Co-hosted by AAPG Latin America Region and Asociación Colombiana de Geólogos y Geofísicos del Petróleo (ACGGP)

GTW Colombia 2014: Expanding Unconventional Resources in Colombia with New Science – From Heavy Oil to Shale Gas/Shale Oil Opportunities

10-11 December 2014
Bogotá, D. C. , Colombia

Unconventional hydrocarbon resources from heavy oil and shale gas/shale oil represent some of the main components of the Colombian near-future portfolio which involves enormous reserves. Success requires the application of new scientific understanding, techniques, and technologies, as well as an understanding of how global analogues may provide useful information.

GTW Colombia 2014 offers a timely forum among experts and practitioners from geology, geophysics and engineering to review the nature of unconventional resources, the technology required to achieve efficient production, and even more, to address the environmental challenges implied.

Join the GTW Colombia 2014 discussion with leading operators in Latin America, North America and across the globe to expand the science of unconventional resources in Colombia. Build on lessons learned since GTW Colombia 2011. Develop new knowledge from lively discussions with experienced practitioners and researchers. Gain greater understanding by sharing first-hand experiences and best practices in applying geology, geophysics and engineering to the challenges of exploration, appraisal, development drilling, reservoir characterization and simulation, and advances in recovery processes.

The workshop will conclude with discussions in which lessons learned are applied to future endeavors. To facilitate the exchange of ideas, there will be no recorded presentations or publications released from this workshop without the express permission of the presenters and their companies. Participants will have many opportunities to network and to discuss with fellow practitioners.

Preliminary Themes
  • Reservoir Characterization – Unconventionals
  • Technology and Applications in Colombia – Unconventionals
  • Reservoir Characterization – Heavy Oil Global Analogues
  • Technology and Applications in Colombia – Heavy Oil
Hotel Bogotá Royal
Hotel Bogotá Royal
Carrera 8a No 99-55
Bogotá, D. C.
Bogotá Royal Hotel

World Trade Center Carrera 8A #99-55
Bogotá, Colombia

Indulge in an exceptionally luxurious travel experience at the Bogotá Royal Hotel. Abundantly spacious with large windows overlooking Bogotá, Bogotá Royal’s 142 rooms and suites represent a showcase of urban sophistication at its finest. Experience the ideal balance of elegance and comfort, which is equally suitable for business or holiday stays in Bogotá.

Come discover all the comforts of home… only better at Bogotá Royal.

Group rates are available for the nights of 9, 10 and 11 December 2014. Rooms must be reserved by 25 November 2014. Use Corporate Code "AAPG" in order to receive the group rate. Workshop participants receive a discount in the World Trade Center parking garage.

Hilton Garden Inn Casper

Group Room Rates*
Room Type Room Price
Superior $135 USD
Business $157 USD
Suite $179 USD
Airport Transportation Rates*
Airport – Hotel $20 USD
Hotel – Airport $20 USD

* Prices include sales tax.

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28 October, 2014
Early Fee
Expires on
11 December, 2014
Regular Fee
Registration close date: 4 December 2014

Fee includes workshop admission, program booklet (schedule, abstracts, presenter bios), workshop participant contact list, icebreaker cocktail reception, 2 lunches, 4 coffee breaks, sanitized PDFs of talks (with company permissions).

No Refunds for Cancellations After: 29 October 2014.

Sponsored By:
Amerisur Resources PLC
Baker Hughes
Emerald Energy
Talisman Energy


Victor Vega GTW General Co-Chair
President-Elect, AAPG Latin America Region
Equion Energia
Jaime Checa GTW General Co-chair
President ACGGP
Hocol Petroleum
Victor Ramirez Convener
President, AAPG Latin America Region
Max Torres Honorary Chair Vice President, Exploration
Carol McGowen Convener AAPG
Susan Nash, PhD Convener AAPG
Angel F. Curet Session Chair Colombia Operations Manager, ExxonMobil Exploration Colombia Ltd.
Juan Carlos Ramon Session Chair Emerald Energy Colombia
Paul J. Dolan Session Chair ConocoPhillips
Jose Miguel De Armas Session Chair Nexen Petroleum
Edward Tovar Session Chair EcoPetrol
Felipe Audemard Session Co-Chair Vice President, International Exploration, Pacific Rubiales
Ricardo Castaño, Session Co-Chair Vice President of Production/Operations, Hocol S.A.
Jose Villasmil Session Chair Talisman Energy
Vicky Vicky Kroh Registrar, Education Department +1 918 560 2650 +1 918 560 2678
Amy Amy Mahan Event Coordinator +1 918 560-9431
Emily Smith Emily Smith Llinás Programs Manager, Latin America Region +1 281 886 8525 (USA)
Karin Karin Alyea Administrative Assistant, Sections & Regions +1 918 560 9407 +1 918 560 9418
Susan Susan Nash, Ph.D. Director of Education and Professional Development +1 918 560 2604
Carol Carol McGowen Manager of Sections & Regions Development +1 918-560-9403

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