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In-Person Training
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Beirut, Lebanon
13 December 2019

Date: Friday December 13, 2019
Location: Central coastal Lebanon north of Beirut. The visited towns will include Qartaba, Laqlouq, Tannourine, Chekka and Byblos
Fees: US$ 550 (Members) | US$ 750 (Non-members)

Trip Objectives:

Investigate the Cretaceous to Miocene carbonate platforms in Lebanon to draw analogy to Zohr, Explore the depositional environment of the Campanian source rocks, visualise the large structures of the Levant margin (e.g. the Qartaba structure) analogous to the offshore structures and have a concept of the scale.

Itinerary:

Departure time: 8:00 AM from hotel

Stop 1: Qartaba village: Overview of the stratigraphy and depositional environment of the Levant margin by looking at a panoramic view of the stratigraphic succession.

Stop 2: Laqlouq: quick stop to visualize the folding of the Qartaba anticline

Stop 3: Tannourine: Overview of the large E-W strike-slip faults and discussion on their geodynamic history and implications on the petroleum system

Stop 4: Tannourine-Douma road: Overview of the Cretaceous carbonate monocline and discussion on facies variation

Stop 5: Chekka quarry: Examine the Campanian thermogenic source rocks and the Paleocene depositional systems.

Stop 6: Ras Chekka: observe the Eocene carbonates, the Miocene reefs and the hiatus between the Lutetian-Burdigalian

End of the trip by 5:00 PM

Figure 1: The map of the region visited in this fieldtrip

Figure 1: The map of the region visited in this fieldtrip

Figure 2: Map showing the road that will be followed during the trip and the location of the stops
Figure 2: Map showing the road that will be followed during the trip and the location of the stops
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Arlington, Texas, United States
9 January 2020

The AAPG Southwest Section presents the 2020 Bill Hailey Memorial Short Course in Arlington, Texas. Dr. Lesli J. Wood will be speaking on "Subaqueous mass failures: Processes, Deposits and Implications of their occurrence in exploration and production of energy resources".

 

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Abilene, Texas, United States
10 January 2020

The AAPG Southwest Section presents the 2020 Bill Hailey Memorial Short Course in Abilene, Texas. Dr. Lesli J. Wood will be speaking on "Subaqueous mass failures: Processes, Deposits and Implications of their occurrence in exploration and production of energy resources".

 

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Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
28-29 January 2020

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.

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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
30 January 2020
Date: January 30th, 2020
Time: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Start/Return Point: Abu Dhabi
Equipment Required: • 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

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:
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Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
30 January 2020
Date: January 30th, 2020
Time: 8am – 3pm
Start/Return Point: Abu Dhabi
Equipment Required: Sturdy boots/shoes, sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sun-cream, etc.).
Fitness: 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

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.
    • Peloid-skeletal tidal-flat.

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).

Itinerary
8:00 am Depart for Sabkha outcrops at Al-Qanatir
9:00 am Arrive at Al-Qanatir Island
9:15 am Introduction
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
Lunch
2:00 pm Depart Sabkha for Abu Dhabi

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1 January 2013

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24 October 2013

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30 August 2012

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.

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10 November 2011

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28 April 2011

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11 November 2010

This e-symposium is ideal for geologists, geophysicists, engineers and other geoscientists who are involved in gas shale exploration and production.

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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.

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