AAPG GTWs deliver up-to-date technical content to AAPG members and the industry. Their venues address “How are we doing it now?” through an examination of the latest practices illustrated with field case studies and examples. Their overriding focus is on the sharing of information among individuals knowledgeable in a topic in a highly interactive environment.
Attendees, practitioners and scientists have an opportunity to discuss real cases, issues, and experiences. The AAPG Geosciences Technology Workshops follow two tracks for discussion: research and application.
The timing of this proposed workshop is appropriate, as the Lebanese offshore licensing round has been announced to start on May 2nd, 2013; by that time exploration might start in five new blocks offshore Cyprus. A more profound understanding of the key elements affecting the prospectivity of the Levant Basin (as a frontier hydrocarbon province) will have wide application across the region and in other similar basins.
This will be AAPG’s first-ever GTW in Malaysia. There have been several recent well-tests of shallow seismic anomalies in Malaysia and in SE Asia) – with decidedly mixed results. Speakers will be invited to work through pre- and post-drill analysis and then focus on lessons learned to design a way forward so that the industry can increase the success-rate from these class of exploration targets.
The focus for this GTW will be on established and emerging shale plays of northeastern North America, including the Marcellus, Utica, New Albany, Lorraine, and more. Join in the discussion of new findings, lessons learned, and emerging (“young”) technologies related to shale play geomechanics and reservoir characterization as they relate to finding sweet spots, mapping fractures and fracture behavior, optimizing hydraulic fracturing.
The focus of this GTW will be understanding compartmentalization and connectivity of reservoirs, an increasingly important concept in all fields, ranging from new shale and carbonates plays, to mature conventional fields, both onshore and offshore. This workshop contains presentations and discussions of new technologies and techniques, along with lessons learned in order to optimize exploration in compartmentalized reservoirs, and to best exploit mature fields. The presentations bring together technology, science, and case studies to provide useful, useable information that can ultimately improve the economics of the fields.
The focus of this Vancouver GTW - 3-5 November, is liquid-rich unconventional petroleum systems. These have become significant worldwide exploration targets. Understanding the hydrocarbon charge system and production capabilities are critical for liquid-rich unconventional plays to be economically successful. Defining which geochemical and geological parameters are keys to success, as well as their associated limits, is needed to better assist the evaluation of new liquid-rich unconventional play opportunities.
As the industry gains experience in developing shales, carbonates, and other unconventional reservoirs, optimization becomes critical. The focus of this GTW will be understanding the key determinants of producibility, and the reservoir characteristics that allow pinpointing productive zones and determining the best completion, stimulation, and developmental strategies.
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