Los Angeles Basin Geological Society

Schedule of Events

 

Please click on the year below to view the corresponding speaker list

 

 2001 - 2002 Speaker Schedule

 

 2002 - 2003 Speaker Schedule

 

 2003 - 2004 Speaker Schedule

 

 2004 - 2005 Speaker Schedule

 

2006 Speaker Schedule

 

2007 Speaker Schedule

 

2008 Speaker Schedule

 

2009 Speaker Schedule

 

2010 Speaker Schedule

 

2011 Speaker Schedule

 

2012 Speaker Schedule

 

2013 Speaker Schedule

 

2014 Speaker Schedule

 

2015 Speaker Schedule

 

2016 Speaker Schedule

 

2001- 2002 Speaker Schedule – Luncheon Meetings

 

 

 

September 26, 2001

Dr. Ken Hudnut – Studying Earthquakes Using GPS and Other Emerging Technologies

 

October 18, 2001

Henk Wories – Life as an International Geologist

 

November 15, 2001

Mike Mills: Near surface faults related to urbanization of local oil fields

 

December , 2001

No Meeting – Merry Christmas

 

January 24, 2002 (4th Thursday)

Dr. Lewis Owen:  Holocene slip rates along the Owens Valley fault, California: Implications for the recent evolution of the Eastern California Shear Zone.

 

February 28, 2002 (4th Thursday)

Dr. Cathy Busby: Tectonics of strike-slip interarc basins.

 

March 28, 2002 (4th Thursday)

Dr. Rick Behl:  Fractured Cherts of Costal CA

 

April 17, 2002 (3rd Wednesday)

Dr. James Kennett:  Global Climate Change

 

May 30, 2002 (5th Thursday)

Dr. Eugene Fritsche: K/T boundary impact breccia from the Chixulub impact crater

 

June 26, 2003

Ben Kneller - Turbidites Exposed in the Cliffs at San Clemente

 

July & August

No Meetings – Summer Field Season

 

 

2002 Field Trip Schedule

  

None

 

 

Los Angeles Basin Geological Society

Schedule of Events

 

 

2002- 2003 Speaker Schedule – Luncheon Meetings

 

 

 

September 26, 2002

Dr. Ken Hudnut – Studying Earthquakes Using GPS and Other Emerging Technologies

 

October 24, 2002

Eldon Gath – Studying Earthquakes Using GPS and Other Emerging Technologies

 

 

November 21, 2002

Mark Legg – New surprises in the offshore California Borderland

 

December, 2002

No Meeting – Merry Christmas

 

January 23, 2003

Mark Legg – New surprises in the offshore California Borderland

 

February 27, 2003

Bjorn Paulsson / Karen Blake – Imaging the Wilmington Oil Field Structure

 

March 27, 2003

Dr. Azzam Alwash –Saddam Hussein’s Draining of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers for Strategic Reasons and What’s Involved in Future Restoration of its Marshes

 

April 24, 2003

Jose Borrero – Tsunami Potential and Risk Along the Southern California Coast

 

May 21 - 23, 2003

PSAAPG / WRSPE Combined Meeting in Long Beach.  Over 110 Geoscience presentations– Hosted by the LABGS

 

June 26, 2003

Don Clarke - Oil Exploration and Production in an Urban Environment

 

July & August

No Meetings – Summer Field Season

 

 

2003 Field Trip Schedule

  

May 21 - 23, 2003

PSAAPG / WRSPE Combined Meeting in Long Beach.  Turbities and urban oil fields along the Newport Inglewood Trend– Hosted by the LABGS

 

 

Los Angeles Basin Geological Society

Schedule of Events

 

 

2003 - 2004 Speaker Schedule – Luncheon Meetings

 

 

 

September 25, 2003 – Kim Bishop - CSULA

Mega-Landslides and Tectonic Interpretations: Examples from S. Cal

 

October 23, 2003 - Shari Christofferson – Leighton and Assoc.

Determination of Paleo-earthquakes, Slip Per Event Data, and a Holocene Slip Rate for the Puente Hills Blind-Thrust Fault, Los Angeles, CA.

 

November 20, 2003 (3rd Thursday of Month) – Linda Bonnell – AAPG Distinguished Lecturer

Reservoir Quality Prediction in Deep Water to Tight Gas Sandstones using a Process / Stochastic Modeling Approach

 

December 25, 2003

No Meeting – Merry Christmas

 

January 22, 2004 – Ed Marks – Marks and Assoc.

Bio-Steering into the Monterey Formation

 

February 26, 2004 – Dr. Robert Crippen - NASA

Space Shuttle Radar Topography and it’s Application A 3D presentation

 

March 25, 2004 – Mike Mulhern – City of Los Angeles

Avoiding Geologic Hazards in Los Angeles’ Largest Tunneling Project

 

April 22, 2004 – Ivan Colburn - CSULA

The role of Antecedent Rivers in the LA Basin

 

May 27, 2004 – Laura Rademacher – CSULA

What do Geology, Streams, and Groundwater in Southern California Have in Common?

 

June 24, 2004 – Dick Brown - Consultant

Geology of the Palos Verdes Peninsula

 

July & August 2004

No Meetings – Summer Field Season

 

September 23, 2004 – Dr. David Mayo - CSULA

In the Roots of a Miocene Volcano, SE California

 

October 28, 2004 – Art Green – AAPG Distinguished Lecturer

Dynamics of the Sun/Earth Climate System

 

November 18, 2004 - Don Clarke – City of Long Beach Oil Properties

Faults  in the Willmngton Oil Field

 

December 23, 2004

No Meeting – Merry Christmas

 

 

 

 

2004 - 2005 Speaker Schedule – Luncheon Meetings

 

 

 

 

January 22, 2004 – Ed Marks – Marks and Assoc.

Bio-Steering into the Monterey Formation

 

February 26, 2004 – Dr. Robert Crippen - NASA

Space Shuttle Radar Topography and it’s Application A 3D presentation

 

March 25, 2004 – Mike Mulhern – City of Los Angeles

Avoiding Geologic Hazards in Los Angeles’ Largest Tunneling Project

 

April 22, 2004 – Ivan Colburn - CSULA

The role of Antecedent Rivers in the LA Basin

 

May 27, 2004 – Laura Rademacher – CSULA

What do Geology, Streams, and Groundwater in Southern California Have in Common?

 

June 24, 2004 – Dick Brown - Consultant

Geology of the Palos Verdes Peninsula

 

July & August 2004

No Meetings – Summer Field Season

 

September 23, 2004 – Dr. David Mayo - CSULA

In the Roots of a Miocene Volcano, SE California

 

October 28, 2004 – Art Green – AAPG Distinguished Lecturer

Dynamics of the Sun/Earth Climate System

 

November 18, 2004 - Don Clarke – City of Long Beach Oil Properties

Faults  in the Willmngton Oil Field

 

December 23, 2004

No Meeting – Merry Christmas

 

January 27, 2005 – Stephen Jacobs, Consulting Geologist

The Pleistocene of the Palos Verdes Peninsula

 

February 24, 2005 – Mark Legg, Legg Geophysical

Tsunami Hazards From Strike-Slip Earthquakes and the South Coast Threat

 

March 24, 2005 – Hilario Camacho, Signal Hill Petroleum, Inc.

Evidence for Generation and Migration of Hydrocarbon along Thermally Anomalous Faults in the Los Angeles Basin

 

April 28, 2005 – Jim Mears, San Diego County Office of Education

Teaching Earth Science through the “Micro Lab” - Using the Nature’s Laboratory

 

May 26, 2005 – Jim Dolan, USC Department of Earth Sciences

Holocene faulting in the Los Angeles region

 

June 23, 2005 – Woodrow Higdon – Geo-Tech Imagery International

Bluebird Canyon Landslides: Past, Present and Future

 

July & August 2005

No Meetings – Summer Field Season

 

September 23, 2005 – Colleen Barton, GeoMechanics Intl.

Geomechanics Applied to Reservoir Fracture Permeability and Fault Trap Integrity.

 

October 27, 2005 – Don Fife

Lucerne Valley Limestone Province, San Bernardino Mountains, California.

 

November 17, 2005 – George Copenhaver

History and Geology of the San Diego and Arizona Eastern Railway.

 

December 22, 2005

No Meeting – Merry Christmas

 

 

 

 

2006 Speakers

 

January 26, 2006 – Bob Davis

Identification & Characterization of Faults & Folds Using Borehole Electrical Images

 

February 23, 2006 – Mike Hart

Geology of Some Hard Rock Landslides

 

March 23, 2006 – Lee Gerhard

Geological Aspect of Global Climate Change

 

April 27, 2006 – Boris Zaprianoff

The Geology of the Black Sea, the Biblical Flood, and the Ancient Myths

 

May 25, 2006 – Susan Hough

Putting Seismology on the Map in Southern California: The Early Days of Earthquake Exploration

 

June 22, 2006 – Dick Brown

Tom Dibblee - Field Geology's Grand Master

 

July & August 2006

No Meetings – Summer Field Season

 

September 28, 2006 – Mike Clark

Using Sequence Stratigraphy to Characterize and Manage a Mature Diatomite Reservoir at Lost Hills Field, California

 

October 26, 2006 – Robert Mellors

Tectonics of the Imperial Valley

 

November 16, 2006 – Kevin Grazier

The Cassini/Huygens Mission to Saturn and Titan

 

 

2007 Speakers

 

January 25, 2007 – Nancy Beresky

Basic Geology Used to Create Approaches Considered "Innovative" in Environmental Remediation

 

February 22, 2007 – Gene Fristche

The Santa Monica Mt Volcanics

 

March 22, 2007 – AAPG Distinguished Lecture Dr. Jacob Lowenstern

The Yellowstone Caldera

 

April 26, 2007 – Kristin Hepper of UC - Riverside

Paleoecological Analysis of New Great Valley Group Hydrocarbon Seep Localities

 

May 24, 2007 – David K. Lynch

Traveling the San Andreas Fault - from Los Angeles to San Francisco

 

September 27, 2007 – Nate Onderdonk of CSULB

What makes southern California spin?  A look at rotational tectonics along the San Anreas plate boundary

 

October 25, 2007 – Schlumberger

on their PeriscopeTM drilling technology

 

November 2007 – No Meeting

 

December 2007 – No Meeting

 

 

 

 

2008 Speakers

 

 

January 24, 2008 – Azzam Alwash

Restoration of the Tigris and Euphrates marshes in Iraq, and other topics.  Joint meeting with Los Angeles Association of Petroleum Landmen.

 

February 28, 2008 - Gregory Holk of CSULB

Stable Isotopic clues to Fluid Pathways in Major Crustal-Scale Fault Zones

 

March 27, 2008 - Kenneth Peters of the USGS

Families of Monterey Crude Oil, Seep Oil, and Tarballs in Coastal California

 

April 24, 2008 - Joan Stock of CalTech

Plate Tectonics and related Boundaries

 

May 22, 2008 - Rick Behl of CSULB

Sailing through Underseas Fold and Thrust Belts for Fun and Science

 

September 25, 2008 - Dr. Hilario Camacho of Signal Hill Petroleum

Application of Outcrop Data to Seismic Modeling and Interpretation Of Seismic Back to Outcrop and Back Again

 

October 30, 2008 - Dr. Chip Feazel of ConocoPhillips

*AAPG DISTINGUISHED LECTURER!!!!

North Sea Chalk: 40 Years of Production at Ekofisk Field from a Rock Some Said Would Never Flow Oil

 

 

2009 Speakers

 

 

January 22, 2009 – Scott Hector (PSAAPG President-Elect)

California Exploration, 1998-2008 - 10 years of oil and natural gas exploratory drilling in California

 

February 26, 2009 – Dan Pignatiello (Halliburton)

Understanding Downhole Geology: Borehole Image Logs Vs. The Ground Truth

 

March 26, 2009 – Joe Lovenitti (AltaRock)

An Engineered Geothermal System Demonstration Project

 

April 23, 2009 – Mark Harrison (Prof of Geochemistry @ UCLA)

Probing the Dark Age: Clues to the first 500 million years of Earth history

 

May 28, 2009 – Greg Hummel and Paul Hacker

The Geology of the Pacific Crest Trail

 

June - August 2009

No Meetings – Summer Field Season

 

September 24, 2009 – Dan Hollis (Seismic Imaging Solutions Company, LLC (SISCO))

A Recent 2D Seismic Program in the Long Beach/Signal Hill, CA Area - A Model for Urban Seismic Exploration

 

October 22, 2009 – Andre' Brown and Alan Silliman of W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

GOREฎ Exploration Survey - A Powerful Risk Reduction Method for Oil and Gas Exploration

 

 

 

2010 Speakers

 

 

 

January 28, 2010  – Bruce Hart of ConocoPhilips, Houston, Texas.

Reservoir - Scale Seismic Stratigraphy: A Call to Integration

 

February 25, 2010  – Paul E. Blubargh, Shlumberger

A new Look for Your OLD Data

 

March 25, 2010  – Bob Dams of Oil & Gas MDA Geospatial Service Inc.

Monitoring Land Surface Motion from Space

 

April 22, 2010  – Eric Pounders, USGS

Latest earthquake studies in Southern California

 

May 27, 2010 - Canceled due to conflict with the Pacific Section AAPG meeting

 

June 24, 2010  – TBA,

"Living Death Valley" a DVD by Bristlecone Media.

See clips at http://www.bristleconemedia.com/bcm-store.html

 

September 23, 2010  – Vali Memeti, University of Southern California

Growth of a large Magma Chamber: An example from the Tuolumne Batholith, Sierra Nevada, CA

 

October 28, 2010  – Rick Behl, California State University of Long Beach

The Miocene Monterey Formation of California: Primary and Diagenetic Variability

 

 

2011 Speakers

 

 

 

January 27, 2011  – Donald L. Gautier, USGS

U.S. Geological Survey Assessment of Potential Reserve Growth in L.A. Basin

 

February 24, 2011  – William Berelson, USC

TBA

 

March 24, 2011  – Bob Toole, WSPA

Abundant, Reliable and Affordable Fuel in a Low Carbon World

 

April 28, 2011  – Ray Ingersoll

Reconstructing Southern California

 

May 26, 2011  – Rick Behl and Students, CSULB

Imperial Barrel Award project presentation

 

September 22, 2011  – Nate Onderdonk, CSULB

Pre-historic earthquake history and slip-rate of the northern San Jacinto fault zone: Implications for seismic hazard estimates and rupture patterns in the Southern San Andreas fault system.

 

October 27, 2011  – Arthur R (Dick) Brown, RG, CEG, and Stephen E. Jacobs, PG, CEG, Consultant Engineering Geologists

"Geologic Overview of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, and " The Pleistocene of Palos Verdes Peninsula", respectively.

 

 

2012 Speaker

 

 

 

January 26, 2012  – Rusty Riese, past VP of the National AAPG

Oil Spills, Ethics and Society: How they intersect and Where do the Responsibilities Reside

 

February 23, 2012  – Thomas M. Howard, Image Log Analyst - PayZone Inc.

An Introduction to Well Logs, Log Analysis and Petrophysics

 

March 22, 2012  – Mark R. Legg, President of Legg Geophysical

Tsunami Observation in Southern California:  Catching the Wave!

 

April Cancelled - Due to Conflict With AAPG Convention

 

May 24, 2012  – Mike Johnson

Balken Shale Discovery (Parshall Field, North Dakota)

 

July 26, 2012  – Don Clarke, AAPG President-Elect Candidate

Discussion of the LA Basin Oil Fields

 

Summer Break

 

September 27, 2012  – Donald R. Prothero, Natural History Museum of L.A. County

Magnetic Stratigraphy of the Pacific Coast Cenozoic

 

October 25, 2012  – Robert (Dan) Francis, Chair of the Department of Geological Sciences, CSULB

The integrated San Pedro Basin fault - San Diego Trough fault system, offshore Southern California Inner Borderland.

 

 

2013 Speaker

 

 

 

January 24, 2013  – Ted Johnson, Chief Hydrogeologist, Water Replenishment District of Southern California

Hydraulic Fracturing and Groundwater: A Perspective from an LA Water District

 

February 28, 2013  – Robert Bridges, Vintage Production California LLC

Re-discovering Calfiornia:  The Gunslinger Discovery, New Concepts for Mature Producing Areas

 

March 28, 2013  – Jean B. Kulla, PG; Consultant, K2 E&E

The Application of Source Rock Geology & Petrophysics to Unconventional Shale Reservoirs

 

April 25, 2013  – No meeting - Conflict with the PSAAPG Convention

 

May 23, 2013  – Matt Becker, California State University of Long Beach

Fluid flow in fractured formations: implications for groundwater contamination, geothermal energy, and enhanced oil recovery

 

September 26, 2013  – Tandre Williams, Reservoir Navigation Engineer Baker hughes / Western U.S./INTEQ

Application of Azimuthally Sensitive Resistivity in Conventional Reservoirs in California

 

 October 24, 2013  – Steve Grayson, Sales Development Engineer Schlumberger - Ventura

Advanced Monterey Evaluation and Dielectric Mobility Quicklook

2014 Speaker

 

 

November - December 2013 No Meeting 

 

 

 January 23, 2014  – Edward Renwick, (Joint meeting with LAAPL)

Oil history from the perspective of a landman

 

 February 27, 2014  – Mike S. Clark, Consulting Petroleum Geologist with San Joaquin Geological Services, Inc., Bakersfield

Tectonics and Sedimentation of the Ranger Sandstone, Wilmington Field, los Angeles Basin, California

 

 March 27, 2014  – Dr. Robert Anderson, Group Supervisor of Geophysics and Planetary Geosciences, Jet Propulsion Lab, Pasadena, California

Unraveling the Geologic History of Mars

 

 April 24, 2014  – No meeting in April.  We encourage your attendance at the annual PSAAPG convention

 

 May 22, 2014  – Glenn Sharman, Ph.D Candidate at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

Detrital Zircon Geochronology of the Late Cretaceous-Eocene California Forearc: Implications for Margin Tectonism, Paleogeography, and the Offset History of the San Andreas Fault

June 26, 2014  – Don Clarke, Professor USC, Consulting Geologist

Hydraulic Fracturing and Earthquakes: Ethically, How Do We Move Forward and Do the Right Thing?

September 25, 2014 – Dr. Richard Behl, Professor CSULB, Director, MARS Project: Monterey and Related Sediments

The Role of Climate, Oceanography, Tectonics and Environment in Mudstone Deposition on the Miocene to Quaternary California Margin.

October 23, 2014 – Dr. James (jim) Boles , Professor Emeritus, UC Santa Barbara

Modern oil generation and pyrolysis at >800ฐC from spontaneous combustion in a landline of Miocene shale, California

 

 

2015 Speakers

 

January 22nd, 2015  – Prof. Donald L. Paul, University of Southern California

Understanding the Energy System: Past, Present, and Future

 

March 26th, 2015  – Jay Namson, Namson Consulting Inc., San Clemente, CA

Fold and Thrust Belt Structural Style of the Southern Coast Ranges and Western Transverse Ranges, California

 

April 23rd, 2015  – Matthew Becker Professor of Geological Sciences in Hydrgeology at California State University, Long Beach

Enhanced Geothermal Systems

 

 May 28th, 2015  – John Jepson1 & Kimberley A. Holtz2 Senior Geologist1 and Petroleum Operation Coordinator2 , City of Long Beach Gas & Oil Dept.

The Wilmington Oil Field: Subsidence and Elevation Monitoring

 

September 24th, 2015  – Susan Hough, Ph.D. Research Geophysicist, US Geological Survey Pasadena, California

What's Shaking LA? New Insight from the 1933 Long Beach Earthquake

 

October 22nd, 2015  – Donald L. Gautier, Ph.D. Consulting Petroleum Geologist

Petroleum Potential of the Richest Oil Basin: The Los Angeles Basin

 

 

 

 

2016 Speaker

 

January 28th, 2016  – Donald Prothero, Ph.D.

Evolutionary Non-Response to Climate Change in Rancho La Brea Mammals and Birds

 

February 25th, 2016  – Dr. Stanley C. Finney, Chairman - California State University of Long Beach

The "Anthropocene" Epoch: Scientific Decision or Political Statement?

 

March 24th, 2016  –  James R. Boles, Professor Emeritus, UC Santa Barbara Department of Earth Science

Fault-Related Mantle Helium, Los Angeles Basin, California

 

April 28th, 2016  –  Robert W. Clayton, PHD., Professor of Geophysics, California Institute of Technology

Structure of the Los Angeles Basin Revealed by Dense Seismic Surveys

 

May 26th, 2016  –  Elizabeth Cochran, PHD., U.S. Geological Survey

Making Earthquakes: The  Unprecedented increase in Earthquakes in Oklahoma

 

September 22th, 2016  –  Alyssa Beach, John D. Cooper Paleontological and Archeological Center Volunteer

A Paleodepositional Reconstruction of Middle Miocene Topanga Formation Cetacean Bonebeds, Northern San Joaquin Hills, Orange County, CA

 

October 27th, 2016  –  Chris Castillo, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Geophysics, Stanfornd University

Quaternary Subsidence of Santa Catalina Island from Submerged Paleoshorlelines