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Fri, Jan 19


Pioneer Drive Baptist Church

2024 *ABILENE* SWS AAPG Bill Hailey Continuing Education Short Course

Deepwater Sedimentary Systems: Science, Discovery and Applications - By - Jon Rotzien, PH.D **THE FIRST 100 REGISTRANTS WILL ALSO RECEIVE A COPY OF "The Explorer's Mindset: Lessons in Leadership in the Applied Geosciences and Energy Industry"**

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2024 *ABILENE* SWS AAPG Bill Hailey Continuing Education Short Course
2024 *ABILENE* SWS AAPG Bill Hailey Continuing Education Short Course

Time & Location

Jan 19, 2024, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST

Pioneer Drive Baptist Church , 701 S Pioneer Dr, Abilene, TX 79605, USA


Event Details

Event Location:

Pioneer Drive Baptist Church - Conference Center

701 S Pioneer Drive

Abilene, TX 79605

**Directions and parking information will be sent to registrants prior to event**

Event Schedule:

Registration: 8:00 – 8:30 am

Morning Program:  8:30 – Noon

Lunch: Noon - 1:00 pm

Afternoon Program: 1:00– 5:00 pm

Participation Fee:

The SWS provides the course free of charge for AAPG Members or members of a SWS Geological Society (NTGS, DGS, FWGS, AGS, SAGS, WTGS, RGS & EPGS), however, there is an all-day food/refreshment and materials fee of $55 for members or $100 for non-members. 

RSVP Info:

**THE FIRST 100 REGISTRANTS WILL ALSO RECEIVE A COPY OF "The Explorer's Mindset: Lessons in Leadership in the Applied Geosciences and Energy Industry"**

Event will be in-person and course booklets will be provided to pre-registered attendees at the event. Walk up registrations will be provided with course notes based on availability.

Continuing education credits will only be earned by those who attend the event - proof of attendance will be provided. 


The short course if free for students within the AAPG Southwest Section region majoring in Geoscience.  Once registered, please email or Student volunteer opportunities are available and encouraged, please include interest in your confirmation email.

Contact Info:

For any questions, please send an email to and  DO NOT SEND INQUIRES TO THE FWGS INBOX. 


Deepwater Sedimentary Systems: Science, Discovery and Applications helps industry professionals identify, understand and interpret deepwater sedimentary systems at various scales – both onshore and offshore. This course focuses on the best practices in the integration of geology, geophysics, engineering, technology and economics used to inform smart business decisions in these diverse environments. It draws on technical results gained from exploration and production drilling campaigns and global field analog studies. With the multi-decadal resilience of exploration and production in deepwater systems onshore and offshore, and the nature of its inherent uncertainty, this course serves as the essential reference for companies, consultancies, universities and government agencies seeking to understand deepwater systems and how to explore for and produce resources in these diverse environments. From an academic perspective, participants will use this course as the primer for understanding the processes, deposits and sedimentary environments in deep water – from deep oceans to deep lakes. This course provides conceptual approaches and state-of-the-art information on deepwater systems, as well as scenarios for the next 100 years of human-led exploration and development in deepwater, offshore environments. University students taught this material in today’s classrooms will become the leaders of tomorrow in Earth’s deepwater frontier. This course provides a broad foundation in deepwater sedimentary systems. What may take an individual dozens of academic and professional courses to achieve an understanding in these systems is provided in this course’s reference book (Deepwater Sedimentary Systems: Science, Discovery and Applications, Elsevier, 2022, 806 pages) and will be available for purchase at registration and day of the course. First 100 Registrants will also receive a copy of The Explorer’s Mindset: Lessons in Leadership in the Applied Geosciences and Energy Industry (Amazon KDP, estimated publish date

August 27, 2023, 331 pages). 

This course specifically: 

• Presents a holistic view of how subsurface teams work together in the energy industry, bringing

together contributions from the various technical and engineering disciplines 

• Provides diverse perspectives to create an accurate picture of the process of deepwater exploration

and production using a variety of global examples 

• Helps professionals and students understand how to interpret deepwater systems at various scales to

inform smart business decisions 


  • Current Geoscience Student

    The 2024 Bill Hailey Continuing Education Short Course will be free for currently enrolled Geoscience students. Be sure to email hosts after completing registration.

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  • SWS AAPG Member

    AFFILIATED GEOLOGICAL SOCIETIES: Abilene * Dallas * El Paso * Fort Worth * North Texas * Roswell * San Angelo * West Texas

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  • Non-Member

    This ticket is for people who are not Southwest Section AAPG or Affiliated Society Members.

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