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AIPG 2016 Annual National Conference

September 10 -13, 2016 in Santa Fe, New Mexico
Early Registration ends August 24th: Online and Registration form
Conference will be held at the Drury Plaza Hotel - 505.424.2175 - 828 Paseo De Peralta, Santa Fe, NM 87501
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Sponsors - Clear Creek Associates, Sorrell Consulting, LLC, FirstBank, Northeast SectionColorado Section, California Section, Michigan Section,Wisconsin Section, Minnesota Section, Florida Section
Exhibitors - AGI, Amec Foster WheelerCascade Drilling & Technical Services, Flute, The Wright Group an AssuredPartners Company, Vista GeoScience, New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources New Mexico Tech, Geostabilization International

List of Presentations and Presenters - as of 8/22/2016

Monday, September 12, 2016 (8:30am - 10am)

Plenary Session - Palace Ballroom

Welcome
Helen Hickman, CPG - 2016 AIPG President

Matthew Rhoades, CPG, NM State Geologist, New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, Socorro, NM
Geology in New Mexico: Future Opportunities and Challenges

Monday, September 12, 2016 (10am - 10:30am)

Poster Presentations - Palace Ballroom

The Characterization of Abandoned Uranium Mines in New Mexico
John Asafo-Akowuah, SA, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, NM

Development of a Low Cost, Field Portable, Geochemical Gold Test
Benjamin Eppley, SA, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver, CO; Uwe Kackstaetter, MEM,  Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver, CO

The Hydrogeologic Framework of Central Santa Fe, New Mexico - A Detailed Subsurface Perspective
John Hawley, CPG, Hawley Geomatters, Albuquerque, NM; Baird H. Swanson, Swanson Geoscience, LLC, Albuquerque, NM

Constraints on the Nature and Origin of Gold in the Tavetsch Schist through Kinematic Studies, Petrography, Geochemistry, and X-Ray Computed Tomography, Surselva District, Switzerland
Mackenzie Hinds, University of Texas at Austin, Eagle Mountain, UT; Brent Elliott, University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Econ, Austin, TX; J. Richard Kyle, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

Improving Ocean Stewardship through Acquisition of Oceanic Data
Dina London, SA, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO

Diagenetic Processes Capable of Precipitating Potassium Feldspar Cement in the Springdale Sandstone and Fountain Formation
Lindsay Mota, SA, Littleton, CO; Uwe Kackstaetter, MEM, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver, CO

Nuclear-Magnetic-Resonance Petrophysics in Thin Sand/Shale Lamination
Rana Benbella Nafea, SA, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt; Hatem Refaat, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt; Mohamed Ragab, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

Preliminary Evaluation of CBM Resources in Sindh, Pakistan
Adeel Nazeer, CPG, Center of Pure & Applied Geology, University of Sindh, Jamshoro Pakistan, Islamabad; Syed Habib Shah, Pakistan Petroleum Limited, Islamabad; Nadeem Ahmad, MOL Pakistan, Islamabad, Sarfraz H Solangi, Center of Pure & Applied Geology, Jamshoro, Sindh; Shabeer Ahmed Abbassi, Center of Pure & Applied Geology, Jamshoro, Sindh

GW Contour Maps, Preparation, Interpretation, Forensic Perspective
Mehmet Pehlivan, MEM, Bays Environmental Remediation Management, Ladera Ranch, CA

Examining Ash Fall Sequences in Calk-Alkaline Subduction Related Volcanism, Southern New Mexico
Shannon Rentz, SA, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO; Gary Michelfelder, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO; Emily Salings, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO

Experimental Cerargyrite (AgCl) Formation in Sandstone
Travis Sullivan, SA, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver, CO; Uwe Kackstaetter, MEM, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver, CO

Modeling Regional Weather Patterns in Southern Illinois by Integrating Stable Water Isotopes Found in Precipitation to Distinguish Various Controls on the Local Hydrologic Cycle
Stephania Zneimer, SA, Southern Illinois University, Geology Department, Carbondale, IL; Liliana Lefticariu, Department of Geology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL; Trenton Ford, Department of Geography and Environmental Resources, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL; Mihai Lefticariu, Mass Spectrometry Facility, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

Monday, September 12, 2016 (10:30am - Noon)

Session 1A - Mining I - Larry Room

Moderator: Donald Lumm, CPG - KY

10:30am - 11am

Uranium in Missouri? - The Rest of the Story
John Gustavson, CPG, Mineral Appraiser LLC, Boulder, CO

11am - 11:30am
Mining Issues in New Mexico in 2016
Virginia T. McLemore, CPG, New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, Socorro, NM

11:30am-Noon
The Potash Identification (PID) Plot for Identifying Commercial Potash Deposits
Donald Hill, University of Southern California, Walnut Creek, CA

Monday, September 12, 2016 (10:30am - Noon)

Session 1B - Environmental I - Rivera Room

Moderator: Shanna Schmitt, CPG - MN

10:30am - 11am

Hudson River Dredging Project: Promoting Continuous Improvement through Field Auditing
Joseph Kraycik, MEM, Environmental Standards, Inc., Valley Forge, PA; David Blye, Environmental Standards, Inc., Valley Forge, PA; Robert Gibson, General Electric, Fort Edward, NY

11am - 11:30am
Mercury Wars
David Lawler, CPG, FarWest Geoscience Foundation, Grass Valley, CA; Hank Meals, FarWest Geoscience Foundation, Grass Valley, CA

11:30am-Noon
The Characterization of Abandoned Uranium Mines in New Mexico
Ashlynne Winton, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, NM

Monday, September 12, 2016 (10:30am - Noon)

Session 1C - Engineering I - Meem Room

Moderator: Keri Nutter, CPG - AK

10:30am - 11am

Innovations in Geohazard Mitigation and Geotechnical Engineering
Robert Barrett, GeoStabilization International, Grand Junction, CO

11am - 11:30am​
Geotechnical Engineering Considerations Regarding Climate Change in the Intermountain West

Laurie Brandt, CPG, DOWL, Montrose, CO

11:30am-Noon
Construction Dewatering: Investigation Methods and Approach in New York City
William Canavan, CPG, HydroEnvironmental Solutions, Somers, NY; Steven Verdibello, HydroEnvironmental Solutions, Somers, NY

Monday, September 12, 2016 (1:30pm - 3pm)


Session 2A - Professional I - Lamy Room

Moderator: J. Foster Sawyer, CPG - SD

1:30pm - 2pm

Adventures at a State Geological Survey
Jim Burnell, CPG, Mineral Strategies, Golden, CO

2pm - 2:30pm
The Changing Landscape of the Next Generation of Geoscientists
Christopher Keane, American Geosciences Institute, Alexandria, VA; P. Patrick Leahy, CPG, American Geosciences Institute, Alexandria, VA

2:30 - 3pm
Governance in Professional Organizations
William J. Siok, CPG, Tucson, AZ​

Monday, September 12, 2016 (1:30pm - 3pm)

Session 2B - Environmental II - Rivera Room

Moderator: Susan von Gonten, CPG - NM

1:30pm - 2pm

Water Use Associated with Natural Gas Development in the Susquehanna River Basin
Paula Ballaron, Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Harrisburg, PA

2pm - 2:30pm
In-Situ Remediation of Oil-Field Brine Spills in Low-Permeable Soils Using Electrokinetics
Brent Huntsman, CPG, Terran Corporation, Beavercreek, OH; Christopher Athmer, Terran Corporation, Beavercreek, OH

2:30 - 3pm
Petroleum Hydrocarbon Permeation of a PVC Water Line and Cleanup via Soil Excavation and Water Line Replacement
Michael McVey, CPG, Daniel B. Stephens & Associates, Inc., Albuquerque, NM; Susan von Gonten, CPG,
New Mexico Environmental Department, Petroleum Storage Tank Bureau, Santa Fe, NM

Monday, September 12, 2016 (1:30pm - 3pm)

Session 2C - Geology I - Meem Room

Moderator: Shanna Schmitt, CPG - MN

1:30pm - 2pm

Evidence for a Quaternary Lake, Western Colorado and Eastern Utah
Edward Baltzer, CPG, Avant Environmental Services, Grand Junction, CO; Joe Fandrich, Grand Junction, CO

2pm - 2:30pm​
Westwater Utah - A Present Day Ice-Dammed Lake: A Key to the Past
Joe Fandrich, Grand Junction, CO

2:30pm-3pm
Rare Earth Element Substitution and Cathodoluminescence in Apatite from the Bear Lodge Dome, Crook County, Wyoming, USA
Jason Felsman, CPG, Boulder, CO

Monday, September 12, 2016 (3:30pm - 5pm)

Session 3A - Hydrology I - Lamy Room

Moderator: Doug Bartlett, CPG - AZ
3:30pm - 4pm

USGS Water-Supply Paper 1525 "Geology and Water Resources of the Santa Fe Area, New Mexico"
John Hawley, CPG, Hawley Geomatters, Albuquerque, NM

4pm - 4:30pm
A New Rapid Method for Measuring the Vertical Head Profile
Carl Keller, FLUTe, Alcalde, NM

4:30 - 5pm
Applying Transducer Networks to Evaluate Groundwater Communication in Fractured Bedrock
Jeffrey Johnson, CPG, NewFields Companies, LLC – Houston, Houston, TX; Irina Mamonkina, NewFields Companies, LLC – Houston, Houston, TX

Monday, September 12, 2016 (3:30pm - 5pm) 

Session 3B - Professional II - Rivera Room

Moderator: Helen Hickman, CPG - FL

3:30pm - 4pm

Do Your Homework: Conducting Community Due Diligence
Linda L. Lampl, Ph.D., Lampl Herbert Consultants, Tallahassee, FL

4pm - 4:30pm
Geoscientists Understanding Their Political World
Thomas A. Herbert, Ph.D., P.G., CPG, Lampl Herbert Consultants, Tallahassee, FL

4:30 - 5pm
The Future Direction of AIPG: Opportunities and Challenges
Aaron W. Johnson, Ph.D., MEM, AIPG Executive Director, Thornton, CO

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 (8:30am - 10am)

Session 4A - Engineering II - Lamy Room

Moderator: John Sorrell, CPG - NM

8:30am - 9:00am

Utilization of Factor of Safety in Geotechnical Solutions
Cameron Lobato, GeoStabilization International, Grand Junction, CO; Stephen Harrison, Daedalus Drone Services, Austin, TX; Corey Mislinski, GeoStabilization International, Pittsburgh, PA; Peter MacKenzie, GeoStabilization International, Grand Junction, CO

9am - 9:30am
Drones and Geological Consulting
Michael Lawless, CPG, Draper Aden Associates, Blacksburg, VA

9:30am - 10am
Oil Field Development Field Assessment: Leveraging Mobile GIS Applications to Streamline Geologic Field Data Collection
Shawn Turner, CDM Smith, Houston, TX; Toros Maksoudian, CDM Smith, Boston, MA; Kevin Molloy, CDM Smith, Houston, TX

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 (8:30am - 10am)

Session 4B - Environmental III - Rivera Room

Moderator: David Pyles, CPG - IL

8:30am - 9am

Emerging Contaminant PFOA: A Primer on Perfluorooctanoic Acid (and other perfluorinated chemicals)
Jean (Neubeck) Patota, CPG, Alpha Geoscience, Clifton Park, NY

9:am - 9:30am
The Critical Role of Hydrogeology in Investigating and Protecting Ground Water Supplies
Jean (Neubeck) Patota, CPG, Alpha Geoscience, Clifton Park, NY

9:30am - 10am
Vacuum Driven In-Well Stripping and Recirculations (VACCIRC)
Mehmet Pehlivan, MEM, Bays Environmental Remediation Management, Ladera Ranch, CA

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 (10:30am - Noon)

Session 5A - Geology II - Lamy Room

Moderator: Tom Reynolds, CPG - NM

10:30am - 11am

Stratigraphic Alluvial Units in Las Vegas Valley, Nevada
David J. Donovan, CPG, AquaPetrus LLC, Las Vegas, NV​

11am - 11:30am
Method for Identifying Surficial Fracture Clusters (Sweet Spots) and Determining Optimum Drillable Locations
Santiago Reynolds, Crowne Energy Org., Houston, TX; David Fontaine

11:30am - Noon
The Interrelationship of Colorado Rifting and the Structural Colorado Plateau
Vincent Matthews, CPG, Leadville Geology LLC, Leadville, CO

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 (10:30am - Noon)

Session 5B - Hydrology II - Rivera Room

Moderator: Larry Cerrillo, CPG - CO

10:30am - 11am

Analyses of Radial Simulations of Plume Development and Confirmation of Containment of Injected Acid Gases in an Underpressured Clastic Carbonate Reservoir
Alberto Gutierrez, CPG, Geolex, Inc., Albuquerque, NM; James C. Hunter, Geolex, Inc., Albuquerque, NM

11am - 11:30am
Sedimentology and Paleohydrology of the Brushy Basin Member, Morrison Formation in the Henry Basin, Utah
Jeffrey Johnson, CPG, NewFields Companies, LLC – Houston, Houston, TX

11:30 - Noon
Hydrogeology studies at teh New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources
Stacy Timmons, Hydrogeology adn Aquifer Mapping Program Manager, New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 (1:30pm - 3pm)

Session 6A - Mining II / Energy - Lamy Room

Moderator: Jean (Neubeck) Patota, CPG - NY

1:30pm - 2pm

The Rock That Cried Silver Tears - The Early Jurassic Springdale Sandstone and its Unusual Precious Metal Mineralization at Silver Reef, UT Revisited
Uwe Kackstaetter, MEM, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver, CO

2pm - 2:30pm
Assessment of Remaining Oil and Gas Potential Within the Desert Creek Formation of Papoose Canyon Field, Paradox Basin, Western Colorado
Jessica Davey, SA, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO; Barbara EchoHawk​​

2:30pm - 3pm
History of North American Potash Mining
Peter Smith, CPG, RESPEC, Rapid City, SD; Tabetha Stirrett, CPG, North Rim, Saskatoon, SK, Canada​

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 (1:30pm - 3pm)

Session 6B - Geology III - Rivera Room

Moderator: John Sorrell, CPG - NM

1:30pm - 2pm

New and Old High Resolution Investigation Tools Applied to Remediation Design Characterization.  It’s a Contact Sport
John Fontana, PG, President/CEO, Vista Geoscience, CO

2pm - 2:30pm
Hydrologic and Geochemical Conditions in the Animas River Watersheds
Dennis McQuillan, Chief Scientist, New Mexico Environment Department, Santa Fe, NM

2:30pm - 3pm
Microfacies and Diagenetic Analysis of Lockhart Limestone, Shah Alla Ditta Area Islamabad, Pakistan
Zeeshan Khattak, Bahria University Islamabad, Pakistan

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 (3:30pm - 5pm)

Session 7A - Environmental IV - Lamy Room

Moderator: Larry Cerrillo, CPG - CO

3:30pm - 4pm

Using Hydrogeologic Data in Crop and Range Management Practices in Northeastern New Mexico: The Union County Hydrogeology Project
Kate Zeigler, CPG, Zeigler Geologic Consulting, LLC, Albuquerque, NM; Barbara Podzemny, Northeastern Soil and Water Conservation District, Clayton, NM; Andy Yuhas, Northwest Geoinformatics, Missoula, MT; Ryan Mann, SA, Zeigler Geologic Consulting, LLC, Albuquerque, NM​​

4pm - 4:30pm
Confirmation of a Conceptual Site Model Using Multimedia Compound Specific Isotope Analysis
Seema Turner, Ramboll Environ International Corporation, Los Angeles, CA; Devon Rowe, Ramboll Environ International Corporation, Los Angeles, CA; Carol Serlin, CPG, Ramboll Environ International Corporation, Los Angeles, CA; Farshad Razmdjoo, Ramboll Environ International Corporation, Los Angeles, CA​

4:30pm - 5pm
A Method for Monitoring of Fugitive Fluids from Hydraulic Fracturing Operations
Ian Sharp, FLUTe, Albuquerque, NM; Carl Keller, FLUTEe, Alcalde, NM


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