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AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PETROLEUM GEOLOGISTS

International Conference & Exhibition
15–18 November 2009 | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Technical Program & Registration Announcement

Destination Rio
Register for ICE and enjoy these career-enhancing benefits:
• Learn from a comprehensive technical program • Network with industry leaders • Visit Brazil — home to giant discoveries • Explore new technologies in the Exhibition Hall

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Table of Contents
AAPG Associate Membership Application 63 AAPG Convention Staff 5 Accommodations Booking Information 54 Hotel Locator Map 55 Hotel Rate Table 56 Housing Reservation Form 57 Conference at a Glance 10 Continuing Education Field Trips 38 Short Courses 30 General Information About Rio 53 About the Area 49 Airport Transfers 50 Airports 49 Cyber C@fé 50 Driving 50 Electronic Capturing 51 Entry Into Brazil 51 Exhibition Hours 49 No-Smoking Policy 51 Obtaining a Visa 51 Public Transportation 52 Registration Hours 49 Shuttle Bus Transportation 52 Temporary Health Insurance 52 Exhibition Exhibition Floor Plan 9 Exhibitor List 9 International Pavilion 9 Guest Tours 44 Highlights End-of-Day Receptions 7 Icebreaker Reception 7 Luncheons 7 Opening Ceremony 6 Panel Session: Giant Fields of the Decade — E&P Challenges 6 Plenary Session: Opportunities in a High-Stakes Environment 6 Refreshment Breaks 7 Student Reception 7, 48 Letter from the General Chair 3 Nex Level Tours 47 Organizing Committee 4 Registration Registration Information 58 Registration Form part 1 60 Registration Products Form part 2 61 Sponsors 5 Student Activities 48 Student Volunteers Needed 37 Technical Program Technical Program at a Glance 11 Monday Morning Oral 12 Monday Afternoon Oral 12 Monday Posters 23 Tuesday Morning Oral 14 Tuesday Afternoon Oral 16 Tuesday Posters 25 Wednesday Morning Oral 18 Wednesday Afternoon Oral 20 Wednesday Posters 27

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Letter from the General Chair
As the General Chairman for the 2009 International Conference & Exhibition (ICE), it is my pleasure to invite you to join us in Rio de Janeiro, 15-18 November, for what will be an outstanding week for the international petroleum exploration community. The American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) and Associação Brasileira de Geólogos de Petróleo (ABGP) have assembled a world-class technical program to be presented by international leaders in geosciences. In addition, short courses and field trips are available for geosciences professionals at any stage of their career — from student to experienced professional.

Attending a science-driven event such as the AAPG’s ICE is a great investment for your company and/or career. You will profit from more than 400 oral and poster presentations, special sessions and luncheons. You’ll find inspiration in the exhibition hall, where companies large and small will be on hand to demonstrate, discuss and display the latest technologies and services available. We look forward to seeing you in November.

Haroldo Lima General Director of ANP Agência Nacional do Petróleo, Gás Natural e Biocombustíveis General Chair

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Organizing Committee

Haroldo Lima

Marcio Rocha Mello

Nilo Chagas de Azambuja Filho

Pinar O. Yilmaz

Nahum Schneidermann

John M.A. Forman

Claudia Rassi

Sylvia dos Anjos

Erik Mason

Wagner Peres

Nils Telnaes

Ricardo Bedregal

Pedro Zalan

Vitor Abreu

Francisco E. G. da Cruz

Wilson R. Winter

Almério B. França

Randi Martinsen

Gustavo Barbosa

Egberto Pereira

Michael Seidner

Mônica Figueiredo

Miriam Oliveira

Lesley R. Mello

Ludmila Azambuja

Organizing Committee
General Chair Haroldo Lima Director of ANP, Brazil’s National Petroleum Agency Conference Vice Chair Marcio Rocha Mello (HRT) Technical Program Co-Chairs Nilo Chagas de Azambuja Filho (HRT) Pinar O. Yilmaz (ExxonMobil) International Steering Committee Chair Nahum Schneidermann (Chevron) Sponsorship Co-Chairs John M.A. Forman (J. Forman Consultant) Claudia Rassi (Chevron)

Technical Program Committee
Oral Sessions Co-Chairs Sylvia dos Anjos (Petrobras) Erik Mason (Shell) Wagner Peres (Devon) Poster Sessions Co-Chairs Nils Telnaes (StatoilHydro) Ricardo Bedregal (Vale) Short Courses Co-Chairs Pedro Zalan (Petrobras) Vitor Abreu (ExxonMobil) Field Trips Co-Chairs Francisco E.G. da Cruz (Petrobras) Wilson R. Winter (Petrobras) Core Session Chair Almério B. França (Petrobras) Judging Co-Chairs Randi Martinsen (University of Wyoming) Gustavo Barbosa (ANP) Student Activities Co-Chairs Egberto Pereira (UERJ) Michael Seidner (ExxonMobil)

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American Association of Petroleum Geologists 1444 South Boulder Avenue Tulsa, Oklahoma 74119-3604 U.S.A. Phone: +1 888 945 2274 ext. 617 (toll free U.S. and Canada) Website: www.AAPG.org E-mail: convene@aapg.org

Host Society
Brazilian Association of Petroleum Geologists

ABGP Representatives
Mônica Figueiredo and Miriam Oliveira Phone: +55 21 9463 1947 E-mail: monica@abgp.com.br Guest Hospitality Program Co-Chairs Lesley R. Mello Ludmila Azambuja Joana Seidner

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General Fund

Terri Duncan Convention Technical Programs Coordinator Dana Patterson Free Convention Technical Programs and Exhibitions Manager Randa Reeder-Briggs Convention Operations Manager Jean Reynolds Convention Events Coordinator Julie Simmons Convention Marketing Manager Vern Stefanic Opening Ceremony Producer Managing Editor, EXPLORER Kerrie Stiles Convention Administrative Assistant Kim Van Delft Convention Exhibitor and Attendee Services Supervisor Kyle Walker Convention Graphics and Production Coordinator Alan Wegener Global Development and Convention Director
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Highlights
Opening Ceremony
Date: Time: Location: Fee:

All events will be held at Riocentro unless otherwise noted.
environmental regulations and climate change policies, R&D investment, staff development and needs of governments, communities and individuals. There is no perfect solution, but there is a set of integrated solutions. Technology is the key to bring these integrated solutions together. Technology, along with teamwork and partnerships between industry and government, are needed to meet today’s complex challenges. Plenary session speakers will address different aspects of the issues facing the industry. Confirmed speakers include: • Jose Sergio Gabrielli de Azevedo (CEO, Petrobras) • Mark A. Albers (Senior Vice President, Exxon Mobil Corporation) • Amin Nasser (Senior Vice President E&P, Saudi Aramco) • Yves-Louis Darricarrere (President E&P, Total) • Andrew Gould (CEO, Schlumberger)
Panel Session Giant Fields of the Decade — E&P Challenges Date: Tuesday, 17 November Time: 09:00–12:30 Location: Pavilion 5, Room 201 Fee: Included with conference registration Co-Chairs: Aboud Afifi (Saudi Aramco), Marcio Rocha Mello (HRT) and Nils Telnaes (StatoilHydro)

Sunday, 15 November 16:30–18:00 Pavilion 5, Room 101 Included with conference registration

When the International Conference & Exhibition is held in a city famous for its Carnival celebrations, samba music and charm, you know the Opening Ceremony is going to be exhilarating. Come join the excitement during this traditional kick-off to the conference as General Chair Haroldo Lima and Conference Vice Chair Marcio Rocha Mello preside over a multimedia event that will inspire and motivate you to go broader, further and deeper in your career. Joining them onstage will be AAPG President John Lorenz and other government and cultural dignitaries, all providing you with insight to the events awaiting you at the conference. You’ll be dazzled by the sights and sounds of Rio and inspired to follow the festivities all the way to the exhibition hall for the Icebreaker Reception. Plenary Session
Opportunities in a High-Stakes Environment Date: Monday, 16 November Time: 09:30–12:15 Location: Pavilion 5, Room 101 Fee: Included with conference registration Co-Chairs: Mario Carminatti (Petrobras), Kim Bates (ExxonMobil)

Global energy demand continues to grow each year as a result of the economic expansion of developing countries and the need for increasing energy in industrialized nations. Drivers that shape energy demand are part of the complex interplay between producers and consumers in an environment of changing prices, with high cost and stakes for the industry. Recent changes in the financial markets played a role in overall curbing of demand that created spare production capacity, while increasing efficiency in some areas. Industry needs to be innovative and flexible in such times to leverage opportunities presented in this high-stakes environment. Some of the issues include availability of capital for large and small projects,
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Recent discoveries by Petrobras and its partners have dominated world headlines for the past two years, thanks to several significant breakthroughs in the subsalt targets in the offshore Santos Basin. These finds, along with those in Africa and the Middle East, will have significant economic impact for the coming decades as well as further the development of advanced concepts of exploration and drilling. Panelists will discuss recent giant fields and the paradigm shifts that enabled such discoveries with innovation and technology. Speakers include: • Solange Guedes (Executive Director, Petrobras, invited) • Pete Carragher (Vice President, Geoscience and Exploration, BP Access and Exploration Unit) • Yves Grosjean (Vice President Exploration Coordination & Portfolio Management, Total E&P)

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• Paul Haryott (General Manager of Exploration, Chevron Africa and Latin America EMP) • M. Brown (Exploration Manager, BG Brazil) • Shell (TBD/invited) • StatoilHydro (TBD/invited) • Schlumberger (TBD/invited)
Icebreaker Reception Date: Sunday, 15 November Time: 18:00–20:00 Location: Pavilion 2, Exhibition Hall Fee: Included with conference registration

Student Reception Date: Monday, 16 November Time: 20:00–21:00 Fee: Included with conference registration

All registered students and faculty are invited to attend this networking event. Read more about this and other student activities on page 48. LUNCHEONS
Featured Speaker Luncheon Date: Monday, 16 November Time: 12:30–14:00 Location: Pavilion 5, Room 101 Speaker: Dilma Rousseff, Chief of Staff of Brazil (invited) Fee: US$40

Get a sneak peek at the exhibition hall and enjoy food and drinks with attendees from around the globe during the Icebreaker Reception. This is a great way to network, catch up with colleagues and make new friends.
Refreshment Breaks Date: Monday, 16 November — Wednesday, 18 November Time: 10:25–10:45 / Pavilion 5, Second Floor 15:25–16:05 / Pavilion 2, Exhibition Hall Fee: Included with conference registration

The Featured Speaker Luncheon is an annual tradition of the International Conference & Exhibition. This year’s invited speaker is Dilma Rousseff, Chief of Staff of Brazil. She is also chair of the Board of Director of Petrobras and former Energy Minister. Doors open at 12:15. Make plans to reserve a seat for yourself — and perhaps a colleague — so you can rest, refresh and enjoy what’s sure to be an informative presentation.
Exhibitor Sponsored Luncheon Date: Wednesday, 18 November Time: 12:30–14:00 Location: Pavilion 2, Exhibition Hall Fee: Included with conference registration

Each morning, you’re invited to take a break from the oral presentations and enjoy complimentary beverages in the common area. In the afternoon, we’ll also offer complimentary refreshments on the floor of the Exhibition Hall. So take a break — you deserve it!
End-of-Day Receptions Date: Monday, 16 November — Tuesday, 17 November Time: 18:00–19:30 Location: Pavilion 2, Exhibition Hall Fee: Included with conference registration

After the oral presentations conclude Monday and Tuesday, make your way to the exhibition hall to enjoy refreshments. While visiting exhibitors and discussing their technologies and services, enjoy the hospitality Rio is known for with an array of hors d’oeuvres and beverages.

Attendees are invited to a free lunch — courtesy of the exhibitors. AAPG and ABGP wish to thank the exhibitors for their generous sponsorship of this event. Complimentary lunch for all attendees and registered guests will be available throughout the Exhibition Hall on Wednesday. Take advantage of this opportunity to converse with exhibitors in a relaxed atmosphere while enjoying an informal lunch.

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International Pavilion

Exhibition
Discoveries are waiting. Are you ready to go deep?
An AAPG exhibition hall is your chance to find new vendors or suppliers, see product demonstrations, interact with existing vendors and network with your peers. The ICE exhibition hall offers an unparalleled opportunity to see the latest products and services for the geosciences. From leading international oil and gas corporations to independents, you’ll find what your company needs — under one roof. The Icebreaker Reception, daily refreshment breaks, end of day receptions and ExhibitorSponsored Luncheon provide an opportunity to mingle with exhibitors and other attendees in a pleasant environment.

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 announcements, 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 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 Senegal Somaliland South Africa Tanzania Trinidad and Tobago Tunisia Uganda Vietnam

TOP 10 REASONS FOR ATTENDING THE ICE EXHIBITION
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. See what’s new Identify, test and compare products Acquire specific technical knowledge Keep up with trends and cutting edge ideas Network with industry leaders, meet other geosciences professionals Seek ways to solve specific problems Find and buy products you know you need quickly and conveniently Interview new suppliers, enhance services and find new ways to do your job Invest in yourself, recharge your motivation Enjoy the fun and dynamic business environment

EXHIBITING COMPANIES*
• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • AAPG ABGP Anadarko Petroleum Corporation ANP Archimedes Consulting Australian Seismic Brokers Badley Geoscience Bayfield Energy Ltd BEICIP – Franlab Brain C&C Reservoirs CGGVeritas D I International Earthmoves Ltd. Ecopetrol S.A. ENDEEPER • • • • • • • • • • • • Energy & Geoscience Institute ExxonMobil EZDataRoom Fugro Fusion Petroleum Technologies Inc. GEOExPro (GeoPub. Ltd) Geokinetics Inc. GeoKnowledge Geo-Microbial Technologies (GMT) Gore HRT IBP-Brazilian Petroleum, Gas and Biofuels Institute • Infoterra • ION - GX Technology • LandOcean Energy Services Co. Ltd. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Midland Valley Neuralog Petroleum Geo-Services Petrobras Petrosys Repsol Saudi Aramco Schlumberger SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology) Shell SMT STG TDI-Brooks International UK Hydrographic Office Weatherford

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Exhibition Hall Hours

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Conference at a Glance
***Guest tour pick-up times vary. See pages 44-46 for complete details.

Sunday, 15 November 06:30–21:00 07:30–21:00 08:00–20:00 08:00–14:00 16:30–18:00 18:00–20:00 18:00–20:00 06:00–21:00 07:00–21:00 08:00–18:00 08:00–08:45 10:30–17:00 09:00–17:45 09:30–12:15 10:25–10:45 11:00–20:00 11:00–18:00 11:00–20:00 12:30–14:00 15:25–16:05 18:00–19:30 20:00–21:00 06:00–21:00 07:00–21:00 08:00–18:00 08:00–08:45 08:00–14:00 09:00–12:30 09:00–17:45 10:25–10:45 11:00–20:00 11:00–18:00 Shuttle: Copacabana Area Shuttle: Barra da Tijuca Area Registration Guest Tour 2: Half-Day Corcovado and Hippie Fair in Ipanema*** Opening Ceremony Icebreaker Reception Exhibition Shuttle: Copacabana Area Shuttle: Barra da Tijuca Area Registration Speakers and Poster Presenters Breakfast Guest Tour 3: Private Lunch with Fashion and Jewelry Show*** Oral Sessions Plenary Session: Opportunities in a High-Stakes Environment Refreshment Break Exhibition Poster Sessions Student & Faculty Lounge Featured Speaker Luncheon Refreshment Break End-of-Day Reception Student Reception Shuttle: Copacabana Area Shuttle: Barra da Tijuca Area Registration Speakers and Poster Presenters Breakfast Guest Tour 4: Downtown City Tour including Sugar Loaf and National Historical Museum*** Panel Session: Giant Fields of the Decade Oral Sessions Refreshment Break Exhibition Poster Sessions

11:00–20:00 15:25–16:05 18:00–19:30 06:00–19:00 07:00–19:00 08:00–14:00 08:00–08:45 09:00–17:45 10:00–18:00 10:25–10:45 11:00–16:30 11:00–16:00 11:00–16:00 12:30–14:00 15:25–16:05 20:30 20:30

Student & Faculty Lounge Refreshment Break End-of-Day Reception Shuttle: Copacabana Area Shuttle: Barra da Tijuca Area Registration Speakers and Poster Presenters Breakfast Oral Sessions Guest Tour 5: Full-Day Petropolis with Barbecue Lunch*** Refreshment Break Exhibition Poster Sessions Student & Faculty Lounge Exhibitor Sponsored Luncheon Refreshment Break Field Trip 4: Petroleum Systems of the Recóncavo Basin* Field Trip 5: Paleozoic Petroleum Systems of the Intracratonic Paraná Basin**

Wednesday, 18 November

Monday, 16 November

*Continues through 21 November / ** Continues through 22 November

Thursday, 19 November 09:00–17:00 09:00–17:00 09:00–17:00 09:00–17:00 09:00–17:00 09:00–17:00 09:00–17:00 09:00–17:00 09:00–17:00 Short Course 9: Brazilian Deepwater Turbidite Reservoirs (Tertiary and Cretaceous) Student Short Course 10: Integrated Basin and Play Analysis Short Course 11: 3-D Petroleum System Modeling Student Short Course 12: Seismic Amplitude Interpretation Short Course 13: Fluvial Stratigraphy Short Course 11: 3-D Petroleum System Modeling (continued) Student Short Course 12: Seismic Amplitude Interpretation (continued) Short Course 13: Fluvial Stratigraphy (continued) Short Course 14: Brazilian Geology: Atlantic Brazilian Margins

Tuesday, 17 November

Friday, 20 November

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Technical Program at a Glance
Plenary Session: Opportunities in a High-Stakes Environment . . . . . . . . . . . . Stratigraphy, Clastics and Carbonates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Atlantic Margin Emerging Plays and Exploration Potential . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Basin Modeling I. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Exploration in Deepwater Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Geophysics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Panel: Giant Fields of the Decade — E&P Challenges. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Atlantic Margin Structural Geology and Tectonics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Unconventional Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Salt Basins E&P Challenges I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Risk Analysis and Assessment — Economic Analysis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Innovation and Technology — New Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Regional Geology Applied to Exploration — A World Tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Basin Genetics — How Things Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Salt Basins E&P Challenges II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Structural Traps and Seals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Petroleum Systems Geochemical Methods and Regional Studies I . . . . . . . . Reservoir Characterization I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Regional Geology and Exploration of the Brazilian Pre-Salt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . New and Emerging Regions — New Ways to Look at Old Plays, . . . . . . . . . . New Opportunities in Frontier Basins I Formation Evaluation Techniques for Enhanced Reservoir Characterization . . Basin Modeling II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reservoir Characterics II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E&P Challenges in Greater Campos Basin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . New and Emerging Regions — New Ways to Look at Old Plays, . . . . . . . . . . New Opportunities in Frontier Basins II Formation Evaluation and Drilling Optimization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Petroleum Systems Geochemical Methods and Regional Studies II . . . . . . . . Stratigraphy, Clastics and Carbonates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Petroleum Systems from Brazil and Around the World . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Risk Analysis & Assessment — Economic Analysis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Regional Geology Applied to Exploration — A World Tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Formation Evaluation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Salt Basins and E&P Basins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Petroleum Systems: New Geochemical Insights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . New & Emerging Regions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Unconventional Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Geophysics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Structure Traps and Seals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Basin Modeling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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Plenary Session: Opportunities in a High-Stakes Environment Pavilion 5, Room 101 Co-Chairs: M. Carminatti and K. Bates 9:30 9:35 9:50 10:15 10:40 11:00 11:25 11:50 12:15 Introductions Jose Sergio Gabrielli de Azevedo, Chairman, Petrobras Mark Albers, Senior Vice President, Exxon Mobil Corporation Amin Nasser, Senior Vice President E&P, Saudi Aramco Break Yves-Louis Darricarrere, President E&P, Total Andrew Gould, Chairman, Schlumberger Questions/Answers Session Adjourns 16:25 L. Arienti, H. Mucelini, R. C. Gontijo, H. Voelcker, V.S. Santos: Turbidite Systems and Their Stratigraphic Evolution in the Oligomiocene and Miocene of Campos Basin, Brazil T. Bover-Arnal, R. Salas, J. A. Moreno-Bedmar, K. Bitzer: Outcrop-Scale Identification of Forced and Normal Regressive Deposits in Carbonate Systems: An Aptian Example from the Western Maestrat Basin (Iberian Chain, Spain) G. Badalini, F. Brouwer, R. S. Bourque, R. Blight, G. de Bruin: Regional Sequence Stratigraphic Analysis of Regional 2-D Lines in the Central Santos Basin, Offshore Brazil R. Higgs: Why Do Siliciclastic Shelves Exist? How Do They Differ From “Ramp Margins”? New Sequence Stratigraphic Aspects Vital for Petroleum Exploration

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Stratigraphy, Clastics and Carbonates Pavilion 5, Room 201 Co-Chairs: T. R. Garfield, R. d’Avila and O. Martinsen 14:00 14:05 Introductory Remarks I. R. Sharp, R. L. Gawthorpe, J. Lukasik, J. Bernaus, D. Hunt: Mixed Carbonate-Clastic-Evaporite Depositional Systems in Rift Basins: Insights from the Suez Rift F. Hadler-Jacobsen, A. Groth, A. Serrano, K. Heieren, F. M. Liestøl: Temporal and Spatial Evolution of a Shelf to Toe-of-Slope System, Santos Basin Brazil — A HighResolution Seismic-Stratigraphic and -Geomorphic Case Study F. F. Vesely, R. d’Avila, D. Dias Filho, S. Santos: Upper Cretaceous Clastic Reservoirs of the Santos Basin: Depositional Style and Sequence Stratigraphy R. S. James, K. Durtnell: A Sequence Stratigraphic Correlation Across the Conjugate Margins of South America and Sub-Saharan Africa and Its Implications for Petroleum Exploration Break E. A. Mancini: Use of Sequence Stratigraphy as a Key Element in the Design of an Exploration Strategy for Microbial Buildups

Alternate: M. F. Moraes, N. S. Matsuda: Seismic Characterization of Collapse Sag Structures in the Lower Albian Carbonate Sequence of the Santos Basin, Brazil Atlantic Margin Emerging Plays and Exploration Potential Pavilion 5, Room 202 Co-Chairs: G. F. Hebertson, A. Olivera-Riley and J. A. Cupertino 14:00 14:05 Introductory Remarks C. C. Lima, O. Pessoa, P. Vasconcelos, I. O. Carmo, M. Da Guia Lima, F. Balsamo: The Role of Compressional Horizontal Stresses (σ1=SHmax) in the Evolution of the Potiguar Basin (NE Brazil) and the Age of Trap Formation for Its Main Reservoir (Açu Fm) S. G. Henry, A. Danforth, N. Kumar, S. Venkatraman: Paleogeographic Mapping of the South Atlantic: Jurassic Through Albian Evolution M. Guevara, L. Hawkins, L. Joaquim, D. Johnstone, W. Jones, J. Jose, A. Oliveira: Structural Development and Depositional History of the Lower Congo and Kwanza Basins Salt Tectonic Province, Angola P. Japsen, J. Bonow, P. F. Green, P. R. Cobbold, D. Chiossi, R. Lilletveit: Burial, Uplift and Exhumation History of the Atlantic Margin of NE Brazil Break I. Davison, L. Anderson, P. Gormly, P. Nutall: Geology and Hydrocarbon Potential of the Argentine Atlantic Margin
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O. A. Blaich, J. Faleide, F. Tsikalas: Conjugate Margin Studies in the South Atlantic R. P. Reis, N. Pimentel, A. Garcia: The Evolution of the Atlantic Margin of Iberia as Recorded in the Lusitanian Basin (Portugal) C. J. Schenk: A Reassessment of Undiscovered Oil and Gas Resources of Basin in South America S. Beglinger, H. Doust, S. Cloetingh: Relating Petroleum System and Play Development to Basin Evolution: Brazilian South Atlantic Margin

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I. Faille, R. Traby*, A. Arbeaumont, J. Laigle: Incorporating Lateral Deformation and Modeling Fault Impact in Quantitative Petroleum Systems Evaluation A. A. Bender, H. A. Kemna*, M. Mello: Quantitative Assessment of Biodegradation in Hydrocarbon Fields of the Cabo Frio Area, Brazil

Alternate: C. L. Jesus, A. A. Bender, Y. N. Soares: Sensitivity Analysis of Thermal and Hydraulic Properties and Their Impact on Petroleum Systems: Example from a Brazilian Case Study Exploration in Deepwater Settings Pavilion 5, Room 204 Co-Chairs: R. Eisenberg, J. Amaral and O. Lopez-Gamundi 14:00 14:05 14:25 Introductory Remarks P. Dattilo: Basin Scale Typing of Deepwater Sediments J. E. Damuth, C. Nelson, H. Olson, P. E. Ganey-Curry: Bryant Canyon/Fan and Rio Grande Fan Turbidite Systems in the Northern Gulf of Mexico Provide Modern Shelf-to-Basin Analogues for Tertiary Mini-Basin Systems W. Athmer, R. Groenenberg, S. Luthi: Experimental Study on the Effect of Large-Scale Relay Ramps as Pathway for Turbidity Currents C. M. Silva, D. Paton, W. D. McCaffrey: Controls on Submarine Slope Channel-Levee Deposition in Amazon Fan Break A. P. Oluboyo, R. L. Gawthorpe: Tectonic Controls on Post-Oligocene Submarine Channel Evolution on the West African Margin Revealed Using Isoproportional Slicing, Spectral Decomposition and Multi-Attribute RGB Blending F. Corredor: Patterns of Growth Sedimentation in the Fold-and-Thrust Belts of the Deepwater Niger Delta and Offshore Brazil A. K. Tyagi, R. Bastia: Petrophysical Analysis of Laminated Sand Shale Sequence in Deepwater Setting M. Bullen, T. Charles, B. Giriansyah: Case Study: Impacts of TTI PSDM Reprocessing on the Preparation and Drilling of the Pazflor Development Wells S. Saha, R. Hayden, B. Newberry, D. Hamilton, A. Kumar, B. Motherwell, R. Kear, T. Barber, A. Klein, S. Winstanley: Conflicting Formation Dip Measurements Unravel Complex Subsalt Geology, Deepwater Gulf of Mexico, USA

Alternate: R. Theodoro, N. Destro: Characterization of the São Tomé Cape Transfer Zone — Campos Basin, RJ – Brazil Basin Modeling I Pavilion 5, Room 203 Co-Chairs: A. A. Bender, J-J. R. Biteau and L. A. Trindade 14:00 14:05 Introductory Remarks X. Guichet, S. Wolf, R. Pandi: Paleo-Fluid Flows and Present Hydrodynamic Conditions Improved by Basin Modeling Integrating Salinity Transport E. D. Mio, A. A. Bender, M. Mello, N. C. de Azambuja Filho, C. L. Jesus, P. Schmitt: 3-D Petroleum System Modeling in Deepwater Santos Area; Main Results and Considerations Z. Anka, R. Ondrak, L. Clausen: Seismic Interpretation and Numerical Modeling of Hydrocarbon Leakage Indicators in the Post-Rift Sequences on the Slope of the Angola Basin, West African Margin. F. Lucazeau, B. Goutorbe: Edge-Driven Convection and Its Consequences on Heat-Flow and Petroleum Systems at Continental Margins Break A. A. Bender, M. Mello, N. C. de Azambuja Filho, C. L. Jesus, P. Bruno: An Igneous Controlled Petroleum System: Estimating Petroleum Generation and Migration of the Solimões Basin Y. Tang: Advanced Chemistry of Basin Modeling — Predicting Fluid Properties and Using Field Gas Isotope to Constrain Basin Modeling Uncertainty J. E. Dahl, A. Bender, J. M. Moldowan, M. R. Mello: RICH — A Revolutionary New Technology for Developing New Plays in Mature Basins

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Alternate: K. Boyd, C. Alexander: Offshore Exploration Opportunities in Brazil Geophysics Pavilion 5, Room 103 Co-Chairs: M. Brouwers, L. Dechun and L. Dillon 14:00 14:05 Introductory Remarks M. H. Krieger, O. Geisler: Reducing Uncertainty in Subsalt Interpretation: A Non-Seismic View on Integration J. Guilbot, G. Desrousseaux, S. Maud: Advanced Geophysical Methods for the Exploration and Characterization of Prospects and Fields in Deepwater Angola L. Denchen: Improve Subsalt Image with Wide Azimuth Data in the Gulf of Mexico C. E. Helsing, D. Trainor: Work Processes to Mitigate Interpretation Pitfalls in Complex Imaging Environments Break J. L. Lewis, R. Eisenberg, E. Blumenthal: Merging Geology and Geophysics with Emerging Techniques in Subsalt Imaging A. I. Marini, F. Di Prete: The Added Value of Quantitative Seismic Integration in 3-D Prediction of Petrophysical Properties and Facies. A Case History from Tunisian Ghadames Basin A. D. Price, T. Lopez, A. Lucas, R. Yalamanchili: Frontier Onshore Basin Exploration Methodology: Starting from Scratch, Airborne Gravity and Magnetics Onshore Angola Y. Huang, D. Lin, B. Bai, C. Richardez: Pre-Salt Depth Imaging of Santos Basin, Brasil L. D. Dillon, G. Schwedersky, C. Nunes, J. Justen, E. Abreu: Rock Physics Modeling As a Tool to Improve Interpretation on Tight Gas Sands Reservoirs

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Atlantic Margin Structural Geology and Tectonics Pavilion 5, Room 202 Co-Chairs: A. Olivera-Riley, A. Vear and N. D. Mala 9:00 9:05 Introductory Remarks P. V. Zalán, M. G. Severino, J. B. Oliveira, L. P. Magnavita, W. U. Mohriak, R. C. Gontijo, A. R. Viana, P. Szatmari: Stretching and Thinning of the Upper Lithosphere and Continental-Oceanic Crustal Transition in Southeastern Brazil C. Sanders, S. Sciamanna, A. Serrano: Restorations of the Santos Basin, Brazil: Basement Fault Activity from Rifting to Passive Margin J. W. Versfelt: South Atlantic Margin Rift Basin Asymmetry and Implications for Pre-Salt Exploration J. M. Caixeta, T. S. Ferreira, F. D. Lima, C. Francisco, A. S. Dias: Diachronous Rift System Along Bahia State Coast. An Example of Extended Crust and Mantle Exhumation in the South Atlantic Ocean Break N. Kumar, S. Henry, A. Danforth, P. Nutall, S. Venkataraman: Seismic Imaging of South Atlantic Continent-Ocean Boundary Through Deep, Long Offset, Prestack Depth Migrated (PSDM), 2-D Seismic Data N. Kusznir, T. H. Torsvik: S. Atlantic Plate Reconstruction Constrained Using Crustal Thickness and OCT Location Derived from Gravity Inversion: Implications for the Santos-Campos Brazilian Rifted Margin Segments

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Panel: Giant Fields of the Decade — E&P Challenges Pavilion 5, Room 201 Co-Chairs: A. Afifi, M. Mello and N. Telnaes

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D. L. Connolly, A. J. Catto*, P. Schmitt: Detecting Hydrocarbon Migration Pathways in Seismic Data from the Brazilian South Atlantic Margin J. D. Favera: Aptian Sequence Stratigraphy of the Southeastern Border of the Potiguar Basin, Rio Grande Do Norte, Brazil, Comprising Several “Pre-Salt” Oil and Gas Occurrences

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Alternate: G. Bayona, A. Valencia, M. De Armas, E. Gomez, J. Guerrero, I. Leyva, P. Villamarin, A. Mora: Oligocene -Miocene Filling of the Distal Llanos Basin of Colombia; Interaction of Flexural Subsidence, Intraplate Faulting and Dynamic Topography Models Unconventional Resources Pavilion 5, Room 203 Co-Chairs: I. A. Russell, A. Al Mustafa and D. A. Carvajal 9:00 9:05 Introductory Remarks M. S. Ameen, K. MacPherson: Fracture and In-Situ Stress Characterization of the Unayzah-B/C Tight Gas Reservoir, South Haradh, Saudi Arabia C. M. Prince: Permeability Estimation in Tight Gas Sands Using NMR — A New Interpretive Methodology D. D. Reimers: U.S. Gas Shales, Analogs for International Exploration R. Roundtree, L. Sedillos, J. Wright, J. Miskimins: Unconventional Resource Recovery Improvement Using Conventional Reservoir Engineering Strategies Break J. Miller: Chesapeake Energy’s Model for Gas Shale Exploration and Development W. J. Haskett, C. Jenkins, J. D. Walls: Operational and Business Efficiency in Unconventional Projects M. Vasquez, E. J. Torres, M. Garcia-Gonzalez, T. Joppen: Coalbed Methane Potential of Lower Tertiary Formations in Northeastern Colombia. C. M. Jones, J. A. Dourado, H. F. Chaves: Gas Hydrates and Microbiological Processes

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Introductory Remarks R. Fainstein, W. U. Mohriak, B. A. Rasmussen: Salt Provinces Offshore Brazil and West Africa — Regional Seismic Lines I. Davison, L. Anderson, P. Nutall: Geometry and Facies Distribution of the Greater Brazilian Salt Basin P. Szatmari, W. U. Mohriak: Tectonic Control During Earth History of World’s Largest Petroleum-Bearing Salt Basins F. L. Fernandes, S. Rostirolla, F. T. T. Gonçalves, R. Bedregal: The Application of Inverse Modeling to Remove the Gravity Effect of Salt Structures Along the Brazilian Southeastern Marginal Basins Break M. G. Rowan, R. Hunsdale, S. D. Johnson: The Effects of Salt-Related Deformation on Depositional Profiles: The Example of the Wilcox in the Deepwater Subsalt Province of the Northern Gulf of Mexico B. Montaron, P. E. Tapponnier: A Quantitative Model for Salt Deposition in Actively Spreading Basins S. O’Connor, R. Swarbrick, R. Lahann, S. Green, D. Scott, B. Pindar: Sub-Salt Pressures — Meeting the Technological Challenges M. Guerra, J. R. Underhill: Role of Halokinesis in the Evolution of the Cabo Frio Fault and the Ilha Grande Gravitational Cell in the Santos Basin, Brazil: Insights from Multi-Section Balanced Restoration

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Alternate: J. Estrela Braga, M. Karam, R. Porto, F. Romão Barbuto Dias*: Pre-Salt Structural High in the Jequitinhonha Basin, Offshore Bahia State Risk Analysis and Assessment — Economic Analysis Pavilion 5, Room 103 Co-Chairs: S. Sciamanna, K. Sunde and M. Illingworth 9:00 9:05 Introductory Remarks F. Gonçalves, S. Rostirolla, F. L. Fernandes: Structuring the Exploration Process of Vale E&P: The Use of Integrated Multidisciplinary Modeling and Geologic Risk Assessment C. D. Norman: Inappropriate Separation of Risk and Uncertainty in Probabilistic Assessments J. C. Rui, K. Sunde: Detailed Performance Tracking of an Exploration Portfolio Exemplified by Reservoir Statistics

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Alternate: S. Bergamaschi, R. Rodrigues, E. Pereira: Oil Shale from the Tremembé Formation, Taubaté Basin, Brazil 9:25 Salt Basins E&P Challenges I Pavilion 5, Room 204 Co-Chairs: B. Wolff, T. Carpenter and S. King 9:45

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C. Bettini, R. R. Silva: Forecasting Petroleum Production with a Model Based on Discharge Process Break C. M. Jones, H. F. Chaves, J. A. Dourado: The Potential for New Discoveries of Oil and Gas in the Shallow Waters of the Campos Basin, Brazil W. J. Haskett: Risk Analysis of Unconventional Plays E. D. Mio, A. Bender, M. Mello, N. C. de Azambuja Filho: Uncertainty Analysis Applied to Petroleum System Mass Balance in Deepwater Santos — Is It an Overcharged System? S. Rostirolla, F. T. T. Gonçalves, F. Fernandes, A. Lemgruber, A. Araújo, P. C. Kuchler: Quantitative Chance Assessment of Geological Risk Factors in Oil and Gas Exploration

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K. M. Shokair, A. Plesch, J. Shaw: 3-D Structural Restoration Approach for Fracture Prediction — A Case Study from Kingdom of Saudi Arabia D. S. Ormerod: Subsalt Imaging and Prospectivity in the Southern Santos Basin Brazil A. Kloppenburg, Z. Schleder, R. Polanco-Ferrar, L. F. Clausen, R. Bischke: 3-D Structural Restoration for Palinspastic Reservoir Modeling in the Lower Congo Basin, Angola B. A. Vining, C. A. Figueiredo, O. Kandjoze: Snowball Earth and the Search for Neoproterozoic Gas in Angola and Namibia

Alternate: B. M. Smith, C. Makrides, C. Bonnell-Eisnor, B. Altheim: Resource Assessment of 13 Untapped Oil and Gas Discoveries Offshore Nova Scotia

Alternate: F. Cappanera, A. Cappelletti, I. El-Ageli, M. Fervari, C. Magistroni, C. Monesi, F. Porrera, C. Rizzetto: Integrated Seismic Characterization and Reservoir Modelling in a Structurally Complex Carbonate Field, Libyan Offshore Regional Geology Applied to Exploration — A World Tour Pavilion 5, Room 202 Co-Chairs: P. V. Zalán, I. Bahtiyar and P. Krois 14:00 14:05 Introductory Remarks B. J. Radovich, C. D. Connors, H. Inniss-King, H. Vincent, W. D. Clark, G. Kokaram: A Viable Exploration Play in Deepwater Trinidad with Fans, Structures, and Favorable Basin Models M. V. Maas: Basement-Cored Uplifts Related to MesoCenozoic Tectonism in the Amazonas and Solimões Basins — Northern Brazil S. Grain, P. King, C. Atkins: Palaeogeography of a MidMiocene Turbidite Complex, Moki Formation, Southern Taranaki Basin, New Zealand A. Motoki, S. Sichel, T. F. Campos, P. Szatmari, R. S. Soares: Active Uplift and Its Annual Rate of the Saint Peter-Saint Paul Peridotite Ridge, Equatorial Atlantic Ocean Break S. Rawat, R. Polanco-Ferrer, R. Dwivedy, A. K. Kaul, R. Krishan, R. Sundriyal, N. Kumar, J. Grocott: Structure and Evolution of the Kerala Basin, Offshore Southwest India

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Innovation and Technology — New Applications Pavilion 5, Room 201 Co-Chairs: J. C. Phillips, C. Tadeu Fraga and B. Fryklund 14:00 14:05 Introductory Remarks M. H. Feeley: New Opportunities Identified from Improved Imaging of a Fold-and-Thrust Belt, LaBarge, Wyoming — A Case Study C. Pirmez, A. Cantelli, M. Hempton, R. Maestri, R. E. Ducker, P. L. Ferreira, G. Oliva: Large Scale Stratigraphic Modeling of Deepwater Reservoirs in the Laboratory C. Scholz: Modern Analogs of Lacustrine Carbonate Reservoir Facies: Examples from Tropical Lakes of the East African Rift System A. Belopolsky, J. Moore, A. Krassay, L. Pryer: Paleozoic Basins of Brazil: Challenges and Keys to Unlocking the Hydrocarbon Potential Break B. Carpentier, S. Pegaz-Fiornet, S. Wolf, I. Kowalewski: Local Grid Refinement in Basin Modeling — What For?

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C. I. Aristizábal, A. L. Ferrari, C. G. Silva: Mud Diapirism Associated to Neotectonic Transcurrent Leaky Faults in the Colombian Caribe — A Pass Way to Hydrocarbon Migration Z. Feng, C. Jia, S. Zhang, Z. Feng, M. Zheng: Controls on the Formation and Evolution of the Nonmarine Songliao Basin, Northeast China A. Mora, M. Mantilla, M. Defreitas: Cretaceous Paleogeography and Sedimentation in the Upper Magdalena and Putumayo Basins, Southwestern Colombia J. Loule, N. Fofang, P. Lumbomil: Structural and Tectonic Evolution of the Garoua Basin in Cameroon, Central Africa, as Derived from Geological and Seismic Data

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A. Mosquera, V. A. Ramos: An Integrated Tectonic Model for the Western Gondwana Late Paleozoic Deformation O. F. Bamidele, O. A. Ehinola: Fault Analysis, Stratigraphic Discontinuities and 3-D Structural Modeling of Tb-Field, Offshore Niger Delta

Alternate: H. Thomas: The Tectonostratigraphic Evolution of the Tumbes Basin, NW Peru. An Evaluation Based on New Seismic Acquisition Salt Basins E&P Challenges II Pavilion 5, Room 204 Co-Chairs: D. Cook, H. Krause and S. Johnsen 14:00 14:05 Introductory Remarks M. F. Caldas, P. V. Zalán: Kinematic Reconstitution and Tectono-Sedimentation Associated to Salt Domes in Deepwater of Santos Basin, Brazil W. U. Mohriak, P. Szatmari: Autochthonous and Allochthonous Salt Tectonics in Brazilian Sedimentary Basins X. Wang, H. Xie, B. Vendeville: Structural Style and Kinematics Above Salt in Kuqa Basin, Southern Tianshan, China P. J. Boult, P. J. Bennett, A. Freeman: Structural History and the Pre-Salt Play of the Officer Basin, South Australia

Alternate: D. Macgregor: South Atlantic Deepwater Reservoirs: Responses to Tectonic, Climatic and Eustatic Controls on Two Not-So-Passive Margins Basin Genetics — How Things Work Pavilion 5, Room 203 Co-Chairs: P O. Yilmaz, N. C. de Azambuja Filho and L. Mugnavita . 14:00 14:05 Introductory Remarks S. Luthi, W. Athmer, R. Groenenberg, M. Donselaar: Sediment Transport Through Transfer Zones in Rift and Passive Margin Settings: Fundamental Differences Between Subaerial and Subaqueous Environments A. Roberts, N. Kusznir, R. Corfield, M. Thompson: Integrated Tectonic Basin Modeling as an Aid to Understanding Deepwater Rifted Continental Margin Structure and Location P. Szatmari, P. E. Potter*: Global Miocene Tectonics and the Modern World T. B. Correa, G. P. Eberli, M. Grasmueck, K. Verwer: Morphometric Analyses and Habitat Characterization of a Deepwater Carbonate Depositional Environment Break M. Martins-Neto: Cause-and-Effect Relationship Between Discontinuities of the Continental Crust and Oceanic Fracture Zones in Marginal Sedimentary Basins S. Planke, A. Malthe-Sørenssen, H. Svensen, A. Mazzini: Structure, Formation and Petroleum Implications of Piercement Structures in Sedimentary Basins

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J. Urdaneta, C. Olivares, C. Cappellari, S. Espinoza, M. Alcala: Pore Pressure Assessment and Its Role in the Petroleum System Characterization in the Southeast Part of the Maracaibo Basin S. Giger, J. H. Ter Heege, M. B. Clennell, B. Ciftci, C. Delle Piane, B. B. Wassing, P. Clark, C. Harbers, F. Beekman, T. Yamasaki: Monitoring Changes to Fault Transmissibility During Clay Smear Development in Direct Shear Experiments of Clastic-Argillaceous Sequences

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Alternate: T. M. Gebregergis, W. I. Wan Yusoff: Source Rock Evaluation and Maturity Modeling, Tatau Province, Offshore Sarawak, Malaysia

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Reservoir Characterization I Pavilion 5, Room 201 Co-Chairs: R. Schiffer, J. M. Ajdukiewicz and L. Seidler 9:00 9:05 Introductory Remarks R. Schiffer, D. Dias Filho, F. F. Vesely: Differential Diagenesis and Reservoir Quality in a Sequence Stratigraphic Framework: Evidence from the Depositional Environment Controls in Santonian Sandstones, Santos Basin, Southeastern Brazil S. A. Guidry, D. Trainor, C. E. Helsing, A. L. Ritter: Diagenetic Facies in Lacustrine Carbonates: Implications for Brazilian Pre-Salt Reservoirs S. Schroeder, M. A. López-Horgue, E. Iriarte, P. A. Fernández-Mendiola, B. Caline, H. Corneyllie, J. Frémont, F. Walgenwitz: Diagenetic Model for FaultRelated Dolomitization in the Cretaceous of Northern Spain: Subsurface Reservoir Implications I. R. Sharp, P. Gillespie, D. Hunt, F. Lapponi, J. Garland: Fracture-Controlled Dolomite Reservoirs: An Outcrop Comparison Between Extensional, Compressional and Strike-Slip Settings Break S. I. Geetan, G. Handley, J. W. Versfelt: Structural Style and Its Role in Diagenesis of the Sergi Formation, Camamu Basin, Brazil D. Lavoie, G. Chi, M. Urbatsch, W. J. Davis: Massive Dolomitization of a Pinnacle Reef in the Lowermost Devonian West Point Formation (Québec, Canada) — An Extreme Case of Hydrothermal Dolomitization Through Fault-Controlled Circulation of Magmatic Fluids M. Ireland, R. J. Davies, N. R. Goulty: Complexity of Silica Diagenetic Reaction Zones at the Basin Scale

Petroleum Systems Geochemical Methods and Regional Studies I Pavilion 5, Room 103 Co-Chairs: H. D. Penteado, D. Curry and S. Hajri 14:00 14:05 Introductory Remarks F. K. Rad, L. L. Warner, B. T. Kirby: Relationship Between Seismic Amplitude and HC Migration Offshore Espirito Santo Basin, Brazil J. M. Moldowan, J. E. Dahl, F. A. Saleh, C. M. Ekweozor, M. Rangel, Z. Chen, M. Mello: New Technologies Improve Petroleum Source Typing and Process Delineation: Examples from Offshore Brazil, West Africa, U.S. Gulf of Mexico and Iraq A. Prinzhofer, F. R. Monreal, M. Fasola, G. Galliano: The Characterization of CO2 Origins in the Neuquen Basin (Argentina): Mantle Fluids Influence for Oil Maturity and Gas Composition L. A. Trindade, H. D. Penteado, E. Santos Neto, J. Cerqueira, J. Guzzo, M. Rangel, C. Araujo: Predicting Petroleum Origin, Type and Quality: Geochemistry at Work Break H. Svensen, I. Aarnes, S. Polteau, K. Fristad, S. Planke: Climate and Environmental Crises Caused by Natural Carbon Release J. A. Cañas, J. Pop, F. Dubost, D. Pomerantz, O. Mullins: Advanced Compositional Gradient Analysis P. Bruno, A. A. Bender, M. Mello, M. Barbosa: New Answers to Ancient Questions About the Lower Cretaceous Petroleum Systems of Onshore Alagoas Sub-Basin Y. Sun, C. Yang, F. Wang, Q. Xiao: Deciphering Hydrocarbon Accumulation Processes for the Oil Pools in Superimposed Petroliferous Basins Within Mass Fractions

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S. Innocenti, M. Rudnicki, P. Rumelhart: Compaction Curve Dependence on Grain Size Distribution and Ductile Fraction: A Laboratory Study

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Alternate: M. W. French, R. H. Worden, D. R. Lee, W. A. Lamberti, W. C. Horn: Agate As an Analog for Porosity Preserving Microquartz in Deep Clastic Reservoirs Regional Geology and Exploration of the Brazilian Pre-Salt Pavilion 5, Room 202 Co-Chairs: S. Anjos, C. Lacerda and P. Octavio Gomes 9:00 9:05 Introductory Remarks W. Gardiner, A. Tudoran, G. Karner, C. Johnson, I. Norton: Syn-Rift Sedimentation and Timing of Continental Break-Up of Santos and Campos Basins, Brazil L. A. Jensen, J. P. Teasdale: Basement Geology and Structural Modeling of the Santos Basin Pre-Salt, Brazil: “Bottom-up,” Predictive Basin Analysis S. Rostirolla, F. Fernandes, F. T. T. Gonçalves, R. Bedregal: Structural Anisotropy and Implications for the Oil and Gas Distribution Along the Campos and Santos Basin, Brazil N. Ahmad, M. Ramli: Paleo-Structures Controlling Salt Structures and Sedimentation in Santos Basin Break P. R. Cobbold, D. Chiossi, P. F. Green, P. Japsen, J. Bonow: Compressional Reactivation, Atlantic Margin of Brazil: Consequences for Hydrocarbon Exploration A. A. Bender, M. Mello, N. C. de Azambuja Filho: Rift Heat Flow Evolution of the Santos Basin S. G. Oreiro: A Proposal for a New Boundary Between Santos and Pelotas Basins, Southern Brasil N. C. de Azambuja Filho, A. A. Bender, P. Schmitt, M. Mello, A. Catto, M. Barbosa, E. D. Mio: Rift Evolution and Paleogeography of the Greater Campos Basin

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Introductory Remarks B. J. Radovich, S. Venkatraman, A. McGrail: Basin Floor Fans on Long-Offset, PSDM Data of East Africa and New Exploration Areas Compared to the Great Fan Plains of Gulf of Mexico and Nigeria P. Krois, K. Hannke, B. Novotny, T. Bayoumi, H. Hussein, G. Tari: The Emerging Deepwater Province of Northwest Egypt O. R. Lopez-Gamundi, E. A. Rossello, H. de Santa Ana: The Early Cretaceous Rift and Sag Phases in the Offshore Basins of Brazil and Uruguay: How Much in Common? C. H. Bradley, R. L. Wallace, R. Schaefer: Dzata Prospect, Deepwater Ghana — Lion or Mouse? Break A. S. Neves, D. De Sordi, V. I. Egorov: Frontier Basins Onshore Brazil M. Garcia-Gonzalez, R. Mier, L. Cruz, C. Penafort: Hydrocarbon Prospectivity of the Vaupes-Amazonas Basin, Colombia L. Marlow, N. Wattrus, J. Swenson, C. Kendall, K. Kornpihl: Levantine Basin Petroleum Systems: A Regional 2-D Basin Modeling Study M. Martins-Neto: The Neoproterozoic São Francisco Basin, Eastern Brazil, Geologic Evolution and Petroleum System

Alternate: R. Lutz, C. Gaedicke, K. Berglar, D. Franke, S. Schloemer, Y. S. Djajadihardja: Petroleum Systems of the Simeulue Forearc Basin off Sumatra, Indonesia Formation Evaluation Techniques for Enhanced Reservoir Characterization Pavilion 5, Room 204 Co-Chairs: J. M. Erich, C. Woodburn and H. Otaiba 9:00 9:05 Introductory Remarks D. Z. Tang, P. Rabiller, A. Gregory, P. Lawrence, A. Bakhiet: From Well-Log Electrofacies to Calibrated Seismic Facies Modeling to Predict Stratigraphic Traps: Examples from Jurassic Carbonate Reservoirs, Northern Kingdom of Saudi Arabia A. J. Adams, W. M. Ahr: Application of NMR Technology to Carbonate Reservoirs: Relating Best Flow Characteristics of Depositional, Diagenetic and Hybrid Pore Types to Their Host Rock

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Alternate: P. Unternehr: Pre-Salt Evolution of the South Atlantic Conjugate Margins New and Emerging Regions — New Ways to Look at Old Plays, New Opportunities in Frontier Basins I Pavilion 5, Room 203 Co-Chairs: I. Piazza, A. L. Tisi and S. Dalla 9:25

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J. Nascimento, P. S. Denicol*: Complex Reservoir Evaluation in the Pre-Salt Carbonates of Santos Basin — The Wildcat of Tupi, a Case History S. Eyuboglu, M. Pelletier, M. Rourke, T. van Zuilekom, G. Saghiyyah, W. M. Mulyo, A. Silva, R. Palmer: Case Studies Confirm Downhole Sensor Measurements and Verify Sample Quality Using New Non-Invasive Sample Testing Method Break J. Mendez, U. D. Bustos*: Advanced Petrophysics in Mexico East Carbonates J. Dessay, R. Perona, M. Sweed, J. Gonzalez Muñoz: NMR Data Integration for Improved Reservoir Fluid Contact Prediction: Case Study (Murzuq Basin - Libya) A. Oguro, A. Silva: A Proposal on Well Data Conditioning and Petrophysical Workflow As a Tool for Data Integration and Reservoir Management V. D. Chitale, J. Quirein, S. Iyer, A. Roy: Integrated Interpretation of Borehole Images to Characterize the Pore Space and Permeability in Carbonate Reservoirs: Case Studies from Indonesia and USA

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M. Souto Carneiro Echternach, H. Verweij, J. Diederick van Wees: Temperature, Maturity and Timing of HC Generation in the Dutch Sector of North Sea Basin Break J. F. Derks, M. Al-Saeed, M. Al-Quattan, M. Al-Hajeri, T. Fuchs, A. Kauerauf, O. Swientek: Ranking of Possible Processes Leading to Heavy Oil Zones by Basin and Petroleum Systems Modeling — A Kuwait Case Study M. Garcia-Gonzalez, E. J. Torres, M. Vasquez, T. Joppen: Geochemical Modeling of the Rancheria Basin, Colombia C. J. Campher, G. Kulmann, R. di Primio, D. van der Spuy, R. Domoney: Geological Modeling of the Offshore Orange Basin, West Coast of South Africa A. Lemrabott, P. R. Cobbold*: Physical Modeling of Fluid Overpressure and Compaction During Hydrocarbon Generation in Source Rock of Low Permeability Basin

Alternate: L. C. Coutinho: High Definition Erosional Map at Recôncavo Basin, Brazil — A New Approach Based on Old Concepts

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON ORAL
Alternate: R. Potts, C. Smith*, S. Ramakrishna: Simultaneous NMR T1 and T2 Acquisition Increases Understanding of Complex Lithology Basin Modeling II Pavilion 5, Room 103 Co-Chairs: A. Bender, J-J. R. Biteau and L. A. Trindade 9:00 9:05 Introductory Remarks A. Lemgruber, F. T. Gonçalves, L. Loures, F. Fernandes, L. Medeiros, L. Felix: Facies Simulation and Seismic Inversion Techniques Applied to a 2-D Petroleum System Modeling in the Espírito Santo Basin A. A. Bender, E. D. Mio: Hydrocarbon Migration Model in A Salt Controlled Domain: A Study in the Mexilhão Field Area M. C. Daszinnies, M. Inthorn, U. Ritter, H. Weiss, J. Nielsen, A. Tømmerås: Sensitivity Analysis of Multi Source-Rock Petroleum Systems by Using a Stochastic Basin Modeling Approach: An Example from the Norwegian Barents Sea Reservoir Characterization II Pavilion 5, Room 201 Co-Chairs: E. Mason, J. B. Paul and R. Schiffer 14:00 14:05 Introductory Remarks M. A. Moraes, P. L. Paraizo, T. A. Empinotti, G. M. Ragagnin, M. S. Braga, L. Lima: Using Outcrop Analogs for Predicting Facies Distribution and Internal Heterogeneity of Seismic Geomorphic Elements: OligoMiocene Turbidite Reservoirs, Campos Basin, Brazil R. Higgs: Famous “Fine-Grained Turbidite” Outcrops (Ireland, South Africa, USA): Reinterpreted as LakeShelf Hyperpycnites, Unsuitable as Deep-Sea Reservoir Analogs G. A. Albertao, R. Eschard, T. Mulder, V. Teles, D. Granjeon: Palaeotopography Restoration and Its Importance to Predict Turbidite Reservoirs Distribution Influenced by Salt Movements J. D. Favera: Important Early Cretaceous (Barremian) Sublacustrine Channel-Levee Reservoir, Taquipe Formation, Southwest Reconcavo Basin, Bahia, Brazil Break
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A. Shchipanov, L. Kollbotn, L. Surguchev, K. Thomas: A New Approach to Deformable Fractured Reservoir: Case Study of the Ekofisk Field R. Higgs: Enigmatic Brushy, Cherry and Bell Canyon Formations (Permian), Marathon Foreland Basin, USA: Poor Outcrop Analogs for Deep-Sea Turbidite Reservoirs J. Ochoa, M. Gardner: Evaluation of the Multiple Origins of Thin-Bedded Deepwater Slope Sandstones: El Rosario Formation (Upper Cretaceous - Paleocene) Baja California, Mexico S. Rath: Enhanced Oil Recovery: An Innovative Approach to Optimize Liquid Hydrocarbon Recovery in a Depleted Reservoir R. d’Avila, L. Arienti, M. Aragão, F. F. Vesely, S. Santos, H. Voelcker, A. R. Viana, R. O. Kowsmann, J. L. Moreira, A. P. Coura, P. S. Paim, R. Solagaistua, L. R. Machado: Turbidite Systems in Brazil — Stratigraphy and Depositional Architecture

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Alternate: C. Young, L. Borghi, T. Denck: Geoarchitectural Analysis of Forced Regressive Isolated Sandstone Bodies: A New Reservoir Emplacement Model for Devonian Petroleum Systems of Brazil E&P Challenges in the Greater Campos Basin Pavilion 5, Room 202 Co-Chairs: O. Lopez-Gamundi, R. Eisenberg and K. Reimann 14:00 14:05 Introductory Remarks J. L. Lewis, M. Dixon, J. Garrity, J. Bergeron: Prestack Depth Migration at the Frade Field for High-Resolution Subsurface Characterization: An Evergreen Process from Appraisal Through Production G. E. Holmes, G. L. Stewart: Pushing the Limits: Putting Seismic to Work on the Brazil BC10 Ostra Field Development G. L. Stewart, G. E. Holmes, L. Stockwell, B. Levy, A. M. Kenworthy, S. Zambrano, J. Van Konijnenburg: Meeting Drilling Challenges in Shallow Extended Reach Wells in a Structurally Complex Field with Heavy Oil and Low Fracture Gradient D. Gao, L. Seidler, D. Quirk, M. Bissada, M. Farrell, D. Hsu: Intra-slope Northwest-Trending Lineaments and Geologic Implications in the Central Campos Basin, Offshore Brazil

Break M. V. Sant’Anna, D. L. Machado Jr, V. H. Viviani, C. S. Metelo, C. S. Pontes, H. S. Selbach, M. Bassetto, J. M. Neto, A. N. Barros, D. S. Coelho, G. S. Santana: A Geologic Model of the Carbonate Platform in Deepwater of Campos Basin, Brazil, Constrained by the Jabuti Oilfield A. A. Bender, M. Mello, N. C. de Azambuja Filho, C. L. Jesus, E. D. Mio: Post-Mortem Analysis of a Dry Well in Central Santos Basin: A Petroleum System Modeling Approach B. Wolff, L. P. Gamboa, M. P. Machado, J. A. Gil, M. B. Moraes, L. Paula: Pre-Salt in Ultra-Deep Waters of Santos Basin — A Successful Exploratory History M. P. Machado, M. B. Moraes, L. P. Gamboa, J. A. Gil, L. Paula, D. P. Silveira, B. Wolff: The Pre-Salt Sequence of Ultra-Deep Water Santos Basin: Geological Aspects and Key Factors Controlling the Major Oil Accumulations M. Mello, N. C. de Azambuja Filho, E. D. Mio, P. Schmitt, A. A. Bender: The Super Giant Sub-Salt Hydrocarbon Province of the Greater Campos Basin

Alternate: R. Theodoro, C. D. Souza Cruz*: Characterization of the Ladybirds Domain and Its Relationship with the Albian Hinge Line, Campos Basin — Brazil New and Emerging Regions — New Ways to Look at Old Plays, New Opportunities in Frontier Basins II Pavilion 5, Room 203 Co-Chairs: A. L. Tisi, I. Piazza and N. Ahmed 14:00 14:05 Introductory Remarks N. C. de Azambuja Filho, M. Mello, A. A. Bender, P. Schmitt: Changing Paradigms in the Petroleum Exploration of the Deepwater Area Offshore Namibia M. D. Wittstrom, R. Fainstein: Oil Without Salt — New Frontiers Beyond the Salt Basins K. Garyfalou, C. Ribeiro, C. Reiser, P. Semb, Ø. Lie: Hydrocarbon Potential of Levantine Basin: A Frontier Basin in Eastern Mediterranean M. Saidi, R. Hin Fatt: The Search for Low CO2 Gas in Sarawak Basin, Offshore Sarawak, Malaysia Break H. Wilson, M. Luheshi: New Insights on Hydrocarbon Prospectivity Moroccan and Nova Scotian Conjugate Margins

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C. M. Urien, C. F. Schiefelbein, W. Dickson, M. E. Odegard: Western South Atlantic Margin Sedimentary Basins: Petroleum Systems and New Exploration Potential J. Malan, K. Leso, J. Beckering Vinckers: Use of Fundamental Geological Knowledge in a Revisit of the Algoa and Gamtoos Basins, Offshore South Africa Y. Ma, X. Cai, X. Guo: Yuanba Gas Field: A New Discovery in NE Sichuan Basin, SW China B. Sapiie, B. H. Soewandi, A. M. Ibrahim, I. Gunawan: New Tectonic Evolution of the Eastern Indonesian Region as Implication for Exploration Opportunity in the Frontier Basin

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C. Smith, R. Pope, T. Mirzadeh, S. Ramakrishna: Drilling Environment Created Data Issues Resolved Through Innovative Data Gathering and Interpretation Techniques P. A. Romero, N. Acosta, H. Serrano: New NMR-Based Methodology for Inferring the Presence of Movable Heavy Oil in Reservoir Layers R. Freij-Ayoub, A. Karrech: Numerical Modeling of Fault Reactivation Using a Damage Mechanics Approach Q. Fisher, S. Al Hinai, C. A. Grattoni, P. Guise: MultiPhase Flow Properties of Fault Rocks: Implications Prediction of Across-Fault Flow During Production

Alternate: A. L. Raseroka: Natural Gas and Conventional Oil Potential in South Africa’s Karoo Basins Formation Evaluation and Drilling Optimization Pavilion 5, Room 204 Co-Chairs: R. T. Lemos and Q. Dashti 14:00 14:05 Introductory Remarks R. R. Tiwari, P. P. Singh, C. Shrivastva*, K. Sikdar, A. Ghosh: Integrated Geological and Petrophysical Evaluation for Completion Planning in Carbonates: A Methodology from Western Offshore India B. Widarsono, B. W. Adibrata, E. Biantoro, K. Sartadirdja, J. T. Musu: Revisiting the ‘Conventional’ Log Analysis Equations for Estimating Coal Bed Methane Data: A South Sumatera Case, Indonesia A. K. Tyagi, T. Dutta, A. Abedeen: An Integrated Stochastic Modeling of Log and Core Data for Anomalous Log Responses; A Case Study R. Palmer, A. Silva, G. Saghiyyah, M. Rourke, B. Engelman, T. van Zuilekom, M. Proett, A. Silvan*: Improvements in Downhole Fluid Identification by Combining High Resolution Fluid Density Sensor Measurements with New Processing Methods; Saudi Aramco Field Case Study Break R. Bacon, M. Berao, J. Lofts, S. Morris*: Reduced Uncertainties in Geosteering and Well Placement in Carbonate Reservoirs Through Better Understanding of the Facies and Sedimentology in Real-Time

Alternate: R. Potts, C. Smith*, S. Ramakrishna: Simultaneous NMR T1 and T2 Acquisition Increases Understanding of Complex Lithology Petroleum Systems Geochemical Methods and Regional Studies II Pavilion 5, Room 103 Co-Chairs: E. Porsche, A. Prinzhofer and E. S. Neto 14:00 14:05 Introductory Remarks J. R. Biteau, G. Choppin de Janvry, P. de Clarens, J. Jarrige: The Gulf of Guinea Petroleum Systems PreSalt and Post-Salt Dichotomy: Is the Exploration History Completed? E. Ricard, A. T. Gourlan, A. Prinzhofer*, C. Pecheyran, O. F. Donard: The System U/Th/Pb in the Kerogen and Associated Oils: Is It Possible to Calculate an Age for an Oil Accumulation? A. H. Satyana, L. Parulian, M. Purwaningsih, K. Utama: Regional Gas Geochemistry of Indonesia: Genetic Characterization and Habitat of Natural Gases H. L. Penteado, L. M. Araujo: Compositional Kinetics with a PVT Description Applied to the Prediction of Petroleum Quality in Brazilian Basins Break D. R. McConnell, R. Boswell, E. Jones, T. Collett, M. Frye, W. Shedd, D. Hutchinson, S. Mrozewski, G. Guerin, A. Cook, R. Dufrene, P. Godfriaux: The Discovery of High-Saturation Gas Hydrate Sands in the Gulf of Mexico — Results from Leg II Joint Industry Project Drilling P. J. Eadington, R. Kempton, J. Bourdet, H. Volk: Fluid Kinematics in the Stepwise Fill and Spill of Oil in Hydrocarbon Reservoirs Observed Using Fluid Inclusions in Reservoir Grains.
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16:45 A. Mosquera, H. Villar, C. Zavala, M. Alarcón: New Insights on the Neuquén Basin Lower Jurassic Petroleum Systems and Deep Gas Play 17:05 M. Mello, V. Elias, P. J. Brooks*, T. Takaki, S. Barbanti, P. Xu: New Technologies Applied to Well Drilling Evaluation Using High-Resolution Oil and Gas Biomarker and Isotopic Logging (HRGWD): Examples from Offshore Brazil 17:25 A. Setiawan, Hendarman, A. D. Suryanto: Petroleum Source Rock Potential of Pre-Tertiary Rocks in Central Sumatra Basin, Western Indonesia Alternate: R. Herdeiro, V. Elias, S. Barbanti, D. Souza: The Use of DNA Analyses Moving into Petroleum Exploration

MONDAY POSTERS
Presenters in their booths 14:00–15:30 Stratigraphy, Clastics and Carbonates Pavilion 2, Exhibition Hall 11:00–18:00 Co-Chairs: O. Martinsen, T. Garfield and R. d’Avila • M. F. Moraes, N. S. Matsuda: Seismic Characterization of Collapse Sag Structures in the Lower Albian Carbonate Sequence of the Santos Basin, Brazil • N. D. Darussalam, B. Sapiie, N. Dwiharso, K. A. Maryunani, T. Simo: Problematic Interpretation of Mixed CarbonateSiliciclastic Facies of Rajamandala Limestone, Padalarang, West Java, Indonesia • T. P. Gerber, J. M. Francis*, M. A. Perlmutter, M. L. Buursink, D. Granjeon: Forecasting Reservoir Potential in Cretaceous Rift Basins of the South Atlantic Using Forward Stratigraphic Modeling • R. Husain, A. Sajer, N. Al-Ammar, D. A. Khan, A. Rabie, M. K. Iqbal: Sequence Stratigraphy of Triassic Jilh Formation in Kuwait • O. C. Egbu, G. C. Obi, S. C. Nwajide, C. O. Okogbue: Sequence Stratigraphic Architecture of the Sedimentary Succession in the Southeastern Sedimentary Basin: A Potential for Energy Exploration and Development. • R. Grover: Biostratigraphy and Paleoenvironmental Interpretation Along Eastern Margin in Gamij Area of Cambay Basin, Gujarat, India • M. L. Raigosa Diaz, E. Pereira, R. Rodrigues: Diagenetic Characterization of the Riachuelo Formation, Cretaceous of Sergipe Basin, Brazil, Using Isotopes Data (δ18O and δ13C)

• T. Bover-Arnal, R. Salas, J. A. Moreno-Bedmar, R. ClaveraGispert, K. Bitzer, D. García-Sellés: Sedimentary Evidence of Uppermost Early Aptian Sea Level Fluctuations of GlacioEustatic Magnitude in the Western Maestrat Basin (Iberian Chain, Spain) • F. Tognoli, J. C. de Castro: Stratigraphy and Paleogeography of the Lower Permian Rio Bonito and Palermo Formations, Paraná Basin, Southern Brazil • J. C. de Castro, F. M. Tognoli, L. C. Weinschütz: Early Permian Chronostratigraphic Correlation Between Paraná and Tasman Basins, Southern Gondwana • M. Arai, S. G. Duarte: Fossil Sclereids: A New Tool for HighResolution Biostratigraphy of Santonian (Upper Cretaceous) Reservoirs of Offshore Southeastern Brazil • T. Apotria, M. Weidmer*, A. Derewetzky, R. Sianipar: Mass Wasting and Detrital Carbonate Deposition, Cepu Block, East Java • B. Al-Qayim, F. Shaban: Reservoir Characteristics of a Tethyan Carbonate Platform, Upper Qamchuqa Formation, Taq Oil Field, Kurdistan Region, NE Iraq • J. D. Favera: Caioba Formation: Proposal of a New Stratigraphic Unit for the Sergipe-Alagoas Basin, Sergipe State, Brazil • A. Pardo-Trujillo: Paleogene Palynostratigraphy, Palynofacies and Paleoenvironment in the Central-Eastern Colombian Andes • E. Pereira, R. Rodrigues, M. Souza, S. Bergamaschi: Chemostratigraphy Applied to Paleozoic Black-Shale Intervals • L. Borghi: Analysis of Recent Microbialites from the Coastal Lagoons of Rio de Janeiro State (Brazil) from Biosedimentological and Geomicrobiological Perspectives Petroleum Systems from Brazil and Around the World Pavilion 2, Exhibition Hall 11:00–18:00 Co-Chairs: L. Araujo, D. Curry and E. Porsche • W. Dickson, C. F. Schiefelbein, M. E. Odegard: Shaken, Not Stirred: Oil Family Cocktails in Brazil Margin Basins, With and Without Salt • E. J. Torres, M. Garcia-Gonzalez, M. Vasquez, T. Joppen: Oil and Gas Potential of the La Luna Formation in the Cesar Valley, Colombia • E. A. Subroto, E. Hermanto, P. Kamtono, K. Kamtono: Source Rock Geochemical Study in the Southwestern Java, A Potential Hydrocarbon Basin, in Indonesia

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• D. Ferreira, A. Lemgruber, F. T. T. Gonçalves, L. Felix, F. Fernandes: Source Rock Characterization and 2-D Petroleum System Modeling in the Southern Espirito Santo Basin • G. E. Pireno, E. A. Subroto, D. Noeradi, N. Djumhana: Potential of Pre-Kais Formation as a Source Rock in the Salawati Basin, Bird Head, West Papua, Indonesia • T. M. Gebregergis, W. I. Wan Yusoff: Source Rock Evaluation and Maturity Modeling, Tatau Province, Offshore Sarawak, Malaysia • J. Guzzo, U. Mann*, M. Felix, M. Majewska-Bill: 3-D SourceRock Modeling of the Espirito Santo Basin, Brazil • P. Bruno, E. D. Mio, M. Mello: Petroleum System Overview of São Francisco Basin: A New Gas Province Onshore Brazil • J. Roux: Barremian Basin Floor Fan Complex: An Untested Gas Play Within the Northern Pletmos Basin • L. Borghi, M. S. Mendes, M. V. de Moura, A. L. Paula-Freitas, R. M. Freitas: The Aptian in the Onshore Basins of Northeastern Brazil: Pre-Salt Analogs? • S. Sengupta, V. Dangwal: Tectonosedimentary Implications on the Petroleum System in and Around Andaman Basin, India Risk Analysis and Assessment — Economic Analysis Pavilion 2, Exhibition Hall 11:00–18:00 Co-Chairs: K. Sunde and S. Sciamanna • E. Mavridou, A. A. Bender, M. Mello: The Impact of Geologic Uncertainties in 3-D Petroleum Systems Modeling: A Study in the Campos Basin (Brazil) • B. M. Smith, C. Makrides, C. Bonnell-Eisnor, B. Altheim: Resource Assessment of 13 Untapped Oil and Gas Discoveries Offshore Nova Scotia • C. Stabell, P. Hole: Economics of Staged Exploration and Exploitation: An Application to a Deepwater Concession • C. A. Vargas: New Advances in the Potential Estimation of the Hydrocarbons Resources in Colombia • D. Streimikiene: Techno-Economic Comparative Assessment of Geological Disposal of CO2 and Nuclear Waste • C. N. Larriestra: Uncertainty Analysis of Reservoirs from Meandering Fluvial Systems Using Multiple Point Stochastic Simulation: Mina El Carmen Formation, San Jorge Gulf Basin, Argentina Regional Geology Applied to Exploration — A World Tour I Pavilion 2, Exhibition Hall 11:00–18:00 Co-Chairs: A. Viana and R. Martinsen

• P. A. Cardona: Depositional History of the Taranaki Basin, New Zealand: Linking Sediment Accumulation and Subsidence Rates to Tectonic Processes • K. Boyd, C. Alexander: Offshore Exploration Opportunities in Brazil • L. A. Reis, S. Rostirolla, F. T. T. Gonçalves, M. Martins-Neto, E. Zagotto: Regional Seismic Mapping and Play Assessment in Santos Basin, SE Brazil Offshore, Using Two Different Data Sets • L. R. Tokutake, R. A. Stirling, E. E. Zambonato, J. Anaisse, P. A. Souza, T. L. Dutra: Paleoenvironmental, Paleoecological and Tectonic Considerations About Onshore Mucuri Member, NeoAptian, Espirito Santo Basin, Brazil • C. Bartolini, A. Sánchez Monclú, J. Vicente Bravo, E. Miranda Canseco, R. Navarro Hernández, V. Ortega González, J. Escalera Alcocer: Upper Jurassic Source Rocks in UltraDeepwaters of the Southern Gulf of Mexico: Implications for Petroleum Systems in Mexico’s Offshore Frontier Areas • P. Markwick, M. Raddadi, L. Raynham, S. Tomlinson, E. Edgecombe, D. Rowland, R. Bailiff, A. Galsworthy, N. Wrobel: The Evolution of the South Atlantic Hinterlands from the Late Jurassic to Recent: Mapping Stage Level Changes in Sourceto-Sink Relationships • N. C. de Azambuja Filho, M. Regali, I. Neves: Paleogeographic and Climatic Controls of Rift and Sag Stages in Eastern Brazilian Basins • W. Athmer, S. Luthi, G. G. Uribe, M. Donselaar: Tectonic Control on Deep-Marine Syn-Rift Deposits: A 3-D Seismic Study in the Western Vøring Basin, Offshore Norway • F. L. Bagni, J. L. Caldeira, J. C. Della Favera, A. Tanaka, J. Morais Neto, L. B. Paiva: Regional Stratigraphic Correlation of the Aptian in the Brazilian Equatorial Margin Basins • M. Meor Mohamed Aiyub, R. Hin Fatt: Remaining Potential Plays in East Sabah Basin – Malaysia Regional Geology Applied to Exploration — A World Tour II Pavilion 2, Exhibition Hall 11:00–18:00 Co-Chairs: A. Viana and R. Martinsen • D. Macgregor: South Atlantic Deepwater Reservoirs: Responses to Tectonic, Climatic and Eustatic Controls on Two Not-So-Passive Margins • P. Unternehr: Pre-Salt Evolution of the South Atlantic Conjugate Margins

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• E. J. Torres, M. Garcia-Gonzalez, H. L. Rodriguez Cardenas: Analysis of Tectonic Subsidence in the Eastern Part of the Colombia Offshore Basin, Southern Caribbean, Applying Spectral Decomposition of 2-D Seismic Data. • A. Balaguru: Structural Style, Petroleum System and Exploration Challenges of the NE Sabah Basin, Sabah (North Borneo), Malaysia • N. Huy Ngoc, N. Quan, H. Dong: Application of “From Seismic Interpretation to Tectonic Reconstruction” Methodology to Study Pre-Tertiary Fractured Granite Basement Reservoir in Cuu Long Basin, South-East Vietnam Offshore • G. Bayona, A. Valencia, M. De Armas, E. Gomez, J. Guerrero, I. Leyva, P. Villamarin, A. Mora: Oligocene-Miocene Filling of the Distal Llanos Basin of Colombia; Interaction of Flexural Subsidence, Intraplate Faulting and Dynamic Topography Models • R. Theodoro, C. D. Souza Cruz*: Characterization of the Ladybirds Domain and Its Relationship with the Albian Hinge Line, Campos Basin, Brazil • T. Bover-Arnal: Lithocodium-Bacinella Binding of Sub-BasinWide Resedimented Deposits in the OAE1a Coeval Aptian Succession of the Western Maestrat Basin (Iberian Chain, Spain) • R. Theodoro, N. Destro: Characterization of the São Tomé Cape Transfer Zone — Campos Basin, RJ – Brazil Formation Evaluation Pavilion 2, Exhibition Hall 11:00–18:00 Co-Chairs: N. Telnsand and J. M. Erich • V. D. Chitale, J. Quirein, E. Martinez, E. Pacheco, G. Escamilla: New Integrated Formation Evaluation Technique to Meet the Unique Petrophysical Challenge Posed by Laminated Anisotropic Shaly Sand Reservoirs: A Case History from Mexico • J. R. Corregidor, P. Chimienti, A. Robinson, J. Baillie: Incertitude on the Oil-Water Transition Zone in Tsiengui Field — A Case Study Gabon • H. A. Torres, H. Aguayo, E. Pacheco, M. Leal, J. Monjaras, E. Sánchez, G. Velazquez: Anisotropic and Petrophysics of a Gas Reservoir in a Horizontal Well with a High-Angle Pilot Well; Burgos Basin, México • V. D. Chitale: Reducing the Errors and Uncertainties in the Petrophysical Analysis of Well Logs from Shaly Sand Reservoirs by Applying New Clay Typing Techniques

• R. Potts, C. Smith*, S. Ramakrishna: Simultaneous NMR T1 and T2 Acquisition Increases Understanding of Complex Lithology • D. Etaje, O. A. Adekomaya: Predicting Sand Effect on Pressure Drop in Gas Flow in an Inclined Pipeline • M. J. Panguriseng, B.W. Adibrata: New Approach, New Play, Same Area: Utilization of Neural Network Approach on Well Logs and 3-D Seismic Data, A Case Study in Middle Baong Sand, North Sumatra Basin, Indonesia • R. Raguwanti, Y. Hirosiadi, B. W. Adibrata T. Kurniawan: Integrated of Multiattribute Analysis, Inversion Modeling and Reservoir Modeling As a New Approach for Porosity Prediction and Identifying Sand Distribution in Tanjung Raya Field, Barito Basin, Southeast Kalimantan • A. S. Fadairo, C. Ako, O. Isiramen: Modeling Elemental Sulphur Saturation Around the Wellbore

TUESDAY POSTERS
Presenters in their booths 14:00–15:30 Salt Basins and E&P Challenges Pavilion 2, Exhibition Hall 11:00–18:00 Co-Chairs: T. Carpenter, B. Wolff and S. King • H. Clegg, S. Otto: A Step Back: Integrating Tectonics and Geochemistry to Evaluate Future Pre-Salt Hydrocarbon Systems Along Offshore Brazil — Predicting the Future? • F. S. Corrêa, H. K. Chang, J. Letouzey: Salt Tectonics in Central-North Part of the Santos Basin, Brazil • W. Jones, M. Guevara, L. Hawkins, L. Joaquim, D. Johnstone, J. Jose, A. Oliveira: The Subsalt Play in the Lower Congo and Kwanza Basins, Angola: A Seismic Study • G. Grando, J. Borges Daudt, J. B. Oliveira, R. Bartman: Basement Controls on the Distribution and Geometry of Salt Structures in the Central-Western Gulf of Mexico • J. Estrela Braga, M. Karam, R. Porto, F. Romão Barbuto Dias*: Pre-Salt Structural High in the Jequitinhonha Basin, Offshore Bahia State • P. Szatmari, W. U. Mohriak: World’s Largest Petroleum-Bearing Salt Basins: Tectonic Control • G. Grando, J. Borges Daudt, R. Bartman, J. B. Oliveira: Basement Controls on the Distribution and Geometry of Salt Structures in the Central-Western Gulf of Mexico • E. Costa, R. Dominici, S. Lugli: Tectonics, Salt Tectonics and Sedimentation in the Northern Crotone Basin (Italy)

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Petroleum Systems: New Geochemical Insights Pavilion 2, Exhibition Hall 11:00–18:00 Co-Chairs: H. Penteado, D. Curry and E. Porsche • R. Herdeiro, V. Elias, S. Barbanti, D. Souza: The Use of DNA Analyses Moving into Petroleum Exploration • A. Akinlua, R. M. Smith: Application of Superheated Water Extraction in Geochemical Evaluation of Source Rocks • D. P. Melo, G. G. Capistrano, R. B. Meloni: Quantitative Chemostratigraphy: A New Approach for Processing and Analysis of Geochemical Data • D. Biswas: Hydrocarbon Source Maturity Derived from Rank and Micro Constituent of Coals — A Case Study from KrishnaGodavari Basin, East Coast of India • O. A. Ehinola, Q. Liu: Geochemistry and Environmental Appraisal of Some Selected Coals from Nigeria • D. J. Miller, R. O. Kowsmann: Occurrence of Authigenic Carbonate Chimneys and Crusts in the Campos Basin Continental Slope — SE Brazil • M. R. Mello, A. J. Catto, V. Elias, N. C. de Azambuja Filho: Surface Gas Composition and Carbon Isotope Geochemistry and SARD-DNA Microbiology Applied to Reduce Petroleum Exploration Risk on Onshore Basins of Brazil • A. J. Catto, M. F. Silveira, M. Mello: Surface Geochemistry and DNA Bacteria Direct Exploration Technology Applied to Onshore Gas Exploration: Examples from the Paleozoic Parana Basin, Brazil • V. O. Ramirez: Petroleum Systems Assessment Using Surface Geochemistry Technology in Guajira Basin, Offshore Colombia. • O. A. Ehinola, Q. Shengfei, A. A. Onibonoje: The Palaeoenvironmental Significance of Pyritic Nodules from Lokpanta Oil Shale Interval in the Petroleum System of Lower Benue Trough, Nigeria • S. C. Lima, L. Landau, F. P. Miranda: Use of SAR Images for Seepage Slick Detection in the Offshore Portion of the Camamu-Almada Basin (Bahia State), Brazil • V. O. Elias: Petroleum Systems Assessment Using Surface Geochemistry Technology in Guajira Basin, Offshore Colombia • C. Young, L. Borghi, T. Denck: Geoarchitectural Analysis of Forced Regressive Isolated Sandstone Bodies: A New Reservoir Emplacement Model for Devonian Petroleum Systems of Brazil New and Emerging Regions Pavilion 2, Exhibition Hall 11:00–18:00 Co-Chairs:A. Tisi, S. Dalla and I. Piazza

• C. Q. Ramirez, C. Neufeld*, D. Westlund: The Costayaco Field — Reinterpretation of Old Data Leads to Largest Putumayo Basin Discovery Since the 1960s • B. Sapiie, N. Naryanto: New Hydrocarbon Prospect in the Fore-Arc Basin of West Sumatera Island, Indonesia • J. R. Vieira, E. Petersohn, K. S. Duarte, G. S. Barbosa, V. Sartori: Investments in New Frontier Basin — A Case Study of Parecis Basin, Brazil • C. Neufeld, D. Westlund: The Foreland Bulge of the Marañon Basin of Peru: A Frontier Play in an Established Basin • A. Baldet, P. Mauron, T. Piperi: Albertine Graben — What’s in Store for the Wider East African Rift System, Western Branch? • E. Huisman: Suriname Offshore — the Not-So-Passive Margin? • D. Lavoie, N. Pinet, J. Dietrich, P. Hannigan, S. Castonguay, T. Hamblin, P. Giles: Geological Survey of Canada Quantitative Assessment of the Hydrocarbon Resource in the Paleozoic Frontier Basins of Eastern Canada • R. Lutz, C. Gaedicke, K. Berglar, D. Franke, S. Schloemer, Y. S. Djajadihardja: Petroleum Systems of the Simeulue Forearc Basin off Sumatra, Indonesia • A. L. Raseroka: Natural Gas and Conventional Oil Potential in South Africa’s Karoo Basins • H. Thomas: The Tectonostratigraphic Evolution of the Tumbes Basin, NW Peru. An Evaluation Based on New Seismic Acquisition Unconventional Resources Pavilion 2, Exhibition Hall 11:00–18:00 Co-Chairs: I. A. Russell, A. Al-Mustafa and J. A. Fernandes Filho • J. Zhang, T. Fan, B. Yu: Shale and Gas Shale in China • M. Rothfuss, E. Anders: Development of a New Pressure Coring System for the Exploration of Unconventional Resources • K. K. Das, B. Jagtap, J. K. Srivastava, S. Satyarthi, N. Niranjan: Role of Clay Diagenesis in Hydrocarbon Accumulation in Shale Reservoirs of Sanand Field, Cambay Basin, Gujarat, India: A Case Study • G. M. Buhler, E. d’Huteau, F. Peñacorada, A. Exler: First Microseismic Acquisition in South America — Lajas Tight Gas Project — Neuquén, Argentina • R. Rodrigues, E. Pereira, S. Bergamaschi: Non-Conventional Oil and Gas Generation Process in Brazilian Paleozoic Basins • M. Rahman: Coalbed Methane (CBM) Prospect in Jamalganj Coal Field, Bangladesh

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• A. J. Al-Eidan, S. R. Narhari*, M. Al-Awadi, N. H. Al-Ajmi, C. Pattnaik, K. Al-Ateeqi, M. M. Al-Houli, T. De Keyser: Jurassic Tight Carbonates Gas Fields of North Kuwait: Exploration to Early Development • S. Bergamaschi, R. Rodrigues, E. Pereira: Oil Shale from the Tremembé Formation, Taubaté Basin, Brazil • S. Luthi, L. Xin, W. Yu Hua, Y. Feng Ping, Z. Jie, J. Meisenhelder, T. Neville, S. Farag, Y. Shing Wang, Z. Shu Pin, W. Chuan, W. Jie Hui, H. Jun: Evaluation of Unusual Volcanic Gas Plays in the Songliao Basin, Northeast China • X. Huang, G. Jia, Y. Wang, L. Zhang: Coalbed Methane Potential of Qinshui Basin, Shanxi, China Geophysics Pavilion 2, Exhibition Hall 11:00–18:00 Co-Chairs: L. Denchun, M. Brouwers and M. H. Seidner • A. Zerilli, M. P. Buonora, T. Labruzzo, L. F. Rodrigues: Integrated mCSEM Interpretation — Success Stories from the Brazilian Deepwaters • X. Cai: Prediction of High-Producing Accumulation of SuperTight Sandstone Reservoir in Upper Triassic in Sichuan Basin of China • J. C. Vega, C. C. Piedrahita: Optimizing the 3-D Seismic Acquisition in Colombian Foothills Using the Ray Tracing Theory. Study Case: Recetor Block • R. M. Avila, L. R. Nascimento: 2-D Seismic Lines Reprocessing Using Pre-Stack Time Migration: Case Study of the Solimões Basin • L. Phillip, N. Poeketi, R. Kandhai, M. Longacre: Regional Aeromagnetic Data Analysis — Integrated into the Exploration Process for Suriname’s Onshore/Near Shore Acreage • S. R. Freeman, S. D. Harris, K. Wood, R. J. Knipe: Streamlining Seismic Interpretation Through Visualisation and Analysis • M. G. Dinkelman, J. Granath, D. Bird, J. Helwig, N. Kumar, P. Emmet: Predicting the Brittle-Ductile (B-D) Transition in Continental Crust Through Deep, Long Offset, Prestack Depth Migrated (PSDM), 2-D Seismic Data • L. Loures, E. Pereira, S. Rostirolla, E. Zagotto: Tight Gas Reservoir Properties Inference from AVO and Rock Physics Analysis • E. Fromyr: Improved Seismic Data Quality with Dual Sensor Streamer and Multilevel Source • J. J. Silva, D. M. Soares, L. Landau: Determination of Reflection Coefficient Using the Seismic Controlled Imaging

• F. A. Costa, E. L. Loureiro*: Improvement of the Velocity Model Accuracy in an Ultra-Deepwater Oil Field Using Geostatistic Method • O. Dorn, R. Villegas: Monitoring of CO2 Storage Using Level Sets and Electromagnetic Techniques • H. Nguyen, Q. Nguyen, N. Hoang: Application of “From Seismic Interpretation to Tectonic Reconstruction” Methodology to Study Pre-Tertiary Fractured Granite Basement Reservoir in Cuu Long Basin South-East Vietnam Offshore • S. Sengupta, H. Dave: Geographic Information System as a Tool for Data Integration of Surface and Subsurface Features and Predictive Modeling for Hydrocarbon Exploration: A Case Study from Cambay Basin, India • P. P. Ferreira, L. Landau, M. Cetale Santos: Characteristics of the Forward Wave Field Extrapolation in the Ocean Bottom Multiple Attenuation

WEDNESDAY POSTERS
Presenters in their booths 14:00–15:30 Structure, Traps and Seals Pavilion 2, Exhibition Hall 11:00–16:00 Co-Chairs: F. Love, O. Gomes de Souze • N. M. Martinez, W. M. Agudelo: Description of Geometries in Fault Shadow Pitfall as Result of Geological and Geophysical Properties • W. R. Borges, L. A. Mascarenhas Aguiar, U. M. Soares, G. C. Matos: Assessing Exploratory Risk by Fault Sealing Behavior Analysis of Rift Siliciclastic Sequences Potiguar Basin, NE Brasil • S. D. Harris, S. R. Freeman, R. J. Knipe: The Integration of Structural Uncertainty into Fault Seal Predictions • M. Pelosi: Fault Seal Prediction and Risk Evaluation of Exploratory Prospects: Examples of Brazilian Marginal Basins • M. K. Souza: Sedimentological Controls of Physical Properties in Caprock Seals: An Example from Campos and Santos Basins, Brazil • M. C. Araújo, P. C. Santarem, G. C. Matos, R. D. Lima: Exploration and Development of Fractured Reservoirs. How Restoration Techniques Can Help Predictions of Fracture Intensity and Orientations in Exploration Frontiers • K. Roberts, R. J. Davies, S. Stewart, K. McCaffrey: Deformation in and Around Mud Volcano Feeder Complexes • M. U. Chaves, F. Oliver: Visualization of Geological Features Using Seismic Volume Rendering, RGB Blending and Geobody Extraction • T. Velaj: Variability in Structural Style of the Western Albania and Its Implication on Petroleum Exploration

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Basin Modeling Pavilion 2, Exhibition Hall 11:00–16:00 Co-Chairs: A. Bender and J-J. R. Biteau • R. Grøver, H. Borge, A. E. Lothe: Shale Dependent Sediment Compaction Model Implemented in a Pressure Basin Simulator; Effects on Geo-Model and Modelled Pressure Build Up? • O. A. El-Hassan, S. A. Aziz, M. Ali: The Pre-Tertiary Carbonate Play in Malay-Penyu Basins: Reviving Abandoned Play Through New Geological Modeling • L. C. Coutinho: High Definition Erosional Map at Recôncavo Basin, Brazil — A New Approach Based on Old Concepts • L. Jesus, A. A. Bender, M. Barbosa, P. Schmitt: Modeling Hydrocarbon Generation and Migration in a Rift Basin: Discussion of Complex Non-Conventional Petroleum Systems in the Miranga Low (Recôncavo, Brazil) • C. L. Jesus, A. A. Bender, Y. N. Soares: Sensitivity Analysis of Thermal and Hydraulic Properties and Their Impact on Petroleum Systems: Example from a Brazilian Case Study Reservoir Characterization — Traps and Seals Pavilion 2, Exhibition Hall 11:00–16:00 Co-Chairs: B. Trzaskos and O. Braga • R. Barton, W. Hammon B. Herber, P. Weimer*: 3-D Interpretation of a Meteorite Impact Field, Red Wing Creek Field, Williston Basin, Western North Dakota • C. B. Mello, R. C. Gonçalves, D. J. Miller, R. Dino, C. Magnier, V. Rouchon: Surface Monitoring of Injected CO2 in the Buracica Field Area, Reconcavo Basin, Brazil • M. Y. Ali, H. D. Johnson, C. M. John: The Influence of Tectonics, Biota Systems and Diagenetic Fluids in Controlling Carbonate Reservoir Development in the Sarawak Basin • A. Araújo, S. Rostirolla, F. L. Fernandes, E. Zagotto, F. T. T. Gonçalves: Reservoir Characterization, Architecture and Seismic Sequence Stratigraphy Framework of the Santonian Section in the Central-North Area of the Santos Basin • F. Walgenwitz, J. Girard, C. Dumay, G. Godino: Open Versus Restricted System Diagenesis Controlled by Sedimentary Architecture • C. L. Queiroz, C. C. Lima, B. Trzaskos, F. Oliver: An Approach for a 3-D Fracture and Geomechanical Modeling in the Exploratory Phase

• R. G. Netto, F. M. Tognoli, L. A. Buatois, M. Mángano: Cryptobioturbation and Reservoir Quality: The Role of MucusSupported Microburrows in Rock Porosity Reduction • K. Campbell, P. Gregory, Z. Sylvester, C. Pirmez: Integration of Seismic Loop-Scale Interpretation with Fine-Scale Log Data to Unravel a Sandy, Deepwater Depositional System, Santos Basin, Brazil • R. G. Netto, R. Schiffer: Impact of Hyperpicnal Flows in Offshore Benthos: A Case of Depauperated Marine Cruziana Suite Reservoir Characterization and Diagenesis Pavilion 2, Exhibition Hall 11:00–16:00 Chair: R. Schifferand J. M. Adjukiewicz • E. Daneshvar, R. H. Worden: Clay Mineral Distribution and Grain Coating Pattern in Ravenglass Estuary Sediments • Y. Tang: Novel Chemical EOR Processes for Improved Oil Recovery from Fractured Reservoirs • L. K. Medeiros, F. L. Fernandes, A. Araújo, F. T. Gonçalves: Reservoir Characterization of the Upper Cretaceous and Eocene Plays in the Central Espirito Santo Basin • M. W. French, R. H. Worden, E. Mariani, R. R. Mueller, H. von Eynatten, C. Fischer: Low-Temperature Porosity Preserving Microquartz from Upper Cretaceous Sandstones of the Subhercynian Basin (Germany) • M. May, L. Brinton*, J. Arestad, K. McKamey, J. Keay, D. Kisselman, A. Lara: Interpretation and Modeling of Structurally Complex Eocene La Paz and Oligocene Mugrosa Fluvial Sandstone Reservoirs, Yarigui-Cantagallo Field, Middle Magdalena Basin, Colombia, SA • H. Prasetyo, E. Suparka, N. D. Darussalam: Low Permeability Reservoir Rock Characterization Using Petrographic and Depositional Studies — Case Study: Optimizing Production for Low Permeability Bekasap Sandstones in the Central Sumatra, Indonesia • F. Tournier, M. Pagel, E. Portier, I. Wazir, N. Fiet: Relationship Between Deep Diagenetic Quartz Cementation and Sedimentary Facies in a Late Ordovician Glacial Environment (Sbaa Basin, Algeria) • J. Peralta-Vargas, G. Carrillo, W. Gambaretto, C. Rodriguez, A. Suter, L. Martinez-Uribe, O. Valbuena, M. Dederle: Fluvial Reservoir Architecture and Cyclic Depositional System: An Example of Improvements in the Reservoir Description to Optimize Production in the Middle Magdalena Valley Basin, Colombia
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• D. E. Velo, F. Garzon, R. Vela: Reservoir Characterization and Stochastic Uncertainty, Its Influence on Development Strategies. Case of Cañadon Amarillo Field, Neuquén Basin, Argentina • O.A. Fadipe, A. Akinlua, A.S. Adekola, D. Mikes: Depositional Facies, Diagenesis and Their Impact on the Reservoir Quality of the Lower Cretaceous Sandstone, Orange Basin, Offshore, South Africa • S. Mahanti, S. Uppal, P. Tirkey: Diagenesis and Reservoir Characterization of Miocene Carbonate (Ratnagiri Formation) in Deep Continental Shelf Area of Mumbai Offshore Basin, India • A.S. Adekola, A. Akinlua, O.A. Fadipe: Diagenetic Alterations Within Stratigraphic Settings of Orange Basin, Southwestern Atlantic Reservoir Characterization Pavilion 2, Exhibition Hall 11:00–16:00 Co-Chairs: L. Seidler and M. Moraes • R. Villegas, R. Collier, Q. Fisher: Reservoir Characterization and Simulation Using Outcrop Observation and Geostatistics: A North Sea Analogue Case Study • L. Figueiredo, M. Karam: Coral Field: Case History in Oil Producing Albian Carbonates in Santos Basin, Brazil • N. W. Onyeka, A. E. Mike: The Role of Reservoir Characterization on Enhanced Reservoir Management: A Case Study of ‘Liberty Field,’ Southwestern Niger Delta, Nigeria • J. Steckhan, R. Sauer: Introduction of a Rock Typing Methodology in Crystalline Basement Reservoirs (Yemen) • C. A. Grattoni, P. Guise, Q. Fisher, R. J. Knipe: Multiphase Flow Properties of Clay Bearing Rocks: Laboratory Measurement of Relative Permeability and Capillary Pressure • A. Ortenzi, M. Arduini, F. Golfetto: Rock Microcharacterisation — A New Petrographic Approach to Reservoir Quality Prediction: Methodology and Case Study • M. W. French, R. H. Worden, D. R. Lee, W. A. Lamberti, W. C. Horn: Agate As an Analog for Porosity Preserving Microquartz in Deep Clastic Reservoirs • L. F. De Ros, K. Goldberg, C. Scherer, J. Kuchle, E. S. Estima de Castro, M. Abel: Integrated Petrographic, Stratigraphic and Statistical Analysis of Complex Albian Reservoirs in the Espírito Santo Basin, Eastern Brazil • E. Zagotto, F. Fernandes, S. Rostirolla, A. Araújo, L. Landau: Impact of Reservoir Anisotropy in the Volumetric Quantification of Marlim Oilfield

• L. Loures, E. Pereira, F. Fernandes, L. Felix: Rock Physics and Reservoir Inference Study on Cretaceous Sandstones from Espirito Santos Basin, Brazil • A. Robinson, P. Chimienti, J. R. Corregidor, J. Baillie: Managing Geological and Simulation Models Within Geometrically Complex Geological Settings Combined with a Thin Producible Oil Rim • M. Tavakkoli, S. Khajoee: SGS Versus Collocated Cokriging Petrophysical Modeling: A Comparative Study in a Heterogeneous Gas Condensate Carbonate Reservoir • I. Lima, M. Oliveira, R. Lopes, P. Rocha, F. Souza, C. J. Abreu: Porosity Determination by 3-D High-Resolution X-ray Computed Microtomography and Its Correlation with Gas Adsorption Technique • R. A. Martinez, I. Nieves, C. Rincon, J. Piedrahita, M. Frass: Borehole Electrical Imagery, a Powerful Tool in Complex Reservoir Characterization • A. Calvo: Possibilities to Increase the Recovery Factor in Petromonagas Area, Orinoco Heavy Oil Belt, Venezuela • J. Strand, M. B. Clennell, M. Arnot: Modeling Faulted Turbidites, Taranaki Basin, New Zealand • P. S. Paim, A. S. Silveira, E. L. Lavina, U. F. Faccini, J. M. Teixeira de Oliveira, H. A. Leanza R. d’Avila: Gravity Flow Systems in the Los Molles Formation in the Arroyo La Jardinera Region, Neuquén Basin (Argentina) • C. C. Lima, F. Salvini, M. Moriss, L. Cabral: Assessing Fault Hydraulic Behavior Through Analytical/Numerical Modeling of the Interaction Between Fault History and Present-Day Stresses • F. Cappanera, A. Cappelletti, I. El-Ageli, M. Fervari, C. Magistroni, C. Monesi, F. Porrera*, C. Rizzetto: Integrated Seismic Characterization and Reservoir Modelling in a Structurally Complex Carbonate Field, Libyan Offshore Industry’s Crew Change — Impact on Hiring, Training and Retaining Skilled Resources Pavilion 2, Exhibition Hall 11:00–16:00 Co-Chairs: E. Mason and B. Stewart • C. Shrivastva: Managing the Geoscientists in Oil Industry: An HR Perspective • A. Setiawan, A. Wibowo: Near-Field Exploration Team — An Effort to Manage Integration of Exploration and Development in Mature Area

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Short Courses
Pre-Conference 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Workshop on Microbial Carbonate Facies and Reservoirs Salt Geology and Tectonics Student Short Course — Sequence Stratigraphy Workshop Application of Biological Markers to Understand Petroleum Systems Brazilian Albian Carbonate Reservoirs Structural Styles in Petroleum Exploration Student Short Course — Visualization Student Short Course — Integrated Basin and Play Analysis Friday, 13 November Friday–Saturday, 13–14 November Friday–Saturday, 13–14 November Saturday, 14 November Saturday, 14 November Saturday, 14 November Saturday, 14 November Saturday, 14 November 09:00–17:00 09:00–17:00 09:00–17:00 09:00–17:00 09:00–17:00 09:00–17:00 09:00–17:00 09:00–17:00 Professional: US$800 Student: US$400 (limited) Professional: US$1,200 Student: US$30 (limited) US$50 Professional: US$800 Student: US$20 (limited) Professional: US$1,500 Student: US$750 (limited) Professional: US$800 Student: US$400 (limited) US$30 US$30

Post-Conference 9 10 11 12 13 14 Brazilian Deepwater Turbidite Reservoirs (Tertiary and Cretaceous) Student Short Course — Integrated Basin and Play Analysis 3-D Petroleum System Modeling Student Short Course — Seismic Amplitude Interpretation Fluvial Stratigraphy Brazilian Geology: Atlantic Brazilian Margins Thursday, 19 November Thursday, 19 November Thursday–Friday, 19–20 November Thursday–Friday, 19–20 November Thursday–Friday, 19–20 November Friday, 20 November 09:00–17:00 09:00–17:00 09:00–17:00 09:00–17:00 09:00–17:00 09:00–17:00 Professional: US$1,500 Student: US$750 (limited) US$30 Professional: US$1,200 Student: US$600 (limited) US$50 AAPG Member: US$895/995 after 2 Oct. Nonmember: US$995/1,095 after 2 Oct. Professional: US$800 Student: US$400 (limited)

IMPORTANT NOTES REGARDING SHORT COURSES
• Short course enrollment is limited. • Short courses are reserved on a first-come first-served basis and registration must be accompanied by full payment. • If you do not plan on attending the conference, a $30 enrollment fee will be added to the short course fee. This fee may be applied toward registration if you decide to attend the conference at a later date. • 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 that the course will take place, as courses may be cancelled if undersubscribed. • 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 9 September. • Participants will receive notification of the specific location of their course via e-mail. • Courses will not be held at Riocentro.

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There are a limited number of discounted registrations available for students on a first-come, first-served basis. If you wish to register for one of the discounted spots, please register online at www.AAPG.org/Rio. If discounted space is no longer available, you can register at the full fee and/or you can place your name on the waiting list for a discounted space in the short course.

PRE-CONFERENCE Short Course 1 Workshop on Microbial Carbonate Facies and Reservoirs Date: Friday, 13 November Time: 09:00–17:00 Instructors: Ernie Mancini (University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA) and Wayne Ahr (Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA) Fee: Professional: US$800 Student: US$400 (limited) Includes: Workbook, refreshments and lunch Limit: 50 people In this course participants will characterize the attributes of the facies associated with microbial buildups in a sequence stratigraphic framework through outcrop studies, and use this information for the recognition of potential reservoir facies. They will also construct depositional models for microbial buildup development and characterize porosity formation and preservation in potential reservoir facies through subsurface case studies. Participants will then use the information resulting from the outcrop and subsurface case studies to design exploration strategies to recognize potential microbial buildups and potential reservoir facies in the subsurface. Background information: In the northeastern Gulf of Mexico, Upper Jurassic Smackover inner-ramp shallow-water thrombolite buildups developed on paleotopographic features in the eastern part of the Mississippi Interior Salt Basin and in the Manila and Conecuh. PRE-CONFERENCE Short Course 2 Salt Geology and Tectonics Dates: Friday–Saturday, 13–14 November Time: 09:00–17:00 Instructors: Webster Mohriak and Peter Szatmari (Petrobras, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil) Fee: Professional: US$1,200 Student: US$30 (limited)

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Workbook, refreshments and lunch 50 people

This short course presents the basic concepts of evaporate deposition and salt tectonics responsible for major hydrocarbon accumulations worldwide. The chemical and physical properties of evaporates make them act as seals for stratigraphic and structural traps; their halokinesis may also influence the development of overlying reservoirs. Topics to be covered include: • Chemical and physical properties of salt minerals • Origin and composition of evaporates • Formation of evaporate basins: tectonic and climatic controls • Evaporites cored from salt mines and petroleum boreholes • Classification of evaporates and their petrophysical properties • Models for salt deposition in present-day evaporate basins • Classical mechanisms of salt diaper formation • Classical halokinetic models from the North Sea • Extensional and compressional models in continental margins • Evaporite basins in the Brazilian and West African margins • Autochthonous and allochthonous salt techonics: Gulf of Mexico concepts • Geohistory of salt deposition in sedimentary basins worldwide • Numerical and physical models for selected salt structures These concepts will be illustrated by seismic profiles from evaporate basins worldwide, and physical and numerical models are used throughout the course to highlight the development of salt structures. A brainstorming session on the last day will discuss specific problems proposed by the participants.

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Pre-Conference Short Course 3
Student Short Course — Sequence Stratigraphy Workshop Dates: Friday–Saturday, 13–14 November Time: 09:00–17:00 Instructor: Vitor Abreu (ExxonMobil, Houston, TX, USA) Fee: US$50 Includes: Workbook, refreshments and lunch Limit: 30 people

This two-day short course is a “hands-on” introduction to the concepts and practical applications of sequence stratigraphy. Through a mix of lectures, in-class work sessions and exercises the course will review: Basic concepts and terminology of sequence stratigraphy, stratigraphic building blocks of depositional sequences, recognition criteria for the identification of depositional sequences, application of sequence stratigraphy in non-marine, shallow-marine and sub-marine depositional settings, and implications for play element prediction in petroleum exploration. Pre-Conference Short Course 4
Application of Biological Markers to Understand Petroleum Systems Date: Saturday, 14 November Time: 09:00–17:00 Instructors: J. Michael Moldowan (Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, USA) and Marcio Mello (HRT Petroleum, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil) Fee: Professional: US$800 Student: US$20 (limited) Includes: Workbook, refreshments and lunch Limit: 50 people

Topics range from the routinely applied biomarker methods to recently developed age-related biomarker and diamondoid concepts to the emerging CSIA technologies. Together these tools provide unequaled detail to understand petroleum systems and to plan new exploration programs with maximized potential/ decreased risk. Assimilate the basic tools to map petroleum systems, techniques to recognize new deep gas and condensate potential, discern and unravel multiple-sourced oil fields, tract oil quality and understand reservoir evolution in detail. Pre-Conference Short Course 5
Brazilian Albian Carbonate Reservoirs Date: Saturday, 14 November Time: 09:00–17:00 Instructors: Fernanda Brito and Daniela Oliveira (Petrobras, Brazil) Fee: Professional: US$1,500 Student: US$750 (limited) Includes: Workbook, refreshments and lunch Limit: 25 people

Studies have shown that geochemistry can significantly reduce exploration risk. Molecular geochemistry of oil and gas to determine its geologic history is the major tool, but the technology is complex and not in the mainstream of education for most geologists and engineers. Furthermore, recent advances may be difficult to assimilate or unavailable from the published literature. This short course on molecular technologies will include biomarkers, diamondoids and Compound Specific Isotopes Analysis (CSIA) presenting a detailed vision of petroleum geochemistry as it relates to oil and gas exploration.

In this short course will be presented the Albian section of marine carbonates, similar to what occurs in Marlim Leste, Marlim Sul, Albacora, Roncador and Caravela oil fields. The Albian carbonates are characterized by carbonatic sedimentation in marine platform, deposited right after the salt package, during the Atlantic Ocean aperture. The high energy facies are composed by oolitic and oncolitic grainstones and packstones, with marine bioclasts. Those facies are deposited in banks, bars and beaches in internal platform environment. Near the salt (anhydrite and halite deposits) the carbonatic facies usually occur dolomitized. Wackestone with bioclasts facies can also be observed in internal platform, related to more protected areas. In the context, mudstones with bioclasts appear in muddy environments, related to low energy places. In the Lower Albian, the high energy facies are observed, interbedded with moderate and low energy creating depositional cycles with high frequency (5th or 4th order). In the Medium Albian, the frequency of the cycles became lower, and the thickness became bigger, as consequences of the drowning of the whole platform. The deposition of argillaceous and laminated mudstones characterizes this regional drowning of carbonatic platform (cycle of 2nd order), with posterior

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establishment of siliciclastic environment. The best reservoir facies occur in high energy depositional environments. Pre-Conference Short Course 6
Structural Styles in Petroleum Exploration Date: Saturday, 14 November Time: 09:00–17:00 Instructor: Pedro Zalan (Petrobras, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil) Fee: Professional: US$800 Student: US$400 (limited) Includes: Workbook, refreshments and lunch Limit: 50 people

The concepts will be heavily illustrated by seismic and field examples, trying to focus on their helpfulness for successful petroleum exploration. Pre-Conference Short Course 7
Student Short Course — Visualization Date: Saturday, 14 November Time: 09:00–17:00 Location: StatoilHydro Visualization Center, Rio de Janeiro Instructor: Nils Telnaes (StatoilHydro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil) Fee: US$30 Includes: Workbook, refreshments and lunch Limit: 12 people

The course presents the basic concepts of structural styles based on modern findings achieved in the fields of structural geology and seismic interpretation, during the last 30 years. The huge amount of seismic data available for petroleum exploration revealed previously unknown styles of deformation, in both onshore and offshore sedimentary basins, but especially in the deep and ultra-deep water realms of the continental margins. It also greatly increased the knowledge about old known styles. Topics to be covered include: Extensional tectonics • Planar non-rotational blocks • Planar rotational blocks • Listric faults and rollover structures • Examples of major rifts Compressional tectonics • Tectonic elements of convergent margins • Fold-and-thrust belts • Foreland basins • Basement-cored uplifts Combination tectonics • Inversion tectonics • Autochtonous and allochtonous salt tectonics • Linked extensional-compressional systems Strike-slip tectonics • Flower structures • Belts of en echelon deformation • Transtensional basins Igneous intrusive tectonics Impact tectonics

This course will use examples from the deepwater Santos Basin. Topics to be covered include: • 3-D seismic interpretation techniques: views on methods and tools • 3-D seismic data and geomorphology: what to look for and how to see it • Attribute analysis: based and structural techniques • Visualizing geomorphology: how to make geologic elements from seismic data look their best Pre-Conference Short Course 8
Student Short Course — Integrated Basin and Play Analysis Date: Saturday, 14 November Time: 09:00–17:00 Instructor: Bob Stewart (ExxonMobil, Houston, TX, USA) Fee: US$30 Includes: Workbook, refreshments and lunch Limit: 30 people

In the course we will explore concepts, methods and tools of petroleum geosciences, which we use on a day-to-day basis to make exploration decisions in the energy industry. We will focus on how we make decisions with limited information, identify critical information in light of multiple scenarios, evaluate risk vs. uncertainty, maximize the value we get from integrated teams, etc. To investigate these topics we will generate play element maps, play summary charts, cross-sections and play summary

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maps. The course will combine lecture materials and hands-on exercises, with an emphasis on the exercises. The course will focus on an applied problem in basin exploration. Students will make play maps, evaluate play risk and bid on prospective acreage. Throughout the course we will stress the importance of integration across disciplines and scales, focusing on the interaction and expression of fundamental basin formation, fill and evolution processes from regional to basin and play to prospect scale. These discussions will include consideration of plate motion, paleogeography, stratigraphy, structural deformation, sedimentology, rock properties, subsurface imaging, burial history and fluid migration. Post-Conference Short Course 9 Brazilian Deepwater Turbidite Reservoirs (Tertiary and Cretaceous) Date: Thursday, 19 November Time: 09:00–17:00 Instructors: Luci Arienti and Viviane dos Santos (Petrobras, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil) Fee: Professional: US$1,500 Student: US$750 (limited) Includes: Workbook, refreshments and lunch Limit: 25 people In this course we will present examples of the sedimentary facies cored in the Brazilian Tertiary and Cretaceous turbidites and associated facies. The best examples of the Brazilian Tertiary and Cretaceous deepwater turbidites will be described and discussed. The main topics that will be discussed are: • Facies/facies association • Depositional processes • Delivery mechanisms of the sediments • Stacking pattern of each reservoir • Log patterns • Contrasting architectural styles • Sequence stratigraphy approach • Reservoir characterization The discussions will include a poster type presentation of the cores.

Post-Conference Short Course 10 Student Short Course — Integrated Basin and Play Analysis Date: Thursday, 19 November Time: 09:00–17:00 Instructor: Bob Stewart (ExxonMobil, Houston, TX, USA) Fee: US$30 Includes: Workbook, refreshments and lunch Limit: 30 people In the course, we will explore concepts, methods and tools of petroleum geosciences, which we use on a day-to-day basis to make exploration decisions in the energy industry. We will focus on how we make decisions with limited information, identify critical information in light of multiple scenarios, evaluate risk vs. uncertainty, maximize the value we get from integrated teams, etc. To investigate these topics, we will generate play element maps, play summary charts, cross-sections and play summary maps. The course will combine lecture materials and hands-on exercises, with an emphasis on the exercises, and will focus on an applied problem in basin exploration. Students will make play maps, evaluate play risk and bid on prospective acreage. Throughout the course we will stress the importance of integration across disciplines and scales, focusing on the interaction and expression of fundamental basin formation, fill and evolution processes from regional to basin and play to prospect scale. These discussions will include consideration of plate motion, paleogeography, stratigraphy, structural deformation, sedimentology, rock properties, subsurface imaging, burial history and fluid migration. Post-Conference Short Course 11 3-D Petroleum System Modeling Dates: Thursday–Friday, 19–20 November Time: 09:00–17:00 Instructor: Andre Bender (HRT Petroleum, Rio de Janeiro, RJ Brazil) Fee: Professional: US$1,200 Student: US$600 (limited) Includes: Workbook, refreshments and lunch Limit: 50 people

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Topics to be covered include: • General introduction of petroleum systems modeling applications • Thermal history and heat flow: temperatures and thermal histories • Pressure prediction and compaction pressure: porosity and compaction modeling • Calibration: organic petrography, kinetics geochemistry of source rocks and oil — basic aspects for the calibration of the maturity and migration model • Migration: source rock tracking, compositional modeling, PVT • Migration models: invasion percolation, darcy and hybrid • Volume assessment and PVT modeling

Post-Conference Short Course 12 Student Short Course — Seismic Amplitude Interpretation Dates: Thursday–Friday, 19–20 November Time: 09:00–17:00 Instructor: Fred Hilterman (GeoKinetics, Houston, TX, USA ) Fee: US$50 Includes: Workbook, refreshments and lunch Limit: 30 people The goal of seismic amplitude interpretation is the validation of reservoir composition, which matured from the 1970 Bright Spot analyses to amplitude-versus-offset (AVO) techniques. This course introduces the empirical and theoretical rockphysics basis for reservoir characterization and catalogs rock

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properties to expected seismic signatures. Techniques for recognizing and quantifying hydrocarbons in different rockproperty settings (Class 1-4) are introduced and subsequently illustrated with numerous field examples. Various seismic amplitude attributes for distinguishing lithology and pore fluid are introduced. Rock-property and AVO modeling programs are supplied to each participant to assist in the classroom exercises involving seismic discrimination of lithology and porefluid. Case histories involving Class 1, 2, and 3 AVO anomalies are presented along with numerous rock-property studies. Post-Conference Short Course 13 Fluvial Stratigraphy Dates: Thursday–Friday, 19–20 November Time: 09:00–17:00 Instructor: John Holbrook (University of Texas, Arlington, TX, USA) Fee: US$895, AAPG members; US$995, nonmembers (US$995/US$1,095 after 2 October) Includes: Course notes and refreshments Content: 1.5 CEU Limit: 40 people Who should attend Geologists, engineers, geophysicists, and other professionals engaged in production and/or exploration of reservoirs that were partly to mostly deposited by river and floodplain processes. Objectives and content Fluvial reservoirs abound and are an integral source of the world petroleum supply. These reservoirs are also highly variable and typified by complex internal heterogeneity. This makes their exploration and production a unique challenge. Developing successful predictions of reservoir geometry, connectivity, net/ gross, compartmentalization, permeability baffles and other similar parameters needed for effective reservoir development begins with a foundational understanding of fluvial stratigraphy. The primary objective of this course is to provide a primer on the range of processes that form fluvial strata and to develop from this a genetic guide for assessing the stratigraphic architecture of fluvial reservoirs. The course will provide an overview of river processes and primary controls on fluvial preservation. We will use this background as a basis to explain the range of stratigraphic variations observed in fluvial strata from the bedform to the basin scale. From this foundation, we will explore best techniques for reconstructing reservoir stratigraphy from available core, seismic, well-log and outcrop data.
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Topics include: • Overview of fluvial depositional processes at bed-form through basin scale • Comparison of fluvial geomorphology in temperate, tropical and dry land settings • Autocyclic vs. allocyclic controls on fluvial preservation • Fluvial sequence stratigraphy • Fluvial architecture and origins, characteristics and time properties of bounding-surface hierarchies • Sources of heterogeneity, connectivity, and compartmentalization at bed, bar, belt and basin scales • Predicting reservoir characteristics and geometry from interpretations of core, well-log, seismic and outcrop data • Seismic geomorphology of fluvial strata Post-Conference Short Course 14 Brazilian Geology: Atlantic Brazilian Margins Date: Friday, 20 November Time: 09:00–17:00 Instructor: Nilo C. de Azambuja Filho (HRT Petroleum, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil) Fee: Professional: US$800 Student: US$400 (limited) Includes: Workbook, refreshments and lunch Limit: 50 people A summary will be presented of the geology and associated petroleum system elements of the offshore Brazilian basins, such as: • Pelotas • Santos • Campos • Espirito Santo • Jequitinhonha • Camamu/Almada • Sergipe/Alagoas • Potiguar • Cerara • Barreirinhas • Para-Maranao • Foz do Amazonas A summary of the exploratory efforts performed in each basin and mail results will also be presented.

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BENEFIT FROM MORE THAN 90 YEARS OF HISTORY, RESEARCH AND TRAINING

Non-AAPG members registering for the 2009 AAPG International Conference & Exhibition receive the AAPG member rate by paying the associate membership dues at the time of registration. See page 62-63 for details.

Student Volunteers Needed
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Field Trips
Pre-Conference 1 2

Hands-on training keeps you current on the job and allows you the opportunity to explore a part of the world you may not have seen before. Geosciences professionals at any stage of their careers will find a variety of field trip options to choose from.

Paleozoic Amazonas Basin Field Trip Along the Tapajós River, Northern Brazil Meso and Neoproterozoic of the Chapada Diamantina, Bahia, Northeastern Brazil Stratigraphy, Sedimentology and Petroleum Systems of the Pre-Rift/Rift/ Post-Rift Systems in the Sergipe-Alagoas Passive Margin Basin, Northeastern Brazil Petroleum Systems of the Recôncavo Basin Paleozoic Petroleum Systems of the Intracratonic Paraná Basin

Tuesday, 10 November, 19:00– Friday, 13 November, 21:00 Tuesday, 10 November, 20:00– Saturday, 14 November, 21:00 Tuesday, 10 November, 19:00– Saturday, 14 November, 14:00

Departs from and returns to Manaus, Amazon Departs from and returns to Salvador, Bahia Departs from Aracaju, Sergipe, and returns to Recife, Pernambuco

Professional: US$1,650 Student: US$825 (limited) Professional: US$1,000 Student: US$500 (limited) Professional: US$1,000 Student: US$500 (limited)

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Post-Conference 4 Wednesday, 18 November 20:30– Saturday, 21 November late afternoon Wednesday, 18 November, 20:30– Sunday, 22 November, noon Departs from and returns to Salvador, Bahia Departs from Curitiba, Paraná and returns to Foz de Iguacu, Paraná Professional: US$1,000 Student: US$500 (limited) Professional: US$1,000 Student: US$500 (limited)

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• Field trips are limited in size and are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis and must be accompanied by full payment. • If you do not plan on attending the conference, a $30 enrollment fee will be added to the field trip fee. This fee may be applied toward registration if you decide to attend the conference at a later date. • A wait list is automatically created if a field trip sells out. The AAPG Convention Department will notify you if space becomes available. • Before purchasing non-refundable airline tickets, confirm that the trip will take place, as trips may be cancelled if undersubscribed. • It is important that you note your gender on your registration form for hotel room assignments. • Several weeks prior to the trip, you will receive an itinerary with details of meeting points, transportation within the trip, phone and fax numbers and e-mail addresses of hotels and trip leaders, etc. Please indicate your fax number and e-mail address on your registration. • Proper clothing and supplies are needed for the outdoors (hat, wind breaker, sturdy footwear, sunscreen and rucksack). • If any field trips are likely to meet your needs or the needs of your staff, you are encouraged to register early. • To help us better anticipate the number of attendees and avoid premature cancellation of field trips, please register well before 9 September. • Neither AAPG, ABGP, nor trip leaders and their employers maintain insurance covering illness or injury for individuals.

There are a limited number of discounted registrations available for students on a first-come, first-served basis. If you wish to register for one of the discounted spots, please register online at www.AAPG.org/Rio. If discounted space is no longer available, you can register at the full fee and/or you can place your name on the waiting list for a discounted space in the field trip.

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PRE-CONFERENCE Field Trip 1 Paleozoic Amazonas Basin Field Trip Along the Tapajós River, Northern Brazil Dates: Tuesday, 10 November, 19:00 – Friday, 13 November, 21:00 Location: Departs from and returns to Manaus, Amazon Leaders: Nilo Siguehiko Matsuda (Petrobras, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil), Wilson Rubem Winter (Petrobras Macaé RJ, Brazil and Joaquim Wanderley Filho (Petrobras, Manaus, AM, Brazil) Fee: Professional: US$1,650; Student: US$825 (limited) Includes: Round-trip flight between Manaus and Itaituba, two nights lodging in Manaus based on single occupancy (Tuesday and Friday), lodging in Itaituba based on double occupancy, boat trip, all lunches, four breakfasts, three group dinners, refreshments and guidebook Limit: 14 people (minimum of 9 people) Note: Weather is very humid and warm in November. Participants should bring hats and sunglasses. Sunscreen is advisable. Outcrops are mostly on the river margins and generally of easy access but we recommend tennis shoes. Swim suits are recommended. In this field trip we will visit rare Paleozoic outcrops in the Amazon rain forest. One consists of a section of the Silurian Pitinga Formation (grey shale considered a subordinated hydrocarbon source rock in the basin). The Devonian strata begin with coarse-grained fluvial deposits of the Maecuru Formation that form a good reservoir unit. The main outcrop to be visited is the Devonian black shale named Barrerinha Formation that holds very high TOC content (up to 12%). Within the Carboniferous section the main reservoir facies are eolian sandstones of the Monte Alegre Formation. They show typical tangential cross stratification. These sandstones are comparable to reservoirs found in the Urucu oil and gas province in the Solimões basin. Capping this sandstone we can also examine the first fossiliferous carbonate section of Pennsylvanian age. This thick carbonate succession is considered a very good reservoir unit because of its porous dolomitized horizons. In addition to the geological discoveries, participants will experience beautiful Amazonian sunsets (that most likely will

This outcrop along the Tapajos River shows fine deltaic sandstone overlain by yellow dolomite from Carboniferous Itaituba Formation.

be interrupted by sudden rain storms) as well as wild animals, exotic fish and birds. We will meet the evening of Tuesday, 10 November, at 19:00 at the hotel in Manaus for a brief introduction, to review trip logistics and to distribute guidebooks. Trip departs at 04:30 Wednesday, 11 November, from the lobby of the hotel to the airport where we will board a flight to Itaituba, Pará. We will use a boat for field work during three days. On Friday, 13 November, the group will depart around 19:30 from the hotel in Itaituba to return to Manaus. We will arrive late in Manaus and provide transportation from the airport to the hotel in Manaus. Participants planning to return to Rio are also responsible for booking their own accommodation for Saturday evening. Participants are responsible for booking their own travel arrangements to Manaus, Amazon, and from Manaus to Rio de Janeiro, RJ. Flights to consider are listed below. Consult with your travel agent for latest offerings. From Miami (MIA) to Manaus (MAO): • 10 November: TAM JJ8077 06:10– 12:25 (non-stop) From Rio de Janeiro (GIG) to Manaus (MAO): • 10 November: GOL 1866 09:50–14:10 (1 stop) • 10 November: GOL 1996 11:00–17:30 (1 stop)

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From Sao Paulo (GRU) to Manaus (MAO): • 10 November: GOL 1640 10:30–13:20 (non-stop) • 10 November: TAM JJ3748 09:30–11:20 (non-stop) • 10 November: GOL 1774 14:40–17:30 (non-stop) From Manaus (MAO) to Rio de Janeiro (GIG): • 14 November: TAM JJ8051 11:50–18:20 (1 stop) • 14 November: GOL 1867 14:40–21:05 (1 stop) • 14 November: GOL 1641 15:45–00:45 (1 stop) • 14 November: GOL 1633 04:10–09:05 (non-stop)

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Immunization requirements: Participants are required to have a yellow fever shot (or vaccination) at least 10 days prior to their arrival in Manaus on 10 November. PRE-CONFERENCE Field Trip 2
Meso and Neoproterozoic of the Chapada Diamantina, Bahia, Northeastern Brazil Dates: Tuesday, 10 November, 20:00 – Saturday, 14 November, 21:00 Location: Departs from and returns to Salvador, BA, Leaders: Carlos Emanoel de Souza-Cruz (Petrobras, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil), Ricardo Defeo (Petrobras, Salvador, BA, Brazil) and and Cícero da Paixão Pereira (UFBA/CPGG, Salvador, BA, Brazil) Fee: Professional: US$1,000; Student: US$500 (limited) Includes: Field transportation, five nights lodging based on single occupancy, four breakfasts, refreshments, lunches, three group dinners and guide book Limit: 20 people Note: Sunny days and temperatures above 30 degrees Celsius. Hat and sunscreen are essential. Rain is not common in November, but it is possible, so a raincoat is a good idea. Bring swim suits. Tennis shoes or light boots are enough.

A view of the Chapada Diamantina near Lençóis in Bahia. The gentle dipping layers are siliciclastic rocks of Middle Proterozoic age.

The Chapada Diamantina area was, most of the time, situated at low paleolatitudes with arid and desertic environments. Most of the sedimentary sequence are epicontinental shallow seas (terrigenous and carbonates), where glacigenic rocks are present as well. In spite of being proterozoic, metamorphism is incipient. Sedimentary layers are horizontal to sub-horizontal and sedimentary structures are amazingly well preserved. The Chapada Diamantina is also a historical place with some small towns that once were highly populated during the diamond rush of the early 20th century. We will visit one of these towns and a nice museum display. Chapada also is known for its beautiful landscape and friendly people. We will meet the evening of 10 November at 20:00 for a brief introduction, to review trip logistics and to distribute guidebooks. Trip departs Wednesday, 11 November, at 07:30 from the lobby of the hotel for a long drive (approximately 8 hours) to Morro do Chapéu, Bahia. On Saturday, 14 November, we will make a few stops and take a scenic hike in the morning before returning to Salvador. Arrival at Salvador will be around 21:00. We will depart to the airport on Sunday morning at 07:30. Participants who wish to stay longer in Salvador must arrange their own lodging and transportation to the airport. Participants are responsible for booking their own travel arrangements to and from Salvador, Bahia. Flights to consider

This field trip features the stratigraphy, lithofacies and biofacies of Middle and Upper Proterozoic sedimentary strata of the São Francisco Basin in Chapada Diamantina, Bahia State. The São Francisco basin is situated in the São Francisco Craton — Brasiliano or Late Proterozoic structural or geodynamic unit, underlain by Archean to Early Proterozoic continental crust, limited by mobile belts.

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are listed below. Consult with your travel agent for latest offerings. From Miami (MIA) to Salvador (SSA): • 09 November: AA980 21:10–07:10 (+1 day) From Rio de Janeiro (GIG) to Salvador (SSA): • 10 November: GOL 1600 11:15–13:20 (non-stop) • 10 November: GOL 1395 15:00–17:05 (non-stop) From Sao Paulo (GRU) to Salvador (SSA): • 10 November: TAM JJ3154 12:40–13:55 (non-stop) • 10 November: TAM JJ3172 14:20–15:40 (non-stop) • 10 November: TAM JJ3894 15:50–17:15 (non-stop) From Salvador (SSA) to Rio de Janeiro (GIG): • 15 November : GOL 1605 09:30–11:30 (non-stop) • 15 November: TAM JJ3191 11:00–14:20 (non-stop) PRE-CONFERENCE Field Trip 3
Stratigraphy, Sedimentology and Petroleum Systems of the Pre-Rift/Rift/Post-Rift Systems in the Sergipe-Alagoas Passive Margin Basin, Northeastern Brazil Dates: Tuesday, 10 November, 19:00 – Saturday, 14 November, 14:00 Location: Departs from Aracaju, Sergipe, and returns to Recife, Pernambuco Leaders: James V. Ferreira (Petrobras, Aracaju, SE, Brazil) and Francisco Eduardo G Cruz (Petrobras, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil) Fee: Professional: US$1,000; Student: US$500 (limited) Includes: Field transportation, four nights lodging based on single occupancy (including Tuesday night), boat trip, lunches, four breakfasts, two group dinners (Wednesday and Friday), refreshments and guidebook Limit: 20 people Note: Weather is very warm in November. Participants should bring hats and sunglasses. Sunscreen is advisable. Outcrops are generally of easy access. We may have a chance to swim in the Sao Francisco River and at some clear water beaches in Alagoas, so swim suits are recommended.

Nicely cross-bedded sandstones from Maceió Formation outcrop at Barreira do Boqueirão village in Alagoas. These constitute mouth bar deposits and channels from flood-dominated systems.

The Sergipe-Alagoas basin has outcrops of rocks representing the sedimentary records of Paleozoic, pre-rift Jurassic, Lower Cretaceous rift rocks and younger drift successions. These exposures provide an excellent opportunity to study some aspects of the evolution of the South Atlantic margin. The ones that you will see are representative of the most important tectono-sedimentary phases of the Eastern Brazilian Atlantic Margin. Besides the outcrops, this basin has a wealth of subsurface data, including exploratory and developing wells, as well as a vast seismic data set. The primary objective of this field trip is to recognize the stratigraphy, sedimentology and reservoir elements of the petroleum systems in the Sergipe-Alagoas basin. On the first day, emphasis will be given to the post-rift carbonates and to the pre-rift to rift fluvial-deltaic deposits. They constitute important petroleum reservoirs in the basin. On the second day, we will visit outcrops from fluvial and deltaic environments, travel by boat to examine modern fluvial deposits along the margins of the Sao Francisco River and then visit a Paleozoic strata outcropping around the village of Igreja Nova, Alagoas. Next we drive to Sao Miguel dos Campos, Alagoas, to visit exposures of lacustrine coquinas. On the third day we will visit outcrops from the late rift phase at the Morro do Camaragibe beach and gravity flow deposits on road cuts. Finally, coarsegrained sand deposits exposed at cliffs along the beach are

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examples from the rift stage of the basin that will be examined in the last day. We hope you will enjoy both the geology and the full spirit of this part of Brazil and its many attractions. This field trip departs from Aracaju, Sergipe, and returns to Recife, Pernambuco. We will meet the evening of Tuesday, 10 November at 19:00 at the hotel in Aracaju for a brief introduction, to review trip logistics and to distribute guidebooks. Trip departs Wednesday, 11 November, 07:30 from the lobby of the hotel. On Saturday, 14 November, we will depart around 14:00 from the hotel to the Recife airport. Participants are also responsible for booking their own accommodation on Saturday evening in Rio de Janeiro. Some may wish to overnight in Recife and depart the next day. In this case, participants are also responsible for booking their own accommodation in the city. Participants are responsible for booking their own travel arrangements to Aracaju and from Recife to Rio de Janeiro. Flights to consider are listed below. Consult with your travel agent for latest offerings. From Miami (MIA) to Salvador (SSA) • 09 November: AA980 21:10–07:10 (+1 day) From Salvador (SSA) to Aracaju (AJU): • 10 November: TAM JJ3566 12:35–13:20 (non-stop) From Rio de Janeiro (GIG) to Aracaju (AJU): • 10 November: GOL 1844 13:20–15:35 (non-stop) From Sao Paulo (GRU) to Aracaju (AJU): • 10 November: TAM JJ3511 12:30– 15:40 (1 stop) From Recife (REC) to Rio de Janeiro (GIG): • 14 November: GOL 1819 17:20–20:15 (non-stop) • 14 November: GOL 1661 19:30–22:30 (non-stop) POST-CONFERENCE Field Trip 4 Petroleum Systems of the Recôncavo Basin Dates: Wednesday, 18 November 20:30 – Saturday, 21 November late afternoon Location: Departs from and returns to Salvador, Bahia

Outcrop of massive sandstones with ferruginous concretions of the Caruaçu Member (Maracangalha Formation, Lower Cretaceous) in the Frades Island.

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Luciano P. Magnavita (Petrobras, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil) and Roberto R. Silva (Petrobras, Salvador, BA, Brazil) Professional: US$1,000; Student: US$500 (limited) Field transportation, four nights lodging based on single occupancy (including Saturday night), boat trip, lunches, four breakfasts, two dinners, refreshments and guidebook 20 people Weather is very warm in November. Participants should bring hats and sunglasses. Sunscreen is advisable. Outcrops are generally of easy access.

The Lower Cretaceous Recôncavo basin is the oldest producing basin in Brazil. Commercial oil production began in the early 1940s. Massive investment led to the discovery of more than 85 oil and gas fields with a proven volume of oil equivalent to around 5 billion barrels. Pre-rift reservoirs are aeolian and fluvial sandstones and traps are horsts and tilted blocks. Synrift reservoirs are lacustrine turbidites that form stratigraphic and combined traps, and deltaic sandstones trapped in rollover anticlines. The primary objective of this field trip is to recognize the stratigraphic and structural elements that constitute the petroleum systems of the Recôncavo Basin. During three days the participants will visit a large variety of outcrops of pre-, syn- and post-rift deposits. On the first day, emphasis will be

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given to the pre-rift strata since it contains most of the basin petroleum reserves. Rollover geometry and fault trap, as well as the basin’s source rock, also will be examined. Lacustrine turbidites and debris-flow deposits of massive, gas-prone tight sandstones will be visited in islands located in the scenic Todos os Santos Bay. Finally, fluvial-deltaic sandstones, a shale diapir and post-rift deposits will be examined. We will meet the evening of 18 November at 20:30 for a brief introduction, to review trip logistics and to distribute guidebooks. Trip departs Thursday, 19 November, 08:00 from the lobby of the hotel, which will serve as base for the duration of the field trip. Participants must arrange their own travel to Salvador. Flights to consider are listed below. Consult with your travel agent for latest offerings. From Rio de Janeiro (GIG) to Salvador (SSA): • 18 November: GOL 1602 16:10–18:10 • 18 November: GOL 1395 15:00–17:05 • 18 November: TAM JJ3190 15:25–16:20 (non-stop) • 18 November: TAM JJ3152 18:25–19:25 (non-stop) POST-CONFERENCE Field Trip 5 Paleozoic Petroleum Systems of the Intracratonic Paraná Basin Dates: Wednesday, 18 November, 20:30 – Sunday, 22 November, noon Location: Departs from Curitiba, Paraná, and returns to Foz de Iguacu, Paraná Leaders: Almerio B. França and Fernando F. Vesely (Petrobras, Rio de Janeiro, RJ Brazil) Fee: Professional: US$1,000; Student: US$500 (limited) Includes: Field transportation, four nights lodging based on single occupancy (including Wednesday 18th), four breakfasts, lunches, refreshments and guidebook Limit: 20 people The Intracratonic Paraná Basin is filled with more than 1 km thick Paleozoic to Mesozoic sedimentary and volcanic successions. Oil and gas shows — and one gas field record — that at least two petroleum systems operate in the basin. Source rocks of Devonian and Permian ages provided HC to Carboniferous and Permian siliciclastic reservoirs. Dykes and

Cliffs of basalts of the Serra Geral Formation set the scene for these spectacular waterfalls. The Cataratas do Iguaçu (or Iguazu Falls) became a tourist attraction in 1901 when two travelers donated money to open up a trail in the jungle allowing people to get there.

sills related to the Cretaceous Serra Geral magmatism played an important role as a source of heat to generate oil and acted as seal-rocks for the hydrocarbon accumulations. The objective of this field trip is to visit the main elements that constitute the two petroleum systems, with emphasis on the stratigraphy and sedimentology of the source rocks and reservoirs units. Of particular interest are the glacially related marine sandstone reservoirs of the Itararé Group (Lapa and Vila Velha sandstones), which form thick channelized and lobelike dense flow deposits, as well as the Mesosaur-bearing shale of the Irati Formation. During the last day the participants will also visit the famous Iguaçu Waterfalls, where the rushing water of the Iguaçu River flows down cliffs of Cretaceous basalts of the Serra Geral Formation. Participants are responsible for booking their own travel arrangements to Curitiba, Paraná, and from Foz do Iguacu, Paraná, to Rio de Janeiro. Flights to consider are listed below. Consult with your travel agent for latest offerings. From Rio de Janeiro (GIG) to Curitiba (CWB): • 18 November: GOL 1962 17:15–18:30 (non-stop) From Foz do Iguaçu (IGU) to Rio de Janeiro (GIG): • 22 November: GOL 1757 16:00–18:00 (non-stop) • 22 November: TAM JJ3152 15:45–17:45 (non-stop)

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Guest T ours
Guest Tours 1. Full-Day Tropical Islands Tour 2. Half-Day Corcovado and Hippie Fair in Ipanema 3. Private Lunch with Fashion and Jewelry Show 4. Downtown City Tour including Sugar Loaf and National Historical Museum 5. Full-Day Petropolis with Barbecue Lunch Saturday, 14 November Sunday, 15 November Monday, 16 November Tuesday, 17 November Wednesday, 18 November US$100 US$60 US$105 US$60 US$90

Hotel Pick-Up Points
• West Area Hotels: Royal Bourbon Residence, Windsor Barra, Sheraton Barra and Royalty Barra. • South Area Hotels: Sheraton Rio, Astoria Palace, Copacabana Palace, Rio Porto Bay, Royal Rio and Mar Palace.

Tour 1 Full-Day Tropical Islands Tour Date: Saturday, 14 November Time: Pick-up from west area hotels: 08:00– Return: 18:30 approximately Pick-up from south area hotels: 09:00– Return: 18:30 approximately Fee: US$100 Includes: English/Spanish speaking guide, motor coach transportation, schooner cruise, buffet lunch with two non-alcoholic drinks (alcoholic drinks not included) Limit: Minimum 40 people

The Tropical Islands tour is a highlight of a visit to Brazil. The Bay of Sepetiba is a part of the bay of Angra dos Reis, which is closer to Rio and is reached at Itacuruçá — a small fishermen’s village — after a comfortable ride of approximately 90 minutes along the beaches. Southwest of Rio, the day’s delight starts by boarding a twomastered schooner called a “saveiro” for a cruise on the emerald green waters around some of the many islands. During the boat trip, fresh fruit will be served. The boat will stop at a secluded beach so that guests may take a swim before going to a buffet lunch. After lunch, tour members can play beach games such as “frescobol,” a typical game played on the beaches of Brazil, or

For information on pre-booking your airport transfer, see details on page 50.

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just relax under the sun. After enjoying the bucolic scenery of the cove surrounded by tropical vegetation, the return cruise begins.
Tour 2 Half-Day Corcovado and Hippie Fair in Ipanema Date: Sunday, 15 November Time: Pick-up from west area hotels: 08:00– Return: 14:00 approximately Pick-up from south area hotels: 09:00– Return: 14:00 approximately Fee: US$60 Includes: English/Spanish speaking guide, motor coach transportation, entrance fee for cogwheel train to visit Corcovado (lunch not included) Limit: Minimum 21 people

After the Corcovado tour, the motor coach will stop at Ipanema to visit the Hippie Fair. Open on Sunday only, Rio’s Hippie Fair is a lively street market set up on a large city square. Clothing, leather goods, art, jewelry and curious items are all available in abundance. If you are looking for a place to find your quintessential souvenir of your visit to Brazil, this is an excellent place to try. The market is popular and it is not just for tourists; you’ll find plenty of local people taking it in. It’s an active and wonderful place to spend your time. If you want to leave the bustle, just head to the interior of the block and grab a bench near the monument to rest and people-watch from the sidelines for awhile. The coach will wait for approximately 50 minutes and then will transfer back to the hotels.
Tour 3 Private Lunch with Fashion and Jewelry Show Date: Monday, 16 November Time: Pick-up from west area hotels: 10:30– Return: 17:00 approximately Pick-up from south area hotels: 11:15– Return: 17:00 approximately Fee: US$105 Includes: English/Spanish speaking guide, motor coach transportation, lunch and entrance fees Limit: Minimum 46 people

The first stop is a visit to Corcovado Mountain — Rio’s top attraction — to see the Christ the Redeemer statue. This world wonder is covered with a mosaic of soapstone and is one of Rio’s finest Art Nouveau monuments. The motor coach will cruise along the beaches of Rio and Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas (a popular lagoon), arriving at the Rebouças tunnel. This is a 2.6 km-long complex that links the southern and northern parts of the city cut in half by the Tijuca ridge — a landmark that makes Rio the only city in the world to have a National Park five minutes from downtown. Reaching the Cosme Velho district, tour members will take a cogwheel train that climbs the mountain from its base at 15 meters nearly to its summit at 670 meters. The view is amazing from this vantage point with the surrounding Tijuca National Forest spreading out below and a circle of mountains closing the horizon at the very back of the Guanabara Bay.

Starting with cocktails, enjoy a top-quality all-inclusive lunch — at the Real Astoria restaurant overlooking the picturesque Guanabara Bay — with a fashion show of clothes brought in from São Paulo featuring the latest of Brazilian 2010 summer fashion. There will also be two brands of typical Brazilian silverbased jewelry, also to be viewed during the show. All items

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viewed are available for purchase. At 14:30 you will be taken to the famous headquarters of H. Stern in Ipanema to view the fascinating variety of raw gemstones and the creative process of exclusive collections. Watch as metals and rough stones are transformed into works of art, luxury and design. At the end of the tour a private bus will take you back to your hotel.
Tour 4 Downtown City Tour including Sugar Loaf and National Historical Museum Date: Tuesday, 17 November Time: Pick-up from west area hotels: 08:00– Return: 14:00 approximately Pick-up from south area hotels: 09:00– Return: 14:00 approximately Fee: US$60 Includes: English/Spanish speaking guide, motor coach transportation, entrance fee for Sugar Loaf cable car (lunch not included) Limit: Minimum 21 people

A city rich in history, you will also visit Rio’s historic downtown district to learn about it first-hand. You’ll see such places as the National Historical Museum, the November 15 Square, the Royal Palace and Candelaria Church. Meandering through the narrow cobblestone street, you will be surrounded by beautiful Portuguese architecture along the bustling avenues of downtown.
Tour 5 Full-Day Petropolis with Barbecue Lunch Date: Wednesday, 18 November Time: Pick-up from west area hotels: 10:00– Return: 18:00 approximately Pick-up from south area hotels: 10:30– Return: 18:00 approximately Fee: US$90 Includes: English/Spanish speaking guide, motor coach transportation, entrance fee to the Imperial Museum and barbecue lunch with two non-alcoholic drinks (alcoholic drinks not included) Limit: Minimum 21 people

Enjoy a drive by Rio’s beautiful architectonic monuments, a visit to the Metropolitan Cathedral and ascend the twin peaks by a series of cable car rides. The Sugar Loaf is well-known in the world as Rio’s calling card and one of the city’s most popular attractions. Sugar Loaf is reached on a two-stage cable car ride that takes 80 persons per trip on a two-minute ride for each stage. The first stage, Morro da Urca, barely 170 meters high, has a restaurant, amphitheater, a heliport for scenic rides and a privileged view of the Yacht Club and Botafogo Bay. The second stage takes passengers up to the Sugar Loaf — thus named because of the loaves of sugar that were commonly used by the Portuguese at the time of the discovery of the city. The all-encompassing view of this privileged 270-meter high lookout is unrivaled. This is the only site where one will have a full view of Copacabana Beach.

Petropolis was established as a farm where the imperial family of Brazil built its summer residence. Petropolis is a fine mountain resort city famous for its museum, with a nice selection of memorabilia from imperial times and its many cultural activities. Even after the abdication of D. Pedro II, the city retained its glory and remained the summer residence of the President of the Republic. Visit the tomb of Princess Izabel, named the Redemptress after she signed the decree outlawing slavery in Brazil. A delicious barbecue lunch is included, as well as a visit to the Imperial Palace — now a museum that boasts the crown jewels, as well as an impressive collection of fine china, furniture, paintings and tapestries from the Imperial Court.

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The Nex Level Experience Nex Level has been appointed by AAPG as the official ground operator for the conference. In operation in Brazil for more than five years and with more than 25 years experience in conference and event management, Nex Level will provide attendees and guests with valuable tourism assistance. Experiencing Brazil Brazil is a place that has a little bit of everything. Its unique characteristics ensure international fame, attracting numerous tourists from every part of the world. The diversity of the culture and the scenery are the country’s strong points. But the best part you only get to know when you arrive here: the Brazilian people. The heart of Brazil is its natural treasures that enchant and surprise even the most experienced travelers, including one of the world icons of ecology and biodiversity: the Amazon. The tourist who arrives there has much to do. From boat trips over the region’s rivers to several types of jungle expeditions, with guided hikes and trails and the observation of the stunningly rich flora and fauna of the region. And for those who do not want to participate in any adventure, just relax and appreciate the Amazon scenery, a delight to the eyes and soul. Our Team If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact Nex Level Tours. Our experienced team of travel consultants will be happy to help you to customize the best pre- or post- conference tour making this a memorable trip to Brazil. Visit www.AAPG.org/ Rio and click through to our website to get more information on how we can customize a tour based on your preferences and budget. For tour information contact Nex Level: Tel: + 55 21 3816 7950 Fax: + 55 21 3816 7951 E-mail: nexlevel@nexlevel.com.br

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Student Activities
Student Reception Date: Monday, 16 November Time: 20:00–21:00 Fee: Included with conference registration Datapages Free Download Cards

Students will receive a card that allows them to download at no cost five protected documents from Datapages. Sponsored by StatoilHydro
Reduced Student Rates

All registered students and faculty are invited to attend this year’s Student Reception, where you’ll be greeted by AAPG and ABGP leaders, plus officials from the Students Reception sponsor. This networking event for “neo geos” is a great place for you to make industry contacts, learn more about AAPG membership benefits, get information on student chapter programs and more. Students, this event is for you. Sponsored by ExxonMobil
Student and Faculty Lounge Date: Monday, 16 November — Wednesday, 18 November Time: Exhibition Hall hours Fee: Included with conference registration

Students may also choose to participate in the regular short courses and field trips. A limited number of reduced student rates for these short courses and field trips are available. Sponsored by ExxonMobil, Petrobras, HRT, bp Brasil, Schlumberger and Geokinetics
Registration Assistance

Don’t let a student-sized income keep you from participating in the AAPG 2009 International Conference & Exhibition (ICE). A limited number of discounted registrations are available for students who register online only. Register early for the best chance at a discounted spot. Sponsored by Chevron
Short Courses

Food, friends and fun always get high marks. Take a break from conference activities and visit the Student and Faculty Lounge located inside the Exhibition Hall. Here you’ll find complimentary snacks, beverages and a comfortable chair where you can relax with friends or make new contacts with industry professionals. Sponsored by Chevron
AAPG Student Education Day Date: Tuesday, 17 November

Students will find an extensive short course program focused on current trends and new developments, including four short courses dedicated to students: • Seismic Amplitude Interpretation — Sponsored by Geokinetics and ExxonMobil (details page 35) • Integrated Basin and Play Analysis — Sponsored by ExxonMobil (details page 34) • Visualization — Sponsored by StatoilHydro (details page 33) • Sequence Stratigraphy Workshop — Sponsored by ExxonMobil (details page 32)
Student Poster Session Dates: Monday–Tuesday, 16–17 November Times: Exhibition Hall hours Fee: Included with conference registration

This social/educational program benefits high school students from public schools in the Rio de Janeiro area. We will partner with a government program called Jovens Talentos (Young Talent) to identify 30 students (and their science projects) to participate in AAPG Student Education Day. The program will include awards for best projects, a technical workshop by the UERJ faculty and guided tours of the exhibition hall. Sponsored by ExxonMobil, Petrobras and UERJ

This is a dedicated session for Brazilian university students to share their work with academic and industry colleagues. Sponsored by Petrobras and ExxonMobil

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General Information
Riocentro Exhibition & Convention Center Av Salvador Allende, 6555 - Recreio dos Bandeirantes Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22780160, Brazil Registration Hours Sunday, 15 November ...................................08:00–20:00 Monday, 16 November ..................................08:00–18:00 Tuesday, 17 November ..................................08:00–18:00 Wednesday, 18 November ............................08:00–14:00 Exhibition Schedule Sunday, 15 November ..................................18:00–20:00 Monday, 16 November ..................................11:00–20:00 Tuesday, 17 November ..................................11:00–20:00 Wednesday, 18 November ............................11:00–16:30 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 exhibit 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.

All events will be held at Riocentro unless otherwise noted.

• Zona Norte – This is where Rio’s International Airport Galeão/Tom Jobim (GIG) is located, at the Ilha do Governador district. The main bus terminal for interstate buses, Rodoviária Novo Rio, is also located here. • Zona Oeste – ICE will be held at the Riocentro Exhibition & Convention center in Zona Oeste. This zone includes the Barra da Tijuca (or simply “Barra”) district and many of the conference hotels. • Zona Sul – The districts of Ipanema, Copacabana and Leblon, where other conference hotels are located, are in Zona Sul. Most tourist destinations are also located in Zona Sul. • Centro – This is considered downtown Rio and includes the city’s historic and financial center. The Santos Dumont Airport (SDU), offering domestic flights and shuttle service to São Paulo, is located in Centro.
Airports

Rio’s international airport is located on Ilha do Governador, which has excellent access to Rio’s South Zone where most of the major hotels are located. The airport is served by 28 international carriers as well as the three major Brazilian airlines and between them they offer direct flights to and from more than 80 international cities and most of the major Brazilian centers of population. Domestic flights and shuttle service between Rio and São Paulo are the specialty of Rio’s smaller city center airfield, Santos Dumont. An efficient taxi and bus service links the international airport with the main hotels and residential areas. The international airport has two modern terminals, with a capacity for 15 million passengers per year, and restaurants, banks, exchange facilities, and shopping — including Duty Free. Located on the Ilha do Governador (Governor’s Island), the airport is linked to downtown Rio and the South Zone by the Linha Vermelha expressway (Red Line), the trip taking about 20 minutes in normal traffic conditions, whether by special taxi, airconditioned bus, or exclusive transport services to set points or

About the Area

Rio de Janeiro is divided into a few geographic zones: Zona Sul (South Zone), Zona Norte (North Zone), Zona Oeste (West Zone) and Centro (downtown). Each of these zones is subdivided into bairros (districts).

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to the principal hotels. There is also transport to the West Zone — Barra — where Riocentro, the largest Convention Center in Latin America is located, also around 20 minutes on another expressway, the Linha Amarela (Yellow Line). International Airport — Galeão - Antonio Carlos Jobim General information: Tel: + 55 21 3398 5050 Flights: Tel: + 55 21 3398 4527 / 3398-4526 Domestic Airport — Santos Dumond General information and flights: Tel: +55 21 3814-7070
Airport Transfers

Cyber C@fé Date: Monday, 16 November— Wednesday, 18 November Location: Pavilion 2, Exhibition Hall Time: Exhibition Hall hours

Visit the Cyber C@fé to surf the web, follow links to exhibitors’ websites, retrieve and send e-mail and keep in touch with colleagues and family while you are attending the conference.
Driving

If you are a U.S. resident, you can obtain an Inter-American Driving Permit from the AAA which allows you to drive in Brazil. Otherwise an International Driving Permit with your home license is required. Most websites recommend against tourists driving in Rio de Janeiro, unless they are used to high stress and high traffic situations. Drivers should be able to drive a stick shift very well, as automatics are rare in Brazil, and be able to understand directional and safety signage in Portuguese.
Driving directions from Rio International Airport to Riocentro

It is recommended to pre-book your airport transfers. Attendees will be met inside the Rio de Janeiro-Galeão (Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport) by a Nex Level representative and escorted to the luxury, air-conditioned coaches standing by, ready to take you to your destination hotel. Nex Level Tours will also be offering return transfers to Rio de Janeiro-Galeão on departure. Please note that we will offer this transfer service only to those attendees who have registered their flight details and purchased their transfer tickets in advance. Pre-booking is essential. Registration details for this service may be requested when you register for the conference or will be available at www.AAPG.org/Rio. Airport transfer fees • One way transfer from the Rio de Janeiro-Galeão Airport to South Area Hotels (Sheraton Rio, Astoria Palace, Copacabana Palace, Rio Porto Bay, Royal Rio and Mar Palace) for only one person is US$70 per person with local English-speaking guides. Price for two or more persons in the same vehicle will be US$35 per person. • One way transfer from the Rio de Janeiro-Galeão Airport to West Area Hotels (Royalty Bourbon Premium Residence, Windsor Barra, Sheraton Barra and Royalty Barra) for only one person is US$80 per person with local English-speaking guides. Price for two or more persons in the same vehicle will be US$40 per person.

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Leaving the International Airport, turn right and follow the traffic flow downtown direction (Linha Vermelha). Keep on right lane until Barra Da Tijuca / Linha Amarela sign where you turn right. Keep on Linha Amarela until the end of it, passing through toll (approximately 15 miles/25 km). After Exit 1 (Saída 1) of Linha Amarela, follow the traffic flow maintaining the right side. Turn right at Av. Emb. Abelardo Bueno (see Riocentro / Autódromo Signs). Slight left onto central lane on Av. Emb. Abelardo Bueno and keep ahead. After HSBC Arena and Autódromo (on the left side), there will be a roundabout. Take a left turn and you’ll be at Av. Salvador Allende, where Riocentro is located.

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Take the ramp to Av. 20 de Janeiro/Av. Vinte de Janeiro 0.1 km Slight right at Av. 20 de Janeiro/Av. Vinte de Janeiro 2.4 km Slight right at Estr. do Galeão 0.8 km Slight left at Linha Vermelha/Via. Pres. João Goulart 3.7 km Slight right at Viaduto 0.3 km Slight right at Av. Bento Ribeiro Dantas 1.0 km Continue on Viaduto de Manguinhos 0.4 km Continue on Av. Gov. Carlos Lacerda Partial toll road 16.0 km Continue on Av. Ayrton Senna 2.1 km Slight right to stay on Av. Ayrton Senna 74 m Slight left to stay on Av. Ayrton Senna 1.5 km Turn left at Acesso p/ Av Nélson Mufarrej 0.1 km Continue on Av. Nélson Mufarrej 0.5 km Turn right at Av. Escada João Cabral de Melo Neto 88 m Exit on the left onto Av. José Silva de Azevedo Neto 0.4 km

form of “Invitation Letters.” The letter will be prepared on official Nex Level letterhead and include detailed passport information as well as hotel booking information. Some foreign affairs offices accept a signed and scanned version of the letters, while others request the original couriered copy (courier costs are the expense of the individual attendee). Invitation letters from Nex Level may be requested by contacting them directly. See their contact details on page 47. There is a nonrefundable US$20 fee for this letter plus applicable courier fees. AAPG and Nex Level cannot assist you with the interview process, nor can anyone representing the sponsoring organizations call an embassy or consulate on your behalf to provide support for granting a visa. AAPG and Nex Level provide this letter for visa purposes only. Should your application be denied, AAPG and Nex Level can neither intervene in the process nor change the decision of the governmental agency. All expenses connected with obtaining proper documentation and attending the conference is your responsibility. If your visa application is denied and AAPG receives a copy of the denial by e-mail (convene@aapg.org) or fax (+1 918 560 2684) before 18 November 2009, your registration fee only will be refunded, less a cancellation charge.
Entry into Brazil

Check with your hotel or rental car company for more information.
Electronic Capturing

Capturing or photographing contents of oral or poster presentations or exhibition booths via any electronic media is strictly prohibited at all AAPG conventions and conferences.
No-Smoking Policy

Smoking is prohibited inside the Pavilions at Riocentro.
Obtaining a Visa

It is your responsibility to apply for a passport, visa or any other required documents and to demonstrate to consular officials that you are properly classifiable as a visitor under Brazilian law. You may also obtain a visa letter from AAPG if you are registered and fully paid for the conference. You may request a letter by selecting the box either online when you register or on the printed registration form. The letter will be sent via e-mail or fax. In some cases an “Invitation Letter” is required from a local Brazilian company. Nex Level, AAPG’s official ground operator for the conference, can provide visa assistance in the

As the Brazilian Foreign Office bases it action on reciprocity, visitors from some foreign countries will require a visa. Requirements for a tourist visa include a passport valid for at least six months from the date of arrival, one passport size photograph and round trip ticket. Most international airlines can advise on visa requirements. Visit www.brasilemb.org for complete entry requirements.
Registering with your Embassy

Travel advice for tourists suggests that you register with your country’s consulate or embassy when traveling abroad.
Online Conference Itinerary Planner

The Online Itinerary Planner allows attendees to view abstracts, sessions and other events. The items of interest may then be selected to create a personalized itinerary for the conference. The itinerary planner will display the users’ selected itineraries

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online or the itinerary may be saved for later reference. The online itinerary planner is currently available at www.AAPG. org/Rio. Individuals who create itineraries will receive e-mail updates if items in their itinerary are revised.
• Public Transportation

Shuttle Bus Transportation

Air-conditioned buses: Locally known as frescão (freshcaun) — the fresh guys — air-conditioned buses can be hailed, just like taxis. They run along the beach and connect South Side neighborhoods to each other, downtown, the airport and Barra. They do not have a fixed schedule posted on the street, though. As they are not as frequent as regular buses, you may have to wait for a few minutes.

Due to the heavy traffic in Rio and the distance between the convention center and the conference hotels, please pay close attention to the shuttle bus schedule. Shuttle schedules will be available at each conference hotel upon check-in, in the program book received at registration and on signs. A more detailed transportation schedule will be posted on the Rio website (www.AAPG.org/Rio) and e-mailed to registrants closer to the beginning of the conference. • Barra da Tijuca Area Shuttles from Windsor Barra, Sheraton Barra, Bourbon Residence and Royalty Barra to and from Riocentro will take approximately 30 minutes. Shuttle Bus Hours:
Sunday, 15 November .............................07:30 – 21:00 Monday, 16 November.............................07:00 – 21:00 Tuesday, 17 November ...........................07:00 – 21:00 Wednesday, 18 November .......................07:00 – 19:00

• Buses: Rio’s most popular means of transportation, yet the trickiest to master. A ride on a circular line bus is less than R$2. There are bus lines connecting the whole city, and you do not need exact change. There is a professional known as cobrador sitting behind a turnstile to collect your money and give you change. Buses are not air-conditioned, and at rush hours they may look more like sardine cans. Safety is an issue to consider. Sometimes pickpockets and petty thieves take advantage of crowded buses to prey upon commuters. • Radio taxis: These white, blue or red taxis are reserved by calling the company and requesting service. Cars are bigger and usually air-conditioned. Some radio-taxis charge by the meter, others charge flat rates. Ask for all details first. They will need a contact phone number to confirm the ride. • Yellow taxis: Taxis are a bright yellow with a blue stripe on the sides. Yellow taxis run by the meter. There is an initial fare and the meter starts ticking as soon as you get in. After 21:00 and on weekends fares are a little higher. A tip of R$1 is normal. Some taxis are air-conditioned at no extra charge. • Subway: Rio’s subway is still relatively small, but it is safe, comfortable and reliable. It is especially useful to take you from Copacabana to Botafogo, Flamengo, Gloria and Downtown. The subway does not yet reach Ipanema, Leblon and Barra. Cars stop running at 23:00 and on weekends.

• Copacabana Area Shuttles from Rio Sheraton, Copacabana Palace, Rio Porto Bay, Astoria Place and Mar Palace to and from Riocentro will take approximately 90 minutes. Shuttle Bus Hours:
Sunday, 15 November ............................06:30 – 21:00 Monday, 16 November.............................06:00 – 21:00 Tuesday, 17 November ...........................06:00 – 21:00 Wednesday, 18 November .......................06:00 – 19:00

Note: For those attending the Speakers and Poster Presenter’s Breakfasts on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at the Riocentro at 08:00, you will need to take the first shuttle from your hotel.
Temporary Health Insurance

AAPG’s Committee on Group Insurance has arranged for insurance plans designed to cover the special situations international travelers might encounter that may not be covered by their domestic insurance. HealthCareAbroad — for residents of the United States under age 85 traveling outside the United States — provides medical, accidental death and dismemberment and worldwide assistance coverage. HealthCare Global — for citizens and residents of the United

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States under age of 71 and for foreign nationals traveling to destinations outside of the United States — provides accident and sickness coverage plus worldwide assistance coverage. Complete details, including the information on cost and the applications for coverage, may be found at www.wallach.com. You may reach Wallach and Co. by phone at +1 800 237 6615 or +1 540 687 3166 or by e-mail at info@wallach.com. The AAPG Insurance Program’s brokers may be reached at +1 800 254 4788 or +1 703 367 8970.
About Rio

In the field of music, Rio is the birthplace of the samba, which has its greatest celebration in February, during Carnival. The parade of the principal Samba Schools is a unique and unforgettable spectacle. In the South Zone, along the sea front, the city preserves the memory of names such as Tom Jobim and João Gilberto, who wrote the first chords of the Bossa Nova. The greatest names in Brazilian popular music have always gravitated to Rio from all over the country, for various reasons such as the number of clubs offering live music, the fact that the international recording companies set up their head offices here, or because Rio is the home of the greatest TV network in the country. Nature also has its cultural influence. One has just to visit the Botanical Gardens, with one of the most important collections of plants in the world — or the Tijuca Forest, the green heart of this marvelous city. On weekends the main roads along the beaches, from downtown to the South Zone, are closed to traffic and the lanes are transformed into a leisure area that is paradise for walkers, roller-bladers, skate-boarders and bikers who take full advantage of the space, bringing out the kids and walking their dogs. The banks of the lagoon are also crowded with holidaymakers and their families, and the kiosks with their snacks, cold draft beer and coconut water are very popular. There are public courts for various sports, including tennis and even baseball. Another way of passing your leisure hours is just to lay back and enjoy the view. Wherever you are staying, or whatever convention center that happens to be hosting your event, there will always be a lookout point nearby from which you can appreciate the spectacular views of the city. These moments will stick in your memory, to be recalled when you are back in your own country, thinking of the beauty of Rio and the warmth of its inhabitants. The average temperature in November is 75°f (24°c) for Rio de Janeiro, with an average monthly precipitation 6.26 inches (159mm). Situated on the Atlantic coast, Rio can be a windy place. A southwest wind may signal the arrival of a storm, and northerly winds are often associated with cooler temperatures in summer.

Rio de Janeiro is the cultural capital of Brazil. Over its nearly 500 years of history, it has been the springboard for all the country’s principal cultural exports and the port of entry for major international art exhibitions or musical events bringing top names from the classical to the contemporary. Rio’s architecture embraces churches and buildings dating from the 16th to the 19th centuries, blending with the world-renowned designs of the 20th. Rio was home to the Portuguese Imperial family and capital of the country for many years and was influenced by Portuguese, English and French architecture. Today, these wonderful old buildings contrast with the high-rise ultra-modern intelligent structures, in a city that knows how to progress while at the same time preserving its past. There are more than 50 museums, with collections that help to relate Brazil’s 500 year history. They can be found in buildings listed as national historic heritage, or in award-winning buildings, illustrating the creativity of Brazilian architecture. The principal cultural centers, such as the Modern Art Museum, the National Museum of Fine Arts and the Bank of Brazil Cultural Center are geared today to show international exhibits under conditions of safety and conservation identical to the best museums in the world. In the borough of Santa Teresa, the Montmartre or Soho of Rio, there is a row of houses dating from the start of the 20th century, with around 50 ateliers where more than 80 artists work, and who during the year open their doors to the public to show works of art that vary from the classic to the contemporary. In Lapa, a neighboring borough nearer to the center of town, antique shops live alongside dance halls, both preserving important cultural habits of the city.

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Accommodations
Please book your rooms through the AAPG Housing Bureau. This helps AAPG meet hotel room block commitments and avoid penalties that could ultimately increase conference expenses.
Reservations

• All reservations must be made through the AAPG Housing Bureau by 14 October 2009 and will be processed on a firstcome, first-served basis. • All reservations must be pre-paid in full. • Reservations requested after 14 October will be accommodated based on hotel availability. • Reservations made online must include a valid credit card number and expiration date. • Reservations can be made online at www.AAPG.org/Rio. For other booking options please refer to the Housing Reservation Form.
Multiple Room Requests

Rates

To receive the conference room rate, all hotel reservations must be made through the AAPG Housing Bureau by 14 October 2009. Please refer to the rates table on page 56. All room rates include tax.
Payment Options

You may reserve up to five rooms online with individual names. One credit card or individual credit cards may be used.
Room Maximums/Bed Types

All hotels have a maximum of 3 people per room, with the exception of the Copacabana Palace and the Royal Rio Hotel, which have a maximum of 2 people per room. There is an additional fee for a 3rd person in a room. These fees are listed in the rates table on page 56 in the Extra Person Fee column. Bed type requests are not guaranteed or confirmed until the time of check-in.
Suite Requests

All hotels require full pre-payment of all reserved rooms. There are three options for making payment: • By credit card: A valid credit card with an expiration date of 11/09 or later must be provided with your room request. Your credit card will be charged upon completion of your reservation. • By check: Complete the housing form and mark the appropriate box (paying by check). Mail the form with your check to AAPG Housing Bureau, c/o Experient, P.O. Box 4088, Frederick, MD 21705. Checks should be payable to Experient, AAPG Housing. • By wire transfer: E-mail the AAPG Housing Bureau at AAPGIntl@experient-inc.com to request wire transfer instructions.
Modifications

Please contact the AAPG Housing Bureau at AAPGIntl@ experient-inc.com to request a suite. We suggest you reserve a standard hotel room at the hotel of your choice in the event suites are unavailable. You may cancel this reservation by contacting the AAPG Housing Bureau once you have received confirmation of your suite reservation. Suite availability is limited and on a first come, first served basis. Please note the following hotels have suites: Copacabana Palace, Sheraton Rio, Sheraton Barra and Windsor Barra.
Processing Fee

Modifications can be requested through the AAPG Housing Bureau through 4 November 2009. Modifications are subject to availability. After 4 November modifications will be accepted through the AAPG Housing Bureau but must be approved by the hotels. Please note that these modification requests may take up to 48 hours to process.
Cancellation Policy

Reservations cancelled on or before 1 October 2009 will receive a full refund less the US$45 non-refundable processing fee and the US$75 cancellation fee. Refunds will not be issued after 1 October for cancellation or no-shows, although name changes are allowed.
Early Departure

There is a non-refundable processing fee of US$45 on each room reservation.

Please note there will be no refunds issued for early departure.

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10. Royal Rio Hotel 6. Astoria Palace 5. Sheraton Rio 8. Mar Palace Hotel

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2. Sheraton Barra 7. Copacabana Palace 9. Rio Porto Bay Internacional

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Housing Reservation Form
Housing reservations due to Experient by 14 October 2009 You may also make reservations online by visiting www.AAPG.org/Rio

Make hotel reservations online at www.AAPG.org/Rio or Complete this form and mail or fax by 14 October 2009 to:
AAPG Intl Housing Bureau c/o Experient PO Box 4088 Frederick, MD 21705 Tel: +1 301 694 5243 +1 866 229 2386

Personal Information

Last/Surname Employer Address City Daytime Telephone (include area/country code) E-mail

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Fax: +1 301 694 5124 +1 888 772 1888
State/Country Fax Number Zip/Postal Code

• All reservations must be received by 14 October 2009 in order to guarantee conference rates. • Reservations will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Bed types and other requests cannot be guaranteed until time of arrival to the hotel. • A written acknowledgment will be sent to you via E-mail or fax from AAPG Housing Bureau indicating which hotel you have been reserved in — based on availability. Hotel Preference Numbers

Acknowledgements will be sent to the above E-mail or fax number

Arrival Date: Hotel Preference Enter hotel numbers in order of preference 1. __________________________________ 2. __________________________________ 3. __________________________________ 4. __________________________________ If hotel choice is unavailable, which is more important?: q rate q location (You will be placed in another hotel listed on page xx of this announcement) Occupants List the full name of all individuals who will be occupying the room 1. __________________________________ 2. __________________________________ 3. __________________________________ If sharing a room, send only one reservation form listing room occupants. Please do not send more than one form per reservation. Guarantee/Form of Payment

Departure Date: Room Type Multiple Room Requests You may reserve up to five rooms online or by completing a form with individual names and fax it to +1 301 694 5124 or +1 888 772 1888. Suite Requests Please contact the AAPG Housing Bureau at AAPGIntl@ experient-inc.com. We suggest you reserve a standard hotel room as well — in the event suites are unavailable. You may cancel your standard hotel room reservation by contacting the AAPG Housing Bureau once you have received confirmation of your suite. Suites are based on a first-come, first-served basis. Hotels that have suites include: Copacabana Palace, Sheraton Rio, Sheraton Barra and Windsor Barra
Single (1 person/1 bed) Double (2 persons/1 bed) Double Double (2 persons/2 beds) Triple (3 persons/2 beds) Handicapped-accessible room
ADA rooms are limited. Royal Rio Hotel does not have ADA rooms.

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Windsor Barra Sheraton Barra Royal Bourbon Residence Royalty Barra Sheraton Rio Astoria Palace Copacabana Palace Mar Palace Hotel Rio Porto Bay Internacional Royal Rio Hotel

Thank you for booking your room through the Housing Bureau. This helps meet our hotel room blocks and avoid penalties. Questions Please direct all housing questions to AAPGIntl@experient-inc.com Cancellation Policy Reservations cancelled on or before 1 October 2009 will receive a full refund less the US$45 non-refundable processing fee and the US$75 cancellation fee. Refunds will not be issued after 1 October for cancellations or no-shows, although name changes are allowed.

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Registration
Registration Type AAPG Member or Associated Society Member* AAPG Emeritus Member** Nonmember AAPG Student Member or Associated Society Member* Student Nonmember One-Day Member/Associated Society Member* (Conference & Exhibition Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday) One-Day Nonmember (Conference & Exhibition Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday) Exhibition Only (Sunday/Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday) Field Trip/Short Course Only (Not registering for the conference) Guest Guest of an AAPG Emeritus Member
On or before 9 Sept. On or before 21 Oct. After 21 Oct.

US$645 US$323 US$775 US$40 US$55 US$495

US$725 US$363 US$845 US$40 US$55 US$495

US$900 US$450 US$1075 US$55 US$75 US$495

US$570 US$100 US$30 US$150 US$75

US$570 US$100 US$30 US$150 US$75

US$570 US$100 US$30 US$150 US$75

*AAPG (American Association of Petroleum Geologists), AASP (American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists), ABGP (Brazilian Association of Petroleum Geologists), AWG (Association of Women Geoscientists), CPC (Circum-Pacific Council For Energy & Minerals Resources, Inc.), GSL (Geological Society of London), GSA (Geological Society of America), IAMG (International Association of Mathematical Geology), NABGG (National Association of Black Geologists & Geophysicists), SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology), SIPES (Society of Independent Earth Scientists), SPWLA (Society of Professional Well Log Analysts), TSOP (The Society For Organic Petrology) ** You must be a current member for a minimum of 30 years and be 65 years old before you qualify. Contact AAPG Member Services at +1 918 560 2643 to verify Emeritus status.

It’s Easy to Register!

• Online registration By credit card: www.AAPG.org/Rio. Online registration allows you to know immediately which events (short courses, field trips, luncheons, etc.) are available and if you are registered for an event. If an event is not available, it will not appear on the screen or it will indicate “sold out.” Mailing your registration will delay this process and events may sell out while your registration is in transit. To add an event after you have registered, follow the instructions on the next page under the heading “Changes/Cancellations/Refund Policy.” Please be careful not to register online again, as this will result in duplicate charges. • Mail-in Registration Download a form or use the form on pages 60–61 and mail to: AAPG Registration Center c/o Exgenex 437 Turnpike St. Canton, MA 02021-1411 United States

• Phone or Fax Registration Phone: +1 781 821 6732 Monday – Friday, 08:00 – 17:00 U.S. Eastern time. Fax: +1 781 821 6720 Note: Duplicate registrations and charges may occur if you send more than one copy of a registration form.
Registration Types

• Members, Associated Society Members, Nonmembers and Student Registrants: Receive access to the Opening Ceremony, Icebreaker, Technical Sessions, Refreshment Breaks, Exhibition, End-of-Day Receptions, and ExhibitorSponsored Luncheon, as well as the Program Book, Abstracts Volume on CD and attendee amenity. • One-Day Registrants: Receive access to the Technical Sessions, Refreshment Breaks, End-of-Day Reception, Exhibitor-Sponsored Luncheon (Wednesday only), Exhibition for the day of your registration, as well as the Program Book, Abstracts Volume on CD and attendee amenity. Badges will be available only on the day you are registered.

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• Exhibition Only Registrants: Receive access to the Icebreaker, Refreshment Breaks, Exhibition, End-of-Day Receptions and Exhibitor-Sponsored Luncheon. • Field Trip/Short Course Only Registrants: Receive access only to short courses and field trips for which you register. If you do not register for the conference and exhibition in addition to the courses and trips, you will not receive access to any activities or events during the conference and exhibition. • Guest Registrants: Receive access to the Opening Ceremony, Icebreaker, Technical Sessions, Refreshment Breaks, Exhibition, End-of-Day Receptions, Exhibitor-Sponsored Luncheon and guest amenity. A guest must be registered by a conference registrant; a person who qualifies as a guest may not be a member of AAPG or a professional in the industry.
Confirmations

On-Site

Payment on-site may be made by check, money order or credit card only.
Name Badge and Tickets

To be admitted to any conference activity, you must wear your official AAPG 2009 International Conference & Exhibition name badge. Information on your badge will appear as it is completed on your registration form. To ensure accuracy, please print clearly. Preregistered attendees may pick up badges and tickets at the Registration Desk in the Reception Hall of Pavilion 5 at Riocentro.
Changes/Cancellations/Refund Policy

A detailed confirmation will be e-mailed to you within 24-48 hours. Please retain this acknowledgement for your records. Should you not receive a confirmation, please contact the AAPG Registration Center/Exgenex by e-mail at: aapgregistration@exgenex.com or phone at +1 781 821 6732. Save time on-site by bringing your confirmation, which will include a barcode. Badges and tickets will be printed when you check in on-site. Note: Some company systems will not print the barcode on the confirmation. In this case, your registration ID number will be used.
Payment

Changes can be made by following the instructions on your confirmation or contacting the AAPG Registration Center/ Exgenex by e-mail (aapgregistration@exgenex.com), fax or mail (see page 58 for fax number and mailing address). Amendments to your registration or events are gladly accepted until 15 October 2009. Cancellations can be made by following the instructions on your confirmation or contacting the AAPG Registration Center/Exgenex by e-mail (aapgregistration@exgenex.com), fax or mail (see page 58 for fax number and mailing address) by 15 October. Cancellations received on or before 15 October will receive a full refund less a US$50 processing fee. Refunds will not be issued after 15 October or for “no-shows;” however, substitutions are always allowed.
Cancellation of Under-Subscribed Events

Registrations cannot be processed unless full payment is received with your registration.
Advance Registration

Payment for advance registration may be made by check, money order, credit card or wire transfer. AAPG does not accept purchase orders as a form of payment and does not invoice for conferences. • Checks or Money Orders: Make payable in U.S. dollars to: AAPG 2009 International Conference & Exhibition. • Credit Cards: American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard and Visa are accepted. • Wire Transfers: Please e-mail convene@aapg.org for information on paying by wire transfer. If you plan on paying your registration fee by wire transfer, please allow ample time so that AAPG receives notification of the transfer prior to 26 October. If a wire transfer is received after this date, we cannot guarantee that it will be applied to your registration record.

Please register early to help avoid cancellation of events. We realize the inconvenience and expense you may incur due to cancellation and will make every effort not to cancel any events held in conjunction with the conference but at times it does become necessary to cancel events. We cannot accept responsibility for costs associated with any cancellations of under-subscribed events, i.e. airline tickets, hotel deposits, etc. Refund of the event fees will be issued if an event is cancelled.
Sold Out Events

If an event is sold out, it will be noted on the website. If you register online and wish to be placed on the wait list, please mark the event. If your registration is received by mail or fax, you will automatically be placed on the wait list.

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Broader, Further, Deeper 15–18 November, Rio de Janeiro

REGISTRATION STEP ONE: CONTACT INFORMATION
AAPG Member Number First/Forename Title Company Address City Country Day Telephone E-Mail Country of Residence q I certify that the above information is true and accurate Cell/Mobile Number Fax Country of Citizenship State Zip/Postal Code Nickname Last/Surname

Use one form for each registrant. All authors, speakers, co-chairs and session chairs must register and pay the appropriate fee. Cancellations received by 15 October will be gladly refunded less a US$50 cancellation fee. Four ways to register Online: www.AAPG.com/Rio Phone: +1 781 821 6732 Fax: +1 781 821 6720 Mail: AAPG Registration Center c/o Exgenex 437 Turnpike St. Canton, MA 02021-1411 United States

Are you a member of any of the following? (check all that apply)
o AAPG o AASP o ABGP o AWG o CPC o GSL o GSA o IAMG o NABGG o SEPM o SIPES o SPE o SPWLA o TSOP

REGISTRATION STEP TWO: REGISTRATION TYPE
Registration Type q AAPG Member or Associated Society Member* q AAPG Emeritus Member** q Nonmember q Student Nonmember q One-Day Member/Associated Society Member*
(Conference & Exhibition Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday)

On or before 9 Sept. q US$645 q US$323 q US$775 q US$55 q US$495 q US$570 q US$100 q US$30 q US$150 q US$75

On or before 21 Oct. q US$725 q US$363 q US$845 q US$40 q US$55 q US$495 q US$570 q US$100 q US$30 q US$150 q US$75

After 21 Oct. q US$900 q US$450 q US$1075 q US$55 q US$75 q US$495 q US$570 q US$100 q US$30 q US$150 q US$75

I belong to the following AAPG division(s): (check all that apply)
o DEG o DPA o EMD

q AAPG Student Member or Associated Society Member* q US$40

I am an: (check all that apply) o AAPG Section President o AAPG Region President o Affiliated Society President o DEG President o DEG Officer o DPA President o DPA Officer o EMD President o EMD Officer I am a: (check all that apply) o Speaker o Poster Presenter o Session Chair o Field Trip Leader o Short Course Instructor Occupation: (check all that apply)
o Academic o Engineer o Geologist o Geophysicist o Landman o Other:

q One-Day Nonmember Conference & Exhibition q Monday q Tuesday q Wednesday q Exhibition Only q Field Trip/Short Course Only
(Not registering for the conference)

q Guest: Name: q Guest of an AAPG Emeritus Member Name:

Position:
o CEO/President o Vice President o Manager o Staff Employee o Independent Consultant o Professor o Student o Retired o Other:______________________________

*AAPG, AASP, ABGP, AWG, CPC, GSL, GSA, IAMG, NABGG, SEPM, SIPES, SPWLA, TSOP **Must be a current member for a minimum 30 years and be 65 years of age before you qualify. Contact AAPG Member Services at +1 918 560 2643 to verify Emeritus status.

Total Amount Due for Registration Type

US$

Gender:

REGISTRATION STEP THREE: PRODUCTS FROM PAGE TWO
Total Amount Due for Products US$

o Male o Female

Age:
o 24 and Under o 25-29 o 30-39 o 40-49 o 50-59 o 60-69 o 70+

REGISTRATION STEP FOUR: PAYMENT INFORMATION
Grand Total Amount Due for Registration and Products US$ Full payment is due with registration form. Please make checks payable to: AAPG 2009 International Conference & Exhibition.

Special Needs:
o Vegetarian o Other Dietary Needs:

Other: q Check (#_________)
Credit Card Number Name On Card

q American Express

q MasterCard

q Visa

q Discover

q Diners Club

q Wire Transfer

Expiration Date Signature

o I need airport transfer information o I need a letter for Visa purposes o I want to be a judge o I want to be a student volunteer o Withhold my name from exhibitor mailing lists

By registering for the AAPG 2009 International Conference & Exhibition, I release and agree to indemnify American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) and Brazilian Association of Petroleum Geologists (ABGP) and the agents, officers, servants and employees of each, from all liability for any loss, damage or injury sustained by me while involved in any way with the conference and exhibition except that each of AAPG and ABGP is not released from such liability to the extent the same is caused by its actual negligence or willful misconduct. I have read and understand this waiver and release.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION PRODUCTS: PAGE 2

AAPG Member Number

First/Forename

Last/Surname

.

SHORT COURSES P=Professional / S=Student Pre-Conference Short Courses 1. Workshop on Microbial Carbonate… 2. Salt Geology and Tectonics 3. Student Short Course — Sequence… 4. Application of Biological Markers… 5. Brazilian Albian Carbonate Reservoirs 6. Structural Styles in Petroleum… 7. Student Short Course — Visualization
Fee Per Person # of Tickets Total Cost

GUEST TOURS Tour Full-Day Tropical Islands Tour Half-Day Corcovado and Hippie Fair Private Lunch with Fashion and … Half-Day Downtown City Tour with… Full-Day Petropolis with Barbeque Lunch
Fee Per Person # of Tickets Total Cost

US$800 (P) US$400 (S) US$1,200 (P) US$30 (S) US$50 US$800 (P) US$20 (S) US$1,500 (P) US$750 (S) US$800 (P) US$400 (S) US$30

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# of Tickets

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Total Cost

US$100 US$60 US$105 US$60 US$90

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GUEST TOURS TOTAL LUNCHEONS Event Featured Speaker Luncheon MEMBERSHIP
Fee Per Person

# of Tickets

Total Cost

8. Student Short Course — Integrated… US$30 Post-Conference Short Courses 9. Brazilian Deepwater Turbidite…
Fee Per Person

US$40

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$_____

US$1,500 (P) US$750 (S) US$1,200 (P) US$600 (S) US$50 (S) US$895 US$995 US$995 US$1,095 US$800 (P) US$400 (S)

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Becoming an AAPG Associated Member enables you to register at the member rate. Be sure to mail/fax the AAPG Associate Membership application with this form. Membership Associate Member (North American mailing address) Associate Member (International mailing address)
Fee Per Person Number Total Cost

10. Student Short Course — Integrated… US$30 (S) 11. 3-D Petroleum System Modeling 12. Student Short Course — Seismic… 13. Fluvial Stratigraphy (AAPG member) (AAPG non-member) (AAPG member after 2 Oct.) (AAPG non-member after 2 Oct.) 14. Brazilian Geology: Atlantic Brazilian…

US$40 US$50

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MEMBERSHIP TOTAL TOTAL AMOUNT DUE FROM PRODUCTS SECTION

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$_____

SHORT COURSE TOTAL FIELD TRIPS P=Professional / S=Student
Pre-Conference Field Trips Fee Per Person

r

# of Tickets

Total Cost

1. Paleozoic Amazonas Basin Field Trip… US$1,650 (P) US$825 (S) 2. Meso and Neoproterozoic of the… 3. Stratigraphy, Sedimentology and… US$1,000 (P) US$500 (S) US$1,000 US$500
Fee Per Person

_____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____
# of Tickets

______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______
Total Cost

A visa may be required for entry into Brazil. The visa application process varies so please allow plenty of time to get your visa for Brazil.

Post-Conference Field Trips

4. Petroleum Systems of the…

US$1,000 (P) US$500 (S)

_____ _____ _____ _____ _____

______ ______ ______ ______ $_____

See page 51 for more details.

5. Paleozoic Petroleum Systems of the… US$1,000 (P) US$500 (S) FIELD TRIP TOTAL

“We must begin to create the tools of leadership which they — and their young frontiersmen — will require to lead us onward and upward.” — Dr. Harrison H. Schmidt

Visit our website for more information as to why you need to become an American Association of Petroleum Geologists member.

2009 AAPG ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION
Fax the completed Associate Membership application to: +1 918 560 2694 or mail to AAPG Member Services Department, PO Box 979, Tulsa, OK, 74101-0979 Complete all information. Please print ledgibly.

Last Name Company/School Mailing Address City CountryZip/Postal Code Business Telephone E-mail Date of Birth Citizenship Month/ Day/ q Male

First Name

State

Business Fax

Year q Female

EDUCATION • I have received the following degree(s): q B.Sc. q M.Sc. q Ph.D. q Other _____________________________________________________________________________________________ • My major was (is): q Geology q Geophysics q Engineering q Other _______________________________________________________________________________

• *Degree granted on ________________ School & location _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
(*Students — Expected date of graduation)

q Undergraduate

q Graduate

q Other___________________________________________________________________________________________

EXPERIENCE • My present employment is in exploration, research or teaching of: q Geology q Geophysics q Petroleum Engineering q Other ______________________________________________________________________ • My experience level as of this date is: q Less than 1 year q 1–3 q 4–6 q 7–10 q 10 plus years

If requested, I will submit a complete resume or cv and documentation of my training. I understand membership is subject to review and agree that AAPG’s Constitution, including the Bylaws and Code of Ethics, shall be the sole measure of my rights.

Signature

Date

For AAPG use only

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