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AAPG Event Naples Italy 01 October, 2016 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy, Carbonates, Structure, Fold and Thrust Belts, Engineering, Reservoir Characterization, Carbonate Platforms 5:00 PM 8:00 PM 04 November, 2013
 
Naples, Italy
1-7 October 2016

The main part of the field seminar will focus on the description of the fractured carbonates and the extrapolation from the outcrop observations to the subsurface for building geologically plausible reservoir models.

AAPG Event London United Kingdom 04 October, 2016 8:00 AM 8:00 PM 18 August, 2016
 
London, United Kingdom
4 October 2016

This workshop focuses on the diagenesis of biogenic silica bearing sediments, although the lessons learned from this system may be applicable more generally.

AAPG Event Vilnius Lithuania 24 October, 2016 Business and Economics, Economics, Reserve Estimation, Development and Operations, Engineering, Conventional Drilling, Coring, Production, Hydraulic Fracturing, Primary Recovery, Secondary Recovery, Gas Injection, Tertiary Recovery, Reservoir Characterization, Environmental, Natural Resources, Pollution, Geochemistry and Basin Modeling, Basin Modeling, Maturation, Migration, Oil and Gas Analysis, Oil Seeps, Petroleum Systems, Source Rock, Thermal History, Geophysics, Direct Hydrocarbon Indicators, Petrophysics and Well Logs, Sedimentology and Stratigraphy, Carbonates, Clastics, Conventional Sandstones, Deep Sea / Deepwater, Deepwater Turbidites, High Stand Deposits, Low Stand Deposits, Marine, Shelf Sand Deposits, Transgressive Deposits, Sequence Stratigraphy, Structure, Tectonics (General), Structural Analysis (Other), Salt Tectonics, Geomechanics and Fracture Analysis, Fold and Thrust Belts, Extensional Systems, Compressional Systems, Deep Basin Gas, Fractured Carbonate Reservoirs, Shale Gas, Stratigraphic Traps, Structural Traps, Subsalt Traps, Alternative Resources, Gas Hydrates 5:00 AM 10:32 AM 19 July, 2016
 
Vilnius, Lithuania
24-25 October 2016

AAPG Europe are excited to announce the first event to be held in the beautiful capital city of Vilnius, Lithuania. This Geosciences Technology Workshop will be based around the main theme "Hydrocarbon Exploration in Lithuania and the Baltic Region" and we expect interests from Latvia, Estonia, Poland and Kaliningrad.

AAPG Event Lithuania 26 October, 2016 Alternative Resources, Gas Hydrates, Deep Basin Gas, Fractured Carbonate Reservoirs, Shale Gas, Stratigraphic Traps, Structural Traps, Subsalt Traps, Business and Economics, Economics, Reserve Estimation, Development and Operations, Engineering, Conventional Drilling, Coring, Production, Hydraulic Fracturing, Primary Recovery, Tertiary Recovery, Secondary Recovery, Gas Injection, Water Flooding, Reservoir Characterization, Environmental, Natural Resources, Pollution, Water Resources, Geochemistry and Basin Modeling, Basin Modeling, Migration, Oil and Gas Analysis, Oil Seeps, Petroleum Systems, Source Rock, Thermal History, Geophysics, Direct Hydrocarbon Indicators, Petrophysics and Well Logs, Sedimentology and Stratigraphy, Carbonates, Clastics, Conventional Sandstones, Deep Sea / Deepwater, Deepwater Turbidites, Low Stand Deposits, Marine, Shelf Sand Deposits, Transgressive Deposits, Sequence Stratigraphy, High Stand Deposits, Structure, Fold and Thrust Belts, Extensional Systems, Salt Tectonics, Tectonics (General), Geomechanics and Fracture Analysis, Structural Analysis (Other), Compressional Systems 8:00 AM 8:00 PM 31 August, 2016
 
Lithuania
26 October 2016

Join AAPG Europe and the Lithuanian Geological Survey for this exciting Core Workshop. This workshop will follow on from the 'Hydrocarbon Exploration in Lithuania and the Baltic Regions' event taking place at Vilnius University on 24th – 25th October.

The Early Palaeozoic Hydrocarbon System in the Baltic Basin and adjacent territories involves Middle-Late Cambrian, the Late Ordovician (Mossen & Fjacka Formations) and the Early Silurian Graptolitic Shales source rocks and the major complexes of reservoirs, associated with Middle Cambrian sandstones, Ordovician and Silurian reefogenic and carbonate build-ups.

The major reservoirs of the Baltic Basin are:

  • The Middle Cambrian (Deimena Fm). Sandstones - Producing
  • The Early Ordovician (Tremadoc, Salantai Fm.) sandstones
  • Late Ordovician (Early Ashgill) organogenic limestones/carbonate buildups
  • Late Silurian (Late Ludlow/Pridoli) reefogenic carbonate build-ups
Core Presentation:
Cores presented from the following 3 reference wells:

1. The Middle Cambrian - the Early Ordovician quartz sandstone reservoirs

The Middle Cambrian Deimena Group sandstones comprises all the major economically important oil fields located Lithuania, Latvia, Kaliningrad district and Polish onshore and Baltic Sea offshore. The other, much less significant, potential reservoirs are the Late Ordovician carbonate build-ups of Gotland (Sweden) and Southern part of Lithuania and the Late Silurian carbonate reefogenic buildups in South Lithuania (Zdanaviciute O., Sakalauskas J. eds., 2001, Zdanaviciute, Lazauskiene 2007; Kanev et al., 1994).

The reference sections would demonstrate core from fine-grained (dominated by 0.25-0.1 mm fraction (30-75%)) quartz sandstones containing thin clay and siltstone interlayers. The sandstones are to a different degree litified by compaction and predominantly cemented by quartz and diagenetic quartz cement that has the major control on reservoir properties.

The Early Ordovician

The early Ordovician Tremadoc age (Pakerort Regional Stage, Salantai Fm.) strata distributed rather locally are a reservoir unit at the base of the Ordovician succession, comprising quartz sandstones and quartz siltstones of only 0.5 to 4 m thick. It overlays directly to the Middle Cambrian Deimena Group sandstones and together form one reservoir unit with similar reservoir properties. The formation is overlain by the Early Ordovician shales. Several small oil fields are producing from this reservoir unit in the western part of Lithuania.


2. The Late Ordovician (Early Ashgill) and Late Silurian (Late Ludlow/Pridoli) organogenic limestone and reefogenic carbonate buildups reservoirs

The Late Ordovician - The Late Silurian

The reservoir rocks within the Silurian succession are the Wenlock - Early Ludlow and Pridolian reefogenic carbonates comprising secondary dolomites and reefal limestones with thicknesses of tens of meters. Silurian sequences are locally distributed along the Eastern slope of the Baltic Basin. The Wenlockian - Early Ludlow strata are up to 28 m thick; the effective porosity ranges from 12% to 17% and average permeabilities – 12-15 mD. The most favourable conditions for the formation of non-structural traps (reef-associated, lithologic-stratigraphic and combined) are associated with the carbonates (mainly stromoporoidal and crinoidal limestones) sucession of about 90 m thick of the late Ludlow- earliest Pridoli (Minija and Ventspils Formations). The reservoir rocks has mean porosities of 6-15 % and up to 26% and permeability ~465mD, reaching up to 2400mD. The Late Silurian reservoir rocks mainly occur in central and southern Lithuania in the central part of the basin.


3. Late Ordovician (Mossen & Fjacka Formations) and the Early Silurian Llandovery Black Shales

The Late Ordovician Shales

In the central and eastern part of the Baltic Basin the potential source rocks comprises dark grey and black shales of the Late Ordovician Late Caradoc-Early Asghill Fjacka and Mossen formations. Both units are generally thin, reaching only up to 5–10 m; the thicknesses of Fjack & Mossesn Formations are 6 m and 4 m respectively. TOC content are mostly in the 0.9 to 10 % range, with occasional higher values of up to 15 %. The source rock facies are kerogen type II and II-III.

The Early Silurian Shales

Potential source rocks in the Silurian succession are found within the Llandovery, Wenlock and, presumably, Ludlow-aged strata. The Silurian source rocks are composed of dark grey and black graptolite shales and dark grey and black clayey marlstones. Within the Baltic Basin organic matter content generally ranges from 0.7 to 9–11%, but can be as high as 16.46 % (fig. 5.5.b; Zdanaviciute, Lazauskiene, 2004). In terms of petrography, the organic matter is dominated by syngenetic, sapropelic and marine material, together with vitrinite-like particles and abundant faunal remains. Detrital sapropel is scattered as very fine-grained particles and lenses. Liptinite (up to 20%) generally occurs together with dispersed liptodetrinite in sapropelic organic matter, or more rarely as scattered particles. (Zdanavičiūtė, Swadowska 2002, Zdanaviciute, Lazauskiene, 2004, 2007, 2009).

Maturities in the area of interest attain at pre-Silurian level 1.3% Ro and around 1.0% Ro at Silurian source rock level, and reach 1.9% on the prominent West-Lithuanian local temperature high Zdanaviciute, Lazauskiene, 2004, 2007, 2009)

 

Please note registration for the Core Workshop is available to attendees of the upcoming GTW "Hydrocarbon Exploration in Lithuania and the Baltic Region" on the 24th - 25th October 2016. Please click here for information about the event.

 

 

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AAPG Event Warsaw Poland 08 November, 2016 22 July, 2016 22 July, 2016 8:00 AM 10:40 AM 22 June, 2016
 
Warsaw, Poland
8-9 November 2016

This year's APPEX Regional Conference will be held in Warsaw, Poland on 8 - 9 November 2016. This year, the conference program will focus on exploration and production opportunities across Central Europe.

AAPG Event London United Kingdom 15 November, 2016 8:00 AM 8:00 PM 31 August, 2016
 
London, United Kingdom
15-17 November 2016

The PESGB, Petroleum Group and AAPG (European Region) are co-organising the Petroleum Geoscience Collaboration Showcase (PGCS) as part of PETEX 2016. The PGCS showcases the business challenges addressed by collaborative research projects, enables researchers to demonstrate societal and economic benefits from their research, and provides a forum for post-doctoral, PhD and MSc presentations.

The showcase provides an excellent opportunity for industry and academia to meet, get inspired and demonstrate the value of collaborative applied research. There will be ample opportunity for graduates and potential future employers to connect. This year the PGCS will also include extended poster sessions at which applicant’s research will be displayed within the main events hall for all attendees to view.

We encourage joint presentations by industrial sponsors and student/post-doc/academic researchers. This is intended to frame the industrial problem before the technical results are reported and/or to conclude by showing the applied, economic benefits of the research. We also welcome overview presentations from the principal investigators of major Joint Industry Projects (JIPS).

Prizes will be awarded for the best oral and poster presenta¬tions, which includes the recipients’ attendance at the Petroleum Group’s annual dinner.

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AAPG Event Cyprus 18 January, 2017 8:00 AM 8:00 PM 18 August, 2016
 
Cyprus
18-19 January 2017

Save the date!

The Mediterranean is a vast area with a long geological history composed of different sedimentary basins and different tectonic settings. Despite geological complexities, several very large hydrocarbon discoveries have been made in clastic and carbonate reservoirs that span in age from Triassic to Pleistocene.

Recently in the eastern part of the Mediterranean, impressive gas discoveries have been made: Tamar (2009), Leviathan (2010), Aphrodite (2011) and, most recently, Zohr (2015). Overall, the exploration activity has been intermittent and often focused in very limited portions of the basin.

A large part of the Mediterranean is underexplored and the use of new seismic acquisition and drilling technologies together with recent discoveries in new plays have revitalised interest in the entire area.

This conference aims in bringing together players in the area to share experiences and understanding of the petroleum systems and new ideas to overcome the challenges that are still present in the region and to unlock further hydrocarbon potential.

Abstract submission now open! Deadline: 23 Oct 2016

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AAPG Event London United Kingdom 28 February, 2017 8:00 AM 8:00 PM 13 September, 2016
 
London, United Kingdom
28 February - 2 March 2017

Hosted by the AAPG, APPEX is a highly regarded exploration themed conference and exhibition, bringing together upstream E&P principals, senior managers, business developers and new venture managers for an unmatched opportunity to network and do business with NOCs, Governments, financiers, global E&P deal-makers and decision-makers.

Whether you are looking to buy, sell or farmout E&P deals, expand into new areas, find new partners, make high quality contacts, or stay on top of what’s happening in the industry, previous delegates will tell you themselves, APPEX is the place to be

Who attends APPEX? Who will you meet?
  • Prospect sellers
  • New Venture managers
  • Global E&P deal makers
  • IOCs
  • Investors
  • NOCs
  • Financiers
  • Goverments
  • Principals & senior managers
  • Explorationists
  • Global decision makers
  • E&P product & service suppliers
Why should you be there?
  • Your one-stop shop for upstream opportunities
  • A key forum for networking and deal development, carefully designed to let you do real business
  • Connect with properties, prospects and clients from around the globe – find the next deal first
  • Explore a programme of regional and topical speakers to keep you on top of trends and discoveries
  • Gather new ideas, information and insights, and stay ahead of your competitors
  • Meet, discuss and negotiate deals with the right decision makers from the majors to independents of all sizes, financiers, Governments and NOC's
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AAPG Event Prague Czech Republic 09 March, 2017 Student 8:00 AM 5:00 PM 13 October, 2015
 
Prague, Czech Republic
9-10 March 2017

For additional details, please contact Jeremy Richardson.

AAPG Event United Kingdom 25 April, 2017 7:00 AM 12:34 PM 06 July, 2016
 
United Kingdom
25-27 April 2017

Save the date!

AAPG Europe are delighted to bring you a Geothermal Cross Over Technology Workshop, hosted at Durham University on 25th - 27th April 2016.

AAPG Event London United Kingdom 15 October, 2017 Divisions, DPA, EMD, DEG, PSGD 12:00 AM 1:00 AM 05 November, 2013
 
London, United Kingdom
15-18 October 2017

The American Association of Petroleum Geologists  invites you to join us for the AAPG/SEG International Conference & Exhibition 15-18 October, 2017 in London, England.

Online Training
 
19 August 2010

This presentation will show where there are cases of missing sections, but none of them can be attributed to normal faulting.

Tulsa Oklahoma USA AAPG 19 August, 2010 19 August, 2010 1462 02 December, 2013

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Jeremy Richardson AAPG Europe Office Director +44 (0)207 836 3201
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