More than 35 companies met 126 students at the AAPG
Spring Student Expo, held in mid-March at the Sarkeys Energy Center
at the University of Oklahoma.
Created to be a follow-up to the highly successful
AAPG Student Expos held annually at Rice University in the fall,
the students attending the Spring Expo were geoscience-related majors
representing 37 colleges from 18 states, as well as Canada and Venezuela.
provided a great background.
The Spring Expo featured two mini-courses, a field
trip to the Arbuckle Mountains, a St. Patrick's Day dinner, a reception,
music and other fun — as well as formal employment interviews and
25 student poster sessions.
Winning cash prizes for the poster presentations
- Biaolong Hua, of the University of Texas at Dallas, for "Parsiminious
2-D Post- and Pre-Stack Kirchoff Depth Migration."
- Keumsuk Lee, of the University of Texas at Dallas, for "GPR
Survey of a Delta-Front Reservoir Analog in the Wall Creek Formation,
- Travis Wilson, of Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colo.,
for "Converted Wave Morrow Sandstone Reservoir Delineation, Eva
South Field, Texas County, Oklahoma."
Sakrey addresses attendees.
The Expo was hosted by the OU School of Geology and
Geophysics and Sarkeys Energy Center and the Oklahoma Geological
Survey, and was funded by several companies and people.
Major sponsors were Chesapeake Energy Corp., Kerr-McGee
food was an enticing addition.
Platinum Level sponsors were Baker Atlas, Devon Energy,
Shell, Vanco Energy, Viola Inc., Schlumberger Oilfield Services
and PSEC Inc.
Gold Level sponsors were Dominion Exploration &
Production, EOG Resources, OMNI Laboratories, Technoguide, Veritas
DGC, Williams Company, Marathon Oil, Minerals Management Service,
Copano Energy, Samson, TotalFinaElf E&P and CEJA.
Silver Level sponsors were Flamingo Seismic, Hiawatha
Exploration, Reservoirs Inc., Carl E. Gungoll Exploration, Marlan
Downey, Laurel Petroleum, the Oklahoma City Geological Foundation
and Panhandle Royalty Co.