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

Brazos River Paleo - Canoe Trip POSTPONED ! Saturday, August 27, 2005 - 7:00am
Glen Rose Field Trip Saturday, August 6, 2005 - 8:30am
PTTC/BEG Core Labs Seminar Wednesday, June 29, 2005 - 9:00am
HMNS Surface Fault Houston Tour Saturday, June 25, 2005 - 9:00am
Turning Emissions into Significant Profits Thursday, June 16, 2005 - 11:45am
Turning Emissions into Significant Profits Tuesday, June 14, 2005 - 11:45am
HGS Reserves Course Part 3 Friday, May 20, 2005 - 8:00am
Excursion at the OTC Wednesday, May 4, 2005 - 9:00am
Basics of Petroleum Generation Tuesday, May 3, 2005 - 9:00am
Controlling Sand Production Workshop Wednesday, March 2, 2005 - 8:30am
SPWLA Statistics Course Thursday, February 24, 2005 - 8:30am
Rock-Based Integration: Geologic Interpretation of the Integration of Seismic and Petrophysical Data Thursday, February 17, 2005 - 8:00am
HGS Reserves Course - Part 2 Thursday, January 20, 2005 - 8:00am
Converting Stranded Gas and Lowering Power/Operating Costs Workshop Wednesday, December 15, 2004 - 9:00am
HGS Reserves Course - Part 1 Wednesday, December 15, 2004 - 7:30am
Deep Gas Well Stimulation Workshop Wednesday, December 8, 2004 - 10:00am
Houston - Stratigraphic Synthesis of Paleozoic Oil-bearing Depositional Systems Tuesday, December 7, 2004 - 10:00am
Lubbock - Stratigraphic Synthesis of Paleozoic Oil-bearing Depositional Systems Tuesday, November 30, 2004 - 10:00am
Subsurface Mapping Workshop Wednesday, November 10, 2004 - 8:00am
Bob Bakker Dinner Talk Saturday, November 6, 2004 - 6:30pm
Dr. Bob Bakker at the Museum of Natural Science Friday, November 5, 2004 - 6:30pm
Unconventional Reservoirs Symposium Wednesday, November 3, 2004 - 8:15am
ESW VR field trip Sunday, October 17, 2004 - 1:00pm
ESW Blue Lagoon field trip Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 11:00am
NeoGeos Field Trip Friday, October 8, 2004 - 12:30pm