From time to time the AAPG Research Committee selects a topic for critical examination. They will invite scientists from various disciplines (geology, geophysics, reservoir engineering, etc.) to discuss state-of-the-art concepts, methodologies, case histories, and future directions relating to this subject. The conference are held in informal settings with a maximum of 80-100 attendees.

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Santa Barbara, California, United States
3-8 April 2016

NOTE: New Date!!

The conference aims to bring together professionals from academia, government agencies and industry who are actively involved in pushing the technical limits and application of basin modeling.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
16-19 October 2016
Implications for Exploration and Development of Unconventional Reservoirs

The purpose of this conference is to foster the free exchange of new ideas among leading experts from industry, academia, and government on the controls and impacts of inorganic and organic diagenesis on mudstone hydrocarbon generation, reservoir properties and seal quality.

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Beijing, China
21-23 October 2016

This conference aims to stimulate new ideas and joint industry-academic ventures that can accelerate the exploration and development of shale oil resources in mature petroleum source kitchens in petroliferous basins. Such further advances are likely to be among some of the most significant developments for the oil and gas industry in the next decade as conventional petroleum traps become depleted, while unconventional resources –show continual improvement in productivity, but are inefficient in recovery factors. The conference will provide a venue for both industry and academic geoscientists to increase awareness of the needs and interests of each party and focusing on emerging concepts, novel technologies, and global case studies.

Past Hedbergs

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Austin, Texas, United States
7-11 December 2014
An AAPG/SEG/SPWLA Hedberg Research Conference

There is a constant and rapid evolution of hydraulic fracturing techniques; however there are important uncertainties remaining with respect to our understanding.  A current view in the industry is that 80% of the production comes from 20% of the fracs. If that is correct, considerable money is wasted by the industry. The purpose of this conference is to bring together geologists, engineers, geophysicists, petrophysicists and other geoscientists to address these issues and determine multidisciplinary solutions for the future.

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Banff, Alberta, Canada
28 September - 1 October 2014
An AAPG/SEPM Hedberg Research Conference

This conference will provide an opportunity for attendees to share knowledge and identify differences in depositional processes, define how variability affects play elements, and define differences in stratigraphic models and sedimentary concepts.

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1-5 June 2014

The purpose of this technical conference is to enhance cooperation and exchange ideas about interpretation visualization.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
7-10 April 2002

A follow up to the May, 1994 Hedberg on Near Surface Expressions of Hydrocarbon Migration Purpose: Critically examine migration mechanisms responsible for movement of micro- and macro-seepage as well as active versus passive seepage.