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TECHNICAL PROGRAM & REGISTRATION ANNOUNCEMENT AAPG 2010 ANNUAL CONVENTION & EXHIBITION N E W O

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All-Convention Luncheon featuring Bobby Ryan of Chevron Global Upstream and Gas Page 8

Attend ACe And benefit from:

Nearly 1,000 oral and poster presentations Networking opportunities with an international crowd of geoscientists 200+ exhibits featuring the latest technologies and services Continuing education pre- and post-convention

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Maximize your potential – attend AAPG ACE in New Orleans

Dear Geosciences Professionals,

On behalf of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and host New Orleans Geological Society, I am honored to invite you to attend the AAPG 2010 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE), 11- 14 April, in New Orleans. Join us to learn about the latest issues in exploration and production — from technology to work force trends — all on an international scale.

to work force trends — all on an international scale. Attending a world-class convention such as

Attending a world-class convention such as ACE is an investment in your career and your company. In just a few days you can attend short courses, field trips, presentations and special sessions that will help you to do your job more efficiently and effectively. With nearly 1,000 oral and poster presentations expected, you’re sure to find information on the subjects most vital to your career.

In the exhibition hall you can learn about the latest technologies and services available from the 200+ exhibitors. Under one roof you’ll find everything you need for reservoir evaluation, geological modeling, basin studies and modeling analysis, computer software, geological studies and consulting, geophysical interpretation and more. In addition, the International Pavilion offers you a chance to explore opportunities available worldwide.

Networking events at ACE will involve everyone from young professionals to An Evening with America’s Greatest Generation at the National World War II Museum. Many of the AAPG’s 30,000+ members have been attending the annual convention for most of their professional lives, forging professional and personal friendships along the way.

April is the perfect month to enjoy New Orleans. The temperate springtime conditions, along with the city’s famous food and hospitality, make it an excellent destination. Whether you’re coming from Houston or Helsinki, I’m sure you’ll enjoy your time here.

Tom Hudson General Chair, AAPG 2010 Annual Convention & Exhibition

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Table of Contents

Sponsors Inside front cover

Welcome Letter 1

Organizing Committee 2

About ACE 3

ACE Highlights 4

Forums & Special Sessions 4

Special Events 5

AAPG Center 5

Teacher Program 6

Halbouty Lecture 7

Networking Opportunities 7

Luncheons 8

Social Activity 9

Exhibition 10

International Pavilion 10

Exhibitor List and Floor Plan 11

Short Courses 12

Field Trips 17

Student Activities 22

Career Center 23

Volunteers Needed 23

Community Outreach 23

SEPM Activities 24

Guest Activities 26

Technical Program at a Glance 28

Technical Program 30

Monday Oral 30

Monday Poster 32

Tuesday Oral 36

Tuesday Poster 39

Wednesday Oral 43

Wednesday Poster 46

General Information 50

Registration Hours 50

Exhibition Hours 50

Business Center 50

Business Meetings 50

New Orleans Climate 50

Convention Center 50

Cyber C@fe 50

Electronic Capturing 50

Juding Information 51

No-Smoking Policy 51

Travel and Transportation 51

Convention Shuttle 51

Getting Around 51

Visa Information 52

Accommodations 54

Registration 56

Membership Application 61

Shuttle 51 Getting Around 51 Visa Information 52 Accommodations 54 Registration 56 Membership Application 61
Shuttle 51 Getting Around 51 Visa Information 52 Accommodations 54 Registration 56 Membership Application 61

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Organizing Committee

and updates www.aapg.org/neworleans Organizing Committee General Chair Tom Hudson Chevron U.S.A., Inc.

General Chair

Tom Hudson

Chevron U.S.A., Inc.

General Vice Chair

Nancye Dawers

Tulane University

General Technical Program Co-Chair

Brenda Reilly

Energy Partners, Ltd.

General Technical Program Co-Chair

David Reiter

ENI Petroleum, Inc.

DEG Vice Chair

Mark Winter

ENI Petroleum, Inc.

DPA Vice Co-Chair

Mike Fogarty

Sylvan Energy

DPA Vice Co-Chair

Al Baker

Beacon Exploration

EMD Vice Chair

Art Johnson

Hydrate Energy International

SEPM Vice Chair

Mike Blum

ExxonMobil Upstream Research Co.

General Service Chair

George Rhoads

Chevron U.S.A., Inc.

Sponsorship Chair

Robert Rooney

Century Exploration

SEPM Sponsorship Chair

Howard Harper

SEPM

AAPG Oral Sessions Chair

Bob Meltz

Chevron U.S.A., Inc.

AAPG Poster Sessions Chair

Dave Balcer

Chevron U.S.A., Inc.

SEPM Oral Sessions Chair

John Suter

ConocoPhillips

SEPM Poster Sessions Chair

John Holbrook

University of Texas–Arlington

Short Courses Chair

Duncan Goldthwaite

Consultant

SEPM Short Courses Chair

Vitor Abreu

ExxonMobil Upstream Research Co.

Field Trips Chair

Dave Garner

Shell Exploration & Production Co.

SEPM Field Trips Chair

Mark Kulp

University of New Orleans

AAPG Matson Award and Braunstein Award Chair

Mike Fein

W&T

Volunteer Co-Chair

Mike Ledet

Consultant

Volunteer Co-Chair

Bill Whiting

Consultant

Teacher Program Chair

Al Melillo

Chevron U.S.A., Inc.

Career Center Chair

Jim Swaney

MMS

Guest Activities Chair

Beverly Kastler

NOGS President-elect

Tom Klekamp

Amber Resources

NOGS President-elect Tom Klekamp Amber Resources Tom Hudson George Rhoads Mark Kulp Nancy Dawers Robert

Tom Hudson

President-elect Tom Klekamp Amber Resources Tom Hudson George Rhoads Mark Kulp Nancy Dawers Robert Rooney Mike

George Rhoads

Tom Klekamp Amber Resources Tom Hudson George Rhoads Mark Kulp Nancy Dawers Robert Rooney Mike Fein

Mark Kulp

Amber Resources Tom Hudson George Rhoads Mark Kulp Nancy Dawers Robert Rooney Mike Fein Dave Garner

Nancy Dawers

Resources Tom Hudson George Rhoads Mark Kulp Nancy Dawers Robert Rooney Mike Fein Dave Garner not

Robert Rooney

Hudson George Rhoads Mark Kulp Nancy Dawers Robert Rooney Mike Fein Dave Garner not pictured AAPG

Mike Fein

Dave Garner not pictured

AAPG Convention Staff

Mike Fein Dave Garner not pictured AAPG Convention Staff Brenda Reilly Howard Harper Mike Ledet David

Brenda Reilly

Dave Garner not pictured AAPG Convention Staff Brenda Reilly Howard Harper Mike Ledet David Reiter Bob

Howard Harper

pictured AAPG Convention Staff Brenda Reilly Howard Harper Mike Ledet David Reiter Bob Meltz Bill Whiting

Mike Ledet

AAPG Convention Staff Brenda Reilly Howard Harper Mike Ledet David Reiter Bob Meltz Bill Whiting Mark

David Reiter

Staff Brenda Reilly Howard Harper Mike Ledet David Reiter Bob Meltz Bill Whiting Mark Winter Dave

Bob Meltz

Reilly Howard Harper Mike Ledet David Reiter Bob Meltz Bill Whiting Mark Winter Dave Balcer Al

Bill Whiting

Howard Harper Mike Ledet David Reiter Bob Meltz Bill Whiting Mark Winter Dave Balcer Al Melillo

Mark Winter

Mike Ledet David Reiter Bob Meltz Bill Whiting Mark Winter Dave Balcer Al Melillo Mike Fogarty

Dave Balcer

David Reiter Bob Meltz Bill Whiting Mark Winter Dave Balcer Al Melillo Mike Fogarty John Suter

Al Melillo

Bob Meltz Bill Whiting Mark Winter Dave Balcer Al Melillo Mike Fogarty John Suter Jim Swaney

Mike Fogarty

Bill Whiting Mark Winter Dave Balcer Al Melillo Mike Fogarty John Suter Jim Swaney Al Baker

John Suter

Mark Winter Dave Balcer Al Melillo Mike Fogarty John Suter Jim Swaney Al Baker John Holbrook

Jim Swaney

Dave Balcer Al Melillo Mike Fogarty John Suter Jim Swaney Al Baker John Holbrook Beverly Kastler

Al Baker

Al Melillo Mike Fogarty John Suter Jim Swaney Al Baker John Holbrook Beverly Kastler Art Johnson

John Holbrook

Mike Fogarty John Suter Jim Swaney Al Baker John Holbrook Beverly Kastler Art Johnson Duncan Goldthwaite

Beverly Kastler

John Suter Jim Swaney Al Baker John Holbrook Beverly Kastler Art Johnson Duncan Goldthwaite Tom Klekamp

Art Johnson

Swaney Al Baker John Holbrook Beverly Kastler Art Johnson Duncan Goldthwaite Tom Klekamp Mike Blum Vitor

Duncan Goldthwaite

John Holbrook Beverly Kastler Art Johnson Duncan Goldthwaite Tom Klekamp Mike Blum Vitor Abreu Steph Benton

Tom Klekamp

Beverly Kastler Art Johnson Duncan Goldthwaite Tom Klekamp Mike Blum Vitor Abreu Steph Benton Exhibition Sales

Mike Blum

Kastler Art Johnson Duncan Goldthwaite Tom Klekamp Mike Blum Vitor Abreu Steph Benton Exhibition Sales Manager

Vitor Abreu

Steph Benton Exhibition Sales Manager

Dana Patterson Free Special Programs Administrator

Julie Simmons

Kyle Walker Graphics and Production Coordinator

Marketing Manager

Theresa Curry Operations Coordinator

Randa Reeder-Briggs

Kerrie Stiles Administrative Assistant

Alan Wegener Global Development and Convention Director

Operations Manager

Terri Duncan Technical Programs Coordinator

Jean Reynolds

Kim Van Delft

 

Events Coordinator

Exhibitor and Attendee Services Supervisor

 

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Join AAPG and Save on 2010 ACE Registration

Sign up as a member and save up to $300 on conference registration! Members receive many benefits including monthly access to EXPLORER, the Bulletin and Bulletin archives (dating back to 1917); special member discounts on books, videos and educational materials; access to personal member programs (such as insurance, car rental discounts, etc.), access to the AAPG Career Center, Member Registry and more.

To begin enjoying all the benefits of AAPG visit www. aapg.org/neworleans, “Register Now”, “Non-Member” and select “Join and Save”. Or, mail in a completed Associate Membership Form along with your Registration Form (found on page 61).

For information on AAPG Membership, please contact:

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UNMASK YOUR CAREER POTENTIAL AT ACE

Who Attends

A total of 7,452 people from 85 countries attended ACE in 2009,

including more than 5,500 delegates and students. Geoprofessionals

at every stage of their careers come to benefit from the ideas and opportunities presented, including:

CEOs/Presidents

Vice Presidents/Directors

Managers

Staff Geologists/Engineers/Scientists

Technicians/Support Staff

Independent Consultants

Marketing/Sales

Educators/Trainers/Students

An Unmatched Technical Program

Your conference registration pass gives you access to the brightest minds in the upstream E&P industry. Abstracts are judged by a team of industry experts and ranked. You’ll find more than 400 oral and nearly 600 poster presentations over three days. In addition, special forums and sessions are available for an in-depth look at some of the most important issues impacting geosciences professionals today. See Technical Program details beginning on Page 28.

More than 200 exhibitors under one roof

From imaging equipment to mounted minerals, if it’s related to the petroleum E&P industry you’ll find it in our exhibition hall. You’ll gain an understanding of the latest products and technologies from companies of all sizes. Explore the floor to visit with industry leaders such as Baker Hughes, Paradigm, Saudi Aramco, Fugro, TGS-NOPEC, PGS, Schlumberger and Geokinetics as well as independent operators, local/regional companies and more. You’ll also find education providers, associations and more with services and offerings to enhance your career. See complete exhibitor list on Page 13.

Networking

Geologists at any stage of their career will find the networking opportunities at ACE simply unmatched. Students can gather at the Student Lounge and take advantage of special student courses and rates to further their connections and understanding of this exciting

profession. A Career Center is available on-site for anyone looking for

a new career opportunity. From Sunday night’s Icebreaker reception to

the private alumni functions, you’re sure to find plenty of places to relax with friends or associates and expand your professional network. See networking opportunities on page 7.

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— Martha S.,

AzuWrite LLC,

Lone Tree, CO

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All events will be held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center unless otherwise noted.

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Forums and Special Sessions

Each is a legendary veteran of the petroleum industry.They

Presenters and their topics include:

Forum: History of Petroleum Geology (AAPG)

are all renowned for their success in exploring for and finding hydrocarbon reserves. Each speaker overcame great

Date:

Sunday, 11 April

challenges and thrived in both business and geological

Time:

1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

aspects of our profession. Topics to be discussed will include

Location:

Room 243/244/245

philosophy of exploration, lessons learned from remarkable

Co-chairs:

S. Testa and M. Barnett

careers, professional insights and some colorful anecdotes. As

From Drake’s first successful well in Pennsylvania to the installation of the first deepwater spar development, from back room wheeling and dealing for leases in the early days of the East Texas Oil Field to today’s modern computer applications and Internet communication capabilities, and from the early days of divining rods and creekology to today’s modern 3-D seismic and well logging technologies, the petroleum industry has an exceptionally colorful and varied history. An understanding of the history of petroleum geology is a key to

technology advances and a new wave of young geoscientists enter our profession, we see continued interest in forums such as this to discuss the personal side of success and what has been called the “art of exploration.” This year’s program focuses on 1) insights derived from hard won experience and 2) discovery thinking behind the hottest “unconventional” resource plays of the Gulf Coast and Eastern sections of interest to the New Orleans venue.

avoiding mistakes of the past and allows today’s explorationists insights into how innovative thinking has changed our industry

J. Amoruso: East Texas, Deep Bossier Sandstone- Amoruso Field

for the better over the last 100 years.

M. Brittenham: “Unconventional” Discovery Thinking in Resource Plays: Haynesville Trend, N. Louisiana

Presenters and their topics include:

R. Sorkhabi: The Miri Oil Field 1910: The Centenary of the First Oil Discovery in Borneo, SE Asia

R. M. Clary, J. H. Wandersee: Locating the Play: The History of Visualization in Petroleum Exploration

W. G. Frost, R. Hubbard: The Somewhat Accidental Discovery of the Mobile Bay Gas Field: A Story of Perseverance and Good Fortune.

J. P. Martin: The Oil and Gas Industry in the Empire State:

Past, Present and Future

G. Robertson: From First Idea to 10 TCF in 10 Months:

Discovery of Eagle Ford Shale in the Hawkville Field, LaSalle and McMullen Counties, Texas

B. Zagorski: The Appalachian Marcellus Shale Play - Discovery Thinking, Timing and Technology

M. C. Forrest: Learning from 40 Years’ Experience Risking Seismic Amplitude Anomaly Prospects

D. Smith: Discovery Thinking Has Led to 70 Years of Continued Exploration and Development at Stella Salt Dome, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana

Forum: Discovery Thinking (AAPG/DPA/HOPG)

Global Climate Change Forum: Climate Change, Sea

Date:

Monday, 12 April

Level Change and Storm Event Impact on Sedimentary

Time:

1:25 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Environments and Petroleum Industry Infrastructure,

Location:

Room 243/244/245

U.S. Gulf of Mexico (AAPG/DEG)

Co-chairs:

C. Sternbach and E. Dolly

Date:

Wednesday, 14 April

 

Time:

1:15 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

The “Discovery Thinking” Forum will be the third presentation of the AAPG 100th Anniversary Committee’s program recognizing “100 Who Made a Difference.” The New Orleans forum will feature six invited speakers who have made a difference. They are John Amoruso, Marv Brittenham, Gregg Robertson, Bill Zagorski, Mike Forrest and Dan Smith.

Location: Room 243/244/245 Co-Chairs: J. Levine and J. Kupecz

The Gulf Coast impact of the most recent hurricane storm surge locally traveled inland about eight miles with a depth of several feet. This clearly demonstrates the potential impact where

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coastal configuration focuses the energy. Since many of the coastal petroleum industry facilities are along estuaries, the focusing of storm surge is probable and the impact on ports and refineries

potentially large. This is especially true where regional subsidence amplifies the impact of sea-level rise and storm-surge magnitude. This session seeks to discuss the following:

Historical record of hurricanes and magnitudes of coastal erosion as a result of these storms

The potential impact of climate change on large storms, and storm intensity prediction

Mitigation and adaptation responses

Presenters and their topics include:

A. Sallenger: An Overview of Extreme Storms in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and Their Coastal Impact

M. Blum: Impact of Sea-Level Change and Regional Subsidence on Coastal Evolution:

Prospects for the Mississippi Delta

J. Anderson: Response of Gulf Coast Bays and Coastal Barriers to Changes in the Rate of Sea-Level Rise and Sediment Supply

C. Williams: Petroleum Industry Response to Storms and Sea-Level Changes

SEPM Research Symposium: Autogenic and Allogenic Controls on Sedimentary Successions: Modern and Ancient, Clastic and Carbonate

Date:

Tuesday, 13 April

Time:

8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. and 1:15 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Location:

Room 343/344/345

Co-chairs:

C. Paola, M. Perlmutter and M. Blum

Stratigraphy records include both externally forced (allogenic) and internally generated (autogenic) signals. For a long time it was assumed that the two could be readily separated, with allogenic effects dominating at longer space and time scales. Several recent developments have made the situation more interesting: (1) researchers are increasingly interested in extracting high-frequency external signals, especially climate, from stratigraphic records; (2) recent research has expanded the range of effects that autogenic processes can produce and extended their range to surprisingly long space and time scales; (3) the discovery of similarity in autogenic processes has opened the possibility that their stratigraphic effects may be scale independent over some range of scales; and (4) recent work suggests that autogenic and allogenic processes can interact strongly. This session was motivated by developments such as these but is open to any innovative research on the interaction of autogenic and allogenic processes in stratigraphy.

DPA Panel Discussion on Ethics and Professionalism

Date:

Tuesday, 13 April

Time:

2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Location:

La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom

Moderator:

J. Jones and C. Smith

Join the DPA for an informative and thought-provoking talk on issues affecting the DPA, AAPG, geoscientists and society at large. Immediately following the DPA Luncheon, panelists David Curtiss, John Dolson, Lynn Hughes, Pete Rose, Ray Thomasson and Scott Tinker will discuss issues ranging from DPA bylaws to position statements, the role of the DPA and more. Come hear what they have to say on issues such as:

AAPG Constitution and Bylaws — purposes, code of ethics and responsibility.

Tax issues related to our profession are items on which we have position papers. Higher taxes mean less production and less exploration. Is this type of thing a political or partisan issue?

AAPG has an obligation to educate, but what about subjects that are semi-political or largely political?

And be sure to bring a friend!

Special Events

Opening Session and Awards Ceremony

AAPG Center

The AAPG Center offers information and answers about your membership and more. Inside you’ll find information about:

Date:

Sunday, 11 April

Communications (Explorer, web site)

Time:

4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Datapages

Location:

La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom

Divisions

Fee:

Included with convention registration

Education (Short Courses, Distinguished Lecturer)

This year’s opening session is guaranteed to get you ready not just for the 2010 ACE, but for the experience that is New Orleans. After all, no one knows better how to have a good time than the good people of New Orleans — and that spirit will be felt throughout the opening session.

This year’s multi-media event will feature live music, exciting videos and colorful sights that will serve as the setting for what promises to be an engaging and entertaining session. Of course, the opening session’s focal point is the annual awards presentation, when the best of AAPG are honored in a fast-moving, often emotional ceremony that pays tribute to the outstanding leaders, scientists, educators, civic leaders and authors of the past year. This year’s session will feature the special presentation of the Michel T. Halbouty Outstanding Leadership Award to independent geologist Patrick J. F. Gratton and conclude with the awarding of the Sidney Powers Memorial Medal to renowned geologist L. Frank Brown Jr., who will offer a few brief remarks of his own.

Foundation

GeoCare Benefits

Global Events

Membership

Publications

Sections/Regions

Student Benefits

You can also shop for books and AAPG merchandise at our general store.

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All events will be held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center unless otherwise noted.

Opening Session and Awards Ceremony (continued)

The opening session also will feature an official welcome by convention General Chair Tom Hudson and the annual AAPG presidential address by John Lorenz. The Icebreaker celebration begins immediately at the end of the session and you may find yourself dancing all the way to the exhibits hall, led by musicians who will be playing the quintessential sounds of New Orleans.

This fast-moving and powerful ceremony will be the talk of the convention, so plan now to start your New Orleans’ experience in style. Laissez les bon temps rouler!

Those who will be honored in New Orleans include:

Sidney Powers Memorial Award L. Frank Brown, Jr.

Michel T. Halbouty Outstanding Leadership Award Patrick J. F. Gratton

Honorary Member Award Adebayo O. Akinpelu, John R. Hogg, Pinar O. Yilmaz

Outstanding Explorer Award John Amoruso, J. Denny Bartell, Larry Bartell

Robert R. Berg for Outstanding Research Award Martin P. A. Jackson

J. C. “Cam” Sproule Memorial Award (recognizing younger authors of papers applicable to petroleum geology) David R. Pyles

John W. Shelton Search and Discovery Award (in recognition of the best contribution to the “Search and Discovery” website in the past year) Paul M. (Mitch) Harris

George C. Matson Award (recognizing the best oral presentation at the AAPG Annual Convention in Denver) Barbara Tilley (Co-authors: Pradeep Bhatnagar, Scott McLellan, Bob Quartero, Byron Veilleux, Karlis Muehlenbachs)

Jules Braunstein Memorial Award (recognizing the best poster presentation at the AAPG Annual Convention in Denver) Nikki Hemmesch (posthumously), Nicholas Harris

Gabriel Dengo Memorial Award for Best International Paper (AAPG 2009 International Conference & Exhibition in Rio de Janeiro) Recipient not known at press time.

Ziad Beydoun Memorial Award for International Best Poster (AAPG 2009 International Conference & Exhibition in Rio de Janeiro) Recipient not known at press time.

Distinguished Service Award Martin M. Cassidy, Rebecca L. Dodge, Bob A. Hardage,

Teacher Program – More! Rocks in Your Head

Dwight “Clint” Moore, Terence G. O’Hare, Craig W. Reynolds, John W. Robinson

Date/Time:

Saturday, 10 April, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (Workshop 1)

Grover E. Murray Memorial Distinguished Educator Award Wayne M. Ahr, Eric A. Erslev, Murray K. Gingras

Date/Time:

Sunday, 11 April, 8:30 a.m. –4:30 p.m. (Workshop 2)

Special Award

Location:

Sheraton New Orleans

Robert W. Allen, George P. Mitchell

Leader:

Janie Schuelke

Public Service Award

Fee:

$25

Thomas C. Bergeon, Ahmed N. El Barkooky, William B. Harrison III, Tako Koning

Includes:

Continental breakfast, refreshments, lunch and course materials (see list below)

Pioneer Award Thomas D. Barrow

Limit:

60 people per workshop

Wallace E. Pratt Memorial Award (recognizing the authors of the best AAPG Bulletin article published each calendar year) David R. Pyles

Robert H. Dott, Sr. Memorial Award (recognizing the authors/editors of the best special publication dealing with geology published by the Association) Stephen P. Cumella, Keith W. Shanley, Wayne K. Camp

Educators are invited to participate in More! Rocks in Your Head (MRIYH), a full-day earth science workshop for 3rd–8th grade teachers of the greater New Orleans area.

The community outreach program is dedicated to the memory of Brian J. O’Neill, a Shell Biostratigrapher, who spent many hours bringing Earth Science education to students in New Orleans. Brian passed away in 2008 at the age of 54.

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MRIYH covers a full scope of earth science topics for elementary and middle school teachers, who

Networking Opportunities

will be guided in each section with background information, vocabulary and projects, plus cross- curricular segments and ideas for the gifted and talented students. All projects are hands-on,

Icebreaker Reception

making earth science a fun and memorable learning experience.

Date:

Sunday, 11 April

Time:

5:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

Each teacher participant will receive:

Location:

Exhibition Hall

More! Rocks in Your Head manual

Fee:

Included with convention registration

Rock Samples (labeled and bagged) of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks

Mineral Samples (labeled and bagged) and Test Kit

Refreshment Breaks

Hunt for Fossil Fuels oil exploration game on CD

Dates:

Monday, 12 April–Wednesday, 14 April

USGS Tapestry of Time and Terrain map (AAPG grant)

Times:

9:45 a.m.–10:25 a.m.

“Oil and Natural Gas” book (SPE funding)

3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

“Louisiana Rock and Mineral Kit” with 9 specimens and the accompanying booklet “A Guide to the Rocks and Minerals of Louisiana” (Shell)

Location:

(Monday and Tuesday) Exhibition Hall

Additionally, 20 schools will receive a laminated, framed USGS Tapestry of Time and Terrain map

All-Alumni Reception

(funded by an AAPG Foundation grant)

Date:

Monday, 12 April

Time:

5:30 p.m. –7:30 p.m

Janie Schuelke, MRIYH creator and presenter, holds a bachelor’s degree in geology from University

Registration information

Location:

New Orleans Marriott

of Houston. After working for GSI, Geophysical Services, Inc., from 1977–81, Janie was a substitute teacher and taught a geology class at College for Kids, a summer program for Gifted/ Talented 3rd through 8th graders. Many of the activities taught in the MRIYH workshops were created for College for Kids. Janie has been producing the workshop for 11 years, enhancing and increasing the teaching of earth science across America, and training more than 2600 teachers.

Find a former classmate at the All-Alumni Reception. Signs will identify tables for participating colleges and universities. Enjoy cash bars stationed throughout the room. Any alumni group wishing to participate in the All-Alumni Reception or hold a private alumni reception should contact AAPG by

If paying by credit card, register online at http://register.exgenex.com/AAPGTeacher.

1 February 2010.

If paying by check, download a registration form from www.AAPG.org/NewOrleans (follow the links to the Teacher Program) and mail the form along with your check to:

AAPG Convention Department, Teacher Program, P.O. Box 979, Tulsa, OK 74101-0979

Contact:

E-mail: jreynolds@aapg.org

Jean Reynolds

 

Phone:

+1 918 560 2668

For additional information about the program, contact Al Melillo at ajme@chevron.com or

Toll Free:

+1 888 945 2274 ext 668

+1 985 773 6756.

Fax:

+1 918 560 2684

Michel T. Halbouty Lecture The Michel T. Halbouty lecture series is an ongoing special event at the AAPG Annual Convention & Exhibition. Lecture topics are designed to focus either on wildcat exploration in any part of the world where major discoveries might contribute significantly to petroleum reserves, or space exploration where astrogeological knowledge would further mankind’s ability to develop resources on Earth and in the Solar System.

Shale Gas and America’s Energy Future

Date:

Monday, 12 April

Time:

5:10 p.m.– 6:00 p.m.

Location:

Room 243/244/245

Chair:

T. Hudson

Location: Room 243/244/245 Chair: T. Hudson The Michel T. Halbouty Lecture speaker will be Aubrey K.

The Michel T. Halbouty Lecture speaker will be Aubrey K. McClendon speaking on “Shale Gas and America’s Energy Future.” McClendon has served as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Chesapeake Energy Corporation since he co-founded the company with Tom L. Ward in 1989. McClendon graduated from Duke University in 1981.

“Converting just 10% of our vehicles in America to CNG can lower our consumption of foreign oil by more than 1 million barrels per day, potentially saving nearly $50 billion each year,” McClendon said. “CNG costs 40-50% less than a gallon of gasoline today and is much cleaner, plus its consumption keeps American dollars at home and creates jobs across a wide range of industries throughout the nation. Natural gas is currently produced in 31 of our 50 states and with 22 states blessed with shale gas, there is no fuel more all-American than natural gas.”

“In addition,” he said, “recent large discoveries using new technologies in natural gas shale basins such as the Barnett, Haynesville, Fayetteville, Woodford and Marcellus have provided new evidence that our country has ample natural gas supplies to power America’s economy for more than a century. This newfound abundance means we can now rely on natural gas not only for transportation, but also as a natural partner with renewables such as wind and solar to ensure clean, reliable electricity generation for many decades to come.”

Chesapeake is one of the most active driller of new wells in the U.S. with operations focused on the development of onshore unconventional and conventional natural gas. Additionally, the company is looking at potential shale plays in Eastern Europe, Asia and South America and has launched a bid to explore for shale gas in South Africa with partner Statoil. You won’t want to miss this informative presentation from one of the energy industry’s top leaders.

GARY BARCHFELD

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LUNCHEONS

All events will be held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center unless otherwise noted.

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center unless otherwise noted. GARY BARCHFELD All-Convention Luncheon to Texaco in 1991.

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All-Convention Luncheon

to Texaco in 1991. He is chairman of the Corporate Advisory

vice chairman of the Board of Advisors of the Energy &

Beyond Zone Six: The Imperative of Unconventional Thinking

Date:

Board of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists,

Geoscience Institute at the University of Utah, and a member

Time:

Monday, 12 April 11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

of the Scientific Advisory Board of CASP affiliated with the

Location:

La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom

Department of Earth Sciences at Cambridge University, UK.

Fee:

$45

Ryan has B.S. and M.S. degrees in geology from Tulane University in New Orleans.

degrees in geology from Tulane University in New Orleans. The All-Convention Luncheon is a highlight of

The All-Convention Luncheon is a highlight of the annual convention, featuring riveting presentations, fine food

Energy Minerals Division (EMD)/Division of Environmental Geosciences (DEG) Luncheon

and the chance to network with fellow

Date:

Tuesday, 13 April

energy professionals. This year’s speaker

Time:

11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

is Robert (Bobby) Ryan, Vice President

Location:

La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom

– Global Exploration for Chevron Global

Fee:

$45

Upstream and Gas.

Speaker: TBA

Ryan will speak about the challenges of

Division of Professional Affairs (DPA) Luncheon

thinking outside the box. “Sometimes

Ryan is responsible for Chevron’s worldwide exploration

Date:

Tuesday, 13 April

the greatest impediment to discovery is our certainty of what’s

Time:

impossible,” he has said. “What was not possible just a few decades ago is now routine. What is the routine of tomorrow?”

11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom

Location:

Moderators: Jeff Jones, Quantum Energy Partners, Albany, TX, and Carl Smith, Consultant, Morgantown, WV

program. He has 30 years of experience in oil and gas

Fee:

$45

exploration and production, beginning his career with Texaco in 1979 as a geologist in the Offshore Division in New Orleans. He held a variety of technical and management positions since then

Join the DPA for an informative and thought-provoking luncheon with discussions on issues affecting the DPA, AAPG,

including Assistant Division Manager in the Offshore Division responsible for exploration in the Gulf of Mexico, Vice President - Indonesia Business Unit, Assistant to the Chairman and CEO of Texaco and Texaco lead for the Upstream Integration Team

geoscientists and society at large. Panelists David Curtiss, John Dolson, Lynn Hughes, Pete Rose, Ray Thomasson and Scott Tinker will discuss issues ranging from DPA bylaws to position statements, the role of the DPA and more. Come hear what they have to say on issues such as:

for the Chevron and Texaco merger. At the merger’s close in 2001, he was named General Manager of Exploration for

Chevron’s exploration business outside of North America. Ryan assumed his current position in 2003.

In 1990, through the President’s Commission on Executive Exchange in The White House, Ryan was appointed to the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Conservation and Renewable Energy in the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, D.C., where he assisted with utility policy issues related to renewable energy and energy efficiency. He returned

AAPG Constitution and Bylaws — purposes, code of ethics and responsibility

Tax issues related to our profession are items in which we have position papers. Higher taxes mean less production and less exploration. Is this type of thing a political or partisan issue?

AAPG has an obligation to educate, but what about subjects that are semi political or largely political?

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David Curtiss

John Dolson

Lynn N. Hughes

Peter R. Rose

M. Ray Thomasson

Scott Tinker

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Social Activity

An Evening with “America’s Greatest Generation” at the National World War II Museum

Date:

Tuesday, 13 April

Time:

7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Fee:

$50

Location:

National World War II

Includes:

Museum (Note: Round-trip bus transportation will be provided from the AAPG Convention Co-Headquarters Hotels to the museum and will be available beginning at 6:15 p.m. and lasting until 10:45 p.m.) Open bar, buffet dinner, museum admission, transportation

Celebrate an evening with “America’s Greatest Generation” at the National World War II Museum. The museum first opened on 6 June 2000, which was the 56th anniversary of the Normandy invasion that liberated Europe. It is the only museum in the United States that addresses all of the amphibious invasions or “D-Days” of World War II, honoring the more than 1 million Americans who took part in this global conflict.

The museum stands as our country’s tribute to the men and women who made the invasions in Europe, Africa and the Pacific theaters successful. It presents their stories to an international audience, preserves material for research and scholarship, and inspires future generations to apply the lessons learned from the most complex military operation ever staged.

from the most complex military operation ever staged. About the panelists: David Curtiss is Director of

About the panelists:

David Curtiss is Director of the AAPG Geoscience & Energy Office in Washington, D.C. He spent more than a decade at the University of Utah’s Energy & Geoscience Institute including serving as the American Geological Institute’s Congressional Science Fellow in 2001-2002.

John Dolson has 30 years of oil and gas exploration and development experience in U.S. and international settings. Formerly with BP and now a Director of DSP Geosciences and Associates, LLC., he has held technical leadership positions in Cairo, London and Moscow. He is a long standing AAPG, RMAG and HGS member and served as AAPG Vice President, 2006-2007.

Lynn N. Hughes is federal judge, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the American Anthropological Association, an advisory director to the Law & Economics Center at George Mason University and taught for the South Texas College of Law. He has been an advisor on constitutional law and privatization to the European Union and several East European countries. He is AAPG’s distinguished lecturer on ethics.

Peter R. Rose is a Certified Petroleum Geologist who was with Shell Oil Company, the U.S. Geological Survey and Energy Reserves Group, Inc. [now BHP Petroleum (Americas), Inc.]. He is a Senior Associate with Rose & Associates, LLP (R&A). Dr. Rose was the 1996/1997 President of DPA and was awarded Honorary Membership in AAPG in 2002. He was AAPG President, 2005-2006.

M. Ray Thomasson has served as Head of Strategic Planning, Shell International (London), Chief Geologist for Shell Oil Company (USA), President and CEO of Spectrum Oil and Gas and Pend Oreille Oil and Gas, and is the founder and owner of Thomasson Partner Associates. Dr. Thomasson was AAPG President, 1999-2000.

Scott Tinker is the Director of the Bureau of Economic Geology, the State Geologist of Texas, a Professor holding the Allday Endowed Chair of Subsurface Geology, the Director of the Advanced Energy Consortium, the past President of the Association of American State Geologists, and the immediate past President of AAPG.

This panel will continue its discussion after the luncheon during the DPA Panel Discussion on Ethics and Professionalism (see details on page 5).

AAPG Professional Women in Earth Sciences (PROWESS) Luncheon The Economics of Diversity — Competing for and Leveraging Employee Diversity in a Global Petroleum Industry

Entry into the museum will be through the Louisiana Memorial Pavilion where beneath vintage World War II aircraft and among superbly-restored landing craft you will enjoy

www.nationalww2museum.org.

Date:

Wednesday, 14 April

an open bar social, a southern buffet dinner

Time:

11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

catered by renowned New Orleans Chef

Location:

La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom

John Besh, plus access to all the museum’s

Fee:

Professionals $45; Students (limited) $15

exhibit areas for touring at your leisure during

In the petroleum industry, one size does not fit all. Worldwide, the petroleum industry is made up of a diverse set of employers, including small independents, mid-size exploration and production companies, integrated energy companies and national oil companies, not to mention the numerous service companies, government agencies, and academic institutions that play a role in the exploration for and development of petroleum resources.

the evening. For more information about the museum and its various amenities, please visit

How do employers recruit, retain and manage diversity to fit their company’s needs? How do the various sizes and types of companies view and handle employee diversity? What are the perspectives among industry employers and employees regarding diversity in age, gender, technical experience and cultural background in the workplace? How does employee diversity impact corporate culture and vice versa? What really is the bottom line for corporate ‘monocultures’ and diverse corporate ‘polycultures’? These questions will be addressed by a panel of geoscientists and managers representing a range of petroleum industry employers. Panelists will discuss how their corporations integrate diversity in their business plans, focusing on the unique perspectives, driving forces and constraints for each type of employer.

GARY BARCHFELD

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EXHIBITION

Information and updates www.aapg.org/neworleans EXHIBITION Find solutions and specials in the Exhibition Hall By

Find solutions and specials in the Exhibition Hall

By visiting the ACE exhibition hall you can:

See what’s new

Compare suppliers

Research products

Meet suppliers and sales representatives

Attend demos

Address specific issues

Benefit from knowledge of industry experts

You’ll also enjoy:

Icebreaker Reception, the Exhibition’s grand opening

Refreshments on the floor all three days

Cyber C@fe, your chance to surf the web and check your e-mail

AAPG Center, where you can discover everything the AAPG has to offer. Here you’ll find AAPG’s publications, member services, divisions, General Store, Foundation, global events information, AAPG/Datapages and much more!

Explore the Floor — your chance to win fabulous prizes (some restrictions apply).

GARY BARCHFELD

Explore the International Pavilion for global opportunities

The Exhibition will be held in halls E and F of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center during these hours:

Sunday, 11 April Reception) Monday, 12 April Tuesday, 13 April Wednesday, 14 April

5:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m. (Icebreaker

8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. 8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Note: Children under the age of 16 will not be allowed in the exhibition hall during setup or teardown. Children 13 and older will be allowed to attend the exhibition during regular exhibit hours if they are properly registered and wearing their badges. During exhibition hours, children under the age of 13 will not be allowed into any activities within the exhibition hall, including the Icebreaker Reception, unless they are young enough or small enough to be confined in a stroller, backpack or frontpack.

The International Pavilion makes it possible to “visit the world” and make personal contacts with energy ministers, state licensing authorities, national oil company executives and key players from international oil companies. The IP is a valuable information resource for current global activity such as licensing round announce- ments, data package releases, as well as new development and exploration activities and opportunities.

You’re likely to see the following countries represented in the International Pavilion:

Angola

Bahrain

Barbados

Benin

British Columbia

Colombia ANH

Cote d’Ivoire

D.P. Congo

Eritrea

Falkland Islands

France

Gabon

Ghana

Greenland

India

Indonesia

Ireland

Jamaica

Kenya

Liberia

Mali

Madagascar

Morocco

Mozambique

Namibia

Peru

Poland

• Trinidad and Tobago

Senegal

Somaliland

South Africa

Tanzania

Tunisia

Uganda

Vietnam

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Explore products and services from more than 200 companies, with suppliers available to answer questions and demonstrate solution to problems. Activities scheduled in the exhibition hall ensure opportunities to see new products, network with peers and have some fun while visiting the show.

AAPG

AAPG

Center

Core Lab

1115

GeoKnowledge 341

Louisiana State University Geology

 

Bookstore

Cossey & Associates,

1204

geoLOGIC systems ltd 1433

&

Geophysics

1201

DataPages

Crescent Geo LLC 751

Geomap Company

702

Lynx Information Systems

850

Division of Environmental Geosciences

Crown Geochemistry, Inc

1618

GeoMark Research, Ltd

1013

Manzanita 1213

Division of Professional Affairs

Dawson Geophysical Company 243

GeoMechanics International

1439

Maura’s Treasure Box

TBA

Education

dGB Earth Sciences

744

GEOTREASURE MAPS

1163

MICRO-STRAT

742

Energy Minerals Division

Digital Formation 1010

GETECH 442

Microseismic

1622

Explorer/Bulletin/www.aapg.com

DOWDCO

1644

Global Geophysical Services,

814

MJ Systems

514

Foundation

DrillingInfo,

1309

Golder Associates Inc

700

Moyes & Co

1151

Global Events

Dynamic Drilling Systems, LP

449

Gore

1007

MVE & Badleys 925

General Store

Dynamic Graphics Inc 1345

Gushor Inc

1551

Nautilus

1145

Member Insurance Program

E&P Magazine

605

Halliburton Energy Services Inc 822

Neuralog 808

Member Services

Elsevier 1308

Horizontal Solutions International

339

NuTech Energy Alliance,

1357

Section/Regions

Energistics 1304

Houston Geological Society 1651

OHM Rock Solid Images

1101

(ALT) Advanced Logic Technology

1404

Energy & Geoscience Institute

901

HPDI, LLC

1640

OilTracers LLC 417

Activation Laboratories

601

Envoi

518

HRH Geological Services 1004

Oklahoma Geological Survey

1650

Aera Energy LLC

415

ESRI

1000

Hydrocarbon Data Systems 1541

Packers Plus

604

Aeroquest Survey

143

Fairfield Industries 637

IHS

919

Paleo-Data, Inc

1350

AGM 701

Fluid Inclusion Technologies 903

IKON Mining & Exploration 1351

Paradigm 1220

Alaska Dept of Natural Resources

1211

Fugro 617

Ikon Science 1200

Pason Systems

1103

American Stratigraphic Company

600

Fusion Petroleum Technologies

609

Imperial College London

603

PennWell Petroleum Group 805

ARKeX Limited

1409

Gatan,

Inc

400

Intertek Westport Technology Center

911

Petroleum Geo Services

532

Badley Ashton America, Inc

549

GCAGS

Bookstore

503

ION Geophysical 1415

PetroSkills

1217

Baker Hughes

1233

Gems & Crystals Unlimited

408

Isotech Laboratories,

317

Petrosys

1533

BEICIP, Inc/IFP

1001

GEO ExPro (GeoPublishing Ltd.) 513

Janice Evert Opals 454

Platte River Associates, Inc

1525

Bird Geophysical

216

Geo International

1153

JEBCO Seismic,

610

ProQuest

1513

BLUEBACK RESERVOIR 1303

Geo-Link, Inc

502

JOA Oil & Gas Houston

409

Research Partnership to Secure Energy

C&C Reservoirs,

606

Geo-Microbial Technologies (GMT)

335

Knowledge Reservoir 1315

for America (RPSEA) 1203

Cal Graeber 443

GeoEdges Inc

1301

Komodo Dragon 1519

Rock Deformation Research Ltd

643

CGGVeritas

233

GeoFrontiers 1250

Louisiana Geological Survey

1745

Rocky Mountain Oilfield Testing Center

509

Columbia Trading Company

1251

Geokinetics Inc

1420

Rose & Associates, LLP

1209

 

Roxar,

745

Rose & Associates, LLP 1209   Roxar, 745 Exhibitor list and floor plan subject to change.

Exhibitor list and floor plan subject to change. Updates to exhibitor list and floor plan available online at www.AAPG.org/NewOrleans.

Rps Energy 215

Ryder Scott Petroleum Consultants 500

1033

Saudi Aramco

Schlumberger 1021

SCM,

438

SDI

543

SeaBird Exploration

852

SEISCO,

311

Seismic Exchange, Inc

434

Selman & Associates, LTD 1109

SEPM (Soc. for Sed. Geology) 1645

SMT (Seismic Micro-Technology)

517

Southwest Research Institute

355

Spectrum

1245

Springer

TBA

Statoil

1447

Terrasciences Inc

1008

Texas A&M Berg - Hughes Center

602

TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company

733

the irf group,

1310

The University of Texas at Austin Jackson School of Geosciences

505

Thermo Scientific Niton Analyzers

1300

U.S. Dept. of Energy - NETL 511

U.S. Geological Survey

403

Ulrich’s Fossil Gallery

909

University of Miami Comparative Sedimentology Lab

1260

University of Oklahoma

1652

Utah Geological Survey

1547

Weatherford International Ltd

422

Weatherford

Laboratories

322

WellSight Systems

1642

West Texas Geological Society

1545

Wiley - Blackwell 1312 Wood Mackenzie 801

649

World Oil/Gulf Publishing Company Worldwideworker.com Recruitment

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SHORT COURSES

Important notes regarding short courses

Short course enrollment is limited and reserved on a first-come first-served basis.

Registration must be accompanied by full payment.

If you register for a short course only, a $30 non-registrant fee will be added to the short course fee. This fee may be applied toward registration if you decide to attend the convention.

A wait list is automatically created if a short course sells out. The AAPG Convention Department will notify you if space becomes available.

Before purchasing non-refundable airline tickets, confirm with the AAPG Convention Department that the course will take place.

If any of these short courses meet your needs or the needs of your professional staff, you are strongly encouraged to register early. To help us better anticipate the number of attendees and avoid premature cancellation of short courses, please register well before 11 March 2010.

You will receive notification of the specific location of your course.

Courses may be cancelled if undersubscribed; please keep this in mind when purchasing non-refundable airfares.

Students – A limited number of student discount spots (approximately 50% of professional fee) are available in some short courses and field trips. Please register for the convention and then contact us at convene@aapg.org or +1 918 560 2617 for availability in the course or trip you are interested in. If a discounted spot is available we will be happy to process your request at that time.

we will be happy to process your request at that time. GARY BARCHFELD 1 From Rocks

GARY BARCHFELD

1 From Rocks to Models — Reservoir Geology for Graduate Students (NOGS)

Saturday, 10 April – Sunday, 11 April

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

$10 (Graduate Students only)

2 Practical Salt Tectonics (AAPG)

Friday, 9 April – Sunday, 11 April

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

AAPG Members $1,050 (increases to $1150 after March 12) Nonmembers $1,150 (increases to $1,250 after 12 March) AAPG Student members (limited) $525 (increases to $575 after 12 March) Student nonmembers (limited) $575 (increases to $625 after 12 March)

3 Assessment of Unconventional Shale Resources Using Geochemistry (AAPG)

Saturday, 10 April – Sunday, 11 April

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

AAPG members $850 (increases to $950 after 12 March) Nonmembers $950 (increases to $1,050 after 12 March) AAPG Student members (limited) $425 (increases to $475 after 12 March) Student nonmembers (limited) $475 (increases to $525 after 12 March)

4 Geology and Geophysics Applied in Industry (AAPG-SC/SEPM)

Sunday, 11 April

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

$20 (Students and Faculty Advisors only)

5 Fundamentals of Gas Hydrate Resource Evaluation (EMD)

Saturday, 10 April

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Professionals $125 Students $63 (limited)

6 Sequence Stratigraphy for Graduate Students (SEPM)

Saturday, 10 April – Sunday, 11 April

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

$10 (Graduate Students only)

7 3-D Seismic Interpretation for Geologists (SEPM)

Saturday, 10 April – Sunday, 11 April

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Professionals $300 Students (limited) $150

8 Sequence-Stratigraphic Analysis of Shales: Key to Paleoclimate Archives, Subsurface Fluid Flow and Hydrocarbon Source, Reservoir and Seal (SEPM)

Saturday, 10 April

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Professionals $225 Students (limited) $112

9 Evolution of Neogene Mixed Carbonate-Siliciclastic Systems (SEPM)

Sunday, 11 April

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Professionals $250 Students (limited) $125

10 Reservoir Geophysics: Applications (SEG) (registration and breakfast available at 7:00 a.m.)

Sunday, 11 April

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

SEG Members $495 (increases to $530 after 10 March) Non-members (includes SEG membership) $585 (increases to $620 after 10 March) Students (limited) $25 (increases to $60 after 10 March)

11 Reservoir Engineering for Geologists (DPA)

Thursday, 15 April

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Professionals $132 Students $66

12 Quality Control for Subsurface Maps (QLTs) (DPA)

Thursday, 15 April

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

DPA Members $165 NonDPA Members $205 Students (limited) $85

13 Enhanced Oil Recovery Through Wettability Alteration and Gas-Assisted Gravity Drainage (PTTC)

Thursday, 15 April

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Professional $300

Students $150

14 Deltas: Processes, Stratigraphy, and Reservoirs — Core Workshop

Thursday, 15 April – Friday, 16 April

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Professionals $335 Students (limited) $167

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Pre-Convention Short Course 1

New Orleans Geological Society (NOGS) From Rocks to Models — Reservoir Geology for Graduate Students

Our understanding of salt tectonics has advanced significantly over the past two decades, and this course will help industry geoscientists in understanding and applying the newest

Origin of evaporite basins

of factors that impact the likelihood of successful completion of these resources.

Techniques and interpretation of data for both

Dates:

Saturday, 10 April – Sunday,

concepts, models and techniques. We will use a

shale oil and shale gas reservoir evaluation will

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combination of seismic data, realistic models, field

be included in this course. Topics in organic

Time:

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

exposures and reconstructed histories to illustrate

geochemistry include basic screening analyses

Location:

Ernest N. Morial Convention

the varying 3-D geometry and evolution of real

to assess organic richness, kerogen type and

Instructor:

Center Matt Pranter (University of

salt structures from various salt basins in different tectonic environments around the world. This is

thermal maturity as well as detailed analyses such as residual oil composition, gas composition,

Fee:

Colorado, Boulder, CO) $10 (Graduate Students only)

an applied course that will introduce practical tools for seismic interpretation and emphasize

and carbon and hydrogen isotopes. Comparison to well logs will also be included for select well

Includes:

Course notes and refreshments

the impact of salt on fault and trap geometries,

data. Additional topics include mineralogical

Limit:

40 people

sedimentation and hydrocarbon maturation

and microscopic (including SEM) analyses of

This course provides an introduction to reservoir characterization and modeling concepts and methods. The focus is on geological (e.g.,

and migration. The course will consist of a combination of lectures and workshop exercises. Content includes:

shales as well as petrological and rock mechanic assessments. For potential shale gas reservoirs, gas contents and carbon isotopes will be fully explained and discussed. For prospective shale

stratigraphic, sedimentological) controls on

Mechanics of salt deformation

oil reservoirs, prediction of oil quality in terms of

reservoir characteristics and practical aspects of

Initiation and growth of diapirs

API gravity and viscosity will be presented. Also

reservoir modeling (i.e. how reservoir geologists

Near-diapir deformation

included are recommended designs for archived

use reservoir modeling as a tool to address geological and reservoir questions).

Emplacement and evolution of allochthonous salt

and new well analyses.

Different types of sedimentary deposits and reservoirs (siliciclastics, carbonates) are

presented, and the techniques to evaluate the reservoir architecture and estimate reservoir properties are addressed. The role and significance of outcrop and modern analogs for reservoir characterization and modeling are emphasized through examples. Topics include:

Overview of petroleum geology and petroleum systems

Salt in thick-skinned extension

Salt in convergent-margin foldbelts

Salt on passive margins

Salt-sediment interaction

Salt and hydrocarbon maturation/migration

Pre-Convention Short Course 3

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Assessment of Unconventional Shale Resources Using Geochemistry

Approaches to geological reconnaissance and mapping of various parameters are also discussed and presented. Data from various shale resource basins in the U.S. and Canada are presented and compared with any available production results. Additional guest lecturers will be included as topical speakers. These speakers will be giving 30- to 60-minute talks specializing in different aspects of shale assessment and performance. These will be experts in gas desorption, petrography, mineralogy, SEM, rock mechanics and stimulation.

Sedimentary rock properties

Date:

Saturday, 10 April – Sunday, 11

 

Siliciclastic and carbonate deposits and

April

Pre-Convention Short Course 4

reservoirs

Time:

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

AAPG Student Chapter (AAPG-SC/SEPM)

Pay determination and flow units

Location:

Ernest N. Morial Convention

Geology and Geophysics Applied in

Reservoir mapping

Center

Industry

Reservoir modeling methods

Instructor:

Daniel M. Jarvie (Humble

Date:

Sunday, 11 April

Reserves estimation

Geochemical Services, Humble,

Time:

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

TX)

Location:

Ernest N. Morial Convention

Pre-Convention Short Course 2

Fee:

AAPG members $850 (increases

Center

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Practical Salt Tectonics

to $950 after 12 March) Nonmembers $950 (increases to $1,050 after 12 March)

Instructor:

Fred W. Schroeder (ExxonMobil Upstream Research, Retiree, Houston, TX)

Date:

Friday, 9 April – Sunday, 11 April

AAPG Student members (limited)

Fee:

$20 (Students and Faculty

Times:

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

$425 (increases to $475 after

Advisors only)

Location:

Ernest N. Morial Convention

12

March)

Includes:

Course notes, lunch and

Center

Student nonmembers (limited)

refreshments

Fee:

AAPG Members $1,050 (increases

$475 (increases to $525 after

Limit:

32 people

to $1,150 after March 12)

12

March)

Nonmembers $1,150 (increases to

Includes:

Course notes and refreshments

This course is designed to give graduate students

the energy industry. Through a combination of short

$1,250 after 12 March)

Limit:

50 people

and seniors majoring in the geosciences insights

AAPG Student members (limited) $525 (increases to $575 after

Content:

1.5 CEU

into how geology and geophysics are applied within

12

March)

This course is designed for exploration geologists,

lectures and hands-on exercises, we will look at:

Student nonmembers (limited)

but addresses topics of interest to development

The focus of industry

$575 (increases to $625 after

geologists, engineers, managers and investors

The basics of prospecting

12

March)

seeking a better understanding of shale resource

Fundamentals of the seismic method

Includes:

Course notes and refreshments

plays.

Well-seismic ties

Instructor:

Mark G. Rowan (Consultant,

Structural analysis of seismic data

Boulder, CO)

The objective of this course is to explain basic

Stratigraphic analysis of seismic data

Limit:

50 people

techniques and applications of organic and

DHI analysis

Content:

2.1 CEU

inorganic geochemistry in the evaluation of shale

This course is for exploration and production

resources for commercial hydrocarbons, either oil or gas. This course details the analytical techniques

During the last 30 minutes, we will discuss career opportunities in the energy industry.

geologists, geophysicists, and managers working in salt basins worldwide who need either an introduction to salt tectonics or an update in this rapidly evolving field.

and resulting data with proper interpretation to enable assessment of unconventional shale resource prospects and plays for their gas or oil prospectivity. This course focuses on prediction

Note: This short course can be bought as a package with the AAPG-SC/SEPM Field Trip for only $35.

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SHORT COURSES

Pre-Convention Short Course 5 Energy Minerals Division (EMD)

principles, concepts and methods of sequence stratigraphy. Sequence stratigraphy is an informal

Using exercises that utilize outcrop, core, well log

Basic concepts and terminology of sequence

Interpreting stratigraphic, structural and rock- property information from 3-D seismic data

Fundamentals of Gas Hydrate Resource Evaluation

chronostratigraphic methodology that uses stratal surfaces to subdivide the stratigraphic record. This

and time-lapse (“4-D”) seismic methods

Date:

Saturday, 10 April

methodology allows the identification of coeval

Selected case studies will be used to illustrate the

Time:

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

facies, documents the time-transgressive nature

concepts, including:

Location:

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

of classic lithostratigraphic units and provides geoscientists with an additional way to analyze

Stratigraphic control on production from a basin-centered gas accumulation, Deep

Fault-controlled diagenesis in a hydrothermal

Instructors: Art Johnson (Hydrate Energy International, Kenner, LA) and Tim Collett (U.S. Geological Survey,

Fee:

and subdivide the stratigraphic record.

Basin, Alberta

dolomite reservoir, Appalachian Basin

Denver, CO)

and seismic data, the course provides a hands-on experience to learning sequence stratigraphy. The

Pre-Convention Short Course 8

Includes:

Professionals $125 Students $63 (limited)

exercises include classic case studies from which many sequence stratigraphic concepts were

Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM) Sequence-Stratigraphic Analysis of

Limit:

Course notes and refreshments 30 people

Gas hydrates occur at many sites along

originally developed. The main objectives of the course are to review:

Shales: Key to Paleoclimate Archives, Subsurface Fluid Flow and Hydrocarbon Source, Reservoir and Seal

continental margins and in the Arctic, and much

stratigraphy

Date:

Saturday, 10 April

has been learned in recent years regarding their

The stratigraphic building blocks of

Recognition criteria for the identification

The application of sequence stratigraphy in

Time:

origin, their occurrence and the possibility of using this vast resource in the world energy mix. Only

depositional sequences

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. JW Marriott New Orleans

Location:

Instructors: Kevin M. Bohacs, Remus Lazar

a

small fraction of the gas hydrate in the world

of depositional sequences and their

(ExxonMobil Upstream Research

is

concentrated in reservoirs where commercial

components in outcrops, cores, well logs and

Company, Houston, TX), Juergen

recovery may be viable, yet the estimates of global gas hydrate abundance are so large that even this fraction represents a vast new frontier for exploration and development.

seismic

non-marine, shallow marine and submarine depositional settings

Schieber (Indiana University, Bloomington, IN), Joe MacQuaker (Memorial University, Newfoundland)

 

Fee:

Professionals $225

This one-day workshop provides a solid understanding of the occurrence of gas hydrate in

Pre-Convention Short Course 6

Pre-Convention Short Course 7 Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM)

Includes:

Students (limited) $112 Course exercises, reference

nature, focusing on the geologic controls on gas

3-D Seismic Interpretation for Geologists

papers and handouts,

hydrate formation and the implications of those

Dates:

Saturday, 10 April – Sunday,

refreshments and lunch

controls on resource assessment. The course

11 April

Limit:

60 people

will give guidance on formation evaluation with

Time:

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Content:

8 PDH; 0.8 CEU

application to both deepwater and permafrost

Location:

TBA (SEPM Hotel)

areas, with focus on recently completed gas

Instructor:

Bruce Hart (ConocoPhillips,

This course is designed for geologists who

hydrate drilling frilling projects in northern Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico. Participants will gain

Fee:

Houston, TX) Professionals $300

interpret fine-grained rocks, explore for or develop conventional hydrocarbons, shale gas or oil shale.

an understanding of the inherent variability of gas hydrate accumulations through the

Includes:

Students (limited) $150 Course notes and refreshments

Mudstones contain the most detailed records

analysis of numerous representative gas hydrate

Limit:

45 people

of earth history and are sources, reservoirs and

accumulations throughout the world. Other topics

Content:

16 PDH; 1.6 CEU

seals of hydrocarbons, as well as serving as

include the uses and limitations of geophysical methods, gas hydrate prospecting approaches, production scenarios and ongoing domestic and

This couse is designed for geologists involved in using or reviewing 3-D seismic data.

key elements in reservoir and aquifer models as baffles and barriers. Sequence stratigraphy provides an excellent framework within which

international gas hydrate assessment activities.

This course teaches participants about the principles of 3-D seismic interpretation. The

participants’ level of familiarity with the technology.

to integrate the many scales of observations of physical, chemical and biological attributes necessary to understand these rocks across the

Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM) Sequence Stratigraphy for Graduate Students

Dates:

content and level of instruction are scaled to

By the end of the course, participants will understand:

spectrum of depositional settings. This workshop combines interactive lectures and exercises addressing the expression of depositional sequences in mudstones on seismic, well-log,

 

Saturday, 10 April – Sunday, 11 April

The physical basis of the seismic method

core and outcrop data. Examples include the New

Time:

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The differences between 2-D and 3-D

Albany Shale, Barnett Shale, Shublik Formation,

Location:

JW Marriott New Orleans

acquisition, processing and interpretation

Kimmeridge Formation, Kingak Formation, Hue

Instructors: Vitor Abreu and Jack Neal

workflows

Shale, Mowry Shale and Monterey Formation.

 

(ExxonMobil Exploration Company, Houston, TX)

How choices made during acquisition and processing affect data interpretability

Participants will practice recognition and correlation

Fee:

$10 (Graduate Students only)

How 3-D seismic data are interpreted and

of significant stratigraphic packages through seismic

Includes:

SEPM Student Membership, $20 SEPM book coupon, course

integrated with other data types

stratigraphy, stacking pattern analysis of well-log, core and outcrop data, shale sedimentology, thin-

Limit:

notes, lunch and refreshments 40 people

Course includes lectures and some in-class problems. Some of the topics to be covered are:

section and geochemical data.

Content:

16 PDH; 1.6 CEU

The 3-D seismic revolution — history and methods

Although flooding surfaces and depositional- sequence boundaries may be subtly expressed

Designed for the graduate student in geoscience who needs to better understand theory and

Physical basis of reflection seismology — seismic waves, reflectors, and rock properties

in mudstones, they can be recognized through distinct changes observed in commonly available

application of sequence stratigraphy. This course

2-D seismic acquisition and processing

physical, chemical and biological data. Beyond

is

designed to teach graduate students the

3-D seismic acquisition, processing and display

the chronostratigraphic utility of the correlative

SHORT COURSES

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conformity, abundant paleoenvironmental information is recorded in fine-grained strata — depositional sequences do not just fade away

Mixed carbonate-siliciclastic systems are sedimentary environments characterized by lateral juxtaposition and/or vertical stacking of carbonate

or production of oil and gas fields. This includes interpreters, processors, researchers and service employees.

into obscurity in distal reaches, but have objective attributes that allow extension of stratigraphic

and siliciclastic sediments. These systems provide important information for understanding sediment

To register, contact SEG:

frameworks and play-element predictions over

origin, transport pathways and ultimate sinks

http://www.seg.org/SEGportalWEBproject/

very large areas.

during different periods of the Earth’s evolution.

prod/SEG-Education/Documents/

In many cases, spatial and temporal interactions

AbrielcourseNewOrleansRegForm.pdf

Flooding surfaces fundamentally record a critical increase in accommodation relative to sediment

of carbonate and siliciclastic sediments in the mixed systems can provide significantly more

Post-Convention Short Course 11

supply, commonly recorded in mudstones by laterally extensive accumulations of authigenic

information on such processes as eustatic sea level fluctuations, global and regional tectonics

Division of Professional Affairs (DPA) Reservoir Engineering for Geologists

and pelagic components, along with evidence

and climate than studying either pure carbonate

Date:

Thursday, 15 April

of sediment starvation and low bottom-energy

or pure siliciclastic systems.

Time:

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

levels. Even in mudstones, some may record

Location:

Ernest N. Morial Convention

minor erosion, reworking and lag formation due to low sediment supply, but all are marked by a

This course will help geologists, geophysicists and engineers understand the evolution

Pre-Convention Short Course 10

Instructor:

Center Stephen Norris (J-W Operating

significant decrease in advected clastic input — contrasting with sequence boundaries.

through time of Neogene mixed carbonate and siliciclastic depositional environments as analogs

Fee:

Company, Centennial, CO) Professionals $132

Depositional-sequence boundaries record a

for subsurface studies and in the context of well-established Plio-Pleistocene eustatic sea

Includes:

Students (limited) $66 Course notes and refreshments

critical decrease in accommodation relative to

level fluctuations, global and regional climatic

Limit:

80 people

sediment supply, commonly accompanied by an increase in depositional energy or a significant change in sediment supply — or both — over hundreds to thousands of square kilometers in both fine- and coarse-grained lithologies. This is recorded even in fine-grained lithofacies by regional erosional truncation with subsequent onlap, exposure, reworked fossils, decreased continuity at lamina to bedset scale, along with increased accumulations of advected clastics and fossils or secular changes in biogenic lithology. All of these attributes (except subaerial exposure) are observed in physically correlative distal reaches of unconformities across their correlative conformities.

changes and history of regional tectonic activity. The course will be illustrated mostly based upon recent sedimentary and seismic studies of mixed margins in the Gulf of Papua and Central Belize. Models and concepts described in the course will be applicable to understand the short and long term evolution of most mixed carbonate siliciclastic passive margins.

Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) Reservoir Geophysics: Applications Date: Sunday, 11 April Time: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (registration and breakfast available at 7:00 a.m.)

This course is designed for geologists (and others) who wish to have a basic understanding of common reservoir engineering methods and practices. At the conclusion of this course, for under-saturated oil reservoirs without water drive and volumetric gas reservoirs, the participants will be able to: calculate oil or gas in place; obtain oil and gas fluid properties from correlations; calculate EUR (estimated ultimate recovery) from production data using common decline curve analysis methods; compute basic economic parameters and cash flow; and participate in reserves discussions. Topics include:

Basic methods for computing oil and gas in

Location: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

place will be covered, including volumetric

Various methods for production decline

Interactions of sediment supply and

Pre-Convention Short Course 9

Instructor:

William Abriel, 2008 SEG/EAGE

and material balance methods. Correlations

accommodation with pre-existing topography control the expression of depositional sequences. Marine environments tend to have the most widespread, gradually varying facies tracts, whereas paralic facies tracts tend to be most localized and abruptly changing. Lacustrine sequences vary according to lake-basin type, and range from very similar to shallow-marine

Distinguished Instructor Fee: SEG or AAPG Members $495 (increases to $530 after 10 March) Non-members (includes SEG membership) $585 (increases to $620 after 10 March) Students (limited) $25 (increases to $60 after 10 March)

Applications, by William Abriel,

refreshments

for oil and gas properties needed for these calculations will be presented.

analysis will be presented, with special emphasis on tight gas and shale gas reservoirs. New techniques for improving estimated ultimate recovery (EUR) will be discussed.

siliciclastic sequences to very dissimilar.

Includes: A copy of the 2008 DISC book, Reservoir Geophysics:

Basics of petroleum economics will be presented, including the time value of money, interest calculations, before and after tax

Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM) Evolution of Neogene Mixed Carbonate- Siliciclastic Systems

continental breakfast and

Limit: 60 people

cash flow models and discounted cash flow analysis. Economic metrics such as rate of return, net present value, discounted payback

Date:

Sunday, 11 April

period, discounted net to investment ratio and

Time:

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The objective of the course is to demonstrate

growth rate of return will be discussed.

Location:

JW Marriott New Orleans

how and why geophysics adds value in