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Geology 9

 Nine Geology Grad Students Awarded AAGP Grants.

Colloquium Schedule (GEOL 4300/5300)
Boone Pickens School of Geology
Spring Semester 2017
Fridays 12:30 - 1:30 (NRC 108)
All graduate students and faculty are expected to attend.


March 3

“Hybrid Fixed-Point Fixed-Stress Splitting Method for Linear Poroelasticity”
Vinod Kumar – Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at El Paso


March 10

“Understanding the Large Role of Small Particles in Contaminant Remediation and
Andrew Swindle – Department of Geology, Wichita State University


March 17

Student's Spring Break


March 24

“Influence of Reservoir Wettability on CO2 EOR and Sequestration Processes”
Prem Bikkina, School of Chemical Engineering, Oklahoma State University


April 7

“Revealing Full Spectrum of Triggering Processes in Induced Seismicity”
Xiaowei Chen – ConocoPhillips School of Geology and Geophysics, University of Oklahoma


April 14

“Trace Metals in Petroleum Source Rocks and Produced Waters”
David Borrok – School of Geosciences, University of Louisiana at Lafayette


April 21

“Significance of Terminated and Doubly Terminated Quartz Crystals, Lower Mississippian
Boone Formation, Southern Ozark Region, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Missouri ”
Walt Manger – Department of Geosciences, University of Arkansas


April 28



May 5

“Bacterial Communities Associated with Drilling, Hydraulic Fracturing, and Early
Production Stages in Thermogenic Natural gas Wells of the Barnett Shale”
Mostafa Elshahed, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Oklahoma State














Katumwehe, A. B., Abdelsalam, M. G., Atekwana, E. A., & Laó-Dávila, D. A. (2016). Extent, kinematics and tectonic origin of the Precambrian Aswa Shear Zone in eastern Africa. Gondwana Research, 34, 241-253.



Katumwehe, A. B., Abdelsalam, M. G., & Atekwana, E. A. (2015). The role of pre-existing Precambrian structures in rift evolution: The Albertine and Rhino grabens, Uganda. Tectonophysics, 646, 117-129.



Abdelsalam, M. G., Katumwehe, A. B., Atekwana, E. A., Le Pera, A. K., & Achang, M. (2016). The Paleoproterozoic Singo granite in south-central Uganda revealed as a nested igneous ring complex using geophysical data. Journal of African Earth Sciences, 116, 198-212.