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ACE FT 1 | Windows to the Pm and K Unconventional Reservoirs of Texas

Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM)

Tuesday, 2 June Saturday, 6 June 2020, 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.  |  Houston, Texas

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Who Should Attend

Geoscientists and engineers who would like to see outcrops of the unconventional reservoirs that they are exploiting in the subsurface of South and West Texas.


The objectives of this trip will be to provide the delegates the opportunity to examine world class exposures of the Eagle Ford, Austin, Wolfcamp, and potentially Bone Springs; and use these outcrops as props to discuss the challenges associated with finding and exploiting the sweet spots of these unconventional reservoirs based on their sequence stratigraphy, chemo-stratigraphy, mechanical stratigraphy, chrono-stratigraphy, and product type of the respective reservoirs.

Course Content

Each day will include visits to classic outcrop localities of either the Austin, Eagle Ford, Wolfcamp, and/or Bone Springs Groups.

$1,900 per person
30 People
Educational Credits:
2.4 CEU
24 PDH

Itinerary Roster

  • Tuesday, 2 June: Travel to West Texas (Evening in Del Rio)
  • Wednesday, 3 June: Eagle Ford and Austin: US Hwy 90 (Evening Alpine, Texas)
  • Thursday, 4 June : Upper Pennsylvanian and Lower Wolfcamp: Marathon Texas (Evening Alpine, Texas)
  • Friday, 5 June: Upper Wolfcamp and Bone Springs: Marathon Texas (Evening Alpine, Texas)
  • Saturday, 6 June: Return to Houston from Marathon


ACE FT 1 | Windows to the Pm and K Unconventional Reservoirs of Texas
George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston, Texas 77010
United States
(713) 853-8000



AAPG Instructor  
Texas A&M, Houston, Texas
AAPG Instructor  
Texas A&M, College Station
AAPG Instructor  
Texas A&M University
AAPG Instructor  
Texas A&M University
AAPG Instructor  
Texas A&M University
AAPG Instructor  
Texas A&M University

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Important notes regarding Field Trips and Short Courses

  • Before purchasing non-refundable airline tickets, confirm that the Field trip and/or Short course will take place as they may be cancelled if undersubscribed.
  • Please register before 22 April 2020. Field trips and/or Short courses cancellations, due to low enrollment, will be considered at this time. No refunds will be allowed after 22 April 2020.
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  • It is important that you note your gender when registering for hotel room assignments.
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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.