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

ESW Field Trip Cancelled Saturday, October 18, 2008 - 10:00am
ESW and IYPE - Family Energy Festival at HMNS Saturday, October 11, 2008 - 11:30am
Volunteer for RockFest at HMNS Saturday, July 19, 2008 - 11:00am
Volunteer training - Geopalooza at HMNS Saturday, May 31, 2008 - 4:00pm
Volunteer training - Geopalooza at HMNS Sunday, May 25, 2008 - 11:00am
Assessment of Undiscovered Oil & Gas Resources Thursday, April 24, 2008 - 8:30am
HGS Big Bend Field Trip Wednesday, April 23, 2008 - 9:45pm
NeoGeos Central Texas Field Trip Saturday, April 5, 2008 - 7:30am
Volunteer for DinoDays at HMNS Saturday, November 3, 2007 - 12:00pm
Earth Science Week - HGS Day at HMNS Saturday, October 13, 2007 - 1:00pm
ESW Volunteer Orientation / Wiess Energy Hall training Sunday, October 7, 2007 - 1:00pm
HGS Class: Removing the Mystery from International Petroleum Economics Thursday, May 10, 2007 - 8:00am
HGS Class: Reservoir Fluids Tuesday, November 14, 2006 - 9:00am
Earth Science Week: Downtown Building Stone Tour Sunday, October 15, 2006 - 2:00pm
Earth Science Week: Galveston Field Trip Saturday, October 14, 2006 - 9:00am
Risk Analysis and Portfolio Concepts for Managers Thursday, September 28, 2006 - 8:00am
Seal Analysis Thursday, June 8, 2006 - 8:00am
Seal Analysis Workshop Thursday, June 8, 2006 - 8:00am
Field Trip to HMNS Dino Exhibit Saturday, March 25, 2006 - 9:00am
Volunteer Geologist Dino Exhibit Training Saturday, March 11, 2006 - 9:00am
PTTC Consortium Thursday, December 15, 2005 - 1:30pm
Tight Gas Sands of the Cotton Valley: A Core Workshop Wednesday, December 14, 2005 - 8:30am
Core workshop, Cotton Valley tight gas sandstones Wednesday, December 14, 2005 - 8:30am
PTTC: CO2 / EOR Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - 9:00am
Coastal Subsidence, Sea Level and the Future of the Gulf Coast Conference Thursday, November 3, 2005 - 8:30am