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  • 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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