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AAPG 2011 Annual Convention & Exhibition

10-13 April 2011, Houston, Texas

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Monday Morning Oral Sessions


Monday Morning Orals

*Denotes presenter other than first author

Theme 1: Molecules to Marketplace: The Business of Energy Theme 7: Insight into Carbonates and Evaporites
Theme 2: Global Deepwater Reservoirs: Giant Leaps in E&P Theme 8: Breakthroughs: Tectonics, Salt and Basin Analysis
Theme 3: Worldwide E&P: Opportunities in the New Decade Theme 9: Integrating New Technology, Geophysics and Subsurface Data
Theme 4: Challenged Resource Frontiers Theme 10: Energy and Environmental Horizons
Theme 5: Mudstones and Shales: Unlocking the Promise Theme 11: The Next Geo-Generation: Who, What and Where
Theme 6: Siliciclastics: Advancing Research to Resource

(Theme 9) Seismic Reservoir Characterization 8:45 Pore Types in the Barnett and Woodford Gas 11:05 A Reevaluation of Tidally Deposited “Mud
(AAPG) Shales: Contribution to Understanding Gas Drapes”: Criteria for Recognizing Dynamically
General Assembly A Storage and Migration Pathways in Fine- Deposited Fluid-Mud Layers: D. A. Mackay,
Co-Chairs: R. Ray and D. Reiter Grained Rocks: R. M. Slatt, N. R. O’Brien R. Dalrymple
8:00 Introductory Remarks 9:05 Observations of Pores in the Cretaceous 11:25 Implications of Flume Studies for Shallow
8:05 Integrated Reservoir Modeling: Rapid, Eagle Ford Shale, South Texas, USA: Marine Mud Deposition and the Stratigraphic
Repeatable Model Updates for 4-D Reservoir R. M. Reed, S. Ruppel Record: J. Schiebe
Surveillance: P. L. Wigley, S. Galley, A. Evans, 9:25 Recognition of Mudrock Types from Integration
R. Pieterson, J. O’Connell and Upscaling of Geologic, Petrophysical (Theme 8) New Concepts and Methods in
8:25 Seismic Technologies for Unconventional and Geochemical Data Examples from Integrated Basin Analysis & Geodynamics
Reservoir Characterization: Wamsutter Field Haynesville, Woodford and Marcellus Shales: (AAPG/SEPM)
Case Study: R. T. Geetan, B. Hornby, J. M. Spaw, V. V. Shchelokov, J. Milovac Room 351
R. Wardhana 9:45 Break Co-Chairs: A. Danforth, B. Johnson and A. Madof
8:45 Advances in Reservoir Monitoring: 10:25 Petrographic Recognition of Artificially 8:00 Introductory Remarks
Performance Enhancement Using Integrated Induced Microfractures Versus Natural 8:05 Rapid Subsidence at Outer Continental
Microdeformation Technology: M. A. Whitezell, Microfractures in Oil/Gas Shales: P. W. Grover Margins and SDR Packages During the
9:05 Deepwater Reservoir Characterization Using 10:45 Innovative Methods for Flow Unit and Pore Rift-Drift Transition: The Roles of Landward-
Transient Well Test Data: H. Tang, F. Zhang, Structure Analysis in a Tight Gas Reservoir, Dipping Faults and “Magmatic Detachment”:
K. Mabe Montney Formation, NE BC: P. K. Pedersen, J. Pindell, T. Heyn
9:25 An Investigation of the Petrophysical and C. Clarkson, J. Jensen, O. Derder, M. Freeman 8:25 The Importance of Understanding Lithology
Acoustic Properties of Mass-Transport 11:05 Sequence Stratigraphic Control on and Depositional Environment — Rosebank
Sediments Within the Oligocene Frio Lateral Placement in the Marcellus Shale, Field, West of Shetlands, UKCS: S. Stonard,
Formation, South Texas Gulf Coast: Appalachian Basin: D. R. Blood L. Duncan, A. Jarvie
O. Ogiesoba, U. Hammes, M. A. Mousavi 11:25 Gas Generation Reactions in Highly Mature 8:45 Whole Lithospheric Folding as a Mechanism
9:45 Break Gas Shales: S. Bernard, B. Horsfield, H. Schulz, of Basin Formation and Tectonic Implications
10:25 Integrated Reservoir Modelling of the Natih A. Schreiber, R. Wirth for Gondwana Evolution: Evidence from the
E Member at a Salt-Cored Carbonate Dome, Palmyride Trough, Syria: B. Wood
Jebel Madar, Oman: J. S. Claringbould, J. Sarg, Panel: Key Factors Shaping the Future – 9:05 A Tale of Two Glaciations: P. Spaak, M. I. Ross*
B. B. Hyden, T. R. Birdsall, J. Embry, G. Casini, Opportunities and Challenges (AAPG) 9:25 A Reconstruction of Global Sediment Fluxes
S. Homke, J. B. Thurmond, D. W. Hunt General Assembly C Since the Late Jurassic: Fact, Fiction or
10:45 Constraining Uncertainty in Static Reservoir Co-Chairs: P. Yilmaz and S. Anjos Wishful Thinking?: P. Markwick, D. Campanile,
Modeling: A Case Study from Namorado See Summary Page 4 A. Galsworthy, L. Raynham, M. Harland, K. Benny,
Field, Brazil: J. F. Bueno, R. D. Drummond, 8:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m. R. Bailiff, K. Bonne, L. Hagan, D. Eue, N. Wrobel
A. C. Vidal, E. P. Leite, S. S. Sancevero 9:45 Break
11:05 4-D Multi-component Seismic Modeling (Theme 6) Shallow Marine Systems and 10:25 Migration of Dynamic Subsidence Across the
of CO2 Fluid Substitution in the Redwater Processes: A Tribute to Roger Walker and Gerry Late Cretaceous U.S. Western Interior Basin
Devonian Reef, Alberta, Canada: Middleton I (SEPM) in Response to Farallon Plate Subduction:
T. M. Sodagar, D. C. Lawton Room 342 D. Nummedal, S. Liu, L. Liu
11:25 Hydrocarbon Exploration Prospect of Girujan Co-Chairs: J. Bhattacharya, B. Willis and B. Dalrymple 10:45 Control of Thrust-Belt Transverse Zones
Clay Formation of North Assam Shelf: A Case 8:00 Introductory Remarks on Sedimentation Patterns Revisited:
Study of Geocellular Modeling of Lakwa Area: 8:05 A Process-Based Classification for Marginal Implications for Exploration Strategies
D. Das, M. S. Akhtar, S. K. Roymoulik, Marine Systems: Linking the Ancient and the in Fold-Thrust Belts and Their Adjacent
H. J. Singh* Modern: B. Ainsworth, B. Vakarelov, R. Nanson Foreland Basins: J. L. Aschoff, P. M. Valora,
8:25 Preservation Potential of Coastal Sediments: B. D. Trudgill
(Theme 5) From Reservoir to Pores and R. Boyd, J. R. Suter 11:05 High Resolution Magnetostratigraphy as
Volumes I (EMD/AAPG) 8:45 Defining the First Order Controls on Delta a Tool for Investigating Basin Evolution:
General Assembly B Stratigraphy: D. Edmonds, D. Mohrig, J. Shaw Example from Upper Cretaceous (Santonian-
Co-Chairs: R. Miller and R. Loucks 9:05 Unit Mouth Bars and Their Role in the Campanian) Marine Strata of Western
8:00 Introductory Remarks Construction of River-Dominated Delta Canada: A. J. Mumpy, O. Catuneanu,
8:05 My Source Rock Is Now My Shale-Gas Fronts: J. Bhattacharya, S. Ahmed, J. Lerbekmo, V. Kravchinsky
Reservoir — Characterization of Organic- E. Blankenship, D. Garza, Y. Li, Y. Zhu 11:25 Geodynamics of Oil Bearing Sedimentary
Rich Rocks: Q. R. Passey, K. Bohacs, 9:25 Tidal Bars: An Overview: R. W. Dalrymple Basins in Argentina: S. Barredo, L. Stinco
R. E. Klimentidis, W. L. Esch, S. Sinha 9:45 Break
8:25 Spectrum of Pore Types in Siliceous 10:25 A Conceptual Framework for Wave (Theme 5) Global Active and Emerging Plays
Mudstones in Shale-Gas Systems: R. Loucks, Dominated and Tidally Influenced (EMD/AAPG)
S. C. Ruppel, R. M. Reed, U. Hammes Shorefaces: S. E. Dashtgard, J. A. MacEachern, Room 360
S. E. Frey, M. Gingras Co-Chair: J. Breyer and A. Szurkowka
10:45 Borneo — Where Models Go to Die: 8:00 Introductory Remarks
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8:05 Power and Limitations of X-ray Fluorescence 8:05 Influence of Preexisting Basement Templates 8:25 Sequence Stratigraphic Framework, Trace
from Cuttings, a Test in the Utica and Lorraine on the Deformation and Hydrocarbon Element and Stable Isotope Geochemistry
Shales from Quebec: J. Chatellier, E. Quartero, Systems of the Zagros Simply Folded Belt: of the Late Ordovician Red River Formation,

Monday Morning Orals


M. Urban, M. Molgat, A. Deconinck, P. Francus C. M. Burberry Williston Basin, North Dakota: A. Husinec,
8:25 The Geochemistry of Montney and Lower 8:25 Hydrocarbons in the Middle Miocene Jeribe J. F. Colony, B. E. Rendall, K. Kornecki,
Doig Tight Gas Reservoir, Northeastern Formation, Dyala, NE Iraq: T. K. Al-Ameri, K. N. Hoskinson, K. L. Marvinney
British Columbia, Western Canada: J. Zumberge, Z. M. Markarian 8:45 Sequence Stratigraphy of the First Eocene
E. I. Egbobawaye, M. Gingras, J. Zonneveld 8:45 Foreland Basin Evolution of the Northeastern Reservoir (Paleocene-Eocene) at Wafra Field,
8:45 Unconventional (Shale Oil or Gas) Petroleum Arabian Margin, Kurdistan Region, Iraq: Partitioned Zone, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia:
Systems of the Eastern Canadian Paleozoic B. A. Al-Qayim The Use of Stacking Patterns to Define the
Sedimentary Basins: Effects of Organic 9:05 Modeling Hydrocarbon Generations of the Stratigraphic Framework of a Low-Angle
Facies, Organic-Mineral Network, and Basrah Oil Fields, Southern Iraq; Based on Carbonate Ramp: N. Toomey, S. Bachtel,
Maturation: P. K. Mukhopadhyay Petromod with Palynofacies Evidences: D. Dull, D. A. Pollitt, A. Saller, E. Anthonissen
9:05 Petroleum Source Rock Assessment of T. K. Al-Ameri, M. A. Jafar, J. Pitman 9:05 Facies Analysis and Sequence Stratigraphy of
the Middle Oligosen-Lower Miocene Coal 9:25 Reservoir Characterization of the Paleocene/ Tertiary Carbonates: Integrating Subsurface
Bearing Deltaic Sediments in the NW Turkey: Eocene First Eocene Dolomite Reservoir at and Outcrop Data from the Cepu Block and
S. Sen Wafra Field, Partitioned Zone (Saudi Arabia Rajamandala Outcrops, Java, Indonesia: R. P.
9:25 Silurian Shale of the Baltic Syneclise: A and Kuwait): S. Bachtel, N. Toomey, D. A. Pollitt, Sekti, F. Hakiki, C. J. Strohmenger,
Significant European Shale Gas Prospect: A. Saller, M. Playton, V. Heesakkers, D. Dull, A. N. Derewetzky, B. Sapiie, D. Nugroho,
A. Owoyemi P. Montgomery, B. Archuleta, E. Anthonissen, S. Fullmer, T. Simo
9:45 Break W. Meddaugh 9:25 Deepwater Resedimented Carbonate
10:25 Upper Ordovician-Lower Silurian Shale Gas 9:45 Break Exploration Play Types: Controls and Models:
Reservoirs in Southern Sichuan Basin, China: 10:25 Sequence Stratigraphic Framework, P. Winefield, P. Burgess, M. Minzoni*, B. Pierson,
X. Li, C. Zou, Z. Qiu, J. Li, G. Chen, D. Dong, Paleogeography, and Exploration Potential T. Playton, X. Janson
L. Wang, S. Wang, Z. Lu, S. Wang, K. Cheng of the Early Jurassic Marrat Formation, Saudi 9:45 Break
10:45 Carboniferous Sediments in Germany: Arabia: D. Z. Tang, P. Lawrence, A. M. Bakhiet, 10:25 Anhydrite Distribution Typing from
Palaeogeographic, Sedimentological, A. E. Gregory, W. Tan, A. Ahmed, B. Macurda Resistivity-Image and Open-Hole Logs in the
and Diagenetic Control on Shale Gas 10:45 Beni Suef Basin ­— The Key for Exploration 1st Eocene Reservoir, Wafra Field: M. Hruska,
Prospectivity and Production Issues: Future Success in Upper Egypt: H. Zahran, S. Bachtel, B. Archuleta, M. Skalinski
H. Schulz, D. Kerschke, A. Hartwig, S. Könitzer, K. Abu Elyazid, M. El-Aswany 10:45 Carbonate Rock Characterization and
M. Mendez, R. diPrimio, R. Littke, B. Horsfield Modelling for Improved Properties
11:05 Remarks from the Recent Recognition of Oil (Theme 7) Carbonate Reservoirs: Case Studies & Predictability: Capillary Pressure and
& Gas Potential in Poland: M. M. Zywiecki, Techniques for Characterization I (SEPM/AAPG) Permeability in Multimodal Rocks: I. Hulea,
M. P. Lewis Room 370 C. Nicholls
11:25 Origin and Thermal Maturity of Cretaceous Co-Chairs: G. P. Eberli, S. B. Gaswirth and S. Bachtel 11:05 Quantification of Heterogeneity in Carbonate
Shales from the Orange Basin: Insights from 8:00 Introductory Remarks Reservoirs; Application to Geological and
Inorganic Geochemistry: A. Akinlua 8:05 Reservoir and Production Characterization Petrophysical Property Characterization:
in a Steep-Sided Upper Paleozoic Isolated P. Fitch, S. Davies, M. Lovell, T. Pritchard, C. Sirju
(Theme 3) E&P in the Middle East (AAPG) Carbonate Platform Reservoir, Karachaganak 11:25 Carbonate Rock Typing — Modelling
Room 361 Field, Kazakhstan: D. A. Katz, T. Playton, Heterogeneity. A Case Study Comparison of
Co-Chairs: R. Hamilton and A. Fraser J. A. Bellian, P. M. Harris, C. Harrison, Whole Core and Core Plug Permeability Data:
8:00 Introductory Remarks A. Maharaja C. Nicholls, I. Hulea, R. Forkner

Monday Afternoon Oral Sessions


MONDAY AFTERNOON ORALS
*Denotes presenter other than first author

Theme 1: Molecules to Marketplace: The Business of Energy Theme 7: Insight into Carbonates and Evaporites
Theme 2: Global Deepwater Reservoirs: Giant Leaps in E&P Theme 8: Breakthroughs: Tectonics, Salt and Basin Analysis
Theme 3: Worldwide E&P: Opportunities in the New Decade Theme 9: Integrating New Technology, Geophysics and Subsurface Data
Theme 4: Challenged Resource Frontiers Theme 10: Energy and Environmental Horizons
Theme 5: Mudstones and Shales: Unlocking the Promise Theme 11: The Next Geo-Generation: Who, What and Where
Theme 6: Siliciclastics: Advancing Research to Resource

(Theme 3) E&P in the Americas (AAPG) 2:20 Role of Caribbean Arc Collision on the 4:00 Geological Setting and Petroleum Potential
General Assembly A Development of the SE Gulf of Mexico, of the Paleozoic Hudson Platform, Northern
Co-Chairs: B. Erlich and F. Sanchez-Ferrer Florida and Bahamas: J. Pindell Canada: D. Lavoie, N. Pinet, S. Zhang,
1:15 Introductory Remarks 2:40 Control of Oblique Collision, Transform M. Duchesne, V. Brake, J. Dietrich, E. Asselin,
1:20 Mars Life Cycle Field Development — Faulting and Uplift on Cenozoic Basin D. Armstrong, M. Nicolas, P. Lajeunesse,
Maximizing Recovery from a Deepwater Development Along the Caribbean-South J. Roger, G. Huot-Vézina
Giant: M. Harris, K. Lambert, D. Newberry America Plate Boundary: X. Xie 4:20 Gross Depositional Environment Offshore
1:40 TBD 3:00 Break Nova Scotia: H. Wilson, M. Luheshi, D. Roberts
2:00 Fluid Properties Indicated by Natural Gas 3:40 New Explorations Tramps in the Espino 4:40 The Importance of Upwelling Along the
Isotopes in Gulf of Mexico: X. Xia, D. M. Jarvie, Graben. Eastern Venezuela Basin: Californian Margin with Links to Sequence
Y. Tang Y. A. Barrios, N. Baptista, G. Gonzales Stratigraphy and Petroleum Significance:
M. A. Reynald, W. L. Prendergast, A. Davies,
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(Theme 5) From Reservoir to Pores and Volumes (Theme 6) Shallow Marine Systems and 2:40 Unlocking the Exploration Potential of the
II (EMD/AAPG) Processes: A Tribute to Roger Walker and Gerry U.S. Chukchi Sea Continental Shelf, Offshore
General Assembly B Middleton II (SEPM) Arctic Alaska: J. L. Shepard, S. Phelps,
Co-Chairs: S. C. Ruppel and A. Pepper Room 342 R. Scheidemann, R. Foster, M. Newell, M. Roffall,
Monday AFTERNOON ORALS

1:15 Introductory Remarks Co-Chairs: J. Bhattacharya, D. Edmonds and C. Teff, C. Minero


1:20 Detailed Mineralogical Characterization of the J. Garrison
Upper Montney Fine-Grained ‘Shale’ Interval 1:15 Introductory Remarks (Theme 10) Astrogeology (AAPG)
Using Micro-CT and Electron Microprobe 1:20 Tidal Deposits of the Campanian Western Room 351
Analyses: T. Playter, M. Gingras, J. Zonneveld Interior Seaway: R. Steel, P. Plink-Bjorklund, Co-Chairs: W. A. Ambrose and H. Schmitt
1:40 Kinetics of the Opal-CT to Quartz Phase J. L. Aschoff 3:40 Introductory Remarks
Transition Control Diagenetic Traps in Siliceous 1:40 Forced-Regressive Tidal Flats: Response to 3:45 Lunar Helium-3 Value Chain: Investment and
Shale Source Rock from the San Joaquin Basin Falling Sea Level in Tide-Dominated Settings: Funding: D. Beike
and Hokkaido: D. Dralus, K. E. Peters, P. R. Desjardins, L. A. Buatois, B. R. Pratt, 4:05 The Near Earth Asteroids as the First Step on
M. D. Lewan, O. Schenk, M. Herron, K. Tsuchida M. Mángano the Way to Mars: B. L. Cutright
2:00 Integrated Sedimentary, Geochemical, and 2:00 Channelization and Stratigraphic Architecture 4:25 Revisiting the Apollo Lunar Surface
Geomechanical Evaluation of the Mancos of a Tide-Dominated, High Tidal Resonance Geophysical Experiments: S. Nagihara,
Shale, Uinta Basin, Utah: L. P. Birgenheier, Basin Succession: Upper Eocene Temple Y. Nakamura, L. Lewis
C. Johnson, A. Kennedy, B. Horton, J. McLennan Member of the Qasr Al Sagha Formation, 4:45 Origin of Oil and Hydrocarbon Gases
2:20 Development of Mechanically Layered Egypt: B. Vakarelov, B. Ainsworth Within Our Solar System — Biogenic and
Haynesville-Bossier Shale-Gas Play: 2:20 Bio-Pipeline Networks in Low Permeability Abiogenic?: P. K. Mukhopadhyay,
A. I. Younes, H. Moore, N. Suumeyer, Gas Charged Bioturbated Reservoirs: D. J. Mossman, J. M. Ehrman
M. Sandstrom, P. R. Smith G. Pemberton, M. Gingras
2:40 Estimation of Gas Volumes in Shales Gas: 2:40 High-Resolution Mapping of Depositional (Theme 8) Global Salt Tectonics: Models,
Kinetic and Isotope Modeling for Methane Trends over the Vulcan Structure and Bow Outcrops and Case Studies (AAPG)
and Ethane Generation: F. Behar, D. M. Jarvie*, Island Arch: Cardium Formation (Turonian- Room 360
L. Mazeas, S. Roy Coniacian), Southern Alberta: J. Shank, Co-Chairs: C. Fiduk and T. E. Hearon
3:00 Break G. Plint 1:15 Introductory Remarks
3:40 Organic Matter, Kerogen, Bitumen, Petroleum, 3:00 Break 1:20 Stress Orientation Changes Around
Generation, Sorption, Absorption, Adsorption, 3:40 The Upper Cretaceous of the Bight Basin, Evaporites in the Nile Delta: M. Tingay,
Expulsion and Migration: What’s the Difference Australia: A Large Deltaic System in a P. Bentham, A. De Feyter, A. Kellner
and Why Does It Matter in Unconventional Greenhouse World: P. J. McCabe, 1:40 Three-Dimensional Structural Evolution of
Resource Assessment?: A. Pepper J. M. Totterdell a Salt-Cored, Domed, Reactivated Fault
4:00 Cyclic Nature of Intracratonic Versus Passive 4:00 Sediment Dynamics of the Brazos River, Complex, Jebel Madar, Oman:
Margin Mudstone Systems — A Reservoir Texas: Storage in the Lower River, Transport J. S. Claringbould, J. Sarg, B. B. Hyden,
Perspective: S. Egenhoff, N. Fishman, S. Paxton to the Shelf: J. Carlin, T. M. Dellapenna B. D. Trudgill
4:20 Hydrocarbon Phase Prediction in 4:20 Downstream Controlled Avulsion and Local 2:00 Geomechanical Modeling of Stresses
Unconventional Resource Plays Using Base Level in Submarine Fans: The Role of Adjacent to Salt Bodies: Poro-Elasto-
Geochemical and PVT Data: J. Reed, Hydraulic Choke and Backwater—A Scaling Plasticity and Coupled Overpressures:
K. Ferworn, S. Brown, J. Zumberge Analysis: D. Hoyal, J. J. Fedele, B. Sheets, M. A. Nikolinakou, G. Luo, M. Hudec,
4:40 A Quick-Look Determination of Oil-in-Place in K. Strom P. B. Flemings
Oil Shale Resource Plays: M. W. Downey, 4:40 3-D Architecture of a Wave-Influenced 2:20 Geomechanical Modeling of Stresses
J. Garvin, R. C. Lagomarsino, D. F. Nicklin Parasequence in the Ferron “Notom” Delta, Adjacent to Salt Bodies: 1. Uncoupled
Capital Reef Utah, USA: Implications for Delta Models: G. Luo, M. A. Nikolinakou,
Forum: Discovery Thinking (AAPG/DPA) Asymmetry Models: W. Li, J. Bhattacharya P. B. Flemings, M. Hudec
General Assembly C 2:40 Controls on Alluvial Architecture During
Co-Chairs: C. Sternbach and E. Dolly (Theme 3) Worldwide E&P: Arctic (AAPG) Passive Salt Diapirism, Chinle Formation,
See Summary Page 4 Room 351 Paradox Basin, Utah: A. J. Hartley, L. Evenstar
1:15 Introductory Remarks Co-Chairs: R. Scheidemann and S. Fraser 3:00 Break
1:20 Jack and Other Discoveries Open the Lower 1:15 Introductory Remarks 3:40 Vertical and Lateral Segmentation of an
Tertiary Trend in the Gulf of Mexico: J. Cearley 1:20 The Acquisition of Deep, Long Offset Seismic Evaporite-Detached Normal Fault Array: The
2:00 Tamar — The Opening of a Frontier Basin in Data Provides New Information on the Play Halten Terrace, Offshore Mid-Norway:
the Eastern Mediterranean: S. Cunningham Fairways on the NE Greenland Margin: P. Wilson, G. Elliott, R. L. Gawthorpe, C. Jackson,
2:40 Hidden Beneath Desert Sands — The R. Whittaker, M. Dinkelman, J. Granath L. Michelsen, I. Sharp
Discovery of the Barmer Basin in Rajasthan 1:40 Stratigraphy of the Eagle Plain Basin, 4:00 Compression Salt Tectonics and
and Its Giant Oil Fields: S. Burley Northern Yukon Territory: Reservoir Facies Synkinematic Strata Record in the Western
3:20 Break Distribution and New Play Opportunities in Kuqa Foreland Basin, Southern Tian Shan:
3:40 Exploration of the Tano Basin & Discovery of Middle to Upper Cretaceous Strata: X. Wang, S. Li, H. Xie, Z. Wang
the Jubilee Field, Ghana: A New Deepwater K. Jackson, P. Pedersen, L. S. Lane 4:20 Interaction of Neogene Salt and Magatics at
Game-Changing Hydrocarbon Play in the 2:00 Beaufort-Mackenzie Basin Offshore Shelf the Jordan Rift Valley: N. Inbar, A. Flexer*
Transform Margin of West Africa: P. Dailly and Slope: Vast, Mostly Untested, Potential of 4:40 Sub-salt Petroleum Potential of the
4:20 Northern Mozambique True Wildcat Oligocene and Younger Sequences: Neoproterozoic Adelaide Rift, South
Exploration in East Africa: C. Law P. A. Emmet, N. Kumar, J. A. Helwig, Australia: S. Menpes
5:00 Conclusion M. Dinkelman
2:20 Unlocking the Exploration Potential of the (Theme 9) Seismic Structural Interpretation
Michel T. Halbouty Lecture: The Next Era of U.S. Beaufort Sea Continental Shelf, Offshore (AAPG)
Exploration (AAPG) Arctic Alaska: S. Phelps, J. L. Shepard, Room 361
General Assembly C R. Foster, J. Lambrecht, G. Jaeger, T. X. Homza, Co-Chairs: J. Jordan and S. L. Getz
Chair: R. Merrill M. Zechmeister, D. Collins, M. Roffall, M. Newell, 1:15 Introductory Remarks
See Summary Page 7 C. Teff, R. Scheidemann 1:20 Onshore U.S. Depth Imaging and Velocity
Speaker: David Lawrence Model Building: M. P. Brown,
5:10 p.m.–6:00 p.m. J. H. Higginbotham, C. Macesanu, O. E. Ramirez

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1:40 Geological Principles of Imaging Permian Salt 4:40 Subduction-to-Strike-Slip Transition in the 2:40 Eocene-to-Miocene Karst Seismic-Sag
Bodies in the North Sea and Irish Sea: Southeastern Caribbean Imaged Using Structural Systems, Southeastern Florida
G. H. Ward Deeply Penetrating Seismic Reflection Lines Platform: K. J. Cunningham, C. Walker,
2:00 Reducing Structural Uncertainty at Tahiti and Tomography: T. Alvarez, C. Vargas, J. N. King

MONDAY AFTERNOON ORALS


Field Using TTI WAZ Imaging: A. M. Swanston, P. Mann, A. Escalona, J. Latchman
M. D. Mathias, C. A. Barker* (Theme 7) New Geologic Perspectives on the
2:20 From Dry-Hole to Discovery and Sanction- (Theme 7) Seismic Interpretation of Carbonate Permian Reef Complex, West Texas (SEPM)
Ready Development in Less than Three Systems (SEPM) Room 370
Years: OBS-WAZ Seismic Enables West Room 370 Co-Chairs: C. Kerans and J. A. Bellian
Boreas and South Deimos Discoveries and Co-Chairs: K. Lamb-Wozniak and T. Simo 3:40 Introductory Remarks
Fast-Paced Big Cat Development: R. F. Sloan, 1:15 Introductory Remarks 3:45 Three-Dimensional Geometry of Platform-
F. Diegel, M. Mc Rae, A. Van den Beukel 1:20 Bump to Prospect: An Empirical Approach Scale Fracture Systems, Guadalupe
2:40 Deep Cardamom Discovery Enabled by Multi- to the Recognition and Characterization of Mountains, New Mexico, USA: P. G. Resor,
azimuth Seismic and Anisotropic Imaging: B. Isolated Carbonate Buildups on Seismic D. W. Hunt, E. Flodin
Hewett, D. Garner, J. Douma, M. Kohli, Data: P. Burgess, P. Winefield 4:05 Stepwise Termination of the Permian Reef
D. Johnson 1:40 Current Impact on Carbonate Platform Complex, Permian Basin: Implications for
3:00 Break Growth and Drowning: C. Betzler, C. Hübscher, Structural and Depositional Patterns of Saline
3:40 An Integrated Geomechanical Approach for J. Fuerstenau, T. Luedmann, S. Lindhorst, Giants: C. Kerans, C. Zahm, J. El-Azzi, N. Jones
Development of the Mars Field in the Gulf of A. W. Droxler, A. Paul, J. Reijmer 4:25 Quantified Facies Geometry Within a Mixed
Mexico: J. L. Weiland, M. Cuttitta, A. W. Chan*, 2:00 Seismic Geomorphology of a Tertiary-Aged Carbonate-Clastic Reef-Rimmed Shelf:
K. Hindriks Isolated Carbonate Platform System, Browse High-Resolution Sequence Stratigraphic
4:00 Optimized Trishear Modeling of Incomplete Basin, Northwest Shelf of Australia: The Architecture of the Yates Formation in
Seismic Data: J. P. Brandenburg, F. O. Alpak, Spatial and Temporal Evolution of Carbonate Slaughter Canyon, New Mexico: C. Harman,
J. Solum, S. Naruk Platform Environments I — The Lower C. Kerans
4:20 The Pony Discovery, Green Canyon Section: H. W. Posamentier, S. Bachtel, 4:45 A Digital Outcrop Analog for Upper Paleozoic
Block 468, U.S. Gulf of Mexico: Structural T. P. Gerber, J. Lomask Carbonate Slope Reservoirs: J. A. Bellian,
Uncertainty Analysis: R. Mann, H. Zollinger*, 2:20 Seismic Geomorphology of a Tertiary-Aged T. Playton, J. Kenter, P. M. Harris, J. Ellis
S. Checkles Isolated Carbonate Platform System, Browse
Basin, Northwest Shelf of Australia: The
Spatial and Temporal Evolution of Carbonate
Platform Environments II — The Upper
Section: S. Bachtel, H. W. Posamentier,
T. P. Gerber

Monday All-day Poster Sessions

MONDAY ALL-DAY POSTERS


Presenters in their Booths 9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. /// *Denotes presenter other than first author

Theme 1: Molecules to Marketplace: The Business of Energy Theme 7: Insight into Carbonates and Evaporites
Theme 2: Global Deepwater Reservoirs: Giant Leaps in E&P Theme 8: Breakthroughs: Tectonics, Salt and Basin Analysis
Theme 3: Worldwide E&P: Opportunities in the New Decade Theme 9: Integrating New Technology, Geophysics and Subsurface Data
Theme 4: Challenged Resource Frontiers Theme 10: Energy and Environmental Horizons
Theme 5: Mudstones and Shales: Unlocking the Promise Theme 11: The Next Geo-Generation: Who, What and Where
Theme 6: Siliciclastics: Advancing Research to Resource

(Theme 11) AAPG Student Research • Non-Volcanic Rift Margin Evolution: The Temporal • A Comparison of the Geometries of Two Plio-
Poster Session and Spatial Relationships Between Uplift, Pleistocene Shelf Margin Delta Sequences,
Exhibition Hall 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Extension and Erosion, Gulf of Suez and Northern Vermilion South Addition and Northeast Garden
Co-Chairs: S. Waters and W. Hottman Red Sea, Egypt: J. Hammerstein, K. McClay Banks, Gulf of Mexico: P. Lee, J. Bhattacharya,
• Crustal Structure, Sequence Stratigraphy and • Isolated, Top-Truncated, Wave-Dominated S. Rubio
Petroleum Potential of the Western Colombian Lowstand Delta Deposits and the Potential for • Sedimentary Characteristics of Fine-Grained
Basin Adjacent to Costa Rica and Nicaragua: Stratigraphic Entrapment Within the Frontier Resurge Facies, Wetumpka Marine Impact
M. I. Prieto, H. Van Avendonk, P. Mann, S. Holbrook, Formation, Northeast Bighorn Basin, Wyoming: Structure, Central Alabama: J. K. Markin, D. T. King
D. Lizarralde, P. Denyer A. Hutsky, C. Clark, C. Fielding • Subsurface Facies Analysis and Correlations for
• Petrophysical Characterization of Bioturbated • Sequence to Architectural Element Framework of the Pennsylvanian-Permian, Western Nebraska,
Facies from the Upper Jurassic Ula Formation, the Tuscaloosa Massive Sandstone, Eastern Gulf U.S. Midcontinent: C. Gilleland, T. D. Frank
Norwegian North Sea, Europe: G. Baniak, of Mexico Province, USA: K. S. Woolf, L. Wood • Structural Framework of the Corsair and
M. Gingras, B. Burns, G. Pemberton • Stratigraphy, Diagenesis and Fracture Clement-Tomas Growth Fault Systems in the
• Flexurally Driven Subsidence History of the Distribution of the Three Forks Formation, Texas Continental Shelf, Gulf of Mexico:
Llanos Foreland Basin of Colombia: Implications Williston Basin: V. V. Nekhorosheva, A. A. Gantyno, O. A. Ajiboye, S. Nagihara
for Hydrocarbon Exploration: H. Campos, P. Mann, S. Sonnenberg, J. Sarg • Syn-rift Sedimentology and Stratigraphic
A. Escalona, N. Cardozo • Clearwater Formation, Cold Lake Oil Sands Development of Footwall-Sourced Conglomeratic
• Rift Basin-Fill Architecture of Fluvial-Lacustrine Deposit: Estuarine Incised Valley Complex?: Depositional Systems; South Hadahid Block,
Lower Permian Lucaogou and Hongyanchi Low- C. Currie, M. Gingras Suez Rift, Egypt: J. P. de Boer, R. L. Gawthorpe,
Order Cycles, Southern Bogda Mountains, NW • Lower Magdalena Basin, Colombia: A Forearc I. Sharp, C. Jackson, W. Helland-Hansen, P. Whipp
China: B. Jeffrey, W. Yang, Q. Feng, Y. Liu Basin Formed Above a Zone of Active, Shallow
Subduction: R. D. Bernal-Olaya, P. Mann, C. Vargas

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(Theme 11) SEPM Student Awards Poster Session (Theme 2) Deepwater Africa E&P (AAPG/SEPM) (Theme 2) Emerging Deepwater Plays Around the
Exhibition Hall 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m Exhibition Hall 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. World (AAPG/SEPM)
Co-Chairs: H. E. Harper and T. R. Carr Co-Chairs: A. Donovan and A. Fildani Exhibition Hall 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
• Primary Controls on Organic Carbon Content in • Constraints on Deepwater Sedimentation Co-Chairs: K. M. Campion and M. Casey
Monday ALL-DAY POSTERS

UK Upper Mississippian Gas Shales: S. Könitzer, in the Karoo Basin, South Africa, from U-Pb • Experimental Study on Bedforms Created by
S. Davies, M. Stephenson, M. Leng, S. Gabbott, Geochronology of Ash Interbeds: A. Weislogel, Density Currents: J. J. Fedele, D. Hoyal,
L. Angiolini, J. Macquaker, C. Vane, D. Millward, R. Brunt, S. Flint, A. Fildani, J. Rothfuss K. Guentzel, J. Draper
I. A. Kane • The Gambian Basin: Play Analysis and • Deepwater (Slope and Basinfloor) Depositional
• Geometry of Upper Jurassic Sponge/Microbial Hydrocarbon Potential: M. Uzcátegui Architecture and Evolution of the Northeast
Bioherms: 3-D Georadar Analysis and Modelling • The Hydrocarbon Potential of Keta Basin, Bengal Fan (Miocene-Pleistocene) in Offshore
(Swabian Alb, SW-Germany): M. Boldt, T. Aigner Deepwater Ghana: C. Abu, M. Francis, N. Herbst, Northwest Myanmar: Z. Xu, L. Fuliang, G. Fan,
• Facies and Porosity-Permeability Relationships G. Milne, C. Rodriguez S. Hui
in Red River A and B Intervals, North Dakota: • Cretaceous Deepwater (Base of Slope and • Facies, Characteristics, and Depositional Model
J. F. Colony, B. E. Rendall, A. Husinec Basinfloor) Depositional Architecture and of the Deepwater Fan Complex in the Zujiang
• Tidal and Deltaic Influence in Storm-Dominated Evolution in the Rio Muni Basin, West Africa: Formation, Baiyun Sag, Pearl River Mouth Basin,
Prograding Shoreline Deposits of Pictured Z. Xu, L. Fuliang, G. Fan, D. Shao South China Sea: W. Li, Y. Wang
Cliffs Sandstone, Northern San Juan Basin — • Development of Architecture Elements in • Integrated Sand Source Directions, Provenance
Implication Toward Reservoir Characterization: Deepwater Depositional System from Canyon to and Stratigraphy in the Møre and Vøring Basins:
S. Yuvaraj, J. E. Evans Distal Lobe: A Comparison Example: G. Fan, P. Wellsbury, K. Wien, M. Urbat, J. Ford, C. Gill,
• Significance of the Tide-Influenced Facies G. Yao, L. Fuliang, H. Sun, D. Shao, Z. Xu G. Spence
Distribution Within the Shelf-Margin Deposits, • Borehole Images as a Vital Tool to Constrain the • Aggradational Slope Channel Complexes: An
Kookfontein Formation, South Africa: M. Bubb, Architecture of a Channelized Slope System, Important Reservoir Element in Pliocene in the
P. Plink-Bjorklund Karoo Basin, South Africa: Y. Kolenberg, Rakhine Basin, Offshore Myanmar:
• Assessment of Porosity and Diagenesis in S. M. Luthi*, E. Morris, D. Hodgson, S. Flint, H. Sun, J. Yang
the Lower Cretaceous Aptian-Albian Sligo Y. Toorenburg • Big Deepwater Channel: One of Important
Formation, South Texas: E. Aina, B. L. Kirkland Sediment Supply Pathways in Northern South
• Neoichnological Trends at the Fluvial-Tidal (Theme 2) Deepwater E&P: Gulf of Mexico China Sea: Y. Shengqiang, Z. Zongju, J. Hua,
Transition of the Columbia River Delta, (AAPG/SEPM) L. Yu’e
Northwest USA: R. Dicks, S. E. Dashtgard, Exhibition Hall 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. • Facies Characterization Using Multi-resolution
J. R. Suter, M. Gingras Co-Chairs: K. M. Campion and M. Casey Graphical Clustering Techniques on the Pony
• Local and Regional Sources for Upper Permian- • The K/Pg Boundary Chicxulub Impact Deposit in Discovery (GOM) and MTJDA Fields (Malay
Lowermost Triassic Fluvial-Lacustrine Fills in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico: Implications for Basin): S. Carney, G. Perov, K. Kemp,
the Tarlong-Taodonggou Half Graben, Southern Regional Stratigraphy and the “MCU”: N. Shin Ni Chai, R. Beaubouef, C. R. Handford,
Bogda Mountains, NW China: W. Guan, W. Yang, R. A. Denne, E. D. Scott, T. S. Buddin, S. D. Carlson, K. Grush
Y. Liu, Q. Feng D. P. Eickhoff, R. Hill, J. M. Spaw • Petrophysics and Rock Physics Modeling to
• Vicissitudes of the Eocene, Radical Overturning • Biostratigraphic, Lithologic, and Seismic Improve Seismic Reservoir Characterization —
of Middle Eocene Planktonic Biostratigraphy: Characteristics of the K/Pg Boundary Chicxulub Case Study of Lower Hackberry Sandstone:
S. Hilding-Kronforst, B. S. Wade Impact Deposit, Deepwater Gulf of Mexico: R. Y. Hu, T. Holden, M. Broussard
• Basalt Grain Distribution in the Cimarron River R. A. Denne, E. D. Scott, T. S. Buddin, S. D. Carlson, • Digital Image Analysis of Conglomeratic
and Its Tributaries, Cimarron County, Oklahoma: D. P. Eickhoff, R. Hill, J. M. Spaw Outcrops: A Novel Quantitative Approach to
S. T. Anderson, A. R. Simms • Identifying Exploration Fairways in the Gulf of Detailing and Predicting the Temporal and
• The Black Death of a Carbonate Ramp: Mexico: Deepwater Tuscaloosa/Woodbine Play: Spatial Evolution of Slope Channel Systems:
Poisoning of the Phosphoria Platform and Its B. W. Horn N. R. Tuitt, B. Kneller
Relevance to Source Rock Depositional Models: • Sediment Redistribution in the Gulf of Mexico
C. F. Cassle, S. Egenhoff Resulting from the K/Pg Boundary Chixculub (Theme 2) Prediction of Deepwater Stratigraphic
• Importance of Dimorphosiphon and Other Impact and the Resulting Influence on Wilcox Uncertainty: Quantification, Characterization
Skeleton-Building Green Algae for Facies and Formation Sedimentation Patterns: E. D. Scott, and Modeling (AAPG/SEPM)
Biostratigraphic Studies of the Late Ordovician R. A. Denne, J. Kaiser, T. S. Buddin, S. D. Carlson, Exhibition Hall 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Red River Formation, Williston Basin: D. P. Eickhoff, R. Hill, J. M. Spaw Co-Chairs: M. D. Sullivan and D. Pyles
B. E. Rendall, J. F. Colony, A. Husinec • An Integrated Approach to Characterization • Quantitative Seismic Geomorphology of Miocene
• Petrographic Comparison and Contrast of Fluvial and Modeling of the Jackfork Group at the Submarine Channel-Levee and Distributary
and Deltaic Sandstones, Upper Pennsylvanian Baumgartner Quarry Area, Western Arkansas, Channel Networks Around Growing Salt-Related
Oread Cyclothem, NE Oklahoma: J. Obrist, and Its Implications to Deepwater Exploration Slope Topography, Offshore W Africa:
W. Yang and Production: F. Zou, R. M. Slatt A. P. Oluboyo, D. Vachtman, R. L. Gawthorpe
• Geochemistry and Microfacies of Lower Aptian • Methodological Design for the Use of Synthetic • Integrating Outcrop Sections and Research
Organic Rich Beds Within the Arcillolitas Aperture Radar Imagery to Monitor Seepage Boreholes to Understand the Internal
Abigarradas Member of Paja Formation (Villa Activity Behavior in the Gulf of Mexico: Organisation of Submarine Lobe Deposits:
de Leiva, Colombia): Its Relationship to Oceanic E. C. Pedroso, P. Genovez, P. Bruno, G. Torres, A. Prelat, D. Hodgson, S. Flint
Anoxic Global Events: T. Gaona-Narvaez, L. P. Martins • Stratigraphic Architecture of a Structurally
F. Maurrasse, F. Etayo-Serna, C. Rebenack • Exploring the Hydrocarbon Potential Offshore Confined, Ponded Submarine Fan: An Outcrop
• Stratigraphy, Sedimentology and Heterogeneity Western Florida: G. N. Scaife, G. Scaife, R. Miller Study of the Guaso I Turbidite System (Ainsa
of Carbonates Facies and Its Relation with • The Deep Water Drilling Tolerance Window: Basin, Southern Spanish Pyrenees): G. Gordon,
Global and Local Sea Level Fluctuations in a Walking a Fine Line, Case Histories from Gulf of D. Pyles, J. Clark, M. Hoffman, J. Stammer,
Miocene to Pleistocene Carbonate Platform in Mexico: S. S. Shaker J. D. Moody, G. Ford
the Caribbean, Isla de Mona, Puerto Rico: A. M. • The Discovery and Exploration Potential of the • The Stratigraphic Transition from Slope to Shelf,
Rodriguez-Delgado, L. Gonzalez, W. Ramirez Eocene-Miocene Shelf Margin Deltas in the Karoo Basin, South Africa: G. Jones, D. Hodgson,
Baiyun Sag of Pearl River Mouth Basin, South S. Flint
China Sea: Q. Xu, Z. Weilin, Y. Wang, M. Lv, • Beyond Analogues: A Quantitative Analytical
K. Zhong, D. Li Approach to Modeling Deep Marine
Architecture: E. Mortimer, J. Baas, W. D. McCaffrey,
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• U-Shaped Slope Gully Systems on Low- (Theme 4) Coal Bed Methane Development • Sequence Stratigraphy of the Upper Cretaceous
Sediment Supply Passive Margins: Examples (EMD/AAPG) Upper Williams Fork Formation, Piceance Basin,
from Gabon (West Africa) and Timor Sea Exhibition Hall 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Northwest Colorado, and its relationship to the
(Indonesia): L. Lonergan, N. Jamin, J. Bromley, Chair: D. G. Morse Basin-Centered Gas Accummulation:

MONDAY ALL-DAY POSTERS


D. Orange, H. D. Johnson, P. Teas, J. Decker, • CBM in Illinois? E & P in a Very Unconventional M. Leibovitz, P. Weimer, R. Bouroullec, S. Cumella
C. Jackson Biogenic Coal Gas Play: D. G. Morse • Tight Gas Sands and Natural Fractures in the
• Debrite and Turbidite Sand Relationships as • First Coalbed Methane Commercial Exploration in Cretaceous Mesaverde Group, Greater Natural
Observed in the Britannia Sandstone Formation, East Kalimantan, Indonesia: F. M. Fiqih, A. Purwanto Buttes Field, Uinta Basin, Utah: S. M. Carney,
Early Cretaceous, UK North Sea and the • Geological Evaluation and CBM Potential T. C. Chidsey, Jr., C. Morgan, M. D. Laine
Vocontian Palaeomargin, South-East France: Development in Tanjung Enim Area, South • Challenges in Formation Evaluation of Tight Gas
F. H. Wilson, P. Haughton, W. D. McCaffrey, Sumatera, Indonesia: C. Dira, A. Sodik Reservoir: A. K. Tyagi, S. K. Thakur, V. K. Pandey,
O. Parize, C. Bell, T. Fuzeau, A. Jarvie • A Multilateral Case Study in the San Juan Basin: D. K. Voleti, K. Saxena
• Evolution and History of Filling of Early Integrated Geosteering Technology Combined • Main Geological Characteristics and Resource
Pleistocene, Coarse-Grained Slope Canyons with Near Bit Azimuthal Gamma Tools: of Oil Shale and Its Development in Northwest
(Peri-Adriatic Basin, Central Italy): C. Di Celma, R. Mottahedeh China: B. Yunlai
G. Cantalamessa, R. Teloni, A. Corradetti, V. Marini
• Geostatistically Modeling Topographically (Theme 4) Gas Hydrates — Understanding a Giant (Theme 5) Sedimentology and Stratigraphy — It
Controlled Deposition of Sub-seismic Scale Resource (EMD/AAPG) Really Does Matter! (EMD/AAPG)
Sandstone Packages Within a Mass Transport Exhibition Hall 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Exhibition Hall 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Dominated Deepwater Channel Belt: L. Stright, Chair: A. Johnson Co-Chairs: N. Fishman and C. T. Wilhelm
A. Bernhardt, A. Boucher • Sequence Stratigraphy of the Upper Cretaceous • Forming of Rich and Lean Oil Shale Deposits
• Coeval Deepwater Slope Channel and Transient Upper Williams Fork Formation, Piceance Basin, in the Eocene Green River Lake Basin — Link
Fan Successions in the Eocene Juncal Northwest Colorado, and Its Relationship to the to Climate Changes: Piceance Creek Basin,
Formation, Coast and Transverse Ranges, Basin-Centered Gas Accumulation: M. Leibovitz, Colorado, USA: K. Tanavsuu-Milkeviciene, J. Sarg*
Southern California: O. C. Turner, M. Dykstra P. Weimer, S. Cumella, R. Bouroullec • Lithofacies Characterization and Sequence
• Erosion Generated Slump Topography as a • Geochemical Evidence for Gas Hydrate Stratigraphic Framework of Some Gas-
Primary Control on Turbidite Channel Aspect Occurrences in Northern Alaska: T. D. Lorenson, Bearing Shales Within the Horn River Basin,
Ratios: Gull Island Formation, Ireland: T. S. Collett Northeastern British Columbia: K. M. Hulsey,
L. J. Strachan • Global Resource Potential of Gas Hydrate: R. M. Slatt, R. Dunphy
• Depositional Processes and Correlation of A. H. Johnson • Current-Induced Transport and Depositional
Structurally Confined Deepwater Sandstones • Provenance of Sandy Sediments and Their Processes of the Barnett Shale in Fort Worth
from the Upper Jurassic Buzzard Field, UKCS: Possibility of Hosting Gas Hydrate in the Eastern Basin, Texas, USA: M. O. Abouelresh, R. M. Slatt
M. McKinnon, B. Kneller Margin of Japan Sea: T. Uchida, I. Takashima, • Vertical Changes in Shale Sedimentary
• Role of External Controls on Sedimentary T. Ito, R. Matsumoto Facies, Organic Content and Composition,
Distribution and Architecture in Deepwater • Effects of Brine Composition (NaCl, MgSO4, Carbonate Content, and Clay Mineralogy of
Setting: S. Jiang, S. Henriksen, H. Wang, D. Cai FeSO4) and Clay Minerals (Kaolinite, Nontronite, a Thick Shale Dominated Succession of the
• Behind Outcrop Cores Tied to Adjacent Cliff Montmorillonite) on the Stable Isotopic Carlile and Niobrara Formations, Southwestern
Sections – New Constraints on the Architecture Composition of Methane and Hydrogen Sulfide Saskatchewan and Southeastern Alberta
of the Upper Ross Deepwater Fan to Slope in Gas Hydrates: H. Carvajal-Ortiz, L. M. Pratt — Paleo-Oceanographic Circulation and
Transition, Clare Basin, Ireland: C. Pierce, • Offshore Natural Gas Hydrates of the Sigsbee Depositional Setting Controls: S. E. Taylor, P.
P. Haughton, P. Shannon, O. J. Martinsen, F. Hadler- Escarpment: An Estimation of the Resource Pedersen, R. Spencer, H. Huang, S. Larter, A. Aplin
Jacobsen, A. Pulham Potential for Gas Hydrates in the Green Canyon and • Scales of Diagenetic Processes in a Foreland Basin
Walker Ridge Regions, Gulf of Mexico: A. Gould Mudstone Succession: The Mancos Shale, Book
(Theme 4) Challenges in Challenging Reservoirs Cliffs, Utah: K. G. Taylor, J. Macquaker, S. Pattison
(EMD/AAPG) (Theme 4) New Insights from Key Tight-Gas • 3-D Architecture of Muddy Clinoforms: Control
Exhibition Hall 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Provinces (EMD/AAPG) on the Distribution and Lateral Variation of
Chair: P. H. Nelson Exhibition Hall 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Sedimentary and Reservoir Facies, Upper
• Development of a Sand Injection Complex: Co-Chairs: S. Cumella and J. Robinson Cretaceous, Eastern Alberta: D. P. Laycock,
Volund Field, Offshore Norway: A. M. Schwab, • Geological and Geophysical Characteristics of P. K. Pedersen, R. Spencer, S. Larter, H. Huang,
E. W. Jameson, A. Townsley the Ultra-Deep High-Porosity Carbonate Gas A. C. Aplin
• Best Practices with Exploration and Production Reservoirs, Puguang Gas Field, Sichuan Basin, • Unbioturbated Marine Mudstones:
of Oil and Gas from Basement Reservoirs: China: Y. Sun, H. Zhang, Q. Dou, T. Zhang, T. Guo, Environmental Stress or Rapid Deposition? A
T. Koning X. Cai Worked Example from the Ordovician Beach
• Regional Approach to Solve Structural • Characterization of Gas Generated by Sequential Formation, Newfoundland, Canada: D. Harazim,
Complexity and Cataclastic Fault Seal, Southern Hydrous Pyrolysis of Potential Gas-Prone Source J. Macquaker, S. J. Bentley, D. McIlroy
North Sea: H. Ligtenberg Rocks for Tight-Gas Reservoirs in the Rocky • Bioturbations, Storms and Earthquakes: The
• Reservoir Characterization of the Middle Mountain Area: T. Ko, M. D. Lewan, N. B. Harris Depositional Environment of the Cambrian Alum
Jurassic Upper Shaunavon Member in the • Sequence Stratigraphy of the Upper Cretaceous Shale in Southern Sweden: W. Newby, S. Egenhoff,
Whitemud Pool, SW Saskatchewan: J. D. Fic, Middle Williams Fork Formation, Piceance Basin, J. Maletz, P. Ahlberg
P. Pedersen Northwest Colorado: Implication for Reservoir • Evidence of Dynamic Marine Processes in a
• Evolution of Overpressured and Underpressured Sandstones: R. Foster, P. Weimer, J. Cantwell, “Black Shale” Dominated Succession Formed by
Oil and Gas Reservoirs, Anadarko Basin of R. Bouroullec Suspension Settling from Non-Glacial, Sediment-
Oklahoma, Texas, and Kansas: P. H. Nelson, • Structural Analysis of the Piceance Basin, Laden Sea-Ice: M. A. Keller, J. Macquaker
N. Gianoutsos Northwestern Colorado, USA: R. Bouroullec, • Understanding Mudstone Lithofacies and
• Natural Gas Production and Anomalous P. Weimer Geochemical Variability in a UK Carboniferous
Geothermal Gradients of the Deep Tuscaloosa • From Outcrop-to-Subsurface: The Regional Basin: J. Graham, S. Davies, J. Macquaker,
Formation: L. Burke Sequence Stratigraphic Framework and Facies M. Norry, K. Bohacs
Distribution Within the Lower Williams Fork • Shale and Mudstone Facies in the Middle to
Formation: S. Edwards, J. L. Aschoff Upper Devonian Geneseo Shale to Penn Yan
Shale Succession of New York: Implications for
Accommodation During a Eustatic Sea Level

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Rise: R. D. Wilson, J. Schieber • Accommodation as a Control on Coastal-Plain • Mechanism of Up-Fault Seepage and Seismic
• Constraints on Development of Anoxia Through Architectures: Observations and Analyses of Expression of Discharge Sites from the Timor
Geochemical Facies Mapping of Devonian Black the Cretaceous Versus Paleocene Prince Creek Sea: L. Langhi, Y. Zhang, A. Gartrell, D. Dewhurst,
Shales in the Southern Midcontinent: Formation, North Slope, Alaska: P. P. Flaig J. Underschultz, B. N. Ciftci
Monday ALL-DAY POSTERS

R. R. Berryman, A. M. Cruse • A Multidisciplinary Assessment of Generation-


(Theme 8) Breakthroughs in Petroleum Systems Migration-Charge-Leakage-Seepage Processes,
(Theme 6) Facies Models of Fluvial Systems: 50 Modeling & Geochemistry (AAPG) Gippsland Basin, Australia: T. B. Berge, G. O’Brien*,
Years On (SEPM) Exhibition Hall 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. P. Tingate, L. Goldie Divko, J. Miranda, K. Liu
Exhibition Hall 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Co-Chairs: R. Tscherny, F. Mosca and D. Curry • Identifying Abnormal Geopressures Through Gas
Co-Chairs: J. Holbrook, T. Payenberg and G. Hampson • 3-D Petroleum System Modeling Illuminates Chimney Detection: D. L. Connolly, S. Bourque
• Downstream Variations in Distributive Fluvial Subsurface Geology of Upper Assam (Geleki and • Web-Based Georeferenced Information System
System Characteristics, Huesca System, Ebro Naga-Schuppen Belt), Assam Arakan Basin, India: — A Cutting-Edge Managing Tool for Opportunity
Basin, Spain: A. Kulikova, G. Nichols, A. J. Hartley, M. Akhtar, S. K. Chakrabarti, R. Singh, C. Singh, Portfolios and Oil Business: C. K. Garcia,
G. S. Weissmann, S. Davidson, L. Scuderi H. Singh, S. Mayor, S. Pahari, H. Singh J. Moscarella, O. Liscano, D. Garcia, L. Melo
• The Evolution of Dryland Fluvial Systems: An • Salt Tectonic Controls on Fluid Flow, Gas Hydrate • Analysis and Interpretation of Biomarkers from
Architectural Analysis of Heterogeneity: Occurrence and Surface Heat Flow, Kwanza Basin, Seafloor Hydrocarbon Seeps: H. Dembicki
J. H. Venus, W. D. McCaffrey, N. P. Mountney Offshore Angola: C. Serié, M. Huuse, N. Schødt • Non-Seismic Detection of Hydrocarbons:
• Depositional Environments of the Lake Eyre • Distribution of Hydrocarbon Leakage Indicators in D. Schumacher
Basin: K. J. Amos, C. Krapf, G. Wakelin-King the Argentinean Continental Margin: A Comparative
• Facies Architecture of a Compound Incised Valley Study of the Colorado and Malvinas Basins: Z. Anka, (Theme 10) Water Resource Management and
System in the Ferron Notom Delta, Southern N. Baristeas, M. Loegering, R. diPrimio, J. Rodriguez, Impacts (DEG)
Utah: Y. Li, J. Bhattacharya D. Marchal, E. Vallejo, G. Kohler, F. Pangaro Exhibition Hall 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
• Stratigraphic Variability of Coastal-Plain • Radial Patterns of Bitumen Dikes Around Chair: S. Haines
and Marginal-Marine Deposits of the Middle Quaternary Volcanoes, Neuquén Basin, • Role of Carbon Isotopes in Addressing the Water-
Mesaverde Group, Douglas Creek Arch, Colorado: Argentina: P. R. Cobbold, G. Ruffet, L. Leith, Energy Nexus: Example from Powder River Basin
E. Harper, K. Hlava, R. D. Cole, M. J. Pranter H. Loseth, N. Rodrigues, O. Galland, H. Leanza Wyoming: S. Sharma, C. Frost, J. Baggett,
• Scale Invariance in Fluvial Bars: Implications for • Geochemical Characterization of Outcrop F. Mclaughlin, S. Quillinan
Reservoir Modelling of Fluvial Systems: Samples from the South Caspian Basin, Eastern • New Insights Regarding Aquifers in the Uinta
B. I. Holzweber, A. J. Hartley Azerbaijan: The Value of a Multidisciplinary Basin, Utah: Implications for Saline Water
• Stratigraphic Characterization and Modeling Approach in Understanding Petroleum Source Disposal: M. D. Vanden Berg, P. Anderson,
of Fluvial Deposits of the Lower Williams Fork Intervals: S. Hudson, C. Johnson, M. Efendiyeva C. Morgan, S. M. Carney
Formation Combining Outcrop Analogs and • Fluid Flow and Compartmentalization on the • Future Water Needs of the Oil and Gas Industry in
Multipoint Statistical Simulation (MPS), Grand Flank of a Salt Structure, Offshore Louisiana: Texas: J. Nicot
Valley Field, Piceance Basin, Colorado: J. A. Sloan, Constraints from Temperature, Pressure, Salinity, • Developing Water Budgets for Unconventional
M. J. Pranter and Seismic Data: A. K. Steen, J. Nunn, J. S. Hanor Oil and Gas Production: A Study in the Williston
• Lidar-Integrated Outcrop Characterization of • Petroleum System Modeling Implications in Basin, Montana and North Dakota: S. Haines,
Blackhawk Formation, Wasatch Plateau, Utah: a Prospect Geological Risk, Western Interior J. Thamke, L. Anna, B. Smith, M. Engle
Towards Improved Fluvial Reservoir Modeling: Range, Venezuela: L. Montilla, M. Salazar, S. Rojas, • Petroleum Hydrogeology of Southwestern
H. Sahoo, N. D. Gani, R. Gani, G. Hampson, A. Gonzalez Saskatchewan: A. Melnik, B. J. Rostron
J. A. Howell, S. J. Buckley, A. M. Ranson • The Upper Cretaceous and Eocene Source Rocks • Preparing for and Handling Common Complaints
• Preliminary Regional Stratigraphic Correlation, in the Sfax Offshore Permit — Gulf of Gabes — by Private Water Well Owners Related to Coal Bed
Facies Analysis and Reservoir Characterization Tunisia, Pelagian Basin, North Africa: Source Rock Methane, Shale Gas and Other Unconventional
of the Upper Cretaceous Mesaverde Group, Uinta Characterization, Petroleum Generation, Charge Development Programs:
Basin, Utah: R. Sitaula, J. L. Aschoff History and Prediction of Migration Pathways: J. V. Fontana, D. Seneshen, V. E. Barlock
• Sequence Stratigraphic Analysis of Middle M. Acheche, H. Ali, J. E. Leonard, M. Elleuch, • Combining Hydropyrolysis and Compound
Devonian Fluvial Deposits and Correlation with A. M’Rabet, M. Mathis, P. T. Gordon, H. M. Bisewski Specific Stable Isotope Measurements to Identify
the Marine in the Appalachian Basin, New York, Sources of Biodegraded PAHs in Sediments:
USA: J. S. Mintz, S. G. Driese, R. Harlow, T. Wright, (Theme 9) Seismic Hydrocarbon Detection — G. A. Olalere, C. Sun, M. Cooper, C. E. Snape, C. Vane
S. C. Atchley SEEPS (AAPG)
• Complex Transition of Shallow-Marine Star Point Exhibition Hall 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Formation to Coastal-Plain Blackhawk Formation, Co-Chairs: D. L. Connolly and T. B. Berge
Wasatch Plateau, Utah: A. M. Ranson, R. Gani, • Best Practices for the Collection, Analysis, and
G. Hampson, N. D. Gani, H. Sahoo Interpretation of Seabed Geochemical Samples
to Evaluate Subsurface Hydrocarbon Generation
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Theme 1: Molecules to Marketplace: The Business of Energy Theme 7: Insight into Carbonates and Evaporites
Theme 2: Global Deepwater Reservoirs: Giant Leaps in E&P Theme 8: Breakthroughs: Tectonics, Salt and Basin Analysis
Theme 3: Worldwide E&P: Opportunities in the New Decade Theme 9: Integrating New Technology, Geophysics and Subsurface Data
Theme 4: Challenged Resource Frontiers Theme 10: Energy and Environmental Horizons
Theme 5: Mudstones and Shales: Unlocking the Promise Theme 11: The Next Geo-Generation: Who, What and Where
Theme 6: Siliciclastics: Advancing Research to Resource

Forum: Transforming Global E&P: Unconventional (Theme 2) Prediction of Deepwater Stratigraphic 8:00 Introductory Remarks
Resource Plays as Strategic Drivers. The Next Uncertainty: Quantification, Characterization and 8:05 Source to Sink — Why it Matters:
Giant Leap in Geoscience? Modeling I (AAPG/SEPM) H. W. Posamentier, O. J. Martinsen, C. Paola
General Assembly A General Assembly C 8:45 Industry-Driven Advances in Predictive
Co-Chairs: J. Lund and J. Adamick Co-Chairs: V. Abreu and J. Clark Earth Systems Modelling: Addressing the
See Summary Page 4 8:00 Introductory Remarks Paleotopograhy Challenge in 4-D:
8:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m. 8:05 How Deepwater Systems Organise at Multiple A. K. Thurmond, O. J. Martinsen, I. Lunt,
Scales: S. Flint, D. Hodgson, A. Sprague, J. Skogseid, L. Leith
(Theme 5) U.S. Active and Emerging Plays — R. Brunt, J. Figueiredo, D. Box, W. Van der Merwe, 9:05 Sun to Sink: Impact on Exploration Strategy in
Haynesville and Eagle Ford (EMD/AAPG) C. Di Celma, A. Prelat Rift Basins: M. Perlmutter
General Assembly B 8:25 Scale-Dependent Compensational Stacking 9:25 Modeling Sediment Dynamics from Source to
Co-Chairs: A. Donovan and W. Dow of Deepwater Deposits: Carboniferous Ross Sink: M. A. Wolinsky
8:00 Introductory Remarks Sandstone: K. M. Straub, D. Pyles 9:45 Break
8:05 Geologic Framework of the Southeastern 8:45 Stratigraphic Architecture and Hierarchy of 10:25 Remembering the ‘Source’ When Applying
Portion of the U. Jurassic Haynesville/Bossier Lobes in Distributive Deepwater Settings: An Source-to-Sink Concepts in Clastic
Shale Gas Play, Northwest Louisiana: Outcrop Study of the Point Loma Formation, Stratigraphy: B. Romans, A. Fildani, J. Covault,
P. R. Smith, A. Kornacki, H. Moore, N. Yahi, California: A. Fleming, D. Pyles, M. D. Sullivan, M. D. Sullivan, J. Clark, B. Power, M. Pyrcz,
N. Suurmeyer, R. Mart, A. Reynolds D. Anderson B. Bracken, B. Willis, T. Payenberg
8:25 Burial and Thermal History of the Haynesville 9:05 Intrinsic Controls on the Range of Volumes, 10:45 The Slope Rise and Run: A Critical Factor in
Shale: Implications for Gas Generation, Morphologies, and Dimensions of Submarine Explaining and Predicting the Development,
Overpressure, and Natural Hydrofracture: Lobes: A. Prelat, J. Covault, D. Hodgson, Distribution, and Scale of Basin-Floor Fans:
J. Nunn A. Fildani, S. Flint A. D. Donovan
8:45 Mapping the Production Characteristics of 9:25 Stratigraphic Stacking of Outcropping Slope 11:05 Accommodation Succession Method and
the Haynesville Shale with a Well-Log Derived Channels, Tres Pasos Formation, Chile: Mass Balance Analysis: Predicting Sediment
High-Density Stratigraphic Framework: Insights into Turbidite Reservoir Delineation: Distribution and Stratigraphic Architecture:
M. C. Robinson, R. Hovey R. V. Macauley, S. M. Hubbard V. Abreu, M. Blum, J. Martin, D. O’Grady, J. Neal,
9:05 Sequence Stratigraphy of the Eagle Ford 9:45 Break C. Paola
(Boquillas) Formation in the Subsurface of 10:25 Seismic Stratigraphic and Seismic 11:25 The Use of a Source-to-Sink Methodology in
South Texas and Outcrops of West Texas: Geomorphologic Study of Mass Transport and Petroleum Exploration — Examples from the
A. D. Donovan, S. Staerker Sediment Wave Deposition, Offshore Eastern Mesozoic of the North Sea: T. O. Sømme,
9:25 Regional Stratigraphic and Rock Canada: H. W. Posamentier, K. Bale, C. Jackson, O. J. Martinsen
Characteristics of Eagle Ford Shale in Its Play S. M. Decker, R. Jowitt
Area: Maverick Basin to East Texas Basin: 10:45 A Three-Dimensional Geometric Analysis (Theme 8) Impact of Structural Analysis on
T. Hentz, S. Ruppel of Bank-Attached Bar-Forms in Sinuous Hydrocarbon Exploration (AAPG)
9:45 Break Submarine Channels: A Tool for Inferring Room 351
10:25 Eagle Ford Shale Prospecting with 3-D the Relative Importance of Bedload and Co-Chairs: T. M. Laroche, C. A. Guzofski and J. C.
Seismic Data Within a Tectonic and Suspended Load Sedimentation: Evenick
Depositional System Framework: G. Treadgold, A. M. Fernandes, D. Mohrig, R. J. Steel, 8:00 Introductory Remarks
S. Sinclair, B. Campbell, D. Nicklin S. Henriksen, J. Buttles 8:05 Techniques for Subseismic Fault Prediction:
10:45 Experimental Gas Extraction by Rock 11:05 Differentiating Deep-Marine Overbank from Filling the White Space: J. G. Solum,
Crushing: Evidence for Preservation of Crevasse Splay Deposits in Outcrop: An J. P. Brandenburg, S. Naruk, D. Wolf
Methane in Core Samples from the Mudstones Example from the Windermere Supergroup, 8:25 New Insights into Fault-Bend Folding Revealed
of the Eagle Ford Formation: T. Zhang, Castle Creek, British Columbia: L. Davis, by Area-Depth Relationships in Physical
S. C. Ruppel, K. Milliken, R. Yang Z. Khan, B. Arnott* Models, the Rosario Oil Field, Venezuela,
11:05 Hydrocarbon Potential of Upper Cretaceous 11:25 Application of Outcrop-Based Modeling and an Outcrop Example from the Canadian
Shale Sections, Including the Eagle Ford, of Deepwater Channels, Okume Complex, Rockies: R. H. Groshong, T. N. Hidayah,
Woodbine and Maness Shale, Central Texas: Offshore Equatorial Guinea; How Much M. O. Withjack, R. W. Schlische
T. D. Bowman Reservoir Detail Do You Need?: R. Beaubouef, 8:45 Application of Geomechanics-Based Restoration
11:25 Geochemical Evaluation of Eagle Ford Group B. Hay, D. Palkowsky, J. Spokes, S. Uchytil in the Analysis of Growth Dynamics in Fold-
Source Rocks and Oils from the First Shot Thrust Structures: S. Banerjee, S. K. Muhuri
Field, Texas: Implications and Applications for (Theme 6) SEPM Research Symposium 9:05 Shale Diapirism and Associated Folding
Appraisal of Eagle Ford Resource Plays: Source to Sink: Evaluating the Significance of History in the South Caspian Basin (Offshore
J. Edman, J. Pitman Interdependence of Depositional Systems I Azerbaijan): J. I. Soto, I. Santos-Betancor,
Room 342 I. Sánchez Borrego, C. E. Macellari
Co-Chairs: C. Paola, O. J. Martinsen, H. W.
Posamentier and B. Romans
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9:25 Application of Critical-Taper Wedge (Theme 10) Alternative Energy: Uranium/Nuclear 11:25 Geological Conditions and Accumulation
Mechanics to Structural Style in Fossilized (EMD/AAPG) Mechanism of Shallow Biogenic Gas
and Active Late Cretaceous-Tertiary Delta — Room 360 Reservoirs in Andaman Basin: W. Hongping,
Deepwater Fold-Thrust Belts: J. MacDonald, Chair: B. Handley L. Fuliang, G. Fan, C. Mao, M. Hongxia
TUESDAY MORNING ORALS

D. Healy, R. King, G. Backe, R. Hillis 10:25 Potential Uranium Source Rocks of the White
9:45 Break River Group in Western Nebraska and South (Theme 7) Advances in Modeling Carbonate
10:25 500-Kilometer-Long Extension of the Trans- Dakota: S. Sibray Systems I (SEPM)
Andean Mega-Regional Seismic Transect 10:45 State of the Uranium Industry in the U.S.: Room 370
Across the Colombian Basin and Implications H. M. Wise, M. Campbell Co-Chairs: F. Whitaker, D. A. Pollitt and P. Burgess
for Deepwater Hydrocarbon Exploration: 11:05 Update on Wyoming Uranium Mining: R. Gregory 8:00 Introductory Remarks
C. A. Vargas-Jimenez, P. Mann 11:25 Small Modular Nuclear Reactors: An Energy 8:05 Breakthroughs in the Use of Analogues
10:45 Influence of the Eastern Cordillera Exhumation Solution to Remote Gas & Oil Production and in Geological Modeling — Examples from
on the Structural Evolution of the Eastern Part Exploration: J. R. Deal Holocene Sabkhas of Qatar: J. Jameson,
of Middle Magdalena Valley Basin, Colombia: C. J. Strohmenger
C. J. Sanchez, E. Teson, B. K. Horton, (Theme 3) E&P in Southeast Asia (AAPG) 8:25 Investigating Carbonate Platform Types:
A. R. Mora Bohorquez, R. A. Ketcham, Room 361 Multiple Controls and a Continuum of
D. F. Stockli, N. R. Moreno Co-Chairs: A. Cullen and B. Fossum Geometries: P. Burgess, H. Williams, P. Wright,
11:05 Role of Panama Arc-Indentor for Late 8:00 Introductory Remarks G. Della Porta, D. Granjeon
Cenozoic Deformation in Colombia and 8:05 East Indonesia: Plays and Prospectivity of the 8:45 Enhancing Subsurface Reservoir Models —
Implications for Regional Distribution of West Aru, Kai Besar and Tanimbar Area — An Integrated MPS Approach Using Outcrop
Hydrocarbons: P. Mann, C. A. Vargas-Jimenez Identified from New Long Offset Seismic Data: Analogs, Modern Analogs, and Forward
11:25 Structural Analogy Between the Inverted G. Roberts, C. Ramsden, T. Christoffersen, Stratigraphic Models: P. M. Harris, J. Kenter,
Structures of the Moroccan Atlas System N. Wagimin, Y. Muzaffar T. Playton, M. Andres, G. Jones, M. Levy
and the Syrian Arc Structures of the Eastern 8:25 Naturally Basement Fractured Reservoir as 9:05 Rule-Based Static Modeling of Carbonate
Mediterranean: G. Tari, H. Jabour a New Exploration Target in the Iliran High, Shoals Environments and Related Reservoirs:
South Sumatra Basin, Indonesia: B. Sapiie, M. C. Hasler, E. W. Adams, B. Vlaswinkel
(Theme 10) Alternative Energy: Geothermal Patria, R. Argakoesoemah, T. Herdiyan, 9:25 Predicting Carbonate Diagenesis Using
(EMD/AAPG) D. A. Firmansyah, W. Darmawan Reactive Transport Models: Emerging Insights
Room 360 8:45 Finding New Reserves in Mature Basins and Challenges: F. Whitaker, K. J. Cooper,
Chair: R. J. Erdlac Through Simulation of Dynamic Hydrocarbon A. Al-Helal, P. Smart, S. Geiger, Y. Xiao
8:00 Introductory Remarks Migration and Accumulation, Dongying 9:45 Break
8:05 New Horizons for Geothermal Energy in Depression, Bohai Bay Basin, China: S. Zhang, 10:25 Reaction Transport Modeling of Dolomitization
Sedimentary Basins in Colorado: P. Morgan, G. Song, X. Luo, L. Zhang, Y. Lei Reveals the Emergence of Self-Organizing
M. A. Sares 9:05 Recent Significant Discoveries in Mature Patterns: D. A. Budd, A. J. Park
8:25 The Deep Subsurface Geology, Hydrology, Basins — Take Offshore Bohai Bay Basin as 10:45 Digital Outcrop Analogues Model of
and Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) an Example: Z. Weilin, X. Qinglong, Z. Xinhua Ordovician Paleokarst in North-Central Tarim
Potential of NPR-3 (Teapot Dome), Natrona 9:25 The Northern South China Sea Deepwater Basin: Basin, China: X. Janson, H. Zeng, W. R. Wright,
County, Wyoming: T. C. Anderson, Characteristics of Hydrocarbon Accumulation R. Loucks, F. Bonnaffe, Q. Wang, X. Xia, C. Wang,
J. A. Velez Gonzales and Exploration Potential: W. Zhu, L. Mi, G. Zhang, S. Li, T. Yang
8:45 Determining Reservoir Heat Content in Q. Xu, Y. Wang, K. Zhong, D. Fang 11:05 A Hybrid Depositional-Diagenetic Approach
Sedimentary Rock from Oil Field Temperature 9:45 Break to Building the Reservoir Model for the
Data — First Approximations: R. J. Erdlac 10:25 Early Miocene Cyclostratigraphy and Sea-Level Unit 1 Platform of Tengiz Field (Republic of
9:05 Geothermal in the Oil Field: W. Gosnold, Changes from the Pearl River Mouth Basin, Kazakhstan): J. Kenter, T. Tankersley,
M. Mann, H. Salehfar South China Sea: S. Tian, Z. Chen, M. Zha M. Skalinski, P. M. Harris, M. Levy, T. Dickson,
9:25 Developing Information for the National 10:45 A New Sedimentary Model for the Qiangtang G. Jacobs
Geothermal Data System (NGDS): Basin, Tibet, China: J. Wang, X. Fu, F. Tan, 11:25 Impact of Carbonate Reservoir Heterogeneity
D. D. Blackwell, F. Moerchen, I. J. Duncan*, M. Chen, J. He on Reservoir Forecasts: Why Are Production
W. D. Gosnold, M. Kay, S. Nagihara, C. Robinson, 11:05 A Review of the Hydrocarbon Potential of East Forecasts Too Optimistic and Can Anything
J. Tester Timor, JPDA and the Surrounding Area: Really Be Done to Eliminate Forecast Bias?:
M. Bawden, G. Scaife, R. Miller W. Meddaugh, W. Osterloh, N. Champenoy

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Theme 1: Molecules to Marketplace: The Business of Energy Theme 7: Insight into Carbonates and Evaporites
Theme 2: Global Deepwater Reservoirs: Giant Leaps in E&P Theme 8: Breakthroughs: Tectonics, Salt and Basin Analysis
Theme 3: Worldwide E&P: Opportunities in the New Decade Theme 9: Integrating New Technology, Geophysics and Subsurface Data
Theme 4: Challenged Resource Frontiers Theme 10: Energy and Environmental Horizons
Theme 5: Mudstones and Shales: Unlocking the Promise Theme 11: The Next Geo-Generation: Who, What and Where
Theme 6: Siliciclastics: Advancing Research to Resource

Forum: Taking Natural Gas Seriously: 3:40 Black Shale Diagenesis: Insights from 4:20 Impact of Fine-Scale Turbidite Channel
Opportunities and Challenges (AAPG) Integrated High-Definition Analyses of Architecture on Deepwater Reservoir
General Assembly A Post-Mature Marcellus Formation Rocks, Performance: F. Alpak, J. Noirot, M. Barton,
Co-Chairs: S. W. Tinker, W. L. Fisher and S. Ikonnikova Northeastern Pennsylvania: C. D. Laughrey, S. Naruk
See Summary Page 5 H. Lemmens, T. E. Ruble, J. Kostelnik, G. Walker 4:40 Geophysical, Petrophysical and
1:15 Introductory Remarks 4:00 The Barnett Shale Oil Model of North Texas: Sedimentological Characterisation of
1:20 The Future of Natural Gas: W. L. Fisher, D. Steward Paleocene Submarine Fan Systems UK
S. W. Tinker 4:20 An Integrated Geochemistry and Basin Central North Sea: B. Kilhams, A. Hartley,
1:40 U.S. Natural Gas Resources, Reserves Modeling Study of the Bakken Formation, M. Huuse, J. Marshall
and Production: Unconventional, Less- Williston Basin, USA: R. Hill, P. P. Kuhn,
Conventional and Conventional: J. B. Curtis R. diPrimio, J. Lawrence, B. Horsfield (Theme 6) SEPM Research Symposium:
2:00 Natural Gas Supply: Not as Great or as 4:40 Petroleum Potential of the Upper Three Forks Source to Sink: Evaluating the Significance of
Inexpensive as Commonly Believed: Formation, Williston Basin, USA: Interdependence of Depositional Systems II
A. E. Berman S. Sonnenberg, J. Sarg, A. Gantyno Room 342
2:20 Shale Gas: Advances in Technology and Co-Chairs: C. Paola, O. J. Martinsen, H. W.
Impacts on Markets: P. Bennett (Theme 2) International Deepwater Exploration Posamentier and B. Romans
2:40 Security of Supply: Operational Margins at the Case Studies (AAPG/SEPM) See Summary Page 5
Wellhead and Natural Gas Reserve Maturation: General Assembly C 1:15 Introductory Remarks
R. Weijermars Co-Chairs: B. W. Horn and R. Beaubouef 1:20 Linking Landscape and Stratigraphic Studies
3:00 Break 1:15 Introductory Remarks in Rift Basins: Implications of Source-to-Sink
3:40 Economic Determinants of the Global Natural 1:20 The Distribution of Deepwater Reservoirs and Studies in Exploration of Syn-rift Plays:
Gas Balance: K. B. Medlock Depositional Environments: Can They Really R. L. Gawthorpe, E. Finch, T. O. Sømme
4:00 A Global Perspective on LNG: G. Gulen Be Controlled by Crustal-Mantle Interactions? 2:00 Direct Transfer of Sand from Shelf-Edge
4:20 The Outlook for U.S. Natural Gas Demand: Evidence from the African Atlantic Margin: Deltas to the Continental Slope: D. Mohrig,
J. R. Browning D. Paton, M. Mohammed, R. Collier M. P. Lamb, J. Nittrouer
4:40 Impact of Regulation on the Power Sector: 1:40 Interpretation of Long-Offset, Prestack Depth 2:20 Sediment Volume and Facies Partitioning in
Opportunities for Natural Gas: S. Ikonnikova Migrated (PSDM), Regional 2-D Seismic Data Shelf-Margin Prisms: C. Carvajal, R. Steel
5:00 Summary/Discussion Offshore Equatorial Brazil: Tectonic Controls 2:40 Stratigraphic Complexity of Shelf-to-Basin
on Sedimentation and Comparison with Depositional Systems — Examples from the
(Theme 5) U.S. Active and Emerging Plays — Conjugate West African Margin: N. Kumar, Mediterranean Sea: V. R. Kertznus, B. Kneller
Paleozoic Basins and Cretaceous of Rockies S. G. Henry, A. Danforth, P. Nuttall, S. Venkatraman 3:00 Break
(EMD/AAPG) 2:00 New 3-D Depth Imaging Reveals Insights into 3:40 An Ancient “Source-to-Sink” Example in
General Assembly B the Evolution and Pre-salt Prospectivity of the Piggyback Basins, Pyrenean Fold and Thrust
Co-Chairs: R. Hill and S. Brown Angolan Kwanza Basin, West Africa: Belt: J. Geslin, V. Abreu, T. Demko
1:15 Introductory Remarks M. Francis, C. Rodriguez, J. Brown, D. Kornpihl, 4:00 Shelf Edge Architecture and Source-to-Sink
1:20 Unlocking Value in an Unconventional Gas C. Abu, G. Milne, N. Herbst, M. Inkollu Dynamics in the Northern Taranaki Basin, New
Shale Play by Returning to Conventional 2:20 The Late Miocene Red River Submarine Zealand: M. Salazar, L. Moscardelli, L. Wood
Basics: Regional Analysis of the Woodford Fan in the Northwestern South China Sea: 4:20 Source-to-Sink Sediment Delivery in the Gulf
Shale, Arkoma Basin: L. A. Banfield, M. Graff, Characteristics and Exploration Significance: of Papua from SEM-MLA-aided Provenance
A. Pramudito, A. Agrawal Y. Wang, Q. Xu, D. Li, W. Li, J. Han, M. Lv, and Textural Analysis of Turbidite Sands:
1:40 Deformation in the Appalachian Foreland: Y. Wang, H. Wang E. Septama, S. J. Bentley, M. Shaffer
Detachment Structures in the Basal Marcellus 2:40 Delineating Deepwater Depositional Patterns 4:40 Seismic Stratigraphy and Reservoir
Shale, Central New York: B. Selleck in a Foredeep Basin: An Integrated Study Sedimentology of Wave-Dominated Delta
2:00 An Overview of Some Key Factors Controlling from North Chicontepec Basin, East-Central and Slope-Basinal Turbidite Reservoirs,
Well Productivity in Core Areas of the Mexico: S. Sarkar, S. P. Cossey, K. J. Marfurt, Cretaceous Lower Barrow Group, Wa-390-P,
Appalachian Basin Marcellus Shale Play: R. M. Slatt, S. Chávez-Pérez North Carnarvon Basin, Western Australia:
W. Zagorski, D. Bowman, M. Emery, G. Wrightstone 3:00 Break J. Minken, C. R. Handford, D. Griffin,
2:20 Potential Paleozoic Shale Gas Resources in 3:40 The Dilemma of Fine-Grained, Very Thinly P. Owen, J. Miller
Utah: T. C. Chidsey, Jr. Bedded Reservoirs; Storage Versus
2:40 TBD Deliverability, Elon Reservoir Area, Okume (Theme 9) Seismic Stratigraphic and Source Rock
3:00 Break Complex, Offshore Equatorial Guinea: Interpretation (AAPG/SEPM)
R. Beaubouef, S. Uchytil, D. Maguire, Room 351
H. Ladegaard, J. Spokes, B. Hay, D. Palkowsky Co-Chairs: S. Earle, M. Dalthorp and M. A. Abrams
4:00 The Impact of Stratigraphic Interpretation 1:15 Introductory Remarks
on Lucapa Field Development Planning, 1:20 Quantifying Bypassed Pay Through 4-D Post-
Deepwater Angola: E. Rojas, H. W. Posamentier, Stack Inversion: R. Woock, S. Boerner
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1:40 Static and Dynamic Heterogeneity Modeling 2:40 Potential for Enhanced Methane Production 4:00 Spatial and Temporal Variations of a High
of a Deepwater Clastic Reservoir: H. Tang, D. from Coal, with Concomitant CO2 Net-to-Gross Fluvial System: Middle Wasatch
Hanggoro, F. Zhang, K. Mabe Sequestration — Examples from a High-Rank Formation, Three Canyons, Utah — An
2:00 Stratigraphic Trapping in the M1 Sandstone Coal (Pottsville Formation, Black Warrior Outcrop Study of Fluvial Cyclicity: G. Ford,
TUESDAY AFTERNOON ORALS

Related to Reactivated Faulting in the Mariann Basin) and a Low-Rank Coal (Wilcox Group, D. Pyles, M. Dechesne, B. Willis, M. Tomasso,
Field, Oriente Basin, Ecuador: A. Taday-Alcocer, Texas Gulf Coast Basin): W. B. Ayers, R. Sincavage
J. Lin D. A. McVay, M. A. Barrufet, G. Hernandez, 4:20 Different Styles of Fluvial Termination Deposits
2:20 Seismic Geomorphology and Analysis of the R. Bello, T. He Around a Large Playa: K. J. Amos,
Ordovician Paleokarst Drainage System in the A. Soria Jauregui
Central Tabei Uplift, Northern Tarim Basin, (Theme 10) Alternative Energy: Renewable 4:40 Recognition of Dryland Fluvial and Terminal
Western China: H. Zeng, R. Loucks, X. Janson, (EMD/AAPG) Splay Systems in the Pinda Formation,
Q. Wang, Y. Xia, B. Yuan, L. Xu Room 360 Offshore Angola: Implications for Predicting
2:40 Recognition and Meaning of Hydrocarbon Chair: H. M. Wise Subsurface Reservoir Connectivity:
Seeps: T. B. Berge 3:40 Introductory Remarks A. A. Kulpecz, B. Bracken, S. K. Shepherd,
3:00 Break 3:45 Sustainable Use of Fossil Energy: D. Nummedal J. Moore Ali-Adeeb, P. Sixsmith, B. Scamman
3:40 Integration of Evidence of Hydrocarbon 4:05 An Update on Biofuel Source Developments:
Seepage from 3-D Seismic and Geochemical R. Bost, W. Spence (Theme 7) Modern & Pleistocene Carbonates:
Data for Predicting Hydrocarbon Occurrence: 4:25 “Natural Security: Border Region Renewable Sedimentology, Diagenesis and Process II (SEPM)
Examples from Neuquen Basin Argentina: Energy and Strategic Mineral Opportunities”: Room 370
D. L. Connolly, R. Garcia, J. Capuano K. L. Jones, A. H. Jones Co-Chairs: J. R. Markello, J. Gournay and A. W. Droxler
4:00 Source Rock Prediction from Seismic Part I: 4:45 Geochemical Evolution of Pegmatites as 1:15 Introductory Remarks
Links Between Rock Properties and Seismic Monitored by Select Indicator Elements: 1:20 Arabian Gulf, One More Time: E. A. Shinn,
Attributes: L. Wensaas, M. Gading, H. Løseth, K. F. Camp C. C. Kendall
M. Springer 1:40 Facies and Diagenesis of Older Pleistocene
4:20 Source Rock Prediction from Seismic Part (Theme 6) Facies Models of Fluvial Systems: 50 Coral Reefs, Great Barrier Reef, Australia
II: Identifying and Mapping Source Rocks Years On I (SEPM) (IODP 325): E. Gischler, A. W. Droxler, J. Webster,
Claystones on Seismic Data: H. Løseth, Room 361 Expedition 325 Scientists
L. Wensaas, M. Gading, K. Duffaut Co-Chairs: J. Holbrook, T. Payenberg and G. Hampson 2:00 Bahaman Patch Reefs: Reservoirs Under
4:40 Source Rock Prediction from Seismic. Part III: 1:15 Introductory Remarks Construction: P. Enos, R. N. Ginsburg,
Application in Basin Modelling: M. Gading, 1:20 Facies Modeling of Fluvial Systems, Fifty A. Harrison, M. S. Palmer
H. Løseth, L. Wensaas, K. Duffaut, J. Johannesen, Years On: A. D. Miall 2:20 Spatial Variation of Extensive Early Diagenesis
M. Springer, P. Espedal, R. Tøndel 1:40 Re-Evaluation of the Platte River Facies on Glover’s Reef, Belize: N. J. Van Ee,
Model for Sandy Braided Alluvium, Using New G. P. Eberli, E. Gischler
(Theme 10) Clean Coal: Coalbed Methane Surface and Subsurface Data: J. Horn, 2:40 Analyzing Spatial Patterns in Modern
(EMD/AAPG) C. Fielding*, M. Joeckel Carbonate Sand Bodies from Great Bahama
Room 360 2:00 Rethinking the Classic Oxbow Filling Bank: P. M. Harris, S. J. Purkis, J. Ellis
Co-Chairs: W. A. Ambrose and P. D. Warwick Model: Some Hope for Improved Reservoir 3:00 Break
1:15 Introductory Remarks Connectivity: J. Holbrook, N. Alexandrowicz 3:40 A Multi-site Appraisal of Geobody
1:20 An Overview of Clean Coal Technologies and 2:20 The Stratal Signature of Backwater Hydraulic Morphometric Properties Atop Ten Modern
Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS): Conditions in Campanian Lower Castlegate Carbonate Platforms: S. J. Purkis, K. Alexander,
I. J. Duncan, W. A. Ambrose Sandstone Paleo-Rivers, Book Cliffs, USA: S. Fullmer, A. Ruf, T. Simo, K. Steffen
1:40 Economic and Regulatory Considerations for A. Petter, R. Steel, D. Mohrig, J. Nittrouer 4:00 Control of Monsoonal Currents on Pleistocene
Clean Coal: G. Gulen, M. Foss 2:40 Statistical Tools for Characterizing Autogenic Carbonate Sedimentation on the Maldives
2:00 Clean Coal Technology Development and Organization in Sedimentary Deposits: Carbonate Platform (Indian Ocean): A. Paul,
Its Impact on the Energy Industry in the L. Hajek, K. M. Straub J. J. Reijmer, H. Kinkel, J. Fuerstenau,
Southeastern United States: J. Pashin 3:00 Break A. W. Droxler, C. Betzler
2:20 Predicting CBM Well Production Performance: 3:40 Revisiting the Subsurface Classification of 4:20 Consistencies in Vertical-to-Lateral Carbonate
K. Aminian Fluvial Sandbodies: T. Payenberg, B. Willis, Facies Juxtapositions; A Direct Comparison
B. Bracken, H. W. Posamentier, M. Pyrcz, Between Modern and Miocene is Possible:
V. Pusca, M. D. Sullivan S. J. Purkis, B. Vlaswinkel
4:40 The Sedimentary Influences of Hurricanes
Hannah and Ike (September 2008) on the
Caicos Platform, B.W.I.: Do High-Energy
Storms Impact Sedimentation on Carbonate
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Tuesday All-day Poster Sessions

tTUESDAY ALL-DAY POSTERS


Presenters in their Booths 9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. /// *Denotes presenter other than first author

Theme 1: Molecules to Marketplace: The Business of Energy Theme 7: Insight into Carbonates and Evaporites
Theme 2: Global Deepwater Reservoirs: Giant Leaps in E&P Theme 8: Breakthroughs: Tectonics, Salt and Basin Analysis
Theme 3: Worldwide E&P: Opportunities in the New Decade Theme 9: Integrating New Technology, Geophysics and Subsurface Data
Theme 4: Challenged Resource Frontiers Theme 10: Energy and Environmental Horizons
Theme 5: Mudstones and Shales: Unlocking the Promise Theme 11: The Next Geo-Generation: Who, What and Where
Theme 6: Siliciclastics: Advancing Research to Resource

(Theme 11) Additional Student Posters (AAPG) • Challenging Innovative Approach for Testing and • USGS Assessment of Undiscovered Oil and Gas
Exhibition Hall 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Development of Zubair/Ratawi Reservoirs of Resources of the Cretaceous Fredericksburg-
Co-Chairs: S. Waters and W. Hottman Sabiriyah, North Kuwait: A. N. Khan, S. Nair Buda Carbonate Platform-Reef Gas and Oil
• Potential Hydrocarbon Traps in the Detachment • Jurassic Petroleum Systems in Kuwait: Assessment Unit, Gulf Coastal Plain and State
Folds of the Dohuk Region, Kurdistan, Northern A. S. Alsharhan, F. Abdullah Waters, USA: S. M. Swanson, C. B. Enomoto,
Iraq: J. Doski, K. McClay • Burial Diagenesis and Petrophysical K. O. Dennen
• 3-D Seismic Interpretation of a Meteorite Impact, Interpretation and Its Significance in Jurassic • USGS Assessment of Undiscovered Oil and
Red Wing Creek Field, Williston Basin, Western Carbonate Reservoir Characteristics of the Gas Resources of the Lower Cretaceous Sligo
North Dakota: B. Herber Middle East: A. S. Alsharhan Sandstone, Eastern U.S. Gulf of Mexico Coastal
• Source Rock Characteristics in the Green River • Mapping of Fluvial Meandering Channels in Plain: C. Doolan, A. W. Karlsen
Oil Shale, Piceance Creek Basin, Colorado — Lower Eocene in Mumbai Offshore Basin, India: A • USGS Assessment of Undiscovered Oil and
An Integrated Geochemical and Stratigraphic New Play Through Integration of Geology and 3-D Gas Resources for the Lower Cretaceous Sligo
Analysis: J. Feng, K. Tanavsuu-Milkeviciene, J. Sarg Seismic Attributes: H. Lal, S. Biswal, S. Bhagat, (Pettet) Limestone, James Limestone, and Hogg
• Deposition and Diagenesis of Central Kansas A. K. Tandon, S. Mohan Sand Formations, U.S. Gulf of Mexico Coastal
Uplift Cambro-Ordovician Arbuckle Group Strata, • Early Geologic Reconnaissance in Libya 1954- Plain and State Waters: A. W. Karlsen, P. Hackley
Trego County, Kansas: K. D. Bunger 1955: W. Frost, S. Chuber • Geologic Assessment of Undiscovered
• Geochemical Characterization and Correlation Hydrocarbon Resources in the Jurassic Norphlet
of the Cathedral Bluffs Tongue, Southwestern (Theme 3) Worldwide E&P: In the Americas (AAPG) and Smackover Formations of the U.S. Gulf
Wyoming: L. P. McHugh, J. Zonneveld, G. F. Gunnell, Exhibition Hall 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Coast: O. N. Pearson
W. S. Bartels Chair: B. Erlich • USGS Assessment of Undiscovered Oil and Gas
• Origin of the Mexican Ridges Passive Margin • Examination of the Post-Ouachita Paleozoic Resources in the Lower Cretaceous Greater Glen
Foldbelt Based on Seismic and Well Integration Successor Basin Strata for Undiscovered Oil and Rose Carbonate Shelf and Reef Interval, U.S.
from the Shelf-Slope-Deep Basin and Structural Gas Resources, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas, Onshore Lands and State Waters of the Gulf of
Restoration: A. B. Rodriguez, P. Mann USA: J. L. Coleman, D. W. Houseknecht, T. A. Cook, Mexico: P. D. Warwick
• Stratigraphic Architecture of the MacKay C. J. Schenk, R. R. Charpentier, T. R. Klett, • Hot Enough for Ya? Compilations of Heat Flow
River Oil Sands Reservoir: Delineation of a R. M. Pollastro Values and Source Rock Data Along the Western
Shoreface Shelf Tidal Sand Bar Complex Utilizing • Northern Gulf of Mexico Continental Margin Central Atlantic Margin: W. Dickson, J. M. Christ
Sedimentological and Ichnological Trends: Deformation Proposed to Be by Simple Shear
J. M. Phillips, M. Caplan, M. Gingras, G. Pemberton with Regional Basal Horizon Terminating Under (Theme 3) Worldwide E&P: Southeast Asia (AAPG)
• Reservoir Characterization of Elm Coulee Field, Yucatan: A. Lowrie, R. H. Fillon Exhibition Hall 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Richland County, Montana: C. S. Alexandre, • USGS Definition of a Greater Gulf Basin Lower Chair: A. Cullen
S. Sonnenberg, J. Sarg Cretaceous and Upper Cretaceous Lower • Natural Gas Exploration Potential of BaiYun
• Seismic Architecture and Topographic Controls Cenomanian Shale Gas Assessment Unit, Gulf Depression, South China Sea: Implications from
on Pliocene Deepwater Deposits, Offshore Coastal Plain and State Waters, USA: Gas Carbon Isotope Kinetic Modeling of Recent
Angola, West Africa: K. Olafiranye, C. Jackson, K. O. Dennen, P. Hackley Discovered Gas Reservoirs: A. Jiang, Y. Sun,
D. Hodgson • USGS Assessment of Undiscovered Shale Gas J. Zhu, H. Shi, P. Chai
• Late Quaternary Upper Slope Deepening (Fining) Resources in the Lower Cretaceous Pearsall • Oil Accumulation Modeling in the Young Traps
Upward Sequences Offshore the Great Barrier Formation, Maverick Basin, South Texas: During Neotectonic Movement: An Example of
Reef, IODP 325 Expedition: B. B. Harper, P. Hackley Tanlu Fault Zone in the Southern of Bohai Sea,
A. W. Droxler, E. Gischler, J. M. Webster, • USGS Assessment of Undiscovered Natural Gas China: S. Hefeng, W. Jun, Y. Jian
A. P. Bernabéu, E. Herrero-Bervera, T. Lado-Insua, Resources of the Lower Cretaceous Knowles- • Faults and Their Interaction in the Offshore
L. Jovane, Expedition 325 Scientists Calvin Gas Assessment Unit, Northern Gulf Bohai Bay Basin: Implication for Hydrocarbon
• Isotopic Study of Lower Permian Carbonates Coastal Plain, USA: J. L. Coleman, K. O. Dennen, Exploration: Y. Yu, L. Tang
from the Timan-Pechora Basin, Russia: T. A. Cook, C. J. Schenk, R. R. Charpentier, • Main Controlling Factors of Sedimentary System
Y. Adorno-Negron, T. D. Frank, R. W. Mitchell, T. R. Klett, R. M. Pollastro of Paleogene Qi’nan Fault-Step Zone, Bohai Bay
W. A. Morgan • USGS Assessment of Undiscovered Natural Gas Area: D. Xiaofeng, Z. Xinhuai, P. Wenxu*
Resources of the Ouachita Thrust Belt, Arkansas • Oil Accumulation Modeling in the Young Traps
(Theme 3) Worldwide E&P: Africa to India (AAPG) and Oklahoma, USA: J. L. Coleman, During Fault Activation: An Example of Tanlu
Exhibition Hall 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. D. W. Houseknecht, T. A. Cook, C. J. Schenk, Fault Zone in the Southern of Bohai Sea, China:
Chair: R. Hamilton R. R. Charpentier, T. R. Klett, R. M. Pollastro S. Hefeng, W. Jun, Y. Jian, Z. Jinggui
• Petroleum System Analysis of the Mishrif • Examination of the Elvins Shale Gas Assessment
Reservoir in the Ratawi, Zubair, North and South Unit of the Reelfoot Rift for Undiscovered Oil and
Rumaila Oil Fields, Southern Iraq: T. K. Al-Ameri, Gas Resources, Missouri and Arkansas, USA:
A. Al-Khafaji, J. Zumberge J. L. Coleman, D. W. Houseknecht, T. A. Cook,
C. J. Schenk, R. R. Charpentier, T. R. Klett,
R. M. Pollastro

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• Characteristics and Genetic Mechanism of • Joslyn Creek SAGD: Geologic Considerations • Quantitative Assessment of Shale Gas
Middle-Deep Gas Pool Pressure Evolution in Related to a Surface Steam Release Incident, Potential Based on Its Special Generation and
Dongying Depression, Bohai Bay Basin, China: Athabasca Oil Sands Area, Northeastern Alberta, Accumulation Processes: Y. Tang, X. Xia,
L. Hua, J. Youlu Canada: F. J. Hein, B. Fairgrieve K. Ferworn, J. Zumberge
TUESDAY ALL-DAY POSTERS

• The Relationship Between Diagenesis, Porosity • Heavy-Oil Recovery in Innovative Reservoir


Evolution and Hydrocarbon Charging of Deeply Micro-Models: A Comparison Between Heat and (Theme 6) Sequence Stratigraphy Examples in a
Buried Sandstone Reservoirs in Dongpu Sag, a Cost-Effective Additive on Oil Recovery: Variety of Lithologies (SEPM)
Bohai Bay Basin, East China: S. Zhang, J. Wang, S. Bowden, A. Hurst* Exhibition Hall 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
H. Liu, G. Wang, Q. Li • Reservoir Characterization for the Application Co-Chairs: B. Dixon and T. Payenberg
• Reconstruction of Burial Diagenesis by 2-D of ASP Flood Technology in the Bridgeport • Sources of Earliest Clastic Input into the Eastern
Sedimentary Simulation and Analysis of Sandstone in Lawrence Field, Illinois: Gulf of Mexico and Their Control on Reservoir
Petroleum Potential of the Upper Tertiary V. Madhavan, N. D. Webb, J. P. Grube, C. S. Blakley, Prospectivity: A. Weislogel, T. Lovell, D. Robinson,
Sequences in Southern Ulleung Sedimentary B. Seyler, P. Johanek B. W. Hunt
Basin, East Sea (Sea of Japan): D. Cheong, D. Kim • Caprock Integrity Assessment: A Case Study of • Depositional Systems and Sequence
• Exploration in Synclinal Areas of Tripura Fold Natural Fracture Characterization in Mudstones Stratigraphic Relationships of the Upper Clear
Belt, India: A Re-found Opportunity: A. K. Jena, of the Clearwater Formation, Alberta, Canada: Fork-Lower San Angelo Interval (Permian),
N. C. Das, G. C. Saha, A. Samanta Q. Chou, K. Gillen Eastern Shelf, Midland Basin, Texas: M. Horton,
• Petroleum Geochemistry of the Gas and P. Holterhoff
Condensate from the Exmouth Plateau, Northern (Theme 5) Fractures: Natural and Hydraulic — • Controls on the Distribution and Geometries
Carnarvon Basin, Australia: G. Sulistyo, Prediction, Observation and Performance of Sandstone Bodies in Platform Carbonate
Y. Kusumanegara, D. Schmidt, S. G. Crews, J. Miller, (EMD/AAPG) Systems: Examples from the Middle Permian
J. Guthrie, C. Nino Exhibition Hall 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (Guadalupian), Permian Basin, Texas:
• India Deep Focus — Investigating Sub-basalt Co-Chairs: C. Jenkins and U. Hammes S. C. Ruppel, R. Loucks
Plays Through Integration of High-Resolution • Applying Innovative Production Modelling • Stratigraphic Architecture of Shallow-Marine
Geophysical Data: J. Gillespie, M. Cowgill, Techniques to Quantify Fracture Characteristics, Siliciclastic Sequences in an Updip Passive-
H. Davies Reservoir Properties and Well Performance in Margin Setting: Insights into the Miocene Aquifers
Shale Gas Reservoirs: C. Jenkins, M. Miller, R. Rai of the Central Delmarva Peninsula:
(Theme 4) Resource Evaluation in • Are Rescaled Decline Curves a Solution for P. P. McLaughlin, P. Martin, K. G. Miller, J. V. Browning
Unconventional Systems (EMD/AAPG) Shale Gas Assessment?: J. Chatellier, B. Menard, • 2nd- and 3rd-Order Sequence Stratigraphy,
Exhibition Hall 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. S. Charles Depositional Environments, Provenance, and
Chair: R. R. Charpentier • Fracture Permeability of Shale: Effects of Diagenesis of the Supermature Eureka Quartzite
• Variability of Well Productivities for Continuous Roughness, Fracture Offset, Proppant, and and Its Equivalents, Western North America:
(Unconventional) Petroleum: R. R. Charpentier, Confining Pressure: S. M. Kassis, C. Sondergeld M. Pope, E. Baar, A. Hutto, B. D. Workman, T. Wulf
T. A. Cook • Field Characterization and Analog Modeling of • Stratigraphic Architecture of Shallow-Marine to
• Geologic Assessment of Undiscovered Natural Fractures in the Woodford Shale: Coastal-Plain Parasequences: Lower Williams
Conventional and Continuous Resources of the H. Badra Fork Formation, Southeastern Piceance Basin,
Upper Cretaceous Austin Chalk: K. Pearson • The Importance of Subcritical Index for Colorado: R. V. Shaak, M. J. Pranter, E. R. Gustason
• The Resource Triangle — Parsing the Continuum Determining Fracture Spacing in the New Albany • Sedimentological and Sequence Stratigraphic
of Continuous Accumulations: T. E. Ewing Shale, Illinois Basin: L. J. Fidler, J. F. Gale, Analysis of the Marcellus Formation and
• Geology and Assessment of Undiscovered Oil J. Holder, J. E. Olson, S. E. Laubach Associated Strata: D. R. Kohl, R. Slingerland,
and Gas Resources in the Arbuckle Group, • A New, Systematic Approach to Achieve M. Arthur, T. Engelder
Anadarko Basin, USA: Where is the Potential?: Effective Completions in Unconventional • Chemostratigraphy of the Mudstone-Dominated
S. B. Gaswirth Reservoirs: C. H. Smith, E. Menendez Upper Green River Formation in the Eastern
• Geochemical Modeling of the Near-Surface • Observations of Low Frequency, Long Duration Uinta Basin of Utah: D. Keighley
Hydrothermal System Beneath the Southern Events in a Microseismic Dataset Recorded in a • Student Conceptions and Misunderstandings
Moat of Long Valley Caldera, California: Horizontal Shale Gas Well: I. Das, M. Zoback About the Core Concepts of Sequence
R. Tempel, D. Sturmer • Fractures Interactions in Multistage Hydraulic Stratigraphy: J. S. Herrera, E. M. Riggs
Fracturing: A. Dahi Taleghani
(Theme 4) Tight and Heavy Oil (EMD/AAPG) • Multi-scale, Brittle-Ductile Couplets in (Theme 6) Romancing the Stone: New Adventures
Exhibition Hall 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Unconventional Gas Shales: Merging Sequence in Sandstone Reservoir Quality (SEPM/AAPG)
Chair: L. Banfield Stratigraphy and Geomechanics: R. M. Slatt, Exhibition Hall 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
• Exploring for Tight Oil in the Pennsylvanian Y. Abousleiman Co-Chairs: T. L. Dunn, C. Macaulay and A. Ozkan
Cleveland Sandstone on the Nemaha Ridge • Chlorite Cement in Sandstone Reservoirs:
Using High Resolution 3-D Seismic and (Theme 5) From Reservoir to Pores and Volumes Analogue Studies of Clay Formation Processes
Stratigraphic Analysis: A New Play in an Old (EMD/AAPG) in Modern Estuaries: G. M. Byrne, R. H. Worden,
Area: T. Lupo, L. Krystinik Exhibition Hall 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. D. Hodgson
• Surveillance Well Utility in 4-D Modeling of Co-Chairs: S. C. Ruppel and A. Pepper • Spatial Diagenetic Heterogeneity of Lenticular
Oil Saturation Changes at Kern River Field, • A Petrophysical Model to Estimate Free Gas in Sandbody in Shahejie Formation, Bohai Bay
California, USA: D. Beeson, J. Singer Organic Shales: M. Holmes, D. Holmes, A. Holmes Basin, China, and Its Implications for Sandstone
• Redefining Jordan’s Oil Shale Resource; • Formation Evaluation of Barnett Shale by Diagenesis: H. Sun, D. Zhong
Overcoming the Challenges of Subsurface Kohonen Self Organizing Maps — An Example • Nanopetrography, Provenance and Pore
Characterisation and 3-D Modelling on a from North East Fort Worth Basin: A. Roy, Water Geochemistry of the Lower Cretaceous
Country-Wide Level: S. F. Kolonic, S. Neal R. Perez, K. J. Marfurt Sandstone in Orange Basin, South Africa:
• Damage Zones Associated with Second Order O. A. Fadipe, A. Akinlua, P. P. Carey, A. S. Adekola
Faults at Depth: Observations from SAFOD and a • Back to the Rocks: A New Petrophysical Model
Gas Field in Southeast Asia: M. Johri, M. Zoback, for Siliciclastics Engaging Old Petrological
P. Hennings Techniques: M. Vallee
• Sequence-Stratigraphic Controls on Sandstone
Diagenesis — An Example from the Williams
Fork Formation, Piceance Basin, Colorado:
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• Integrating Diagenesis and Sequence • Development of High-Resolution δ13C Records Style, Geometry and Its Possible Causes: A
Stratigraphy for Reservoir Quality Evolution in Tethyan Limestones from the Anisian to Early Case Study Along the UK Flank of the Faeroe-
Modeling: Evidence from Fluvial and Shallow Norian: D. Mosher, M. Katz, G. Muttoni, D. Kent Shetland Basin (North Atlantic Margin):

TUESDAY ALL-DAY POSTERS


Marine Sandstones of the Cambrian-Ordovician • Triassic Carbon Isotope Stratigraphy — S. I. Egbeni, K. McClay, C. Johns, D. Bruce,
Successions in Southwestern Sinai, Egypt: Correlations Between Panthalassic and Tethyan C. Elders, G. Vey
M. Kordi, B. Turner, A. Salem Sections: M. Katz, A. Mørk, A. Milligan • Tectonic Controls on an Unconventional
• Difficulty Correlating Degree of Porosity Sediment Transport Pathway Interpretation Used
Uncertainty to Gross Rock Volume: A Multiple- (Theme 7) Lacustrine, Non-Marine and Microbialitic 3-D Seismic Data Analysis in Non-Marine Rift-
Zone Solution: C. D. Norman Carbonates and Reservoirs II (SEPM/AAPG) Basin Setting: An Example from the Paleogene
• Predicting Open Natural Fractures in Exhibition Hall 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. of Western Slope of Bozhong Sag, Bohai Bay,
Unconventional Sandstone Reservoirs: Spatial Co-Chairs: J. Lukasik, T. Playton and P. Wright East China: Z. Hongtao, Y. Xianghua, Z. Xinhuai,
Distribution, Diagenesis, Timing, and Opening • Petrographic and Facies Analysis of Pleistocene L. Jianping, W. Deying, L. Min
Rates: J. N. Hooker, A. Fall, G. Xu, A. L. Kaylor, Travertines in Southern Tuscany, Central Italy: • The PALEOMAP PaleoAtlas & PaleoClimate Atlas
H. Anh, P. Eichhubl, S. E. Laubach F. Barilaro, G. Della Porta, M. Ripamonti, (ArcGIS): C. Scotese, T. Moore
• Prerequisites, Processes, and Prediction of E. Capezzuoli
Chlorite Grain Coating Using Modern Estuarine • Lacustrine Microbialites in Great Salt Lake: Life (Theme 8) Rift Basins: Form and Fill (AAPG/SEPM)
Systems as Analogues: P. J. Dowey, J. Utley, in A Dead Lake: R. Baskin, N. Driscoll, V. Wright Exhibition Hall 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
D. Hodgson, R. H. Worden • A Multi-scale Analysis and Stratigraphy of Co-Chairs: P. Rumelhart, K. Blackwood and R. Lyons
Microbialites of the Lower Ordovician of Central • Controls on Water Balance and Facies
(Theme 7) Diagenesis and Fracturing: Missouri and Kansas: C. Warusavitharana, Development in a Lacustrine Rift Basin Setting:
Application of Innovative Concepts, Methods, & W. C. Parcell Lake Malawi, East Africa: R. Lyons, C. Scholz
Tools II (SEPM/AAPG/EMD) • GPR Constraints on 3-D Stratigraphic • Fault Development and Syn-rift Basin Structure
Exhibition Hall 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Architecture and Porosity in Microbialite-Oolite Within the Corinth Rift, Greece: R. Bell, L. McNeill,
Co-Chairs: J. Lonnee and E. L. Frost Sequences, Upper Miocene, SE Spain: J. Bull, T. Henstock
• Deposition and Diagenesis of the Ediacaran K. M. Knoph, E. K. Franseen, R. H. Goldstein, • New Insights into the Stratigraphic and
Khufai Formation, Huqf Supergroup, Oman: G. P. Tsoflias, Z. Li Structural Development of the NE Greenland
Preservation Potential for the Shuram Carbon • Giant Hams from the Laborcita Formation, Margin: R. Whittaker, J. Granath, M. Dinkelman
Isotopic Excursion: M. Osburn, J. Grotzinger, Sacramento Mountains, New Mexico: K. M. Moore, • Normal Fault Relay Zone Geometries in the Early
G. Love, K. D. Bergmann, A. Sessions I. T. Gordon, B. L. Kirkland, D. W. Schmitz Gulf of Corinth Rift (Greece) and Its Application
• Reduction of Formation Energy of CaCO3 by • Tufa Facies and Their Stable Isotope Record of as a Hydrocarbon Exploration and Production
Carboxyl-Terminated Organic Template: Q. Hu, Lake Paleohydrological Changes, Searles Lake, Analogue: A. Wood, R. Collier, D. Paton
B. Udo, J. De Yoreo California: X. Guo, H. Chafetz • Tectonic Evolution of the Albertine Graben of
• The Dedolomitization and Its Significance to the East African Rift System; Constrained from
Carbonate Diagenesis: Z. Jie (Theme 8) New Concepts and Methods in Geological and Geophysical Data Recently
• Facies and Fracture Distribution in the Miocene Integrated Basin Analysis (AAPG/SEPM) Acquired in the Graben: D. Abeinomugisha,
Cariatiz Reef Complex (Sorbas Basin, SE Spain): Exhibition Hall 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. F. Mugisha, N. Njabire
J. J. Reijmer, R. F. du Mée, M. J. van Goethem, Co-Chairs: B. Johnson, A. Danforth and M. A. Everett • Late Cretaceous-Age, Half-Graben Basin,
F. Zwaan, M. Abd Elrahman, H. Boro, G. Bertotti • Controls on the Syn-rift Tectono-Stratigraphic Turbidite Fills in the North Sea Heidrun Field,
• Fracture Characterization of the 1st Eocene, Evolution of a Salt-Influenced Rift System: The Mid-Norwegian Continental Shelf: S. Ramnarine,
Wafra Field, Kuwait-Saudi Arabia: M. E. Playton, Middle-Upper Jurassic of the Halten Terrace, L. Wood, L. Moscardelli
V. Heesakkers, E. Flodin, W. Narr Offshore Mid-Norway: G. Elliott, P. Wilson,
• Diagenesis and Fracturing of a Lower C. Jackson, R. L. Gawthorpe, L. Michelsen, I. Sharp (Theme 8) Salt-Related Deformation, Deposition
Cretaceous Arabian Shallow Water Carbonate • Structural Traps Modification Associated with and Petroleum Systems (AAPG)
Platform: Towards a Better Assessment of Foreland Lithospheric Flexure: L. Langhi, B. N. Ciftci* Exhibition Hall 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Carbonate Reservoirs Heterogeneity: C. N. Sena, • Tectonostratigraphic Evolution of the Exmouth Co-Chairs: M. G. Rowan, S. M. Holdaway and
C. M. John, J. W. Cosgrove Sub-basin, NW Shelf, Western Australia: T. Hannah
• Partial Dolomitization of a Pennsylvanian S. Jitmahantakul, K. McClay • Development and Charging of Traps Adjacent
Limestone Buildup by Hydrothermal Fluids and • The Tarera-Aiduna Strike-Slip Fault Zone and Its to Salt in Northern Gulf of Mexico Deepwater
Its Effect on Reservoir Quality and Performance, Impact on Deepwater Channels Offshore West Subsalt Plays: V. S. Mount, K. I. Mahon,
West Texas: A. Saller, J. A. Dickson Papua, Indonesia: G. Jones, P. Teas, J. Decker, S. H. Mentemeier, A. C. Klein
• Mississippi Valley Type (MVT) Mineralization in D. Orange, L. Lonergan • Regional Norphlet Formation Facies Correlation,
the Khuff “B” and “C” Reservoirs, Saudi Arabia: • Structural and Stratigraphic Synthesis of the Analysis and Implications for Paleo-Structure
R. F. Lindsay Gas Trend on the Northern Shelf of Trinidad and and Geologic Provenance, Eastern Gulf of
• Diagenesis and Porosity Evolution of a Tobago: S. Punnette, P. Mann Mexico: B. W. Hunt, D. Robinson, A. Weislogel,
Dolomitized Paleocene-Eocene Carbonate • Nicaraguan Rise Offshore Honduras: Upper T. Lovell
Ramp; 1st Eocene Reservoir, Wafra Field, Cretaceous Source Rock May Contribute to a • Canopy Evolution: Deformation Processes and
Partitioned Zone, Kuwait: D. A. Pollitt, A. Saller, Proven Eocene Hydrocarbon System at Main Subsidence Patterns: T. P. Dooley, M. P. Jackson,
E. Anthonissen Cape-1 in the Mosquitia Basin: P. A. Emmet, M. Hudec
• Evolution of Ooid Porosity in the Arab Formation, P. Mann, R. Roberson • Stress Rotations Around Salt Diapirs: Examples
Onshore Abu Dhabi (UAE): G. Buijs, R. W. Mitchell, • Evaluating the Role of Sediment Supply and from the Gulf of Mexico Delta Systems, USA:
J. L. Whitworth, M. J. Al Mansouri Tectonics in Sediment Partitioning and Reservoir R. C. King, G. Backe, R. Hillis, S. Mildren, M. Tingay
• Dolomitization and Enhancement of Rock Distribution in the Cordilleran Foreland Basin: A • Salt Welds in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico —
Properties During Burial by Hypersaline Brines. Basin-Scale Analysis of the Lower Mesaverde Uncertainties in the Amount of Remnant Salt:
Arab C Member of the Arab Formation (Jurassic) Group, Utah and Colorado: J. K. Rountree, Seismic and Well Examples: L. Liro,
Dolostone Reservoirs (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia): J. L. Aschoff S. M. Holdaway
C. Taberner, B. Wignall, A. Briner, C. Harvey, • Improving E&P Data Interoperability Through • Laramide Episodic Documentation in
A. Azzouni, M. Braun, G. Holstege, M. Vroon the Development of a Reusable Earth Science Architecture and Depofacies of Viento
• Application of Thermography to Karst Ontology for Basin Characterization: Formation: Consequence of La Popa Salt Weld
Hydrogeology and Shale Outcrop M. A. Everett, S. Hills, M. Gahegan, B. Whitehead, Evolution, La Popa Basin, Northeastern Mexico:
Characterization: H. Badra, K. Blackwood B. Brodaric C. P. Platon, A. Weislogel

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WEDNESDAY Morning Orals

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Theme 1: Molecules to Marketplace: The Business of Energy Theme 7: Insight into Carbonates and Evaporites
Theme 2: Global Deepwater Reservoirs: Giant Leaps in E&P Theme 8: Breakthroughs: Tectonics, Salt and Basin Analysis
Theme 3: Worldwide E&P: Opportunities in the New Decade Theme 9: Integrating New Technology, Geophysics and Subsurface Data
Theme 4: Challenged Resource Frontiers Theme 10: Energy and Environmental Horizons
Theme 5: Mudstones and Shales: Unlocking the Promise Theme 11: The Next Geo-Generation: Who, What and Where
Theme 6: Siliciclastics: Advancing Research to Resource

(Theme 8) Gulf of Mexico: Basement, Salt 8:45 Deciphering Depositional Controls on Shale- 10:45 Overpressure in Shale Gas — When
Tectonics and Depositional Systems (AAPG) Gas Reservoir Distribution and Resource Geochemistry and Engineering Data Meet and
General Assembly A Density Using Detailed Sedimentology and Agree: J. Chatellier, K. Ferworn, N. Lazreg Larsen,
Co-Chairs: M. G. Rowan, S. M. Holdaway and Sequence Stratigraphy: J. Ottmann, K. Bohacs*, S. Ko, P. Flek, M. Molgat, I. Anderson
T. Hannah R. Lazar, T. Demko, J. Flaum, J. Kalbas 11:05 Microseismic Monitoring Reveals Natural
8:00 Introductory Remarks 9:05 Primary Depositional Controls on Shale Fracture Networks: S. Goldstein, M. Seibel,
8:05 Geologic and Geophysical Constraints on Gas/Shale Oil Potential in the U.S.: A Global T. Urbancic
Crustal Type and Tectonic Evolution of the Gulf Sequence Stratigraphic Perspective: 11:25 Future of Microseismic Analysis — Integration
of Mexico: M. I. Ross, S. S. Mukherjee, A. C. Messer, W. L. Prendergast, O. E. Sutcliffe, of Monitoring and Reservoir Simulation:
L. Kennan, G. S. Steffens, S. Barker, E. Biegert, M. A. Reynald L. Eisner, V. Grechka, S. Williams-Stroud*
S. Bergman, T. Petitclerc 9:25 Reconstructing a Source Rock System —
8:25 Interpretation of the Basement Step — Some Silurian Onlap in Time and Space: P. Spaak (Theme 2) Prediction of Deepwater Stratigraphic
Observations and Implications in the Gulf of 9:45 Break Uncertainty: Quantification, Characterization and
Mexico: S. Barker, S. S. Mukherjee 10:25 Sequence Stratigraphy as Expressed by Shale Modeling II (AAPG/SEPM)
8:45 The Impact of Imperfect Velocity Models and Source Rock and Reservoir Characteristics Room 342
Seismic Artifacts on Interpretation of Louann — Examples from the Devonian Succession, Co-Chairs: B. Dixon and D. Pyles
Salt and Basement Structure in the Deepwater Appalachian Basin: G. Lash, R. Blood 8:00 Introductory Remarks
Gulf of Mexico: S. M. Holdaway, E. Blumenthal 10:45 Algal Cysts in the Marcellus Shale (Middle 8:05 A 60-Kilometer-Long Architectural Transition
9:05 A New Depositional Model for the Chicontepec Devonian), Appalachian Basin: The Impact of from Slope Valley to Terminal Lobe: Unit C,
Basin, Onshore Eastern Mexico: S. P. Cossey, Algal Blooms on Gas Shale Reservoirs: Fort Brown Formation, Karoo Basin, South
D. Van Nieuwenhuise J. Zhou, P. Rush, R. Miller Africa: R. Brunt, W. Van der Merwe, C. Di Celma,
9:25 Norphlet Aeolian Sand Fairway Established in 11:05 Expression of Sea Level Cycles in a Black D. Hodgson, S. Flint
the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico: T. J. Godo, Shale: Woodford Shale, Permian Basin: 8:25 Shelf-Slope Sedimentary Prism Development
E. Chuparova, D. E. McKinney N. B. Harris and Changing Deepwater Sand Distribution
9:45 Break 11:25 Offshore Transport of Mud by Combined Pattern: Eocene Tyee Forearc Basin, Oregon:
10:25 The Pillow Fold Belt: A Key Subsalt Structural Flows: Upper Cretaceous, Western Interior M. Santra, R. Steel, M. L. Sweet
Province in the Northern Gulf of Mexico: Seaway, Northern Alberta, Canada: 8:45 Architecture of a Modern Transient Slope Fan
M. P. Jackson, T. P. Dooley, M. Hudec, J. Macquaker, G. Plint (Villafranca Fan, Gioia Basin — Southeastern
A. McDonnell Tyrrhenian Sea): F. Gamberi, M. Rovere
10:45 The Pony Discovery, Green Canyon Block 468, (Theme 5) Fractures: Natural and Hydraulic — 9:05 Two Fundamentally Different Types of
U.S. Gulf of Mexico: Structural Evolution and Prediction, Observation and Performance Submarine Canyons: Modern and Ancient
Salt Tectonics: M. W. Kilsdonk, R. Mann*, (EMD/AAPG) Examples from the Continental Margin of
H. Zollinger, K. Grush, J. E. Graves General Assembly C Equatorial Guinea, West Africa: Z. R. Jobe,
11:05 Constraints on Sigsbee Salt Canopy Co-Chairs: C. Jenkins and U. Hammes D. Lowe, S. Uchytil
Advancement and Its Implications for Neogene 8:00 Introductory Remarks 9:25 Exploration Scale Analysis of Down Dip and
Deformation in the Northern Gulf of Mexico: 8:05 Predicting Fracability in Shale Reservoirs: Across Slope Stratigraphic Variations in a
C. Connors, E. Haire, D. Howard, B. Radovich J. Breyer, H. Alsleben, M. B. Enderlin Multiple Feeder Deepwater System, Karoo
11:25 Entrained Section and Encapsulated 8:25 Compositional and Textural Variability of Basin, South Africa: W. Van der Merwe, R. Brunt,
Minibasins: Complex Allochthonous Salt Shales as Hindrance to Understanding Shale D. Hodgson, S. Flint, J. Kavanagh
Geometries in the Northern Gulf of Mexico: Fracturing: R. P. George, M. W. Deacon 9:45 Break
M. G. Rowan, K. Inman 8:45 Hydraulic Fracture and Natural Fracture 10:25 Examining Deepwater Channel-Levee
Simulation for Improved Shale Gas Development with High-Resolution Seafloor
(Theme 5) Sedimentology and Stratigraphy — It Development: W. Dershowitz, R. Ambrose, Data: Insights from the Lucia Chica System,
Really Does Matter! (EMD/AAPG) D. Lim, M. Cottrell Offshore Central California: K. L. Maier,
General Assembly B 9:05 Natural Fractures in Shales: Timing, Sealing, A. Fildani, B. Romans, C. K. Paull, S. Graham,
Co-Chairs: N. Fishman and C. T. Wilhelm Mechanisms of Formation, and Relevance for T. McHargue, D. Caress, M. McGann
8:00 Introductory Remarks Shale-Gas Reservoirs: J. F. Gale, P. Eichhubl, 10:45 Stratal Patterns in Salt-Withdrawal Minibasins:
8:05 Shale-Gas Production and Sequence A. Fall, S. E. Laubach Simple Modeling and Implications for
Stratigraphy: What Makes the Best Part of the 9:25 The Role of Strain in Controlling Orientation of Reservoir Prediction: Z. Sylvester, A. Cantelli,
Best Plays?: B. Hart Natural Hydraulic Fractures in Gas Shales: C. Pirmez
8:25 Mudrock Reservoirs — Why Depositional T. Engelder 11:05 Using a Numerical Forward Model to
Fabric and Sequence Stratigraphic Framework 9:45 Break Investigate Stratigraphic Onlap Traps in a
Matter: J. A. May, D. S. Anderson 10:25 Issues in Estimating Horizontal Stress with Deepwater Field. Marlim Case Study:
Poroelastic Models: K. Katahara A. Cantelli, C. Pirmez, J. Imran
11:25 Contourite Sheet Sands: New Deepwater
Exploration Target: D. Stow, R. Brackenridge,
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(Theme 4) New Insights from Key Tight-Gas 9:05 Late-Stage Diagenesis and Bacterial Sulfate 10:25 Geochemical Monitoring During the CO2
Provinces (EMD/AAPG) Reduction in the 1st Eocene Reservoir, Wafra Injection Test at Lost Hill, California: D. R. Cole,

WEDNESDAY MORNING ORALS


Room 351 Field, Partitioned Zone, Kuwait: A. Saller, M. F. Morea, B. Kennedy
Co-Chairs: S. Cumella and J. Robinson D. A. Pollitt, J. A. Dickson 10:45 Laboratory and Numerical Geochemical
8:00 Introductory Remarks 9:25 Cavernous Porosity Development and Modeling of CO2 Injection at Powder River
8:05 Reducing Uncertainty in a Basin Centred Gas Mississippi Valley-Type Mineralization as Basin: Y. Holubnyak, S. B. Hawthorne,
System; Designing an Intense Data Collection Recorders of Multi-sourced Diagenetic Waters B. A. Mibeck, D. J. Miller, J. M. Bremer,
Program: P. H. Benham, M. Argument, Migrating Through the Ordovician Galena S. A. Smith, J. A. Sorensen, E. N. Steadman,
S. F. Jones*, L. A. Teterenko, J. S. Chavarria Group Limestone (Trenton), Kane County, NE J. A. Harju
8:25 TBD Illinois, USA: J. T. Freiburg 11:05 Coupled Reactive Flow and Transport
8:45 Understanding Production Performance at 9:45 Break Modeling of CO2 Sequestration in the Mount
Pinedale from a Geological Perspective: 10:25 Visualization and Quantification of Fracture- Simon Sandstone Formation, Midwest USA: F.
M. A. Chapin, A. Govert, G. Ugueto, N. Brandon, Related Karst in Barremian Limestones, Liu, P. Lu, C. Zhu, Y. Xiao
G. Diomampo, C. Fleming Cassis, France: K. Pomar, G. P. Eberli*, 11:25 3-D Geologic Modeling Toward a Site-Specific
9:05 Understanding Controls on Produced Fluid M. Grasmueck, J. Lamarche CO2 Injection Simulation: J. Zeng, C. L. Liner,
Properties at Pinedale: A. Bishop, E. Inan, 10:45 Tracking and Quantifying Fluid Flow in a P. Geng, H. King
T. Bryndzia, C. Beck Brake, E. Idiz, I. Novosel, Fractured Carbonate Reservoir with 4-D
C. Buker, M. Chapin, G. Ugueto Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR): P. Marchesini, (Theme 9) Seismic Visualization & Attributes (AAPG)
9:25 Gas Geochemistry in Tight-Gas-Sand M. Grasmueck, G. P. Eberli, R. L. Van Dam Room 370
Reservoirs of the Rocky Mountains; Results of 11:05 Platform-Scale Fracture Patterns in Atoll-Like Co-Chairs: R. Keach and T. R. Lane
a Multivariate Field Study: N. B. Harris, Q. Xiao, Carbonate Platforms: The Latemar Case Study 8:00 Introductory Remarks
P. Philp, C. Ballentine (Dolomites, Italy): G. Bertotti, H. Boro, 8:05 Integration of Coherence and Volumetric
9:45 Break F. Beekman Curvature Attributes: S. Chopra, K. J. Marfurt
10:25 The Role of Natural and Hydraulic Fracturing 11:25 Hydrothermal Dolomites Along Faults/ 8:25 3-D Seismic Characterization of Zubair Pay
and Matrix Rock Properties in Controlling Gas Fractures in the Aptian-Albian Platform Sands of Sabiriyah Field, North Kuwait, Kuwait:
and Water Production from Tight Gas Sands in Carbonates (Karrantza Valley, N.W. Spain): M. Syed, A. N. Khan, S. Nair
the Piceance Basin, Colorado, USA: R. James, Petrographic/Geochemical Studies and Their 8:45 Seismic Attribute Mapping for Identification of
S. Atan, P. Brown, J. Chen, D. Eubanks, D. Mack, Numerical Modelling: M. M. Shah, F. H. Nader, Cypress Sands, Illinois Basin, Indiana, USA:
E. Yang R. Swennen, D. Garcia M. R. Yenugu, K. J. Marfurt, C. Wickstrom,
10:45 Geomechanical Controls on the Gas S. Matson
Production in the North Parachute Area, (Theme 10) CO2 Capture and Sequestration (DEG) 9:05 Predicting Hydraulically Induced Fractures
Colorado: P. Paul, T. Neely, T. Allwardt, Room 361 Using Acoustic Impedance Inversion Volumes:
P. Hennings, J. McLennan, R. Reid, D. Brown Chair: G. Blount A Barnett Shale Formation Example:
11:05 Exploration for the Arkansas Novaculite 8:00 Introductory Remarks X. E. Refunjol, J. H. Le Calvez, K. J. Marfurt
Reservoir, in the Southern Ouachita Mountains, 8:05 Evaluation of CO2 Sequestration Potential 9:25 Implications of 3-D Domain Transformation for
Arkansas: T. J. Godo, P. Li, M. E. Ratchford in Ozark Plateau Aquifer System (OPAS) in Structural and Stratigraphic Interpretation:
11:25 Testing the Basin-Centered Gas Model Using Southern Kansas — Initial Studies: G. A. Dorn
Fluid Inclusion Observations: A. Fall, P. Eichhubl, W. L. Watney, S. Bhattacharya, P. Gerlach, J. Rush, 9:45 Break
R. J. Bodnar, S. E. Laubach T. Hansen, L. Nicholson, J. Doveton, A. Smith, D. 10:25 Application of Spectral Decomposition
Hedke, S. Nissen, A. Raef, J. Xia, D. Koger, Technique in Reservoir Exploration in the
(Theme 7) Diagenesis and Fracturing: Application R. Baker, J. Victorine Junggar Basin of West China: C. Gang,
of Innovative Concepts, Methods & Tools I 8:25 The Effect of Natural CO2 Occurrence on CO2 S. Mingjun, Y. Qingzhou, G. Honglin
(SEPM/AAPG/EMD) Storage in Geological Formations: Y. Xiao, 10:45 Application of Spectral Decomposition in an
Room 360 G. Macleod, D. Advocate, C. Reaves, R. Pottorf East Cameron Offshore Area, Northern Gulf of
Co-Chairs: D. A. Budd and S. E. Kaczmarek 8:45 Reinterpretation of the “J” Basalt Reflector Mexico: A. D. Welshhans
8:00 Introductory Remarks from Seismic Data Reprocessing Across 11:05 Look Within Your Wavelet: 3-D Seismic
8:05 Clumped-Isotope Thermometry: A New Tool to the Coastal Plain of Southeastern Georgia: Analysis Workflows to Investigate Subtle
Delineate Diagenetic Temperatures and Fluids Potential Implications for Long-Term CO2 Stratigraphy: A. Henning, G. Paton
of Calcite Phases: D. A. Budd, K. W. Huntington, Sequestration: O. M. Akintunde, C. Knapp, 11:25 Use of 3-D Seismic Inversion Data in Gas
E. L. Frost J. H. Knapp, D. M. Heffner, J. Shafer Exploration: An Example from the Arkoma
8:25 Carbonate Clumped Isotope Thermometry: 9:05 Uncertainty Analysis of Storage Resource Basin, Southeastern Oklahoma: I. Cemen,
A Tool for Investigating Carbonate Burial Estimates for CO2 Sequestration in Saline C. Hager, R. Gertson, J. Fuchs
Diagenesis: K. D. Bergmann, Formations: O. H. Popova, S. T. McCoy,
J. Grotzinger, D. A. Katz, J. M. Eiler B. Karimi, M. Small, A. C. Thomas, M. Morgan
8:45 Magnesium Isotopes in Dolomites — Results 9:25 Controls on Porosity and Permeability Within
for the Paleozoic of Eastern Canada and the Carmel Formation: Implications for Carbon
Significance for Exploration Models: D. Lavoie, Sequestration: W. G. Payne, P. S. Mozley,
S. Jackson, I. Girard D. A. Sprinkel, A. R. Campbell
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*Denotes presenter other than first author

Theme 1: Molecules to Marketplace: The Business of Energy Theme 7: Insight into Carbonates and Evaporites
Theme 2: Global Deepwater Reservoirs: Giant Leaps in E&P Theme 8: Breakthroughs: Tectonics, Salt and Basin Analysis
Theme 3: Worldwide E&P: Opportunities in the New Decade Theme 9: Integrating New Technology, Geophysics and Subsurface Data
Theme 4: Challenged Resource Frontiers Theme 10: Energy and Environmental Horizons
Theme 5: Mudstones and Shales: Unlocking the Promise Theme 11: The Next Geo-Generation: Who, What and Where
Theme 6: Siliciclastics: Advancing Research to Resource

(Theme 8) South Atlantic Exploration (AAPG) Forum: Shale Plays: Technical Examination of Forum: The Deepwater Horizon/Macondo Well Oil
General Assembly A Today’s Reality and Tomorrow’s Future (EMD) Spill — Understanding the Impact (DEG)
Co-Chairs: J. M. Francis, R. Eisenberg and B. Prather General Assembly B Room 342
1:15 Introductory Remarks Co-Chairs: P. Basinski and K. Shanley Co-Chairs: M. Foss and D. Nieuwenhuise
1:20 An Entirely New 3-D View of the Crustal and See Summary Page 5 See Summary Page 5
Mantle Structure of a South Atlantic Passive 1:15p.m.–5:05 p.m. 1:15 Introductory Remarks
Margin — Santos, Campos and Espírito Santo 1:20 Overview and Perspective on Media
Basins, Brazil: P. V. Zalán, M. G. Severino, (Theme 2) Deepwater E&P: Gulf of Mexico Coverage: D. Nieuwenhuise
C. A. Rigoti, L. P. Magnavita, J. B. Oliveira, (AAPG/SEPM) 1:40 Gulf of Mexico Circulation and Oil Transport
A. R. Viana General Assembly C Pathways: P. Brickley, P. Coholan,
1:40 Synrift Tectonic Domains in South Atlantic Co-Chairs: R. Abegg and C. J. O’Byrne, P. Dillett A. Gangopadhyay, J. Feeney
Salt Basins: Observations from Long-Offset 1:15 Introductory Remarks 2:00 Overview of Deepwater Horizon Surface Oil
Deep Seismic Data Combined with Plate 1:20 Three Cenozoic Megasequences in the Motion Based on Satellite Imagery:
Reconstructions Allow for Comparisons of Northwestern Gulf of Mexico: Depocenters, N. D. Walker, C. Pillley, V. Raghunathan, H. Graber,
Regional Extension Along West Africa and Sandstone Composition, and Hinterland R. Turner
Brazil Continental Margins: I. Norton, Tectonic Phases: C. D. Winker, T. Diggs, 2:20 Deepwater Horizon: Coastal Ocean to Marsh
M. Dinkelman N. R. Braunsdorf Margin Sedimentary Impacts: K. M. Yeager,
2:00 Detached Micros-Continents Offshore 1:40 Reservoir Geology of Mensa Field After C. A. Brunner, K. B. Briggs, P. Louchouarn,
Southern Brazil: Crustal Thickness from 13 years of Production, Deepwater Gulf of L. Guo, V. Asper, K. J. Schindler, K. M. Martin,
Gravity Inversion and Plate Reconstructions: Mexico (GOM): P. Bilinski, M. Razi J. Prouhet, N. Couey, C. Fortner
A. Alvey, N. J. Kusznir, A. M. Roberts 2:00 The Pony Discovery, Green Canyon Block 468, 2:40 The Importance of Time and Space:
2:20 Mapping the Northern South Atlantic U.S. Gulf of Mexico: Depositional Facies and Understanding the Ecological Impacts of the
Continental-Oceanic Boundary: Rift to Reservoir Architecture of Miocene Turbidite Macondo Spill: J. R. Wozniak
Early Drift Along Extensional and Strike Slip Reservoirs: C. R. Handford, S. Carney, G. Perov, 3:00 Break
Margins: S. G. Henry, N. Kumar, A. Danforth, G. Ellis, T. C. Huang, R. Beaubouef 3:20 Coastal Engineering Responses to the Spill,
P. Nuttall, S. Venkatraman 2:20 Reducing Reservoir Uncertainty in a Phased More Harm than Good?: R. Young
2:40 Reconstructing Aptian Evaporite Basin Development — Tahiti Field, Deepwater Gulf 3:40 Government & Economic Issues: M. Foss
Geometry: Implications for Pre-evaporite of Mexico, USA: T. Billiter, J. Bretches, W. Clark, 4:00 Panel Discussion
Facies Distribution in the Santos and Campos B. Goff, R. Guillory, S. Hanrahan, J. Heltz,
Basins, Brazil: T. M. Laroche, J. M. Francis, T. Hudson, N. Rivera, C. Picornell, G. Rowland, (Theme 6) Romancing the Stone: New Adventures
C. A. Guzofski, R. Eisenberg M. Sawyer, A. M. Swanston, D. M. Tatum*, in Sandstone Reservoir Quality (SEPM/AAPG)
3:00 Break R. D. Wiggins Room 351
3:40 Salt Deposition, Loading and Gravity Drainage 2:40 Reservoir Characterization of the Big Foot Co-Chairs: T. L. Dunn, C. Macaulay and A. Ozkan
in the Campos and Santos Salt Basin, Deepwater Confined Sheet System: J. Borges, 1:15 Introductory Remarks
Southern Brazil: I. Davison, L. Anderson, R. T. Mooney, L. Zarra, R. Boehme, S. Smith, 1:20 Stylolites; Their Origin and Impact on
P. Nuttall R. Dvoretsky, M. D. Sullivan Reservoir Quality: J. Hamilton, S. Reddy,
4:00 TBD 3:00 Break H. Olierook, N. Timms
4:20 Stratigraphic Architecture, Distribution, and 3:40 Gulf of Mexico Wilcox Tectonostratigraphic 1:40 Intergranular Pressure Solution During the
Quality of Pre-salt Lacustrine Source Rocks of Model and Paleogeography: E. Gomez, Diagenesis of Sandstone: Conditions and
the Greater Campos Basin, Offshore Brazil: J. M. A. Hollanders, B. Prather, J. C. Jimenez Controlling Factors: W. He, D. Sparks, A. Hajash
Guthrie, J. Hohman, S. G. Crews, C. Nino, 4:00 Great White “WM12” Reservoir: A New 2:00 Quantification of Effects of Cementation on
O. Lopez Gamundi Development in the Ultra-Deepwater, Perdido Subcritical Crack Index by Comparison of
4:40 Impact of Albian Tectono-Stratigraphy on Fold Belt, Gulf of Mexico: M. Medeiros, R. Li, Outcrop and Subsurface Samples of Williams
Upper Cretaceous Plays in the Deep Ivorian B. McKee, J. Piefer, T. Stroud Fork Formation, Piceance Basin: A. Ozkan,
Basin, Gulf of Guinea, West Africa: 4:20 Very Large Oligocene Age Frio Reservoirs K. Milliken, S. E. Laubach, J. E. Olson, J. Holder
A. Peterhänsel, A. Akhmetzhanov, Z. Schleder, at Great White Field in the Ultra-Deepwater 2:20 The Role of Paragenetic Patterns on the
G. Toropov, C. H. Bradley, M. Neese, R. Wallace, of the Gulf of Mexico Offer Significant Quality of Clastic Reservoirs: L. F. De Ros,
G. Gauly, G. N’Dri Development Challenges and Long-Term K. Goldberg, A. R. Elias
Growth Potential: V. Eikrem, J. Thompson, 2:40 Regional Composition and Reservoir Quality
B. McKee, R. Li, J. Keller, Y. Hamilton, G. Gray of Wilcox Sandstones, Northwest Gulf of
4:40 Silvertip Field Development in the Ultra- Mexico: S. P. Dutton, R. Loucks, R. Day-Stirrat
Deepwater, Perdido Foldbelt, Gulf of Mexico: 3:00 Break
V. Eikrem, O. Kostenko*, M. Medeiros, T. Stroud, 3:40 Hydrodynamic Fractionation of Minerals and
Y. Gonzalez, G. Gray, R. Li, J. Hamilton Textures in Submarine Fans: Implications for
the Prediction of Reservoir Quality:
J. Stammer, D. Pyles, A. Fleming, J. Clark,
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4:00 Low Temperature Porosity Preserving 4:40 Outcrop Analogue of Pre-salt Microbial Years On II (SEPM)
Microquartz from Upper Cretaceous Series from South Atlantic: The Yacoraite Room 370
Sandstones of the Subhercynian Basin Formation, Salta Rift System (NW Argentina): Co-Chairs: J. Holbrook, T. Payenberg and
(Germany): M. French, R. H. Worden, E. Mariani, S. Rohais, Y. Hamon, R. Deschamps G. Hampson
W. C. Horn, C. E. Kliewer, W. A. Lamberti, 1:15 Introductory Remarks
R. R. Mueller, C. Fischer (Theme 8) Breakthroughs in Petroleum Systems 1:20 Characterizing Overbank Deposits for Use in
4:20 Depositional and Facies Controls on Modeling & Geochemistry (AAPG) Fluvial Reservoir Models: J. D. Moody,
Infiltrated/Inherited Clay Coatings: Unayzah Room 361 B. Bracken, D. Pyles, G. Ford, K. Sendziak,
Sandstones; Saudi Arabia: S. Shammari, Co-Chairs: R. Tscherny, F. Mosca and D. Curry B. Willis, T. Payenberg
S. Franks, O. Soliman 1:15 Introductory Remarks 1:40 Distributive Fluvial Systems in the Continental
4:40 How Clay Grain Coats Inhibit Quartz Cement 1:20 Magnetic Characterisation of Oil Sands and Rock Record: Implications for Reservoir
and Preserve Deep Sandstone Porosity: Well Cores: S. Emmerton, A. R. Muxworthy, Development in Alluvial Systems: A. J. Hartley,
Some Experimental Observations: M. Sephton G. S. Weissmann, S. Davidson, G. Nichols,
J. M. Ajdukiewicz, R. E. Larese 1:40 On the Cracking of Oil to Gas in Source L. Scuderi, A. Kulikova
Rocks and Reservoirs: V. Dieckmann, 2:00 Facies Assemblages on Distributive Fluvial
(Theme 7) Lacustrine, Non-Marine and O. Podlaha, M. Keym, A. Bell, J. Westrich Systems: S. Davidson, A. Hartley,
Microbialitic Carbonates and Reservoirs I 2:00 Hydrocarbon Bitumen in Deepwater Gulf of G. S. Weissmann, G. Nichols, L. Scuderi
(SEPM/AAPG) Mexico — An Integrated Petroleum Systems 2:20 Controls on Fluvial Reservoir Architecture:
Room 360 and Geomechanics Perspective: J. Huang, Insights from the Blackhawk Formation
Co-Chairs: J. Lukasik, T. Playton and P. Wright S. G. Crews, K. Grush, G. Han, G. Sulistyo Outcrop Belt, Wasatch Plateau, Utah:
1:15 Introductory Remarks 2:20 Petroleum Systems Analysis in the Gulf of G. Hampson, R. Gani, T. Jewell, H. Sahoo,
1:20 Reservoir Architectures in Non-Marine Mexico — From Regional Framework to A. Ranson, N. Irfan
Carbonates: V. P. Wright Predicting Fluid and Rock Properties: 2:40 Controls on Fluvial Channel Belt Architecture
1:40 Non-Marine Carbonates — Facies, K. R. Leischner, E. Chuparova, A. Bishop, from the Cretaceous Blackhawk Formation of
Diagenesis and Porosity Development: D. E. McKinney, T. Taylor Eastern Utah: A. Rittersbacher, J. A. Howell,
G. Della Porta, F. Barilaro, M. Ripamonti 2:40 The Pony Discovery, Green Canyon Block S. J. Buckley
2:00 Major Characteristics of Lacustrine 468, U.S. Gulf of Mexico: Regional Three- 3:00 Break
Stromatolites: S. M. Awramik, H. Buchheim Dimensional Hydrocarbon Migration 3:40 Fluvial Stratigraphic and Reservoir
2:20 Lacustrine Carbonates and Evaporites — Modeling: S. G. Crews, J. Huang, Architectures Using Outcrop Analogs in
Facies Evolution and Diagenesis: Eocene D. E. Ballentine the Cretaceous Straight Cliffs Formation,
Green River Formation, Piceance Creek 3:00 Break Southern Utah: Revised Depositional Models
Basin, Colorado: N. Suriamin, J. Sarg*, 3:40 Heat Flow History in the Chukchi Sea — and Synthetic Seismic Modeling: C. Johnson,
K. Tanavsuu-Milkeviciene Mega-Regional Tectonics, Local Heat Flow J. Gooley, E. Sandoval
2:40 Pore Characteristics in Microbial Carbonate and Charge Implications: M. Kacewicz, 4:00 Fluvial Sand Body Architecture in the Lower
Reservoirs: W. M. Ahr, E. A. Mancini, M. Roberts, J. Stowe, T. M. Laroche, J. Curiale, Beaufort Group, Karoo Basin, South Africa:
W. C. Parcell B. Johnson, C. Weaver, V. LeMieux A. Wilson, S. Flint, J. Vermeulen, T. Payenberg,
3:00 Break 4:00 Identification and Quantification of A. Palfrey, A. Mistry
3:40 Reservoir Facies Distribution and Pore Types Paleotraps During Petroleum System 4:20 Seismic Geomorphology and Stratigraphy
of Dolomitized Microbialite Reservoirs of the Assessments: D. A. Wavrek, D. Schelling, of Distributary Channels and Incised Valleys
Ara Group, Sultanate of Oman: J. Grotzinger, R. Sbarra, D. Hall, D. Strickland, A. Hansen of the Mungaroo Delta Plain, Wa-390-P,
Z. Rawahi 4:20 Intrinsic Fault Seal Uncertainties in Exmouth Plateau, North Carnarvon Basin,
4:00 Depositional Settings for Upper Jurassic Hydrocarbon Migration Analysis: Ø. Sylta, Western Australia: J. Minken, J. Miller,
and Lower Cretaceous Microbial Carbonate A. Tømmerås Y. Kusumanegara, D. Griffin
Buildups and Associated Reservoir Facies, 4:40 Basin Modeling in Complex Setting: New 4:40 Fluvial Stratigraphic Architecture of the
Northern Gulf of Mexico: E. A. Mancini, Developments and Workflows: J. Laigle, Jurassic Monach Formation, NW Alberta,
W. M. Ahr, W. C. Parcell I. Faille, M. Thibaut, J. Lecompte, M. Cacas, Canada: Implications for Tight Gas Reservoir
4:20 Late Rift South Atlantic Pre-salt Carbonate J. Callot Delineation: R. Kukulski, S. M. Hubbard,
Sequence Stratigraphy: F. R. Love K. M. Raines, T. Moslow

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Wednesday Morning Poster Sessions


WEDNESDAY Morning POSTERS

Presenters in their Booths 9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m. /// *Denotes presenter other than first author

Theme 1: Molecules to Marketplace: The Business of Energy Theme 7: Insight into Carbonates and Evaporites
Theme 2: Global Deepwater Reservoirs: Giant Leaps in E&P Theme 8: Breakthroughs: Tectonics, Salt and Basin Analysis
Theme 3: Worldwide E&P: Opportunities in the New Decade Theme 9: Integrating New Technology, Geophysics and Subsurface Data
Theme 4: Challenged Resource Frontiers Theme 10: Energy and Environmental Horizons
Theme 5: Mudstones and Shales: Unlocking the Promise Theme 11: The Next Geo-Generation: Who, What and Where
Theme 6: Siliciclastics: Advancing Research to Resource

(Theme 5) Global Active and Emerging Plays • The Downside of Using GR to Determine TOC • Seismic Facies Architecture of a Recent Shelf
(EMD/AAPG) Content: An Example from the Marcellus Shale in Margin: Implications for Exploration of Ancient
Exhibition Hall 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. SE West Virginia: K. A. Bowker, T. Grace Shelf Edge Deltas: D. McPherson, M. DiMarco,
Co-Chair: J. Breyer and J. Szurkowska • Middle Bakken Facies, Williston Basin, USA: A B. Prather, R. Steel
• Geomechanical, Petrophysical and Rock Physics Key to Prolific Production: S. Sonnenberg, J. Sarg, • Stratigraphy and Internal Architecture of the
Characterisation of a Global Suite of Shales: J. Vickery Wave-Dominated Gum Hollow Delta, Nueces Bay,
Results and Learnings: D. Dewhurst, M. B. Clennell, • Bakken Mudrocks of the Williston Basin, World Texas: Implications for Architecture Scaling and
T. Siggins, A. Borysenko, M. Raven, J. Sarout, Class Source Rocks: S. Sonnenberg, J. Sarg, H. Jin Recording Paleo-Storminess in the Northwestern
C. Delle Piane, M. Josh, L. Esteban • Characterization of Devonian Shale Formations in Gulf of Mexico: S. P. Miller, J. R. Garrison,
• Geochemical Investigation of Tanezzuft the Appalachian Basin: T. H. Mroz, D. Crandall, A. M. Mestas-Nuñez, T. M. Dellapenna, J. R. Williams
Formation, Murzuq Basin, Libya: T. Hodairi, P. Philp K. McDannal, J. Landis • Turonian Tidal Inlet Architecture and Ichnological
• Shale Gas Prospectivity in South Australia: Signature, Upper Ferron Sandstone, Central
S. Menpes, A. J. Hill, A. Siasitorbaty (Theme 5) U.S. Active and Emerging Plays II Utah: M. R. King, G. Pemberton, M. Gingras,
• The Horton Bluff Formation Gas Shale (EMD/AAPG) R. Bistran
Opportunity, Nova Scotia, Canada: A. MacDonald Exhibition Hall 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. • Bioturbation and Its Effects on Permeability in
Co-Chairs: R. Hill and S. Brown Wave-Dominated Shoreface Rocks of the Spring
(Theme 5) U.S. Active and Emerging Plays I • Open-System Chemical Behavior in Deep Wilcox Canyon Member, Blackhawk Formation, Utah,
(EMD/AAPG) Group Mudstones, Texas Gulf Coast, USA: USA: L. B. Dabek, R. Knepp
Exhibition Hall 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. R. J. Day-Stirrat, K. L. Milliken, S. P. Dutton, • Facies-Belt Pinch-Out Relationships in a Distal,
Co-Chairs: R. Hill and S. Brown R. Loucks, S. Hillier, A. C. Aplin, A. M. Schleicher Mixed-Influence Shallow-Marine Reservoir
• Carbon and Hydrogen Isotope Systematics in • Appalachian Basin Database for Devonian Gas Analogue: Lower Sego Sandstone Member,
Gases from Horizontal Bakken Shale Wells: Shales: R. C. Milici, R. T. Ryder, F. T. Dulong Western Colorado, USA: B. Legler, V. Stacey,
M. Schoell, J. LeFever • Undiscovered Petroleum Resources for the B. Massart, H. D. Johnson, G. J. Hampson,
• Characterization of Unconventional Shale Gas Woodford Shale and Thirteen Finger Limestone- C. Jackson, M. D. Jackson, R. Ravnas, M. Sarginson
Reservoirs Using a Shale Gas Facies Expert Atoka Shale, Anadarko Basin: D. K. Higley • Stratigraphic Evolution of High Relief Slope
System to Identify Lithofacies and Optimal • Produced Gas Composition Variations and Its Clinoforms from Shelf-Edge to Basin Floor,
Completion Intervals: A. Mitra, D. Warrington, Relationship to Sequence Stratigraphy and Magallanes Basin, Chile: D. B. Bauer,
A. Sommer Structural Complexity of the Marcellus Shale: S. M. Hubbard
• Facies and Lithostratigraphy of the Upper A. S. Douds • Facies Variability in Shelf-Edge Strata of the
Cretaceous (Turonian-Cenomanian) Eagle Ford • A Preliminary Diagenetic and Paleomagnetic Lower Kookfontein Formation, Tanqua Karoo
Formation, Central and South Texas: R. Harbor, Study of the Fayetteville Shale, Arkansas: Basin, South Africa: An Analog for Reservoir
S. C. Ruppel, T. Hentz S. E. Farzaneh, K. M. Hulsey, S. Pannalal, R. Elmore Heterogeneity in Shelf-Edge Settings:
• Methodology for More Accurate Measurement • Analysis of Reservoir Heterogeneity and J. Dixon, R. Steel
of Vitrinite Reflectance in Black Shales with Applications of Representative Core Sampling for • Tectonic and Eustatic Controls on Deposition of
Examples from the Bakken, Woodford, and Eagle Gas Shale Characterization: R. Suarez-Rivera, the Harmon, Cadotte and Paddy Members of the
Ford: J. Newman, J. Edman*, J. Pitman, J. LeFever A. Ghassemi, S. Marino, H. R. Morales Albian Peace River Formation, Alberta and British
• Dating Diagenetic Events in the Barnett and • Chemostratigraphic Studies of the Marcellus Columbia, Canada: R. A. Buckley, G. Plint
Marcellus Shale: Evidence from Paleomagnetic, Shale by Handheld X-ray Fluorescence (HHXRF) • The Complex Sedimentary and Ecological
Petrographic, and Geochemical Analysis: Analysis: C. N. Smith, A. Malicse Environments of a Drowned River Valley: Port
J. C. Deng, E. B. Manning, D. P. Dennie, S. Pannalal, Stephens, SE Australia: C. Schroder-Adams, T. Tran
R. Elmore (Theme 6) Shallow Marine Systems and • Updip Migrating Bedforms in the Inclined
• Integrated Reservoir Characterization of Barnett Processes: A Tribute to Roger Walker and Gerry Heterolithic Strata as a Compelling Evidence of
Shale Gas: Defining the Stratigraphic Influences Middleton I (SEPM) a Sinuous, Meandering Tidal-Fluvial Channel:
on Production: B. Jia, B. Hart Exhibition Hall 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Comparisons Between Ancient (Upper
• Evaluating the Gas Shale Potential of the Hilliard/ Co-Chairs: J. Bhattacharya and B. Willis Cretaceous Neslen Formation, USA) and
Baxter Formation in the Green River Basin, • Animal-Sediment Interactions and Trace Modern (Macrotidal Estuary, Gomso Bay, Korea)
Wyoming: I. Novosel, C. Buker*, A. S. Kornacki, Assemblages on the Asymmetrical Fraser River Analogues: K. Choi, R. J. Steel, C. Olariu, M. I. Olariu
V. Dieckmann Delta Front and Prodelta, British Columbia,
• Fractures, Veins, Fluid Migration and Canada: K. Ayranci, S. E. Dashtgard
Hydrocarbon Generation in the Utica Shale,
Northern Appalachian Basin, New York:
J. Colborne, J. Michaels, B. Selleck*

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(Theme 6) Shallow Marine Systems and • Use of Reactive Transport Modeling to Predict (Theme 7) Modern & Pleistocene Carbonate

WEDNESDAY MORNING POSTERS


Processes: A Tribute to Roger Walker and Gerry the Impact of Seawater- CO2 Injection for EOR in Studies: Sedimentology, Diagenesis and Process
Middleton II (SEPM) Carbonate Reservoirs: G. Zhang, C. Taberner*, II (SEPM)
Exhibition Hall 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. A. Devlin, J. Stammeijer Exhibition Hall 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Co-Chairs: J. Bhattacharya and B. Willis Co-Chairs: J. R. Markello, J. Gournay and
• Facies Architecture of Sandstones and Shales in (Theme 7) Carbonate Reservoirs: Case Studies & A. W. Droxler
Mouth Bar Assemblages of the Late Cretaceous Techniques for Characterization II (SEPM/AAPG) • Stratigraphic Complexity of a Windward Platform
Ferron Notom Delta, Factory Butte, Utah: Exhibition Hall 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Margin, Exumas, Bahamas: K. L. Jackson,
S. Ahmed, J. Bhattacharya Co-Chairs: G. P. Eberli, S. B. Gaswirth and S. Bachtel G. P. Eberli, D. F. McNeill, P. M. Harris
• 3-D Facies Architecture and Mouth Bar • New Insights on the Upper Cretaceous Bireno- • Stratigraphic Evolution and Heterogeneity of
Development of a Flood-, Storm-Dominated Douleb Carbonate Reservoirs Within the a Holocene Ooid Tidal Sand Shoal: Lily Bank,
Delta: Cretaceous Ferron Sandstone, Utah: Gulf of Gabes-Tunisia- Pelagian Basin, North Bahamas: A. Sparks, E. Rankey
D. Garza, J. Bhattacharya, Y. Zhu Africa: Facies, Depositional Models, Reservoir • A Global Survey of the Geometry and
• Three-Dimensional Numerical Modelling of Characterization and Fairways: M. Soussi, Sedimentology of Holocene Shelf-Margin Reefs
Clinoforms Within Deltaic and Shoreface M. Acheche, M. Elleuch, A. M’Rabet*, P. T. Gordon, and Sandy Backreef Aprons: E. C. Rankey,
Reservoirs: G. H. Graham, M. D. Jackson, H. M. Bisewski S. Reeder, R. Garza-Perez
G. Hampson, R. Sech, D. Peter • From Seismic Interpretation to Reservoir • Characterization of Onlapping Reef Sequences:
• 3-D Characterization of Wave-Influenced Deltaic Modeling: A Case of Study of the Diamond-M Dominican Republic Drilling Project: J. S. Klaus,
Reservoir Analogs: An Example from Ferron Field: R. Perez, C. Russian, K. J. Marfurt, A. Small D. F. McNeill, A. Ditya, Y. Hernawati, G. P. Eberli,
Notom Delta, Utah, USA: D. Wang, J. Bhattacharya • Characterization and Modeling Study of P. K. Swart
• Reservoir Modeling of Highly Heterolithic Tidal Karst Networks in the Ordovician Carbonate • Sabkha Environments Along the Qatar and Abu
Shoreline Deposits in the Sego Sandstone, Reservoirs: F. Shen, D. Zheng, W. Pan Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) Coastlines: New
Utah; Translating Detailed Outcrop Knowledge • Paleocene-Early Miocene Regional Stratigraphic Insights into the Depositional and the Diagenetic
to Subsurface Understanding of Flow in Framework of the Central Mesopotamian Basin Variability of Sabkha Systems: C. J. Strohmenger,
Stratigraphically Complex Systems: D. B. Dunlap, and Its Tectonic Implication: P. C. Tai, J. Jameson
D. Burton, L. Wood G. J. Grabowski, K. W. Schafer, C. Liu, A. O. Wilson • Isotope Signature as the Tool for Meteoric
• Tectonic Control of Sedimentary Architecture on • Characteristics of Karst Paleogeomorphology Diagenesis in Pleistocene Reef, Southern
Giant Continental Shelves: An Example from the of Ordovician Carbonate Unconformity, Lungu Dominican Republic: Y. Hernawati, P. K. Swart,
Bonaparte Basin (North-West Australia): Area, Tarim Basin, West China: J. Tian, Y. Tong*, D. F. McNeill, J. Klaus, G. P. Eberli
J. Bourget, B. Ainsworth, G. Backe C. Luo, Y. Yuan, L. Chen, P. Yang, F. Xue, C. Zhao
• An Architecture-Based Classification for • Integrating Wireline Pressure Data, Stratigraphy, (Theme 7) Outcrop Analogs for Carbonate and
Marginal Marine Systems: Examples from the and Historic Fluid Production to Better Evaporite Reservoirs I (SEPM)
Ancient and Modern: B. Ainsworth, B. Vakarelov, Understand the Areal and Stratigraphic Pressure Exhibition Hall 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
R. Nanson Distribution Prior to Steamflood Operations in Co-Chairs: K. Giles, J. Bishop and M. Pope
• Source-to-Sink Correlation and Facies the Wafra First Eocene Reservoir, PZ, Saudi • An Updated Model of the Stratigraphic
Architecture of the Late Campanian Twenty-Mile Arabia and Kuwait: D. Rowan, S. Aziz, Architecture of the Great Bank of Guizhou, an
and Trout Creek Clastic Wedges: J. Leva Lopez, N. Champenoy, W. Meddaugh, G. Gonzalez Isolated Carbonate Platform in the Nanpanjiang
R. Steel • An Exceptionally Well-Preserved Calcisponge- Basin of South China: B. Kelley, M. Yu,
• Advance and Retreat of the Safaniya Delta, Dominated Reef Facies in the Upper San Andres D. Lehrmann, A. B. Jost, K. M. Meyer, J. L. Payne
Offshore Northeast Saudi Arabia: O. M. Soliman Formation (Permian), East Vacuum Grayburg San • Lateral Facies Architecture and the Role of
• Stratal Stacking Patterns and Sandstone Body Andres Unit, Lea County, New Mexico: Antecedent Topography on Carbonate Facies
Dimensions in the Cretaceous Ferron Sandstone D. M. Orchard, G. P. Wahlman, G. J. Buijs Geometries in Incipient Icehouse Climatic
of the Henry Mountains, South-Central Utah: • Use of Mud Gas Compositional Analysis to Conditions Carboniferous/Lower Pennsylvanian
C. Fielding Determine Fracture Quality of Natural Fractures (Baskirian/Morrowan): Hueco Mountains Texas:
• Architecture of Froude Critical-Supercritical in the Austin Chalk: J. Madren, J. LaMarro W. R. Wright, H. S. Nance*
Submarine Fans: Tank Experiments Versus Field • Carbon Isotope Stratigraphy of the Cretaceous • Comparison of Lower Cambrian Carbonate
Observations: D. Hoyal, B. Sheets, R. Wellner, Gulf of Mexico: Global Utility and Regional Facies and Halokinetic Sequences in Minibasins
D. Box, A. Sprague, R. Bloch Implications: R. M. Phelps, C. Kerans Developed on Opposite Sides of Wirrealpa
• Application of Whole Rock Inorganic Diapir, Central Flinders Ranges, South Australia:
(Theme 7) Advances in Modeling Carbonate Geochemistry to Stratigraphic Understanding A. Collie, K. Giles
Systems II (SEPM) of Mixed Carbonate Evaporite Reservoirs, an • Identification of a Neoproterozoic Shelfal
Exhibition Hall 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Example from the First Eocene of the Wafra Suprasalt Carapace and Correlation to a Tapered
Co-Chairs: F. Whitaker, D. A. Pollitt and P. Burgess Field, PZ: P. Montgomery, K. Ratcliffe, D. Wray, Composite Halokinetic Sequence at Patawarta
• Use of Insolation as a Proxy for High-Frequency S. Bachtel, M. Wright, D. McCarty, A. Derkowski, Diapir, Central Flinders Ranges, South Australia:
Eustasy in Forward Modeling of Platform B. Archuleta, N. Toomey, D. Dull, W. Meddaugh, R. Kernen, K. Giles, M. G. Rowan, T. E. Hearon
Carbonate Cyclostratigraphy — A Promising M. Urbat • Facies, Environments and Mechanism of
Approach: R. Forkner, L. Hinnov, P. Smart • An Integrated System for Macro-Scale Anhydrite Initiation and Termination of an Oligocene
• Facies Distribution in Collapsed Carbonate Classification: R. Forkner Carbonate Platform: Rajamandala Formation,
Karsts: A Mechanical Approach: M. Titeux, • Capturing Porestructures with Digital Image West Java: D. Lehrmann, B. Jeffrey
X. Janson, S. Srinivasan, L. Lake Analysis for a Quantitative Correlation to • Sequence Stratigraphic Model for the Oligocene-
• Modeling Depositional Heterogeneity of Physical Properties: R. J. Weger, K. Verwer, Miocene, Land-Attached Mixed Carbonate-
Carbonate Ramps Using Outcrop Analogs and G. P. Eberli, G. Baechle Siliciclastic System of Guanica Harbor,
Multiple Point Statistics: T. Playton, J. Kenter, • The Role of Evaporites in a High Frequency Southwestern Puerto Rico: S. E. Kaczmarek,
M. Levy, P. M. Harris, G. Jones, A. Pierre Sequence Stratigraphic Framework for the Late C. Ruidiaz, T. Simo, H. Santos, S. Fullmer,
• Capturing Interwell Scale Heterogeneity from Jurassic of Northeastern Saudi Arabia: C. Allen, W. Ramirez, F. Hasiuk, G. Baechle, S. Guidry
Process-Based Modelling for Reservoir Flow K. Leyrer, D. Gustafson, F. Meyer • Evaluating Evaporite Karst Expressions in
Simulations: A Study of the Middle Triassic Outcrop Using Terrestrial LiDAR Within the
Latemar Platform, Dolomites, N. Italy: G. Felce, Mississippian Madison Formation, Fremont
F. Whitaker, G. Benson Canyon, Wyoming: J. El-Azzi, C. Kerans
• The Origins of Shallow-Water Carbonate
Lithofacies Thickness Distributions: 1D Forward
Modelling of Relative Sea-Level Control:
P. Burgess, D. A. Pollitt

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• Petroleum Potential of a Triassic Carbonate • Carbonate Reservoir Characterisation: A Middle • Long-Term Deformation Versus Stress
Platform in the Whitehorse Trough Forearc East Case Study Using 3-D Seismic Analysis Orientations from Borehole Breakouts in the
Basin, Yukon, Canada: G. W. Lowey Workflows: G. Paton, H. Basford, A. Avu, Colombian Eastern Foothills. Distinction of
WEDNESDAY MORNING POSTERS

• Facies Distribution and Morphologies of F. van Kleef Compressional and Transpressional Structural
Miocene Carbonate Platform Deposits: The • Nature and Timing of a Late Quaternary Domains: A. R. Mora Bohorquez, A. Ramirez,
Role of Paleotopography, La Rellana Platform, Carbonate Sediment Drift, Inner Sea of the E. Zambrano Vargas, A. Valencia
Southeastern Spain: R. Sweeney, R. H. Goldstein, Maldives Archipelago: K. Lopez, J. Fuerstenau, • Hydrocarbon Prospects of Chashmai-Latamber
E. K. Franseen T. Luedmann, A. W. Droxler, C. Betzler, J. J. Reijmer, Anticlinal Trend Using Structural Restoration
• Late Jurassic Jubaila Formation Storm- C. P. Huebscher, A. Paul Techniques, Kohat Foreland Fold and Thrust
Dominated Cycles of Central Arabia: Outcrop • 3-D Seismic Interpretation of Permian- Belt, NW Pakistan: M. I. Khan, A. Sajjad
Expression of the Middle Arab-D Reservoir: Carboniferous Carbonates in Offshore Northern • Re-understanding of the Tectonic Feature of
D. L. Cantrell, R. F. Lindsay*, N. F. Hurley, Europe: Faulting and Leakage Analysis: Chelif Basin in North of Algeria: N. Fang, G. Chen,
A. G. Al-Dhubeeb, M. Alibrahim, T. Ait Ettajer, A. Sánchez-Monclú, M. Esteban Y. Jia, J. Li
M. S. Alfarhan, C. L. Aiken, L. White • When 3-D PSMD Turns Your Geologic Model
• Evolving Lower Permian Sequence Architectures Upside Down: G. C. Fisher (Theme 9) Geophysical Basin Evaluation
of the Eastern Shelf, Midland Basin: Techniques in Volcanic, Fractured and Source
Stratigraphic Response to the End of the Late (Theme 8) Impact of Structural Analysis on Rich Area (AAPG)
Paleozoic Icehouse: P. Holterhoff Hydrocarbon Exploration (AAPG) Exhibition Hall 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
• The Mississippian Madison Formation: Controls Exhibition Hall 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Co-Chairs: R. Ray and E. Fisher
on the Development of a Regionally Extensive Co-Chairs: T. M. Laroche, S. Dorobek and • Using Modern Seismic Techniques to Unlock
Evaporite Paleokarst Complex: N. Eldam, T. Kloss C. A. Guzofski India’s Deepwater Pre-basalt Hydrocarbon
• Sonic Velocity Analysis of Triassic and Paleozoic Potential: G. Scaife, R. Miller, R. Spoors
(Theme 7) Outcrop Analogs for Carbonate and Interval of Onshore North Florida Wells to • Petroleum Prospectivity of the Eastern
Evaporite Reservoirs II (SEPM) Determine Exhumation: M. Sadlick Australian Deepwater Frontier Basins: Insights
Exhibition Hall 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. • Offshore Nova Scotia: Integrating Salt from the Capel and Faust Basins: T. Hashimoto,
Co-Chairs: K. Giles, J. Bishop and M. Pope Deformation Styles, Basin Structuring and N. Rollet*, K. Higgins, V. Stagpoole, P. Petkovic,
• An Ocean Record of Atmospheric Dust from Distribution of Crustal Terranes: M. Dinkelman, R. Hackney, G. Logan, J. Colwell, R. Funnell,
Pennsylvanian Carbonates of the Akiyoshi Atoll, D. Bird G. Bernardel
Japan: E. Patterson, G. Soreghan, H. Sano, • Late Cretaceous, Kilometric Scale Slides and • Basin Evaluation Comparison: Paradox, San
V. Davydov Associated Slump Complexes, Orange Basin, Juan and Black Mesa Basins Utah, Colorado,
• Eolianites as Potential Reservoir Rocks: SW Africa: N. Scarselli, K. McClay, C. Elders New Mexico and Arizona, USA: C. Prieto,
G. Frebourg, C. Hasler, E. Davaud • Typical Cenozoic Dextral Strike-Slip T. P. Bulling*
• Trace Element Distribution in Dolostones from Characteristics of Tan-Lu Fault and Relationship • A Study of Volcanic Rocks Identification by
the Permian Basin, West Texas: A. M. Wende, with Oil and Gas in Eastern Laizhou Bay, Bohai Seismic Methods in Subei Basin: G. Zuo, G. Fan
P. Tomascak, E. Rasbury, A. Lanzirotti, F. Lucia Offshore Area of China: S. Hao, Z. Donghong, • Estimation of the Basalt and the Underlying
• Biomarker Evidence for Paleoenvironmental N. Chengmin, L. Dingyou Sediments from Seismic, Gravity, and Geological
Conditions in the Upper Guadalupian (Mid- • The Origin and Development of the Tampa Data — A Case Study in the Chambal Valley in
Permian) Bell Canyon Formation, Delaware Embayment and Its Role in the Tectonic the Western Part of the Proterozoic Vindhyan
Basin, West Texas: S. O’Connor, H. Naraoka, Evolution of the Eastern Gulf of Mexico: L. Wilson, Basin, India: D. Saha, D. Sar, V. Singh
S. Poulson, P. J. Noble D. Robinson, J. Erickson • Exploration in a Frontier Area — Integrating Old
• Controlling Factor of Reefs in the Upper Triassic • Densification and Alteration of Siliciclastics Idea and New Technology “A Case Study from
Maantang Formation and Their Impact on Adjacent to the San Andreas Fault at SAFOD: Mizoram Fold Belt Area of Assam-Arakan Basin,
Hydrocarbon Exploration in the Western Sichuan Implications for Seismic Velocity Structure and India”: A. N. Borthakur, J. P. Ahmed
Basin, China: R. Yang, S. Liu Fluid Flow: B. Heron, J. S. Chester, F. M. Chester,
• Evaluating Controls on Carbonate Sequence R. Guillemette (Theme 9) Seismic Reservoir Characterization
Development: Middle to Late Miocene Ponce • Shortening Gradients and Structural Styles in (AAPG)
Limestone, Puerto Rico: D. Ortega-Ariza, the Eastern Cordillera of Colombia. Implications Exhibition Hall 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
E. K. Franseen for the Petroleum Systems of the Cordillera and Co-Chairs: R. Mohanty and C. A. Voorhies
• Climate Control on Reservoir Distribution in the Adjacent Foothills: E. Teson, A. Mora, A. Silva, • Geophysical Characterization of an Oligo-
Upper Devonian Three Forks Formation, North J. Namson, A. Kammer, A. Teixell, M. Julivert, Miocene Prospective Interval in Copa Macoya
Dakota and Montana: S. Egenhoff, A. Jaffri, J. Castellanos, W. Casallas, M. Nemcok, J. Tamara, Field, Guárico Sub-basin, Venezuela: Y. Pérez,
P. Medlock A. Velasquez B. Cortiula, J. Sierra, B. De Toni, C. Da Encarnacao,
• High Resolution Chronostratigraphy of a • Yinggehai (Red River) Strike-Slip Fault Zone C. Padrón
Carbonate Platform Top to Reef Transition, Displacements and the Tectonic Evolution of the • Carbonate Ramp Nummulite Limestone
Upper Devonian, Canning Basin, Western Yinggehai Basin, South China Sea Insights from Reservoir Integrated Research in Pelagian Basin,
Australia: T. Playton, P. Montgomery, M. Yan, Numerical Simulations: H. Bui, Y. Yamada, Libya: J. Li, T. Wang, N. Fang, Y. Jia, Y. Dou, S. Sun
E. Tohver, K. Ratcliffe, M. Wright, J. Sano, K. Hillbun, T. Matsuoka, A. Nur • Using Seismic Facies to Constrain Electrofacies
D. A. Katz, P. Haines, R. Hocking, P. M. Harris, • The Sorong Fault Zone Kinematics: Implication Distribution as an Approach to Reduce Spatial
G. Jones for Structural Evolution on Salawati Basin, Uncertainties and Improve Reservoir Volume
Seram and Misool, West Papua, Indonesia: Estimation: B. de Ribet, P. Goncalves,
(Theme 7) Seismic Interpretation of Carbonate & P. Riadini, B. Sapiie L. H. Zapparolli, C. A. Ushirobira
Evaporites (SEPM) • Rock-Physics-Based Permeability Heterogeneity
Exhibition Hall 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. and Fluid Evaluation of an Ultra-Deep Low-
Co-Chairs: T. Simo and K. Lamb-Wozniak Porosity Carbonate Reservoir, Sichuan Basin,
• Forced Regression Versus Drift Sedimentation China: I. Petrophysical Study: Q. Dou, Y. Sun,
— Clinoform Stacking Patterns in Carbonate H. Zhang,T. Zhang, T. Guo, X. Cai
Platforms (Maldives, Indian Ocean): J. Fuerstenau, • Lidar Characterization of a Jackfork Group Basin
C. Betzler, C. P. Huebscher, T. Luedmann, Floor Fan Deposit and Implications to Analog
A. W. Droxler, A. Paul, J. Reijmer Reservoir Modeling and Production:
B. D. Schlichtemeier

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AAPG 2011 Annual Convention & Exhibition
10-13 April 2011, Houston, Texas

Information and updates www.AAPG.org/Houston2011

• Geophysical Recognition and Characterization


of One Deepwater Channel in the Northern Slope
General Information
of South China Sea: L. Li, L. Fuliang, G. Fan, Registration Hours — Exhibition Hall E
B. Wang, D. Yong Saturday, 9 April.........................7:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Sunday, 10 April.........................7:30 a.m.–7:30 p.m.
(Theme 9) Seismic Structural Interpretation Monday, 11 April.........................7:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
(AAPG) Tuesday, 12 April........................7:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Exhibition Hall 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Wednesday, 13 April...................7:30 a.m.–12:00
Co-Chairs: R. Roden and M. Brown p.m.
• Application of Illumination Compensation to
Irregular Surface Areas Imaging: Y. Ye, R. Wu, Business Meetings
X. Zhuang, B. Hu, J. Chen, C. Yang AAPG House of Delegates Meeting
• Seismic-Sedimentologic Interpretation of Fluvial Sunday, 10 April, 8:00 a.m.
Sedimentary Architectures: We Should Focus
More on Development Scale: X. Zhang, H. Zeng, SEPM Business Meeting/Luncheon
C. Lin, T. Zhang, C. Dong Tuesday, 12 April, 11:30 a.m.
• Identifying Lithology Variation and Gas
Occurrence in Deep Carbonate Reservoirs Using Convention Center
S Transform: Z. Zhang, Y. Sun All events take place in sections C, D and E at the
• Reassessing the In Situ Stress Regimes of George R. Brown Convention Center unless otherwise indicated.
Australia’s Petroleum Basins: R. C. King,
S. Holford, R. Hillis, G. Backe, M. Tingay, A. Tuitt 1001 Avenida de las Americas
• Tectonic Evolution of the Mardin Uplift, Houston, Texas 77010
Southeast Turkey: J. P. Doubek, W. Beauchamp GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 29.7543 and Longitude: -95.35768

(Theme 10) CO2 Capture and Sequestration The GRBCC features a 1,600-space parking garage located at the corner of Polk Street and Avenida de las
(DEG) Americas. The parking lot is connected to the GRBCC and the Hilton Americas-Houston by Level 2 skywalks.
Exhibition Hall 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Chair: G. Blount Convention
See on-siteShuttle
Program Book for most up-to-date information
• Carbon Sequestration in the South Georgia Rift: The AAPG shuttle bus system provides convenient transportation Sunday through Wednesday between
Is the Ubiquitous “J” Reflection Synonymous selected convention hotels and the George R. Brown Convention Center. Please note that some hotels are
with Basalt?: D. M. Heffner, J. H. Knapp, within walking distance of the convention center and will not be serviced by the shuttle buses. Lobby D is the
O. M. Akintunde, C. Knapp, J. Shafer pick-up and drop off point for the convention center. Look for “AAPG Shuttle” signs for more information.
• Geologic Characterization of Modern CO2
Accumulations and Fracture Analysis of a Cyber C@fé
Laramide Uplift in the Rocky Mountain Foreland: Check in at home or the office with the free e-mail service available in the Cyber C@fe, located inside the
W. Treadway, H. B. Lynn, D. R. Lageson Exhibition Hall during show hours.
• Site Characterization for CO2 Storage from Coal-
Fired Power Facilities in the Black Warrior Basin Electronic Capturing
of Alabama: R. Rutter, W. Harris, A. Goodliffe, Capturing or photographing contents of oral or poster presentations or exhibition booths via any electronic
J. Pashin media is strictly prohibited at all APPG conventions and conferences.
• Reservoir and Caprock Assessment Using
Existing Seismic and Well Data for CO2 Geologic Judge Your Peers’ Papers and Posters
Sequestration in the South Georgia Rift Basins Your participation in the judging of papers and posters is requested! This important function determines the
of the Lower Coastal Plain, South Carolina: winners of the Matson Award, Braunstein Award and Division Awards. Your effort will involve judging and
M. Waddell, A. D. Addison, D. Brantley, C. Knapp evaluating one or more oral or poster sessions. Stop by the Judges’ Room to pick up your packet of judging
• Geochemical Characterization of the Donovan materials and enjoy a beverage or snack on your way to the session. Please mark your registration form to
Sand Reservoir for CO2 Sequestration, Citronelle volunteer to judge at the 2011 convention! SEPM has implemented a new method of judging the SEPM Best
Oil Field, Southwest Alabama: A. Weislogel, Oral and Best Paper Award. Please see page 25 for more information.
B. Hollon, J. Schwartz, K. Coffindaffer
• Assessing the Relationship Between Aeolian No-Smoking Policy
Bedforms and Hydraulic Properties in the Smoking is prohibited at the Convention Center.
Jurassic Navajo Sandstone in Central Utah for
the Evaluation of CO2 Sequestration: J. L. Allen, Obtaining a Visa
S. Lee, W. Han It is your responsibility to apply for a passport, visa or any other required documents and to demonstrate to
• Carbon Storage Options for the Power Industry consular officials that you are properly classifiable as a visitor under United States law. AAPG cannot assist
in the Texas Gulf Coast Area: J. Nicot, you with the interview process, nor can anyone representing the sponsoring organizations call an embassy or
T. A. Meckel, R. H. Trevino consulate on your behalf to provide support for granting a visa. Should your application be denied, AAPG can
neither intervene in the process nor change the decision of the governmental agency. All expenses connected
with obtaining proper documentation are your responsibility.

If you need a visa letter from AAPG, you must be registered and fully paid for the convention. You may request
a letter by selecting the box either online or on the printed registration form. AAPG supplies this letter for
visa purposes only. All expenses involved with attending the convention are your responsibility. If your visa
application is denied and AAPG receives a copy of the denial by fax (+1 918 560 2684) before 13 April 2011
your registration fee only will be refunded, less a cancellation charge. To learn about the visa application
process, understand current requirements and get updates on recent developments go to
www.unitedstatesvisas.gov.

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