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American Geological Institute

1999 AGI Geoscience Associate's Conference


Saturday, February 27, 1999

7:00 pm  Reception in the City Lights Room of the Renaissance Hotel
Sunday, February 28, 19990
8:00 – 9:00
Welcome [Slides] William Drennen Exxon Production Research Company
Geology - The Hidden Science David Stephenson S.S. Papadopulos & Assoc.
Conference Plan and Venues  Mike Baranovic Shell Oil Company
Geoscience Trends and Challenges [Slides Marcus Milling American Geological Institute
9:00-11:00 State of the Geosciences (20 minutes per talk)
Petroleum Industry [Slides] Dodd DeCamp ARCO
Minerals & Mining Noel White BHP Minerals
Environmental and Hydrology Walter Barber Consultant
Governmental Agencies Charles Groat US Geological Survey
Education as Employer Judy Hannah Colorado State University

11:00 – 12:15
Panel Discussion, Q&A [Slides] Don Paul Chevron Corp.

12:15 – 1:30 Lunch

1:30 – 3:30 Educational Issues and Needs (20 minutes per talk)
K-12 Programs [Slides] Robert Ridky University of Maryland
Undergraduate Programs  Barbara Tewksbury Hamilton College
Graduate Training [Slides] Jean Bahr University of Wisconsin
Corporate/Academic Partnerships Paul Weimer University of Colorado
Diversity in the Geosciences Sherri Thomas Conoco Inc.

3:30 – 4:45 Panel Discussion, Q&A        Edward Roy, Trinity University

4:45 – 5:00 Wrap-Up & Summary          Mike Baranovic, Shell Oil Company
5:30 pm  Reception

7:00 pm Dinner

Monday, March 1, 1999
7:10 – 10:30 Plant Visit – Exxon Production Research
The tour of Exxon Production Research will begin at 7:30 with breakfast at their facility.  Participants will be escorted in groups of 10 to 20, enabling easy interaction with the Exxon employees and facilities.  All sections of the tour will include discussions about the commercial applicability along with the geoscience being demonstrated.  All participants will have equal opportunity to experience each component of the Plant Visit.
  • Introduction to Exxon Production Research
  • Poster Session with senior scientists at Exxon Production Research
  • Petroleum Geochemistry Lab
    • Isotopic Studies
  • Rock Mechanics Laboratory
    • Demonstration of hydrocarbon formation
    • Material behavior modeling
  • Virtual Reality Center
    • Tour of supercomputing facility
    • Demonstration of latest visualization techniques in the virtual reality center
11:00 – 2:30 Participant Workshop (w/working lunch)

2:30 – 4:00 Break-out Groups Report / Discussion

4:00 – 4:30 Summary and Wrap-up


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