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ACE FT 3 | Modern Galveston Island and the Brazos River Delta as Reservoir Analogs

Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM)

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

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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.

Course Content

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 describing the sequence stratigraphic framework of the upper Texas coastal systems.

$175 Professionals
$85 Students (Limited number)
30 People
Educational Credits:
0.7 CEU
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

Depart at 8:00 AM
  • Take US 59 South to SH 288 South for ~15 miles
  • Turn Right on FM 1462
Stop #1 The Brazos River Modern Point Bar
  • Return to 521
  • Turn Right on 288 south to Angleton/Freeport
  • Take 36, towards Quintana Beach
  • Turn right on beach, drive to end
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.

  • Return to highway, head east toward Galveston Island
  • Just before bridge to Galveston, turn left at yellow bait shop
Stop #4 Follets Island
  • Return to highway, head east toward Galveston Island
  • Stop at Amigo Ln.
Stop #5 San Luis Pass

There may be bathrooms at this stop.

  • Return to highway, cross toll bridge onto island
  • Stop at beach near Mile 16/Beach Access Point 18
Stop #6 Galveston Island Beach
  • Return to highway, head east
  • Turn right at slight hill
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)
  • Left on 61st Street to I-45 and return around 6:00 pm.


ACE FT 3 | Modern Galveston Island and the Brazos River Delta as Reservoir Analogs
George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston, Texas 77010
United States
(713) 853-8000



AAPG Instructor  
University of Houston
AAPG Instructor  
University of Southern Mississippi

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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.