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ACE SC 02 | Geochemical Evaluation of Unconventional Shale Reservoir Systems

AAPG Energy Minerals Division (EMD)

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

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Who Should Attend

Geologists, Petrophysicists, Engineers


The course will include the following topics:

  • Basic data (Organic richness, pyrolysis, visual kerogen, optical and chemical thermal stress indicators)
    • Organic richness, pyrolysis, %Ro
    • Interpreting basic data
    • Kerogen type / organofacies
    • Estimating original TOC, yield, HI values
    • Volumetric calculations
      • Generation, Retention, Expulsion, Primary Migration and Cracking processes
      • Sorbed vs. Fluid phase petroleum
      • Organoporosity estimates
    • Resource applications (Bakken, Barnett, Eagle Ford, Marcellus, Wolfcamp)
  • Advanced data and interpretation
    • Mud gas composition and carbon isotopes
    • GC fingerprinting
    • Distinguishing sorbed from fluid phase oil (S1) yields and estimating fluid phase saturations
    • SARA analysis
    • Applied biomarker analysis
    • Advanced maturity techniques
    • Physico-chemical properties predictions (API gravity, GOR, fluid density and viscosity)
    • Resource system applications
  • Introduction to kinetic / basin models
  • Analytical flow charts and sample requirements

Course Content

The course has multiple objectives: (1) understanding basic geochemical data and applying these data to shale resource plays, (2) advanced approaches to refine and identify sweet spots in existing plays.


Professionals: US $300.00

Students: US $150.00

Applicable Credits: 8 PDH, .8 CEU

Limit: 50 people

Includes: Course notes, exercises, references (USB drive), 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  
Energy Institute at TCU, Humble, Texas
AAPG Instructor  
This !s Petroleum Systems, 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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