About Field Trip
The Eagle Ford Group can be seen, accessed and examined at numerous spectacular cut-bank exposures within Lozier canyon and its tributaries located in Terrell County, Texas. Within a 50 square mile region of this canyon system, tens of Eagle Ford outcrops, each with thousands of feet of lateral continuity and hundreds of feet of vertical relief. These outcrops provide an unparalleled opportunity examine the facies, key stratal surfaces, chronostratigraphic units, as well as the lateral continuity and vertical variability of an unconventional source rock reservoir, from the completion to field scale.
The purpose of this seminar will be three-fold. First, it will demonstrate how 21st Century field techniques can be used to port the subsurface stratigraphy to the surface exposures, in order to make outcrops relevant again. Second, it will demonstrate that the learnings from the Eagle Ford outcrops in West Texas can be directly applied to explaining and predicting the distribution and thickness variations of Eagle Ford unconventional source rock reservoirs in the subsurface of South Texas. Thirdly, these stunning exposures will facilitate discussions on the geologic, engineering, and drilling challenges associated with exploring and exploiting unconventional source rock reservoirs.
Many of the localities that will be visited during this field seminar are on private property with restricted and proprietary access. Thus, this fieldtrip provides a unique opportunity to visit some of the classic Eagle Ford localities in West Texas that have been inaccessible for over 50 years.
Wednesday, 5 April
Leave Houston at 1:00 p.m. arrive in Del Rio at 730 (Del Rio Ramada: Group Dinner)
Thursday, 6 April
Depart for field at 7:00 a.m. Examine Del Rio, Buda, Eagle Ford, and Austin in outcrops along US Highway 90. Overview of Eagle Ford at Lozier Canyon. Return to Del Rio at 6pm (Group Dinner)
Friday, 7 April
Depart for field at 7:00 a.m. Detailed examination of Eagle Ford Group in Antonio Creek drainage of Lozier Canyon. Return to Del Rio at 630pm (Group Dinner)
Saturday, 8 April
Depart for Houston at 8:00 a.m. Arrive in Houston at 3:00 p.m.
Applicable Credits: 0
Limit: 35 people, 8 (students)
Includes: Hotel, ground transportation, breakfast (Thursday, Friday, Saturday), lunch (Thursday, Friday, Saturday) and guidebook.
Notes: This trip includes a day-long 8+ -mile hike, so individuals should be in good physical condition for this fieldtrip. Proper field boots as well as climbing helmets are required.