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ACE FT 10 | Modern Galveston Island and the Brazos River Delta as Reservoir Analogs

SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology)

Thursday, 6 April 2017, 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.  |  Houston, Texas, United States

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Who Should Attend

Geologists interested in learning about the coast, siliciclastic depositional systems, and reservoir analogs.


To gain an understanding of fluvial and deltaic systems along the Texas Coast; discuss preservation potentials of different systems; and to use the modern deposits as reservoir analogs.

About Field Trip

This field trip focuses on the late Quaternary depositional systems of the upper Texas coast, including the Brazos River and its wave-dominated delta, the Oyster Creek meanderbelt, Follets Island, the San Luis Pass tidal delta, and Galveston Island. The trip will emphasize the physical processes associated with shaping these various depositional environments, and will discuss the stratigraphic occurrence of sand bodies associated with these coastal systems. There will be a focus on linking physical processes to the geological record, and also describing the sequence stratigraphic framework of the upper Texas coastal systems.


Depart at 8:00 a.m.

Stop #1 The Brazos River Modern Point Bar

Stop #2 New Brazos Delta and Beaches Return to Freeport, stop at gas station, drive to Surfside

Stop #3 Old Brazos River Delta at Surfside Beach: Lunch There may be bathrooms at this stop.

Stop #4 Follets Island

Stop #5 San Luis Pass There may be bathrooms at this stop

Stop #6 Galveston Island Beach

Stop #7 Galveston Island Sea Wall End Return to highway and travel east to 61st Street (or drive through historic district if time to see houses that survived 1900 storm)

Return around 6:00 p.m.


Professionals: $175

Students: $75 (Sold Out - Students spots have been filled)

Applicable Credits: 7 PDH; 0.7 CEU


Houston, TX - George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, TX - George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston Texas 77010
United States
(713) 853-8000
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AAPG Instructor  
AAPG Instructor  
Hattiesburg MS

Important Notes Regarding Field Trips

  • Field trips are limited in size and are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis and must be accompanied by full payment.
  • If you do not plan on attending the convention, a US $30 enrollment fee will be added to the field trip fee. This fee may be applied toward registration if you decide to attend the convention at a later date.
  • A wait list is automatically created if a field trip sells out. The AAPG Convention Department will notify you if space becomes available.
  • Before purchasing non-refundable airline tickets, confirm that the trip will take place, as trips may be canceled if under-subscribed.
  • Please register well before 23 February. Field trip cancellation due to low enrollment will be considered at this time. No refunds will be allowed on field trips after this date.
  • We will continue to take registrations for field trips not canceled until they are either sold out or closed.
  • It is important that you note your gender when registering for hotel room assignments.
  • Prior to the field trip you will receive an itinerary with details of meeting points, transportation with the trip phone numbers and email addresses of hotels and trip leaders, etc.
  • Proper clothing and supplies are needed for the outdoors (hat, windbreaker, sturdy footwear and rucksack).
  • Depending on location, temperatures can range from 40 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit with or without rain. Participants are advised to check local weather forecasts for latest updates.
  • Insect repellent and sun protection (sunscreen and hats) are recommended.
  • AAPG, the sponsoring organizations nor field trip leaders and their employers maintain insurance covering illness or injury for individuals.


There are a limited number of discounted registrations available for students on a first-come, first-served basis. If a discounted space is still available, it will show up during the online registration process. If discounted spots are no longer available, you may register at the full fee; if we are able to add additional discounted spots we will refund the difference at that time.

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