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Short Course

Saturday, 6 June 2020, 2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m., Houston, TX - George R. Brown Convention Center

Workshop: Speaking Up – How Bystanders Can Change the Conversation in STEM

Ever wondered “Why didn’t I say something?” after witnessing social bias—a stereotype, a prejudice or discrimination—that happened in your everyday life? You’re not alone. Deciding whether and how to respond to bias is complicated. Understanding what motivates us to speak up, the challenges we face when doing so, and strategies for effective responding can help bystanders to bias better evaluate their options and select effective strategies. This interactive presentation will invite attendees to learn about bystander reactions to social biases and how these reactions can help or hinder decisions to speak up.  

Short Course

Saturday, 6 June 2020, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., George R. Brown Convention Center

ACE SC 1 | The New Seismic Interpretation: Integrating Relative Geologic Time, Structural Geology and 3-D Seismic for More Effective Stratigraphic Exploration and Development

A short course discussing the Fast Wheeler Transform (FWT) and the role that synkinematic deposition plays in the masking of onlaps, offlaps, etc., and how FWT’s solve this interpretation challenge

Short Course

Saturday, 6 June 2020, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Houston, TX - Four Seasons Hotel

ACE SC 2 | Sequence-Stratigraphic Analysis of Shales and Mudstones: Key to Paleoclimate Archives, Subsurface Fluid Flow, and Hydrocarbon Source, Reservoir and Seal

This course is designed for geologists who interpret fine-grained rocks, explore for or develop conventional hydrocarbons, shale gas, or oil shale. Participants will practice recognizing and correlating significant stratigraphic packages through seismic stratigraphy, stacking pattern analysis of well-log, core and outcrop data, and facies analysis.

Short Course

Saturday, 6 June 2020, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., Houston, TX - George R. Brown Convention Center

ACE SC 3 | Carbon Capture Use OR Storage: Understanding the Geoscience, Engineering, Regulatory, and Business Aspects of CCUS and CCS Projects

Entry cost and CO2 supply have long been barriers to traditional Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) applications, but new tax regulations may break the stalemate, providing both for feasible EOR capture from a larger range of anthropogenic sources, and potential CCS options. The course will provide participants with an overview of CO2 in the framework of the energy transition. Speakers will address the regulatory and policy issues as well as societal concerns.

Short Course

Saturday, 6 June 2020, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Houston, TX - George R. Brown Convention Center

ACE SC 4 | Rock Properties Modeling from 2-D Images: Making the Most of Thin Section Image Data

Any complete core analysis program should include companion thin sections for all core plugs on which measurements have been made. This course will describe the use of multimodal thin section imaging and image analysis to make quantitative estimates of rock properties that are important in hydrocarbon exploration and production.

Short Course

Saturday, 6 June 2020, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Houston, TX - Hilton Americas - Houston

ACE SC 5 | Geochemical Applications Throughout the Lifecyle of Unconventional Reservoir Exploration, Appraisal and Development

This is a one-day short course on the various applications of petroleum and inorganic geochemistry throughout the lifecycle of unconventional reservoir from exploration, appraisal, to development.

Short Course

Saturday, 6 June Sunday, 7 June 2020, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Houston, TX - Four Seasons Hotel

ACE SC 6 | Sequence Stratigraphy for Graduate Students

This course is designed to teach graduate students the principles, concepts and methods of sequence stratigraphy.

Short Course

Saturday, 6 June Sunday, 7 June 2020, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Houston, TX - Four Seasons Hotel

ACE SC 7 | Advanced Sequence Stratigraphic Applications for Exploration

A two-day course studying advanced methods in seismic stratigraphy including application of sequence stratigraphy to unconventional resources.

Short Course

Sunday, 7 June 2020, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Houston, TX - George R. Brown Convention Center

ACE SC 8 | Beginner’s Guide to Unstructured Data and Machine Learning in Oil and Gas

The purpose of the course is to help people who are immersed in the oil and gas industry to gain a practical understanding of what unstructured data is, what value there is in it, how it can be utilized, and why this is now relevant.

Short Course

Sunday, 7 June 2020, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Houston, TX - George R. Brown Convention Center

ACE SC 9 | 3-D Printing in Geoscience and Engineering: Emerging Technology in Education, Research, and Communication

This course provides an overview of different 3-D printing techniques that use both rock-like materials (e.g., sand, gypsum, clay) and polymers (e.g., plastics, resins). Participants will learn how to deploy 3-D-printed models to improve technical communication to diverse audiences (e.g., students, geoscientists, engineers, managers, community stakeholders).

Short Course

Thursday, 11 June Friday, 12 June 2020, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Houston, TX - Four Seasons Hotel

ACE SC 10 | Integrated Carbonate Reservoir Prediction – Conventional and Unconventional Exploration and Production

This two-day workshop provides a review of the application of carbonate facies, diagenesis, and seismic sequence stratigraphy to exploration and production. The workshop combines seismic, well log and rock data, to develop interpretations that help predict carbonate hydrocarbon systems, and characterize conventional and unconventional carbonate reservoirs and seals.

Short Course

Thursday, 11 June Friday, 12 June 2020, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Houston, TX - Friendswood Core Facility

ACE SC 11 | Deltas: Processes, Stratigraphy, and Reservoirs – A Core, Log, and Seismic Workshop

Deltas are extremely important depositional systems and often source and contain prolific hydrocarbon accumulations. This workshop includes topical lectures, key cores, and a suite of exercises that integrate core, well logs, experimental flume data, and seismic sections to develop identification and subsurface mapping skills of hydrocarbon accumulations within deltaic settings.