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Planned ACE Short Courses Now Online

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)

Originally scheduled to take place in-person at ACE 2020 in Houston, these four short courses below will now be held separately as stand-alone events and will be available for online participation only. 

Don't miss your chance to participate in the latest online training offerings created to help you hone your skills, expand your knowledge, and keep you connected. These online short courses will be held via Zoom (CDT) during the following dates listed below. 

SOLD OUT – Advanced Sequence Stratigraphic Applications for Exploration
1–2 June 2020 | Vitor Abreu, Abreu Consulting and Training

This course will provide a refresh in the basic concepts and terminology of sequence stratigraphy, and explore more advanced concepts as well as the impact on exploration and production. [ More ]

POSTPONED – 3-D Printing in Geoscience and Engineering: Emerging Technology in Education, Research, and Communication
3–4 June 2020 | Rick Chalaturnyk, Kevin Hodder, and Sergey Ishutov, University of Alberta

This course provides an overview of different 3-D printing techniques that use both rock-like materials (e.g., sand, gypsum, clay) and polymers (e.g., plastics, resins). While these cost-effective methods are shaping the future of manufacturing, 3-D printing geological media requires profound understanding of capabilities and limitations of each technique and the material properties used. The course includes several modules on how to digitally design and 3-D print models for use in reservoir rock analysis, geomorphology, petroleum geology/geophysics, and rock physics. For reservoir rock analysis, 3-D printing of near-identical rock proxies provides an approach to conduct repeatable laboratory experiments without destroying natural rock samples. The course also discusses case studies where 3-D-printed porous models are used to investigate fundamental research questions in the areas of single and multiphase fluid flow as well as reactive transport in reservoir sandstones and carbonate rocks. In addition, 3-D-printed models will be compared to their digital equivalents to investigate geomechanical and transport properties (e.g., porosity, pore sizes, grain sizes, fracture apertures, connectivity of pore and fracture networks, wettability). [ More ]

Beginner's Guide to Unstructured Data and Machine Learning in Oil and Gas
9 June 2020 | Alec Walker, Inly

This course is for people without a background in machine learning, software engineering, or data science. The purpose of the course is to help people who are immersed in the oil and gas industry to gain a practical understanding of what unstructured data is, what value there is in it, how it can be utilized, and why this is now relevant. Much of unstructured data mining is based on machine learning, so this course also seeks to instill memorable intuitive understanding of machine learning. This course does not require any use of computers. [ More ] [ Register ]

Rock Properties Modeling from 2-D Images: Making the Most of Thin Section Image Data
12 June 2020 | Matthew Andrew, Zeiss, Michael Myers, and Lori Hathon, University of Houston

Any complete core analysis program should include companion thin sections for all core plugs on which measurements have been made. Quality control of core plug measurement data is facilitated by examination of a companion thin section. For example, thin section porosity from image analysis should be nearly equal to core plug measured porosity (when including a correction for microporous phase volumes). Reflected, and fluorescent light, and Raman imaging and measurements are used to estimate thermal maturity in unconventional reservoirs and to make inferences regarding organic matter type. Cathodoluminescence imaging aids in the differentiation of authigenic and detrital phases. This course will describe the use of multimodal thin section imaging and image analysis to make quantitative estimates of rock properties that are important in hydrocarbon exploration and production. [ More ]  [ Register ]

Want More Online Training? Check out these On-Demand courses.
Online Certificate Courses

AAPG online certificate courses are designed to equip earth scientists with knowledge to enable them to take the lead in integrated energy projects and programs. This is the equivalent of a semester-long graduate-level course, and you will be expected to read, analyze, synthesize information, and conduct research. You will write four brief papers, which includes a final project. Certificate Courses can be started at any time and are 4 weeks long. Upon successful completion of the course you will receive a certificate. [ More ]

Online e-Symposia

Designed to equip earth scientists with knowledge to enable them to take the lead in integrated energy projects and programs. Courses are 4 weeks long, and begin the 1st of every month. Upon successful completion of the course you will receive a certificate. [ More ]

Online Traditional Courses

AAPG traditional online courses vary in length from a few days to a full semester. Interaction with instructor is included, and daily or weekly assignments may be included as well. [ More

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