AAPG Distinguished Lecturers travel all over the world but are only available during specific timeframes. The list below contains the lecturer's name linked to introductory information followed by the tour dates and the area of the world in which their tour will take place. The title of their abstracts are included but not linked. However, once you click on any of the linked information, abstracts for their titles are found in the sidebar of each introduction to your lecturer and tour details.

Distinguished Lecture Tours

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Dave Cantrell

Dave L. Cantrell has over 33 years of worldwide exploration and development experience in the oil industry. He graduated from the University of Tennessee with an MSc in Geology in 1982, and from the University of Manchester with a PhD in Geology in 2004.

Roy M. Huffington Distinguished Lecturer

    • “New Tools and Approaches in Reservoir Quality Prediction”
    • “Case History from the Shu' Aiba Formation, Saudi Arabia: New Tools for Prediction of Carbonate Reservoir Quality”
    • “Dolomites: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly in Carbonate Reservoir Performance”
    • “Microporosity in Arab Formation Carbonates”
    • “Digital Outcrop Models: A Tool for Reservoir Characterization and Teaching”
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Tony Doré


    • “North Atlantic extension and break-up: challenges, controversies and implications”
    • “The Arctic – a tectonic tour through the last great petroleum frontier”
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David A. Ferrill

David Ferrill

    • “Mechanical Stratigraphy and Normal Faulting”
    • “Mechanical Stratigraphic Controls on Fracturing (Jointing) and Normal Faulting in the Eagle Ford Formation, South-Central Texas, U.S.A.”
    • “Mechanical Stratigraphy and Normal Faulting"
    • "Mechanical Stratigraphic Controls on Fracturing (Jointing) and Normal Faulting in the Eagle Ford Formation, South-Central Texas, U.S.A."
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Larry Garmezy

A Graduate of Amherst College with a PhD from Pennsylvania, Larry Garmezy has been in international exploration. The last 15 years he has focused on Basin and Play Analysis as an advisor for Shell Oil

Shell Distinguished Lecturer

    • “Play-Based Exploration: Applying Depth and Breadth of Geoscience Understanding”
    • “The Similarities and Differences in the Hunt for Unconventional and Conventional Hydrocarbons”
    • “Fundamentals of Basin Evaluation and Quantitative Prospect Assessment” (SHORT COURSE)
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Gary J. Hampson

Gary J. Hampson is a Reader in Sedimentary Geology in the Department of Earth Science and Engineering at Imperial College London. He holds a B.A. degree in natural sciences from the University of Cambridge and a Ph.D. in sedimentology and sequence stratigraphy from the University of Liverpool.

Allan P. Bennison Distinguished Lecturer

 

    • “Outcrop-Based Reservoir Models: Fieldwork-Derived Numerical Laboratories to constrain and Mitigate Subsurface Uncertainty”
    • “Re-Interpretation of Sea-Level-Driven Stratigraphic Architectures as the Product of Autogenic Behaviors and Variations in Sediment Flux”
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John Holbrook

John M. Holbrook does fundamental research and private consulting (petroleum and environmental industries) within the fields of sedimentary geology and stratigraphy. His specialization is sequence stratigraphy and fluvial stratigraphy and he is a Professor at University of Texas at Arlington (since 2004). Degrees: B.S. University of Kentucky; M.S. University of New Mexico; Ph.D. Indiana University. He worked from 1992-2004 at Southeast Missouri State University, and has been a guest professor at Enugu State, Nigeria; St Petersburg State, Russia; and University of Texas at Dallas. Professional Affiliations: GSA, SEPM, AAPG, AGU. Service: President GCSSEPM, 2010; Vice-chair Missouri Board of Geologist Registration ‘02-‘04, Chair GSA Sedimentary Geology Division, SEPM Council (Research Counselor) ’08-’10; SEPM Annual Meeting Organizing Committee (Funding Coordinator ’98 & ’99; Oral Technical Chair, ’08; Poster Chair, ‘10). He has worked on numerous funded industry and research stratigraphic projects globally and sits proposal review panels for PRF, AAPG, NSF, and USGS.

    • “A tale of earthquakes past and yet to come: A cautionary account of New Madrid faulting from the Mississippi River”
    • “Funny things meanders do: Process and variability in modern and ancient point bars”
    • “Time in the rock: A fluvial view toward preservation of time and process in the stratigraphic record”
    • “New views on old surfaces and the evolving evolution of the sequence stratigraphic paradigm”
    • “Connectivity within and between channel belt reservoirs: A trip down the Mississippi”
    • “A tale of earthquakes past and yet to come: A cautionary account of New Madrid faulting from the Mississippi River”
    • “Funny things meanders do: Process and variability in modern and ancient point bars”
    • “Time in the rock: A fluvial view toward preservation of time and process in the stratigraphic record”
    • “New views on old surfaces and the evolving evolution of the sequence stratigraphic paradigm”
    • “Connectivity within and between channel belt reservoirs: A trip down the Mississippi”
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Barney Issen

Barney’s academic work at the University of Arizona emphasized hard-rock (mineral) geophysics, planetary science, and tectonophysics, so he entered the oil industry with few preconceptions beyond the Wave Equation. Barney has representing Chevron (and, by extension, our industry) in interviews with NBC Today, ABC 20/20, PBS Nightly Business Report, CNN, Fox News, NPR All Things Considered, NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Houston Chronicle, Contra Costa Times, Newsweek, Forbes, Wired, and MIT Technology Review.

J. Ben Carsey Distinguished Lecturer
AAPG/SEG Inter-Society Distinguished Lecturer 

    • “Re-Thinking the Goals and Methodology of 3D Seismic Interpretation”
    • “What You Will Do In Your Career Hasn’t Been Invented Yet”
    • “Technology and Innovation Are the Engines That Create Exploration Opportunities: Examples From the Deep Water Gulf Of Mexico”
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Jeroen Kenter

Jeroen Kenter currently holds the post of Senior Carbonate Stratigrapher in the Reservoir Quality Prediction Group at ConocoPhillips, Houston. He has a MSc from Amsterdam University and a PhD from Free University in The Netherlands, both in Geology.

Hass-Pratt Distinguished Lecturer

    • “Carbonate Petrophysical Rock Typing Road Map: Flexible and Fully Integrating Geological Attributes, Petrophysical Properties and Dynamic Behavior"
    • "So Different, yet so Similar: Comparing and Contrasting Siliciclastic and Carbonate Slopes and Predicting Mineralogy and Texture ahead of Drill”
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Tim Lawton

Tim earned his A.B. from the University of California, his M.S. from Stanford University, and Ph.D. from the University of Arizona. His main research focus has been on the relation of sedimentation to active deformation, particularly in foreland-basin settings.

Dean A. McGee Distinguished Lecturer

    • “The Emerging Story of Jurassic Magmatism and Basin Development, Southern US Cordillera and Mexico”
    • “Monsoonal megafans and large-scale Late Cretaceous Cretaceous stratal architecture in the southern Cordilleran foreland basin, United States”
    • “Sediment-dispersal Systems of the Mexican Interior Basin: Late Cretaceous-Paleogene Source-to-Sink Analysis of Northern and Central Mexico”
    • “Early Permian erg deposits, Paradox Basin, Utah, USA: A Large-Volume Sink For Sediment Delivered to western Pangea by Transcontinental Rivers”
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Peter R. Rose

AAPG Ethics Lecturer

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Julia Wellner


    • “Antarctica's sedimentary archives of past glacial history: Tools for understanding climate change”
    • “Antarctic Geologic Drilling Programs: Field work in extreme environments and preparing for the next drill site”
    • “Marine geological record of ice retreat in the Antarctic Peninsula since the Last Glacial Maximum”
    • “Antarctica's sedimentary archives of past glacial history: Tools for understanding climate change”
    • “Antarctic Geologic Drilling Programs: Field work in extreme environments and preparing for the next drill site”
    • “Marine geological record of ice retreat in the Antarctic Peninsula since the Last Glacial Maximum”

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