, and Deformation of Mesozoic Carbonate Rafts in the Northern Gulf of Mexico 10-27 5:30pm 10-27 5:00am
61st Annual HGMS Gem, Jewelry, Mineral, and Fossil Show 11-07 9:00pm
GSH - Webinar - Understanding Seismic Anisotropy in Exploration and Exploitation 11-10 8:00am
GSH - Webinar - Understanding Seismic Anisotropy in Exploration and Exploitation 11-10 8:00am
GSH - Webinar - Understanding Seismic Anisotropy in Exploration and Exploitation 11-10 8:00am
HGS North American Dinner - Reconstruction of Diagenetic and Burial History of South Georgia Rift Basin... 11-10 5:30pm 11-10 5:00am
HGS E & E - Springfield Spring and Groesbeck’s Water Supply— A Cautionary Tale for Small Towns in Texas 11-12 5:30pm 11-12 5:00am
HGS General Dinner with International Group - Sheriff Lecture - The Arctic – A Tectonic Tour Through the Last Great Petroleum Frontier 11-17 5:30pm 11-17 5:00am
HGS Northsiders' Luncheon - Subsurface Prediction of Fluvial Systems: Are Current Models Adequate? A Case Study of the Late Triassic Chinle Formation in Petrified Forest National Park 11-18 11:15am 11-17 12:00pm
HGS General Dinner - With N. American Group - Tentative 12-08 5:30pm 12-08 5:00am
HGS E & E - Tentative 12-10 5:30pm 12-10 5:00am

From the President - October 2014


Presidential Ponderings

If it’s August in Houston it’s October HGS Bulletin time!  I attended the AAPG Leadership Days in Snowbird, Utah from August 8 to 10. Getting that close to awesome geology was quite an experience. Walking at 8,400’ elevation was not such an awesome experience though. Meeting old friends from around the world and making new ones reminded me of two key points:

• Geologists have a passion for science.

• Participation in a professional society should be part of everyone’s development plan.

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From the Editor - October 2014


Always Have Firewood

In my first column I wrote that I planned to share at least one of my more embarrassing professional moments. My hope is that other members will do the same, as I do believe that we are, as a profession, particularly good at laughing at ourselves. Now that the time has come in fact to write about one of my more embarrassing moments, I find I have quite a few to choose from!

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