THE SYMPOSIUM ENCOMPASSES ALL ASPECTS OF ROCK MECHANICS, ROCK ENGINEERING, AND GEOMECHANICS.
The American Rock Mechanics Association invites you to its 50th US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium to be held in Houston, Texas, USA on 26-29 June 2016. The 2016 program will focus on new and exciting advances in rock mechanics and geomechanics. In addition to being the central hub of the petroleum industry, Houston is one of the country's most cosmopolitan and diverse cities that offers a great variety of activities and destinations for visitors. Houston's deep cultural offerings include world- class fine arts museums and the Natural Science Museum as well as its Symphony, Grand Opera, and Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. The Houston Astros baseball team is in full swing in June; Galveston beckons with its beaches, bay, and bustling boardwalk; and NASA's Houston Space Center is an icon that cannot be missed.
Technical tours and field trips are being planned. Sight- seeing tours will include various city landmarks, social activities and other attractions. Short courses and work- shops will be held immediately prior to the symposium and will be listed as they are confirmed. Details will be provided on the symposium web page as they become available.
This symposium encompasses all aspects of rock mechanics, rock engineering, and geomechanics. We invite scientific and engineering papers in:
Further details will be provided on the symposium web page as they become available.
The focus of the symposium is on fundamental, practical and educational issues facing our profession. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
David Yale, ExxonMobil (Ret.)
Joe Carvalho, Golder Associates, Inc.
John Kemeny, University of Arizona
Doug Blankenship, Sandia National Laboratories
Doug Stead, Simon Fraser University
Sherlyn Williams-Stroud, California Resources Corporation
Karim Zaki, Chevron Energy Technology Company
Azra Tutuncu, Colorado School of Mines
Andrew Bunger, University of Pittsburgh
Colleen Barton, Baker-Hughes
Ahmad Ghassemi, University of Oklahoma
Gang Han, Aramco Services Company
Ellen Mallman, BP
Edward Wellman, SRK Consulting
Kate Baker, ARMA Board
John Curran, ARMA Treasurer
Peter Smeallie, ARMA Executive Director