Upcoming Division Talk

Volcanic Islands and Organic Carbon 
Speaker: Gordon Graham 
Location: Bottle Screw Bills/Buzzards Pub | 140 10th Ave SW, Calgary 
June 12, 2019, 11:45am 

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The talk will describe some geological features of volcanic islands visited over the past year or so, explain their tectonic setting and describe some of the fauna encountered, including the source of almost half the organic carbon in the sea. These observations will be related to ancient examples from Vancouver Island and Southern California. The latter provides a link to Petroleum Geology as the organic carbon has been preserved and charges the richest oil basin by surface area in the world.

Gordon Graham is a geologist with more than 30 years exploration experience primarily in Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. During his career, he was lucky enough to be involved in several major oil discoveries in basement reservoirs and now spends his time looking for more of these and travelling. He has a B.Sc. in Applied Geology from the University of Strathclyde and an M.Sc. in Geology from the University of Calgary.


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The International Division has provided a forum to members and guests interested in the geology and hydrocarbon potential of the world since 1985. We offer monthly free brown-bag lunchtime workshops and special social events. The lunchtime event takes place every second Wednesday of each month. It starts at noon with a 5 minute introduction, followed by a 10 minute “Rock Shot” warm-up and the 30 minute main presentation, which leaves the last 15 minutes for networking. Upcoming events are detailed below. The lunchtime events are held in the Nexen Plus 15 Conference Centre located in the Nexen Annex Building.

The “Rocks Shots” could be anything interesting and should be light. In the past we have had travelogues, world cultural heritage relationships between geology and beverages, and quick geoscience knowledge. The main technical presentation should cover geoscientific and/or broadly oil and gas related topics.

A door prize is provided by Sigma Explorations Inc., coffee and refreshments by IHS Markit, doughnuts by RPS Energy, and speaker appreciation by Chinook Consulting Services Ltd. and Alconsult International.

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Kevin (c) 403.803.1534

Peter Bauman,  
Nanna, (c) 403.619.9033, (w) 403.587.4223 
(c) 587.899.0200

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