World-class Education Conference

2-6 March 2015
Houston, Texas, United States


  • Four concurrent sessions to mix and match according to your interests and training needs
  • Lunch Buffet and refreshments included each day
  • Digital Course notes
  • Course Roster: Courses may be purchased individually. The individual prices are reflected in the pricing on the course descriptions.
  • CEU’s for each course

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.

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    March 6
3D Seismic Attributes for Unconventional Reservoirs  
By Kurt Marfurt

Much of today’s resource play drilling activity focuses on evaluating properties and holding acreage. As resource plays mature, we will want to identify bypassed pay and evaluate the benefits of restimulation. Even with access to such modern data, geology, and hence seismic data and seismic attributes are only one of the components necessary to predict EUR.

Basic Seismic Interpretation  
By Donald A. Herron and Robert C. Wegner

The course consists of lectures on fundamental topics including basics of petroleum geology, seismic response, velocity, resolution, seismic migration, seismic correlation and mapping techniques, and quantified interpretation.

Carbonate Depositional Systems  
By Art Saller

This course will alternate between lectures and practical exercises involving cores, logs and seismic data.

Carbonate Reservoir Geology: Understanding Depositional and Diagenetic Factors Controlling Porosity  
By Peter Scholle, Dana Ulmer-Scholle

The course starts with patterns of carbonate deposition and moves on to an examination of modern analogs for ancient sediments, diagenesis, and select case histories of Paleozoic and Mesozoic basin reservoirs.

Exploration for Deep-Water Sands Using Seismic Sequence Methodology  
By John Armentrout

A succession of exercises and complementary lectures will expose the participants to deep-water depositional systems, facies analysis, chronostratigraphic framework, comparison of local to global depositional patterns, and application of an integrated approach to stratigraphic analyses using multiple data sets.

Introductory Geochemistry for Condensate-Rich Shales and Tight Oil  
By Christopher D. Laughrey

The course is a practical and applied introduction to geochemical techniques routinely employed in shale-gas/condensate and tight-oil reservoir assessment. Class emphasis is on explaining which tools and techniques can best address specific questions and how to interpret conflicting data from different analyses.

Log Analysis of Shaly Sand Reservoirs  
By George B. Asquith

The course is designed to be of benefit to geologist, engineers and technical support people who are involved in oil and gas exploration and production in shaly sandstone reservoirs.

Seismic Amplitude Interpretation  
By J. Frederick Hilterman

The goal of seismic amplitude interpretation and this course is the validation of reservoir composition. Upon course completion, participants should be able to select the appropriate techniques for pore-fluid and lithology prediction from seismic data.

Houston, TX - Norris Conference Center - CityCentre
Houston, TX - Norris Conference Center - CityCentre
816 Town & Country Lane, Suite 210
Houston Texas 77024
United States
(713) 590-0950

Expires on
01 November, 2014
Member Tuition
Expires on
06 March, 2015
Nonmember Tuition

Last date for cancellation with a refund is February 2, 2015. No refunds AFTER February 2, 2015. Five-day full-week badges can be transferred to a friend or colleague if you can’t attend all week. Courses also individually priced if you can’t come for the full week.

Scholarship assistance for laid-off workers may be available.  Email the AAPG Education Dept. for details.

John M. John M. Armentrout Cascade Stratigraphic Inc.
George B. George B. Asquith Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, USA
Donald Donald Herron Independent Geophysical Consultant
Fred Fred Hilterman Geokinetics Data Processing, Houston, Texas, USA
Creties Creties Jenkins Rose and Associates, Houston, TX USA
Christopher D. Christopher D. Laughrey Weatherford Laboratories, Golden, Colorado, USA
Ernest Ernest Mancini Department of Geological Sciences, University of Alabama
Kurt J. Kurt J. Marfurt ConocoPhillips School of Geology and Geophysics, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, USA
Art Art Saller Cobalt International Energy, Houston, Texas, USA
Peter A. Peter A. Scholle Scholle Petrographic LLC
Dana S. Dana S. Ulmer-Scholle Scholle Petrographic LLC
Robert C. Robert C. Wegner Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA
Lesli Lesli Wood Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO
Debbi Debbi Boonstra Education Manager +1 918 560-2630

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