The fifth annual Stanford University Basin and Petroleum System Modeling Industrial Affiliates Conference is scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, November 28 and 29, 2012. The conference will be held in a conference facility on the beautiful Stanford University campus. Stanford graduate students will present talks and be available for questions on their basin and petroleum system modeling research. The following day will feature a field trip to investigate petroleum systems of the San Mateo coast. We will travel south along scenic Highway 1 to examine creamy white diatomaceous sandstone filled with degraded oil (injectite complex), an injectite cutting through Santa Cruz Mudstone illustrating diagenetic evidence of a fluid front, an old asphalt quarry, and cold carbonate seeps. Throughout the day we will discuss the impact of the San Gregorio-Hosgri Fault on migration, uplift and breaching of traps, and the juxtaposition of depocenters and structural highs. Before the end of the day we may stop at a winery for refreshment. Please join us!