Field Seminar

Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates 24 November, 2015 24 November, 2015
Field Trip to the Modern Sabkha Environment, Abu Dhabi, UAE  
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
24 November 2015

The modern carbonate-evaporite depositional environments along the Abu Dhabi shoreline and offshore Abu Dhabi belong to the few areas of the world where the geoscientist can observe the interplay between carbonate and evaporite sedimentation. This field trip is fully booked.

Ras al-Khaimah United Arab Emirates 24 November, 2015 25 November, 2015
Field Trip to the Kharaib and Shuaiba Formations (Barremian to Aptian), Wadi Rahabah, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE  
Ras al-Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
24-25 November 2015
The field trip will take you to outcrops of the Musandam Peninsula of Ras Al-Khaimah, UAE equivalent in age and architecture to the producing Shuaiba and Kharaib formations in the subsurface of the Arabian Peninsula. Outcrops are of seismic scale and thus provide field-scale cross-sections that help to refine sequence stratigraphic and facies models, and aid to the understanding of reservoir geometry distribution, and reservoir continuity in the subsurface. This field trip is fully booked.
Muscat Oman 19 January, 2016 19 January, 2016
Geology of the Muscat Area  
Muscat, Oman
19 January 2016

Known worldwide for its spectacular geology, the key geological units in the stratigraphy of Oman are exposed in the Muscat area. It is only a short distance to some excellent outcrops ranging from the Permo-Triassic basement to the Permo-Triassic sequence and the Semail Ophiolite found in the oceanic crust and upper mantle emplaced on the autochthonous Mesozoic carbonate succession of the Oman margin during the Late Cretaceous.

Structural and Stratigraphical Seals of Cretaceous Platform Carbonate  
Muscat, Oman
21-22 January 2016
A joint AAPG/EAGE Middle East Geosciences Technology Workshop

This field trip consists of two days discussing concepts related to structural and stratigraphical seals both in exploration and production scales.

Field Trip to the Natih Formation Source Rocks (Albian-Cenomanian), Adam Foothills, Sultanate of Oman  
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
27-28 January 2016

This field trip will take you to the outcrops of the Adam Foothills, located 80 km south of the town of Nizwa (Oman), where the source rock facies of the Natih Formation (Albian-Cenomanian) are exposed. These source rocks were accumulated within intrashelf basins equivalent in age to the Shilaif intrashelf basin in the UAE.

Short Course

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.
Abilene Texas United States 11 January, 2016 11 January, 2016
Bill Hailey Memorial Short Course-Abilene  
Abilene, Texas, United States
11 January 2016
A Southwest Section AAPG Short Course

The AAPG Southwest Section presents the 2016 Bill Hailey Memorial Short Course in Abilene, Texas. Dr. Matthew J. Pranter will be speaking on "Fundamentals of Reservoir Characterization and Modeling".

Questions? Contact Jean Campbell, Continuing Education Committee Chair.

Fort Worth Texas United States 12 January, 2016 12 January, 2016
Bill Hailey Memorial Short Course-Fort Worth  
Fort Worth, Texas, United States
12 January 2016
A Southwest Section AAPG Short Course

The AAPG Southwest Section presents the 2016 Bill Hailey Memorial Short Course in Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Matthew J. Pranter will be speaking on "Fundamentals of Reservoir Characterization and Modeling".

Questions? Contact Jean Campbell, Continuing Education Committee Chair.

Sequence Stratigraphy: Concepts Principles & Applications to Clastic Depositional Environments  
Lagos, Nigeria
22-24 February 2016
Sequence stratigraphy provides a framework for the integration of geological, geophysical, biostratigraphic and engineering data, with the aim of predicting the distribution of reservoir, source rock and seal lithologies. It gives the geoscientist a powerful predictive tool for regional basin analysis, shelf-to-basin correlation, and characterization of reservoir heterogeneity. This course will examine the underlying geological principles, processes and terminology related to sequence stratigraphic interpretation. The strength of this course is the application of these basic principles to subsurface datasets in a series of well-founded exercises.

Visiting Geoscientist Presentation

Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 03 December, 2015 03 December, 2015
VG Bala Kunjan at AAPG Young Professionals Kuala Lumpur Chapter  
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
3 December 2015

APR Visiting Geoscientist Lecture: "Addressing the concerns of early professionals and students in a dynamic world of price ups and downs" by Bala Kunjan. Bala Kunjan of Cue Energy (Melbourne, Australia) will be presenting a free technical talk open to all Young Professionals (YPs) and university students. Event Host: AAPG Young Professionals KL Chapter. Location Address: PETRONAS Tower 1, Level 16, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. To RSVP, email Low Wan Ching.


San Antonio Texas United States 01 December, 2015 02 December, 2015
Revitalizing Reservoirs  
San Antonio, Texas, United States
1-2 December 2015
This workshop brings together new technologies, practices, and procedures that can be applied to new and mature fields in order to revitalize them and increase / optimize recovery. The presentations will focus on case studies, research findings, and field applications for new and existing plays, including Texas, Gulf Coast region, and Latin America.
Tamil Nadu India 08 January, 2016 08 January, 2016
Shale Gas Workshop in conjunction with IAS Conference  
Tamil Nadu, India
8 January 2016

Themes for extended abstracts 1. Indian Shales - current research and exploration opportunities 2. North American Shales- lessons learned toward Indian Shale analogs 3. Shifting paradigm in research- new techniques for understanding shales play resources Distinguished speakers 1. Professor Jonathan Craig, Senior Vice President, Eni; Honorary Professor, University of Durham, University College London and IERT, University of Jammu, India 2. Professor Milind Deo, Chair, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Utah; and Affiliate Scientist, Energy & Geoscience Institute (EGI), Salt Lake City, USA 3. Dr. Rabi Bastia, VP Exploration, Lime Petroleum; Adjunct Professor, Indian School of Mines, India 4. Dr. Ravi Misra, ONGC, Dehradun, India 5. Dr. A. M. Dayal, Emeritus Scientist, NGRI, Hyderabad, India 6. Dr. R. N. Pandey, GM (Geoscience)/ R&D, GSPC, India 7. Dr. Anirbid Sircar, PDPU, Gandhinagar, India Conference

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

Croydon United Kingdom 19 January, 2016 19 January, 2016
Basin Mastery - Greenland and Labrador  
Croydon, United Kingdom
19 January 2016
A joint AAPG/PESGB Geosciences Technology Workshop on Basin Mastery

This is the second of three Basin Mastery workshops provided by AAPG Europe and PESGB at the PESGB headquarters in Croydon. The course aims to take delegates from basin-to-play-to-prospect though a detailed exploration history and specific areas of expertise including structural geology and petroleum systems. This second workshop focuses on Greenland and Labrador basins.

Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates 25 January, 2016 26 January, 2016
Source Rocks of the Middle East  
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
25-26 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.

Houston Texas United States 26 January, 2016 27 January, 2016
Seventh Annual Deepwater and Shelf Reservoirs  
Houston, Texas, United States
26-27 January 2016
An AAPG Geosciences Technology Workshop

Reserve your space now to learn how and where new knowledge and technology geology, engineering, and geophysics come together to make deepwater and shelf exploration and development more successful.

Midland Texas United States 24 February, 2016 25 February, 2016
Reality-Based Reservoir Development: New Teams, Techniques, Technologies  
Midland, Texas, United States
24-25 February 2016

Building on the success of the Oklahoma City AAPG-SPE joint program on “Reality Based Reservoir Development,” the WTGS and AAPG are teaming up to create a workshop that brings together engineers and geologists to give each other new insight and to formulate solutions.

SPE/AAPG Offshore Colombia Workshop: Challenges and Opportunities for an Emerging Industry  
Bogota, Colombia
2-3 March 2016
Join industry leaders for a 2-day interdisciplinary workshop focusing on challenges and opportunities for offshore exploration in Colombia. The workshop, organized jointly with the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), covers subsurface and engineering themes, as well as discussions related to technological innovations and social and environmental considerations.
Sharm el Sheikh Egypt 18 March, 2016 19 March, 2016
Hydrocarbon Potential of the Sinai Micro-plate and its Surrounding Basins  
Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt
18-19 March 2016
A joint Geosciences Technology Workshop (GTW) with the AAPG Africa Region and the Egyptian Petroleum Exploration Society (EPEX) This interdisciplinary two-day workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to describe and discuss the Sinai basins from a holistic perspective, to consider predictive exploration models for the less explored regions and perhaps gain new insights for those areas thought to be already mature. Experts on the Eastern Mediterranean-Levant, Nile Delta, Gulf of Suez, Northern Red Sea, Gulf of Aqaba-Dead Sea, and Sinai interior basins will lead the sessions. The workshop is organized by the AAPG Africa Region and the Egyptian Petroleum Exploration Society.
Croydon United Kingdom 22 March, 2016 22 March, 2016
Basin Mastery - Atlantic Equatorial Basins  
Croydon, United Kingdom
22 March 2016
A joint AAPG/PESGB Geosciences Technology Workshop on Basin Mastery

This is the last of three Basin Mastery workshops provided by AAPG Europe and PESGB at the PESGB headquarters in Croydon. The course aims to take delegates from basin-to-play-to-prospect though a detailed exploration history and specific areas of expertise including structural geology and petroleum systems. This final workshop focuses on the Atlantic Equatorial Basins.

Bangkok Thailand 31 March, 2016 01 April, 2016
Characterization of Asian Hydrocarbon Reservoirs  
Bangkok, Thailand
31 March - 1 April 2016
An AAPG Asia Pacific Geosciences Technology Workshop The Asia region is one of the most dynamic and exciting petroleum regions in the world. It is host to a wide variety of geologic settings and reservoir types. This workshop will bring together experts from around the Asia region and the world to discuss timely topics of interest related to characterization of Asian reservoirs including:
Bari Italy 26 April, 2016 27 April, 2016
Exploring & Exploiting Carbonate Reservoirs  
Bari, Italy
26-27 April 2016
An AAPG Europe Geosciences Technology Workshop (GTW)

Many factors and processes contribute to imparting an extraordinary complexity to carbonate reservoirs and source rocks. This unique complexity makes exploration and production of the huge petroleum resources hosted in carbonate sequences a very challenging task. This meeting follows the success of the conference held in Naples in April 2014 and aims at bringing together experts of different disciplines from the academia and the oil and gas industry. We invite you to share your experience on new approaches, new tools and new ways of integrating geological and geophysical information that can help in reducing the uncertainties related to the characterization and modeling of carbonate sequences and reservoirs.

Online Certificate Course

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.

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.

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.

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.

Unconventional Resources  

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

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.

Siliciclastic Petrography Fundamentals  
Online certification course which provides an overview the petrography of siliciclastic rocks, including sandstones, siltstones, shales, and associated rocks (including mudrocks).
Petroleum Geology Fundamentals  
Online certificate course which provides an overview of petroleum geology, from exploration to development.

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.
Evaluating Structure Maps: Imperial Barrel Award Preparation Course  

Many interpreters rely on their workstation for their interpretations (auto-picking) and for their final maps. Yet the maps generated in a computer are almost always wrong, sometimes significantly so. This e-symposium will walk through the various steps you can use to conduct a self-audit to ensure that your final map is geologically and geometrically valid.

Geomodelling for Development and Production Geology  
This e-symposium highlights methodologies for managing the wide range of input data used in geomodelling, and approaches to building fit for purpose 3D geological models.

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
  • 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.

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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,


(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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