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

SIPES Top Secrets of Successful Independents Friday, July 15, 2011 - 9:00am
Mississippian Play Workshop Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 9:00am
CANCELLED- Haynesville / Bossier Core workshop Monday, May 16, 2011 - 8:30am
HGS CE: RDR Structural and Fault Analysis Module for Petrel Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 8:00am
HGS CE Course: Quality Control for Subsurface Maps Wednesday, March 9, 2011 - 8:00am
Quality Control For Subsurface Mapping Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 8:00am
HGS Continuing Education: Salt Tectonics Seminar Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 8:30am
AEG Texas Section Winter Meeting Saturday, January 15, 2011 - 8:00am
Candain Society of Exploration Geophysics DoodleTrain Education Training Week Monday, November 1, 2010 - 8:00am
ESW - Ocean Star Drilling Rig Field Trip Saturday, October 16, 2010 - 12:00pm
HGS Microbial Carbonates Field Trip Friday, October 15, 2010 - 12:00pm
GCAGS 2010 60th Annual Convention Sunday, October 10, 2010 - 8:30am
ESW - Family Energy Festival Saturday, October 9, 2010 - 11:30am
Oklahoma Geological Survey: "New Perspectives on Shales" Workshop Wednesday, July 28, 2010 - 9:00am
Geology of the Grand Canyon Field Trip Sunday, June 13, 2010 - 10:00am
AEG Conference on Modern Subsidence, Sea-Level Rise, and the Future of the Gulf Coast Thursday, May 13, 2010 - 8:30am
Texas A&M: Pre-Conference Short Course on Microbial Carbonates (Free) Tuesday, May 11, 2010 - 8:30am
AAPG / HGS Deepwater Technology Workshop Tuesday, March 16, 2010 - 7:00am
NeoGeo Resume Writing Workshop Thursday, March 4, 2010 - 6:30pm
HGS CE Class: Risk and Uncertainty Analysis of Unconventional Plays Tuesday, February 2, 2010 - 9:00am
BEG/PTTC Core Workshop Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 8:30am
ESW Bolivar Fieldtrip Postponed Sunday, November 8, 2009 - 1:00pm
HGS CE Class: Risk Analysis of Geological Plays Monday, November 2, 2009 - 9:00am
HGS / AESE Galveston Island Field Trip Sunday, November 1, 2009 - 8:00am
POSTPONED - Field Trip Down the Brazos River Sunday, October 11, 2009 - 7:30am