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Makassar Indonesia 15 February, 2016 15 February, 2016
David Cantrell at University Hasanuddin  
Makassar, Indonesia
15 February 2016

Digital Outcrop Models: A Tool for Reservoir Characterization and Teaching

Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 17 February, 2016 17 February, 2016
David Cantrell at PETRONAS  
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
17 February 2016

Dolomites: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly in Carbonate Reservoir Performance

Phnom Pehn Cambodia 19 February, 2016 19 February, 2016
David Cantrell at Institute of Technology Cambodia (ITC)  
Phnom Pehn, Cambodia
19 February 2016

Digital Outcrop Model: A Tool for Reservoir Characterization and Teaching
& New Tools and Approaches in Reservoir Quality Prediction

Education Conference

Houston Texas United States 29 February, 2016 04 March, 2016
World-class Education Conference  
Houston, Texas, United States
29 February - 4 March 2016
Five Great Days of the Finest Geoscience Training for One Low Price. Four concurrent sessions to mix and match according to your interests and training needs. Lunch Buffet and refreshments included each day. CEU’s for each course.

Field Seminar

Spring Texas United States 06 April, 2016 07 April, 2016
Field Safety for Field Trip Leaders  
Spring, Texas, United States
6-7 April 2016

This course provides scenarios for implementing valuable field safety processes and a template for creating programs tailored to the needs of individual field trip leaders.

Carbonate Reservoir Analogues: Play Concepts and Controls On Porosity  
Las Negras, Spain
7-12 April 2016
Following SEG/AAPG ICE in Barcelona, Spain

The field seminar develops and evaluates the sequence stratigraphic framework and controls on location and reservoir character of Upper Miocene-Pliocene carbonate sequences from a variety of carbonate systems within the context of the regional paleogeography.

Thrust Belt Structure and Foreland Basin Evolution in the Southern Pyrenees (Aragon, Spain)  
Barcelona, Spain
7-10 April 2016
Following SEG/AAPG ICE in Barcelona, Spain

A three-day field seminar devoted to studying thrust-fold geometries and deformed syn-orogenic turbidites, with attention given to recognizing the relationships between deep-water turbidites and shallow-water carbonates.

Reservoir Analogues from Modern and Ancient Turbidite Systems, Tabernas Basin, Spain  
Granada, Spain
7-10 April 2016
Following SEG/AAPG ICE in Barcelona, Spain

A three day seminar comparing the morphology, geology, stratgraphy, facies, dispersal patterns and depositional processes in small-scale and large-scale modern turbidite systems.

Fractured Carbonate Reservoirs Outcrops: Observing Faults, Fractures and Karsts Permeability Networks in Different Carbonate Depositional Settings  
Bari, Italy
7-9 April 2016
Following SEG/AAPG ICE in Barcelona, Spain

This field trip gives participants a chance to look at different carbonate depositional settings ranging from internal platform/lagoon to platform margin and to slope and basinal. In these different depositional settings different types of carbonate sediments were accumulated with different textural and petrophysical characteristics and different depositional geometries.

Sequence Stratigraphy, Facies Architecture & Reservoir Characterization Of Fluvial, Deltaic And Strand-Plain Deposits  
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
30 April - 7 May 2016

The seminar focuses on the lithologic variations that characterize clastic reservoir facies and on development of models that can be used to predict these variations in the subsurface.

The Lodgepole-Bakken-Three Forks Petroleum System: A Field Seminar For Geologists, Engineers, And Operators In Western Montana  
Three Forks, Montana, United States
23-25 May 2016

This field seminar will give participants an overview about the geology, reservoir engineering and operation aspects of the Lodgepole-Bakken-Three Forks Petroleum System.  Excellent outcrops illustrate how facies, reservoir properties and rock strength can vary along a lateral well bore. Engineers, geologists and operators will find this especially interesting.

Columbia South Carolina United States 31 May, 2016 07 June, 2016
Modern Terrigenous Clastic Depositional Systems  
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
31 May - 7 June 2016

This field seminar offers an excellent opportunity for the students to walk on a variety of modern terrigenous clastic depositional systems while observing sedimentary processes, modern sedimentary structures, and numerous trenches illuminating the three-dimensional architecture of each area.

Palo Alto California United States 13 June, 2016 18 June, 2016
Deep-Water Siliciclastic Reservoirs, California  
Palo Alto, California, United States
13-18 June 2016

This six-day field seminar is designed to provide participants with an appreciation of the broad range of deep-water reservoir facies, the mechanisms by which they were deposited, their predictive attributes, their reservoir heterogeneity and their stratigraphic architecture.

ACE FT 01 l Fluvial Facies in Dinosaur Provincial Park and in Drumheller Area Plus the Royal Tyrell Museum  
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
16-18 June 2016
In Conjunction with AAPG Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE) — SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology)

This trip will feature exceptional, three-dimensional exposures of fluvial meander belt deposits in Late Cretaceous strata of southern Alberta.

Dinosaur Provincial Park has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its world-class fossil bone beds. We will also visit the world-renowned Royal Tyrell Museum of Palaeontology on this trip.

ACE FT 02 l Unconventional Clastic Reservoirs of Western Canada (Students Only)  
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
17-18 June 2016
In Conjunction with AAPG Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE) - SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology)

This field trip provides an overview of the main unconventional clastic reservoir units in Western Canada. This trip will focus on the sedimentology and depositional origin of these units and will discuss the opportunities and challenges of each unconventional target zone.

ACE FT 03 | Young Professionals Guided Hike to Stanley Glacier and Marble Canyon, Kootenay National Park  
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
18 June 2016
In Conjunction with AAPG Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE) — AAPG Canada Region

The tour will lead participants up the Stanley Glacier trail, through the notorious burn zone of 2003, now a beautiful regrowth area, and up to the Burgess shale outcrop where views of the Stanley Glacier valley are spectacular.

This one day field trip targets recent earth sciences graduates and working Young Professionals from all over the world to meet and bond with fellow peers in the beautiful setting of Stanley Glacier and Marble Canyon in Kootenay National Park. Please note this is not a student field trip.

ACE FT 05 | Turner Valley: Cradle of Petroleum Geology in the Canadian Rocky Mountain Foothills  
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
18 June 2016
In Conjunction with AAPG Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE) — CSPG and History of Petroleum Geology Committee

The region to the southwest of Calgary was the primary focus for hydrocarbon-related activities in Alberta from 1914, when the original discovery was made, until 1947 when the Devonian Leduc trend near Edmonton was initially tapped.

Calgary Alberta Canada 18 June, 2016 18 June, 2016
ACE FT 04 | Structure of the Canadian Rockies  
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
18 June 2016
In Conjunction with AAPG Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE) — Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG)

This trip will provide an overview of structure of the foothills, frontal ranges, and main ranges of the Canadian Rockies with specific examples of deformation and how this is relevant to hydrocarbon exploration and production in Alberta.

ACE FT 06 | McMurray Formation Oil Sands Deposits From Basin to Molecular Scales: Reservoir Characterization and Insights for Thermal In-situ Recovery  
Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada
22-24 June 2016
In Conjunction with AAPG Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE) — Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG)

Stops include outstanding 2-D to 3-D exposures illustrating a range of depositional environments including open estuarine, large scale single and stacked channel point bar deposits, multiple cut and fill channel deposits; a variety of IHS deposits; mudstone-clast breccia deposits; different reservoir configurations including continuous, and laterally and vertically compartmentalized reservoirs.

Calgary Alberta Canada 23 June, 2016 23 June, 2016
ACE FT 07 | Mt. Stephen Fossil Beds  
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
23 June 2016
In Conjunction with AAPG Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE) — Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG)

This is a guided hike to Middle Cambrian fossil beds located in Yoho National Park. The Mount Stephen Fossil Beds are located within the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks which comprise a site on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

Seismic Interpretation in Fold-and-Thrust Belts: Field Trip to the Southern Canadian Rocky Mountain Foreland  
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
23-29 June 2016
This structural field course in the Front Ranges of the Canadian Rockies focuses on relating outcrop to seismic expressions of compressive structural styles that are common in fold-and-thrust belts and deepwater passive margins (toe thrust belts) worldwide. Participants will recognize common types of structures in fold-and-thrust belts, apply fault-related folding concepts to interpret these structures, identify petroleum traps and their major structural risk elements, and recognize similarities between styles of trap and reservoir-scale deformation.
ACE FT 08 | Architecture & Evolution of a Tidally-Influenced Regressive Succession, Drumheller Area  
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
23-24 June 2016
In Conjunction with AAPG Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE) — SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology)

The Campanian, Horseshoe Canyon Formation is exposed in three-dimensions along the Red Deer Valley near Drumheller, Alberta. These clastic marginal marine sediments were deposited in mixed-process (wave, tide and fluvial influenced) depositional environments. These deposits are subdivided into six relatively thin (10 m on average; low accommodation) Transgressive-Regressive sequences (A to F). Participants will be able to compare and contrast outcrop observations with wireline and core data and also visualize the seismic expression of the outcrops. These data will be utilized to explain the 3-D evolution of the deposystems through time.

ACE FT 09 | Petroleum Structures of the Alberta Thrust Belt (Students and Faculty Advisors Only)  
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
23 June 2016
In Conjunction with AAPG Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE) — AAPG Student Chapter/SEPM

The Foothills and Front Ranges of the Alberta Thrust Belt are perhaps the most extensively studied compressional petroleum province on earth. Within this system, thick sheets of Paleozoic carbonate strata were thrust progressively eastward into Mesozoic and Tertiary clastic assemblages of the developing Alberta Basin. The resulting geology forms a superb laboratory to view and analyze the components of thrust belt architecture and the development of petroleum systems in compressional settings.

ACE FT 12 | Structural Geology and Hydrocarbon Setting in the Southern Alberta Foothills  
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
23-25 June 2016
In Conjunction with AAPG Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE) — Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG)

This three-day trip starts and ends in Calgary and presents an overview of a well-exposed and well-studied segment of a compressional fold-thrust belt with significant hydrocarbon reserves. The focus of the trip is to observe the structural setting and surface expressions of several large hydrocarbon fields in the Foothills, complemented by excellent seismic-scale examples of fold-thrust structures exposed in the Front Ranges, developed and exposed in the same gross stratigraphic sequence that hosts the hydrocarbon fields in the subsurface.

ACE FT 10 | Dinosaur Palaeobiology and Preservation in Cretaceous Fluvial Reservoir Analogues of Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta  
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
23 June 2016
In Conjunction with AAPG Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE) — Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG)

Participants will spend the day hiking in the picturesque badlands of the Natural Preserve in Dinosaur Provincial Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Park’s status is due to a combination of its diverse fossil resources, large area of badlands and the cottonwood riparian biozone of the Red Deer River.

ACE FT 11 | Quaternary Geology in the Foothills and Rocky Mountains, Calgary to Columbia Icefields (Athabasca Glacier)  
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
23-24 June 2016
In Conjunction with AAPG Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE) — AAPG Division of Environmental Geosciences (DEG)

This is a two-day field trip focusing on the Quaternary glacial history of the area between Calgary and Banff, with a drive up the Icefields Parkway to the Athabasca Glacier.

ACE FT 14 | Sequence Stratigraphy and Resulting Facies Architecture of the Upper Devonian (Frasnian), Main and Front Ranges, West Central Alberta  
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
23-25 June 2016
In Conjunction with AAPG Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE) — Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG)

This two and a half day post-convention field trip will examine Upper Devonian (Frasnian) shallow water carbonate platform and time equivalent basinal strata (Winterburn, Woodbend and Beaverhill Lake Groups subsurface) at a number of well exposed outcrops in the Main and Front Ranges of West Central Alberta.

ACE FT 13 | The Mid-Paleozoic Exshaw/Banff Unconventional Petroleum System, Alberta: Correlative of Bakken Tight-Oil Play in Williston Basin  
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
24-26 June 2016
In Conjunction with AAPG Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE) — Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG)

This trip is designed to examine the components of one of these unconventional systems, the Bakken-equivalent Exshaw and lower Banff of the southern Alberta Rockies. The latest Devonian to earliest Mississippian Exshaw Formation and overlying black shale of the lower Banff Formation provide an opportunity to see a coeval outcrop analogue of the Bakken petroleum system in the Williston Basin.

ACE FT 15 | Reservoir Facies of the Montney Formation in Outcrop: Front Ranges, Alberta  
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
25-26 June 2016
In Conjunction with AAPG Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE) — SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology)

This field trip focuses on the Montney Formation in the Foothills and Front Ranges outcrop belt in the Alberta Rockies immediately west of Calgary and provides a review of facies patterns in a variety of proximal and distal basinal settings.

Columbia South Carolina United States 11 September, 2016 18 September, 2016
Modern Terrigenous Clastic Depositional Systems  
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
11-18 September 2016

This field seminar offers an excellent opportunity for the students to walk on a variety of modern terrigenous clastic depositional systems while observing sedimentary processes, modern sedimentary structures, and numerous trenches illuminating the three-dimensional architecture of each area.

Great Falls Montana United States 12 September, 2016 17 September, 2016
Fractures, Folds, and Faults in Thrusted Terrains: Sawtooth Range, Montana  
Great Falls, Montana, United States
12-17 September 2016
The seminar will utilize traverses to examine multiple thrust sheets exposed in Sun River Canyon, the famous Teton Anticline, and an outstanding example of an exposed fractured reservoir along a fault‐propagated fold in Mississippian carbonates as Swift Reservoir. Participants will examine the mechanics of fracturing, folding, and faulting in thrust belt terrains, identify and discuss new ideas regarding the geometry and kinematics of the development of thrust belts, compare seismic interpretation with outcrop examples, and analyze stratigraphic concepts which are essential in the exploration of thrust belt targets.
Salt Lake City Utah United States 18 September, 2016 25 September, 2016
Lacustrine Basin Exploration  
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
18-25 September 2016

Participants will learn a specific and comprehensive methodology for finding and developing conventional and unconventional oil and gas resources associated with lake deposits. The seminar will start with the Quaternary Bonneville basin in Utah, to build familiarity with lacustrine depositional processes. Participants then examine world-famous exposures of organic-rich mudstone, fluvial sandstone, and carbonate microbialite facies in Wyoming.

Sedimentology and Sequence Stratigraphic Response of Paralic Deposits to Changes in Accommodation: Predicting Reservoir Architecture, Book Cliffs, Utah  
Grand Junction, Colorado, United States
28 September - 5 October 2016

Participants will learn through the use of spectacular outcrops, subsurface datasets, and stratigraphic modeling how these systems tracts and key surfaces (flooding surfaces and sequence boundaries) may be recognized.

Complex Carbonate Reservoirs: Sedimentation and Tectonic Processes - The Impact of Facies and Fractures on Reservoir Performance  
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.

Forum

Denver Colorado United States 24 March, 2016 24 March, 2016
The Rockies Playmaker Discovery Forum  
Denver, Colorado, United States
24 March 2016
Co-Hosted by: Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists (RMAG)

The Rockies Playmaker Discovery Forum is focused on the elements both, commercial and scientific/technical, required to successfully get from lease sale to discovery. It will focus on the skills as well as professional and ethics requirements for prospecting, play generation, and deal screening.

Short Course

Sequence Stratigraphy: Concepts Principles & Applications to Clastic Depositional Environments  
Lagos, Nigeria
22-24 February 2016
Sequence stratigraphy provides a framework for the integration of geological, geophysical, biostratigraphic and engineering data, with the aim of predicting the distribution of reservoir, source rock and seal lithologies. It gives the geoscientist a powerful predictive tool for regional basin analysis, shelf-to-basin correlation, and characterization of reservoir heterogeneity. This course will examine the underlying geological principles, processes and terminology related to sequence stratigraphic interpretation. The strength of this course is the application of these basic principles to subsurface datasets in a series of well-founded exercises.
Houston Texas United States 29 March, 2016 31 March, 2016
Basic Petroleum Geology for the Non-Geologist  
Houston, Texas, United States
29-31 March 2016
A joint course with AAPG and University of Tulsa Continuing Engineering and Science Education Department 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.
Austin Texas United States 25 April, 2016 29 April, 2016
Basic Well Log Analysis  
Austin, Texas, United States
25-29 April 2016

This course assumes no logging knowledge and seeks to establish an understanding of basic petrophysical measurements and interpretation techniques which can be applied to routine tasks, and upon which more complex and advanced information and interpretive techniques can be built. It strives to provide a strong and coherent foundation for the understanding of other, specialized interpretation techniques involving well log data.


Austin Texas United States 26 April, 2016 28 April, 2016
How to Find Bypassed Pay in Old Wells Using DST Data (find low risk oil cheaply!)  
Austin, Texas, United States
26-28 April 2016

Course Focus For Today’s Low Priced Oil Environment

This year a major focus of the course will be how to identify tight oil sand from DSTs to use as candidates for horizontal wells with multi-stage frac’s.  However we also identify better permeability zones which are damaged and can be simply re-entered and re-perfed in a cheaper vertical well. “No need for an expensive horizontal well where a simple vertical well will do the trick”. We also cover using water DSTs to find zones for water disposal wells pertinent today.
Houston Texas United States 01 May, 2016 01 May, 2016
OTC | Petroleum Geology for Engineers  
Houston, Texas, United States
1 May 2016
OTC (Offshore Technology Conference) 2-5 May | Houston, Texas, USA An introduction to petroleum geology and how a petroleum geologist uses the science to explore for oil and gas. The specific terms, processes and strategies unique to geology, and how they can work together with engineering data to evaluate prospects and plays for greater drilling success.
Tulsa Oklahoma United States 17 May, 2016 18 May, 2016
Basic Seismic Interpretation  
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
17-18 May 2016
Short course covering the basics of petroleum geology, seismic response, velocity, resolution, seismic migration, seismic correlation and mapping techniques, and quantified interpretation.
Tulsa Oklahoma United States 19 May, 2016 19 May, 2016
"Old" (pre-1958) Electric Logs: A Quick Review  
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
19 May 2016
This course is a quick review of the unique methods used in the analysis of older well logs. Course consists of lectures on different "old" well logs, what they measure and how they are used in the analysis of potentially hydrocarbon productive zone.
Tulsa Oklahoma United States 20 May, 2016 20 May, 2016
Quick Guide to Carbonate Well Log Analysis  
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
20 May 2016
A review of the basic principles of carbonate well logging including a series of lectures on the different carbonate port types and the different logging methods used to  .
Denver Colorado United States 07 June, 2016 09 June, 2016
Basic Petroleum Geology for the Non-Geologist  
Denver, Colorado, United States
7-9 June 2016
A joint course with AAPG and University of Tulsa Continuing Engineering and Science Education Department

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.

ACE SC 01 | Seismic and Geological Interpretation in Structurally Complex Settings  
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
15-17 June 2016
In Conjunction with AAPG 2016 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE) - Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG)

This workshop-style classroom course is aimed primarily at geologists and seismic interpreters and addresses basic principles and practical applications for correctly identifying and interpreting a variety of structures in different tectonic settings.

ACE SC 02 | Applied Ichnology: The Use of Trace Fossils in Sequence Stratigraphy, Exploration and Production Geology  
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
16-17 June 2016
In Conjunction with AAPG 2016 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE) - SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology)

Ichnology is the interdisciplinary subject that brings together sedimentologists, paleontologists, stratigraphers, and geochemists to unravel the post-depositional history of sedimentary rocks with respect to the lasting effects that the activities of small animals and plants have on sediment properties and stratification. The subject focuses on trace fossils (sedimentary structures that directly reflect organism activity such as burrows, borings, trails, tracks and fecal pellets), bioturbation (sediment-mixing and disruption of original stratification by burrowers) and bioerosion (excavation and breakdown of hard substrates by boring animals and plants).

ACE SC 04 | Fractured Reservoirs in Compressional and Adjacent Foreland Basin Settings  
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
17 June 2016
In Conjunction with AAPG 2016 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE) - Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG)

Depending on the geological history and structural framework, the spatial distribution of natural fractures may be inhomogeneous and erratic. Statistical approaches involving the extrapolation of limited direct observations often fail to encapsulate the variability within these sub-surface fracture systems. Understanding of the relationship between the shape or strain history of a surface and observed fractures provides predictive strength in areas with limited direct observations.

ACE SC 03 | Evaluation and Exploitation of Low Permeability Carbonate Reservoirs in Canada  
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
17 June 2016
In Conjunction with AAPG 2016 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE) - Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG)

This course will review the characteristics of several low permeability (or tight) carbonate reservoirs through a lecture /core display format. Low permeability carbonate reservoirs in the Wabamun, Muskeg, Zama, Debolt/Elkton, Nisku, Souris River, Torquay, and Midale Formations will be reviewed.

Calgary Alberta Canada 18 June, 2016 19 June, 2016
ACE SC 08 | Principles of Stratigraphy  
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
18-19 June 2016
In Conjunction with AAPG 2016 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE) - Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG)

To provide an introduction to “Sophisticated Stratigraphy” – the new integrated science that incorporates sedimentology, sequence stratigraphy and advanced chronostratigraphic methods. The objective is to demonstrate how stratigraphy is now a synergistic sum of all these parts.

Calgary Alberta Canada 18 June, 2016 18 June, 2016
ACE SC 05 | Introduction to Oil Sands Thin Section Analysis  
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
18 June 2016
In Conjunction with AAPG 2016 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE) - American Association of Petroleum Geologist (AAPG)

As is often the case, new discoveries can lead to re-evaluation of important concepts thought to be outdated. This course offers a unique opportunity to have a retrospective look at the reservoir characteristics of oil sands. This course will be taught from ‘Guide to Oil Sands Fabric Analysis for Reservoir Characterization’, written by the instructor, in e-book format.

ACE SC 07 | Sequence-Stratigraphic Analysis of Shales: Key to Paleoclimate Archives, Subsurface Fluid Flow and Hydrocarbon Source, Reservoir and Seal  
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
18 June 2016
In Conjunction with AAPG 2016 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE) - SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology)

This workshop combines interactive lectures and exercises addressing the expression of depositional sequences in mudstones on seismic, well-log, core and outcrop data. Examples include the New Albany Shale, Barnett Shale, Shublik Formation, Kimmeridge Formation, Kingak Formation, Hue Shale, Mowry Shale and Monterey Formation. Participants will practice recognition and correlation of significant stratigraphic packages through seismic stratigraphy, stacking pattern analysis of well-log, core and outcrop data, shale sedimentology, thin-section and geochemical data.

ACE SC 09 | From Rocks to Models: Geological Reservoir Characterization and Modeling  
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
18-19 June 2016
In Conjunction with AAPG 2016 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE) - Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG)

The course provides an introduction to the concepts and methods of geological reservoir characterization and modeling through lectures, exercises, and case studies. A variety of topics are discussed that include sedimentary and reservoir-rock properties, heterogeneity and flow units, well logs and pay determination, unconventional resources, siliciclastic and carbonate deposits and reservoirs, structural controls on reservoir heterogeneity, and reservoir modeling concepts and methods. Exercises and case studies using data from well logs, cores, seismic, and outcrops will be presented to strengthen participant understanding of concepts and methods.

ACE SC 06 | Decision and Risk Analysis for Uncertain Times in the Energy Industry  
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
18 June 2016
In Conjunction with AAPG 2016 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE) - AAPG Professional Women in Earth Sciences (PROWESS) and Association for Women Geoscientists (AWG)

Successful decisions typically involve collaboration within a project team, and between the team and a decision board. Teams typically include a project lead, a facilitator, and subject matter experts. As well as applying decision & risk analysis tools and concepts to different kinds of realistic and challenging business problems, participants in this workshop will have the opportunity to practice playing different roles. Participants will gain a better understanding of group dynamics and the human component of handling uncertainty and complexity. These skill sets are important and useful for oil and gas technical staff to understand, in order to excel in the industry in our current environment.

Calgary Alberta Canada 18 June, 2016 19 June, 2016
ACE SC 11 | Basin Analysis Methods for Exploration  
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
18-19 June 2016
In Conjunction with AAPG 2016 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE) - SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology)

This course reviews the basin analysis methods and workflows used in oil and gas exploration, with special emphasis on the integration of geologic, geophysical and geochemical data. The workflows are built on three main disciplines: sedimentology, sequence stratigraphy and seismic geomorphology. Logs and 2-D/3-D seismic will be used to characterize clastic and carbonate depositional systems through time and space in the principal sedimentary basin types, including extensional basins (rifts, growth fault margins and passive margins), foreland basins and confined basins associated with mud and salt diapirism.

Calgary Alberta Canada 18 June, 2016 19 June, 2016
ACE SC 12 | Sequence Stratigraphy for Graduate Students  
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
18-19 June 2016
In Conjunction with AAPG 2016 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE) - SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology)

This course is designed to teach graduate students the principles, concepts and methods of sequence stratigraphy. Sequence stratigraphy is an informal chronostratigraphic methodology that uses stratal surfaces to subdivide the stratigraphic record. This methodology allows the identification of coeval facies, documents the time-transgressive nature of classic lithostratigraphic units and provides geoscientists with an additional way to analyze and subdivide the stratigraphic record.

ACE SC 10 | Assessment of Alberta Oil Sands – Integration of Geology, Geophysics, Geochemistry and Reservoir Engineering for Reservoir Characterization and Optimizing Thermal Recovery  
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
18-19 June 2016
In Conjunction with AAPG 2016 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE) - Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG)

This two day seminar integrates the principles of Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) and emerging production enhancement technologies with reservoir characterization, primarily focused on the McMurray Formation. Developing a 3-dimensional view of these oil sands deposits, understanding the impact of reservoir heterogeneity on steam chamber growth and identifying production risk are important considerations for developing optimal recovery strategies. Hands-on examination of representative oil sands cores provides critical observations for each reservoir type. Post-steam core provides direct knowledge of production mechanisms and steam chamber growth and conformance.

ACE SC 15 | The Three P's of Stratigraphic Geosteering:  Principals, Practices and Pitfalls  
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
19 June 2016
In Conjunction with AAPG 2016 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE) - AAPG Division of Professional Affairs (DPA)

This course presents the basic mission critical information needed to understand the “Stratigraphic Geosteering” process from pre-drill plan to kick-off to final TD. The course includes an introduction to terminology, concepts, drilling processes, data acquisition, data delivery, and appropriate LWD tool selection; all from the perspective of the instructor’s many years of experience in different plays.

ACE SC 13 | Advanced Geochemical Technologies: Methods That Reveal the Rest of Your Petroleum System  
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
19 June 2016
In Conjunction with AAPG 2016 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE) - American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)

The technologies and methods to be presented in this course have been underutilized compared to the wealth of new understanding they can bring forth when applied to petroleum system analysis and modeling. The course content will cover three selected topics in advanced geochemical technologies.

ACE SC 14 | Integration of Petroleum Geochemistry and Reservoir PVT Analyses for Evaluation of Hydrocarbon Resource Plays  
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
19 June 2016
In Conjunction with AAPG 2016 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE) - American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)

This course will address integration of source rock, produced oil and gas, mud gas and reservoir engineering data to better understand and exploit 3-dimensional details of petroleum systems. Source rock, carbon isotope and oil biomarker geochemistry will be stressed as a way to determine quantity and type of generated hydrocarbons and migration distance and direction within source rock and tight oil plays.

ACE SC 16 | Rock & Seismic Sequence Expression of Carbonate Systems – Exploration & Reservoir Characterization  
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
23-24 June 2016
In Conjunction with AAPG 2016 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE) - SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology)

This two-day workshop provides an introduction to the application of carbonate facies, diagenesis, and seismic sequence stratigraphy to exploration and production. This includes marine and lacustrine systems, and conventional and unconventional carbonate reservoirs. The workshop combines seismic, well log and rock data, and the concepts of sequence stratigraphy to develop interpretations that help predict carbonate hydrocarbon systems, and characterize carbonate reservoirs and seals. At the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to integrate carbonate and sequence stratigraphy principles to their work.

Golden Colorado United States 11 July, 2016 15 July, 2016
Basic Well Log Analysis  
Golden, Colorado, United States
11-15 July 2016

This course assumes no logging knowledge and seeks to establish an understanding of basic petrophysical measurements and interpretation techniques which can be applied to routine tasks, and upon which more complex and advanced information and interpretive techniques can be built. It strives to provide a strong and coherent foundation for the understanding of other, specialized interpretation techniques involving well log data.

Casper Wyoming United States 22 August, 2016 26 August, 2016
Fractured Reservoirs: From Geologic Concepts to Reservoir Models  
Casper, Wyoming, United States
22-26 August 2016
Course plus field trip

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn all the aspects related to the understanding and modeling of fractured reservoirs. Attendees will take geologic concepts and use them in reservoir modeling through hands-on sessions devoted to the examination of outcrop, core and log data. They will use that information and a software to create 3D fractured reservoir models. Using actual Teapot Dome (Wyoming, USA) field data from the Tensleep and Niobrara Shale formations and a hands-on approach, the workshop allows the geoscientist to identify fractures and to construct predictive 3D fracture models that can be used to identify productive zones, plan wells and to create fracture porosity and permeability models for reservoir simulation.

Houston Texas United States 23 August, 2016 25 August, 2016
Basic Petroleum Geology for the Non-Geologist  
Houston, Texas, United States
23-25 August 2016
A joint course with AAPG and University of Tulsa Continuing Engineering and Science Education Department

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 06 December, 2016 08 December, 2016
Basic Petroleum Geology for the Non-Geologist  
Houston, Texas, United States
6-8 December 2016
A joint course with AAPG and University of Tulsa Continuing Engineering and Science Education Department

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.

Visiting Geoscientist Presentation

"Geoscience and Politics: the Hydrofracking Debate" by Dr. David Weinberg (Practical Risk LLC)  
San Antonio, Texas, United States
9 March 2016

Dr. David M. Weinberg, President & CEO of Practical Risk LLC, will be making a presentation on Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 entitled “Geoscience and Politics: the Hydrofracking Debate.” The talk is scheduled for 3:30 PM, and addresses some of the geological, environmental, and political aspects surrounding fracking. The presentations will be held in room 2.01.20 of the Flawn Sciences Building at UTSA.

Hosted by University of Texas at San Antonio Student Chapter of AAPG

For information, contact John Cooper, President, UTSA Student Chapter of the AAPG til841@my.utsa.edu 210-438-2955

Workshop

Midland Texas United States 24 February, 2016 25 February, 2016
Reality-Based Reservoir Development: New Teams, Techniques, Technologies  
Midland, Texas, United States
24-25 February 2016

Building on the success of the Oklahoma City AAPG-SPE joint program on “Reality Based Reservoir Development,” the WTGS and AAPG are teaming up to create a workshop that brings together engineers and geologists to give each other new insight and to formulate solutions.

SPE/AAPG Offshore Colombia Workshop: Challenges and Opportunities for an Emerging Industry  
Bogota, Colombia
2-3 March 2016
Join industry leaders for a 2-day interdisciplinary workshop focusing on challenges and opportunities for offshore exploration in Colombia. The workshop, organized jointly with the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), covers subsurface and engineering themes, as well as discussions related to technological innovations and social and environmental considerations.
Hydrocarbon Potential of the Sinai Micro-plate and its Surrounding Basins  
Alexandria, Egypt
18-19 March 2016
A joint Geosciences Technology Workshop (GTW) with the AAPG Africa Region and the Egyptian Petroleum Exploration Society (EPEX) This interdisciplinary two-day workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to describe and discuss the Sinai basins from a holistic perspective, to consider predictive exploration models for the less explored regions and perhaps gain new insights for those areas thought to be already mature. Experts on the Eastern Mediterranean-Levant, Nile Delta, Gulf of Suez, Northern Red Sea, Gulf of Aqaba-Dead Sea, and Sinai interior basins will lead the sessions. The workshop is organized by the AAPG Africa Region and the Egyptian Petroleum Exploration Society.
Croydon United Kingdom 22 March, 2016 22 March, 2016
Basin Mastery - Atlantic Equatorial Basins  
Croydon, United Kingdom
22 March 2016
A joint AAPG/PESGB Geosciences Technology Workshop on Basin Mastery

This is the last of three Basin Mastery workshops provided by AAPG Europe and PESGB at the PESGB headquarters in Croydon. The course aims to take delegates from basin-to-play-to-prospect though a detailed exploration history and specific areas of expertise including structural geology and petroleum systems. This final workshop focuses on the Atlantic Equatorial Basins.

Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates 23 March, 2016 24 March, 2016
AAPG/EAGE/SEG/SPE The Knowledge Management Challenge  
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
23-24 March 2016

This two-day workshop will be dedicated to capturing best practices and lessons learned in the field of knowledge management, especially in the context of a changing oil market. The upstream organizations within the Middle East’s NOCs, IOCs and service providers are paying close attention to the issue of knowledge management due to the major demographic shift which has been dubbed as the “Great Crew Change”.

Bangkok Thailand 31 March, 2016 01 April, 2016
Characterization of Asian Hydrocarbon Reservoirs  
Bangkok, Thailand
31 March - 1 April 2016
An AAPG Asia Pacific Geosciences Technology Workshop The Asia region is one of the most dynamic and exciting petroleum regions in the world. It is host to a wide variety of geologic settings and reservoir types. This workshop will bring together experts from around the Asia region and the world to discuss timely topics of interest related to characterization of Asian reservoirs including:
Amwaj Islands Bahrain 11 April, 2016 13 April, 2016
Exploring Mature Basins  
Amwaj Islands, Bahrain
11-13 April 2016
An AAPG workshop dedicated to advancing ideas and technology to find undiscovered resources in mature basins. The workshop will delve into methodology for hydrocarbons Yet-to-Find estimation.
Bari Italy 26 April, 2016 27 April, 2016
Exploring & Exploiting Carbonate Reservoirs  
Bari, Italy
26-27 April 2016
An AAPG Europe Geosciences Technology Workshop (GTW)

Many factors and processes contribute to imparting an extraordinary complexity to carbonate reservoirs and source rocks. This unique complexity makes exploration and production of the huge petroleum resources hosted in carbonate sequences a very challenging task. This meeting follows the success of the conference held in Naples in April 2014 and aims at bringing together experts of different disciplines from the academia and the oil and gas industry. We invite you to share your experience on new approaches, new tools and new ways of integrating geological and geophysical information that can help in reducing the uncertainties related to the characterization and modeling of carbonate sequences and reservoirs.

Bari Italy 26 April, 2016 27 April, 2016
Exploring & Exploiting Carbonate Reservoirs  
Bari, Italy
26-27 April 2016
"After a very succesful meeting on "Mesozoic and Cenozoic carbonates of the Neo-Tethys: old and new concepts for petroleum exploration" held in Naples in 2014 it is now time to regroup and share new data and ideas on the best ways to explore for carbonate plays and to improve the exploitation of carbonate reservoirs
AAPG/SEG “Advances in Subsurface Imaging and Mapping” Workshop  
Muscat, Oman
16-18 May 2016

This three-day workshop aims at sharing knowledge and ideas on the advancements in subsurface mapping. This includes recent technologies in acquiring seismic and non seismic data, improvements in imaging the subsurface and advances in data interpretation.

Houston Texas United States 17 May, 2016 18 May, 2016
New Thinking and Value Propositions: Proactive Steps Now  
Houston, Texas, United States
17-18 May 2016

The goal of this two-day workshop is to develop strategies for success in difficult times. We will bring together engineers, geologists and geophysicists to explore new ideas, workflows, techniques, and technologies for revitalizing existing wells.

Optimizing Geoscience and Engineering to Explore and Produce in a Low Price Environment  
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
18-19 May 2016
A Geosciences Technology Workshop hosted by AAPG and ABGP

A Geosciences technology workshop hosted by the Associação Brasileira de Geólogos de Petróleo  (ABGP) and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)

EMD/SEG/DEG Oil Sands and Heavy-Oil Workshop: Furthering the Collaborations and Sharing the Learnings  
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
19 June 2016
In Conjunction with AAPG Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE) — SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology)

The day will be comprised of three sessions each beginning with three presentations and ending with a panel discussion. Session 1 will have a broad focus ranging from future oil supply outlook to geology to new technology, Session 2 will focus on advancements in geophysics and Session 3 will focus on environmental protection and sustainable energy development.

Influence of Volcanism and Associated Magmatic Processes on Petroleum Systems  
Oamaru, New Zealand
14-16 March 2017
AAPG Workshop in Oamaru New Zealand with the topic of "the influence and associated magmatic processes on petroleum systems". Workshop to be held January 2016.

Online Certificate Course

Unconventional Resources  

Unconventional Resources is an online course that enables participants to learn about shale gas, shale oil and coalbed methane.

5-Course Set - Online Renewable Energy Certificate Courses  

You may sign up for these 5 courses as a package at any time, and the courses will begin the first day of the upcoming month.

Renewable & Non-Renewable Resources - Overview & Integration:  A Renewable Energy Certificate Course  

Renewable & Non-Renewable Resources is an online course that enables participants to review, analyze, and evaluate opportunities in the rapidly expanding market for renewable energy.

Solar Energy Basics:  A Renewable Energy Certificate Course  

Solar Energy Basics is an online course that enables participants to review, analyze, and evaluate opportunities in the rapidly expanding market for solar energy.

Geothermal Energy Basics: A Renewable Energy Certificate Course  

Geothermal Energy Basics is an online course that enables participants to review, analyze, and evaluate opportunities in the rapidly expanding market for geothermal energy.

Introduction to Shale Gas  

This course introduces the learner to the fundamentals of shale gas, including current theories that explain its origin, and how to determine which reservoirs are commercially viable.

Wind Energy Basics:  A Renewable Energy Certificate Course  

Wind Energy Basics is an online course that enables participants to review, analyze, and evaluate opportunities in the rapidly expanding market for wind energy.

Biomass Energy Basics:  A Renewable Energy Certificate Course  

Biomass Energy Basics is an online course that enables participants to review, analyze, and evaluate opportunities in the rapidly expanding market for biopower and biofuel.

Siliciclastic Petrography Fundamentals  
Online certification course which provides an overview the petrography of siliciclastic rocks, including sandstones, siltstones, shales, and associated rocks (including mudrocks).
Petroleum Geology Fundamentals  

Online certificate course which provides an overview of petroleum geology, from exploration to development.

Online e Symposium

The Many Faces of GIS: Oil and Gas Applications, New Directions, Careers  

Join two GIS/geoscience experts Scott Sires and Gerry Bartz as they use information from the Teapot Dome Field in Wyoming (DOE/RMOTC program).

How Tight Is Your Gas? Thermal Profiling for Unconventional Oil & Gas  

This e-symposium introduces you to the practical benefits of thermal profiling for a variety of unconventional oil and gas projects, including tight gas sands, oil shale, low-gravity oil.

3D Seismic Profiles of U.S. Shale Plays  

As commodity prices have dropped, many shale plays have become uneconomical as statistical plays and have increasingly become recognized as geological plays demanding new insights from data.

Geothermal Energy in the Oil Field:  Developments and Opportunities  

This e-symposium covers advances in geothermal energy, integration with petroleum operations, and lessons learned in recent cases.

Fluvial Stratigraphy  

This course can help you gain the ability to describe the complex and highly variable reservoirs, which are typified by complex internal heterogeneity.

The Application of Thermal Maturation, Heat Flow, and Organic Facies for Unconventional Shale Gas Evaluation  

Expanded package for CEU credit is $100 for AAPG members, and $145 for non-members. Special Student Pricing: $25 for Webinar only; $35 for Expanded package.

Carbon Sequestration  

This presentation will review the results of ongoing carbon storage research in Kentucky by the Kentucky Geological Survey (KGS) and industry partners.

Complex Well Guidance for G&G Asset Team Professionals  

This 1-hour web-cast will arm the G&G asset team professionals with a core-competency understanding of these critical field realities, with direct reference to recent documented field experience and learnings

Predicting Gas Hydrates using Pre-stack Seismic data in Deepwater GOM  

Gas hydrates, ice-like substances composed of water and gas molecules (methane, ethane, propane, etc.), occur in permafrost areas and in deep water marine environments.

Creativity in Exploration  

The purpose of this e-symposium is to enable participants to begin developing a conceptual understanding of successful exploration, and from that understanding develop their own philosophy of oil and gas finding.

Mapping Natural Fractures Using 3D Seismic and Well Data: Application to a Shale Play  

The presentation describes a well established fracture modeling workflow that uses a standard 3D seismic, conventional logs, image logs and data from one core to build predictive 3D fracture models that are validated with blind wells.

Seismic Stratigraphy & Seismic Geomorphology of Deep-Water Depositional Systems:  Processes and Products  

This presentation will focus on the seismic stratigraphic and seismic geomorphologic expression of deep-water deposits, including both reservoir and non-reservoir facies.

Marcellus & Utica in the Field: Northern Appalachian Basin  

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to describe faults and fractures in carbonates, black shales, and coarser clastics as they occur in the northern Appalachian Basin.

All Shale Gas Reservoirs are NOT the Same and Why You Should Care  

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to describe geomechanics in shale reservoirs and discuss differences between plays.

Hydraulic Fracturing of Gas Shales  

The presentation will focus on hydraulic fracture geometry in shales, the materials used in the fracturing process, and treatment monitoring via microseismic.

Evaluating Mature Fields:  Best Approaches for Recovering Remaining Reserves  

This e-symposium covers how to conduct an interdisciplinary evaluation of mature fields to determine the best approach to recover remaining reserves.

Geochemical Evaluation of Eagle Ford Group Source Rocks and Oils from the First Shot Field, Texas  
Shale Gas in Quebec's Sedimentary Basins  

Recent interest in unconventional gas resources has attracted several oil and gas explorers to sedimentary basins in Southern Quebec.

Integrating Disciplines, Data and Workflows in Resource Plays  

This esymposium takes a close look at workflows associated with resource plays, and analyzes where integration must occur between disciplines, data, and workflows at all phases of the process.

Siliclastic Sequence Stratigraphy: Application to Exploration and Production  

This presentation is designed for exploration/production geologists and geological managers or reservoir engineers.

Basic Tools for Shale Exploration  

This e-symposium will provide information on which tools, processes, and procedures all geoscientists, engineers, and technical professionals working in shale plays need to understand and implement.

Shale Gas Prospectivity Case Study: Conasauga Shale, Black Warrior Basin, Alabama, USA  

This e-symposium presents and discusses the results of laboratory tests and research relating to determining shale prospectivity in general, and specifically in the Black Warrior Basin, Alabama.

Marcellus Shale: Integrating Information to Optimize Horizontal Well Performance  

This presentation discusses one operator’s approach to fully integrate data captured in the Marcellus Shale in order to optimize horizontal well performance.

Green River Shales: Geochemical Basin Study  

The geochemistry of formation fluids (water and hydrocarbon gases) in the Uinta Basin, Utah, is evaluated at the regional scale based on fluid sampling and compilation of past records.

Overview of Hydraulic Fracturing Mechanics, Analysis and Design  

This e-symposium provides highlights of the hydraulic fracturing mechanics, analysis, and design, and is derived from a two and one-half (2-1/2) day course which is designed for drilling, completion, production engineers, engineering technicians, geologists, well-site and completion supervisors, and managers, who desire to possess a comprehensive and integral knowledge of Hydraulic Fracturing.

Application of Inversion and Clustering Analysis in Unconventional Reservoirs  

This study will focus in the combination of λρ – μρ inversion with clustering analysis techniques in order to discriminate brittle zones in the Barnett Shale.

Heterogeneity in Carbonate Reservoirs  

This work investigates how heterogeneity can be defined and how we can quantify this term by describing a range of statistical heterogeneity (e.g. coefficient of variation and the Lorenz coefficient).

Connectivity in Fluvial Systems  

This e-symposium focuses on methods for predicting connectivity within clastic fluvial systems.

Seismic Reservoir Characterization of U.S. Shales: An Update  

Projects in several shales will be discussed, including Marcellus, Eagle Ford, Haynesville, Fayetteville, Montney, and Barnett, as will several seismically-detectable drivers for success including lithofacies, stress, pre-existing fractures, and pore pressure.

Seismically Driven Characterization of Unconventional Shale Plays  

This presentation describes a proven workflow that uses a standard narrow azimuth 3D seismic, conventional logs, image logs and core data to build five key reservoir properties required for an optimal development of shale plays.

Exploring the Geopressure Risk in Deep Water Frontier Plays  

This e-symposium presents techniques for predicting pore pressure in seals by examining case studies from the Gulf of Mexico and incorporating the relationship between rocks, fluids, stress, and pressure.

Retention Tools for Leaders and Mentors (Compete for People, Part I)  

This seminar focuses on the role geoscience leaders and mentors play in retaining top talent.

Genetic Sequences in Eagle Ford-Austin: Their Significance in Exploration and Development  

Recognition and Correlation of the Eagle Ford, Austin Formations in South Texas can be enhanced with High Resolution Biostratigraphy, fossil abundance peaks and Maximum Flooding Surfaces correlated to Upper Cretaceous sequence stratigraphic cycle chart after Gradstein, 2010.

Communication Tools for Leaders and Mentors (Compete for People, Part II)  

This seminar describes these conversations as a series of questions to be explored: What defines you? What drives you? How large is your network? Can you access everything you need? How are you positioned? What is your creative domain? What is your Plan B? ... and Plan C?

New Production in Old Fields: Case Study in the Hunton Dolomite  

Unger Field, discovered in1955, has produced 8.6 million barrels of oil from a thinly (several ft) bedded, locally cherty dolomite containing vuggy and intercrystalline porosity.

Shale Wells: Making the Engineering Fit What Geology Offers  

This presentation will look at well placement vertically in the pay, well azimuth and well trajectory with explanations of how geology and post-depositional effects can make the difference between a successful well and a failure.

Mississippian Carbonates in Kansas: Integrating Log, Core & Seismic  

The entire Middle Pennsylvanian–to–top Precambrian basement (500 m) interval was cored in early 2011 in the BEREXCO Wellington KGS #1-32 well in Wellington Field, Sumner County, KS.

Microseismic Imaging of Hydraulic Fractures: Snap, Crackle and Pops of Shale Reservoirs  

Effective hydraulic fracture stimulation is critical for shale development, and microseismic is the only technology able to map the growth of these hydraulic fracture networks.

A 3-Dimensional Approach to Hydrocarbon Mapping in Resource Plays  

This e-symposium will focus on how surface geochemical surveys and Downhole Geochemical Imaging technologies can be utilized jointly to directly characterize the composition of hydrocarbons vertically through the prospect section.

Proppant Selection Drivers in Unconventional Resources  

This talk will present a brief overview of proppants followed by a comprehensive discussion of the major considerations that are driving proppant selection in these plays.

Petrophysics of Shales  

The course will review core data, petrophysical comparisons, rock physics modeling (including pseudo logs and mechanical properties).

Wind Farm Operations: Current Practices and Future Trends  

The presenters will discuss effective management of wind farm operations and the challenges often encountered. 

Petrophysics of Carbonates  

The course will review core data, petrophysical comparisons, rock physics modeling (including pseudo logs and mechanical properties).

Successful Oilfield Water Management: Case Studies and New Directions (including recycling)  

The goal of this e-symposium is to provide an overview of the latest trends and technologies for water management for oil and gas drilling, completions, and production.

Using Production Performance Data to Improve Geological Models  

The goal of this e-symposium is to review an important dimension in the ways geologist can build and update geological models using information from performance data.

Geomechanical Data from Petrophysical Logs  

This e-symposium will be introducing signal processing techniques as a means to maximize extracting geomechanical data from petrophysical logs.

The Marcellus Shale Revealed with Full Azimuth 3D Multi-Component Seismic Data  

This presentation demonstrates how 3D seismic data will contribute significantly to the understanding of the Marcellus.

Virtual Field Trip: Geology of the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, and Zion National Parks  

Explore three of the great wonders of the geological world. Take a guided tour of classic geological sites on the Colorado Plateau.

Technical Writing Triage  

Technical Writing Triage is a condensed course which identifies the key professional and technical writing in today’s workplace, discusses the most common problems/issues, and provides quick, easy-to-implement solutions for producing high-quality, effective communications.

The Gulf of Mexico Basin: New Science and Emerging Deep-water Plays  
The surprising emergence of several new exploration plays and new ideas on the basin history demonstrates that we have much more to learn and harvest from this natural laboratory of sedimentary processes.
Mexico's Oil and Gas: History, New Discoveries, Opportunities, and Energy Reform  
The goal of this e-symposium is to review the status of the Mexican upstream sector, and to provide a review of the most prolific and prospective areas in Mexico, with a focus on opportunities for international participation, given the upcoming energy reform in Mexico. 
Fluid Migration and Accumulation within the Mississippian: Why 2% Oil Cut Here, 15% One Mile Away?  
Water cut is a big factor in gauging the success of horizontal drilling in the Mississippi Lime Play (MLP). The contributing factors are related in part to the spectrum of producing lithofacies and reservoir quality encountered that varies laterally and vertically, sometimes dramatically. 
Concepts of Scale:  Horizontal Development of Wolfcamp Shale Oil of the Southern Midland Basin  
This course is ideal for individuals involved in Midland Basin exploration and development. Successful development of Wolfcamp shale oil relies on complex inter-relationships (ultimately interdependencies) within and between a wide variety of scientific disciplines, financial entities, and company partnerships. 
Kerogen Maturity Determinations: New Techniques and Technologies  

Cross disciplinary workflows play an important part of successful characterization of shale reservoirs. This course discusses how the artificial kerogen maturity of organic-rich Green River shale affects the petrophysical, micro-structural, geochemical and elastic properties.

Multiscale Modeling of Gas Transport and Storage In Shale Resources  

The gas transport in organic-rich shales involves different length-scales, from organic and inorganic pores to macro- and macrofractures. In order to upscale the fluid transport from nanoscale (flow through nanopores) to larger scales (to micro- and macrofractures), multicontinuum methodology is planned to be used.

An Analytical Model for Shale Gas Permeability  
Recent laboratory studies have revealed previously unknown behaviors in shale gas which unlock secrets of permeability and sweet spots in shale gas reservoirs. The presentation presents the findings and also goes into detail about how the new information can be applied in order to potentially improve recovery in reservoirs.
Evaluating Structure Maps: Imperial Barrel Award Preparation Course  

Many interpreters rely on their workstation for their interpretations (auto-picking) and for their final maps. Yet the maps generated in a computer are almost always wrong, sometimes significantly so. This e-symposium will walk through the various steps you can use to conduct a self-audit to ensure that your final map is geologically and geometrically valid.

Geomodelling for Development and Production Geology  
This e-symposium highlights methodologies for managing the wide range of input data used in geomodelling, and approaches to building fit for purpose 3D geological models.
Permian Basin Geologic / Reservoir / Completion Models:  How to Assure They Are Working Reservoirs  

This e-symposium asks several questions. Have we maximized and fully integrated drilling, geology, reservoir description, stimulation, production information and economic results? Are we working on the same scales and communicating observations providing feedback among disciplines? Several observations are offered and discussed.

Origin of Non-Hydrocarbon Gases in Petroleum Reservoirs  

This e-symposium provides a primer on the origin of problematic non-hydrocarbon gases in petroleum reservoirs, specifically hydrogen sulfide, carbon dioxide, and nitrogen.

Fluvial Sedimentology and Geomorphology  

This e-symposium will focus mainly on “source-to-sink”, and will detail methods used to quantify and qualify the sediment mass transported from the hinterland to the depocenter and the storage sites in route.

Ambient Seismic Imaging Throughout the Life Cycles of Unconventional Fields  

An overview of a new ambient seismic imaging method and applications of the method throughout the lifecycles (exploration through refracing) of unconventional oil and/or gas fields.

Online Traditional Course

Leadership and Strategic Thinking in the Oil & Gas Industry  

This course will help you turn challenges into opportunities as you learn to strategically manage technological innovation, financial turmoil, a changing workforce, unpredictable social media, and tight deadlines.

Technical Writing  

This course is particularly useful for professionals involved in writing research papers, proposals, dissertations, theses, and technical monographs.

Professional English  

Upon completion of this course, students will have gained an ability to develop and organize documents both printed and on the Internet which are read by individuals outside their company.

Petroleum Exploration & Production: An Online Overview  

This online course provides an overview of the petroleum industry from what is natural gas and crude oil to how to explore, drill, and produce oil and gas.

Strategic Decision-Making: Current Issues in the Oil Industry  

Learn to critically evaluate current issues that can impact growth and sustainability of oil and gas ventures.

Student Member Discount
FULL TIME STUDENT MEMBERS OF AAPG RECEIVE REDUCED TUITIONS
  • Current full-time AAPG Student Members who want to attend an AAPG Course – Tuition $115.00
  • AAPG members of an AAPG Student Chapter – Tuition $75.00
  • Three spaces will be allotted for each course and students will be accepted in the order of receiving their paid registrations.
  • This reduction does not apply to Field Seminars.
  • Attendance is required to receive course material.

Since spaces are limited, online registration for student Member and/or Student Chapter slots is not available. You must contact the AAPG Education Department directly to apply for these slots.


AAPG Graduate Student Projectionist Program

Have you ever wanted to attend an AAPG School or Short Course, but weren’t able to because of cost factors? By participating in AAPG’s Grad Student Projectionist Program, you'll be doing us a favor, and in return, you’ll be able to attend one or two courses.

This program is open to anyone currently enrolled in graduate school, studying for either a Masters degree or Ph.D. in a geoscience or related field.

Here’s how it works:
  • You look over the schedule of AAPG Short Course offerings, and choose one or two that you would like to attend.
  • Give us a call, and we’ll let you know if we still need a projectionist for that course – there is one slot available for most courses, and it is filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • As projectionist, your duties will include operating the slide projectors, sound and light controls, changing bulbs, and generally assisting the speaker and the AAPG representative in making the course run smoothly.
  • In return for these responsibilities, you attend the course free of charge, receive all of the course materials, and $25 per day to help defray expenses.

Please contact Debbi Boonstra in the AAPG Education Department, at 918-560-2630, (FAX: 918-560-2678) if you are interested in participating in this program. This program does not apply to field seminars or field courses.

Registration Information
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Registration Policy

For Short Courses, Field Courses and Field Seminars:

  • Mail completed form with full tuition, or $50 deposit to cover processing fee, to the AAPG Education Department.
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  • Unless otherwise noted, tuitions are shown in U.S. dollars.
Canada

Canadian Government regulations require that participants who attend AAPG courses in Canada pay 7% Goods and Service Tax (GST). This has been included in the tuitions.

Cancellation Policy

AAPG will refund the tuition, less the processing fee of $50, if request is received no later than 4 weeks prior to the course. Cancellation requests for International courses must be made no later than 6 weeks prior to the course. Cancellation must be made in writing; the registrar will accept cancellation notices by telephone, or fax, but all such notices must be followed up by mail. No refund will be made for cancellations received less than 4 weeks (or 6 weeks on International courses) prior to a course being given. Nonpayment of tuition does not constitute automatic cancellation. If no cancellation notice is received by 4 weeks (or 6 weeks on International courses) prior to course, participant is liable for full tuition. AAPG reserves the right to cancel a course if enrollment is insufficient to ensure proper effectiveness; in such cases, full refunds will be given. Substitutions for individuals can be made at any time. A paid enrollment may be transferred one time to a future course if the request is received prior to the 4 or 6 week cut-off period.

U.S. Tax Deduction

The general rule is that a taxpayer can deduct, as ordinary and necessary business expenses, expenses for education undertaken for the purpose of:

(1) maintaining or improving skills required in his employment or other trade or business,

or

(2) meeting the express requirements of his employer, or the requirement of applicable law or regulations imposed as a condition to the retention by the taxpayer of an established employment relationship, status, or rate of compensation.

Check with your tax advisor for further information.

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Prior to departure the field seminar leader will expect you to sign the release and indemnities agreement. All participants of field seminars will be required to sign the agreement.

Please register early, as some classes fill up quickly. Please check with the AAPG Education Department for availability of openings if less than 30 days prior to the start of the course in which you're interested. Positions in the course cannot be guaranteed until the $50 deposit has been received.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

AAPG awards Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for its training functions. Included in this program will be schools, short courses, and field seminars.

The CEU is noted on each offering included in this catalog. This is a nationally recognized unit of achievement that is based on 10 contact hours being equivalent to one CEU.

The CEUs are customarily awarded by organizations that have a continuing education program under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and with qualified instruction. AAPG meets these requirements.

For AAPG members, records have been kept since January 1, 1989 on all AAPG courses taken. These records will provide evidence of personal and vocational growth and adjustment to meet changing career demands.

AAPG adheres to the ANSI/IACET Standards and guidelines for CEU credits which are widely recognized as standards of good practice internationally.

AAPG Non-endorsement Policy

The American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) does not endorse or recommend any products and services that may be cited, used or discussed in AAPG publications or in presentations at events associated with AAPG.

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