Archive | December 2015

Nevada Petroleum & Geothermal Society Monthly Dinner Meeting—Thursday, January 7, 2016

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Topic: Nevada—EOR projects—Grant Canyon and Blackburn Fields

Speakers: Eugene Wadleigh and Rod Prosceno

Abstract: Enhanced Oil Recovery projects have been initiated in two separate Nevada producing oil fields in 2006-2008 and currently continue.  The Grant Canyon and Blackburn fields have commenced High Pressure Air Injection (HPAI) for reservoir management of Gravity Stable Immiscible Drainage (GSID).  The process involves a longer and slower steady growth of liberated oil which can be harvested by optimizing well completions.  The HPAI creates primarily an immiscible gas which gently restores reservoir pressure as incremental oil drains to producers which would not be recovered under primary conventional operations. Both projects target Devonian age reservoirs with bottom water drive systems.  A summary of contrasting implementation and challenges for each field will be reviewed along with a geologic overview on massive carbonates.

Eugene Wadleigh has over 30 years of experience in gas injection and water management systems in oil and gas fields.  He has worked on and been an advisor on some of the largest gas processing fields in both the United States and worldwide.  

Rod Prosceno has 25 years of experience in oil and gas operations and water management processes.  He has worked on varying types of reservoirs worldwide and employed various techniques of operational management.

Details:
Thursday January 7, 2016
Ramada Reno Hotel
1000 East 6th Street, Reno, NV 89512
Bar Sponsor:  Krummrich Engineering
Cocktail Reception 6:30, Skyline Bar, 14th Floor
Dinner Served at 7:00 PM
NPGS Members $20, Non-Members $23, Students $10

Please RSVP for the Dinner Meeting by Tuesday, January 5 with the following link:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1s56nLVMw3kyu6_HIqjyhvtSLGShXXMTBVIB40nG7NI8/viewform[docs.google.com]

If you have RSVP’d, and find that you cannot attend, please notify NPGS as soon as you are able as NPGS will be charged for all no-shows. Thank you for your consideration.

Vicki D. Ehni
Ehni Enterprises, Inc.
P.O. Box 4228
Carson City, NV 89702-4228
(775) 883-1107, FAX (775) 883-7279
vehni@aol.com

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January is National Radon Action Month

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“What is the RADON level in your home?

  • Elevated levels of radon have been found in 21.8% of Washoe County homes tested.
  • Learn how to test for radon.
  • Get a free radon test kit.

Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers and is estimated to cause 21,000 lung cancer deaths in the U.S. each year.”

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension will be offering free presentations on radon during the month of January. For more information, please click on the link below:
http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/Geohazards/Radon.html

Job Announcements from BLM

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Message from BLM: We are pleased to announce new, exciting positions available at BLM – BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT.   It is our hope that qualified, career oriented individuals at your organization or other professionals known to you will actively consider this position and apply accordingly.  Efforts on your part to disseminate this information are greatly appreciated.

Position Information:
Job Description:  Grants Management Specialist;
Announcement Number:  CO-DEU-2016-0006;
Location(s) of position:  Lakewood, CO, US;
Salary:  $61,612 – $80,093;
Applications will be accepted until:  01/04/2016.
For additional information on this job posting, please go to:  https://jobs.mgsapps.monster.com/blm/vacancy/viewVacancyDetail!execute.hms?orgId=3&jnum=113773[jobs.mgsapps.monster.com]

Position Information:
Job Description:  Grants Management Specialist;
Announcement Number:  CO Merit-2016-0032;
Location(s) of position:  Lakewood, CO, US;
Salary:  $61,612 – $80,093;
Applications will be accepted until:  01/04/2016.
For additional information on this job posting, please go to:  https://jobs.mgsapps.monster.com/blm/vacancy/viewVacancyDetail!execute.hms?orgId=3&jnum=113937[jobs.mgsapps.monster.com]

Position Information:
Job Description:  Rangeland Management Specialist;
Announcement Number:  NV-DEU-2016-0023;
Location(s) of position:  Battle Mountain, NV, US;
Salary:  $58,562 – $76,131;
Applications will be accepted until:  01/11/2016.
For additional information on this job posting, please go to:  https://jobs.mgsapps.monster.com/blm/vacancy/viewVacancyDetail!execute.hms?orgId=3&jnum=113911[jobs.mgsapps.monster.com]

Position Information:
Job Description:  Rangeland Management Specialist;
Announcement Number:  NV Merit-2016-0089;
Location(s) of position:  Battle Mountain, NV, US;
Salary:  $58,562 – $76,131;
Applications will be accepted until:  01/11/2016.
For additional information on this job posting, please go to:  https://jobs.mgsapps.monster.com/blm/vacancy/viewVacancyDetail!execute.hms?orgId=3&jnum=113975[jobs.mgsapps.monster.com]

Earthquake Anniversary—6.0 in Verdi, Nevada in 1948

Today, Tuesday December 29, is the anniversary of the M6.0 earthquake in Verdi, Nevada in 1948.

The events shown on the poster Damaging Earthquakes in Nevada: 1840s to 2008, by Craig dePolo, remind us that Nevada is earthquake country and that earthquakes will produce strong shaking within our communities in the future.
http://pubs.nbmg.unr.edu/Damaging-earthquakes-in-NV-p/sp037.htm

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Learn more about recent earthquake activity in your area and how to protect yourself from future earthquakes:

Nevada Seismological Laboratory (University of Nevada Reno):
http://www.seismo.unr.edu  (Phone: 775-784-4975)
http://www.seismo.unr.edu/Earthquake  (Current earthquake information)
http://www.seismo.unr.edu/Contacts?notify=1  (Sign up to receive earthquake notifications)

The Great Nevada ShakeOut:
http://shakeout.org/nevada[shakeout.org]

Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology:
http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/Geohazards/index.html

Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology—Position Announcement

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Structural Geology (tenure track)

The Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology (NBMG) at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) seeks applicants with expertise in field-oriented structural geology. NBMG is a public service unit of UNR and serves as both the state geological survey of Nevada and as a research department in the UNR College of Science. Faculty at NBMG have tenure-track academic appointments, with both research and teaching obligations.

Position Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities of this position include development of productive, externally funded research programs in the field of structural geology. Research will focus on structural geology as it relates to the tectonic evolution of Nevada, utilizing innovative approaches to detailed geologic mapping, structural analysis of faults and folds, and geochronology. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to understanding natural resources and geologic hazards in the context of structural settings and deformational events. Duties will include supervising graduate students and teaching courses in the candidate’s area of expertise within the Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering (DGSE).

Qualifications: Applicants must have a doctorate in geology or a related geoscience field by the time of hire and a demonstrated record of research on topics related to structural geology, as indicated by dissertation research, industry experience, and/or peer-reviewed publications. The successful candidate must also have experience in field-oriented research and a desire to conduct such research on future projects. Expertise in geologic mapping, fault kinematics, rock mechanics, and/or geochronology will be valued. Excellent communication skills, as demonstrated in written application materials; commitment to public service; potential for, or established record of publications; and ability to attract funding are essential. We encourage candidates to explain achievable plans for funded research on Nevada-focused topics in structural geology in their letters of interest.

Salary and Date of Appointment: The position will be a tenure-track faculty appointment at the assistant professor level with an academic-year base salary that is competitive with other research universities. Starting date will be July 1, 2016 or shortly thereafter, depending on availability of the successful candidate.

To apply, please visit: https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/19454.  Please submit a letter expressing your interest in the position and research plans; names, e-mail addresses, postal addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three references; a complete curriculum vitae; and electronic copies of up to three of your publications to http://jobs.unr.edu/. Application deadline is February 1, 2016. For further information about NBMG, please consult our website (http://www.nbmg.unr.edu).

EEO/AA: Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

For questions, please contact: Dr. James Faulds, NBMG Director, jfaulds@unr.edu; 775-682-6650.

Link to Position Announcement:
http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/_docs/Assist_Prof_Structural_Geology_flier.pdf

Thank you!

Thesis Defense—Jason Craig—TODAY, Tuesday December 15 at 10:00 a.m.

You are invited to attend an undergraduate senior thesis presentation by Jason Craig, on Tuesday, December 15th at 10:00 a.m., in LME 422: http://www.unr.edu/around-campus/facilities/laxalt

Undergraduate Senior Thesis Advisor: Dr. James Faulds

Abstract: The Fourth of July Prospect, located in the Humboldt Range near Unionville, Nevada has structurally controlled mesothermal quartz veining that hosts ore-grade gold, silver and antimony mineralization. Three areas of this prospect were studied to characterize the geologic structure of the veins: the Black Warrior mine, Marigold mine and Congress Canyon. Across these three areas northwest-trending steeply-dipping strike-slip faults were identified as being the primary structures that host mineralization.  These three areas have unique structural characteristics with some similarities and were possibly formed from Cretaceous-aged movement along regional Jurassic-aged structural fabric remnant from the Fencemaker Allochthon event.

Job Announcements from State Surveys

Jobs are available at the following state geological surveys: Alaska, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, and Montana. For details, please see the AASG website:
http://www.stategeologists.org/job_posting.php

California Geological Survey also has five job vacancies in engineering geology:
http://jobs.spb.ca.gov/wvpos/search_p_ejv.cfm?classcode=3756&criteria=engineering