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Super Basins 2021

January 25 - January 26

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The applications learned from super basins continue to help drive the future of exploration and development. AAPG will be continuing its initiative to showcase some of the world’s greatest super basins during the fourth Global Super Basins Leadership Conference. This online conference will feature a full two-day program of experts and commercial masters on North American onshore and offshore super basins. The geology, exploration, and development of these basins provide great analogs that can help the industry re-think other global basins’ potential.

Industry leaders operating within these super basins will share geologic, technical, and business insights while looking at lessons learned, challenges overcome, and future views from these basins. The program will be valuable to those working in the featured basins and global explorers looking for actionable insights from North American analogs.

Basins covered will include:

  •     Permian Basin: Midland and Delaware
  •     Anadarko Basin
  •     Cretaceous Western Interior Seaway
  •     Gulfcoast Super Basin
  •     Appalachian Super Basin
  •     Western Canadian Super Basin


These super basins represent a fertile crescent of technology and know-how. New plays, both conventional and unconventional, have led to a rejuvenation of many basins long thought done. A focus on the geologic thinking that unlocked new potential and the technology and innovation has revitalized these basins. For some, the key methodologies involved were horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, high-grading sweet spots, and the proper well spacing needed to maximize hydrocarbons’ economic recovery. But for others, it was simply questioning old paradigms and ingrained concepts.


January 25
January 26




American Association of Petroleum Geologists
(1800) 364-2274