May/June Cover Photo: Coral – Bahamas. Upwardly branching Acropora palmata, more commonly known as Elkhorn coral, occurs in a tidal inlet associated with a fringing reef on Cambridge Reef, Exuma, Bahamas. Colonies of Elkhorn coral are fast-growing and branches can increase in length by up to 10 cm per year. It is one of the most important contributors to reef growth in the Bahamas whether that is by in situ preservation or through the accumulation of associated coral debris generated by destructive processes such as hurricanes. Photo: Wayne Laturnas

Issue Highlights


GeoConvention Committee Biographies

Session Highlights
     - Integrating Geoscience to Optimize Unconventional Resource Plays Session
     - Geoconvention 2018 – Duvernay I Technical Session
     - Geomodelling Session
     - New Conventional Plays and New Eyes on some Mature Plays
     - Induced Seismicity – Modeling and Case Studies

Technical Abstracts
     - Managing Induced Seismicity in Canbriam’s Altares Field in the Montney Formation, N.E. British Columbia – an Update
     - Stratigraphic Patterns of Organic Carbon Enrichment in the Upper Devonian Duvernay Formation, Alberta
     - Don’t Call it a Comeback – Delivering the Goods in the Alida Unit, SE Saskatchewan
     - Building the 3D Provincial Geological Framework Model of Alberta: Integrating Decades of Geological Interpretation and Over Half a Billion Data Points to Create a Provincial-scale Geomodel of Alberta’s subsurface


Session Highlights
     - Getting Back to Rocks 101

Technical Abstracts
     - East Shale Duvernay – What’s the appeal?
     - Dolomitization and Porosity Evolution – Petrographic Diagenesis of the Charlie Lake Formation, an Emerging Tight Oil Giant
     - Reservoir Facies of the Kesan Formation: Tight Gas Exploration in the Thrace Basin of N.W. Turkey

Sponsor Spotlights
     - Inspiring Energy Innovation through the Alberta Energy Regulator’s Core Research Centre
     - Weatherford
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