GCAGS Short Course & Field Trips

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People interested in attending the GCAGS Short Courses and Field Trips without registering for the GCAGS conference will be placed on a wait list till September 7, after which the wait list will be used to fill remaining spots. To be on the wait list contact Julia Wellner (Field Trips) at jwellner@uh.edu; Hunter Lockhart (Short Courses) at hunter.lockhart@bhpbilliton.com and send a copy of your email request to Sondra Biggs at sondra@gemworldevents.net
Conference registration is encouraged when people sign up for field trips and short courses. See the Registration page for details on registration options. Save with Early Bird rates until August 31!

The following are Short Courses planned in conjunction with the 2015 GCAGS Convention:
Short Course #1: Geosteering for Young Professionals
Instructor: Sarah Stanley (IHS Energy)
Saturday, September 19, 2015
9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Location: Houston Hilton Americas – Room 335 A
Maximum 50 Participants
Cost: $150 per person (includes refreshments, lunch, and all course materials)

Short Course #2: Gulf of Mexico Primer: Regional Overview of the U.S. Deep Water Gulf of Mexico
Instructors: Gary Steffens, Steve Barker, and Mike DiMarco (Shell Exploration and Production)
Saturday, September 19, 2015
9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Location: Houston Hilton Americas – Room 336 AB
Maximum 70 Participants
Cost: $150 per person (includes refreshments, lunch, and all course materials)

Short Course #3: Introduction to Regional and Play-Based Exploration

Instructor: Frank Love (Ecopetrol-America)
Saturday, September 19, 2015
9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Location: Houston Hilton Americas – Room 337 AB
Maximum 60 Participants
Cost: $50 per person (includes refreshments, lunch, and all course materials)

Short Course #4: Core Workshop: Woodbine Sand and Eagle Ford Shale

Instructors: Bob Loucks and Bill Ambrose (BEG)
Saturday, September 19, 2015
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: BEG Houston Research Center – 11611 W. Little York, Houston, TX 77041
Maximum 40 Participants
Cost: $195 per person (includes transportation to/from the George R. Brown CC, lunch, and all course materials)

Short Course #5: AAPG Imperial Barrel Award Competition Training (Students Only)
Instructors: Larry Garmezy and Steven Bloemendaal (Shell E&P Co.), Past Competition Participants
Sunday, September 20, 2015
9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Location: Houston Hilton Americas – Room 336 AB
Maximum 70 Participants
Cost: $50 per person (includes refreshments, lunch, and all course materials)

Short Course #6: A User’s Guide to Exploration and Production Biostratigraphy
Instructor: Art Waterman and Ryan Weber (Palo-Data)
Sunday, September 20, 2015
9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Location: Houston Hilton Americas – Room 335 C
Maximum 50 Participants
Cost: $150 per person (includes refreshments, lunch, and all course materials)

Short Course #7: Handheld X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) Chemostratigraphy – Theory and Application to Mudrock Drill Core and Cuttings
Instructors: Harry Rowe (BEG) and Alexander Seyfarth (Bruker Elemental)
Sunday, September 20, 2015
9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Location: Houston Hilton Americas – Room 337 AB
Maximum 60 Participants
Cost: $150 per person (includes refreshments, lunch, and all course materials)

Short Course #8: Introduction to Reservoir Fluid PVT Analysis for Geologists
Instructors: Toddy Guidry (Core Laboratories)
Sunday, September 20, 2015
9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Location: Houston Hilton Americas – Room 335 A
Maximum 50 Participants
Cost: $100 per person (includes morning refreshments and all course materials)

Short Course #9: More! Rocks in Your Head: Workshop and Field Experience
Instructors: Janie Schuelke (Consultant); Erik Scott (Talisman Energy); Angela Scott (Teacher)
Saturday, September 19, 2015
8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Location: Talisman Energy USA, Inc. – 2445 Technology Forest Blvd., Suite 1200, The Woodlands, TX 77381 (Workshop); Panther Creek (Field Experience)
Maximum 45 Participants
Cost: $50 per person (includes lunch, all course materials, and take-home items for the classroom)

GCAGS 2015 Pre-Convention Field Tripshttp://www.gcagshouston.com/field-trips-overview/
Trip #1: Upper Cambrian Microbial Carbonate Mounds in Central Texas
Leaders: Andre Droxler (Rice University Earth Science), Bill Morgan (Consultant), Dan Lehrmann (Trinity University Geosciences)
Starts Thursday (9/17) 3:00 pm, Returns Sunday (9/20) 3:00 pm
Departs from and returns to the Hilton Americas Maximum 20 Participants; 4 Student spots available
Cost: $750 per person; $325 for students (includes transportation, guidebook, kayak rental, and hotel; does not include meals or refreshments)

Trip #2: Eagle Ford Unconventional Reservoir Field Seminar
Leaders: Art Donovan (BP), Mike Pope (Texas A&M University), RandGardner (BP)
Starts Thursday (9/17) 7:00 am, Returns Sunday (9/20) 2:00 pm
Departs from and returns to the Hilton Americas
Maximum 30 Participants; 4 Student spots available
Cost: $900 per person; $425 for students (includes transportation, guidebook, hotel and some meals)
NB: This field trip includes day-long hikes up to 6 miles in length. Delegates need to be in sound physical condition to partake in this field seminar.

Trip #3: Geology of Canyon Lake Gorge
Leader: Joel Saylor (University of Houston Earth & Atmospheric Sciences)
Saturday (9/19), 8:30 am – 6:30 pm Departs from and returns to the Hilton Americas
Maximum 21 Participants; 4 Student spots available
Cost: $100 per person; $25 for students (includes transportation, lunch and refreshments, guidebook, and admission fee)

Trip #4: Spindletop Oil Field – Gladys City Boomtown Museum
Leaders: Rosemary Laidacker (Consultant) and Robert Pledger (Ashford Oil & Gas Company)
Saturday (9/19), 7:30 am – 5:30 pm Departs from and returns to the Hilton Americas
Maximum 43 Participants; 4 Student spots available
Cost: $125 per person; $25 for students (includes transportation, lunch and refreshments, guidebook, and admission fee)

Trip #5: Galveston and the Brazos Delta as Reservoir Analogs
Leaders: John Anderson and Jeff Nittrouer (Rice University Earth Science)
Saturday (9/19), 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Departs from and returns to the Hilton Americas
Maximum 21 Participants; 4 Student spots available
Cost: $100 per person; $25 for students (includes transportation, lunch and refreshments, and guidebook)

Trip #6: Hands-On Geophysical Data Acquisition – Characterizing Shallow Gulf Coast Sediments Using Cuttings, Well Logs, and Seismic Surveys
Leader: Rob Stewart (University of Houston Earth & Atmospheric Sciences)
Sunday (9/20), 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Departs from and returns to the Hilton Americas
Maximum 20 Participants; 4 Student spots available
Cost: $250 per person; $50 for students (includes transportation, lunch and refreshments, and guidebook)

Trip #7: Field Work on Active Faults in Houston
Leader: Shuhab Khan (University of Houston Earth & Atmospheric Sciences)
Sunday (9/20), 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Departs from and returns to the Hilton Americas
Maximum 18 Participants; 4 Student spots available
Cost: $100 per person; $25 for students (includes transportation, lunch and refreshments, and guidebook)

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September 19th, 2015 8:00 AM   through   September 20th, 2015 5:00 PM
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