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Opportunities for students interested in energy-focused research on sedimentary basins and petroleum systems

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BPSM is a recognized center of excellence for training and research in the geohistories of sedimentary basins and petroleum systems. The main goal of BPSM is to train the next generation of geoscientists in the latest geochemical, visualization, and quantitative numerical modeling technologies. BPSM was started in 2008 by a group of experienced geoscientists who recognized the growing demand by industry, the service sector, and academia for graduates with expertise in this field. The program is based on a comprehensive curriculum designed to enrich the academic experience of our students.

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Nov 13, 2013

Annual Affiliates Meeting—November 12-14, 2013

Save the date! The BPSM Industrial Affiliates Meeting is scheduled for November 12 (evening Icebreaker), November 13 (oral session) and 14 (field trip),

Jul 26, 2013


BPSM students and researchers have attended numerous meetings in 2013. Tess Menotti presented a poster at the Pacific Section AAPG annual meeting in Mon

Jul 26, 2013

Blair Burgreen—2013

Blair Burgreen attended a weeklong field school led by ExxonMobil in the spring of 2013. The course was taught in the Guadalupe Mountains and focused on

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