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  • Title: HGS International Dinner - Tectono-stratigraphic Framework and Tertiary Paleogeogeography of Southeast Asia... | Houston Geological Society
    Descriptive info: You are here.. Event List.. Event Calendar.. Meetings.. Webinars.. Sponsor an Event.. Annual Events.. Africa Conference.. Fishing Tournament.. Geomechanics Conference.. Golf Tournament.. Guest Night.. Mudrocks Conference.. Shrimp Peel.. Skeet Shoot.. Tennis Tournament.. Continuing Education.. HGS Field Trips.. Lectures and Courses.. HGS International Dinner - Tectono-stratigraphic Framework and Tertiary Paleogeogeography of Southeast Asia.. Please login to register for events.. Total Seats: 100 Reserved: 46.. Tectono-stratigraphic Framework and Tertiary Paleogeography of Southeast Asia; Gulf of Thailand to South Vietnam Shelf.. Monday, February 18, 2013.. Westchase Hilton • 9999 Westheimer.. Social Hour 5:30–6:30 p.. m.. Dinner 6:30–7:30 p.. Cost: $28 Preregistered members; $35 non-members/walk-ups.. To guarantee a seat, pre-register on the HGS website pre-pay by credit card.. Pre-registration without payment will not be accepted.. Walk-ups may pay at the door if extra seats are available.. Speaker:.. Robert C Shoup; Subsurface Consultants and Associates LLC.. Robert J Morley; Palynova Ltd.. Tony Swiecicki; Cerberus Consultants Ltd.. Stuart Clark; Mubadala Petroleum.. The structure and stratigraphy of many of the rift basins in the Gulf of Thailand and southern Vietnam shelf are individually well understood.. However, the understanding of the region as a whole, and the relationships from one basin to another, are less clear.. Regional paleogeographic maps help portray the structural and stratigraphic evolution of the basins; and when constructed with precise chronostratigraphic control, these maps provide a constraint to the interpretations of the facies distributions in individual basins.. Accurate basement maps are key to understanding the tectonic framework.. A number of published and proprietary maps of the pre-Tertiary exist, but all are different, some substantially so.. We used well data, seismic data, and published/proprietary maps to hand-contour basement structure across the region.. A contour interval of 200 meters was used to further constrain the maps.. There are 22 Tertiary rift basins in the region (Figure 1a), although some of the basins are composite basins consisting of several coalesced rift basins.. We also used well data, seismic data, and published/proprietary maps to hand-contour the top of the synrift section across the region using  ...   in the February Bulletin.. Biographical Sketch.. BOB SHOUP is a Board Certified Petroleum Geologist with over 30 years’ experience in basin analysis, regional studies, new play generation, prospect evaluation, field studies and development planning, drilling operations, and project management.. Mr.. Shoup began his career at Shell Oil in 1980.. He worked for private oil companies for four years before becoming an independent consultant in 2003, working in Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, and New Zealand.. He joined Subsurface Consultants Associates’s Training Department in 2012.. He is a proven oil finder with a 46% exploration success rate and over 100 MMBOE of discovered resources; and is a recognized expert in clastic depositional environments, rift basins, and syndepositional structural systems.. Vendor Corner.. DIGs and Geochemical Solutions International (GSI) present examples from their AAPG Singapore poster, "Lacustrine Source Evaluation Updated: Applying South Atlantic Successes to SE Asia" containing examples drawn from the SEATIGER non-exclusive study.. From increasingly detailed potential field imagery, controls on sediment supply and distribution correlate to a growing database of published exploration targets (leads prospects).. Basin outlines and depocenters defined from constrained depth inversions illustrate containers that we match with published geochemical controls (seeps, slicks, DHIs, discoveries).. Thus the elements of petroleum systems analysis are available for block and basin evaluations.. See more at.. www.. digsgeo.. com.. including a list of SE Asia-related papers and abstracts.. Fugro GeoConsulting is the leading provider of geohazard assessments, site characterization, and analysis solutions in support of deep water oil and gas exploration and development around the world.. Understanding the past -.. Analyzing the Present - Designing for the future.. fugro.. fugrogeoconsulting.. When.. February 18th, 2013 5:30 PM.. through.. 8:30 PM.. Location.. Hilton Houston Westchase.. 9999 Westheimer Road.. Houston.. ,.. TX.. 77042.. United States.. Event Fee(s).. HGS Member.. $ 28.. 00.. Non-Member.. $ 35.. Emeritus/Life/Honorary.. $ 14.. Help spread the word.. Please help us and let your friends, colleagues and followers know about our page:.. You can also share the below link in an email or on your website.. https://www.. hgs.. org/civicrm/event/info?id=1276 reset=1..

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  • Title: HGS 2013 AGC Mudrocks Conference | Houston Geological Society
    Descriptive info: HGS 2013 AGC Mudrocks Conference.. Total Seats: 491 Reserved: 515.. This event is currently full, however 50 walk-ups will be allowed.. Integrated Approaches to Unconventional Reservoir Assessment & Optimization.. Fifty walk-up registrations are available, but fees cost an additional $50.. Please note, we have a limited supply of programs, and they will be distributed on a first-come-first-serve basis.. Refunds will be honored  ...   Sponsorship Form.. Vendor Form.. Conference Sponsor.. Brochure Sponsor.. Student Technical Poster Session Sponsor.. Core Sponsor.. Reception Sponsor.. Speaker Reception Sponsors.. Lunch Sponsors.. Special Sponsor.. Coffee Sponsor.. General Sponsor.. February 18th, 2013 8:00 AM.. February 19th, 2013 5:00 PM.. Westin Memorial City.. 945 Gessner.. 77024.. $ 550.. HGS Student Member.. $ 650.. Student Non-Member.. $ 600.. HGS 2013 AGC Mudrocks Conference.. org/civicrm/event/info?id=1216 reset=1..

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  • Title: HGS General Dinner - Overpressure & HC Accumulations in Tertiary strata, Gulf Coast of Louisiana | Houston Geological Society
    Descriptive info: HGS General Dinner - Overpressure & HC Accumulations in Tertiary strata, Gulf Coast of Louisiana.. Total Seats: 100 Reserved: 68.. By Philip H.. Nelson, U.. S.. Geological Survey, Denver, Colorado.. Monday, February 11, 2013.. Many oil and gas reservoirs in Tertiary strata of southern Louisiana are located close to the interface between a sandrich, normally pressured sequence and an underlying sand-poor, overpressured sequence.. The transition from normally pressured to highly overpressured sediments is documented by conversion of mud weights to pressure, plotting of all pressure data from an individual field as a function of depth (Figure 1), and identification of a top and base of the pressure transition zone.. Vertical extents of pressure transition zones in 34 fields across southern onshore Louisiana range from 300 to 9,000 feet and are greatest in younger strata and in the larger fields.. Display of pressure transition zones on geologic cross sections illustrates the relative independence of the depth of the pressure transition zone and geologic age.. Comparison of the depth - distribution of pressure transition zones with production intervals confirms previous findings that production intervals generally overlap the pressure transition zone in depth, and that the median production depth  ...   of the pressure transition zone.. Pressure gradients are higher, and computed effective stress gradients are negative in younger strata in coastal areas.. This finding indicates that a greater potential for fluid and sediment movement exists there than in older Tertiary strata.. Biographical Sketch.. PHIL NELSON is a member of the Central Energy Resources Science Center of the United States Geological Survey, which provides domestic and worldwide assessments of undiscovered oil and gas.. Before joining the USGS, he held research positions in mineral exploration with Kennecott Exploration Services, radioactive waste storage with Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, and oil and gas production with Sohio Petroleum Company.. His career interests have been in exploration geophysics, downhole measurements, and the physical properties of rocks, with application to mineral exploration, disposal of nuclear waste, and oil and gas production and exploration.. He has authored or co-authored more than 70 papers and is also co-author of a book on well logging.. His current interests are in the characteristics of tight gas resources and the pressure regimes of sedimentary basins.. February 11th, 2013 5:30 PM.. Student.. $ 0.. HGS General Dinner - Overpressure & HC Accumulations in Tertiary strata, Gulf Coast of Louisiana.. org/civicrm/event/info?id=1275 reset=1..

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  • Title: 2013 Winter NAPE EXPO | Houston Geological Society
    Descriptive info: 2013 Winter NAPE EXPO.. Every winter thousands of attendees and hundreds of exhibitors meet in Houston for what is known as, “THE" marketplace for buying, selling and trading of oil and gas prospects and producing properties.. If you’re looking to network and close deals within the upstream oil and gas industry, Winter NAPE is unparalleled in the opportunities available.. Winter NAPE offers you world-wide opportunities  ...   about prospects in other countries and to talk with their representatives.. Our Business Conference includes leading industry executives and experts, who will offer insights into what is “next” for the E P Industry.. If you're in the E P Industry, you should be at Winter NAPE!.. More Informaiton at napeexpo.. February 5th, 2013 8:00 AM.. February 8th, 2013 8:00 PM.. 2013 Winter NAPE EXPO.. org/civicrm/event/info?id=1308 reset=1..

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  • Title: AAPG - Mississippian Lime Play Forum | Houston Geological Society
    Descriptive info: AAPG - Mississippian Lime Play Forum.. Date:.. January 31, 2013 (Thursday).. Location:.. Oklahoma City | Skirvin Hotel.. Time:.. 8:00 am – 5:30 pm |.. Review Program.. followed by Wildcatter Corner Ice Breaker Reception after the program.. 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm: Wildcatter Corner Ice Breaker Reception.. More information on the.. aapg.. org.. website.. Goals.. The Mississippian Lime Forum will.. feature presentations.. designed to be extremely helpful for geologists, geophysicists, and engineers currently working in the Mississippian Lime plays in Kansas and Oklahoma.. The forum will seek to help develop a deeper, more integrated understanding of the reasons for productivity in the play.. Highlights.. New.. continuous core.. 3D seismic.. well log interpretation and petrophysics approaches.. case studies (reasons for productivity; “must-know” facts for for successful completions).. What’s So Special about a Forum? Science you can take to the bank!.. Here’s what will happen:.. The forum will kick off with.. presentations by experts.. in the field who will share information and views of structural controls on depositional and later diagenesis, petrophysics, and petroleum geology.. They will cover complex stratigraphy to the west in crossing structural salients and embayments and will present exciting new insights from a new continuous core and new 3D seismic taken in Sumner County, Kansas for a carbon capture project.. In addition, the forum will incorporate the sequence stratigraphic framework from an outcrop perspective, the time transgressive nature of these facies with accompanying biostratigraphy, with connections to the lithofacies and supporting petrography to characterize the reservoir rock,  ...   to distinguish productive intervals will be covered.. The technology of their operation and application of the results will provide useful knowledge.. Low resistivity is an issue since oil productive horizons are indistinguishable from 100% wet zones.. Alternatives for direct hydrocarbon identification will be discussed.. Determination of log characteristics that are useful for completion design will be considered.. Methods to decrease breakdown pressure and insure adequate fracture treatment extension.. Integration of core and log petrophysics: case studies in the Mississippian of Kansas.. The science, and the insights it can provide, for effective Mississippian Lime exploration and production.. Who should attend?.. Geologists, engineers, and geophysicists.. Individuals in companies seeking to evaluate leases.. Companies seeking to purchase companies or producing properties.. What is the structure of the event?.. The “Forum” is a new format for the AAPG, which encourages in-depth presentations by practicing experts on topics that have immediate bearing on success in exploration, development, and operations.. The goal is to maximize knowledge transfer by encouraging lively interaction and thoughtful consideration of the experts' findings, experience, and insights.. Presentations will be 60-90 minutes, which allows an in-depth look, and there will be ample time given for questions and discussion.. All participants will have the opportunity to take a “test your knowledge” quiz over the content, and to obtain AAPG Continuing Education Units and DPA professional development hours.. Pease verify exact times on the aapg.. org website.. January 31st, 2013 8:00 AM.. 12:00 AM.. AAPG - Mississippian Lime Play Forum.. org/civicrm/event/info?id=1286 reset=1..

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  • Title: HGS General Lunch - The Golden Age of “Shale” Exploration | Houston Geological Society
    Descriptive info: HGS General Lunch - The Golden Age of “Shale” Exploration.. Total Seats: 150 Reserved: 137.. Paul M.. Basinski, Co-Founder & Vice President, Ardent Exploration LLC, Houston, TX Presented @ AAPG International Convention & Exhibition, Singapore, 19 Sept 2012.. Wednesday, January 30, 2013.. Petroleum Club • 800 Bell (downtown).. Social 11:15 AM, Luncheon 11:30 AM.. Cost: $30 pre-registered members; $35 for non-members/walk-ups;.. Emeritus/Life/Honorary: $15; Students: FREE.. Walk ups may pay at the door if extra seats are available.. Unconventional “shale” resource plays are experiencing a Golden Age of discovery across North America, and this explosive growth is beginning to go global.. As in previous times, such as the Dutch Spice Trade or Industrial Revolution, ground-breaking and seemingly radical concepts in the oil-patch have found alignment with new technologies and have realized unprecedented outcomes.. Economically recoverable hydrocarbon volumes recently unimaginable will change the energy balance of North America and beyond.. Perhaps analogous to the 1920’s rush of discoveries after the “anticline theory” emerged, the duration of this Golden Age may be all-too-brief given the speed at which our Industry evolves and adapts.. Geoscientists and organizations have a truly unique opportunity to discover vast new resources and create compelling value during this historic period.. Behaviors and methods that can spark the fuse of discovery include learning on the fly, focus on the “right” questions, informed risk taking, collaborative and pragmatic work in interdisciplinary spaces, and reliance on results over process.. The veracity and bottom-line impact of visualization of a geologic discovery, athletic achievement, or scientific innovation, and then relentless pursuit of it, is well established in research and in case studies (Figure 1).. Wallace Pratt’s landmark insight that oil is found in the mind has never been more relevant that in today’s flurry of activity around unconventional resources, and, more specifically, in this Golden Age of Shale.. Geoscientists are well-advised to further acknowledge the guidance of Albert Szent-Gyorgyi.. The Hungarian winner of the 1937 Nobel Peace Prize in Medicine for the discovery of vitamin C stated that discovery is about seeing what “everybody has seen” and then “thinking what nobody has thought.. How do we bridge this gap and “think what nobody has thought”? It starts with how we perceive and respond to our world.. The reticular activating system (RAS), more commonly known as “finding what you’re looking for”, plays a key role.. Our RAS influences what we see and, because it is triggered by one’s priorities, environment, and emotions, research has shown that it can be trained and focused with new information (Miller, G.. A.. , 1968).. Related research led to the discovery of “7+/-2”, a concept that the human brain can consciously process between 5 to 9 “chunks” of information simultaneously; and, more significantly, the size of a “chunk” depends on knowledge, expertise, etc.. Think of a “chunk” as the size of a file (perhaps in megs) and the brain is a dual-quad core processor.. The larger the 5 to 9 “chunks” of information, the more network connections, computations, and ultimate computing power we can yield.. Meanwhile, our central nervous system is subconsciously sorting, 24/7, millions of additional stimuli.. Perhaps the human brain is a million, or even a billion, core processer! It may be well documented that we can increasingly tap our potential through the power of positive thinking, continuous learning, passionately pursuing our dreams, effective communication and collaboration, etc.. Fine, it is likely that we have already heard this, and perhaps read a few books about it, maybe even attended a seminar or two.. However, it’s not about what we “know,” but rather if, and how, it is practiced.. So, is there a simple process that we can follow to help lead us toward innovation? The thesis herein is “YES” and is termed ACB in which a focus on results facilitates discovery.. Two basic approaches that have led to discovery are presented (Figure 2).. There can be little doubt that the Scientific Mode, herein termed ABC — one with which we’re intimately familiar — is pervasively used across our industry and culture.. It is a tried and true method, and requires no additional elaboration.. A second proposed method, ACB, may start with similar questions and issues as ABC and, in both methods, it’s mission-critical to identify and characterize the relevant starting parameters.. However, the path forward may significantly diverge between the two methods because ACB implicitly acknowledges that the initial issues are often poorly understood or perhaps even irrelevant and have a tendency to morph with further examination.. This contrasts with ABC, where one works the problems and issues ‘A’ through ‘B’ (How) to achieve the ‘C’ (Result).. ACB starts with the desired result and,  ...   retrospect, our Team had more than its share of miscues and outright surprises, both positive and negative, on the road from concept to reality.. Some were simply beyond contemporary technology such as flow contribution from organic matter permeability and some inherent, for example, the Austin Chalk did not turn out as good as the Eagle Ford for many reasons.. However, by adopting ACB and remaining focused on results, we weathered the storms, had a blast adding a page or two to the “Book of Shale”, enriched our professional lives, and materially moved the needle for our Company.. Through 2008, we secured 300,000 acres for.. Lastly, as the shale “how-to cookbook” is being “carved into stone” in North America, it is advisable to recognize that these never-better “secret sauce recipes” are biased toward marine-sourced Paleozoic plays (Figure 6).. Given that the majority of global hydrocarbon production is from the post-Paleozoic, it is probable that numerous, altogether new, unconventional plays await discovery.. Southeast Asia, for example, is amply endowed with productive Tertiary and lacustrine petroleum systems, and history suggests their giant unconventional counterparts will be differentially secured by those so prepared for the challenge.. Another Golden Era anyone?.. Selected References:.. Dyer, J.. H.. , Gregersen, H.. B.. , and Cristensen, C.. M.. , 2009, The Innovator’s DNA, Harvard Business Review, pp.. 2-9, December.. Emery, M.. , 2011, Your Conscious Mind’s Capacity – Seven, Plus or Minus Two, Chunks of Information, Attention Shifting Website,.. http://www.. michaeljemery.. com/nlp/your-conscious-minds-capacity-seven-plu.. , February.. Johnson, W.. , 2012, Disrupt Yourself, Harvard Business Review,.. pp.. 1-5, July-August.. Kanter, R.. , 2006, Innovation: The Classic Trap, Harvard Business Review, pp.. 1-13, November.. Krauskopf, K.. , 1968, A Tale of Ten Plutons, Address as Retiring President of the Geological Society of America, Inc.. , Geological Society of America Bulletin, v.. 79, pp.. 1-18, January.. Lienhard, J.. , 1996, A Fine Madness: Sanity And Creativity, from “The Creative Response to Pain and Suffering” Univ.. TX, Houston, March.. Masters, J.. , 1996, The Art of Exploration, Presentation to 1996 AAPG Annual Convention, San Diego, CA.. Miller, G.. , 1956, The Magical Number Seven, Plus or Minus Two: Some Limits on Our Capacity for Processing Information, The Psychological Review, v.. 63, pp.. 81-97.. Meisner, J.. , and F.. Demirmen, 1981, The Creaming Method: a Bayesian Procedure to Forecast Future Oil and Gas Discoveries in Mature Exploration Provinces, Journal Royal Statistical Sociedy A.. v.. 144.. Pp.. 1-31.. Nightingale, P.. , 1998, A Cognitive Model of Innovation, Research Policy, Elsevier, v.. 27(7), pp.. 689-709.. Pratt, W.. , 1952, Towards a P hilosophy of Oil Finding, Bulletin American Association Petroleum Geologists, v.. 36, no.. 12 pp.. 2231-2236.. Schama, S, 1987, The Embarrassment of Riches: An Interpretation of Dutch Culture in the Golden Age, New York, Alfred Knopf.. Szent-Gyorgyi, A.. , 1965, Teaching and Expanding Knowledge, Rampart Journal of Individualistic Thought, v.. 1, no.. 1, pp.. 24-28, March.. U.. Energy Information Administration, 2011, World Shale Gas Resources: An Initial Assessment of 14 Regions Outside the United States, Washington, D.. C.. , April.. Basinski.. has over 30 years of E P experience – 25+ of which trying to figure-out unconventional resources.. He is a giant field-finder and recognized technical expert with diverse senior management experience.. Paul has a varied, innovative track record generating unconventional plays and had the fortune to lead Teams of truly exceptional individuals, aligning technologies with pragmatism, having fun delivering Tier-One results.. Paul holds a B.. Geology, SUNY-Buffalo, NY, followed by a stint with Kerr-McGee on Project 79, a “top-secret” unconventional uranium exploration play in New England, where he developed a lifelong passion for everything unconventional.. Paul proceeded to University NV-Reno (Mackay School of Mines) and completed a thesis characterizing a lacustrine unconventional uranium trap driven by diagnenetic zeolite absorption (huh?!), earning a M.. S Geology.. Upon graduation, Chevron made the miscalculation of hiring a mining guy who was both clueless about the oil business as well as what a dry hole symbol looked like, but, ever since his first well, Paul’s recognition has continued to improve.. Several companies later, Paul found himself at Burlington Resources / ConocoPhillips for 13 years of combined service, holding positions including Eastern US Exploration Manager, Geologic Fellow-Unconventional Resources New Ventures, and Senior Geologic Fellow-Global Unconventional Resources New Ventures.. In 2005, Basinski generated a liquids-rich “shale” play concept in the Eagle Ford, S.. TX, formed a multidisciplinary Team of “the right stuff”, and spearheaded the code-named Cote d’Or Project through 2008, capturing 300,000 acres at.. January 30th, 2013 11:30 AM.. 1:00 PM.. Petroleum Club of Houston.. 800 Bell St Ste 4300.. 77002.. $ 30.. $ 15.. HGS General Lunch - The Golden Age of “Shale” Exploration.. org/civicrm/event/info?id=1256 reset=1..

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  • Title: Joint North America & Intl. Dinner Meeting | Houston Geological Society
    Descriptive info: Joint North America & Intl.. Dinner Meeting.. Total Seats: 150 Reserved: 67.. Circum-Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Oil Plays in Coarse-Grained Clastic Reservoirs Deposited in Deepwater Environments” by Steve Getz, Getz Exploration.. Monday, January 28, 2013.. Hydrocarbon plays in coarse-grained clastic reservoirs deposited in deep water environments have been made for more than eighty years on the North American crustal plate (.. Figure 1.. ).. These hydrocarbon plays, which are mainly oil, encompass both siliciclastic quartzose and bioclastic carbonate reservoirs composed of rock grains larger than silt.. The first highly commercial world-class giant oilfield discovered in deep water clastics in North America was Poza Rica oilfield with an Estimated Ultimate Recovery (EUR) of greater than 1.. 5 BBO, which was found during 1930 in the Tampico area of the eastern Mexico coastal plain.. Poza Rica is pooled in late Lower Cretaceous Tamambra formation basinal carbonate debris that was shed during major storms to the west from the adjacent Golden Lane El Abra shallow water carbonate atoll.. Close to 2 BBO have also been produced from the Golden Lane atoll margin shallow water carbonates, which are partially time-stratigraphically equivalent to the downdip Tamambra carbonates.. Several billion barrels of oil are also pooled in a foreland basin trough that formed directly over Poza Rica oilfield during the Paleogene.. This shallower oil is pooled in Laramide-aged upper Paleocene and lower Eocene Chicontepec sandstones that are time-stratigraphic equivalents to the oil-bearing deepwater Wilcox formation basin floor fan sandstones deposited to the northeast at the junction of the continental slope and rise in the Gulf of Mexico basin.. Forty-six years after Poza Rica oilfield was discovered, another giant oilfield, Cantarell, was found in deepwater bioclastic reservoirs in the Campeche embayment of eastern Mexico.. Cantarell field has EUR of 13 to 15 BBO, making it the largest conventional oilfield ever found on the North American continent.. The oil at Cantarell is pooled primarily in bolide impact breccia deposited on the Mexican continental margin during the impact of the Laramide-aged Chicxulub meteor with the Yucatan platform at, or very near, the Cretaceous/Tertiary boundary.. During the past decade another billion barrels of oil was added to this supergiant field when Pemex drilled deeper into the sub-thrust fault block and found Sihil field pooled in the same semi-ubiquitous bolide breccia reservoir complex present in the Cantarell block hanging wall anticline.. Numerous other giant oil fields, and a few giant gas fields, have been discovered in deepwater quartzose sandstone reservoirs deposited on the ancestral Gulf of Mexico continental slope in both United States’ and Mexican waters.. These turbidity sandstone deposits range in age from Paleocene Wilcox through the Pleistocene.. Oil deposits present in deep water Wilcox formation rocks in southwestern United States’ offshore waters are pooled in unconfined submarine fan sandstones.. They are reputed to contain EUR of 12 to 15 BBO and were discovered in the ultra-deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico basin during the last decade.. Chevron now produces oil from deep water Wilcox sands on a production test basis from Jack field wells in order to confirm the economic viability of that field.. On the modern-day shallow water continental shelf, McMoran is currently trying to prove the economic viability of its deep ( 20,000’) Davy Jones gas discovery in ponded Wilcox slope fans.. BP is now producing oil from its Thunder Horse oilfield with an EUR of an estimated 1 BBO.. Thunder Horse is pooled in Miocene basin floor sands deposited in another slope setting that became a salt withdrawal anticline or turtle.. In the United States’ portions of the huge Gulf of Mexico basin complex, giant deepwater oilfields have been found in facies  ...   Since then several operators, including Anadarko, have explored the West African offshore waters from Liberia northwards.. Morocco, with its Jurassic and Cretaceous deep water sandstone targets and associated hydrocarbon source rocks, could represent the next significant deep water oil frontier on the continental margin of northwest Africa.. During the past year, Tullow extrapolated their Jubilee trend onto the opposing, or conjugate, plate margin in French Guyana and made their Zaedyus discovery.. That discovery reputedly logged 72 meters or 236 feet of net oil pay in two Upper Cretaceous quartz sandstone turbidite deposits.. The offshore deep waters of British Guyana, as well as the Eastern Venezuelan offshore sedimentary basins, which incorporate Venezuela and Trinidad and Tobago, should prove to be the logical continuation of the oil-bearing northeastern South American deep water quartzose sandstone trends.. Further north, the offshore Eastern Canada Scotia basin, which mirrors basins offshore Morocco, could represent the next prolific deepwater oil frontier on the continental margin of eastern North America.. Steven L.. Getz.. is a professional geologist and geophysicist who worked more than nine years with Cities Service Oil Company and then became an oil and gas geoscience consultant for twenty-six years.. He has generated prospects that led to large oil and gas discoveries in Equatorial Guinea, Guatemala, and in Trinidad, where he held the title of Chief Geophysicist for Trinmar Limited for two staggered six-month contracts.. He has also generated prospects that became commercial oil and gas discoveries in Indonesia, China, the Permian basin, and onshore Gulf of Mexico.. From 2005 through 2010, he held the title of Chief Geologist with Allen Hoffman Exploration.. Since 2011, he has consulted with Fortesa International on their onshore Senegal acreage, where he has served as their Chief Geophysicist and Exploration Manager of Senegal.. Getz is currently the Chairman of the AAPG Geophysical Integration Group and the HGS North American Interests Group.. He is also an active member of the SEG and is active in the IQEarth field studies group.. One Hundred Word Wonder.. I generated the Zafiro prospect, during 1Q 1993 while a consultant for United Meridian Company.. At the time, the international division of United Meridian had only two geoscience managers on staff.. Mobil farmed into the Equatorial Guinea Block B acreage based on my Zafiro and Delta prospect summaries.. UMIC’s Zafiro discovery well was drilled by Mobil in late 1995.. I still have the original write-up and play concept diagram for the prospect wherein I estimated a 250 MMBO reserve; it eventually became a 1200 MMBO field.. I used the Hackberry play as the analog for the downdip Qua Iboe play in Equatorial Guinea.. The updip analog was Edop field in Nigeria.. Steve Getz.. DIGs and Geochemical Solutions International (GSI) present examples from Atlantic Margin-related non-exclusive studies MARIMBA and CARUMBA - more at.. geochemsol.. and.. Multivariate statistical analysis (MSA) of geochemical results from ~1400 crude oils around the South Atlantic margins provides framework genetic oil-family relationships to distinguish source palaeo-environments and age.. From increasingly detailed potential field imagery, controls on sediment supply and distribution correlate to a growing database of 600+ exploration targets (including 320 fan features).. Basin outlines and depocenters defined from constrained depth inversions illustrate containers that we match with oil families.. Thus the elements of petroleum systems analysis are available to test inferences from the geochemistry.. Our poster illustrates examples of MSA significance around the Atlantic margins.. Fugro GeoConsulting.. is.. a preeminent provider of site characterization and analysis solutions in support of deep water oil and gas developments around the world.. Understanding the past - Analyzing the Present - Designing for the future.. January 28th, 2013 5:30 PM.. 7:30 PM.. Dinner Meeting.. org/civicrm/event/info?id=1273 reset=1..

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  • Title: Thirsty Thursday at the Playmaker Forum | Houston Geological Society
    Descriptive info: Thirsty Thursday at the Playmaker Forum.. Time for another Thirsty Thursday and this time we are doing something very different.. We are organizing this event in conjunction to Division of Professional Affairs.. They are organizing an event called Playmaker Forum, where many renowned figures of Petroleum Industry will be talking and giving information on Geologic workflows and ways to be an efficient exploration Geologist of both unconventional and conventional resources.. This event is going to be very good skill building as well as networking with people from some of the most amazing people in the industry.. The program details are on the weblink below.. aapg.. org/forum/.. playmaker/schedule.. cfm.. Here are the highlights of the event that  ...   finders”.. We are particularly interested in encouraging companies to send their young professionals.. The Houston Chronicle plans to cover the event.. Great way to kick start the New Year 2 weeks before NAPE.. There will be refreshment and great way to network and learn from the big guys.. There is special pricing for NeoGeos members for the event and details are in the website.. For those who can't make it for the whole day event, we would love to have you over for the evening Thirsty Thursday.. January 24th, 2013 5:30 PM.. 8:00 PM.. Norris Conference Center in City Center, Houston, TX near Hotel Sorella.. 800 Sorella Court.. Thirsty Thursday at the Playmaker Forum.. org/civicrm/event/info?id=1300 reset=1..

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  • Title: Thirsty Thursday at AAPG Playmaker Forum Event | Houston Geological Society
    Descriptive info: Thirsty Thursday at AAPG Playmaker Forum Event.. Thirsty Thursday Event in conjunction with AAPG's DPA Playmaker Forum.. Hello Everyone:.. This event is going to be very good skill building as well as.. networking with people from some of the most amazing people in the industry.. January 24th, 2013 5:00 PM.. Norris Conf Center Adjacent to Hotel Sorella, City Center.. Thirsty Thursday at AAPG Playmaker Forum Event.. org/civicrm/event/info?id=1293 reset=1..

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  • Title: AAPG - Playmaker Forum - New DPA Program for the New Year! | Houston Geological Society
    Descriptive info: AAPG - Playmaker Forum - New DPA Program for the New Year!.. By Charles A.. Sternbach, DPA President 2012-2013 Past President HGS 1999-2000.. January 24, 2013 (Thursday).. Houston, TX |.. Norris Conference Center | City Centre.. 8:00 am – 5:30 pm.. My main goal for AAPG’s Division of Professional Affairs (DPA) is to offer valuable content for petroleum geoscientists that will enhance their professional skills and improve their business bottom line.. DPA will partner with the AAPG Education Department to present “The Playmaker Forum”, planned for Thursday, January 24.. ,.. 2013, at the Norris Conference Center in Houston, next to the Hotel Sorella, near Beltway 8 and I-10.. You’ll learn from world-class oil finders, bold marquee playmakers, and accessible networking opportunities.. All HGS and AAPG members can benefit and should know that registration is filling fast.. Sign up online at.. org/forum/playmaker/index.. This program’s topics can be applied right away and will make both experienced and young professionals more valuable to their current employers.. Playmaker topics will get you thinking about adding value to upcoming prospect expos, such as NAPE, and to other meetings around the globe.. Attendees will receive course notes, the free DPA book,.. Heritage of the Petroleum Geologist.. , and continuing education credit.. The one-day program includes a luncheon, two networking breaks, and a “Wildcatter Corner” reception.. Please join us, bring a colleague and/or invite your energy industry friends.. This program can be a career booster to young professionals via interaction with experienced mentors and via exposure to advanced prospecting and presentation skills.. Our keynote speaker, Harold Hamm, who is the CEO of Continental Resources, will describe the Bakken and Woodford plays, his success in growing Continental Resources, and his vision for transformation of our national energy resource mix.. DPA will honor Mr.. Hamm for his dedication to our industry with the presentation of its Heritage Award at the meeting.. Playmaker Forum Agenda.. The Art of Exploration Speakers.. Charles Sternbach, DPA President , Playmaker Program,.. Dan Tearpock, 10 Habits of Highly Successful Oil finders.. Ted Beaumont, AAPG President, Exploration Creativity.. Bill Maloney, Executive VP, Statoil DPNA, From ideas to profits: creative entry into successful plays.. Perfecting Prospecting Workflows.. Robert Pledger, Marketing your prospect at expos.. Steve Bachman, Assembling and presenting conventional prospects.. Richard Stoneburner, AAPG Distinguished Lecturer, Unconventional Play fundamentals.. Playmaker Networking Luncheon 12:00-1:00 pm..  ...   from the best oil finders in the business and to participate in world class programs.. We hear stories about how DPA has kindled friendships that “sealed the deal,” provided insights that led to new plays, or inspired personal missions.. These stories, DPA’s “lore,” are DPA’s best recruiting tools.. Every DPA member could tell such stories and you are encouraged to share yours with Chandler Wilhelm, editor of our DPA “.. Correlator.. ” newsletter at.. Chandler.. Wilhelm@shell.. Impact of People and Programs.. Here’s one of my stories about how a DPA event changed my life as a geologist.. I attended a “Legends in Wildcatting” DPA luncheon organized by Jim Gibbs, a past-president of both AAPG and DPA, at the 1997 Dallas Annual convention.. There was also a series of talks that profoundly transformed my professional life.. In them, Tom Jordan, Mike Halbouty, Bernard Duval, John Masters, and Roy Huffington shared their thoughts on oil finding.. I sat in the front row and took 10 pages of notes which I still have! This panel told how great oil explorers combine science and business to consistently achieve spectacular results.. Powerful stuff!.. These experiences made me want to create more forums like that one! When I became President of the Houston Geological Society in 1999-2000, my top goal was to create a “Legends in Wildcatting” program.. Over the last 13 years, HGS has continued to host Legends panels - number 8 will be this January 14th.. Building on the success of Legends, in 2008 we launched a new program on the international stage,.. Discovery Thinking Forums,.. as an AAPG/DPA event at Annual AAPG Conventions.. Since then we have held seven such panels for typically standing room only crowds, with many more forums planned as we look toward 2017, AAPG’s 100.. th.. Anniversary.. Each of these programs started as a ‘wildcat’ idea, and this Playmaker program is such an idea for DPA.. For me, many thematic roads and friendships lead back to that pivotal DPA event in1997.. That DPA Luncheon fifteen years ago was my personal tipping point.. I hope our Playmaker Forum this January 24.. will be as valuable an event for you and a tipping point for many experienced and young professionals.. January 24th, 2013 8:00 AM.. AAPG - Playmaker Forum - New DPA Program for the New Year!.. org/civicrm/event/info?id=1287 reset=1..

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  • Title: SEG 2013 Forum on Microseismic Technology | Houston Geological Society
    Descriptive info: SEG 2013 Forum on Microseismic Technology.. More information at.. seg.. The recent increase in awareness of the potential of unconventional reservoirs has caused a tremendous growth in hydraulic fracture stimulation operations.. Hydraulic fracturing causes changes in the state of stress in the vicinity of the stimulation resulting in the generation of microseismicity.. Conventionally, the recording of microseismicity has been performed with borehole seismic tools deployed in deep nearby wells but "frac monitoring" is not restricted to such a setting.. Elastic waves generated by these micro-earthquakes  ...   as a result of hydraulic stimulation is small, and, due to the longer travel paths and higher noise levels, monitoring hydraulic fracture stimulations from surface potentially requires orders of magnitude more sensors than downhole monitoring.. The two monitoring methods also differ in their sensitivity, accuracy, and precision, all of which contribute to differences in their final distribution of event locations.. Please verify exact times at the SEG.. January 22nd, 2013 7:00 AM.. January 24th, 2013 5:00 PM.. SEG 2013 Forum on Microseismic Technology.. org/civicrm/event/info?id=1285 reset=1..

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