A Society providing publications, field trips, research, and teaching of sedimentary geology, stratigraphy, and paleontology for the greater geologic community in the Pacific Region and Worldwide
SEPM, the Society for Sedimentary Geology, is an international, not-for-profit organization of geoscientists based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Known formerly as the Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists, the SEPM acronym remains, and the new shortened name, Society for Sedimentary Geology, still reflects a mission of and dedication to disseminating information on sedimentology, stratigraphy, paleontology, hydrogeology, subsurface exploration, sedimentary tectonics, and geologic disasters of the terrestrial and marine realms.
SEPM is subdivided into eight regional sections in North America. The Pacific Section SEPM, based in southern California, is one of the premier geological societies of western North America. It encompasses the Pacific states: California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii, and overlaps with the Rocky Mountain Section SEPM in parts of the Arizona and Nevada. It has grown to become an international society, attracting students and working professionals from Canada, Europe, Asia, and South America.
Please support the Pacific Section, SEPM with a new or renewed membership. Recruit new members by distributing copies of the Membership Form to all who share an interest in sedimentary geology and related fields. The Membership Form is available on this website and is attached to every Society newsletter. Members benefit from discounts on superbly done field-trip guidebooks and special publications that address sedimentologic and stratigraphic aspects of the Pacific region of the United States. The Society Newsletter, Pacific Sedimentologist, highlights Society field trips, publications, conferences, and other news for the calendar year. Digital versions of the newsletter are distributed to members by email only.
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Eric Hendrix - In Memoriam
PSSEPM has lost a long time supporter, contributor, and friend. It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Eric Hendrix on October 10, 2019. Eric was a senior consultant for Earth Consultants in Santa Ana and a strong supporter of students and the geosciences.
"Eric was a great guy, always contributing positive energy to the group! I really enjoyed working with him and was amazed about his extensive knowledge on California geology, whether it was sedimentology, tectonics, structural geology, or his main expertise, hydrogeology. I had many great conversations on the Monterey Formation with him and he shared a lot of his books with me that helped me during my times as a student" – Yannick Wirtz
"Eric was a really warm, big-hearted guy and a heck of a good geologist. I think that all of us benefited from knowing him. My connections with him were primarily through the Pacific Section SEPM where he was a long-time, strong and reliable contributor and colleague." – Rick Behl
"Eric had a big heart and he cared deeply for PS-SEPM." - Mario Caputo
Rest in Peace, Eric. You will be missed
The PS-SEPM Fall Field Trip - was wonderful! See our photo gallery and join us next time!
More information to follow!
Pacific Section AAPG/ SEPM/ SEG Convention
Call for Abstracts
April 4-8, 2020
2020 Vision: Producing Our Future
Join us in Oxnard, California, just an hour north of Los Angeles, at the Embassy Suites Beach Resort, an oceanfront hotel and excellent convention venue. We are currently seeking abstracts for a high quality technical program that covers the broad interests of our members and the geoscience community.
Suggested Topics Include:
• Case Studies in Exploration and Development, California and the Pacific Rim
• The Monterey Formation and Similar Strata Across Space and Time
• Source to Sink Studies
• Integrated Studies in Stratigraphy and Sedimentology
• Applied Sedimentology and Paleontology
• Unconventionals and Alternative Resources
• Petrophysics: Applications, Innovations, Images
• Geoscience, Climate, and the Environmen
t • Aquifers, Underground Injection and Environmental Regulations
• Seismic: Acquisition, 3D Applications, AVO/Inversion, Induced Seismicity
• Structural Geology: Tectonics, HC applications, Earthquakes, Hazards
• Maximizing Recovery: Reservoir Characterization, Models, EOR
• Digital Tools and Big Data Applications