Modelling carbonate sequences and reservoirs has always been a challenging task. Carbonate rocks are generated and subsequently modified by a large variety of biological, physical and chemical processes that start at the time of deposition and end today. To unravel the geological evolution and history of carbonate sequences is fundamental not only for understanding their hydrocarbons potential but also for their role as potential reservoirs for renewable energy (geothermal) or geological gas storage (CO2 and hydrogen).

Several science disciplines are often involved to fully understand the characteristics of carbonate rocks and old approaches and new technologies and tools are nowadays applied in these types of sequences.

The objective of this meeting is to allow scientists and engineers working on carbonate rocks in academia and industry to share their most recent experience, work, approaches and use of innovative technologies to increase the understanding of the very complex world of carbonates.

Who Should Attend

This event should be attended by geoscientists and engineers from the energy industry working on exploration and development of carbonate reservoirs. Participation by academic researchers and graduate students working on carbonates is also most welcome.


Themes/Planned Technical Sessions
  1. Facies & depositional environments of Paleozoic, Mesozoic and Cenozoic carbonate platforms
    • Tectonic vs climatic control
    • High resolution stratigraphy of carbonate platforms: old and new tools
  2. From platform to basin: Slope processes, intraplatform basins, and source rocks of carbonate petroleum systems
  3. Non-marine carbonates
  4. Impact of diagenetic processes on carbonate sequences (dolomitisation, karst ….)
    • Quantifying and characterizing Petrophysical properties of carbonate reservoirs (tools, analogues, databases and machine learning approaches)
  5. Deformation styles of carbonate sequences
    • Mechanical stratigraphy and fracture networks in carbonates
    • Carbonate-dominated fold-and-thrust belts
    • Extensional tectonics and geological setting of pre-, syn- and post-rift carbonate successions
    • Carbonate successions involved in strike-slip tectonics
  6. Geophysical approaches to characterize carbonate sequences (seismic attributes, seismic geomorphology, seismic inversion ….)
  7. New advances in Virtual Outcrop Models for visualization of geological objects
  8. Old and new petroleum plays in Paleozoic, Mesozoic and Cenozoic carbonates
  9. The role of carbonate sequences in the Energy transition
    • Carbonate reservoirs for CCS and Gas Storage: challenges and complexities
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Xavier Ravi Moonan Xavier Moonan Chair Senior Geoscientist, Touchstone Exploration, Trinidad Tobago
Xavier Ravi Moonan Xavier Moonan Chair Senior Geoscientist, Touchstone Exploration, Trinidad Tobago
Xavier Ravi Moonan Xavier Moonan Chair Senior Geoscientist, Touchstone Exploration, Trinidad Tobago
Steven Loring Veal Steven Veal Committee Director USA
Jonathan M. Brady Jonathan Brady Council Member Geologist - PG, CPG, USA
Joseph Carl Fiduk, PhD Joseph Fiduk Council Member Fiduk Consulting, LLC, USA
Ronald Blake Meers Ronald Meers Council Member Consultant, USA
Sarah G. Stanley Sarah Stanley Council Member Mrs., Geophysical Insights, USA
Mary Louise Van Der Loop Mary Van Der Loop Council Member Sanctuary Oaks Consultants Int'l Inc., USA
Ralph Wayne Baird Ralph Baird Alternate Council Member Founder/President, Baird Petrophysical International, USA
Bruce A. Falkenstein Bruce Falkenstein Alternate Council Member Consultant, USA
Jon Brenizer Jon Brenizer Council Member Senior Geologist, Devon Energy, USA
Donald G. Burdick Donald Burdick Council Member CEO, Olifant Energy, USA
Michael Joseph Bone Michael Bone Alternate Council Member Geologist, USA
Douglas Vincent Davis, Jr. Douglas Davis Jr. Alternate Council Member Consulting Geologist, D-EX Production Co., USA
Jamie Ann Woolsey Jamie Woolsey President Consulting Geologist, PQ GeoConsulting, USA
Nathan Alan Randolph Nathan Randolph Vice President Geologist, Pablo Energy II, LLC, USA
Peter Dekker Peter Dekker Council Member Chief Geophysicist, PetroSA, South Africa
Jay Stratton Jay Stratton SPE Co-Chair Ultra Petroleum, USA
Johannes Alvarez Johannes Alvarez SPE Co-Chair Chevron, USA
Stephanie Perry Stephanie Perry AAPG Co-Chair GeoMark Research, USA
Scott W. Singleton Scott Singleton SEG Co-Chair Independence Resources Management, USA
Michael McWalter Michael McWalter Council Member Special Advisor, Oil Search Ltd , Papua New Guinea
Robert Archer Hull Robert Hull Theme Chair Consultant, USA
Craig Cipolla Craig Cipolla Theme Chair Hess Corporation , USA
Alejandro Lerza Alejandro Lerza Theme Chair Chevron, Argentina
Kathryn Elise Dianiska Kathryn Dianiska Theme Chair Occidental Petroleum, USA
John Richard Hogg John Hogg Council Member Skybattle Resources Ltd., Skybattle Resources Ltd., Canada
Katerina Yared Katerina Yared Theme Chair Petropgysicist P.G., SM Energy, USA
Carrie Glaser Carrie Glaser Theme Chair Geologist, Willamette Petrophysics, USA
Patricia Evelyn Rodrigues Patricia Rodrigues Theme Chair Petrophysical Advisor, Seispetro, USA
Mathilde Luycx Mathilde Luycx Theme Chair ExxonMobil, USA
Matthew Troy Poole Matthew Poole Theme Chair Shell Exploration and Production, USA
Barbara M. Hill Barbara Hill Theme Chair Schlumberger, USA
Donald Walker Donald Walker Theme Chair USA
Andrew  Munoz Andrew Munoz Theme Chair Ensign Natural Resources, USA
Marianne  Rauch Marianne Rauch Theme Chair Principal Technical Advisor, multi client onshore, TGS, USA
Austin Bailey Austin Bailey Theme Chair Geophysicist, Cimarex Energy, USA
Robert Hurt Robert Hurt Theme Chair Pioneer Natural Resources, USA
Ahmad Ghassemi Ahmad Ghassemi Theme Chair The University of Oklahoma, USA
Laurent Louis Laurent Louis Theme Chair Principal Scientist, New England Research, USA
Christopher Lee Ginn Christopher Ginn Theme Chair Sr. Geologist, Occidental Petroleum, USA
John Blair Curtis, PhD John Curtis Theme Chair GeoMark Research, Ltd., USA
Eric E. Michael Eric Michael Theme Chair ConocoPhillips, USA
Jason Jweda Jason Jweda Theme Chair ConocoPhillips, USA
Craig Barrie Craig Barrie Theme Chair GeoMark Research, USA
Mohit Khanna, PhD Mohit Khanna Council Member Dr, Jersey Oil & Gas, UK
Birol Dindoruk Birol Dindoruk Theme Chair University of Houston
Mariano Gurfinkel Mariano Gurfinkel Theme Chair Marathon Oil
Michael P. Ashby Michael Ashby Theme Chair Devon Energy Contracted, USA
Sebastien F. Matringe Sebastien Matringe Theme Chair Hess Corporation, USA
George Koperna George Koperna Theme Chair Advanced Resources Int'l Inc, USA
Autumn Shannon Autumn Shannon Theme Chair Marathon Oil, USA
Hosein Kalaei Hosein Kalaei Theme Chair ConocoPhillips
Didi Mey Ooi Didi Ooi Theme Chair Occidental Petroleum, USA
Susan Howes Susan Howes Theme Chair Subsurface Consultants & Associates, LLC, USA
Alexsandra  Martinez Alexsandra Martinez Theme Chair DeGolyer and MacNaughton, USA
Katie Essary Katie Essary Theme Chair Chevron, USA
David William Hume David Hume Theme Chair Business Development , Independent Consultant, USA
Alice M. Hildick Alice Hildick Theme Chair Vice President - Operations, Fracture ID, USA
Denise Benoit Denise Benoit Theme Chair Halliburton
Bin Yuan Bin Yuan Theme Chair China University of Petroleum
Jayne Alexandra Sloan Jayne Sloan Theme Chair Geologist, Centennial Resource Development, USA
David Livasy David Livasy Theme Chair Parsley Energy
Oscar Fernandez Oscar Fernandez Chair Univiersity of Vienna, Austria
Luis  Baez Luis Baez Theme Chair Shell Exploration and Production Company, USA
Keith Chan Keith Chan Convener Exploration Geoscientist, Regional Ventures (APAC), Shell Malaysia Limited, Malaysia
Flavio Feijo Flavio Feijo Council Member Geologist, Independent, Brazil
Christoph Leitner Christoph Leitner Chair iC consulenten & University of Salzburg, Austria
Douglas Nelson Valleau Douglas Valleau Theme Chair President, Strategia Innovation & Technology Advisors. LLc, USA
Kelly Bott Kelly Bott Theme Chair Ultra Petroleum
Giovanni Aloisi Giovanni Aloisi Committee Member University of Paris, France
Linda Stalker Linda Stalker Committee Member Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO, Australia
Erika Tokarz Erika Tokarz Theme Chair
Kathleen Counter Benison Kathleen Benison Committee Member West Virginia University, USA
Susan Smith Nash Susan Nash Theme Chair Director of Innovation, Emerging Science and Technology, AAPG, USA
Adam Bere Adam Bere Committee Member Rockfield Ltd., UK
Lisa Chisholm Lisa Chisholm Committee Member Geologist, Resource Development & Management, MPM, PETRONAS, Malaysia
Walker Dimmig Walker Dimmig Theme Chair Darcy Partners
Claudia Bertoni Claudia Bertoni Committee Member University of Oxford, England (U.K.)
Eugene Garth Rhodes Eugene Rhodes Plenary Session Subcommittee Co-Chair Pioneer Natural Resources, USA
Angelo Camerlenghi Angelo Camerlenghi Committee Member National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics - OGS Trieste, Italy
Mark Robert Paul Tingay Mark Tingay Committee Member Head (Pore Pressure/Geomechanics), PETRONAS, Malaysia
Douglas Nelson Valleau Douglas Valleau Plenary Session Subcommittee Co-Chair President, Strategia Innovation & Technology Advisors. LLc, USA
Joan Francesc Flinch PhD Joan Flinch PhD Committee Member Repsol, Spain
Lara  Heister Lara Heister Panels and Invited Sessions Subcommittee Co-Chair Project Geologic Advisor, This is Petroleum Systems, USA
Virginie Gaullier, PhD Virginie Gaullier Committee Member Professeur des Universités, University of Lille, France
Isaac Aviles Isaac Aviles Panels and Invited Sessions Subcommittee Co-Chair Schlumberger, USA
Hans-Jürgen Gawlick Hans-Jürgen Gawlick Committee Member University of Leoben, Austria
Abdelwaheb Khamessi Abdelwaheb Khamessi General Chair ETAP
Habib Troudi Habib Troudi Technical Program Chair ETAP
Raffaele Di Cuia Raffaele Di Cuia Co-Chair Technical Director, Delta Energy Ltd., Italy
Susan Smith Nash Susan Nash Panels and Invited Sessions Subcommittee Co-Chair Director of Innovation, Emerging Science and Technology, AAPG, USA
Pablo Granado Pablo Granado Committee Member Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
Gonzalo A. Zamora Valcarce Gonzalo Zamora Valcarce Co-Chair Structural Geology Manager, Repsol, Spain
Amit Singh Amit Singh Panels and Invited Sessions Subcommittee Co-Chair Chevron
Noureddine Daoudi Noureddine Daoudi Committee Member Al Naft Algeria
Soraya Heuss-Aßbichler Soraya Heuss-Aßbichler Committee Member University of Munich , Germany
Paul Griffiths Paul Griffiths Committee Member Shell, London
Scott R. Reeves Scott Reeves Panels and Invited Sessions Subcommittee Co-Chair GTI Energy, USA
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