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- 2016 -

  • Spring 2016: CBTH student Luan Nguyen gave a talk at the Geophysical Society of Houston: Potential fields SIG Dinner on May 19th
  • Spring 2016: Congratulations for Pin Lin’s AAPG grant-in-aid that will fund her study of source rock maturity in the South Florida basin. She will travel to the Florida State Geological Survey core faculty in Tallahassee to sample cores. Analysis will be done at the UH Petroleum Geochemistry Lab. Click here to read more.
  • Spring 2016: 15 CBTH graduate and undergraduate student researchers presented at the 2016 Research Day and Industry Open House hosted by the UH Dept. of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences on the main UH campus on Friday, April 29, 2016. Click here for abstracts and more details.
  • Spring 2016: Congratulations to the UH Team, including CBTH PhD student Joan Marie Blanco (currently completing her PhD on Venezuela 3D seismic data), who won the Geological Society of Houston's Regional Challenge Bowl in April and will go on to compete in the finals at the SEG International Exposition and 86th Annual meeting in Dallas. For more details, click here.
  • Spring 2016: Congratulations to the 2016 University of Houston Imperial Barrel Award (IBA) team who placed second in a field of 12 Gulf Coast universities on April 15, 2016. Team members included Shenelle Gomez (Team captain and CBTH-supported PhD student working on the Barbados area), David Mora, Jing Hua, Lingfei Mao, and Jordan Dickinson. First place was the University of New Orleans and third place was Texas A&M University. The UH AAPG student chapter received a check for $2000 from AAPG. For details, the program for the competition is posted here.
  • Spring 2016: Congratulations to CBTH undergraduate Sabrina Martinez, who was recently selected to participate in the ExxonMobil Guadalupe Field School on April 2-9, 2016 in West Texas and New Mexico. Sabrina is currently working for the CBTH Project on the Puerto Rico area. For more information, click here.
  • Spring 2016: On Feb. 29, we provided an updated GIS database for our sponsors covering on- and offshore Mexico, as well as a compilation map of continent-ocean boundaries in the CBTH study area. The files can be downloaded via our secure FTP.
  • Spring 2016: On March 1, 2016, all papers from the AAPG Bulletin special issue titled "Geologic and geophysical synthesis of the Nicaraguan Rise and western Caribbean: A framework for understanding its petroleum potential" (editor: P. Mann) were submitted for review. These papers will be available for sponsors following the review process.
  • Spring 2016: Two new CBTH Publications by Nguyen and Mann (2016) and Sanchez et al. (2015) are now online and available to project sponsors here (password required).
  • Spring 2016: CBTH PhD student Stephen Leslie presented at the SPE/AAPG Colombia Offshore - Challenges and Opportunities for an Emerging Industry Workshop on March 2, 2016 at 2 p.m. Click here for more information.

- 2015 -

  • Fall 2015: AAPG Memoir 108: Petroleum Geology and Potential of the Colombian Caribbean Margin, co-edited by Dr. Paul Mann, can now be ordered at the AAPG Books website. Click here for more details.
  • Fall 2015: CBTH students presented in the EAS student poster competition at the UH-HGS annual Robert E. Sheriff lecture on Monday, November 16, 2015. To view a list of presentations, including the 13 CBTH student presenters, click here. CBTH students were recognized with two of the three first place awards: Callum Byers (Undergrad category) and Zach Martindale (Beginning PhD category).
  • Fall 2015: CBTH PhD student Luis Carlos Carvajal tied for third place at the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies (GCAGS) convention in Houston on September 21-22. To read more, click here, and for a full list of CBTH presentations and abstracts at this year's meeting, click here.
  • Fall 2015: The CBTH Annual Sponsors Meeting was held on Friday, September 18, 2015 at the UH Hilton. Click here for more details.
  • Spring 2015: CBTH graduate Maria Catalina Moreno-López and Co-P.I. Alejandro Escalona were recently published in the August issue of AAPG Bulletin (v.99 no.8). The issue was co-edited by CBTH Co-P.I. Paul Mann.
  • Spring 2015: CBTH students and researchers recently presented at the 2015 AAPG Annual Conference & Exhibition on May 31 - June 3, 2015 in Denver, Colorado, where PhD student Steve Leslie placed 2nd in the student poster competition. Click here for information on CBTH presentations at AAPG 2015.

  • Spring 2015: Anadarko recently announced a gas discovery at the Kronos well in the offshore Colombia region, a key CBTH study area. Click here to read more.
  • Spring 2015: CBTH students Shenelle Gomez, Tricia Alvarez, and Kyle Reuber, along with CBTH researcher Paul Mann, presented their research at the 20th Caribbean Geological Conference in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago on May 17-22nd. For information on CBTH presentations at the Caribbean Geological Conference, click here. To view the full presentation schedule, click here (PDF).

- 2014 -

  • Fall 2014: The American Geophysical Union hosted its Fall Meeting on December 15-19, 2014 in San Francisco. CBTH Presenters included Ian Ambrosius, Steve Leslie, Jiannan Wang, and Patrick Loureiro. For more information, click here.

  • Fall 2014: Congratulations to Patrick Loureiro, Naila Dowla, and Derek Scott for their first, second, and third place poster awards, respectively, at the 13th Annual Conference on African Exploration and Production, jointly organized by the Houston Geological Society and the Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain. The meeting was held on September 9-10, 2014, at The Westin Houston, Memorial City.
  • Fall 2014: The CBTH Annual Sponsor Meeting was held on Friday, September 12, 2014 at the University of Houston. Click here to view the presentation schedule and more details.
  • Summer 2014: Congratulations to Lucia Torrado, who was recently published in the August 2014 issue of Geophysics. This publication was adapted from her award-winning "Top Ten Presentation" for the 2013 AAPG ICE meeting in Cartagena, Colombia.
  • Summer 2014: Congratulations to Tricia Alvarez for her third place award for best student oral presentation on her study of the Trinidad area at the 2014 AAPG ACE meeting. This makes the third student presentation award at this meeting to the CBTH group. Tricia also won a third place best student poster award at the 2009 AAPG ACE meeting.
  • Spring 2014: The University of Houston Research Day was held on Friday, April 25 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. Of the 14 UH award-winning presentations by the Dept. of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences to be recognized, 7 of them were presented by grad students supported by the CBTH project. Click here for more information.
  • Spring 2014: Congratulations to Bryan Ott and Javier Sanchez, who came in 3rd and 4th place, respectively, at the AAPG 2014 Annual Meeting Student Poster Competition! Congratulations also go out to Carolina Mejia, who received the AAPG Foundation 2014 Grant-In-Aid. Click here to read more.
  • Spring 2014: Congratulations to Rocio Bernal for passing her PhD defense on April 1, 2014, at the University of Houston. After finalizing the final dissertation document and a break, Dr. Bernal will begin her job as an explorationist with ConocoPhillips in Houston. Her five year PhD study was entirely supported by the CBTH project.
  • Spring 2014: We thank Halliburton for selecting the University of Houston as one of their five US universities to better understand the role of the Halliburton University Grant Program (UGP) in UH educational and research activities. Halliburton provides UH with Landmark interpretation software.
  • Spring 2014: AAPG hosted its annual convention in Houston, TX on April 6-9, 2014. To view a list of CBTH posters and presentations at the meeting, click here.
  • Spring 2014: Congratulations to the 2014 UH Imperial Barrel Team Award Team (co-advisor: Paul Mann), who came in 3rd Place at the Gulf Coast Imperial Barrel Award Regional Competition: Click here to read more.
  • Spring 2014: Congratulations to the 2014 University of Stavanger Imperial Barrel Team Award Team (advisor: Alejandro Escalona), who came in 4th Place at the European Imperial Barrel Award Regional Competition
  • Spring 2014: Congratulations to PhD student Joan Blanco for her second place finish in the SEG Regional Gulf Coast Challenge Bowl, February 2014. Click here to read more.
  • Spring 2014:Congratulations to Lisa Bingham for her promotion to Associate Professor in Geology and GIS in the Department of Petroleum Engineering at the University of Stavanger. Lisa is one of the longest serving workers for the CBTH project: undergrad research assistant at UT Austin in 2002-5; CBTH project manager at UT from 2005-9; and Stavanger from 2009-present.
  • Spring 2014: Congratulations to CBTH students Bryan Ott, Karilys Castillo, and Marie de los Santos, who tied for third and received Honorable Mention, respectively, at the 2014 GCSSEPM Graduate Student Poster Competition. Click here for photos and more information.

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