Short Courses and Conferences

49th Annual Meeting of The Clay Minerals Society

July 7 - July 11, 2012

Conference Organizer: Manika Prasad

Shales and Imposters

Through coordinated workshop, field trip, and technical sessions, the 49th annual meeting of the Clay Minerals Society will explore the organic rich shales of the intermountain west.

Workshop on Organic Rich Rocks

Saturday, July 7, 2012

  • Organizers
    • Manika Prasad
    • Richard Wendlandt
    • Andre Revil
    • Ning Lu
    • Utpalendu Kuila
    • Douglas McCarty
    • Lyn Canter
    • Edwin Zeelmaekers
  • Workshop Conveners
    • Chair: Carlos Torres-Verdin
  • Topics
    • Mineralogy and Maturity
    • Pore Systems and Transport Properties
    • Rock Physics and Petrophysics
    • Rock Mechanics
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Field Trip to Organic Rich Rock Outcrops and Niobrara Quarry

Sunday, July 8, 2012

  • Organizer
    • Steve Sonnenberg
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Technical Sessions

Monday, July 9 — Wednesday, July 11, 2012

  • Special Sessions
    • Organic Shales: Pore-systems
         Chair: Utpalendu Kuila; more to come
    • Organic Shales: Clay Diagenesis and Organic Maturity
         Chair: Saeed Zargari; more to come
    • Multi-scale Modeling of Clays and Layered Minerals
         Chair: Jeffery Greathouse; Chris Greenwell
    • Clays and Human Health
         Chair: Lynda Williams
    • Industrial Clays
         Chair: tba
    • Soil Clays and Environmental Science
         Chair: tba

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