The onshore shale petroleum systems of eastern North America will be in the spotlight during the AAPG Eastern Section’s annual meeting, set Sept. 25-29 in Kalamazoo, Mich.
The meeting’s theme is “Perseverance – The Pipeline to Prosperity,” and four of the technical program’s sessions – comprising 22 papers and eight posters – will be devoted to the much-publicized eastern shale systems.
Several presentations will deal with exploration and development in the Marcellus Shale.
Specific talks will include:
♦ Regional Sequence Stratigraphic Interpretation of the Marcellus Shale.
♦ Characteristics of the Utica Black Shale in New York and Pennsylvania.
♦ Applying 3-D Seismic in Marcellus Shale Development.
♦ What’s New With the New Albany Play in Illinois in 2010?
♦ Bloomin’ Algae! How Paleogeography and Algal Blooms May Have Significantly Impacted Deposition and Preservation of the Marcellus Shale (see page 26).
Other technical sessions will deal with:
♦ Reservoir Characterization.
♦ Geological Sequestration of CO2 and CO2/EOR.
♦ Trenton and Black River Exploration and Production.
♦ Responsible Development of Energy Resources in an Environment of Climate Change.
♦ Structural Analysis and Basin Modeling.
♦ Quantitative Applications for Reservoir Characterization and Production.
♦ GIS and Computer Applications.
For more information go online to aapgesmeeting2010.mbgs.org.