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As of 29 July 2020

Sunday, 27 September

2:00 pm–4:00 pm
Workshop: Speaking Up – How Bystanders Can Change the Conversation in STEM
6:30 pm–8:30 pm AAPG Women’s Networking Reception (Hilton Americas-Houston Hotel)

Monday, 28 September

11:55 am–2:40 pm History of Petroleum Geology
2:00 pm–3:00 pm Young Professionals Meet & Greet
3:00 pm–3:30 pm AAPG/AAPG Foundation Imperial Barrel Award (IBA) Ceremony
4:00 pm–5:00 pm Opening Session and Awards Ceremony
5:00 pm–7:00 pm Exhibition and Icebreaker Reception

Tuesday, 29 September

8:00 am–9:25 am Plenary Session: What is the Future of the Upstream Business?
8:00 am–3:00 pm Guest Hospitality Suite (Hilton Americas-Houston Hotel)
8:00 am–11:50 am Oral Sessions (Morning)
8:30 am–12:30 pm Guest Tour: Houston Museum of Natural Science
9:00 am–12:00 pm Poster Sessions (Morning)
9:00 am–6:00 pm Exhibition
9:00 am–6:00 pm Student and Faculty Lounge
9:15 am–10:15 am Refreshment Break
10:00 am–5:00 pm U-Pitch Technology Showcase
10:05 am–11:50 am Special Session: Will Exploration and Production Regain Its Luster for Investors?
10:05 am–11:50 am Special Session: Mega-Plays That Changed the World—Examples Around the Globe
10:05 am–11:50 am Special Session: Perfecting the Search: Learning from Dry Holes to Enable Future Exploration Success
10:05 am–11:50 am Interactive Panel: Geochemical Interdisciplinary Integration
10:05 am–11:50 am Tackle the Issues: The Future Geoscientist and the Culture of Innovation: The Story of “How”
10:05 am–11:50 am Special Country Session: Angola
11:30 am–1:15 pm All-Convention Luncheon: The Three R’s: Resource Plays, Risk, and the Role of the Geoscientist
1:15 pm–2:40 pm Interactive Panel: Reservoir Intelligence
1:15 pm–2:40 pm Special Session: Energy Transitions and the Carbon Question
1:15 pm–2:40 pm Special Country Session: Mozambique
1:15 pm–5:05 pm Oral Sessions (Afternoon)
1:15 pm–5:05 pm Discovery Thinking Forum – “Giant Discoveries I” (AAPG/DPA)
2:00 pm–5:00 pm Poster Sessions (Afternoon)
2:30 pm–3:30 pm Refreshment Break
3:20 pm–5:05 pm Interactive Panel: The Future Petrophysicist
3:20 pm–5:05 pm Tackle the Issues: What's New in Energy Minerals
3:25 pm–5:05 pm Special Country Session: Peru
4:00 pm–6:00 pm Student Career Seminar (Hilton Americas-Houston Hotel)
5:00 pm–6:00 pm End-of-Day Reception
5:10 pm–6:00 pm Michel T. Halbouty Lecture: Business Acumen and Soft Skills in an Everchanging Exploration World
5:30 pm–7:30 pm All-Alumni Reception (Hilton Americas-Houston Hotel)
6:00 pm–8:00 pm AAPG/SEPM Student Reception
7:00 pm–10:00 pm SEPM Research Group Meetings and Reception (Four Seasons)

Wednesday, 30 September

8:00 am–9:25 am Interactive Panel: New Research in Unconventionals
8:00 am–9:25 am Tackle the Issues: The State and Future of New Technology Developments
8:00 am–9:25 am Special Country Session: Greenland
8:00 am–11:50 am SPEPM Research Symposium: Addressing the Three-Dimensionality of the Stratigraphic Record: Implications for Sequence Stratigraphy
8:00 am–11:50 am Special Session: Making the Business Case for Geology
8:00 am–11:50 am DPA’s Business of Petroleum Theme, Using Science for Economic Benefit: Valuation and Investment Decisions in Oil and Gas Ventures
8:00 am–3:00 pm Guest Hospitality Suite (Hilton Americas-Houston Hotel)
8:00 am–11:50 am Oral Sessions (Morning)
9:00 am–12:00 pm Poster Sessions (Morning)
9:00 am–6:00 pm Exhibition
9:00 am–6:00 pm Student and Faculty Lounge
9:30 am–3:30 pm Guest Tour: NASA Space Center
9:15 am–10:15 am Refreshment Break
10:00 am–5:00 pm U-Pitch Technology Showcase
10:05 am–11:50 am Interactive Panel: Operators’ Forum: Unconventionals
10:05 am–11:50 am Tackle the Issues: Success with Difficult Reservoirs
10:05 am–11:50 am Special Country Session: Senegal
11:30 am–1:00 pm Division of Professional Affairs (DPA) Luncheon: Energy in the Twenty First Century and the Role of Hydrocarbons
11:30 am–1:00 pm Energy Minerals Division (EMD) and Division of Environmental Geosciences (DEG) Luncheon: The Coming Energy Transformation: Drivers, Consequences, and Implications for Geopolitics
12:00 pm–1:00 pm SPEPM Business Meeting Luncheon: Tackling the Challenge of an Imperfect Stratigraphic Record
1:15 pm–2:40 pm Interactive Panel: New Research in the Gulf of Mexico
1:15 pm–2:40 pm Tackle the Issues: The State and Future of Finance, E&P
1:15 pm–2:40 pm Special Country Session: Argentina
1:15 pm–5:05 pm SPEPM Research Symposium: Addressing the Three-Dimensionality of the Stratigraphic Record: Implications for Sequence Stratigraphy
1:15 pm–5:05 pm Panel: Brazil Presalt Basins—Santos Basin: Deepwater Reinvent Itself—Scenarios to Build for the Ultimate Depths
1:15 pm–5:05 pm DPA’s Business of Petroleum Theme, Using Science for Economic Benefit: Financing Oil and Gas Ventures
1:15 pm–5:05 pm Oral Sessions (Afternoon)
2:00 pm–5:00 pm Poster Sessions (Afternoon)
2:30 pm–3:30 pm Refreshment Break
3:20 pm–5:05 pm Interactive Panel: Surface 4.0: Drones, Satellites, and Sensors
3:20 pm–5:05 pm Tackle the Issues: Where Should Machine Learning Go (and Not Go)?
3:25 pm–5:05 pm Special Country Session: Colombia
5:00 pm–6:00 pm End-of-Day Reception
6:00 pm–9:00 pm Science vs. Cinema: Geologists Find the Faults
7:00 pm–9:00 pm SPEPM President’s Reception and Awards Ceremony (Four Seasons)

Thursday, 1 October

8:00 am–9:25 am Interactive Panel: Digitization, Data, and Knowledge Management for Exploration and Production
8:00 am–9:25 am Tackle the Issues: Water Solutions 4.0: New Processes, Efficiencies, and Avoiding Induced Seismicity
8:00 am–12:00 pm Guest Hospitality Suite (Hilton Americas-Houston Hotel)
8:00 am–11:50 am Oral Sessions (Morning)
9:00 am–12:00 pm Poster Sessions (Morning)
9:00 am–1:00 pm Exhibition
9:00 am–1:00 pm Student and Faculty Lounge
9:15 am–10:15 am Refreshment Break
10:05 am–11:50 am Interactive Panel: Technology Ventures Success Stories
10:05 am–11:50 am Tackle the Issues: Success with Deep, Harsh, Hot Conditions: China, Bolivia, and More
1:15 pm–2:40 pm Interactive Panel: Deep Digital Earth Project
1:15 pm–5:05 pm Tackle the Issues: New Technology Implementation in Exploration and Operations
1:15 pm–5:05 pm Oral Sessions (Afternoon)
3:20 pm–5:05 pm Interactive Panel: Geoscientist Workforce of the Future: Education and Re-Education
3:20 pm–5:05 pm Tackle the Issues: What Else Can We Produce from this Gas Well? Looking at Helium, Argon, Xenon, Krypton, Nitrogen, and More