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ACE Program Session

Monday, 8 June 2020, 10:05 a.m.–11:50 a.m., Houston, TX - George R. Brown Convention Center

Geochemical Interdisciplinary Integration

Geochemistry has quickly become one of the most important tools for determining prospectivity as well as designing effective completion and development plans in addition to being a critical component to petroleum systems analysis. What are the latest trends and tools? How can you use them to their fullest? Panelists provide overviews and then engage in a facilitated discussion with interaction from the audience. 

ACE Program Session

Monday, 8 June 2020, 1:15 p.m.–2:40 p.m., Houston, TX - George R. Brown Convention Center

Reservoir Intelligence

Reservoir intelligence encompasses skills in petrophysics, geology, engineering, and business. Integration of these efforts helps upscale the problem of heterogeneity from pore to well to field performance. The interaction between service company and operator is key in decision making and often reflects the overall economics of the play. In order to promote this interaction, we have invited a group of operators, academics, and service company representatives to present how they tackle reservoir intelligence problems and then offer a round table on how methods from their talks could help the industry. 

ACE Program Session

Monday, 8 June 2020, 3:20 p.m.–5:05 p.m., Houston, TX - George R. Brown Convention Center

The Future Petrophysicist

The increasing interest in the industry for solving reservoir potential and resource qualification problems demands an increasing number of petrophysicists in the workforce. However, formal and dedicated curricula in petroptrophysics are not only rare but are also outdated in the present university offerings. In this forum, we bring practicing petrophysicists from various backgrounds to discuss their journey, and how they prepapred themselves for these roles. The speakers also discuss the diverse range of career paths that petrophysics can open, which are above and beyond that of just calculating reservoir properties. 

ACE Program Session

Tuesday, 9 June 2020, 8:00 a.m.–9:25 a.m., Houston, TX - George R. Brown Convention Center

New Research in Unconventionals

Will discuss the latest directions in research in unconventionals and explore the new directions that are currently being explored. We discuss where we need more research, and which findings have the most immediate applicability. 

ACE Program Session

Tuesday, 9 June 2020, 10:05 a.m.–11:50 a.m., Houston, TX - George R. Brown Convention Center

Operators’ Forum: Unconventionals

Discussions from operators about their experiences and new opportunities with unconventionals. No recording or photos allowed. 

ACE Program Session

Tuesday, 9 June 2020, 1:15 p.m.–2:40 p.m., Houston, TX - George R. Brown Convention Center

New Research in the Gulf of Mexico

Topics for capsule summaries and interactive discussions include: plate tectonic reconstructions of the conjugate GOM margins, crustal structure of the GOM from gravity inversion, expansion of reservoir fairways in the U.S. and Mexican GOM, application of detrital zircons to GOM stratigraphy, advances in geophysical technologies (OBN processing, Wolfspar and lowfrequency seismic, 4-D seismic/DAS), and GOM exploration shift from “hunting for elephants” to “hunting for gazelles.” 

ACE Program Session

Tuesday, 9 June 2020, 3:20 p.m.–5:05 p.m., Houston, TX - George R. Brown Convention Center

Surface 4.0: Drones, Satellites, and Sensors

After the brief initial presentations about new technologies for gathering and analyzing surface data, we will discuss new applications for leak and spill detection, digital outcrops, integration with seismic, and more. 

ACE Program Session

Wednesday, 10 June 2020, 8:00 a.m.–9:25 a.m., Houston, TX - George R. Brown Convention Center

Digitization, Data, and Knowledge Management for Exploration and Production

Sharing real-life experiences and lessons learned in digital transformations, and the challenges and opportunities for managing data and knowledge. 

ACE Program Session

Wednesday, 10 June 2020, 10:05 a.m.–11:50 a.m., Houston, TX - George R. Brown Convention Center

Technology Ventures Success Stories

An increasing number of companies have become entrepreneurial in the area of new technology and have assumed the role of investor. Learn why they have done so and what such decisions have yielded. 

ACE Program Session

Wednesday, 10 June 2020, 1:15 p.m.–2:40 p.m., Houston, TX - George R. Brown Convention Center

Deep Digital Earth Project

The Deep-Time Digital Earth project is an ambitious consortium designed to make subsurface data of all kinds in all parts of the world available. Join us to learn more about the project, who has joined so far, and if you’d like to join. Also, join the debate. What are the commercial and ethical implications of access to data? How can data access help optimize the use of existing infrastructure and spur economic development? 

ACE Program Session

Wednesday, 10 June 2020, 3:20 p.m.–5:05 p.m., Houston, TX - George R. Brown Convention Center

Geoscientist Workforce of the Future: Education and Re-Education

The careers and jobs of geoscientists are evolving. In addition to a good understanding of geoscience concepts and processes, plus foundational professional skills, the rapid change in technology, the immense increase in information readily available, and need to integrate different types of datasets requires additional competences in data-related skills. Furthermore, given the increasingly interdisciplinary nature of the geosciences, there is also a need for higher-level communication and interpersonal skills compared to past minimally-acceptable levels. What are the data, how to prepare, what to do?