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Short Course
Papua New Guinea
Monday, 24 February 2020, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Supported by    Date: Monday 24 February 2020 (1 day) Instructor: Dr Moyra Wilson, University of Western Australia Overview This 1 day practical core workshop will focus on the study of a range of cores through Cenozoic carbonate successions and reservoir units from the Gulf of Papua. The cores, including reservoir units from the Gulf of Papua, are also direct analogues for the prolific carbonate reservoirs of the onshore Eastern FoldBelt, PNG, and show similarities with a variety of reservoir units from the broader SE Asia region. The workshop will cover depositional, diagenetic and pore system characterisation of reefal buildups and more extensive, non-reefal carbonate platform systems. The aim is to lead participants towards an enhanced understanding of the variability in carbonate systems, their reservoir potential and influencing factors. Other topics covered will include: climatic and marine environmental change during the Cenozoic, principles of carbonate geology, carbonate platform development, carbonate diagenesis, including karstification and dolomitisation, as well as reservoir heterogeneity. Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to study some amazing reservoir units from PNG’s highly varied Cenozoic carbonate systems through this practical workshop. Suitable for: The core workshop will suit anyone with a passion to learn more about the petroleum systems of PNG, reservoir development and carbonate systems and reefs through a practical ‘hands-on’ approach. Geoscientists and non-geoscientists alike, from novice to experienced personnel are welcome to join and we look forward to your active participation. Itinerary 8:45 am Welcome Coffee 9:00 am Workshop activities 10:15 am Coffee Break 12:30 pm Lunch 1:30 pm Short presentation by WS – “The Pasca A4 Core Story” 2:00 pm Workshop activities 3:15 pm Coffee Break 5:00 pm End of Core Workshop   Please bring along a notebook and hand lens. Attendees are requested to wear covered shoes. Instructor’s Profile Moyra is a Senior Lecturer in Sedimentology at the University of Western Australia (UWA), Perth, with ~30 years’ academic/industry experience focusing on the carbonate systems of SE Asia and their reservoir potential. Moyra has a well-established international reputation and is amongst the most prolific publishers on equatorial carbonate and reefal systems, Cenozoic marine paleoenvironmental and global change, and reservoir quality development (>70 published papers, > 70 technical industry reports, 2 co-edited books, numerous conference presentations). Some of Moyra’s other broad research interests include marine biogeography hotspot development, palaeobiogeography, plate tectonics, petroleum, aquifer and geothermal systems with a citations record spanning environmental change, geology, palaeontology, ecology, biology, resources and social science fields (Citations for publications: >3000). Moyra is a recipient of various awards in recognition of her ‘research excellence in equatorial marine systems’ including the Lyell Fund from the Geological Society of London, Wiley Best ‘Sedimentology’ Paper, Curtin University Research and Teaching Fellowship, and Australian Bicentennial Award. Moyra’s research has been supported by a range of funding bodies, and is often undertaken in collaboration with a range of national and international colleagues from academia, government organisations and industry as well as through a small research team of up to 7 PhD students at any one time (>20 PhD and MPhil students supervised to completion). Moyra is a graduate of Geological Sciences from Cambridge University (UK), holds a PhD from London University (UK) through the SE Asia Research Group, and holds qualifications in Higher Education Teaching and Learning Certificates from Durham Uni (UK). and the University of Western Australia (Australia). With over 20 years of teaching experience (London, Durham, Curtin Universities (Australia) and since 2016 the University of Western Australia) Moyra is committed to instilling in students a genuine interest in sedimentary geology and environmental change through teaching and working with students at all levels. Moyra is also regularly sought-out for outreach activities and to deliver external courses and workshops to a range of industry, government and community organisations, as well as to the general public on the basis of her expertise.

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American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Short Course
Papua New Guinea
Monday, 24 February 2020, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Date: Monday 24 February 2020 (1 day) Instructor: Steve Begg, DecisionsDecisions, Australia Schedule: Start 8:30 am Morning Break 10:15 - 10:45 am Lunch 12:45 - 1:30 pm Afternoon Break 3:00 - 3:30 pm Finish 5:00 pm Overview: There is strong evidence that many Oil and Gas projects are plagued by large cost and schedule overruns, or significant under-performance in productivity and other metrics used to justify decisions. Business outcomes are largely determined by two factors: the decisions we make and uncertainties over which we have no control. The best we can do to get good outcomes is to make good decisions. But have you ever been taught how to make a good decision? Would you know a good decision if you saw one? This workshop will introduce key concepts in Decision Analysis (DA) and the Decision Dialogue Process (DDP) – a non-proprietary, rigorous (scientifically underpinned) approach to decision-making, used for over 40 years in a variety of sectors such as oil & gas, pharmaceuticals, IT, military, aviation, environment ….. Together, they provide a prescriptive, pragmatic, auditable methodology (process and tools) to help people create and evaluate choices, leading to high quality, compelling decisions. The methodology is entirely scalable in that its principles can be implemented within a few minutes or over weeks or months, depending on the nature and importance of the decision. Thus it is applicable from relatively small investments (hiring an employee; choosing a supplier of services or software) through to major decisions (acquiring leases; drilling; project developments; or organizational strategy). It is equally applicable to personal decisions. The workshop will cover the key conceptual ideas that are required to make good decisions and introduce a model that is applicable to most decisions that require a modicum of thought. Attendees will be expected to respond to questions about decision-making and engage in small group discussions and exercises. Note: Attendees should bring a notebook and may choose to bring a laptop Who Should Attend All people who make, or provide input to, decisions - from relatively minor decisions (e.g. to collect data or do “studies”, analysis, interpretation) up to major investment or strategic decisions. Suitable for all geoscientists, engineers and people involved in commercial, economics, business development, strategy. Course Content Questionnaire Decisions & Uncertainty Poor business performance and it’s major causes: uncertainty and “flawed thinking” Decision-making (ranking) vs prediction/forecasting Clarification of concepts: Uncertainty vs ambiguity vs variability vs risk Risk attitudes – what they really are/mean and their impact on aggregate decision-outcomes Fundamentals of Decision-Making Decision Analysis Decision Elements & Model Easy/Hard decisions, Good/Bad Decisions and Incentives How to make Good decisions Advocacy vs structured decision-dialogue Assessing decision quality (DQ) both during and after decision-making process Simplified version of DA Centrality of valid reasoning in making good decisions in complex and uncertain situations Common Biases and Trap in Decision-making: Identification, Explanation and Mitigation Positive Illusions Overconfidence Optimism Anchoring Planning Fallacy Availability, Vividness and Recency Learning from visual judgments Summary of Key Points Instructor’s Profile Steve Begg is an oil and gas industry expert on decision-making under uncertainty, including asset and portfolio economic assessments and the psychology of decision-making, particularly bias assessment and mitigation. He is co-author of the book, “Making Good Decisions”, commissioned by the Society of Petroleum Engineers. He is an Emeritus Professor of Petroleum Engineering and Management at the Australian School of Petroleum at the University of Adelaide, where he has worked since 2002. For six years, he was Head of the School. Before joining The University of Adelaide, Steve was Director for Decision Science and Strategic Planning with Landmark Graphics Corporation (a Halliburton company) where he was responsible for leading improved economic evaluation and decision-making for both Landmark and its customers. Earlier, he worked with BP for 13 years, the last 6 of which were spent in a variety of senior geo-science and engineering operational assignments in Alaska, which spanned production forecasting, economic evaluation, petroleum engineering, and reservoir characterization roles. He also spent seven years as a researcher and Project Manager with BP Research, where his focus was on risk and uncertainty assessment related to reservoir modeling. His decision-making expertise is grounded in his understanding of the industry, surface and subsurface. Steve has published numerous papers on topics such as: decision-making under uncertainty; asset and portfolio investment evaluation/economics; psychological factors in judgement & decision-making (bias assessment and mitigation when eliciting subject-matter-expert opinions’ and uncertainty assessments); and reservoir characterization (heterogeneity/uncertainty modelling and up-scaling). He was instrumental in starting the SPE Economics and Management journal. His contributions to decision-making and economic evaluation have been recognized by receiving the SPE Asia-Pacific regional award, and in 2016 the SPE’s top International Award, for the Management and Information discipline. Steve holds a PhD degree in Geophysics and a BSc degree in Geological Geophysics from Reading University and has attended executive education short courses at MIT and the University of Texas.

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American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Industry Meeting
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Tuesday, 25 February Thursday, 27 February 2020, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Join us for the 1st AAPG/EAGE Papua New Guinea Petroleum Geoscience Conference & Exhibition is designed primarily for those who explore for petroleum accumulations, appraise them and seek to develop them as producing oil and gas fields. Petroleum Geoscientists of all kinds from: wellsite geologists to exploration program managers; geophysicists to geochemists; and stratigraphers to sedimentologists, and all those others who contribute to the elucidation of the hydrocarbon endowment of a place like Papua New Guinea are most welcome. Go To Website

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American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Short Course
Papua New Guinea
Friday, 28 February 2020, 6:00 a.m.–7:00 a.m.

Date: Friday 28 – Saturday 29 February 2020 (2 days) Instructor: Ken McClay, Professor of Structural Geology Overview: This 2 day short course will focus firstly on the development of extensional basins, rifts and passive margins followed by inversion of these systems and the formation of thick and thin-skinned thrust belts. Extensional fault geometries, segmentation and linkages will be analysed as well as the architectures of extensional basins illustrated with field examples from the Gulf of Suez and Northern Red Sea as well as seismic examples from rift basins and passive margins. Inversion systems will be discussed in the context of how basement rift fault systems influence and control inversion geometries. Thick and thin-skinned orogenic systems will be examined in the context of inverted basins and thin-skinned thrust systems using examples from PNG, the Pyrenees, the Zagros fold and thrust belt and other systems. Characteristic structural styles and hydrocarbon systems in these terranes will be will be copiously illustrated using field, seismic, physical sand box and numerical models. Who should attend: Final year Geoscience students; starting geoscientists in the petroleum industry as well as mid- senior level geoscientists needing modern concepts of structural geology for the petroleum industry. Participants to bring a notebook. Itinerary Day 1 8:30 am Start - Lectures 10:30 am - 10:45 am Coffee 10:45 am - 12:30 pm Lectures 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch 1:30 pm - 1:15 pm Tea Break 1:15 pm - 5:30 pm Lectures and Exercises 5:30 pm End Day 1 Day 2 8:00 am - 10:00 am Start - Lectures 10:00 am - 10:15 am Coffee 10:15 am - 12:30 pm Lectures and Exercises 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Exercises 3:00 pm - 3:15 pm Tea Break 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm Lecture and Exercises 5:00 pm End of Course Instructor’s Profile Ken McClay, Professor of Structural Geology, - BSc Honours degree in Economic Geology from Adelaide University, - MSc in Structural Geology & Rock Mechanics and PhD in Structural Geology from Imperial College, University of London, and DSc from Adelaide University: Emeritus Professor in the Department of Earth Sciences, Royal Holloway University of London and an Adjunct Professor in the Australian School of Petroleum at Adelaide University. From 1991 until December 2018 he was Professor of Structural Geology and Director of the Fault Dynamics Research Group at Royal Holloway University of London. He carried out wide-ranging research on all aspects of applied structural geology. This has involved field research in NW Scotland, the Spanish Pyrenees, Indonesia, Yemen, Iran, Australia, Canada, USA, Chile, Argentina, Greenland, Norway, Turkey, Ethiopia and Gulf of Suez and Red Sea Egypt. His research interests include extensional, strike-slip, thrust and inversion terranes. He ran a large experimental analogue modelling laboratory for the simulation of fault structures and sedimentary architectures at Royal Holloway. He has written a book for mapping structures in the field, edited five major volumes on thrust tectonics, and has published widely on structural geology and tectonics and he is a consultant for the international petroleum industry and has given many short courses for the industry. Ken focuses on field analogues for geological structures to illustrate structural styles and mechanical stratigraphy, on analogue modelling of faults and fold systems and on seismic interpretation of sub-surface structures. Current major research projects include tectonic evolution of the Northern Chilean Andes, fold and thrust belts in accretionary terranes, tectonic evolution of deep-water fold belts as well as extensional tectonics and structural evolution of the NW Shelf of Australia.

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American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Short Course
Papua New Guinea
Friday, 28 February 2020, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m.

This course has been canceled Date: Friday 28 – Saturday 29 February 2020 (2 days) Instructor: John Kaldi, Australian School of Petroleum, University of Adelaide, Australia Overview: 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 net 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. Who should attend: Geologists, reservoir engineers and managers involved in hydrocarbon exploration and/or development, will benefit from the straightforward and intuitive presentation of principles governing petroleum migration and accumulation, net pay determination, as well as practical applications to determine seal properties for both oil and gas reservoirs. Course Content Introduction to Reservoirs, Seals And Pay Basic Principles of Capillary Pressure Caprock And Intraformational Seal Evaluation Pore Geometry Relative Permeability and Recovery Efficiency Net Pay Determination Instructor’s Profile John Kaldi is a Professor at the Australian School of Petroleum (ASP) University of Adelaide, Australia and Principle Advisor the Cooperative Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies (CO2CRC). He is Adjunct Professor at the Institute of Technology, Bandung (ITB), Indonesia, and Visiting Professor at University of Technology Petronas (UTP), Malaysia. He received his PhD in Geology from Cambridge University, England and then worked for the Saskatchewan Geological Survey, Shell Canada, ARCO (Texas and Indonesia) and VICO. He was Director of the National Centre for Petroleum Geology and Geophysics (NCPGG) at the University of Adelaide, and then served as the Founder and Head of the ASP. Dr. Kaldi served as AAPG President Asia‐Pacific; Vice‐president (International Regions), and was the recipient of AAPG’s Special Commendation Award, Distinguished Service Award and Lifetime Honorary Member Award. He has been an AAPG, PESA and SPE Distinguished Lecturer. He is committed to providing continuing education courses for the oil and gas sector by teaching courses around the world for Professional societies, Universities and energy companies.

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American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Field Seminar
Papua New Guinea
Friday, 28 February Saturday, 29 February 2020, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Date: 28 February 2020 (Half Day) PNG LNG is an integrated development that is commercializing the gas resources of Papua New Guinea.  Our operations are producing over 8 million tonnes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) each year which is exported to four major customers in the Asia region. The site tour will offer attendees an exclusive look at world class integrated development that includes gas production and processing facilities that extend form Hela, Southern Highlands, Western and Gulf provinces to Port Moresby in Central Province. Registration is free of charge. Limited to 25 pax on a first-come-first-served basis. Registration Information can be found at https://eage.eventsair.com/1st-aapgeage-png/registration- Itinerary 7.00am - 7:20am (20min) Registration of conference delegates at Hilton Hotel (Photo ID mandatory) 7:30am - 8: 15am (45min) Travel to PNG LNG Plant from Hilton Hotel 8:15am – 8:30am (15min) Security screening at Gate 1 and board BCI bus 8:30am – 9:15am (45min) Drive up to Viewing Deck & Overview by ExxonMobil PNG team 9:15am – 10:45am (1.5hr) Areas to visit • Central Control Room • Utilities & Marine Terminal • Park at Marine Terminal • Return from Marine through Utilities to Gate 1 10:45am – 11:00am (15min) Go through security screening and board bus 11:00am – 11:45am (45min) Return from PNG LNG Plant to Hilton Hotel The ExxonMobil LNG Plant Tour is organised by ExxonMobil; not by AAPG/EAGE. By signing up for the ExxonMobil LNG Plant Tour, Attendees accept and agree to indemnify and hold harmless AAPG & EAGE and its governing board, officers, employees, and representatives from any liability, including but not limited to injury or death of said Attendee or any person(s) and damage to property that may result from participation in the described activity.

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American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Field Seminar
Papua New Guinea
Friday, 28 February 2020, 8:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Date: 28 February 2020 (8:00 am - 1:00 pm) --> The University of Papua New Guinea is organizing a Field Trip on 28 February 2020 (08.00 – 13.00). More details to come. This Field Trip is organized independently by the University. Registrations will be accepted on-site, on 24 February at the Hilton Hotel, Conference Hall 1; 3.00-6.00 pm. University staff will also be present on 27 February 10.00 am-1.00 pm. The Field Trip as outlined above is organized by the University of Papua New Guinea and not by AAPG/EAGE. By signing up for the 'UPNG Field Trip', Attendees accept and agree to indemnify and hold harmless AAPG & EAGE and its governing board, officers, employees, and representatives from any liability, including but not limited to injury or death of said Attendee, or any person(s) and damage to property that may result from participation in the described activity. View Geology of Port Moresby

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American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Industry Meeting
Yangon, Myanmar
Tuesday, 12 May Thursday, 14 May 2020, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Continuing on from our highly successful fourth geological conference in November 2018, AAPG and EAGE have great pleasure in organizing a fifth conference in Yangon, 12-14 May 2020. This conference will provide the opportunity to understand the significant progress made over the last 16 months and network and share experiences with colleagues.  

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Workshop
Ipoh, Malaysia
Thursday, 5 November Saturday, 7 November 2020, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

High CO2 fields and marginal fields (due to high levels of contaminants) are some of the challenges that are prevalent in the Asia Pacific petroleum industry. Join AAPG Asia Pacific for a 2-day workshop focused on best practices, risk-based planning and the role geoscientists and engineers will play in these changing times.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Field Seminar
Ipoh, Malaysia
Sunday, 8 November 2020, 8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m.

Date: Sunday 8 November 2020 Time: To be determined Organized by: Southeast Asia Carbonate Research Laboratory, SEACARL, The Department of Geosciences, Faculty Fundamental Sciences, Information system Technology, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS. While AAPG and EAGE welcome this Field Trip in conjunction with our 2-day Geosciences Technology Workshop, all management and attending responsibilities will be taken care of by Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS. View Flyer Further details to come.

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