An AAPG Geosciences Technology Workshop

Unconventionals Update

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)

As the popularity with unconventional plays continues to grow, the demand for insight and knowledge of these plays is also becoming greater. Understanding the latest techniques and technologies will help to ensure optimization in exploration, drilling, completions and stimulation of unconventionals.

AAPG will be offering a two-day workshop that will focus on the latest technologies being applied in the main uncovnetional plays, and how the knowledge can be successfully applied to other plays.

Attendees will learn about the integrated techniques (geology, geochemistry, geophysics, engineering) to create effective workflows, determine which kinds of tests and data needs to be collected for effective exploration, infill drilling, increased density (and issues of fracture interference), stacked pay development, proppant and fluid selection (avoiding formation damage), reservoir;characterization, workflows, and decision-making.

The workshop presentations will cover a wide range of topics such as, geochemical profiling, integrated 3D seismic, fracture characterization, geomechanics, reservoir architecture, pore evaluations, diagenesis, pore pressure, brittleness, and many more that are used to explore for and develop unconventional reservoirs.

Join us, November 4-5, 2014, at the Norris Conference Center in Austin, Texas for an exceptional lineup of presentations and discussions. For more information, Unconventionals Update: AAPG GTW


  • Pore architecture and organic porosity
  • Fractures (natural and induced)
  • Pore pressure
  • Temperatures
  • Reservoir fluids
  • Geochemical considerations: kerogen fingerprinting
  • Gas fingerprinting 
  • Thermal Maturity
  • 3D Seismic
  • Sequence Stratigraphy
  • Stacked pay potential
  • Well spacing and placement
  • Hydraulic fracture spacing
  • Adsorption, nano-flow and non-Darcy behavior 
  • Increasing stages, proppant selection & impact on decline curves
  • Proppant selection

View the full list of presentation here: Preliminary Program

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