American Association of Petroleum Geologists

AAPG - an International Organization

May 17-21, 2004 • Baku Azerbaijan

Sponsored by American Association of Petroleum Geologists and Society of Petroleum Engineers (Gulf Coast and Permian Basin Sections)

Conference Conveners

Terry Baganz (ConocoPhillips)
P.O. Box 2197
Houston, TX 77252-2197
Fax (281) 293-5470

Akif Narimanov (State Oil Company of Azerbaijan)
Dag Nummedal (Institute for Energy Research, University of Wyoming)
Kevin Bohacs (ExxonMobil)
Gabor Vakarcs (MOL)
John Sneider (Sneider Exploration)
Greg Riley (BP)


Sandstone Deposition in Lacustrine Environments:
Implications for Exploration and Reservoir Development

Review Abstracts

Conference Site and Dates:

Hyatt Regency Hotel, Baku, Azerbaijan -- May 17-21, 2004.

Conference Goals:

Were to encourage cross-disciplinary discussion between geoscientists and reservoir engineers and develop a greater understanding of sandstone distribution and reservoir architecture in lacustrine environments through global analogues, outcrop studies, core descriptions and core workshop.

Session Topics/Themes:

  • Paleogeography and Structural Settings
  • Controls/Processes
  • Stratigraphic Architecture
  • Recognition Criteria
  • Predictive Strategies


The conference venue was the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Baku, Azerbaijan, and the meeting comprised of three days of oral and poster presentations and a one-day field trip to study the details of lacustrine sandstone deposits in different localities near Baku. The poster sessions supported the oral presentations with regional and outcrop studies and holding a core workshop before the field trip.

This conference was informal to facilitate discussion. A wrap-up on key issues with a panel discussion occurred at the end of each session.


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