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FEBRUARY 2019 LUNCHEON MEETING

FEBRUARY 2019 LUNCHEON MEETING

Chris H. Reed
presents

A River Runs Through It

11:30 AM Wednesday, February 20, 2019
at the Cascades
4511 Briarwood Road
Tyler, TX 75709

Cost: $25

ABSTRACT

A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT
(NO APOLOGY TO NORMAN MACLEAN)

Rivers and drainages were instrumental in the establishment of the tenants of the science of geology, or sometimes referred as “creek-ology”. The early practitioners were civil engineers, charged with digging canals for commerce from the mid-17th century through to the more defined discipline of geology in the mid-19th century. As principals were established through observation, logic and conclusion the modern science of geology flourished to what it is today. Observations from space have allowed even more details to be learned about the Earth and its tectonic processes. The concepts of spreading centers, “triple points” or aulocogens has become even better understood and the effects on drainage better defined by the eye in the sky.  River systems across the entire Gulf Coast Mesozoic Embayment are affected by localized spreading centers activated by late Triassic and early Jurassic tectonics. Simple  structural modeling of movement along the “failed arm” of the aulocogens demonstrate the cause and effect of the more complex structural picture that are mapped in well-established oil and gas fields. As well, the paleo-river systems also allow for identification of clastic sources for reservoir development. Back to “creek-ology”, there are still many places to explore.

 

BIOGRAPHY

CHRIS H. REED

CHRIS H. REED

After undergraduate and graduate school at The University of Texas and Texas A&M University respectively, Chris started a career as a petroleum geologist in 1975. The boom was on, quick but conscientious exposure to development and exploration geology and a cross-training in geophysical interpretation formed his foundation to becoming an independent explorationist. The career experience has spanned from in-field development, to wildcatting and frontier exploration. The scope has ranged from shallow East Texas to the Himalayan structural front. Chris has published in technical and trade publications as well as spoken at seminars, short courses and middle school earth science classes. He is a licensed professional geoscientist in Texas and Arkansas with professional certification in both the AAPG and SIPES. He is currently managing partner of Creedex, LLC,  Tyler, TX.

Earlier Event: January 16
JANUARY 2019 LUNCHEON MEETING
Later Event: March 4
GCAGS Call for Posters