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HGS Applied Geoscience Conference (AGC) 

"Integrated Approaches of Unconventional Reservoir Assessment and Optimization"

  Location: Anadarko Conference Center, The Woodlands, TX

March 7 & 8, 2017


The HGS organizing committee of the “Mudrocks"  Applied Geoscience Conference (AGC) has an annual goal of developing a high quality technical program which facilitates the discovery and sharing of applied geoscience advances within the technical field of unconventional reservoir characterization, especially in the areas of assessment and production optimization.

This AGC - two (2) dat technical event, is held annually in the first quarter of each year.  The committee invited technical program typically includes 20 Oral Presentations wthin 8 Sessions, poster Presentations, and industry cores.  In addition, the 2017 event will include a Keynote Luncheon Speaker. The titles and content focus of the eight separate oral sessions are developed by the organizing committee to reflect the changing specific industry needs and research advances.  Thecommittee also develops an extended abstrat technical brochure as an important document of the event.

The committee (first organized in 2006) is composed of 50 plus members that hold extensive expertise within the field of unconventonal reservoir characterization from 40 plus organizations.   The HGS General Organizing Co-Chairs are Frank Walles and Andrea Peoples.

The conference is designed to include and integrate the applied geoscience advances occurrng within Industry, Government and University.  The event serves as a combined education and scientific advancement service for the HGS member community. 

The HGS provides this industry developed event to fulfill  a need for a focused sharing of advancing applied geoscience technologies within mudrock reservoir characterization. It has been highly popular since inception with demand typically exceeding venue capacity.



Organizing and Technical Program Committee
NameAffiliationTitle / Discipline
Frank Walles (Co-Chair)Baker Hughes IncGlobal Geoscience and Reservoir Consulting Projects Director
Andrea Peoples (Co-Chair)HGSHGS Office Director
Brittany Davis-MorrisHGSHGS Webmaster
Mike Effler
(Poster Program and Web)
Geoscientist (ExxonMobil Retired)
Mike CameronHessSr. Geological Advisor- International Unconventional
Abhi MitraFEIP.h.D Technical Advisor - Americas Oil & Gas
Andy BensonTricanTechnical Manager, US Geological Solutions
Arlin HowlesSM EnergySr. Geologist
Barbara HillSchlumberger Reservoir LabSegment Sales Engineer

Brended Keel

BJ Davis

BG Group

Baker Hughes

North American Exploration

Pressure Pumping Technology Center

Bruce WoodhouseGHDEnvironmental Geoscientist
Casee LemonsBEG, U of TResearch Geologist
Christina CalvinSchlumbergerGeologist
Crytal AlavarcesWeatherfordGlobal Marketing Manager
Erik KvaleDevon EnergySr. Geological Advisor
Galen TreadgoldAMNI International PetroleumExecutive Director
Greg GetzGeomark Inc.Business Development Director
Ian McGlynnBaker Hughes Inc.P.h.D Petrophysicist
Joe MacQuakerExxonMobil Upstream ResearchCharacterization Specialist
Abraham (Avrami) GraderINGrainChief Scientist
John BreyerMarathonUpstream Technology Shale Tech Development
L. Taras BryndziaShellGeoscience Advisor
Larry QuandtCore LaboratoriesSenior Geologist
Lisa KruegerLisa Krueger DesignTechnical Designer
Lisa NeelanStatoilPrincipal Geophysicist
Mark AndreasonContango Oil & GasSenior Geoscience Advisor
Matt WilliamsSouthwestern Enegy

Geoscience Manager- Appalachian Division

Mike ErpenbeckZiff EnergyGeoscientist
Neil FishmanHess EnergySenior Geological Advisor
Obie DjordjevicMurphy OilChief Petrophysicist
Raj MalpaniSchlumberEngineer
Randy LafolletteBaker Hughes IncorporatedDirector, Applied Reservoir Technology
Rob BefusPetronasHead of Capability and Technical Excellence
Steven MacalelloConocoPhillips

Sr. Geochemist


Thomas Reed Exploration and Subsurface Manager
Timoth DiggsAramco ServicesSenior Geologist Consultant
Wayne CampAnadarko PetroleumDistinguished Geological Advisor
John JordanAnadarko PetroleumProject Geophysical Advisor / HGS President Elect
Edmond ShtepaniIntertekVice President / Director Upstream Services




HGS Applied Geoscience Conference (AGC)

"Integrated Approaches of Unconventional Reservoir Assessment and Optimization"

  Anadarko Conference Center, The Woodlands, TX

March 7 & 8, 2017





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