second annual Winter Education Conference, which includes 11 different
courses over five days, will be held Feb. 14-18 in Houston.
concept is a retooling of a program AAPG first held in the early
1980s -- one-stop, a la carte shopping for a variety of education
opportunities, all in one place at one time.
conference there will be four concurrent sessions going on each
day -- and the start/stop times for the courses are staggered throughout
the week so attendees can attend from two to four courses, depending
on their interest and training needs. The courses range from one
to three days in length.
like an all-you-can-eat buffet," said Jim Blankenship, AAPG's new
geosciences director. "Pay one price, and you have 11 different
choices on the menu!"
offering last January drew more than 60 participants, and attendees
reported they appreciated being able to take several courses and
yet be away from the office for only a week. Others liked that the
badges are transferable -- for one full-week paid registration,
one person can attend a course early in the week, then pass the
badge to a co-worker to attend a course later in the week. Several
companies took advantage of this benefit by buying a block of five
to 10 registrations, then letting their employees decide who would
use them on which days.
full-week registration fee of $1,095 for AAPG members ($1,195 for
non-members) is a bargain, courses also are priced individually
for those that prefer the "a la carte" option.
year's new topics are:
- Practical Salt Tectonics (Mark Rowan).
- Assessment, Classification and Reporting of Reserves (Rawdon Seager,
- Giant Oil and Gas Fields: Global Inventories, Tectonic Settings,
Stratigraphic Framework and Predictive Parameters (Paul Mann,
- Characterization of Tight Gas Reservoirs (Alan Byrnes).
- Well Log Analysis (Dan Krygowski).
- Log Analysis of Shaly Sands (George Asquith).
- Geochemical Exploration For Oil And Gas -- Strategies For Success
- Reservoir Engineering/ Characterization for Geologists (Rich Green,
Encore topics from last
- Risk Analysis for Development Applications (Jim Gouveia, Mark
McLane and Ray Young).
- Essentials of Subsurface Mapping (Dick Banks).
- Understanding and Predicting Permeability Distribution In Carbonates:
The Rock Fabric Approach (Jerry Lucia).
to the courses, a small AAPG Bookstore will be set up to give attendees
the opportunity to purchase AAPG books and maps. A welcoming icebreaker
is included on the first evening to encourage networking among the
attendees from all the courses.
information contact the AAPG education department at 1-888-338-3387
(USA only); or at email@example.com.
course descriptions are available online at www.aapg.org/education.