AMERICAN ROCK MECHANICS ASSOCIATION
There were also joint events ARMA sponsored together with SPE and AADE throughout the semester. ARMA has always had a booth at the annual “Celebration of Mines” event that takes place during the start of the Fall semester and this year was no exception.
The Lunch and Learn series continued into the spring semester with another distinguished guest speaker. Dr. McKenna from Microseismic Inc. provided us with exploratory advances in the industry utilizing micro seismic technology. The talk was entitled ‘Using Depletion-Zone Microseismicity to Understand Producing Volumes’.
We were pleased to share the success of our first ARMA field trip offered during the Fall semester. Special thanks to Bryan McDowell, a former president of our Mines ARMA Student Chapter, for coordinating the activities of the field trip. A group of about 20 students embarked on this 3-day field trip that took place in Southeastern San Juan Basin, New Mexico.
We were guided by the experienced geologists John Lorenz and Scott Cooper from Fracture Studies LLC and learned a great deal of details on fractured reservoirs during the trip.
ARMA and AADE also co-hosted a joint session event with the Denver SPE section. The keynote speaker, Alex Epstein, delivered a talk on ‘The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels’ which contained a distinguished panel of diverse background. They shared their thoughts on the challenges facing the oil and gas industry from political to environmental stand points.
The success of the aforementioned events would not have been possible without the devoted efforts of the ARMA officers, members alike and our devoted ARMA Faculty advisor Dr. Azra N. Tutuncu. Our current officers include Andrew Rixon (President), Bekdar Baizhanov (Vice President), Olawale Adekunle (Treasurer), Jessica L. Iriarte, (Secretary), Dina Hegazy (Event Coordinator) and Binh Bui (Webmaster).
I believe our organization still has more to offer and I strongly encourage new and current members to participate in the activities of the organization. Here’s looking forward to greater heights with you all.
Olawale Adekunle , ARMA Treasurer August 2016
Pioneer Guest Speaker.
ARMA Field Trip in New Mexico.