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Technical Program

With 400+ oral presentations and 390+ full-day poster presentations, the technical program is the heart of the AAPG convention. You'll find an international mix of presenteres sharing top-quality insights on issuses affecting the petroleum science. 

Click on each theme to see the list of topics. Check out the Itinerary Planner for date/time, type (oral/poster) and location, as well as use this online tool to review the abstracts and plan your trip.

 

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Special Sessions

Special Sessions

Theme subcategories:

  • History of Petroleum Geology (AAPG) Sunday p.m. Oral General Assembly B
  • Special Session: Communicating Our Science (AAPG/GEO-DC/DPA) Monday a.m. Oral General Assembly A
  • Discovery Thinking I (AAPG/DPA) Monday a.m. Oral General Assembly B
  • Discovery Thinking II (AAPG/DPA) Monday p.m. Oral General Assembly B
  • Michel T. Halbouty Lecture (AAPG) Monday p.m. Oral General Assembly B
  • Special Session: U.S. Shale Gas Reserves and Production: Accelerators and Inhibitors (AAPG) Tuesday a.m. Oral General Assembly B

Theme 1: Emerging Frontiers and New Technology

Theme 1: Emerging Frontiers and New Technology

Ideas and Innovations That Revolutionize the E&P Industry

Theme subcategories:

  • Reservoir Description and Outcrop Analogs (AAPG) Monday p.m. Oral Room 361
  • Mexico – New Frontiers, Emerging Plays and Petroleum Systems (AAPG) Tuesday a.m. Oral Room 351
  • High Resolution Subsurface Imaging (AAPG) Wednesday a.m. Poster Exhibition Hall
  • Reservoir Description and Outcrop Analogs (AAPG) Wednesday a.m. Poster Exhibition Hall
  • Recent Advances in Geologic Modeling (AAPG) Wednesday p.m. Oral Room 351
  • Space and Energy Frontiers (AAPG/DPA) Wednesday p.m. Oral General Assembly B

Theme 2: Unconventional Resources

Theme 2: Unconventional Resources

What Have We Learned So Far and Where Are We Going?

Theme subcategories:

  • Unconventional Resources: New Play Concept/Research (EMD/AAPG) Monday a.m. Oral General Assembly C
  • Unconventional Reservoirs I (EMD/AAPG) Monday - all day - Poster Exhibition Hall
  • Unconventional Resources: Evaluation Methods (EMD/AAPG) Monday p.m. Oral General Assembly C
  • Unconventional Reservoirs II (EMD/AAPG) Tuesday - all day - Poster Exhibition Hall
  • Unconventional Resources: International Plays (EMD/AAPG) Tuesday p.m. Oral General Assembly B
  • Unconventional Resources: Tight Oil Plays (EMD/AAPG) Wednesday a.m. Oral General Assembly C
  • Unconventional Resources: Shale Plays (EMD/AAPG) Wednesday p.m. Oral General Assembly C

Theme 3: Producing Oil and Gas Fields and New Conventional Plays

Theme 3: Producing Oil and Gas Fields and New Conventional Plays

How Do We Maximize Recovery by Applying New Science and Multidisciplinary Approaches to Mature Fields and Plays?

Theme subcategories:

  • World Class Conventionals in China (AAPG) Monday - all day - Poster Exhibition Hall
  • Conventional Resources 20.14: Rediscovering the Prize With New Ideas and Integrated Technologies (AAPG) Tuesday a.m. Oral Room 320
  • Conventional Resources 20.14+: Unconventionally Creating New Value (AAPG) Tuesday p.m. Oral Room 320

Theme 4: Siliciclastics

Theme 4: Siliciclastics

Theme subcategories:

  • Integrated Source to Sink Sedimentary Systems and Applications to Stratigraphic Prediction (SEPM/AAPG) Monday a.m. Oral Room 360
  • Quantitative Measurement and Modeling of Sedimentary Systems: Successes and Innovations (SEPM/AAPG) Monday a.m. Oral Room 351
  • Alluvial, Eolian, Fluvial and Deltaic Systems and Architectures I (SEPM/AAPG) Monday - all day - Poster Exhibition Hall
  • Alluvial, Eolian, Fluvial and Deltaic Systems and Architectures II (SEPM/AAPG) Monday - all day - Poster Exhibition Hall
  • Clastic Diagenesis and Reservoir Quality: Depositional Model, Sedimentology and Reservoir Quality Model Integration in Sandstone and Tight Gas Reservoirs (SEPM/AAPG) Monday - all day - Poster Exhibition Hall
  • Sedimentology, Architecture and Process Controls of Deepwater Siliciclastic Systems: The Wilcox and West Africa (SEPM/AAPG) Monday p.m. Oral Room 360
  • Alluvial, Eolian, Fluvial and Deltaic Systems and Architectures: Focus on Fluvial (SEPM/AAPG) Tuesday a.m. Oral Room 360
  • Shallow Marine and Nearshore Systems: Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, Characterization and Controls (SEPM/AAPG) Tuesday - all day - Poster Exhibition Hall
  • Turbidites and Contourites (SEPM/AAPG) Tuesday - all day - Poster Exhibition Hall
  • Clastic Diagenesis and Reservoir Quality: Depositional Model, Sedimentology and Reservoir Quality Model Integration in Sandstone and Tight Gas Reservoirs (SEPM/AAPG) Tuesday p.m. Oral Room 351
  • Turbidites and Contourites (SEPM/AAPG) Tuesday p.m. Oral Room 360
  • Sedimentology, Architecture and Process Controls of Deepwater Siliciclastic Systems: Applied Models and Experiments (SEPM/AAPG) Wednesday a.m. Oral Room 320
  • Shallow Marine and Nearshore Systems: Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, Characterization and Controls I (SEPM/AAPG) Wednesday a.m. Oral Room 360
  • Similar Processes, Different Planets: Siliciclastic Stratigraphy, Sedimentology and Diagenesis in the Search for Hydrocarbons at Gale Crater, Mars (SEPM/AAPG) Wednesday a.m. Oral General Assembly B
  • Quantitative Measurement and Modeling of Sedimentary Systems: Successes and Innovations (SEPM/AAPG) Wednesday a.m. Poster Exhibition Hall
  • Sedimentology, Architecture and Process Controls of Deepwater Siliciclastic Systems (SEPM/AAPG) Wednesday a.m. Poster Exhibition Hall
  • Sedimentology, Architecture and Process Controls of Deepwater Siliciclastic Systems: Field and Analog Studies
    (SEPM/AAPG)
    Wednesday p.m. Oral Room 320
  • Shallow Marine and Nearshore Systems: Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, Characterization and Controls II (SEPM/AAPG) Wednesday p.m. Oral Room 360
  • Advances and Applications of Correlation Tools and Geo and Thermochronology Methods in Siliciclastic Basin Analysis (SEPM/AAPG) Wednesday p.m. Oral Room 360

Theme 5: Carbonates and Evaporites

Theme 5: Carbonates and Evaporites

Theme subcategories:

  • Carbonate Microporosity: Origins, Characterization, Influence on Recovery (SEPM/AAPG) Monday a.m. Oral Room 361
  • Seismic Stratigraphy, Geomorphology and Heterogeneity of Carbonates (SEPM/AAPG) Monday a.m. Oral Room 370
  • Structural Controls on Carbonate Deposition, Diagenesis and Reservoir Properties (SEPM/AAPG) Monday - all day - Poster Exhibition Hall
  • Unconventional Reservoirs in Carbonates (SEPM/AAPG) Monday - all day - Poster Exhibition Hall
  • Pre-Salt Carbonates of the South Atlantic (SEPM/AAPG) Monday p.m. Oral General Assembly A
  • Flow Behavior in Carbonate Reservoirs: Reservoir Surveillance and Predictive Modeling (SEPM/AAPG) Tuesday a.m. Oral Room 370
  • SEPM Research Symposium: New Advances in Devonian Carbonates: Outcrop Analogs, Reservoirs and Chronostratigraphy I (SEPM/AAPG) Tuesday a.m. Oral Room 361
  • Carbonate Depositional Systems (SEPM/AAPG) Tuesday - all day - Poster Exhibition Hall
  • Carbonate Reservoir and Outcrop Analog Studies (SEPM/AAPG) Tuesday - all day - Poster Exhibition Hall
  • Oceanic Anoxia Events and Unconventional Carbonate Reservoirs (SEPM/AAPG) Tuesday p.m. Oral Room 370
  • SEPM Research Symposium: New Advances in Devonian Carbonates: Outcrop Analogs, Reservoirs and Chronostratigraphy II (SEPM/AAPG) Tuesday p.m. Oral Room 361
  • Structural Controls on Carbonate Systems and Reservoirs (SEPM/AAPG) Wednesday a.m. Oral Room 361
  • Analogues to South Atlantic Pre-Salt Carbonates (SEPM/AAPG) Wednesday a.m. Poster Exhibition Hall
  • Carbonate Diagenesis and Implication to Reservoir Quality (SEPM/AAPG) Wednesday a.m. Poster Exhibition Hall
  • Geochemical Proxy Records: A Tool for Understanding Stratigraphic and Depositional Relationships in Carbonates (SEPM/AAPG) Wednesday a.m. Poster Exhibition Hall
  • Theme 5: High Frequency Cyclicity in Mixed Carbonate/Siliciclastic Systems: Patterns and Processes (SEPM/AAPG) Wednesday a.m. Poster Exhibition Hall
  • Theme 5: Pore Systems, Permeability and Flow in Carbonate Reservoirs (SEPM/AAPG) Wednesday a.m. Poster Exhibition Hall
  • Theme 5: Insights Into Porosity and Permeability Controls in Carbonate Reservoirs Through Pore Evolution and Geochemistry (SEPM/AAPG) Wednesday p.m. Oral Room 361

Theme 6: Energy and the Environment

Theme 6: Energy and the Environment

Theme subcategories:

  • Water Management and Induced Seismicity, CO2 Capture and EOR (DEG/AAPG) Monday a.m. Oral Room 320
  • Water Management and Induced Seismicity, CO2 Capture and EOR (DEG/AAPG) Wednesday a.m. Poster Exhibition Hall

Theme 7: Geochemistry and Petroleum Systems Analysis

Theme 7: Geochemistry and Petroleum Systems Analysis

Theme subcategories:

  • Source Rocks Hydrocarbon Expulsion Efficiency, How Much is Left Behind, Quantification of Porosity and Connectivity Evolution in Organic Rich Shales, Kinetics and Transformation of Kerogens (AAPG) Monday - all day - Poster Exhibition Hall
  • Petroleum Systems Modeling Research: Modeling Physical and Chemical Processes From Basin to Nano-Scale (AAPG) Monday p.m. Oral Room 370
  • Petroleum Geochemistry and Source Rock Characterization: Honoring 50 Years of Wallace Dow’s Contributions (AAPG) Tuesday a.m. Oral General Assembly A
  • Petroleum Systems Modeling Research: Modeling Physical and Chemical Processes From Basin to Nano-Scale (AAPG) Tuesday - all day - Poster Exhibition Hall
  • Geochemistry and Petroleum Systems Modeling Case Studies: Rifts, Salt Basins, Conventional and Unconventional Systems (AAPG) Tuesday p.m. Oral General Assembly A
  • Integrated Approaches in Pressure Prediction (AAPG) Wednesday a.m. Oral Room 370
  • Geochemistry and Petroleum Systems Modeling Case Studies: Rifts, Salt Basins, Conventional and Unconventional Systems I (AAPG) Wednesday a.m. Poster Exhibition Hall
  • Geochemistry and Petroleum Systems Modeling Case Studies: Rifts, Salt Basins, Conventional and Unconventional Systems II (AAPG) Wednesday a.m. Poster Exhibition Hall
  • Source Rocks Hydrocarbon Expulsion Efficiency, How Much is Left Behind, Quantification of Porosity and Connectivity Evolution in Organic Rich Shales, Kinetics and Transformation of Kerogens (AAPG) Wednesday a.m. Oral Room 370
  • Biodegradation and Alteration, Biogenic Gas (AAPG) Wednesday p.m. Oral Room 370

Theme 8: Structure, Tectonics and Geomechanics

Theme 8: Structure, Tectonics and Geomechanics

Theme subcategories:

  • Structure and Tectonics From Basin to Prospect (PSG/AAPG) Monday - all day - Poster Exhibition Hall
  • Tectonic Controls on Basin Development and Stratigraphic Response (PSG/AAPG)  Monday p.m. Oral Room 320
  • Exploration and Development in Salt and Deepwater Structural Systems (PSG/AAPG) Tuesday a.m. Oral General Assembly C
  • Fractures, Faults, Fluids and Traps (PSG/AAPG) Tuesday - all day - Poster Exhibition Hall
  • Contractional Tectonics and Foreland Basin Evolution (PSG/AAPG) Tuesday p.m. Oral General Assembly C
  • Fractures, Faults, Fluids and Traps (PSG/AAPG) Wednesday a.m. Oral General Assembly A
  • Geodynamics and Petroleum Systems of Extensional Margins (PSG/AAPG) Wednesday a.m. Poster Exhibition Hall
  • Geodynamics and Petroleum Systems of Extensional Margins (PSG/AAPG) Wednesday p.m. Oral General Assembly A

Theme 9: Geophysical Methods for Exploration and Production

Theme 9: Geophysical Methods for Exploration and Production

Theme subcategories:

  • Case Studies of Geological and Geophysical Integration Including Microseismic Methods (AAPG) Monday p.m. Oral Room 351
  • Case Studies of Geology and Geophysical Integration (AAPG) Tuesday - all day - Poster Exhibition Hall
  • Seismic Visualization of Hydrocarbon Play Fairways (AAPG) Tuesday - all day - Poster Exhibition Hall
  • Non-Seismic Hydrocarbon Exploration and Production Methods (AAPG) Wednesday a.m. Oral Room 35
  • Seismic Visualization of Hydrocarbon Play Fairways (AAPG) Wednesday a.m. Oral Room 351

AAPG and SEPM Student Poster Sessions

AAPG and SEPM Student Poster Sessions

Theme subcategories:

  • AAPG Student Research Poster Session Monday - all day - Poster Exhibition Hall
  • SEPM Student Research Poster Session Monday - all day - Poster Exhibition Hall
  • Additional AAPG Student Research Poster Session Tuesday - all day - Poster Exhibition Hall
  • Additional SEPM Student Research Poster Session Tuesday - all day - Poster Exhibition Hall

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