Upcoming Geo Hikes

Good Morning PSAAPG – SJGS Members, 
Please see below for upcoming hikes. The first one is coming up on Dec 16, 2021.

  • Death Valley peaks and geology driving tour through Titus Cyn, Thursday, December 16, 2021, 3:00 PM to Sunday, December 19, 2021, 5:00 PM PST, 

https://www.meetup.com/Geo-hikes/events/281556082/?success=email_sent&success=mailinglist_sent [meetup.com]

  • Villager Peak Geo-hike, Santa Rosa Mtns, CA, Friday, January 21, 2022, 3:00 PM to Sunday, January 23, 2022, 5:00 PM PST, 

https://www.meetup.com/Geo-hikes/events/282328934/ [meetup.com]

  • Cottonwood-Marble Canyons Loop, Death Valley, with some geology, Thursday, March 3, 2022, 12:00 PM to Sunday, March 6, 2022, 3:00 PM PST,

https://www.meetup.com/Geo-hikes/events/282373760/ [meetup.com]

Geology Seminar Series and Museum talk

  • Wednesday Sept 22 at noon: Below please find a flyer for our first Geology Fall Seminar Series presenter, Dr. Julie Griffin, speaking on Orbital Forcing of Precipitation Recorded in an upper Paleozoic Cyclothem of the Midcontinent, USA. Please join us via Zoom next Wednesday: https://csub.zoom.us/j/98967782285

SEG Quantitative Interpretation Virtual Workshop

Quantitative Interpretation—Towards Integrated Predictive Sub-Surface Models 24–26 August 2021 | Virtual

Save US$100 by registering and paying prior to 30 June to reap the benefits of this amazing opportunity. Happening from 24–26 August, this virtual workshop will provide a fantastic opportunity to join a discussion about Quantitative Interpretation (QI). The workshop encompasses insightful sessions addressing where QI has been successful; where QI can be fostered to bring in solutions and why; novel techniques and possibilities for overcoming these problems; and where QI is headed.   This workshop aims to examine the increasing role of rock physics combined with inversion and interpretation as a platform for the integration of a broad range of data and information to produce more reliable predictive subsurface models with an increased understanding of uncertainties and risks. It will include not only general submissions, but also feature presentations by invited key experts in their field sharing their experiences.   Make plans to take part in this unique opportunity to have open and extended discussions among colleagues. We encourage anyone involved in subsurface data integration to join the conversation including, but not limited to, seismic processers, petrophysicists, rock physicists, geologists, geophysicists, geomechanicists and reservoir engineers.   Don’t miss out on this opportunity to network and collaborate with the world’s leading geophysicists.  

Register Here

PSAAPG 2021 Virtual Convention Announcement

The PSAAPG Virtual Convention will be held June 21-24, 2021!


• A virtual field trip lead by Dr. Richard Behl of CSU Long Beach on the evening of June 21

• Three technical sessions scheduled for the mornings of June 22, 23 and 24

• Bob Lindblom’s annual Honors and Awards session on the evening of June 23

The technical sessions include:

• A Regulatory and Environmental Geology session, including a panel discussion with the State Geologist Dr Steven Bohlen and William Bartling, recently retired CalGEM Chief Deputy, on the

future of petroleum geologists in California, plus a lecture on the use of the role of stratigraphy in the environmental industry by Rick Cramer, and additional technical presentations.

• A Monterey session with a lecture on age control in the Monterey and its relationship to climate change, plus several technical presentation including updates on the latest Monterey research

• A geochemistry session with Allegra Hosford Scheirer on the use of machine learning to enhance the understanding of petroleum systems, plus several technical presentations focusing on the coastal basins of California

Check the convention website for registration information

http://www.psaapgconvention.org/2021/ [psaapgconvention.org]

Jonathan Downton – “Predicting reservoir properties from seismic and well data using deep neural networks”

Please join us for the PCS-SEG monthly luncheon on Thursday, May 20th at noon. This will be a virtual meeting held using the Zoom meeting platform.

The meeting will feature Jon Downton, Senior Research Advisor at CGG GeoSoftware. The title of his talk is “Predicting reservoir properties from seismic and well data using deep neural networks”.

Abstract & Bio

Event Details
Date: May 20th, 2021
Time: 12:00 to 1:00

Please register below and a link to the virtual meeting will be sent to your email the evening of the 19th. Thank you!

Registrations are closed for this event

CSH-SEG Spring Symposium-Data Science and Geophysics: How Machine Learning and AI will Change Our Industry, April 27-28

Announcement from CSH-SEG:
The symposium will be held over two days and will consist of a keynote address, multiple speakers each day, and two exciting lunchtime events. The first will be our traditional SEG Student Challenge Bowl competition. This will be held online and will feature the traditional battle between student geophysicists to be crowned the winner of the GSH Challenge Bowl and to earn a place at the Challenge Bowl finals at the SEG Annual Meeting in the fall! The second event will be the announcement of the winners of the Machine Learning Competition being run by the Data Science & Machine Learning SIG and will include an overview of the competition challenge, the announcement of the winner, and a presentation by the winning entry.  

Keynote Speaker:
Jake Umbriaco, Digital Platform and Services Manager, Subsurface – Chevron  
Confirmed speakers and topics include:
Aria Abubaker, Schlumberger Machine Learning for Geoscience Applications
Satinder Chopra, SamiGeo Some Machine Learning Applications for Seismic Facies Classification
Hugo Garcia, Geoteric Automated Fault Detection from 3D Seismic using Artificial Intelligence
Elive Menyoli, Emerson Wavefield Separation via Principle Component Analysis and Deep learning in the Local Angle Domain
Tom Smith, Geophysical Insights The Scientific Universe from Square One to SOM
Yuting Duan, Shell Estimation of Time-lapse Timeshifts using Machine Learning
Jon Downton, CGG Predicting Reservoir Properties from Seismic and Well Data using Deep Neural Networks
Wenyi Hu, AGT & UH Progressive Transfer Learning for Low Frequency Prediction in FWI  
Learn More and Register here

PCS-SEG Luncheon Lecture – CSUB Graduate Students – Kari Hochstatter, Cindy Rodriguez & Craig Hulsey

We are pleased to have our next technical luncheon on Thursday, April 8th at noon. This virtual luncheon will be held through Zoom.

This month is a special session featuring three speakers from the graduate geology program at Cal State Bakersfield. Typically, our society hosts an annual poster session with CSUB’s geology students. With the Covid-19 restrictions still in place, the society has decided to invite a handful of Master’s candidates to present brief virtual talks on their current research. The speakers and titles of their talks are listed below.

Additionally, the society will be awarding our annual field camp scholarship to this year’s CSUB Outstanding Geology Student.


Kari Hochstatter – “X-ray Diffraction Mineralogic Analyses on Core Samples of the San Joaquin Basin, California: A Pilot Study for Kaolinite to Dickite Diagenesis”

Kari Hochstatter Abstract & Bio

Cindy Rodriguez – “The Impact of the 2016 Erskine Fire on Soil Properties”

Cindy Rodriguez Abstract & Bio

Craig Hulsey – “Geochemical Analysis of a New Lunar Meteorite and Connection to Lunar Source Terrain”

Craig Hulsey Abstract & Bio

Please register here and a Zoom link for the event will be sent to you the evening of April 7th

Registrations are closed for this event