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Houston Texas United States 09 November, 2015 13 November, 2015
Fundamentals Education Conference  
Houston, Texas, United States
9-13 November 2015

Five Great Days of the Finest Geoscience Training for One Low Price. Three 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

Great Falls Montana United States 17 August, 2015 21 August, 2015
Geology in Montana along the Missouri River: Canoeing with Lewis & Clark.  
Great Falls, Montana, United States
17-21 August 2015

Participants will explore a number of classic geological sites that affected the Lewis and Clark expedition in Montana on this six-day excursion.

Devonian Reef Facies Models, Hydrothermal Dolomitization, And Tight-Carbonate Reservoir Analogues—Upper Devonian Strata In The Northwest Territories, Canada  
Hay River, Northwest Territories, Canada
31 August - 4 September 2015

The Hay River region in the Northwest Territories is one of the best locations in North America for the examination of Devonian carbonates, and the Pine Point mine site is one of the best localities for viewing the fabrics and geometries associated with hydrothermal dolomitization.

Perth Australia 05 September, 2015 12 September, 2015
ICE FT 1 | Shark Bay, Western Australia: Sediments and Stromatolites  
Perth, Australia
5-12 September 2015
In Conjunction with AAPG/SEG 2015 International Conference & Exhibition (ICE) - Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia (PESA) Shark Bay was declared a World Heritage area in the 1980s because of its unique geo-biological attributes, particularly in hypersaline basins, in areas which remain pristine today. This field trip provides a once in a lifetime opportunity to observe stromatolites in their stunning present day environment at Hamelin Pool, Shark Bay. As part of this special trip, access will be provided to areas not normally open to the public. You will be able to access and inspect modern day intertidal to subtidal microbial systems.
ICE FT 2 | Geotour in Central Australia: Outstanding Sedimentary Geology and Geomorphology of the Amadeus Basin Including Uluru, Kings Canyon and the West MacDonnell Ranges  
Sydney, Australia
8-13 September 2015
In Conjunction with AAPG/SEG 2015 International Conference & Exhibition (ICE) - Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia (PESA) Led by a specialist geologist, experience this trip across the geology of the Amadeus Basin. The trip includes the dramatic Uluru — at both sunrise and sunset — and the indigenous cultural centre, Kings Canyon and luxury camping under the scintillating outback sky at the wilderness lodge. It will travel through the Australian outback to the spectacular geology and landscapes of Ormiston Gorge and Ellery Creek, West MacDonnell Ranges.
Columbia South Carolina United States 08 September, 2015 14 September, 2015
Modern Terrigenous Clastic Depositional Systems  
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
8-14 September 2015

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.

ICE FT 3 | Plio-Pleistocene Shelf to Miocene Deep-Water Deposits, Wanganui and Taranaki Basins, New Zealand  
Whanganui, New Zealand
9-12 September 2015
In Conjunction with AAPG/SEG 2015 International Conference & Exhibition (ICE) - Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia (PESA)

This four-day trip to the internationally-significant Wanganui Basin and North Taranaki coastal sections will examine Late Miocene to Pleistocene components of shelf- to basin-floor depositional systems deposited during an overall tectonically-controlled regressive phase. We will examine and discuss the interplay between tectonics and sea-level change, and the reservoir architecture and sequence stratigraphic framework of these well-exposed rocks. The outcrop geology will be supported by a range of seismic, well and supplementary industry data.

ICE FT 4 | The Gippsland Coast — Sutures, Structures, Reefs and Rifts; Polar Dinosaurs and the Penguin Parade  
Melbourne, Australia
10-13 September 2015
In Conjunction with AAPG/SEG 2015 International Conference & Exhibition (ICE) - Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia (PESA)

This trip will visit the breathtaking coastal outcrops of turbidites, carbonate platforms, fluvial sediments and pillow lavas along the cliffs southeast of Melbourne. Come scramble down craggy slopes at Cape Liptrap to view superb outcrop-scale fold and thrust structures in Devonian turbidites, then take a 5 km hike along the adjacent coast where Cambrian ophiolites and exhumed amphibolites, faulted against trilobite-hosting Ordovician marls and Devonian reefal carbonates will be revealed. This will be followed by a trip to a site of Early Cretaceous fluvial rift sediments deposited during the initial separation of Antarctica from Australia to open the Gippsland Basin.

Sydney Australia 11 September, 2015 12 September, 2015
ICE FT 5 | Tidally Influenced Strata of the Hawkesbury Sandstone, Sydney  
Sydney, Australia
11-12 September 2015
In Conjunction with AAPG/SEG 2015 International Conference & Exhibition (ICE) - Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia (PESA)

The Hawkesbury Sandstone is the foundation on which the city of Sydney was built. This trip will allow discussion of the sedimentology and sequence stratigraphy of the Hawkesbury Sandstone by examining outcrops around the scenic Sydney Harbour and in spectacular coastal cliffs in National Parks close to the city. The sandstone displays a wide variety of sedimentary structures combined with superb scenery offering many opportunities for photographers.

Interpretation of Thrust Belts and Foreland Basins: Models from the Spanish Pyrenees  
Barcelona, Spain
14-18 September 2015

Participants will examine illustrative outcrops of thrusts, fault-related folds, stratal architectures and facies of depositional systems affected by growing structures, which are good analogues for hydrocarbon reservoirs. Objectives include interpreting complex thrust structures, identifying and understanding strain and fracture systems in fold-thrust belts, and analyzing patterns of growth strata in areas with synsedimentary folding.

ICE FT 7 | Geological Overview and CO<sub>2</sub> Sequestration Potential of the Limestone Coast — Otway Basin, Southeastern Australia  
Melbourne, Australia
17-19 September 2015
In Conjunction with AAPG/SEG 2015 International Conference & Exhibition (ICE) - Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia (PESA) The focus of this trip is on the geologic history of the region, its hydrocarbon systems, and its potential for carbon sequestration.
ICE FT 6 | Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, Geotourism and Geohistory of the Blue Mountains and Jenolan Caves  
Sydney, Australia
17-18 September 2015
In Conjunction with AAPG/SEG 2015 International Conference & Exhibition (ICE) - Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia (PESA)

Experience the World Heritage Exhibition Centre in the Mt Tomah Botanic Gardens, the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, and various geosites including the iconic Triassic sandstone landscapes at Govetts Leap and Echo Point. 

ICE FT 9 | Salt Diapirs and Salt Sheets of the Flinders Ranges, South Australian Outback  
Melbourne, Australia
17-22 September 2015
In Conjunction with AAPG/SEG 2015 International Conference & Exhibition (ICE) - Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia (PESA) This field trip will focus on outcrop exposures of Neoproterozoic salt diapirs, salt sheets and associated growth strata in the central and northern Flinders Ranges, South Australia.
Melbourne Australia 17 September, 2015 22 September, 2015
ICE FT 8 | Geology of Heron Island, Southern Great Barrier Reef  
Melbourne, Australia
17-22 September 2015
In Conjunction with AAPG/SEG 2015 International Conference & Exhibition (ICE) - Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia (PESA) Join us on a trip to the Capricorn-Bunker group located around the world-famous Southern Great Barrier Reef.
Salt Lake City Utah United States 20 September, 2015 27 September, 2015
Lacustrine Basin Exploration  
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
20-27 September 2015

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
23-30 September 2015

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
26 September - 2 October 2015

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.

Sequence Stratigraphy, Facies Architecture & Reservoir Characterization Of Fluvial, Deltaic And Strand-Plain Deposits  
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
2-9 October 2015
NOTE: New Dates!

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.

Ras al-Khaimah United Arab Emirates 24 November, 2015 25 November, 2015
Field Trip to the Kharaib and Shuaiba Formations (Barremian to Aptian), Wadi Rahabah, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE  
Ras al-Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
24-25 November 2015
The field trip will take you to outcrops of the Musandam Peninsula of Ras Al-Khaimah, UAE equivalent in age and architecture to the producing Shuaiba and Kharaib formations in the subsurface of the Arabian Peninsula. Outcrops are of seismic scale and thus provide field-scale cross-sections that help to refine sequence stratigraphic and facies models, and aid to the understanding of reservoir geometry distribution, and reservoir continuity in the subsurface.
Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates 24 November, 2015 24 November, 2015
Field Trip to the Modern Sabkha Environment, Abu Dhabi, UAE  
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
24 November 2015
The modern carbonate-evaporite depositional environments along the Abu Dhabi shoreline and offshore Abu Dhabi belong to the few areas of the world where the geoscientist can observe the interplay between carbonate and evaporite sedimentation.
Muscat Oman 19 January, 2016 19 January, 2016
Geology of the Muscat Area  
Muscat, Oman
19 January 2016

Known worldwide for its spectacular geology, the key geological units in the stratigraphy of Oman are exposed in the Muscat area. It is only a short distance to some excellent outcrops ranging from the Permo-Triassic basement to the Permo-Triassic sequence and the Semail Ophiolite found in the oceanic crust and upper mantle emplaced on the autochthonous Mesozoic carbonate succession of the Oman margin during the Late Cretaceous.

Structural and Stratigraphical Seals of Cretaceous Platform Carbonate  
Muscat, Oman
21-22 January 2016
A joint AAPG/EAGE Middle East Geosciences Technology Workshop

This field trip consists of two days discussing concepts related to structural and stratigraphical seals both in exploration and production scales.

Forum

Oklahoma City Oklahoma United States 23 September, 2015 23 September, 2015
Reality-Based Reservoir Development: New Teams, Techniques, Technologies  
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
23 September 2015
With the recent surge in new techniques and technology, as well as new plays put into production, a tremendous opportunity exists in both U.S. and international reservoirs to apply lessons learned to existing reservoirs in order to economically increase production and recoverable reserves.

Short Course

Houston Texas United States 18 August, 2015 20 August, 2015
Basic Petroleum Geology for the Non-Geologist  
Houston, Texas, United States
18-20 August 2015
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.

Casper Wyoming United States 24 August, 2015 28 August, 2015
Fractured Reservoirs: From Geologic Concepts To Reservoir Models   
Casper, Wyoming, United States
24-28 August 2015
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.

 
Melbourne, Australia
12 September 2015
In Conjunction with AAPG/SEG International Conference & Exhibition (ICE) - Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia (PESA)

This course reviews the data required to design a successful hydraulic fracturing treatment, key considerations for frac placement and execution, the state of hydraulic fracturing diagnostics, and the role of the geoscientist in the multidiscipline team addressing stimulation of unconventional reservoirs. The course is presented in a classroom/workshop format, first providing participants key principles then evaluating case studies using a multidisciplined team perspective.

Melbourne Australia 12 September, 2015 13 September, 2015
ICE SC 3 | Sequence Stratigraphy for Graduate Students  
Melbourne, Australia
12-13 September 2015
In Conjunction with AAPG/SEG 2015 International Conference & Exhibition (ICE) - Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM)

This course is designed to teach graduate students the principles, concepts and methods of sequence stratigraphy.

Melbourne Australia 12 September, 2015 13 September, 2015
 
Melbourne, Australia
12-13 September 2015
In Conjunction with AAPG/SEG 2015 International Conference & Exhibition (ICE) - Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)

This course discusses the geologic and seismic expression of common structural styles in extensional, salt, compressional, strike-slip and inversion settings.

Melbourne Australia 13 September, 2015 13 September, 2015
ICE SC 6 | Geochemistry and Modeling of Unconventional Petroleum Systems  
Melbourne, Australia
13 September 2015
In Conjunction with AAPG/SEG 2015 International Conference & Exhibition (ICE) - American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)

This course is a non-numerical introduction to the use of geochemistry and BPSM to better understanding unconventional resources. This course is designed to provide participants with new information on unconventional and sweet spot identification that is not normally available in routine service company courses.

Melbourne Australia 13 September, 2015 13 September, 2015
ICE SC 4 | GPlates Reconstruction  
Melbourne, Australia
13 September 2015
In Conjunction with AAPG/SEG 2015 International Conference & Exhibition (ICE) - Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia (PESA)

This course will cover most basic functions available in GPlates and also provide an informal opportunity to ask questions and make suggestions for functionality in future versions of GPlates.

Melbourne Australia 13 September, 2015 13 September, 2015
 
Melbourne, Australia
13 September 2015
In Conjunction with AAPG/SEG 2015 International Conference & Exhibition (ICE) - Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia (PESA)

The oil and gas business revolves around making decisions in uncertain situations, often of a complex nature, whose consequences are not immediately obvious and which must be made with incomplete information and within time and budget constraints. This course will teach a practical methodology for making good decisions.

Melbourne Australia 17 September, 2015 18 September, 2015
 
Melbourne, Australia
17-18 September 2015
In Conjunction with AAPG/SEG 2015 International Conference & Exhibition (ICE) - Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia (PESA)

This course demonstrates the use of basic rock properties, wireline logs, capillary pressure and relative permeability data to evaluate reservoir rock quality, recovery efficiency and pay.

Perth WA Australia 17 September, 2015 18 September, 2015
ICE SC 8 | Core Workshop – Giant Gas Fields of the North West Shelf, Australia  
Perth WA, Australia
17-18 September 2015
In Conjunction with AAPG/SEG 2015 International Conference & Exhibition (ICE) - Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia (PESA)

This two-day course will focus on cores from Triassic and Jurassic reservoirs, from fluvial, coastal-deltaic and sheld depositional systems (Mungaroo, Brigadier and Legendre Formations).

Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates 04 October, 2015 04 October, 2015
An Introduction to Hydraulic Fracturing  
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
4 October 2015
Held in conjunction with the Third EAGE/AAPG Workshop on Tight Reservoirs in the Middle East This one-day short course is intended as an introduction to the art and science of hydraulic fracturing – the processes involved, candidate selection, treatment design and post-treatment evaluation. It will also focus on two of the most active and innovative areas within hydraulic fracturing – unconventional gas and multi-stage horizontal wells.
Tulsa Oklahoma United States 06 October, 2015 08 October, 2015
Basic Petroleum Geology for the Non-Geologist  
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
6-8 October 2015
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 01 December, 2015 04 December, 2015
Practical Salt Tectonics   
Houston, Texas, United States
1-4 December 2015
This course is designed to give participants the basic working tools to explore and develop hydrocarbons in salt basins. Because no two basins are alike, the focus is on understanding the processes and styles of salt-related deformation. At course completion participants should be able to under the depositional setting of layered evaporites, describe the mechanics of salt flow, interpret salt and stratal geometries associated with diapirs, salt welds, and minibasins, and assess more accurately the risks in the exploration of salt basins.
Houston Texas United States 01 December, 2015 03 December, 2015
Basic Petroleum Geology for the Non-Geologist  
Houston, Texas, United States
1-3 December 2015
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

Golden Colorado United States 11 August, 2015 12 August, 2015
Revitalizing Reservoirs - Rocky Mountains, MidContinent, Canada, International Focus  
Golden, Colorado, United States
11-12 August 2015
An AAPG Geosciences Technology Workshop (GTW) This workshop brings together new technologies, practices, and procedures that can be applied to new and mature fields in order to revitalize them and increase / optimize recovery. The presentations will focus on case studies, research findings, and field applications for new and existing plays, including in the Rocky Mountain region, the Permian Basin, and the MidContinent. Lessons learned from shale and unconventionals will be discussed, and their potential applications to mature fields will be evaluated. We will also take a close look at geochemistry, geomechanics, 3D visualization, microseismic, as well as the workflows used. Techniques to be reviewed include practical approaches to hydraulic fracturing, evaluating cases for re-fracking, drilling fluids / frac fluid optimization, enhanced oil and gas recovery, and more.
Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates 04 October, 2015 06 October, 2015
EAGE/AAPG Tight Reservoirs in the Middle East  
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
4-6 October 2015

This workshop is the outgrowth of continued cooperation between AAPG & EAGE to develop a series of multi-disciplined gatherings dedicated to understanding, completing & producing tight sandstone & carbonate reservoirs.

Lima Peru 15 October, 2015 16 October, 2015
Increasing the Recovery Factor in Mature Oil & Gas Fields  
Lima, Peru
15-16 October 2015
A joint Geosciences Technology Workshop (GTW) with the AAPG Latin America & Caribbean Region and the Geological Society of Peru

This interdisciplinary, two-day workshop focuses on innovative strategies and new technologies for revitalizing mature fields and includes a series of expert presentations and roundtable discussions. Participants will benefit from the opportunity to advance their understanding of mature fields, to exchange ideas and to explore opportunities for future collaboration. It is organized by the AAPG Latin America & Caribbean Region and the Geological Society of Peru.

Austin Texas United States 03 November, 2015 04 November, 2015
Unconventionals Update  
Austin, Texas, United States
3-4 November 2015
An AAPG Geosciences Technology Workshop (GTW) Where and how can drilling and producing unconventionals be economically viable? The latest techniques, technologies and lessons learned will be reviewed, with a focus on shale play optimization.
Croydon United Kingdom 17 November, 2015 17 November, 2015
Basin Mastery - Myanmar & the Rakhine Basin  
Croydon, United Kingdom
17 November 2015
A joint AAPG/PESGB Geosciences Technology Workshop on Basin Mastery

This is the first 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 first workshop focuses on Myanmar and Rakhine basin.

Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates 23 November, 2015 25 November, 2015
Carbonate Reservoirs of the Middle East  
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
23-25 November 2015
An AAPG Middle East Geosciences Technology Workshop

This three-day workshop is dedicated to sharing knowledge, ideas and workflows in exploring for and developing hydrocarbon bearing carbonate reservoirs of the Middle East. The workshop will emphasize case studies involving field scale reservoir characterization to regional scale lithofacies distribution, depositional models and sequence stratigraphy.

San Antonio Texas United States 01 December, 2015 02 December, 2015
Revitalizing Reservoirs – Texas, Gulf Coast, Latin America Focus  
San Antonio, Texas, United States
1-2 December 2015
This workshop brings together new technologies, practices, and procedures that can be applied to new and mature fields in order to revitalize them and increase / optimize recovery. The presentations will focus on case studies, research findings, and field applications for new and existing plays, including Texas, Gulf Coast region, and Latin America.
Muscat Oman 18 January, 2016 20 January, 2016
AAPG/EAGE Hydrocarbon Seals of the Middle East  
Muscat, Oman
18-20 January 2016
A joint AAPG/EAGE Middle East Geosciences Technology Workshop

This three-day workshop has the primary goal to share knowledge, case studies, techniques and workflows pertaining to the understanding and prediction of hydrocarbon seals for exploration and production in the Middle East. These seals range in age from Pre-Cambrian to Tertiary.    

Croydon United Kingdom 19 January, 2016 19 January, 2016
Basin Mastery - Greenland and Labrador  
Croydon, United Kingdom
19 January 2016
A joint AAPG/PESGB Geosciences Technology Workshop on Basin Mastery

This is the second 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 second workshop focuses on Greenland and Labrador basins.

Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates 25 January, 2016 27 January, 2016
Source Rocks of the Middle East  
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
25-27 January 2016
An AAPG Middle East Geosciences Technology Workshop

This three-day workshop aims to provide a forum for professionals from industry, academia and government agencies, who are actively involved in the study of Middle Eastern Source Rocks, to share their advances in source rock related fields, present their experiences and challenges, and demonstrate relevant technologies and 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.
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.

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:

Online Certificate Course

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.

Unconventional Resources  

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Recognizing Unconventional Pay from Wireline Logs  

The e-symposium contains several case studies and log examples of bypassed pay and unconventional resources including Niobrara, Bakken, Marcellus, offshore GOM and others examples including processed log quality issues.

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.

Online Traditional Course

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.

Technical Writing  

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

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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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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