Bulletin Article


Pore types, pore size, and pore abundance vary systematically across thermal maturity in the Eagle Ford Formation, Maverick Basin, southern Texas. Scanning electron imaging of twenty samples from four wells is used to assess the complex response of pores to chemical and mechanical processes, entailing both destruction of primary porosity and generation of secondary pores.

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Explorer Article

When it comes to staying power in the U.S. oil game, the Gulf of Mexico takes the prize after producing copious volumes of hydrocarbons for decades, beginning with wells drilled in only a few feet of water. It’s only fitting, then, that an entire day at the upcoming 2015 annual convention of the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies in Houston will focus on the deepwater Gulf action.
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Explorer Director’s Corner

Unconventional resources have changed the exploration and production business and are changing our profession. It’s a change for the better, where today geoscientists and engineers work closely to identify prospective areas, drill them and optimize recovery of hydrocarbons from the reservoir.
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Explorer Emphasis


Traditionally ignored, the azimuthal dimension enables more information to be squeezed out of 3-D seismic.

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Unconventional resources have propelled the United States to the top of the world’s energy producers, and the downturn is just another opportunity to figure out how to keep getting better.
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There’s little that’s conventional about this year’s UnconventionalResources Technology Conference URTeC), slated this year for a newlocation and boasting a technical program that is cutting edge in content and expertise. URTeC 2015 will be held July 20-22 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio.
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Learn! Blog

This course is part of AAPG’s upcoming Fundamentals Education Conference, taking place November 9-13, in Houston, TX.  It is excellent for geologists, geophysicists, engineers, techs or anyone who will make maps on the computer and/or needs to assess the veracity of maps made on the computer.
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Engineers and geologists can learn from each other to optimize drilling, completions, and operations. Join us on September 23 in OKC for a truly astounding line-up of presentations, posters, and cores that will help you increase production and reduce costs.
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AAPG’s Fundamentals Education Conference (FEC) gives you the opportunity to get quality, concentrated continuing education in a short time all in one convenient location. The diverse range of sessions and speakers allows you to mix and match the topics according to your interests and career needs.  
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Austin Texas United States 03 November, 2015 03 November, 2015 20696
Austin, Texas, United States
3 November 2015
Where and how can drilling and producing unconventionals be economically viable? The latest techniques, technologies and lessons learned will be reviewed, with a focus on shale play optimization.
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Houston, Texas, United States
9-10 November 2015

This course summarizes the major advances and current controversies in dolomite research.

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Houston, Texas, United States
12 November 2015

Through applied mineralogy, the student will learn what questions are relevant when formulating a work flow for a project, when evaluating real data, or when trying to figure out what might have “gone wrong” during a project.

Houston Texas United States 01 December, 2015 03 December, 2015 13609
Houston, Texas, United States
1-3 December 2015

Here is an introduction to the tools and techniques that geologists and geophysicists use to locate gas and oil, that drillers use to drill the wells and that petroleum engineers use to test and complete the wells and produce the gas and oil. Exercises throughout the course provide practical experience in well log correlation, contouring, interpretation of surface and subsurface, contoured maps, seismic interpretation, well log interpretation, and decline curve analysis.

Houston Texas United States 01 December, 2015 04 December, 2015 13554
Houston, Texas, United States
1-4 December 2015
This course is designed to give participants the basic working tools to explore and develop hydrocarbons in salt basins. Because no two basins are alike, the focus is on understanding the processes and styles of salt-related deformation. At course completion participants should be able to under the depositional setting of layered evaporites, describe the mechanics of salt flow, interpret salt and stratal geometries associated with diapirs, salt welds, and minibasins, and assess more accurately the risks in the exploration of salt basins.
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Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
18-20 September 2016

Save the date for the 2016 Gulf Coast Association Geological Societies (GCAGS) Annual Meeting. Watch the website for details to come.

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