Tuesday, July 15, 2014

MArkUP Progress Timeline


July 18... Research float on Beaver Lake out of War Eagle Marina to catalog lakeside Miss outcrops. (U Arkansas: C. Liner, J. Gist, T. Liner. Stephens Production Co.: R. Liner.  Lawco Energy: P. Shelby)
July 16... GoogleEarth format finalized for MArkUP outcrop locations.  We currently have 149 sites inventoried.  Download kmz for site L149C
July 15... Liner manuscript iPhone Geology accepted for publication in September issue of World Oil Magazine (40,000+ subscribers in 127 countries) Download preview here
July 7... Based on discussions with Ron Doering, Liner signs contract with Springer for late 2015 book titled The art and science of seismic interpretation.  This will be a contribution to the SpringerBriefs in Energy.
May 2... Liner and MS candidate Alex West meet with Mac McGilvery of ConocoPhillips to discuss thesis work on Penn stratigraphy from 3D seismic data in northeast OK.
Apr 25... Liner presents MArkUP work at China University of Petroleum
Apr 11...
Richard Benson defends MS thesis: 3D Seismic Mapping of Probable Tripolitic Chert Bodies in Osage County, Oklahoma(Hired by Chesapeake Energy, OKC)
Caleb Jennings defends MS thesis: Mechanical Stratigraphy of the Mississippian in Osage County, Oklahoma(Hired by Schlumberger, Houston and Abu Dhabi)
Apr 10... Adam Martin defends MS thesis: Depositional History and Stratigraphic Framework of Upper Cretaceous (Campanian to Maastrichtian) Strata in the Minerva-Rockdale Oil Field of Milam County and Adjacent Counties, Texas. (Hired by Noble Energy, Denver)
Mar 27... Liner gives Heiland Lecture at the Colorado School of Mines on MArkUP project.
Mar 17... Liner talk at GSA Southcentral Meeting Upper Mississippian seismic reflection characteristics in Osage County, OK with co-authors Caleb Jennings and Richard Benson. Ron Doering of Springer was in the audience (see July 7, 2014).  Student poster at this GSA meeting by J. Gist and T. Liner, and oral presentation by K. Liner.
Feb 13... Liner talk to Ardmore Geological Society. Thanks to host Chuck Price.
Feb 10... Liner talk to Ft. Worth Geological Society, approximate attendance 100.  Thanks to host Melody Hacker.
Jan 28...Success running MJSystems LogSleuth software to get raster logs.  We have all of Arkansas and much of Oklahoma.  A key asset for our students.  Thank you MJSystems!
Jan 27... Liner talk to Geophysical Society of Oklahoma City, approximate attendance 100.  Thanks to host Kim Guyer.
Jan 25... Lauren Persing and Caleb Jennings GPR acquisition at Red River Crenshaw site.  Geomorphology study looking at recent river channels.


Nov 21... (1) Reached agreement with IHS for well scout data for complete state of AR. (2) Completed MJSystems donation of well log data for parts of OK (T12-29N R21-27E;   118,932 wells; 251,879 logs; 300GB). Market value: $130K.
Nov 14... Liner talk to Geophysical Society of Tulsa. Title: Geophysics on the Rocsk: Unsolved Mysteries of the Mississippian Outcrop
Nov 12... Liner talk to Tulsa Geological Society. Title: Mississippian Research in NW Arkansas
Nov 8... Final agreement with MJSystems for complete state of Arkansas log data (30,916 wells; 59,906 logs; 94GB). Market value: $29K.
Oct 29... Thank you to our wonderful data donors! (1) Initial agreement with MJSystems for donation of AR state well log data. Log data for parts of OK, KS, and MO to come later.  (2) Dovetail agreement with IHS for AR state well data is in process.  (3) Initial agreement with Southwestern Energy on 9 square mile 3D project data with wells, production, etc in Fayetteville Shale play area. 
Oct 15... Liner presentation at AAPG Midcontinent meeting along with 6 MArkUP student posters
Oct 9... APAC Hindsville Quarry GPR field work (tripolite!)
Oct 5...Geophysical equipment demonstration at Ozark Hall to Advisory Board and alumni.
Sep 25... Liner presentation at SEG Annual Meeting in Houston.  First SEG talk by U Arkansas geoscience faculty since 1984.
Aug 27...Physics/Geology double major plan approved by Geosciences faculty.
Aug 7...MArkUP newsletter emailed to friends and supporters of the project.  Download here
Aug 1…Seismic system acquisition test on Old Main lawn (see Seismos blog entry).
July 17/9...Liner does carbonate sequence stratigraphy fieldwork in Spain with Lluis Ardevol of Geoplay.
Jun 27/8...Mississippian research float on Buffalo River from Woolum to Gilbert. Liner, John, Caleb, Richard, and guest/guide Robert Liner. Dozens of sites documenting Lower Boone and Boone/St. Joe contact. 
Jun 24...First successful ground-penetrating radar (GPR) data test in MLK lab. For those new to GPR, an archeological case history can be found here.
Jun 18...Scout UA Cole Research Station near Goshen, AR.  Adjoining the site is an 80-foot exposure of Mississippian Lower Boone Limestone on the cut bank of the White River.  Site donated by mechanical engineering professor Jack Cole, who was guide for the site.  Discussions are underway to propose this as a calibration test site for wireline logging, surface seismic, cross well seismic, and civil engineering near-surface site characterization.
Jun 15...Abstract accepted to Houston SEG Annual MeetingGeophysics on the rocks: Unsolved mysteries of the Mississippian Outcrop (PDF)
Jun 12...Liner meets  UA Physics Professor Gay Stewart to scope out (1) Geology minor for Physics majors, and (2) Physics/Geology double major. The double major would require little modification of the existing BS Geology program and prepare undergrads to attend top US schools for grad work in Geophysics.
Jun11...Expanded Osage County, OK Pearsonia 3D survey SMT project with abutting Antelope 3D survey (credit to Steve Milligan).
Jun 6...Liner tours Century Geophysical production facility in Tulsa.  Considering a purchase of well logging equipment including gamma and electric logs,  full wave sonicacoustic televiewer, and caliper. Initial use would be logging of water wells to characterize Miss Boone limestone in NWA area as a supplement to outcrop and existing log data. 
Jun 4...First pass on a comprehensive regional Mississippian bibliography.
May 30....All available Arkansas Geological Survey quadrangle geology maps and worksheets in Google Earth (credit to John).
May 29...Return GPR equipment for checkout/repair (transmitter, receiver, network interface controller, fiber optic connectors). ETA for equipment return is two weeks.
May28....Research Mississippian float on Kings River; from Rockhouse to Kings River Outfitters. Liner, John, Richard, and guest Robert Liner. Locations documented = 15.
May 24.... Field trip Penn/Miss: Liner, John, Richard, Caleb and Thomas.
May 22...Nemaha Resources contributes fullwave sonic data for two wells in Chautauqua County, KS.
May 15.... (1) Liner meets with Tim and Pat Shields (Ft. Smith) to discuss Boone gas production in Batson and Ozone fields of the Arkansas Arkoma Basin.  The data they have includes N-S regional 2D seismic lines from the Arkoma Basin north toward the Ozark Plateau.  Digital data may be available. 
(2) Met with Robert Liner (Stephens Production Co.) who developed a Petra project template for MArkUP subsurface work in NW Arkansas. 
May 8....Granite fieldtrip to Spavinaw, OK with side trip to Picher, OK. Liner, Kevin, Thomas, John, Steve Milligan and Robert Liner. Outstanding. Also found granite wash and measured adjacent dips. 
May 7.... (1) Briefing by recent MS graduate Brett Whitmann about large Petra subsurface project containing Miss Lime information in several thousand wells across norther Oklahoma. This will form the nucleus of a MArkUP Petra project ultimately spanning the entire Miss Lime oil play and into the outcrop area of NW Arkansas.   
(2) APAC Hindsville Quarry visit: Liner, Doy and Liz.  Great projects here!
May 2.... Research posters for Department Spring Banquet presented by all MArkUP students.
Apr 28.... First 3D seismic interpretation class at U. of Arkansas completed (taught by Liner).
Apr 25....(1) Meeting with Alex Warmath (K3 Exploration) to plan donation of 3D seismic and well data in Lane County, Kansas.
(2) APAC Sharp's Quarry visit: Liner, Zachry, Manger, Liz, Richard, John, Thomas and Reid.
Apr 24....Thesis Proposal, Adam Martin, Navarro SS in Minerva-Rockdale Field, TX.
Apr 3....APAC Avoca quarry visit: Liner, Zachry, Manger, Liz Marchese, and Reid Beecher (SLB).
Apr 2.... (1) All seven abstracts submitted for AAPG Mid-Continent Meeting are accepted.
(2) Presentation to Ft. Smith Geological Society, MArkUP: An unconventional look at the Mississippian.
Mar 22...Liner submits abstract to SEG Annual MeetingGeophysics on the rocks: Unsolved mysteries of the Mississippian Outcrop (PDF).
Mar 21...Software ordered: IXRefraX from InterpeX (refraction analysis for near-surface model)
Mar 18...Liner attends SAGEEP meeting.
Mar 14.....Liner on Brad Smith well site inspection (850 ft water well S. of Prairie Grove).
Feb 28....MArkUP presentation to GeoHog alumni group in Houston.
Feb 26....7 abstracts submitted to AAPG mid-continent meeting.  Also, equipment ordered; Geometrics Geode system (48 ch, 1C and 3C phones, hammer source).
Feb 22....Lawco Energy donates Osage County, OK well log data.
Feb 21....Osage Mineral Council donates Osage County, OK 3D seismic data (Antelope, Big Heart, Gray Horse, Hominy, Wild Creek)
Feb 13....Paper accepted; Convolutional Time-Lapse Seismic Modeling for CO2 Sequestration at the Dickman Oifi eld, Ness County, Kansas (Geophysics, Liner 2nd author)>
Feb 8.....Liner meeting with Senator Jim Hendren (Gravette)
Feb 5....(1) Equipment ordered; Sensors & Software Ground Penetrating Radar system (50, 100 MHz).
(2) Proposal submitted: NSF CZO ($5M, Liner Co-PI)
Feb 1....Presentation to Marathon Oil Corporation in OKC office
Jan 31...Presentation to GeoHog alumni group in OKC
Jan 28...2nd Sponsor (in-kind) Schlumberger (wireline logging service in multiple wells TBD, including triple-combo, FMI, and ECS or Litho-Scanner)
Jan 25...1st Sponsor (in-kind) APAC-Central (HSE training for UA personnel and quarry access, beginning with Avoca quarry)
Jan 17...Current students; Adam Martin, Caleb Jennings, John Gist, Kevin Liner, Richard Benson, Thomas Liner.
Jan 7.....Equipment ordered: Geonics EM-31 conductivity meter


Dec 20....Stephens Production Co. donates Eagleford 3D seismic data (Pedernales) 
Nov 28....Mac McGilvery (MS Arkansas, PhD Texas) awarded Adjunct status
Nov 19....Spyglass Energy Group donates Osage County, OK 3D seismic and well data (Pearsonia)
Nov 14....Mississippian field trip with Atlas Energy L. P.
Oct 20.....Pennsylvanian field trip for type Morrow
Oct 19.....Presentation to UA Geosciences Advisory Board
Oct 11.....FairfieldNodal donates Gulf of Mexico 3D seismic data (UofHGoM) 
Aug 14....Liner joins UA as Maurice F. Storm Endowed Chair in Petroleum Geology

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