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Bureau of Geology Names Barry Kues as 2019 Achievement Award Winner Socorro, NM
March 22, 2019

Award to be presented during the New Mexico Geological Society Spring Meeting.

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Paper by bureau hydrogeologist investigates how oceanic crustal aquifers influence the thermal structure of subduction zones
March 20, 2019

This research, recently published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, uses 2D thermal models to explore how aquifer thickening and fluid circulation in highly-permeable oceanic aquifers redistributes heat in subduction zones. Hot and cold subduction zones off the coast of Japan were modeled to provide end-member comparisons. This work has global implications understanding thermally-controlled subduction zone processes.

Angela Lucero completed this work as part of her Master's of Hydrology degree at NMT under the advisement of Dr. Glenn Spinelli. She is now a hydrogeologist working with the Aquifer Mapping Program at the New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources.

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Steve Harris is recipient of 2019 Earth Science Achievement Award Santa Fe, NM
February 19, 2019

The award was presented at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 19, in the rotunda of the state capitol building during Earth Science/New Mexico Tech Day at the Roundhouse.

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USGS identifies largest continuous oil & gas resource potential ever in Permian Basin Permian Basin, NM & TX
December 7, 2018

Estimates include 46.3 billion barrels of oil, 281 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, and 20 billion barrels of natural gas liquids in Texas and New Mexico’s Wolfcamp Shale and Bone Spring Formation.

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