AAPG Playmaker Forum

Dear Friends and colleagues,
A reminder that AAPG/DPA will be offering a 1-day prospecting skill program featuring successful play case histories and emerging plays by some of the most successful playmakers in our business. This single day event will offer high impact talks on exploration skill sets that can be applied right away to empower geologists to find oil and succeed in business. AAPG and its Division of Professional Affairs are pleased to host the Playmaker Forum planned for Thursday Jan 24, 2013 at the Norris Conference Center, near Beltway 8 and I-10, Houston.
We hope that you and your staff might find this program useful. http://www.aapg.org/forum/playmaker/index.cfm
Please note that registration is now open and this event is selling out quickly. We particularly want to encourage young professionals to participate while there is still space available.
Playmaker Forum
24 January 2013 • Houston, TX • TX / Norris Conference Center / City Centre
Forum Goals:
Attend the AAPG Playmaker Forum organized by its Division of Professional Affairs and  learn the elements, commercial and scientific/technical, to take a great idea all the way to the tanks! Successfully mature prospects from first insight, prospect development, leasing, marketing, to discovery. Hear how some of the best in the business have already done it!
Finding oil and natural gas requires leveraging science and creativity to identify prospects and employing work flows to minimize risk and maximize chances for success.
Attendees will:
1. Gain improved understanding of scientific and commercial requirements for successful prospect generation;
2. Improve communications and interaction with prospective stakeholders; and
3. Ensure the highest degree of professionalism and ethics in their professional activities.
Morning sessions: Educational talks on how to package and screen deals, the “art of exploration” and perfecting prospecting workflows.
Networking Lunch will be followed by: Keynote speech by Mr Harold Hamm, CEO of Continental Resources, Changing the game in the Bakken /Woodford
Afternoon sessions: Examples of hot and emerging Plays (Bakken, Woodford, Marcellus, Eagle Ford, Mississippian Lime, Utica, Eagle Bine, more):
Who should attend: geoscientists, land men, engineers, entrepreneurs, investment bankers
Speakers Include:
Harold Hamm, Domestic energy: Bakken and Woodford
Richard Stoneburner, Unconventional Play fundamentals, AAPG Distinguished Lecture
Bill Zagorski, New insights on liquid rich Marcellus, AAPG Outstanding Explorer of the Year
Bill Maloney, Ideas to profits: creative entry into successful plays
Charles Sternbach, Playmaker Program, DPA President
Dan Tearpock, 10 Habits Highly Successful Oil finders
Ted Beaumont, Exploration Creativity, AAPG President
Robert Pledger, Marketing your prospect at expos
Steve Brachman, Assembling and presenting conventional prospects
Charles Cusack, Eagle Ford Discoveries, GCAGS Award winning paper
Shane Matson, Mississippian Lime: Kinematics of a play
Tom Bowman, Eagle Bine Activity
Ken Mariani, Utica Shale
Rick Fritz, Leveraging AAPG and DPA to improve professionalism
Attendance Fees:
Includes: course notes, Heritage of Petroleum Geologist publication, continuing education
credits, luncheon, 2 networking breaks, reception.
$295.00 DPA Member (AAPG Young Professional or HGS Neo Geo)
$325.00 AAPG or Affiliated Society Member(HGS, HAPL, SIPES, TAEP)
$395.00 Non members
Invest in yourself, reap the rewards!
Registration now open, seats will go fast: http://www.aapg.org/forum/playmaker/index.cfm
Sponsorship Opportunities: contact Norma Newby at nnewby@aapg.org.

Organizer Charles A. Sternbach


Thu, Jan. 24, 2013
12:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central
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Norris Conference Center
near Beltway 8 and I-10
Houston, TX