Oil Falls as Surplus Forecast Overshadows Libya Disruption - 22 January, 2020 10:11 AM
The 'Twin Threats' Facing Big Oil - 22 January, 2020 10:09 AM
Libya War Costing $77m in Oil Revenue Per Day - 22 January, 2020 10:05 AM
Goldman Says Oil Could Drop $3 If Virus Plays Out Like SARS - 22 January, 2020 10:01 AM
Oil Market Shrugs Off Libya Crisis - 21 January, 2020 09:47 AM
Exploration & Development in Southern Caribbean Frontier Basins - Presentation Proposal Form
Expires in 9 days
Exploration & Development in Southern Caribbean Frontier Basins - Early Bird Fee
Expires in 40 days
Immersion into Shuaiba Formation to Maximize Production – Call for Posters
Expires in 43 days
Necessity may be the mother of invention. But sometimes it’s just all the mosquitos. Leila Donn, a doctoral student at the University of Texas at Austin studying environmental geoscience, wasn’t necessarily looking for a computer model to help her find the location of ancient Mayan caves last year. Mostly, she just was hot and tired and the work was going slowly.
Congratulations to Paul Weimer, Martha Lou Broussard, Fred Schroeder, Margot and Ned Timbel and the many other AAPG Award Winners who will be recognized at the 2020 AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition in Houston, June 7-10. Paul Weimer is the recipient of the Association’s highest honor, the AAPG Sidney Powers Memorial Award. Martha Lou Broussard joins him at the top of the awardees list as this year’s Michel T. Halbouty Outstanding Leadership Award recipient.
AAPG and the Brazilian Association of Petroleum Geologists invite you to join us for GTW Brazil 2019: Solutions for Appraisal and Development of Onshore and Offshore Fields, a Geosciences Technology Workshop (GTW) to be held at the Hilton Rio de Janeiro in Copacabana on 13-14 June.
The workshop features a series of technical presentations, panels, roundtable discussions and networking opportunities with leaders and experts from Petrobras, Shell, Total, Enauta, and other local and international operators.
The Casablanca oil field, discovered in 1975 and located on the Mediterranean shelf edge, has been greatly significant in the world’s offshore oil industry activity, besides being by far the biggest oil field in Spain.
An old joke used to be told in Israel: Why did Moses so unwittingly lead the Jewish people to the land of milk and honey and not to one of its petroleum-rich neighbors? Not anymore. In the last decade, giant gas fields have been discovered in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea offshore Israel, and offshore gas is rapidly becoming the main source of energy for power generation.
The recent dramatic rescue of 11 young soccer players and their coach from a cave in Thailand was very moving, and it made one aware of just how complex the karst systems are. Welcome to an interview with Sarawute Chantraprasert, a geologist and AAPG member, who coincidentally has conducted field work and worked in Chiang Mai, the very same region where the rescue took place.
“When you think about the future of energy in the year 2025, seven years from now, I see ______?” This was one of the digital interactive questions asked at the Energy Transitions Forum in Amsterdam last month. The answers from a room of energy professionals were telling: diversity, renewables, energy, change, hybrid, oil, gas. The Forum addressed how companies and geoscientists can broaden their roles for energy transitions that can include a lower-carbon future.
Imagination, an integrative approach to old-fashioned geology, plus advanced technologies played a leading role in the 2010-13 discovery of the Guama Field in the Plato Region of the Lower Magdalena Basin of Colombia.
CERA was a diverse and dynamic week. A record-breaking 4,500 CEO’s, leaders, energy ministers and global representatives from more than 70 countries attended the March 4-9 event to ponder the future of the industry. And this year, AAPG got to play an important role in this conversation.
The second edition of the AAPG 'Carbonate Reservoirs of the Middle East & Their Future Challenges” GTW took place on 30 January – 1 February 2018 at the Crowne Plaza Yas Island Hotel, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. We received 155 attendees from 32 different companies and 14 different countries.
This two-day workshop consisted of technical presentations, core display and poster presentations, followed by a third day offering two optional field trips.
January 30th, 2020
8am – 3pm
Sturdy boots/shoes, sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sun-cream, etc.).
Most places require light walking (100s meters / comparatively flat). Sabkha outcrop will involve some wading in ankle-deep water/mud.
Field Trip Leaders:
Hesham Shebl, Ibrahim Al Ali and Hani El Sahn
$85 – excluding 5% VAT
The modern carbonate-evaporite depositional environments along the Abu Dhabi shoreline and offshore Abu Dhabi belong to the few areas of the world where the geoscientist can observe the interplay between carbonate and evaporite sedimentation.
The analysis of modern analogs is one of the few means by which high-resolution spatial complexity of stratigraphic systems can be described. If the horizontal dimensions of facies belts are less than the typical well spacing, modern analogs, together with seismic and production data help to construct realistic geologic and simulation models of subsurface reservoirs.
Supratidal (sabkha) to intertidal (microbial mat), and lowermost intertidal to shallow subtidal (lagoon: skeletal-peloid tidal-flat) environments will be studied along the Abu Dhabi coastline in the vicinity of Al-Qanatir Island.
Al-Qanatir Island: In the vicinity of the road to Al-Qanatir Island participants will be able to study a complete and undisturbed lateral facies succession of the upper supratidal to the shallow subtidal environments:
Upper supratidal stranded beach ridges
Topographic highs, some cm above the adjacent upper sabkha environment
Upper sabkha (upper supratidal)
Surface covered by polygonally-cracked halite crust
Middle sabkha (middle supratidal)
Surface covered by finely-crystalline, whitish anhydrite polygons
Lower sabkha (lower supratidal)
Surface covered by shiny, sparkling gypsum crystals
Upper to lower intertidal microbial mat
Crenulated or crinkled microbial mat above gypsum mush facies
Blistered and pinnacle microbial mat
Polygonal and tufted microbial mat
Lowermost intertidal to shallow subtidal.
This trip provides an insight into recent to modern evaporitic coastal depositional systems, that can be considered analogues to parts of the Mesozoic reservoir systems of the Middle East (e.g. intra-Arab & Hith anhydrites).
Depart for Sabkha outcrops at Al-Qanatir
Arrive at Al-Qanatir Island
Stop 1: Lateral Sabkha Sequence
Stop 1a: Upper, Middle, and Lower Supratidal Sabkha Environment
Stop 1b: Upper, Middle and Lower Intertidal Microbial Mat Environment
Stop 1c: Lowermost Intertidal to Shallow Subtidal Peloid-Skeletal Tidal-Flat Environment
Depart Sabkha for Abu Dhabi
January 30th, 2020
8:00 am – 3:00 pm
• We cannot stress enough the importance of good sturdy field boots. If you are buying new boots, spend a few days “breaking in” the boots before coming to field.
• Good solid hiking or work boots (leather) (no long heels for field work)
&bull: Clothing for both hot and cold weather
• Personal hygiene items.
• Rain gear (waterproof, breathable) (in case)
Field Trip Leaders:
Dr. Abdelwahab Noufal and Ismail Al Hosani
$300 – excluding 5% VAT
The one day field trip to Jabal Hafit is tailored to offer participants the opportunity to study the structural style and fracturing of carbonate rocks analogous to reservoir units of the globally important UAE oil province. The clear exposure of these carbonate rocks in this tectonically complicated area provides a significant opportunity to study and explain the structural style and deformation history of the region, with emphasis to study fractures pattern and fracturing mechanism with relation to the paleostress and in‐situ stresses, and the link to fractures hydraulic conductivity.
The proposed locations to be visited on this fieldtrip will demonstrate the stratigraphic relationship of the various rock units and their fracture systems that have been developed during long geological deformation. There are significant similarities between these exposed rocks and those units seen in the Abu Dhabi oil fields by means of depositional characteristics and fracture system and fracture related diagenesis (cementation/host rock alteration) with its impact on sealing potential.
List of the observation stops made over Jabal Hafit with their GPS record, lithology and structures:
Join us for the 3rd Edition: Carbonate Reservoirs of the Middle East workshop to be held in Abu Dhabi, UAE on 28-29 January 2020. It will give the opportunity for operators, service companies and researchers to discuss common challenges related to carbonate reservoirs, and their solution through the application of innovative technologies. Although, the topics will clearly encourage attendance from specialists based in the Middle East region, we also expect a global audience that includes promotors and practitioners of carbonate analysis. This is a reflection of its increasing role in the various stages of exploration and development: from exploration drilling to well performance in field development.
The entire Middle Pennsylvanian–to–top Precambrian basement (500 m) interval was cored in early 2011 in the BEREXCO Wellington KGS #1-32 well in Wellington Field, Sumner County, KS.
The Niobrara Petroleum System of the U.S. Rocky Mountain Region is a major tight petroleum resource play.
A detailed biostratigraphic analysis and stratigraphic framework of the Paleocene and Eocene Chicontepec Formation in the Tampico-Misantla basin, onshore eastern Mexico, was conducted using 33 wells.
This work investigates how heterogeneity can be defined and how we can quantify this term by describing a range of statistical heterogeneity (e.g. coefficient of variation and the Lorenz coefficient).
This e-symposium is ideal for geologists, geophysicists, engineers and other geoscientists who are involved in gas shale exploration and production.
This e-symposium will be introducing signal processing techniques as a means to maximize extracting geomechanical data from petrophysical logs.
The course will review core data, petrophysical comparisons, rock physics modeling (including pseudo logs and mechanical properties).
There are more approximately 1,000 oil and gas fields in the world that have been classified as 'giant,' containing more than 500 million barrels of recoverable oil and /or 3 trillion cubic feet of gas.
Unger Field, discovered in1955, has produced 8.6 million barrels of oil from a thinly (several ft) bedded, locally cherty dolomite containing vuggy and intercrystalline porosity.
This lecture will discuss the differences between carbonates and siliciclastics from their chemical composition through their distributions in time and space. Building on these fundamental differences, we will explore the challenges carbonates pose to petroleum geologists in terms of seismic interpretation, reservoir quality prediction, field development, etc. Peppered with humorous personal stories, still raging academic debates, and the heartfelt frustrations of real industry professionals, the aim is to inspire students and young professionals to rise to the occasion and embrace the reservoir rocks that petroleum geologists love to hate.
Request a visit from Noelle Joy Purcell!
The carbonate sequences that were deposited in the now exhumed Tethyan Ocean influence many aspects of our lives today, either by supplying the energy that warms our homes and the fuel that powers our cars or providing the stunning landscapes for both winter and summer vacations. They also represent some of the most intensely studied rock formations in the world and have provided geoscientists with a fascinating insight into the turbulent nature of 250 Million years of Earth’s history.
By combining studies from the full range of geoscience disciplines this presentation will trace the development of these carbonate sequences from their initial formation on the margins of large ancient continental masses to their present day locations in and around the Greater Mediterranean and Near East region.
The first order control on growth patterns and carbonate platform development by the regional plate-tectonic setting, underlying basin architecture and fluctuations in sea level will be illustrated. The organisms that contribute to sequence development will be revealed to be treasure troves of forensic information. Finally, these rock sequences will be shown to contain all the ingredients necessary to form and retain hydrocarbons and the manner in which major post-depositional tectonic events led to the formation of some of the largest hydrocarbon accumulations in the world will be demonstrated.
Request a visit from Keith Gerdes!
How to Join
100 Years Anniversary
About AAPG Divisions
DEG: Division of Environmental Geosciences
DPA: Division of Professional Affairs
EMD: Energy Minerals Division
PSGD: Petroleum Structure and Geomechanics Division
Geosciences Technology Workshops (GTW)
In Person Training
Visiting Geoscientist Program
Asia Pacific Region
Latin America Region
Middle East Region
Imperial Barrel Award
Africa (Lagos) Office
Asia Pacific (Singapore) Office
Europe (London) Office
Latin America (Bogotá) Office
Middle East (Dubai) Office
Purpose / Mission
Constitution & Bylaws
Access Online Journals
Review Site Activity
Upgrade Member Level
Annual Convention and Exhibition
International Conference and Exhibition
Unconventional Resources Technology Conference
Arctic Technology Conference
Imperial Barrel Award
Books - Buy one
Imperial Barrel Award
Renew Sponsored Dues
Search and Discovery
Visiting Geoscientist Program
LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube
Email: | Other Contact Info