Fourth Biennial Field Conference of the AAPG Mid-Continent Section

Hosted by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Natural Resources Conservation and Survey Division, and the Nebraska Geological Society

Join us in Lincoln, Nebraska October 12-14!

On behalf of the University of Nebraska – Lincoln Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and Conservation and Survey Division, we invite you to join us in the Fourth Biennial Field Conference of the AAPG Mid-Continent Section. The conference will include a Friday afternoon symposium, Saturday field trip and Sunday morning core workshop. It is being held at the Lincoln Marriot Cornhusker Hotel located in downtown Lincoln, Nebraska. The Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel offers our guests free Wi-Fi and airport shuttle service in a stately downtown property conveniently located close to the UNL campus. While you're here, make time to visit Lincoln’s Historic Haymarket.

The Field trip, led by Drs. Christopher Fielding and R.M. “Matt” Joeckel, will see participants traveling through southeast Nebraska to examine a series of Pennsylvanian exposures, comprising thick fluvial and estuarine sandstones overlain by thin-bedded sandstones-mudrocks that are incised into the limestone-mudrock cycles typical of the latest Pennsylvanian (Virgilian) succession of SE Nebraska. Participants will gain an appreciation for the diagnosis of sedimentary environments in these strata, their stacking patterns, and their capacity to act as reservoirs of natural fluids. The succession in question (Indian Cave Sandstone) is a producing oil reservoir horizon in southern Kansas.

Guests are Welcome!
Guest registration will include the welcome reception on Friday evening and Saturday night dinner featuring a guest speaker. We are sure to have a great time.

Please join us for an extraordinary fall weekend in southeast Nebraska, the home of Arbor Day!

-Doug Hallum,
The Nebraska Geological Society

Conference Planning & Logistics

Doug Hallum, General Logistics and Planning
UNL School of Natural Resources, Conservation and Survey Division

Jacki Loomis, Registrations
UNL School of Natural Resources

Dan Blankenau, Sponsorship and Exhibits
Great Plains Energy, Inc.

Robert “Bob” Gjere, Planning and Volunteer Coordination

Theodore “Ted” Huscher, Advisor
Nebraska Geological Society President

Conference Program

Dr. Chris Fielding, Convenor
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Dr. R.M. “Matt” Joeckel, Convenor
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Nebraska State Geologist