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Houston Texas United States 10 November, 2014 13 November, 2014
Fall Education Conference  
Houston, Texas, United States
10-13 November 2014

Four Great Days of the Finest Geoscience Training for One Low Price. Three concurrent sessions to mix and match according to your interests and training needs. Lunch Buffet and refreshments included each day. CEU’s for each course.


Oklahoma City Oklahoma United States 19 February, 2015 19 February, 2015
Mississippian Lime Play Forum  
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
19 February 2015

This year’s Mississippian Lime Forum unleashes science, technology, and experience to solve persistent puzzles, and dramatically improve economics. Consider 2015 a breakthrough year as new, sometimes controversial new techniques and technologies are being implemented for the first time.

Houston Texas United States 26 February, 2015 27 February, 2015
Reserves Forum: Reserve and Resource Assessment Challenges  
Houston, Texas, United States
26-27 February 2015
An AAPG/DPA Event with JCORET-Certified Evaluator Training Class

Join leading experts to learn about important new developments for developing rigorous, consistent and statistically valid reserve estimations. It has been 5 years since the SEC published “Modernization of Oil and Gas Reporting” which gave companies more flexibility and options for reserve and resource estimation

Alberta Canada 31 March, 2015 31 March, 2015
2015 Canada CSPG Playmaker Forum  
Alberta, Canada
31 March 2015
The Canadian Playmakers Forum of experts and experienced playmakers will help: geoscientists, landmen, engineers, and explorers to gain improved understanding of scientific and commercial requirements for successful prospect generation and development of oil and gas assets; provide improved interaction with the public and landholders; ensure the highest degree of professionalism and ethics in their professional activities.

Short Course

Houston Texas United States 02 December, 2014 04 December, 2014
Basic Petroleum Geology for the Non-Geologist  
Houston, Texas, United States
2-4 December 2014
A joint course with AAPG and University of Tulsa Continuing Engineering and Science Education Department

Here is an introduction to the tools and techniques that geologists and geophysicists use to locate gas and oil, that drillers use to drill the wells and that petroleum engineers use to test and complete the wells and produce the gas and oil. Exercises throughout the course provide practical experience in well log correlation, contouring, interpretation of surface and subsurface, contoured maps, seismic interpretation, well log interpretation, and decline curve analysis.

Houston Texas United States 08 December, 2014 11 December, 2014
Practical Salt Tectonics  
Houston, Texas, United States
8-11 December 2014

This course is designed to give participants the basic working tools to explore and develop hydrocarbons in salt basins. Because no two basins are alike, the focus is on understanding the processes and styles of salt-related deformation. At course completion participants should be able to under the depositional setting of layered evaporites, describe the mechanics of salt flow, interpret salt and stratal geometries associated with diapirs, salt welds, and minibasins, and assess more accurately the risks in the exploration of salt basins.

Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 08 December, 2014 09 December, 2014
Unconventionals Update  
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
8-9 December 2014

The goal of this course is to provide a review and an update on the status and lessons learned in the world’s major unconventional plays. The goal is to compare the approaches taken in the major plays, from reconnaissance exploration to acquisition of acreage, well siting, drilling program planning, completions, and production. In some cases, secondary recovery and re-entries will be discussed (in the case of steep decline curves and the need to restimulate the well). This course will review techniques, technologies, and prevailing philosophies.

Abilene Texas United States 05 January, 2015 05 January, 2015
Bill Hailey Memorial Short Course-Abilene  
Abilene, Texas, United States
5 January 2015
A Southwest Section AAPG Short Course
The AAPG Southwest Section presents the 2015 Bill Hailey Memorial Short Course in Abilene, Texas. Art Saller will be speaking on Paleozoic carbonates. 
Fort Worth Texas United States 06 January, 2015 06 January, 2015
Bill Hailey Memorial Short Course-Fort Worth  
Fort Worth, Texas, United States
6 January 2015
A Southwest Section AAPG Short Course
The AAPG Southwest Section presents the 2015 Bill Hailey Memorial Short Course in Fort Worth, Texas. Art Saller will be speaking on Paleozoic carbonates. 


Bahrain 03 November, 2014 05 November, 2014
3-5 November 2014

More information forthcoming.

Austin Texas United States 04 November, 2014 05 November, 2014
Unconventionals Update  
Austin, Texas, United States
4-5 November 2014
An AAPG Geosciences Technology Workshop

Join us to learn the latest technologies being successfully applied in the main unconventional plays, and how the knowledge can be applied to other plays. Presentations to cover geochemical profiling, integrated 3D seismic, fracture characterization, geomechanics, reservoir architecture, pore evaluations, diagenesis, pore pressure, brittleness, and more.

Golden Colorado United States 17 November, 2014 19 November, 2014
Bakken / Three Forks / Plus Emerging Plays  
Golden, Colorado, United States
17-19 November 2014
An AAPG Geosciences Technology Workshop

Participants will learn how to be successful in utilizing the Three Forks in a stacked-pay, pad-drilling strategy when producing various Bakken members.

GTW Colombia 2014: Expanding Unconventional Resources in Colombia with New Science  – From Heavy Oil to Shale Gas/Shale Oil Opportunities  
Bogotá, D. C. , Colombia
10-11 December 2014
Co-hosted by AAPG Latin America Region and Asociación Colombiana de Geólogos y Geofísicos del Petróleo (ACGGP) 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.
Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates 26 January, 2015 28 January, 2015
Estimating Petroleum Resources and Reserves  
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
26-28 January 2015
An AAPG Middle East Geosciences Technology Workshop

Check the website as details develop.

Houston Texas United States 27 January, 2015 28 January, 2015
Sixth Annual Deepwater and Shelf Reservoirs  
Houston, Texas, United States
27-28 January 2015
An AAPG Geosciences Technology Workshop

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. 

New Orleans Louisiana United States 04 February, 2015 05 February, 2015
Carbonate Plays Around the World - Analogues to Support Exploration and Development  
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
4-5 February 2015
A Joint AAPG-EAGE Geoscience Technology Workshop

The goal of the workshop is to improve understanding of carbonate play types around the world, and to optimize efforts by using analogues for poorly understood discoveries, and challenging reservoirs where characterization may be complex. Studies will include microbialites in Brazil, carbonate-dominated unconventionals, and diagenetically altered reservoirs, along with other case studies and research.

Brisbane Australia 12 February, 2015 13 February, 2015
Opportunities and Advancements in Coal Bed Methane in the Asia Pacific  
Brisbane, Australia
12-13 February 2015
Save the Date

The aim of the workshop is to provide an initial overview of CBM opportunities in the Asia Pacific and to share and examine recent technological advancements in geological understanding and in key engineering practices which are emerging from around the region.

Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates 02 March, 2015 04 March, 2015
Carbonate Reservoirs of the Middle East  
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
2-4 March 2015
An AAPG Middle East Geosciences Technology Workshop

Check the website for details as they develop.

San Antonio Texas United States 09 March, 2015 11 March, 2015
Fourth Annual Eagle Ford Shale  
San Antonio, Texas, United States
9-11 March 2015
A Joint AAPG-STGS Geosciences Technology Workshop

The productive extent of the Eagle Ford has expanded, thanks to new information and understanding of the factors that make the formation producible in a particular prospect or location. The same is true of adjacent formations such as the Buda and the Austin Chalk, along with Cretaceous extensions of the Eagle Ford, which extend from the Eaglebine to the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale.

Oslo Norway 16 March, 2015 19 March, 2015
Third EAGE Workshop on Permanent Reservoir Monitoring  
Oslo, Norway
16-19 March 2015
Proactive Reservoir Management – PRM and Beyond

Permanent Reservoir Monitoring, also known as Life-of-Field Seismic, using permanently installed seismic cables, has been characterized by a few key marker projects but did not reach mainstream status during its first ten years. However, since the start of its second decade we have witnessed a flurry of new projects and activity so far, both in the Americas (Brazil) and Europe (Norway). Within a time span of about three years, these efforts combined are already dwarfing the efforts of the first 10 years.

Kuwait City Kuwait 23 March, 2015 25 March, 2015
Siliciclastic Reservoirs of the Middle East  
Kuwait City, Kuwait
23-25 March 2015
An AAPG Middle East Geosciences Technology Workshop

This three-day workshop will be dedicated to sharing knowledge, ideas, and workflows pertaining to exploration for stratigraphically trapped hydrocarbon accumulations in the Middle East. The workshop will emphasize case studies involving both carbonates and clastics — in order to help focus explorationists in their search for these types of traps.

Manama Bahrain 20 April, 2015 22 April, 2015
Hydrocarbon Seals of the Middle East  
Manama, Bahrain
20-22 April 2015
An AAPG Middle East Geosciences Technology Workshop

Check the website for details as they develop.

Wellington New Zealand 21 April, 2015 23 April, 2015
Modern Depositional Systems as Analogues for Petroleum Reservoirs  
Wellington, New Zealand
21-23 April 2015
An AAPG Asia Pacific Geosciences Technology Workshop

Make plans to attend an AAPG Geosciences Technology Workshop (GTW) to be held in Wellington between April 21-23, 2015. The workshop will comprise four half-day sessions focused on broad depositional environment settings. The aim is to better understand modern depositional systems, and how they can help us to better interpret ancient petroleum reservoirs.

Houston Texas United States 28 April, 2015 29 April, 2015
Houston, Texas, United States
28-29 April 2015
An AAPG Geosciences Technology Workshop

All shale plays are different, and all shale plays shed light on other shale plays. Join experts to discuss world shale plays and share the “lessons learned” in dealing with a wide variety of lithologies, reservoir conditions, and degrees of heterogeneity.

Dubai United Arab Emirates 11 May, 2015 13 May, 2015
SEG/AAPG Intrashelf Basins of the Middle East  
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
11-13 May 2015
An SEG/AAPG Middle East Joint Geosciences Technology Workshop

Check the website for details as they develop.

Afghanistan 18 May, 2015 20 May, 2015
Fractured Reservoirs of the Middle East  
18-20 May 2015
An AAPG Middle East Geosciences Technology Workshop

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Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Malaysia 26 May, 2015 27 May, 2015
Tectonic Evolution and Sedimentation of South China Sea Region  
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
26-27 May 2015
Save the Date

This workshop will bring key knowledge holders of the region and give the opportunities to those who are interested to exchange ideas. The objective of the workshop is to provide a big picture  of the geology of the region, understand the knowledge gap and hopefully provide a steer for future research projects

Dead Sea Jordan 08 June, 2015 10 June, 2015
Source Rocks of the Middle East  
Dead Sea, Jordan
8-10 June 2015
An AAPG Middle East Geosciences Technology Workshop

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Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates 05 October, 2015 07 October, 2015
EAGE/AAPG Tight Reservoirs in the Middle East  
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
5-7 October 2015

This workshop is the outgrowth of continued cooperation between AAPG & EAGE to develop a series of multi-disciplined gatherings dedicated to understanding, completing & producing tight sandstone & carbonate reservoirs.

Doha Qatar 02 November, 2015 04 November, 2015
Exploring Mature Basins  
Doha, Qatar
2-4 November 2015
An AAPG Middle East Region Geosciences Technology Workshop (GTW)

Check the website for details as they develop.

Dubai United Arab Emirates 23 November, 2015 25 November, 2015
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
23-25 November 2015

Online Certificate Course

5-Course Set - Online Renewable Energy Certificate Courses  

You may sign up for these 5 courses as a package at any time, and the courses will begin the first day of the upcoming month.

Wind Energy Basics:  A Renewable Energy Certificate Course  

Wind Energy Basics is an online course that enables participants to review, analyze, and evaluate opportunities in the rapidly expanding market for wind energy.

Solar Energy Basics:  A Renewable Energy Certificate Course  

Solar Energy Basics is an online course that enables participants to review, analyze, and evaluate opportunities in the rapidly expanding market for solar energy.

Geothermal Energy Basics: A Renewable Energy Certificate Course  

Geothermal Energy Basics is an online course that enables participants to review, analyze, and evaluate opportunities in the rapidly expanding market for geothermal energy.

Renewable & Non-Renewable Resources - Overview & Integration:  A Renewable Energy Certificate Course  

Renewable & Non-Renewable Resources is an online course that enables participants to review, analyze, and evaluate opportunities in the rapidly expanding market for renewable energy.

Introduction to Shale Gas  

This course introduces the learner to the fundamentals of shale gas, including current theories that explain its origin, and how to determine which reservoirs are commercially viable.

Unconventional Resources  

Unconventional Resources is an online course that enables participants to learn about shale gas, shale oil and coalbed methane.

Biomass Energy Basics:  A Renewable Energy Certificate Course  

Biomass Energy Basics is an online course that enables participants to review, analyze, and evaluate opportunities in the rapidly expanding market for biopower and biofuel.

Online e Symposium

The Many Faces of GIS: Oil and Gas Applications, New Directions, Careers  

Join two GIS/geoscience experts Scott Sires and Gerry Bartz as they use information from the Teapot Dome Field in Wyoming (DOE/RMOTC program).

How Tight Is Your Gas? Thermal Profiling for Unconventional Oil & Gas  

This e-symposium introduces you to the practical benefits of thermal profiling for a variety of unconventional oil and gas projects, including tight gas sands, oil shale, low-gravity oil.

3D Seismic Profiles of U.S. Shale Plays  

As commodity prices have dropped, many shale plays have become uneconomical as statistical plays and have increasingly become recognized as geological plays demanding new insights from data.

Geothermal Energy in the Oil Field:  Developments and Opportunities  

This e-symposium covers advances in geothermal energy, integration with petroleum operations, and lessons learned in recent cases.

Fluvial Stratigraphy  

This course can help you gain the ability to describe the complex and highly variable reservoirs, which are typified by complex internal heterogeneity.

The Application of Thermal Maturation, Heat Flow, and Organic Facies for Unconventional Shale Gas Evaluation  

Expanded package for CEU credit is $100 for AAPG members, and $145 for non-members. Special Student Pricing: $25 for Webinar only; $35 for Expanded package.

Carbon Sequestration  

This presentation will review the results of ongoing carbon storage research in Kentucky by the Kentucky Geological Survey (KGS) and industry partners.

Complex Well Guidance for G&G Asset Team Professionals  

This 1-hour web-cast will arm the G&G asset team professionals with a core-competency understanding of these critical field realities, with direct reference to recent documented field experience and learnings

Predicting Gas Hydrates using Pre-stack Seismic data in Deepwater GOM  

Gas hydrates, ice-like substances composed of water and gas molecules (methane, ethane, propane, etc.), occur in permafrost areas and in deep water marine environments.

Creativity in Exploration  

The purpose of this e-symposium is to enable participants to begin developing a conceptual understanding of successful exploration, and from that understanding develop their own philosophy of oil and gas finding.

Mapping Natural Fractures Using 3D Seismic and Well Data: Application to a Shale Play  

The presentation describes a well established fracture modeling workflow that uses a standard 3D seismic, conventional logs, image logs and data from one core to build predictive 3D fracture models that are validated with blind wells.

Seismic Stratigraphy & Seismic Geomorphology of Deep-Water Depositional Systems:  Processes and Products  

This presentation will focus on the seismic stratigraphic and seismic geomorphologic expression of deep-water deposits, including both reservoir and non-reservoir facies.

Marcellus & Utica in the Field: Northern Appalachian Basin  

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to describe faults and fractures in carbonates, black shales, and coarser clastics as they occur in the northern Appalachian Basin.

All Shale Gas Reservoirs are NOT the Same and Why You Should Care  

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to describe geomechanics in shale reservoirs and discuss differences between plays.

Hydraulic Fracturing of Gas Shales  

The presentation will focus on hydraulic fracture geometry in shales, the materials used in the fracturing process, and treatment monitoring via microseismic.

Evaluating Mature Fields:  Best Approaches for Recovering Remaining Reserves  

This e-symposium covers how to conduct an interdisciplinary evaluation of mature fields to determine the best approach to recover remaining reserves.

Geochemical Evaluation of Eagle Ford Group Source Rocks and Oils from the First Shot Field, Texas  
Shale Gas in Quebec's Sedimentary Basins  

Recent interest in unconventional gas resources has attracted several oil and gas explorers to sedimentary basins in Southern Quebec.

Integrating Disciplines, Data and Workflows in Resource Plays  

This esymposium takes a close look at workflows associated with resource plays, and analyzes where integration must occur between disciplines, data, and workflows at all phases of the process.

Siliclastic Sequence Stratigraphy: Application to Exploration and Production  

This presentation is designed for exploration/production geologists and geological managers or reservoir engineers.

Basic Tools for Shale Exploration  

This e-symposium will provide information on which tools, processes, and procedures all geoscientists, engineers, and technical professionals working in shale plays need to understand and implement.

Shale Gas Prospectivity Case Study: Conasauga Shale, Black Warrior Basin, Alabama, USA  

This e-symposium presents and discusses the results of laboratory tests and research relating to determining shale prospectivity in general, and specifically in the Black Warrior Basin, Alabama.

Marcellus Shale: Integrating Information to Optimize Horizontal Well Performance  

This presentation discusses one operator’s approach to fully integrate data captured in the Marcellus Shale in order to optimize horizontal well performance.

Green River Shales: Geochemical Basin Study  

The geochemistry of formation fluids (water and hydrocarbon gases) in the Uinta Basin, Utah, is evaluated at the regional scale based on fluid sampling and compilation of past records.

Overview of Hydraulic Fracturing Mechanics, Analysis and Design  

This e-symposium provides highlights of the hydraulic fracturing mechanics, analysis, and design, and is derived from a two and one-half (2-1/2) day course which is designed for drilling, completion, production engineers, engineering technicians, geologists, well-site and completion supervisors, and managers, who desire to possess a comprehensive and integral knowledge of Hydraulic Fracturing.

Application of Inversion and Clustering Analysis in Unconventional Reservoirs  

This study will focus in the combination of λρ – μρ inversion with clustering analysis techniques in order to discriminate brittle zones in the Barnett Shale.

Recognizing Unconventional Pay from Wireline Logs  

The e-symposium contains several case studies and log examples of bypassed pay and unconventional resources including Niobrara, Bakken, Marcellus, offshore GOM and others examples including processed log quality issues.

Heterogeneity in Carbonate Reservoirs  

This work investigates how heterogeneity can be defined and how we can quantify this term by describing a range of statistical heterogeneity (e.g. coefficient of variation and the Lorenz coefficient).

Connectivity in Fluvial Systems  

This e-symposium focuses on methods for predicting connectivity within clastic fluvial systems.

Seismic Reservoir Characterization of U.S. Shales: An Update  

Projects in several shales will be discussed, including Marcellus, Eagle Ford, Haynesville, Fayetteville, Montney, and Barnett, as will several seismically-detectable drivers for success including lithofacies, stress, pre-existing fractures, and pore pressure.

Seismically Driven Characterization of Unconventional Shale Plays  

This presentation describes a proven workflow that uses a standard narrow azimuth 3D seismic, conventional logs, image logs and core data to build five key reservoir properties required for an optimal development of shale plays.

Exploring the Geopressure Risk in Deep Water Frontier Plays  

This e-symposium presents techniques for predicting pore pressure in seals by examining case studies from the Gulf of Mexico and incorporating the relationship between rocks, fluids, stress, and pressure.

Retention Tools for Leaders and Mentors (Compete for People, Part I)  

This seminar focuses on the role geoscience leaders and mentors play in retaining top talent.

Genetic Sequences in Eagle Ford-Austin: Their Significance in Exploration and Development  

Recognition and Correlation of the Eagle Ford, Austin Formations in South Texas can be enhanced with High Resolution Biostratigraphy, fossil abundance peaks and Maximum Flooding Surfaces correlated to Upper Cretaceous sequence stratigraphic cycle chart after Gradstein, 2010.

Communication Tools for Leaders and Mentors (Compete for People, Part II)  

This seminar describes these conversations as a series of questions to be explored: What defines you? What drives you? How large is your network? Can you access everything you need? How are you positioned? What is your creative domain? What is your Plan B? ... and Plan C?

New Production in Old Fields: Case Study in the Hunton Dolomite  

Unger Field, discovered in1955, has produced 8.6 million barrels of oil from a thinly (several ft) bedded, locally cherty dolomite containing vuggy and intercrystalline porosity.

Shale Wells: Making the Engineering Fit What Geology Offers  

This presentation will look at well placement vertically in the pay, well azimuth and well trajectory with explanations of how geology and post-depositional effects can make the difference between a successful well and a failure.

Mississippian Carbonates in Kansas: Integrating Log, Core & Seismic  

The entire Middle Pennsylvanian–to–top Precambrian basement (500 m) interval was cored in early 2011 in the BEREXCO Wellington KGS #1-32 well in Wellington Field, Sumner County, KS.

Microseismic Imaging of Hydraulic Fractures: Snap, Crackle and Pops of Shale Reservoirs  

Effective hydraulic fracture stimulation is critical for shale development, and microseismic is the only technology able to map the growth of these hydraulic fracture networks.

A 3-Dimensional Approach to Hydrocarbon Mapping in Resource Plays  

This e-symposium will focus on how surface geochemical surveys and Downhole Geochemical Imaging technologies can be utilized jointly to directly characterize the composition of hydrocarbons vertically through the prospect section.

Proppant Selection Drivers in Unconventional Resources  

This talk will present a brief overview of proppants followed by a comprehensive discussion of the major considerations that are driving proppant selection in these plays.

Petrophysics of Shales  

The course will review core data, petrophysical comparisons, rock physics modeling (including pseudo logs and mechanical properties).

Wind Farm Operations: Current Practices and Future Trends  

The presenters will discuss effective management of wind farm operations and the challenges often encountered. 

Petrophysics of Carbonates  

The course will review core data, petrophysical comparisons, rock physics modeling (including pseudo logs and mechanical properties).

Successful Oilfield Water Management: Case Studies and New Directions (including recycling)  

The goal of this e-symposium is to provide an overview of the latest trends and technologies for water management for oil and gas drilling, completions, and production.

Using Production Performance Data to Improve Geological Models  

The goal of this e-symposium is to review an important dimension in the ways geologist can build and update geological models using information from performance data.

Geomechanical Data from Petrophysical Logs  

This e-symposium will be introducing signal processing techniques as a means to maximize extracting geomechanical data from petrophysical logs.

The Marcellus Shale Revealed with Full Azimuth 3D Multi-Component Seismic Data  

This presentation demonstrates how 3D seismic data will contribute significantly to the understanding of the Marcellus.

Virtual Field Trip: Geology of the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, and Zion National Parks  

Explore three of the great wonders of the geological world. Take a guided tour of classic geological sites on the Colorado Plateau.

Technical Writing Triage  

Technical Writing Triage is a condensed course which identifies the key professional and technical writing in today’s workplace, discusses the most common problems/issues, and provides quick, easy-to-implement solutions for producing high-quality, effective communications.

The Gulf of Mexico Basin: New Science and Emerging Deep-water Plays  
The surprising emergence of several new exploration plays and new ideas on the basin history demonstrates that we have much more to learn and harvest from this natural laboratory of sedimentary processes.
Mexico's Oil and Gas: History, New Discoveries, Opportunities, and Energy Reform  
The goal of this e-symposium is to review the status of the Mexican upstream sector, and to provide a review of the most prolific and prospective areas in Mexico, with a focus on opportunities for international participation, given the upcoming energy reform in Mexico. 
Fluid Migration and Accumulation within the Mississippian: Why 2% Oil Cut Here, 15% One Mile Away?  
Water cut is a big factor in gauging the success of horizontal drilling in the Mississippi Lime Play (MLP). The contributing factors are related in part to the spectrum of producing lithofacies and reservoir quality encountered that varies laterally and vertically, sometimes dramatically. 
Concepts of Scale:  Horizontal Development of Wolfcamp Shale Oil of the Southern Midland Basin  
This course is ideal for individuals involved in Midland Basin exploration and development. Successful development of Wolfcamp shale oil relies on complex inter-relationships (ultimately interdependencies) within and between a wide variety of scientific disciplines, financial entities, and company partnerships. 

Online Traditional Course

Technical Writing  

This course is particularly useful for professionals involved in writing research papers, proposals, dissertations, theses, and technical monographs.

Professional English  

Upon completion of this course, students will have gained an ability to develop and organize documents both printed and on the Internet which are read by individuals outside their company.

Leadership and Strategic Thinking in the Oil & Gas Industry  

This course will help you turn challenges into opportunities as you learn to strategically manage technological innovation, financial turmoil, a changing workforce, unpredictable social media, and tight deadlines.

Petroleum Exploration & Production: An Online Overview  

This online course provides an overview of the petroleum industry from what is natural gas and crude oil to how to explore, drill, and produce oil and gas.

Strategic Decision-Making: Current Issues in the Oil Industry  

Learn to critically evaluate current issues that can impact growth and sustainability of oil and gas ventures.

Student Member Discount
  • Current full-time AAPG Student Members who want to attend an AAPG Course – Tuition $115.00
  • AAPG members of an AAPG Student Chapter – Tuition $75.00
  • Three spaces will be allotted for each course and students will be accepted in the order of receiving their paid registrations.
  • This reduction does not apply to Field Seminars.
  • Attendance is required to receive course material.

Since spaces are limited, online registration for student Member and/or Student Chapter slots is not available. You must contact the AAPG Education Department directly to apply for these slots.

AAPG Graduate Student Projectionist Program

Have you ever wanted to attend an AAPG School or Short Course, but weren’t able to because of cost factors? By participating in AAPG’s Grad Student Projectionist Program, you'll be doing us a favor, and in return, you’ll be able to attend one or two courses.

This program is open to anyone currently enrolled in graduate school, studying for either a Masters degree or Ph.D. in a geoscience or related field.

Here’s how it works:
  • You look over the schedule of AAPG Short Course offerings, and choose one or two that you would like to attend.
  • Give us a call, and we’ll let you know if we still need a projectionist for that course – there is one slot available for most courses, and it is filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • As projectionist, your duties will include operating the slide projectors, sound and light controls, changing bulbs, and generally assisting the speaker and the AAPG representative in making the course run smoothly.
  • In return for these responsibilities, you attend the course free of charge, receive all of the course materials, and $25 per day to help defray expenses.

Please contact Debbi Boonstra in the AAPG Education Department, at 918-560-2630, (FAX: 918-560-2678) if you are interested in participating in this program. This program does not apply to field seminars or field courses.

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For Short Courses, Field Courses and Field Seminars:

  • Mail completed form with full tuition, or $50 deposit to cover processing fee, to the AAPG Education Department.
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  • Unless otherwise noted, tuitions are shown in U.S. dollars.

Canadian Government regulations require that participants who attend AAPG courses in Canada pay 7% Goods and Service Tax (GST). This has been included in the tuitions.

Cancellation Policy

AAPG will refund the tuition, if request is received no later than 4 weeks prior to the course. Cancellation requests for International courses must be made no later than 6 weeks prior to the course. Cancellation must be made in writing; the registrar will accept cancellation notices by telephone, or fax, but all such notices must be followed up by mail. No refund will be made for cancellations received less than 4 weeks (or 6 weeks on International courses) prior to a course being given. Nonpayment of tuition does not constitute automatic cancellation. If no cancellation notice is received by 4 weeks (or 6 weeks on International courses) prior to course, participant is liable for full tuition. AAPG reserves the right to cancel a course if enrollment is insufficient to ensure proper effectiveness; in such cases, full refunds will be given. Substitutions for individuals can be made at any time. A paid enrollment may be transferred one time to a future course if the request is received prior to the 4 or 6 week cut-off period.

U.S. Tax Deduction

The general rule is that a taxpayer can deduct, as ordinary and necessary business expenses, expenses for education undertaken for the purpose of:

(1) maintaining or improving skills required in his employment or other trade or business,


(2) meeting the express requirements of his employer, or the requirement of applicable law or regulations imposed as a condition to the retention by the taxpayer of an established employment relationship, status, or rate of compensation.

Check with your tax advisor for further information.

Release and Indemnities For Field Seminars

Prior to departure the field seminar leader will expect you to sign the release and indemnities agreement. All participants of field seminars will be required to sign the agreement.

Please register early, as some classes fill up quickly. Please check with the AAPG Education Department for availability of openings if less than 30 days prior to the start of the course in which you're interested. Positions in the course cannot be guaranteed until the $50 deposit has been received.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

AAPG awards Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for its training functions. Included in this program will be schools, short courses, and field seminars.

The CEU is noted on each offering included in this catalog. This is a nationally recognized unit of achievement that is based on 10 contact hours being equivalent to one CEU.

The CEUs are customarily awarded by organizations that have a continuing education program under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and with qualified instruction. AAPG meets these requirements.

For AAPG members, records have been kept since January 1, 1989 on all AAPG courses taken. These records will provide evidence of personal and vocational growth and adjustment to meet changing career demands.

AAPG adheres to the ANSI/IACET Standards and guidelines for CEU credits which are widely recognized as standards of good practice internationally.

AAPG Non-endorsement Policy

The American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) does not endorse or recommend any products and services that may be cited, used or discussed in AAPG publications or in presentations at events associated with AAPG.


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