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Reservoir Deformation Research Group
As a follow up to the very successful EAGE conference on "Fault and Top
Seals; What do we do and where do we go?", Terry Engelder wishes to call your attention to the upcoming AAPG meeting in Prague this coming October 10-13, 2004. In particular, there are two sessions that may be of great interest to you. First is the session on "The overpressure environment in petroleum systems: From seal rocks (integrity to capacity) to stress paths during depletion of the reservoir". Christian Hermanrud and I are acting as session chairmen. Second, is the session on "Geomechanics and modeling applications in structural geology and the petroleum environment" William Sassi and Gary P.A. Muscio are session chairmen. I invite you to submit an abstract to either of these sessions. We hope to have an exciting group of people at the meeting. Abstract deadline is March 31, 2004. Please mail or e-mail your abstracts as instructed on the attached announcement for the Prague meeting.
Call for Abstracts is also found at
http://www.aapg.org/meetings/prague2004 but also with
Meeting: Feb. 8-11 2004; Abstracts October 2003. Meeting to be held in Austin, Texas. Contact AAPG (Debbi Boonstra) or Steve Laubach for more information.
Conference Goals: Encourage cross-disciplinary discussion and sharing of experience in describing, quantifying, and modeling the interactions of mechanical and chemical processes and products in siliciclastic and carbonate rocks.
Particular emphasis will be placed on: Reservoir characterization, drilling, completion strategies, and the modeling of fractured reservoirs, Deep prospects: exploration and development, Integration of geology, geophysics, geochemistry, and reservoir engineering, Fundamental physical processes
June 7 through 9, 2004. Abstracts accepted online, deadline October 13.
Fractured reservoir, fault, and rock mechanics sessions.
David P. Yale Technical Program Committee Chair
"Faults, Fractures, & Fractured Rock Behavior" S. Laubach, Session Developer
AAPG Annual Meeting April 18-21, 2004
Call for Structure and Tectonics Papers-Abstracts due September 11, 2003
For more info, contact AAPG ( www.aapg.org ) or the session chair.
Dynamic trapping - fractures, faults, and fluid flow (O)
Contact: Rob Knipe, email@example.com
Extension and gravity flow: Processes and provinces (O,P)
Contact: Gloria Eisenstadt, firstname.lastname@example.org
We requests abstracts for oral and poster sessions for " Extension and Gravity Flow: Processes and Provinces". The session will examine processes and examples of deformation associated with gravity - driven systems, both marine and land
Contraction and inversion: Processes and provinces (O,P)
Contact: Bob Krantz, email@example.com
We seek oral and poster presentations that will enhance our understanding of subsurface structures in regions of convergent to strike-slip deformation, including inversion and other poly-phase systems. With the modern focus on "3D", we hope to see "3D analysis" of geometry and strain, whether the data are two-dimensional or three-dimensional. We especially encourage papers that can demonstrate the application of structural concepts and models to exploration or production issues and examples. Given the practical context
of AAPG, don't forget to tell us why it matters.
Reexamining structural models (O)
Contact: Peter Hennings, firstname.lastname@example.org
This technical session will highlight advances over the last decade in 2D and 3D structural analysis of regional to reservoir-scale systems using geometric, kinematic, and dynamic techniques. Stress modeling and the consideration of mechanical stratigraphy in controlling deformation will form important contributions to the session. The goal is to showcase techniques that yield quantitative results and have independent tests of applicability. Studies based on thoroughly characterized subsurface and outcrop examples are welcome.
Fault zone processes and properties (P)
Contact: Atilla Aydin, aydin@pangea.Stanford.EDU
This poster session invites presentations on the deformation mechanisms within fault zones, which include (1) cataclasis or deformation bands, (2) sheared pre-existing weaknesses such as joints, solution surfaces, and bedding interfaces, and (3) shale smear. Also of interest are the geometrical, micromechanical, petrophysical, geomechanical, and geochemical characterization of the products of specific faulting mechanisms. One of the focuses of the session is deformation of soft rocks or poorly consolidated/cemented sediments. We encourage presentations related to the micromechanical processes and theoretical analyses of deformation in these materials and applications to the characterization of reservoirs in passive margins such as the Gulf of Mexico and western Africa.
Structural styles influenced by shale and salt (O)
Contact: Bruno Vendeville, email@example.com
Exploration above, below, and adjacent to salt (O)
Contact: Mark Rowan, firstname.lastname@example.org
The session is intended for oral presentations that deal with any practical aspects of salt-related exploration in basins around the world. We are looking for talks that show new data and shed light on such issues as: subsalt and salt-flank imaging; the 3-D geometry and evolution of diapirs and allochthonous salt; structural, stratigraphic, and
biostratigraphic characteristics in near-salt settings; the nature of salt welds; and the salt-sediment interface as seal and/or migration pathway.
Exploration in complex structural terrains (P)
Contact: Van Mount, email@example.com
We are soliciting papers (posters) that 1) involve the use of new data types and innovative interpretation techniques, and 2) compare new interpretations in complex
structural terrains with previous interpretations based on older vintage data, techniques and concepts.
Exploration in mobile shale basins (O)
Contact: Andrew Weinzapfel, firstname.lastname@example.org
Characterization and modeling of fractured reservoirs (O,P)
Contact: Steve Laubach, Steve.Laubach@beg.utexas.edu
Lans Taylor, Anadarko; Alan Chambers, Repsol
The session will cover all aspects of fractured reservoir characterization and modeling, from fundamental science to examples and applications. We are particularly interested in studies that cross disciplinary boundaries and in case studies that extend to fluid-flow simulation.
Advancements in pore pressure prediction techniques and applications (O)
Contact: Bill Kilsdonk, email@example.com
We are soliciting papers focused on advancements in pore pressure technology and applications of this technology to exploration, development, and drilling. We prefer papers that use data and case studies to illustrate applications of new techniques, or new applications of existing techniques. We also welcome papers that describe and illustrate improved methods or new applications that are strongly data constrained and promise to improve pre-drill precision and accuracy. Presentation of new data that may influence pore pressure technology or scientific thought is also encouraged.
Stress characterization and applications from bore-hole to basin-scale (P)
Contact: John Lorenz, firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking for papers dealing with in situ stress characterization and applications from borehole to basin scale. We are especially interested in papers that present real data, as opposed to modeling, on 1) variations in stress with lithology/depth and how it may or may not control hydraulic fracture propagation and reservoir containment, and 2) changes in stress during production from reservoirs and how that change may or may not effect in situ permeability..
Reservoirs" to be held in The Geological Society, Burlington
House, London on 16 & 17 November 2004.
Fractures radically affect the behaviour of hydrocarbon reservoirs and can act both to facilitate and impede flow. The successful exploitation of fractured reservoirs requires integration of diverse geological, geophysical, petrophysical and drilling datasets and technologies. This conference will address recent advances and new research in these areas by bringing together geoscientists and engineers who work on fractured rock and / or manage fractured reservoirs. We welcome submission of abstracts on any aspect of fractured reservoirs, and in particular on the following topics:
Use of geological, geophysical, dynamic and drilling data
deadline: 15 January 2004. Submit to Shashi Luther
||Role of Water in Rock Deformation, August 8-13, 2004, Mount Holyoke College. Contact Andreas Kronenberg Chair. Link|
||Make or Break in Fractured Reservoirs, 19-21 November, London, focuses on current and future challenges in management of fractured reservoirs, from uncertainty to measurement and interpretation of data and performance prediction. Registration deadline is 22 August.|
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