Spotlight on Education
world continues to develop and grow. Several online courses, 20
IOL modules and a variety of other online education opportunities
note is Roger Slatt's online "Reservoir Characterization" course
that begins on Feb. 28 and runs through May, with weekly assignments
and instructor guided chat sessions.
online are two courses by Susan Nash:
English," designed for geoscientists who use English as a second
language, and those who write research papers, proposals, dissertations
and technical papers.
English," a useful course dealing with professional writing for
a variety of media (print matter, CDs, the Internet, etc.). Some
examples would include resumes, quarterly and annual reports,
PowerPoint presentations, reports to shareholders, etc.
is "How to Find Oil & Gas On the Internet," taught by William
Crowley, which shows how to effectively use the Internet. It also
offers useful geoscience Web sites, some of which are not found
on conventional search engines.
information go to the AAPG's Education Web site
Conference Starts Feb. 14 in Houston
second annual Winter Education Conference, which includes 11 different
courses over five days, will be held Feb. 14-18 in Houston.
concept is one-stop, a la carte shopping for a variety of education
opportunities, all in one place at one time.
sessions will be 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.
registration fee is $1,095 for AAPG members ($1,195 for non-members),
but courses also are priced individually for those that prefer the
"a la carte" option.
Giant Oil & Gas Fields: Global Inventories, Tectonic Settings,
Stratigraphic Framework and Predictive Parameters, taught by Paul
Mann and Mike Horn -- Feb. 14-15.
Log Analysis, taught by Dan Krygowski -- Feb. 14-15.
Salt Tectonics, taught by Mark Rowan -- Feb. 14-16.
Analysis for Development Applications, taught by Jim Gouveia and
Mark McLane -- Feb. 14-16.
of Subsurface Mapping, taught by Dick Banks -- Feb. 15.
Analysis of Shaly Sands, taught by George Asquith -- Feb. 15.
Gas Sands, taught by Alan Byrnes -- Feb. 17-18.
Classification and Reporting of Reserves, taught by Rawdon Seager
and Menno Dinkelman -- Feb. 17-18.
Engineering-Characterization for Geologists, taught by Rich Green
and Bill Kazmann -- Feb. 17-18.
Complex Permeability in Carbonate Rocks, taught by Jerry Lucia
-- Feb. 17.
Exploration for Oil and Gas: Strategies for Success, taught by
Deet Schumacher -- Feb. 18.
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 .
Complete course descriptions.