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ACE SC 09 | Quality Control Techniques for Reviewing Prospects and Acquisitions

AAPG Division of Professional Affairs (DPA)

Saturday, 1 April – Sunday, 2 April 2017, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.  |  Houston, Texas, United States

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Who Should Attend

Prospect generators, property and prospect evaluators, supervisors, managers, bankers, investors and anyone involved in preparing, reviewing, or evaluating subsurface interpretations, prospects, fields and reserves or resources.


  • Learn how to quickly review and audit a map for accuracy and validity
  • Evaluate the three-dimensional viability of an interpretation or map
  • Evaluate whether the resources or reserves attributed to a completed interpretation or map are under or over estimated
  • Determine whether an interpreter has applied sound, industry accepted geoscience principles and methods to generate a map

Course Content

This course addresses the need for a systematic approach for quickly screening interpretations, maps, and prospects to ensure that the potential resources or reserves estimated from those maps are accurately assessed. Through a combination of lecture and exercises, students will learn how to review maps and interpretations with the aim of identifying fundamental interpretation, mapping and estimating errors.

The most common errors found on subsurface interpretations and maps are illustrated with numerous examples from around the world. The course begins with a review of examples of interpretation and mapping errors that led to poorly located wells that were uneconomic or dry, as well as inaccurate reserves or resource estimates. Attendees will learn a number of ‘Quick Look Techniques’ they can use to identify critical interpretation or mapping errors that cause dry holes or inaccurate resource and reserve estimates. Attendees will then apply these Quick Look Techniques to review actual maps and interpretations.


Professionals: $700.00

Students: $350.00

Applicable Credits: 2 PDH, 1.6 CEU

Limit: 35 People

Includes: Exercise manual, course notes, text book and refreshments


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George R. Brown Convention Center
George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston Texas 77010
United States
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AAPG Instructor  
Subsurface Consultants & Associates, Houston, Texas

Important Notes Regarding Short Courses

  • Short courses are limited in size and are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis and must be accompanied by full payment.
  • If you do not plan on attending the convention, a US $30 enrollment fee will be added to the short course fee. This fee may be applied toward registration if you decide to attend the convention at a later date.
  • A wait list is automatically created if a short course sells out. The AAPG Convention Department will notify you if space becomes available.
  • Before purchasing non-refundable airline tickets, confirm that the course will take place, as courses may be canceled if under-subscribed.
  • Please register well before 23 February. Short course cancellation due to low enrollment will be considered at this time. No refunds will be allowed on short courses after this date.
  • We will continue to take registrations for short courses not canceled, either until they are sold out or closed.


There are a limited number of discounted registrations available for students on a first-come, first-served basis. If a discounted space is still available, it will show up during the online registration process. If discounted spots are no longer available, you may register at the full fee; if we are able to add additional discounted spots we will refund the difference at that time.

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