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Cancun Mexico 03 September, 2016 05 September, 2016
ICE FT 01 | Recent Sedimentation in the Mexican Caribbean Shore  
Cancun, Mexico
3-5 September 2016
In Conjunction with AAPG | SEG 2016 International Conference & Exhibition (ICE) - Mexican Association of Petroleum Geologists (AMGP)

The objective of this field trip is to visit locations in the Mexican Caribbean Shore, to study recent sedimentary environments in carbonates related to coastal dunes, oolite sedimentation by eolian activity (eolinites), fracture systems in the Yucatan Platform, and their possible relationship with the formation of inlet, as well as modern sedimentary environments for the development of current reefs.

Columbia South Carolina United States 11 September, 2016 18 September, 2016
[CANCELLED] 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.

Short Course

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.

ICE SC 01 | Practical Application of Capillary Pressure Principles to Evaluate Reservoirs, Seals and Pay  
Cancun, Mexico
5-6 September 2016
In Conjunction with AAPG | SEG 2016 International Conference & Exhibition (ICE) - Mexican Association of Petroleum Geologists (AMGP)

This course demonstrates the use of capillary pressure and relative permeability data in conjunction with basic rock properties and wireline logs, to evaluate reservoir rock quality, recovery efficiency and pay. The course also covers the main aspects of determining seal potential (seal capacity, seal geometry and seal integrity) as well as the main controls on fault seals, and methods used in evaluating these. The course is presented in a workshop format, allowing participants to delve into the details in several practical exercises.

Cancun Mexico 05 September, 2016 06 September, 2016
ICE SC 04 | Introduction to Applied Depth Imaging  (SEG)  
Cancun, Mexico
5-6 September 2016
In Conjunction with AAPG | SEG 2016 International Conference & Exhibition (ICE) - Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)

Hydrocarbons are increasingly more difficult to find because reservoirs are often located in geologically complex areas. The geologic complexity has motivated a significant paradigm shift from time imaging towards the extensive use of seismic depth imaging. Depth imaging improves the definition of the structural and stratigraphic frameworks and provides a better assessment and mitigation of risk in E&P.

Cancun Mexico 05 September, 2016 06 September, 2016
ICE SC 02 | Applied Concepts in Naturally Fractured Reservoirs (AMGP)  
Cancun, Mexico
5-6 September 2016
In Conjunction with AAPG | SEG 2016 International Conference & Exhibition (ICE) - Mexican Association of Petroleum Geologists (AMGP)

This course is a practical and applied introduction to natural fractures in hydrocarbon reservoirs. The course covers the wide range of natural fracture characteristics, their origins, and their effects on reservoir system permeability in reservoirs of different lithologies.

ICE SC 07 | Advanced Sequence Stratigraphic Applications for Exploration (SEPM)  
Cancun, Mexico
5-6 September 2016
In Conjunction with AAPG | SEG 2016 International Conference & Exhibition (ICE) - Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM)

This course is designed to provide geoscientists with more advanced methods in sequence stratigraphy to recognize, interpret, and map the key play elements of the petroleum system (reservoir, seal, and source rock). The course will cover problems of predicting play element presence, distribution, and quality from business scales ranging from Exploration to Production.

ICE SC 03 | The Petroleum Industry in the Next Decade in the Americas: An Overview to the Science, Technology and AAPG (AMGP)  
Cancun, Mexico
5-6 September 2016
In Conjunction with AAPG | SEG 2016 International Conference & Exhibition (ICE) - Mexican Association of Petroleum Geologists (AMGP)

This course will introduce the science and technology that geologists will use in the next decade. These concepts will be shown how they can be applied to Mexican petroleum basins. Several interpretation exercises will be done to emphasize the key points for each theme.

Cancun Mexico 05 September, 2016 06 September, 2016
ICE SC 05 | Seismic Interpretation in Deep Water Basins (SEG)  
Cancun, Mexico
5-6 September 2016
In Conjunction with AAPG | SEG 2016 International Conference & Exhibition (ICE) - Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)

This course is based on the systematic, comparative interpretation of modern, long offset, regional seismic profiles with time and depth migration and several suites of selected 3-D data in the deep-water realm from around the world.

ICE SC 06 | 3C Seismic and VSP: Converted Waves and Vector Wavefield Applications (SEG)  
Cancun, Mexico
5 September 2016
In Conjunction with AAPG | SEG 2016 International Conference & Exhibition (ICE) - Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)

3C seismic applications provide enhanced rock property characterization of the reservoir that can complement P-wave methods. The continued interest in converted P- to S-waves (PS-waves) and vertical seismic profiles (VSPs) has resulted in the steady development of advanced vector wavefield techniques. Shear waves are coupled with P-waves, and although they do not respond to fluid properties of the medium they are nevertheless very sensitive to anisotropy and provide direct estimates of shear moduli (rigidities).

Cancun Mexico 10 September, 2016 11 September, 2016
ICE SC 08 | Salt Tectonics of the Gulf of Mexico (AAPG)  
Cancun, Mexico
10-11 September 2016
In Conjunction with AAPG | SEG 2016 International Conference & Exhibition (ICE) - American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)

This two-day short course will provide an overview of salt tectonics in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM), including both the US and Mexican portions of the basin. It will cover a range of topics ranging from the fundamental mechanics of salt-related deformation to the regional distribution of different structural styles, including relevant aspects of extensional, contractional, vertical, and allochthonous salt tectonics. It is intended for geoscientists with different levels of expertise, from those new to the GoM or salt tectonics to those with years of experience in exploring in this complex basin.

Houston Texas United States 03 October, 2016 04 October, 2016
Carbonate Depositional Systems  
Houston, Texas, United States
3-4 October 2016

This course is for earth scientists and engineers involved in exploration or production from carbonate rocks. This is an introductory course that assumes no pre-existing knowledge. It moves from basic principles to advanced ideas and case studies that will also help experienced geoscientists with practical aspects of carbonate depositional systems.

Houston Texas United States 03 October, 2016 04 October, 2016
The Petroleum Geochemistry Toolkit for Petroleum Exploration and Development  
Houston, Texas, United States
3-4 October 2016
This course will provide sufficient background to better understand basic principles of petroleum geochemistry, how best to use geochemistry in their exploration or development study area, determine the limitations of geochemical data/interpretation, and types of samples and analysis required to evaluate a basin, region, play, or well. 
Houston Texas United States 07 October, 2016 07 October, 2016
Roles and Responsibilities of a Development Geologist, For Beginners  
Houston, Texas, United States
7 October 2016
This course is intended to help development geologists (and geophysicists) with 0 - 2 years’ experiences to quickly become effective contributors to field development. Workflow, well planning, support and post-well evaluation will be covered.
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.

Workshop

Houston Texas United States 05 October, 2016 06 October, 2016
Making Money with Mature Fields - Geosciences Technology Workshop  
Houston, Texas, United States
5-6 October 2016

The goal of this workshop is to review mature fields and to identify the amount and nature of oil that can be recovered, and to evaluate competing strategies for economically producing the remaining reserves. In addition to looking closely at fields, we will review new and improved technologies that may help revitalize reservoirs and overcome problems such as low pressure, paraffin, corrosion, and more. We will identify companies willing to offer a “no money down” approach, or other forms of innovative financing. In addition to reviewing the technology, we will review case studies.

Muscat Oman 26 October, 2016 27 October, 2016
AAPG/SEG Advances in Subsurface Imaging and Mapping Workshop  
Muscat, Oman
26-27 October 2016

This two-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.

Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates 16 November, 2016 17 November, 2016
AAPG/EAGE/SEG/SPE The Knowledge Management Challenge  
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
16-17 November 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”.

SPE/AAPG/EAGE Unconventional Plays Workshop: Achieving Efficiency and Effectiveness through Integration  
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
21-23 November 2016

The unpresented success of Unconventional Plays in North America has triggered global interest in exploring these tight reservoirs in various basins of the world. As operators aggressively pursuing exploration and development of unconventional plays new challenges have emerged as a result of these activities. Exploitation of these unconventional resources revealed its economic potential as a source of energy to the increasing demand for energy regionally and globally. Recent exploration and drilling operations in various basins have shown some increase in the number of unconventional wells.

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Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates 16 January, 2017 18 January, 2017
Carbonate Reservoirs of the Middle East and Their Challenges  
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
16-18 January 2017

Thank you for your interest in this workshop. More information on this event will be available shortly. For any questions please contact aapgme@aapg.org.

Influence of Volcanism and Associated Magmatic Processes on Petroleum Systems  
Oamaru, New Zealand
14-16 March 2017
Geoscience Technology Workshop

AAPG Workshop in Oamaru New Zealand with the topic of "the influence and associated magmatic processes on petroleum systems". Workshop to be held March 2017.

Aqaba Jordan 24 April, 2017 26 April, 2017
Siliciclastic Reservoirs of the Middle East  
Aqaba, Jordan
24-26 April 2017

Thank you for your interest in this workshop. More information on this event will be available shortly. For any questions please contact aapgme@aapg.org.

United Kingdom 25 April, 2017 27 April, 2017
 
United Kingdom
25-27 April 2017

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

Bandung Indonesia 13 September, 2017 14 September, 2017
Hidden Potential in Mature Basins: Play Analogs and Best Practices  
Bandung, Indonesia
13-14 September 2017
Geosciences Technology Workshop

Headed by a steering committee comprised of Syamsu Alam, Upstream Director, Pertamina, Noor Syarifuddin, Vice President Geoscience & Reservoir, Total Indonesia and Rovicky Dwi Putrohari, Vice President, Saka Energy,the technical committee is planning a strong program to facilitate knowledge sharing and collaboration to understand the challenges of exploring mature basins.

09 October, 2017 11 October, 2017
AAPG/EAGE Tight Reservoirs in the Middle East  
9-11 October 2017

Thank you for your interest in this workshop. More information on this event will be available shortly. For any questions please contact aapgme@aapg.org.

11 December, 2017 13 December, 2017
Stratigraphic Traps of the Middle East  
11-13 December 2017

Thank you for your interest in this workshop. More information on this event will be available shortly. For any questions please contact aapgme@aapg.org.

Online Certificate Course

Unconventional Resources  

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Field Safety Seminar  
Anyone who is involved in planning or leading field trips, field schools, field seminars, field activities, and fieldwork will benefit. Field leaders can range from elementary school teachers leading student field activities to organizations involved in geological field investigations.

Online Traditional Course

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.

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.

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
Download Registration Form

There is a registration button available for online registration with each course and field seminar AAPG has available. Some AAPG courses and field seminars are very popular, therefore use of the online, secure registration link is encouraged as this will expedite your transaction.

For those who are not comfortable with online transactions, we have included a PDF of the registration form for AAPG courses and field seminars. You may also call AAPG and register.

To utilize either of these forms you'll need a PDF reader. One is available free through Adobe Systems.

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.
  • Full tuition is due 4 weeks prior to commencement of course.
  • Full tuition is due 6 weeks prior to all international courses.
  • No photographing or recording of sessions will be permitted.
  • 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.

Release and Indemnities For Field Seminars

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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