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ACE SC 04 | Global Deepwater Siliciclastic Reservoirs

Houston Geological Society (HGS)

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

This course is designed for employees of oil and gas companies in technical to management positions.


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe transport and depositional processes of deep-water rocks including turbidites, debrites, and transitional to hybrid flow type deposits
  • Understand the different types of deep-water depositional environments (canyon, channel, levee, splay, overbank) and their implications to reservoir architecture and reservoir quality
  • Understand and interpret modern and ancient deep-water depositional systems
  • Characterize deep-water reservoirs and build relationships with depositional environments using seismic, outcrop, core, and other industry data
  • Use lithofacies and stratigraphic architecture to understand variations in deep-water reservoir properties pertaining to reservoir presence, reservoir quality, and seal presence
  • Apply predictive attributes to deep-water reservoirs in the context of reservoir development
  • Conceptualize and apply source-to-sink transport, sequence stratigraphy, and sea level fluctuation methods to deep-water sediment delivery

Course Content

This two-day course is designed to provide participants with a modern appreciation of the full spectrum of deep-water reservoirs, their mechanisms of transport and deposition, their stratigraphic architecture, their predictive characteristics, and their 3D heterogeneity. This collaborative course dives downslope in deep-water depositional systems and examines reservoirs from feeder systems that link the shelf to submarine canyon, to submarine fan, to outer fan, to distal basin plain, using many of the most illustrative outcrop, core, and seismic examples Earth has to offer.

This course is designed to give industry professionals an understanding of deep-water sedimentary transport processes and depositional products, as well as knowledgeable insight into the scale and architecture of the wide range of deep-water reservoirs. This course draws from materials presented in Basin Dynamics, LLC field courses to major deep-water sedimentary outcrops and petroleum basins worldwide.


Professionals: $385.00

Students: $190.00 (Sold Out - Students spots have been filled)

Applicable Credits: 1.6 CEU

Limit: 75 people

Includes: Course notes and refreshments

Participants should bring pens and pencils if they have them.


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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  
Basin Dynamics, LLC, 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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