Playmaker Forum Set in Houston

The 16 speakers are selected and the technical program is in place for the next Playmaker Forum, a one-day event designed to help empower geologists to have exploration and business success.

“Playmaker 2.0,” put on by the DPA and the AAPG education department, will be held Jan. 23 at the Norris Conference Center in Houston.

As with last year’s highly successful inaugural event, the forum will focus on elements – commercial and scientific/technical – needed to successfully proceed from first sight to discovery.

This year’s keynote luncheon speaker will be past AAPG president Scott Tinker, director of the Texas Bureau of Economic Geology, who will talk about shale plays, his vision for transforming U.S. energy reserves and what’s ahead for future oil finders.

The day will be organized around four sessions: The Art of Exploration; Prospecting Workflows and Marketing Approaches; Established Plays – Discovery of New Fields and Sweet Spots; and Emerging Plays. The program will end with a “Wildcatter Corner.”

Specific plays that will be used for the topics include the Bakken, Marcellus, Eagle Ford, Barnett, Fayetteville and Haynesville shales, plus emerging plays in Canada and Mexico.

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