September 7

Oil Reservoir Engineering For Geoscientists

Instructor: Kamal Malick, P. Eng.
This course will provide an introduction to oil reservoir engineering for geoscientists. Oil field development is a complex task involving strong collaboration between the various subsurface disciplines.

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September 8

Successful Exploitation of Heavy Oil and Oil sands

Instructor: S.M. Farouq Ali
The course is intended to present a balanced view of oil recovery from heavy oil and oilsands reservoirs, primarily in Alberta, with discussion of experience in California, Venezuela, and other countries.

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September 9

Introduction to carbonates (Devonian, Mississippian)

Instructors: Eva Drivet and David Hills
Examples of carbonate reservoirs dominated by non-skeletal coated grains will be presented using the Mississippian Alida from Saskatchewan as an example.

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September 9 and 10

Tight Rock Core Analysis 

Instructor: Christopher R. Clarkson
This course on tight rock core analysis reviews the state-of-the-art methods currently used to derive key reservoir properties from reservoir samples. Application of "routine" core analysis techniques for determination of porosity, pore size distributions, and permeability will be discussed, and limitations highlighted.

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September 16

Structural Geology Transect in the Eastern Canadian Rocky Mountains, Calgary (AB) to Field (BC)

A full-day roadside field structural geology transect in the Laramide Orogeny of the Eastern Canadian Rockies. Stunning views of classic Rocky Mountain Geology features of the Laramide Orogeny in the Eastern Cordillera and Foreland Foothills belts, with explanations provided at each stop with useful diagrams and maps.

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September 18

Hot and Cold Running Water in the Canadian Rockies

The one day field course will visit multiple stops to examine a series of springs systems along the Bow River Corridor in the Front Ranges of the Canadian Rockies and to look at the role structural geology plays in the occurrence of thermal springs, and more importantly, the influence of fault plane geometry on spring temperatures in a low heat flow setting.

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September 21 - 23

Geophysics for Geologists

This three-morning course follows the life cycle of an oil or gas property, from concept to booking reserves. Case histories are used to illustrate the geophysical tools that the asset team would apply to solve an oil field development problem at various points in the property’s lifetime. The course starts with an introduction to geophysical interpretation and exploration fundamentals. It then goes on to illustrate specific oil field operational problems and then provide an integrated geophysical tool to help solve that problem.

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Pre-Convention Opportunities

Workshops and Courses

Oil Reservoir Engineering for Geoscientists
Organizers: Kamal Malick, P.Eng, TAQA North
1 day: Thursday April 30, 2020

Gas Reservoir Engineering for Geoscientists
Organizers: Kamal Malick, P.Eng, TAQA North
1 day: Friday May 1, 2020

Phase equilibrium modelling: approaches and pitfalls
Organizers: D. Pattison (U Calgary), D. Tinkham (Laurentian U) & J. Forshaw (U Calgary)
1 day: Sunday May 10, 2020

Structural Geology Transect in the Eastern Canadian Rocky Mountains, Calgary (AB) to Field (BC)
Field trip leaders: Normand Bégin, Nanook Geo-Exploration Inc.
1 day: Wednesday May 6, 2020

Foothills to Fairmont: A Rocky Mountains transect to the Trench
Field Trip Leaders: P. Pedersen, P. MacKay, K. Boggs, D. Eaton & the University of Calgary REDEVELOP Team
Co-sponsored by: GAC Geophysics Division and CGU Solid Earth Section
2 days: Friday May 8 to Saturday May 9, 2020

Southern Alberta Rocky Mountain Transect with Emphasis on the Crowsnest Alkaline Volcanic Suite
Field Trip Leaders: Robin Adair (U. New Brunswick) & Michelle DeWolfe (Mount Royal University)
2 days: Saturday May 9 to Sunday May 10, 2020

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Post-Convention Opportunities

Workshops and Courses

Rates and Dates: Dating methods and applications
Organizers: E. Enkelmann (U Calgary) and W. Matthews (U Calgary)
1 day: Thursday September 24, 2020

3D Printing in Geoscience and Engineering: Emerging Technology in Education, Research, and Communication
Organizers: Sergey Ishutov, Kevin Hodder, Rick Chalaturnyk, University of Alberta
1 day: Thursday May 14, 2020

The Athabasca in situ oil sands: History, Geoscience, Development, Production and Technology
Organizers: Stan Stancliffe and Gordon Stabb, Durando Resources Corp.
1 day: Thursday May 14, 2020

WCSB Devonian Carbonate Core Workshop: Essential guide to depositional settings and lithologies, with examples from the Clive Leduc CO2 CCS
Organizers: Eva Drivet, Drivet Geological Consulting Ltd. David Hills, Enhance Energy Inc.
1 day: Thursday May 14, 2020

Quantifying sediment provenance and basin thermal histories
Organizers: E. Enkelmann (U Calgary) and W. Matthews (U Calgary)
1 day: Friday September 25, 2020

Metamorphism and tectonics in the Omineca belt, southeastern British Columbia
Field trip leaders: D. Pattison (U. Calgary) & graduate students
4 days: Thursday May 14 to Sunday May 17, 2020

Dinosaurs and more: a visit to the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology
Field trip leaders: Alwynne B. Beaudoin (Royal Alberta Museum)
and Craig Scott (Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology)
1 day: Thursday May 14 or Saturday May 16, 2020

Field Course to Grassi Lakes- Devonian Leduc equivalent: New perspectives for CO2 CCS
Field trip leaders: Eva Drivet, Drivet Geological Consulting Ltd. David Hills, Enhance Energy Inc.
1 days: Friday May 15, 2020

How Engineers Make Money Using Geophysics
Organizer: John L. J. Duhault, P.Geo., President of Starbird Enterprises
Virtual Short Course 3 Morning Sessions: Tuesday, September 29 – Wednesday, October 1st, 2020

Pre-Convention Opportunities

Workshops and Courses

Oil Reservoir Engineering for Geoscientists
Organizers: Kamal Malick, P.Eng, TAQA North
1 day: Thursday April 30, 2020

Gas Reservoir Engineering for Geoscientists
Organizers: Kamal Malick, P.Eng, TAQA North
1 day: Friday May 1, 2020

Phase equilibrium modelling: approaches and pitfalls
Organizers: D. Pattison (U Calgary), D. Tinkham (Laurentian U) & J. Forshaw (U Calgary)
1 day: Sunday May 10, 2020

How Engineers Make Money Using Geophysics
Organizers: John L. J. Duhault, P.Geo., President of Starbird Enterprises
2 days: Wednesday, May 6 and Thursday, May 7, 2020

Field Trips

Structural Geology Transect in the Eastern Canadian Rocky Mountains, Calgary (AB) to Field (BC)
Field trip leaders: Normand Bégin, Nanook Geo-Exploration Inc.
1 day: Wednesday May 6, 2020

Foothills to Fairmont: A Rocky Mountains transect to the Trench
Field Trip Leaders: P. Pedersen, P. MacKay, K. Boggs, D. Eaton & the University of Calgary REDEVELOP Team
Co-sponsored by: GAC Geophysics Division and CGU Solid Earth Section
2 days: Friday May 8 to Saturday May 9, 2020

Southern Alberta Rocky Mountain Transect with Emphasis on the Crowsnest Alkaline Volcanic Suite
Field Trip Leaders: Robin Adair (U. New Brunswick) & Michelle DeWolfe (Mount Royal University)
2 days: Saturday May 9 to Sunday May 10, 2020

Register Now

Post-Convention Opportunities

Workshops and Courses

Rates and Dates: Dating methods and applications
Organizers: E. Enkelmann (U Calgary) and W. Matthews (U Calgary)
1 day: Thursday May 14, 2020

3D Printing in Geoscience and Engineering: Emerging Technology in Education, Research, and Communication
Organizers: Sergey Ishutov, Kevin Hodder, Rick Chalaturnyk, University of Alberta
1 day: Thursday May 14, 2020

The Athabasca in situ oil sands: History, Geoscience, Development, Production and Technology
Organizers: Stan Stancliffe and Gordon Stabb, Durando Resources Corp.
1 day: Thursday May 14, 2020

WCSB Devonian Carbonate Core Workshop: Essential guide to depositional settings and lithologies, with examples from the Clive Leduc CO2 CCS
Organizers: Eva Drivet, Drivet Geological Consulting Ltd. David Hills, Enhance Energy Inc.
1 day: Thursday May 14, 2020

Quantifying sediment provenance and basin thermal histories
Organizers: E. Enkelmann (U Calgary) and W. Matthews (U Calgary)
1 day: Friday May 15, 2020

Field Trips

Metamorphism and tectonics in the Omineca belt, southeastern British Columbia
Field trip leaders: D. Pattison (U. Calgary) & graduate students
4 days: Thursday May 14 to Sunday May 17, 2020

Dinosaurs and more: a visit to the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology
Field trip leaders: Alwynne B. Beaudoin (Royal Alberta Museum)
and Craig Scott (Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology)
1 day: Thursday May 14 or Saturday May 16, 2020

Field Course to Grassi Lakes- Devonian Leduc equivalent: New perspectives for CO2 CCS
Field trip leaders: Eva Drivet, Drivet Geological Consulting Ltd. David Hills, Enhance Energy Inc.
1 days: Friday May 15, 2020

Register Now