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Fine-Grained Sedimentary Systems and Unconventional Resources
22-28 September 2013, Beijing, China
Registration now open!
- Longde Sun, PetroChina
- Chengzao Jia PetroChina and China University of Petroleum
- Ningning Zhong, China University of Petroleum
- Keyu Liu, (RIPED), PetroChina
- Brent Lockhart, Chevron, Inc.
- Tom Bowman, ZaZa Energy
- Lee Krystinik, Fossil Creek Energy
The Conference will be held in the Sinopec Group Changping Conference Center, Beijing, China, which is a large complex, conveniently located close to the top tourist destinations, Great Walls and Ming Tombs.The center covers an area of 120,000 square meters in a beautiful garden environment, and is equipped with conference, catering, accommodation, and entertainment facilities. Make your hotel reservations by e-mail using this PDF or Microsoft Word form. (Please do not send this form to AAPG; e-mail it to the address shown on the form.)
China possesses both marine and lacustrine shales which are currently being studied to determine their productive potential for gas, oil, and condensates, as well as to determine the best exploration, production, and stimulation techniques, given the unique character of many of China’s fine-grained formations.
The goal of this research conference is to present the latest findings on China’s fine-grained sedimentary systems, both marine and lacustrine, including potentially gas-producing marine basins and oil-producing lacustrine basins. Presentations will look at the large-scale depositional system, combining depositional and thermal history for an integrated look at the geological, geochemical, and geomechanical processes. Presentations will also focus on qualitative and quantitative reports based on examination of facies, pore types, kerogen types and distribution. Reservoir characterization efforts will be reported, including mineralogy, rock fabric, storage capacity, geomechanical properties (including natural fractures and potential fracture conductivity).
This is an important new venture which will be organized by the AAPG, with support from the partners: SEPM, Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development - PetroChina, and China University of Petroleum-Beijing.
We are also pleased to have the following local Chinese Hosts for this event:
- State Key Laboratory of Petroleum Resources and Prospecting (SKL-PRP)
- Unconventional Natural Gas Institute, China University of Petroleum-Beijing (UNGI, CUP-Beijing)
- Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development, PetroChina (RIPED, PetroChina)
- Chinese Petroleum Society (CPS)
- Division of Sedimentology, the Geological Society of China (DS, GSC)
Sunday, September 22, will serve as arrival day with an opening icebreaker reception planned for that evening. There will also be a FREE, pre-meeting short course on “Evaluation Methods of Shale Gas Reservoirs,” held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., on the campus of China University of Petroleum.The technical conference will begin on Monday, September 23, with 2½ days of non-parallel sessions of oral and poster presentations, discussions and breakouts. The conference will conclude at noon on Wednesday, September 25.
Following the technical conference, 2 optional field trips are available on Thursday-Saturday, September 26-28.
Sunday, 22 September, will serve as arrival day with an opening icebreaker planned for that evening. The conference will comprise 2 ½ days of non-parallel oral and poster presentations (23-25 September 2013). English will be the official language for both oral and poster presentations, with simultaneous Chinese translation available for the oral presentations. Talks and panel sessions will be used to introduce different themes. The conference will place a strong emphasis on group discussions as well as interactions around posters. In addition to the formal conference, there will be 1 optional pre-meeting Short Course and 2 optional post-meeting field trips
- Sunday, 22 September – Short Course, "Evaluation Methods of Shale Gas Reservoirs"
- Sunday, 22 September – Icebreaker buffet dinner / welcome
- Monday, 23 September – Presentations / formal recognition dinner
- Tuesday, 24 September – Presentations / buffet dinner
- Wednesday, 25 September – Presentation until noon / end of technical conference
- Field Trip No. 1 - 26-28 September (Thursday - Saturday):
- Destination: Geological Section of Silurian Marine Shale in Guanyinqiao, Chongqing, China
- Stops: Guanyin Qiao, Qijiang, Chongqing
- Cost: $1,100 USD (fee includes round-trip airfare from Beijing to field trip destination, airport transfers to/from hotel, two nights lodging, field transportation, six meals, and field trip guidebook)
- Field Trip No. 2 - 26-28 September (Thursday - Saturday):
- Destination: Geological Section of Triassic Lacustrine Shale in Ordos Basin, Shaanxi province, China
- Stops: Zhangjiatan, Yanchang country, Yan’an, Shaanxi
- Cost: $900 USD (fee includes round-trip airfare from Beijing to field trip destination, airport transfers to/from hotel, two nights lodging, field transportation, six meals, and field trip guidebook)