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28.11.2012

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Stephan Becker's PhD defended

Today Stephan Becker successfully defended his PhD in front of a committee by Prof. Peter Kukla, Prof. Janos Urai and chaired by Prof. Klaus Reicherter. We congratulate Dr. Becker and are happy to keep him at RWTH!

28.11.2012

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Lecture honoured

Today our lecture Reservoir-Petrology II (12ss-33528) was honoured among the top faculty's courses, based on student evaluation. We have to admit that we were surprised, since student's workload is quite high. RPR thanks our  students for the positive evaluation.

16.11.2012

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Foot unscrewed

After a nasty graben-like fracture of Chris' foot and its rearrangement with bolts and a plate last year, diagenesis cemented the fractures well. Today the metal pieces were taken out, and this unwanted and hopefully first and last self-study on structural diagenesis came to an end. Thanks to the hospital's expertise back home the same day, many thanks!

13.11.2012

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Professor awarded

Today Christoph Hilgers, Institute of Reservoir-Petrology, received the apl. professor certificate from the faculty's dean Professor Ralf Littke. In a small ceremony in the deanery, Chris' academic contributions were acknowledged. Chris expressed his gratitude to the faculty, the student board and all others who supported the award.

13.11.2012

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Klaus Vogel presents his MSc GRM to businessmen

Klaus Vogel, MSc, presented his Master Project at the Energy Center in Willich to local businessmen, municipality and local energy suppliers. After a short introduction by Willich's major Josef Heyes, Klaus outlined the questionary he developed for the business park in Willich. He described the needs, economic potential and requirements for the local industry to move towards geothemal energy. After his presentation, the stimulating discussion urged the need for further projects.

4.-7.11.2012

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Stephen Laubach, Christoph Hilgers and Mark Evans organize a GSA Special Session on Structural Diagenesis

Stephen Laubach, Christoph Hilgers and Mark Evans organized a GSA Special Session on Structural Diagenesis at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina, Nov 4th – 7th 2012, 4.-7.11.2012. Their session T171 The Role of Structure and Diagenesis in Governing Fluid Storage and Flow in Deep Sedimentary Basins with Applications to Unconventional Oil and Gas Reservoirs (GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division; GSA Sedimentary Geology Division; GSA Hydrogeology Division; GSA Geophysics Division) on Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday had a very good response, with Peter Hennings from ConocoPhillips Subsurface Technology addressing the keynote.

18.10.2012

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Rob and Linda visit RPR

We welcome Rob Lander and Linda Bonnell at RPR for an exchange of ideas and extended collaboration. Rob and Linda develop the Reservoir Quality Prediction software Touchstone and the crystal growth program Prism2D, which will complement our current and future research. More can be found on their company's website http://geocosm.net/

17.-22.9.2012

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Field trip: Climb active volcanoes

This week we are off to Sicily and the Eolian Islands with our Bachelor students. We will study some of the active Mediterranean volcanoes and get a better insight into our dynamic planet and its underlying processes. We will climb the active volcanoes Vulcano, Stromboli and Etna and study the rocks of Lipari island.

16.9.2012

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Farewell Omani students

Today our Omani geology students from GUtech in Muscat are heading home. We wish a save journey, a warm welcome at home and hope to see you soon back in Germany or in Oman.

10.-15.9.2012

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Field Seminar S-England

This week we run our field seminar for Master Students in S-England. We will study cliff exposures of Triassic and Jurassic porous siliciclastic reservoirs, Jurassic fractured carbonate reservoirs and source rocks of the Blue Lias and Kimmeridigian along the Bristol Channel and British Channel. We will analyze and discuss depositional environments, facies, diagenesis and structures, and will take rocks samples for organic geochemistry analyses (MSc course Organic Geochemistry by Jan Schwarzbauer).

27.8.-9.9.2012

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Omani students at RPR

We welcome Omani students from the German University of Technology in Aachen, who will stay with us for a language course and geology classes on petrography. Our continuous exchange of Omani students to RWTH Aachen and RWTH students to Oman is now in its 3rd year.

21.8.2012

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GSA Session accepted

We are happy to announce that our GSA session T171. The Role of Structure and Diagenesis in Governing Fluid Storage and Flow in Deep Sedimentary Basins with Applications to Unconventional Oil and Gas Reservoirs was accepted by the Geological Society of America GSAat Charlotte, North Carolina, Nov 4th – 7th 2012, 4.-7.11.2012

23.7.2012

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Subseismic flow barriers

We will now start a funded project on flow barriers in the Rotliegend. The German Rotliegend is an important hydrocarbon reservoir in sandstone, whose structural diagenesis is not yet fully resolved. We'll try to contribute, addressing different cementation patterns and the flow behavior.

15.7.2012

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Field trip for Industry

We will guide a field trip to an unconventional tight gas reservoir analogue for geologists and reservoir engineers from industry on Sunday. Rock exposures similar to those explored in the deep subsurface - thus neither accessible nor visible unless using wells and seismics - are important to understand the reservoir's complexity.

9.7.2012

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New Paper out

A new paper on "A Procedure for Integrating Geologic Concepts into History Matching" in Society of Petroleum Engineers, SPE 159885-PP has been published by Sofie and co-authors.

27-28.6.2012

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Unconventionals

We examined some phantastic outcrops on Mesozoic Posidonienschiefer and Paleozoic Alaunschiefer across Germany, and checked whether and how these unconventional reservoir rocks can be studied in more detail.

22.06.2012

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Poster Award Geotag

Congratulation to our Master Students Rabea Viße and Annett Hufe who won a poster award at the Geotag 2012 conference. Master projects at RPR cover coupled field- and thin section work, experimental work and reservoir-related outreach.

22.06.2012

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Geotag 2012

Please note our annual Geotag meeting, which brings together Industry and students with interesting presentations from Geoscientists working in different applied fields. Our RPR-students Annett, Klaus, Philipp and Rabea will present their first poster on their ongoing projects. This year's Geotag will start at 9.30 am at RWTH Aachen, Couvenhalle (opposite RWTH's central building). Please have a look at the LIH website for further details.

03.06.2012

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Scotland field seminar retuned home safely

Today all eighteen Bachelor students returned home safely from the one-week field seminar in Scotland. Starting with 25+ weather conditions, some snow on the munroes and beautiful sceneries, we studied some world-class exposures in Glen Coe, Ballachulish, Appin and on Kerrera island. Unconformities, volcanoes, plutons, regional and contact metamorphism, sedimentary and deformation structures in sedimentary and crystalline rocks are not anymore nice textbook pictures but real. A drop in temperatures to +12 kicked-off the standard Scottish weather period with some drizzle and wind. Some could even experience horizontal rain. Midges were a bit nasty this year. We started to work on indivudual areas in the Mamore mountain ridge, and successfully created a map of our field area. Combined with theory sessions we developed a good understanding of the underlying processes, and after some physical training everyone returned home safely and well tanned. Click on Galleries for some photos.

Our young Geoscientists (geosciences being the youngest of the natural science subjects) are guided to well exposed world-class case studies to get a profound understanding of earth system processes in space and time.

26.05.2012

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Scotland field class

Our education in the field start end of May, running a field seminar in the Scottish Highlands. Weather conditions are as usual, don't forget warm clothing and a good sleeping bag.


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