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Technical Meeting and Luncheon: Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Friday, October 10th, 2014

Where: The Petroleum Club of Lafayette

When: 11:30am

Lunch: $20.00 for members ** Be Sure to Bring Your 2014-2015 Membership Dues!**

Luncheon Talk: Subduction, megathrusts and underwater landslides: what the 2011 Japanese tsunami has thought us on tsunami hazard

Abstract:

Many discrepancies have recently appeared when numerical modelers have tried to reproduce the Tohoku tsunami of March 11, 2011. Models of subduction dynamics have shown that while the timescale of the suduction process is controlled by the mantle flow, the coupling of the downgoing and overriding plates depend on the plate strength. Applying this insight to megathrusts it emerges that a release of gravity energy due to a reorganization of the crustal wedge is necessary to explain the observed run-up heights of up to 40 m measured along the coast the northeast part of Honshu Island. I will discuss how this finding has shed new light on the hazard related to landslide induced tsunamis in geological critical areas such as the Mississippi Fan in the Gulf of Mexico.

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Gabriele Morra completed his PhD in computational geophysics from the ETH Zürich/Switzerland in 2005. Later he took up a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute of Computational Sciences at the ETH in the group of Petros Koumoutsakos, a world leader in turbulence modeling. Dr Morra moved then to Rome, Italy, where he focused on the study of megathrusts in subduction zones. In 2009 he won a Swiss National Foundation Advanced Researcher Fellowship to work at the School of Geosciences of the University of Sydney. There he developed statistical and numerical methods to discover the mechanisms behind global plate reorganizations, which happen on intervals of 50 Myrs. After two years as Research Professor at the Seoul National University, he joined the faculty of the Department of Physics and the School of Geosciences at UL Lafayette.

Technical Meeting and Luncheon: MONDAY March 17, 2014

Saturday, March 8th, 2014
Where: The Petroleum Club of Lafayette
Time: 11:30 am
Lunch: $20.00 for members
Luncheon Talks: Hydraulic Fracturing and Earthquakes: Ethically, How do we move forward and do the right thing? 

Donald D. Clarke, AAPG Distinguished Ethics Lecturer

If it is more convenient for you, your luncheon ticket may be purchased online. Please bring a copy of your receipt to the meeting.
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Technical Meeting and Luncheon: December 10, 2013

Monday, December 9th, 2013
Where: The Petroleum Club of Lafayette
Time: 11:30 am
Lunch: $20.00 for members
Luncheon Talks: Synthetic Seismograms – Applications for Exploration by James Crane, Badger Oil, Lafayette, LA

Technical Meeting and Luncheon: November 12, 2013

Monday, November 11th, 2013
Where: The Petroleum Club of Lafayette
Time: 11:30 am
Lunch: $20.00 for members
Luncheon Talks: Ocean Bottom Node Seismic Acquisition by Steve McIntosh, FairfieldNodal 

Technical Meeting and Luncheon: October 15, 2013

Sunday, September 29th, 2013

In order not to conflict with the GCAGS Convention, the October meeting will be one week later than usual this month. The October meeting will be held on Tuesday October 15, 2013.

Where: The Petroleum Club of Lafayette
Time: 11:30 am
Lunch: $20.00 for members
Luncheon Talks:

LGS – SWLGS BBQ Ice Breaker: September 12, 2013

Sunday, September 29th, 2013

The Lafayette Geological Society (LGS) and SWLGS Ice Breaker Bar B Que is September 12, 2013.
The BBQ is from 5:00-8:30 pm at Vermilionville (next to Beaver Park)

The Ice Breaker will be in place of the technical meeting for September.

Technical Meeting and Luncheon: August 13, 2013

Sunday, September 29th, 2013
Where: The Petroleum Club of Lafayette
Time: 11:30 am
Lunch: $20.00 for members
Luncheon Talks: Dr. Moldoveanu

Technical Meeting and Luncheon: May 14, 2013

Sunday, April 21st, 2013
Where: The Petroleum Club of Lafayette
Time: 11:30 am
Lunch: $20.00 for members
Luncheon Talks: Dr. Rocco Detomo, Jr., Shell International Exploration and Production, Inc., Houston, TX

Technical meeting and luncheon: April 9, 2013

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013
Where: The Petroleum Club of Lafayette
Time: 11:30 am
Lunch: $20.00 for members
Luncheon Talks: Unconventional Seismic Imaging of Unconventional Reservoirs – Direct Fracture Imaging using Holography
presented by Norman S. Neidell

Read the April SWLGS Newsletter for additional information.