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ACE SC 06 | Basin and Petroleum System Modeling in Conventional and Unconventional Petroleum Exploration

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)

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

Earth scientists who would like an overview of Petroleum Systems Modeling for Conventional and Unconventional Exploration.


The course will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to 1-D, 2-D and 3-D basin and petroleum system modeling (PSM)
  • Model construction and choices
  • Evaluating the rocks
  • Model calibration and validation
  • Special considerations for modeling unconventionals
  • Viewing PSM results in the context of exploration risk
  • Case studies

Course Content

This course provides an introduction to Petroleum Systems Modeling (PSM) in Exploration, with both conventional and unconventional examples. It will review the definition and characteristics of Petroleum Systems, and cover some of the differing design elements needed for models in conventional and unconventional exploration. The course will provide a basic overview of the types of geochemistry data typically used to evaluate source rock quality and maturity. Methods for data preparation, model calibration and validation are briefly covered. We will touch on the special considerations needed for modeling unconventional plays. We will conclude with discussion of how PSM results are incorporated into exploration risk and show some case history examples.


Professionals: $795.00

Students: $195.00

Limit: 20 people

Includes: Course notes (paper), lunch 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  
Schlumberger Software Integrated Solutions, Danville, California
AAPG Instructor  
Schlumberger and Stanford University, Mill Valley, California

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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