Quick Guide to Carbonate Well Log Analysis

13 November 2014
Houston, Texas, United States
Who Should Attend
Geologists, geophysicists, & engineers who are interested in exploring and developing resources in the Bakken and Three Forks formations. The course is intended to be an overview of the Bakken petroleum system.

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Understand factors related to tight oil production
  • Recognize technologies available for tight reservoirs
  • Identify the presence of natural fractures
  • Determine if a pervasive hydrocarbon exists
  • Determine the type of source rocks present and maturity
  • Use geological and geochemical reconnaissance
  • Understand the importance of mechanical stratigraphy
  • Identify matrix porosity and permeability
  • Identify reservoir drive mechanisms
Course Content

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.

The petroleum system approach will be used. A key emphasis of this course will be to show the important elements and processes for continuous oil and gas accumulations.

The participant will learn screening techniques which may help identify “sweet spots” in the Bakken/Three Forks fairway.

The lessons learned in the course can be applied to other tight oil plays.

Course notes will be provided in digital format on USB flash drive only, so electronic devices with a USB port are required for all courses. If you do not have access to an electronic device with a USB port, please contact the AAPG Education Dept. for an alternate method to download the digital course notes.

Norris Conference Center - CityCentre, Houston, TX
Norris Conference Center - CityCentre, Houston, TX
816 Town & Country Lane, Suite 210
Houston Texas 77024
United States
(713) 590-0950
50 people
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Last date for cancellation with a refund is October 13, 2014. No refunds AFTER October 13, 2014. Four-day full-week badges can be transferred to a friend or colleague if you can’t attend all four days. Courses also individually priced if you can’t come for the full week.

Online registration is not available for the Fall Education Conference courses. Please download the Registration Form, fill it out and then email or fax it back to AAPG Education Department.


Wesley Wesley Ingram Weatherford Laboratories
David David Wiprut Baker Hughes Inc.
Eric Eric Eslinger eGAMLS and The College of Saint Rose, Glenmont, NY
Kitty Kitty Milliken University of Texas, Austin
Ronald A. Ronald A. Nelson Broken N Consulting
William William Haskett Decision Strategies, Houston, TX
Stephen A. Stephen A. Sonnenberg Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO
Quinn Quinn Passey ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
George B. George B. Asquith Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, USA
Jay M. Jay M. Gregg Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA
Hans G. Hans G. Machel University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Vicky Vicky Kroh Registrar, Education Department +1 918 560 2650 +1 918 560 2678
Debbi Debbi Boonstra Education Manager +1 918 560-2630

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