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Come for the GTW "Making Money with Mature Fields", and stay for a short course; either "The Petroleum Geochemistry Toolkit for Petroleum Exploration and Development" or "Carbonate Depositional Systems".  All three will explore new and innovative technologies and ideas to lend increased business opportunities now and into the future.

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The goal of this workshop is to review mature fields and to identify the amount and nature of oil that can be recovered, and to evaluate competing strategies for economically producing the remaining reserves. In addition to looking closely at fields, we will review new and improved technologies that may help revitalize reservoirs and overcome problems such as low pressure, paraffin, corrosion, and more. We will identify companies willing to offer a “no money down” approach, or other forms of innovative financing. In addition to reviewing the technology, we will review case studies.

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AAPG is excited about presenting THREE Short Courses in four days!

  • Basic Seismic Interpretation   17-18 May 2016
  • "Old" (pre-1958) Electric Logs: A Quick Review 19 May 2016
  • Quick Guide to Carbonate Well Log Analysis   20 May 2016
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Have you made plans to attend ACE this year? AAPG’s 2016 Annual Convention and Exhibition (ACE) is a dedicated opportunity for our members and other professionals to get together.

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Digital outcrop models (DOM’s) represent a relatively new tool for incorporating high resolution information on heterogeneity from outcrops into subsurface reservoir models.
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Microporosity occurs throughout Arab Formation carbonates of Saudi Arabia, and affects the log response, fluid flow properties and ultimate recoveries of reservoirs in these rocks.

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This presentation focuses on heterogeneity caused by lithologic changes in the most prolific reservoir interval in the world, the Arab-D, and highlights the impact of dolomitization on reservoir performance.
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This study presents a new approach to pre-drill reservoir quality prediction that involves the integration of a variety of modelling techniques to understand, quantify and predict the geological processes that control reservoir quality.

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Reservoir quality is the main attribute that controls well productivity and field-wide performance. Yet, even though oil companies have invested significantly in techniques to understand and predict reservoir quality, it still remains a significant challenge and source of investment risk for the industry.

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The New Madid seismic zone (NMSZ) is the second highest risk area for earthquake hazard in the United States. Its fame arises from a cluster of at least three great earthquakes during the winter of 1811/1812 that shook most of the North American continent. A repeat of these earthquakes would deeply impact the mid-continent region and potentially be devastating to the nearby cities of St. Louis and Memphis.

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In-Person Training
Weymouth Dorset United Kingdom 13 October, 2017 15 October, 2017 40465 Desktop /Portals/0/PackFlashItemImages/WebReady/ice-2017-syn-rift-lacustrine-carbonates-field-trip-hero-1180.jpg?width=100&height=100&mode=crop&anchor=middlecenter&quality=75amp;encoder=freeimage&progressive=true Member, ICE 2017, Sedimentology and Stratigraphy, Carbonates, Field Trips, Conventions, Pre-Convention
 
Weymouth, Dorset, United Kingdom
13-15 October 2017

The aim of the filed trip is to study Upper Jurassic microbial carbonates and to compare the lower part of the Purbeck Limestone Group of the Wessex Basin with the South-Atlantic pre-salt carbonates.

Robin Hood's Bay North Yorkshire United Kingdom 18 October, 2017 20 October, 2017 40473 Desktop /Portals/0/PackFlashItemImages/WebReady/ice-2017-field-trip-7-hero.jpg?width=100&height=100&mode=crop&anchor=middlecenter&quality=75amp;encoder=freeimage&progressive=true Member, Geochemistry and Basin Modeling, Source Rock, Sedimentology and Stratigraphy, Carbonates, ICE 2017, Field Trips, Conventions, Post-Convention
 
Robin Hood's Bay, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
18-20 October 2017

We will visit sections of organic-rich, Lower Jurassic, mudstone-dominated strata where depositional, diagenetic and structural processes can be examined in the context of shale resources, and Zechstein (Upper Permian) lagoonal, reefal and lower slope carbonates which act as tight, fractured reservoirs from the North Sea to Poland.

Marrakech Marrakech-Médina Morocco 19 October, 2017 23 October, 2017 40516 Desktop /Portals/0/PackFlashItemImages/WebReady/ice-2017-ft-10-atlantic-margin-petroleum-systems-morocco-hero-1180.jpg?width=100&height=100&mode=crop&anchor=middlecenter&quality=75amp;encoder=freeimage&progressive=true Member, Sedimentology and Stratigraphy, Carbonates, ICE 2017, Field Trips, Conventions, Post-Convention
 
Marrakech, Marrakech-Médina, Morocco
19-23 October 2017

The five-day field trip will visit key localities to review the structural and depositional evolution of the Central Atlantic margin and build in depth knowledge of its key play elements.

Bari Agrigento Italy 19 October, 2017 22 October, 2017 40477 Desktop /Portals/0/PackFlashItemImages/WebReady/ice-2017-ft-8-fractured-carbonate-reservoirs-outcrops-hero-1180.jpg?width=100&height=100&mode=crop&anchor=middlecenter&quality=75amp;encoder=freeimage&progressive=true Member, ICE 2017, Sedimentology and Stratigraphy, Carbonates, (Carbonate) Shelf Sand Deposits, Conventions, Field Trips, Post-Convention
 
Bari, Agrigento, Italy
19-22 October 2017

The field trip will visit spectacular outcrops of the Cretaceous to Pliocene Apulian Carbonates sequence to gain an understanding of the complexity of carbonate fractured reservoirs.

Yas Island Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates 30 January, 2018 01 February, 2018 32793 Desktop /Portals/0/PackFlashItemImages/WebReady/gtw-mer-carbonate-reservoirs-of-the-middle-east-and-their-future-challenges-hero.jpg?width=100&height=100&mode=crop&anchor=middlecenter&quality=75amp;encoder=freeimage&progressive=true Sedimentology and Stratigraphy, Carbonates, Geophysics, Seismic, Engineering, Reservoir Characterization, Geochemistry and Basin Modeling, Structure, Geomechanics and Fracture Analysis
 
Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
30 January - 1 February 2018

This three-day workshop builds on the success of the first AAPG Carbonate Reservoirs of the Middle East GTW, held in Abu Dhabi, UAE in 2015. It is dedicated to addressing the hydrocarbon bearing carbonate reservoirs of the Middle East, in the context of a changing oil market within a more challenging exploration and development environment. These challenges include the shift from traditional anticlinal traps to stratigraphic traps, and development strategies for dealing with maturing, long-producing, giant fields.

Al Ain Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates 01 February, 2018 01 February, 2018 38233 Desktop /Portals/0/PackFlashItemImages/WebReady/gtw-mer-carbonate-reservoirs-of-the-middle-east-and-their-future-challenges-hero.jpg?width=100&height=100&mode=crop&anchor=middlecenter&quality=75amp;encoder=freeimage&progressive=true Structure, Geochemistry and Basin Modeling, Sedimentology and Stratigraphy, Geophysics, Engineering, Geomechanics and Fracture Analysis, Carbonates, Seismic, Reservoir Characterization
 
Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
1 February 2018

The main objective of this field trip is 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. Although the carbonate rocks exposed in Jebal Hafit area are of Early Eocene–Miocene age (Rus, Dammam and Asmari Formations), the emphasis here is to study fractures pattern and fracturing mechanism with relation to the paleostress and the link to fractures conductivity.

The selected stops will demonstrate the stratigraphic relationship of the 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 reservoir characteristics and fracture system and fracture related diagenesis (cementation/host rock alteration) with its impact on sealing potential.

Jebal Hafit, an elongated asymmetrical, double‐plunging, NNW‐SSW trending anticline with an elevation reaches up to ~ 1140 m high, is situated at the border between Oman and UAE. It extends ca 30 km in the direction NNW–SSE with average width of 4 to 5 km.

Al Ain Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates 01 February, 2018 01 February, 2018 38235 Desktop /Portals/0/PackFlashItemImages/WebReady/gtw-mer-carbonate-reservoirs-of-the-middle-east-and-their-future-challenges-hero.jpg?width=100&height=100&mode=crop&anchor=middlecenter&quality=75amp;encoder=freeimage&progressive=true Structure, Geochemistry and Basin Modeling, Sedimentology and Stratigraphy, Geophysics, Engineering, Geomechanics and Fracture Analysis, Carbonates, Seismic, Reservoir Characterization
 
Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
1 February 2018

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.

Supratidal (sabkha) to intertidal and shallow subtidal (microbial mat and peloid-skeletal tidal-flat) environments will be studied 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 from the upper supratidal to the lower intertidal and shallow subtidal:

  • 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 sub-tidal
  • Peloid-skeletal tidal-flat

Many of these depositional environments and facies successions correspond to those observed in cores from the subsurface of the Arabian Peninsula.

Online Training
19 March, 2015 19 March, 2015 16283 Desktop /Portals/0/PackFlashItemImages/WebReady/New-Insights-into-the-Stratigraphic-Framework-hero.jpg?width=100&height=100&mode=crop&anchor=middlecenter&quality=75amp;encoder=freeimage&progressive=true
 
19 March 2015

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.

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21 February 2013

The course will review core data, petrophysical comparisons, rock physics modeling (including pseudo logs and mechanical properties).

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24 October 2013

This e-symposium will be introducing signal processing techniques as a means to maximize extracting geomechanical data from petrophysical logs.

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10 November 2011

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).

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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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1 January 2013 - 1 January 9999

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.

07 June, 2012 07 June, 2012 1488 Desktop /Portals/0/PackFlashItemImages/WebReady/oc-es-new-production-in-oil-fields.jpg?width=100&height=100&mode=crop&anchor=middlecenter&quality=75amp;encoder=freeimage&progressive=true
 
7 June 2012

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.

28 April, 2011 28 April, 2011 1471 Desktop /Portals/0/PackFlashItemImages/WebReady/oc-es-niobrara-petroleum-system-a-major-tight-resource-play.jpg?width=100&height=100&mode=crop&anchor=middlecenter&quality=75amp;encoder=freeimage&progressive=true
 
28 April 2011

The Niobrara Petroleum System of the U.S. Rocky Mountain Region is a major tight petroleum resource play.

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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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