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Combining Basin Modeling with Seismic Reservoir Characterization Workflows in the Deep-water Gulf of Mexico
Classically, basin modeling is done with the intention of modeling oil and gas generation and migration for a specific existing basin of interest.

Three-dimensional (3D) basin modeling is often over-simplified in tectonically and structurally complex sedimentary basins, neglecting structures that are potentially critical to understanding hydr


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The Basin and Petroleum System Modeling Group (BPSM) is an industrial affiliates program and recognized center of excellence for training and research in the geohistories of sedimentary basins and petroleum systems. It was started in 2008 to meet the growing demand by industry, the service sector, and academia for graduates with quantitative modeling expertise. BPSM is supported through the Department of Geological Science and the Department of Energy Resources Engineering in the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences at Stanford University. Our graduating geoscientists are exposed to the latest geochemical, visualization, and quantitative numerical modeling technologies based in a rich and comprehensive curriculum. 



Registration is now open for the 2018 Annual Meeting at the Harris Ranch in Coalinga, CA

Thursday, March 1 - Abstract deadline for PS-AAPG
Monday April 2, 1:00 p.m. - Lecture, Steve Larter, Univ of Calgary
Tuesday, April 17, 9:00 a.m. - Wisam AlKawai's PhD defense
Sunday, May 20 - Wed., May 23 - AAPG Annual Convention, Salt Lake City


Congratulations to Laua Dafov, Imperial Barrel Award, and Zachary Burton, AAPG Lawrence W. Funkhouser Grant recipient!