Friday, 27 February 2015

Third EAGE / AAPG Workshop on Tight Reservoirs

You can now submit your abstract for the Third EAGE/AAPG Workshop on Tight Reservoirs in the Middle East. This workshop will take place 4-7 October 2015 in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

The growing demand for and continuous consumption of energy have helped spark the hunt for gas and oil resources in deep, tight reservoirs. Exploration and development activities in these new targets are increasing in the Middle East – a region that is inviting but also technically challenging.

Topics:1. Resource Assessment and Prospect Development
2. Reservoir Characterisation
3. Drilling and Completion
4. Stimulation and Production
5. Environmental Stewardship


Submit your abstracts before 31 March 2015.
A short course by Tony Martin (Director, Integrated Stimulation Expertise, EARC, Baker Hughes Reservoir Development Services) also will be available. For more information about the workshop and the short course, please visit the event's website.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Survey of Interest - Project Indonesia

Project Indonesia will be conducted by AAPG-UTP-SC.


  1. Visit the interesting outcrops in Indonesia 
  2. Visit the active volcano formation in Indonesia probably in Bandung or Yogyakart.
  3. Provide students about the insight of oil and gas industry in other country. 

Besides, industrial visit or talk will be conducted too during the trip to there. 

Click here to participate in the survey

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Geological Society Malaysia AS "Student Member"

To all my Geoscience/Geology friends, you may join as Geological Society Malaysia (GSM) as student member by just paying RM10 annually until you graduate.
Steps to register as student member:
1.) download the form then scan it after fill up.

2.) bank in the member fee(RM 10) to Geological Society of Malaysia Standard chartered Bank 794 105402263
3.) Scan the bank in slip and you matrix ID (back and front)
4.) Email your application form, bank in slip and matrix ID copy to

Please kindly spread this to your friends. Let share the benefits together as a geologist.
AAPG UTP Student Chapter

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Opportunities and Advancements in Coalbed Methane in the Asia-Pacific

Opportunities and Advancements in
Coalbed Methane in the Asia-Pacific

12 - 13 February 2015, Brisbane, Australia

Register before the Early Bird deadline of 7 January and save US$100.

AAPG’s first GTW in Australia will present a strong technical program on the CBM opportunities in the Asia Pacific. It will share and examine recent technological advancements in geological understanding and key engineering practices that are emerging from around the region.
Over 25 technical papers from across the Asia-Pacific region - covering fundamentals of CBM-related play and reservoir geology, completion/stimulation engineering and water management - will be presented by representatives of over 11 companies and six research institutions.

The workshop program will comprise the following sessions:
  • Introduction and Regional Overviews.
  • Understanding the Complexity of CBM Plays.
  • Characterising Complex Coal and Coal Interburden Geology.
  • Advances in Well, Completion and Stimulation Technologies.
  • Characterising, Predicting and Managing Produced Water.
  • Grand Challenges (discussion).
Who should attend?
Geoscientists, petroleum and well engineering professionals engaged in CBM/CSG exploration, appraisal, development and production for coalbed methane; researchers and academicians in coal geology and hydrogeology, production technologists and reservoir modelers.

Optional Activities organized by the University of Queensland

One-Day Course - Wednesday, 11 February 2015
“CBM Stimulation - What Every Geoscientist Should Know about Fracturing Design, Execution and Evaluation for CBM Reservoirs!” by Ray Johnson, principal at Unconventional Reservoir Solutions and Honorary Fellow, University of Queensland.

One-Day Field Trip - Wednesday, 11 February 2015
Sufficient interest may see a field excursion to either a mine site or coal seam gas (CSG/CBM) producing field in the Surat Basin.

For more information, contact Adrienne Pereira, programs manager, AAPG Asia Pacific

Monday, 22 December 2014

Geological Time Scale

The geologic time scale ( GTS ) is a system of chronological measurement that related stratigraphy to time, and is used by geologists, paleotologists, and other Earth scientists to describe the timing and relationship between events that have occurred throughout the Earth's history.

Geological time can be divided into subgroup. The largest defined unit of time is the supereon, composed of eons. Eons are divided into eras, which are in turn divided into periods, epochs and ages. The terms eonothem, erathem, system, series, and stage are used to refer to the layers of rock that correspond to these periods of geologic time in Earth’s history.

Geologists qualify these units as Early, Mid, and Late when referring to time, and Lower, Middle, and Upper when referring to the corresponding rocks. For example, the Lower Jurassic Series in chronostratigraphy corresponds to the Early Jurassic Epoch in geochronology. The adjectives are capitalized when the subdivision is formally recognized, and lower case when not; thus “early Miocene” but “Early Jurassic.”

Geologic units from the same time but different parts of the world often look different and contain different fossils, so the same period was historically given different names in different locales. For example, in North America the Lower Cambrian is called the Waucoban series that is then subdivided into zones based on succession of trilobites. In East Asia and Siberia, the same unit is split into Alexian, Atdabanian, and Botomian stages. A key aspect of the work of the International Commission on Stratigraphy is to reconcile this conflicting terminology and define universal horizons that can be used around the world.