Noviembre, 5 al 9 -2018
Mendoza, Argentina


General Sessions


1. Regional geology and geological survey

2. Characterization of clastic, carbonate and igneous reservoirs

3. Sequence stratigraphy. Stratigraphic traps

4. Structural and Tectonic modeling. Fractured Reservoirs

5. Drilling, completion, stimulation and testing

6. Geological control and cores. Geopressure and fluids

7. Petroleum systems. Organic geochemistry and Surface geochemistry

8. Laboratory data: Biostratigraphy, Chemostratigraphy, Mineralogy and dating

9. Optional projects: shallow gas, heavy oils

10. Frontier operations: offshore, forest, remote areas 

11. Assessment of plays, resources and reserves

12. Reserves in Conventional and Unconventional Reservoirs

13. Education and innovation in Geoscience. Training and dissemination

14. Project investment and profitability 

15. Renewable and alternative energy resources. Energy efficiency

16. Operational risks, environment, shallow aquifers

17. Organizing interdisciplinary sectors. Internships and recruitment

18. Relationship with universities, the public and social sectors. Legislation



Hydrocarbon Development Symposium

1. Mature Fields

2. Reservoir Modeling and Comprehensive Studies

3. Secondary Recovery and Improved oil recovery (IOR)

4. Development of Unconventional Reservoirs

5. Reservoir Geophysics applied to Development

6. Geomechanics applied to Development

7. Case Studies

8. Offshore developments



Formation Evaluation Symposium / Geomechanics Session


1. Formation evaluation in Conventional Reservoirs

2. Formation evaluation in Unconventional Reservoirs

3. Formation evaluation in Cased holes

4. Formation evaluation in horizontal Wells. Well logging and mud logging.

5. Integrating laboratory data and well log data.

6. Application of new technologies


Geomechanics Session 

1. Wellbore geomechanics

2. Geomechanics for unconventional resources

3. Reservoir Geomechanics



Geophysics Symposium 

1. Potential and alternative methods:

1.1. Gravity

1.2. Magnetism

1.3. Magnetotellurics

1.4. Controlled-source electromagnetics (CSEM)

2. Seismic and new technologies:

2.1. Land

2.2. Marine

2.3. Passive seismic

2.4. Well seismic

2.5. Tomography

2.6. Microseismic

2.7. Salt Water Disposal (SWD)


In all stages: Acquisition, processing and interpretation. Comprehensive methodologies and workflows that include attributes, modeling, investment and special processes for prospect delineation, static and dynamic characterization of both conventional and unconventional reservoirs and resource quantification.


Unconventional Resources Symposium


1. Regional Studies: structural styles and tectonics, sequence stratigraphy, facies and depositional systems, paleogeography, biostratigraphy, paleoecology, oil systems, geochemistry and basin modeling.


2. Static Reservoir Characterization: lithology, petrography, mineralogy, petrophysics, high-resolution stratigraphy, facies, geophysical characterization of reservoirs, geomechanics and stresses, geochemistry.


3. Dynamic Reservoir Characterization: hydraulic cracking, fluids characterization, completion strategy and testing strategy, production profiles, Production Logging Tools (PLTs), tracers and pressure and temperature monitoring, microseimic monitoring (*). 


4. Development Projects: results and experiences related to transition from exploration to pilot development and massive development; new challenges in Exploration projects and shale and tight(*) reservoir development.


5. Resource and reserve estimation: resource and reserve categories; productivity by well, field, play and basin; statistics, probabilistic approaches and risk analysis; Project assessment methodologies, integrated asset modeling.


6. Well Operation and Production: completion, fluids and sand control, intelligent well completion, stimulation, coiled tubing and rigless completion, extraction systems, surface equipment and facilities, associated gas production, liquid removal from gas well bottom-holes, hydrocarbon separation and treatment processes, operations for heavy hydrocarbon production.


7. Environmental Protection: comprehensive studies on hydric resources, environmental risk assessment and mitigation, protected areas, regulations, myths and truths about environmental risks related to hydraulic fracturing (fracking), water control in completion and production.


8. Case Studies: tight and shale reservoirs, naturally-fractured tight and shale reservoirs. Other unconventional resources, coalbed methane (CBM), methane hydrate, biogenic gas, heavy oil.


9. Focus Area: The Symposium focuses on the Exploration and Development experiences of unconventional resources located at:

Productive basins in Argentina and the region

Non-productive basins

Tested and Productive Plays in USA and Canada


VI Geotechnology Meetings

1. Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

2. Data Management for Exploration and Development

3. Information technology applied to Geosciences and Operations

4. Data and Application Integration


Call for Papers is open for these topics:  Technologies, quality of information, methods, workflows and success stories.