Back to the Rockies - An Epoch of Adventure of Cretaceous Proportions
Join us September 15-18, 2019 at the Little American Hotel in Cheyenne, Wyoming
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From jagged mountains to vast basins to supervolcanoes, Wyoming is a veritable geologic wonderland. Founded in 1943, the Wyoming Geological Association has a long history of promoting the science of geology in the state and is proud to host the meeting in legendary Cheyenne. Cheyenne’s unique location makes for easy travel from Denver yet far enough from the hustle and bustle of the big city to enjoy the quiet. The meeting will be held at the Little America Hotel & Resort, which presents easy access to everything Cheyenne has to offer. While you are in Cheyenne, be sure to take a tour of the capital or head to Terry Bison Ranch to get a burger and feed the bison.
Technical sessions include geophysics, D-J Basin Codell and Niobrara, Powder River Basin Plays, History of Oil in the Rockies, and a special tribute to Bill Cobban. Field Trips will take people to the Wall Creek and other tight sands of the PRB, Niobrara and Codell of the D-J, an impact crater, and on a whirlwind tour of the structural geology of Wyoming. Short courses offered to teach people new skills in unconventional resource evaluations, multivariate statistics, sequence stratigraphy, and selected core examinations. Don’t worry; guests will have the chance to visit Terry Bison Ranch or an ocre mine archaeology site among other fun activities. So, head on over to Cheyenne for the 2019 Rocky Mountain Section of AAPG annual meeting, I promise your experience will be legendary!!
2019 Rocky Mountain Section Meeting Planning Committee
- In celebration of Back to the Cretaceous at this year’s trips include opportunities to explore a wide variety of key Cretaceous Aged Formations at the outcrop in both Wyoming and Colorado. Please note that space is limited so register today. Field trips will include transportation, box lunches and snacks.
- Evidence for a large Paleozoic Impact Crater Strewn Field in the Rocky Mountains
- Sequence Stratigraphy and Reservoir Architecture of Upper Cretaceous Sandstone Reservoirs in the Powder River Basin
- Facies, sequence stratigraphy and reservoir characteristics of the Codell Sandstone, Wall Creek Sandstone, Sage Breaks Shale and Niobrara Formations, Denver, Powder River, Shirley and Laramie basins, CO and WY
- Sedimentology, Stratigraphy and Fracture Characteristics of Tight Oil Sandstones in the Powder River Basin