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ACE FT 2 | Surface Faults in West Houston

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)

Saturday, 6 June 2020, 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.  |  Houston, Texas

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Who Should Attend

Young professional geoscientists interested in geologic hazards and how they can affect the greater Houston area.


To gain an understanding of identifying faults at surface and learning about the major impact to the local economy.

Course Content

Surface faults along the Gulf Coast of Texas and Louisiana are a geologic hazard that cause millions of dollars in damage to commercial buildings, houses, and infrastructure. The damage they cause can be readily seen in west Houston where there are several surface faults.

$20 Young Professionals
17 People
Ground Transportation
Transportation to the starting point is not included in the cost of this trip. Temperatures can range from 70-100 degrees Fahrenheit during this time period. Please bring appropriate clothing. Closed toed shoes are required for this trip. Water will be provided but participants are encouraged to bring their own.

Itinerary Roster

The trip will begin with a power point presentation at the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers office at the Barker Reservoir and will visit locations that show the surface manifestation of the faults and the damage they cause.


ACE FT 2 | Surface Faults in West Houston
George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston, Texas 77010
United States
(713) 853-8000


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Important notes regarding Field Trips and Short Courses

  • Before purchasing non-refundable airline tickets, confirm that the Field trip and/or Short course will take place as they may be cancelled if undersubscribed.
  • Please register before 22 April 2020. Field trips and/or Short courses cancellations, due to low enrollment, will be considered at this time. No refunds will be allowed after 22 April 2020.
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  • Proper clothing and supplies are needed for the outdoors (hat, windbreaker, sturdy footwear and backpack).
  • 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.