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2014 Convention




I am pleased to announce that the 2014 PSAAPG Convention will be held in downtown Bakersfield at the Marriott Convention Center from April 27th – 30th. Mark these dates on your calendars! The Convention will be held jointly with the Pacific Section- SEPM and the Pacific Coast Section- SEG. Many exhibitors and students will be there as well, so it will be a great opportunity to learn and communicate with others about the latest technical ideas and innovations in our industry. Learning is reflected in our Convention theme: A Century of Innovation – From Exploration to EOR.


Kevin D. Weberling

2014 Convention General Chair



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April 27th -30th 2014

Bakersfield California

Temperatures are mild in April (40-70°F), with a possibility of rain showers and/or fog.
Bakersfield Marriott at the Convention Center
Hotel Information

801 Truxtun Avenue
CA 93301


Judging Volunteers Needed

Judging volunteers are needed for judging oral and poster sessions, if you are interested please check the ‘Volunteer to Judge’ box during registration. For questions contact judging chair Noel Velasco:



Technical Themes:

  • Celebrating Century Fields from Discovery to EOR
  • Fine-grained Biosiliceous Rocks; the Monterey and Beyond
  • Structure, Tectonics, and Regional Geology of Western North America
  • Understanding Fractured Reservoirs: Characterization, Geomechanics, & Completions
  • Heavy Oil Development: How Technology Has Made the Unconventional Conventional
  • From Fluvial to Deepwater, Clastic Reservoirs and Depositional Systems of the West Coast


Field Trips, Short Courses & Activities:

Heavy Oilfields and Outcrops of the Eastside San Joaquin

Reservoir Plumbing in the Injectites of Panoche Hills

Giant Oilfields of the Westside San Joaquin Basin

Cuyama Basin in Memory of Gene Fritsche

Core Examples of San Joaquin Clastic Reservoirs

Fracture Characterization Core Workshop

Basic Image Log Interpretation

Working with Ancient E-Logs

Sequoia National Park

Kern River Rafting

Wine Tasting

… and more!

Hosted By San Joaquin  Geological Society