AAPG Petroleum Structure and Geomechanics Group (PSGG)
Call for Papers: Special Issue of AAPG Bulletin on “Faulting and Fracturing in Shale and Self-Sourced Reservoirs”
Annual Meeting Reports
2003 Salt Lake
2000 New Orleans
1999 San Antonio
Welcome to the AAPG Petroleum Structure and Geomechanics Group’s (PSGG) website. The goal of the PSGG is to (i) increase the quantity and quality of specialty conferences, publications, and educational outreach for the petroleum structure and geomechanics disciplines within the AAPG, (ii) provide greater discipline-specific assistance to local organizing groups, and (iii) better serve an important interest community within the general AAPG membership.
Driven by keen interest in geomechanics and supported by an established foundation in structural geology and tectonics, the amalgamated discipline of geomechanics and petroleum structural geology is one of the fastest growing disciplines in petroleum geoscience. Evidence of the growing importance of this technical area includes rapid growth of technical teams on these topics within companies, the increasing importance of deep and or geomechanically complex targets (including unconventionals and subsalt), and the proliferation of papers and specialty meetings on petroleum structural geology and geomechanics.
In 1997, led by Steve Laubach, the AAPG Reservoir Deformation Research Group (RDRG) was established at the AAPG Dallas convention as an informal technical interest group. The following year the RDRG was designated a standing sub-committee of the Research Committee. Yearly the RDRG has met on Tuesday evenings at the Annual Conference and Exhibition (ACE) for a short social gathering of scientists and practitioners with interests in structure, mechanics, fluid flow, and their interfaces with engineering, rock mechanics, and geophysics. The group meetings provide an informal setting that promotes discussion and interaction between academic and industry researchers on structural geology and related exploration and development issues. In 2012, in cooperation with the AAPG Research Committee and the AAPG Executive Committee, the PSGG was established as a collaborative association with the AAPG of individuals in the discipline areas of structural geology and reservoir geomechanics.
Everyone is welcome to become a member of the PSGG and to attend and contribute to the annual discussions at the ACE meetings. Contact David Haddad if you would like to become a member of the PSGG.
Meeting History and Leadership
|Year & Location||Chair||Co-Chair||Research Committee Liaison*|
|2013 Pittsburgh||David Wolf||Douglas Paton|
|2012 Long Beach||Alan Morris||David Wolf|
Under previous name of “Reservoir Deformation Research Group” (name changed 2012)
|2011 Houston||Tim Buddin||Alan Morris|
|2010 New Orleans||Chris Zahm||Tim Buddin||Peter Hennings|
|2009 Denver||Alex Bump||Chris Zahm|
|2008 San Antonio||John Walsh||Alex Bump|
|2007 Long Beach||Steve Naruk||John Walsh|
|2006 Houston||Deborah Spratt||Steve Naruk||Don Medwedeff|
|2005 Calgary||Bob Krantz||Deborah Spratt|
|2004 Dallas||JP Evans||Bob Krantz|
|2003 Salt Lake||Don Medwedeff||JP Evans|
|2002 Houston||Shankar Mitra||Don Medwedeff||Peter Hennings*|
|2001 Denver||Jim Handschy||Shankar Mitra|
|2000 New Orleans||Rob Knipe||Jim Handschy|
|1999 San Antonio||Peter Hennings||Rob Knipe|
|1998 Salt Lake||Randy Marrett||Peter Hennings||Steve Laubach|
|1997 Dallas||Steve Laubach||Randy Marrett|