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August Member Luncheon - Dr. Gary Kinsland as Guest Speaker

  • 26 Aug 2019
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Petroleum Club, Walnut Room

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Topic: "Louisiana Coastal Geohazards Atlas" project

Presented by: Dr. Gary Kinsland

Dr. Kinsland was born in Eugene, Oregon on June 10, 1947 and grew-up in Southwestern Oregon.  He graduated form Coquille High School in 1965 then attended the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York from 1965-1969 and received a B. S. in Physics. He then entered the Geology program at U of R and received his M. S. in 1971 and his Ph. D. in 1974 pursuing studies in high-pressure earth mantel mineral phases and strengths. After two years as a post-docturate at U of R he took a visiting assistant professor job at Arizona State University for the 1976-1977 year where he learned and taught exploration geophysics.  In the Fall of 1977 he accepted a position, at, then USL in Lafayette, Louisiana as a mineralogist/geophysicist.  He has remained at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and has concentrated on geophysical research.  For several years he led a research effort dedicated to the development of coalbed natural gas resources of northern Louisiana. Since 1994 he has pursued research related to the Chicxulub Impact Structure on the Yucitan Peninsula of Mexico. He has collected and interpreted geophysical and topographic data over the feature and more recently has found geophysical and subsurface evidence of the effects of the Impact in the subsurface of northern Louisiana. During his years here he has pursued research related to the faulting and stratigraphic development of southern Louisiana. Many of these studies have resulted in student theses related to geopressured-geothermal resource potential or oil/gas field studies.  He has published studies which utilize Light Detection and Ranging along with gravity data to characterize southern Louisiana faults.

The AAPL has approved this event for 1 CE credit.


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