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27-29 March 2018
Hilton Americas Hotel
Houston, Texas

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AAPG Global Super Basins Program

Tuesday, 27 March

Welcome and Social Reception
6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. Vision for the Conference – Charles A. Sternbach, 2017-2018 AAPG President
Super Basins Posters – Bob Fryklund, Vice President, IHS Markit

Wednesday, 28 March

6:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 a.m.–8:30 a.m. Welcome and Introductions: Why Super Basins are Important and What AAPG is Doing about Them – Charles A. Sternbach, 2017-2018 AAPG President
8:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m. Keynote: Super Basins – Bob Fryklund, Vice President, IHS Markit
9:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m. Keynote: Permian Basin – Scott Sheffield, Executive Chairman of the Board, Pioneer Natural Resources
9:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m. Keynote: Overview of Greater Super Basin Concept How it Might Evolve – Scott W. Tinker, Director, Bureau of Economic Geology & Chief Executive Officer, Tinker Energy Associate, LLC
10:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Break
North America
10:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Appalachian Basin – William A. Zagorski, Vice President, Range Resources
11:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Anadarko Basin – Rick Fritz, C Executive Officer, Council Oak
11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Going Beyond the North American Mudrock Super Basin Plays: The Unconventional Development of Conventional Reservoirs – Richard K. Stoneburner, Senior Advisor, Pine Brook Partners
12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m. Networking Lunch
1:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Williston Basin – Mark Wlliams, Senior Vice President of Exploration & Development, Whiting Petroleum Corporation
2:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. The Western Canada Super Basin: A Confluence of Science, Technology, and Ideas – Paul Mackay, President, Shale Petroleum Ltd.
2:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m. California: San Joaquin – Kurt Neher, EVP Business Development, Berry Petroleum Company, LLC
3:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Alaska: North Slope – David Houseknecht, Supervisory Research Geologist, USGS
4:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m. Gulf of Mexico Offshore Evolution of Past, Present, and Future Plays – Cindy Yeilding, Senoir Vice President, BP America
4:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Super Basins, Super Data, Super Results – Shandell Szabo, Vice President, U.S. Onshore Exploration, Anadarko
5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Social Reception

Thursday, 29 March

6:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 a.m.–8:30 a.m. Discussion of Super Basins Key issues – Bob Fryklund, Vice President, IHS Markit; Charles A. Sternbach, 2017-2018 AAPG President?
8:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m. Mexico: Tampico-Misantla Basin, and Sur Este Basin – Mark Shann, Technical Director, Sierra Oil and Gas
9:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m. Neuquén Basin – Carlos Macellari, Director of Exploration and Development, Tecpetrol
9:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m. North Sea – John Underhill, Professor and Chair of Exploration Geoscience and Chief Scientist, Heriot-Watt University
10:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m. The Arabian Basins: Prolific Producers with Bright Futures Still – Ibraheem Assa’adan, Vice President of Exploration, Saudi Aramco
11:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. North Africa: A Rejuvenated Super Basin – Jonathan Craig, Senior Vice President, Exploration Strategies and Professional Areas, ENI and Andrea Cozzi, Vice President, Exploration North/East Africa and Middle East, ENI
11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Brazil Pre-Salt, Santos Basin – Otaviano Pessoa Neto, General Manager of Geology and Petrophysics, Petrobras.
12:00 p.m.–12:30 p.m. Western Siberia Super Basin: Learnings From the Past and Insights Into the Future – Alexei V. Milkov, Professor and Director, Potential Gas Agency Colorado School of Mines, Vladimir Vyssotsky, BP Russia, and Adrei S. Bochkov, Deputy Chief Executive Officer for Exploration, GazpromNeft
12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m. Networking Lunch
Future Technology Game Changers
1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Panel Discussion: What are Game Changing Technologies of the Future? – Moderators: Bob Fryklund, Vice President, IHS Markit and Charles Sternbach, 2017-2018 AAPG President
COP Operator Stimulated Rock Volume – Greg Leveille, Chief Technology Officer, ConocoPhillips
Big Picture Geophysics and Reservoir Packages – Brian Horn, Senior Vice President/Chief Geologist, ION
2:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Wrap Up

Each super basin speaker will be asked to focus on:

  1. Geoscience fundamentals
  2. How technology drives exploration play evolution
  3. What makes the particular basin special or unique
  4. Business conditions
  5. Where to go next