University of Texas at Austin

Reservoir Characterization Research Laboratory

2017 RCRL Spring Workshop

May 15 – 19, 2017

We would like to invite you to the 2017 RCRL Spring Workshop which will be held May 15 – 19, 2017 at the Bureau of Economic Geology in Austin. There will be a series of modules covering carbonate systems as they relate to reservoir characterization. For early years professionals or those that need to brush up on carbonate concepts, we will start on Day 1 with a short course on “Introduction to carbonates and principles of carbonate exploration and exploitation” followed by a series of four, one-day stand-alone seminars. The stand-alone seminars include:

  • Seismic characterization of carbonate systems
  • Use of core, log, and seismic data in construction of high-resolution sequence frameworks for reservoir characterization and modeling
  • Fieldtrip/workshop on developing an evaporite paleokarst model to explain associated pore networks and fracture patterns
  • 3D fracture modeling using carbonate rock properties and mechanical stratigraphy

We hope that participants will attend all the topical seminars, but each module is designed to be “stand alone” to enable participation for a single day. We recognize that these are challenging times for industry and we hope you and members of your company can attend. The best part? No enrollment fees! Join us in Austin for a day or the week.

All of the information for this workshop and registration can be found in the RCRL Events Webpage:

Please let us know if you would like to send more than two participants from your company as we would like to ensure a fair opportunity to all our members.

If you have further questions, please contact Stephaine Lane ( for assistance.


Stratigraphic and Reservoir Architecture


Petrophysics and Diagenesis


Fractures and Non Matrix Porosity


Seismic Imaging


Subsurface Studies


Outcrop Studies


Graduate Student Studies


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