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Fri, Feb 26



FWGS Student Lecture Series

Past Recipient of the FWGS Scholarship Hepeng Tian presents 'Geochronology of the late Paleozoic Section of the Permian Basin using Zircon Dating'

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FWGS Student Lecture Series
FWGS Student Lecture Series

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Feb 26, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM



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Abstract: Mineralogy, geochemistry, and high resolution zircon absolute dates of volcanic tuffs from the Upper Mississippian Barnett shale, the lower Permian Wolfcamp B, Wolfcamp A and lower Spraberry analyzed by both LA-ICPMS and CA-ID TIMS will be presented in this talk. The results are the first absolute dates in the Permian Basin, and they can help improve regional

stratigraphic correlations and basin modeling to assistant hydrocarbon explorations, and shed light on the correlation between the late Paleozoic North America regional time scale and the International Geological Time Scale. Comparing zircon CA-TIMS and LA ICPMS dates also has implications on minimizing dating cost with an acceptable age resolution.

Bio: Education, BS in geochemistry from China University of Geoscience, MS in geology from Texas Tech University, PhD in progress (last year) from UT Arlington in sedimentology, geochronology and basin analysis. Skills, Over ten years of geoscience background with intern experience from both mining and the oil and gas industry. Equipped with solid geoscientific understanding covering geochemistry, geology, sedimentology, absolute age dating and basin analysis. Self-taught data scientist with experience of database design, data mining, machine learning and statistical testing. Developed strong inter-personal communication skills by teaching over 500 students. Self-recognized as a leader through managing several student organizations. Personal development, self-driven with big scope. Quick learner and like asking questions. Optimistic and slightly ambitious. Career plan, to grow as a geoscientist but with data science tool to solve real world problems. Want to be a professional geologist in 5 years. Looking forward to joining the oil and gas industry and not be laid off in three years.


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