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South Atlantic Hydrocarbons Through Space and Time

Petroleum Systems Webinar Series

Wednesday, 27 September 2023, 8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m.  |  Virtual Webinar via Zoom (Tulsa, Oklahoma time)

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Join the Petroleum Systems Technical Interest Group (TIG) for the next session of the AAPG Petroleum Systems Webinar Series, South Atlantic Hydrocarbons Through Space and Time, on Wednesday, 27 September 2023, 8:00 AM (CST).

After forty years of investigation, a super-regional view of South Atlantic conjugate basins has been developed, as the set of representative crude oils exceeds 1700 from an initial selection of <100. Detailed geochemical data from these representative samples is tested against their tectono-structural setting, comparing paleo-reconstructions of the region against the paleo-depositional settings inferred from the oils data.

Craig Schiefelbein, President, Geochemical Solutions International, Inc.

Mr. Schiefelbein has over forty-five years of experience in the fields of petroleum geochemistry, chemometrics and data analysis. He is a graduate of the University of Tulsa (Master of Science, Organic Geochemistry; Bachelor of Science, Chemistry). He worked fifteen years as a research scientist in the petroleum industry with Cities Service Oil Company and Conoco, Inc. where his main research efforts were directed toward providing a better understanding of oil generation and destruction processes, with pertinent results being incorporated into maturity and basin modeling programs. In 1990 Mr. Schiefelbein joined the service sector where he worked three years as a Senior Project Geochemist for Core Laboratories and was responsible for the hydrous pyrolysis laboratory, interpretive technical service projects, and large-scale regional studies in West Africa and South America (Sub-Andean). In 1993 Mr. Schiefelbein became Chief Geochemist at GeoMark Research, Inc. where his responsibilities included the analytical laboratory and performing interpretive technical service projects. He also developed and managed several large-scale regional oil studies in Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Alaska, and the Basins of the Circum-Pacific, South Central Asia, and the South Atlantic Margin. As a co-founder of Geochemical Solutions International in 1998, Mr. Schiefelbein has help develop more than 60 non-exclusive multi-client and/or exclusive proprietary projects for assessment of both offshore and onshore areas in Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Trinidad, the Greater Caribbean and elsewhere in Latin America. These projects, which have been widely subscribed by the energy industry, were designed to evaluate hydrocarbon charge and source characteristics in order to identify petroleum systems and associated risk at the Regional, Basin, Field and Prospect scale. These projects utilized a variety of different approaches including Surface Geochemistry, Remote Sensing, Basin Modeling, Crude Oil, Source Rock and Integrated Studies. Mr. Schiefelbein has also provided routine technical service in association with high-quality laboratories such as Baseline Resolution Labs. During the past twenty-five years Geochemical Solutions and our associated companies TDI Brooks International (tdi-bi.com), Dickson International Geosciences (digsgeo.com), and Urien & Associates have provided its clients with the unparalleled expertise of world-renowned experts, state-of-art analytical capabilities, automated data transfer, and improved technology for application of geochemical principles.

Susan Nash, Ph.D. Director, Innovation and Emerging Science and Technology
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