An AAPG Geosciences Technology Workshop

Sixth Annual Deepwater and Shelf Reservoirs

27-28 January 2015
Houston, Texas, United States
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Reserve your space now to learn how and where new knowledge and technology geology, engineering, and geophysics come together to make deepwater and shelf exploration and development more successful.

Determining reservoir connectivity, calculating pore pressure, understanding the structural subtleties, identifying hazards, and developing accurate images (including subsalt), are deeply affected by new multi-disciplinary discoveries in science and technology. New understanding of ways to map shelf deposit and to accurately map zones, correlate, identify remaining or new reserves and to determine connectivity and conductivity will be featured.

The 6th Annual AAPG Deepwater and Shelf Reservoirs Geosciences Technology Workshop will bring together the latest developments in geology, engineering, geophysics, and geochemistry in order to determine the best possible ways to understand and develop fields, as well as identify bold new exploration targets.

Focus will be concentrated on the Gulf of Mexico, Shelf and Deepwater, including Mexico Water.

Join us in a relaxed environment, where longer presentation times and plenty of time for discussion give you an opportunity to learn and apply your new knowledge to the challenges facing you and your team.  


  • Basin Modeling
  • Systems
  • Structures
  • Reservoir Architecture
  • Advances in Geopressure
  • Hazard Identification
  • Imaging and Interpretation
  • Formation Testing
  • Appraisal
  • Drilling
  • Production
  • New Knowledge Meets New Technology
Preliminary Program

Tectonostratigraphic Evolution of the Nicaraguan Rise Based on Integration of 2D Seismic and Potential Fields Data: Implications for Frontier Exploration in the Western Caribbean, *Bryan Ott, University of Houston and Paul Mann, University of Houston

Spatial Variation Analysis of Pore Water Salinity:  Implications for Fluid Pathways and Reservoir Compartmentalization in a Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Field, *Jeffery Nunn, Louisiana State University and William Daugherty, Louisiana State University

Reservoir Architecture and Stratigraphic Evolution Channelized Deep-Water Depositional Systems, Jacob Covault, Chevron

Healing-Phase Turbidite Reservoirs in Deepwater Settings, Lesli Wood, University of Texas 

A Mega-Regional Perspective of the Northern Gulf of Mexico, Linking Stratigraphic and Structural Framework of Shelf Margins to Sands and Plays in Deep Water, Barbara J. Radovich, Silver Grass Enterprises

Tectonics of Eastern Mexico - Gulf of Mexico and its Hydrocarbon Potential, Ricardo Padilla y Sanchez, National Autonomous University of Mexico

Regional Basement Configuration and the Nature of Rifting in the Gulf of Mexico: Integration of Deep Seismic Reflection, Seismic Refraction, Magnetic and Gravity Data, James Pindell, Tectonic Analysis Ltd. and Brian Horn, ION Geoventures

Reservoir Modeling of Deepwater Lobes: Impact on Connectivity and Production, Fabien Jean Laugier, Colorado School of Mines

Channelized and Lobate Seafloor Analogs from Offshore Western Nigeria: Facies Architecture, Temporal Deposition Patterns, and Application to Turbidite, Zane Jobe, Shell Oil Company

Seismic Screening for Hydrocarbon Prospects Using Rock-physics Attributes, *Per Avseth, Tullow Oil and Tor Veggeland, Tullow Oil

Sediment Diagenesis in the Gulf of Mexico Basin and its Role in Pore Fluid Pressure Evolution: Implications for Hydrocarbon Transport via Solitary Waves, Ajit Joshi and Martin Appold

Facies Analysis and Stratigraphic Relationship of Avulsion Splay Successions in the Paleogene Wilcox Formation, Deep Water Gulf of Mexcio, Bruce Power, Chevron

Seismic Sedimentology of Incised Valley, Lowstand Delta, and Slope fan Systems in the Eocene Wilcox Group, Central South Texas Coast, Hongliu Zeng

Well Planning Software, Melissa Jersey

Understanding Deepwater Transport Systems from Processing and Interpreting Seismic Data in Color, Andreas Laake, Schlumberger

Overview of the Deepwater Geology of the Mexican Gulf of Mexico - Round 1 of Bidding in the Energy Reform, Milena Colmenares, Baker Hughes

Depositional Processes and Impact on Reservoir Quality in Deepwater Paleogene Reservoirs, US Gulf of Mexico, Ann Marchand, BP

Exploring the Missing Blind Zone on the GoM Shelf, Selim Simon Shaker, Geopressure Analysis Service (G.A.S.)

Process-based Analysis of Sediments Distribution at Reservoir-Scale:Transportation, Deposition and Compaction in the Peira Cava Sub Basin, *Riccardo Basani, Complex Flow Design; Ernest Hansen, Complex Flow Design

Poster Presentations

New Approach to Pore Pressure Predictions: Generation, Expulsion and Retention Trio, Case Histories from GOM, Selim Simon Shaker, Geopressure Analysis Service (G.A.S.)

New Perspective to SWF and Sinking Well Head Prevention in Deepwater, Selim Simon Shaker, Geopressure Analysis Service (G.A.S.)

Predicting of Seal Failure and Reservoir Breaching in Deepwater, Selim Simon Shaker, Geopressure Analysis Service (G.A.S.)

"*" Denotes presenter

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
Hotels in the Area

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Houston, TX 77024

2. The Westin Houston, Memorial City
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3. Candlewood Suites At Citycentre-Energy Corridor
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Houston, TX 77024

4. Four Points By Sheraton Houston West
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5. Extended Stay America Houston - Katy Freeway - Energy Corridor
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6. La Quinta Inn Houston Wilcrest
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7. Hampton Inn Houston I-10W/Energy Coridor
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Houston, TX 77079

8. Hospitality USA
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28 January, 2015
Presenter Fee
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30 December, 2014
Early Fee
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28 January, 2015
Regular Fee
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28 January, 2015
Student Fee

No refunds for cancellations after 30 December, 2014.

Student Fee Limited to 10 Spots

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


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