2018 PSAAPG Convention: Abstract Submission Deadline EXTENDED

PSAAPG and affiliated society members,

We are very excited to see the increased interest in the upcoming annual PSAAPG Convention in Bakersfield from April 22 to April 25. We have received a large influx of abstracts in the last several days, and the technical program is turning out to be exceptionally strong!

To allow those of you who are still working on your abstracts but feel the pressure of the current submission deadline, the organizing committee has decided to extend the abstract submission deadline to 11:59pm on March 8, 2018.  

To submit your abstract, please go to: https://www.psaapg2018.org/abstract-submission.html

To register for the convention, please go to: https://www.psaapg2018.org/registration.html (note, early registration expires tonight!)

To book your hotel, please go to: https://www.psaapg2018.org/accommodations.html

We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the Convention!

2018 PSAAPG-PSSSEPM-PSSEG Annual Meeting

March Explorer PSAAPG_Ad to Societies

  • 2 Full days of technical talks, posters, and networking
  • Field trips and short courses on either end
  • Accepting abstracts!
  • REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN www.psaapg2018.org
  • Book your hotel early to save!
    • Bakersfield Marriott at the Convention Center

Field Trips

Leader: Heather Stang, Rick Behl, and Jon Schwalbach
Time and Date: 8:30am – 5:00pm arrive in Bakersfield, April 21 – 22, 2018

Leader: Tony Reid, Jonathan Goodell, and Eric Greenwood, California Resources Corporation
Time and Date: 7:00am – 6:00pm, April 22, 2018

Leader: Thom Davis, Geologic Maps Foundation, Inc.
Time and Date: 7:00am – 6:00pm, April 21, 2018

Leader: Tim Cleath, PG CEG CHG, President of Cleath-Harris Geologists; Neil Currie, Project Geologist, Cleath-Harris Geologists
Time and Date: April 25, 2018

Short Courses

Leader: Jon Rotzien, President, Basin Dynamics LLC
Time and Date: 8:00am – 4:00pm, April 21 – 22, 2018

Leader: Allegra Hosford Scheirer, Research Scientist, Stanford University
Time and Date: 8:30am – 5:00pm, April 25 – 26, 2018
Time and Date: April 25, 2018


Interested in being an exhibitor at the convention??
See our website www.psaapg2018.org or contact:
Anne Draucker annedrauker@chevron.com
Afton Van Zandt afton.vanzandt@conservation.ca.go


Sponsorship Levels
Platinum:           $10,000 (includes 2 full registrations)
Gold:                    $5,000 (includes 1 full registration)
Silver:                  $2,500
Bronze:               $1,250
Patron:                $500
See our website www.psaapg2018.org or contact:
Larry Knauer laknauer@aol.com

PS-SEPM Sponsored Session at the Oxnard, CA, meeting (May 3-5, 2015)

“Current Advances in Applied Paleontology”

The joint meeting of the Pacific Sections of SEPM, AAPG, and SEG in Oxnard, California (May 3-5, 2015) offers a unique opportunity for experts from various disciplines to get together and discuss the current state of “Applied Paleontology.”  This topic includes mitigation of fossils as a cultural resource, use of fossils in biostratigraphy for industry, curation, the fossil market, and other applied fields.  Talks are encouraged from all aspects of applied paleontology.  Information on the meeting and to submit an abstract, please go to http://psaapg.org/2015-call-for-abstracts.

2015 Pacific Section-AAPG • Pacific Section-SEPM • Pacific Coast Section-SEG Annual Meeting announceme​nt

Catch the Energy Wave!!

At the 2015 Pacific Section Convention

Plan on making the trip to the Mandalay Beach Hotel & Resort Embassy Suites, 2101 Mandalay Beach Road, Oxnard, CA 93035
May 2-6, 2015 
Pacific Section-AAPG • Pacific Section-SEPM • Pacific Coast Section-SEG
Hosted by the Coast Geological Society
Pacific Section Convention Call for Abstracts
The Pacific Section AAPG/PS-SEPM/PCS-SEG invite your submittals for oral and poster presentations at http://psaapg.org/2015-call-for-papers/. We plan a
broadly themed, high-quality technical program highlighting the geosciences’ role
in resource applications and environmental stewardship. Sessions will include:
– California Reservoirs: Exploration to EOR
– Monterey Formation Challenges
– Clastic Sediments: Stratigraphy, Environments, and Source-to-Sink
– Structural Geology, Faults, and Earthquakes
– Advances in Seismic Imaging and Applications
– Integrating Petrophysics and Geoscience
– Alternative Energy
– Water Resources: Geoscience Applications
– The New World: Navigating the Politics and Ever-Changing Regulations
– Other sessions to be announced
  • Abstracts should cover the objectives, procedures, results and conclusions of the research. Limit to no more than 2,500 characters including spaces and punctuations. The title, authors, and affiliations are not included in the character limit.
  • Evaluation and ranking of abstracts is based on relevance and timeliness of subject matter; usefulness of contribution to the advancement of knowledge, techniques or practice; and overall clarity, organization and presentation of ideas.
  • Titles are required — they should be brief and state the topic.
  • In keeping with the spirit of the convention, presenters must refrain from making subtle or blatant sales pitches including but not limited to: repeated use of product names, trade names or pictures, or repeated use of company logo. Logos are appropriate on title slides and summary/conclusion slides, but not on each slide of the presentation.
  • Student submissions are encouraged to all sessions.
  • Submit your abstract in the form in which you would like it published. Spellcheck is your friend, but will not catch everything. Have your abstracts proofread. Abstracts will not be edited.
  • Authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection in March 2015. Authors of accepted abstracts will have the option to submit an extended version of their abstract which will then be reproduced on CD-ROM and made available at the convention. Some presentations may be published, with author’s permission, on the AAPG Search and Discovery website.
  • Final booth design will be announced in the poster kit and sent to all confirmed poster presenters prior to the start of the conference.
  • Important: Do not submit an abstract unless at least one author is certain to attend the convention. All session chairs, speakers and poster presenters must register to attend the convention. No exceptions will be made.
  • Oral Sessions: Single screen electronic presentations will be the only format available. Each session room is equipped with the following: High intensity projector, desktop computer, large format screen, speaker timer, laser pointer, lapel microphone and lectern microphone. Internet connections and dual screens will not be available. Detailed speaker information will be sent to you upon acceptance of your abstract.
  • Poster Sessions: Full-day poster sessions are planned. Presenters are required to be in their booths a minimum of two hours while their posters are on display. Detailed poster dimensions will be sent to you prior to the convention.
  • Submit: Abstracts for all sessions should be submitted at at http://psaapg.org/2015-call-for-papers/ by January19th, 2015. For any issues, contact psaapg2015@gmail.com

PS SEPM activities at 2014 PSAAPG-PSS​EPM-PCSSEG Annual Meeting

The PSAAPG-PSSEPM-PCSSEG Annual Meeting in Bakersfield is rapidly approaching.

Here is an overview of PSSEPM’s technical activities

Field Trips:

FT 1 – Depositional Environments of Oligocene and Miocene Rocks of the Cuyama Basin: A Trip in Commemoration of Dr. Gene Fritsche

Join us for a day in the field to commemorate the life of Gene Fritsche. The Cuyama Basin was a favorite area for Gene and was the site of his PhD dissertation research as well as the location for several of his students’ MS projects. Our trip will focus on the mid-Tertiary transgression that is so prominent in many of California’s coastal basins. Outcrops we plan to examine include the Simmler, Vaqueros, Monterey and Branch Canyon Formations. We’ll discuss sedimentary structures and their depositional significance. We will view outcrops on hikes of moderate difficulty and that are up to 2 miles in length.

FT 3 – Westside Turbidite Systems

Turbidite sandstones are one of the more important reservoir types of the San Joaquin Valley oil province, and for more than a hundred years turbidites have contributed to a significant amount of the production coming from fields in the southern San Joaquin. The westside of the basin provides a unique setting where it is possible to study turbidite outcrops that are located in some cases less than two miles from the very fields where these same rocks produce. This field trip will visit some of the classic westside turbidite outcrops and will include examples from the Miocene Stevens and Carneros sandstones, and the Eocene Point of Rocks. Excellent exposures that include some of the type areas for these units will provide us with opportunities to review terminology, identification, and the mechanics of deposition, and to discuss depositional models, provenance and some of the controversies surrounding these fascinating rocks. The field trip will include a lunch stop at some historic oil seeps and tar pit workings that have been known and exploited since the days of the pioneers.

Short Courses:

SC 3 – Sequence Stratigraphy for Students

This two day short course, for students only, provides a historical perspective on the development of stratigraphy in general and focuses on the development of sequence stratigraphy in particular. Sequence stratigraphy is a methodology that uses stratal surfaces to subdivide the stratigraphic record. This methodology allows the identification of coeval facies, documents the timetransgressive nature of classic lithostratigraphic units, and provides geoscientists with an additional way to analyze and subdivide the stratigraphic record. We provide a mix of lectures and hands-on exercises utilizing datasets that were instrumental in formulating concepts of sequence stratigraphy.

SC 5 – San Joaquin Siliciclastic Reservoirs Core Workshop

In this interactive workshop, cores from several different formations encountered in San Joaquin basin oilfields will be presented and discussed. These discussions will focus on facies and reservoir quality signatures, in the context of clastic depositional systems analysis. Logs will be provided, in order to calibrate facies and vertical profiles to downhole data. This workshop will take place at CoreLab in Bakersfield.

Technical Sessions:

Special Session: Fine-Grained Biosiliceous Rocks; the Monterey and Beyond – Chico Martinez

Session No. 8 – Cenozoic Geologic History of Southern California – Dedicated to the Memory of A. Eugene Fritsche

SEPM Reception – Follows the special session

Download PDF Convention Information Booklet

Fritsche Session Call For Abstracts

2014 Combined Meeting
April 27-30, 2014  Bakersfield, California

Pacific Section American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Pacific Section SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology)
Pacific Coast Section Society of Exploration Geophysicists

Special Session of the Pacific Section SEPM:
“Cenozoic Geologic History of Southern California – Dedicated to the Memory of A. Eugene Fritsche”

Organizers & Session Co-chairs:

Tony Reid
Occidental of Elk Hills
Bakersfield, California
Mario V. Caputo
Department of Geological Sciences
San Diego State University &
California Polytechnic University, Pomona

This Special Oral Session of the Pacific Section SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology) will honor the career achievements of Gene Fritsche, emeritus professor CSU Northridge: sedimentologist, field geologist, field trip leader, mentor, and a prominent institution in the Pacific Sections AAPG and SEPM. The session will showcase recent work of student and professional geologists on Paleogene and Neogene paleogeography, sedimentology, stratigraphy, and tectonism of the Santa Ynez Range, Santa Monica Mountains, San Joaquin Hills, Santa Ana Mountains, White-Inyo Mountains, Cuyama Basin, among other locations in greater southern California to which Gene passionately dedicated his field research.

SUBMIT ABSTRACT FOR THIS SESSION TO: Jon Allen Jonathan.Allen@chevron.com 

Indicate below the abstract title that the abstract is being submitted for the A. Eugene Fritsche Special Session

Please review PS-AAPG website for information regarding Abstract submittal: http://psaapg.org/2014-convention/

Fritsche Session Call For Abstracts (PDF)

Date Extendend!

The deadline for submitting abstracts to the 2013 Joint PSAAPG / SPE / PSSEPM Conference has been extended!

Submit your Abstract by
February 15th!

The best student poster presentation will receive the John Cooper Award


Call For PapersCALL FOR PAPERS! Joint PSAAPG / SPE / PSSEPM Conference – Monterey April 19th – 25th, 2013 at the Portola Hotel & Spa (www.portalahotel.com) Energy & the Environment – Working Together for the Future Sessions

  1. Reviving Old Giants and Recognizing New Potential Mature Basins
  2. Opening Up the West: New and Overlooked Opportunities in Unconventional Reservoirs
  3. Sedimentary and Biogeochemistry of the Monterey Formation & Upwelling Sediments: a Session Dedicated to Bob Garrison
  4. Contributions to the Geology of the Sacramento Valley
  5. Arctic Energy Opportunities: from the Cook Inlet to the North Slope and Beyond
  6. Geothermal Development in a Changing Energy Landscape
  7. Energy and the Environment
  8. Outcrop, Subsurface and Modern Seafloor Studies of California’s Turbidite Systems
  9. The Stratigraphic Architecture of Deep-Water Depositional Models
  10. Fluvial and Shallow-Marine Depositional Systems: Insights from Outcrops and Subsurface Prediction
  11. Western North America Earthquake Hazards: What’s Shakin’?
  12. Faults, Folds, Transforms and Terranes of Western North America
  13. Sediment Routing in Western North America
  14. Tectonics and Sedimentation on the Pacific Margin of North America: New Developments and Interpretations
  15. Analysis and Modeling of the Dynamics of Coupled Seascapes and Landscapes
  16. Undergraduate Research Poster Session

Submit Your Abstract NOW! Submit your abstract to: psaapgabs@gmail.com and list what session you prefer and oral or poster. Deadline for submission is 1/15/13