American Association of Petroleum Geologists

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Fall Education Conference


thru 09/16/13
after 09/16/13


thru 09/16/13
after 09/16/13
AAPG Members $1,795 $1,995   Non Members $2,095 $2,295

Geosteering Unleashed: The Basics to High Tech Integrated Workflows

Mike Stoner (Stoner Engineering LLC, Golden, CO); Greg O’Donnell (Pioneer Natural Resources, Irving, TX); David O’Bright and Chris Flenthrope (Devon Energy, Oklahoma City, OK)
October 14 - 15, 2013
Norris Conference Center, City Centre Location, Houston, Texas
Member: $1,000.00 • NonMember $1,000.00
(if purchased individually)
Registration for the entire week is $1,795 for members, $2,095 nonmembers. Goes up to $1995/$2295, and/or individual course prices increase by $50/course day on 9/16/2013. Course notes, refreshments and lunch buffet included.
No refunds for cancellations after 9/16/2013
1.5 CEU What is a CEU?

Who Should Attend

Geologists, Geophysicists, Geotechs, and Engineers interested in learning what technical geosteering is and why it is important, and how a working knowledge of local geology plays a critical role in the art and science of geosteering.


Upon completion of this course, participants will understand:

  • Why geosteering is critical to a successful horizontal drilling program
  • How to integrate multiple data sources to ensure the well is landed properly
  • How a lateral well is actually geosteered and some of the challenges related thereto
  • How to incorporate the geosteering with completion data, production data, and well data to make decisions going forward


This two day course will cover the basics of modern geosteering from the developer of the leading geosteering software, and workflows and case histories from industry leading operators, including structurally complex areas of the Eagle Ford Shale play in South Texas, along with the Woodford shale and Mississippian plays in Oklahoma. The first morning will address “Technical Geosteering: What is it and who cares?” In the afternoon, and during the second day, participants will be taken through a “work-flow” of a geosteering project including planning, defining the target, using seismic data in decision making, continuing on thru drilling and completion, and using the geosteering to plan for future wells. The instructors will use a combination of lectures, cross sections and case studies to demonstrate the techniques and processes being described.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the proprietary nature of much of the information and case studies being presented, no course notes will be provided for this course other than a basic outline at the start of class.

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