AAPG Geosciences Technology Workshops (GTWs) deliver up-to-date technical content to AAPG members and the industry. Their agendas address the question “How are we doing it now?” through an examination of the latest practices as illustrated with case studies and field examples. The focus is on the sharing of information among knowledgeable individuals in a highly-interactive environment.

Attendees, practitioners and scientists have an opportunity to discuss real cases, issues, and experiences. GTWs follow two tracks for discussion: research and application. Joint workshops are produced in cooperation with other societies, expanding their scope to an even broader spectrum of participants and geoscience topics.

AAPG Event Houston Texas United States 05 October, 2016 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy, Carbonates, Petrophysics and Well Logs, Clastics, Conventional Sandstones 8:00 AM 8:00 PM 08 June, 2016
 
Houston, Texas, United States
5-6 October 2016

The goal of this workshop is to review mature fields and to identify the amount and nature of oil that can be recovered, and to evaluate competing strategies for economically producing the remaining reserves. In addition to looking closely at fields, we will review new and improved technologies that may help revitalize reservoirs and overcome problems such as low pressure, paraffin, corrosion, and more. We will identify companies willing to offer a “no money down” approach, or other forms of innovative financing. In addition to reviewing the technology, we will review case studies.

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AAPG Event Lithuania 24 October, 2016 Business and Economics, Economics, Reserve Estimation, Development and Operations, Engineering, Conventional Drilling, Coring, Production, Hydraulic Fracturing, Primary Recovery, Secondary Recovery, Gas Injection, Tertiary Recovery, Reservoir Characterization, Environmental, Natural Resources, Pollution, Geochemistry and Basin Modeling, Basin Modeling, Maturation, Migration, Oil and Gas Analysis, Oil Seeps, Petroleum Systems, Source Rock, Thermal History, Geophysics, Direct Hydrocarbon Indicators, Petrophysics and Well Logs, Sedimentology and Stratigraphy, Carbonates, Clastics, Conventional Sandstones, Deep Sea / Deepwater, Deepwater Turbidites, High Stand Deposits, Low Stand Deposits, Marine, Shelf Sand Deposits, Transgressive Deposits, Sequence Stratigraphy, Structure, Tectonics (General), Structural Analysis (Other), Salt Tectonics, Geomechanics and Fracture Analysis, Fold and Thrust Belts, Extensional Systems, Compressional Systems, Deep Basin Gas, Fractured Carbonate Reservoirs, Shale Gas, Stratigraphic Traps, Structural Traps, Subsalt Traps, Alternative Resources, Gas Hydrates 5:00 AM 10:32 AM 19 July, 2016
 
Lithuania
24-25 October 2016

AAPG Europe are excited to announce the first event to be held in the beautiful capital city of Vilnius, Lithuania. This Geosciences Technology Workshop will be based around the main theme "Hydrocarbon Exploration in Lithuania and the Baltic Region" and we expect interests from Latvia, Estonia, Poland and Kaliningrad.

AAPG Event Lithuania 26 October, 2016 Alternative Resources, Gas Hydrates, Deep Basin Gas, Fractured Carbonate Reservoirs, Shale Gas, Stratigraphic Traps, Structural Traps, Subsalt Traps, Business and Economics, Economics, Reserve Estimation, Development and Operations, Engineering, Conventional Drilling, Coring, Production, Hydraulic Fracturing, Primary Recovery, Tertiary Recovery, Secondary Recovery, Gas Injection, Water Flooding, Reservoir Characterization, Environmental, Natural Resources, Pollution, Water Resources, Geochemistry and Basin Modeling, Basin Modeling, Migration, Oil and Gas Analysis, Oil Seeps, Petroleum Systems, Source Rock, Thermal History, Geophysics, Direct Hydrocarbon Indicators, Petrophysics and Well Logs, Sedimentology and Stratigraphy, Carbonates, Clastics, Conventional Sandstones, Deep Sea / Deepwater, Deepwater Turbidites, Low Stand Deposits, Marine, Shelf Sand Deposits, Transgressive Deposits, Sequence Stratigraphy, High Stand Deposits, Structure, Fold and Thrust Belts, Extensional Systems, Salt Tectonics, Tectonics (General), Geomechanics and Fracture Analysis, Structural Analysis (Other), Compressional Systems 8:00 AM 8:00 PM 31 August, 2016
 
Lithuania
26 October 2016

Join AAPG Europe and the Lithuanian Geological Society for this exciting Core Workshop. This workshop will follow on from the 'Hydrocarbon Exploration in Lithuania and the Baltic Regions' event taking place at Vilnius University on 24th – 25th October.

The Early Palaeozoic Hydrocarbon System in the Baltic Basin and adjacent territories involves Middle-Late Cambrian, the Late Ordovician (Mossen & Fjacka Formations) and the Early Silurian Graptolitic Shales source rocks and the major complexes of reservoirs, associated with Middle Cambrian sandstones, Ordovician and Silurian reefogenic and carbonate build-ups.

The major reservoirs of the Baltic Basin are:

  • The Middle Cambrian (Deimena Fm). Sandstones - Producing
  • The Early Ordovician (Tremadoc, Salantai Fm.) sandstones
  • Late Ordovician (Early Ashgill) organogenic limestones/carbonate buildups
  • Late Silurian (Late Ludlow/Pridoli) reefogenic carbonate build-ups
Core Presentation:
Cores presented from the following 3 reference wells:

1. The Middle Cambrian - the Early Ordovician quartz sandstone reservoirs

The Middle Cambrian Deimena Group sandstones comprises all the major economically important oil fields located Lithuania, Latvia, Kaliningrad district and Polish onshore and Baltic Sea offshore. The other, much less significant, potential reservoirs are the Late Ordovician carbonate build-ups of Gotland (Sweden) and Southern part of Lithuania and the Late Silurian carbonate reefogenic buildups in South Lithuania (Zdanaviciute O., Sakalauskas J. eds., 2001, Zdanaviciute, Lazauskiene 2007; Kanev et al., 1994).

The reference sections would demonstrate core from fine-grained (dominated by 0.25-0.1 mm fraction (30-75%)) quartz sandstones containing thin clay and siltstone interlayers. The sandstones are to a different degree litified by compaction and predominantly cemented by quartz and diagenetic quartz cement that has the major control on reservoir properties.

The Early Ordovician

The early Ordovician Tremadoc age (Pakerort Regional Stage, Salantai Fm.) strata distributed rather locally are a reservoir unit at the base of the Ordovician succession, comprising quartz sandstones and quartz siltstones of only 0.5 to 4 m thick. It overlays directly to the Middle Cambrian Deimena Group sandstones and together form one reservoir unit with similar reservoir properties. The formation is overlain by the Early Ordovician shales. Several small oil fields are producing from this reservoir unit in the western part of Lithuania.


2. The Late Ordovician (Early Ashgill) and Late Silurian (Late Ludlow/Pridoli) organogenic limestone and reefogenic carbonate buildups reservoirs

The Late Ordovician - The Late Silurian

The reservoir rocks within the Silurian succession are the Wenlock - Early Ludlow and Pridolian reefogenic carbonates comprising secondary dolomites and reefal limestones with thicknesses of tens of meters. Silurian sequences are locally distributed along the Eastern slope of the Baltic Basin. The Wenlockian - Early Ludlow strata are up to 28 m thick; the effective porosity ranges from 12% to 17% and average permeabilities – 12-15 mD. The most favourable conditions for the formation of non-structural traps (reef-associated, lithologic-stratigraphic and combined) are associated with the carbonates (mainly stromoporoidal and crinoidal limestones) sucession of about 90 m thick of the late Ludlow- earliest Pridoli (Minija and Ventspils Formations). The reservoir rocks has mean porosities of 6-15 % and up to 26% and permeability ~465mD, reaching up to 2400mD. The Late Silurian reservoir rocks mainly occur in central and southern Lithuania in the central part of the basin.


3. Late Ordovician (Mossen & Fjacka Formations) and the Early Silurian Llandovery Black Shales

The Late Ordovician Shales

In the central and eastern part of the Baltic Basin the potential source rocks comprises dark grey and black shales of the Late Ordovician Late Caradoc-Early Asghill Fjacka and Mossen formations. Both units are generally thin, reaching only up to 5–10 m; the thicknesses of Fjack & Mossesn Formations are 6 m and 4 m respectively. TOC content are mostly in the 0.9 to 10 % range, with occasional higher values of up to 15 %. The source rock facies are kerogen type II and II-III.

The Early Silurian Shales

Potential source rocks in the Silurian succession are found within the Llandovery, Wenlock and, presumably, Ludlow-aged strata. The Silurian source rocks are composed of dark grey and black graptolite shales and dark grey and black clayey marlstones. Within the Baltic Basin organic matter content generally ranges from 0.7 to 9–11%, but can be as high as 16.46 % (fig. 5.5.b; Zdanaviciute, Lazauskiene, 2004). In terms of petrography, the organic matter is dominated by syngenetic, sapropelic and marine material, together with vitrinite-like particles and abundant faunal remains. Detrital sapropel is scattered as very fine-grained particles and lenses. Liptinite (up to 20%) generally occurs together with dispersed liptodetrinite in sapropelic organic matter, or more rarely as scattered particles. (Zdanavičiūtė, Swadowska 2002, Zdanaviciute, Lazauskiene, 2004, 2007, 2009).

Maturities in the area of interest attain at pre-Silurian level 1.3% Ro and around 1.0% Ro at Silurian source rock level, and reach 1.9% on the prominent West-Lithuanian local temperature high Zdanaviciute, Lazauskiene, 2004, 2007, 2009)

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Muscat, Oman
26-27 October 2016

This two-day workshop aims at sharing knowledge and ideas on the advancements in subsurface mapping. This includes recent technologies in acquiring seismic and non seismic data, improvements in imaging the subsurface and advances in data interpretation.

AAPG Event Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates 16 November, 2016 Business and Economics 8:00 AM 8:00 PM 09 December, 2015
 
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
16-17 November 2016

This two-day workshop will be dedicated to capturing best practices and lessons learned in the field of knowledge management, especially in the context of a changing oil market. The upstream organizations within the Middle East’s NOCs, IOCs and service providers are paying close attention to the issue of knowledge management due to the major demographic shift which has been dubbed as the “Great Crew Change”.

AAPG Event Dubai United Arab Emirates 21 November, 2016 8:00 AM 8:00 PM 27 April, 2016
 
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
21-23 November 2016

The unpresented success of Unconventional Plays in North America has triggered global interest in exploring these tight reservoirs in various basins of the world. As operators aggressively pursuing exploration and development of unconventional plays new challenges have emerged as a result of these activities. Exploitation of these unconventional resources revealed its economic potential as a source of energy to the increasing demand for energy regionally and globally. Recent exploration and drilling operations in various basins have shown some increase in the number of unconventional wells.

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AAPG Event Houston Texas United States 01 December, 2016 Alternative Resources, Business and Economics, Resource Estimates, Engineering, Development and Operations, Environmental, Structure 7:00 AM 6:00 PM 24 August, 2016
 
Houston, Texas, United States
1-2 December 2016

Welcome to a workshop in which we will bring together experts, equipment providers, robotics experts, and others knowledgeable in a wide range of commercial drone usage, which includes monitoring in the oil industry, digital outcrop surveying, safety and security monitoring, utility inspection, real estate, agriculture, construction, environmental protection, and more.

AAPG Event Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates 16 January, 2017 8:00 AM 8:00 PM 25 July, 2016
 
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
16-18 January 2017

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AAPG Event Muscat Oman 20 February, 2017 8:00 AM 8:00 PM 25 July, 2016
 
Muscat, Oman
20-22 February 2017

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AAPG Event Al Ain United Arab Emirates 27 February, 2017 8:00 AM 8:00 PM 18 August, 2016
 
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
27 February - 1 March 2017

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AAPG Event Oamaru New Zealand 14 March, 2017 12:00 AM 5:00 PM 22 October, 2015
 
Oamaru, New Zealand
14-16 March 2017

AAPG Workshop in Oamaru New Zealand with the topic of "the influence and associated magmatic processes on petroleum systems". Workshop to be held March 2017.

AAPG Event Muscat Oman 27 March, 2017 8:00 AM 8:00 PM 25 July, 2016
 
Muscat, Oman
27-29 March 2017

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AAPG Event Aqaba Jordan 24 April, 2017 8:00 AM 8:00 PM 25 July, 2016
 
Aqaba, Jordan
24-26 April 2017

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AAPG Event United Kingdom 25 April, 2017 7:00 AM 12:34 PM 06 July, 2016
 
United Kingdom
25-27 April 2017

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AAPG Europe are delighted to bring you a Geothermal Cross Over Technology Workshop, hosted at Durham University on 25th - 27th April 2016.

AAPG Event Bahrain 01 May, 2017 8:00 AM 8:00 PM 25 July, 2016
 
Bahrain
1-3 May 2017

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AAPG Event Muscat Oman 15 May, 2017 8:00 AM 8:00 PM 25 July, 2016
 
Muscat, Oman
15-17 May 2017

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AAPG Event Bandung Indonesia 13 September, 2017 7:00 AM 8:00 PM 05 May, 2016
 
Bandung, Indonesia
13-14 September 2017

Headed by a steering committee comprised of Syamsu Alam, Upstream Director, Pertamina, Noor Syarifuddin, Vice President Geoscience & Reservoir, Total Indonesia and Rovicky Dwi Putrohari, Vice President, Saka Energy,the technical committee is planning a strong program to facilitate knowledge sharing and collaboration to understand the challenges of exploring mature basins.

AAPG Event 09 October, 2017 8:00 AM 8:00 PM 25 July, 2016
 
9-11 October 2017

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AAPG Event Muscat Oman 20 November, 2017 8:00 AM 8:00 PM 25 July, 2016
 
Muscat, Oman
20-22 November 2017

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AAPG Event 11 December, 2017 8:00 AM 8:00 PM 25 July, 2016
 
11-13 December 2017

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