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Houston Texas United States 09 November, 2015 13 November, 2015
Fundamentals Education Conference  
Houston, Texas, United States
9-13 November 2015

Field Seminar

FT 1 | Geological Mechanics on the Rocks: Stress, Deformation, and Rock Properties With Application to Reservoir Stimulation and Management  
Casper, Wyoming, United States
28-31 May 2015
AAPG Petroleum Structure and Geomechanics Division (PSGD) and Wyoming Geological Association (WGA) in Conjunction With AAPG 2015 Annual Exhibition & Convention (ACE) Pre-Convention Field Trip The goals of this four-day field workshop are to provide participants with a robust exposure to the range of topics required to understand, characterize and predict the mechanical response of reservoir rocks to deformation from either geologic or reservoir stimulation and management processes.  The workshop interweaves fundamental background material from lecture, first-hand field observations, and interactive group exercises to yield a robust and engaging technical discussion.
FT 4 | Unconventional Reservoirs and Stratigraphy of Southern Denver Basin: Graneros, Greenhorn, Carlile and Niobrara Formations  
Denver, Colorado, United States
30-31 May 2015
Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists (RMAG) in Conjunction with AAPG 2015 Annual Exhibition & Convention (ACE) Pre-Convention Field Trip

During this two-day field trip, we will examine classic exposures of the Middle to Upper Cretaceous (Cenomanian to Campanian) strata in the Southern Denver Basin near Pueblo, Colorado.

Denver Colorado United States 30 May, 2015 30 May, 2015
FT 2 | Paleontology and Volcanic Setting of the Florissant Fossil Beds  
Denver, Colorado, United States
30 May 2015
Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM) in Conjunction with AAPG 2015 Annual Exhibition & Convention (ACE) Pre-Convention Field Trip The field trip will visit sites where evidence of this volcanic history can be examined as well as the petrified forest and new visitor center and paleontology lab at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument.
FT 5 | Laramide Basin Evolution and Drilling Activity in the North Park – Middle Park Basin, Colorado  
Denver, Colorado, United States
30-31 May 2015
Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists (RMAG) in Conjunction with AAPG 2015 Annual Exhibition & Convention (ACE) Pre-Convention Field Trip

This two-day field trip will review the geologic history in context with the past and present petroleum exploration in the North Park-Middle Park Basin (or Colorado Headwaters Basin, CHB) in Northcentral Colorado.

FT 3 | Toward an Understanding of Denver’s Mountain Front Structure and Petroleum Potential  
Denver, Colorado, United States
30 May 2015
Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists (RMAG) in Conjunction with AAPG 2015 Annual Exhibition & Convention (ACE) Pre-Convention Field Trip

This one-day field trip will examine how the Golden Thrust System builds Denver’s mountain front between Turkey Creek and Coal Creek.

FT 6 | Geology of Exposures Along the Rocky Mountain Front Range, Morrison to Golden, Colorado, Including Stratigraphy, Environments of Deposition, Structure, Paleontology and Economic Geology  
Denver, Colorado, United States
31 May 2015
Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM) in Conjunction with AAPG 2015 Annual Exhibition & Convention (ACE) Pre-Convention Field Trip

This field trip will explore the outcrops in this Front Range area with the hope that participants will come away with new concepts and insights into how the Rocky Mountains were formed.

Denver Colorado United States 03 June, 2015 05 June, 2015
FT 7 | Reservoirs and Traps of the Laramide Rockies Petroleum System  
Denver, Colorado, United States
3-5 June 2015
AAPG Student Chapter/SEPM Student Field Trip in Conjunction with AAPG 2015 Annual Exhibition & Convention (ACE) Post-Convention Field Trip

This two-day trip will visit outcropping reservoir rocks and structures that typify the framework of the prolific Rocky Mountains petroleum province. The drive from Denver to Casper and return will transect numerous basement uplifts and foreland basins.

FT 8 | Wasatch-Green River Fluvial-Lacustrine, Piceance and Uinta Basins, Colorado and Utah  
Denver, Colorado, United States
3-7 June 2015
Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM) in Conjunction with AAPG 2015 Annual Conference & Exhibition Post-Conference Field Trip

This four-day field trip will begin with a drive from Denver to Glenwood Springs and a road log describing the general geology along Interstate 70 (I-70), as well as an overview stop in Rifle to introduce the Wasatch and Green River systems. It will focus on two themes: observing the characteristics of a wide variety of sedimentary environments and comparing these with subsurface data.

FT 9 | 4D Laramide Crustal Detachment and Thrust Tectonics, With Applications to Natural Fractures in Resource Plays  
Denver, Colorado, United States
4 June 2015
Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists (RMAG) in Conjunction with AAPG 2015 Annual Conference & Exhibition Post-Convention Field Trip This one-day field trip will apply new crustal-scale seismic experiments and structural balancing in the Northern Rockies to the 3D Laramide geometry and natural fractures of the Denver Basin and its resource plays. We will also examine the resulting syn-and post-Laramide fracture systems that provide critical fluid conduits for successful resource plays, like the Niobrara play of the Eastern Rockies.
FT 13 | Mechanisms of Petroleum Generation: Geochemical Field Trip & Lab Demonstration Focusing on the Green River Petroleum System, Uinta Basin, Utah  
Denver, Colorado, United States
4-7 June 2015
Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM) in Conjunction with Annual Conference & Exhibition Post-Convention Field Trip This trip provides a unique opportunity to visit some of the classic Green River source rock localities in both the Central and Eastern the Uinta Basin. In addition, we will sample and observe unusual solid bitumen deposits, tar sands, natural oil seeps and a CO2-charged geyser.
Denver Colorado United States 04 June, 2015 04 June, 2015
FT 11 | Wattenberg Field Operations  
Denver, Colorado, United States
4 June 2015
Rocky Mountain Section-AAPG (RMS-AAPG) and AAPG Division of Environmental Geosciences (DEG) in Conjunction with AAPG 2015 Annual Convention & Exhibition Post-Convention Field Trip This trip will focus on defining the Niobrara formation from the outcrop scale to the well bore, and discuss the key parameters that have made this play work, both from a geologic and a reservoir standpoint. Furthermore, we will describe how Noble Energy has helped to lead the industry in Northern Colorado to safely, responsibly and efficiently develop this huge resource. We will visit both Niobrara outcrops and Noble Energy production facilities to illustrate our current subsurface understanding and best practices.
Denver Colorado United States 04 June, 2015 04 June, 2015
FT 10 | From Seaways to Gasways: The Last 100 Million Years in the Denver Basin  
Denver, Colorado, United States
4 June 2015
Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM) in Conjunction with AAPG 2015 Annual Conference & Exhibition Post-Convention Field Trip This one-day field trip will take a quantitative view of the accumulation of sediment in the Denver Basin since the middle Cretaceous. We will systematically review the facies, thickness, organic content, rates of accumulation and paleoenvironments of the rocks that comprise the last 100 million years of deposition in the region.
Golden Colorado United States 04 June, 2015 06 June, 2015
FT 12 | Unconventional Petroleum Systems: A Geologic Transect Across Colorado  
Golden, Colorado, United States
4-6 June 2015
AAPG Energy Mineral Division (EMD) in Conjunction with Annual Conference & Exhibition Post-Convention Field Trip This three-day field trip will examine examples of tight-oil reservoirs (Cretaceous Niobrara Formation, Codell member of Carlile Formation from the Denver and North Park basins), tight-gas reservoirs (Cretaceous J Sandstone, Codell and Williams Fork Sandstone, from both the Denver and Piceance basins), CBM reservoirs (Cretaceous Cameo Coals from the Piceance Basin) and potential oil shale resources (Green River Formation of the Piceance Basin).
Palo Alto California United States 05 June, 2015 10 June, 2015
Deep-Water Siliciclastic Reservoirs, California  
Palo Alto, California, United States
5-10 June 2015

This six-day field seminar is designed to provide participants with an appreciation of the broad range of deep-water reservoir facies, the mechanisms by which they were deposited, their predictive attributes, their reservoir heterogeneity and their stratigraphic architecture.

Carbonate Reservoir Analogues: Play Concepts and Controls On Porosity  
Las Negras, Spain
8-13 June 2015

The field seminar develops and evaluates the sequence stratigraphic framework and controls on location and reservoir character of Upper Miocene-Pliocene carbonate sequences from a variety of carbonate systems within the context of the regional paleogeography.

Watkins Glen New York United States 15 June, 2015 19 June, 2015
Utica, Marcellus And Black Shales In The Northern Appalachian Basin  
Watkins Glen, New York, United States
15-19 June 2015
A Joint AAPG / University at Buffalo field seminar

The attendee will gain a working knowledge concerning how faults and fractures develop and their terminology, methodologies utilized in collecting and analyzing fracture data, characteristics of faults and fractures that affect the sedimentary units (including black shales) in the northern Appalachian Basin of New York state, and tectonics that led to the formation of the structures in the northern Appalachian Basin and the adjacent Appalachian Orogen.

The Lodgepole-Bakken-Three Forks Petroleum System: A Field Seminar For Geologists, Engineers, And Operators In Western Montana  
Three Forks, Montana, United States
24-26 June 2015

This field seminar will give participants an overview about the geology, reservoir engineering and operation aspects of the Lodgepole-Bakken-Three Forks Petroleum System.  Excellent outcrops illustrate how facies, reservoir properties and rock strength can vary along a lateral well bore. Engineers, geologists and operators will find this especially interesting.

Great Falls Montana United States 13 July, 2015 18 July, 2015
Fractures, Folds, and Faults in Thrusted Terrains: Sawtooth Range, Montana  
Great Falls, Montana, United States
13-18 July 2015
The seminar will utilize traverses to examine multiple thrust sheets exposed in Sun River Canyon, the famous Teton Anticline, and an outstanding example of an exposed fractured reservoir along a fault‐propagated fold in Mississippian carbonates as Swift Reservoir. Participants will examine the mechanics of fracturing, folding, and faulting in thrust belt terrains, identify and discuss new ideas regarding the geometry and kinematics of the development of thrust belts, compare seismic interpretation with outcrop examples, and analyze stratigraphic concepts which are essential in the exploration of thrust belt targets.
Seismic Interpretation in Fold-and-Thrust Belts: Field Trip to the Southern Canadian Rocky Mountain Foreland  
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
19-24 July 2015
This structural field course in the Front Ranges of the Canadian Rockies focuses on relating outcrop to seismic expressions of compressive structural styles that are common in fold-and-thrust belts and deepwater passive margins (toe thrust belts) worldwide. Participants will recognize common types of structures in fold-and-thrust belts, apply fault-related folding concepts to interpret these structures, identify petroleum traps and their major structural risk elements, and recognize similarities between styles of trap and reservoir-scale deformation.
Great Falls Montana United States 17 August, 2015 21 August, 2015
Geology in Montana along the Missouri River: Canoeing with Lewis & Clark.  
Great Falls, Montana, United States
17-21 August 2015

Participants will explore a number of classic geological sites that affected the Lewis and Clark expedition in Montana on this six-day excursion.

Devonian Reef Facies Models, Hydrothermal Dolomitization, And Tight-Carbonate Reservoir Analogues—Upper Devonian Strata In The Northwest Territories, Canada  
Hay River, Northwest Territories, Canada
31 August - 4 September 2015

The Hay River region in the Northwest Territories is one of the best locations in North America for the examination of Devonian carbonates, and the Pine Point mine site is one of the best localities for viewing the fabrics and geometries associated with hydrothermal dolomitization.

Perth Australia 05 September, 2015 12 September, 2015
ICE FT 1 | Shark Bay, Western Australia: Sediments and Stromatolites  
Perth, Australia
5-12 September 2015
In Conjunction with AAPG/SEG 2015 International Conference & Exhibition (ICE) - Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia (PESA) Shark Bay was declared a World Heritage area in the 1980s because of its unique geo-biological attributes, particularly in hypersaline basins, in areas which remain pristine today. This field trip provides a once in a lifetime opportunity to observe stromatolites in their stunning present day environment at Hamelin Pool, Shark Bay. As part of this special trip, access will be provided to areas not normally open to the public. You will be able to access and inspect modern day intertidal to subtidal microbial systems.
ICE FT 2 | Geotour in Central Australia: Outstanding Sedimentary Geology and Geomorphology of the Amadeus Basin Including Uluru, Kings Canyon and the West MacDonnell Ranges  
Sydney, Australia
8-13 September 2015
In Conjunction with AAPG/SEG 2015 International Conference & Exhibition (ICE) - Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia (PESA) Led by a specialist geologist, experience this trip across the geology of the Amadeus Basin. The trip includes the dramatic Uluru — at both sunrise and sunset — and the indigenous cultural centre, Kings Canyon and luxury camping under the scintillating outback sky at the wilderness lodge. It will travel through the Australian outback to the spectacular geology and landscapes of Ormiston Gorge and Ellery Creek, West MacDonnell Ranges.
Columbia South Carolina United States 08 September, 2015 14 September, 2015
Modern Terrigenous Clastic Depositional Systems  
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
8-14 September 2015

This field seminar offers an excellent opportunity for the students to walk on a variety of modern terrigenous clastic depositional systems while observing sedimentary processes, modern sedimentary structures, and numerous trenches illuminating the three-dimensional architecture of each area.

ICE FT 3 | Plio-Pleistocene Shelf to Miocene Deep-Water Deposits, Wanganui and Taranaki Basins, New Zealand  
Whanganui, New Zealand
9-12 September 2015
In Conjunction with AAPG/SEG 2015 International Conference & Exhibition (ICE) - Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia (PESA)

This four-day trip to the internationally-significant Wanganui Basin and North Taranaki coastal sections will examine Late Miocene to Pleistocene components of shelf- to basin-floor depositional systems deposited during an overall tectonically-controlled regressive phase. We will examine and discuss the interplay between tectonics and sea-level change, and the reservoir architecture and sequence stratigraphic framework of these well-exposed rocks. The outcrop geology will be supported by a range of seismic, well and supplementary industry data.

ICE FT 4 | The Gippsland Coast — Sutures, Structures, Reefs and Rifts; Polar Dinosaurs and the Penguin Parade  
Sydney, Australia
10-13 September 2015
In Conjunction with AAPG/SEG 2015 International Conference & Exhibition (ICE) - Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia (PESA)

This trip will visit the breathtaking coastal outcrops of turbidites, carbonate platforms, fluvial sediments and pillow lavas along the cliffs southeast of Melbourne. Come scramble down craggy slopes at Cape Liptrap to view superb outcrop-scale fold and thrust structures in Devonian turbidites, then take a 5 km hike along the adjacent coast where Cambrian ophiolites and exhumed amphibolites, faulted against trilobite-hosting Ordovician marls and Devonian reefal carbonates will be revealed. This will be followed by a trip to a site of Early Cretaceous fluvial rift sediments deposited during the initial separation of Antarctica from Australia to open the Gippsland Basin.

Sydney Australia 11 September, 2015 12 September, 2015
ICE FT 5 | Tidally Influenced Strata of the Hawkesbury Sandstone, Sydney  
Sydney, Australia
11-12 September 2015
In Conjunction with AAPG/SEG 2015 International Conference & Exhibition (ICE) - Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia (PESA)

The Hawkesbury Sandstone is the foundation on which the city of Sydney was built. This trip will allow discussion of the sedimentology and sequence stratigraphy of the Hawkesbury Sandstone by examining outcrops around the scenic Sydney Harbour and in spectacular coastal cliffs in National Parks close to the city. The sandstone displays a wide variety of sedimentary structures combined with superb scenery offering many opportunities for photographers.

Interpretation of Thrust Belts and Foreland Basins: Models from the Spanish Pyrenees  
Barcelona, Spain
14-18 September 2015

Participants will examine illustrative outcrops of thrusts, fault-related folds, stratal architectures and facies of depositional systems affected by growing structures, which are good analogues for hydrocarbon reservoirs. Objectives include interpreting complex thrust structures, identifying and understanding strain and fracture systems in fold-thrust belts, and analyzing patterns of growth strata in areas with synsedimentary folding.

ICE FT 7 | Geological Overview and CO<sub>2</sub> Sequestration Potential of the Limestone Coast — Otway Basin, Southeastern Australia  
Melbourne, Australia
17-19 September 2015
In Conjunction with AAPG/SEG 2015 International Conference & Exhibition (ICE) - Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia (PESA) The focus of this trip is on the geologic history of the region, its hydrocarbon systems, and its potential for carbon sequestration.
ICE FT 6 | Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, Geotourism and Geohistory of the Blue Mountains and Jenolan Caves  
Sydney, Australia
17-18 September 2015
In Conjunction with AAPG/SEG 2015 International Conference & Exhibition (ICE) - Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia (PESA)

Experience the World Heritage Exhibition Centre in the Mt Tomah Botanic Gardens, the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, and various geosites including the iconic Triassic sandstone landscapes at Govetts Leap and Echo Point. 

ICE FT 9 | Salt Diapirs and Salt Sheets of the Flinders Ranges, South Australian Outback  
Melbourne, Australia
17-22 September 2015
In Conjunction with AAPG/SEG 2015 International Conference & Exhibition (ICE) - Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia (PESA) This field trip will focus on outcrop exposures of Neoproterozoic salt diapirs, salt sheets and associated growth strata in the Central and Northern Flinders Ranges, South Australia.
Melbourne Australia 17 September, 2015 22 September, 2015
ICE FT 8 | Geology of Heron Island, Southern Great Barrier Reef  
Melbourne, Australia
17-22 September 2015
In Conjunction with AAPG/SEG 2015 International Conference & Exhibition (ICE) - Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia (PESA) Join us on a trip to the Capricorn-Bunker group located around the world-famous Southern Great Barrier Reef.
Salt Lake City Utah United States 20 September, 2015 27 September, 2015
Lacustrine Basin Exploration  
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
20-27 September 2015

Participants will learn a specific and comprehensive methodology for finding and developing conventional and unconventional oil and gas resources associated with lake deposits. The seminar will start with the Quaternary Bonneville basin in Utah, to build familiarity with lacustrine depositional processes. Participants then examine world-famous exposures of organic-rich mudstone, fluvial sandstone, and carbonate microbialite facies in Wyoming.

Sedimentology and Sequence Stratigraphic Response of Paralic Deposits to Changes in Accommodation: Predicting Reservoir Architecture, Book Cliffs, Utah  
Grand Junction, Colorado, United States
23-30 September 2015

Participants will learn through the use of spectacular outcrops, subsurface datasets, and stratigraphic modeling how these systems tracts and key surfaces (flooding surfaces and sequence boundaries) may be recognized.

Complex Carbonate Reservoirs: Sedimentation and Tectonic Processes - The Impact of Facies and Fractures on Reservoir Performance  
Naples, Italy
26 September - 2 October 2015

The main part of the field seminar will focus on the description of the fractured carbonates and the extrapolation from the outcrop observations to the subsurface for building geologically plausible reservoir models.

Sequence Stratigraphy, Facies Architecture & Reservoir Characterization Of Fluvial, Deltaic And Strand-Plain Deposits  
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
2-9 October 2015
NOTE: New Dates!

The seminar focuses on the lithologic variations that characterize clastic reservoir facies and on development of models that can be used to predict these variations in the subsurface.

Short Course

Denver Colorado United States 30 May, 2015 30 May, 2015
SC 3 | The Integral Role of Petroleum Economics in Oil and Gas Field Development  
Denver, Colorado, United States
30 May 2015
AAPG Professional Women in Earth Sciences (PROWESS) and the Assocation for Women Geoscientists (AWG) – AAPG 2015 Annual Exhibition & Convention (ACE) Short Course

This course provides an overview of the petroleum industry and upstream economics, beginning with the geoscientist’s role of evaluating uncertainty in E&P, estimating prospect resources, and estimating chances of success. The course then moves on to field development scenarios and cash flow models, developing various capital budgeting economic indices to evaluate and rank various prospective field projects, production and reservoir management for producing fields and international contract arrangements and emerging trends.

 

Denver Colorado United States 30 May, 2015 30 May, 2015
SC 2 | Improving Cross Discipline Communication for High Performing Teams  
Denver, Colorado, United States
30 May 2015
AAPG Division of Professional Affairs (DPA) – AAPG 2015 Annual Exhibition & Convention (ACE) Short Course

The short course is designed to help the participant understand their communication “style”, its strengths and blind spots and how to best leverage their strengths to make more of an impact on their team. The emphasis on self-awareness helps participants understand what changes they could make in communication to be better understood.

Denver Colorado United States 30 May, 2015 31 May, 2015
SC 8 | Sequence Stratigraphy for Graduate Students  
Denver, Colorado, United States
30-31 May 2015
Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM) – AAPG 2015 Annual Exhibition & Convention (ACE) Short Course

This course is designed to teach graduate students the principles, concepts and methods of sequence stratigraphy. Sequence stratigraphy is an informal chronostratigraphic methodology that uses stratal surfaces to subdivide the stratigraphic record. This methodology allows the identification of coeval facies, documents the time-transgressive nature of classic lithostratigraphic units and provides geoscientists with an additional way to analyze and subdivide the stratigraphic record.

SC 4 | Sequence-Stratigraphic Analysis of Mudstones: Key to Paleoclimate Archives, Subsurface Fluid Flow and Hydrocarbon Source  
Denver, Colorado, United States
30 May 2015
Socity for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM) – AAPG 2015 Annual Exhibition & Convention (ACE) Short Course

This workshop combines interactive lectures and exercises addressing the expression of depositional sequences in mudstones on seismic, well-log, core and outcrop data. Examples include in the course will include the Marcellus Shale, New Albany Shale, Barnett Shale, Shublik Formation, Kimmeridge Clay Formation, Kingak Formation, Hue Shale, Mowry Shale, and Monterey Formation.

Denver Colorado United States 30 May, 2015 30 May, 2015
SC 1 | Exploration In The Bakken Petroleum System  
Denver, Colorado, United States
30 May 2015
AAPG Education Department (AAPG) – AAPG 2015 Annual Exhibition & Convention (ACE) Short Course

This course is an introduction to the Bakken/Three Forks resource play. The play has proven to be economic and successful for many operators. A wide range of topics will be covered to familiarize the participant with the important nuances of the Bakken and Three Forks.

Denver Colorado United States 30 May, 2015 31 May, 2015
SC 6 | Sequence Stratigraphy: Principles And Applications  
Denver, Colorado, United States
30-31 May 2015
AAPG Education Department (AAPG) – AAPG 2015 Annual Exhibition & Convention (ACE) Short Course

This course presents the concepts and practical applications of sequence stratigraphy for petroleum exploration.

Denver Colorado United States 30 May, 2015 31 May, 2015
SC 7 | Carbonate Depositional Systems and Seismic Sequence Stratigraphy  
Denver, Colorado, United States
30-31 May 2015
Petroleum Technology Transfer Conuncil (PTTC) Rocky Mountain Region – AAPG 2015 Annual Exhibition & Convention (ACE) Short Course

This course is intended for industry professionals who desire a firm foundation in carbonate rocks. Most sedimentology and stratigraphy courses focus on siliciclastic rocks while giving only cursory treatments of carbonates. With carbonate reservoirs containing approximately half of the world’s oil and gas, a better understanding of these complex rocks is highly desirable. Participants should have some background in sedimentology and stratigraphy.

Denver Colorado United States 30 May, 2015 30 May, 2015
SC 5 | Black Belt Ethics  
Denver, Colorado, United States
30 May 2015
AAPG Division of Professional Affiars (DPA) – AAPG 2015 Annual Exhibition & Convention (ACE) Short Course

Black Belt Ethics examines the various tenants that define the martial artist’s code of honor. The course reviews each of these tenants and discusses how they can be applied in our personal and professional lives.

Denver Colorado United States 31 May, 2015 31 May, 2015
SC 12 | The Three Ps of Geosteering:  Principals, Practice and Pitfalls  
Denver, Colorado, United States
31 May 2015
AAPG Division of Professional Affairs (DPA) – AAPG 2015 Annual Exhibition & Convention (ACE) Short Course This course is designed to introduce participants to geosteering principals, interpretation practices, and lead to the ability to recognize potential pitfalls.
Denver Colorado United States 31 May, 2015 31 May, 2015
SC 10 | Integrating Data from Nano- to Macro-Scale  
Denver, Colorado, United States
31 May 2015
AAPG Education Department (AAPG) – AAPG 2015 Annual Exhibition & Convention (ACE) Short Course

This course will evaluate data from the nano- to macro-scale in order to show how different types of data can be integrated in the evaluation of sweet spots.

Denver Colorado United States 31 May, 2015 31 May, 2015
SC 13 | From Rocks to Models: Applied Reservoir Characterization and Modeling  
Denver, Colorado, United States
31 May 2015
AAPG Energy Minerals Division (EMD) – AAPG 2015 Annual Exhibition & Convention (ACE) Short Course

This course addresses the concepts and methods of petroleum reservoir characterization and modeling through lectures, exercises and case studies.

SC 9A/9B | The Bakken and Exshaw Petroleum Systems in the Williston and Southern Alberta Basins with an Emphasis on the Pronghorn Member and the Three Forks Formation  
Denver, Colorado, United States
31 May 2015
Rocky Mountains Association of Geologists (RMAG) – AAPG 2015 Annual Exhibition & Convention (ACE) Short Course

This one-half day course will review core lithofacies of the Bakken Petroleum System in North Dakota and the Exshaw Petroleum System in the southern Alberta Basin with an emphasis on the Pronghorn Member of the Lower Bakken Shale and the underlying Three Forks Formation

Denver Colorado United States 31 May, 2015 31 May, 2015
SC 14 | Microbialites and Lacustrine Depositional Systems  
Denver, Colorado, United States
31 May 2015
Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM) – AAPG 2015 Annual Exhibition & Convention (ACE) Short Course

This course is designed for geologists who wish to interpret and explore lacustrine microbialites and associated carbonate facies for hydrocarbons, or just want to familiarize themselves with microbialites and lacustrine systems.

Denver Colorado United States 31 May, 2015 31 May, 2015
SC 11 | Practical Aspects Of Petroleum Geochemistry For Resource Plays  
Denver, Colorado, United States
31 May 2015
AAPG Education Department (AAPG) – AAPG 2015 Annual Exhibition & Convention (ACE) Short Course

This course will address integration of source rock, produced oil and gas, and mud gas data to better understand and exploit 3-dimensional details of petroleum systems. Carbon isotope and oil biomarker geochemistry will be stressed as a way to determine quantity and type of generated hydrocarbons and migration distance and direction within source rock and tight oil plays.

SC 15 | Seismic Geomorphology and Seismic Stratigraphy: Extracting Geologic Insights From 3-D Seismic Data  
Denver, Colorado, United States
31 May 2015
Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM) – AAPG 2015 Annual Exhibition & Convention (ACE) Short Course

This course is designed to enhance interpretation skill sets with regard to geologic interpretation of seismic data. The overall objective is to present methods for reducing risk with regard to prediction of lithology, reservoir compartmentalization and stratigraphic trapping potential in exploration and production.

Denver Colorado United States 04 June, 2015 04 June, 2015
SC 18 | Mudrock Petrology and Pore-Scale Imaging  
Denver, Colorado, United States
4 June 2015
Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM) – AAPG 2015 Annual Exhibition & Convention (ACE) Short Course

This one-day course will review state-of-the-art techniques for characterizing mudrock reservoirs at the pore scale. Shale/mudrock structure and pore systems will be emphasized. It will conclude with applications of shale reservoir characterization using pore-scale imaging.

SC 16 | Confessions of a Frac Engineer: 200 Field Studies Prove our Frac Jobs Are Not Optimized  
Denver, Colorado, United States
4 June 2015
Petroelum Technology Transfer Council (PTTC) Rocky Mountain Region – AAPG 2015 Annual Exhibition & Convention (ACE) Short Course This course will focus on practical techniques to investigate and optimize fracture treatments. Participants in this course will have access to more than 200 published field studies in which the productivity and profitability of fields have been improved by altering the treatment design.
Lakewood Colorado United States 04 June, 2015 04 June, 2015
SC 17 | Tight Oil Sandstone Reservoirs, Wyoming and Colorado: Core Workshop  
Lakewood, Colorado, United States
4 June 2015
Rocky Mountain Section, Society for Sedimentary Geology (RMS-SEPM) – AAPG 2015 Annual Exhibition & Convention (ACE) Short Course

This course will focus on Cretaceous sandstones in the Powder River and D-J Basins, including the Turner, Codell, Shannon, Sussex, and Parkman Sandstones. Cores from both the USGS and company collections will be presented.

Denver Colorado United States 23 June, 2015 25 June, 2015
Basic Petroleum Geology for the Non-Geologist  
Denver, Colorado, United States
23-25 June 2015
A joint course with AAPG and University of Tulsa Continuing Engineering and Science Education Department

Here is an introduction to the tools and techniques that geologists and geophysicists use to locate gas and oil, that drillers use to drill the wells and that petroleum engineers use to test and complete the wells and produce the gas and oil. Exercises throughout the course provide practical experience in well log correlation, contouring, interpretation of surface and subsurface, contoured maps, seismic interpretation, well log interpretation, and decline curve analysis.

Golden Colorado United States 13 July, 2015 17 July, 2015
Basic Well Log Analysis  
Golden, Colorado, United States
13-17 July 2015

This course assumes no logging knowledge and seeks to establish an understanding of basic petrophysical measurements and interpretation techniques which can be applied to routine tasks, and upon which more complex and advanced information and interpretive techniques can be built. It strives to provide a strong and coherent foundation for the understanding of other, specialized interpretation techniques involving well log data.


Geomechanics For Completion Optimization In Unconventionals: From Characterization To Monitoring  
San Antonio, Texas, United States
18 July 2015
In Conjunction with URTeC Meeting

Geomechanics – in both completions and drilling operations – has become a critical technology in the development of Unconventional Plays. This course presents the basics of oil field geomechanics and its application to unconventional developments; specifically, the role of stress, pore pressure, mechanical properties, and natural fractures on hydraulic fracturing operations.

San Antonio Texas United States 18 July, 2015 19 July, 2015
Assessment, Forecasting, and Decision-Making In Unconventional Resource Plays  
San Antonio, Texas, United States
18-19 July 2015
In Conjunction with URTeC Meeting This course is oriented towards the recognition and characterization of uncertainty in unconventional reservoirs. Starting with resource/reservoir assessment methods, it moves through the full unconventional value-chain. This two-day exercise and example filled workshop provides participants with the techniques and reasoning needed to validly assess the merits of the search for, and development of, unconventional resource plays.
San Antonio Texas United States 19 July, 2015 19 July, 2015
Introductory Geochemistry for Condensate-Rich Shales and Tight Oil  
San Antonio, Texas, United States
19 July 2015
In conjunction with Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC) The course is a practical and applied introduction to geochemical techniques routinely employed in shale-gas condensate and tight-oil reservoir assessment with an emphasis on tools and techniques. Participants should have a solid background in petroleum geology.
Houston Texas United States 18 August, 2015 20 August, 2015
Basic Petroleum Geology for the Non-Geologist  
Houston, Texas, United States
18-20 August 2015
A joint course with AAPG and University of Tulsa Continuing Engineering and Science Education Department

Here is an introduction to the tools and techniques that geologists and geophysicists use to locate gas and oil, that drillers use to drill the wells and that petroleum engineers use to test and complete the wells and produce the gas and oil. Exercises throughout the course provide practical experience in well log correlation, contouring, interpretation of surface and subsurface, contoured maps, seismic interpretation, well log interpretation, and decline curve analysis.

Casper Wyoming United States 24 August, 2015 28 August, 2015
Fractured Reservoirs: From Geologic Concepts To Reservoir Models   
Casper, Wyoming, United States
24-28 August 2015
Course plus field trip

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn all the aspects related to the understanding and modeling of fractured reservoirs. Attendees will take geologic concepts and use them in reservoir modeling through hands-on sessions devoted to the examination of outcrop, core and log data. They will use that information and a software to create 3D fractured reservoir models. Using actual Teapot Dome (Wyoming, USA) field data from the Tensleep and Niobrara Shale formations and a hands-on approach, the workshop allows the geoscientist to identify fractures and to construct predictive 3D fracture models that can be used to identify productive zones, plan wells and to create fracture porosity and permeability models for reservoir simulation.

 
Melbourne, Australia
12 September 2015
In Conjunction with AAPG/SEG International Conference & Exhibition (ICE) - Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia (PESA)

This course reviews the data required to design a successful hydraulic fracturing treatment, key considerations for frac placement and execution, the state of hydraulic fracturing diagnostics, and the role of the geoscientist in the multidiscipline team addressing stimulation of unconventional reservoirs. The course is presented in a classroom/workshop format, first providing participants key principles then evaluating case studies using a multidisciplined team perspective.

Melbourne Australia 12 September, 2015 13 September, 2015
 
Melbourne, Australia
12-13 September 2015
In Conjunction with AAPG/SEG 2015 International Conference & Exhibition (ICE) - Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM)

This course is designed to teach graduate students the principles, concepts and methods of sequence stratigraphy.

Melbourne Australia 12 September, 2015 13 September, 2015
 
Melbourne, Australia
12-13 September 2015
In Conjunction with AAPG/SEG 2015 International Conference & Exhibition (ICE) - Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)

This course discusses the geologic and seismic expression of common structural styles in extensional, salt, compressional, strike-slip and inversion settings.

Melbourne Australia 13 September, 2015 13 September, 2015
ICE SC 6 | Geochemistry and Modeling of Unconventional Petroleum Systems  
Melbourne, Australia
13 September 2015
In Conjunction with AAPG/SEG 2015 International Conference & Exhibition (ICE) - American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)

This course is a non-numerical introduction to the use of geochemistry and BPSM to better understanding unconventional resources. This course is designed to provide participants with new information on unconventional and sweet spot identification that is not normally available in routine service company courses.

Melbourne Australia 13 September, 2015 13 September, 2015
 
Melbourne, Australia
13 September 2015
In Conjunction with AAPG/SEG 2015 International Conference & Exhibition (ICE) - Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia (PESA)

This course will cover most basic functions available in GPlates and also provide an informal opportunity to ask questions and make suggestions for functionality in future versions of GPlates.

 
13 September 2015
In Conjunction with AAPG/SEG 2015 International Conference & Exhibition (ICE) - Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia (PESA)

The oil and gas business revolves around making decisions in uncertain situations, often of a complex nature, whose consequences are not immediately obvious and which must be made with incomplete information and within time and budget constraints. This course will teach a practical methodology for making good decisions.

Carlisle Australia 17 September, 2015 18 September, 2015
 
Carlisle, Australia
17-18 September 2015
In Conjunction with AAPG/SEG 2015 International Conference & Exhibition (ICE) - Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia (PESA)

This two-day course will focus on cores from Triassic and Jurassic reservoirs, from fluvial, coastal-deltaic and sheld depositional systems (Mungaroo, Brigadier and Legendre Formations).

Melbourne Australia 17 September, 2015 18 September, 2015
 
Melbourne, Australia
17-18 September 2015
In Conjunction with AAPG/SEG 2015 International Conference & Exhibition (ICE) - Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia (PESA)

This course demonstrates the use of basic rock properties, wireline logs, capillary pressure and relative permeability data to evaluate reservoir rock quality, recovery efficiency and pay.

Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates 04 October, 2015 04 October, 2015
An Introduction to Hydraulic Fracturing  
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
4 October 2015
Held in conjunction with the Third EAGE/AAPG Workshop on Tight Reservoirs in the Middle East This one-day short course is intended as an introduction to the art and science of hydraulic fracturing – the processes involved, candidate selection, treatment design and post-treatment evaluation. It will also focus on two of the most active and innovative areas within hydraulic fracturing – unconventional gas and multi-stage horizontal wells.
Tulsa Oklahoma United States 06 October, 2015 08 October, 2015
Basic Petroleum Geology for the Non-Geologist  
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
6-8 October 2015
A joint course with AAPG and University of Tulsa Continuing Engineering and Science Education Department

Here is an introduction to the tools and techniques that geologists and geophysicists use to locate gas and oil, that drillers use to drill the wells and that petroleum engineers use to test and complete the wells and produce the gas and oil. Exercises throughout the course provide practical experience in well log correlation, contouring, interpretation of surface and subsurface, contoured maps, seismic interpretation, well log interpretation, and decline curve analysis.

Houston Texas United States 01 December, 2015 03 December, 2015
Basic Petroleum Geology for the Non-Geologist  
Houston, Texas, United States
1-3 December 2015
A joint course with AAPG and University of Tulsa Continuing Engineering and Science Education Department

Here is an introduction to the tools and techniques that geologists and geophysicists use to locate gas and oil, that drillers use to drill the wells and that petroleum engineers use to test and complete the wells and produce the gas and oil. Exercises throughout the course provide practical experience in well log correlation, contouring, interpretation of surface and subsurface, contoured maps, seismic interpretation, well log interpretation, and decline curve analysis.

Houston Texas United States 01 December, 2015 04 December, 2015
Practical Salt Tectonics   
Houston, Texas, United States
1-4 December 2015
This course is designed to give participants the basic working tools to explore and develop hydrocarbons in salt basins. Because no two basins are alike, the focus is on understanding the processes and styles of salt-related deformation. At course completion participants should be able to under the depositional setting of layered evaporites, describe the mechanics of salt flow, interpret salt and stratal geometries associated with diapirs, salt welds, and minibasins, and assess more accurately the risks in the exploration of salt basins.

Workshop

Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates 04 October, 2015 06 October, 2015
EAGE/AAPG Tight Reservoirs in the Middle East  
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
4-6 October 2015

This workshop is the outgrowth of continued cooperation between AAPG & EAGE to develop a series of multi-disciplined gatherings dedicated to understanding, completing & producing tight sandstone & carbonate reservoirs.

Dubai United Arab Emirates 26 October, 2015 28 October, 2015
Geoscience Knowledge Management Challenge  
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
26-28 October 2015
An AAPG Middle East Geosciences Technology Workshop

This three-day workshop will be dedicated to capturing best practices and lessons learned from knowledge management challenges in a changing oil market. The upstream within the Middle East’s NOCs, IOCs and service providers are paying close attention to the issue of knowledge management due to a major demographic shift which has been dubbed as the “Great Crew Change”. There are two major events which are occurring simultaneously: experienced professionals are retiring or leaving from companies, simultaneously a large influx of young professionals are joining the workforce, thus creating a noticeable knowledge gap.

Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates 02 November, 2015 04 November, 2015
AAPG/SEG Advances in Subsurface Mapping  
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
2-4 November 2015

Save the date for this AAPG Middle East GTW to be held in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Watch this web page for updates.

Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates 23 November, 2015 25 November, 2015
Carbonate Reservoirs of the Middle East  
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
23-25 November 2015
An AAPG Middle East Geosciences Technology Workshop

This three-day workshop is dedicated to sharing knowledge, ideas and workflows in exploring for and developing hydrocarbon bearing carbonate reservoirs of the Middle East. The workshop will emphasize case studies involving field scale reservoir characterization to regional scale lithofacies distribution, depositional models and sequence stratigraphy.

Muscat Oman 18 January, 2016 20 January, 2016
AAPG/EAGE Hydrocarbon Seals of the Middle East  
Muscat, Oman
18-20 January 2016
A joint AAPG/EAGE Middle East Geosciences Technology Workshop

This three-day workshop has the primary goal to share knowledge, case studies, techniques and workflows pertaining to the understanding and prediction of hydrocarbon seals for hydrocarbon exploration and production in the Middle East. These seals range in age from Pre-Cambrian to Tertiary.  

Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates 25 January, 2016 27 January, 2016
Source Rocks of the Middle East  
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
25-27 January 2016
An AAPG Middle East Geosciences Technology Workshop

This three day workshop aims to provide a forum for professionals from industry, academia and government agencies, who are actively involved in the study of Middle Eastern Source Rocks, to share their advances in source rock related fields, present their experiences and challenges, and demonstrate relevant technologies and solutions.

Online Certificate Course

Solar Energy Basics:  A Renewable Energy Certificate Course  

Solar Energy Basics is an online course that enables participants to review, analyze, and evaluate opportunities in the rapidly expanding market for solar energy.

Introduction to Shale Gas  

This course introduces the learner to the fundamentals of shale gas, including current theories that explain its origin, and how to determine which reservoirs are commercially viable.

Geothermal Energy Basics: A Renewable Energy Certificate Course  

Geothermal Energy Basics is an online course that enables participants to review, analyze, and evaluate opportunities in the rapidly expanding market for geothermal energy.

Unconventional Resources  

Unconventional Resources is an online course that enables participants to learn about shale gas, shale oil and coalbed methane.

5-Course Set - Online Renewable Energy Certificate Courses  

You may sign up for these 5 courses as a package at any time, and the courses will begin the first day of the upcoming month.

Biomass Energy Basics:  A Renewable Energy Certificate Course  

Biomass Energy Basics is an online course that enables participants to review, analyze, and evaluate opportunities in the rapidly expanding market for biopower and biofuel.

Renewable & Non-Renewable Resources - Overview & Integration:  A Renewable Energy Certificate Course  

Renewable & Non-Renewable Resources is an online course that enables participants to review, analyze, and evaluate opportunities in the rapidly expanding market for renewable energy.

Wind Energy Basics:  A Renewable Energy Certificate Course  

Wind Energy Basics is an online course that enables participants to review, analyze, and evaluate opportunities in the rapidly expanding market for wind energy.

Online e Symposium

The Many Faces of GIS: Oil and Gas Applications, New Directions, Careers  

Join two GIS/geoscience experts Scott Sires and Gerry Bartz as they use information from the Teapot Dome Field in Wyoming (DOE/RMOTC program).

How Tight Is Your Gas? Thermal Profiling for Unconventional Oil & Gas  

This e-symposium introduces you to the practical benefits of thermal profiling for a variety of unconventional oil and gas projects, including tight gas sands, oil shale, low-gravity oil.

3D Seismic Profiles of U.S. Shale Plays  

As commodity prices have dropped, many shale plays have become uneconomical as statistical plays and have increasingly become recognized as geological plays demanding new insights from data.

Geothermal Energy in the Oil Field:  Developments and Opportunities  

This e-symposium covers advances in geothermal energy, integration with petroleum operations, and lessons learned in recent cases.

Fluvial Stratigraphy  

This course can help you gain the ability to describe the complex and highly variable reservoirs, which are typified by complex internal heterogeneity.

The Application of Thermal Maturation, Heat Flow, and Organic Facies for Unconventional Shale Gas Evaluation  

Expanded package for CEU credit is $100 for AAPG members, and $145 for non-members. Special Student Pricing: $25 for Webinar only; $35 for Expanded package.

Carbon Sequestration  

This presentation will review the results of ongoing carbon storage research in Kentucky by the Kentucky Geological Survey (KGS) and industry partners.

Complex Well Guidance for G&G Asset Team Professionals  

This 1-hour web-cast will arm the G&G asset team professionals with a core-competency understanding of these critical field realities, with direct reference to recent documented field experience and learnings

Predicting Gas Hydrates using Pre-stack Seismic data in Deepwater GOM  

Gas hydrates, ice-like substances composed of water and gas molecules (methane, ethane, propane, etc.), occur in permafrost areas and in deep water marine environments.

Creativity in Exploration  

The purpose of this e-symposium is to enable participants to begin developing a conceptual understanding of successful exploration, and from that understanding develop their own philosophy of oil and gas finding.

Mapping Natural Fractures Using 3D Seismic and Well Data: Application to a Shale Play  

The presentation describes a well established fracture modeling workflow that uses a standard 3D seismic, conventional logs, image logs and data from one core to build predictive 3D fracture models that are validated with blind wells.

Seismic Stratigraphy & Seismic Geomorphology of Deep-Water Depositional Systems:  Processes and Products  

This presentation will focus on the seismic stratigraphic and seismic geomorphologic expression of deep-water deposits, including both reservoir and non-reservoir facies.

Marcellus & Utica in the Field: Northern Appalachian Basin  

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to describe faults and fractures in carbonates, black shales, and coarser clastics as they occur in the northern Appalachian Basin.

All Shale Gas Reservoirs are NOT the Same and Why You Should Care  

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to describe geomechanics in shale reservoirs and discuss differences between plays.

Hydraulic Fracturing of Gas Shales  

The presentation will focus on hydraulic fracture geometry in shales, the materials used in the fracturing process, and treatment monitoring via microseismic.

Evaluating Mature Fields:  Best Approaches for Recovering Remaining Reserves  

This e-symposium covers how to conduct an interdisciplinary evaluation of mature fields to determine the best approach to recover remaining reserves.

Geochemical Evaluation of Eagle Ford Group Source Rocks and Oils from the First Shot Field, Texas  
Shale Gas in Quebec's Sedimentary Basins  

Recent interest in unconventional gas resources has attracted several oil and gas explorers to sedimentary basins in Southern Quebec.

Integrating Disciplines, Data and Workflows in Resource Plays  

This esymposium takes a close look at workflows associated with resource plays, and analyzes where integration must occur between disciplines, data, and workflows at all phases of the process.

Siliclastic Sequence Stratigraphy: Application to Exploration and Production  

This presentation is designed for exploration/production geologists and geological managers or reservoir engineers.

Basic Tools for Shale Exploration  

This e-symposium will provide information on which tools, processes, and procedures all geoscientists, engineers, and technical professionals working in shale plays need to understand and implement.

Shale Gas Prospectivity Case Study: Conasauga Shale, Black Warrior Basin, Alabama, USA  

This e-symposium presents and discusses the results of laboratory tests and research relating to determining shale prospectivity in general, and specifically in the Black Warrior Basin, Alabama.

Marcellus Shale: Integrating Information to Optimize Horizontal Well Performance  

This presentation discusses one operator’s approach to fully integrate data captured in the Marcellus Shale in order to optimize horizontal well performance.

Green River Shales: Geochemical Basin Study  

The geochemistry of formation fluids (water and hydrocarbon gases) in the Uinta Basin, Utah, is evaluated at the regional scale based on fluid sampling and compilation of past records.

Overview of Hydraulic Fracturing Mechanics, Analysis and Design  

This e-symposium provides highlights of the hydraulic fracturing mechanics, analysis, and design, and is derived from a two and one-half (2-1/2) day course which is designed for drilling, completion, production engineers, engineering technicians, geologists, well-site and completion supervisors, and managers, who desire to possess a comprehensive and integral knowledge of Hydraulic Fracturing.

Application of Inversion and Clustering Analysis in Unconventional Reservoirs  

This study will focus in the combination of λρ – μρ inversion with clustering analysis techniques in order to discriminate brittle zones in the Barnett Shale.

Recognizing Unconventional Pay from Wireline Logs  

The e-symposium contains several case studies and log examples of bypassed pay and unconventional resources including Niobrara, Bakken, Marcellus, offshore GOM and others examples including processed log quality issues.

Heterogeneity in Carbonate Reservoirs  

This work investigates how heterogeneity can be defined and how we can quantify this term by describing a range of statistical heterogeneity (e.g. coefficient of variation and the Lorenz coefficient).

Connectivity in Fluvial Systems  

This e-symposium focuses on methods for predicting connectivity within clastic fluvial systems.

Seismic Reservoir Characterization of U.S. Shales: An Update  

Projects in several shales will be discussed, including Marcellus, Eagle Ford, Haynesville, Fayetteville, Montney, and Barnett, as will several seismically-detectable drivers for success including lithofacies, stress, pre-existing fractures, and pore pressure.

Seismically Driven Characterization of Unconventional Shale Plays  

This presentation describes a proven workflow that uses a standard narrow azimuth 3D seismic, conventional logs, image logs and core data to build five key reservoir properties required for an optimal development of shale plays.

Exploring the Geopressure Risk in Deep Water Frontier Plays  

This e-symposium presents techniques for predicting pore pressure in seals by examining case studies from the Gulf of Mexico and incorporating the relationship between rocks, fluids, stress, and pressure.

Retention Tools for Leaders and Mentors (Compete for People, Part I)  

This seminar focuses on the role geoscience leaders and mentors play in retaining top talent.

Genetic Sequences in Eagle Ford-Austin: Their Significance in Exploration and Development  

Recognition and Correlation of the Eagle Ford, Austin Formations in South Texas can be enhanced with High Resolution Biostratigraphy, fossil abundance peaks and Maximum Flooding Surfaces correlated to Upper Cretaceous sequence stratigraphic cycle chart after Gradstein, 2010.

Communication Tools for Leaders and Mentors (Compete for People, Part II)  

This seminar describes these conversations as a series of questions to be explored: What defines you? What drives you? How large is your network? Can you access everything you need? How are you positioned? What is your creative domain? What is your Plan B? ... and Plan C?

New Production in Old Fields: Case Study in the Hunton Dolomite  

Unger Field, discovered in1955, has produced 8.6 million barrels of oil from a thinly (several ft) bedded, locally cherty dolomite containing vuggy and intercrystalline porosity.

Shale Wells: Making the Engineering Fit What Geology Offers  

This presentation will look at well placement vertically in the pay, well azimuth and well trajectory with explanations of how geology and post-depositional effects can make the difference between a successful well and a failure.

Mississippian Carbonates in Kansas: Integrating Log, Core & Seismic  

The entire Middle Pennsylvanian–to–top Precambrian basement (500 m) interval was cored in early 2011 in the BEREXCO Wellington KGS #1-32 well in Wellington Field, Sumner County, KS.

Microseismic Imaging of Hydraulic Fractures: Snap, Crackle and Pops of Shale Reservoirs  

Effective hydraulic fracture stimulation is critical for shale development, and microseismic is the only technology able to map the growth of these hydraulic fracture networks.

A 3-Dimensional Approach to Hydrocarbon Mapping in Resource Plays  

This e-symposium will focus on how surface geochemical surveys and Downhole Geochemical Imaging technologies can be utilized jointly to directly characterize the composition of hydrocarbons vertically through the prospect section.

Proppant Selection Drivers in Unconventional Resources  

This talk will present a brief overview of proppants followed by a comprehensive discussion of the major considerations that are driving proppant selection in these plays.

Petrophysics of Shales  

The course will review core data, petrophysical comparisons, rock physics modeling (including pseudo logs and mechanical properties).

Wind Farm Operations: Current Practices and Future Trends  

The presenters will discuss effective management of wind farm operations and the challenges often encountered. 

Petrophysics of Carbonates  

The course will review core data, petrophysical comparisons, rock physics modeling (including pseudo logs and mechanical properties).

Successful Oilfield Water Management: Case Studies and New Directions (including recycling)  

The goal of this e-symposium is to provide an overview of the latest trends and technologies for water management for oil and gas drilling, completions, and production.

Using Production Performance Data to Improve Geological Models  

The goal of this e-symposium is to review an important dimension in the ways geologist can build and update geological models using information from performance data.

Geomechanical Data from Petrophysical Logs  

This e-symposium will be introducing signal processing techniques as a means to maximize extracting geomechanical data from petrophysical logs.

The Marcellus Shale Revealed with Full Azimuth 3D Multi-Component Seismic Data  

This presentation demonstrates how 3D seismic data will contribute significantly to the understanding of the Marcellus.

Virtual Field Trip: Geology of the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, and Zion National Parks  

Explore three of the great wonders of the geological world. Take a guided tour of classic geological sites on the Colorado Plateau.

Technical Writing Triage  

Technical Writing Triage is a condensed course which identifies the key professional and technical writing in today’s workplace, discusses the most common problems/issues, and provides quick, easy-to-implement solutions for producing high-quality, effective communications.

The Gulf of Mexico Basin: New Science and Emerging Deep-water Plays  
The surprising emergence of several new exploration plays and new ideas on the basin history demonstrates that we have much more to learn and harvest from this natural laboratory of sedimentary processes.
Mexico's Oil and Gas: History, New Discoveries, Opportunities, and Energy Reform  
The goal of this e-symposium is to review the status of the Mexican upstream sector, and to provide a review of the most prolific and prospective areas in Mexico, with a focus on opportunities for international participation, given the upcoming energy reform in Mexico. 
Fluid Migration and Accumulation within the Mississippian: Why 2% Oil Cut Here, 15% One Mile Away?  
Water cut is a big factor in gauging the success of horizontal drilling in the Mississippi Lime Play (MLP). The contributing factors are related in part to the spectrum of producing lithofacies and reservoir quality encountered that varies laterally and vertically, sometimes dramatically. 
Concepts of Scale:  Horizontal Development of Wolfcamp Shale Oil of the Southern Midland Basin  
This course is ideal for individuals involved in Midland Basin exploration and development. Successful development of Wolfcamp shale oil relies on complex inter-relationships (ultimately interdependencies) within and between a wide variety of scientific disciplines, financial entities, and company partnerships. 
Kerogen Maturity Determinations: New Techniques and Technologies  

Cross disciplinary workflows play an important part of successful characterization of shale reservoirs. This course discusses how the artificial kerogen maturity of organic-rich Green River shale affects the petrophysical, micro-structural, geochemical and elastic properties.

Multiscale Modeling of Gas Transport and Storage In Shale Resources  

The gas transport in organic-rich shales involves different length-scales, from organic and inorganic pores to macro- and macrofractures. In order to upscale the fluid transport from nanoscale (flow through nanopores) to larger scales (to micro- and macrofractures), multicontinuum methodology is planned to be used.

An Analytical Model for Shale Gas Permeability  
Recent laboratory studies have revealed previously unknown behaviors in shale gas which unlock secrets of permeability and sweet spots in shale gas reservoirs. The presentation presents the findings and also goes into detail about how the new information can be applied in order to potentially improve recovery in reservoirs.

Online Traditional Course

Technical Writing  

This course is particularly useful for professionals involved in writing research papers, proposals, dissertations, theses, and technical monographs.

Leadership and Strategic Thinking in the Oil & Gas Industry  

This course will help you turn challenges into opportunities as you learn to strategically manage technological innovation, financial turmoil, a changing workforce, unpredictable social media, and tight deadlines.

Professional English  

Upon completion of this course, students will have gained an ability to develop and organize documents both printed and on the Internet which are read by individuals outside their company.

Petroleum Exploration & Production: An Online Overview  

This online course provides an overview of the petroleum industry from what is natural gas and crude oil to how to explore, drill, and produce oil and gas.

Strategic Decision-Making: Current Issues in the Oil Industry  

Learn to critically evaluate current issues that can impact growth and sustainability of oil and gas ventures.

Student Member Discount
FULL TIME STUDENT MEMBERS OF AAPG RECEIVE REDUCED TUITIONS
  • Current full-time AAPG Student Members who want to attend an AAPG Course – Tuition $115.00
  • AAPG members of an AAPG Student Chapter – Tuition $75.00
  • Three spaces will be allotted for each course and students will be accepted in the order of receiving their paid registrations.
  • This reduction does not apply to Field Seminars.
  • Attendance is required to receive course material.

Since spaces are limited, online registration for student Member and/or Student Chapter slots is not available. You must contact the AAPG Education Department directly to apply for these slots.


AAPG Graduate Student Projectionist Program

Have you ever wanted to attend an AAPG School or Short Course, but weren’t able to because of cost factors? By participating in AAPG’s Grad Student Projectionist Program, you'll be doing us a favor, and in return, you’ll be able to attend one or two courses.

This program is open to anyone currently enrolled in graduate school, studying for either a Masters degree or Ph.D. in a geoscience or related field.

Here’s how it works:
  • You look over the schedule of AAPG Short Course offerings, and choose one or two that you would like to attend.
  • Give us a call, and we’ll let you know if we still need a projectionist for that course – there is one slot available for most courses, and it is filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • As projectionist, your duties will include operating the slide projectors, sound and light controls, changing bulbs, and generally assisting the speaker and the AAPG representative in making the course run smoothly.
  • In return for these responsibilities, you attend the course free of charge, receive all of the course materials, and $25 per day to help defray expenses.

Please contact Debbi Boonstra in the AAPG Education Department, at 918-560-2630, (FAX: 918-560-2678) if you are interested in participating in this program. This program does not apply to field seminars or field courses.

Registration Information
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Registration Policy

For Short Courses, Field Courses and Field Seminars:

  • Mail completed form with full tuition, or $50 deposit to cover processing fee, to the AAPG Education Department.
  • Full tuition is due 4 weeks prior to commencement of course.
  • Full tuition is due 6 weeks prior to all international courses.
  • No photographing or recording of sessions will be permitted.
  • Unless otherwise noted, tuitions are shown in U.S. dollars.
Canada

Canadian Government regulations require that participants who attend AAPG courses in Canada pay 7% Goods and Service Tax (GST). This has been included in the tuitions.

Cancellation Policy

AAPG will refund the tuition, less the processing fee of $50, if request is received no later than 4 weeks prior to the course. Cancellation requests for International courses must be made no later than 6 weeks prior to the course. Cancellation must be made in writing; the registrar will accept cancellation notices by telephone, or fax, but all such notices must be followed up by mail. No refund will be made for cancellations received less than 4 weeks (or 6 weeks on International courses) prior to a course being given. Nonpayment of tuition does not constitute automatic cancellation. If no cancellation notice is received by 4 weeks (or 6 weeks on International courses) prior to course, participant is liable for full tuition. AAPG reserves the right to cancel a course if enrollment is insufficient to ensure proper effectiveness; in such cases, full refunds will be given. Substitutions for individuals can be made at any time. A paid enrollment may be transferred one time to a future course if the request is received prior to the 4 or 6 week cut-off period.

U.S. Tax Deduction

The general rule is that a taxpayer can deduct, as ordinary and necessary business expenses, expenses for education undertaken for the purpose of:

(1) maintaining or improving skills required in his employment or other trade or business,

or

(2) meeting the express requirements of his employer, or the requirement of applicable law or regulations imposed as a condition to the retention by the taxpayer of an established employment relationship, status, or rate of compensation.

Check with your tax advisor for further information.

Release and Indemnities For Field Seminars

Prior to departure the field seminar leader will expect you to sign the release and indemnities agreement. All participants of field seminars will be required to sign the agreement.

Please register early, as some classes fill up quickly. Please check with the AAPG Education Department for availability of openings if less than 30 days prior to the start of the course in which you're interested. Positions in the course cannot be guaranteed until the $50 deposit has been received.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

AAPG awards Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for its training functions. Included in this program will be schools, short courses, and field seminars.

The CEU is noted on each offering included in this catalog. This is a nationally recognized unit of achievement that is based on 10 contact hours being equivalent to one CEU.

The CEUs are customarily awarded by organizations that have a continuing education program under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and with qualified instruction. AAPG meets these requirements.

For AAPG members, records have been kept since January 1, 1989 on all AAPG courses taken. These records will provide evidence of personal and vocational growth and adjustment to meet changing career demands.

AAPG adheres to the ANSI/IACET Standards and guidelines for CEU credits which are widely recognized as standards of good practice internationally.

AAPG Non-endorsement Policy

The American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) does not endorse or recommend any products and services that may be cited, used or discussed in AAPG publications or in presentations at events associated with AAPG.

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