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BPSM students & scientists took advantage of the opportunity to attend numerous short courses during the year.

Several students attended the KFUPM-Stanford field trip in El Paso, TX in March 2014 with Stanford Professor and organizer Don Lowe.

This is a busy summer for BPSM graduate students. Tess Menotti and Blair Burgreen successfully defended their PhD theses on August 8, 2014! Congratulations!

BPSM students and researchers have attended numerous meetings and trainings in 2013 and 2014:

ENI Award

Professor Tapan Mukerji won the New Frontiers of Hydrocarbons-Upstream Prize awarded by ENI in Spring, 2014.

BPSM is excited to announce that graduate students Minh Tran and Wisam AlKawai graduated with their Masters' degrees in June 2014.

Blair Burgreen won an Outstanding Student Paper Award from the Tectonophysics section of the American Geophysical Union at the 2013 Fall Meeting.

Allegra Hosford Scheirer was one of 16 worldwide finalists for the 2013 International Data Rescue Award in the Geosciences, organized by IEDA and Elsevier Research Data Services.

Save the date! The BPSM Industrial Affiliates Meeting is scheduled for November 12 (evening Icebreaker), November 13 (oral session) and 14 (field trip), 2013 in beautiful Santa Barbara, CA.

Graduate student Danica Dralus successfully completed her PhD thesis “Chemical interactions between silicates and their pore fluids: How they affect rock physics properties from atomic to reservoir scales” and joins the BPSM group full-time as its first Postdoctoral Scholar.
Tess Menotti has been busy in the spring of her 4th year at Stanford. She led an excellent one-day field trip to the Salinas Basin as part of the Pacific Section AAPG/SPE meeting on April 25, 2013.

Blair Burgreen attended a weeklong field school led by ExxonMobil in the spring of 2013.

BPSM students and researchers have attended numerous meetings in 2013. Tess Menotti presented a poster at the Pacific Section AAPG annual meeting in Monterey, CA.

At the 2013 AAPG National Convention, Ken Peters received the Honorary Member Award, AAPG’s third highest honor, for his distinguished scientific career

BPSM graduate students are enjoying summer internships at the following locations this summer: Chevron ETC (Houston), Aera (Bakersfield), Shell (New Orleans), EOG (Denver), and Saudi Aramco.