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Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
17-18 May 2016
Short course covering the basics of petroleum geology, seismic response, velocity, resolution, seismic migration, seismic correlation and mapping techniques, and quantified interpretation.
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Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
19 May 2016
This course is a quick review of the unique methods used in the analysis of older well logs. Course consists of lectures on different "old" well logs, what they measure and how they are used in the analysis of potentially hydrocarbon productive zone.
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Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
20 May 2016
A review of the basic principles of carbonate well logging including a series of lectures on the different carbonate port types and the different logging methods used to  .
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Denver, Colorado, United States
7-9 June 2016
A joint course with AAPG and University of Tulsa Continuing Engineering and Science Education Department

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

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
15-17 June 2016
In Conjunction with AAPG 2016 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE) - Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG)

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

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
16-17 June 2016
In Conjunction with AAPG 2016 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE) - SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology)

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

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
17 June 2016
In Conjunction with AAPG 2016 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE) - Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG)

A significant amount of the world's remaining oil is housed in low permeability carbonate mud-rocks. Carbonate reservoir heterogeneity is complex, due to ternary porosity distributions composed of matrix, vugs, and fractures. Recently, matrix related micro-porosity has been recognized as an important control on storage capacity and hydraulic conductivity of hydrocarbons.

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
17 June 2016
In Conjunction with AAPG 2016 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE) - Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG)

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

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

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

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
18-19 June 2016
In Conjunction with AAPG 2016 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE) - SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology)

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

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

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

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
18 June 2016
In Conjunction with AAPG 2016 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE) - American Association of Petroleum Geologist (AAPG)

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

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
18 June 2016
In Conjunction with AAPG 2016 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE) - AAPG Professional Women in Earth Sciences (PROWESS) and Association for Women Geoscientists (AWG)

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

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
18-19 June 2016
In Conjunction with AAPG 2016 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE) - SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology)

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

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
18 June 2016
In Conjunction with AAPG 2016 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE) - SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology)

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

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

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

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
19 June 2016
In Conjunction with AAPG 2016 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE) - American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)

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

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
19 June 2016
In Conjunction with AAPG 2016 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE) - AAPG Division of Professional Affairs (DPA)

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

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
19 June 2016
In Conjunction with AAPG 2016 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE) - American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)

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

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
23-24 June 2016
In Conjunction with AAPG 2016 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE) - SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology)

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

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Golden, Colorado, United States
11-15 July 2016

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

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Lagos, Nigeria
11-13 July 2016
Sequence stratigraphy provides a framework for the integration of geological, geophysical, biostratigraphic and engineering data, with the aim of predicting the distribution of reservoir, source rock and seal lithologies. It gives the geoscientist a powerful predictive tool for regional basin analysis, shelf-to-basin correlation, and characterization of reservoir heterogeneity. This course will examine the underlying geological principles, processes and terminology related to sequence stratigraphic interpretation. The strength of this course is the application of these basic principles to subsurface datasets in a series of well-founded exercises.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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