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

GCAGS Annual Convention Sunday, September 27, 2009 - 8:30am
Field Trip to Damon Mound Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 11:00am
SIPES Continuing Education Seminar Friday, September 18, 2009 - 8:00am
PESGB / HGS Africa Conference 2009 Wednesday, September 9, 2009 - 8:00am
HGS CE Course: De-Risking with CSEM Tuesday, September 8, 2009 - 8:30am
HGS Free Field Trip to Damon Mound Sunday, August 23, 2009 - 11:00am
Oklahoma Geological Survey Unconventional Reservoirs Workshop Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 9:30am
PTTC Source Rocks 101 Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 8:00am
Assessment of Undiscovered Oil & Gas Resources of the Gulf Coast Region Monday, July 13, 2009 - 8:00am
HGS Grand Canyon Geology Field Trip Sunday, June 21, 2009 - 8:00am
9th Annual GSH / HGS Saltwater Tournament Saturday, June 20, 2009 - 5:00am
HGS CE Class: Reservoir Engineering Tools for Geoscientists Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 9:00am
HGS CE Class: Petroleum Geology of Deep-Water Clastic (Turbidite) Depositional Systems Thursday, April 30, 2009 - 9:00am
HGS Central Texas Field Trip Saturday, April 25, 2009 - 5:45am
HGS/PTTC Wrkshp: Seq. Strat. in Onshore Mesozoic Salt Basins, Gulf Coast Monday, March 9, 2009 - 8:30am
PTTC Short Course: Completions and Stimulation for Geologists Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 8:30am
ESW Field Trip to High Island (Free!) Sunday, February 22, 2009 - 12:00pm
Lapis Lazuli Symposium Saturday, February 21, 2009 - 1:00pm
HGS Trans-Pecos Field Trip Friday, February 20, 2009 - 9:00am
Tx Env & Eng Geol Field Trip: Daisetta Sinkhole Saturday, January 17, 2009 - 9:00am
SIPES CE Seminar: Energy Opportunities 2009 Monday, January 12, 2009 - 7:30am
Questions, Answers, and Challenges in Mudrock Systems Research: Technologies and Applications for Shale Reservoir Successions Thursday, November 20, 2008 - 8:30am
An Overview of Exploration Risk Analysis for Senior Management Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 9:00am
Geoscience Day (GSH-HGS) Thursday, October 23, 2008 - 7:30am
ESW Field Trip Cancelled Saturday, October 18, 2008 - 10:00am