Lectures and Courses

The HGS Continuing Education Committee organizes and presents short courses, seminars, and symposia for HGS members and the local geoscience community. We use the efforts of many talented members of the Houston geoscience community to present high quality, state of the art programs on timely topics.

We pride ourselves in providing high quality, state of the art programs on timely topics, which are low cost, and which the participants can use immediately in their work.  We are very fortunate to have a large pool of talented and skilled geoscientists in the Houston area, who always give freely of their time and talents for the enrichment of our community.  Most of our programs are 1 day or 1/2 day courses and symposia.

A good example of the type of quality Continuing Education seminars was the October 2017 “A Practical Guide to Hydrocarbon Volumetric Calculations and Risking” presented by Dr. Eric Scott.

This course covered the considerations needed when calculating in-place hydrocarbons and the chance of finding it. The focus of the course was on understanding how to determine appropriate rock and fluid property input ranges, implications of the different methods of volume calculation and how the output volumes are modified.

The Continuing Education committee is headed by Thom Tucker. If you have an idea for a Continuing Education program or would like to join the Continuing Education

Most of our programs are 1 day or 1/2 day courses and symposia.

Click on the Continuing Education Committee events below for details of past events.


Lectures And Courses

AAPG - The Petroleum Geochemistry Toolkit for Petro Expl. & Deve. Monday, October 3, 2016 - 8:00am
Short Course 2 - 2016 Africa Conference Monday, September 12, 2016 - 8:00am
Short Course 1 - 2016 Africa Conference Monday, September 12, 2016 - 8:00am
HGS Continuing Education - Interpretation and Analysis of Old Logs Friday, May 6, 2016 - 8:00am
University of Houston: 31st Annual Student Research Day and Alumni Industry Open House Friday, April 29, 2016 - 8:00am
HGS Continuing Education - Introduction to Petrophysics Friday, April 1, 2016 - 7:30am
GCAGS Short Course & Field Trips Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 8:00am
HGS Continuing Education - The Resume Doctor is IN Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 7:30am
HMNS - Tamu Massif, The World’s Biggest Volcano Is Hiding Beneath the Sea Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 6:30pm
AAPG Short Course - Petrophysical Analysis and Integrated Approaches to the Study of Carbonate Reservoirs Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 8:00am
AAPG Short Course - Seismic Interpretation Pitfalls Caused by Fresnel Effects, Anisotropic Effects... Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 8:00am
Reservoir Geomechanics - A Free Online Course from Stanford University Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 8:00am
AAPG Short Courses: Practical Salt Tectonics Monday, November 4, 2013 - 6:00am
HGS Short Course - When This Geologist Speaks, People Listen Friday, November 16, 2012 - 8:00am
HGS Short Course "Geomechanics for Effective Shale Gas Exploration" Monday, April 23, 2012 - 8:30am
HGS Short Course "Reservoir Characteristics and Production Properties of Shale Gas" Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 8:30am
GSH- Webinar - Understanding Seismic Anisotropy in Exploration and Exploitation Monday, February 27, 2012 - 10:00am
HGS Short Course-Critical Analysis of Shale Plays Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 8:30am
AAPG Geosciences Technology Workshop Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 8:30am
GSH-HGS Geoscience Day Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 7:30am
Whiskey Bridge Eocene Fieldtrip (FREE) Sunday, October 16, 2011 - 10:00am
Walking Downtown Building Stone Field Trip Saturday, October 15, 2011 - 10:00am
More! Rocks in Your Head Saturday, October 15, 2011 - 11:00am
"Shales Moving Forward" Workshop--Okla Geol Survey Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 9:00am
SIPES Top Secrets of Successful Independents Friday, July 15, 2011 - 9:00am