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.
The PS-SEPM 2014 Honorary Membership Award recipients were celebrated with a special ceremony at the Bakersfield conference. Bonnie Bloeser (Aera Energy), David Bottjer (USC) and Rick Behl (CSU-Long Beach) were each presented this award by their respective citationists (pictured herein; refer also to Spring 2014 PS-SEPM Newsletter for full citations). CONGRATULATIONS AND MANY THANKS TO EACH OF YOU!!!
Additionally, Bonnie Bloeser (past-President 2011 – 2012 and past-Treasurer) was presented with a Special Service Award by the PS-SEPM Executive Committee, Bonnie was presented with a special plaque, and also a collection of fine Bordeaux and California wines, which she graciously shared with her fellow awardees, PS-SEPM ExCom members, her husband Harold, and other attendees lf the ceremony. Thank you again Bonnie for your dedicated service to our organization!
Honorary Membership Award Recipient Bonnie Bloeser (PS-SEPM Past President and past Treasurer) with her citationist Tony Murer (middle) (both with Aera Energy) and PS-SEPM 2012 – 2014 President Tom Anderson (UNR – Reno). (Photo: Noel Velasco, Aera Energy)
Honorary Membership Award Recipient Dave Bottjer (USC) with his citationist Adam Woods (CSU-Fullerton, PS-SEPM Treasurer). (Photo: Tom Anderson)
Honorary Membership Award Recipient Rick Behl (CSU-Long Beach, PS-SEPM Past President) with his citationist Tom Anderson. (Photo: Mario Caputo)
2014 Honorary Membership Awardees ( L to R), Rick Behl, Bonnie Bloeser and Dave Bottjer; (photo: Mario Caputo)
Bonnie Bloeser receives Special Recognition Award for her dedicated service to PS-SEPM; with PS-SEPM Managing Editor, Publications Manager and former Secretary Mario Caputo (CSU – San Diego). (Photo: Noel Velasco, Aera Energy).
A separate Graduate Research Poster Session was held, which the PS-SEPM Executive Committee judged for the presentation of our annual John Cooper Memorial Award.
The winner and recipient of the Cooper Award was Chris Bowie of CSU-Fresno, a student of PS-SEPM ExCom member and 2013 Vice President Mara Brady, for his presentation on Devonian mid-continent stratigraphic discontinuities. A plaque and cash award were presented. CONGRATULATIONS Chris.