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History of Petroleum Geology

Wednesday, 30 September 2020, 3:30 p.m.–4:55 p.m.  |  Houston, Texas

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The History of Petroleum Geology Committee will again hold its annual forum in a special session of high-quality papers. Its program will be very diversified, with presentations dealing with various aspects of petroleum geology and petroleum industry. Active member of HoPG, Rasoul Sorkhabi, will present a talk on the establishment of the concept of petroleum system and development of basin modeling techniques. Then, D. Dunn and K. Giles will describe the role and impact of the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund. R. Hardy et al. will review the history of exploration from shallow shelf to deep-water basins in Latin America. This promises to be a memorable session full of fine examples of the challenges petroleum geology has faced over decades of its development.

This promises to be a memorable session full of fine examples of the challenges petroleum geology has faced over decades of its development.

The purpose of the History of Petroleum Geology Committee is to preserve and promote the history and heritage of the evolution of geological concepts and technologies used in the search for oil and gas worldwide, and to honor the memory of the men and women who moved history forward.

Speakers:

  • Technological Developments Leading to the Petroleum System and Basin Modeling: Implications for Shale Plays: R. B. Sorkhabi
  • Six Decades of Research Support for Petroleum Science from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund: D. A. Dunn, K. A. Giles
  • The Quest from Shallow Shelf to Deep Water in Latin America – How We Got Where We Are, and Where We Are Going: R. Hardy, J. Peck, G. Fegerson

Fee:

Included with registration

Chair:

R. Hardy

Venue

History of Petroleum Geology
George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston, Texas 77010
United States
(713) 853-8000