Invited Keynote Talks

Presentation 1.  Pyrcz, M.J., Clark, J, Drinkwater, N. and Sullivan, M., 2006, Event-Based Models as Laboratory for Testing Quantitative Rules: AAPG Annual Conference / SEPM Deepwater Research Meeting, Houston, TX, April, 2006.

Presentation 2.  Pyrcz, M.J., Sebastien Strebelle, Morgan Sullivan, Nicholas J. Drinkwater, Julian Clark, Andrea Fildani and Tim McHargue, 2007, Event-based Geostatistical Modeling: Stanford Center for Reservoir Forecasting (SCRF), Energy Resources Engineering Department, Stanford, CA, April, 19th.

Presentation 3.  Pyrcz, M.J., Morgan Sullivan, Nicholas J. Drinkwater, Julian Clark, Andrea Fildani and Tim McHargue, 2007, Event-based Geostatistical Modeling: Improved Geostatistical Models Through the Integration of Geologic Process: Sedimentary Research Group (SED), Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Stanford University,  Stanford, CA, April, 20th.

Presentation 4.  Pyrcz, M.J., 2011, Applications of Rule-based Models and Geostatistics: Community Surface Dynamics Modeling Systems (CSDMS), Boulder, Colorado, October 28th to 30th, 2011.

Presentation 5.  Covault, J.A., Romans, B.W., Fildani, A., Madof, A., Harris, A., Pyrcz, M.J., and Sun, T., 2012, Sediment budget framework for source to sink predictions: MYRES V The Sedimentary Record of Landscape Dynamics: Salt Lake City, UT, August 8-10.

Presentation 6.  Pyrcz, M.J., 2014, Reservoir Geostatistics and New Process Mimicking Approaches: Rice University, Earth Science Lecture Series, Houston, TX, October 2nd.

Presentation 7.  Pyrcz, M.J., and Sech, R., 2015, When Geostatistical Reservoir Models Become Unfit for Purpose (And Ways to Avoid This): Geological Society of London, Reservoir modeling Conference at University of Aberdeen, March 4-5, 2015.

Presentation 8.  Pyrcz, M.J., 2015, What Geologists Need to Know About Geostatistical Reservoir Modeling, Texas A&M, AAPG Student Chapter Lecture Series, Nov. 5th, 2015.

Presentation 9.  Pyrcz, M.J., 2015, Improved Geological and Geophysical Integration in Reservoir Modeling, University of Texas at Austin, SEG Student Chapter Lecture Series, Nov. 12th, 2015.

Conference Presentations / Papers

Presentation 1.Pyrcz, M.J. and C.V. Deutsch, 2002, Debiasing for Improved Inference of the One-Point Statistic: 30th International Symposium on Computer Applications in the Mineral Industries (APCOM), Phoenix, USA, February 25-27,

Presentation 2.Deutsch, C.V., Pyrcz, M.J., and Tran, T.T., 2002, Geostatistical Assignment of Reservoir Properties on Unstructured Grids: The Society of Petroleum Engineers Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition held in San Antonio, USA, 29 September–2 October (SPE 77427).

Presentation 3.Pyrcz, M.J. and Deutsch, C.V., 2003, Stochastic Surface Modeling in Mud Rich, Fine-grained Turbidite Lobes: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Meeting, Salt Lake, USA. May 11-14.

Presentation 4.Pyrcz, M.J. and Deutsch, C.V., 2004, Stochastic Modeling of Inclined Heterolithic Stratification with the Bank Retreat Model: 2004 CSPG/CWLS/CHOA Joint Convention (ICE2004), Calgary, Canada.

Presentation 5.Pyrcz, M.J. and C. V. Deutsch, 2004, Conditioning Complex Curvilinear Lithofacies Models: Geostatistical Congress, Banff, Canada, Sept 26th - Oct 1st.

Presentation 6.Pyrcz, M.J., Leuangthong, O., Deutsch, C.V., 2005, Hierarchical Trend Modeling for Improved Reservoir Characterization: International Association of Mathematical Geology, Toronto, Canada.

Presentation 7.Pyrcz, M.J and Strebelle, S., 2006, Event-based Geostatistical Modeling of Deepwater Systems: Reservoir Characterization: Integrating Technology and Business Practices: Gulf Coast Section-SEPM Twenty-Sixth Annual Research Conference, Houston, USA.

Presentation 8.Pyrcz, M.J., Clark, J, Drinkwater, N., Sullivan, M., Fildani, A and McHargue, T., 2006, Event-based Models as a Quantitative Laboratory for Testing Quantitative Rules Associated with Deepwater Distributary Lobes: Reservoir Characterization: Integrating Technology and Business Practices: Gulf Coast Section-SEPM Twenty-Sixth Annual Research Conference, Houston, USA.

Presentation 9.Springhorn, S., Sullivan, M.D., Pyrcz, M.J., Alward, R., Skartvedt-Forte, M., Demucha, B., Spaeth, S. and Lawlor, N., 2007, Hierarchical Analysis of Channelized Deepwater Deposits: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Meeting, Long Beach, USA.

Presentation 10.Khan, D., Strebelle, S., Hanggoro, D., Willis, B., and Pyrcz, M.J., 2008, Non-stationary Multiple Point simulation to model complex deltaic deposits for flow simulation, in Ortiz, J. and Emery, X. (eds.), Geostatistics Santiago 2008, Springer, Netherlands.

Presentation 11.Zhang, K., Pyrcz, M.J., and Deutsch, C.V., 2008, "Advanced Stochastic Surface-based Modeling”, in Ortiz, J. and Emery, X. (eds.), Geostatistics Santiago 2008, Springer, Netherlands.

Presentation 12.Sullivan, M.D., Pyrcz, M.J., Posamentier, H.W., McHargue, T.R., Fildani, A., Drinkwater, N.J., and Clark, J., 2008 , Recent advances in deepwater slope valley depositional models: Implications of channel-fill percent and stacking patterns on reservoir architecture and producibility, AAPG International Annual Convention, Cape Town, South Africa.

Presentation 13.Pyrcz, M.J., Sullivan, M.D., McHargue, T.R., Fildani, A., Drinkwater, N.J., Clark, J., and Posamentier, H.W., 2008 , A showcase of event-based models., AAPG International Annual Convention, Cape Town, South Africa.

Presentation 14.Fildani, A., Pyrcz, M.J., Romans, B., McHargue, M., Sullivan, M., Clark, J., Drinkwater, D., Posamentier, H., and Hilley, G. 2008, Event-based modeling – a new frontier to explore deepwater systems, Geologic Society of America, Houston, Texas, USA.

Presentation 15.McHargue, T., Sullivan, M., Clark, J., Fildani, A., Pyrcz, M.J., Levy, M., Posamentier, H., Drinkwater, N., and Romans, B., 2008, Event-based forward modeling – visualizing and predicting turbidite channel architectures, Geologic Society of America, Houston, Texas, USA.

Presentation 16.Pyrcz, M.J., Sullivan, M.D., McHargue, T.R., Fildani, A., Drinkwater, N.J., Clark, J., and Posamentier, H.W., 2008, Numerical Modeling of Channel Stacking from Outcrop., SEPM research meeting, Kilkee Ireland.

Presentation 17.McHargue, T.R., Clark, J., Sullivan, M., Fildani, A., Drinkwater, N., Pyrcz, M.J., and Posamentier, H.W., 2008, Thicknesses of turbidite channel elements and their abandonment facies constrain stacking pattern and net sand, SEPM research meeting, Kilkee Ireland.

Presentation 18.McHargue, T., Clark, J., Sullivan, M., Fildani, A., Pyrcz, M.J., Romans, B., Levy, M., Posamentier, H., Covault, J., 2009, Assumed allocyclicity yields predictive model of turbidite channel architectures, SEPM Research Conference – Magallanes Basin, Chile. February 22-28 (best paper award).

Presentation 19.Clark, J., D.R. Pyles, R. Bouroullec, R. Amerman, M. Hoffman, J. Moody, A. Moss, P. Setiawan, H. Silalahi, T. Heard, C. Guzofski, A. Fildani, N. Drinkwater, M. Pyrcz, 2010, Structural controls on deepwater architecture and facies in the Eocene Ainsa Basin, Spanish Pyrenees: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Meeting, New Orleans, USA.

Presentation 20.McHargue, T., Pyrcz, M., Sullivan, M., Clark, J., Levy, M., Fildani, A., Posamentier, H., Romans, B., and Covault, J.A., 2010, Predicting reservoir architecture of turbidite channel complexes; a general model adaptable to specific situation: The Geologic Society of America, v. 42, p. 51, https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2010CD/finalprogram/abstract_173634.htm.

Presentation 21.Romans, B.W., Fildani, A., Covault, J.A., Sullivan, M., Clark, J., Power, B., Pyrcz, M.J., Bracken, B., Willis, B., and Payenberg, T., 2011, Remembering the ‘source’ when applying source-to-sink concepts in clastic stratigraphy: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Meeting, Houston, USA, April 10-13.

Presentation 22.Payenberg, T., Willis, B., Bracken, B., Posamentier, H.W., Pyrcz, M.J., Pusca, V., and Sullivan, M.D., 2011, Remembering the ‘source’ when applying source-to-sink concepts in clastic stratigraphy: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Meeting, Houston, USA, April 10-13.

Presentation 23.McHargue, T.R., Pyrcz, M.J., Sullivan, M.D., Clark, J., Fildani, A., Drinkwater, N.J., Levy M., Posamentier, H.W., Romans, B. and Couvalt, J.,  2011, Numerical Modeling of Channel Stacking from Outcrop., in Martinsen, O., Pulham, A., Haughton, P., and Sullivan, M. (eds.), SEPM special publication -  Outcrops Revitalized: Tools,  Techniques and Applications, Kilkee, Ireland.

Presentation 24.Pyrcz, M.J., Sullivan, M.D., McHargue, T.R., Fildani, A., Drinkwater, N.J., Clark, J., and Posamentier, H.W., 2011, Numerical Modeling of Channel Stacking from Outcrop., in Martinsen, O., Pulham, A., Haughton, P., and Sullivan, M. (eds.), SEPM special publication -  Outcrops Revitalized: Tools,  Techniques and Applications, Kilkee, Ireland.

Presentation 25.Sullivan, M.D., Pyrcz, M.J., and Covault, J.A., 2012, Hierarchical modeling of deepwater channelized reservoirs; the difference that makes a difference: The Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Charlotte, USA, November 4-7.

Presentation 26.Sun, T., Covault, J.A., Pyrcz, M.J., and Sullivan, M., 2012, Computer simulations of channel meandering and the formation of point bars; linking channel dynamics to the preserved stratigraphy: American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, USA, December 3-7 (invited abs.).

Presentation 27.Pyrcz, M.J., McHargue, T., Clark, J. Sullivan, M.D., Sebastien, S., 2012, Event-Based Geostatistical Modeling Applications, American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Meeting, Long Beach, USA.

Presentation 28.Covault, J.A., Sun, T., Carvajal, C., Milliken, K., Fildani, A., Pyrcz, M.J., and Zarra, L., 2013, Source-to-sink scaling relationships, sediment budgets, and landscape evolution for Paleogene Gulf of Mexico deep-water stratigraphic predictions: Gulf Association of the Geological Societies Annual Convention, New Orleans, USA, October 6-8,

Presentation 29.Sullivan, M.D., Pyrcz, M.J., and Covault, J.A., 2013, Hierarchical modeling of deepwater channelized reservoirs; the difference that makes a difference: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Pacific Section Annual Convention, Monterey, USA, April 19-25.

Presentation 30.Sprunt, E., Howes, S. and Pyrcz, M.J., 2014, Attraction and Retention of Employees, Results of 2013 Society of Petroleum Engineers Talent Council Survey (SPE paper number 16811).

Presentation 31.Carvajal, C., Sullivan, M.D., Pyrcz, M.J., and Covault, J.A., 2014, Hierarchical modeling of deepwater channelized reservoirs; the difference that makes a difference: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Meeting, Houston, USA, April 6-9.

Presentation 32.Sun, T., Covault, J., Harris, A., Pyrcz, M.J., and Perlmutter, M., 2014, Upstream and downstream controls on sediment routing and deposition in a complete “source-to-sink” system from a simple computer model: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Meeting, Houston, USA, April 6-9.

Presentation 33.Covault, J.A., Carvajal, C., Milliken, K., Pyrcz, M.J., Sun, T., and Zarra, L., 2014, Sediment routing-mass balance workflows for Paleogene Gulf of Mexico deep-water stratigraphic predictions: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Geosciences Technology Workshop, Trinidad and Tobago, March 9-11 (invited pres.).

Presentation 34.Sech, R., Willis, B., Pyrcz, M,J, and Bracken, B., 2014, Representing Fluvial Channel Belt Heterogeneity in Reservoir Models, American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Meeting, Houston, USA, April 6-9.

Presentation 35.Payenberg, T., Willis, B., Pusca, V., Sixsmith, P., Bracken, B., Posamentier, H.,  Pyrcz, M,J, Sech, R., Connell, S., and Sullivan, M.D., 2014, Channel Belt Rugosity in Reservoir Characterization, American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Meeting, Houston, USA, April 6-9.

Presentation 36.Covault, J.A., Carvajal, C., Milliken, K., Pyrcz, M.J., Sun, T., and Zarra, L., 2014, Source-to-sink sediment budgets for Paleogene Gulf of Mexico deep-water stratigraphic predictions: Gulf Coast Section Society for Sedimentary Research Perkins Research Conference, Houston, USA, January 26-28.

Presentation 37.Pyrcz, M.J., Sech, R., Covault, J., and Sun, T., 2014, Process-mimicking modeling consideration: Gussow Geoscience Conference, Banff, Canada, 22-24 September, 2014 (invited abs.).

Presentation 38.Willis, B.J., Sech, R., Sun, T., and Pyrcz, M.J., 2014, Predicting facies patterns within fluvial channel belts: American Geophysical Union Annual Conference, San Francisco, USA, Dec. 15th – 19th.

Presentation 39.Block, A., Perlmutter, M., Thorne, J., and Pyrcz, M.J., 2014, Toward an Objective Method to Distinguishing Delta Depositional Environments, American Geophysical Union Annual Conference, San Francisco, USA, Dec. 15th – 19th.

Presentation 40.Laugier, F., Covault, J., Pyrcz, M.J., Sech, R., Sun, T., and Sullivan M.D., 2015, Reservoir Modeling of Deepwater Depositional Lobes, American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Meeting, Denver, USA.



Poster Presentations

Poster 1.Pyrcz, M.J and Strebelle, S., 2006, “Event-based Geostatistical Modeling of Deepwater Systems”, Reservoir Characterization: Integrating Technology and Business Practices: Gulf Coast Section-SEPM Twenty-Sixth Annual Research Conference, Houston, USA, December, 2006.

Poster 2.Pyrcz, M.J., Clark, J, Drinkwater, N., Sullivan, M., Fildani, A and McHargue, T., 2006, "Event-based Models as a Quantitative Laboratory for Testing Quantitative Rules Associated with Deepwater Distributary Lobes", Reservoir Characterization: Integrating Technology and Business Practices: Gulf Coast Section-SEPM Twenty-Sixth Annual Research Conference, Houston, USA, December, 2006.

Poster 3.Kaplan, R., Pyrcz, M., Covault, J., Sech, R., and Sullivan M.D., 2015, Flow Significant Architectures for Deepwater Reservoirs, American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Meeting, Denver, USA.


Conference Session Chair

Session Chair 1.  Pyrcz, M., Gladczenko, T., and Caers, J., 2007, “3D Modeling: Geostatistics, Upscaling and Flow Simulation”, American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Convention 2007 – Long Beach, USA.

Session Chair 2.  Pyrcz, M., and Tomasso, M., 2008, “Advanced Quantitative Stratigraphy and Model Construction: Outcrop, Experiment and Process to Subsurface”, American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Convention 2008 – San Antonia, USA.

Session Chair 3.  Pyrcz, M., and Pirmez, C., 2008, “Experimental and Numerical Models of Deep-Water Processes”, American Association of Petroleum Geologists International Annual Convention 2008, Cape Town, South Africa.

Session Chair 4. Hajek, L., and Pyrcz, M.J., 2013, Outcrop, Subsurface and Simulation: Perspectives on Quantitative Modeling of Sedimentary Systems, American Association of Petroleum Geologists International Annual Convention, Pitsburg, USA (oral and poster).

Session Chair 5. Dixon, B., Pyrcz, M.J., Jobe, Z.R., 2014, Sedimentology, Architecture and Process Controls of Deepwater Siliciclastic Systems: American Association of Petroleum Geologists International Annual Convention, Houston, USA.

Session Chair 6. Pyrcz, M.J., Stright, L. and Hajek, L., 2014, Outcrops, Stratigraphy, and Geomodeling:  Canadian Society for Petroleum Geologists Gussow Conference, Banff, Canada.

Session Chair 7. Pyrcz, M.J., Hampson, G., Kim, W., 2015, Quantitative Characterization and Modeling of Sedimentary Systems: American Association of Petroleum Geologists International Annual Convention, Denver, USA (oral and poster).

Session Chair 8. Stright, L., Pyrcz, M.J.,  2016, Reservoir Modeling: American Association of Petroleum Geologists International Annual Convention, Calgary, Canada (oral and poster).


Authorship of Courses 

Sullivan, M., Mooney, T., McHargue, T., Clark, J., Drinkwater, N., Fildani, A., Stelting, C., and Pyrcz, M.J., 2006, Hierarchical Analysis of Deep Water Reservoir Prediction and Characterization, Chevron Energy Technology Company, Houston, TX.

Meddaugh, W. and Pyrcz, M.J., 2006, 2008, 2011, 2013 Geostatistics Two Day Theory, Chevron Energy Technology Company, Houston, TX (various versions of same course)

Deutsch, C.V., Leuangthong, O., Nguyen, H, Norrena, K, Ortiz, J, Oz, B, Pyrcz, M.J., and Zanon, S. (2001) Principles of Monte Carlo Simulation, A One-Day Short Course, University of Alberta.
 


Michael Pyrcz, P.Eng., Ph.D.