NCGS 2004-2005 Calendar

(click on the available links to view the abstract and speaker bio.)



Wednesday September 29, 2004

Greg Croft, Consulting Geologist

Regional Trends in World Oil Production  *

7:00 PM at Orinda Masonic Center


*  Please note - Greg Croft has made the slides he used in his presentation available for our use.  They are posted at the following webpage:  Please take advantage of his effort.


Wednesday October 27, 2004

Dr. Roland Burgmann, University of California, Berkeley

Slipping and Sliding on the Hayward Fault

7:00 pm at Orinda Masonic Center


Wednesday November 17, 2004

Dr. Wayne Narr ChevronTexaco Energy Technology Company, San Ramon

Understanding and Predicting Fractures at Tengiz – A Giant, Naturally Fractured

Reservoir in the Caspian Basin of Kazakhstan

7:00 pm at Orinda Masonic Center


Wednesday January 26, 2005

Cheryl Smith, President, Peninsula Geological Society

Geochemical Investigation of Distribution Habitat of Arabis macdonaldiana

in the Josephine Ophiolite, Six Rivers National Forest, Del Norte County, California

7:00 pm at Orinda Masonic Center


Wednesday February 23, 2005

Dr. Robert Tilling, U.S. Geological Survey

Confronting Volcanic Hazards

7:00 pm at Orinda Masonic Center


Wednesday March 9, 2005  (Lunch)               AAPG Distinguished Lecturer

David Jennette, Bureau of Economic Geology Austin, Texas

Making Sense of Turbidite Reservoirs: A Multi-Basin Perspective on
What Drives Architecture and Rock Properties

Lunch: 11:30 a.m., ChevronTexaco Cafeteria

Talk: 12:30 p.m. Building D, Room D2193

ChevronTexaco Park, 6001 Bollinger Canyon Road, San Ramon, CA 94583

(In order to get visitor access to ChevronTexaco campus we ask that you contact Will Schweller at preferably a day or more ahead of the talk. We’ll need to request a visitors badge for you which can be picked up at the front desk in the main lobby the day of the talk.)


Wednesday March 30, 2005

Dr. Barbara Bekins, U. S. Geological Survey

Hydrogeology and the Weak Nature of Plate Boundary Faults

7:00 pm at Orinda Masonic Center


Wednesday April 27, 2005

Dr. Michael Manga, University of California, Berkeley

Why do Volcanoes (Only Sometimes) Erupt  Explosively?

7:00 pm at Orinda Masonic Center


Wednesday May 25, 2005

Dr. Paul M. (Mitch) Harris, Chevron, San Ramon

Geologic Framework and Reservoir Distribution, Tengiz Field, Kazakhstan

7:00 pm at Orinda Masonic Center


Wednesday June 29, 2005

Dr. Monte Hampton, Emeritus, U.S. Geological Survey

Formation and Evolution of Coastal Cliffs (or the All-Time Shortest Coastal Cliffs Short Course)

7:00 pm at Orinda Masonic Center



Field Trips…



September 11, 2004

Geology of the Tiburon Peninsula, Marin County

David Bero, Consulting Geologist


October 8 - 10, 2004

Geology of the San Andreas Fault in the Santa Cruz Mountains

SEPM Fall Field Trip


October 30, 2004

The Winemaker's Dance: Exploring Terroir in the Napa Valley, California

David G. Howell, U.S. Geological Survey


March 12, 2005

Colorful Geology of the Fremont Area

Joyce Blueford and Paul Belasky


May 21, 2005

Robert Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve in the Berkeley Hills

Stephen Edwards, Director, Tilden Regional Botanic Garden


June 25 - 26, 2005

Blueschists and Breweries

John Wakabayashi, Fresno State University