The Boone Pickens School of Geology is continuing to grow with global recognition and ground breaking inovation.  Please read the following press releases and updates.

Core Samples

$3,000,000 Geology Core Research Facility to be Built



OSU Researcher authors paper exploring Pawnee
earathquake damage.

Folarin Kolawole in British news with Oklahoma Earthquake Reserach

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 Nine Geology Grad Students Awarded AAGP Grants


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Congratulations to Dr. Mohamed Abdelsalam for
winning the Outstanding Graduate Coordinator Award.

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Congratulations PhD Student Ibukun Bode for winning the GSA 2017 Graduate Student Research Grant

Ebrahimi Pouyan

Congratulations PhD Student Pouyan Ebrahimi for winning the GSA 2017 Graduate Student Research Grants.


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August 26, 2017

Annual Back to School Cookout
Lake Carl Blackwell
Ski Point Pavillion
All Geology Students, Faculty, and Staff Welcome
Time: 12:00p.m.


Fall 2016 Welcome Back BBQ 15

Dr. Jay Gregg and Daniel LaoDavila at the 2016 Annual Welcome Back Cookout.  Food, games, and great memories are made at this event.


September 4, 2017
University Holiday - offices closed


 2017 Malawi Highlights







Malawi Dr. Ismail

Malawi group

Malawi IRES students




Meng, J., Pashin, J.C., Clark, P., 2017, Structural Architecture of the Farnsworth Oil Unit: Implications for Geologic Storage of Carbon Dioxide, Environmental Geosciences, v. 24, no. 2, p. 73–94. See More!



Heenan, J. W., D. Ntarlagiannis, L. D. Slater, C. L. Beaver, S. Rossbach, A. Revil, E. A. Atekwana, and B. Bekins (2017), Field-scale observations of a transient geobattery resulting from natural attenuation of a crude oil spill, See More!



Emishaw, L., D. Laó-Dávila, M.G. Abdelsalam, E.A. Atekwana, and S. S. Gao (2017), Evolution of the Broadly Rifted Zone in southern Ethiopia through gravitational collapse of dynamic topography, Tectonophysics, See More!



Shabani, Babak, and Javier Vilcaez. Prediction of CO 2-CH 4-H 2 SN 2 gas mixtures solubility in brine using a non-iterative fugacity-activity model relevant to CO 2-MEOR. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering 150 (2017): 162-179.



Vilcaez, J., Morad, S., & Shikazono, N. (2017). Pore-scale simulation of transport properties of carbonate rocks using FIB-SEM 3D microstructure: Implications for field scale solute transport simulations. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 42, 13-22.



Egger, M., Hagens, M., Sapart, C.J., Dijkstra, N., van Helmond, N.A., Mogollón, J.M., Risgaard-Petersen, N., van der Veen, C., Kasten, S., Riedinger, N. and Böttcher, M.E., 2017. Iron oxide reduction in methane-rich deep Baltic Sea sediments. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. See More!


Schiffbauer, J. D., Huntley, J. W., Fike, D. A., Jeffrey, M. J., Gregg, J. M., and Shelton, K. L., 2017, Decoupling biogeochemical records, extinction, and environmental change during the Cambrian SPICE event: See More!



Ngalamo, J.F.G., D. Bisso, M.G. Abdelsalam, E. A. Atekwana,A.B. Katumwehe, G.E. Ekodeck (2017), Geophysical imaging of metacratonizaton in the northern edge of the Congo Craton in Cameroon, Journal of African Earth Sciences 129 (2017) 94-107



Jahan, S., Uddin, A., Pashin, J. C., & Savrda, C. E. (2017). Petroleum source-rock evaluation of upper Eocene Kopili Shale, Bengal Geomorphologic proxies for bedrock rivers: A case study from the Rwenzori Mountains, East African Rift system. 2017. Geomorphology. Bangladesh. International Journal of Coal Geology, 172, 71-79. See More!


Abdel Aal, G, E.A. Atekwana, D. D. Werkema (2017), Complex conductivity response to silver nanoparticles in partially saturated sand columns, Journal of Applied Geophysics, See More!



Kaczmarek, S. E., Gregg, J. M., Bish, D. L., Machel, H. G., and Fouke, B. W., 2017, Dolomite, very- high magnesium calcite, and microbes – implications for the microbial model of dolomitization, in MacNeil, A. J., Lonnee, J., Wood, R., McIlreath, I., Characterization and Modeling of Carbonates– Mountjoy Symposium 1: SEPM Special Publication 109, DOI: See More!



Ebrahimi, P. and P. Jaiswal, 2017, Directional filter aided sub-basalt interpretation: a case study from the Fareo-Shetland basin, J. App. Geo., See More!



Cheng, J., C.A. Zelt and P.Jaiswal, Detecting a known near-surface target through application of frequency-dependent traveltime tomography and full waveform inversion to P- and SH-wave seismic refraction data, Geophysics, DOI:10.1190/geo2016-0085.1 See More!