Monthly Meeting - "Texas Through Time"

The Shreveport Petroleum Club, 15th floor
Cost: $20, Children 10 and under $8

We encourage members to invite guests, spouses, and friends to any of our meetings.

If you’d like a seat, kindly email or call in your reservation by Friday, April 17 to Alan Brittain at abrittain@obrienenergyco.com or 318-865-8568.

Biography

Thomas E Ewing

Dr. Thomas Ewing is a geoscientist with over 34 years of experience in hydrocarbon exploration and research. He is a Registered Professional Geoscientist in the State of Texas (#1320) and the State of Louisiana (#468) and an AAPG/DPA Certified Petroleum Geologist (#4538), and holds certification #1610 from SIPES.

He received a B.A. in Geology from the Colorado College (1975), an M.S. in Geochemistry from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (1977), and a Ph.D. in Geological Sciences from the University of British Columbia (1981).  ...

Abstract

“Insights from ‘Texas Through Time’:
West Texas to the Gulf of Mexico”

In June 2013 I began to put together a summary volume on the geology of Texas as geologists currently understand it, to be designed for general audiences. At present, the draft is completed and we are in review and editing/compositing stage; anticipated printing date is the fall of 2015.  The book will be fully illustrated in color, and around 300-340 pages long. It includes a comprehensive series of time-stratigraphic charts and an atlas of paleogeography and other features.

SYNTHESIS – PENN. (Atoka) Yucatan/Gondwana arrives, basins everted

SYNTHESIS – PENN. (Atoka)
Yucatan/Gondwana arrives, basins everted

To write such a summary involved summarizing and synthesizing hundreds of geological reports and articles. That has led to some interesting new insights, a few of which follow:

·         The story of rifted and displaced terranes south of the craton is newly revised. One terrane (south of the former Marathon Basin, south of the Devils River) was sheared off to form 'Cuyania' in South America in mid-late Ordovician. Sabinia (the Sabine Block) may be a part of North America and not exotic - but we need crazy deep drilling to be sure! ...

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