Risk reduction for plays and prospects is the subject of a short course taught at AAPG’s Summer Education Conference in Fort Worth. The course, which will be held on June 20, emphasizes using all your tools (seismic, logs, cuttings, fluid inclusions, etc.) to evaluate dry holes, your drilling well or fields to look for the next successful location. The instructor, John Dolson, is a professor at the University of Miami.

Topics will include:

  • Trap types
  • Fault, Capillary and Pressure seals and the number required for different traps
  • Capillary pressure
  • relative permeability
  • pseudo-capillary pressure curves from por/perm data
  • flow units
  • Winland pore throat analysis

For more information about the course, please visit the website:


The course, which is a part of the Summer Education Conference, is ideal for geologists, geophysicists and engineers wanting to learn more how to deal quantitatively with oil show data, prediction of height above free water, understanding tools for detecting migration pathways, breached oil fields (residuals), waste zone, by-passed pay and transition zone shows.

If you have any questions, please email educate@aapg.org

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