The following list of Visiting Geoscientists include some biographical information, topics they may speak about and, as available, titles and abstracts of talks they have given or are prepared to give. Included also are the geographical areas in which they are available. Since the Visiting Geoscientist or his employer pays travel expenses, the likelihood of acquiring a speaker who is located near your institution is the greatest. 


Visiting Geoscientists

Rockhopper Exploration
Travel Limits: Egypt
  • Egypt Petroleum Industry and Basic Economics
  • Petroleum Agreements
DextolGb Geophysicals
Travel Limits: Africa
  • 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.
Pakistan Petroleum Ltd
Travel Limits: Pakistan, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Iraq
  • 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
Saudi Aramco
Travel Limits: Middle East
Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Travel Limits: Middle East
  • Why there is so much oil in the Middle East?
AAPG Latin America & Caribbean Region
E&P Consultant, Lima, Perú
Travel Limits: Peru
  • Basic concepts for Oil and Gas Exploration
  • Working in mature fields, a real challenge
Travel Limits: Europe, Pakistan, India
  • Basics of Pore Pressure and Its effect of drilling operations,
  • Geomechanics
  • Wellbore Stability
Saudi Aramco
Travel Limits: Middle East, North Africa
  • "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
Schlumberger PetroTechnical Services
Travel Limits: Iraq
  • Borehole Images and Applications
  • Carbonates Reservoir Characterization
  • Formation Evaluation & Well Logging
  • Structural Geology Applications in E&P
Travel Limits: Latin America Region (Northern South America and Southern South America)
  • Geological Characterization in Deep Water System Settings, an Example from the Colombian Caribbean
  • Structural Observations in the Guajira Offshore Sedimentary Basin of Colombia, Implications for the Tectonic Evolution of Northern South America
Travel Limits: Caribbean and Northern South America
  • Stratigraphic Units in the North Marine Area, How Are They Defined? and What is the Nature of the Contacts Between Them?
  • Structural and Stratigraphic Evolution of the North Marine Area, Gulf of Paria, Trinidad, Since the Pliocene
  • Use of Biostratigraphy and 3D Seismic to Reinterpret Depositional Environments of the Lower Cruse in the Southern Basin of Trinidad
Travel Limits: Peru
  • Hydrocarbon Potential in the Offshore Basins of Peru
  • Hydrocarbon Potential of Marañon Basin
  • Potential of deeper reservoir in Marañon Basin
Cascade Stratigraphic Inc.
Travel Limits: Oregon, Washington
  • 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
Apache Corporation
Travel Limits: Egypt
  • Apache on the E&P Industry: Petroleum System
Travel Limits: London, International
  • 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)
Detring Energy Advisors
Travel Limits: Gulf Coast section with limited availability Nationwide USA
  • Being a Leader
  • How to Stand Out in a Down Market
  • How You Will Change the World
Apache Corporation
Travel Limits: Egypt
  • Apache on the E&P Industry: Trap types in West Kalabsha area, Faghur basin, Egypt
ARES, Bogota, Colombia
Travel Limits: Colombia
  • Geoscience research in the oil industry: Why it is so important to be on the cutting edge?
  • Understanding and appreciating paleogeoprahic mapping for exploration
Travel Limits: Gulf Coast
  • 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.
Windridge Oil & Gas GP LLC, Boerne, TX, USA
Travel Limits: Nationwide USA
  • Eagle Ford Development Case Study Utilizing 3D Seismic in Structurally Complex Area, Atascosa County, Texas
Husky Energy
Travel Limits: Canada, Latin America
  • Working in a diverse team
  • Working with conventional carbonate reservoirs
Apache Egypt Companies, Cairo, Egypt
Travel Limits: North Africa
  • 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?
SM Energy
Travel Limits: Montana, North & South Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Mexico
  • 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
Kinder~Morgan CO2 Company, LP
Travel Limits: Texas, New Mexico, Southern Colorado, Las Vegas
  • The Geology of CO2 for Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR)
Schlumberger Seaco Inc
Travel Limits: International
  • Exploration Life Cycle
  • Field Development Planning
  • Salt Tectonics
  • Structural Styles in Petroleum Exploration
Fidelity Exploration & Production Co
Travel Limits: Rocky Mountain Area, U.S.A., Mid Continent Area, U.S.A.
  •  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
Chevron, Bakersfield, California, United States
Travel Limits: Pacific Section, Las Vegas area
  • 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
Robert L. Bayless, Producer
Travel Limits: Rocky Mountain Section
  • The EPA and Pavilion, Wyoming, the Importance of Science and Public Perception
I2M Associates, LLC
Travel Limits: Nationwide USA, International
  • Nuclear Power Post Fukushima and Energy Selection
  • Social Opposition to Natural Resource Mining
  • Uranium Exploration and Mining throughout the World
Travel Limits:
  • How AAPG Involvement Equals to Career Success
  • How to Make the Best Out of a Career in Petroleum Geology
  • My IBA Journey from Prague to Denver
Origin Energy
Travel Limits: Brisbane
  • Quantitative Interpretation (QI) geophysics
  • Sonic Logging Techniques
  • Unconventional hydrocarbon exploration and evaluation
Exploration Strategies & Professional Families, Eni Upstream & Technical Services, Milan, Italy
Travel Limits:
  • Global Climate, The Dawn of Life and the World's Oldest Petroleum Systems
  • How We Won the Wars! The Geology and History of Britian's First Oil Fields
  • It's Just a Question of Finding Enough Barrels - The Definition, History and Mythology of the Barrel of Oil
  • The Palaeobilogy and Geochemistry of Precambrian Source Rocks
Indogeo Social Enterprise, Jakarta, Indonesia
Travel Limits: Brunei, Malaysia, Indonesia
  • Career in Petroleum Geology - Preparation for a Job Seeker
  • Comparison of Carbonate Petroleum System in Central and Southeast Asia
  • Petroleum Geology of Southeast Asia
G.E.Plan Consulting, Ferrara, Italy
Travel Limits: Europe
  • Characterisation of Fractured and Carbonate Reservoirs (Using Outcrop and Subsurface Datasets)
  • Finding hydrocarbons in mature basins. Is it still possible?
  • The Mediterranean Region: Review of Old and New Play concepts
Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas
Travel Limits: Nationwide USA
  • 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,
Travel Limits: U.S.A
  • 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
Travel Limits: Columbia, U.S.A, Canada
  • Career in a Multinational Oil Company. The Biggest and an Intermediate.
  • Increasing Network in Oil and Gas Industry
  • Quantitative Seismic Interpretation in Unconventional Fields
University of Cairo
Travel Limits: Egypt, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Jordan
  • Geological Reservoir Characterization and modeling.
  • Regional geology for petroleum exploration, rift sediments, outcrop analogy for subsurface geology
  • Sequence stratigraphy and sedimentology
Cayo Energy L.P.
Travel Limits: Pacific Section, Mid-Continent Section, Rocky Mountain Section, Southwest Section
Offshore Asset Team, Chevron, Nigeria, Lagos
Travel Limits: Africa
  • 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
Gorge Geotechnical
Travel Limits: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, British Columbia
  • Introduction to Reservoir Connectivity Analysis: Using 3D structural geology and stratigraphy with pressure data to predict how oil or gas fills a trap
Travel Limits: Europe
  • Life in the Oil Industry
  • Petroleum Exploration and Structural Geology: From Seismic Interpretation to Fracture Modeling
  • The Role of Geologists in the Oil Industry
Council Oak Resources
Travel Limits: Central US
  • Culture of Greatness - Resource Plays and Resourceful People in an Unconventional Downturn
  • Resource Play Scorecard for the Woodford Shale and Comparison to a new Unconventional Play in the Phosphoria Formation in Western Wyoming
  • The Arbuckle Group: Exploring the Great American Carbonate Bank Reservoir
  • Unconventional Resource Potential of the Sunbury Shale, Berea Sandstone, and Antrim Shale in Central Michigan: Anatomy of an Anomaly
University Malaya
Travel Limits: Asia Pacific
  • How to Assemble Paleogeography Map
  • How to Perform Well Analysis with Various Risk Element
  • Introduction to Petroleum Industry
Energy Geoscience, Department of Mines and Petroleum, Geological Survey of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia
Travel Limits:
Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Travel Limits: Latin America, Caribbean, Central America & Mexico, Europe, Northing South America
  • A geologist in each city
  • Antrophocene
  • Oil and Mining Law
  • Women in geosciences
Travel Limits: Utah, Wyoming, Colorado
  •  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)
Staatsolie Maatschappij Suriname NV
Travel Limits: Caribbean, Central America & Mexico, Northern South America, Southern South America
  • Adding new Reserves: Potential of the Jurassic Source Rock in the Guiana Basin
  • Basin Evolution of the Guiana Basin, Case Study based on deeper insights
  • Unlocking a new area: Evaluation of the hydrocarbon potential of the ultra-deep offshore area of Suriname
Casa Exploration
Travel Limits: Nationwide USA, Mexico, Latin America
  • 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
Circle Oil
Travel Limits: U.K., Europe, North Africa
  • Still "Life in the Old Dog", Examples of Field Rejuvenation
  • A Success Story of Finding and Exploiting New Resources in an Old Productive Basin
  • Geoscientists Roles in the Search for Petroleum
  • Oil and Gas Really Can Be Found in 'Nice' Places.
Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Travel Limits: China, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, UAE, Pakistan, Iran, Oman, Jordan
  • Discuss exploration and technologies used in Central Asia, Siberia, Middle East, and and Southeast Asia; and guidance for career paths.
USGS, Denver, Colorado USA
Travel Limits: Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming, Arizona, Canada
  • 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
Ammonite Resources
Travel Limits: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts
  • 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?
Skybattle Resources Ltd., Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Travel Limits: Canada
  • 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
BP Alaska
Travel Limits: Eastern Section
  • AAPG Student Expo Success
  • The Ups and Downs of Geosteering…the Software, Tools and Triumphs
  • To Get a Master's Degree or Not
Hollrah Exploration Co.
Travel Limits: Central USA
  • How to Read & Interpret Oilfield Drilling Reports
  • How to Read & Interpret Oilfield Scout Tickets
Travel Limits: Latin America and Caribbean Region
  • Are you a lumper or a splitter? How not to get lost when doing field work
  • Basic Concepts of Siliclastic Sedimentation
  • The deltaic environment and hydrocarbon formation
Apache Egypt Companies
Travel Limits: Egypt
  • Apache on the E&P Industry: Example from a Petrophysicist
CEPSA Coloimbia S.A.
Travel Limits: Latin America
  • Parallels between exploration and development for a Junior Geologist
Total, Calgary, AB, Canada
Travel Limits: Canada, with limited availability in Europe, Africa, New York, New Jersey, and Houston Texas
  • Demystifying Geological Modelling
  • Geology and Energy Business Strategy
  • Geoscience Careers and Career Evolution
  • International Business and the Energy Industry
  • Introductory Geology
ProGeo Consultants, Calgary, AB, Canada
Travel Limits: Asia Pacific Region
  • Introduction to Sequence Stratigraphy; a Tool to Understand the Petroleum System
  • Sedimentary Basins and their Evolution; a Perspective from Petroleum Exploration and Production
  • Seismic Interpretation and Subsurface Structural Modeling in the Appalachian Fold and Thrust Belt, Atlantic Canada
Hydrate Energy International
Travel Limits: one day drive around New Orleans
National Institute of Oil and Gas(INOG)/State University of Rio de Janeiro(UERJ)
Travel Limits: Latin America, Africa (Portuguese speaking countries)
Chevron Corporation
Travel Limits: Gulf Coast, Eastern, and Pacific sections
  • Biostratigraphy in the Energy Industry
  • The science embedded in finding oil and gas
Shell Oil
Travel Limits: Nigeria, University of Port Harcourt, University of Benin, University of Lagos
  • 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
Australian School of Petroleum, University of Adelaide, Australia
Travel Limits: Asia/Pacific
  • 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
Institute of Geological Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences
Travel Limits: Eastern Europe
  • 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
Cue Energy, Melbourne, Australia
Travel Limits: Australia
  • 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
Travel Limits: Namibia and South Africa
  • New Frontier Exploration Targets in a 'Mature' Basin - The Niger Delta Examples
Travel Limits: Texas, West Africa
  • An Overview of the Petroleum systems of the South Atlantic Margin of Africa
  • Deepwater Petroleum Geology
  • Positioning yourself for a viable future in Geoscience
Consulting Geologist
Travel Limits: International
  • Exploration and Development of the Joint Development Area Offshore Gulf of Thailand
Hydrodynamics Corp
Travel Limits: Russia, Europe and Central Asia
  • The Changing World of Natural Gas (2015-2030)
  • The New Oil World of the 21st Century
Saudi Aramco
Travel Limits: Asia Pacific Region
  • Career in Geosciences
  • Engineering Geology
  • Exploration Geology - Coal, Oil and Gas
Travel Limits:
  • 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)
  • Turbidites and their Expression in the Offshore Colombian Caribbean
Asia Pacific Training Ltd., Falicon, France
Travel Limits: Asia Pacific, Europe
Statoil Department/Division: RD
Travel Limits: Latin America Region, Europe Region
  • Integration of geology and geophysics in hydrocarbon exploration and field development
  • Seismic noise vs. Geology
  • Subsurface geology: techniques and applications
Travel Limits: China
  • Career Development Planning
Travel Limits: USA, frequents Houston, Austin, Calgary, Washington D.C., New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Rhode Island
  • Creative Entry into Exploration Plays
  • The Business Side of Oil & Gas Exploration
Consulting Geologist
Travel Limits: Mexico
  • Regional Geology and Petroleum Habitat of Southeast Mexico
  • Understanding the Formation of the Sierra de Chiapas, Mexico
SM Energy
Travel Limits: Rocky Mountain Section, Pacific Coast Section, North Dakota, South Dakota
  • 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)
Centrica Energy, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago
Travel Limits: Caribbean and Northern South America
  • 4D Understanding of the Evolution of the Penal Barrackpore Anticline, Southern Basin Trinidad
  • Petroleum Geology of the Southeastern Caribbean
  • Structural Restoration of the Jasmine Complex and Implications for Pleistocene Depositional Environment of the Paria Sub-basin, Trinadad
Travel Limits: California, Utah
  • 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?
Belize Natural Energy
Travel Limits: U.S.A., United Kingdom, Ireland, Mexico, Belize, United Arab Emirates
  • 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
Mull Drilling Company, Wichita, Kansas
Travel Limits: Mid-Continent Section
  • Basic Petroleum Geology and Production
  • Cherokee Production in Central and Western Kansas
  • Chester Formation in Southwest Kansas: Eubanks Field (Taken from a paper by Ernie Morrison and Scott Montgomery entitled South Eubank Field, Haskell County, Kansas: A Case of Field Redevelopment Using Subsurface Mapping and 3-D Seismic Data
  • Fairport Oil Field: Ellis & Russell Counties Kansas. A 120 mile step out.
  • Fossils: A general overview
  • Prospection from A to Oil: A Geologists View
  • Sand Arroyo Creek Field in Stanton County, Kansas
Travel Limits: Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Arizona, New Mexico, Montana, California, Nevada, and Idaho
  • Oil and Gas Acquisitions and the Business of Geology
Travel Limits: North Africa, Middle East
  • 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
Dynamic Measurement LLC
Travel Limits: Utah, Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, and possibly Southern California. 
  • 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!
Travel Limits: USA, UK and Europe
  • 3D Reservoir Modelling Workshop Review
Travel Limits: Gulf Coast Section
  • 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
ExxonMobil, Lagos, Nigeria
Travel Limits: Nigeria
  • 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
Pacific Rubiales Energy
Travel Limits: Latin America Region
  • Advance Petroleum Geology Course
  • Seismic Interpretation Course
  • Seismic Tours by the main Colombian Sedimentary Basins
Shell Oil, Miri, Malaysia
Travel Limits: Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, China, India, South East Asia
  • 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
University of Leeds
Travel Limits: Latin America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, and North America
  • Bathymetric Controls on Deep-Water Sedimentary Systems
  • From Industry to Academia: Incorporating Academic Findings into Hydrocarbon Exploration and Production
  • The Magdalena Fan, Considerations on Reservoir Architecture and Distribution
Karoon Australian Company
Travel Limits: Peru
  • Climate change
  • Regional geology, tectonics and sedimentary basins of Peru
Travel Limits: Indonesia
  •  Fundamental petrophysics
  • Basic Pore Pressure Evaluation
  • Elevate your career
  • Fundamental Geosteering for Geologist
Sherwood Oil & Gas Consultants
Travel Limits: Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand
  •  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)
Target OFS
Travel Limits: Italy, Persian Gulf Area
  • Image Logs Examples and Applications
Outsource Petrophysics, Inc
Travel Limits: Upper Midwest, US
  • 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
West Virginia University Research Corp
Travel Limits: West Virginia
  • Geology and Production Potential of the Marcellus and Utica Black Shales
Gran Tierra Energy Peru s.r.l.
Travel Limits: Latin America
  • Role of a Geoscientist in society: what are our responsibilities in society and were we add value. Ethics and values.
  • Technical Consistency Key for Exploration Portfolio Management
KP Group of Companies
Travel Limits: Latin America
  • How to look for Gas and Oil
  • Petroleum Geology and Geochemistry of Trinidad and Tobago
  • Petroleum Prospects of Trinidad and Tobago
BP Gulf of Mexico
Travel Limits: East Coast Section, Colorado, Gulf Coast Section, North Carolina, Massachusetts, Connecticut
  • Introduction to Deepwater Oil and Gas
  • Energy - Careers in Geoscience
  • Operations Geology – Onshore Drilling
Statoil Indonesia
Travel Limits: Indonesia
  • Career talk and sharing session: What Makes You Different from Others?
  • Organization and Sharing Session: Build Competence from the Beginning and Have Good Ethics
  • Short course and workshop: Basic Seismic Interpretation
  • Short course and workshop: Introduction to Petroleum GGG (Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry)
  • Short course and workshop: Introduction to Rock Physics and Seismic Inversion
Central European Petroleum Ltd.
Travel Limits: Canada, U.S.A.
  • 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.
China National Offshore Oil Corporation Southeast Asia
Travel Limits: Indonesia, Southeast Asia, China, Asia Pacific
  • 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”
Ecopetrol, S.A., Bogotá, Colombia
Travel Limits: Colombia
  • Offshore Exploration in frontier provinces (Colombia)
  • Offshore Exploration in frontier provinces (Colombia)
  • Professional careers in the petroleum industry for geoscientists
  • Switch Documentary Forum
Travel Limits: Brazil
  • My paths and adventures during a career in Petroleum Geology. 
University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
Travel Limits: United Kingdom
  • 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
VICO Indonesia
Travel Limits: Indonesia
  • Introduction to Petroleum Systems
  • Sequence Stratigraphy in Fluvio – Deltaic systems
  • Short Course/Workshop: Petroleum Geochemistry for Exploration Geologists
  • Short Course/Workshop: Silisiclastic and Carbonate Reservoir Geology in the Petroleum Industry
Retired; Adjunct Professor & Lecturer
Travel Limits: Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Colorado
Jagged Peak Energy
Travel Limits: Rocky Mountain Section, Mid-Continent Section, South West Section
  • "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
Travel Limits: Peru, Colombia, Argentina
  •  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
Total Petroleum
Travel Limits: Europe
  • 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
Leoben Mining University
Travel Limits: Europe
  • Petroleum Systems Analysis in the Alpine Foreland Basin
Shell Oil
Travel Limits: Gulf Coast Section
  • 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
Panamerican Energy
Travel Limits: Argentina and other Latin American countries
  • Challenges in the Oil Industry
  • Life in the Oil Industry
  • The Workday of a Development Geologist
Travel Limits: Argentina, Latin America
  • Introduction to the Oil and Gas Industry
  • My Experience as an Oil Geologist
  • Uses of Common Tools for Oil Geologists: Cuttings, Cores, and Logs
Rose Associates
Travel Limits: Indonesia
  • 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
Travel Limits: Indonesia
  • 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
Independent Geologist
Travel Limits: Asia Pacific
Travel Limits: Indonesia
  • Petroleum System Analysis for Oil/Gas Exploration
BP Exploration
Travel Limits: Rocky Mountain Section, Gulf Coast Section
  • 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
Easco East Sepanjang PSC
Travel Limits: Indonesia
  • A Well Drilling in Petroleum Exploration
  • Rig Visit (2 days)
  • Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
  • Wireline Well Logging and Interpretation
Travel Limits: Asia Pacific, Middle East, Latin America, North America, Europe
  • Interpretation of Petroleum Play Common Risk Segment Maps
  • Practices of Exploration Project Economic Evaluations
ND Western Limited
Travel Limits: Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Uganda
  • Depositional Environments
  • Clastic Sediments
  • Petroleum Geology and Geochemistry
Talisman Energy Malaysia
Travel Limits:
  • Play Based Mapping
Travel Limits: Eastern Europe
  • Alps, Carpathians and Pannonian Basin
  • Black Sea
  • Morocco
  • Salt tectonics
Petrotrin, Exploration and Development
Travel Limits: Latin America Region (Caribbean, Central America & Mexico, Northern South America, Southern South America)
  • 1d, 2d Basin Modelling
  • Interpreting Seismic Sections and Field Data
  • Renewable Energies
  • Strike Slip Tectonism
Travel Limits: Pacific Section, Nevada, Mexico, and other parts of the world
Energy and Geoscience Institute, University of Utah
Travel Limits: Rocky Mountain Section, Mid-Continent Section, South America
  • 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
Travel Limits: Gulf Coast Section of Texas
  • Geological Interpretation from Borehole Images: How and Why
Travel Limits: Asia/Pacific, Canada, Europe Regions
  • Structural Setting of Turbidite Systems, a Global Comparison
Perenco Oil & Gas Colombia Limited
Travel Limits: Latin America
  • AAPG Introduction & Experience
  • Geological Operations for Junior Geologist
  • Introduction to Integrated 3D reservoir Modelling
Ecopetrol S. A.
Travel Limits: Worldwide
  • A Journey Throughout Seismic Interpretation: From Conventional Subsurface Mapping up to the Quantitative Reservoir Characterization
  • Can we actually predict rock properties from seismic data? Part myth, part [very profitable] reality.
  • Quantitative Seismic Interpretation of Multicomponent Data for Reservoir Characterization in the Middle Magdalena Valley Basin, Colombia
  • Velocity Modeling for Time-to-Depth Conversion: Examples and Pitfalls
  • Well-Seismic Tie: More than a Visual Correlation
Apache Corporation
Travel Limits: International
  • Apache on the E&P Industry: Rift Tectonics & Structural Inheritance
Wickstrom Geoscience, LLC
Travel Limits: Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky, Michigan, Indiana
  • 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”
University of the West Indies
Travel Limits: Latin America, Europe, and North America
  • Micropaleontology and Sequence Stratigraphy
  • Paleontology as an Indicator of the Neogene Evolution of Trinidad
  • Simple Statistical Methods for Use in Quantitative Micropaleontology
Travel Limits: North Texas
  • "The Great Crew Change"
  • Career Development - Young Professionals
  • Digital vs. "Old School" - Finding a Balance in Geology
  • Enhanced Oil Recovery
PROWESS Social Media Chair
Travel Limits: Rocky Mountain Section
  • The unpredictable paths a geologist can take in the oil and gas a very short time
Ikon Science, Houston, TX
Travel Limits: Gulf Coast Section
  • Petrophysical and Geomechanical Characterization of Organic Richness for Source Rocks
  • Seismic Characterization of Organic Richness for Source Rocks
Travel Limits: International
  • 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

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