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AAPG Conference Staff 3 • Special Lecture — Geology of a Major SAGD Bitumen


AAPG Membership Application 71 Development — A Case Study from Long Lake,
About Calgary 64 Northeastern Alberta 6
Accommodations • Forum — The Value of Diversity in Leadership:
• Hotel Rate Table 58 Global Perspectives 7
• Hotel Locator Map 59 Luncheons 7
• Reservation Form 60 • Featured Speaker Luncheon — The Unconventional
Conference at a Glance 4 Future: Where Ideas and Technology Converge 7
CSPG Core Conference 18 • Unconventionals Day Topical Luncheon —
CSPG/AAPG Unconventionals Day Program 19 Global Challenges in Shale Reservoir Development:
Exhibition 10 Why a Statistical Approach Won’t Work 8
Field Trips 20 • DPA Luncheon — Evaluation and Classification
General Information Issues of Unconventional Resources 8
• CTCC 61 • Exhibitor-Sponsored Luncheon 9
• Exhibition Hall Hours 61 Letter from the General Chair 2
• Airport Information 61 Networking Opportunities 9
• Cyber Café 62 Organizing Committee 3
• Driving Directions 62 Registration
• Electronic Capturing 63 • Registration Types 65
• GST Tax 63 • Registration Information 66
• Visa Information 63 • Registration Form 68
• Itinerary Planner 63 Short Courses 12
• Public Transportation 63 Social Activities 52
• Shuttle Bus 63 Student Activities 33
• Temporary Health Insurance 63 Technical Program
Guest Tours 53 • At a Glance 34
Highlights 5 • Themes 35
• Opening Ceremony 5 • Monday Morning Oral 36
• Plenary Session — Canada: Our Resources to • Monday Afternoon Oral 37
International Exploration 5 • Monday Posters 39
• Management Forum — E&P Challenges in • Tuesday Morning Oral 41
Complex Environments: From the Arctic to • Tuesday Afternoon Oral 43
Deep Water 5 • Tuesday Posters 45
• Special Lecture — Burgess Shale Tales—Mud • Wednesday Morning Oral 46
Volcanism and Chemosynthetic Communities on • Wednesday Afternoon Oral 48
the Middle Cambrian Seafloor of Southeastern • Wednesday Posters 50
British Columbia 5 Volunteer Opportunities 33
• Business Forum — Unconventional Exploration and
Development Geoscientists’ Toolbox: What New
Tools do Geoscientists Need in the Next Decade? 6
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LETTER FROM THE GENERAL CHAIR

On behalf of the AAPG (American Association of Petroleum Geologists), its divisions and host AAPG Canada
Region, as well as SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology) and CSPG (Canada Society of Petroleum Geologists),
it is my distinct pleasure to invite you to join us 12–15 September 2010 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, for the AAPG
International Conference & Exhibition (ICE).

This year’s ICE theme is Frontiers of Unconventional Thinking: Saddle up for the Ride. Our science and profession
continues to change and many factors impacting the geosciences profession in the last three years related to
resource plays, tight sands, coal, oil sands and shales are developing new technologies. On the international
side, events continue to change our industry and the resource plays that started in North America are now
being explored for around the world. The focus for many geoscientists is our passion and love for the science of
petroleum geology, and we hope to capture that for you here in Calgary. Calgary has never hosted the AAPG International Conference
and we’re excited to share with attendees the favorable late-summer climate and dynamic E&P community this leading energy city has
to offer.

There’s no better time to invest in your profession than now. Join us at ICE where you can:
• Choose from 400+ technical presentations addressing topics ranging from unconventional resources to international discovery
thinking.
• Explore the exhibition, where exhibiting companies will display the latest in technology and services.
• Network with fellow geoscientists and other energy professionals from around the world.
• Participate in any of the 16 field trips and “get on the rocks” of Western Canada to see exposures of classic geology.
• Update your skills with one of the 11 short courses taught by experts from around the world.
• Spend an extra day or two and see the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists Core Conference with more than 20 cores
from Canada and throughout the world.
• Listen to featured speakers such as Dr. Scott Tinker as he envisions the energy future.
• Visit a youthful city invigorated by the energy industry and our Western heritage.

Students are invited to experience all that our ICE has to offer and take advantage of the opportunities to meet future employers
and colleagues. No matter what stage of your career, our meeting will ignite your passion for the geosciences. We will inform you
of the latest exploration, development and technologies available to the unconventional plays along with an exceptional line-up of
international themes. You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of late summer in the Canadian Rockies.

Calgary provides a wide variety of opportunities for outdoor activities both inside and outside the city. We have added a couple of
evening events; a Monday night social at one of our best Irish pubs and a Tuesday night event at the Calgary Zoo, which is known for its
array of animals and animated dinosaurs.

These activities add to the pleasure and excitement of an outstanding technical program. Please take a look at the comprehensive line-
up of technical and networking activities described and secure your place at the most exciting professional event of the year.

Join us in the heart of the new West — we look forward to seeing you this September.

John R. Hogg, General Chair

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ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

General Chair.................................................................... John Hogg................................................ MGM Energy Corporation


General Vice Co-Chair and Sponsorship Chair ................Bob Dick ................................................. RPS Energy
General Vice Co-Chair, Sponsorship Vice Chair
and Canada Region President . ....................................... David Dolph ............................................ Nexen Inc.
General Technical Program Co-Chair .............................. Ross Clark ................................................ Kallisto Energy Corporation
General Technical Program Co-Chair .............................. Ian Dawes . .............................................. Talisman Energy Inc.
EMD Vice Chair ............................................................... Fran Hein ................................................. Energy Resources Conservation Board
SEPM Vice Chair . ............................................................ Dale Leckie .............................................. Nexen Inc.
Core Conference Co-Chair .............................................. Nathan Bruder ........................................ Statoil Canada
Core Conference Co-Chair .............................................. John Cody* .............................................. Statoil Canada
Short Course Chair . ........................................................ Julia Baumeister ...................................... Compton Petroleum Corporation
Field Trip Chair . .............................................................. Dennis Meloche ...................................... Devon Energy
Social Activity Chair ........................................................ Randy Smith ............................................ RPS Energy
Sponsorship Vice Chair .................................................... Marty Hewitt .......................................... Nexen Inc.
CSPG Past President . ...................................................... Graeme Bloy . .......................................... Canada Capital Energy Corporation

John Hogg Bob Dick David Dolph Ross Clark Ian Dawes Fran Hein Dale Leckie

Nathan Bruder Julia Baumeister Dennis Meloche Randy Smith Marty Hewitt Graeme Bloy

* Not pictured

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Steph Benton.......................... Conventions Sales Manager • Registration assistance
Theresa Curry......................... Operations Coordinator +1 781 821 6732
Terri Duncan........................... Technical Programs Coordinator • Housing assistance
Randa Reeder-Briggs.............. Operations Manager +1 847 996 5876
Jean Reynolds......................... Events Coordinator • Exhibition space
Julie Simmons......................... Marketing Manager +1 281 773 8836
Kerrie Stiles............................. Administrative Assistant
Mike Taylor............................. Exhibition Sales Representative
Kim Van Delft.......................... Exhibitor and Attendee Services Supervisor
Kyle Walker............................. Graphics and Production Coordinator
Alan Wegener......................... Global Development and Convention Director
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ABOUT ICE 2010


Head to Canada
for the AAPG 2010 International Conference & Exhibition (ICE) 12-15 September in Calgary, where
advances in unconventional resource recovery are driving exploration & production

Calgary is situated in the Western Canada Sedimentary


Basin where for the last 80 years conventional oil and gas
reserves built Canada’s energy storehouse. Today, one of
the unconventional resources, oil sands, found in provinces
of Alberta and Saskatchewan, contains the largest known
reserve of bitumen in the world – an estimated 1.7 to
2.5 trillion barrels. About 10% of this is estimated to be
recoverable with current technology.

The American Association of Petroleum Geologists, with the


AAPG Canada Region as host, invite you to be a part of the
unconventional thinking that will drive the world’s energy
future by participating in ICE.

The comprehensive technical program is complemented


by a dynamic exhibition floor that attracts the innovators
and decision-makers in petroleum geosciences and related
industry worldwide.

CONFERENCE AT A GLANCE
Sunday, 12 September Monday, 13 September Tuesday, 14 September Wednesday, 15 September

Opening Ceremony Technical Program and Posters Technical Program and Posters Technical Program and Posters
Icebreaker Reception Exhibition Exhibition Exhibition
Exhibition Plenary Session — Canada: Our Business Forum — Unconventional Exploration Forum — The Value of Diversity in
Resources to International Exploration and Development Geoscientists’ Toolbox Leadership: Global Perspectives
Management Forum — E&P Challenges Special Lecture — Geology of a Major SAGD DPA Luncheon — Evaluation and
in Complex Environments: From the Bitumen Development — A Case Study from Classification Issues of Unconventional
Arctic to Deep Water Long Lake, Northwestern Alberta Resources
Special Lecture — Burgess Shale Tales Unconventionals Day Topical Luncheon — Global Exhibitor-Sponsored Luncheon
— Mud Volcanism and Chemosynthetic Challenges in Shale Reservoir Development
Communities on the Middle Cambrian
Seafloor of Southeastern British
Columbia
Featured Speaker Luncheon — The Calgary Zoo Social Activity
Unconventional Future: Where Ideas
and Technology Converge
Student Reception
James Joyce Pub Social Activity

Field trips and short courses are available before and after the show,
as well as a two-day core conference following ICE.
See specific sections for times and locations.
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HIGHLIGHTS

Opening Ceremony As the resource base matures, future projects will face increasing
technical, financial and execution uncertainties and risks that
Date: Sunday, 12 September must be successfully managed to ensure adequate volumes are
Time: 17:00–18:00 brought to market. Industry have known about the existence of
Location: South Building, Lower Level, Macleod A these resources for decades but lacked the technology to make
Fee: Included with full conference registration or them commercial. The secret of developing in remote and harsh
Sunday Exhibition Pass environments, as well as resources such as the unconventional,
Saddle up for the Opening Ceremony — Calgary style. Join John have been solved through multidisciplinary approach between
Hogg, General Chair of the AAPG 2010 International Conference geoscientists and engineers, technology and highly talented staff.
& Exhibition (ICE), and AAPG President David Rensink as they kick
off a week of unconventional discovery. You’ll be dazzled by the Speakers will address many of the challenges and opportunities
multimedia event highlighting the culture, music and heritage in this area. Selected topics include unconventionals of North
of Western Canada, and inspired to make the most of your America, the ultra-deep waters of the Atlantic, onshore and
conference experience. Whether you’re attending ICE for the first offshore remote Arctic, Sakhalin, Kazakstan, deserts of the Gulf
time or the fifteenth, you’re sure to enjoy the celebration. region and China. Themes also include development of new
technologies, environmental impact and relationships between
Plenary Session — Canada: Our Resources to governments, companies and communities.
International Exploration
Special Lecture — Burgess Shale Tales—Mud
Date: Monday, 13 September Volcanism and Chemosynthetic Communities on
Time: 08:00–11:25 the Middle Cambrian Seafloor of Southeastern
Location: South Building, Lower Level, Macleod A British Columbia
Fee: Included with conference registration
Co-Chairs: D. Dolph and R. Dick Date: Monday, 13 September
A special session with invited speakers from government, Time: 17:00–18:00
institutions and the energy industry intended to inform and Location: South Building, Lower Level, Macleod A
provide an overview of the current state of the Canadian energy Fee: Included with conference registration
industry and the current state and the future potential of our Co-Chairs: R. Clark and I. Dawes
undeveloped resources and the work of Canadian independents This special lecture will feature P. A. Johnson of Mount Royal
as they explore around the world. University speaking on Mud Volcanism and Chemosynthetic
Communities on the Middle Cambrian Seafloor of Southeastern
Management Forum — E&P Challenges in British Columbia. His co-authors are Kimberley J. Johnston,
Complex Environments: From the Arctic to Deep Palaeontographica Canadiana and Stanley B. Keith, MagmaChem.
Water
Famous for exquisitely preserved “soft-bodied” fossils, the Middle
Date: Monday, 13 September Cambrian Burgess Shale of southeastern British Columbia figures
Time: 13:15–16:40 importantly in discussions of early animal evolution associated
Location: South Building, Upper Level, Glen 206 with the “Cambrian Explosion.” Until recently, research has
Fee: Included with conference registration focused mostly on the fossils, but sedimentological and structural
Co-Chairs: P. O. Yilmaz and S. Al-Hajri observations reveal an intriguing story. Recent studies show that
Significant oil and gas resources are available to meet the metre- to decametre-thick lithosomes composed of nearly pure
increasing global energy demand. In order to ensure timely clinochlore are relatively common in the Burgess Shale, at or
delivery of necessary volumes, increasingly complex exploration near a fault contact with Cambrian platformal carbonates on the
and development challenges must be met. Developing these Kicking Horse Rim. Because clinochlore is a Mg-rich product of
volumes will also require large investments as well as a long-term hydrothermal alteration of mafic minerals, it could not have been
relationship and commitment between resource owners and our deposited by normal basinal sedimentary processes. We propose
industry. that it arrived at the Cambrian seafloor via mud volcanos.

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Kicking Horse Rim—the Middle Cambrian Burgess Shale of southeastern British Columbia

Seeping hydrogen sulfide-rich brines, arriving with the mud, Special Lecture — Geology of a Major SAGD
fueled microbial chemosynthesis that, in turn, attracted animal Bitumen Development — A Case Study from
communities now preserved as localized concentrations of Long Lake, Northeastern Alberta
fossils. Regional dolomitization and ore emplacement including
Pb-Zn and magnesite can also be explained by brine migration in Date: Tuesday, 14 September
a syngenetic hydrothermal system. The evulsed mud and brines Time: 17:00–18:00
were probably generated from serpentinization associated with Location: South Building, Lower Level, Macleod A
subducting oceanic lithosphere along the north (now west) edge Fee: Included with conference registration
of Laurentia. Consequently, the Burgess Shale is not necessarily a Co-Chairs: R. Clark and F. Hein
“typical” marine shale, and most of its fossil assemblages do not
represent “normal” distal shelf communities. Rather, the Burgess This special lecture will feature Dale A.
Shale records deposition in a mud volcano field and preserves the Leckie of Nexen Inc. with co-authors
oldest known examples of chemosynthetic animal communities Milovan Fustic, Nexen Inc., and
in the fossil record. Christopher Seibel, Nexen Inc.

Business Forum — Unconventional Exploration and Nexen Inc. and OPTI Canada Inc. have
Development Geoscientists’ Toolbox: What New constructed the largest integrated
Tools do Geoscientists Need in the Next Decade? SAGD (Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage)
operation in the world to recover a portion
Date: Tuesday, 14 September of the billions of barrels of bitumen
Time: 13:15–14:40 in place on oil sand leases in northeastern Alberta. The sole
Location: South Building, Upper Level, Glen 206 purpose of this infrastructure is to recover and upgrade bitumen
Fee: Included with conference registration trapped within sands of the Cretaceous McMurray Formation.
Co-Chairs: R. Herbert and J. Frasier With the billions of dollars required to acquire land, delineate
An invited panel of E&P professionals will discuss the next decade deposits, drill SAGD well pairs, build steam generation facilities
of unconventional exploration and exploitation of oil and gas and an upgrader, it is critical that the geological and geochemical
resources, along with what tools and techniques will be needed complexity of the reservoir be fully understood.
to exploit these resources. The panel will include professionals
from major oil companies, independents and the service sector.

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Since the inception of this project, Nexen has been committed leadership and the means to overcome these obstacles. Panelists
to developing a thorough understanding of the deposits of the from each of the AAPG Regions will present a wide range of
McMurray Formation through an integrated workflow of detailed views. This forum will be convened jointly by PROWESS and the
geological, seismic and geochemical data sets. Dale’s talk will International Regions committee.
summarize and integrate the broad range of geosciences that are
critical to secure the feedstock to feed the Nexen/OPTI upgrader LUNCHEONS
culminating in a high-quality 39º APG synthetic crude.
Featured Speaker Luncheon — The Unconventional
Dale Leckie , Chief Geologist at Nexen Inc., is a specialist in Future: Where Ideas and Technology Converge
sedimentology, sequence stratigraphy, basin analysis and
unconventional hydrocarbons. He has received numerous awards Date: Monday, 13 September
from AAPG, SEPM and CSPG and has co-edited Memoirs and Time: 11:30–13:00
special publications for those societies. He is past President of Location: South Building, Lower Level, Macleod CD
SEPM and Associate Editor for AAPG Bulletin. Fee: US $50 + 5% GST
Speaker: Scott W. Tinker, Bureau of Economic Geology
Forum — The Value of Diversity in Leadership: The convergence of ideas and technology has created an
Global Perspectives unconventional gas resource base that could supply natural gas
to the North American consumer for 50 to 100 years or more.
Date: Wednesday, 15 September Although not as far along in terms of resource development, oil
Time: 08:00–11:25 from the Bakken shale and the oil sands in Alberta could have a
Location: South Building, Upper Level, Glen 203/204 similar magnitude of impact. The oil and gas industry has been
Fee: Included with conference registration built on ideas and technology developed by some of the best
Co-Chairs: G. Gillis and D. Cook scientists and engineers in the world, and all signs indicate we are
Organizations recognize that diversity of thought contributes not slowing down!
to innovation, and diversity among employees helps make
that happen. In this forum a dynamic group of international Scott W. Tinker is Director of the Bureau of Economic Geology,
speakers will review and discuss the experiences of companies the State Geologist of Texas, Director of the Advanced Energy
in discovering and documenting the added value of cultural and Consortium, a Professor holding the Allday Endowed Chair and
gender diversity in their leadership ranks. In addition, speakers acting Associate Dean of Research in the Jackson School of
and attendees will discuss the obstacles to having diverse Geosciences at the University of Texas at Austin. Tinker spent

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17 years in the oil and gas industry prior to coming to UT in structures around the globe as many players in the industry do
2000. Tinker is past President of the American Association of not want to miss out on significant reserves. However, shale
Petroleum Geologists (2008-09) and the Association of American development overseas will be vastly different from North
State Geologists (2006-07). Tinker was a Distinguished Lecturer America. The limited availability of seismic and well data as
for the AAPG (1997), Society of Petroleum Engineers (2002) compared to North America will require a much more structured
and Distinguished Ethics Lecturer for the AAPG (2006-07) and approach to exploration and delineation. Market drivers,
won best paper awards in two major journals. Tinker holds infrastructure and geopolitical issues will also influence the
appointments on the National Petroleum Council, the Interstate expansion of unconventional plays outside North America. This
Oil and Gas Compact Commission and serves on several private, talk will contrast the statistical approaches to developments in
professional and academic boards. Tinker’s passion is building North America with likely scenarios for overseas expansion and
bridges between academia, industry and government globally, the technology that will be required for success.
and he has given over 300 invited and keynote lectures and
visited over 40 countries towards this end. Tinker’s degrees Hopkins, recently appointed Vice President of Unconventional
are from the University of Colorado (Ph.D.), the University of Resources, is responsible for the R&D strategy, operational
Michigan (M.S.) and Trinity University (B.S.). support and marketing of Schlumberger services for shale gas,
coalbed methane and tight gas. From 2005 until just prior to his
Unconventionals Day Topical Luncheon — Global current assignment, Hopkins was president of Schlumberger Data
Challenges in Shale Reservoir Development: Why & Consulting Services. He joined Schlumberger in 1999 following
a Statistical Approach Won’t Work the Schlumberger acquisition of S. A. Holditch & Associates.
Hopkins has 25 years of petroleum engineering experience,
Date: Tuesday, 14 September beginning with Chevron in North Dakota.
Time: 11:30–13:00
Location: South Building, Lower Level, Macleod CD Hopkins earned M.S. and B.S. degrees with honors in petroleum
Fee: US $50 + 5% GST engineering from Texas A&M University and West Virginia
Speaker: Chris Hopkins, Schlumberger University. An elected Distinguished Member of SPE since 2003,
Shale reservoir development in North America has been nothing he chaired the SPE Learning Innovation Task Force and served on
short of explosive. New technologies and lessons learned in the Well Completions Committee. A member of SEG, Hopkins is a
the Barnett Shale encouraged rapid expansion into other shale Registered Engineer in Pennsylvania, author of many publications
basins in North America. This high level and presentations and instructor for workshops on hydraulic
of activity has not necessarily optimized fracture stimulation.
developments in the different North
American shale basins because each of DPA Luncheon — Evaluation and Classification
the shale plays is unique and the “well Issues of Unconventional Resources
factory” approach attempts to make
one size fit all. While the shale plays Date: Wednesday, 15 September
are attracting the most attention, the Time: 11:30–13:00
challenges of other unconventional Location: South Building, Lower Level, Macleod CD
reservoirs are similar — intense Fee: US $50 + 5% GST
competition and steep learning curves Speaker: David C. Elliott, Alberta Securities Commission
mean success is not guaranteed, especially when the outlook So you want to go to the market to
for natural gas prices remains so uncertain and technology is develop an unconventional resource,
advancing rapidly. do you? Before you go, get some advice
that could save you time, money and
Interest in the potential of shale and other unconventional frustration. Our speaker, David Elliott,
reservoirs is now expanding outside North America. Many professional geologist, is the Chief
reconnaissance studies are underway with leasing and deal Petroleum Advisor for the Alberta

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Securities Commission in Calgary, AB, Canada. One of David’s a beverage and light snack during the times noted while you
many roles is to advise and review the Canadian National peruse the Exhibition Hall. Mingle with exhibitors, explore what’s
Instrument Standard, NI 51-101 for the acceptable reporting new, stretch your legs — and enjoy a bite.
of both conventional and unconventional resources using the
guidelines of the Canadian Oil and Gas Handbook for publically End-of-Day Receptions
traded company’s reserves and resources reports in the province
of Alberta. Dates: Monday, 13 September–Tuesday, 14 September
Time: 16:30–17:30
Exhibitor-Sponsored Luncheon Location: North Building, Upper Level, Exhibition Hall
Fee: Included with conference registration
Date: Wednesday, 15 September After the oral presentations conclude Monday and Tuesday, make
Time: 11:30–13:00 your way to the exhibition hall to enjoy refreshments. While
Location: North Building, Upper Level, Exhibition Hall visiting exhibitors and discussing their technologies and services,
Fee: Included with conference registration enjoy an array of snacks and beverages.
Attendees are invited to lunch — courtesy of the exhibitors.
Complimentary lunch for all attendees and registered guests will Student Reception
be available in the Exhibition Hall on Wednesday. Take advantage
of this opportunity to converse with exhibitors in a relaxed Date: Monday, 13 September
atmosphere while enjoying an informal lunch. AAPG and AAPG- Time: 18:00–19:00
Canada Region wish to thank the exhibitors for their generous Fee: Included with conference registration
sponsorship of this event. All registered students and faculty are invited to attend this
networking event. Read more about this and other student
activities on page 33.
Networking Opportunities
Icebreaker Reception

Date: Sunday, 12 September


Time: 18:00–20:00
Location: North Building, Upper Level, Exhibition Hall
Fee: Included with full conference registration or
Sunday Exhibition only pass
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

Dates: Monday, 13 September–Wednesday, 15 September


Times: 9:25–10:05 and 14:40–15:20
Location: North Building, Upper Level, Exhibition Hall
Fee: Included with conference registration
Conferences shouldn’t be all work — relax a little with colleagues
old and new during our complimentary refreshment breaks.
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EXHIBITION

The ICE exhibition hall offers an unparalleled opportunity to see the latest technologies,
products and services for the geosciences in a dynamic, hands-on environment. From
leading international oil and gas corporations to independents, you’ll find what your
company needs and have the opportunity for face-to-face interaction.

Benefits of attending the ICE

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exhibition
• Attend product demonstrations and/or
presentations
• Compare technologies, products and
services
• Network during Refreshment Breaks,
End-of-Day Receptions and Exhibitor-
Sponsored Luncheon
• Find solutions to specific business
problems
• Meet face-to-face with sales reps
• Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere
The Icebreaker Reception, daily Refreshment Breaks, End-of-Day
• Find global opportunities in the Receptions and Exhibitor-Sponsored Luncheon provide an opportunity
International Pavilion to mingle with exhibitors and other attendees in a pleasant
environment, so take a break from the conference and come see
what’s new.

International Pavilion You’re likely to see the following countries


represented in the International Pavilion:
The International Pavilion (IP), an AAPG subsidiary, focuses on
bringing together countries with oil and gas resources with the • Angola • Gabon • Namibia
oil and gas companies looking to explore and produce them. By • Bahrain • Ghana • Peru
• Barbados • Greenland • Poland
showcasing E&P opportunities, disseminating information and
• Benin • India • Senegal
providing an environment for meaningful discussion and negotiation,
• British • Indonesia • Somaliland
the IP helps facilitate the process of identifying and evaluating Columbia • Ireland • South Africa
international exploration opportunities. • Colombia ANH • Jamaica • Tanzania
• Cote d’Ivoire • Kenya • Trinidad and
The International Pavilion has evolved into a worldwide showcase for • D. P. Congo • Liberia Tobago
the direct promotion of international exploration and development • Eritrea • Mali • Tunisia
opportunities by national oil companies and government agencies. • Falkland • Madagascar • Uganda
By providing information and networking opportunities, the IP helps Islands • Morocco • Vietnam
foster early interaction that results in the creation of successful • France • Mozambique
business relationships.

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EXHIBITION FLOOR PLAN AND EXHIBITOR LISTING

• Activation Labs (ACTLABS) 504 • Furgo Group of Companies 219 • ION Geophysical 313
• Blueback Reservoir 609 • Gatan, Inc. 505 • Neuralog 503
• C&C Reservoirs, Inc. 502 • GeoKnowledge 213 • OilSERV 525
• DATACON Core Imaging/Petrocraft Prod 309 • GeoMark Research, Ltd. 521 • Platte River Associates, Inc. 415
• DownUnder GeoSolutions 524 • GETECH 714 • SeaBird Exploration 508
• Energy & Geoscience Institute 514 • Gore 314 • Seismic Micro-Technology 419
• Envoi Limited 618 • Horizontal Solutions International 512 • SEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology 229
• EZDataRoom 519 • Infoterra Ltd 509 • Thermo Scientific Niton Analyzers 608

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SHORT COURSES
The deadline for registering is 12 August.
PRE-CONFERENCE
1 Clastic Facies and Depositional Wednesday, 8 September– 08:00–17:00 Professional US $2,000 + 5% GST;
Environments in Core (CSPG) Friday, 10 September Student US $1,000 + 5% GST (limited)
2 Seismic Interpretation of Structural Styles Wednesday, 8 September– 08:00–17:00 Professional US $2,850 + 5% GST
(CSPG) Sunday, 12 September Student US $1,425 + 5% GST (limited)
3 The Alberta Oil Sands: Regional Geologic Thursday, 9 September– 08:00–16:30 Professional US $640 + 5% GST
Framework, Environmental and Friday, 10 September Student US $320 + 5% GST (limited)
Regulatory Issues: A Core Workshop (EMD)
4 Writing for the AAPG Bulletin (AAPG) Saturday, 11 September 08:00–17:00 Professional US $40 + 5% GST (increases to US $50
after 13 August); Student US $20 + 5% GST (limited)
(increases to US $25 after 13 August)
5 Creative Petroleum Exploration (AAPG) Saturday, 11 September– 08:00–17:00 Professional US $895 + 5% GST (increases to US $995
Sunday, 12 September after 13 August); Student US $450 + 5% GST (limited)
(increases to US $500 + 5% GST after 13 August)
6 Image Log Interpretation (AAPG) Saturday, 11 September– 08:00–17:00 Professional US $895 + 5% GST (increases to US $995
Sunday, 12 September after 13 August); Student US $450 + 5% GST (limited)
(increases to US $500 + 5% GST after 13 August)
7 Sequence Stratigraphy for Graduate Saturday, 11 September– 08:00–17:00 US $25 + 5% GST (graduate students only)
Students (SEPM) Sunday, 12 September
POST-CONFERENCE
8 Completions and Stimulations for Thursday, 16 September 08:00–17:00 Professional US $450 + 5% GST
Geologists (PTTC) Student US $225 + 5% GST (limited)
9 Fault Seal Analysis (CSPG) Thursday, 16 September– 08:00–17:00 Professional US $1,500 + 5% GST
Friday, 17 September Student US $750 + 5% GST (limited)
10 Practical Geomechanics for Thursday, 16 September– 08:00–17:00 Professional US $1,250 + 5% GST
Unconventional Oil & Gas (CSPG) Friday, 17 September Student US $625 + 5% GST (limited)
11 Sequence Stratigraphy (CSPG) Thursday, 16 September– 08:00–17:00 Professional US $1,000 + 5% GST
Friday, 17 September Student US $500 + 5% GST (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 US $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 before
12 August 2010. Short course cancellations due to low enrollment will be made at this time.
• Courses will be held in corporate training facilities in downtown Calgary. Participants will be advised of the specific locations
approximately one month prior to the course.

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/Calgary. 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.
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Pre-Conference Short Course 1 Topics include:


Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG) • Introduction: Basic structural concepts, geometries and
Clastic Facies and Depositional Environments in Core common seismic interpretation issues
Dates: Wednesday, 8 September–Friday, 10 September • Extensional Structural Regimes: Examples, analytical
Time: 08:00–17:00 techniques, petroleum systems and interpretation exercises in
Location: Calgary, AB, Energy Resources Conservation Board 2-D and 3-D
of Alberta (ERCB) Core Research Centre • Compressional Structural Regimes: Examples, interpretation,
Instructor: Bill Arnott (University of Ottawa, ON, Canada) petroleum systems and balancing and correlation exercises in
Fee: Professional US $2,000 + 5% GST 2-D and 3-D
Student US $1,000 + 5% GST (limited) • Tectonic Inversion: Seismic examples, interpretation exercises
Includes: Manual, refreshments and lunches and the impact of inversion on the petroleum system
Limit: 20 people • Gravitationally Driven Systems: Balancing downdip
Content: 24 PDH compressional shortening with updip extension
• Strike Slip Structural Regimes: Transtension, transpression and
This is a hands-on core workshop that emphasizes the reconciling map and seismic data
understanding of physical and biogenic structures in the • Salt and Mobile Shale Structural Regimes: The basics of
interpretation of sedimentary depositional environments. salt tectonics, application to shale diapirism and seismic
Environments are then related in both time and space interpretation exercises
using sequence stratigraphic principles. Course time is split • Fault Seal Analysis: Integration of seismic and well data for
approximately 70:30 between core observation and lecture fault seal analysis
presentations. Practical exercises include core observation and
interpretation, which then are used to correlate well-log cross- Pre-Conference Short Course 3
sections from subsurface examples in the Western Canada Energy Minerals Division (EMD)
Sedimentary Basin. Course is especially useful for entry-level The Alberta Oil Sands: Regional Geologic Framework,
geologists and those looking for a refresher course in siliciclastic Environmental and Regulatory Issues: A Core Workshop
sedimentology and stratigraphy. Dates: Thursday, 9 September–Friday, 10 September
Time: 08:00–16:30
Pre-Conference Short Course 2 Location: Calgary, AB, Energy Resources Conservation Board
Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG) of Alberta (ERCB) Core Research Centre
Seismic Interpretation of Structural Styles Instructors: Fran J. Hein (Energy Resources Conservation
Dates: Wednesday, 8 September–Sunday, 12 September Board, Calgary, AB, Canada) and
Time: 08:00–17:00 Laurence Andriashek (Energy Resources
Instructors: Mark Cooper (Sherwood Geoconsulting, Calgary, Conservation Board, Edmonton, AB, Canada)
AB, Canada) and Marian Warren (Jenner Fee: Professional US $640 + 5% GST
GeoConsulting, Calgary, AB, Canada) Student US $320 + 5% GST (limited)
Fee: Professional US $2,850 + 5% GST Includes: Course notes, refreshments and lunches
Student US $1,425 + 5% GST (limited) Limit: 20 people
Includes: Manual, refreshments and lunches Content: 16 PDH
Limit: 20 people
Content: 40 PDH This course is targeted to AAPG, CSPG and SEPM members as
well as energy industry, university and government workers. Its
The class is designed as a seismic workshop-style class and will key message is an overview of Canada’s oil sands industry, from
consist of presentations and lectures interspersed with numerous both a geologic and regulatory perspective.
seismic exercises.
Over the two days, we will have a series of lectures on the
geology and hydrogeology of the three oil sands areas of Alberta

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— the Athabasca, Peace River and Cold Lake deposits. Hands-on • Writing an outline (exercise)
core exercises will be done on each of the main deposit areas, • Figures and figure captions
and will examine different parts of the geologic framework • Examples from the AAPG Bulletin
including: Quaternary glacial deposits, bedrock channel deposits; • Dealing with a journal – following instructions to authors,
caprock; bitumen reservoir deposits; and underrock, including increasing the likelihood of manuscript acceptance and
karst deposits along the unconformity. Specific geo-risk issues, learning about and supporting the journal by serving as a
including Quaternary-bitumen reservoir connections, caprock manuscript reviewer
integrity and under-rock karstification will be addressed from • Tips on writing
both an environmental and regulatory perspective. • Resources for writing

Pre-Conference Short Course 4 Note: Attendees should bring laptop computer or writing materials.
American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Discounted registration fees made possible by generous support
Writing for the AAPG Bulletin from Schlumberger, The AAPG Foundation and AAPG Bulletin.
Date: Saturday, 11 September
Time: 08:00–17:00 Pre-Conference Short Course 5
Instructor: Gretchen Gillis (AAPG Editor 2007-2010 and American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Editorial Advisor for Schlumberger, Houston, TX, USA) Creative Petroleum Exploration
Fee: Professional US $40 + 5% GST (increases to US $50 Dates: Saturday, 11 September–Sunday, 12 September
after 13 August) Time: 08:00–17:00
Student US $20 + 5% GST (limited) (increases to Instructors: Edward Beaumont (Tulsa, OK, USA) and
US $25 after 13 August) Douglas Strickland (Jaden Consulting, LLC, Grand
Includes: PowerPoint slides, sample papers from the Rapids, MI, USA)
AAPG Bulletin and Bibliography, including writing Fee: Professional US $895 + 5% GST (increases to US $995
resources; refreshments and lunch. Attendees after 13 August)
will receive a coupon for the AAPG Getting Student US $450 + 5% GST (limited) (increases to
Started Series CD redeemable at the AAPG US $500 + 5% GST after 13 August)
Bookstore. Includes: Course notes, refreshments and lunches
Limit: 40 people Limit: 40 people
Content: 0.7 CEU; 7 PDH Content: 1.5 CEU; 15 PDH

Students, young professionals and experienced professionals This course is for geologists, geophysicists, engineers and any other
considering publishing their work in the AAPG Bulletin will geoscientist needing to learn the skills necessary to “think outside
benefit from this course. Attendees will learn how to write for the box” and be more creative in exploration for oil and gas.
publication in the AAPG Bulletin, from creating an abstract to
outlining, writing and illustrating their work. During the full-day Oil and gas-finding is an art that requires a creative flair. Modern
course, attendees will work on abstracts and outlines. Lectures theory says that creativity is a skill that can be learned and
will provide guidance for finishing other parts of the manuscript. developed through attention and practice. If oil is “first found in
In addition, attendees will learn how to reduce their time to the mind” as Wallace Pratt taught us, then developing skills that
publication and how to support the AAPG Bulletin as reviewers. enhance creativity should be a goal of all explorationists.

Topics include: The purpose of the workshop is to enable participants to begin


• Why do we write? developing a conceptual understanding of successful exploration,
• Writing an abstract (exercise) and from that understanding develop their own philosophy of
• Parts of a manuscript – abstract, introduction, methods, oil and gas finding. The workshop illustrates the application
results, discussion, conclusions, references and of modern creativity theory to petroleum exploration using
acknowledgements numerous case histories and exercises.

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Many pertinent issues to successful exploration are covered • Image textures — sedimentology vs. diagenesis
during the workshop. Participants have the opportunity to • Working a carbonate problem
consider and learn about: • An introduction to structural geology and geomechanics
• What creativity is and how it can be applied to petroleum • Working a fracture problem
exploration • An introduction to SCAT
• How oil and gas is found as illustrated by case histories • Working a fault problem
• What characterizes successful explorationists • Working a geomechanical problem
• The importance of multidisciplinary teams to the creative • Quantitative image log analysis
process • Working a quantitative problem
• Methods for enhancing individual and team creativity skills
Note: Attendees need to bring a laptop computer of sufficient
Pre-Conference Short Course 6 power to run the software and examples.
American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Image Log Interpretation Pre-Conference Short Course 7
Dates: Saturday, 11 September–Sunday, 12 September Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM)
Time: 08:00–17:00 Sequence Stratigraphy for Graduate Students
Instructor: Laird Thompson (UF3, Auburn, CA, USA) Dates: Saturday, 11 September–Sunday, 12 September
Fee: Professional US $895 + 5% GST (increases to US $995 Time: 08:00–17:00
after 13 August) Instructors: Vitor Abreu and Jack Neal (ExxonMobil Exploration
Student US $450 + 5% GST (limited) (increases to Company, Houston, TX, USA)
US $500 + 5% GST after 13 August) Fee: US $25 + 5% GST (limited to graduate students)
Includes: Course notes, 2 CDs (AAPG Image Atlas and a CD Includes: SEPM Student Membership, US $20 SEPM book
with software and problem sets), refreshments coupon, SEPM CSP # 9 Exercises in Sequence
and lunches Stratigraphy, refreshments and lunches
Limit: 40 people Limit: 40 people
Content: 1.5 CEU; 15 PDH Content: 1.6 CEU; 16 PDH

This course will benefit geologists, geophysicists, engineers and Every graduate student in geoscience who needs to better
others who are working on image log interpretation for their understand theory and application of sequence stratigraphy should
company and are looking to expand their knowledge of the attend this course, which is designed to teach graduate students
application of image log data sets to solve a variety of industry the principles, concepts and methods of sequence stratigraphy.
problems. Sequence stratigraphy is an informal chronostratigraphic
methodology that uses stratal surfaces to subdivide the
The primary objective is to show the range of interpretations stratigraphic record. This methodology allows the identification
possible with image log data sets — qualitative, quantitative, of coeval facies, documents the time-transgressive nature of
geological (sedimentological, structural and diagenetic analyses) classic lithostratigraphic units, and provides geoscientists with an
and to allow participants to work on examples of these diverse additional way to analyze and subdivide the stratigraphic record.
opportunities. This will be accomplished through brief lectures
interspersed with numerous workshop exercises. Using exercises that utilize outcrop, core, well log and seismic data,
the course provides a hands-on experience to learning sequence
Topics include: stratigraphy. The exercises include classic case studies from which
• Getting started with the software many sequence stratigraphic concepts were originally developed.
• The data — their acquisition, quality control and processing
• Looking at lithologies with image logs The main objectives are to review:
• Artifacts on the images • Basic concepts and terminology of sequence stratigraphy
• Working a sedimentology problem • The stratigraphic building blocks of depositional sequences

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• Recognition criteria for the identification of depositional The objective of this course is to introduce fault seal concepts and
sequences and their components in outcrops, cores, well logs methods to geoscientists (geologist and geophysicist) and petroleum
and seismic engineers in the hydrocarbon industry to apply in their exploration
• The application of sequence stratigraphy in non-marine, and development projects. This course includes basic fault flow
shallow marine and submarine depositional settings characteristics, but will also develop more complex concepts.

Post-Conference Short Course 8 This course is a two-day classroom lecture overview of principles
Petroleum Technology Transfer Council (PTTC) and modern methods in fault seal analysis with exercises to
Completions and Stimulations for Geologists emphasize the main points. Key topics include:
Date: Thursday, 16 September • Fault geometry and fault zone architecture
Time: 08:00–17:00 • Flowbasics
Instructor: Jennifer Miskimmons (Colorado School of Permeability and Darcy’s Law
Mines, Golden, CO, USA) Capillary seal concepts and sealing capacity
Fee: Professional US $450 + 5% GST Relative permeability
Student US $225 + 5% GST (limited) Hydrodynamic seal
Includes: Manual, refreshments and lunch • Fault rocks
Limit: 40 people Description and deformation mechanisms
Content: 8 PDH Flow properties
• Fault mapping methods
This one-day short course provides a basic understanding Juxtaposition seal
of completion and stimulation techniques for geoscientists. Fault rock seal
The design of wells, from casing schematics through initial Shale gouge ratio
stimulation, is covered including the following topics: single Clay smear potential
completions, multiple completions, tubing sizes and designs, Mapping fault rock distributions: review of basic principles
packers and other downhole equipment, perforating techniques, including triangle and juxtaposition diagrams
formation damage, acidizing, hydraulic fracturing and other • Applications of fault seal analysis in exploration and production
stimulation techniques. The course approaches these topics from Predicting sealing capacity
a multidisciplinary viewpoint to facilitate the input of geological Fault rock properties in reservoir flow simulation models
and petrophysical components into completion and stimulation
operations. Data and information that should be considered and Note: Attendees should bring a calculator, pencils, colored
shared by all disciplines will be discussed. pencils, rulers and graph paper (4-5 sheets per attendee).

Post-Conference Short Course 9 Post-Conference Short Course 10


Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG) Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG)
Fault Seal Analysis Practical Geomechanics for Unconventional Oil & Gas
Dates: Thursday, 16 September–Friday, 17 September Dates: Thursday, 16 September–Friday, 17 September
Time: 08:00–17:00 Time: 08:00–17:00
Instructor: Russell K. Davies (Rock Deformation Research USA Instructor: Pat McLellan (McLellan Energy Advisors Inc.,
Inc., McKinney, TX, USA) Calgary, AB, Canada)
Fee: Professional US $1,500 + 5% GST Fee: Professional US $1,250 + 5% GST
Student US $750 + 5% GST (limited) Student US $625 + 5% GST (limited)
Includes: Manual, exercises, refreshments and lunches Includes: Manual, list of references and Internet resources,
Limit: 20 people spreadsheet program for basic wellbore stability
Content: 16 PDH and stress analyses, demonstration of advanced
geomechanical software, refreshments and lunches
Limit: 40 people
Content: 16 PDH

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Petroleum geomechanics play an increasingly important role Time: 08:00–17:00


in exploration and well planning in many unconventional Instructor: Ashton Embry (Geological Survey of Canada,
hydrocarbon reservoirs. This course provides a concise overview Calgary, AB, Canada)
of basic rock mechanics principles and their application to many Fee: Professional US $1,000 + 5% GST
practical problems encountered in the E&P process. Student US $500 + 5% GST (limited)
Includes: Manual, refreshments and lunches
Topics include: Limit: 25 people
• In-situ stresses and formation pressures: What you need to Content: 16 PDH
know about measuring and calculating in-situ stresses and
pore pressures. Stress changes due to depletion or injection. This two-day course presents the concepts and practical
• Rock mechanical properties: How to determine them in the applications of sequence stratigraphy for petroleum exploration.
laboratory, from wireline logs, and other methods. When log- The course will involve both lecture and workshop formats.
lab calibration really matters. Lectures will be informal and discussion will be encouraged at all
• In-situ stress and natural fractures: Concept of “critical shear times. Workshop exercises will emphasize the recognition and
stress” and how to use it to your advantage in finding fracture correlation of sequence stratigraphic surfaces on well log cross
permeability and understanding well productivity. sections and their use in facies prediction.
• Natural fracture networks: Introduction to stochastic fracture
network modeling using core and log data. Forecasting fracture By the end of the course, participants will have a clear
connectivity in reservoirs and caprocks. understanding of the principles of sequence stratigraphy. They
• Wellbore stability: Fundamental mechanics of borehole will readily be able to recognize and use sequence stratigraphic
collapse and lost circulation. Cause and effect. Determination surfaces as the main correlation lines on their cross sections
of the appropriate “mud weight window”. When will an and to use sequence stratigraphy for predicting facies types
openhole completion work. Practical guidelines for drilling and and geometries away from control points and for interpreting
completions. depositional history and paleogeographic evolution.
• Hydraulic fracturing: Basics steps for planning and executing a
well stimulation campaign. Topics include:
• Oil sands geomechanics: What’s new in thermally enhanced • Sequence stratigraphy, sedimentology and other stratigraphic
recovery with SAGD and CSS. Assessing caprock integrity for disciplines
steam injection projects. • Sequence stratigraphic surfaces; origin and recognition
• Geomechanical monitoring: Basics of microseismics; • Units of sequence stratigraphy
tiltmeters, InSAR, GPS and other techniques that rely on the • Sequence hierarchies
measurement of ground or subsurface movements. • Applications to marine clastics
• Applications to non-marine clastics and incised valley fills
Post-Conference Short Course 11 • Applications to carbonates
Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG) • Factors influencing sequence development
Sequence Stratigraphy • Hydrocarbon traps
Dates: Thursday, 16 September–Friday, 17 September

Stay on the cutting edge of technology.


The short course program is designed to provide you with access to the information, skills and technology you need
to make your practice of the geosciences more valuable to you and your employer.

Register for a short course today to improve your job skills and enhance your career.
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CUTTING TO THE CORE OF OUR BUSINESS — CSPG CORE CONFERENCE

Dates/Times: Thursday, 16 September, 08:00–16:00 to 30 integrated core and poster displays and will be focused on
Friday, 17 September, 08:00–12:00 unconventional, frontier and international hydrocarbon systems.
Location: Calgary, AB, Energy Resources Conservation Board
of Alberta (ERCB) Core Research Centre The core conference is targeting unique and interesting core
Co-Chairs: Nathan Bruder and John Cody (Statoil Canada Ltd., displays ranging from unconventional exploration in tight oil
Calgary, AB, Canada) sands of Western Canada, tight gas sands and shales of Canada
Fee: US $130 + 5% GST and the United States and conventional frontier exploration such
Includes: Refreshments as the Canadian Arctic and the North Sea and countries such as
Limit: 1,500 people maximum Peru, the United Kingdom and Yemen.
Content: 8 PDH
This event will afford all attendees the opportunity to examine
Following the convention will be a two-day core conference held the rocks in detail, while interacting with the authors. Take this
at the ERCB Core Research Centre, the world’s largest and most opportunity to reconnect with the rocks and remember what
functional facility of its kind. The core conference will showcase up geology is really about.

Photo illustration by Dennis Meloche

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Featured One-Day Program
CSPG/AAPG Unconventionals Day
Unconventional Resources continue to be in the spotlight worldwide. That’s why CSPG and AAPG have planned an entire day
highlighting the importance, future and development of these resources. Whether you’re attending ICE all week or just wish to
purchase a one-day registration, you won’t want to miss Tuesday’s informative presentations on some of the most timely topics
affecting petroleum geology.

• Luncheon: Unconventionals Day Topical Luncheon: Global Challenges in Shale Reservoir Development: Why a Statistical Approach
Won’t Work. Come listen to Chris Hopkins, Vice President of Unconventional Resources for Schlumberger, at this informative
luncheon. See details on page 8. Fee: US $50 + 5% GST
• Business Forum — Unconventional Exploration and Development Geoscientists Toolbox: What New Tools do Geoscientists
Need in the Next Decade? An invited panel of E&P professionals will discuss the next decade of unconventional exploration and
exploitation of oil and gas resources, along with what tools and techniques will be needed to exploit these resources. See details on
page 6. Included with conference registration.
• Management Forum — E&P Challenges in Complex Environments: From the Arctic to Deep Water. The secret of developing in
remote and harsh environments, as well as resources such as the unconventional, have been solved through a multidisciplinary
approach between geoscientists and engineers, technology and highly talented staff. Speakers will address many of the challenges
and opportunities in this area. See details on page 5. Included with conference registration.
• Special Lecture — Geology of a Major SAGD Bitumen Development — A Case Study from Long Lake, Northeastern Alberta, with
speaker Dale A. Leckie from Nexen Inc. See details on page 6. Included with conference registration.
• Choose from numerous technical presentations and posters related to unconventionals in Tuesday’s lineup, including two EMD
sessions on oil sands/heavy oil, both regional and Alberta case studies and two EMD sessions on the Bakken Shale.

Register through 30 June for maximum savings!


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FIELD TRIPS
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.
The deadline for registering is 12 August.
PRE-CONFERENCE
1 IHS Development in a Tidally Influenced River, Fraser River, Tuesday, 7 September, 19:00– Professional US $500 + 5% GST
British Columbia (SEPM) Thursday, 9 September, 17:00 Student US $250 + 5% GST (limited)
2 Sequence Stratigraphy, Sedimentology and Reservoir Facies Wednesday, 8 September, 09:00– Professional US $970 + 5% GST
of the Montney Formation (CSPG) Friday, 10 September, 21:00 Student US $485 + 5% GST (limited)
3 Sequence Stratigraphic Evolution of an Upper Devonian Thursday, 9 September, 08:00– Professional US $3,700 + 5% GST
(Woodbend and Winterburn Groups) Reef-Off-Reef Sunday, 12 September, 16:00 Student US $1,850 + 5% GST (limited)
Transition, Cripple Creek Outcrop, Ram Range, Alberta (CSPG)
4 Cambrian-Hosted Structurally Controlled “Hydrothermal” Friday, 10 September, 08:00–18:30 Professional US $310 + 5% GST
Dolomite: Rock Fabrics to Reservoir Implications (CSPG) Student US $155 + 5% GST (limited)
5 A Revised Regional Stratigraphy and Stratigraphic Friday, 10 September, 07:00– Professional US $425 + 5% GST
Architecture for the Horseshoe Canyon Formation: Outcrop Saturday, 11 September, 18:00 Student US $215 + 5% GST (limited)
and Subsurface (CSPG)
6 Structural Geology of the Rocky Mountain Foothills and Front Friday, 10 September 07:30– Professional US $625 + 5% GST
Ranges, Banff and Kananaskis Region, Alberta, Canada (CSPG) Saturday, 11 September 20:00 Student US $315 + 5% GST (limited)
7 Seafloor Hydrothermal Processes in the Middle Cambrian Saturday, 11 September, 06:30–21:00 Professional US $475 + 5% GST
Burgess Shale, Yoho National Park, British Columbia (CSPG) Student US $240 + 5% GST (limited)
8 The Horseshoe Canyon-Bearpaw Transition: Challenging Saturday, 11 September, 07:00–16:30 Student US $45 + 5% GST
Sequence Stratigraphic and Depositional Paradigms (CSPG)
9 Calgary to Banff – Geology of the Bow River Valley Corridor Saturday, 11 September, 08:00–21:00 Professional US $200 + 5% GST
from the Plains to the Mountains (EMD/SEPM) Student US $100 + 5% GST (limited)
POST-CONFERENCE
10 Folds, Faults and Hydrocarbons in the Southern Canadian Thursday, 16 September– Professional US $1,595 + 5% GST
Cordillera — Principles and Practices (AAPG) Sunday, 19 September (increases to US $1,695 after 13 August)
See page 27 for times Students US $800 + 5% GST (increases to
US $850 + 5% GST after 13 August)
11 Triassic Rocks of the Kananaskis Valley — A Montney Friday, 17 September, 08:00–18:30 Professional US $275 + 5% GST
Formation Outcrop Analogue (CSPG) Student US $140 + 5% GST (limited)

12 Shales and Sandstones of the Upper Cretaceous in the Friday, 17 September, 08:00– Professional US $725 + 5% GST
Southern Alberta Foothills; Outcrop Analogs of Shale and Saturday, 18 September 18:00 Student US $365 + 5% GST (limited)
Thin Bedded Shelf, Pro-Deltaic and Shoreface Sandstone
Reservoirs (CSPG)

13 Geology of the Athabasca Oil Sands: Exploring an Oil Field in Friday, 17 September, 08:00– Professional US $2,275 + 5% GST
Outcrop (CSPG) Saturday, 18 September, 17:30 Student US $1,140 + 5% GST (limited)
14 Regional Aspects of Marine and Non-Marine Sandstone Gas Friday, 17 September, 07:00– Professional US $850 + 5% GST
Reservoirs: Belly River Group, Southern Alberta Plains (CSPG) Saturday, 18 September, 17:00 Student US $425 + 5% GST (limited)
15 Tidal Deposits Including Sandy Inclined Heterolithic Friday, 17 September, 16:00– Professional US$500 + 5% GST
Stratification (IHS) at Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park, Sunday, 19 September, 17:00 Student US $250 + 5% GST (limited)
Alberta – An Analog for the McMurray Formation (SEPM)
16 An Upper Cretaceous Tide-Dominated Delta in the Eagle Friday, 17 September, 11:00– Professional US $825 + 5% GST
Formation of North-Central Montana: Milk River Formation Monday, 20 September, 22:00 Student US $415 + 5% GST (limited)
Low-Permeability Reservoir Equivalent (CSPG)

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IMPORTANT NOTES REGARDING FIELD TRIPS

• 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).
• To help us better anticipate the number of attendees and avoid premature cancellation of field trips, please register before
12 August 2010. Field trip cancellations due to low enrollment will be made at this time.
• Neither AAPG 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/Calgary. If a discounted spot is still available it will show up during
the registration process. If discounted spaces are no longer available, you can register at the full fee and/or you can place your name on
the waiting list for a discounted spot in the field trip.

Pre-Conference Field Trip 1


Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM)
IHS Development in a Tidally Influenced River, Fraser River,
British Columbia
Dates: Tuesday, 7 September, 19:00–Thursday, 9
September, 17:00 (departs from Holiday Inn
Vancouver Centre, 711 W. Broadway, and returns to
Vancouver International Airport). Participants are
responsible for their own transportation to and
from Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Leader: Shahin Dashtgard (Simon Fraser University,
Burnaby, BC, Canada)
Fee: Professional US $500 + 5% GST
Student US $250 + 5% GST (limited)
Includes: Two nights’ lodging based on double occupancy, This mid-channel bar is situated in the brackish-water reach of the
Fraser River. Steeply dipping sand and mud beds (Inclined Heterolithic
field transportation, two lunches and field guide
Stratification; left inset photo) and muddy flasers (right inset photo) are
Limit: 20 people common sedimentological features observed in this setting.
Content: 1.6 CEU; 16 PDH

During this two-day field trip we will visit a variety of sites along channel-margin, point bar and mid-channel bar deposits within
the Fraser River, B.C. where Inclined Heterolithic Stratification the mesotidal (brackish water) reach of the Fraser River. The
(IHS) is developed. At each site we will consider the depositional environments visited provide an interesting backdrop to compare
processes and conditions that favor IHS development, and the the sedimentological and ichnological characteristics of mixed
sedimentological and ichnological characteristics of the deposits. tidal-fluvial settings. As well, the distribution and diversity of
Observations in the field will be compared to similar structures ichnological structures in these brackish-water settings will be
preserved in Middle McMurray Fm point bars. Stops include considered.

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Pre-Conference Field Trip 2


Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG)
Sequence Stratigraphy, Sedimentology and Reservoir Facies of
the Montney Formation
Dates: Wednesday, 8 September, 09:00–Friday, 10
September, 21:00 (departs from and returns to
downtown Calgary – one block east of the Calgary
Tower)
Leaders: Thomas F. Moslow (Midnight Oil Exploration,
Calgary, AB, Canada) and John-Paul Zonneveld
(University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada)
Fee: Professional US $970 + 5% GST
Student US $485 + 5% GST (limited)
Includes: Transportation, two nights’ lodging based on
double occupancy, breakfast, lunches and guidebook
Limit: 24 people
Content: 20 PDH

This field trip provides for the examination of siliciclastic and


bioclastic sedimentary facies of shoreface, turbidite and basinal
paleo-environments of deposition from vertically and laterally
continuous outcrop exposures of the Lower Triassic (Montney
equivalent) strata in the Front Ranges of the Cadomin and
Jasper National Park areas. Outcrop localities provide for the
unique opportunity to examine distal through proximal facies
associations directly analogous to reservoir fairways along the Exposure of the Early Smithian MacKenzie Dolomite Lentil, outcrop
Montney subcrop edge in west-central Alberta through to the equivalent of the Coquinal Dolomite member of the middle Montney
basinal and turbidite reservoir facies in north-eastern British formation, calibrated to an outcrop derived spectral gamma ray log and
Columbia. graphic litholog.

Defined as western Canada’s first “shale gas” reservoir, the Note: Weather conditions in Alberta are highly variable. Be
Montney Formation has become one of the Basin’s hottest prepared for rain and cool conditions as well as very warm
and most aggressively drilled resource plays. The target of weather. Hiking conditions are moderately aggressive. Hiking
most exploitation is through horizontal drilling in facies and boots and extra socks are strongly recommended.
depositional settings equivalent to those observed in this trip.
Outcrop exposures are placed into a sedimentologic and Pre-Conference Field Trip 3
sequence stratigraphic context. Significant surfaces and facies Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG)
associations are calibrated to outcrop gamma ray logs providing Sequence Stratigraphic Evolution of an Upper Devonian
for correlation to subsurface equivalents. Vertical and lateral (Woodbend and Winterburn Groups) Reef-Off-Reef Transition,
variability of facies in outcrop will be related to subsurface Cripple Creek Outcrop, Ram Range, Alberta
reservoir scale heterogeneity and drilling strategies for resource Dates: Thursday, 9 September, 08:00–Sunday, 12
exploitation. Field sites provide the opportunity for observation September, 16:00 (departs from and returns to
of varying patterns of bedding, lithology and fracture geometry downtown Calgary – one block east of the Calgary
that are inherent to the reservoir characterization of the tight gas Tower)
/ shale gas plays that have become the mainstay of hydrocarbon
exploitation in the Montney Formation.

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Leaders: John Weissenberger and Murray Gilhooly knowledge gained from these outcrops to aid in exploration
(Husky Energy, Calgary, AB, Canada), Pak Wong and development of large oil and gas reservoirs in the adjacent
(ExxonMobil International, Leatherhead, England), subsurface, like the Leduc Formation reefs at Leduc, Redwater
and Ken Potma (ExxonMobil, Calgary, AB, Canada) and Golden Spike.
Fee: Professional US $3,700 + 5% GST
Student US $1,850 + 5% GST (limited) Note: Traverses will commonly be over loose, often steep slopes.
Includes: Guidebook, meals, transportation and two nights’ Participants must be physically prepared for this and equipped
lodging based on double occupancy with proper footwear and clothing for weather which can range
Limit: 13 people from 5 to 25 degrees Celsius, with rain/snow, wind and sun
Content: 32 PDH exposure typical of mountain environments.

With the dawn of a new age of exploration for unconventional oil Pre-Conference Field Trip 4
and gas, the Cripple Creek outcrops are well suited to examining Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG)
the nature of and relationship of basinal shales, such as the Cambrian-Hosted Structurally Controlled “Hydrothermal”
Duvernay/Muskwa formations, to nearby age-equivalent reefs. Dolomite: Rock Fabrics to Reservoir Implications
The field seminar will begin at the ERCB Core Research Centre Date: Friday, 10 September, 08:00–18:30 (departs from
in Calgary examining age-equivalent core. After a drive through and returns to downtown Calgary – one block east
the spectacular Foothills and Front Ranges of the Alberta Rocky of the Calgary Tower)
Mountains to the Nordegg Alberta area, two full helicopter Leader: Graham Davies (GDGC Ltd., Calgary, AB, Canada)
supported field days will be spent on the Ram Range, examining Fee: Professional US $310 + 5% GST
these classic outcrops. Student US $155 + 5% GST (limited)
Includes: Guidebook, lunch, snacks, pizza and
The Cripple Creek outcrop in the Front Ranges of Alberta, near park entrance fee
the town of Nordegg, is one of a series of classic localities Limit: 15 people
exposing Upper Devonian carbonate platform to basin Content: 8 PDH
facies successions. For over 60 years academic and industry
geoscientists have visited these outcrops to gain understanding For those participants wishing to attend both this field trip and
of Upper Devonian geology in Western Canada, and to integrate Field Trip #7 (“Seafloor Hydrothermal Processes in the Middle
Cambrian Burgess Shale”) on 11 September, arrangements can be
made to stay overnight at participant’s cost at either Lake Louise
or Field BC.

The main focus of this field seminar is on Cambrian-hosted


dolomite characterized by extensive saddle dolomite fabrics in
outcrop and roadcuts in southwestern Alberta and southeastern
British Columbia. Stops or viewpoints include vertical dolomite
pipes, breccias and breccia domes, internal dolomite sediments,
zebra fabrics, replacement textures, shear fabrics and other rock
types.

The section will be placed in tectonic and structural setting,


with discussion of the role of faults in dolomitization and
Cripple Creek skyline section, Ram Range Alberta. Field day 1 is spent
mineralization. Supporting data will include fluid inclusion and
traversing through bedded tidal flat and subtidal dolomites of the Upper
Devonian Leduc Formation, Woodbend 1 sequence, in foreground and
conventional isotopic analyses, plus newly acquired Mg isotope
through massive, thick bedded Leduc reef margin facies (resistant ledge in data that point to deep ‘magmatic’ Mg fluid source and tie to
midground), Woodbend 2 sequence. the Burgess shale and fauna (World Heritage Site). Posters will

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Drumheller, Horsethief Canyon, Morrin Bridge, Kubinec Ranch,


Tolman Bridge (some stops may be precluded by wet weather).
Participants will interpret stratigraphic changes within the
context of non-marine sequence-stratigraphic concepts and
examine proposed correlations of the outcrop stratigraphy with
subsurface cross-sections that extend north to Edmonton, west
to Calgary, and south to the international border. There will also
be a trip to the world famous Royal Tyrrell Museum to view
dinosaur and other fossils.

Cambrian-hosted floating-clast dolomite breccia with geopetal internal


sediment enclosed in saddle dolomite cement, Whirlpool Point field stop.

be used to place the Cambrian dolomite fabrics and controls in


broader global context and relevance to hydrothermal dolomite
reservoirs.

Note: This is a long day (~ 550 kilometres) of bus travel and stops.
Only one stop requires very minor low-gradient climbing, and
Stacked paralic sandstones of the Upper Cretaceous Horseshoe Canyon
even that can be bypassed on an individual basis. Dressing for
Formation.
changeable weather is recommended.

Pre-Conference Field Trip 5 A revised outcrop and subsurface stratigraphy for the 255 metre
Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG) thick Upper Cretaceous Horseshoe Canyon Formation reveals
A Revised Regional Stratigraphy and Stratigraphic Architecture subunits whose boundaries reflect changes in sediment supply,
for the Horseshoe Canyon Formation: Outcrop and Subsurface rates of subsidence, climate and sea level during a time span of
Dates: Friday, 10 September, 07:00–Saturday, 11 ~6 million years. Some of these changes are marked by variation
September, 18:00 (departs from and returns to in sandstone body thicknesses, sandstone-mudstone ratios, and
downtown Calgary – one block east of the Calgary coal development.
Tower)
Leader: David A. Eberth, Ph.D. (Royal Tyrrell Museum, Note: Moderately aggressive hiking, uneven and steep terrains,
Drumheller, AB, Canada) rain/sunshine, biting insects, cactus; hiking boots are strongly
Fee: Professional US $425 + 5% GST recommended.
Student US $215 + 5% GST (limited)
Includes: Guidebook, lunches, BBQ dinner, entry to Tyrrell Pre-Conference Field Trip 6
Museum, drinks, one night’s lodging based on Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG)
double occupancy and transportation Structural Geology of the Rocky Mountain Foothills and Front
Limit: 34 people Ranges, Banff and Kananaskis Region, Alberta, Canada
Content: 16 PDH Dates: Friday, 10 September, 07:30–Saturday, 11
September, 20:00 (departs from and returns to
This field seminar will focus on classic and newly examined downtown Calgary – one block east of the Calgary
outcrops in the areas of Dorothy, East Coulee, Willow Creek, Tower)

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Note: Although there are several roadside stops, participants


Leaders: Greg Soule (Devon Canada, Calgary, AB, Canada) should be prepared for moderate hiking across uneven ground
and Paul MacKay (University of Calgary, Calgary, for up to two hours, and for anything from sunburn to frostbite.
AB, Canada) You will need sturdy footwear, a raincoat, warm layers such as
Fee: Professional US $625 + 5% GST sweaters, a windproof jacket, a sun hat and a winter hat and gloves
Student US $315 + 5% GST (limited) in your bag. We will hope for pleasant weather, but be prepared as
Includes: Guidebook, transportation, refreshments, one the mornings are likely to be cool regardless! Some meals will be
breakfast, one dinner (en route home on second provided including a group dinner en route home the second day;
day) and one night’s lodging based on double however, participants will be responsible for their breakfast before
occupancy departure and for dinner on the first evening.
Limit: 21 people
Content: 16 PDH Pre-Conference Field Trip 7
Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG)
The first day will examine a dip transect of the Canadian Rocky Seafloor Hydrothermal Processes in the Middle Cambrian
Mountain Foothills and Front Ranges between Calgary and Banff, Burgess Shale, Yoho National Park, British Columbia
Alberta. The tectonic setting, structural geology and hydrocarbon Date: Saturday, 11 September, 06:30–21:00 (departs
trap types will be observed and discussed. The focus is in the from and returns to downtown Calgary – one
outcrop of the Front Ranges where the exposed Paleozoic block east of the Calgary Tower)
carbonate strata best show the structural relationships and Leaders: Christopher J. Collom (University of Calgary,
geometries of the thrust belt. Observations made throughout the AB, Canada) and Randle Robertson (The Burgess
trip are related to the subsurface exploration and development Shale Geosciences Foundation, Field, BC, Canada)
of the hydrocarbon resources in the Foothills belt. Fee: Professional US $475 + 5% GST
Student US $240 + 5% GST (limited)
The second day will focus on the strike dimension of the Includes: Transportation, lunch, pizza dinner, park entrance
observed structures. This completes the third dimension of the and guidebook
thrust belt model, and expands the discussion to mapping and Limit: 12 people
interpretation issues including structural closure. Content: 8 PDH

For those participants wishing to attend both this field trip


and Field Trip #4 (Cambrian-Hosted Structurally Controlled
‘Hydrothermal’ Dolomite: Rock Fabrics to Reservoir Implications)
on 10 September, arrangements can be made to stay overnight at
participants cost at either Lake Louise or Field, BC.

This 22 km round trip hike will take participants through 800 m


elevation gain to the historic Walcott Quarry in the Burgess
Shale on Fossil Ridge, Yoho National Park. Commencing at scenic
Takakkaw Falls in the Yoho Valley, participants will hike the
century-old Highline Trail through Yoho Pass.

Nearby Mount Wapta provides excellent views of mountain-


side-scale hydrothermal dolomite cones within the Eldon
Formation (Middle Cambrian). Rounding the south side of
Folded Mississippian limestone strata near the northern termination of the
Lewis Thrust, Mount Kidd, Alberta. Photograph by G. Soule.
Mount Wapta, participants will ascend part way up Fossil Ridge
to the Walcott Quarry. The Quarry exposes an excellent section
of basinal argillites of the so called “Greater Phyllopod Bed” of

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Includes: Transportation, guidebook, lunch, dinner and


museum entrance
Limit: 29 people (Students only)
Content: 8 PDH

This is a one day field seminar to the town of Drumheller, Alberta,


designed to experience the famous ‘Badlands’ of Alberta. It is
a full day of travel and sightseeing that combines geology with
paleontology and history.

Several horizons of intertonguing non-marine, marginal marine


and marine rocks southeast of Drumheller comprise the
Horseshoe Canyon and Bearpaw formations. Because of the
nearly continuous outcrop exposure along the river, a 50-60 metre
thick section of strata can be walked out for over 15 kilometres in
the dip direction and 3.5 kilometres in the strike direction. These
rocks represent marine to marginal marine deposits of a late
Cretaceous delta complex fed by a river system that followed a
Participants in the Burgess Shale guided hike, with Mount Wapta course similar to the present day Red Deer River Valley.
(Fossil Ridge) in the background.
The focus of this field seminar will be to examine the depositional
facies, stratal architecture and sequence stratigraphy of a low
the Burgess Shale, which is famous for abundant fossil remains accommodation, prograding delta complex exposed in world
of non-biomineralized organisms such as sponges, worms class outcrops. After lunch we will visit the Royal Tyrrell Museum
and diverse arthropods. Adjacent rocks of the dolomitized to see one of the world’s most extensive collections of dinosaur
platformal Cathedral Formation are exposed at this locality and fossils and exhibits on prehistoric life. We will allow 2-3 hours to
host hydrothermal dolostone breccias. The return hike through tour the museum before heading back to Calgary.
Burgess Pass provides a spectacular view across the Kicking
Horse River valley of Mount Stephen, which hosts mountain-side
exposures of the Middle Cambrian platform to basin transition.

Note: Participants should be reasonably fit and will need sturdy


hiking boots, a wide brimmed field hat, a day pack and a rain
poncho. The Burgess Shale and Canadian mountain parks are
a UNESCO World Heritage site and consequently collecting of
samples is strictly prohibited.

Pre-Conference Student Field Trip 8


Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG)
The Horseshoe Canyon-Bearpaw Transition: Challenging
Sequence Stratigraphic and Depositional Paradigms
Date: Saturday, 11 September, 07:00–16:30 (departs
from and returns to downtown Calgary – one
block east of the Calgary Tower)
Leader: Dennis Meloche (Devon Canada Corporation, Inclined heterolithic distributary channel deposits (IHS beds) overlain by flat-
Calgary, AB, Canada) bedded distributary mouth bar and lower delta plain deposits of the Upper
Cretaceous Horseshoe Canyon Formation, Willow Creek, Alberta.
Fee: Student US $45 + 5% GST

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Pre-Conference Field Trip 9 Post-Conference Field Trip 10


Energy Minerals Division (EMD) of AAPG and Society for American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Sedimentary Geology (SEPM) Folds, Faults and Hydrocarbons in the Southern Canadian
Calgary to Banff — Geology of the Bow River Valley Corridor Cordillera — Principles and Practices
from the Plains to the Mountains Dates: Course: Thursday, 16 September–Friday, 17
Date: Saturday, 11 September, 08:00–21:00 (departs September, 08:00–17:00
from and returns to downtown Calgary – one Trip: Saturday, 18 September, 17:00—Sunday, 19
block east of the Calgary Tower) September, 17:00 (departs from and returns to
Leaders: Fran Hein (Energy Resources Conservation Board downtown Calgary – one block east of the Calgary
of Alberta, Calgary, AB, Canada) and Dale Leckie Tower)
(Nexen Inc., Calgary, AB, Canada) Leader: Peter B. Jones (International Tectonic Consultants,
Fee: Professional US $200 + 5% GST Ltd., Calgary, AB, Canada)
Student US $100 + 5% GST (limited) Fee: Professional US $1,595 + 5% GST (increases to
Includes: Transportation, refreshments, lunch, BBQ dinner US $1,695 after 13 August)
at Rafter Six and guidebook Student US $800 + 5% GST (limited) (increases to
Limit: 48 people US $850 + 5% GST after 13 August)
Content: 8 PDH Includes: Course notes, refreshments, lunches, guidebook,
field trip transportation, and one night’s lodging
Basic understanding of the geology of Alberta leads to efficient based on double occupancy
development of these vast resources, and a framework for Limit: 25 people
assessments for multiuse areas of the province, including Content: 2.5 CEU; 25 PDH
municipal, federal, provincial and industry interests.
The course and field trip are designed for mid- to senior level
This field trip is a general interest trip for geologists and their exploration geologists and geophysicists. The objective of
spouses. It will show a general overview of the geology from the this course is to develop an understanding of the geometric,
plains of Calgary, Foothills and Front Ranges, ending up in Banff mechanical and allied factors governing the entrapment of
for a shopping trip or a scenic walk in the historic Banff townsite hydrocarbons in structurally controlled reservoirs. The theme —
surrounded by the inspiring Rocky Mountains. Come enjoy some no oil or gas field is entirely unique — is illustrated by examples
geologic highlights as we explore some of the magnificent parts from different structural settings and emphasized by workshop
of Alberta. This is supported by the Energy Minerals Division problems. Participants should complete the course capable of
(EMD) of the AAPG and the SEPM. recognizing potential hydrocarbon traps in new and mature
regions of exploration and development.

The two-day classroom portion of the course will focus on key


topics including:

Day One
• Problems with fault terminology. Physical properties of layered
sedimentary rocks.
• Thrust and wedge tectonics. The role of overpressure in
deformation.
• Duplex structures — the most important reservoirs in fold and
thrust belts.
• Wedge tectonics and increased of hydrocarbon potential
worldwide.
Mount Yamnuska from the Trans-Canada Highway — The Beginning of the
Rocky Mountain Front Ranges Between Calgary and Banff.

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Day Two Note: No special gear is required, but mountain passes reach
• Developing new exploration plays from existing seismic and elevations up to 7,000 ft (2100m) and evenings in the valleys
geologic data. are cool.
• Balanced cross-sections, laboratory models and their
limitations. Post-Conference Field Trip 11
• Exploration case histories. Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG)
Triassic Rocks of the Kananaskis Valley — A Montney Formation
Outcrop Analogue
Date: Friday, 17 September, 08:00–18:30 (departs from
and returns to downtown Calgary – one block east
of the Calgary Tower)
Leader: Dan Edwards (Krishelle Enterprises Ltd., Priddis,
AB, Canada)
Fee: Professional US $275 + 5% GST
Student US $140 + 5% GST (limited)
Includes: Guidebook, transportation, lunch and
refreshments
Limit: 21 people
Content: 8 PDH

This one-day field seminar to the Kananaskis Valley in the nearby


On Day One you will see the Kananaskis Valley, Eastern Rockies, southwest
of Calgary. The ridge to the right of the valley is the Lewis thrust sheet, front ranges of the Rocky Mountains will examine the Triassic
Mississippian carbonates thrust over Jurassic. Sulphur Mountain Formation at easily accessible outcrops. These
rocks are a good analogue for similar aged Montney Formation
reservoirs in the Peace River Arch area of Alberta and British
Days Three and Four — Two-Day Field Trip: Southern Canadian Columbia. The Montney Formation has long been a target for
Rocky Mountains and Foothills from the Triangle Zone to the conventional reservoirs from a variety of facies. It is currently
Rocky Mountain Trench. enjoying resurgence as a world class unconventional reservoir.
The two-day transect extends from the east edge of the foothills
to the west limit of the Rocky Mountains, marked by the Rocky During the four geological stops we will see a variety of facies
Mountain Trench. Initially the route crosses the Triangle Zone into from deep to shallow water, including organic shales, sands and
the foothills and Rockies, crosses five gas fields and follows the
Lewis thrust southward along the Continental Divide. Beyond the
Divide, the route crosses the flathead extensional fault, leading
into the Fernie coal basin, whose west edge is an exhumed triangle
zone. The trip overnights in the town of Fernie, British Columbia.

On the second day, the trip continues westward to the Rocky


Mountain Trench, a tectonic and physiographic lineament
stretching from Montana to Alaska. Returning eastward, the
route includes stops at a regional-scale gravity glide before
traversing the Lewis thrust sheet at the Crowsnest Pass. Further
east, participants will visit the interpretive centre at the smaller
but famous Frank Slide, a catastrophic and fatal rock slide caused
by coal mining. The route finally follows the Triangle Zone back to
View of outcrop alongside Hwy 40, Kananaskis Country. Beds are near
Calgary via the Turner Valley oilfield. vertical with the bedding plane exposed.

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a turbidite complex. The outcrops are in a near vertical position


which allows for a unique perspective walking across, and
parallel to bedding planes. Stream cuts allow for a more three
dimensional perspective.

A box lunch will be available and enjoyed at a small waterfall


across a sequence boundary (Lower-Middle Montney equivalent).
The final stop of the day is at the Delta Kananaskis Lodge, where
the day’s insights can be discussed over refreshments.

Note: This trip is in the mountains, so please dress accordingly.


Further details will be provided prior to the trip.
Superb exposed Cretaceous shales along the Highwood River, foothills of
Post-Conference Field Trip 12 southwestern Alberta.
Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG)
Shales and Sandstones of the Upper Cretaceous in the Southern During the course the following questions will be discussed: How
Alberta Foothills; Outcrop Analogs of Shale and Thin Bedded do we recognize and correlate sequence stratigraphic surfaces
Shelf, Pro-Deltaic and Shoreface Sandstone Reservoirs within shale dominated successions, and which tools should
Dates: Friday, 17 September, 08:00–Saturday, 18 be used? How to recognize major clinoforms and the sequence
September 18:00 (departs from and returns to stratigraphic aspect of shaly intervals, and does it matter for
downtown Calgary – one block east of the Calgary evaluating shale and thin bedded gas potential and identifying
Tower) fairways within thick shale dominated clastic wedges?
Leaders: Per Kent Pedersen (University of Calgary,
Calgary, AB, Canada) and Karsten S. Nielsen Note: Most outcrops are along rivers so expect to get wet feet.
(Plain Entity, Calgary, AB, Canada) Bring extra socks and boots. Also, there are some steep slopes
Fee: Professional US $725 + 5% GST on the banks of Highwood River. Bring clothes for all kinds of
Student US $365 + 5% GST (limited) weather and sunscreen.
Includes: Guidebook, transportation, one night’s lodging
based on double occupancy, lunches, Post-Conference Field Trip 13
refreshments and dinner Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG)
Limit: 25 people Geology of the Athabasca Oil Sands: Exploring an
Content: 16 PDH Oil Field in Outcrop
Dates: Friday, 17 September, 08:00–Saturday, 18
In this field seminar, outcrops of some of the major shale and September, 17:30 (departs from and returns to
sandstone intervals of southern Alberta will be examined, the Fort McMurray Airport, AB, Canada)
including the Upper Colorado Group and Milk River Formation, Participants must arrange their own flights to and
which hosts large gas accumulations in the Canadian Plains. from Fort McMurray.
We will discuss and compare the sedimentology, bedform Leaders: Mike Ranger and Murray Gingras
architecture, sedimentary and reservoir facies, depositional (University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada)
environments and the organic geochemistry of the various units. Fee: Professional US $2,275 + 5% GST
In addition, we will examine key stratigraphic surfaces and tie Student US $1,140 + 5% GST (limited)
them to producing pools in the subsurface of the Alberta Basin, Includes: Guidebook, lunch, breakfast, one night’s lodging
and place the outcrops within paleo-environmental and paleo- based on double occupancy and local
geographic context. transportation in and from Fort McMurray
(dinners not included)
Limit: 17 people
Content: 16 PDH

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Post-Conference Field Trip 14


Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG)
Regional Aspects of Marine and Non-Marine Sandstone Gas
Reservoirs: Belly River Group, Southern Alberta Plains 
Dates: Friday, 17 September, 07:00–Saturday, 18
September, 17:00 (departs from and returns to
downtown Calgary – one block east of the Calgary
Tower)
Leaders: Jim Barclay and Andy Vogan (ConocoPhillips
Canada, Calgary, AB, Canada) and David Eberth
(Royal Tyrrell Museum, Drumheller, AB, Canada)
Fee: Professional US $850 + 5% GST
Student US $425 + 5% GST (limited)
Steepbank River outcrops reveal the stratigraphic elements of the Athabasca
Oil Sands. Vertically aggrading parasequences of the upper McMurray Fm. Includes: Guidebook, transportation, one night’s lodging
overlie estuarine point bars of the middle McMurray Fm. based on double occupancy, lunches,
refreshments and dinner
Limit: 16 people
This field seminar to the Fort McMurray area provides an excellent Content: 16 PDH
opportunity to observe the geology of the Athabasca Oil Sands, as
well as the mining technology related to recovery of the bitumen. This field seminar is designed for exploration and development
Numerous outcrops along the Athabasca, Christina and Steepbank geoscientists, production engineers, E&P managers or anyone
Rivers will be visited by high speed jet boat and helicopter. These wanting a comprehensive review of sandstone reservoirs.
outcrops in and around Fort McMurray will be explored in order We will visit terrific outcrop examples of fluvial channel,
to expose the participants to the stratigraphy, sedimentology and shoreline, offshore rocks and their relationships that form exact
facies associations of the McMurray Formation. The trip includes a analogies for the main gas sandstone reservoirs in the Western
fly-over of the open pit Suncor Mine. Canada Basin and many world basins. The intent of the trip is
to see and visualize reservoirs rocks in terms of their variability,
The McMurray Formation is a complex deltaic system, initially geometries, and maybe most importantly, their size or scale.
tide-dominated, evolving to become wave-dominated towards
the top. Alluvial, estuarine and marine distal, as well as offshore We will examine the sedimentology and stratigraphic
marine environments will be examined in detail and placed in arrangement of the sandstones, often in expansive three-
regional context. Concepts regarding the sedimentology and dimensional outcrops. We will also look closely at the actual
stratigraphy of the McMurray Formation will be discussed and grains and porosity and internal reservoir character of the
demonstrated. This provides a context for discussion of reservoir sandstones.
heterogeneity and distribution of resource.
We will see fluvial channel sections with fluvial channel, channel
Trace fossils have provided key evidence for the interpretation of margin and off-channel floodplain facies in the Medicine Hat
the McMurray Formation. This trip provides a unique opportunity area and Dinosaur Provincial Park (a UNESCO World Heritage
to observe this evidence, which can also be directly applied to Site famous for dinosaur fossils). These Belly River outcrops are
core studies. Brackish trace fossil suites are well-developed in the same rocks that produce from extensive shallow gas fields in
the McMurray Formation, and will be compared to marine trace Alberta.
fossil suites in the overlying Clearwater Formation.
Note: Instructors will be taking all necessary precautions to avoid
The basal bitumen/water contact is exposed at several locations, risks. The trip is weather-dependent; excessive rain before or
providing the context for a field discussion of the migration, during the trip could cause trip cancellation.
timing, and trapping mechanism of the Athabasca bitumen as
well as the regional structure of the basin.

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FIELD TRIPS

Fee: Professional US $500 + 5% GST


Student US $250 + 5% GST (limited)
Includes: Transportation, two nights’ lodging based on
double occupancy, guidebook, lunches and
Saturday social event
Limit: 20 people
Content: 16 PDH

Brought to the surface along the axis of the Sweet Grass Arch,
sediments of the Santonian Virgelle Member (Milk River Fm)
outcrop along several kilometers of superbly exposed 3-D
hoodoos formed along the meltwater channel of the Milk River
in Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park, southeastern Alberta.
The sediments were deposited in a mixed energy coastline as
tidally-influenced fluvial-estuarine deposits or as a tidal-inlet
complex. 3-D exposures of tidal deposits similar to those of the
McMurray Formation and other tidally-influenced reservoirs,
including sandy and muddy IHS, allow detailed observations of
lateral and vertical variability that permit better visualization and
Middle Belly River Formation amalgamated fluvial channel sandstones with understanding of these complex stratigraphic relationships.
siderite-cemented hoodoos, Dinosaur Provincial Park, southern Alberta.

Participants should be in reasonable physical shape to participate


in moderate hiking. Hiking boots are mandatory. Open-toed
shoes/sandals are not permitted for the semi-desert. Expect a
variety of weather conditions (extreme heat, rain, thunderstorms,
cold winds, even snowstorms). Participants should bring clothing
for hot and cold weather. A hat and sunscreen are essential.
There are slight risks of the following: tripping or falling, sunburn,
heatstroke, small cactus and rattlesnakes.

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Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM)
Tidal Deposits Including Sandy Inclined Heterolithic
Stratification (IHS) at Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park, Alberta
– An Analog for the McMurray Formation Exposure of the Virgelle Member at Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park,
Alberta.
Dates: Friday, 17 September, 16:00–Sunday, 19
September, 17:00 (departs from and returns to
downtown Calgary – one block east of the Calgary
Tower)
Leaders: Dale A. Leckie (Nexen Inc., Calgary, AB, Canada),
John Suter and Mark Dahl (ConocoPhillips, Calgary,
AB, Canada) and Stephen Hubbard (Department of
Geosciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB,
Canada)

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Post-Conference Field Trip 16


Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG)
An Upper Cretaceous Tide-Dominated Delta in the Eagle
Formation of North-Central Montana: Milk River Formation
Low-Permeability Reservoir Equivalent
Dates: Friday, 17 September, 11:00–Monday, 20
September, 22:00 (departs from and returns to
downtown Calgary – one block east of the Calgary
Tower); U.S. participants may join or leave the trip
at Great Falls, MT, USA, with prior notification.)
Leader: Shaun O’Connell (Belfield Resources Inc., Calgary,
AB, Canada)
Fee: Professional US $825 + 5% GST
Student US $415 + 5% GST (limited)
Includes: Breakfast, lunch, group dinner the first night This is the Judith River Valley with Eagle Formation outcrops and the Judith
(other dinners are not included), drinks and three Hills in the background. There is an abandoned 19th century settlement in
nights’ lodging based on double occupancy, the meander belt of the river.
transportation and guidebook
Limit: 18 people
Content: 24 PDH
coarsening facies trend, from shallow marine tidal bars, to
This field seminar visits a scenic area of north-central Montana subtidal channels, intertidal bars, and tidally-influenced fluvial
where the Upper Cretaceous Eagle Formation is exposed within channels. Steep, seaward-dipping clinoform bedding is present,
the deeply incised Judith River valley and its tributaries. There accompanied by mass-flow deposits.
is a dual focus to this trip: (1) to examine a world-class section
of clastic tidal sediments that have only recently been described Tidal influence is indicated by: (1) mud drapes or mud couplets;
for the first time; and (2) to examine the outcrop equivalent of (2) lateral thickness variations – neap-spring cycles and sigmoidal
the Alderson Member of the Milk River Formation, a complex bedding; (3) diurnal thickness variations; (4) uni- and bi-
succession of very fine-grained muddy marine sediments that directional reactivation surfaces; (5) oppositely dipping ripple and
host the giant low-permeability unconventional gas fields of dune scale strata; and (6) herringbone cross-bedding.
Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Note: Participants must have the ability to hike approximately
There are two stacked prograding shoreface cycles in the Upper 3km over rugged terrain, and be able to scramble up and down
Eagle Member that were deposited in tide-influenced river steep slopes. Good hiking boots are essential, hiking gaiters are
deltas. These laterally extensive cycles are up to 10 metres highly recommended. A geological hammer or small pick is also
thick, and are prominent cliff-forming units. There is an upward- highly recommended.

Get back to the rocks.


Trade in your briefcase for a backpack and head out to see some of Western Canada’s
unparalled exposures of classic geology.


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STUDENT ACTIVITIES

Student Reception here to help! Participate in the Meet ‘n’ Greet, where we pair an
experienced conference attendee with a newcomer. This popular
Date: Monday, 13 September networking event begins before the Opening Session so you’ll get
Time: 18:00–19:00 off to a great start at the meeting. Benefits of participating:
Fee: Included with conference registration • Connect with working professionals and expand your network
All registered students and faculty are invited to attend the • Find out what the industry is really like
Student Reception for food, fun and networking. Meet AAPG • Access the benefits of AAPG
leaders and officers as well as executives from the sponsoring • Share field camp stories
organization. In addition to these industry connections, you can • All of those past students your professors warned you about…
also meet up with fellow students — all in a fun and relaxing meet them!
environment. • See a friendly face around the exhibition hall

Student and Faculty Lounge Professionals — share your experience and help a neo geo.
Students — learn the ropes and start your networking now. Look
Date: Monday, 13 September – Wednesday, 15 April for Meet ‘n’ Greet signups before ICE.
Time: 08:00–17:00
Location: South Building, Upper Level, Glen 210 Field Trips and Short Courses
Food, friends and fun always get high marks. Take a break from
conference activities and visit the Student and Faculty Lounge See the Field Trips and Short Courses descriptions on pages 12
located inside the Exhibition Hall. Here you’ll find complimentary through 33 and see the opportunities for students to participate
snacks, beverages and a comfortable chair where you can relax at a special student rate. Space is limited, so register early. You’ll
with friends or make new contacts with industry professionals. also find these student-only events:
• Pre-Conference Short Course 7
Meet ‘n’ Greet Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM)
Sequence Stratigraphy for Graduate Students
Are you a student or new to the conference? Are you looking to See details on page 15
expand your network with working oil and gas professionals? • Pre-Conference Student Field Trip 8
Interested in mingling with cool geology types? Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG)
The Horseshoe Canyon-Bearpaw Transition: Challenging
We realize that navigating the convention can be as confusing as Sequence Stratigraphic and Depositional Paradigms
that first mapping project at field camp. But have no fear—we’re See details on page 26

Conference Volunteers Needed


By registering online at www.AAPG.org/Calgary you can select
The ability to create a positive and smooth-flowing conference the day(s) and time(s) you are available, as well as the location(s)
is greatly enhanced by the participation of a strong pool of you prefer. If you are unable to register online, select “I want to
volunteers. Please consider contributing to the success of this be a student volunteer” on your completed registration form and
year’s conference. We need volunteers in the following areas: you will be contacted for your preferences. To receive benefits,
Technical Sessions, Posters, Registration, Opening Ceremony and volunteers must be either current students or employees in the
Judges’ Room. industry who are recent (2009-2010) graduates.

Volunteer for at least four hours and receive: If you are interested in volunteering for the conference, please
• $25 for every four to six hours worked send an email to convene@aapg.org
• Attendee amenity
• Program Book
• CD-ROM of Abstracts
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MONDAY
Plenary Session – Canada: Our Resources to International Morning Oral South Building, Lower Level, Macleod A
Exploration (AAPG)
Theme XII: North American Unconventional Gas – Morning Oral North Building, Main Level, Telus 104/105/106
Shale Gas, Tight Sands and Coal Bed Methane I (AAPG)
Theme VI: Rift to Drift, Passive Margin, Transition Tectonics I (AAPG) Morning Oral South Building, Upper Level, Glen 201/202
Theme VIII: Reservoir Management Techniques and Workflow I (AAPG) Morning Oral South Building, Upper Level, Glen 203/204
Theme XIII: International Unconventional Oil I (AAPG) Morning Oral South Building, Upper Level, Glen 206
Theme I: High Latitude Systems Modern and Ancient (SEPM) Morning Oral South Building, Upper Level, Glen 208/209
Theme XVI: Unconventionals A-Z (AAPG) Afternoon Oral South Building, Lower Level, Macleod A
Theme XII: North American Unconventional Gas – Afternoon Oral North Building, Main Level, Telus 104/105/106
Shale Gas, Tight Sands and Coal Bed Methane II (AAPG)
Theme VI: Rift to Drift, Passive Margin, Transition Tectonics II (AAPG) Afternoon Oral South Building, Upper Level, Glen 201/202
Theme VIII: Reservoir Management Techniques and Workflow II (AAPG) Afternoon Oral South Building, Upper Level, Glen 203/204
AAPG Management Forum – E&P Challenges in Complex Afternoon Oral South Building, Upper Level, Glen 206
Environments: From the Arctic to Deep Water
Theme III: Mixed Carbonate/Evaporite Successions (SEPM) Afternoon Oral South Building, Upper Level, Glen 208/209
Special Lecture – Burgess Shale Tales – Mud Volcanism and Afternoon Oral South Building, Lower Level, Macleod A
Chemosynthetic Communities on the Middle Cambrian
Seafloor of Southeastern British Columbia
Theme IV: Petroleum Systems Source Rock, Migration, Trap, Seals (AAPG) All Day Poster South Building, Lower Level, Macleod Pre-function
Theme VIII: Reservoir Management Techniques and Workflow (AAPG) All Day Poster South Building, Lower Level, Macleod Pre-function
Theme II: Circum-Arctic Geology and Petroleum Resources (AAPG) All Day Poster South Building, Lower Level, Macleod Pre-function
Theme VII: Exotic Plays (AAPG) All Day Poster South Building, Lower Level, Macleod Pre-function

TUESDAY
Theme XVI: Heavy Oils/Bitumen North American Regional I (EMD) Morning Oral South Building, Lower Level, Macleod A
Theme XI: North American Unconventional Oil – The Bakken Session I (EMD) Morning Oral North Building, Main Level, Telus 104/105/106
Theme V: Geophysics – Harsh Environment (AAPG) Morning Oral South Building, Upper Level, Glen 201/202
Theme VII: Reservoir Management Case Studies I (AAPG) Morning Oral South Building, Upper Level, Glen 203/204
Theme XVII: Frontier Reservoirs (AAPG) Morning Oral South Building, Upper Level, Glen 206
Theme XIV: Low Permeability Tight Oil Reservoirs I (AAPG) Morning Oral South Building, Upper Level, Glen 206
Theme XIV: International Unconventional Gas I (AAPG) Morning Oral South Building, Upper Level, Glen 208/209
Theme XVI: Heavy Oils/Bitumen Alberta Field Studies II (EMD) Afternoon Oral South Building, Lower Level, Macleod A
Theme XI: North American Unconventional Oil – The Bakken Session II (EMD) Afternoon Oral North Building, Main Level, Telus 104/105/106
Theme I: Depositional Systems and Sequence Stratigraphy I (SEPM) Afternoon Oral South Building, Upper Level, Glen 201/202
Theme VIII: Reservoir Management Case Studies II (AAPG) Afternoon Oral South Building, Upper Level, Glen 203/204
Business Forum – Unconventional Exploration and Development Afternoon Oral South Building, Upper Level, Glen 206
Geoscientists Toolbox: What New Tools do Geoscientists Need
in the Next Decade?
Theme XIV: International Tight Gas Techniques and Case Studies I (AAPG) Afternoon Oral South Building, Upper Level, Glen 206
Theme XIV: International Unconventional Gas II (AAPG) Afternoon Oral South Building, Upper Level, Glen 208/209
Special Lecture – Geology of a Major SAGD Bitumen Development – Afternoon Oral South Building, Lower Level, Macleod A
A Case Study from Long Lake, Northeastern Alberta
Theme IV: Petroleum Systems – Source Rock, Migration, Trap, All Day Poster South Building, Lower Level, Macleod Pre-function
Theme XII: North American Unconventional – Exploration and All Day Poster South Building, Lower Level, Macleod Pre-function
Development Technologies (AAPG)
Theme XV: Geoscience Investigations and Petroleum Search Beyond All Day Poster South Building, Lower Level, Macleod Pre-function
Traditional Exploration Confines (AAPG)
Theme VI: Rift to Drift, Passive Margin, Transition Tectonics (AAPG) All Day Poster South Building, Lower Level, Macleod Pre-function
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WEDNESDAY
Theme IV: Petroleum Systems – Source Rock, Migration, Trap, Seals I (AAPG) Morning Oral South Building, Lower Level, Macleod A
Theme XII: North American Unconventional – Exploration and Morning Oral North Building, Main Level, Telus 104/105/106
Development Technologies I (AAPG)
Theme XV: Geoscience Investigations and Petroleum Search Beyond Morning Oral South Building, Upper Level, Glen 201/202
Traditional Exploration Confines I (AAPG)
Forum – The Value of Diversity in Leadership: Global Perspectives Morning Oral South Building, Upper Level, Glen 203/204
Theme IX: Risk Analysis and Assessment (AAPG) Morning Oral South Building, Upper Level, Glen 206
Theme VII: International Regional to Reservoirs – Case Studies (AAPG) Morning Oral South Building, Upper Level, Glen 206
Theme II: Circum-Arctic Geology and Petroleum Resources I (AAPG) Morning Oral South Building, Upper Level, Glen 208/209
Theme IV: Petroleum Systems – Source Rock, Migration, Trap, Seals II (AAPG) Afternoon Oral South Building, Lower Level, Macleod A
Theme XII: North American Unconventional – Exploration and Afternoon Oral North Building, Main Level, Telus 104/105/106
Development Technologies II (AAPG)
Theme XV: Geoscience Investigations and Petroleum Search Beyond Afternoon Oral South Building, Upper Level, Glen 201/202
Traditional Exploration Confines II (AAPG)
Theme VII: Exotic Plays I (AAPG) Afternoon Oral South Building, Upper Level, Glen 203/204
Theme IV: Sources and Seeps (AAPG) Afternoon Oral South Building, Upper Level, Glen 206
Theme II: Circum-Arctic Geology and Petroleum Resources II (AAPG) Afternoon Oral South Building, Upper Level, Glen 208/209
Theme XIII: International Unconventional Oil (AAPG) All Day Poster South Building, Lower Level, Macleod Pre-function
Theme XVI: Heavy Oils/Bitumen Carbonates/Oil Sands (EMD) All Day Poster South Building, Lower Level, Macleod Pre-function
Theme I: Depositional Systems and Sequence Stratigraphy (SEPM) All Day Poster South Building, Lower Level, Macleod Pre-function
Theme III: Mixed Carbonate/Evaporite Successions (SEPM) All Day Poster South Building, Lower Level, Macleod Pre-function

TECHNICAL PROGRAM THEMES

Theme I: Sedimentology — Depositional Models for High Latitude Systems, Modern and Ancient, Deepwater Deposits, Outcrops to Analogues
Theme II: Circum-Arctic Tectonics and Basin Formation — Arctic Basin Tectonics, Deepwater and Ultra-Deepwater Arctic Basins, UNLOS Surveys
Theme III: Mixed Carbonate/Evaporite Successions — Depositional Models and Reservoirs
Theme IV: Petroleum Systems — Source Rock, Migration, Trap, Seals
Theme V: Geophysics — Advances in Harsh Environment Acquisition and Processing: On Ice, Under Ice, Under Basalts
Theme VI: Rift to Drift, Passive Margin, Transition Tectonics — Source Rocks, Reservoirs, Migration from Rift to Drift
Theme VII: Exotic Reservoirs of the World, What Produces Where in the World? — Chalks, Cherts, Phosphates, Granites, Hydrates
Theme VIII: Reservoir Management, from Discovery to Abandonment — Geological and Reservoir Modeling, Secondary, Tertiary Recovery,
Multi-disciplinary Teams of Professionals
Theme IX: Risk Analysis and Assessment — Oilsands, Shales and Tight Sands
Theme X: Environmental — Environmental Concerns of Unconventional Development
Theme XI: North American Unconventional Oil — Oilsands, Heavy Oil, Tight Oil in Sands and Carbonates, Oil Shale Reservoirs, i.e., Bakken
and Second White Specks
Theme XII: North American Unconventional Gas — Coal Bed Methane, Tight Gas Sands and Carbonates, Shale Gas Reservoirs
Theme XIII: International Unconventional Oil — Minable Oil Shales, Tight Oil Reservoirs
Theme XIV: International Unconventional Gas — Coal Bed Methane Shale Gas Reservoirs
Theme XV: Geoscience Investigations and Petroleum Search Beyond Traditional Exploration Confines — Remote Exploration, “First-ever” Basin
Exploration; Ultra-Deepwater Drilling and Development in Shallow Productive Basins
Theme XVI: Unconventional Reservoirs — Oil Shales, Gas Shales, Tight Sand Reservoirs, Oil Sands and Heavy Oil
Theme XVII: Frontier Reservoirs — Arctic and Deepwater Discoveries, High Porosity and Permeability Systems in Giant Fields
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Monday Morning Oral Sessions 8:45 S. Fraser, K. Casey, K. K. Reimann, F. Love, R. J. Davies:
Complex Poly-phase Extension during South Atlantic
Plenary Session — Canada: Our Resources Rifting — A New Kinematic Perspective
to International Exploration 9:05 S. G. Henry, N. Kumar, A. Danforth, P. Nuttall,
South Building, Lower Level, Macleod A S. Venkatraman: Mapping the South Atlantic Continental-
Co-Chairs: D. Dolph and R. Dick Oceanic Boundary: Rift to Early Drift along Extensional
8:00–11:25 and Transform Margins
See summary page 5 9:25 Break
10:05 L. H. Rupke, D. W. Schmid, E. Hartz: Opening of the
Theme XII: North American Unconventional Gas — Shale Gas, North-Atlantic and Formation of the Jan Mayen Micro-
Tight Sands and Coal Bed Methane I (AAPG) Continent — Tectono-Thermal Modeling of a Dual
North Building, Main Level, Telus 104/105/106 Breakup System
Co-Chairs: J. McCracken and M. Tietz 10:25 R. Pereira, T. M. Alves: Multiphased Rifting and Margin
Segmentation across Southwest Iberia and South
8:00 Introductory Remarks Newfoundland Conjugate Margin
8:05 M. Roth: North American Shale Gas Reservoirs — Similar, 10:45 M. A. Durcanin, Z. Syamsir, M. O. Withjack,
Yet So Different... R. W. Schlische: Synrift, Postrift, and Salt-Related
8:25 B. Faraj: Shale Gas Attributes of Selected Canadian Shales Deformation on the ‘Passive Margin’ of Nova Scotia and
8:45 J. C. Gilman, C. Robinson: Success and Failure in Shale Southern Newfoundland, Canada: Is It Really Passive?
Gas Exploration and Development: Attributes that Make 11:05 T. M. Alves, D. Soares: Syn- to Post-Rift Transitions on
the Difference Passive Margins: The Case of the Western Iberian Margin
9:05 D. Cant: Unconventional “Basin-Centre” Gas (NE Atlantic)
Accumulations are Trapped Conventionally
9:25 Break Theme VIII: Reservoir Management Techniques
10:05 J. Bhattacharya, J. A. MacEachern: Re-evaluating and Workflow I (AAPG)
Depositional Models for Shelf Shales South Building, Upper Level, Glen 203/204
10:25 P. H. Nelson: Underpressured Gas Accumulations with Co-Chairs: G. Prost and N. Dawson
Pressure Control at the Outcrop
10:45 F. Mango, D. M. Jarvie: Co-Generated Alpha Gas in 8:00 Introductory Remarks
Unconventional Gas Production 8:05 L. M. Murray, M. Portillo, J. DeSantis, A. Manzoor:
11:05 G. D. Stricker, R. M. Flores, M. H. Trippi: Coalbed Integrated Earth Model Workflow for a Comprehensive
Reservoir Characterization of Coal Lithotypes and Cleat Redesign of the Permian Vacuum CO2 Asset Reservoir
Spacing in the Powder River Basin, Wyoming Model
8:25 P. Michel, P. Chimienti, J. Booth, G. Ageneau, J. R. Ruiz
Theme VI: Rift to Drift, Passive Margin, Transition Tectonics I Corregidor: Multidisciplinary Modeling, Development
(AAPG) and Uncertainties on Tsiengui Field, Gabon. A Case Study
South Building, Upper Level, Glen 201/202 8:45 P. Chimienti, J. Booth, R. Van Tilburg, A. Aramowicz, J.
Chair: A. Fraiser R. Ruiz Corregidor: Case Study on Pragmatic Utilization
of Multiple Realizations to Understand Reservoir
8:00 Introductory Remarks Performance in a High Permeability Aquifer Supported
8:05 R. Huismans, C. Beaumont: Dynamical Models of Depth- Reservoir System, Etame Marin Permit — Gabon
Dependent Lithospheric Extension at Rifted Continental 9:05 R. Wen: A New Workflow of Modeling Sub-Seismic
Margins Reservoir Heterogeneities to Improve Production
8:25 N. J. Kusznir, A. Roberts: Subsidence and Heat Flow Forecasting
History Prediction for Hyper-Thinned Continental Crust at 9:25 Break
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10:05 F. Ben Amor, J. Collinson, M. Leathard, E. Tyler: Theme I: High Latitude Systems Modern and Ancient (SEPM)
Integrated Workflow Reduces Green Field Modeling South Building, Upper Level, Glen 208/209
Uncertainties — A Complex Field Modeling Case Study Co-Chairs: P. Hill and J. Suter
10:25 J. Cole, I. Ozkaya: Significance and Modeling of Fracture
Corridors in Carbonate Reservoirs 8:00 Introductory Remarks
10:45 G. Walker, L. Danard: What is the Best Frequency to 8:05 J. R. Martin, B. Williams, J. Redfern, A. J. Mory,
Update a Reservoir Model? M. S. Horstwood: Sedimentology and Depositional
11:05 O. P. Rueda, M. Bernal, E. Santafé: Development of a Evolution of the Glaciogenic Early Permian Grant Group,
Methodology for New Producer Wells Allocation from the Canning Basin, NW Australia
Computational Modeling Based on Streamline Simulation 8:25 P. P. Flaig, P. J. McCarthy, A. R. Fiorillo: Tidally-Influenced
Sedimentation on a High-Latitude Cretaceous Coastal
Theme XIII: International Unconventional Oil I (AAPG) Plain: The Prince Creek Formation, North Slope, Alaska
South Building, Upper Level, Glen 206 8:45 D. J. Piper, D. C. Mosher, C. Campbell, M. E. Deptuck,
Co-Chairs: D. Rokosh and R. Johnson F. Saint-Ange, A. Novak, G. Li: Deep-Water Sedimentation
Patterns Seaward of Shelf-Crossing Glaciations, Eastern
8:00 Introductory Remarks Canadian Margin
8:05 J. Chatellier, M. Urban: Williston Basin and Paris Basin, 9:05 J. E. Davison, S. M. Hubbard, T. Hadlari, D. Meloche:
Same Hydrodynamics, Same Potential for Unconventional Insights into Basin Architecture from the Stratigraphy and
Resources? Sedimentology of the Lower Cretaceous in the Mackenzie
8:25 B. Granger: The York River Formation: A New Corridor, Northwest Territories, Canada
Unconventional Light Oil Play in Eastern Gaspe (Quebec, 9:25 Break
Canada) 10:05 G. Shimer, J. Davis, P. J. McCarthy, C. Hanks: An
8:45 T. J. Mercier, R. C. Johnson*, M. E. Brownfield: Estimates Integrated Outcrop and Subsurface Facies Analysis of the
of In-Place Oil Shale of Various Grades on Federal Lands, Albian-Cenomanian Nanushuk Formation near Umiat,
Piceance Basin, Colorado National Petroleum Reserve, Alaska
9:05 Y. Bai, Y. Zhao, L. Ma*, W. Wu, Y. Ma: Geological
Characteristics and Resource Potentials of Oil Shale in Monday Afternoon Oral Sessions
Ordos Basin, Center China
9:25 Break Theme XVI: Unconventionals A-Z (AAPG)
10:05 J. C. DeWolfe, E. Horne, C. A. Morgan: Geology and South Building, Lower Level, Macleod A
Geochemistry of the Al Lajjun Oil Shale Deposit, Central Co-Chairs: F. Hein and D. Russum
Jordan
10:25 H. Verweij, S. Nelskamp, E. Guasti, G. Kunakbayeva, 13:15 Introductory Remarks
M. Souto Carneiro-Echternach, N. Witmans: Key 13:20 G. Turcotte: Changing the World’s Perspective on Heavy
Conditions Controlling the Jurassic-Cretaceous Chalk Oil
Petroleum System, Dutch Central Graben 13:40 D. A. Russum, A. Belonogov: The Emerging Oil Revolution
10:45 W. Liu: Organic-Geochemical Evaluation and Oil Source in Western Canada
Analysis for Well Fang 4 in Block-Fault Fangzheng 14:00 S. Sewalk: Shale Oil, the USA’s New Strategic Petroleum
Structure Reserve
11:05 H. Shouzhi, L. Shuifu, F. Xiaowen, L. Yanjun: Significance 14:20 R. Boyd, J. Suter: Facies Models for Transgressive Coasts
of Solid Bitumen for Petroleum System in High Evolution 14:40 Break
Area 15:20 J. Adams, S. Larter, B. Bennett, N. Marcano,
T. Oldenburg: Alberta Oil Sands Charge Allocation:
Mapping Source Rock Contributions
15:40 I. Gates, S. Larter, H. Lei, H. Huang: Impact of Oil
Viscosity Variations and Mixing on SAGD Performance

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16:00 D. C. Elliott: Evaluating, Classifying and Disclosing Theme VI: Rift to Drift, Passive Margin, Transition Tectonics II
Unconventional Resources (AAPG)
South Building, Upper Level, Glen 201/202
Theme XII: North American Unconventional Gas — Shale Gas, Chair: A. Frasier
Tight Sands and Coal Bed Methane II (AAPG)
North Building, Main Level, Telus 104/105/106 13:15 Introductory Remarks
Co-Chairs: J. McCracken and M. Teitz 13:20 D. Abeinomugisha: Development of a Petroleum System
in a Young Rift Basin Prior to Continental Break Up: The
13:15 Introductory Remarks Albertine Graben of the East African Rift System
13:20 N. B. Harris, C. A. Mnich, N. T. Hemmesch, K. Aoudia, 13:40 B. Williams, P. Shannon, J. Redfern, S. Leleu, S. Tyrrell,
J. Miskimins: An Integrated Geological and Petrophysical C. Baudon, I. Fabuel Perez, K. Stolfova, X. Van Lanen,
Study of a Shale Gas Play: Woodford Shale, Permian D. Hodgetts, P. Haughton, S. Daly: North Atlantic Permo-
Basin, West Texas Triassic Rift Basins: Their Evolution, Infill Architecture and
13:40 C. M. Prince, C. A. Devier, D. D. Steele, R. Zelaya: Shale Implications for Future Exploration
Diagenesis and Permeability: Examples from the Barnett 14:00 N. Kumar, S. Henry, A. Danforth, P. Nuttall,
Shale and the Marcellus Formation. S. Venkatraman: Tectonic and Stratigraphic Evolution
14:00 E. B. Manning, S. Pannalal, D. P. Dennie, J. C. Deng, of Pelotas Margin (Southeastern Brazil): Deep Seismic-
M. S. Zechmeister, R. Elmore: Sulfate and Silicate Reflection Images from Long-Offset, Prestack Depth
Diagenetic Mineralization in the Barnett Shale, Texas Migrated (PSDM), Regional 2-D Data.
14:20 I. Steinhoff, A. D. Cicero, K. Koepke, J. Dezelle, 14:20 A. Frasier: Structural and Stratigraphic Evolution of the
T. McClain, C. Gillett: Understanding the Regional Offshore Sirt Basin, Libya
Haynesville and Bossier Shale Depositional Systems 14:40 Break
in East Texas and Northern Louisiana: An Integrated 15:20 A. Danforth, S. Henry, K. Komba, P. Nuttall,
Structural/Stratigraphic Approach S. Venkatraman: Understanding the Evolution of the East
14:40 Break African Extensional / Transform Margin in Tanzania and
15:20 U. Hammes, H. Hamlin: Haynesville and Bossier Gas Kenya, Using Deep PSDM Seismic Images
Shales of East Texas and West Louisiana: Intrabasinal 15:40 R. Singh, P. Bhaumik, M. Akhtar, H. Singh, S. Mayor,
Variations in Organic-Rich Facies and Lithology Related to M. Asthana: Tectonic Control on Major Hydrocarbon
Preexisting Geomorphology and Sea-Level Fluctuations Accumulations in Dhansiri Valley, Assam and Assam
15:40 P. Clarke, G. Barzola, M. Poole, M. Millard: Shale Gas Arakan Basin, India.
Exploration, Eagle Ford Trend of South Texas: Lessons 16:00 O. S. Matthew, J. Won, G. Udoekong, O. O. Ibilola,
Learned From a Multi-Well Pilot Program D. Dixon: Resolving the Structural Complexities in the
16:00 D. P. Laycock, P. K. Pedersen, R. Spencer, H. Huang, Deepwater Niger-Delta Fold and Thrust Belt: A Case Study
S. Larter, I. Gates: A Sedimentological and Sequence from the Western Lobe, Nigerian Offshore Depobelt.
Stratigraphic Approach to Correlating Clinoforms within 16:20 M. F. Khan: Separation, Northward Drift and Collision
Shale Dominated Clastic Wedges and Implications for of Indian Plate is Responsible for the Present Petroleum
Shale Gas Exploration: Upper Colorado Group Shales, System in Pakistan: Enlighten the Idea “Present is the Key
Wildmere Area, Central Alberta to the Past”

Theme VIII: Reservoir Management Techniques


and Workflow II (AAPG)
South Building, Upper Level, Glen 203/204
Co-Chairs: G. Walker and L. Danard

13:15 Introductory Remarks

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13:20 S. Mondal, S. Ghanbari*, J. Mongrain, D. Misra: Tight 15:40 A. D. Keswani, G. Pemberton: Hydrocarbon Reservoirs
Gas Exploitation: A Stochastic Modeling Study of a Low in Deeper-Water Carbonates: Paleobiological Breakdown
Sinuosity River System Representative of Tight Gas of Permeability Barriers in Mississippian Dolomudstones,
Sandstone in Cook Inlet, Alaska Midale Beds, Weyburn Oilfield
13:40 D. Cant: Well-Log Correlation of Individual Sand Bodies 16:00 E. A. Mancini, W. M. Ahr, W. C. Parcell: Development
for Efficient Reservoir Development of Geologic Models to Facilitate the Exploration for
14:00 H. E. Barrios Molano, E. R. Santafé: Construction of Microbial Carbonate Buildups and Potential Reservoir
a Software Tool for Improving the Well Placement for Facies in Mixed Depositional Systems
the Development of a Mature Hydrocarbon Field Using 16:20 M. M. Al-Hajeri, S. A. Bowden: Application of Formation
Neurosumulation Water Geochemistry — A New Approach to Understand
14:20 J. B. Kozman: Emergence of New Data Types in the Evolution of Kuwait Petroleum System
Unconventional Plays
14:40 Break Special Lecture — Burgess Shale Tales — Mud Volcanism and
15:20 C. Piedrahita, E. R. Santa Fé, E. A. Bastidas, O. Y. Duran*: Chemosynthetic Communities on the Middle Cambrian Seafloor
Use of the Finite Element Method on Stress Calculations of Southeastern British Columbia
and Definition of Unstables Areas in Elastoplastic Media. South Building, Lower Level, Macleod A
15:40 C. R. Berg, A. Newson: The Importance of Bedding Co-Chairs: R. Clark and I. Dawes
Orientation When Looking for Fractures 17:00–18:00 P. Johnston: Speaker, K. Johnston, S. Keith
See summary page 5
AAPG Management Forum — E&P Challenges in Complex
Environments: From the Arctic to Deep Water Monday Poster Sessions
South Building, Upper Level, Glen 206 Presenters in their booths (9:00–10:30 and 14:00–15:30)
Co-Chairs: P. Yilmaz and S. Al-Hajri
13:15 – 16:40 Theme IV: Petroleum Systems Source Rock,
See Summary Page 5 Migration, Trap, Seals (AAPG)
South Building, Lower Level, Macleod Pre-function
Theme III: Mixed Carbonate/Evaporite Successions (SEPM) 8:00–17:00
South Building, Upper Level, Glen 208/209 Chair: J. Adams
Co-Chairs: A. Al Tawi and C. Lehman
• O. A. Ehinola, C. Evbuomwan*: Geochemical and
13:15 Introductory Remarks Biomarker Characterization of Source Rock and Crude Oil
13:20 M. L. Borrero, H. G. Machel: Sedimentology and from Evbu Field, Niger Delta
Diagenesis of Hondo Evaporites within the Grosmont • D. Cheong, S. Cha, D. Kim: Sedimentary Simulation
Giant Heavy Oil Carbonate Reservoir, Alberta, Canada to Analyze Burial Diagenesis and Petroleum System
13:40 G. Jones, B. Garcia-Fresca: Preservation of Limestone in of the Upper Tertiary Sequences in Southern Ulleung
Dolomitized Carbonate Evaporite Reservoirs Sedimentary Basin, East Sea (Sea of Japan)
14:00 E. A. Busbait, T. Smith: Sequence Stratigraphy and Facies • M. Garcia-Gonzalez, R. Mier-Umaña, L. E. Cruz-Guevara:
Analysis of the Subsurface Late Jurassic Arab-C and Sub-C Petroleum Geology of the Vaupes-Amazonas Basin of
Reservoirs, Khursaniyah Field, Eastern Saudi Arabia Colombia
14:20 R. Al-Dukhayyil, A. Al-Tawi, J. Read: Facies Distribution • A. F. Viera, E. J. Gobbo: New Dry Gas Discovery in Tertiary
and Sequence Stratigraphy of the Permian-Triassic Upper Deposits. Western Guarico Sub-Basin, Venezuela.
Khuff Carbonates, Ghawar Field, Saudi Arabia • R. Borsato, R. Findlay, J. Greenhalgh, M. Martin,
14:40 Break F. Moukoumbi, M. Moussavou, S. Raussen, H. Zhu:
15:20 C. T. Lehmann: Contrasting the High-Resolution Sequence Potential New Reservoir Targets Discovered in Channel
Stratigraphic Concept of Two Mixed Carbonate/Evaporite and Canyon Features, Offshore Gabon
Platform Interiors

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• M. Ullah, S. Chowdhury: Diagenetic Controls on the Theme II: Circum-Arctic Geology and Petroleum Resources
Reservoir Properties of Plio-Pleistocene Tidal Channel (AAPG)
Sandstones in the Teknaf Anticline, SE Bangladesh South Building, Lower Level, Macleod Pre-function
• C. Li, H. Chen, H. Liu, H. Qing, G. Chi: Paleopressure 8:00–17:00
Evolution Controlled by Activities of Hydrocarbon and Chair: A. Embry and S. Drachev
Faults, Linnan Sag, Bohai Bay Basin, East China
• Z. Feng: Controls on Oil Secondary Migration and Reservoir • T. Marianna, S. Sokolov, V. Verzhbitsky: Depositional
Distribution: A Case Study from Songliao Basin, China Environment and Structural Style of Permian and Triassic
• J. Ko, J. Yoon: Current Understanding of Stratigraphy, Sequences of Wrangel Island, Russian Arctic
Structures and Petroleum Geology of the Ulleung • J. Dietrich, Z. Chen, G. Chi, J. Dixon, K. Hu, D. McNeil:
(Tsushima) Back-Arc Shelf Basin in East Sea of Korea Petroleum Plays in Upper Cenozoic Strata in the Beaufort-
• T. Gebregergis, W. Yusoff: Burial and Thermal History Mackenzie Basin, Arctic Canada
Model to Evaluate Source Rock, in Tatau Province, • R. Scott, O. K. Bogolepova, V. L. Pease, A. P. Gubanov,
Offshore Sarawak Basin, Malaysia J. P. Howard, A. Carter, A. Soloviev, M. Reichow: The
• Y. Y. Yonghong Sun, W. Fang, W. Liu: Application of Uralian Orogen in Arctic Russia, and Its Significance for
Organic Inclusion in Research of Oil-Gas Migration and Adjacent Hydrocarbon Basins
Filling Periods of Fuyang Reservoir in Northern Songliao • R. Bouatmani, S. Campbell, S. Mazur, L. Gill,
Basin P. Markwick: Mesozoic Marine Connections across
• S. Guoqi, S. Fenggui, Z. Leqiang: The Structural Type, the High Arctic Reassessed — Inferences from a New
Hydrocarbon Transporting Capacity and its Reservoir Palaeogeography Study and Plate Tectonic Model
Forming Control Model of Unconformity in Continental • S. Campbell, S. Mazur, J. Whittaker, R. Bouatmani,
Faulted Basin P. Markwick: The Nares Strait Problem Re-examined
• O. A. Ehinola, O. Babatunde*, L. Yuhong: The Main Oil — A Large Left-Lateral Displacement or Vast Frontal
Source Formations of the Anambra Basin, Southeastern Shortening along the Eurekan Orogen Due to the
Nigeria Palaeogene Northward Drift of Greenland?
• M. K. Runge, N. P. Arendt, M. P. Brandt, J. Stilling:
Theme VIII: Reservoir Management Techniques Exploration Opportunities in the Davis Straight Offshore
and Workflow (AAPG) Southwest Greenland
South Building, Lower Level, Macleod Pre-function
8:00–17:00 Theme VII: Exotic Plays (AAPG)
Co-Chairs: G. Walker and L. Danard South Building, Lower Level, Macleod Pre-function
8:00–17:00
• E. J. Cavallerano, P. Zarian, J. Vaughan: Application of a Chair: R. Clark
Slimhole LWD Electrical Borehole Imaging Technology for
Oil-Recovery Enhancement • Y. Chen, J. Pan: The Integration Geophysical Description
• E. Hartanto, A. Sukmatiawan, G. W. Agusetiawan, Technique and Application of Volcanic Reservoir — A
A. Setyadi, A. Fauzi, D. D. Putra: New Technical of Seismic Case from Fengcheng Group Volcanic Reservoir of
Approach to Detection Jatibarang Volcanic Natural Permian in Xia-72 Well Field, Northwestern Margin of
Fracture Reservoir, Onshore West Java, Indonesia Junggar Basin
• G. Gonzalez Uribe, E. Rieser, M. Kornberger, T. Kuffner, • S. M. Selim, W. A. Saleh, K. A. Toghian: Role and
A. Ballauri: Seismic Expression of Low-Angle Clinoforms Contribution of Depositional Model and Facies
in Ancient Deltaic Systems: Implications for Stratigraphic Development in Maximizing Economic Recovery and
Modeling Production Efficiency from Hydrocaron Bearing Carbonate
• R. K. Park, I. Asjhari, W. Suhana, D. Mandhiri: Small is Reservoir, Ras Fanar Field, Gulf of Suez, Egypt
Beautiful and Effective — A Case Study from Kodeco
Energy’s Decade of Success in the East Java Basin,
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Tuesday Morning Oral Sessions 8:25 G. R. Davies, D. W. Hume: Facies, Environments,


Diagenesis and Sequence Stratigraphy of the Bakken,
Theme XVI: Heavy Oils/Bitumen North American Regional I SE Saskatchewan and North Dakota: Role of Residual
(EMD) Structure Mapping as Framework
South Building, Lower Level, Macleod A 8:45 S. Angulo, L. Buatois: The Upper Devonian — Lower
Co-Chairs: F. Hein and R. Marsh Mississippian Bakken Formation of Subsurface
Saskatchewan Revisited: Sedimentary Facies, Trace Fossils
8:00 Introductory Remarks and Sea-Level Changes
8:05 B. Bennett, N. I. Marcano, S. Larter, M. Ranger: The 9:05 S. Egenhoff, N. Fishman: The Critters are Innocent!
Application of Oil-Source Correlation Tools towards Organic Matter Preservation in the Bakken Formation,
Understanding Oil Charge Systematics in the Carbonate North Dakota — A Function of Primary Production and
Reservoirs of Northern Alberta Proximality to the Shoreline, Not Bioturbation
8:25 K. R. Barrett, J. C. Hopkins: Stratiform Carbonate Breccias 9:25 Break
of the Grosmont Formation, Alberta 10:05 J. LeFever, S. H. Nordeng: Cyclical Sedimentation Patterns
8:45 P. D. Wagner, R. A. Nelson, J. S. Lonnee, M. S. Costello, of the Mississippian-Devonian Bakken Formation, North
R. H. Whale, W. J. McKinzie, J. W. Jennings, M. A. Dakota
Balzarini, D. A. Reed, A. S. al Bahry, R. C. Watson: 10:25 N. Fishman, S. Egenhoff, A. Boehlke: Diagenetic
Fracture Characterization of a Giant Unconventional Variability in the Upper Shale Member of the Upper
Carbonate Reservoir, Alberta, Canada Devonian-Lower Mississippian Bakken Formation of
9:05 E. A. Dembicki: Exploration of the Upper Devonian Leduc North Dakota — Implications for Source Rock Quality and
Heavy Oil Carbonate Reservoir in Northeastern Alberta, Rock “Fracability”
Canada 10:45 D. W. Waples, J. E. Leonard, R. Coskey, S. Safwat,
9:25 Break R. Nagdy: A New Method for Obtaining Personalized
10:05 J. Jay: San Joaquin Basin Outcropping Oilfields — Kinetics from Archived Rock-Eval Data, Applied to the
Conventional and Unconventional Reservoir for Analysis Bakken Formation, Williston Basin
10:25 M. Fowler, T. Brent, K. Dewing, M. Obermajer: Origin 11:05 J. E. Leonard, R. Coskey*, D. W. Waples, M. Said: Spatial
and Significance of Surface Hydrocarbon Seeps on and Temporal Maturity Variations of the Bakken Shale
Melville Island, Canadian Arctic Archipelago for Sverdup Using True Kinetic Parameters
Basin Petroleum Systems
10:45 N. K. Ahmed: Sedimentation Processes of the Meghna Theme V: Geophysics — Harsh Environment (AAPG)
Estuary: Possible Modern Analog of the Middle South Building, Upper Level. Glen 201/202
McMurray Open Estuary Sedimentary Systems Co-Chairs: T. LaPierre and M. Enachescu
11:05 M. Fustic, B. Bennett, H. Huang, S. Hubbard,
T. Oldenburg, S. Larter: Differential Entrapment of 8:00 Introductory Remarks
Charged Oil — New Insights on McMurray Formation Oil 8:05 H. Nguyen, N. Quoc Quan, N. Hoang, N. Nguyen Do: Role
Trapping Mechanisms of 3-D Seismic Data in Prediction of High Potential Areas
within Pre-Tertiary Fractured Granite Basement Reservoir
Theme XI: North American Unconventional Oil — The Bakken in Cuu Long Basin, Vietnam Offshore
Session I (EMD) 8:25 S. Chopra: Interpreting Fractures through 3-D Seismic
North Building, Main Level, Telus 104/105/106 Discontinuity Attributes and Their Visualization
Co-Chairs: N. Fishman and S. Egenhoff 8:45 F. Oghenekohwo, G. Smith: Comparison of an Estimated
Shear Wave Model with a Measured Shear Wave Log.
8:00 Introductory Remarks 9:05 H. Bui, P. Ng, J. Durrani, D. Becker, M. Smith: Well-
8:05 D. M. Jarvie: Unconventional Oil Petroleum Systems: Seismic Tie in the Sub-Salt Wells, Deepwater Area in the
Shales and Shale Hybrids Gulf of Mexico: A Valuable Indicator of Anisotropy
9:25 Break

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10:05 F. Kierulf, M. Watts, J. Hostetler, S. Gall, J. Palmer, 8:05 G. Chiamogu, O. A. Ehinola: Distribution Patterns of
M. E. Enachescu: Arctic 3-D Seismic across the Transition Porosity and Permeability in the Hydrocarbon Bearing
Zone from the Beaufort Sea onto the Mackenzie Delta, Sands of the Agbada Formation, Niger Delta Continental
Northwest Territories, Canada Shelf, Nigeria
10:25 P. Dhelie, L. R. Miller: Successful 3-D Seismic Exploration 8:25 A. Chakhmakhchev, P. Rushworth: Global Overview of
Offshore West Greenland Using Dual-Sensor Streamer Recent Exploration Investment in Deepwater — New
Technology Discoveries, Plays and Exploration Potential
10:45 A. R. Chatenay, M. E. Enachescu: Acquiring Seismic 8:45 D. Morrow: The Liard Basin Manetoe Dolomite: An Arctic
Data in the Sahtu Region of the Northwest Territories of Frontier Deep Gas Play
Canada: Operational Challenges and Potential Solutions 9:05 K. Jackson, P. K. Pedersen, L. S. Lane: New Hydrocarbon
Play Opportunities in Cenomanian Strata of Eagle Plain
Theme VIII: Reservoir Management Case Studies I (AAPG) Basin, Northern Yukon Territory
South Building, Upper Level, Glen 203/204
Co-Chairs: G. Walker and L. Danard Theme XVI: Low Permeability Tight Oil Reservoirs I (AAPG)
South Building, Upper Level, Glen 206
8:00 Introductory Remarks Chair: J. McCracken
8:05 Y. Li, C. Deutsch: Facies Tracts Modeling Using Higher
Order Markov Transition Probability Matrix 10:05 Introductory Remarks
8:25 W. Narr, T. Tankersley, G. King, Y. Pan, M. Skalinski: 10:10 L. T. Billingsley: Influence of Second-Order Faults on Low-
Reservoir Modeling to Characterize Dual Porosity, Tengiz Permeability Oil Reservoir (Turner Sandstone), Powder
Field, Republic of Kazakhstan River Basin, Wyoming, USA
8:45 U. A. Olimma, I. A. Olayinka*, J. F. Olimma: Hydrocarbon 10:30 J. McCracken, G. Langdon, M. Cooper, S. Millan, D. M.
Characterisation of the Channel Level Deposits of the Jarvie, B. Nickerson, S. C. Farner: Upper Cambrian-Lower
Bema Field, Niger Delta, Nigeria Ordovician Green Point Shale, Port au Port Bay, West
9:05 T. M. Sodagar, D. Lawton: 2-D Seismic Modeling of CO2 Newfoundland: Evaluation and Delineation of an Offshore
Fluid Replacement of the Redwater Leduc Reef for CO2 Allochthonous Oil-in-Shale Resource Play
Storage Project, Alberta 10:50 B. S. Franklin, J. C. Martin, R. E. Holdsworth, K. J.
9:25 Break McCaffrey, M. M. Krabbendam, A. Conway, R. R. Jones*:
10:05 P. Chimienti, P. Michel*, S. Cloninger, J. Baillie: Characterizing Fracture Systems within the Lewisian
Redevelopment of a Thin Oil Rim Reservoir Utilizing Gneiss Complex, Northwest Scotland: An Onshore
Lessons Learned, Tsiengui Field, Gabon Analogue for the Clair Field?
10:25 L. E. Soto: Cusiana Field: Understanding the Reservoir
and Improving Depletion History Theme XIV: International Unconventional Gas I (AAPG)
10:45 U. A. Olimma, I. A. Olayinka, J. F. Olimma: Applying the South Building, Upper Level, Glen 208/209
Sequence Stratigraphy Concept to Delineate the Irregular Co-Chairs: R. Flores and J. Chatelier
Internal Facies Configurations of the Bema Field, Western
Niger Delta, Nigeria 8:00 Introductory Remarks
11:05 J. F. Olimma, B. D. Ako, C. S. Nwajide: Central OML 35 8:05 M. Asrar, S. Amir Mahmud: Development Trend of
Hydrocarbon Habitat Study and Depositional Sequence Unconventional Gas Resources in Pakistan
Analysis 8:25 R. Hildebrand: Challenges of Coalbed Natural Gas
Development in Northwestern Bangladesh
Theme XVII: Frontier Reservoirs (AAPG) 8:45 M. Garcia-Gonzalez: Coalbed Methane Resources in
South Building, Upper Level, Glen 206 Colombia
Chair: I Dawes 9:05 R. M. Flores, G. D. Stricker: CBM Adsorption Isotherms
of Philippines Versus U.S. Coals: From Tectonic Control to
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9:25 Break Theme XI: North American Unconventional Oil — The Bakken
10:05 C. Che, C. Liu*, J. Zhu, H. Yang: Unconventional Session II (EMD)
Petroleum Geology and Resources in China North Building, Main Level, Telus 104/105/106
10:25 W. Liu, W. Fang, Y. Y. Yonghong Sun: Genetic Type and Co-Chairs: N. Fishman and S. Egenhoff
Source of the Gas in Well Wangs Jia Tun Region
10:45 H. Huang, S. Zhang, X. Zhang, A. Su, O. Jokanola, Y. 13:15 Introductory Remarks
Shuai, S. Larter: Biogenic Gas Systems in the Qaidam 13:20 R. Hill: Bitumen Filled Fractures in the Bakken Formation
Basin, NW China and Implications for Gas Shale Systems
11:05 Y. Li, C. Lin: Exploration Methods for Late Quaternary 13:40 D. W. Hume, G. R. Davies, R. Crain: A New Oil Migration
Shallow Biogenic Gas Reservoirs in the Hangzhou Bay Model for the Bakken Petroleum System of the Williston
Area, Eastern China Basin
14:00 S. A. Sonnenberg: Source and Reservoir Characteristics of
Tuesday Afternoon Oral Sessions the Bakken Petroleum System in the Billings Nose Area,
Williston Basin
Theme XVI: Heavy Oils/Bitumen Alberta Field Studies II (EMD) 14:20 R. Liu, A. Newson, T. Buchanan: Modeling the Impact of
South Building, Lower Level, Macleod A Deep Structures on Liquid Production in the Bakken Oil
Co-Chairs: F. Hein and R. Marsh Shale Play of the Williston Basin of Canada and the USA
14:40 Break
13:15 Introductory Remarks 15:20 K. Mba, M. Prasad, M. L. Batzle: The Maturity of Organic-
13:20 M. Caplan, W. Fu, C. Sato, C. Heron, T. Podivinski, Rich Shales Using Micro-Impedance Analysis
B. Kearl, L. Sullivan, R. Wong, E. Herle, I. Atkinson: 15:40 S. L. Stockton: The Use of 3-Component Seismic Data to
Sedimentological and Stratigraphical Summary of AOSC’s Identify Sweet Spots in Fractured Bakken Reservoirs
MacKay River and Dover Thermal Projects, Northeastern 16:00 J. Bray, E. Menendez, C. H. Smith*: Three Dimensional
Alberta, Canada Shear Data to Design Effective Completions in
13:40 T. R. Nardin, B. Carter, N. E. Bassey: Braided River Unconventional Reservoir
and Avulsive Depositional Systems in the McMurray 16:20 P. J. Bennett, P. Philipchuk, A. Freeman: Arthur Creek
Formation — LIDAR and Subsurface Data Integration at “Hot Shale”: A Bakken Unconventional Oil Analogy in the
Syncrude’s Aurora North Mine, Alberta Georgina Basin of Northern Territory, Australia
14:00 M. E. Connelly: West Athabasca Grand Rapids Bitumen
Deposit — A New SAGD Play Theme I: Depositional Systems and Sequence Stratigraphy I
14:20 L. W. Bellman, M. E. Connelly: 3-D Reservoir (SEPM)
Characterization in the Grand Rapids Oil Sands South Building, Upper Level, Glen 201/202
14:40 Break Co-Chairs: J. Lavagne and P. McCarthy
15:20 F. Delbecq, R. Moyen: SAGD Well Planning Using
Stochastic Inversion 13:15 Introductory Remarks
15:40 P. Bauman, B. Hansen, D. Parker: Routine Geoelectric 13:20 D. Eberth: A Revised Stratigraphic Architecture and
Exploration for Shallow Gas and Oil Sands Using Electrical History for the Horseshoe Canyon Formation (Upper
Resistivity Tomography (ERT) Cretaceous), Southern Alberta Plains
16:00 T. B. Oldenburg, M. Brown, H. Huang, J. Adams, 13:40 A. Bachtiar, M. Syaiful, Y. S. Purnama, J. Wiyono, M.
B. Bennett, N. Marcano, S. Larter: Applications of Rozalli, L. Jr, A. Krisyunianto, P. Suandhi: The Dynamics
FTICRMS towards Evaluating Source Charge Contributions of Mahakam Delta, Indonesia, Based on Spatial and
in Severely Biodegraded Oils; Examples from the Alberta Temporal Variations of Grab Samples, Cores, and Salinity
Oil Sands and the Liaohe basin, NE China 14:00 Y. Li, W. Li, Y. Zhu, D. Garza, A. Summiyah,
16:20 O. Babak, C. Deutsch: Reservoir Continuity Assessment J. Bhattacharya: 3-D Geometry and Facies Architecture
with Mass Moments of Inertia of Fluvial-Dominated Mouth-Bar Deposits, Ferron Notom
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14:20 O. A. Ehinola, O. A. Falode, T. A. Ologun*: Sequence 16:00 Y. Mi, A. Ruiter, R. Quinn: Quantitative Reservoir
Stratigraphic Framework of Nemo Field, Onshore Niger Characterization of PM3 Block, Malay Basin
Delta 16:20 L. Huang, J. Pan, D. Wei, Y. Wang, P. Li: The Research
14:40 Break of Composite Reservoir Evaluation under the Control of
15:20 J. Thompson, D. Kamola: Hydrodynamic Interpretation Palaeogeomorphology
of High-Energy Wave-Dominated Shoreface Successions,
Cretaceous Mount Garfield/Illes Fm, Colorado Business Forum — Unconventional Exploration and
15:40 P. Liyin, J. Shou, Z. Jingao, Z. Xingping: Dolomitization Development Geoscientists Toolbox: What New Tools do
and Reservoir Characteristics of Chx-Fxg Formation in Geoscientists Need in the Next Decade?
Sichuan Basin (SW China) South Building, Upper Level, Glen 206
16:00 G. S. Bellos: Sedimentology Diagenesis Stratigraphy and Co-Chairs: R. Herbert and J. Frasier
Paleontology of the Lower Cretaceous Rock Sequence in 13:15–14:40
Lebanon See summary page 6
16:20 A. Al-Tawi, C. T. Lehmann: Mixed Carbonates/Evaporites:
The Need for Advancing the Understanding of a Complex Theme XIV: International Tight Gas Techniques and Case Studies I
System (AAPG)
South Building, Upper Level, Glen 206
Theme VIII: Reservoir Management Case Studies II (AAPG) Co-Chairs: G. Reinson and C. Lamb
South Building, Upper Level, Glen 203/204
Co-Chairs: G. Walker and L. Danard 15:20 Introductory Remarks
15:25 D. Sun: Correlation and Study of the Genetic Type and
13:15 Introductory Remarks Source of Natural Gas of Fault-Depression Volcanic
13:20 J. Chen: Application of Chronostratigraphic and Formation of Xujiaweizi of Daqing
Lithostratigraphic Concepts to Deep-Water Reservoir 15:45 C. Zou, X. Li, P. Tang, J. Dai, S. Tao, Z. Yang, X. Gao,
Characterization Q. Guo: Geological Features and Exploration for Tight
13:40 P. Chimienti, P. Michel, R. Van Tilburg, A. Aramowicz: Gas, Shale Gas and Other Unconventional Oil/Gas
Production Rate Controls for Thin Oil Rim Reservoirs in Resources in China
High-Quality Sands, Case Study Gabon 16:05 J. Zhang, T. Fan, B. Yu: Shale Gas Potential in Yangtze
14:00 L. C. Mwakipesile, B. Nandlal, R. Ramdajal: A New Area, South China
Approach for Field Development of Complex Heavy Oil
Reservoirs in a Wetland Environmentally Sensitive Area, Theme XIV: International Unconventional Gas II (AAPG)
Tambaredjo NW Field, Suriname South Building, Upper Level, Glen 208/209
14:20 M. L. Belobraydic, W. J. Clark, G. S. Forrest, Y. Ma, F. O. Chair: S. Nelskamp
Iwere, H. Gao: Applying an Integrated Reservoir Model
in Field Development of a Brownfield, Canfield Ranch, 13:15 Introductory Remarks
California 13:20 U. Berner, T. Kahl, G. Scheeder: Hydrocarbon Potential of
14:40 Break Basin Sediments of the Wealden — A Shale Gas Target in
15:20 G. S. Titaley, B. W. Adibrata, T. Sasongko: Back To Basic Germany
Approaches: A Preliminary Study on Layer B/600 for 13:40 S. Nelskamp, H. Doornenbal, T. van der Putte: Gas Shales
Tempino Waterflooding Project, Jambi — Indonesia in the Netherlands — A First Inventory
15:40 V. F. Eveline, B. W. Adibrata, S. Yudha: Petrophysical 14:00 V. Kidambi, N. S. Rao, S. Al-Ashwak, B. Al-Qadeeri,
Property Estimation for Miocene Ngrayong Sandstone, D. Kho, S. Chakraborty, K. Khan, D. Nieuwland: Fracture
Using Integrated Core-Log Analysis; A Case Study in Characterization Challenges in Developing the Jurassic
Building Reservoir Geomodel Using Limited Data, Tight Carbonate Gas Reservoirs of North Kuwait
Kawengan Field, Indonesia 14:20 M. Garcia-Gonzalez: Shale Gas Potential in the Eastern
Cordillera of Colombia
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15:20 U. Ahmed, S. Hannan: Tiering of International Shale • G. W. Lowey: A Petroleum Events Chart for Cretaceous
Reservoirs Strata in Eagle Plain: An Under-Explored Foreland
15:40 M. A. Al Duhailan, A. A. Al Naim, M. J. Al Mahmoud: Succession in Northern Yukon, Canada
Potential for Basin-Centered Gas in Saudi Arabia; • L. Berbesi, R. Di Primio, B. Horsfield, S. Dallimore,
Southwest Ghawar Basin — A Case Study D. Higley-Feldman: Beyond Conventional Petroleum
16:00 M. Silverman, T. Ahlbrandt: Mesoproterozoic Systems Modeling: Thermogenic and Biogenic
Unconventional Plays in the Beetaloo Basin, Australia: Hydrocarbon Emissions through Geologic Time
The World’s Oldest Petroleum Systems • K. Bogoslowski, L. R. Miller: Petroleum Source Potential
16:20 J. Underschultz, L. Connell, R. Jeffery, N. Sherwood: Coal in the West Disko Area, Offshore West Greenland:
Seam Gas in Australia: Resource Potential and Production Regional Evidence from Multiple Data Sets
Issues • S. Best, S. O. Sears, C. Willson: Integration of Imaging
Techniques over Multiple Scales
Special Lecture — Geology of a Major SAGD Bitumen • M. C. Daszinnies: A Workflow for Routine Application
Development — A Case Study from Long Lake, Northeastern of Apatite Fission Track Analysis in Petroleum Systems
Alberta Analysis and Modeling Exemplified in the Hammerfest
South Building, Lower Level, Macleod A Basin, Southern Norwegian Barents Sea
Co-Chairs: R. Clark and F. Hein • A. F. Scherrenberg, C. E. Bond: Understanding Fold-
17:00–18:00 D. Leckie: Speaker, M. Fustic, C. Seibel Thrust Belt Architecture to Identify New Plays
See summary page 6 • J. Chatellier, M. van der Vreede, M. Chatellier:
Earthquakes Alignments Linked to Hydrocarbon Sweet-
Tuesday Poster Sessions Spots in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin
Presenters in their booths (9:00–10:30 and 14:00–15:30) • S. O. Akande, M. D. Lewan, M. Pawlewicz, S. Egenhoff,
O. J. Samuel, O. A. Adekeye, O. J. Ojo: Comparison of
Theme IV: Petroleum Systems — Source Rock, Migration, Trap, Hydrous Pyrolysis Petroleum Yields and Compositions
Seals (AAPG) from Nigerian Lignite and Associated Coaly Shale in the
South Building, Lower Level, Macleod Pre-function Anambra Basin
8:00–17:00 • Y. Kettanah, L. Eliuk, G. Wach: Reservoir Characteristics
Chair: J. Adams of the Chalk of the Wyandot Formation, Scotian Margin:
Case Study of the Eagle D-21 and Primrose A-41 Wells
• N. C. Azambuja, M. Mello, A. A. Bender, P. Schmitt, • J. Lukaye, L. Kiconco, D. Worsley*: The Neogene
B. Swanson: Petroleum System of Deep-Water Offshore Succession of the Lake Albert Rift, Uganda — Challenges
Namibia and Opportunities
• X. Wang, M. Li*, Z. Feng, W. Fang, Z. Li, Q. Huo, S. Achal,
M. Milovic, R. Robinson, C. Huang, G. Song: Revised Theme XII: North American Unconventional — Exploration and
Oil-Source Correlation Models in the Chao-Chang Region Development Technologies (AAPG)
and Implications for Lower Cretaceous Petroleum Play South Building, Lower Level, Macleod Pre-function
Concepts in the Songliao Basin, NE China 8:00 - 17:00
• O. Haeri-Ardakani, I. Al-Aasm, M. Coniglio: Fracture Co-Chairs: J. McCracken and M. Teitz
Mineralization and Fluid Flow Evolution: An Example from
Middle Devonian Carbonates, Southwestern Ontario • A. Mitra, D. Warrington, D. A. Sommer: Characterization
• A. Hartwig, D. Boyd, G. Kuhlmann, S. G. Adams, of Unconventional Shale Gas Reservoirs Using a Shale Gas
C. Campher, Z. Anka, R. Di Primio, T. Albrecht, V. Facies Expert System to Identify Lithofacies and Optimal
Singh: Characterization of Hydrocarbon Generation and Completion Intervals
Migration Dynamics Based on Seismic Interpretation and • C. K. Miller, E. I. Rylander*, J. Le Calvez: Detailed Rock
Basin Modeling: An Integrated Study of the Orange Basin, Evaluation and Strategic Reservoir Stimulation Planning
South Africa for Optimal Production in Horizontal Gas Shale Wells

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• L. A. Cassel, D. Schultz: High Resolution Spectral Gamma • A. Lowrie: Basement and Continental Margin Dynamics
Ray Log (HRSGR): Applications for Unconventional Commence, Maintain, and Terminate Hydrate
Reservoirs Accumulations along the Seafloor of Prolific Continental
Margins Such as the Northern Gulf of Mexico
Theme XV: Geoscience Investigations and Petroleum Search • W. Dongtao, Z. Yingcheng, W. Pingsheng, L. Zhenhua,
Beyond Traditional Exploration Confines (AAPG) J. Pan: Uplift History of the Bogda Range Retrieved from
South Building, Lower Level, Macleod Pre-function the Foredeep Sequences, Northwestern China
8:00–17:00
Chair: I. Dawes Wednesday Morning Oral Sessions
• W. Dickson, C. F. Schiefelbein, M. E. Odegard: East, West, Theme IV: Petroleum Systems — Source Rock, Migration, Trap,
Which Is Best? Brazilian Versus West African Transform Seals I (AAPG)
Margin Hydrocarbon Play Elements South Building, Lower Level, Macleod A
• A. Mustaqeem, V. V. Baranova*: Using Advanced Seismic Chair: J. Adams
Attribute Analysis to Reduce Risk in Frontier Exploration
— West Newfoundland Offshore 8:00 Introductory Remarks
• L. Fernando, F. Francisco, L. Claudio, L. Daniel: 8:05 F. Wang, J. Chen, B. Wang: How to Describe
Geochemical Anomalies Characterization by Microbial Heterogeneous Source Rocks in Basin and Petroleum
and Trace Elements Analysis Related to Hydrocarbon System Modeling?
Migration, Neuquén Basin, Argentina. 8:25 S. Nelskamp, T. Donders, J. van Wees, O. Abbink:
• M. A. Bedregal, M. A. Bedregal, M. Tenorio: Análise de Influence of Surface Temperatures on Source Rock
métodos de determinação de limiares e interpoladores Maturity
em dados geoquímicos de superfície aplicada a 8:45 S. Tao, C. Zou, Z. Yang, X. Gao, X. Yuan, L. Song:
exploração de hidrocarbonetos Geologic Characteristics and Hydrocarbon Accumulation
• G. Hatch, J. Erickson: Evaluation of the Structure, Mechanism for Continuous Oil Reservoirs in Songliao Rift-
Stratigraphy and Hydrocarbon Play Types of Offshore Depression Basin in NE China
Florida using Seismic Reflection Data 9:05 Y. Sun: Deciphering Hydrocarbon Accumulation Processes
for the Oil Pools in Superimposed Petroliferous Basins
Theme VI: Rift to Drift, Passive Margin, Transition Tectonics (AAPG) within Mass Fractions
South Building, Lower Level, Macleod Pre-function 9:25 Break
8:00–17:00 10:05 J. Scott, J. Guthrie, S. Crews, G. Gordon, B. Hansen,
Chair: A. Frasier N. McCormack, D. Griffin, L. Lawton, R. Graham,
T. Grow, A. Pepper, C. Burke: Petroleum Systems of the
• N. Baristeas, Z. Anka, R. Di Primio, F. Dominguez, Northern Red Sea
G. Kohler, E. Vallejo, J. Rodriguez, D. Marchal: 10:25 A. A. Bender, M. Mello, N. C. Azambuja, M. B. Araújo,
Seismo-Stratigraphic Analysis and Characterization of E. de Mio: New Insights into the Petroleum Systems of
Hydrocarbon Leakage Indicators in the Malvinas Basin, the Solimoes Basin: Checking Petroleum Occurrences
Offshore Argentine Continental Margin with 3-D Modeling Results
• W. Dickson, J. M. Christ, P. J. Post, M. E. Odegard: What’s 10:45 G. Gordon, B. Hansen, J. Scott, C. Hirst, R. Graham,
Cooking? Source Rock Descriptions and Hydrocarbon T. Grow, A. Spedding, S. Fairhead, J. Miller, D. Pocknall,
Potential of the Western Central Atlantic Margin L. Fullarton, D. Griffin: Prospectivity in the North Red Sea
• A. Lowrie: Major Hydrocarbon Generation in the Egypt — New Data, New Challenges, New Opportunities
Northern Gulf of Mexico Apparently Resultant 11:05 N. I. Marcano, S. Larter, B. Mayer: The Utility of the
of Interactions between Mantle, Lithosphere, Stable Isotopic Composition of Severely Biodegraded Oils
Sedimentosphere, and Hydrosphere as Petroleum System Correlation Parameters

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Theme XII: North American Unconventional — Exploration and 8:45 M. Mello, N. C. Azambuja, H. P. Lima, A. J. Catto,
Development Technologies I (AAPG) E. Rosseti, P. Schmitt, M. B. Araújo, A. A. Bender: The
North Building, Main Level, Telus 104/105/106 Last Frontier for Supergiant Oil and Gas Accumulations
Co-Chairs: N. Wilson and H. Pitts in the Onshore Brazilian Basins: The Solimoes Province,
Amazon Area, Brazil
8:00 Introductory Remarks 9:05 K. Peters, O. Schenk, K. Bird: Timing of Petroleum System
8:05 T. Engelder, J. Hayward: Pervasive Strain the Marcellus Events Controls Accumulations on the North Slope, Alaska
Gas Shale of the Appalachian Plateau as Revealed by CAT- 9:25 Break
Scan Analyses of Core. 10:05 H. Wilson, S. MacMullin: Plate Tectonics Reconstruction
8:25 J. Bray, C. H. Smith, S. Ramakrishna, E. Menendez: of Nova Scotia’s Offshore
Magnetic Resonance Utilization as an Unconventional 10:25 J. F. Weston, P. Ascoli, M. Cooper, R. A. Fensome,
Reservoir Permeability Indicator R. A. MacRae, D. Shaw, G. L. Williams: Biostratigraphic
8:45 C. N. Smith: Rapid Handheld X-ray Fluorescence (HHXRF) and Well-Log Sequence Stratigraphic Framework of the
Analysis of Gas Shales Offshore Nova Scotia Margin, Canada
9:05 J. H. Deng, N. Solano, R. Aguilera: Facies Modeling of 10:45 D. Schumacher: Petroleum Exploration in
Tight Gas Reservoir Using Neural Network: Case Study of Environmentally Sensitive Areas: Opportunities for
Nikanassin Formation in Canadian Foothills Geochemical and Non-Seismic Geophysical Methods
9:25 Break 11:05 H. W. Meurer: A Novel Remote Sensing Technology for
10:05 K. Schmidt, M. Poole, G. Hildred: A Triumvirate of Frontier Exploration
Targeting — A Three-Pronged Approach to Keeping
a Horizontal Well in the Desired Eagle Ford Reservoir Forum — The Value of Diversity in Leadership Global
Interval Perspectives
10:25 A. Newson: Geosteering Horizontal Wells into the “Sweet South Building, Upper Level, Glen 203/204
Spot” of Thin Non-Conventional Reservoirs, Examples Chair: G. Gillis and D. Cook
from the Cardium Sand of the Alberta Deep Basin. 8:00–11:25
10:45 M. Pavlovic: An Integrated Approach to Shale Gas See summary page 7
Evaluation, Horizontal Drilling and Hydraulic Stimulation
11:05 J. Le Calvez, J. Stokes*, W. Xu, R. Zhao, M. Thiercelin, Theme IX: Risk Analysis and Assessment (AAPG)
H. Moros, S. Maxwell: Unconventional Approach for South Building,Upper Level, Glen 206
an Unconventional Reservoir: Example of Hydraulic Chair: B. Haskett
Fracturing Treatments in Adjacent Horizontal Wells in a
Faulted Reservoir 8:00 Introductory Remarks
8:05 B. G. Langhus: Implications and Impacts of Peak Oil for
Theme XV: Geoscience Investigations and Petroleum Search the Small- and Medium-Sized Petroleum Producer.
Beyond Traditional Exploration Confines I (AAPG) 8:25 C. Bynum, M. Weller, B. Haskett, D. McManus: Steam
South Building, Upper Level, Glen 201/202 and Glean: Planning to Learn in a Potential World-Class
Chair: R. Clark Heavy Oil Project
8:45 F. R. Chaban, G. T. Gibson, J. L. Garduno: Strategic
8:00 Introductory Remarks Business Approach to Turn Exploration Data into Drilling
8:05 L. Giraldo, A. E. Calle: Fizz and Commercial Gas Prospects.
Discrimination in the Colombian Caribbean Sea through 9:05 W. J. Haskett, P. Brown: Recurrent Issues in the
AVO Attributes and Fluids Substitution Modeling Evaluation of Unconventional Resources
8:25 A. Newson: The Mountain Front Fault and Its Impact on
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Theme VII: International Regional to Reservoirs — Case Studies 10:45 K. Peters, L. Ramos, J. Zumberge: Circum-Arctic
(AAPG) Petroleum Systems Defined Using Biomarkers, Isotopes,
South Building, Upper Level, Glen 206 and Chemometrics
Chair: I. Dawes 11:05 D. L. Gautier: U.S. Geological Survey Circum-Arctic
Resource Appraisal (CARA)
10:05 Introductory Remarks
10:10 Y. Zhanlong: Tectonic Evolution and Hydrocarbon Wednesday Afternoon Oral Sessions
Occurring of Block-Type Basins in Hinterland of Asia
10:30 S. Bunditchayakorn, P. Intasalo, N. Prapasanobon: Theme IV: Petroleum Systems — Source Rock, Migration, Trap,
New Exploration Targets in Northern Offshore Bahrain: Seals II (AAPG)
Integration of Seismic Sequence Stratigraphy and Seismic South Building, Lower Level, Macleod A
Inversion Chair: J. Adams
10:50 S. K. Tanoli, M. D. Al-Ajmi, H. Al-Ammar, N. Banik:
Where to Find the Reservoir? Late Valanginian 13:15 Introductory Remarks
Unconformity Associated Play in Kuwait. 13:20 J. Chesterman: Arc-Continent Collision: A Comparison of
11:10 J. J. Mhuder, R. A. Abdulsadah: Reservoir and Geological the SE Caribbean and Taiwan-Ryukyu Margins
Properties of the Middle Cretaceous Nahr Ibn Umr Field, 13:40 N. Ellouz-Zimmermann, J. Faure, E. Frery, R. Deschamps,
Nahr Umr Formation-South Iraq A. Battani, J. Schmitz, O. Vincke: Dynamics of the Faults
in the Colorado Plateau in Utah. Impact of Tectonic
Theme II: Circum-Arctic Geology and Petroleum Resources I Heritage and Reservoir Architecture on the Fault Sealing
(AAPG) Efficiency
South Building, Upper Level, Glen 208/209 14:00 E. Frery, N. Ellouz-Zimmermann, J. Gratier, C. Aubourg,
Chair: A. Embry and S. Drachev D. Blamart, J. Faure, A. Battani, J. Schmitz, O. Vincke:
Chronology of Leaking Events and Sealing Processes in
8:00 Introductory Remarks Fractured Reservoir : A Natural Example in Utah (USA)
8:05 Y. M. Chevalier: Circum-Arctic Region: Plate Tectonic 14:20 H. Doornenbal: Overview of Petroleum Provinces in the
Evolution and Hydrocarbon Provinces Southern Permian Basin
8:25 B. Ady, M. G. Dinkelman, J. A. Helwig, N. Kumar: 14:40 Break
Deformable Plate Tectonic Reconstructions Incorporating 15:20 M. Deriszadeh, R. Wong: Determination of the
Interpretations from Newly Acquired Geophysical Data Coefficients of Volume Change with Respect to
Support a Multi-Phase Plate Tectonic Model for the Origin Concentration and Pressure in Saturated Shale
and Evolution of the Amerasian Basin 15:40 M. A. Prince, R. A. Acevedo, C. Sanchez, D. Rojas: Upper
8:45 N. J. Kusznir, A. Alvey, N. Lebedeva-Ivanova, C. Gaina, Cretaceous in the Middle Magdalena Valley, Colombia: A
T. H. Torsvik: Arctic Crustal Thickness, Oceanic New Exploratory Target In and Old Mature Basin
Lithosphere Distribution and Ocean-Continent Transition 16:00 L. Waite, T. Loseke, A. Stephens, M. Millard, J. King, N.
Location from Gravity Inversion Burnett, G. Barzola: Integrated Analysis of the Lower
9:05 V. Verzhbitsky, S. Sokolov, E. Frantzen, M. Tuchkova, Cretaceous Edwards Reef, Stuart City Trend, South Texas,
G. Bannikov: The Structure of the Wrangel Arch (Russian USA
Chukchi Sea), Based on Marine Seismic and Onshore 16:20 J. Booth, G. Ageneau, P. Chimienti, P. Michel, J. R. Ruiz
Observations Corregidor, J. Baillie: Evolved Understanding of Reservoir
9:25 Break Distribution and Connectivity in a Complex Fluvial
10:05 D. Houseknecht, K. Bird: Geology and Petroleum System — A Case Study from Development of the Dentale
Potential of the Rifted Margins of Arctic Alaska and the Formation in the Tsiengui and Obangue Fields, Onshore
Chukchi Borderland Gabon
10:25 T. E. Moore, K. Bird: Is the North Slope a Displaced Part
of the Caledonian Orogenic Belt?

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Theme XII: North American Unconventional — Exploration and 13:40 D. Sutherland: Organic Geochemistry Detects
Development Technologies II (AAPG) Hydrocarbon Signatures in Surficial Samples to Locate
North Building, Main Level, Telus 104/105/106 and Identify Deeply Buried Exploration Targets
Co-Chairs: N. Wilson and H. Pitts 14:00 S. Schmid, J. Bourdet: Fluid Migration and Diagenetic
Homogeneity in the Amadeus Basin, Australia
13:15 Introductory Remarks 14:20 D. Schumacher, L. Clavareau, D. C. Hitzman: Hydrocarbon
13:20 M. Suhrer, E. Diaz, A. Grader, C. Sisk: 3-D Visualization Exploration Survey Strategies for Frontier Basins
and Classification of Pore Structure and Pore Filling in Gas 14:40 Break
Shale 15:20 D. Seneshen, J. V. Fontana: Unique Geochemical
13:40 R. Slatt, R. Portas, N. Buckner, Y. Abousleiman, Methods for Regional On-shore Petroleum Exploration in
N. O’Brien, M. Tran, R. Sierra, P. Philp, A. Miceli-Romero, the Mackenzie Delta, Northwest Territories, Canada.
R. Davis, T. Wawrzyniec: Outcrop/Behind Outcrop 15:40 M. Swan, S. Keith, S. L. Perry*: Vectoring Petroleum
(Quarry), Multiscale Characterization of the Woodford Systems Using Satellite Imagery Calibrated to
Gas Shale, Oklahoma Geochemistry
14:00 M. Holmes, A. Holmes, D. Holmes: A Petrophysical 16:00 L. A. LeSchack, J. R. Jackson, J. K. Dirstein, W. B. Ghazar,
Method to Evaluate Irregularly Gas Saturated Tight Sands N. Ionkina: Major Recent Improvements to Airborne
Which Have Variable Matrix Properties and Uncertain Transient Pulse Surveys for Hydrocarbon Exploration
Water Salinities 16:20 L. Fernando, V. Maximo, F. Francisco, L. Claudio: A
14:20 J. A. Ward: Estimating Organic Porosity from TOC Data on Modified Method of Microbial Analysis for Oil Exploration
The Marcellus Shale and its Application on Five Basins of Southern and
14:40 Break Western Argentina
15:20 C. Keegan: Understanding Porosity and Permeability
Relationships to Mineralogy and Organic Matter Theme VII: Exotic Plays I (AAPG)
in Unconventional Gas Reservoirs Utilizing New South Building, Upper Level, Glen 203/204
Technologies Chair: K. Gerdes
15:40 N. B. Harris, T. Ko, P. Philp: Applying Natural Gas
Compositions from Large Tight-Gas-Sand Fields to 13:15 Introductory Remarks
Reservoir Filling Models 13:20 K. Hoshi, S. Okubo: Hydrothermally Dissolved Dolerite
16:00 L. Dabek, R. Knepp, J. Boyles: Enhanced Permeability Reservoir in the Akita Basin, Japan
Prediction in Wave-Dominated Shoreface Rocks of the 13:40 S. Yudha, B. Benyamin, A. Setyadi, A. Handoyo: The
Spring Canyon Member, Utah, U.S.A. Identification of Top Volcanic Reservoir of Jatibarang
16:20 S. T. Knopp, F. F. Krause: Beyond Traditional Fluvial Field, Onshore West Java, Indonesia
Heterogeneity Models — Investigation of Tight 14:00 C. Hanks, J. Mongrain, A. Dandekar, P. J. McCarthy,
Sandstones and Near-Surface Diagenesis in Late Jurassic V. Godabrelidze, C. Shukla, K. Venepalli, O. Levi-
to Early Cretaceous Paleovalley Outcrops of the U.S. Johnson, G. Shimer, R. Wentz: Integrated Geological
Western Interior and Engineering Studies in Support of Producing Light
Oil from a Frozen Reservoir: A Case Study from Umiat Oil
Theme XV: Geoscience Investigations and Petroleum Search Field, Northern Alaska
Beyond Traditional Exploration Confines II (AAPG) 14:20 J. Majorowicz, J. Safanda: Melting of the B-M Natural
South Building, Upper Level, Glen 201/202 Gas Hydrate by the Heat Released During Formation of
Chair: D. Schumacher the Carbon Dioxide Hydrate After CO2 Injection — A New
Method Proposed
13:15 Introductory Remarks 14:40 Break
13:20 S. L. Perry, F. A. Kruse: Evidence of Hydrocarbon Seepage 15:20 K. Johnston, S. Keith, P. Johnston, M. Swan: Origin
Using Multispectral Satellite Imagery, Kurdistan, Iraq of the Green River Kerogen by Serpentinite-Powered
Hydrothermalism

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15:40 J. Zhou: Barrier-Lagoon Sedimentary Model and 16:00 A. Embry, T. Brent: Paleo-Ballantyne Strait of the
Reservoir Distribution Regularity of Lower-Ordovician Sverdrup Basin — Late Paleozoic and Early Mesozoic
Majiagou Formation, Ordos Basin, China Gateway to Alaska
16:20 D. Bonté, R. Abdul Fattah*, S. Nelskamp, J. van Wees,
Theme IV: Sources and Seeps (AAPG) R. Stephenson: Heat Flow Modeling and Tectonic
South Building, Upper Level, Glen 206 Evolution of The Sverdrup Basin
Chair: R. Clark
Wednesday Poster Sessions
13:15 Introductory Remarks Presenters in their booths (9:00–10:30 and 14:00–15:30)
13:20 G. Thyne: Anatomy of a Gas Seep, Piceance Basin,
Colorado Theme XIII: International Unconventional Oil (AAPG)
13:40 M. Li, Z. Chen, D. Issler, S. Achal, M. Milovic, South Building, Lower Level, Macleod Pre-function
R. Robinson: New Insights into the Effective Petroleum 8:00–17:00
Source Rocks in the Beaufort-Mackenzie Basin from an Chair: I. Dawes
Integrated Molecular and Isotope Approach
• K. Dasgupta, S. Samin, B. R. Bharali: An Analysis of Pre-
Theme II: Circum-Arctic Geology and Petroleum Resources II Tertiary Plays in Matimekhana-Deohal Area — A Case
(AAPG) Study from Oil’s Operational Area in Northeast India
South Building, Upper Level, Glen 208/209 • T. GuangRong: Petroleum Accumulation Dynamics of
Chair: A. Embry and S. Drachev Lithologic Pools in Fu-Yang Reservoir, Daqing Placanticline
• M. Jian: Characteristics of Lujiazhuang Paleo-Oil Reservoir
13:15 Introductory Remarks in Mid-Upper Proterozoic of Northern Part of North China
13:20 P. A. Emmet, N. Kumar, M. G. Dinkelman, J. A. Helwig: • C. Gang, Y. Qingzhou, L. Shuangwen: Identification of
Tectonic Framework and Regional Seismic Expression of Subtle Oil/Gas Reservoir in Junggar Basin of West China
Exploration Plays, Canadian Beaufort Sea
13:40 M. E. Enachescu, J. Hogg, P. Price, F. Kierulf: Seismic Theme XVI: Heavy Oils/Bitumen Carbonates/Oil Sands (EMD)
Imaging of Major Unconformities and Disconformities in South Building, Lower Level, Macleod Pre-function
the Beaufort-Mackenzie Basin of the Canadian Arctic 8:00–17:00
14:00 M. G. Dinkelman, J. A. Helwig, J. Gagliardi, R. Whittaker, Co-Chairs: F. Hein and R. Marsh
N. Kumar: Tectonic and Stratigraphic Insights in the
Development of NE Greenland Margin through Deep, • T. Villarroel, A. Zambrano, R. Garcia: Technological
Long Offset, Prestack Depth Migrated (PSDM), 2-D Challenges in the Integral Development of the Orinoco Oil
Seismic Data Belt, Eastern Venezuela
14:20 J. C. Olsen: Baffin Bay, Davies Strait and Labrador Sea. • M. Cevallos, C. Rojas, P. Hernán: CHOPS Experience in
A Summary of Hydrocarbon Geology and Structural Argentina, Application in the Development of the Rio
Elements — News Colorado Shallow Heavy Oil Belt, Neuquén Basin
14:40 Break • C. Sisulak, S. Dashtgard: The Development of Inclined
15:20 A. Alvey, N. J. Kusznir, T. H. Torsvik, C. Gaina: Assessing Heterolithic Stratification in a Tidally Influenced, Fluvially
Plate Reconstruction Models Using Continental Extension Dominated River, Fraser River, British Columbia
Predicted by Gravity Inversion for the NE Atlantic and • S. Kotadia, D. Wallace, L. Slipp*: Characterizing Ore
Labrador Sea Rifted Margins Body with Process Performance Indicators using Pattern
15:40 O. A. Anfinson, A. Leier: Detrital Zircon Analysis Applied Recognition
to the Neoproterozoic-Devonian Franklinian Basin, • J. C. Hopkins, K. Wilde, S. Christensen, K. R. Barrett:
Canadian Arctic Islands Regional Stratigraphy and Reservoir Units of the
Grosmont Formation, Saleski and Burnt Lakes, Alberta

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TECHNICAL PROGRAM * denotes presenter is other than first author

• J. Russel-Houston, R. McRory, S. Christensen, J. Carey: • X. Li, Z. Yingcheng, L. Huanqing, W. Yanrong,


Reservoir Architecture and Spatial Recognition of Stratal W. Lihua: The Characteristics of the Sandy Debris Flow
Packages of the Lower Grand Rapids Formation, Taiga of the Triassic Yanchang Formation and Its Exploration
Project, Cold Lake, Alberta Significance in the Ordos Basin, China
• E. Hulm, G. Bernaski, C. Bridge, P. Gromek, B. Kostic, • J. Hauer, O. Oswald, M. S. Hendrix, J. R. Staub,
S. Lowe, R. Matson, C. Munn, D. Yancey, A. Duncan: D. E. Jarvis: Evidence for Forced Regression in the
Integrated Reservoir Characterization in Pursuit of a Santonian-Campanian Eagle Formation in South-Central
Heavy Oil Giant in the Arctic Montana
• C. Baturin-Pollock, N. Sitek, T. Hurst, D. Chan: Geology • K. Hoffmeister, D. Kamola: Forebulge Influence on
and Bitumen Resource Assessment of the Grand Rapids, Deposition of the Cretaceous Castlegate Sandstone, Book
Cold Lake, Alberta Canada Cliffs, Utah, USA
• E. Wo, L. Song, T. Hurst, N. Sitek: Geological Review and • R. Deschamps, M. Gasparrini, O. Durand, E. Kohler,
Bitumen Resource Appraisal of the Grosmont Formation T. Euzen, F. Nader: Impact of Mineralogy and Diagenesis
within the Athabasca Oil Sands Area on Reservoir Properties of the Lower Cretaceous Upper
• M. B. Dahl, J. Suter: Landscape Evolution of the Pre- Mannville Formation (Alberta, Canada)
Cretaceous Unconformity in the Western Canada • J. Shou, C. Si, Y. Shen, H. Zhang: Dynamic Diagenesis
Sedimentary Basin: Assessing the Relationship between and Porosity Preservation of Sandstone in Bearing-
Antecedent Pre-Cretaceous Topography and Overlying Hydrocarbon Basins of China
Cretaceous Deposits • M. Brunhart-Lupo: Triassic-Jurassic Deposition in the
Clarence-Moreton Basin, Springfield Lakes, Queensland,
Theme I: Depositional Systems and Sequence Stratigraphy Australia
(SEPM) • D. A. van der Kolk, M. T. Whalen, M. A. Wartes,
South Building, Lower Level, Macleod Pre-function R J.Newberry, P. J. McCarthy: Geochemistry,
8:00–17:00 Sedimentology, and Stratigraphy of the Lower Cretaceous
Co-Chairs: J. Lavigne and P. McCarthy Pebble Shale Unit, Northeastern Alaska

• S. E. Taylor, P. K. Pedersen, D. P. Laycock, R. Spencer, Theme III: Mixed Carbonate/Evaporite Successions (SEPM)
H. Huang, I. Gates: Using Bedforms and Stratigraphic South Building, Lower Level, Macleod Pre-function
Architecture to Indicate a Shallow Shelf Depositional 8:00–17:00
Setting of Carlile and Niobrara Formations, SW Co-Chairs: R. Clark and I. Dawes
Saskatchewan and SE Alberta
• A. A. Werdaya, D. Noeradi: Significant Influences of • N. Neog, N. S. Rao, R. Al-mayyas, T. DeKeyser, C. Perrin,
Paleogeographic and Sedimentation Study with Sequence C. S. Kendall: Evaporite Facies: A Key to the Mid Mesozoic
Stratigraphic Method on Petroleum System of Telisa Sedimentary Stratigraphy of North Kuwait
Formation, Central Sumatera Basin
• N. C. Ngek: Cyclostratigraphic Analysis of Pienaarsfontein
se Berg Deltaic Sequence, Tanqua Sub-Basin, SW Karoo
Basin, South Africa

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SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

Get Your Irish on at the James Joyce Pub Have a Roarin’ Good Time at the Calgary Zoo
Date: Monday, 13 September Date: Tuesday, 14 September
Time: 18:00–20:00 Time: 18:00–21:00
Fee: US $40 + 5% GST Fee: US $50 + 5% GST
Location: 114 Steven Avenue Mall, Calgary Location: 1300 Zoo Road Northeast, Calgary
Includes: Appetizers, two drinks and live music Includes: Barbeque buffet, admission and round-trip bus
transportation from the Calgary Tower (alcoholic
Take a trip back in time — and across the world — at the James beverages are not included; cash bars will be open)
Joyce Irish Pub, located downtown in the old Molson’s (TD)
Bank building. Named after the celebrated Irish author, this Embrace your animal instincts and join us at the Calgary Zoo
pub is filled with artifacts from all over Ireland, complimented for an evening of barbecue, drinks and fun. This event also
by original works of Celtic art and craftsmanship by local Irish includes tours of the zoo, botanical gardens and the prehistoric
artists and designers. Relax with food, drinks and music while you park featuring Dinosaurs Alive!, a collection of 20 animatronic
network with friends old and new. dinosaurs.
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GUEST TOURS

All Guest Tours will depart and return to the Calgary Tower, located at 101 9th Avenue SW in the heart of downtown Calgary. It is
serviced by many bus routes and is only a short walk from many C-Train stations. It is on the South side of the street across from the
Calgary Marriott’s main entrance.

1 Banff and Lake Louise Saturday, 11 September CAD $137 + 5% GST

2 City of Calgary and Canada Olympic Park Sunday, 12 September CAD $69 + 5% GST

3 Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump Monday, 13 September CAD $129 + 5% GST

4 Drumheller/Badlands Tuesday, 14 September CAD $107 + 5% GST

5 Heritage Park Historical Village Wednesday, 15 September CAD $65 + 5% GST

GUEST TOUR REGISTRATION


Anderson Vacations is handling guest tour registration. To register for guest tours online, please visit www.AAPG.org/Calgary,
then click the Guest Tours Registration link and follow the instructions online. Or complete the Guest Tours registration form on
page 57 and fax as directed.

Guest tour photos courtesy of Anderson Vacations.

#1 Banff and Lake Louise


Date: Saturday, 11 September
Time: 08:00–18:00
Fee: CAD $137 + 5% GST
Includes: Transportation in a modern, air-conditioned coach to
and from Banff and Lake Louise with professional
driver/guide, Gondola trip to the top of Sulphur
Mountain, buffet lunch at Banff Springs Hotel, free
time to visit/shop in Banff Townsite and time to
explore Lake Louise and Chateau Lake Louise
Limit: 25 minimum

You will be transported across Alberta’s rolling countryside to


the beautiful town of Banff with visits at Hoodoo Lookoff, Hidden
Corner and Bow Falls along the way.

Your first stop in Banff is the Sulphur Mountain Gondola. Here


you’ll take an eight-minute ride in a glass-enclosed gondola to After your Sulphur Mountain Gondola adventure, enjoy a
the 2,288 m (7,500 ft.) summit of Sulphur Mountain, where buffet lunch at the Banff Springs Hotel. Then take time to visit
three levels of outdoor observation decks offer a panoramic Banff Townsite, where you can tour the many fine museums
360-degree view of Banff and the surrounding area. and natural history centres in addition to sampling an array of
interesting and unique gift shops.

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After visiting Banff, your journey continues to Lake Louise, known


as the “Jewel of the Rockies.” Not only have international royalty,
Hollywood stars and heads of state come to Lake Louise to relax,
but, increasingly, the rest of the world is discovering its simple
charms as well. Lake Louise, with its blue-green water set against
the stark backdrop of Victoria Glacier, is one of the most beloved
and most photographed scenes in the Canadian Rockies. Chateau
Lake Louise presents lakeside views of the glacier, while offering
old-world charm and elegance amidst the wilderness.

#2 City of Calgary and Canada Olympic Park


Date: Sunday, 12 September
Time: 08:30–12:30
Fee: CAD $69 + 5% GST
Includes: Transportation in a modern, air-conditioned coach with
professional driver/guide, guided tour and admission
to Canada Olympic Park and Olympic Hall of Fame and
Museum
Limit: 25 minimum was developed to provide year-round push-start training on ice.
Create your own Olympic memories!
Join one of the most popular city tours and visit Calgary —
Alberta’s “Heart of the New West.” As you tour this dynamic city, This vibrant city, reminiscent of the Old West mixed with
you will journey from past to present, where you will experience contemporary culture and framed by a modern cityscape of
the excitement of its young, vibrant culture. Our first photo stop office towers, is nestled in the foothills of the majestic Rocky
will take you back in time to 1875 where Calgary’s historic origin Mountains.
was started at Fort Calgary. We will drive through the streets of
quaint Inglewood, one of Calgary’s oldest communities, on our #3 Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump
way to the Calgary Stampede grounds. We’ll catch a glimpse Date: Monday, 13 September
of the Talisman Centre and the Calgary Flames’ Pengrowth Time: 07:30–18:00
Saddledome. As we continue through the city, we will see the Fee: CAD $129 + 5% GST
Glenbow Museum, Chinatown, home of the beautiful Chinese Includes: Transportation in a modern, air-conditioned coach to
Cultural Centre, and also pass Eau Claire Market, one of the and from Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, with
trendy shopping and festival areas of downtown near Princess professional driver/guide, journey down the scenic
Island Park. Next stop will be at City Hall and Olympic Plaza for an Cowboy Trail (Highway #22), buffet lunch at the Head-
interpretive stroll. Smashed-In Café, escorted tour and visit to Head-
Smashed-In Buffalo Jump World Heritage Site and
Well known for its competitive spirit, Calgary boasts world-class native dance demonstration
sporting facilities. From downtown, our tour takes us into the Limit: 25 minimum
Olympic Speedskating Oval, where speed skaters skate on the
fastest ice in the world. On to Canada Olympic Park — home of Depart downtown Calgary and start your journey down the
the 1988 Winter Olympics. Canada Olympic Park is a must-see Cowboy Trail. Along the foothills of Alberta’s Rocky Mountains
attraction. Visit the Olympic Hall of Fame and Museum, and the is a narrow band of mixed forests and grasslands known for its
90-metre ski jump tower. Ride the chairlift (summer only) and moderate climate, a wide variety of wildlife species and broad
venture inside the Ice House, a totally unique facility with the ecological diversity. Alberta ranching families first settled the
only fully enclosed refrigeration building in the world serving the territory in the 1880s and transformed the rolling grasslands into
three sliding sports: bobsleigh, skeleton and luge. The Ice House cattle country. Today, communities along this corridor are linked

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#4 Drumheller/Badlands
Date: Tuesday, 14 September
Time: 08:00–17:00
Fee: CAD $107 + 5% GST
Includes: Transportation in a modern, air-conditioned coach to
and from Drumheller with professional driver/guide,
visit to the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology
– Drumheller and buffet lunch at the Royal Tyrrell
Museum of Paleontology
Limit: 25 minimum

This morning you set off on a journey into Alberta’s past. Some
aspects of our day will encompass the recent past and others
together by The Cowboy Trail, a ribbon of pavement extending will take us back to a land once inhabited by dinosaurs. We
from Cardston to Mayerthorpe. Along the way, you may see will journey into the Drumheller Region, a unique geographical
families on horseback or cowboys herding cattle. area which tells a story of glaciers and erosion that formed this
fascinating landscape. It is also the historic home of Canada’s
Your first stop is Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump. Located 18 great dinosaur finds, the largest in the world.
kilometers north and west of Fort Macleod, at a place where
the foothills of the Rocky Mountains meet the Great Plains, this
is one of the world’s oldest, largest and best-preserved buffalo
jumps. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981,
Head-Smashed-In has been used continuously by aboriginal
peoples of the plains for more than 5,500 years.

Enjoy your escorted tour of the Head-Smashed-In interpretive


centre. The centre blends unobtrusively into the ancient
sandstone cliff. Its interior is made up of five distinct levels
depicting the ecology, mythology, lifestyle and technology of
Blackfoot peoples within the context of available archaeological
evidence. Interpretation of these themes presents the viewpoints
of both aboriginal peoples and European archaeological science. Along the way you’ll see the Hoodoo’s, Suspension Bridge and
the world’s largest Dinosaur, T-Rex. Venture past the Orkney
During lunch you’ll enjoy the Head-Smashed-In Café’s western Hill View Point, which has a sheer drop to the Red Deer River
specialty, Hearty Buffalo Stew, with a tossed salad, Indian fry Valley. Continue along the historic Dinosaur Trail, past Horsethief
bread and Saskatoon Crisp for dessert. Then you’ll have time for a Canyon and the world’s largest “Little Church.”
leisurely visit to the interpretive center, where you’ll see a native
dancing demonstration. Next, experience the world-renowned Royal Tyrrell Museum
of Paleontology, located on the north edge of the town of
The return journey to Calgary will include time for a break, a stroll Drumheller. Joseph Tyrrell discovered the bones of Albertosaurus
and a sampling of some of Alberta’s history and culture. Take a in the Red Deer River Valley in 1884. It is his name that is
walk along the Historic Main Street and Antique & Art Walk of attached to the premier paleontological museum in North
Nanton, where you’ll experience “Where History Lives” in the America. There’s been life on Earth for more than 3.5 billion
many restored commercial buildings. Walk along 19th and 20th years, so the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology has a lot to
(Main) Streets and enjoy the great selection of antique shops, gift show you: 10 signature galleries and feature exhibitions that
and specialty stores, art stores and unique eateries. celebrate the spectacular history and diversity of life on Earth,

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and the paleontologists who bring the story to life. With every Independent travel gives you the flexibility to create your
step through geological time you’ll experience the evolution of individual tailor-made Canadian Vacation package. Plan to
life. It’s all here…dozens of skeletons and hundreds of fossils that extend your visit to Canada – either before or after the
tell the story of ancient Alberta. AAPG ICE.

You’ll enjoy lots of great food at the Royal Tyrrell Museum’s lunch Visit our website at www.canadatravelsolution.com to
buffet. We know that this delicious meal will prepare you for the explore the broad range and variety of possibilities or call
interesting return journey to Calgary. (+1 403 245 6200) or e-mail (fitres@andersonvacations.ca)
one of our highly trained and knowledgeable Travel
#5 Heritage Park Historical Village Consultants. We would be delighted to work with you to plan
Date: Wednesday, 15 September your trip of a lifetime to Calgary and Canada.
Time: 08:30–12:30
Fee: CAD $65 + 5% GST Here are some ideas for your consideration:
Includes: Transportation in a modern, air-conditioned coach
with professional driver/guide, guided tour and • Rocky Mountaineer Train Trip to Vancouver; Banff, Jasper,
admission to Heritage Park Historical Village, train Columbia Icefield — 2 days
ride, midway rides and paddle wheeler cruise • Self-drive tour to Vancouver —
­­ 3 or 4 days
Limit: 25 minimum • Alaska Inside Passage Cruise (fly to Vancouver) — 7 days
• Rocky Mountaineer Train Trip to Vancouver followed by
Alaska Inside Passage Cruise — 9 days
• Best of the Great Canadian Rockies and Beautiful British
Columbia Tour - Fully Escorted — 11 days

Discover “How the West was Once” at Canada’s largest living


history museum. Explore the year-round exhibit, Gasoline Alley
Museum, and find out how the introduction of the automobile
changed our culture. Then step further back with a visit to the
lively historical village.

Travel back in time and discover the treasures of Western


Canada’s past. All the sights and sounds of pre-1914 life are
recreated at Canada’s largest living historical village. You can
cruise the lake aboard the S.S. Moyie steam wheeler, or tour
the town by steam train, horse-drawn wagon, carriage or old-
fashioned bus. Or, just take a stroll down Main Street.
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ACCOMMODATIONS

Coffee/Hair Dryer/Iron
Single/Double (CAD)

Extra Person Charge

Internet (CAD/day)
Convention Centre

Parking (CAD)**

Business Centre
Fitness Centre
Room Service

Newspaper
Distance to

Self / Valet

In Room
Dining
(CAD)
Hotel

Pool
Bar
1 Calgary Marriott* $219 $35 Adjacent 4 4 4 $35 Valet only 4 4 4 $15.95 4 On request
2 Delta Bow Valley Hotel $199 $20 4 Blks 4 4 4 $17/$25 4 4 4 Free 4 On request
3 Hyatt Regency Calgary $249 $35 Adjacent 4 4 4 $25/$35 4 4 4 $13.95 4 On request
4 The Fairmont Palliser $219 $30 1 Blk 4 4 4 $37 Valet only 4 4 4 $13.95 4 Fee

*Non-smoking hotel **Parking rates are subject to change All hotel rates are in Canadian dollars and do not include taxes

1. Calgary Marriott 2. Delta Bow Valley Hotel 3. Hyatt Regency Calgary 4. The Fairmont Palliser

Accommodations Multiple Room Requests


Please book your rooms through the AAPG Housing Bureau. You may reserve up to five rooms online with individual names.
This helps AAPG meet hotel room block commitments and avoid One credit card or individual credit cards may be used.
penalties that could ultimately increase conference expenses.
Room Maximums
Reservations All hotels have a maximum of 4 people per room. There is an
• All reservations must be made through the AAPG Housing additional fee for a 3rd and 4th person in a room. These fees are
Bureau by 13 August 2010 and will be processed on a first- listed in the rates table in the Extra Person column.
come, first-served basis.
• Reservations requested after 13 August will be accommodated Suite Requests
based on hotel availability. Please contact the AAPG Housing Bureau at
• Reservations made online must include a valid credit card AAPGIntl@experient-inc.com to request a suite. We suggest you
number and expiration date. reserve a standard hotel room at the hotel of your choice in the
• Reservations can be made online at www.AAPG.org/Calgary. event suites are unavailable. You may cancel this reservation by
For other booking options please refer to the Conference contacting the AAPG Housing Bureau once you have received
Accommodation Registration form. confirmation of your suite reservation. Suite availability is limited
and on a first-come, first-served basis.

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ACCOMMODATIONS

Rates Modifications
To receive the conference room rate, all hotel reservations must be Modifications can be requested through the AAPG Housing Bureau
made through the AAPG Housing Bureau by 13 August 2010. Please through 20 August. Modifications are subject to availability. After 20
refer to the rates table on page 58. All room rates are in Canadian August modifications will be accepted through the AAPG Housing
dollars and do not include tax. Bureau but must be approved by the hotels. Please note these
modification requests may take up to 48 hours to process.
Payment Options
• Credit card: A valid credit card with an expiration date of 09/2010 Cancellation Policy
or later is required to guarantee your reservation online. Your credit At many hotels, any guaranteed room reservation not cancelled 72
card may be charged by the hotel for your first night’s stay (including hours prior to arrival and not used will subsequently be billed by the
taxes and fees), approximately one month prior to arrival. hotel to your credit card account. In addition, some hotels will charge a
• Check: Reservations not secured with a credit card will require a penalty for early check-out if they are not notified prior to your arrival.
check deposit to be sent directly to the assigned hotel along with
your acknowledgment letter after 20 August. Please note that Shuttle Bus
payment must be made in Canadian dollars. See “Shuttle Bus” on page 63.

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Accommodations Alert
AAPG has selected Experient as its official
housing bureau. Neither AAPG nor Experient
4 will contact you via telephone or fax
to reserve “special” hotel reservations.
Accommodations may be booked online at
1 www.AAPG.org/Calgary or by faxing/mailing
in the official housing form found online
or on page 60 of the Technical Program &
Registration Announcement. In the event
you have problems with your reservation or
accommodations, AAPG can only assist in
reconciling those issues if you booked using
Experient. If you have questions about an
unauthorized solicitation please contact
Kerrie Stiles, kstiles@aapg.org

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Conference Accommodation Registration and mail or fax by
Housing reservations due to Experient by 13 August 2010 13 August 2010 to:

You may also make reservations online by visiting www.AAPG.org/Calgary AAPG Intl Housing Bureau
c/o Experient
568 Atrium Drive
Personal Information Vernon Hills, IL 60061

Fax: +1 847 996 5401


Last/Surname First/Forename
+1 800 521 6017
Company/University Title
Tel: +1 847 996 5876
Address
+1 800 974 3084
City State/Country Zip/Postal Code
• All reservations must be received
Day Telephone (include area/country code) Mobile Fax Number by 13 August 2010 in order
to guarantee conference rates.
E-mail

• Reservations will be assigned on


Acknowledgements will be sent to the above e-mail or fax number
a first-come, first-served basis.

Arrival Date: Departure Date:


• A written acknowledgement will
be sent to you via e-mail or fax
Hotel Preference Room Type from the AAPG Housing Bureau
indicating which hotel you have
Enter hotel numbers in order of preference Multiple Room Requests
been reserved in — based on
You may reserve up to five rooms online or by
1. __________________________________ availability.
completing a form with individual names and fax it to
2. __________________________________ +1 847 996 5401 or +1 800 521 6017 (U.S. and Canada).
• Reservations not secured with
3. __________________________________ Suite Requests
a credit card will require a check
Please contact the AAPG Housing Bureau at
4. __________________________________ deposit to be sent directly to the
aapgintl@experient-inc.com. We suggest you reserve
a standard hotel room as well in the event suites are assigned hotel along with your
If hotel choice is unavailable, which is
unavailable. acknowledgment letter after
more important?: q rate q location
(You will be placed in another hotel listed You may cancel your standard hotel room reservation 20 August.
on page 58 of this announcement) by contacting the AAPG Housing Bureau once you have
received confirmation of your suite. Thank you for booking your room
Occupants
through the AAPG Housing Bureau.
Single (1 person/1 bed) q smoking q non-smoking
List the full name of all individuals who will This helps AAPG meet hotel room
Double (2 persons/1 bed) q smoking q non-smoking
be occupying the room Double Double (2 persons/2 beds) q smoking q non-smoking block commitments and avoid
Triple (3 persons/2 beds) q smoking q non-smoking penalties.
1. __________________________________
Quad (4 persons/2 beds) q smoking q non-smoking
2. __________________________________ Hotel Map Legend
q Handicapped-accessible room
3. __________________________________ Other requests: (See page 59)

If sharing a room, send only one reservation


1. Calgary Marriott
form listing room occupants. Please do not
send more than one form per reservation. 2. Delta Bow Valley Hotel
3. Hyatt Regency Calgary
Guarantee/Form of Payment 4. The Fairmont Palliser

All reservations must be guaranteed. Quoted prices are in Canadian dollars and do not include taxes. Questions:
I will be paying by: Please direct all housing questions
to aapgintl@experient-inc.com
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GENERAL INFORMATION All events will be held at the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre unless otherwise noted.

Calgary TELUS Convention Centre (CTCC) Children under the age of 16 will not be allowed in the exhibition
hall during setup or teardown. Children 13 and older will be
Events at the CTCC will be held in both the North and South allowed to attend the exhibition during regular exhibit hours if
Buildings. Please check location to identify Building, Level and they are properly registered and wearing their badges. During
Room (if applicable). Please see write-ups for locations of Short exhibit hours, children under the age of 13 will not be allowed
Courses, Core Conference and Field Trips. into any activities within the exhibition hall, including the
Icebreaker Reception, unless they are young enough or small
Calgary TELUS Convention Centre enough to be confined in a stroller, backpack or frontpack.
120 Ninth Avenue SE
Calgary, Alberta, Canada Airport Information
T2G OP3
Phone: +1 403 261 8500 The Calgary International Airport offers a variety of services for
your travel. On the arrivals level you’ll find Travelex Worldwide
Registration Hours Money, Visitor Information Centre/Tourism Calgary, Lost and
Location: North Building, Upper Level, Found, Luggage Storage, Paging and massage chairs.
Prefunction Area of the Exhibition Hall
For general airport inquiries or lost and found send an e-mail
Friday, 10 September................... 12:00–17:00 to infodesk@yyc.com. To contact the Calgary Airport Authority
Saturday, 11 September............... 08:00–17:00 directly call +1 403 735 1200 or + 1 877 254 7427.
Sunday, 12 September.................. 08:00–19:30
Monday, 13 September................ 07:30–17:00 Airport Transportation
Tuesday, 14 September................ 07:30–17:00
Wednesday, 15 September........... 07:30–14:00 Shuttle: Allied Downtown Shuttle Service offers service to
downtown for CAD $15* every 30 minutes at Bus Bay #8. To
Exhibition Hall Hours: purchase tickets, please visit the Allied Shuttle counter on
Location: North Building, Upper Level the arrivals level near gate “C” between 08:00 and 23:59.
Alternatively, you can reserve and buy tickets online, www.
Sunday, 12 September.................. 18:00–20:00 airportshuttlecalgary.ca.
Monday, 13 September................ 08:30–17:30
Tuesday, 14 September................ 08:30–17:30 Downtown pick-ups are based on a scheduled on-demand
Wednesday, 15 September........... 08:30–16:00 system; however, the shuttle will only stop at pre-determined
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locations if there is a booking. Please review the schedule Driving Directions


online. Bookings can be made either over the phone or online.
It is recommended that you leave at least 3 hours prior to your From Calgary International Airport to the CTCC*
airplane departure. For further information call +1 403 299 9555. 1. Head east on Airport Rd NE (450 m)
*Rates subject to change 2. Take the 1st right to stay on Airport Rd NE (350 m)
3. Turn left at Air Services Pl NE (15 m)
Taxi/Limo Service: Taxis are available at the airport around the 4. Continue onto Barlow Trail NE (400 m)
clock. Calgary is a city where travelers can feel completely secure 5. Slight left to stay on Barlow Trail NE (240 m)
taking a taxi to their downtown hotel. 6. Turn left at 96 Ave NE (2.6 km)
7. Take the ramp onto Hwy 2 S (10.1 km)
Some recommended taxi and limo services from the Calgary 8. Take exit 256 for Memorial Dr (850 m)
International Airport are as follows: 9. Merge onto Memorial Dr NE (1.9 km)
• Icon Limousines Inc. 10. Slight right toward 4 Ave SE (800 m)
www.iconlimousines.ca +1 403 971 5466 11. Continue straight onto 4 Ave SE (500 m)
• Checker Yellow Cabs Ltd. 12. Turn left at Centre St S (550 m)
www.thecheckergroup.com +1 403 299 9999 13. Turn left at 9 Ave SE
• Associated Limousine Destination will be on the left (62 m)
www.calgarylimo.com +1 403 299 1123 Approximately 21 minutes/18.9 km

Cyber C@fé From CTCC to the Calgary Zoo*


1. Head east on 9 Ave. SE toward 1 St SE (2.0 km)
Visit the Cyber C@fé to surf the Web, check your itinerary 2. Turn left at 12 St. SE (400 m)
planner, follow links to exhibitors’ websites, retrieve and send 3. Slight left at St Georges Dr. NE (450 m)
e-mail and keep in touch with colleagues and family while you 4. Continue onto Zoo Rd NE (26 m)
are attending the conference. Approximately 5 minutes / 2.9 km
*Source: Google Maps

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GENERAL INFORMATION

Electronic Capturing Online Conference Itinerary Planner

Photography and video/audio recording of any kind are strictly The Online Itinerary Planner allows attendees to view abstracts,
prohibited in the sessions, breakfasts, luncheons and throughout sessions and other events. The items of interest may then be
the exhibition area. selected to create a personalized itinerary for the conference.
The itinerary planner will display the users’ selected itineraries.
GST Tax
Public Transportation
Five percent GST will be charged on all events in conjunction with
the conference. Conference registration fees will not be charged GST. Many of Calgary’s attractions and shopping experiences are only
a short ride away using Calgary’s transit system of buses and/or
No-Smoking Policy the light rail train (LRT). Visit attractions, shops and restaurants
without the hassles of driving and parking. The LRT is free in the
Smoking is prohibited inside the CTCC. downtown core and very reasonably priced outside the core —
CAD $2.75 for adults and CAD $1.75 for youth. Children 6 and
Obtaining a Visa under are free. Subject to change. Visit www.calgarytransit.
com for further information, including schedules. Taxis are also
It is your responsibility to apply for a passport, visa or any other available downtown.
required documents and to demonstrate to consular officials that
you are properly classifiable as a visitor under Canadian law. Shuttle Bus
You may also obtain a visa letter from AAPG if you are registered Because the official conference hotels are within walking distance
and fully paid for the conference. You may request a letter by of the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre, no hotel / CTCC shuttle
selecting the box either online when you register or on the bus service will be offered.
printed registration form.
Temporary Health Insurance
AAPG cannot assist you with the interview process, nor can
anyone representing the sponsoring organizations call an AAPG’s Committee on Group Insurance has arranged for
embassy or consulate on your behalf to provide support for insurance plans designed to cover the special situations
granting a visa. AAPG provides this letter for visa purposes only. international travelers might encounter that may not be covered
Should your application be denied, AAPG can neither intervene in by their domestic insurance. HealthCareAbroad — for residents
the process nor change the decision of the governmental agency. of the United States under age 85 traveling outside the United
All expenses connected with obtaining proper documentation States — provides medical, accidental death and dismemberment
and attending the conference is your responsibility. and worldwide assistance coverage. HealthCare Global — for
citizens and residents of the United States under age of 71 and
If your visa application is denied and AAPG receives a copy of for foreign nationals traveling to destinations outside of the
the denial by fax (+1 918 560 2684) or e-mail (convene@aapg.org) United States — provides accident and sickness coverage plus
before 15 September 2010, your registration fee only will be worldwide assistance coverage. Complete details, including the
refunded, less a cancellation charge. information on cost and the applications for coverage, may be
found at www.wallach.com
Entry into Canada
Visit www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/index.asp for complete entry You may reach Wallach and Co. by phone at +1 800 237 6615 or
requirements. +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
Registering with your Embassy or +1 703 367 8970.
Travel advice for tourists suggests that you register with your
country’s consulate or embassy when traveling abroad.

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ABOUT CALGARY

Calgary Tower The average temperature in September is 11o C /52o F. Because


the weather in the autumn can be unpredictable it’s a good idea
The Calgary Tower, located at 101 - 9th Avenue SW, is an historic to bring a warm jacket and clothing that can be layered.
landmark located near the CTCC and official hotels.
Currency and Banking
Officially opened 30 June 1968, the Tower has become the City of
Calgary’s most famous and identifiable physical landmark. One of Canadian dollars and cents form the monetary system in Canada.
the first Towers of its kind, the Calgary Tower offers the best view Although the operators of many retail outlets, restaurants and
in Calgary and is a must-see on any tourist’s itinerary. other venues may accept American money, visitors should
exchange their travelers checks or cash for Canadian currency.
The glass floor is 36 feet long and more than four feet wide; the
glass panes that make up the floor can each hold the weight of a Play
couple hippos! With only a glass wall in front, you will be treated
to the unusual experience of literally being suspended in mid-air. Calgary Zoo, Botanical Garden and Prehistoric Park (2–4 hrs) —
And don’t forget to check out the optical illusion as the shaft on Unique interactive exhibits put you close to the animals and birds of
the Tower looks as though it bends away from you. Canada and the world. Visit the Canadian Wilds exhibit, Destination
Africa and check out the life-size dinosaur models in the park.

Telus World of Science (1–2 hours) — Push, pull, open, look,


talk and listen in an exciting hands-on science playground that
features one of North America’s newest and best multi-media
theatres.

Shop

Shop to your heart’s content — as the only province in Canada


without a provincial sales tax, Calgary is a shopping haven for all
ages. Malls, boutique areas, trendy neighborhoods and specialty
shops are found in every quadrant of the city. Downtown shops
are connected with Calgary’s Plus 15 system — an indoor walkway
allowing you to stay indoors throughout the downtown core.

Chinook Centre — One of Calgary’s largest shopping centers


with more than 200 stores and services. The Bay, Sears, Zellers,
Climate Famous Players Paramount Theatre, 3-D IMAX.

Calgary, and the surrounding area, has a moderate four-season Market Mall — With 229 stores, Market Mall is Calgary’s largest
climate, with large variations in temperature between seasons shopping centre. Recent renovations totaling $90 million dollars
and from one locale to another. make Market Mall the destination for all your fashion and
lifestyle needs. Located in the heart of northwest Calgary, Market
Alberta has more hours of sunshine in a year than any other Mall is a bright, open and friendly shopping centre featuring over
province in Canada and Calgary is known for its blue skies. 200 shops and services.
A unique phenomenon called a Chinook wind can raise
temperatures more than 20 degrees in one day, turning winter Willow Park Village — Walk-about outdoor mall with more
days into spring. A strong wind and an arch of clouds form over than 60 merchants. Fashion, western, accessories, home décor,
the mountains, heralding the Chinook. leisure, beauty, restaurants.

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REGISTRATION

Registration Type On or before 30 June On or before 10 August After 10 August


q AAPG Member or Associated Society Member* q US $645 q US $725 q US $900
q AAPG Emeritus Member** q US $323 q US $363 q US $450
q Nonmember q US $775 q US $845 q US $1075
q AAPG Student Member or Associated Society Member* q US $40 q US $40 q US $55
q Student Nonmember q US $55 q US $55 q US $75
q One-Day Member/Associated Society Member* q US $295 q US $370 q US $445
Conference & Exhibition q Monday q Tuesday q Wednesday

q One-Day Nonmember q US $445 q US $520 q US $595


Conference & Exhibition q Monday q Tuesday q Wednesday

q One-Day Exhibition Only q US $75 q US $75 q US $75


q Sunday q Monday q Tuesday q Wednesday
q Field Trip/Short Course Only q US $30 q US $30 q US $30
(Not registering for the conference)

q Guest Name: q US $150 q US $150 q US $150


q Guest of an AAPG Emeritus Member q US $75 q US $75 q US $75
Name:

*AAPG (American Association of Petroleum Geologists), AASP (American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists), AWG (Association of Women Geoscientists),
CPC (Circum-Pacific Council For Energy & Minerals Resources, Inc.), CSPG (Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists), GSL (Geological Society of London),
GSA (Geological Society of America), IAMG (International Association of Mathematical Geology), NABGG (National Association of Black Geologists & Geophysicists),
SEG (Society of Exploration Geophysicists), SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology), SIPES (Society of Independent Earth Scientists), SPE (Society of Petroleum Engineers),
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.

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REGISTRATION

On-Site Registration Registration Types

Location • Members, Associated Society Members, Non-Members and


North Building, Upper Level, Prefunction Area of Student Registrants: Receive access to the Opening Ceremony,
the Exhibition Hall Icebreaker, Technical Sessions, Refreshment Breaks, End-of-
Day Receptions, Exhibition and Exhibitor-Sponsored Luncheon,
Registration hours as well as the Program Book, Abstracts Volume on CD and
Friday, 10 September...........................12:00–17:00 attendee amenity.
Saturday, 11 September.......................08:00–17:00 • One-Day Registrants: Receive access to the Technical Sessions,
Sunday, 12 September..........................08:00–19:30 Refreshment Breaks, End-of-Day Receptions, Exhibitor-
Monday, 13 September........................07:30–17:00 Sponsored Luncheon and Exhibition for the day that you
Tuesday, 14 September........................07:30–17:00 register, as well as the Program Book, Abstracts Volume on CD
Wednesday, 15 September...................07:30–14:00 and attendee amenity. Badges will be available only on the day
you are registered for.
It’s Easy to Register! • One-Day Exhibition Only Registrants: Receive access to the
Online registration by credit card: www.AAPG.org/Calgary. Online Icebreaker (if registered for Sunday), Refreshment Breaks,
registration allows you to know immediately which events (short End-of-Day Receptions, Exhibition and Exhibitor-Sponsored
courses, field trips, luncheons, etc.) are available and if you are Luncheon for the day that you register. Badges will be available
registered for an event. If an event is not available, it will not only on the day you are registered for.
appear on the screen or it will indicate “sold out.” • Field Trip/Short Course Registration Only: Receive access only
to short courses and field trips for which you register. If you
Mailing your registration will delay this process and events may do not register for the conference and exhibition in addition
sell out while your registration is in transit. To add an event to the courses and trips, you will not receive access to any
after you have registered, follow the instructions on the next activities or events during the conference and exhibition.
page under the heading “Changes/Cancellations/Refund Policy.” • Guest Registrants: Receive access to the Opening Ceremony,
Please be careful not to register online again, as this will result in Icebreaker, Technical Sessions, Refreshment Breaks, End-of-Day
duplicate charges. Receptions, Exhibition and Exhibitor-Sponsored Luncheon. A
guest must be registered by a conference registrant; a person
Mail-in Registration who qualifies as a guest may not be a member of AAPG or a
Download a form or use the form on pages 68-69 and mail to: professional in the industry.
AAPG Registration Center c/o Exgenex
437 Turnpike St. Confirmations
Canton, MA 02021-1411
United States A detailed confirmation, including information about the
registration type, products selected, payment information,
Phone or Fax Registration receipt, etc., will be emailed to you within 24-48 hours. Please
Phone: +1 781 821 6732 retain this acknowledgement for your records. Should you not
Monday – Friday, 08:00–17:00 U.S. Eastern time receive a confirmation, please contact the AAPG Registration
Fax: +1 781 821 6720 Center/Exgenex by email at: aapgregistration@exgenex.com or
phone at +1 781 821 6732.
Duplicate registrations and charges may occur if you send more
than one copy of a registration form. 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.

Some company systems will not print the barcode on the


confirmation. In this case, your registration ID number will be used.

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REGISTRATION

Payment badge. Information on your badge will appear as it is completed


on your registration form.
Registrations cannot be processed unless full payment is received
with your registration. To ensure accuracy, please print clearly. Preregistered attendees
may pick up badges and tickets at the Registration Desk.
Advance Registration
Payment for advance registration may be made by check, Changes/Cancellations/Refund Policy
money order, credit card or wire transfer. AAPG does not accept
purchase orders as a form of payment and does not invoice for Changes can be made by following the instructions on your
conferences. confirmation or contacting the AAPG Registration Center/Exgenex
by email (aapgregistration@exgenex.com), fax or mail (see page
Checks or Money Orders 66 for fax number and mailing address). Amendments to your
Make payable in U.S. dollars to: AAPG 2010 ICE. registration or events are gladly accepted until 12 August 2010.

Credit Cards Cancellations can be made by following the instructions on


American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard and Visa are your confirmation or contacting the AAPG Registration Center/
accepted. Exgenex by email (aapgregistration@exgenex.com), fax or mail
(see page 66 for fax number and mailing address) by 12 August.
Wire Transfers Cancellations received on or before 12 August will receive a full
Please email convene@aapg.org for information on paying refund less a US $50 processing fee. Refunds will not be issued
by wire transfer. If you plan on paying your registration fee by after 12 August or for “no-shows;” however, substitutions are
wire transfer, please allow ample time so that AAPG receives always allowed.
notification of the transfer prior to 30 August. If a wire transfer
is received after this date, we cannot guarantee that it will be Cancellation of Under-Subscribed Events
applied to your registration record. Please register early to help avoid cancellation of events. We
realize the inconvenience and expense you may incur due
On-Site to cancellation and will make every effort not to cancel any
Payment on-site may be made by check, money order or credit events held in conjunction with the conference but at times it
card only. does become necessary to cancel events. We cannot accept
responsibility for costs associated with any cancellations of
Checks or Money Orders under-subscribed events, i.e. airline tickets, hotel deposits, etc.
Make payable in U.S. dollars to: AAPG 2010 ICE. Refund of the event fees will be issued if an event is cancelled.

Credit Cards Sold Out Events


American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard and Visa are If an event is sold out, it will be noted on the website. If you
accepted. 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
Name Badge and Tickets automatically be placed on the wait list.

To be admitted to any conference activity, you must wear your


official AAPG 2010 International Conference & Exhibition name

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STEP 1: CONTACT INFORMATION Four ways to register:
Online: www.AAPG.org/Calgary
Phone: +1 781 821 6732
AAPG Member Number Nickname (Mon.-Fri.; 08:00–17:00 EST)
Fax: +1 781 821 6720
First/Forename Last/Surname
Mail: AAPG Registration Center
c/o Exgenex
Title
437 Turnpike St.
Company Canton, MA 02021-1411
United States
Address
Use one form for each registrant. All authors,
City State Zip/Postal Code speakers, co-chairs and session chairs must
register and pay the appropriate fee.
Country
Cancellations received by 12 August 2010 will
be refunded less a US $50 cancellation fee. No
Day Telephone Mobile Number
refunds will be issued after 12 August.
E-Mail Fax

Country of Residence Country of Citizenship Are you a member of any of the


q I certify that the above information is true and accurate following? (check all that apply)
q AAPG q AASP q AWG q CPC q CSPG
STEP 2: REGISTRATION TYPE q GSL q GSA q IAMG q NABGG q SEG
q SEPM q SIPES q SPE q SPWLA q TSOP
Registration Type On or before 30 June On or before 10 Aug. After 10 Aug.

q AAPG Member or Associated Society Member* q US $645 q US $725 q US $900 I belong to the following AAPG
division(s): (check all that apply)
q AAPG Emeritus Member** q US $323 q US $363 q US $450
q DEG q DPA q EMD
q Nonmember q US $775 q US $845 q US $1075
I am a(n): (check all that apply)
q AAPG Student Member or Associated Society Member* q US $40 q US $40 q US $55 q AAPG Section President
q Student Nonmember q US $55 q US $55 q US $75 q AAPG Region President
q Affiliated Society President
q One-Day Member/Associated Society Member* q US $295 q US $370 q US $445
Conference & Exhibition q Monday q Tuesday q Wednesday q DEG President q DEG Officer
q DPA President q DPA Officer
q One-Day Nonmember q US $445 q US $520 q US $595 q EMD President q EMD Officer
Conference & Exhibition q Monday q Tuesday q Wednesday
I am a: (check all that apply)
q One-Day Exhibition Only q US $75 q US $75 q US $75
q Sunday q Monday q Tuesday q Wednesday q Speaker q Poster Presenter
q Session Chair q Field Trip Leader
q Field Trip/Short Course Only q US $30 q US $30 q US $30
q Short Course Instructor
(Not registering for the conference)

q US $150 q US $150 Occupation: (check all that apply)


q Guest Name:____________________________________ q US $150
q Academic q Engineer q Geologist
q Guest of an AAPG Emeritus Member q US $75 q US $75 q US $75
q Geophysicist q Landman q Other:________
Name:__________________________________________
Position:
*AAPG (American Association of Petroleum Geologists), AASP (American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists), AWG (Association of Women Geoscientists), q CEO/President q Vice President q Manager
CPC (Circum-Pacific Council For Energy & Minerals Resources, Inc.), CSPG (Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists), GSL (Geological Society of London), q Staff Employee q Independent Consultant
GSA (Geological Society of America), IAMG (International Association of Mathematical Geology), NABGG (National Association of Black Geologists & Geophysicists),
SEG (Society of Exploration Geophysicists), SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology), SIPES (Society of Independent Earth Scientists), SPE (Society of Petroleum q Professor q Student q Retired
Engineers), SPWLA (Society of Professional Well Log Analysts), TSOP (The Society For Organic Petrology) q Other:________________________________
** 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. Gender:
q Male q Female

Total Amount Due for Registration Type (no GST added here) US $ Age:
q 24 and Under q 25-29 q 30-39
STEP 3: PRODUCTS FROM PAGE TWO (Be sure to include page 2 when mailing or faxing your registration if products are selected) q 40-49 q 50-59 q 60-69 q 70+

Special Needs:
Total Amount Due from page 2 products (including 5% GST) US $
q Vegetarian q Wheelchair Access
q Other Dietary Needs:__________________
STEP 4: PAYMENT INFORMATION AND WAIVER/RELEASE
Other:
Total Amount Due (registration, products including GST) US $
q I need a letter for Visa purposes
Full payment is due with registration. Please make checks payable to: AAPG 2010 ICE. q I want to be a judge
q I want to be a student volunteer
q Check (#_________) q American Express q MasterCard q Visa q Discover q Diners Club q Wire Transfer
q Withhold my name from exhibitor mailing lists
q The Meet ‘n’ Greet is a way for students and
Credit Card Number Expiration Date professionals to connect at ICE, so experienced
attendees can guide newcomers through the
Name on Card Signature experience. If you are interested in participating,
By registering for the AAPG 2010 International Conference & Exhibition, I release and agree to indemnify American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), the Canada Region and please check this box. More information will
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 AAPG 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. follow at a later date.
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION PRODUCTS: PAGE 2

First/Forename Last/Surname

SHORT COURSES P=Professional / S=Student Post-Conference Field Trips Fee Per Person # of Tickets Total Cost
Pre-Conference Short Courses Fee Per Person # of Tickets Total Cost 10. Folds, Faults and Hydrocarbons… US $1,595 (P) _____ ______
Increases after 13 August to US $1,695 (P) _____ ______
1. Classic Facies and Depositional… US $2,000 (P) _____ ______
US $800 (S) _____ ______
US $1,000 (S) _____ ______
Increases after 13 August to US $850 (S) _____ ______
2. Seismic Interpretation of… US $2,850 (P) _____ ______
11. Triassic Rocks of the Kananaskis… US $275 (P) _____ ______
US $1,425 (S) _____ ______
US $140 (S) _____ ______
3. The Alberta Oil Sands:… US $640 (P) _____ ______
12. Shales and Sandstones of the… US $725 (P) _____ ______
US $320 (S) _____ ______
US $365 (S) _____ ______
4. Writing for the AAPG Bulletin US $40 (P) _____ ______
13. Geology of the Athabasca Oil… US $2,275 (P) _____ ______
Increases after 13 August to US $50 (P) _____ ______
US $1,140 (S) _____ ______
US $20 (S) _____ ______
Increases after 13 August to US $25 (S) _____ ______ 14. Regional Aspects of Marine… US $850 (P) _____ ______
US $425 (S) _____ ______
5. Creative Petroleum Exploration US $895 (P) _____ ______
Increases after 13 August to US $995 (P) _____ ______ 15. Tidal Deposits Including Sandy… US $500 (P) _____ ______
US $450 (S) _____ ______ US $250 (S) _____ ______
Increases after 13 August to US $500 (S) _____ ______
16. An Upper Cretaceous Tide-… US $825 (P) _____ ______
6. Image Log Interpretation US $895 (P) _____ ______ US $415 (S) _____ ______
Increases after 13 August to US $995 (P) _____ ______
FIELD TRIP TOTAL (+5% GST) _____ $_____
US $450 (S) _____ ______
Increases after 13 August to US $500 (S) _____ ______
7. Sequency Stratigraphy for… US $25 (S) _____ ______ CORE CONFERENCE
Core Conference Fee Per Person # of Tickets Total Cost
Post-Conference Short Courses Fee Per Person # of Tickets Total Cost
Cutting to the Core of Our Business US $130 _____ ____
8. Completions and Stimulations… US $450 (P) _____ ______
US $225 (S) _____ ______ CORE CONFERENCE TOTAL (+5% GST) _____ $_____

9. Fault Seal Analysis US $1,500 (P) _____ ______ SOCIAL ACTIVITIES


US $750 (S) _____ ______
Social Activities Fee Per Person # of Tickets Total Cost
10. Practical Geomechanics for… US $1,250 (P) _____ ______
US $625 (S) _____ ______ James Joyce Pub US $40 _____ ______

11. Sequence Stratigraphy US $1,000 (P) _____ ______ Calgary Zoo US $50 _____ ______
US $500 (S) _____ ______ SOCIAL ACTIVITIES TOTAL (+5% GST) _____ $_____
SHORT COURSE TOTAL (+5% GST) _____ $_____
LUNCHEONS
FIELD TRIPS P=Professional / S=Student Luncheon Fee Per Person # of Tickets Total Cost
Pre-Conference Field Trips Fee Per Person # of Tickets Total Cost Featured Speaker Luncheon US $50 _____ $_____
1. IHS Development in a Tidally… US $500 (P) _____ ______ Unconventional Day Topical Luncheon US $50 _____ $_____
US $250 (S) _____ ______
DPA Luncheon US $50 _____ $_____
2. Sequence Stratigraphy… US $970 (P) _____ ______
*Exhibitor Sponsored Luncheon US $0 _____ $_____
US $485 (S) _____ ______
*Although this is included with your conference registration,
3. Sequence Stratigraphic Evolution… US $3,700 (P) _____ ______ registering for the luncheon will help us with our guarantee.
US $1,850 (S) _____ ______
LUNCHEONS TOTAL (+5% GST) _____ $_____
4. Cambrian-Hosted Structurally… US $310 (P) _____ ______
US $155 (S) _____ ______ MEMBERSHIP (New members only)
5. A Revised Regional Stratigraphy… US $425 (P) _____ ______ Becoming an Associated Member of AAPG enables you to register at the
US $215 (S) _____ ______ member rate. See page 71 for application.
6. Structural Geology of the… US $625 (P) _____ ______ Membership Type Fee Per Person Number Total Cost
US $315 (S) _____ ______
Associate Member
7. Seafloor Hydrothermal Processes… US $475 (P) _____ ______ (North American mailing address) US $45 _____ ______
US $240 (S) _____ ______
Associate Member
8. The Horseshoe Canyon-Bearpaw… US $45 (S) _____ ______ (International mailing address) US $65 _____ ______
9. Calgary to Banff – Geology of the… US $200 (P) _____ ______ MEMBERSHIP TOTAL (No GST for Membership) _____ $_____
US $100 (S) _____ ______

TOTAL AMOUNT DUE


FROM PRODUCTS SECTION _____ $_____
“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


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2010 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.

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• I have received the following degree(s):
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• My present employment is in exploration, research or teaching of:
q Geology q Geophysics q Petroleum Engineering q Other ______________________________________________________________________

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q Less than 1 year q 1–3 q 4–6 q 7–10 q 10 plus years

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