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1999 19th Annual GCSSEPM Foundation Bob F. Perkins Research Conference

"Advanced Reservoir Characterization for the 21st Century"

December 5-8, 1999, Houston, Texas

When the Gulf Coast Section SEPM Executive Council first suggested that we consider organizing this conference, we expressed enthusiasm and the desire that this be an international rather than a provincial gathering. Through the hard work of the Program Advisory Committee and editor Tucker F. Hentz, and with the energetic support of the GCSSEPM Foundation, we are pleased to report that our goal was realized. We are grateful to the dozens of authors from around the world, from both industry and academia, who have contributed to this conference.

In recent years, the application of advanced approaches in reservoir characterization has greatly increased hydrocarbon recovery efficiency from structurally and stratigraphically complex siliciclastic and carbonate reservoirs both in mature fields and in new discoveries in domestic and international hydrocarbon basins. The papers in this volume focus on the most current interpretational and technological advances in reservoir characterization that are being used worldwide.

Within this volume you will find studies of reservoirs from North America, South America, Central America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and New Zealand. You ill also find studies of reservoirs in Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic age, as well as modern and ancient reservoir analogs. Modern reservoir characterization involves sophisticated application of modern technologies, and the investigations presented here are no exception. Perhaps most importantly, the technologies applied to the studies documented here are applied with a sound understanding of the geologic, geophysical, petrophysical, and engineering environments in which they were deployed, demonstrating the importance of these factors in making sound interpretations. The message here is clear: modern technologies are extremely powerful tools, but they must be yielded by well-trained and experienced scientists and engineers if they are to be effective.