Past Conferences



Mountjoy I: Advances in Characterization and Modeling of Complex Carbonate Reservoirs

A joint SEPM and CSPG Conference
August 23-29, 2015, Banff, Alberta, Canada

  • The Nature of Unconventional Carbonate Reservoirs
  • Carbonate Reservoirs in Structurally Complex Regions
  • The Nature of Intensely Fractured, Vuggy Carbonates
  • Advances in Modeling Carbonate Systems, Reservoirs, and Flow in Carbonates
  • Advances in Diagenesis
  • Dolostones – The nature of dolostones in the geologic record
Dr. Alex J. MacNeil Osum Oil Sands (Calgary),
Dr. Jeff Lonnee – Shell International Exploration & Production Inc. (Houston),
Dr. Rachel Wood – School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh (Edinburgh),

STRATI 2015 2nd International Congress on Stratigraphy

July 19-23, 2015, Graz, Austria

This congress is organized for the International Commission on Stratigraphy (ICS) of the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS). The congress content covers all topics in stratigraphy with more than 30 technical sessions. The technical program will range from the Archean to the Holocene, across all techniques and applications of stratigraphy and the discoveries that the stratigraphic record reveals about the Earth system. There is also a great set of field trips available. In addition, it will also serve as the primary venue for ICS business, for ICS sub-commissions to meet and awarding of ICS stratigraphy prizes.

This meeting is sponsored by University of Graz, ICS and SEPM. 

Research Conference on Autogenic Dynamics of Sedimentary Systems.
August 3-6, 2014 Grand Junction, CO
Conveners: David A. Budd, Elizabeth Hajek, and Sam Purkis

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Digital Geospatial Context for 3-D Source-to-Sink Models: New Insights into the Classic Shelf to Basin System of the Guadalupe and Delaware Mountains
April 26-May 1, 2012 Carlsbad, NM
Conveners: Charles Kerans and Jerome A. Bellian and Principal contributors: Ned Frost, Paul (Mitch) Harris, Dave Hunt, David Mohrig, Ted Playton, Phil Resor, and Toni Simo

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Paleosols and Soil Surface Analog Systems

September 22-25, 2010

Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona

Convenors: Steven Driese (Baylor University)

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Field Conference on Sandy Microbial Mats from the Archean to Today

May 21 - 23, 2010

Denver, Colorado and Dinosaur Ridge, Cretaceous Dakota Sandstone, Denver

Convenors: Nora Noffke, Old Dominion University; Henry Chafetz, University of Houston

      Summary Report

   Stratigraphic Evolution of Deep-Water Architecture: Examples on Controls and Depositional Styles from the Magallanes Basin, Chile

February 22-28

Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

Convenors: Andrea Fildani, Stephen Hubbard, Brian Romans

     Clinoform Sedimentary Deposits: The Processes Producing Them and the Stratigraphy Defining Them

August 15 - 18

Rock Springs, Wyoming

Convenors: Ron Steel, Charles Nittrouer

      Outcrops Revitalized: Tools, Techniques and Applications

June 22 - 28

     Kilkee, Ireland
     Convenors: Ole Martinsen, Morgan Sullivan, Andy Pulham, Peter Haughton 
      Summary Report


     Ichnological Applications to Sedimentological and Sequence Stratigraphic Problems

May 20 - 26

Price, Utah

Convenors: James MacEachern, George Pemberton, Murray Gingras, Kerrie Bann 



      The Application of Earth System Modeling to Exploration (with GSL)
      July 11 - 13

Snowbird, Utah

Convenors: Paul Markwick, John Suter, Joe Curiale

      Quaternary Reefs and Platforms: Bridging the Gap Between the Ancient and Modern

April 13 - 14

Houston, Texas

Convenors: William Precht, Paul M. (Mitch) Harris, Richard Aronson

      External Controls on Deep Water Depositional Systems: Climate, Sea-Level, and Sediment Flux

March 27 - 29

London, United Kingdom

Convenors: Ben Kneller, Ole Martinsen, Bill McCaffrey, Henry Posamentier



The Sedimentary Record of Meteorite Impacts

May 21 - 23

Springfield, Missouri

     Convenors: Kevin Evans, Wright Horton, Mark Thompson, John Warme 
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      Geologic Problem Solving with Microfossils

March 6 - 11

Houston, Texas

Convenors: Thomas Demchuk, Ron Waszczak, Brian O'Neill, Shirley van Heck, Martin Farley

      Seismic Geomorphology: Applications to Hydrocarbon Exploration and Production (with GSL)

Februrary 10 - 11

Houston, Texas

Convenors: Richard Davies, Joe Cartwright, Henry Posamentier, Lesli Wood, Vickey Sare




Recent Advances in Shoreline-Shelf Stratigraphy

August 24 - 28

Grand Junction, Colorado

Convenors: Gary Hampson, Ron Steel, Pete Burgess, Bob Dalrymple




no conferences were held


Incised Valley Systems: Images and Processes

August 18 - 24

Casper, Wyoming

Convenors: Rod Tillman, Dale Leckie, Bob Dalrymple, Dag Nummedal

      Aquifer Heterogeneity and Environmental Implications Ancient and Modern Coastal Plain Depositional Environments

March 23 - 27

Charleston, South Carolina

Convenors: Mary Harris, Jerry Sexton, Michael Katuna, Tommy Temples


no conferences were held


Environmental Sedimentology: Hydrogeology of Sedimentary Aquifers

September 27 - 27

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Convenors: J. Matthew Davis, Gary Smith

      Paleogeography and Hydrocarbon Potential of the La Luna Formation and Related Cretaceous Anoxic Depositional Systems

September 7 - 10

Caracas, Venezuela

Convenors: Maria Antonieta Lorente, Santosh Ghosh, Felipe Audemard, Cesar Mora, Winston Ali, John Armentrout, Les Magoon, Thomas Villamil, Gregg Blake

      Permo-Carboniferous Carbonate Platforms and Reefs

May 12 - 19

El Paso, Texas

Convenors: Wayne Ahr, Paul M. (Mitch) Harris, William Morgan


no conferences were held


Fluid Flow in Carbonates: Interdisciplinary Approaches

September 20 - 24

Green Lake, Wisconsin

Convenors: Toni Simo, Maureen Muldoon, Mark Harris, Ken Bradbury

      Strata and Sequences on Shelves and Slopes

September 4 - 9

Sicily, Italy

Convenors: Michael Field, Serge Berne, Charles Nittrouer, Fabio Trincardi


Jurassic/Cretaceous Carbonate Platform-Basin Systems - Middle East Models

December 4 - 12

Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

Convenors: A. S. Alsharan, Robert Scott


Carbonates and Global Change: A Multidisciplinary Approach

Wildhaus, Switzerland

June 22 - 27

Convenors: Maria Mutti, Toni Simo, Helmut Weissert, Paul Baker


Alluvial Fans: Processes, Forms, Controls, Facies Models and Use in Basin Analysis

October 17 - 21

Death Valley, California

Convenors: Terence Blair, John McPherson

      Tongues, Ridges, Wedges: Highstand Versus Lowstand Architecture in Marine Basins

June 24 - 29

Casper, Wyoming

Convenors: John Snedden, Don Swift, Guy Plint


Clastic Deposits of the Transgressive Systems Tract: Facies, Stratigraphy, and Reservoir Character

Longbeach, Washington

Convenors: Edward Clifton, Roderick Tillman, Robert Dalrymple

      Basinwide Diagenetic Patterns: Integrated Petrologic, Geochemical, and Hydrologic Considerations

Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri

Convenors: Jay M. Gregg, Isabel Montañez, Kevin Shelton

      Siliciclastic-Carbonate Facies Variations: Sedimentology, Diagenesis, Biogeography

Veracruz, Mexico

Convenors: Paul Krutak, Clifton Jordan, J. Eduardo Aguayo-Carmargo

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