FREE Remote Sessions

As a special gift to our Geoscience community during these challenging times, we are offering a series of FREE live online sessions on current topics.

The sessions will be around one hour long with time for questions and discussion. Get to know our experts and get top quality training. 

 Please register for your session of interest or for all of them. We will send you a link to the ZOOM meeting the day before the session. 

ALL SESSIONS  10 – 11 am Central Time (Houston) GMT-5. Repeat sessions for other time zones (AFTERNOON) 4-5 pm Central Time (Houston)

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UPCOMING FREE SESSIONS

Wed 29 July, 2020 AFTERNOON (4-5 pm CT)
“What does Pg mean anyway?” Erik Scott
The probability of geologic success (Pg) is used in hydrocarbon exploration every day but it is calculated and used in many different ways.  We will talk about ways to calculate Pg, what we are risking against, what it could be used for and what it could all mean.

PAST FREE SESSIONS

Thu 16 July, 2020 (10-11 am CT)
“Normal faults: geometries, mechanics and HC traps” Catalina Luneburg
Normal faults represent critical HC traps Learn about fault mechanics and geometries, growth faults and hangingwall roll overs. linkages and restoration challenges. 

Thu 9 July, 2020 AFTERNOON
“Basic concepts of Salt Tectonics” Catalina Luneburg
Introduction to the unique properties and deformation styles of evaporitic units, including autochthonous and allochtonous structures. 

Mon 30 March, 2020 – 2-3 pm CT
“Why balance your interpretation?” Catalina Luneburg
A discussion of methods, techniques and applications to validate geologic interpretations and models. How we do it and is it worth the effort. 

Tue 31 March, 2020
“Chimneys, HRDzs and other Geologic HC Indicators: Good, Bad or Ugly?” John F. Karlo
A frequent question is ” I see a chimney over my prospect, is this good news or bad news?” What non-dhi hydrocarbon indicators mean for risking exploration prospects.

Fri 3 April, 2020
“Identification of sweet spots in shale oil/gas plays” Ursula Hammes
Learn how stratigraphic and depositional processes influence regional correlations and facies variations of organic-rich mudrocks with respect to calcareous, siliceous and clay-rich shales.

Tue 7 April, 2020
“Geomechanics for Today’s Oil and Gas Industry”  Amy Fox
How the Geomechanics discipline has evolved over time and what it means for the data types and workflows we use for todays geomechanical models.

Thu 9 April, 2020
“Human-induced seismicity in oil and gas” Sherilyn Williams Stroud
An overview of seismic activity from induced by hydraulic fracturing and wastewater injection, where seismicity occurs, sizes of induced events, and the public reaction to it.

Fri 10 April, 2020
“Carbonate Sedimentology and Sequence Stratigraphy” Katie Joe McDonough
We explore sedimentologic processes and cyclic facies successions in carbonate environments. How do we exploit this cyclicity to achieve high quality stratigraphic interpretations?

Mon 13 April, 2020
“Raising the bar: Electrofacies as a framework for improving the practice of geomodelling” David Garner
A key impact on reservoir studies is a rigorous strategy around facies for modeling. For modeling purposes, the input facies categories each represent consistent statistical properties, stationary domains, across a study area. 

Fri 17 April, 2020
“Geochemical tools to characterize shale oil/gas plays” Ursula Hammes
Inorganic geochemical techniques will teach the instrumentation used to generate inorganic data used to identify favorable frac intervals and compare to petrophysical logs (e.g., XRD, ICP, XRF instruments). 

Mon 20 April, 2020 AFTERNOON
“Geomechanics for Today’s Oil and Gas Industry”  Amy Fox
How the Geomechanics discipline has evolved over time and what it means for the data types and workflows we use for todays geomechanical models.  

Tue 21 April, 2020
AVO: rock and fluid types represented in seismic amplitudesFriso Brouwer
Seismic Amplitude Versus Offset (AVO) analysis is a mature technology to understand seismic data in terms of the rock and fluid content that created the seismic reflections. We will discuss the value of AVO analysis in new ventures, exploration and exploitation. 

Thu 23 April, 2020 AFTERNOON
“Sequence Stratigraphy in Conventional and Unconventional Play E&P”  Katie Joe McDonough
We will explore sequence stratigraphic methods in a variety of basins and plays. Correlation scenarios and examples integrate different data types and scales. 

Thu 23 April, 2020
“Exploration prospect Risking 2.0” John F. Karlo
We all had the course on Risking but multiple company and government agency lookback studies say our pre-drill prospect risk assessments don’t match post-drill results. How are assessments poorly done and how to make them better?

Fri 24 April, 2020
“Concepts of Structural Geology in the HC industry” Catalina Luneburg
How much do we need Structural Geology in the HC industry? What are the main concepts and techniques that will mke a difference to our interpretations and models and how do we minimize risk?

Mon 27 April, 2020
“The Role of Geomodeling in the Multi-disciplinary Team”  David Garner
Geomodeling is an advanced platform to integrate and bridge the technical disciplines. The talk will provide an introduction to geomodeling processes and topics in their integrated context and will include a discussion on improving the effectiveness of geomodeling within teams.  

Tue 28 April, 2020
“Fracture analysis using image logs” Al Lacazette
Introduction to image logs with description of different types of borehole imaging, how to interpret  and analyize fractures, stress, and structure in the images.

Thu 30 April, 2020
“Sequence of deformation in thrust-fold belts: Implications for cross-section balancing”  Steve Boyer
We take a critical look at the complex deformational history of thrust-belt structures and implications for the validity of cross-section balancing. 

Thu 30 April, 2020 AFTERNOON
“Raising the bar: Electrofacies as a framework for improving the practice of geomodelling” David Garner
A key impact on reservoir studies is a rigorous strategy around facies for modeling. For modeling purposes, the input facies categories each represent consistent statistical properties, stationary domains, across a study area. 

Tue 5 May, 2020
“Seismic Expression of Features in Continental Rifts” James Granath
Continental extensional terranes or “rifts” are some of the most hydrocarbon productive provinces in the world. We take a look at basic elements of rifts and how they are expressed in seismic data.  

Thu 7 May, 2020
“Raising the bar: Electrofacies as a framework for improving the practice of geomodelling” David Garner
A key impact on reservoir studies is a rigorous strategy around facies for modeling. For modeling purposes, the input facies categories each represent consistent statistical properties, stationary domains, across a study area. 

Wed 13 May, 2020
“Concepts of Structural Geology in the HC industry” AFTERNOON Catalina Luneburg
How much do we need Structural Geology in the HC industry? What are the main concepts and techniques that will mke a difference to our interpretations and models and how do we minimize risk?

Mon 18 May, 2020
“Microseismic acquisition methods and data interpretation” Sherilyn Williams Stroud
Pros and cons of different acquisition methods, comparisons of detection limits and location errors to help you decide optimum configuration for you reservoir. 

Wed 20 May, 2020 REPEAT
“Seismic Expression of Features in Continental Rifts”  James Granath
Continental extensional terranes or “rifts” are some of the most hydrocarbon productive provinces in the world. We take a look at basic elements of rifts and how they are expressed in seismic data.  

Thu 21 May, 2020 AFTERNOON
“Fracture analysis using image logs” Al Lacazette
Introduction to image logs with description of different types of borehole imaging, how to interpret  and analyize fractures, stress, and structure in the images.

Wed 27 May, 2020 AFTERNOON
“Identification of sweet spots in shale oil/gas plays” Ursula Hammes
Learn how stratigraphic and depositional processes influence regional correlations and facies variations of organic-rich mudrocks with respect to calcareous, siliceous and clay-rich shales. 

Tue 2 June, 2020
“What does Pg mean anyway?” Erik Scott
The probability of geologic success (Pg) is used in hydrocarbon exploration every day but it is calculated and used in many different ways.  We will talk about ways to calculate Pg, what we are risking against, what it could be used for and what it could all mean.

Mon 3 June, 2020 AFTERNOON
“The Role of Geomodeling in the Multi-disciplinary Team”  David Garner
Geomodeling is an advanced platform to integrate and bridge the technical disciplines. The talk will provide an introduction to geomodeling processes and topics in their integrated context and will include a discussion on improving the effectiveness of geomodeling within teams.  

Thu 4 June, 2020 
“Basic concepts of Salt Tectonics” Catalina Luneburg
Introduction to the unique properties and deformation styles of evaporitic units, including autochthonous and allochtonous structures. 

Wed 10 June, 2020
“Geochemical tools to characterize shale oil/gas plays” Ursula Hammes
Inorganic geochemical techniques will teach the instrumentation used to generate inorganic data used to identify favorable frac intervals and compare to petrophysical logs (e.g., XRD, ICP, XRF instruments). 

Thu 11 June, 2020
“Fold Duplexes” Steve Boyer
Overview of  the complex architecture of  fold duplexes in fold-thrust belts, transfer of displacement  and the nature of the roof and floor thrusts whcih differs among the various types of duplexes.