OAE Conference

 SEPM Research Conference: 
Oceanic Anoxic Events (OAEs)
Drivers, Feedbacks, Paleooceanographic Conditions and Related Sedimentary Products
LOCATION:   BEG, Commons Learning Center
                       Austin, Texas, USA
DATE:            October 31-November 7, 2016

Oceanic Anoxic Events (OAE) are described as relatively short geological time intervals (< 1 Myr) where large parts of the world oceans became depleted in oxygen and contemporaneously mass extinction of several marine organisms and widespread black shale deposition occurred.

This conference will study the linkage between OAEs and broader palaeoenvironmental change, with focus on the events/recoveries and their sedimentological records, both in marine and nonmarine environments. 

The conference will include both research symposia in oral and poster sessions, as well as, two field seminars in Texas that will focus on OAE-realted strata.

      • Deadline for Abstracts – Closed
      • Registration - Closed
Program and schedule listed below:
List of Poster Presentations                        List of Oral Presentations
All conference events will be held at the Commons Learning Center, The University of Texas at Austin in the Balcones Room, just inside the entrance. The Commons Learning Center address is 10100 Burnet Road, Austin, Texas, 78758.
Monday, October 31, 6-8 pm  - Ice breaker
Tuesday, November 1, 8 am to 5 pm, Conference in Session
Wednesday, November 2, 8 am to 5 pm, Conference in Session (Core Lab in PM with poster viewing and refreshments)
Thursday, November 3, 8 am to 6 pm, Conference in Session
Friday, November 4, Optional Field Trip in Austin, TX
Saturday & Sunday, November 5 & 6, Optional Field Trip in Del Rio, TX
Please contact SEPM if you have any questions regarding the schedule of events. 
Major Themes:


*   Sedimentology and stratigraphy of OAE systems

*   Geochemical analysis of OAE systems

*   OAEs as Source Rock

*   Analogous environmental and chemical systems



Rob Forkner (Statoil) <RFork@statoil.com >, Charles Kerans (UT Austin), Benjamin Gill (Virginia Tech), Gianluca Frijia (Sultan Qaboos University, Oman), Ute Mann (Statoil) & Daniel Minisini (Shell)


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