Photo: Mancos Shale overlain by the Frontier Sandstone. North of Vernal, Utah.
Full conference information is available here: https://sepm.org/gcssepm-perkins-rosen-conference
This December, the GCSSEPM Foundation will convene the 38th Annual Perkins-Rosen Research Conference on the subject of the "The Cenomanian-Turonian Stratigraphic Interval Across the Americas: Argentina to Alaska". December 5-7, 2022, Houston, Texas.
The Cenomanian-Turonian (c.100.5-89.8 Ma, Late Cretaceous) represents a stratigraphic time interval that has intrigued me for much of my career. It encompasses periods of widespread carbon-rich sediment deposition, resulting in the sequestration of large volumes of organic carbon. The coincidence of these organic-rich rocks with a dramatic carbon isotopic excursion (Oceanic Anoxic Event - OAE-2) and the highest sea-levels of the Phanerozoic have led to hypotheses that these attributes are the result of complex interactions between the bio-, hydro- and geo-spheres that are unique to this time. But is this true? What really is going on? What was the ocean system doing? Was this a single event? Was it truly global or even globally synchronous? So many questions!
Long the focus of interest from hydrocarbon explorationists looking to understand source facies and unconventional resources, the Cenomanian-Turonian has much to tell us about the Earth System and its workings, especially the carbon cycle.
This research conference will bring together experts and data from both Industry, Academia and government to facilitate dialogue and discussion about this intriguing time interval. Oral and poster presentations will examine a wide range of topics, and there will also be a related core workshop where you can see what this interval looks like in the rock record.
There will also be a related core workshop you can register for, where you can see what this interval looks like in the rock record.
If you would like to learn more about this research conference, you can find further information here: https://sepm.org/gcssepm-perkins-rosen-conference
For information about sponsorship opportunities, please get in touch directly with Dr. John Suter, Executive Director GCSSEPM Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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We gratefully acknowledge the support of Equinor, who are kindly hosting this event.