Some speakers tailor their talks to meet the needs of individual schools, so titles listed are subject to change and are provided as a sample. This list does not represent all talks available nor does it include every VG available, so please refer to individual bios, topics of lectures or contact us to discuss your options.

Samir Abdelmoaty
  • Egypt Petroleum Industry and Basic Economics
  • Petroleum Agreements
Adeolu O. Aderoju
  • Short Course/Workshop: Software Efficacy – Comparison between Software and Manual Analysis of a Seismic Refraction Survey Data
  • Living Geosciences: If you are convicted for being a Geoscientist, will there be enough evidence to arraign you in Court?
  • Niceties of Making the Best out of University as a Geosciences Student.
Nadeem Ahmad
  • Business of Exploration & Production in the 21st Century
  • Play Fairway and CRS Mapping for Play-Based Exploration
  • Prospect Generation in Structural and Stratigraphic Plays and Probabilistic Resource Assessment
  • Well Logs and Seismic Sequence Stratigraphy
Saad Fahd Al-Awwad
  • Looking at Exploration through the Arab-D Eyes
Aisha Al-Bulushi
  • Transition from a Student to a Young Professional
Sa'id A. Al-Hajri
  • Why there is so much oil in the Middle East?
Pedro Alarcon
  • Basic concepts for Oil and Gas Exploration
  • Working in mature fields, a real challenge
Amdad Ali
  • Basics of Pore Pressure and Its effect of drilling operations,
  • Geomechanics
  • Wellbore Stability
Conrad Allen
  • "I can't believe my eyes!"....and nine other things I've shouted during my career in Geoscience
  • Allochthonous deposition driven by internal solitary waves: an overlooked exploration play
  • Five reasons the United States needs a Comprehensive National Energy Policy right now
Edith Allison
  • Gas Hydrate: What is the Likelihood that this Large Untapped Resource Will Tip the World Energy Balance Away from the Middle East
  • United States Energy, Past, Present and Future: How Technology, Economics and Politics Will Continue to Shape Our Energy Use
Cesar Ardiles
  • Hydrocarbon Potential in the Offshore Basins of Peru
  • Hydrocarbon Potential of Marañon Basin
  • Potential of deeper reservoir in Marañon Basin
John Armentrout
  • Applied Biostratigraphy - A Key to Regional Correlation and Timing of Events
  • Climate Change Science - What Do the Data Interpretations Suggest?
  • Exploration for Deep-Water Turbidite Reservoirs: Lessons Learned during a 40 Year Career
  • Seismic Stratigraphy of a Forarc Depositional System - Exploration in the Great Valley of California Using 2D and 3D Seismic Data
  • Shelf/Margin Deltas - Attributes of an Ideal Hydrocarbon Play
  • Submarine Slope Failure and Linked Turbidity Systems - Tectonics and Sedimentation on the Niger Delta Cone
  • The Quest for Energy - Rewarding Careers in Petroleum Geology
  • Variations in a Depositional System from Lowstand to Highstand of Sea Level - Northern Gulf of Mexico, Pleistocene to Recent
Heba Askar
  • Apache on the E&P Industry: Petroleum System
Zahid Aziz
  • What lies beneath us… and how we know! (Broad introduction to geophysics – From acquisition to interpretation).
  • Peak Oil? Does it exist and implication for future Geoscientists (modified version of speech given by Dr. Daly at Geological Soc. Bicentennial
  • Planning and drilling a successful well (overview of the planning stage and the operations for drilling a successful well)
  • Role of a Geoscientist: From Exploration to Development. (Evolution of Geoscientists role as the field progresses from exploration to appraisal to development and production)
Richard Ball
  • Being a Leader
  • How to Stand Out in a Down Market
  • How You Will Change the World
Mohamed Abdel Basset
  • Apache on the E&P Industry: Trap types in West Kalabsha area, Faghur basin, Egypt
German Bayona
  • Geoscience research in the oil industry: Why it is so important to be on the cutting edge?
  • Understanding and appreciating paleogeoprahic mapping for exploration
Eduardo Berendson
  • A Career in the Oil & Gas Industry - Aiming to be Your Best
  • Developments in Sequence Stratigraphic Analysis - The Basics
  • Reservoir Description and Characterization - An integrated Approach
  • The Multidisciplinary Sciences in Petroleum Geology
  • The Oil Industry in the 21st Century and Beyond.
Lee T. Billingsley
  • Eagle Ford Development Case Study Utilizing 3D Seismic in Structurally Complex Area, Atascosa County, Texas
Mary Luz Borrero
  • Working in a diverse team
  • Working with conventional carbonate reservoirs
Bill Bosworth
  • The Future of the Oil and Gas Industry in North Africa and Some Thoughts about Future Employment
  • The Tectonostratigraphic Evolution of the Red Sea Basin – Insights to Hydrocarbon Prospectivity?
Riley Brinkerhoff
  • Cretaceous Foreland Stratigraphy in the Rocky Mountains: Work Where You Play
  • Finding Value in Old Oil and Gas Fields
  • How to Put an Exploration Play Together in the Age of Horizontal Drilling
  • The Bakken Petroleum System
  • The Future of Energy: Why You Can Have a Successful Career as a Geologist in the Oil & Gas Industry
  • The Uinta Basin: Center of the Geological Universe
  • What Recruiters Are Looking For
Brian S. Brister
  • The Geology of CO2 for Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR)
David E. Brown
  • Central and South Atlantic conjugate margin pre- and post-salt successions – Implications to rift models and petroleum systems
  • Lacustrine source rock potential in the Middle Triassic – Early Jurassic Chignecto Subbasin, offshore Eastern Canada
  • The Early Jurassic Heracles Sequence, Scotian Basin, Canada: Recognition of latest stage synrift tectonism and correspondence to structures offshore Morocco.
Muhammad Nawaz Bugti
  • Exploration Life Cycle
  • Field Development Planning
  • Salt Tectonics
  • Structural Styles in Petroleum Exploration
Benjamin C. Burke
  •  How Environmental Consulting and Oilfield Experience Integrate in the World of Unconventionals
  • Getting a Start in Oil and Gas (Finding a Job, Moving Companies, Approaching Layoffs)
  • Integrating Upstream Data to Assess Oil and Gas Prospects
  • Moonlighting in the Minerals Industry: Finding Gold on Nights and Weekends
  • Why You Should Take Organic Chemistry: Geochemistry in the Oilfield
Cameron Campbell
  • Are Unconventionals Becoming the 'New Conventionals"?
  • Brownfield Geology: Are There New Opportunities Within?
  • Conducting A Basin Evaluation w/ Limited Data: A Primer for Starting the IBA
  • Life/Career Options After School: What to Expect in a Boom-Bust Environment
  • Various Topics from Development Geology to Exploration
Cat Campbell
  • The EPA and Pavilion, Wyoming, the Importance of Science and Public Perception
Michael D. Campbell
  • Nuclear Power Post Fukushima and Energy Selection
  • Social Opposition to Natural Resource Mining
  • Uranium Exploration and Mining throughout the World
Charles Caughey
  • Discovering Large Gas Fields in Crystalline Basement: Unconventional Exploration in Sumatra
  • Exploration in Development: The Challenge of Finding New Oil in Old Fields
David Close
  • Quantitative Interpretation (QI) geophysics
  • Sonic Logging Techniques
  • Unconventional hydrocarbon exploration and evaluation
Ewa Ginal-Cumblidge
  • If not an oil and gas company then what? A subjective guide to alternative employment options.
Herman Darman
  • Career in Petroleum Geology - Preparation for a Job Seeker
  • Comparison of Carbonate Petroleum System in Central and Southeast Asia
  • Petroleum Geology of Southeast Asia
Bob Davis
  • Identification & Characterization of Faults & Folds Using Borehole Electrical Images
Jan de Jager
  • Hot Topics in Risk & Volume Assessment
  • Risk & Volume Workshop for Exploration Prospects
  • The Role of Seals in Oil and Gas Entrapment
Raffaele Di Cuia
  • Characterisation of Fractured and Carbonate Reservoirs (Using Outcrop and Subsurface Datasets)
  • Exploration in New Areas and Already Mature Basins
  • Integrated and/or Multi-Scale Projects
Rebecca Dodge
  • I’m Melting, Melting! Oh What a World! Climate Change Impacts on Global Ice
  •   Application of Satellite Imagery for Resource Exploration and Management
  • Modeling Soil Loss in the Snake Creek Reservoir
  • Watershed Applications of Satellite Imagery for Environmental Monitoring,
Marlan W. Downey
  • Careers, creative thinking, passion for society and providing energy
Tina M. Drexler
  • Leveraging Oceanography from Tectonics to Sedimentary Dynamics
  • Leveraging Your Science Degree in the Petroleum Industry
  • My Circuitous Path from Academia to Industry
  • Oceanography Outside an Academic Setting
  • Why Oceanography Matters in Understanding Basin Evolution
Claudia Dueñas
  • Career in a Multinational Oil Company. The Biggest and an Intermediate.
  • Increasing Network in Oil and Gas Industry
  • Quantitative Seismic Interpretation in Unconventional Fields
Ahmed El-Barkooky
  • Geological Reservoir Characterization and modeling.
  • Regional geology for petroleum exploration, rift sediments, outcrop analogy for subsurface geology
  • Sequence stratigraphy and sedimentology
Femi Esan
  • Basic Petroleum Geology
  • Earth Science Career in Nigeria: Opportunities, Challenges and Limitations
  • Hydrocarbon: From Source Rock to the Tank
  • The Search for Oil – The Role of a Geologist
Lee Fairchild
  • Black Sea, Alps,Carpathians and Pannonian Basin, Morocco, Salt Tectonics, seismic interpretation, Introduction to Reservoir Connectivity Analysis: Using 3D structural geology and stratigraphy with pressure data to predict how oil or gas fills a trap
Oscar Fernandez
  • Life in the Oil Industry
  • Petroleum Exploration and Structural Geology: From Seismic Interpretation to Fracture Modeling
  • The Role of Geologists in the Oil Industry
Fredy Garcia
  • Petrophysical Engineering at Work:  Role of Universities and In-house Training Courses
  • Petrophysical Engineering at Work:  Status of Training in the Industry (Ecopetrol) Today
  • Petrophysical Engineering at Work:  What is Well Logging Analysis and the Role of Petrophysics in the Oil Industry?
  • Petrophysical Engineering at Work:  What Should a Petrophysicist Know (Minimum Petrophysical Knowledge and Skills)?
Matt Gentry
  • The Marriage of Petroleum Geoscience and Business The Foundation for a Long, Profitable Career
  • Turning a Geologic Concept into a $200 Million Dollar Sale The Story of One Small Companies Adventures in the Eagle Ford Shale
Brent Greenhalgh
  •  An Oil and Gas Career Outside of Mainstream Locations (i.e not Houston or Denver)
  • Finding Value in Old Fields (How Do You Take an Asset that is in Decline and Turn It Around)
  • Multi-disciplinary Approach to Field Development...Beyond Engineering and Geoscience—Working in the Rockies, for a Small Company (How to Work with Land, Legal, and Regulatory Folks to Implement Geologic Concepts in the Face of Environmental and Wildlife Constraints in Wyoming)
Alfredo E. Guzman
  • Considerations On Petroleum Exploration
  • Petroleum Geological Considerations Reform
  • Reflections on oil exploration in Mèxico
  • Status of the Mexican Upstream Sector and the Upcoming Energy Reform
  • The Coming Changes in the Mexican Petroleum Industry and their Consequences for North America´s Energy Supply,
  • The Petroleum Exploration and Production in Mexico and the Energy Reform
  • The Play Resources : A new technical concept - Economic Management of unconventional reservoirs
L. Roger Hardy
  • Geologic evolution of Northwest South America and its effect on Colombian basins architecture and oil exploration strategies
Tariq Hasany
  • Discuss exploration and technologies used in Central Asia, Siberia, Middle East, and and Southeast Asia; and guidance for career paths.
Janine Helmich
  • Exploration for Oil and Gas: Perspective from Mid-Sized Independent E&P
  • Exploration: Screening International New Venture Opportunities
  • Technical or Management Career Path in the Energy Business
Donald Herron
  • Interpretation of reflection seismic data from the Gulf of Mexico.
Debra Higley
  • Petroleum system model of the Devonian-Mississippian Bakken Formation in the Northern Williston Basin, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Alberta
  • 3D Reservoir Characterization of the Upper Cretaceous Sussex ‘B’ Sandstone, Powder River Basin
  • Generation and Migration of Petroleum from the Devonian-Mississippian Woodford Shale in the Anadarko Basin based on 4D Petroleum System Modeling
  • Material Balance Assessment of the New Albany Shale Petroleum System, Illinois Basin
  • Oil and gas resources of the Cretaceous-Tertiary total petroleum system, Talara Basin, Peru
  • Petroleum Resource Assessment of the Alberta Basin Using 4D Petroleum System Models
  • Petroleum system model of the Mississippi lime, Anadarko Basin, Kansas and Oklahoma
  • Reservoir Geologic, Geochemical and Engineering Characteristics of the Wattenberg Basin-Center Gas Field, Colorado
  • Undiscovered Petroleum Resources for the Woodford Shale and Thirteen Finger Limestone-Atoka Shale, Anadarko Basin
  • Use of 4D petroleum systems in oil and gas, climate, and hydrologic research
G. Warfield "Skip" Hobbs
  • The Due Diligence Process in Oil & Gas Exploration: How can you maximize the chance of success in putting together your own drilling prospect or in participating as a non-operator/joint venture/investor in deals originated by others?
  • The Geologist as Entrepreneur: What does it takes to become a successful independent explorationist or consulting geologist?
  • The Future of Planet Earth: Natural Resources and a Changing Biosphere – Humans and Global Stewardship. A modern lifestyle demands natural resources. How is man impacting the planet, and does sustainability and a transition to green energy matter?
John R. Hogg
  • Hydrocarbon Exploration in the Canadian Arctic: Past, Present and Future
  • Observations on Exploration and Explorers with an example from Recent Exploration Success in Canada’s Arctic Frontier Regions
  • An Overview of Exploration, Operations and Social License for the Canol Oil Shale Play, Central Mackenzie Valley, Northwest Territories, Canada
  • Expectations and Aspirations of Young Professionals in the Energy Industry
Terry L. Hollrah
  • How to Read & Interpret Oilfield Drilling Reports
  • How to Read & Interpret Oilfield Scout Tickets
Sameh Hussein
  • Apache on the E&P Industry: Example from a Petrophysicist
Ignacio Iregui
  • Parallels between exploration and development for a Junior Geologist
Mary Irwin de Mora
  • Over 30 Years Experience in Oil and Gas Industry, Both Domestic and International, Both On and Offshore
  • Woman in the Geoscience
Sochi Iwuoha
  • Demystifying Geological Modelling
  • Geology and Energy Business Strategy
  • Geoscience Careers and Career Evolution
  • International Business and the Energy Industry
  • Introductory Geology
Khalid M. Javaid
  • Evaluation and ranking of subsurface prospects
  • Introduction to Basics of Seismic Sequence Stratigraphy
  • Integration of surface geological data with subsurface seismic data for better mapping
  • Tips and tricks for field geological mapping and data collection
Art Johnson
  • Gas Hydrate: Introduction to an Emerging Energy Resource
Michelle Judson
  • A Love of Geology, a Sense of Adventure, and a Desire to See the World
  • The 'Ah Ha' Moments that Shaped My Career
Alicia Kahn
  • Biostratigraphy in the Energy Industry
  • The science embedded in finding oil and gas
George Kakayor
  • Working in a multi-disciplinary team – Making your input count
  • Building Your Network in the Oil and Gas Industry
  • Career development – Standing out
  • Sedimentology as a tool for Field Development Planning
  • The Role of Geoscience in the Oil and Gas industry
  • The use of outcrop data in 3D static model building
John G. Kaldi
  • Carbon Capture & Storage: What are the Big Issues and Opportunities for the Petroleum Industry?
  • CV Preparation and Interview Skills
  • Evaluating Seals in Petroleum Systems
  • Geological Applications of Capillary Pressure” “Is There a Future For Professionals In the Petroleum Industry
  • Pore-level Reservoir Characterization
  • Presentation Skills for Students and Young Petroleum Professionals
  • Thinking Like Hydrocarbon
Jess Kozman
  • Future Geo; Exotic Careers in Geoscience
  • Never Forget It’s Rocks Down There: The Importance of Field Work to Petroleum Discovery
  • The Last of the Vikings: A Geoscientist's Career in the Oilfield
  • The Persistence of Wisdom: Managing the Proliferation of Geotechnical Data
Piotr Krzywiec
  • How to combine research and exploration
  •  Why integrated, geological-geophysical approach to the Earth sciences in general and to petroleum geology in particular is important
  • Why geologists should not be afraid of geophysics
Bala Kunjan
  • Back to basics - Using AVO/Tuning phenomena in the successful development of the Tui Field in NZ
  • Basic considerations in predicting Chance of Success in Exploration - a personal view
  • Observing geology in life - Faulting patterns observed in a walk
  • Using broad principles of Plate Tectonics to propose possible plays in the West Coast and East Coast of India
  • Using imagination and science - The Bahamas Play - NZ
  • What do we mean by 'Success' or 'Failure' in Exploration - examples from my career
Dale Leckie
  • Insights in making a career in the petroleum industry
  • Seismic Imagery, Sedimentology and Reservoir Characterization of Athabasca Oil Sands
Woodruff Leel
  • Exploration and Development of the Joint Development Area Offshore Gulf of Thailand
Ray Leonard
  • The Changing World of Natural Gas (2015-2030)
  • The New Oil World of the 21st Century
Kim-Kiat Liaw
  • Career in Geosciences
  • Engineering Geology
  • Exploration Geology - Coal, Oil and Gas
Juan Carlos Llinas
  • Carbonate Diagenesis: A Case Study from the Smackover Formation in Onshore Gulf of Mexico (theoretical introduction & case study)
  • Depositional Environments and Sequence Stratigraphy of Carbonates (theoretical introduction & case study),
  • Geology of the Jurassic Proximal Carbonate Ramp in the Gulf of Mexico (case study only)
Peter Lloyd
  • Attracting, Developing and Retaining Top Technical People
  • Chasing Channel Sands in SE Asia
  • The Quest for Energy
  • Unconventional Igneous Reservoirs
Qinmin Kevin Luo
  • Career Development Planning
William Maloney
  • Creative Entry into Exploration Plays
  • The Business Side of Oil & Gas Exploration
Blaine Martin
  •  Optimizing Wellbore Planning in the Context of Heavily Faulted Systems like the Niobrara
  •  Women in the Industry
  • Transitioning to the Petroleum Industry Without Prior Industry Exposure/Training
Evelyn Medvin
  • Career Opportunities in the Service Sector of the Oil & Gas Industry
  • Where I've Been and How I Got There: A 30+ Year Career in the Oil & Gas Industry
Javier Meneses Rocha
  • Regional Geology and Petroleum Habitat of Southeast Mexico
  • Understanding the Formation of the Sierra de Chiapas, Mexico
Mark Millard
  • Common Myths and Misconceptions About Getting into and Being Successful in Graduate School and the Petroleum Industry
  • The Three Forks and Pronghorn in McKenzie Co., ND: More than a Simple ‘Basin Centered Oil Accumulation'
  • Utilizing Geochemistry in Large-Scale Resource Plays (Example from the Bakken/Three Forks of North Dakota)
Jessica Moore
  • The Pinda Identity Crisis: A Tale of Mixed Carbonates and Clastics, Diagenesis and Syndepositional Salt Tectonics. Meet the Cretaceous Pinda Fm, Block 0, Offshore Angola.
  • Pioneering Women Geoscientists
  • The Other Unconventional Resource: Current Workforce Trends and Retention of Women in the Energy Industry
  • What is a 3D Earth Model and How Certain Are You of That?
Susan Morrice
  • Following Your Passion and Doing What You Really Love
  • Importance of a Great Professional Network and Connecting All Around the World
  • Key Steps To a Successful Career You Can Be Proud Of
  • Plate Tectonics and the Role They Play in New Frontier Exploration Plays Around the World
Diana Morton-Thompson
  • Careers in the Geosciences – Options and Strategies
  • Hydraulic Fracturing...What Are We Really Talking About?"
Alex Moyes
  • Oil and Gas Acquisitions and the Business of Geology
Marawan Nassar
  • The Formula for Successful Exploration
  • Before I Die...
  • Change Your Life By Changing Your Mind
  • Introduction to Organic Geochemistry and Basin Modeling
  • Introduction to Unconventional Exploration
  • Setting Your Goals
H. Roice Nelson
  • There is a difference between an education and obtaining a degree...from the perspective of an old car, 3-D seismic, and lightning data analysis
  • Using Lightning Data Analysis to create a geologic framework for Exploration and Planning
  • Yes, lightning does strike twice in the same place!
Jesus Ochoa
  • Computational Seismic Stratigraphy, the Non-Boring Way to do Seismic Interpretation
  • My Work as a Researcher in Austin, TX for Statoil
  • Wheeler Diagrams and Their Use to De-Risk Reservoir Presence
Wasiu Odufisan
  • Seismic Interpretation – Faults and Horizons
  • Cycle of Upstream Business
  • Drill Angles and Formation Dip to True Reservoir Thickness
  • Drillwell Considerations
  • Field Development Concepts
  • Generating Cross Sections
  • Generating Seismogram
  • Petroleum Systems
  • Reservoir Drive Mechanism
  • Time to Depth 12. Assessment – Calculating In-Place and Reserves
  • Trap Analysis, 9. Subsurface Data and Generating Contours
  • Well Log Interpretations and Correlations, 5. Pressure Plots for Fluid Gradients and Types
Hock Kim Ong
  • Maximizing Value of Information of Poor Quality Seismic
  • Ocean Bottom Cable Technology for Acquiring High-res Seismic Data
  • Seismic Interpretation in a Structurally Complex Basin
  • Understanding Seismic Attributes
Olivia Osicki
  • Seismic Interpretation
  •  Frontier Basin Exploration
  •  Petroleum Systems Modelling
  • A Career with a Multinational Company
  • Seismic Survey Planning, Seismic Acquisition and Processing
  • Training and Development in the Oil Industry
  • Women in the Oil Industry
  • Work and Travel
  • Working in the Oil Services Industry
Martin Oviedo
  • Climate change
  • Regional geology, tectonics and sedimentary basins of Peru
Robert Park
  •  Miocene Carbonate Reservoirs of SE Asia - geologic-geophysical and reservoir models-diagenesis and impact on reservoir properties
  • Equatorial Carbonate Systems (ref SEPM sp Pub 95 focus on modern but with insights into Miocene reservoirs of Indonesia)
Angela Pascarella
  • Image Logs Examples and Applications
Eric Pasternack
  • Energy independence - a myth or a reality?
  • What can you expect from a career in the oil industry? A 35-year perspective.
  • Everything you wanted to know about petrophysics but were afraid to ask
Douglas G. Patchen
  • Geology and Production Potential of the Marcellus and Utica Black Shales
Hugo Pelliza
  • New and old tools to do the job: discuss what new technical tools and knowledge is required in an evolving industry, and what competencies are key for a geoscientist
  • Role of a Geoscientist in society: what are our responsibilities in society and were we add value. Ethics and values.
Chris Piela
  • Introduction to Deepwater Oil and Gas
  • Energy - Careers in Geoscience
  • Operations Geology – Onshore Drilling
Bagus Priyanto
  • Basic Seismic Interpretation, Introduction to Seismic Inversion, CV Preparation and How to Connect in the Energy Industry
Noelle Joy Purcell
  • Why I Chose to Join the Industry Over Academia
  • Confounding Carbonates: The Reservoir Rocks that Won’t Play Nice
  • How Regional Geologists Support Exploration & Production
  • What to Expect in Your First Few Years as a Gradate Hire
  • Yes, You CAN Do Geological Research at a Multinational Oil Company
Peter Putnam
  • Big picture financial literacy as it relates to understanding one's work.
  • Conversations: Emerging opportunities in Germany and some geopolitical implications
  • Environmental stewardship from the perspective of a geoscience employee of a resource company.
  • Technical aspects of Canada's bitumen-bearing sands and carbonates.
  • The changing (ie, diminishing) importance of exploration (as opposed to development) as a career option for many new hires.
  • The continuing importance of field work in understanding petroleum systems, opportunities, and developments.
  • The pains, rewards and requirements of working internationally.
  • The practical importance of participation within technical and scientific societies.
  • Working with engineers.
Dwandari Ralanarko
  • Organization & Career Talk: “Catch Our Success by Build Professional Attitude”
  • Organization & Career Talk: “Nothing Wrong to be a Yes Man”
  • Sharing Session & Forum Discussion: “(Sometimes) Our Job is not Your Career”
  • Short Course & Workshop: “Basic Petroleum G&G”
Victor Ramirez
  • Offshore Exploration in frontier provinces (Colombia)
  • Professional careers in the petroleum industry for geoscientists
  • Switch Documentary Forum
Claudia Rassi
  • My paths and adventures during a career in Petroleum Geology. 
Kumkum B. Ray
  • Oil and Gas Resources in the Atlantic - Step 1: Seismic Acquisition
  • The Byzantine world of U.S. Federal Regulations for Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration and Development
  • The Challenge of Balancing Energy Exploration with Safety and Environmental Soundness
Jonathan Redfern
  • Early Cretaceous Depositional Systems of the North Atlantic Margin: The Challenge of Unlocking the Potential Petroleum System
  • Exploration for Hydrocarbons: The Business of Finding Oil and Gas
  • Fluvial Reservoir Systems: Integrating Outcrop and Subsurface Data to Improve Reservoir Characterisation and Modelling
  • Global Hydrocarbon Resources: Past, Present and Future
  • North African Petroleum Systems
Rusty Riese
  • Climate Change: Facts and Fictions
  • Oil Spills, Ethics, and Society: How they intersect and where the responsibilities reside
  • The hydrocarbon systems of the Fruitland Formation coalbeds, northern San Juan Basin, USA
Bonnie Robinson
  • Talks on the EPA and hydraulic fracturing regulations
John Roesink
  • "Is It All Just Geosteering Now?  The Evolving Role of Geoscience in an Unconventional World"
  • The unheralded importance of probability and statistics in a geoscience career
  • Wasatch-Green River Resource Play, Uinta Basin, Utah - Discovery Thinking Forum AAPG ACE 2013 Invited Talk
Jul Roldan
  •  Characterization of naturally fractured reservoirs,
  • Development of mature fields, especially formations evaluation and petrophysical modelling,
  • Reservoir Characterization with 3D geological model construction and geological uncertainty
Jennifer Rothfuss
  • Overview of Logging While Drilling (LWD) Technology
  • Basics of Horizontal Geosteering Drilling and Production Hazards of Evaporites
  • Historical overviews of the Marcellus, Utica, Upper Devonian, or Bone Spring unconventional plays
Eleanor Rowley
  • Exploring the Nile Delta – discovery examples from shallow to deep
  • An example of a prolific onshore rift system – Barmer Basin, Rajasthan
  • Petroleum Geology of the Emerging East African Rift System
  • Petroleum Geology of the Emerging Levantine Basin
  • The Petroleum Geology of the Indian Subcontinent
Frank Ryan
  • Learning to achieve optimal results in a diverse and multi-generational working world.
  • Developing an offshore oil field and major project phases.
  • Keeping in mind the big picture while managing a project – highlighting a fit-for-purpose approach 
  • Programs offered by the AAPG (grants, awards, student chapters, mentoring, networking events, lunch and learns…etc) that encourage university involvement
  • Things students can do to prepare for a career in the OnG industry, & what to expect when you get there.
  • Transition period between student life and work life.
  • What to expect and how to remain confident during your first years in industry.
Reinhard Sachsenhofer
  • Petroleum Systems Analysis in the Alpine Foreland Basin
Vinay K. Sahay
  • From basin analysis - petroleum system analysis to generating a prospect: How to minimize dry prospects in thrust and fold belts.
  • Geological interpretation of seismic and well log data
  • Petroleum system concept as an exploration tool
Anthony Salem
  • Introduction to the Perdido Fold Belt and the Wilcox play in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico
  • Careers in the geosciences in the oil and gas industry
  • Geology of the Haynesville Shale play in north Louisiana
  • The role of geologists and geophysicists in developing unconventional plays
Ariel Schiuma
  • Challenges in the Oil Industry
  • Life in the Oil Industry
  • The Workday of a Development Geologist
Mario Schiuma
  • Introduction to the Oil and Gas Industry
  • My Experience as an Oil Geologist
  • Uses of Common Tools for Oil Geologists: Cuttings, Cores, and Logs
Mark Schneider
  • Now That I’ve Graduated, How Do I Include the Real World Uncertainties in My Evaluation?
  • How to Characterize Geologic Interpretations and their Inherent Uncertainties with Resource Volumes and Chance of Success
Fred W. Schroeder
  • Basic Stratigraphic Interpretation
  • Basic Structural Interpretation
  • Basics of Prospecting
  • Geology & Geophysics Applied to Industry
  • The Use of Seismic Data in Industry
Valary Schulz
  • Application of the Science of Geology to the Profession of Geologist
  • Geology to Geologist; a Journey'
  • How to Convert Credit Hours into a Career
Stephen Scott
  • Burial and Thermal Maturity
  • Check Shot and Velocity Surveys and Vertical Seismic Profiles – The Differences
  • Fault Trend and Lead Mapping
  • Fundamentals of Land and Marine Seismic Data Acquisition
  • Fundamentals of Seismic Data Interpretation
  • Fundamentals of Seismic Data Processing
  • Generative Basin Concept (after Demaison)
  • Genetic Classification of Petroleum Systems – Migration and Entrapment (after Demaison and Huizinga)
  • Hydrocarbon Seal Rocks
  • Overpressure in Sedimentary Basins
  • Petroleum System Elements (A Summary)
  • Petroleum Traps and Trap Styles (after Milton and Bertram)
  • Real 2D Seismic Section Interpretation (single lines emphasizing “Funny Looking Things”, Wrench Fault, Ramp Anticline, Extensional Fault Blocks, Carbonate Buildup, Passive Margin Shelf, etc.)
  • Secondary Migration Concepts
  • Seismic Velocity and Time to Depth Conversion
  • Source Rocks
  • Subsurface Data Contouring (after Tearpock) and Contouring Geologic Concepts
  • Synthetic 2D Seismic Section Interpretation (North Sea Brent Field, Unmigrated vs Migrated – Ramp Anticline, Cornucopia, etc.)
  • Tangguh Gas Fields – The Discovery of 20+ TCFG in West Papua, Indonesia by ARCO During 1994-1998
  • Trend Mapping
  • Tying Geology to Seismic – The Synthetic Seismograms
  • Various Short “Bites” related to Seismic Polarity, Bandwidth, Phase
Abulhasanat Shamsuddin
  • Petroleum System Analysis for Oil/Gas Exploration
Fay Smith
  • Fascinating roles of a Geoscientist
  • General Petroleum Exploration
Shannon Cheree Stover
  • Global Exploration: A Tour Through BP's Portfolio and Opportunities for Involvement
  • Play Fairway to Prospect Evaluation: Deciding Where to Explore Globally
  • Source Rock to Refinery: Use of Petroleum Systems Across the Value Chain
  • The Best Job Ev-er!: Being a Man OR Woman in the Oil Industry
  • Workplace Reality: Work-life Balance With a Career in Exploration
Mohammad Syaiful
  • A Well Drilling in Petroleum Exploration
  • Rig Visit (2 days)
  • Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
  • Wireline Well Logging and Interpretation
Kemi Taiwo
  • Depositional Environments
  • Clastic Sediments
  • Petroleum Geology and Geochemistry
Linyun Tan
  • Analysis of seismic methods in sedimentology
  • Basic Sequence Stratigraphy
  • The potential of shale gas in China
Gabor Tari
  • Alps, Carpathians and Pannonian Basin
  • Black Sea
  • Morocco
  • Salt tectonics
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  • A Success Story of Finding and Exploiting New Resources in an Old Productive Basin
David Thul
  • Big Data, Big Oil and Big Science: New Insights Along the South Atlantic Margin
  • Heat Anomalies & Irregular Source Rock Maturity: A Worldwide Phenomenon
  • Mexican Petroleum Systems Challenges and Opportunity for IOC’s
  • Petroleum Systems of Colombia
Valentina Vallega
  • Geological Interpretation from Borehole Images: How and Why
Berend Van Hoorn
  • Structural Setting of Turbidite Systems, a Global Comparison
Joe Versfelt
  • Apache on the E&P Industry: Rift Tectonics & Structural Inheritance
David Weinberg
  • Geology and National Security This would be one I could do based on both my experiences with homeland security and talks on "energy security
  • From Rocks to Numbers - an Unexpected Journey: From the career perspective, I've had two major twists - one into geophysics and one into homeland security. Both overstretched my limited math abilities, but depended mightily on "where I'd been" and "what I'd learned" in my career
  • Fracking - a curse or a blessing? This is the adult education topic I do. I'd whittle it down to an hour (it's two two-hour sessions) by picking one or two controversial aspects that would touch some combination of environment and economics with a short video of how fracking is done
Larry Wickstrom
  • History of Oil and Gas Development in Ohio
  • Can Unbiased Science Prevail in an Overtly Political Society?
  • Energy and Geology Today
  • Geology of the Utica-Point Pleasant Shale Play
  • Our changing energy mix, geology’s role, basics of oil & gas, the shale revolution and “fracking”
Sherilyn Williams-Stroud
  • Earthquake B-Values as Stress Meter (Can Relate to Hydraulic Fracturing Technology)
Bradley Winton
  • "The Great Crew Change"
  • Career Development - Young Professionals
  • Digital vs. "Old School" - Finding a Balance in Geology
  • Enhanced Oil Recovery
Katerina Yared
  • The unpredictable paths a geologist can take in the oil and gas world...in a very short time
Malleswara Yenugu
  • Petrophysical and Geomechanical Characterization of Organic Richness for Source Rocks
  • Seismic Characterization of Organic Richness for Source Rocks
Laura C. Zahm
  • Cretaceous carbonates of the Gulf of Mexico
  • Fostering future geoscientist, how to maximize outreach activities with K-12 students
  • Life as an exploration research geologis
  • Reservoir characterization of Seminole field,  Permian carbonates, West Texas
Andrew Zolnai
  • A day in the life of a petro-data manager
  • Battles will occur at the edge of map sheets