November 1–3, 2017
Marriott Rivercenter Hotel
101 Bowie St., San Antonio, Texas

Hosted by the South Texas Geological Society

Short Courses

Course:  Integrated Exploration Methods for Clastic Depositional Systems (Sponsored by Basin Dynamics)

Placeholder imageInstructor:  Jon Rotzien, President, Basin Dynamics, Houston, Texas
Dates & Time:  Tuesday, October 31 & Wednesday, November 1
Day 1, 8:00 am–5:00 pm; Day 2, 8:00 am–4:00 pm
Cost:  $150/person
Location:  Marriott Rivercenter, Conf. Rm. 3
Maximum:  30
Course Description:  This 2-day course is designed to provide participants with a modern appreciation of the full spectrum of deep-water depositional systems and their petroleum reservoirs in the context of oil and gas exploration and appraisal.  The course examines sediment transport and deposition, stratigraphic architecture, and predictive reservoir characteristics in a variety of basins using hands-on lectures, core-log-seismic exercises, and collaborative discussions.


Course:  Log Analysis for Unconventional Reservoirs (Sponsorship Available)

Placeholder imageInstructor:  George Asquith, Professor of Geosciences, Texas Tech University
Date & Time:  Wednesday, November 1, 8:00 am–4:00 pm
Cost:  $195/person
Location:  Marriott Rivercenter, Conf. Rm. 4
Maximum:  40
Course Description:  This is a one-day short course on log analysis of unconventional reservoirs. It will cover basic characteristics and mineralogy of unconventional reservoirs; estimation of Total Organic Carbon (TOC wt.%) from well logs; log analysis of organic rich, gas-bearing and oil-bearing mudstones using both conventional logs and newer advanced logging technologies including geomechanical properties, NMR and dielectric logs.  Case studies from both gas and oil bearing unconventional reservoirs are presented.




Course:  Ethics for Geologists (Includes Breakfast) (Sponsorship Available)

Instructor:  John Jordan, Professional Geoscientist with more than 30 years of experience in the Petroleum industry working around the world
Date & Time:  Friday, November 3, 7:30 am–8:30 am
Cost:  $50/person
Location:  Marriott Rivercenter, Salon J
Maximum:  90
Course Description:  This is a one-hour collaborative/interactive lecture to satisfy the Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists ethics credit requirement. Participants must bring a text capable phone to interactively participate in the lecture. Students may suggest specific ethical topics for class discussion, by contacting the instructor at john.jordan.062255@gmail.com prior to the course.


Course:  Introduction to Seismic Interpretation (Sponsored by GCSSEPM)

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Instructors:  Bruce Hart, Statoil, Austin, Texas; Carl Fiduk, Fiduk Consulting, Houston, Texas
Dates & Time:  Saturday, November 4 & Sunday, November 5
Day 1, 8:00 am–5:00 pm; Day 2, 8:00 am–4:00 pm
Cost:  $30 (STUDENTS ONLY), Includes lunch and refreshments each day
Maximum:  30 Students
Location:  Trinity University. Students will be responsible for their own transportation.
Course Description:  This is a 2-day short course that introduces participants to seismic interpretation as applied in the petroleum industry.  Lectures, hands-on exercises, and discussions focus on the tools and concepts used by interpreters to derive structural and stratigraphic information from 2D and 3D seismic data.  Topics include the principles of the seismic method, data acquisition and processing, interpretation tools and workflows, and how all of these factors affect structural and stratigraphic interpretations.  No prior knowledge of geophysics is needed.

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