Student Activities (Sponsorship Available)
We offer a special registration fee (only $35) to facilitate student participation. This fee is applicable for students or new grads who have not yet accepted employment offers. Students may also register as a Student Volunteer. If selected, you will receive a refund of your registration fee after you have worked a half day, as assigned. This fee allows entry to the Opening Session, Icebreaker, Exhibition, all technical sessions, reduced rates for short courses and select field trips, all coffee breaks, the Monday Happy Hour in the exhibit hall, and a digital copy of the 2016 GCAGS Transactions.
Half-day volunteers are needed beginning 7:00 am, Saturday, September 17, through Tuesday, September 20th. Volunteers will earn full-paid student registration. Assignment preferences will be weighed on volunteer date, and registration fees will be refunded on site upon completion of a half day’s work. Possible responsibilities include serving as short course assistants, checking in field trip/short course participants, technical session ‘runners,’ ticket-taking, manning registration, preparing convention packets, and staffing judges’ room. For more information, contact Casey Mibb, Volunteers Chair, at email@example.com.
Volunteers Needed during these Times and Dates
Saturday, September 17
Sunday, September 18
Monday, September 19
Tuesday, September 20
7:00 am–6:00 pm
7:00 am–7:00 pm
7:00 am–5:00 pm
7:00 am–4:00 pm
CANCELED AAPG IMPERIAL BARREL AWARD COMPETITION TRAINING (Students Only)
Instructors: Larry Garmezy and Steven Bloemendaal; with additional past competition participants
8:00 am to 4:00 pm • Sunday, September 18
Location: American Bank Center, 1901 N. Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX
$25 per person (cost includes refreshments and all course materials)
Maximum 25 students
This course is designed to introduce the participant to the fundamentals of basin analysis, the evaluation of petroleum systems, and quantitative prospect assessment (risk and volumes). Following brief lectures, the students will work in teams to evaluate, delineate, and describe the critical elements of a working hydrocarbon province. They will learn about the variety of maps needed to produce an evaluation, how to build play element maps on a specific reservoir interval, summary play maps that describe how the play works, and where sweet spots are located. This is followed by a hands-on suite of exercises that emphasize practical, simple principles for carrying out a quantitative prospect assessment. In addition, this year’s course will include insight from past participants who will share their own IBA experiences, and will also assist with the course.